Silencers should be illegal. A silencer is like the One Ring. It make you less visible, but the simple act of putting it on starts to turn you evil. SBRs are nearly as bad. It's a well known fact that possessing any sort of NFA firearm are 1,014.7 x as likely to become sociopaths (and some, especially...Read more: COMMENT AGAINST ATF 41P - DO IT NOW
Waltz with Bashir (Vals Im Bashir) is an animated, feature-length movie by Israeli flim director (and combat veteran) Ari Folman. He uses the film to reflect what he, other IDF veterans and some journalists remember of their 1982 invasion of Lebanon. This thing is amazing (and rightfully won...Read more: Waltz with Bashir
What if someone built a pack kinda like the Arc’teryx Khard so you could carry a rifle in it without making it obvious what you were doing? Then imagine they built it so you could easily access a handgun (or an iPad with navigation software, or whatever) without doffing the pack—quickly and efficiently.
We went down to visit 2VA a couple weeks ago, accompanied by one local minion, one minion from Pennsylvania and one from Texas—the latter nearly caused us some problems but we survived (it’s football season, after all). The mission took us deep into the wilds of McIntosh County, OK, to a place where everyone drives a pickup, everyone flies an American flag and the rifle-armed neighbors eye-fuck you if you act furtive in the slightest. We entered the 2VA Sanctum Sanctorum escorted by a PSD team of Boxers (the dogs, not guys who punch you) rescued from the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma earlier this year.
We knew right off this was gonna be our kinda place and we weren’t wrong. Though we spent a lot of time checking out the 2VA rifles (really liking the new .308 prototype, and shooting their LRRP rifle is like ballistic masturbation) but we were there that day to check out the new bag, so that's what this article will focus on.
The LBT/2VA Covert Pack is rigid because of the interior insert but it isn’t framed. The insert carries you weapon—broken down into upper and lower receiver in most cases, though it will fit an SBR in there too. You can access it via a full zipper, so it opens like a clamshell and interior pouches attach to a complete interior Velcro lining for modularity and stowage.
This is a nicely modular bag tapers from the top to bottom and is shouldered like a ruck. When our flunkies threw it on there was about 35lbs. in it, which it sorted and handled easily (2VA's Dean says he had about 65lbs when he had it in the field). The subloads “stack” one atop the other, increasing in size from top to bottom, and they all have a clear face so you can see what’s in ‘em (a nice touch for those of us who are organizationally challenged and forget where we put stuff). The pack we looked at had just returned from a bear hunt in Montana (or Minnesota, or Monchegorsk or some damn cold place) and was still loaded with a rifle, 5 full mags, some snivel kit, lensatic compass and land nav stuff, IR strobe, boresnake, Sweetwater waterpurifier, etc. The whole thing was well put together and the gear easy to get to.
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"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clarke That's a quote from this GEMTECH video; we give them lots of props for using it, because Arthur C. Clarke is awesome (though not quite as awesome in our mind as Bradbury and Asimov). Anyway. We like suppressors....Read more: GEMTECH - Going hot, but quietly
What's your weapon system? Do you doubt it at all? Is it 1911 from John Moses Browning (may he sit at the right hand of God)? Is it a stock Glock 19 with no stippling or nuthin' metrotacical added to the frame? Revolver in a flap holster and a bullwhip? Maybe you’re not wrong. Maybe you are…
Blue Force Gear make several things we really like, but then you already know that. We tend to cherry pick from several different manufacturers (and hope you do too). Of the gear we prefer from Brittney's Place (that's what people in the know call Blue Force Gear; a few others used to refer to it as Hilliard's Hookahs and Hookers, though that might have changed since the wedding). Our two favorite things are the Vickers Sling and the Dappers. About half our minions use Vickers Slings, and not for just autoerotic asphyxiation. It is a really good sling, and now, if you're willing to log in and help them with a survey, you can get a 15% discount off your purchase.
This is your chance to sound off about what you like, what you don't like, any suggestions about improving their kit (and for the record - the ones we know actually listen).
On the subject of slings, you can now get a Vickers "Special Edition" sling. It's pretty much the same as the standard VCAS (Vickers Combat Applications Sling) but it has a desert digi camo adjustment tab in honor of the recent decision by the Marine Corps to adopt the VCAS for issue. Yes, it's only a minor cosmetic adjustment, but it may be the perfect excuse you need to go ahead and buy one. You can get one of them here.
...Read more: Lots going on at Brittney's Place
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- Thanksgiving - we're thankful we can go to the range
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- F.L.A.G. - CrossBreed Holster's Purse Defender
- Office Armor for workplace violence, etc.
- Dig it: 1,000 yard shot with an SJBS barrel and a 2 x 4