Misc. Friday Ramblings...

Remember...Keep your booger hook off the bang switch.

  • Pistol pr0n!!!!

  • Build your own Gauss Pistol.
    "A Gauss Pistol is a specific kind of "Coil Gun". Coil Gun: A device that accelerates a ferromagnetic projectile using a coil of wire and a pulsed power source, usually capacitors. A large current is put through the coil, making it magnetic and attracting the ferromagnetic projectile. When the projectile passes through the coil, the current switches off and the coil loses its magnetism, allowing the projectile to keep going".

  • Something from the FN Police Shotgun Manual
    "As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsibilities. How seriously you take these responsibilities can be the difference between life and death. There is no excuse for careless or abusive handling of any firearm. At all times handle your shotgun and any other firearm with intense respect for its power and potential danger."

  • Soldiers could lose benefits for wearing non-issued armor.
    Two deploying soldiers and a concerned mother reported Friday afternoon that the U.S. Army appears to be singling out soldiers who have purchased Pinnacle's Dragon Skin Body Armor for special treatment. The soldiers, who are currently staging for combat operations from a secret location, reported that their commander told them if they were wearing Pinnacle Dragon Skin and were killed their beneficiaries might not receive the death benefits from their $400,000 SGLI life insurance policies. The soldiers were ordered to leave their privately purchased body armor at home or face the possibility of both losing their life insurance benefit and facing disciplinary action.

    Unfortunately, just like a corporation, the military can't have people bringing in their own equipment, because the insurance doesn't cover it and there is the need for uniformity. I understand it, but I wouldn't like it if it is causing lives to be lost. If there are better products on the market, use them. It just takes so damn long for something to be fielded and approved without palms being greased.

    EDIT: The Army is adding side-armor to their already incremented armor selection. There has also been some questions to the above nature of the story, particularly of the source. Grain of salt time.

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