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Monthly Archives: October 2014

27 Oct

     Earlier this year, my Mom was stuck in a rut of bad luck.  Wanting to snap her out of her ensuing funk, at least for a little bit, I wanted to drive up and take her out for an afternoon at the range and a late lunch after.   She was raised around firearms and isn’t gun-shy in the least so I knew she’d probably enjoy it.  She hadn’t been shooting for a very long time, so after I asked her she was really excited to go.

     Packing the night before for this day at the range was the …

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21 Oct

As any experienced shooter can tell you, protect your eyes and ears or you’ll regret it. From riding a motorcycle to fabricating projects, I’ve experienced enough tiny objects bombarding my eyes to have learned the value in quality eyewear early on in life. While most people are proactive in protecting their eyesight (it is fearfully difficult to imagine life without it) but don't seem to take the same care with their hearing.

We listen to music at the max volume our earbuds can handle, go to movies that immerse us in larger than life sound effects, and attend concerts that …

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08 Oct

You’ve got your night vision and now you need an IR laser and illuminator. While there are many different products that will work, the DBALs are some of the nicest available to the civilian market.

The DBAL is a military grade unit that allows you to use your night vision device helmet mounted. The IR laser lets you target without having to mount your NVD on the firearm. The advantages to this are that you won’t have to point your firearm wherever you want to see, potentially muzzle sweeping people. Wearing the NVD helmet mounted also lets you use any …

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03 Oct

Many of us spend a significant portion of our lives surrounding ourselves with things that bring us happiness. Much of the time, it's our families and friends, but often it includes numerous inanimate objects that we collect. It may be stamps, coins, antique tools, jewelry or any number of other items. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, for me it has been all kinds of knives and vintage watches. I do not want to attempt to define or discuss exactly how much "stuff" we might accumulate because that would just open a whole new can of worms that I …

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