Daily Digest: Yes, That’s Really Underwear Edition

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The latest bit of lifestyle wear from GASTON J. GLOCK style LP is their leather undershirt and long underwear. The (apparently) buttery soft goat leather is “tanned in the 6,000 year old traditional, natural German tanning technique used by hunters of the past,” and is indestructible, temperature regulating and extremely skin-friendly. $329 for the undershirt and $369 for the long underwear from GASTON J. GLOCK style LP.

Another example of government entities being forced into doing the right (read: legal) thing comes from Seattle, where starting yesterday (Monday), the Seattle Public Library has lifted its restrictions on the carry of weapons inside, both open and concealed. Washington CeaseFire, naturally, said “It’s a terrible idea, absolutely terrible idea,” but the library really had no choice, as their prohibitions were in violation of state law. The local Second Amendment Foundation chapter had the scent, and since it was SAF’s successful lawsuit that stopped Seattle’s ban on guns in parks, if the board hadn’t voted to make the change voluntarily, it’s fairly certain a lawsuit would have forced their hand.

Please note we have a couple new memes in play in response to the incident at the Paramus, New Jersey mall last night. Much like “assault shotgun” became a thing after the Navy Yard incident, we now have “assault-style rifle” and “mass shooting threat” to contend with. If you’re unfamiliar with the details, the gun he turned out to have was a .22LR that had been tricked-out or bubba’d to look like something scary. Haven’t seen any pictures yet, but a 10/22 in a “tactical” stock would make anyone’s knees weak. The “mass shooting threat” comes from Moms Demanding Some Action (or something), because they wanted to bleat about the LAX and Paramus incidents, but were met with a frustrating lack of dead bodies to point at. Since they can’t squawk about an actual shooting, they just added “threat” and presto! New buzzword. The sorta-funny part is the guy in Paramus apparently went out of his way to tell people that he saw that he “didn’t want to hurt anyone,” which is sorta the opposite of a threat.

Apparently hunting for Bigfoot in Oklahoma is just as dangerous as hunting for moose in Norway, if you’re a bystander, that is. Two men were in search of the elusive ape-man when one of them heard a “barking noise,” at which point he did the logical thing and spun around and fired, shooting his companion in the back. The stupidity was apparently a family affair, because not only was the shooter, Omar Pineda, arrested (reckless conduct with a firearm and obstruction), so was his father in law — he threw the gun in a lake; charged with felon in possession and destruction of evidence — as well as Omar’s wife, who was charged with obstruction after telling police that someone else shot at her husband and his friend. The shootee is expected to survive; their friendship is probably on shakier ground.

Dynamic Pie Concepts doesn’t put out videos that often, possibly because the world is not ready for too much greatness at one time. This time they’re bringing us Tactical Blind Fire: “The correct use of blind fire is a low risk high yield tactic that delivers game changing potential for asymmetric battle space supremacy, gaining residual operational capability for plus up of ground assets.”

That stream of brass coming out of the upward-facing ejection port from the guy in the blue bin might be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, ever.

I am totally putting both red and green lasers and a light on my home-defense AR.

comments

  1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    No dead goat underwear for me even if it was free…

    1. avatar Hobbez says:

      The only thing I would ever, EVER, pay $700 to put my man tackle into…… well tha isn’t legal here……

    2. avatar William Burke says:

      I MEAN it! And it looks like that Swedish Surplus from the 70s and 80s that Sportman’s Guide used to sell. Maybe STILL sells.

      1. avatar SD3 says:

        In case you missed it, this latest offering confirms the “top” in Glock’s stock valuation. If you are invested in Glock (not to be confused with ‘owning a Glock pistol’), it’s time to get out of their stock.

        It’s mostly downhill from here.

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    tanned in the 6,000 year old traditional, natural German tanning technique

    I hear that it makes wonderful lampshades.

    1. avatar Lucas D. says:

      *snort*

      That’s absolutely terrible, and yet I’m laughing anyway.

    2. avatar Fudgesicle says:

      I’m home alone, and I still looked around to see if anybody saw me laughing at this.

      1. avatar Avid Reader says:

        Oh, crap! I’m sitting in the lobby of a hotel laughing so hard I almost choked. I’m glad I’m in a corner with my back to the wall. . .

  3. avatar jwm says:

    A study was done in Norway or Sweden. How did the traditional harsh weather gear of the ancients stand up against modern cold weather gear. 2 men were dressed in the old and the new and sat on the deck of a boat in a harbor in winter time. I think they were supposed to be vikings. Modern cameras that detected heat loss were used to film them and guess what? The old time gear did better than the hi tech arctic stuff.

    It seems that the old ones that survived these harsh climes actually new a thing or three about survival. Makes sense, how else did we get here?

    1. avatar TheThingThatGoesUp says:

      Did they compensate for weight? If they didn’t, I’m not surprised that ten pounds of fur is warmer than a couple pounds of thinsulate. Even though it’s a more recent technology, it’s still hard to beat goose down as long as it doesn’t get wet.

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        +1 Weight equivalent, modern insulation will do things no natural material could possibly dream of.

    2. avatar Phydeaux says:

      And did they do the test under wet conditions? Most modern outdoor clothing is still warm when it’s wet and dries quickly.

      A brief thought of that leather underwear in the rain or when you sweat and I decided to take a pass.

