Weekend Photo Caption Contest: Win a Norma Reloading Manual


So I was banging away at the keyboard Wednesday when the big brown truck pulled up and dropped off an unexpected package. In it was a hardback copy of the Norma Reloading Manual, Volume 2. That’s right, it just appeared out of the blue with no note. I have no idea who was kind enough to send it, so I can’t thank them. The only thing I reload are shotgun shells, but from the perspective of a non-precision shooter, it looks very comprehensive. Still, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t benefit from my bewilderment. The best caption for this photo [h/t DrVino] entered in the comments by midnight Sunday gets the book. Ready….go!

Warning: the web site to which the above photo is linked is NSFW.


  1. avatar Nine says:

    Oscar Mike!

  2. avatar Judson Miers says:

    Day after Thanksgiving sale? No worries, I’ll clear you a path to the Tickle-Me Elmos…

  3. avatar KeithF says:

    Contact! Aisle 3! Contact, Aisle 3!!

  4. avatar Timbo says:

    Budget cuts have hit the Iranian Army pretty hard

    1. avatar Samuel Leoon Suggs says:

      That’s funny considering their doctrine of using ATV’s to deploy heavy infantry weapons like anti-material rifles, PKM’s and RPG’s for faster hit and run. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_okE2fz_Pef8/S8ryk0dddrI/AAAAAAAACLc/FGq6q6Wlm-E/s1600/4_8901290941_L600.jpg


  5. avatar Matt says:

    Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting choco………………….shut up Carl!

  6. avatar PeterK says:

    Field expedient assault vehicle. Now with 50% more stupid!

  7. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    The DOD was testing out their new micro armored vehicle today. Final tests will be performed during the Black Friday sales events to simulate real battle field conditions!

  8. avatar PeterK says:

    Field expedient assault vehicle. Now with 50% more stupid!

    1. avatar nemsis says:

      Obama releases the new Earth friendly carbon neutral Humvee replacment!

  9. avatar LongBeach says:

    Blackhawk (Let)Down.

  10. avatar James P Barnett Jr says:

    It is an update of the No. 1 which has been out of print for many years now. No. 2 includes some updated loads. It is worth the price just for the history and back ground. The step by step reloading section is quite through and is a perfect primer for the newcomer. Alas powders are limited to Norma. But they are outstanding powders. It goes without saying that Norma brass and bullets are among the very best. Enjoy the book.

  11. avatar Jeremy Quint says:

    Shopping for supplies before a southern snowstorm requires only the bravest.

  12. avatar racer88 says:

    “Clean up in aisle 6.”

  13. avatar Phil says:

    Budget cuts can’t be that bad. After all, they’re not invading Wal-Marts.

    1. avatar Wyfaggro says:

      Wal-Mart people shoot back.

  14. avatar James says:

    Abraham Lincoln: Shoplifter Hunter

  15. avatar Matthew says:

    I’m so operator when I’m operating in operational operations that even my cart is more operationally operator!

  16. avatar stokeslawyer says:

    The new GI Joes are HUGE!!!

    1. avatar Liberty2Alpha says:


    2. avatar Vhyrus says:

      I think we have a winner.

  17. avatar Phil says:

    And that’s how you ensure you don’t get the cart with squeaky wheel.

  18. avatar Kevin d. says:

    Fire team bravo defend aisle 6. Hold until relieved!

  19. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    My kid can ride in any damned part of the cart he likes!

  20. avatar Kevin d. says:

    The Brat Patrol

  21. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    “20 or fewer items,” my ass!

  22. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    Supermarket Sweep, Afghanistan edition.

  23. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Mop-up on 3; mop-up on 3…

  24. avatar Kevin d. says:

    10 percent off for survivalists today only.

  25. avatar Phil says:

    “Infantry? Check. Paper towels? Maybe next time. Milk?”

  26. avatar stokeslawyer says:

    BOGO?…HALO? I always get them confused

  27. avatar Guy_Buttersnaps says:

    Damn, these convoys are getting more ridiculous every day!

