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The entirety of my article on the pros and cons of a sling on a home-defense long gun is up on RECOILweb..."Naysayers point out, if you’re maneuvering through a residence and a bad guy grabs your slung gun and yanks it into the room, you’re coming with it because it’s effectively a handle on you.Conversely, non-slingers claim, if a bad guy grabs your unslung gun, you have the option to just let it go.Let it go? And then what? Press “Y” on the X-Box controller to switch to your secondary?"Go RTW...
Tags: Guns, Writing, Tam, Tacticool, Boomsticks, Teh Intarw3bz, Preparedness

Down Range Radio #619: The NRA Dust-Up

This week Michael talks about the NRA and what it is going to take to get that organization back on track. Down Range Radio – Podcast Episode #619. Scroll down for reference links on topics discussed in this episode. Disclaimer: The statements and opinions expressed here are our own and may not represent those of the companies we represent or any entities affiliated to it. Host: Michael Bane Producer: Marshal Halloway More information and reference links: The Michael Bane Blog Michael Bane ...
Tags: Podcast, Featured, Guns, WSJ, Michael, Second Amendment, Cincinnati, Nra, David Cole, Michael Bane, Self Defense, Down Range Radio, Personal Defense, Shooting Sports, Jeff Knox, Tom Knighton

Dead Zebra – French Chef Android

Dead Zebra and artist Andrew Bell have announced a brand-new 3-inch tall Android collectible. The French Chef Android mini collectible (he's clearly not Chef Boyardee), previously exclusive to select few Google employees, is now available for you to purchase. Each figure includes a spoon and knife accessory, a removable chef hat, and a sculpted mustache.
Tags: Google, Toys, Miscellaneous, Boyardee, Andrew Bell

Forty Autumns ~ Nina Willner

Well, how lucky was I when a book group in Berkshire sent me a copy of Forty Autumns by Nina Willner. The group had read and discussed this 'family's story of courage and survival on both sides of the Berlin Wall', were recommending it far and wide and thought I might like to read it too. One of their number had met the author at the school gates whilst living in Prague, and Nina Willner had done a Facetime session with the reading group during their meeting. It was a Saturday morning, and a le...
Tags: Books, Germany, Berlin Wall, Reagan, Prague, Stasi, US Intelligence, Facetime, Berkshire, Oma, East Germany, Karl, Hanna, Judith, West Berlin, Nina

Military Arms Channel Does Big Bore Wheel Guns

To be fair, he does some pistols as well as revolvers.  Reader ‘The Alaskan” will like this. BTW, the look of the flames coming out between the cylinder and the forcing cone is cool.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms

Lightweight AR Parts

Shooting Illustrated: Modern Sporting Rifles also have the largest volume of light components suitable for retrofitting existing guns. Most makers of steel barrels and AR bolt carriers offer lightweight options alongside their regular products. Skeletonized, extruded-aluminum or carbon-fiber freefloat fore-ends further drop weight at the front of the rifle, while trimmed-down polymer furniture shaves weight at the tail. DS Arms, V-Seven, 2A Armament and Brownells offer lightweight aluminum and t...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Daniel, Brownells, AR-15s, Seven 2A Armament

Help with cover when converting Word to Mobi

Hi, I'm trying to convert from a word doc to mobi. I have a map in the front of my novel and Calibre is designating the map as the book's cover. When I upload the actual cover, the map disappears. It's as if the cover I'm uploading it is replacing it. The map is NOT the cover and shouldn't be designated as the cover anyway. Help!
Tags: Books, Conversion, Mobi

Hi Everyone!

