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I had previously mentioned Saturday's range trip. I arrived in the parking lot just as they were unlocking the front door and turning on the "OPEN" sign. I had 150 rounds of Magtech 124gr FMJ with me, fifty of which was already loaded into magazines.I put the TQ and blowout kit in the range tray photo as my usual "I am not on the range alone" signal but, as it turned out, I managed to chew through my 150 rounds in big, goofy mag dumps at seven yards before they managed to get any other range cu...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Boomsticks, Range Notes


Down Range Radio #601: Focus on Speed With a handgun

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Tags: Amazon, Podcast, Featured, Guns, Bob, Harvard Business Review, Michael, Second Amendment, Roger McGuinn, Verdana, Michael Bane, Self Defense, Down Range Radio, Personal Defense, Shooting Sports, Tom McHale


"USB Connected" screen image replacement

Dear Mobileread Community, I need your help in replacing screen image when Kindle Paperwhite 3 (5.9.7) is connected via USB. I had no problem doing that on Kindle 4 Non-Touch. However, it seems like besides the png file itself, their is also an eips (?) command to draw something else. What I did: 1) Prepared an image. Just took my favorite one and after some tweaks in GIMP, I finally converted it to a proper eips-compatible format: Code: convert input.png -type GrayScale -depth 8 -colors...
Tags: Books, Kindle Developer's Corner


Useful pointers if you're new to film...

It seems weird to someone my age, but anybody much under 40 grew up in an era when film photography was the province of artistes and dinosaurs. I mean, it still sort of is, but it's definitely seeing an upswing in popularity.Digital has been mainstream pretty much since the turn of the millennium, so if that's what you've always shot and would like to dabble with film, the video has some good pointers on what to look for when browsing the dusty offerings you'll run across. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Digital, Tam, Vidjo, Pickcher Takin


Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For Bookworms

If you’ve got a bookworm or writer on your gifting list, you’ll want to find them something as creative and inspiring as they are. Pro tip: don’t get them a book. With any voracious reader and writer, it’s hard to guess what they’ve already read, and you don’t want to be a victim of re-gifting. To […]
Tags: Books, News, Holiday Gift Guide, VarietySpy


Meet the U.S. Army’s New Pistol for Civilians, SIG SAUER P320-M17

SIG SAUER P320-M17 U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The fighting guns of the United States Army holds a special significance to nearly all groups in our country. Some despise them and others hold them in reverence. In the gun world, we tend to do both, but for our own reasons. Today we are looking at the civilian version of SIG SAUER’s M17. SIG Sauer P320-M17 When the P320 series was first released, it was met with some criticism. The negative press continued for several years as the design was put th...
Tags: Guns, Army, Mhs, Josh, Barnes, U.S. Army, United States Army, Sig Sauer, Black Hills, Featured Articles, Firearm News, Pistols, Camp Perry, Gun Reviews, SIG SAUER P320, Josh Wayner


Bump Stock Ban Signed by Acting AG to Prompt Legal Challenges

The terms of surrender… U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Today, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced that the Department of Justice has amended the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), clarifying that bump stocks fall within the definition of ‘machinegun’ under federal law, as such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger,” the DOJ announced in a Tuesday press rel...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, White House, Department Of Justice, Goa, Donald Trump, Doj, Federal Register, Nra, Whitaker, Department, ATF, NFA, David Codrea, Matthew Whitaker, Gun Rights News


Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies | Blizzard Cookies | Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

We're calling these yummy Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies made with chocolate chips our Blizzard Cookies. They were supposed to be Whoopie Pies. Sometimes you just have to improvise.
Tags: Crafts, Desserts, Family, Shopping, Gifts, Blizzard, Recipes, Cookies, Frugality, Banana Bread, Decor, Marshmallows, Freezer Meals, Kitchen Tips, Newsworthy, Pot Luck


Marvin 3 / Ipad - I can't create a "User Collection"

I'm trying to create some custom "User Collections", but can't for some reason. When I click on "User Collections", I see the pencil / paper icon in the top right corner. When I click on it, the icon turns to a check mark, and a greyed out message saying "tap to rename or delete" shows up. I have tapped all over the place, and create a new collection. Has anyone had this problem? Can you please tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks! I am using an ipad and Marvin 3.
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Science Fiction with a twist, ending in a bang

Connor’s Gambit, a 99c ebook. After an alien targets his family, Brad Johnson, an entrepreneur, finds himself on an off world adventure, relying on his skills to survive an intergalactic war. As Brad struggles to understand the conflict between the aliens, as well as his place in the universe he learns one group threatens Earth's security and the other wants something entirely different. All Brad wants is to return home to his family, but not until he embarks on the greatest adventure of his lif...
Tags: Books, Earth, Self-promotions By Authors And Publishers, Connor, Brad, Brad Johnson, Amazon Kobo Ibooks Barnes


