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Old May 3rd, 2008, 03:05 PM
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I'm backing the Pith Helmet...

What was that cartoon from the mid 21st century that had a blonde haired lad and a little dog always going on random adventures?
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 04:55 PM
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The super cool Johnny Quest or even better the adventures of Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman from the old Bullwinkle show.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 07:09 PM
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SEAL nothing, that looks way more UDT. Did he talk about his pre-dawn activities on June 6, 1944?

Can't wait to hear all about it, congratulations.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 08:13 PM
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I was actually thinking of Tin Tin... Couldn't find a graphic with him in the Pith Helmet, but that's who I always think of...

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Old May 4th, 2008, 07:33 AM
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Old May 4th, 2008, 02:43 PM
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Classic, rolling through the Congo with a camera and the whole kit .
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Old May 4th, 2008, 04:46 PM
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I was actually thinking of Tin Tin... Couldn't find a graphic with him in the Pith Helmet, but that's who I always think of...


Man, where have you been?
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Old May 4th, 2008, 04:53 PM
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Just got back from a week at Gunsite. More to come...



Awesome!

Tom and I were practicing your improvised SureFire technique last night. It's solid.
I've also been watching the Louis Awerbuck DVD that John leant me.

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Old May 4th, 2008, 06:44 PM
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I was amazed at how well it works. Even with reloading on the move at night it works well. (Part of our night shoot included clearing the Donga wash.)
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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Hmmm... Let's see May 1, 2007... Oh here I was... The Doll House section of the Maze in Canyonlands...



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Old May 5th, 2008, 06:55 AM
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OMG you are like so hardcore.
U should B like 1 of those pro outdoor athlete dudes for like some big clothing company for sure!
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Old May 5th, 2008, 07:18 AM
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Please...

I'm just a regular guy.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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In case anyone is interested, Topglock.com, a large reputable site, is selling pistols at cost through Wednesday May 7th. Apparently they sold one of the guns used in the VT shooting and feel bad about it. I'm not exactly sure how selling at cost, rather then donating profits, will do much good, but still...

A Glock 23 is selling for 459.00 (normally I think they sell for about 50.00) plus 20.00s in shipping. You would still need to arrange a local FFL to handle the transfer, and that would probably cost another 25.00 to 75.00s.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 06:56 PM
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Hmmm... Let's see May 1, 2007... Oh here I was... The Doll House section of the Maze in Canyonlands...

Nice photos, as usual. I have just started to get into photography, and know enough to know you can't learn the art of photography in a few weeks. However, if you could indulge this newbie for a couple of questions;

1. On many of your shots, it seems like you are able to capture such a large amount of landscape in your shot. Do you use a specific lense for this?

2. Again, many of your shots seem darker than expected (which I like). Is this a result of a filter on the camera, or do you edit them later?
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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:34 PM
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Thanks.

My lens range was from 16mm to 200mm consisting of three zooms. Though I am changing it up now going to prime lenses for the added aperture. I'm thinking 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm with a 70-200 zoom. It's a little more to carry but the image quality is noticeably better with a prime.

I do shoot on the darker side. About a 1/2 to 3/4 of a stop under ambient light. I also shoot at different kelvin temps depending on the available light.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 05:41 PM
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Aw man. I had to Google "kelvin temperature" as it pertains to photography. I see I have a lot to learn. I have a feeling this is going to one of those never ending hobbies.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 10:39 AM
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The pistol league I've been shooting every week now has a website:

http://www.oceansidepistol.com/

There's even some youtube love:


And they now post the scores online.

You can see that in this steel challenge match I shot "two" guns. I actually just shot the Glock, but I paid for two runs.
The first string I shot from concealed with the support hand and then from concealed only with the strong hand.
The second strings I shot with a contrived malfunction or emergency reload.
It's nice to be able to see these scores seperately because I can gauge my current level in both areas. Obviously the handicapped malfunction scores are much lower, but I can now continue this regimen and go back to the score sheets to check progress.
In the future I hope to shoot strings with a transition from long gun, weak hand supported, weak hand only, transitioning midway between strong and weak hand, with one-handed malfunction drills and with a secondary pistol.
The format for Steel Challenge is the same every time, but the possibilities for practice are endless.

I've also been getting some interesting suggestions for technique which I've been dry-practicing. Two of the particpants in the match are instructors and one had some very insightful methodology for malfunctions and vehicle drills which he shared with me in the classroom at the range.

Tomorrow is a man-on-man IDPA type match.
Should be good.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Ho and I were chatting about holsters and this Blackhawk SERPA holster came up:




I searched YouTube for the Blackhawk holster and this clip came up:




The title of the clip is "glock 19 operator in Iraq". Homeboy seems to be using a SERPA if the click noises while reholstering are any indication.

I don't know if people are impressed by this video, but I was just scratching my head.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Why did that holster come up?
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Old May 7th, 2008, 05:57 PM
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I was talking shit about it.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 08:00 PM
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I don't know if people are impressed by this video, but I was just scratching my head.

You got me.

WTF is this supposed to be demonstrating?

A primer in sloppy practice, maybe?
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Old May 8th, 2008, 06:26 AM
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I was talking shit about it.
ahem...like what kind of shit?
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  #73  
Old May 8th, 2008, 06:28 AM
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He should develop his motor skills to the point where he can holster his weapon without looking down at it (which he does most of the time). Similarly, he should develop the motor skills to reload without having to look at the weapon each time - need to keep eyes on the target (it won't remain conveniently static in "real life"). I was taught that if you simply must keep the weapon in view while reloading then do the reload "high" (in front of your face as opposed to at waist level) so both the weapon and the target remain in view during the reload. Better to be able to do it without having to look, which really is just a matter of practice.

From a real-world training perspective it's good that he reduces his target size by crouching during the reload, but it would be better if he also moved "off the x" and preferably behind cover, but it doesn't look like their range was set up to train that way.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 08:12 AM
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The looking at the holster is super annoying.
But the speed holstering bothers me even more.
"No one ever won a gunfight by being the fastest to put their gun away."

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Similarly, he should develop the motor skills to reload without having to look at the weapon each time - need to keep eyes on the target (it won't remain conveniently static in "real life").


How about don't run the gun dry every time.
I guess this joker has something against tactical reloads.

I'm also confused by his little shake/wiggle maneuver to help the magazine out. If it won't drop free easily than either strip it with your support hand or bump-check it out by hitting your firing forearm on your knee. This shake/wiggle is just sloppy.
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Old May 8th, 2008, 08:39 AM
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I like the part where he's so programmed to shoot-and-reholster-in-a-continuous-series-of-movements that he starts to reholster an empty pistol.

His bang-bang-resholster thing is that ingrained in him.
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