Non-technology savvy author over here is happy to meet you all and get some HELP! LOL. Have a good night! :)
Tags: Books, Introduce Yourself

help for the recipe of globaltimes

calibre is so powerful, but recently i find there is something wrong with the recipe of globaltimes(doesn't work).I was wondering if someone could make some updates?the site adreess is http://www.globaltimes.cn/ The version of the software I'm using is 3.41 ,thanks a lot.
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State Firearm Laws – What Works, What Doesn’t

I want to get this out of the way before I get into the meat of this article. I’m going to be discussing an academically fascinating study, that relates to gun laws. In this article, I may tread close to the line of politics, though I will strive to the utmost not to. Our managing […] Read More … The post State Firearm Laws – What Works, What Doesn’t appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Laws, Guns, Study, Statistics, Gun Laws, Editorial

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers Will Make Your Listings Show Better

This Inexpensive Miracle Worker Will Make Your Listings Show Better I know what you’re thinking, “Inexpensive and miracle don’t really go together.” But, oh, they do! As a home stager, I have learned what products work and which ones are a waste of time and... The post Mr. Clean Magic Erasers Will Make Your Listings Show Better appeared first on Moving Mountains Design - Los Angeles Real Estate Staging.
Tags: Books, Resources, Uncategorized, Vacant Home Staging, Staging Real Estate Investment Properties, Home Staging Information, Home Staging Tips, Staging & Design Tips and Sales, Staging Condos & Townhomes, Preparing to Move

Amazon - 9 Free International Books for World Book Day

Amazon is giving away 9 free international books in honor of world book day (1 day, 9 hours remaining as of now). The books are (I put all the synopsis as spoilers so the post won't be ungainly to sort through): Literary Fiction - Mexico The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia Spoiler: From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican town forever changed. Disfigured and covered in a blanket of bees, little Simonopio is for some locals the ...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Books, Germany, America, Spain, Galicia, Norway, Assad, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Francisco, Lucas, Simon, Sara, Tariq Khan

Double ebook list panes?

After searching the forums for assistance without any success. I decided to post here looking for assistance. Somehow in Calibre. I managed to create a duplicate panel of my ebook list. In other words, I see the same listing twice. Is there a way to remove the second panel? I only need to see one ebook listing in Calibre (updated to the latest version earlier this week). Thank you for any help.
Tags: Books, Calibre

The Most Iconic 300 Blackout: Q’s Honey Badger

The Honey Badger is probably one of the most iconic firearms of the day. So much so that it has even infiltrated video games and can be found in Call of Duty. But what is it? It is the original 300 Blackout PDW (Personal Defense Weapon). Though in fairness, it was designed originally for a […] Read More … The post The Most Iconic 300 Blackout: Q’s Honey Badger appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Call Of Duty, Ar-15, Honey Badger, TFBTV, 300 BLACKOUT, Silencer, AR Patterned, Q LLC, Thunder Chicken

Rifles Stolen From Kenyan Police, Officers Busy Watching Football

In mid-April, Kenyan police officers in Nandi County closed up shop to catch a Champions League match between Manchester United and Barcelona.  The Independent reported that while the officers were out, thieves broke into the police station and stole HK G3 rifles. The break-in was discovered around 1am upon the officer’s return.  The missing “arsenal” […] Read More … The post Rifles Stolen From Kenyan Police, Officers Busy Watching Football appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Police, Football, Barcelona, Manchester United, Champions League, Kenya, Daily News, Nandi County, HK G3

Border Militia a Reaction to Government Betrayal

Larry Hopkins / Johnny Horton (Dona Ana County Jail/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico,” Reuters reports. “Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Inves...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Barack Obama, Fbi, United States, House, Border, Militia, John F Kennedy, CBP, States, New Mexico, Resistance

Kickstarter: Run-A-Mucks Mini Figures

The Run-A-Mucks is a series of mini figures in the tradition of classics like M.U.S.C.L.E. or Monster in My Pocket. This series of 6 unique characters has been put together by Last Resort Toys and is currently a Kickstarter project. Each character is designed by a different artist and sculpted by Bryan Fulk.  The characters include: Grinade (Al Sharpe); Antaeus (Sam De Jesus); Commander Sporloff (Trysta Lilford); Coughin' Coffin (Nik Sardos, a.k.a. T16skyhopp); Stinkweed (Gabriel Barragan ...
Tags: Toys, Miscellaneous, Kickstarter, Nik Sardos, Bryan Fulk, Grinade Al Sharpe, Antaeus Sam De Jesus, Sporloff Trysta Lilford, Gabriel Barragan, Christopher Howard Wolf, Blowman Bryan Fulk

