Showing posts with label video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label video. Show all posts

Friday, February 7, 2014

Master Ken's Ameri-Do-Te

The Neck Break appeared in the comments over at Mountain Guerilla. Video follows....
I enjoyed it then got to looking. This guy has his own channel with 80+ videos. Totally hilarious.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Most Awesome Gun Video Ever!!!!

There are lots of people in the gun community who do great things and share their knowledge/ promote their training/ products on youtube. However it is good to laugh at ourselves as a community and not take things too seriously. Enter this video.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

What Is Crossfit?

Warning: The video below contains language that may be offensive to some. If you do not like bad words then skip the video. You have been warned.

 I saw this on youtube and just had to watch it. Amusement followed. All fun aside I believe in crossfit type conditioning in the format where some sort of logical scientific programing is used for strength. Example warm up, power lifting routing along Jim Wendler, Mark Riptoe, etc type program then a cross fit type circuit routine that uses functional exercises or some running. Obviously ones routine needs to be appropriately scaled to their level of fitness and make sense for their goals. I do believe in lots of strength training and cardio for general purpose preparation but common sense needs to be applied. Obviously 40 year old house wife who wants to love 30 pounds and a skinny kid who wants to play football should not have the exact same routine. John Mosby talked this recently.

Aside from people who do stupid work out's and use terrible form I don't have an issue with Crossfit. Well except that some practitioners take themselves too seriously.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bigfoot Firearms Academy

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Glock 3.5lb Connector Installation

Today I put a 3.5lb connector in my EDC Glock. Also put in a stainless steel guide rod. Don't remember who made them but these parts are pretty standard so it doesn't matter too much.

Here is the video I used to do it.

Granted it's possible to do this with a reference book (which you should have for a backup) but videos tend to work better. 

This combo is pretty awesome. Really it's becoming standard for me. The cost is around $40 once you figure in shipping so it's an easy decision to make. Night sights are also excellent but cost a bit more in the range of $100. I can use another set of those.

Anyway I wanted to share that all with you.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Hoss USMC Pony and Barry Backpack

Barry of Moss Pawn and Gun riding Hoss USMC like a pony while shooting a Glock. Starts at 4:26 and goes to 4:35 or so. The whole video is good but that part is too ridiculous not to share.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Funny Video, Tab Clearing and Random Stuff

I saw this video today. It was quite amusing. You can probably guess who it pokes fun at. I'm ambivalent about that piece but it's still quite funny. I fought tigers.

Undeniable proof that The Walking Dead and Toy Story have the exact same plot.

Vigilante's seize town in Mexico.

How to make Pemmican.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

AK-47 vs AR-15- Interesting Video

A very interesting video from Iraqvet888 and Barry of Moss Pawn and Gun. I am not sure what model AK they are using but it looks like a nice gun. Anyway this video is another compelling argument that the AK vs AR argument is probably a wash. Features and shooter preference might be bigger factors than the guns themselves.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Honey Badger Doesn't Give A @#*(

I may have been the last person in the developed world to see this video but it is still pretty awesome.

Also you might get a kick out of Action Figure Therapy (warning NSFW).

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dave Canterbury on the Remington 870. Not that I needed to be sold on it but still interesting. He talks single shot shotguns a lot for 'the woods' but unfortunately this mythical woods where there are lots of game and no people is just not so. Certainly there are areas with few people but almost none is a stretch. With very few exceptions (off the top of my head rural Alaska, a good chunk of Wyoming and the Dakota's outside of the few cities) the US just has too many people for them, and the resulting security issues not to be a consideration. If you can possibly afford it a pump shotgun is a better all around choice than a single barrel. Anyway a Remington 870 with a long barrel and a short riot barrel is a heck of a combo.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Video and Discussion: Womens Concealed Carry

I stumbled into this video while looking for the end of youtube. It is pretty interesting going over relevant options for on the body carry that work for a woman wearing normal clothes. It is my observation that most people will not significantly change their overall 'style' to carry a handgun.

They will either find a system (gun/holster/belt/etc) that fits what they actually wear or not carry. (Part of the problem here is that folks buy a full sized handgun planning to conceal it, get the cheapest Uncle Mikes holster in the store and put it on whatever belt they were using before. Spend a few bucks and get a good holster like a Bianchi 100 professional and a decent belt like a 'rigger' belt of one of the various gun belts made by numerous companies. End rant.) They will have the intention to carry but won't do so at a high percentage because it is not convenient and easy. Folks who fall into this group will then leave the darn pistol at home (worse outcome) or in a vehicle (bad) or gal's will stick it in their purse or dudes in some sort of a man purse thing. These are all bad ideas in their own ways. The darn thing needs to be on your body for it to be useful in most real world self defense scenarios.

I cannot speak to all of the specific pistols and holsters mentioned in the video. In general the systems she lays out seem to make sense. The only one I am less than comfortable with is using an ankle holster to carry a defensive weapon. It is my semi informed opinion that a person will not be able to access and thus employ that weapon in most scenarios. On the other hand folks won't be looking there for a gun so it might be a nice place for a backup pistol like that little .22 if you choose to carry one.

Anyway I hope this gives the gal's some ideas about how to make ON THE BODY carry fit into their lives.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Southern Prepper 1 Video And Thoughts.....

