Click to embiggen. Thanks to Oleg Volk!
Archive for the 'Gun Culture' Category
SHOT Show is the international trade show for all things gun, hunting, tactical, etc. It’s not really open to the public, but consistently draws 50,000ish folks every year. Lots of companies vie for the official and unofficial honors of best in show. This would be my vote.
Perhaps you have heard about the firearms court dust-ups regarding Washington DC’s silly laws? Perhaps you have heard that DC just got nailed with a huge, early snow storm (global warming my butt…). Now you know why DC wants such restrictive handgun laws: so cops in Hummers can be the only ones allowed to bring a gun to a snowball fight.
Original photo by Oleg Volk. Pithy thought by me…
Many folks worry about their weapon being spotted while carrying concealed. This is called “printing”. I don’t see any gun… Photo by Oleg Volk.
Full auto is a very fun thing. These days, it’s also a very expensive fun thing. Sorta like Las Vegas hookers… but I digress. The HK G3 is a classic full auto battle rifle in .308 (7.62×51 NATO). It’s deployed everywhere and, even though it is showing it’s age, is still pretty fierce. In it’s original configuration, the G3 had about an 18″ barrel. A shorter version was fielded with a 12.5″ barrel called the G3K. HK also released civilian models called the 91. Of course, people could not leave well enough alone. Enterprising builders developed the HK 51K. This is, for all intents and purposes, a .308 pistol. And that is silly. Why? Because you don’t have enough barrel to allow the complete combustion of all the powder in the cartridge. And *that* makes for a nasty fireball at the muzzle that can jack with your sight picture. Of course, it’s still pretty friggin’ fun.