  4. avatar Nanashi says:

    Leather underwear? Eeeeewwww.
    I’m still not as disgusted by this as the results of the VA gubernatorial race though.

  5. avatar C says:

    If i had $700 to give Glock, i would trade it for another of their pistols. They can keep the underpants.

  6. avatar Craig says:

    1. The video on the bottom seems like a waste of good ammo more than anything else.
    2. Underpants are an extravagance and against the teachings of Saint Benedict. If I won’t fork over $5 for Fruit-of-the-Looms, I won’t pay $325 for Glock underwear.

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      That’s sort of creepy dude. I’m a big fan of positive control of my junk.

      1. avatar Fug says:

        My father never wore underwear, said he stopped when he was in Vietnam and never bought any again. They become a liability when you’re in the muck or when it is jungle hot and humid.

  7. avatar jwm says:

    That stream of hot brass. The old m16 had a cyclic rate of about 750 rpm. You could go full giggle and empty a mag and all the spent brass would still be airborn when you finished. Much higher rate of fire than the old AKs. Completely different sounds. No way to mistake the 2.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      A brass rainbow. How beautiful!

  8. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    “tanned in the 6,000 year old traditional, natural German tanning technique used by hunters of the past,”

    Um, the 6000 year old method of tanning leather is to rub the brain of the animal into hide, and if you want it to be nice and supple you need to get a squaw to spend a few days chewing on it.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Did they have squaws in Germany 6000 years ago?

      1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

        If they didn’t then how would there be Germans today?

    2. avatar Heathen says:

      “…the 6000 year old method of tanning leather is to rub the brain of the animal into hide, and if you want it to be nice and supple you need to get a squaw to spend a few days chewing on it”.

      Aha ! At last the secret of “Perfection”.

    3. avatar William Burke says:

      Most American Indian hide for drums is still tanned using the brain method. I applied for a job at an Indian drum factory in NM; they were desperate, but when I thought of the smell of all those rotting brains on hide, well, I vamoosed from that idea.

      1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

        Ironically, American Indians cannot be turned into zombies.

        1. avatar Vendetta says:

          Is that because they are already dead inside?

    4. avatar Matt in FL says:

      They apparently use cod liver oil for this method.

      Brains make more sense, because it’s sourced from the same animal that gave you the skin. If you’re using cod liver oil, you’ve gotta go fishing, too.

  9. avatar Rick says:

    What? Is Glock trying to join Porsche, Mercedes and BMW as an overpriced pretentious merchandise item?

  10. avatar Jay1987 says:

    Yea…. I’m not a fan of leather undies unless I can convince my girlfriend to put on the lil dominatrix outfit.. No way in hell am I gonna throw on leather undies though just the thought of the sweat and odd smells that would create in my southern hemisphere is enough to turn me off that idea.

  11. avatar Piet Padkos says:

    This might amuse you, but in the old days leather underpants were used by deep sea fisherman to prevent irritation on your backside from the seawater drying on your cheeks, leaving pure salt.

    My grandfather had a pair when he would go fishing with the old anglers on their little boat out at sea.

    I’m not sure if people still use them though, I’ve only fished from the rocks and surf.

  12. avatar DaveL says:

    From the Bigfoot Hunt article:

    “The aggravating part of this whole deal is that their dishonesty wasted several man hours of not only the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, but our partners at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office,”

    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that police man-hours were not the only thing that was wasted.

  13. avatar Fug says:

    Goat leather? You mean like what they made old timey condoms out of?

    Man, I thought the expensive knives made from Nazi battleship steel were weird. The two piece body condom is weirder…

    1. avatar TheThingThatGoesUp says:

      Lambskin condoms are made from the large intestine of sheep, not the hide.

      1. avatar Fug says:

        Ewww… Learn something new every day.

        1. avatar Mark N. says:

          Ewww? You do realize that all authentic sausages are wrapped in the intestine of the animal the sausage was made from, right? And that you are eating it?

  14. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

    About that blind fire video, I’ve got one word…. wow.

    1. avatar Avid Reader says:

      I have to get me some of those tactical Bermuda shorts. Then I can be way cool.

      I already have a large blue plastic tub. Then all I need is a rifle with a giggle switch and an awesome ammo budget.

      At least the shorts are within reach. . .

  15. avatar TheThingThatGoesUp says:

    Why were they trying to hunt Bigfoot? He seems like a pretty cool guy and doesn’t afraid of anything.

  16. avatar Gregolas says:

    $329? $369? In my entire life, I have never needed underwear that badly.

    1. avatar FFL Dealer says:

      Clearly, you don’t know how to party.

      1. avatar great unknown says:

        Or had a Glock [the real thing] pointed at you.

  17. avatar Mark N. says:

    Hell, I’m so old that I wear leather “underwear” 24/7.

  18. avatar rammerjammer says:

    Only a full on Glocktard would buy those.

  19. avatar Bob says:

    In response to the Bigfoot hunting snafu, where everyone involved went to jail for doing something stupid:
    “A friend will bail you out of jail. … A true friend will be there sitting next to you saying “Damn! That was fun! I can’t believe we did that.” ”

    If you really want to shoot a bigfoot, don’t hunt for them in OKLAHOMA. These guys were really stupid … or really drunk.

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