  28. avatar Ren says:

    Can’t think of a witty thing to write, but if anyone wonders where that photo was taken, then its Poland.

    1. avatar Buzzy243 says:

      I actually was wondering where this was photo was taken, so thanks!

    2. avatar DrVino says:

      Careful. That is neither current issue Polish Armed Forces battle dress nor armament. But the shelf talkers are in Polish.

      1. avatar Samuel Leoon Suggs says:

        Polish airsofters considering the variations in uniform.

        1. avatar Padawan says:

          Polish airsofters is indeed correct! And this is like the second time they’ve done this. There are more pictures out there.

          Navy SEAL gear on the left and right, Army Ranger gear in the middle.

  29. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    When the city inspector specified the need for a fire suppression system, the store owner misunderstood.

    1. avatar Nigil says:

      Also like.

  30. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    Obama’s New 2014 Eco-friendly Hummer …Solyndra’s style only 3.2 million apiece….thank you mister tax payer

  31. avatar Phil says:

    Never fails. You’re about to check out and you run into somebody you know.

  32. avatar stokeslawyer says:

    I wish this thing had a cupholder

  33. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    AFV with integral roll cage.

  34. avatar Kamin says:

    Colorado based military personnel have first dibs on the munchies.

  35. avatar RockThisTown says:

    Finally, the Obama administration begins cracking down on food stamp fraud.

  36. avatar stokeslawyer says:

    Something called a MINIMI ought to fit in a shopping cart.

  37. avatar John L. says:

    How do we up armor this thing…?

  38. avatar RockThisTown says:

    Stand down! Stand down! The blue light special isn’t what you think!

  39. avatar RockThisTown says:

    We’re putting a stop to wobbly grocery cart wheels if it’s the last thing we do!

  40. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Determined to take full advantage of Blue Moon BOGO, Mr. Harris made suitable allowances for any mace-wielding matrons…

  41. avatar the ruester says:

    Tier zero operational supply acquisition.

  42. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Damned catheter…

  43. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    Yes, my out of state cheque is accepted here.

  44. avatar Frank Costanza says:

    Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had. And so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!

    1. avatar Dennis says:

      Action figure. Just say’in.

  45. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    After the last shooting at Walmart, I decided I would make sure it never happened to me.

  46. avatar stokeslawyer says:

    Due to an error in Translation, the Polish Army thought force reduction meant US Troops were now 40% off, and decided to stock up.

  47. avatar PNG says:

    Arkansans are deadly serious about scoring bread and milk before the snowstorm.

    1. avatar speedracer5050 says:

      Damn right we are!! You should see it at the local country store if you think This is bad!!

      1. avatar PNG says:

        Oh, I’ve seen it first hand. Not a pretty sight, but a good thrill!

  48. avatar stokeslawyer says:

    “Midnight requisition” doesn’t mean what it used to

  49. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    Overzealous preppers lose it over lack of “C-rats” at local Walmart-FULL STORY at eleven.

  50. avatar IamThePeachieSpeedo says:

    If that’s walmart… ban on import of Chinese firearms has been lifted!!!

  51. avatar Paranoid Android says:

    Now at your local Walmart, buy one soldier, get a free soda!

    Now available with light machine gun!

    (Not available in CA, HI, MA, NY, or DC)

  52. avatar RockThisTown says:

    Mace is the place with the helpful hardware folks.

  53. avatar SteveL75 says:

    When snow is fore-casted, southerners get serious about their grocery shopping.

  54. avatar jwm says:

    “We will fight them on the beaches, we shall fight them in the landing grounds, we shall fight them in the fields.” And now we shall fight them at the quickie mart.

  55. avatar dwb says:

    This is what people in San Diego are doing because the Sherriff decided today not to appeal:


    1. avatar the ruester says:

      Off topic, but awesome. Thanks for the heads up, I can’t wait for RF to catch up.

      1. avatar dwb says:

        next post.

