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For good or ill, revolvers are on the wane. They were replaced as duty/service guns wholesale in the 1980s, and their strongest holdout niche, the 5-shot concealable snubby, is being eclipsed by the tiny pocket .380 pistol.And it's not like Millennials are going to develop a sudden affection for revolvers (or 1911s) when they turn 40, either, any more than they're likely to suddenly develop an interest in Harleys with their first gray hair.Elsewhere I predicted that in ten years the shrunken rev...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Sass, Boomsticks, Revolvers


Toy Fair 2019 - Rumors of Leader Class Transformers Siege Astrotrain


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Concealed Carry Corner: Best Drills For An Armed Citizen – FAST drill

When it comes to concealed carry, just having a gun and successfully concealing it is only half of the equation. Another half are skills – situational awareness, legal knowledge and last but not least – marksmanship. In the previous article, I talked about the “Triple Nickel”, one of the most challenging concealed carry drills ever invented. But not everyone has access to ranges where […] Read More … The post Concealed Carry Corner: Best Drills For An Armed Citizen – FAST drill appeared first o...
Tags: Guns


POTD: M107 Semi-Automatic Long Range Sniper Rifle

It’s all too seldom we get high-quality reference style photographs of military firearms. They are usually pictured where they usually belong; in the field, painted, partially hidden or out of focus. Today’s pictures are different and provide a great look at the M107. It looks like a brand new firearm, with just minor scratches.   […] Read More … The post POTD: M107 Semi-Automatic Long Range Sniper Rifle appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Photo of the Day, Leupold Optics, Barrett M107, AG90, Barret M82, Leupold Mark 4


James K Baxter: venerated poet's letters about marital rape rock New Zealand

Collection of writings just released includes references to rape of then-wife Jackie Sturm, herself an acclaimed poet and authorA new collection of letters from one of New Zealand’s most significant poets, James K Baxter, that includes a blunt admission of marital rape is causing shockwaves through the literary community.Baxter died in Auckland in 1972 but remains one of New Zealand’s literary giants. He achieved international attention in the late 1950s after Oxford University Press published h...
Tags: Books, Poetry, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Auckland, Baxter, Oxford University Press, James K Baxter, Jackie Sturm


File Browser - how to multi selections

In KOReader File Browser, when I want to remove some books, I have to select them 1 by 1 and choose to remove. Is there anyway to select multi books to delete them?
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Hot Toys – 1/6th scale Captain Marvel

With Captain Marvel is coming to theaters in less than a month, anticipation for this forthcoming installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is running exceptionally high. And Hot Toys is expanding their Movie Masterpiece Series with the cosmic-powered hero Captain Marvel 1/6th scale collectible figure . Expertly crafted based on the appearance of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the movie, the highly-detailed collectible figure features two interchangeable head sculpts (unmas...
Tags: Toys, Disney, Hot Toys, Mohawk, Brie Larson, Sideshow Toys, Carol Danvers Captain Marvel




Soft Day


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WESN Goods Allman Knife ~ Sneak Peek for AmmoLand Readers

WESN will launch their Kickstarter campaign later this month with pricing and early buy options. WESN Allman Knife USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In 2017 we introduced the WESN Micro Blade to the world — and we were blown away by the massive response. We launched on Kickstarter and received 1800% backing. Very quickly, we realized that there was interest in what we were trying to do. That first campaign was a crash course in creating a product, and we certainly earned some of our stripes the hard ...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Kickstarter, Allman, WESN, WESN Allman Knife USA


WESN Goods Allman Knife ~ Sneak Peak for AmmoLand Readers

WESN Allman Knife USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In 2017 we introduced the WESN Micro Blade to the world — and we were blown away by the massive response. We launched on Kickstarter and received 1800% backing. Very quickly, we realized that there was interest in what we were trying to do. That first campaign was a crash course in creating a product, and we certainly earned some of our stripes the hard way. With those lessons under our belt, we’re coming back to Kickstarter to offer our 10,000+ custom...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Kickstarter, Allman, WESN, WESN Allman Knife USA


WESN Goods Allman Knife ~ Sneak Peak fro AmmoLand Readers

WESN Allman Knife USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In 2017 we introduced the WESN Micro Blade to the world — and we were blown away by the massive response. We launched on Kickstarter and received 1800% backing. Very quickly, we realized that there was interest in what we were trying to do. That first campaign was a crash course in creating a product, and we certainly earned some of our stripes the hard way. With those lessons under our belt, we’re coming back to Kickstarter to offer our 10,000+ custom...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Kickstarter, Allman, WESN, WESN Allman Knife USA


