I have been lusting after an MCX since the day I first saw it. The gun is fantastic, both to look at and to shoot. Kevin Brittingham has been dangling one of these in front of me like a carrot in front of a mule for months, but it looks like one of you readers might get an MCX of your very own before I ever will. And an MPX. And a P320. And a P226. And a Mk25. And a free trip to Las Vegas for the SHOT Show. How? Well, SIG SAUER is running a little competition . . .
Here’s some creative carving by a gunny who’s ready to let the neighborhood kiddies know he’s open for business tonight. Though we’re guessing any Moms Demand Action types who may live in Mr. Dechert’s neighborhood will probably shuffle their little ghosts and goblins right past his door to the next house. But that’s OK. Those kids probably don’t know any decent Halloween jokes. Besides, we doubt John will be handing out any whole grain gluten free stevia-sweetened free range treats anyway.
In a completely shameless attempt to gain a few new subscribers to my mediocre-at-best YouTube channel, I’ve belatedly decided to do a 2nd Amendment-related Halloween costume contest. Details on how to enter — you don’t even need a costume! — and on what the two winners shall win are as follows…
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An involuntary grin hits me as we’re filming the documentary for this Grandpa’s Gun Reborn project. No doubt the idea was cool, and the top tier companies that have signed on to be a part of turning a bland bare bones bolt action into a seriously top tier precision rifle is evidence of that. But good intentions are only so much fun.
FLIR has recently released a consumer grade thermal camera for general usage, and I was all excited — until I realized that it was for iPhones only. And only specific kinds of iPhones, specifically not the new one. Enter Seek Thermal and their shot across FLIR’s bow, a small add-on thermal camera that works with both Apple iPhones and Android devices, all for only $199. I’ve got my mitts on one of their products to test out, and I gotta admit that it’s a blast watching things heat up at the range. I get the feeling it will be beneficial for things like hunting as well, so we’ll see. Expect a full review when I’m done geeking out.
This article originally appeared at SHWAT.com and is re-published here with permission. We will be running a new installment from the series every week.
Loaded question: What if the law of the land prevented you from shooting, training, hunting or even owning an AR-15, an AK-47, or the highly anticipated Israeli Tavor? What if semi-automatic guns and full capacity magazines got banned? Or maybe these great parts of the gun culture were simply regulated just out of reach. It’s too real of a possibility for some, too remote for others . . .
The Federal Air Marshal (FAM) Service has existed in one form or another since 1962. Originally begun under the auspices of the FAA as the FAA Peace Officers program, their basic role has not changed much in the last sixty-plus years. While the FAA originally started the idea of armed agents on planes, it was the U.S. Marshall’s Service that started a “Sky Marshal” program out of the Miami field office in 1969 to combat air hijackings, many of which took place out of Miami. This was totally separate from the FAA’s program. In the early 1970’s the programs were merged into a formal 1970’s “Sky Marshal” program run as a joint project between U.S. Customs and the FAA . . .