Friday, December 27, 2013

Predator Intelligence on YouTube

Predator Intelligence has expanded on to YouTube in order to display in detail some of the products they offer. Below are the first couple of videos that have been posted. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to keep up to date on the latest gear!

Predator Intelligence Blog <-- Good Reads
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ruger LCRx Closer Look

GunBlast has their hands on the newly announced Ruger LCRx. The newest model of the LCR line offers an exposed hammer for the option of single-action firing. You can see all of Ruger's New 2014 Models here.

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Ruger Announces New Models for 2014

Ruger is expanding on its current product lines by offering different variations and caliber options; unlike the past few years where it seemed like Ruger was rolling out new products every six months. Who knows maybe we'll get some new models at SHOT Show.
American Rimfire is expanding to include the .17 HMR.

M77/22 chambered in .22LR and .22WMR will be offered in a walnut stock with a stainless barrel.

Number 1 single shot rifles will be chambered in new calibers.

LCP with a stainless slide.

American Rifle in an All-Weather Stainless in both full size and compact models. Along with a scoped combo sporting the Redfield Revolution 3-9x40mm optic.

LCRx which has an exposed hammer for an option of single-action shooting.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Most Revolutionary MSR is Coming :: Tease

*UPDATE* 1/14/2014
HERE IT IS: The GII - Revolutionized .308 Win

DPMS has launched a webpage with a count-down clock with the promise, "The Most Revolutionary MSR is Coming; Designed II Dominate. 1/14/2014"

The page is rather empty other than the text and clock but you can sign-up for the email list to get the details as they release them. Check out Designed II Dominate.

Stay Tuned...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Buck Shot in a Pine Board

A friend of mine that does quite a bit of wood working, from gun stocks to guitars, sent me a couple pictures he took of some pine boards he was preparing. This is what he had to say:
"I came across some interesting knots in the knotty pine I was finishing today, but these are not knots.It was buck shot embed in the wood from a hunter. It looks like the shot had been in there for many years to make the discoloring."
I think a gun cabinet made out of a bunch of pine board with buck shot embedded into it would be pretty sweet.

I thought this was pretty cool so I thought I'd share. I'll be honest though, this is what I thought of immediately:

Have a great day!

Monday, December 2, 2013

On 'Warning Shots' and Transition from Veteran to Citizen

I've noticed some interesting comments on Dom Raso's latest video and thought I would opine on it.

In Dom's story of the Veteran that fired a warning shot into the ground to ward off an intruder and stated that his "military training" had kicked in; the result of his firearm being taken away is unfortunate but common. I can only speak from my personal experiences in the Army being deployed to Iraq as a Combat Engineer conducting route clearance. In a hostile environment we had to adhere to a rigid step-by-step 'Use of Force' pattern. This was drilled into us and were told to follow them or face disciplinary action. It would go something like this:

1. Identify the threat or assumed threat
2. Let threat know you see them by signaling with laser, flare, lights etc.
3. If they continue forward movement or do not respond to signals show intent of deadly force by pointing a weapon at them in conjunction with vocal commands
4. If not deterred; find a good back-stop and fire a warning shot
5. If not deterred; fire to disable (vehicle) and/or kill

Obviously discretion must be used and everything is situation dependent so that if fired upon at step two you can jump right to step five or if speed is a factor some steps can be abbreviated or skipped.

Did the Veteran in the story do what the military trained him to do? Yes. Unfortunately, that is not the appropriate way to respond in the civilian world. For almost all cases warning shots should be avoided all together. That doesn't mean we are advocating gunning people down but just the opposite. You shouldn't discharge your firearm unless you or someone else is suffering from or is about to be exposed to grave bodily harm. I would go even as far as saying you shouldn't expose your firearm. You should do everything possible to avoid discharging your firearm and then when you have been back into a corner and must fire; you avoid warning shots. Legally, 'warning shots' can be interpreted as, "I didn't think I was in danger enough to shoot him so I just wanted to scare him." Well if you didn't feel you were in danger you should have never fired in the first place.

Moral of the story...
Just because someone has military training doesn't mean they are skilled or proficient in the tasks of a citizen. It is unfortunate that warning shots can be warped into something bad by the legal system but that is the reality we live in.

I don't want to get all conspiratorial but P.T.S.D. classifications is a whole other post and the chance of future use to limit 2A rights is scary.

If you want to encourage your Senator to support Senate Bill 572 that will help correct the whole paperwork issue that Dom mentions feel free to call the Capital switchboard: (202) 224-3121

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