If you serve in the military, police, fire department, or as an EMT then Battle Arms Development wants to recognize your service by offering you a discount on their products. They have conveyed to me that they believe that those serving in these capacities are all heroes and they hope that other manufacturers will follow their lead with discounts like this for heroes.
Knife Rights is raffling a one-off custom XM-18 from Rick Hinderer. The knife is currently being made so there are no pictures yet but the specs look fantastic and no one questions the bullet-proof reputation of the XM-18.
Today, Memorial Day, is the day that we honor those who have given their lives for this country in the course of military service. This is far more important than just a 3 day weekend. I encourage you to take a moment to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country.
13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
LuckyGunner.com is a great place to buy ammo and a great friend to this blog. They are hosting the voting for the 2011 Gunnie Awards to “recognize the best gun bloggers & websites for their contribution to firearm news, politics, and law over the past year.” The awards are based on voting by readers like you.
Jerking the Trigger has been nominated for a “Gunnie” under the category of Gear Reviews. The other blogs in the category are very deserving but I hope that you will consider voting for Jerking the Trigger.
All you have to do to enter is click the LuckyGunner.com advertisement on the right side of this page (or click here) and subscribe to their mailing list. Once you are subscribed, you are automatically entered in future contests.
The 1911 is effective, functional, desired, and relevant even after 100 years. That is the definition of the term “classic”.
Happy birthday 1911!
I have 3 of the recently reviewed Tactical Watch Covers to giveaway. These covers are extremely handy for a number of outdoor activities and now you have the chance to win one for your favorite watch.
All that you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post that contains a number between 1 and 1000 and your favorite watch. Example: “332, Seiko SKX0007”
There will be 3 winners chosen randomly. The giveaway will be open until 8PM (EST) Friday, April 8th. Please follow the instructions carefully. Incomplete entries will be discarded. Please use a valid email address when you leave a comment so I can notify you. If the same number is chosen twice, the first person who posted the number will win.
Periodically, LaRue Tactical will use that popularity to support a good cause like Warrior Angels. The proceeds from these special edition pink Dillos will go toward supporting those in the military who are battling breast cancer. LaRue is donating the machining, anodizing, engraving, shipping… basically everything, so that all the proceeds goes directly to the Warrior Angels.
You can find out more about the Warrior Angels on their website and purchase your pink Dillos to support them on LaRue Tactical’s website.
Did you know that Tula can produce 500 million rounds of ammunition in a year? That is about 16 rounds every second, 365 days a year. Did you know that their 7.62×39 is tested to work in temperatures ranging from -58⁰ F to 122⁰ F?
LuckyGunner.com just posted an interesting review/interview with the manufacturers of Tula Ammo.
MapTools.com is my go to source for map tools. It seems like every time I browse their site I turn up something new to try. I am also a big fan of the Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer (A&G) map booklets but I have always wished that I had the tools needed to really make the A&G maps work well with my GPS.
The UTM Coordinate System makes syncing maps and a GPS very easy but the A&G maps are not labeled for use with UTM so I needed to find an alternate way. I found that way with the latitude longitude coordinate system and the extensive selection of map rulers at MapTools.com. Delorme makes the A&G in a variety of different scales (15 in all) and MapTools.com makes a map ruler for each one of those scales.
These rulers allow you to, with some basic knowledge of the latitude longitude coordinate system and some practice, transfer points between your map and GPS unit with precision. The rulers also have distance scales in meter and mile scales. They are available individually or as a set of all 15 different scales used in the A&G series. These are some very handy tools to have in your navigation kit.
Check out the MapTools.com site for more information on the map rulers and other great navigation aids.