Monthly Archives: October 2019

How to Arm a Rebel Force (or not)

After the release of the book and eventual movie “Charlie Wilson’s War”, along with the movie “American Made” you would think that the citizens of the world would recognize that governments only bother to come up with the barest of … Continue reading

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How you act is more important than how you carry.

A word spoken, a bullet fired. Two things you can’t take back. https://lawofficer.com/news/off-duty-dallas-police-officer-shoots-son-believing-intruder/ Thankfully for the officer’s son, Dad wasn’t particularly effective at delivering the bullet this time. One of the reasons why I don’t insist that everyone carry with … Continue reading

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Special Forces Standards Struggling

The long tabbers are whining about standards again. I guess this is an improvement on whining about the SFAB beret being too close a shade of green. https://www.cbs17.com/news/changes-to-green-beret-course-draw-scrutiny-as-troops-are-tested-in-nc-woods/ The truth is, standards change over time. I was unlucky enough to … Continue reading

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Be a wise and instructive graybeard, not an opinionated asshole who happens to be correct.

In the gun community and HAM radio community there are plenty of self proclaimed “graybeards” that will continually spout the “right way” to do things. Yes I know this is a great big strawman argument, but I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Aluminum Toxicity and Managing Risk

Hundreds of years ago the father of Homeopathy stated, “The dose makes the poison.” For as wrong as homeopathy turned out to be, Paracelsus was absolutely correct that the dose does make the poison. So…what’s the deal with aluminum? Or … Continue reading

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Is passive radar the end of stealth? Probably not just yet.

If you read the headline and full article, you might be persuaded to believe that the end of stealth is near. https://www.c4isrnet.com/intel-geoint/sensors/2019/09/30/stealthy-no-more-a-german-radar-vendor-says-it-tracked-the-f-35-jet-in-2018-from-a-pony-farm/ Stealth doesn’t work in every frequency range on the spectrum. For example visible light is on a very … Continue reading

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Common saying with deeper meanings

“Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.” You’ll find all sorts of people saying this one to justify why they took four seconds to clear leather and put aimed fire on target. You’ll find self proclaimed gun gurus like John P. … Continue reading

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