POTD: German Fernspäher with Heckler & Koch and EOTech EXPS3-0

Today’s Photos brings us to the German forests and a short lesson in the German language. Fernspäher consists of two words.”Fern” means remote and “späher” (Spä·her) means scout. So we’re looking at Specialized Scouts, to carry our operations behind enemy lines. They are using Heckler & Koch G36, equipped with the Eotech EXPS3-0 and magnifier […] Read More … The post POTD: German Fernspäher with Heckler & Koch and EOTech EXPS3-0 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Bundeswehr, Koch, Heckler Koch, Fern, Eotech, Photo of the Day, Heckler & Koch G36, IEA Mil-Optics, Eotech G33 magnifier, Eotech EXPS3-0, Fernspäher

Zero Tolerance 0393 Glow-in-the-dark Knife – Review

Zero Tolerance 0393 GLCF U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Tualitin, Oregon based Zero Tolerance (sister company to Kershaw) is always hard at work designing new blades.  The number of new products they release each year is pretty surprising, considering they have consistently maintained a reputation for exceedingly high quality.  Despite excellent in-house designs, they often team up with other well-known knife makers.  In today's case, they collaborated with Rick Hinderer to bring forth the ZT 0393 ...
Tags: Guns, Oregon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Edc, Kershaw, Shooting Industry News, Made in America, EDC Knife, Zero Tolerance, Rick Hinderer, Rex Nanorum, Rex Nanorum Rex Nanorum, Tualitin Oregon

Jens Krogh Joins Blaser USA as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Jens Krogh Joins Blaser USA as Vice President of Sales and Marketing San Antonio, Texas  -(Ammoland.com)- Blaser USA is pleased to announce Jens Krogh has joined Blaser USA as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this position, Krogh will be responsible for all marketing and commercial sales activities, including advertising, social media, and customer relationships. “Blaser USA has incredible product lines and a stellar reputation for quality and innovation, and I am excited to help in...
Tags: Usa, Guns, US, San Antonio Texas, Rigby, Jens, Jason Evans, Shooting Industry News, Blaser, Sauer, Krogh, John Rigby, Blaser USA, Jens Krogh, San Antonio Texas Ammoland, Blaser Mauser

Tuffy Security Products Releases Security Console Insert for 2019 Ram

Tuffy Security Products Releases Security Console Insert for 2019 Ram CORTEZ, Colo. -(Ammoland.com)- Tuffy Security Products has expanded their security console insert product line with a new model for 2019 Dodge RAM pickup trucks, part 354. As part of the continuously growing product line, the new RAM Security Console Insert is concealed under the OEM sliding tray. Constructed of 16-gauge steel with a durable texture powder coat finish, the Model 354 slides directly into the existing OEM c...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Gear, Tuffy, Tuffy Security Products, Kinderhook Industries, Bestop Inc, RAM Security Console Insert

Almond Coconut Bites

Sweet ,chewy healthy and delicious almond coconut bites. Perfect to share with family and friends on any occasion, or even as a breakfast add or snack on to provide that energy boost- For this recipe, you would only need desiccated coconut, ground almonds, Medjool dates, maple syrup, cardamom powder, and almond flakes. Medjool dates, and maple syrup help to add the stickiness to these bites, so I would suggest using these to help the mixture stick nicely. Mix everything except almond flakes, i...
Tags: Crafts, Frombowltosoul

Appelflappen (Apple Flaps)

These can be found at any Dutch bakery or supermarket. But they're also incredibly quick and easy to make! Especially if you use pre-rolled, pre-cut, frozen pastry sheets ;) Any apple suitable for pies should work, so just take your pick. I hope you'll like them :) [Author: C.J. M.]
Tags: Crafts, C.J. M