Paul Howe Signature Glock Pistols by Wilson Combat

Wilson Combat has introduced another series of special edition weapons customized to the specifications of a renown industry professional. This time they offer two weapons – Gen 4 Glock 19 and Glock 26 pistols. These handguns are made to meet the requirements of Paul Howe. For those of you who don’t know who Paul Howe is, […] Read More … The post Paul Howe Signature Glock Pistols by Wilson Combat appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Signature Series, Wilson, Daily News, Glock, Wilson Combat, Paul Howe, Pistols, Custom Glock, Semi-Auto, Paul Howe Signature Glock Pistols


Vancouver Design Inspiration

A while back when I told a friend I was thinking of a driving visit to the Northeast, she began to enthusiastically list the gardens I should visit. But the reality is, when I’m on vacay, I don’t necessarily WANT to visit a lot of gardens. This is partly in difference to my husband, who already tolerates a LOT of shoptalk around our house when my gardener friends drop by. Beyond that, a vacation is supposed to be a break from work, even when it is work that you love. So a garden or park has to ...
Tags: Gardening, Stanley Park, Prospect Point


Mysterious Experimental Thompson SMG with a Folding Stock

This experimental Thompson submachine gun is kept and displayed in the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps which is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The photos of this Model 1928A1 Thompson SMG were taken by a fellow firearms researcher Marin Milchev who kindly provided them to TFB to be used in this article. The information about […] Read More … The post Mysterious Experimental Thompson SMG with a Folding Stock appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Experimental, Thompson, Daily News, Saint Petersburg Russia, Tommy Gun, Submachine Guns/Pistol Caliber Carbines, 1928A1, Marin Milchev


Daily Gun Deals: Vortex SPARC Red Dot Scope & Ten Magpul PMAG 30Rd Magazines $199.99

Vortex SPARC Red Dot Scope & Ten Magpul PMAG 30Rd Magazines USA – -(Ammoland.com)- The deal makers at Palmetto State Armory have a buy on a Vortex SPARC Red Dot Scope and ten (10) Magpul PMAG thirty round magazines for just $199.99 with FREE Shipping.Anyone paying good money for optics knows that the Vortex SPARC is $200.00 every day on Amazon so buying this deals gets you the 10 PMAGS for FREE, AND Free Shipping! (ammo not included in this one)Vortex SPARC AR 1x Red Dot Scope SPC-AR1Simple—F...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, Digital, Nato, Gear, Moe, Vortex SPARC, Palmetto State Armory, Ammunition News, USA Ammoland, Vortex Optics, Magpul Original Equipment, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand News Editors, Daily Deals Magazines, Vortex SPARC Red Dot Scope


Benefits of being locked in to a provider

First let me say I wish ereaders were made by companies who didn't sell ebooks. That, to me, is the single biggest problem with this industry. But they are and there are some benefits and I thought they were worth mentioning. I can only speak about Amazon as a provider. I have Nooks and Kobos but I don't buy their books. They're for sideloaded books. The first and most obvious benefit is ease of use. I get 3G Kindles for the most part and I can download books from my library anywhere I ha...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Asus, General Discussions, Dell, X Ray, Kobos


Mixing cable and CC

I've had to give up using Calibre Companion. A shame, because when it worked it was really good. It can take up to half an hour to connect CC to my Kindle Fire 8HD. I get the "could not connect" message over and over again. Some days it will connect, others it won't. There doesn't seem to be a pattern to it. So when I couldn't connect, and I didn't have the time to troubleshoot (again!) I downloaded my books by connecting my Kindle to my computer with a cable, and transferring books from the m...
Tags: Books, Calibre Companion, Moon Pro


Holden Caulfield, Luna Lovegood, and your dad: How to win a chance to name a character in an upcoming novel from a big author.

Still trying to figure out that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift for that very, very special book lover in your life? Then hop on over to the Literature Lovers’ Holiday Auction by December 20. There, you can bid to win an incredible gift for someone on your holiday list: A character in an upcoming novel named in their honor. […]
Tags: Books, Shopping, Reading, Holiday Gift Ideas, Gifts For Women, Gifts For Men, Doing Good, Gifts For Grandparents, Charity + Causes, Gifts That Give Back, Books for Adults, Holden Caulfield Luna Lovegood, Literature Lovers Holiday Auction


Video Podcast: The Gun That Wouldn’t Die

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Tags: Featured, Guns, Verdana, Michael Bane, Shooting Gallery, Outdoor Channel, Weekly Video Podcast


Science Squared

Art by A.F. Branco Climate Change Global Warming Science USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Science Squared.Much of the recent climate-change research and models don’t quite line up with actual science according to some scientist who doesn’t drink the Mass hysteria Kool-aid.Did you enjoy this cartoon?Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizations: National Rifle Association ...
Tags: Guns, Climate Change, Washington Post, America, Fox News, Nra, National Rifle Association NRA, Ammoland, Conservation News, A.F. Branco, Gun Cartoons, Branco, Preservation Of Firearms Ownership JPFO, James Woods Sarah Palin Larry Elder Lars Larson


