This one really grinds my gears. I've heard it all my life, and from people who should know better. I remember my dad saying this when I was younger, and I heard Jocko Willink say it on a recent podcast. Am I missing something? Let's look at this critically: "I'd rather be lucky than good." The speaker … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “I’d Rather be Lucky Than Good”
I really, really, hate it when I hear or see someone say that. Not dislike, literal hatred. I'm no lawyer (nor do I ply one on TV), but even I can see that being quoted as saying "I wish someone would give me a reason to kill them" is a bad idea. It's hard to imagine … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “I Wish a MF’er would!”
Not being there when they need me. Most people are kind, caring, and trustworthy, but there are monsters out there. These predators look like the normal people, talk like the normal people, walk like the normal people, and may even convince you that they themselves are normal but they are monsters. They are the literal … Continue reading What Scares Me Regarding My Kids
"I am a man of simple tastes..."
This phrase doesn't come around too often, usually only when someone is discussing a new cartridge from an ammo manufacturer, or a wildcat they are contemplating. That doesn't mean this saying isn't still asinine. The heart of my entire point is this: whether cartridges are redundant or not depends completely upon how narrowly you have … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “There are Enough Calibers Already!”
Holy smokes, what new hotness has ol' Bill Wilson unleashed on us this time? Huh. Kinda looks like a .300BLK. There's probably some sort of ballistic special-sauce that isn't obvious. Let's look a little closer... That's just re... -dundant. What does this do that the .300BLK doesn't? Uhh... add like 100 fps to a supersonic … Continue reading The New 300 HAM’R From Wilson Combat!
Before we start, let's get this out of the way: Repeal the NFA! Got that out of your system? Good. Let's move on. I was first introduced to the idea of a pinned & welded AR barrel in about 2011. NFA laws being what they are, a rifle has to have a barrel of 16"+ … Continue reading The Idiocy of the “Pinned & Welded” Barrel
First, we need to agree upon terms. These are what these terms mean, and how they will be used for the rest of the post. Kinetic Energy = (1/2)*mass*velocity², and is measured in foot-pounds. (a grain is 1/7000th of a pound) Momentum = Mass*velocity, and is measured in pound-mass-feet per second Knockdown Power = Fantasy, … Continue reading Kinetic Energy, Momentum, & Knockdown Power
First of all, what are we talking about? Have you ever seen the following image before? The dots on the cross-hairs is what we're talking about. They are a pre-measured distance apart inside the scope. Since we view the dots through the scope and our eyes overlay them onto the image we see through the … Continue reading MoA vs mils.
I guess this is technically an extension of my "What Gun Should I Buy" series, though this isn't actually about a gun. That doesn't mean that holster selection is any less important. In fact, there is a good argument to be made that holster selection is more important than gun selection. For reference, read this story. … Continue reading Don’t Buy Cheap Holsters