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Hudson H9

One of the most talked about new products for SHOT Show 2017 is the Hudson Mfg H9; a cross between a 1911 and a Glock. Using a striker fire system, the block-like appearance is due to their unique recoil system that reduces muzzle flip and recoil. It appears to have little to no polymer parts, something it doesn’t share with the Glock but pulls from the 1911. It has a slight cyberpunk, almost Ghost in the Shell silhouette. (GRH)


The Roth Steyr Model 1907,

An invention of the Czech firearms designer Karl Krnka, the Roth Steyr Model 1907 is famous for being the 2nd semi automatic pistol to be officially issued to any military, and the 1st semi automatic pistol to be issued en masse to the common soldier.  Unlike many pistols, which make use of a recoiling slide, the Model 1907 utilized a retractable bolt.  When the pistol was fired, recoil energy would be transferred from the barrel to the bolt, causing it to retract backward.  The extractor on the bolt would eject an empty casing, then a spring would drive the bolt forward, which would cock the firing pin while stripping a new cartridge from the magazine.  Thus, the Model 1907 was also one of the first striker fired semi automatic pistols developed.  To prevent accidental discharge while a round was chambered the Model 1907 featured a very heavy trigger pull, which tended to effect its accuracy.  Regardless the Model 1907 was not drop safe.  The Model 1907 also lacked a detachable magazine, a common feature of future semi automatic pistols.  To load the pistol the user inserted a ten round stripper clip into the magazine, through the open breech.  It was chambered for a unique cartridge called the 8mm Roth Steyer (8x18mm).

The Model 1907 became standard issue to all cavalry units of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the early 20th century up to the end of World War I.  Between 1908 and 1914, 99,000 were produced for the Austro-Hungarian Army.  Several hundred were also sold on the civilian market.  After the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, the supply of Roth Steyer pistols was divided up among the successor nations of the empire.  Others were exported to Italy and Poland after the war.  As a result, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, and Poland fielded the M1907 throughout the interwar period and during World War II.


“Before and After” sights for the Canik TP9 V2. Ameriglo Tritium front (M&P) and black serrated rear (Glock 42/43). Corrected my low hits with a shorter front and things are looking much better IMO. The sights look like they were made for it and now don’t show daylight under them like the factory set.

Some basic gun anatomy and Irish gun vocabulary

Raidhfil– rifle

Béal–muzzle; the opening at the front of the barrel that the bullet comes out of
Cró– bore; the hollow space in the barrel

Eitrí– rifling; spiraling channels inside the barrel thay spin the bullet.
Ceap polaiméir– polymer stock
Ceap adhmad– wooden stock

Bun– butt, the back end of the weapon.

Dorn– literally means fist, the pistol grip in this case.

Treoracha– sights

Treoir-eang– sight notch

Treoirbharra– sight post

Piléarlann– magazine (sometimes informally called a clip); this part holds rounds and feeds them to the weapon

Gléas béil– muzzle device, any accessory that fits on the muzzle. There are several kinds, this one is meant to lessen the flash and jump from the muzzle when firing.

Garda bairille– barrel guard

Bua– [i don’t have a word for this in English]. This is the innate virtue of the weapon, its magic, the victory that is held as potential within a weapon.

Armlón– ammunition

Urchar– a round of ammunition

Cartús– cartridge

Piléar– bullet, the part of the round that comes out when it is fired

Casúr– hammer, striker. The black rifle also has a hammer, but it is internal.

Glas– lock. The mechanical mechanism that fires the gun

Glas cloch-tine– firelock

Craos– breech

Púdar– powder

Lodáil– load

Cocáil– cock

Folmhaigh– unload

Aimsigh– aim

Lámhaigh– shoot

Lámhach gunnaí– gunfire

Fraslámhaigh– volley

Mionarm– small arms (not cannons)

Gunnaí mór– artillery (cannons)

Raon lámhaigh– firing range

Rata lámhaigh– rate of fire

Cíor lámhaigh– firing position


For most of the summer I was carrying and testing out my Nessmuk cleaver in a factory made CB molle sheath until I got around to making up a kydex sheath for it .

I added a molle kifaru GPS pouch to the front which held a basic FAK , LM multi tool ,  main and back up torch / batteries , CF Go tube , technora cord ,whistle and fire-steel / tungsten striker .

Or could add x2 single stack pouch’s to the front to carry a larger x2 CRI23 torch and my Spyderco Manix .