The Day After

Easter Monday dawned bright and clear -- everywhere on the farm! John and his sister and I headed for the house while the younger generation was still partying -- it had been a long weekend and we were ready for a bit of a sit down, leaving the mess in the barn and elsewhere for the next day.  And when we came down Monday morning, the younger generation had done it all -- quilts down, utensils washed, tablecloths in the wash, and all party paraphernalia back in the boxes t...
Tags: Gardening, Texas, Virginia, John, Louisa May Alcott, Josie, Vicki Lane, Claui

Kamala Harris Vows ‘Executive Action’ on Guns as POTUS

Democrat California Sen. Kamala Harris has promised unilateral executive action on guns if she is elected president. (Screen capture, YouTube, GMA) USA –  Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) made her disdain for the rights of gun owners official when she told a CNN Town Hall audience that, if she is elected president next year, she will issue executive orders on gun control during her first 100 days in office. As reported by Bloomberg News, Harris would “bypass Congress with actions that include exp...
Tags: Guns, Congress, California, San Francisco, Bloomberg, Cnn, Connecticut, San Diego, Fox News, Kamala Harris, Nra, Adam Lanza, Cnn Town Hall, Democratic Party, HARRIS, Town Hall

Gallery of great old How and Why Wonder Books

I have a small collection of How and Why Wonder Books that were published in the 1960s and 1970s. The interior and cover art is great. According to Wikipedia, there were 74 titles in this series of illustrated kids science and nature books. Flickr user X Ray Delta One uploaded 10 covers from the series.
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EPUBCheck v4.2.0

EPUBCheck v4.2.0 is now available: https://github.com/w3c/epubcheck/releases/tag/v4.2.0 It provides complete support for checking conformance to the EPUB 3.2 family of specifications. (I have updated the Sigil and Calibre plugins.)
Tags: Books, Epub

Cannot convert DRM locked Kindle book

Calibre 3.41.3 with DeDrm 6.6.3, get Cannot Convert on one book. Can't find keyfiles for DeDrm. Ran with debug mode; log file below; any help very appreciated. calibre Debug log calibre 3.41.3 embedded-python: True is64bit: False Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1 Windows ('32bit', 'WindowsPE') 32bit process running on 64bit windows ('Windows', '7', '6.1.7601') Python 2.7.15+ Windows: ('7', '6.1.7601', 'SP1', u'Multiprocessor Free') Interface language: None Successfully initialized third party ...
Tags: Books, Launch, Calibre, Mobi, American Strategic Planning

John Vlieger Wins High Overall at Battle in the Bluegrass X

Shell Shock Technologies sponsored shooter Vlieger also placed Sixth Overall (fifth in Open Division) at the 2019 GLOCK® USPSA Area 6 Championship. Shell Shock Technologies sponsored shooter John Vlieger at Battle in the Bluegrass X Westport, Conn. (Ammoland.com) – Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter, John Vlieger, has p...
Tags: Guns, US Army, Lexington KY, Westport Connecticut, St George Utah, Competitive Shooting News, Okeechobee Florida, Shell Shock, Shell Shock Technologies, Shell Shock Technologies LLC, H P White Laboratory, About Shell Shock Technologies LLC, John Vlieger, Vlieger, Shell Shock Technologies NAS3, Vlieger Vlieger

Radical Rimfire: The OSS Rad 22 Makes Its Debut

OSS Suppressors is breaking new ground in their flow-through silencer technology designs  The OSS Rad 22 is a titanium and steel rimfire suppressor capable of handling fully automatic firing schedules and hot rounds like the 5.7mm. Pricing is listed as $449 MSRP with an introductory price of around $350 that is valid until Labor Day. […] Read More … The post Radical Rimfire: The OSS Rad 22 Makes Its Debut appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Daily News, Oss, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Product Announcement, Oss Suppressors, Silencer Saturday

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