Monday, September 30, 2013

Revolver Power

This amazing high speed photo shows exactly what happens when you shoot a revolver. I was in awe of just how much muzzle flash comes out of the spaces between the barrel and the cylinder. One of the coolest gun photos I have ever seen, maybe number one on my list of all time favorites!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

My New You Tube Show - Hey, Don't Shoot!

The premier episode of my new You Tube show, "Hey, Don't Shoot" is now posted. The shows subject matter includes digital multimedia production, photography, cinematography, news and sports. Hosted by myself and Garvertron, the show is taped in Korea, near the Demilitarized zone.

So sit back, relax, grab yourself a delicious cheese plate perhaps and enjoy the show!

Discover more at

Friday, September 27, 2013

Real Men - Portrait of a World War II Paratrooper

When men were men. Check out this very cool portrait of a World War II Paratrooper. I can't make out any unit patches but perhaps the photo is even better because of this. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Picture of the Day

Just take it in as art. I have no idea what's going on in this photo.

Girls with Guns - It's Been Far Too Long Since the Last Edition

It seems like forever since the last Girls with Guns photo gallery was posted doesn't it? I'm surprised I didn't receive any hate mail. To appease the restless natives...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Unique (temporary) Tribute to Those Lost on D-Day

Raked into the sand, this extremely unique tribute to the fallen at the Normandy beaches was bold in that 9000 figures were raked into the sand and it only lasted a few hours as it was soon washed away by the tide.

Read more - Responds

UPDATE: 25 Sep. 2013. sent me a pre-paid return label. Now that's the way to take care of customers! Thank you!

A few days ago I made a post regarding my attempt to order a pair of boots from which did not go so well. I received the wrong color boots and also discovered that I was charged the regular price for the boots when, in fact, the boots were on sale.

I got an email response today stating that the boots were no longer in stock (they were when I placed the order) and that I would get a full refund. That's great, I thanked them for their quick reply and the refund, however, I still have to foot the bill to return the boots, a fact which I'm not entirely too thrilled about.

Not sure if I will order from them again or not.

Alpha Battery Soccer Game

My Battery has fielded a team for a unit level soccer league here at Camp Casey, they had their first game last night. I couldn't resist tagging along and bringing my cameras. I shot this with two cameras, one with a zoom lens (70-300mm) and one with a standard lens (24-105mm).


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dear - Why is is so difficult to get a simple order right?

I recently ordered a paid of much needed Under Armor boots from on the advice of an army buddy whose sharp looking boots I had commented on. I went to the site and found this pair of Under Armor Valsetz boots on sale for $89.99...

Seemed like a good deal, they had my size in stock (9) so I placed the order. Here we are, ten days later, my feet and I have been anxiously awaiting my new boots. I was elated to see that I had a package waiting for me at the unit post office, I signed for the box and went back to my room anticipating the luxurious feel and comfort of my new boots. However, I was dismayed when I opened the box and found that the boots, although they were the correct size, were black in color, not desert tan as I had ordered. And no, I didn't mistakenly order black, I know I ordered tan. On top of that, I looked at the invoice and found that I was charged $109.99 not the listed sale price of $89.99. They appear to have a customer friendly return and exchange policy but now I have to pay for the return shipping. Bleh. I sent an email requesting an exchange for a similar pair because the style I ordered is now out of stock, if not, then a refund. I'll report back on how their customer service handles it. In the meantime, this soldiers feet remain sore and in need of a new pair of boots. It'll take 7-10 days to return this pair and another 7-10 days to get a replacement pair.

Too Awesome Not to Share - Joe Biden Shotgun Song

Enjoy this extremely creative and entertaining parody song of Joe Biden's shotgun interview with a little Rand Paul, John McCain, Edward Snowden, Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly thrown in for good measure.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

My New Show - Hey Don't Shoot is coming soon!

I've been hard at work with rehearsals and pre-production for my new You Tube show and podcast called "Hey Don't Shoot!".

The show is a variety show but focuses mainly on digital cameras and equipment but other features will include news headlines, sports, movie reviews and much more.

Late October is our scheduled launch. For more info check out the Hey Don't Shoot Blog.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Legal Open Carry - Do the Police Know What the Laws Are? (Video)

I'm becoming more and more interested in the subject of open carry. I see video after video of people getting stopped by police for open carry in states where it is open carry is LEGAL.

Let's say for example, someone is seen openly carrying a side arm in public, walking down the street, this person is not seen making any threats or behaving strangely. It's understandable that someone else might think to call the police and say "Hey, there's a guy walking down the street with a pistol." Now here is where my curiosity about our police force gets the best of me. Shouldn't the police dispatcher or 911 operator then ask a few questions?

