I rarely do clothing related posts but thought this kind of fits well with the blog. A rather sinister looking hoodie that actually comes with the balaclava and visor. It’s designed for high wind, rain and snow…I tempted to order one for my early morning running. Link to shop is in the title.
Backup tunes… Cause every firefight needs an awesome guitar solo to hype everyone up. These are Libyan rebels during the revolution to topple Mommar Ghaddafi. I have no idea why he’d bring a guitar to a gun fight but I suppose you’d be the last person to be targeted by a sniper. Or maybe the first to be shot if your guitar playing sucks.
3 Nations, 1 War… A very odd bit of WWII history. The man pictured is Yang Kyoungjong, a Korean soldier who first fought under the flag of Imperial Japan against the Soviets. He was captured by the Soviets then pressed into combat against the Nazis on the Eastern Front. Once again captured, he would then be conscripted into the German Army and fight for the Nazi regime. His fighting days ended when he was captured by the U.S military on D-Day. He would later live out his life in America, dying in Chicago at the age of 72. Source
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Police are preventing hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews from blocking a main street in protest against a Jerusalem municipal parking lot that is open on the Jewish Sabbath. Ultra-Orthodox activists have repeatedly staged protests since the parking lot opened two years ago. They say operating it on a Saturday is a descretation of the Sabbath, Judaism’s biblically mandated day of rest. (July 16, 2001)
Although Halloween is over, here is one build with a bit of demonic flair. The stock set is custom made but not really meant for sale or even practical use. It’s more of a display piece for the company to get people talking. The shotgun functions but the stock set will catch your eye compared to other Saigas.
Happy Halloween Gunblr
Beautiful bullets… Turning something destructive into decorative. A former Navy Corpsman used jacketed hollow-points fired underwater to get the “bloomed” bullets in which he attached gemstones. Interesting idea, maybe a nice “entry” gift to a girlfriend for Christmas or Valentine’s Day if she isn’t into guns but slowly want to introduce her to them. Source
Iraq Sith Lord
Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi Fedayeen had a very interesting helmet. It would later be known as the “Darth Vader Helmet” due to it’s strong resemblance to the Star Wars character’s own headgear. A few were brought back to the U.S as trophies and are considered one of the more sought after Iraqi collectables. There is some conflicting history as to why the helmet looks like that. One military article suggested that the design was based on pre-WWII German helmets. The more popular theory suggests that Saddam’s son Uday, who was a Star Wars fan designed the helmet to mimic Vader’s for fear and intimidation purposes.
Another disguised firearm, this time in something no one would probably be carrying around anymore, unless you were dressed up as Indiana Jones. The entire handle houses the barrel and trigger, most likely a muzzle loaded and single shot. As you can see in one of the pictures, the whip has to be moved out of the way for the barrel to be exposed.
Welcome to the favela… A Brazilian Federal Police Officer with an FAL Paratrooper. Most likely a domestically produced version since IMBEL made FAL’s under license. The officer seems to have a look of amusement and disbelief at what he found…
Stinger Pengun Carbine
A single shot firearm that has a 16” long barrel to meet non-SBR status. I don’t know why they even bothered with this. Practicality wise you’re better off with a single shot bolt-action rifle. Ain’t no way in Hell anyone going to think that is a pen. Oh and there is a version with a stock.
“Sir why does your pen have a scope?”
“Dammit I need it for precision signature signing. If my windage is off I can’t cross my “T’s”.
A discrete single shot firearm disguised as a pen. It came in several calibers, ranging from .22 LR to .22 Magnum to .25/.32/.380 ACP. To operate you would bend the pen and use the exposed trigger to fire. There is even a scoped version…I don’t know why but there is.
Well sort of. South African police detaining armed robbery suspects in Cape Town. You can see the South African copy of the Israeli Galil, which they designate the RK4. Interesting technique of keeping the suspects detained…it’s like a human centipede chain, with face to ass on the ground. I’d hate to have my face on the guy’s ass who need’s to rip a fart.
Bug-A-Salt Something a bit lighthearted and fun for the weekend. This is a pump-action “salt gun” designed to be used as a safe, non-toxic but fun way to kill pests like flies, roaches, wasps, spiders etc. It looks like a toy so it doesn’t get confused with a real firearm. The videos explain it better. Bug-A-Salt Video