        1. avatar the ruester says:


  56. avatar rlc2 says:

    “US FDA Grocery Store Inspection Program SWAT team practices manuevers while awaiting BearCat MRAP vehicle delivery”.

    Dr V- what is with this site, dude- its like the twisted sister to RT…:)

  57. avatar Kurt M says:

    Ride of the Valkyries playing in the background

  58. avatar Javier says:

    Hey bro, is that a tactical shopping cart?

  59. avatar Paul G. says:

    We said “Don’t Squeeze the CHARMIN”, OR ELSE!!

  60. avatar Excedrine says:

    Gimme an angle!

  61. avatar Wyfaggro says:

    Mall Ninja Training Academy.

  62. avatar Model66 says:

    Pusher: Sure is great that the government made the military more inclusive. Isn’t it Lieutenant Dan?

  63. avatar Devin says:

    “Where are the MRE’s?”

  64. avatar Freeheel says:

    Relax, they are harmless. Everyone knows there is no ammunition in Walmart.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      My favorite so far!

  65. avatar Bruce Whitehouse says:

    Hurry the have ammo and 22lr hurry

  66. avatar Dennis says:

    Taking the pain out of crew-served weapons.

  67. avatar Action45 says:

    Extreme Couponing: Tactical Edition

  68. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

    Early January 2017. The last remaining US Army Armor platoon practicing for President Clinton and Vice President Chris Cristie inauguration. They are known as the Patton Platoon, after the famous General.

  69. avatar Don says:

    The aristocrats.

  70. Paul Blart 2 : Mall Ninja

  71. avatar stokeslawyer says:

    Iraqi bobsled team?

    1. avatar the ruester says:


  72. avatar phantom72 says:

    “Just act natural, until we are POSITIVE they have .22LR IN STOCK!!!”

  73. avatar Koop says:

    After the last round of cuts to the training budget, the platoon sergeant decided to get creative.

    While Alpha squad defended the beer aisle, Bravo swung into flanking position…

  74. avatar Patrick says:

    Meanwhile in New York, the state has declared registered firearm owners too irresponsible to be permitted a drivers license. Citizens everywhere are now exploring alternate means of transportation.

  75. avatar Dave says:

    Black Friday Down!

  76. avatar Randy Slonaker says:

    Christopher George and Justin Tarr get replaced in the new series spinoff of “The Rat Patrol”.
    It will be called “The PX Posse”. Pilot coming next fall.

  77. avatar Allen says:

    Shopping, with fangs out and hair on fire!

  78. avatar A-Rod says:

    Marines never grow up.

  79. avatar S.CROCK says:

    man down in aisle 4.

  80. avatar Jared-Tampa says:

    Fvcking pogs.

    1. avatar stokeslawyer says:

      Practicing for my “Chair-mobile” badge, its second only to the drone pilot medal.

    2. avatar DJ says:

      That was the first thing I thought, too,

      My, what a nice FOB you have! Ooh – and that’s my entry!

  81. avatar Stephen M. says:

    Well hey, after seeing a Wal-Martian or two, anyone would consider gearing up before they dare enter.

  82. avatar scooter says:

    The ammo-stalking for .22lr fresh out of the stock room has gotten out of hand!

  83. avatar Bryan says:

    In another slow news day, local Sochi militia chases shoplifter!

  84. avatar Model 31 says:

    Moms Demand Action:
    On MDA meeting night, the Dads spend quality time with the kids.

  85. avatar Al says:

    Hannibal, that fool Face gotta scam me more to work with!

  86. avatar RB2001 says:

    Never buy a military vehicle from the French.

  87. avatar tfunk says:

    Timmy was very happy with the convoy training in the “Special” Forces

  88. avatar scot pruitt says:

    New personal cart needs atv sand tires for out door use in sand in middle east and 2 1911s for hand grips for pusher/driver.

  89. avatar RB2001 says:

    If you like your soldier, you can keep your soldier.

  90. avatar MAP says:

    What are we doing tonight Brain?
    The same thing we do every night take try and take over the world.

