tactical 22

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Happy Birthday! (June 22nd)

  • Yosuke Hanamura (Persona 4) 
  • Tokugawa Shige Shige (Gintama)
  • Stella Bremer (Muv-Luv)
  • Szayelaporro Granz (Bleach)
  • Yylfordt Granz (Bleach)
  • Subaru Akehoshi (Ensemble Stars)
  • Pantera (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
  • Agrias Oaks (Final Fantasy Tactics)
  • Gyro (One Piece)
WERNER HERZOG'S 24 PIECES OF ADVICE

People often message me asking for my advice on filmmaking. Nothing I say could ever be as brilliant as this list from the great Werner Herzog. Here you go…

1. Always take the initiative.
2. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.
3. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey.
4. Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief.
5. Learn to live with your mistakes.
6. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern.
7. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your hand might be the last in existence, so do something impressive with it.
8. There is never an excuse not to finish a film.
9. Carry bolt cutters everywhere.
10. Thwart institutional cowardice.
11. Ask for forgiveness, not permission.
12. Take your fate into your own hands.
13. Learn to read the inner essence of a landscape.
14. Ignite the fire within and explore unknown territory.
15. Walk straight ahead, never detour.
16. Manoeuvre and mislead, but always deliver.
17. Don’t be fearful of rejection.
18. Develop your own voice.
19. Day one is the point of no return.
20. A badge of honor is to fail a film theory class.
21. Chance is the lifeblood of cinema.
22. Guerrilla tactics are best.
23. Take revenge if need be.
24. Get used to the bear behind you.

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Ruger 10/22 Survival Rifle

My goal with this rifle build was to have something rugged, light, and compact for hunting small game in all weather conditions.

  • Swapped original blued barrel with a new factory stainless barrel.
  • Tactical Solutions stainless barrel retaining V-block.
  • Butler Creek folding stock with a double layer, single strand paracord wrap to make it more comfortable to shoot in cold weather.
  • Volquartsen TG2000 trigger guard assembly for a crisp clean two pound trigger pull.
  • Volquartsen firing pin and extractor.
  • Power Custom extended bolt handle and recoil spring assembly.
  • Leupold Rifleman base and Leupold quick-release low profile rings.
  • Nikon Prostaff 4x32 fixed power scope with duplex reticle.
  • Promag barrel band with two short picatinny rail sections for mounting a Surefire light on a Mako quick disconnect mount.
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Walther PPQ M2 Tactical

.22 LR chambered semi-auto pistol with a threaded barrel for mounting suppressors. It has the same thread pattern as an AR-15 which means you can pop on any flash hider, muzzle brake or compensator from an AR onto this pistol. For the most part it shares the looks and ergonomics of its larger caliber counterparts, the PPQ’s in 9x19mm etc. (GRH)

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S&W M&P15-22 FDE MOE Version.

Outfitted with Magpul accessories:
MOE Pistol Grip
MOE Stock
MBUS Sights
Vertical Foregrip
Ladder Covers

MS4 sling and rail adapter for QD mount for transitioning from single to two point sling configuration in seconds.

Two 50 round drum magazines from Black Dog Machines.

Going to run this through its paces as the snow melts.

Stay tuned for range time!

Take care
-Matt

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I’ve decided to upgrade one of my tactical .22’s. I purchased the Smith & Wesson 15-22 when it first came out a few years ago & fell in love it.

Some of the first runs were plagued with ejection issues but was an easy fix with the ejector. Once I bent it inward for it to catch the lip of the casing it was flawless.

Shooting it with pin point accuracy from its Thompson Center Barrel.

It had many great features:

AR similar take-down(unlike the Umarex Colt branded rimfires).
Very accurate
Lightweight polymer upper & lower
Removable fixed AR styled sights
Full quad picatinny rail
25 round mag with after market mags available(up to 50 rounds)
Standard AR buffer tube and pistol grip

With the newer model that is starting to become easier to find now, comes with Magpul furniture.

MOE pistol grip, stock, flip-up sights, threaded barrel with flash suppressor, QD sling attachment points, and the option of FDE or black Magpul furniture.

Detailed pictures to come when it arrives!

Stay tuned!

-Matt

1. Always take the initiative.
2. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.
3. Send out all your dogs and one might return with prey.
4. Never wallow in your troubles; despair must be kept private and brief.
5. Learn to live with your mistakes.
6. Expand your knowledge and understanding of music and literature, old and modern.
7. That roll of unexposed celluloid you have in your hand might be the last in existence, so do something impressive with it.
8. There is never an excuse not to finish a film.
9. Carry bolt cutters everywhere.
10. Thwart institutional cowardice.
11. Ask for forgiveness, not permission.
12. Take your fate into your own hands.
13. Learn to read the inner essence of a landscape.
14. Ignite the fire within and explore unknown territory.
15. Walk straight ahead, never detour.
16. Manoeuvre and mislead, but always deliver.
17. Don’t be fearful of rejection.
18. Develop your own voice.
19. Day one is the point of no return.
20. A badge of honor is to fail a film theory class.
21. Chance is the lifeblood of cinema.
22. Guerrilla tactics are best.
23. Take revenge if need be.
24. Get used to the bear behind you.
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Werner Herzog

24 pieces of advice.

I’m going to start a series one of these days called “the catch-22 tactics of cis people”.

Parents shouldn’t decide “for their kids” whether or not they transition (as though there are cis parents out there BEGGING for their kids to be trans). But, of course, trans kids aren’t “old enough” to make that decision themselves yet. Never mind that in all other aspects of parenting, when a child is not yet able to make informed decisions on their behalf, the parent is expected to do so for them.

A kid is sick? The parent decides whether they go to the doctor. A kid is having behavioral issues? If the parent says they gotta go to therapy, they gotta go. A kid doesn’t want their shots? Tough shit, the parent gets to make that decision.

A kids openly expresses discomfort with their assigned at birth gender? Well, a parent certainly can’t make the informed decision on their child’s behalf to see a qualified gender therapist, talk over options, and allow non-permanent transition options to be pursued! That’s too far!

If you prevent your child from pursuing their transition before they leave your house, you are deciding for them. You are making a decision that could have very real, very long term consequences. Especially if you are able to provide puberty blockers and refuse to under any circumstances, as that literally means that your kid will likely require a greater number of medical procedures to medically transition if they wish to do so.

Guys. If you have kids now or in the future and one of them suggests they may be trans, please don’t pull this shit. Listen to them. Reach out to any resources open to you. Be open minded with them. Encourage them to explore. Let them experiment in a no-pressure environment. Tell them they can go through a hundred “changes” before they work out if they are trans, if they’re cis, what their gender is. Don’t act like you’re doing them a favour by making them wait til they get to “make that decision themselves”.