American Sniper Trailer

Found out about this on ENDO (  Looks really interesting.  Would love to see if Hollywood plays it right here.  A few of my other daily read blogs have posted this also.  Many points of view out there on how this will play out.  I hope it follows reality as closely as possible.  As others have mentioned, really interesting choice of scenes to create the trailer around.  Can’t wait for the liberals to spin up on how evil the American war machine.  As a veteran I can attest to the horrible things that happen in war.  Especially with the enemy we are currently facing that loves to use womer and children to capitalize on our morale compass.  Just a moment of hesitation by a soldier can give the enemy the upper hand.


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KCRF Hoodie from Tactical Distibutors

I saw this on Soldier Systems.  Credit Here  Thought I would share.  I have one of TD’s Gen II Elite Hoodies, and love it.  I prefer mild temps and find the G2 Elite hoodie an excellent weight.  I also don’t have trouble with the hood falling into my eyes like I do with most.

The new hoodie is a pullover, has KCRF printing, and can be found here:

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The Ultimate Finish – MBest11x

So if any of you have not heard of MBest11x, or Art15 Clothing, you are in for a wonderful evening of laughter.  He recently released a new video.  This one is much shorter than some of his earlier stuff, but made for one hell of a LOL.  This video is probably NSFW for most of us.  Not recommended for young impressionable viewers etc.

If you have not seen his other videos I recommend popping some popcorn and spending some time on youtube with his channel.


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Gander Mountain Rant!

So I found this little gem from the internet on TFB.  Link to TFB article here:   Customer Experience at Gander Mountain – The Firearm Blog.

I almost fell out of my chair laughing at this guy.  Many valuable points about where big box retail has taken gun sales.  I often find myself in one of the giant stores because of the large inventory they have that I can handle and lust over.  Then the guy that handed me the firearm opens his pie hole.  I try to spend my money at locally owned smaller stores.  Many times they have to order my particular desire, but it keeps the money local, and the additional service associated with the mom and pop stores makes it worth the short weight and sometimes additional cost.

Either way, enjoy this guys rant about the idiocy he encountered at a Gander Mountain.

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Stephanie Hayden going public about Will Hayden accusations.

So far I have kept my thoughts to myself about the Hayden ordeal.  Although I feel there was definitely some extreme douche-baggery on the show, I did find myself watching it from time to time when there was nothing else on.  Although I felt it was more drama oriented and not shedding the most positive light on the shooting community as a whole, there was enough gun porn involved for me to sit through the unnecessary drama.

Now after stating my opinions on how the show was edited and staged, I have been trying to give Will Hayden the benefit of doubt with the allegations.  In my opinion most people too eagerly jump all over someone with just an allegation even when the allegation has no merit.  I know innocent until proven guilty is strictly a judicial process, has no bearing on true guilt, and doesn’t apply to an individual’s opinion, but I didn’t want to fuel the fire with my thoughts.

At first I thought it may be someone trying to cash in on Will’s fame, then it came to light the accuser was his daughter, which if wanting attention could simply jump on the show.  Then it was released that the accusations were made by the girl’s mother, not the daughter.  I found something somewhere on the interwebs that stated the girl was returned to Will’s home after Child Protective Services interviewed the daughter.  Seemed at that point that the accusation was just the ramblings of a psycho ex looking for revenge, effectively SWATting Mr. Hayden.

Now another woman is making the same accusations stating that it occurred to her years ago.  Which implies more strongly that he may indeed be guilty.  Now the bombshell.  Stephanie Hayden, Will’s daughter that was alongside Will in the TV Series is now slated to appear on Dr. Phil tomorrow to publicly discuss the accusations, with rumors circulating that she is coming forward as another victim.

One, if she is going to Dr. Phil to out her father rather than law enforcement, I will be shocked and disgusted.  I know most people have a desire for fame and attention, but to me this type of ordeal is already more public than it ever should have been.  In the beginning she defended her father and my faith in humanity makes me want to believe she is speaking publicly tomorrow to bring to light some truths in her father’s favor.  Don’t get me wrong, if he did what he is accused of I know no punishment severe enough, however for the sake of those that would be victims, I hope the actions did not occur.

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DPC introduces the Ultimate Hi-Point

This is one of the funniest video’s I have seen in quite some time.  The guys at Dynamic Pie Concepts always have their own personal flare.  Here they custom shop a $100 high point into a $4k pistol.  Spec’s may be better than the original, but I’m sure that the following saying holds true for this experiment.  “You can put a hog in a silk dress, but you would still just have a hog in a silk dress.”