  91. avatar John says:

    OK, after we clear Isle three we’re gonna go for it. Jimmy you take point and Robert you push as hard as you can, I’ll keep an eye on the flanks. Those new Cheetoo’s WILL BE OURSSSSSS!

  92. avatar joleme says:

    Upon hearing their local store got a stock of .22lr in, Lt Dangle and Deputy Fife storms the aisles.

  93. avatar BTinAfghan says:

    Due to budget cuts Army reserve troops must now do urban warfare training at the local Wal-Mart. This unit is even letting the special kid with the safety helmet man the SAW. Shopping carts are used to simulate MRAPS and of course no ammo was available, even DoD can no longer find ammo.

  94. avatar Mall Ninja commando says:

    Mall ninja unarmored assault vehicle on patrol

  95. avatar JSF01 says:

    In order to combat the Mall Ninja overpopulation problem, the EPA decided to release Mall Commandos into the Mall Ninja’s natural habitat.

  96. avatar speedracer5050 says:

    “Hurry Ivan!! Faster Faster!! That little bastard’s got the Last bag of Oreo Double Stuffs and the last gallon of milk!!”
    “Stopski you little Shitski”!!!!

  97. avatar Lucas D. says:

    With memories of the 1998 Furby Riots still burned into their minds, many parents are resorting to increasingly drastic measures during the holiday buying rush.

  98. avatar Bret says:

    Dear god anything to avoid an MRE.

  99. avatar Joel says:

    The new mechanized infantry.

  100. avatar Joel says:

    Something tells me these guys have a plan to cut the line at the ammo counter

  101. avatar DJ says:

    “My, what a nice FOB you have!”

  102. avatar F Knocker says:

    New from Hasbro life size limited edition “Comrade Commander Anatoly with KUNG FU GRIP” $99.95. But wait, order within the next 3 minutes and receive the accessory “Step and Fetch Boris” just pay separate shipping and handling. Hurry supplies are limited and will go fast.

  103. avatar Joel says:

    I know it’s only a prototype, but still, we may have taken weight reduction a tad too far.

  104. avatar Joel says:

    Security to aisle six, security to aisle six!

  105. avatar vothmr says:

    “Budgets are getting tighter every year, so in order to meet the nutritional requirements of our fighting men and women, US special forces have been tasked to take advantage of the post-valentines day “food” sale.”–Jay Carney

  106. avatar Jon R. says:

    After getting my CCW, I was so nervous during my first wally walk, and then I saw these guys….

  107. avatar MiketheHopsFarmer says:

    The latest MRAP development is seen here, years late, billions overbudget, and not quite fulfilling the need. SOP for procurement….

  108. avatar WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot says:

    Tactical operators shopping tactically. Actually.

  109. avatar Daniel H says:

    Defiantly not the strangest thing ever seen in a walmart.

  110. avatar Randy Drescher says:

    We are going to kick some ass at the Blue Light Special this month!

  111. avatar Alex in IL says:

    1. The budget cuts have hit some branches harder than others.

    2. Aisle 7: Soft drinks, juices, 5.56mm ammunition.

    3. Once again, the store was saved from the fiendish plots of the mangosteens.

  112. avatar PT Stud says:

    “Make a hole!”

  113. avatar sacorey says:

    Brings a whole new meaning to tactical mall ninja

  114. avatar SpeleoFool says:

    Operator as [email protected]#%!

  115. avatar SpeleoFool says:

    Cosplay and Commerce Combine at the new Mall of Duty

  116. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

    The Alameda County SWAT Team 3’s “Terrorist in the mall” training exercise took an unexpected twist when two recent hires discovered a patentable strategy for rushing mass shooters. Officer Smith was quoted as saying, “You’d be surprised how well it works, usually the bad guys just fall in the floor laughing but if they don’t it’s amazing how many rounds the wires of the shopping cart can stop…”

  117. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    Private Gump, who won the shopping spree sweepstakes at the PX, failed to realize that “grab anything you can in 60 seconds” did not include staff members, but they played along for press photographers.

