Dutch and Australian authorities put their troops on standby for deployment to secure the rebel-held crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 in east Ukraine, where fighting between the army and separatists claimed over a dozen more lives.
Pardon the lack of posts this past week, only had one day off and that was to attend a funeral. Also moving things around in my room since I redid the floor.
Part of the reason was cause I wanted a new floor but also to clear out junk for new things and try to maximize space for a recent purchase.
I did buy a few things recently.
A couple boxes of Hornady 500 gr. FP/XTP bullets for my reloading. I’m gathering all the ammo components for the next AR-15 build, which is a Beowulf.
This also serves a secondary purpose. If I decide to go with the 335 grain bullets for my Beowulf, I can always use the 500 grain stuff for my Taurus Raging Bull 500 chambered in 500 S&W.
A much needed part for my Shrike also arrived. This dowel looking thing is actually a spacer that you need in order to use a full length, fixed rifle stock on a Shrike. If you haven’t followed along on that build, the Shrike has a side-charging handle that interferes with most aftermarket collapsible AR-15 stocks. I’m swapping out the Magpul UBR for a Magpul PRS.
The third purchase is one that hasn’t shown up yet but I’m expecting it to arrive on Wednesday, according to the tracking number. I opted to get the DShK wheeled mount because I honestly don’t know when I’ll ever see one for sale again.
Funny story about this mount; I’ve been waiting for it for two years and kind of gave up/forgot about it. Until I got an email while I was on vacation in Canada from the dealer that they had finally arrived.
Apparently the dealer, who sells equipment and arms to the DoD found a warehouse in Poland that was stacked to the ceiling with what he called “green coffins”. Full of surplus stuff; gas masks, helmets, misc weapon parts. However he said the middle boxes were unknown items since they were difficult to get to. That’s where he found the DShK mounts along with KPV stuff.
They were supposed to ship out much earlier but apparently the captain of the cargo vessel in Europe did not want any military equipment on his ship, so everything the dealer bought from the warehouse was delayed. Two years later they’re finally here.
It will be nice to finally have the proper mount for my DShK. I just have to be very careful around it; the entire thing without the DShK on it still weighs close to 300 lbs.
I could rest my laptop on my DShK while sitting down on the seat and blog from there…
I’m somewhat inclined to believe this is either an angry fedora wearing troll who relies on godly martial art skills or a thick skulled anti-gun individual who clearly has no understanding of the subject at hand. Maybe a combination of both.
You say you don’t see the point of having a gun when you’re assailants have guns too. It’s called self defense and not being helpless. You’re under the assumption that complying with criminals will automatically mean they won’t harm you and leave after taking your stuff…or raping you or your loved ones.
Any intelligent person knows that is a delusional, imaginary world where all criminals mean no harm.
“I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich said. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.”
Working at a gun shop I hear my share of opinions and stories from people. For the most part the customers I’ve talked to are honest, good people.
Yesterday though, this guy walks in and I’m subjected to the weirdest story I’ve heard yet. 100% sure he’s a veteran, but a young one, maybe late twenties, early thirties. He had VA papers in his hand, and there is a VA office down the street.
Initially I first believed him, kind of giving him the benefit of the doubt, but as he kept talking, I realized he was lying and that maybe he was on medication; maybe he was suffering from some sort of mental disorder/illness.
In order of what he told me in a span of 30 mins since he was the only one in the shop. Starts off believable but then spirals into lies…
He had friends in the Special Forces (only thing I believed)
He won a military competition and got 25 acres of land as a prize.
He owned 45 cars, including Maseratis and Lotuses
He owns 900 guns
He built his first machine gun when he was 9 years old
He built a 7mm full auto machine gun with a 150 round “clip”
He owns a helicopter
He combined 4 of his 7mm machine guns and put them on his helicopter
He shot a 35 ft long snake somewhere in the U.S
Black Ops will kill him if he speaks out about certain things.
Eventually he left after my boss handed me some paperwork to look over.
This post isn’t meant to make fun of the guy. I don’t know what he’s been through during his time in the service. Maybe he does have an underlying mental illness. Or maybe he’s just a pathological liar; he wasn’t arrogant about his stories, he said it all with a straight face and smile, like how a good friend talks to you. I can’t say for sure.
June was PTSD awareness month.
As the saying goes. “War. War never changes."…but war changes those who are a part of it.