Either way, this is entertaining.  I almost fell out of my chair laughing at about 21-22 seconds when they pull the slide off and pieces fall out everywhere.  Take a look and enjoy a laugh

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Finally picked up an XDs!

So I’ve been scouring local, and a few remote gun shops looking for either a Springfield XDs or Beretta Nano.  After speaking with mutiple sources I was leaning heavily towards the Springfield.  I knew I wanted the 9mm, and since the 4″ barrel model came out, I’ve been drawn to that model.

From initial handling, I’m beginning the question the 4″ barrel over the 3.3″ barrel model.  I decided to purchase a smaller pistol for those times I want something more easily concealed.  I am fully aware that I will not be shooting the gun in self defense at distances longer than a 3.3″ barrel is capable of, however I do like the longer sight radius the 4″ barrel provides.

Since I initially found difficulty in locating a 4″ model in stock, I had only handled the 3.3″ models.  Now that I have a 4″ model, it feels very top or nose heavy.  I don’t remember feeling this with the 3.3″ models I have handled.  I can say that once the longer of the two included magazines are installed, this feeling goes away as I can get the entirety of my bear paw on the pistol.  I’m also noticing that the weight of loading one of the magazines also makes it feel much better balanced.

It comes with the standard compliment of gear from Springfield.  Pistol, 7 round magazine, 9 round magazine, cleaning brush, cable lock, two mag holder, paddle holster, different sized backstrap, and allen key to adjust the mag holder and holster.  I know none of this extra swag is market leading gear, but it is definitely an added value to the consumer.  I have heard the jerks that find something to complain about no matter what the situation.  “I would rather pay less, or have a better pistol than get cheap stuff I’m not going to use anyway.”  I think that is ridiculous.  The included gear is useful.  The average gun owner will find it very well suited to their needs.  With adjustable retention, I find both the mag holder and the weapon holster well suited to long term use.  Honestly, I rarely carry spare mags, and I find that leather holsters are much more comfortable, but find having the availability of these items extremely useful.

When taking friends to the range, when by myself at the range using multiple guns, I find the paddle holsters easy to change without fiddling with my belt.  Pass gun and holster to a friend.  I’m not a fan of shoving a weapon halfway into my pocket to reload a magazine.  Why not take the extra swag and be happy to have it.  Many may be on a budget that after purchasing a pistol may not have the option of additional purchases to be able to carry the firearm.  The cost of differentiating the stock to a with and without extras is probably higher than the cost of including it with all.  At the volume being produced, I would imagine Springfield is getting excellent price per piece on the XD gear items.

I didn’t get to shoot it after work yesterday due to a close friend being involved in a motorcycle wreck.  Not sure if I will have the opportunity to shoot it until this weekend or not.  I can say that once I have an opportunity to spend some time at the range with my new pistol, I will post a full write up and review.  I’m going to attempt to get a few others involved in the review so we can get multiple points of view.  I know what I like and dislike varies from others, so If I can provide more insight than just my own, then the information offered becomes more meaningful.

On a final note I would like to thank the guys over at Ace Firearms in Easley, SC for the great deal they gave me on this pistol.  I won’t post the price without getting their permission, but after they found out I am a Veteran they made me an excellent deal.  I regularly make rounds to most of the shops in the Greenville and Spartanburg Areas, and never knew they existed.  I was looking at gunbroker ads and saw this pistol in Easley, looked them up and stopped by the store.  They are a great group of guys and I really enjoyed speaking with them and browsing their shop.  They can be found at:

Ace Firearms
116 Kay Drive, Suite B
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 509-6100


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Beretta USA announces move to TN

Beretta has already started an expansion to a new facility being built in TN.  This was originally stated to only be for new expansions.  The manufacturer has now decided to move all manufacturing from MD to TN.

Some of last years anti-gun legislation is cited as the cause.


Press release is here:

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White House Petitions for Changes to NFA

I have lost all faith in the current administration to act on the demands of citizens.  I know that is the basic principle our once great nation was founded on.  I just no longer have faith.  I do however support what these petitions are requesting, have signed them, and hope you will as well.

Remove the need for citizens to register a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) with the ATF, paying a $200 tax stamp.

Remove suppressors as an NFA regulated item.

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