  118. avatar DanRRZ says:

    Gecko45 3 Man Rapid Tactical Force training run. Mission objecive: contact and extract bogey in sector 456.7a in violation of parameter tango delta niner (no shoes/shirt for you non operators).

    Gecko45 for those of you yet to read of his exploits: http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/

  119. avatar ErrantVenture11 says:

    Black (Ops) Friday Shopping Excursion.

  120. avatar Zombie says:

    Ramming Speed!

  121. avatar speedracer5050 says:

    Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 geeks go just a bit too far on multi player mode!!!

  122. avatar Zombie says:

    These guys take Black Friday to a whole new level!

  123. avatar Gregolas says:

    THIS should get Walmart to FINALLY open another checkout lane!

  124. avatar Clayton says:

    Call of Duty- Black Friday

  125. avatar Kyle says:

    Due to Russia’s spending on the recent Olympic games, they have adopted the new FOPC (Foot Operated Personell Carrier) for service.

  126. avatar Jolly Roger That says:

    Delta’s first attempts at undercover operations were less successful than initially predicted.

  127. avatar harrycarry says:

    Bro, do you even operate?

  128. avatar World Breaker says:

    Got to rescue there bacon i mean rescue that bacon

  129. avatar Jprocrastinator says:

    Pentagon forced to improvise after tank funding cut by Congress

  130. avatar Baen Du says:

    Damn…looks like gunkid is back again, he finally dumped that silly assault wheelbarrow for something more practical.

  131. avatar BTinAfghan says:

    After a surprising turn of event Pres. O, unilaterally overturned all prior gun control legislation enabling ALL US citizens to Constitutionally carry. Here we see average California citizens legally carrying legal arms in full compliance with the US Constitution.

  132. avatar Angus says:

    Concerns of police militarization reached new highs when Obamacare funding rolled out the “USDA Homeland Beef Inspection Task Force”.

  133. avatar CRAIG OZER says:

    The new Pizza MREs ae in aisle 9

  134. avatar Carry.45 says:

    The army: where your ingenuity will be appreciated.

  135. avatar OneIfByLand says:

    Missing out on the latest round of Homeland Security grants, the village of Boville, Idaho (pop 259) unleashes its own, semi-partially armored (but not really) “MRAP-C” (My Really Awesome Push-Cart) after issuing a village-wide “lockdown” order, in response to a purported report that there definitely might be a possible unknown, unspecified, unconfirmed individual making threats (like “have a nice day” and “tell your mom I said hi”) while allegedly in posession of a potential weaponized poptart-like substance within 200 miles of a school on a Sunday afternoon.

  136. avatar Culpeper Kid says:

    Finally! The crew served ‘Retail Assault Kart’ is available for testing.
    Specs and Features:
    Four Wheel
    Weight: 21 LBS
    Armor: Wire Mesh
    Bi-ped Powered
    Capacity: 1 Gunner
    Speed: Maximum 7 KPH
    Range: 5 Miles on Road/Mall
    45 Feet off Road/Mall

  137. avatar pissedoffcoloradan says:

    To sporting goods they just received a shipment of .22lr.

  138. avatar Nigil says:

    Kashkari said, “I understand that, and I hear you on that, but if the Army decides to come in with an M1 tank, good luck.”

    In other news, the local citizens’ militia trains on how to deal with mobile armor threats.

  139. avatar speedracer5050 says:

    “Where the beef? Motherf$&&er”!!!

  140. avatar Jacob says:

    Man, I sure miss being able to play Twisted Metal.

  141. avatar Dave says:

    If Antoly doesn’t pull up his britches, I’m going to shoot him square in the ass.

  142. avatar Dave says:

    Grand opening at Wal-Mart Afghanistan

  143. Well, there were a number of worthy competitors this week. People like Gregolas, Joh R, Phantom72, and RockThisTown acquitted themselves admirably. But I only have one book and the winner is Stokeslawyer for his GI Joe crack. Bravo.

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