This is pretty much how it went down.
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This is pretty much how it went down.
“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” – John F. Kennedy
Fortunately for us, some ideas do not live on. For example, the Marquis Nazi Belt Buckle Pistol invented during World War I and (nearly) fielded ‘en masse’ during World War II.
The Marquis Belt Buckle pistol, also known informally as the Power Pelvis Gun, was conceived by Louis Marquis while interned in a POW camp during World War I. Frustrated by long chow and loo lines, Marquis was consumed by a desire to exert his authority over other POW’s without drawing the attention of guards…
Read the full article at AmmoLand.com and learn more about Germany’s groovy hip gyration programs, effeminate battlefield charges, secret salsa dancer recruitment programs, and more!
In today’s edition of He Said / She Said, we examine the relative pros and cons of using the MK19 Automatic Grenade Launcher as a primary home defense weapon. Much has been said about the merits of pistols, revolvers, shotguns, and AR platform rifles for home defense, but little serious consideration has been given to suitability of larger and more powerful crew-served weapons.
First, some basic specifications:
- 350 round per minute cyclic rate
- 40 x 53mm high-explosive grenade rounds
- ‘Moderate’ stopping power
- Tripod and vehicle mount options
|I’ve been looking into other options for our primary home defense gun. I’m thinking we need something crew-served – like the MK19 Automatic Grenade Launcher.|
|Hmmm. Not bad. I like the stopping power, but you do realize it has an effective blast radius of about 15 meters right? That’s way bigger than our family room.
I think the collateral damage might be a bit excessive. And we just got a new wide screen TV, remember?
|Yeah but at least we wouldn’t have to worry about complex things like range estimation. I think it would be pretty much point and shoot since it would be indoors.|
|Ummm. Have you considered that the MK19 grenades require at least 30 meters of flight time to arm? Our hallway is definitely not that long.|
|Well, we have been talking about getting a bigger house. Why not kill two birds with one grenade, so to speak? Maybe we can design in a longer hallway to the master bedroom and a larger family room at the other end to contain the blast radius.|
|I’m not sure that we can count on bad guys only breaking in through the main hallway. What if someone tries to come in through a window? Have you thought of that?|
|But honey, those rounds will penetrate up to 2 inches of rolled armor! Awesome!|
|Right. Have you even thought about ammo costs? We certainly don’t have room in our budget for 40x53mm high explosive rounds, or even practice rounds for that matter.
And last time I looked, you don’t have reloading dies for the MK19…
|No problem, I’ll check and see if Midway USA has some!|
|And last I checked, the tripod mount only comes in black. And you know I’ve been wanting to re-do the master bedroom in a tangerine, turquoise, and aubergine palette.
I do like the vehicle mount option though. I would feel a lot safer on those long drives to Florida…
|So what do you think, is it a plan?|
|How about let’s talk after you get me my new computer and come up with an extra 20 grand?|
We’re pretty sure Armageddon is upon us.
At the recent LuckyGunner.com gun blogger shoot, we spotted Satan field testing the Kriss Vector .45 ACP sub machine gun. Well, actually it may not have been the real Satan, but rather Mz. Vast Right Wing Conspiracy from The Great Satan. While we were prepared for the worst, we actually found that Mz. Conspiracy (also known as Jackie) was not only minimally evil, but rather nice. We’re not sure about The Great Satan’s co-author Capitalist Pig though. He may be really evil for all we know. He does seem to think American Exceptionalism is a good thing. That is evil these days right?
Back to the point.
Here’s a video of the Kriss Vector in action. The first section features a Kriss representative going through the operating instructions with Mz. Conspiracy while the second shows it in action. Our apologies for all the gunfire on the background. The free ammo from LuckyGunner.com sure did cause a lot of noise. Pay particular attention to the slow motion at the end and the combination of amazingly low muzzle climb for a .45 ACP shooting at 1,500 rounds per minute and Mz. Conspiracy’s excellent shooting form. Rumor has it she’s being courted for Top Shot, but we didn’t tell you that.
For sale and priced to sell! One slightly used car. Make and model not exactly distinguishable. Good condition. It has had a minor altercation with 4 Civil War cannons, a German PAK 38 field artillery piece, and several dozen machine guns. Also had a minor fender bender with a Stuart tank.
Damage is mostly cosmetic and should clear right up with a little buffing compound.
Price is negotiable. Call soon as this baby will fly off the lot!
Update: There was a minor incident with the car today when it exploded and caught on fire. We’re thinking of reducing the price just a tad to compensate. Of course we’ll include any melted parts…
There’s been a flurry of posts from other gun bloggers in response to an inquiry launched by Romeo Tango Bravo and my mysterious web buddy at GunMart. And no, it’s not a bro-mance. We’re just friends, although we’ve never met.
The basic question was, “where do you do your gun blogging from and what environment drives all those creative and radical posts?”
Some of the other bloggers office environments that I’ve seen include:
- GunMart – I’m not sure I believe this guy
- GunMart again – Uh, I don’t think so…
- GunMart yet again – Now I know for sure he’s a lying b@st@rd!
- Guns & Coffee
- Days of Our Trailers
- Eyes Never Closed
- Fill Yer Hands
- I’m sure there are other entries but I haven’t found them all. I’ll keep looking.
I’ve stayed out of this contest mainly because I didn’t want to stir up a lot of envy among the Gun Blogger community. You see, I like to live the moment when I’m writing, so I do most of my work from my M16 Half Track. It’s open and spacious, and has plenty of guns.
Sometimes though, I get the writers block thing and have to move to my alternate digs. Usually I like to stand in the turret of my Sherman tank. It makes me feel invincible in my writing.
I would like to thank my new buddy David from the Historical Cadet Corps for lending me office space. David is my new best friend mainly cause he’s a nice guy (of course), but also because he has an M16 Half Track for us to play with.
I’m not quite sure what it is, or what it does, but I can smell pure awesomeness through my computer.
Check out Fantasy Props for more guns, knives, and other weapons of fantastical destruction.
From HuntingLodge.no comes the paper AK-47 kit. According to Hunting Lodge, designer Martin Postler has “freed the AK-47 from its terrible capacity to injure and kill by deconstructing it into a paper model construction set.”
We’re still trying to figure out if it took more than 10 pages to make this, thereby rendering it illegal in Kalifornia. Those in gun-rights challenged states can always opt for the Ruger Light Origami Pistol (LOP)
Another educational installment from a ‘professional’ Russian. Watch til the end to see how the manequin fares against a 40mm shell…