Is the person brandishing the firearm?
Is the person acting strangely or making threats?
Or is this person minding their own business just going about their way normally?
Shouldn't this be the reply?
"Thank you for calling the so and so police department, however, open carry of a firearm is legal in this state."

I understand the concern for public safety, so perhaps an officer getting a call on a person open carrying should be to observe first, then, if the person is acting suspicious or otherwise behaving in a way to cause concern, sure, go and ask a few questions.

If it's legal to open carry in that particular state, why then are the police dispatched in the first place? It seems to me that the police are unaware of the laws and what the rights of the citizen are.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Battery Goes on a Run, I Grab My Camera

My Battery went on a motivational run leading into the 3 day Choesuk holiday weekend. I instinctively reached for my camera and threw a short video together for posterity. It's an outstanding Battery with superb leadership, I'm proud to be a part of it!

Enjoy the video.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Over and Under

I'm not sure what model of shot gun this photo shows but boy is it ever gorgeous!

Very much looking forward to getting back to the states and doing some shooting. Looks like I'll be back in the spring of 2015. Tops on my list is to purchase an Over and Under shotgun for trap and skeet shooting. I bought a couple of cases of target load and I want to put those rounds down range. I've been looking at the CZ Canvasback 12 ga. with a 26 inch barrel. I prefer a shorter barrel.

Photo Tribute to the B17 Flying Fortress

As a kid I was in awe of the B17, still am. There's something romantic about the legendary Flying Fortress that captures the imagination. Ran across a few impressive photos of the B17 and just wanted to share.


And a B25 for good measure, also a beautiful bomber and quite legendary in it's own right.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Nice but Staged

As far as composition and quality is concerned, this is a decent photograph, however, I'm not quite sure exactly what story the photo is trying to tell. It's poorly staged.

What's going on? I see poker chips mixed with bullets, have the players run out of chips and are instead betting with bullets? Dumb. What card game are they playing anyway? Notice the barrel of each pistol is pointed where the player might be sitting. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

What is it with poker, alcohol and guns photos? Here is another photo, taken by a different photographer...

I like this one a little better, but still, not realistic enough, too staged!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Impressive Web Site for Ammo

It's a rare occasion when I run across an impressive and clean web site design in the firearms and ammunition business. Not sure why, but most sites are just thrown together, looking like they were made by someones friend who says they know how to build a web page. is not one of those sites.

Mark from emailed me yesterday to let me know I had a broken link in my "Favorite Links" tool bar and he politely asked for a link trade as well. After looking at his online ammo store, I didn't hesitate to move his link right to the top of my list! is impressive to say the least. The design is pleasing to the eye, clean and simple, the colors are coordinated well and the shopping cart system is well organized and easy to navigate.

I highly recommend you check them out. I look forward to doing some shopping there myself.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weird Gun Pictures of the Week

Here's a small sampling of some of the strangest, funniest and weirdest gun photos I've run across recently. Enjoy a good laugh!

Picture of the Day

Beautiful photo of a Mosin Nagant 91/30. Love the color of the wood.

Although millions were made, to a keen eye, and an avid collector such as myself, each one is unique.

The Votes are in. Poll on Home Defense

According to the recent poll, 34% would reach for their pump action shot gun in a late night, home defense scenario. 19911's came in second with 17% of votes.

Pump action shot gun
  8 (34%)
  4 (17%)
  3 (13%)
  1 (4%)
Glock or similar
  3 (13%)
Double barrel 12 ga.
  2 (8%)
No gun, just call 911
  2 (8%)

Excellent article on the importance of gun rights

Guns Against Tyranny | National Review Online

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Clint Eastwood

I recently became a fan of Westerns. I'll literally watch any Western. Clint Eastwood films and the Magnificent Seven are among my favorites as far as old westerns go but I also like the new version of True Grit, 3:10 to Yuma and Seraphim Falls.

Clint is packing a couple of heavy duty revolvers!

Now That's a Big Gun

German railroad gun from World War II. Wow.

Smith and Wesson M & P Back Strap

I was thinking that I might switch out the back straps on my two M & Ps. I've got a VTAC which is all flat dark earth and I've got a nickel, two-tone 9mm with a black back strap. Both might have a cool look if I swap out the back straps. Hmmm?

Friday, September 6, 2013 YouTube Channel Eclipses 20,000 views!

The YouTube Channel has surpassed 20,000 views as of today! Thank you very much for being loyal views and readers of the blog. It is a labor of love for me.

The blog and YouTube Channel are my simple way of promoting the positive aspects of shootings sports and firearms collecting. Always remember that safety and responsible gun ownership com first.

Please share my page with your friends. Support an active duty soldier and fellow firearms enthusiast!

Again thank you!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Absolutely Beautiful!

OBearcat, Hellcat and Zero!

Wow, just wow!

On a side note, bought 200 rounds of 9mm for $69, is that good? Seems like prices are starting to come down thank god.