Long Distance Flight Necessities

Last week I spent a eight days on a whirlwind trip to Australia and the flight is a long one, it’s just under 15 hours from LA to Sydney! For international or long distance flights I have my routine down to maximize rest and comfort. For my fellow travelers, today I’m sharing the kit of supplies I carry with me whenever I’m off to see the world and visit a new country.   watercolor world map by art prints vicky I often take red eye flights and the plane flies through the night arriving in the mo...
Tags: Travel, Crafts, Australia, La, Sydney, Vicks VapoRub, Out + About


The T-Worx Intelligent Rail platform approved after U.S. Army tests – Some thoughts

NATO’s “Powered Rail Team”, consisting of 11 nations working on the common goal of bringing forward a STANAG (NATO standardization document) for a Powered Accessory Rail for small firearms, is starting to pay off. Pictured below: Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in the United Kingdom are continuing to work with a […] Read More … The post The T-Worx Intelligent Rail platform approved after U.S. Army tests – Some thoughts appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Defense, Nato, United Kingdom, Editorial, U S Army, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory DSTL, Future Soldier System, Next Generation Squad Weapons, Future Soldier Vision, Intelligent Rail, Nato Powered Rail, Picatinny Powered Rail, T Worx, T Worx Intelligent Rail, Powered Rail Team


Overwatch – Mercy figma

From the globally popular multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch , GoodSmile has announced the Mercy figma collectible. She comes with two face plates, including a smiling expression and a more serious expression, her Caduceus Staff and Caduceus Blaster - the end of her staff can be displayed opened or closed, attachable effect parts for her wings, and an articulated figma stand to facilitate various exciting poses. Standing around 6 inches tall, the figure will be available to pre-orde...
Tags: Toys, GoodSmile, Caduceus Staff


Ashen Horse Update

I posted my story “The Ashen Horse” here as it was in progress. If anyone is interested, I wanted to let you know of my progress with re-writing. First off, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who followed and commented on the story. I consider all suggestions in going through the re-write process. Next I have to extend a heart-felt “Thank You” to Tpals, PBB, and Texican for their thoughtful insights on the project. I am splitting the story into four parts for publishing. After severa...
Tags: Books, Chad, Weapon, Movies & Stories, Amazon Thank


Considering buying my very first e-reader. Here are my thoughts. Please advise

Hi all, I'm looking for a device and started brainstorming inside a Google Doc. Because it's not easy to simply copy and paste (it has tables), I hope you don't mind reading my text in the google doc link. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...4KmMA5uKw/edit I'd love to hear what you all have to say. If you have any questions, please ask away. Thank you so much!
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Tolerating Republican Betrayals on Guns Only Encourages More Turncoats

What incentive does voting for “Republicans” supporting this give the GOP to offer better candidates? U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “[T]here is a push to pass an ‘assault weapons’ ban via a ballot initiative to amend the State Constitution,” a Monday Florida Shooters Network report warns. “This is being spearheaded by Ban Assault Weapons NOW (BAWN), a bipartisan group of gun-grabbers made up of Republican and Democrat authoritarians that want to see Floridians disarmed.” “BAWN has partnered with ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Guns, Republicans, Senate, Bloomberg, Gop, House, The Atlantic, Resistance, Republic, Republican National Committee, Hoffman, Rick Scott, David Codrea, Lee Atwater


Character of the week: Yoda

“Do or do not… there is no try.” “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” “War does not make one great.” “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. […]
Tags: Books, News, Fear, Stories


1 Year Anniversary of Parkland Massacre & Gun Banner Continue to Spread Their Lies

Opinion A year after Parkland, Democrats engage in blatant emotional blackmail and incredible lies to push disarmament agenda on Americans. Official Gun Control Playbook USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Today is the one year anniversary of the Parkland High School Mass Shooting, in the days leading up to today, Mainstream Media outlets such as the NY Times, MSNBC, Rolling Stone and others have predictably stirred up a boiling cauldron of emotional blackmail, seasoned with outrageous lies, re-intervi...
Tags: Guns, Msnbc, Dianne Feinstein, Citizens, Fed, Andrea Mitchell, Walther, Gonzalez, Hogg, Dan Roberts, Ted Deutch, Sen Bob Menendez, Gun Rights News, Failed Gun Control, Sandy Hook Massacre, Sen Bob Menendez D NJ