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Last words

Cite the final line of five of your fics - your favorites, or the most recent ones. Tag five writers who should do this next.

Tagged by @jadedbirch and @natlet Thank you lovelies! <3 I noticed other people weren’t sticking to just one line, so I’m not gonna either. 

1. ‘Silver found that all of a sudden the gentle tug of the calling sea was gone, and he wondered whether perhaps it had never been to his lost limb that the water was trying to deliver him after all, but rather to this man made of brine and saltpetre and slivers of fire striker flint. In one final act of recompense, the wide Atlantic bore to him his patient queen to stand as counterbalance to his rediscovered James, and those three, whose fates had been so violently carved by the sea, picked up their oars and walked inland.’ - I must go down to the seas again. 

(I think this one’s my favourite.)

2. ‘Settling his hand into Silver’s hair he pulled him back down to lie against his chest, and then he began to read aloud once more. “Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.”’ - Until death it is all life.

(Do you cry? I cry a lot.)

3. ‘Silver smiled, lying his hand flat against Flint’s chest, his thumb stroking over the soft hairs there. “Have I told you about my aunt Minerva yet?” he said. “She ran away in the dead of night with a dashing Sea Captain and her mother never left the house again with the shame of it.”’ - We’re all stories in the end. 

(I didn’t even realise I’d finished multiple fics like this. Huh. Also, I said this in my end notes on that fic, but Minnie was real. She was my great-grandfather’s sister and she ran away to North America with a salesman/church organist. Fittingly, there are multiple versions of the story in the family. Nobody knows what became of her though.)

4. ‘For now she was content to lie with her James, Thomas’s James, their James, and to pretend that they had a little more time to hide away together before yet another day dawned under a hot and foreign sun.’ - How far that little candle throws his beams!, Tumblr Silverflint Prompts. 

(Wow, ok, I made myself sad by looking at this one again. Oh, Miranda.)

5. ‘Silver nudges his nose against Flint’s and grumbles, “James, stop thinking so loudly and just kiss me.” 

And so he does, and for a little while nothing exists beyond shared breaths and soft tongues and gentle hands, and their Sisyphean war feels as far away as somebody else’s dream, dreamt in another lifetime untouched by the sea.’ - Without tenderness, we are in hell.

Turns out I have a bunch of endings I don’t like all that much. Some of them feel like such damp squibs. Oh well. The perils of rereading your own stuff, I guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I’m not sure who’s been tagged already, or who’d want to do this. @nettlekettle @casualtornado @lurkerdelima @corsaircourser @parrotsinlondon If you fancy it!


[ARSENAL] Fire Bazooka.

Japanese: ファイヤーバズーカ
Romaji: Faiyaa Bazuuka

Users: Jetman
Weapon types: Bazooka, buggy
Other Forms/Modes: Jet Striker

From: Choujin Sentai Jetman - Episode 14


  • A single member could use the Fire Bazooka on his or her own. However, more than one Jetman was needed to withstand the powerful kickback.



Kryptek kydex tungsten carbide fire- steel striker I recently made up for a US LEO .

This version has a removable fire steel holder to take a 6mm thick ferro rod with shock cord tether . The main striker unit has double sided cyflect Glint & Glow markers and multi -cam 550 cord  lanyard .

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Ultra Basic AK Visual ID Guide

The following is a very basic AK visual identification guide. Impress your friends!!! Woo the ladies!!! Make the ghost of Mikhail Kalashnikov smile. 

*I am by no means an expert, just a dude who loves my WASR, and AKs in general. If anybody sees any incorrect info, feel free to correct me.
Images taken from Google….except for my glorious WASR, she is mine.*

Milled vs Stamped
A milled gun is machined from a solid chunk of metal. A stamped gun is made from a sheet of metal that has been folded to shape. We ain’t here to argue which is better, just to visually ID them. *side note: the original AK-47 was a milled gun. Later, they were stamped, as is the AK-74 now, this is called an AKM* 

As seen by this pic from the AK Operators Union page, a milled gun will exhibit these rectangular lightening cuts at at the mag well, and no rivets. 
A stamped gun will typically have these dimples on the mag well, as well as rivets. 
But there’s always oddballs… 

This is a pic of my WASR. The WASR, WASR-10, WASR 10/63, ZEE MIGHTEE WASSAHR, etc, is a Romanian variant of the AKM and is a stamped rifle. However, because these are imported into the country with narrow mag wells to accept single stack mags ( importing companies like Century open up the mag wells to accept standard 30rd mags), we do not see the characteristic mag well dimples of a typical AKM. 

