TAVOR: Futuristic Enough for SyFy Just As It Is

Killjoys-cast

There’s a new show launching on the Syfy channel called “Killjoys,” and while I’m very excited to see Syfy actually moving back to producing proper science fiction programming, the more interesting thing might be their armorer’s choice of weaponry. Syfy has a habit of picking existing futuristic firearms to feature prominently in their shows, guns like the Beretta Cx4 Storm carbine’s prolific appearance in the Battlestar Galactica reboot. This time, it’s IWI’s TAVOR rifle that appears to be taking the lead role — at least in the pre-production stills, that is.

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What I Learned When I Took Some Folks for a Ride

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October 27th, 1995. My cousin was getting married in New York City and my whole family was heading north from Louisiana for the occasion. Unfortunately, we had to connect in Charlotte which was fogged in and there was no way the visibility would improve enough for the airport to open until the sun got out to warm things up. I remember the day vividly because that was the day I turned into a total aviation dork. You see, back then the captain and first officer would get on the PA – tell everyone that there’s no way they could go anywhere due to the weather and they’d open the door up and let the kids and anyone interested in seeing how an airplane works sit in front of the controls as the flight attendants did a ground beverage service to keep things civil. In 1995 I thought it was the coolest thing ever and I still do. To this day, I’ll wander up to the flight crew when we are delayed and ask them to test the fire detection system just to please my inner child . . .

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Question of the Day: Got Toy Guns?

(courtesy sears.com)

“Sasaki Kougei – Handcrafted Rubber band Gun Grasp GRASP Walther P38 It is a gun of the old friend German small-arms maker’s Walther manufacture in Lupin 3 world using it,” sears.com Engrish description informs. “It is said that the screw to which parts are made to fix is made combining parts like [ it is few and ] a workmanship thing. It is attention required also to the modeling beauty! The wooden rubber gun made from the same size as a genuine article!  . . .

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Duck Hunting Video Game Done Right

By Craig Raleigh via wideopenspaces.com

We’ve all wanted to do this. Some inner voice, the same one that gives us clarity and reason, seems to want to pick up our favorite shotgun, a few shells, and blast some infernal piece of electronics. Well, here’s a guy who’s doing just what we were thinking. Armed with live ammo, a couple of weird friends, and way too much money to spend, he pulls the trigger on a new type of sport . . .

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Shooting Tip: Practice with Iron Sights

A couple days ago Tyler posted an article lauding my shooing abilities in practical situations. That got me thinking about the differences between Tyler’s firearms education and my own. Tyler has merely adopted the iron sights since Appleseed shooting; I was born with them, moulded by them. I didn’t see the light of an exit pupil until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding. Shooting with scoped rifles may be more accurate at long distance, but sometimes its that inaccuracy that makes you a better shooter.

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