PSA: Fake App Store Receipts Are Tricking People Into Providing All Their Personal Details

A fascinating new phishing attempt it making the rounds disguising itself as a receipt from the App Store, tricking unsuspecting users into coughing up all of their personal details. Here’s what you need to know and how to stay safe. First of all, look how skeezy this looks As reported by Bleeping Computer, the attempt shows up as an email with an attached PDF receipt for somewhere in the range of $30. With that, there’s a highly convenient “Issues with this transaction?” link at the bottom...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Bleeping Computer


The Trumpening

So, Trump’s DOJ unilaterally and unlawfully banned bump stocks. This could be done by congress, I would think. But I don’t know that this will stand. In other news, if you have a bumpstock, you’ll be a felon in 90 days if you don’t turn it in or destroy it. So, where’s my national reciprocity and hearing protection act I was promised?
Tags: Guns, Congress, Uncategorized, Doj, Trump


South Dakota Legislature is moving to Repeal Prohibition on Capitol Carry

South Dakota Legislature is moving to Repeal Prohibition on Capitol Carry South Dakota  – -(Ammoland.com)-The House Majority Leader in South Dakota has sponsored a bill to allow concealed carry in the South Dakota Capitol and any county courthouse, with an enhanced pistol permit.It is part of a movement to restore the exercise of the Second Amendment to mainstream status. According to a study done at the Crime Prevention Research Center in 2017, 16 state capitols have arrangements for the lega...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, Department Of Defense, South Dakota, House, Arizona, Wisconsin, Capitol, Legislature, Crime Prevention Research Center, Kristi Noem, Daugaard, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten


Nunchucks

A judge in NY ruled they are protected by the second amendment. And, quite amazingly, this: Evidence introduced during the trial showed that at least 64,890 wood or metal nunchucks were sold in the United States in the past 23 years. Well, if that’s a criteria for “in common use”, I’ll take it.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, United States


Keeping an unsecured gun in your car is not the best idea

So, in Memphis, the police chief wants to ban guns in cars. Because they get stolen.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Memphis


Kobo Forma device IDs

I've been looking at the firmware, and noticed two IDs for the forma: 377 and 380. I think they are for the different storage sizes. Can someone with the 8GB and someone with the 32GB Forma post their device ID (it's in .kobo/version) so I can make sure I know which one is which?
Tags: Books, Kobo Developer's Corner, Kobo Forma


Creativity with Balance of Mind, Body and Soul

I have personally found balance to be so important when creating with my whole self. For creativity with balance, that means my mind, body, and soul are all in alignment as I step into my creative process. Just like the shape of a triangle, all three areas in my life are aligned, creating balance. Creativity with Balance These 3 areas are so powerful in helping us be our best creative selves. I’m sharing a little bit more about what I mean by the mind, body, and soul and what parts they play ...
Tags: Crafts, Mind Body


President Trump Moves Forward with Bump Stock Ban

President Trump Moves Forward with Bump Stock Ban Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- Today President Trump unveiled his finalized form of his “bump stock ban.” In doing so he created countless new felons out of gun owners who have committed no crime, hurt no one and constituted no danger to anyone.You can read the entire document here.Persons who purchased these devices lawfully must now destroy them or turn them into the nearest BATF office. ATF, the same folks who assured buyers that these accessorie...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Oregon, Trump, ATF, Matthew Whitaker, BATF, Gun Rights News, President Trump, Oregon Firearms Federation, Bump Stocks


Federal Lawsuit Filed Challenging Trump Bump-Stock Ban; Injunction Sought

Bump Stock Lawsuit Guedes, et al. v. BATFE WASHINGTON, D.C. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Today, attorneys for an owner of a “bump-stock” device and three constitutional rights advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s new confiscatory ban on firearm parts, additionally challenging Matthew Whitaker’s legal authority to serve as Acting Attorney General and issue rules without being nominated to the role and confirmed by the Senate or by operation of law. A copy of t...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, California, Senate, United States, Lawsuits, Prince, Doj, Msf, Trump, Kraut, ATF, FPC, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Matthew Whitaker


26 books Southern California booksellers are recommending to readers in 2018

If you’re a reader, you probably have a stack of books – your to-be-read (or TBR) pile – by your bed or on your desk. But you’re probably also on the prowl for other books you want to pick up. (We know we are.) So with so much to choose from, we went to some of our local experts. We asked local bookstore owners and their employees what their favorite reads were this year (even if some weren’t published this year – or this century). Cellar Door Bookstore in Canyon Crest Towne Centre owner Li...
Tags: Books, Japan, Florida, Hollywood, Sweden, Wales, California, New York City, Neil Gaiman, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Cameron, Margaret Atwood



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