Daily Gun Deals: UZI CO2 Blowback Submachine BB Gun $159.99 Save $40.00 (20%OFF)

UZI CO2 Blowback Submachine BB Gun Deal USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Airgun Depot has their best selling Umarex UZI CO2 Blowback Submachine BB Gun on sale for $159.99. You save $40.00 or 20% OFF the retail price. Building off of Uziel Gal’s design from the late 1940’s, Umarex has created the ultimate CO2 machine pistol that features both semi-auto and full-auto firing modes. Uzi’s have been utilized as either personal protection weapons for tankers, pilots, and other support troops and they have a...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Uzi, Firearm News, Umarex, Daily Gun Deals, AmmoLand News Editors, Airgundepot, Uziel Gal, Ammoland com Airgun Depot, Umarex UZI


New Wave Toys – 1/6th scale Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Cabinet

New Wave Toys has announced the pre-order availability of their Street Fighter II: Champion Edition 1/6th scale arcade machine. Expected to ship around July 1st 2019, the limited edition cabinet sells for $119.99 (currently on sale for $99.99). On this 1/6th scale machine, you can play the original Street Fighter II: Champion Edition and Super Street Fighter II Turbo arcade games. It features a miniaturized Fight Stick control panel, which includes bat style joystick and microswitch action b...
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Large reader for academic PDF reading

Hi all, I guess this is the place to ask this sort of thing… nonetheless, this got a bit long, so I’ve highlighted the key bits: So I've finally decided I'm going to shell out the big buck for a large E-reader (13”, possibly 10” if there are compelling reasons); I want it mainly for academic work, which means reading a ton of pdfs: Journal articles with or without figures, low quality scans of book chapters, and sometimes digitized versions of historical music theory treatises like this one, e...
Tags: Books, Sony, KSM, Sony DPT, Canada Montreal, Which one should I buy


Spyderco Junction PLN Fixed Blade Knife Review – Can You Say Sharp?

Tom reviews the Spyderco Junction G-10 FB38GP Plain Edge Fixed Blade Knife. Spyderco Junction PLN Fixed Blade Knife Idaho – -(AmmoLand.com)- Today I want to do a product review on the Spyderco Junction PLN (the PLN simply stands for Plain edge, which means not serrated). The design birthed out of one of Gayle Bradley’s (a popular knife maker) earlier knife designs. I like the shape and think that it should fit fine into the hunters or backpacker’s world. Spyderco Junction PLN Fixed Blade Kn...
Tags: Guns, US, Taiwan, Amazon Kindle, Gear, Product Review, Tom, Kydex, Spyderco Knives, Boltaron, Tom Claycomb, Hunt Alaska Bass Pro Shops Bowhunter, Tom Claycomb Tom Claycomb, Gayle Bradley, Spyderco Junction PLN Fixed Blade Knife Review, Spyderco Junction PLN


Aridus Industries RMR CROM Now Available

Aridus Industries makes some of the best accessories for shotguns. The QDC and CROM have proven to be the best setups to run on a Beretta 1301. My Magpul Edition 870 has all the Aridus goodies on it. The CROM was designed to allow an Aimpoint T1 or T2 to cowitness the iron sights on […] Read More … The post Aridus Industries RMR CROM Now Available appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Shotguns, Optics, Daily News, Remington 870, Trijicon RMR, Aridus Industries, Co-Witness, CROM, Mossberg 590


Convert Kindle book into ePub with Linux & Android (no Mac/Windows/Kindle device)

I'm running Linux Mint 19.1 (Cinnamon desktop). I don't have Windows or Mac. I access my Kindle books either on the Kindle Cloud Reader (read.amazon.com) . I don't have a Kindle e-reader. With the hardware I have, can I convert my Kindle ebooks into ePub? Can Calibre do the job?
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Who can forget those scenes in Count Zero where they all stand around eating soup?

Back in the 1980s, the giant German sf publisher Heyne tried out an experimental partnership with a soup company Maggi (they're still around), and it was bonkers. Under the terms of the deal, science fiction novels would be periodically interrupted by scenes in which the characters would drop everything and start eating Maggi soups, smacking their lips and exclaiming over just how delicious they were. But to keep readers from confusing the soup ads with the novels, these scenes would be se...
Tags: Post, Books, Publishing, Science Fiction, Old school, News, Germany, Cyberpunk, William Gibson, Tim Powers, Maggi, Heyne, Is It Soup Yet, Count Zero



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