A pretty interesting video. It is prudent to look at your situation and do some thinking. The idea to decrease your expenses by paying down bills or eliminating services (like for example cable tv) is sound. Also being able to do stuff for yourself that will further decrease your expenses like planting more stuff you eat to cut grocery bills is good also. I think it bears repeating not to do anything crazy or create panic within your family. Just do some thinking and within reason consider taking some steps to improve where you are.

I have some thinking to do.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mo Molle, Mo Problems

They are airsoft guys which I don't get and is not my thing but the video is hilarious and makes a good point. Just because you can attach a pouch does not mean you should. Every piece of MOLLE webbing does not need to be filled with a pouch.

You need ammo, some basic survival stuff like a knife, fire starter and whatnot, water to last until you get back to camp/ your ruck and that is about it. Figure out what fits your situation and put it all together then use the thing. Shoot and move in the kit you plan to fight with. You may find out that it gets heavy fast which means you should cut out some unnecessary stuff and or do more PT.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed the video.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

An 86 Year Old Real Life Robinson Crusoe

Interesting story and video.

Weekend Roll Up

This video is kind of scary

Hat tip to Chief Instructor for the find.

FerFal did an interesting video on big knives. It is pretty long at a bit more than a half hour but if you have the time consider checking it out. His point that large knives are far more useful for fighting is valid but pretty much a given. Really you want the closest thing to a sword you can get if a gun is not an option. Something like a Bowie/ Arkansas Toothpick/ Dirk/ Falcon/ Kukuri/ etc would be the way to go.

I wouldn't say that I agree with the whole thing. He sort of combines the roles of knives and bigger tools like machete's or hatchets. In my mind they are distinctly separate categories for distinctly different tools which may admittedly be arbitrary. A machete is pretty much an essential in the Jungle or dense warm enviornments like the Deep South or the sort of Swamps you find in LA and FL. Conversely a hatchet or small ax is probably more useful in the sort of forests found in the Northern parts of the US. For whatever it is worth my experiences in the PNW tell me that a decent medium sized knife (say 3.5-5inches) and a hatchet or small ax are a darn good combination.

Some folks seem to use a tomahawk for this role. I can't speak to that at all because I have never tried it. The bigger more functional tomohawk's like those made by Cold Steel may be a viable option. The Trail Hawk is a beefy and substantial tool.  I like that it has some heft and a hammer head (though probably better for tent pegs than framing a house). I have handled one of them but never actually used it.

However it sort of depends on what you plan to do. If you are going to clear a little bit of brush to make a campsite, cut some sticks to cook marshmellows and trim up a few small pieces of firewood a machete would work. If you plan to cut enough firewood to warm and cook for a dozen people for a week then you want a hatchet or ax. If you want to go into the woods and pull a Dick Proenneke an ax and a saw would be a decent start. Anyway enough on that topic.

That whole foot in mouth from some random Democrat recently was big fun. Recap “Guess what?” asked Rosen. “His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and why we worry about their future.” Patrice wrote about it here. I definitely wanted to say something but didn't really have a full post worth of content. Obviously that she never had a job has far less to do with her arguably not "dealing with economic reality" than marrying a rich guy who became a lot more rich.

Anyway I think that having a parent stay with the kids and not earn any (or any meaningful) income is sort of a luxury. If the family can't keep a roof over their heads, food in the cupboard and generally meet basic life expenses then both adults need to be doing their best to earn as much money as humanly possible until things get better. If one or both parents insist that (typically) momma stays at home while they go hungry or become homeless there are some serious issues. Having beliefs and ideals is fine but sometimes practical concerns have to trump them, at least in the short term. In fairness also on a comparable level of luxury are beer/ wine/ alcohol, tobacco, soda, coffee and tea, prepared foods, eating out, entertainment other than the library or other free stuff, cable or satelite tv, having the internet at home, eating out, toys like jet ski's/ dirtbikes/ snow mobiles/ travel trailers and if we are really being honest owning personal vehicles. As we can see pretty much all middle class and most supposedly poor people consume or own some of these "luxuries." You certainly don't need Romney money to pull off having the wife at home, coffee in the cupboard, beer in the fridge, a few toys and the internet.

As Patrice noted often if you really look at the income vs necesssary costs (reliable second vehicle, fuel/ insurance/ maintenance for said vehicle, child care, professional clothing, more eating out/ prepared food, the list could go on) women who work often take home a lot less than you would really think. This is especially true with low skill women who will need to pay for childcare. In many cases the income difference if expenses are subtracted is just a few hundred dollars.

Obviously if the potential single wage earner works part time for minimum wage this is probably not viable unless you want to go full on so far out of the box that you can't see it anymore James Dakin, Off The Grid: Life on the Mesa style. However assuming the potential single income is some sort of adult job that is close to full time money isn't the biggest obstacle. I hesitate to say a specific dollar amount because cost of living varies by region. For example 40k is doing pretty decent in Idaho or Alabama but definitely is not in LA or NYC. That being said when people talk about how "they can't afford to have a parent stay home" what they really mean is that they are unwilling to give up some stuff to make it happen and or have a pretty high debt load. I wrote more about this here.

Anyway that is about all the stuff I can think of right now and I am about bored of writing.

Hope you had a good weekend,
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