The Yugoslavian NPAP and OPAP. 
Again with the oddballs… 

The Yugo variant of a stamped AK is the NPAP. The milled Yugo is the OPAP (which I believe are no longer imported as of a few months ago, correct me if I’m wrong). The main difference between a Yugo and almost every other AK out there, is the longer, 3 vent hole handguard. (We’re just going over visual differences here, but the trunnions are slightly different as well. AKM furniture will not fit a Yugo). 

Finally, Chinese AKs.

These are pics of an AKM front sight post (top) and a Chinese(bottom) front sight post. The Chinese model will have a fully hooded front sight. 

Bonus: VZ58

This is NOT an AK….completely different rifle. Shares no parts at all, not even magazines. It uses the 7.62x39 cartridge, but that’s where similarities end. The VZ is milled, striker fired, and uses a short stroke gas piston.

Hopefully I was able to educate some folks. Again, this was meant as a very basic, quick visual ID guide. I ain’t an expert and I was bored. 

trenchmints  asked:

Speaking of FNs, what do you think about the FNS-9? I've considered picking one up on multiple occasions.

I think it’s one of the nicer striker-fired handguns on the market. The egros on those things are fantastic, the trigger is pretty decent, haven’t seen nor heard too many issues regarding reliability, soft shooting & they’re quite accurate

It’s a shame they aren’t more popular.


Starlight striker tests, daytime .

 In a field so  probably the best place for field testing my new  Kirinite starlight striker .

As you can see from the state of my LMF Army fire-steel the tungsten carbide eats fire-steels for lunch but it really does produce some amazing hot sparks into the coir matting tinder  probably well above the 5400 degree F mark  .

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The Pinkerton Detective Agency

In the mid to late 19th century, there were few police forces, few public security forces, and the US Military was quite small.  Such times allowed for private security, law enforcement, and military forces to thrive.  The largest and most powerful private security firm in the world at the time was the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, founded in 1850 by Allan Pinkerton.  During the later half of the 1800’s, if you needed a stagecoach full of valuables guarded, needed to protect a train from robbers, needed the services of mercenaries, needed a private detective, or even needed a bounty hunter to hunt down a notorious outlaw, “The Pinkerton Guards” were your go to guys.

Most of the Agency’s services focused on providing security guards to protect wagons, trains, and stagecoaches transporting valuables, especially bank and payroll funds.  However the Pinkerton Agency could provide a large number of special agents for a variety of services.  During the American Civil War, the US Government hired Pinkerton Agents as bodyguards for Abraham Lincoln, other politicians, and Union Generals.  Unfortunately for Lincoln the man assigned as his bodyguard the night of his assassination was not a Pinkerton Guard, but an incompetent local police officer.  Pinkerton Agents could also serve as detectives, trackers, and bounty hunters.  In 1895 a Pinkerton Detective named Frank Geyer became famous for tracking down and apprehending the infamous serial killer H. H. Holmes, who operated a hotel in Chicago where he tortured, mutilated, and murdered somewhere between 27 to 200 people.  Perhaps the most famous case of the Pinkerton Detective Agency was their nationwide hunt for the “Hole in the Wall Gang”, a pursuit that was so dogged Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was forced to flee to South America.

At its height the Pinkerton Detective Agency had tens of thousands of employees and sported more armed men than the US Army.  In fact, in some cases the Pinkerton Agency could provided uniformed soldiers for private military contracts.  Despite the Agency’s wide variety of services, the Pinkerton’s became most notorious for their use by wealthy industrialists as strike breakers.  In the 1870’s Pinkerton Agents successfully infiltrated and broke up the “Molly Maguires” in the Pennsylvania coal mines.  Pinkerton Agents also took part in breaking mining strikes in Colorado and West Virginia, including the infamous Ludlow Massacre.  In 1892 300 Pinkerton Agents were hired by Henry Frick to protect Andrew Carnegie’s steel factories from striking workers in Homestead near Pittsburgh.  It is unknown who fired the first shot, but the agents opened fire on the strikers, killing 16 and wounding 23 others.

By the late 19th and early 20th centuries the Pinkerton Detective Agency began to decline as local, state, and federal government agencies began to take over their duties.  The Agency saw a revival during World War I and Prohibition.  Today the Pinkerton Detective Agency is now called “Pinkerton Corporate Risk Management” and operates as a security company under ownership of the Swedish company Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc.