If you don't like violence, or don't want to shoot people, it's okay. You can do a presence patrol instead. Oh, and you don't have to use explosives - you can leave the decision to a platoon vote. Also, you're not allowed to shoot at them before they shoot at you. You'll have to just use your flashlights....Read more: Things Rangers Don't Say
The resurgence of the "tactical tomahawk" has been another one of those issues that generate argument. Opinions vary from hard-core 'Hawk lovers who dream about going all Benjamin Martin on someone (as in from 'The Patriot') to the naysayers who declaim them as mall ninja tacticool silliness (grunts: declaim). For us, it's a lot like arguing about fake boobs - if you don't like them, don't motorboat 'em, squeeze 'em or spend your hard-earned single dollar bills on them.
Anyway, who doesn't want to go Benjamin Martin on some asshole?
This is a review of the Gerber Downrange Tomahawk by The Inestimable (grunts: inestimable) Stickman. Stick is a seasoned shooter with a great background (and he's an inveterate smart ass; grunts: inveterate). We really like what he does and are glad to call him a friend. Since he was able to give his DR 'Hawk far more of a beating than we've been able to so far, we're going to relay his impressions here (plus he's a way better photographer than we are). These images and the commentary come from his official Facebook fanpage.
Stickman's evaluation begins:
With the help of my nephew, the Gerber Gear Downrange Hawk has started its eval cycle. We have taken a lot of suggestions, and are always open to more. This shows him breaking apart oak pallets. Does it work? Yes, as anyone knows who has used a crowbar or ripped things apart, the key is getting a good hold, and leverage. He used a rock to beat the end into position and get it between the pieces of wood, then jumped on the end if he couldn't get it apart with using his hands....Read more: Gerber Gears "Downrange 'Hawk"
Just as there is a lot of well done and much appreciated "support for the troops" stuff out there, so is there a lot of motarded, hooah-horrible crap out there. Some of it started out good and was run into the dirt (for instance Swingin' Dick cannot stand Greenwood's I'm Proud to be an American anymore,...Read more: Music video - when a brother deploys and doesn't come back
A convoy from Baghdad to Tallil...a wicked barista...IEDs and snipers and RPGs...portajohns used by foreign nationals and TCNs from across the globe. What happens when a simple soldier trying to do his job is lured by the sadistic prestidigation of a criminal mastermind into tasting The Frappucino...Read more: The Frappucino of Mass Destruction - how we nearly lost Chris on a convoy
Here's a festive and cheerful video from Silencerco to wish you a Merry Christmas - maybe not quite as much fun as shooting a reindeer and eating it, but better than hanging lights. What will YOU be hunting during the Christmas season? (Note: if the answer is "assholes who hate America" then God bless...Read more: Hunting Bumble - Silencerco's Merry Christmas video
Larry Vickers is the deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say (name the movie), and he has developed a new variant of the Battlesight by Wilson Combat. He has taken the sight they use for their custom 1911, which he advises he really likes, and designed a version for Glock. Now, sometimes it's...Read more: LAV's new Battlesight (by Wilson Combat)
- Some "different" firearms instruction
- COMMENT AGAINST ATF 41P - DO IT NOW
- Waltz with Bashir
- LBT/2VA's new Covert Pack
- Slim speaks the truth - faith in your weapon system
- GEMTECH - Going hot, but quietly
- Lots going on at Brittney's Place
- Lucy, on REDhead Friday
- Problem Solved: The E-4 Option
- The Robertsons on faith