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Tula Ammo Interview at LuckyGunner.com

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.

Map Rulers from MapTools.com

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.

Defiance

I am not a movie critic. In fact, if I am seeing a movie, there is a good chance that it has already been out on DVD for a few years. However, I had to write about this one.

Tonight my wife and I watched the movie Defiance starring Daniel Craig. It is based on the astounding true story of the Bielski Partisans during WWII. The real story of what these courageous people went through is more astounding than any Hollywood writer would dare to create.

The Bielski Partisans were named for the Bielski brothers. Under their leadership more than 1200 Jews survived WWII by living in the woods. They didn’t just survive in the woods. They thrived. The group was able to build a mill, a clinic, and even class rooms in dug out structures.

These people chose to risk their lives to live free and they chose to fight rather than cower. They gave up their comfort in order to gain their freedom. I wonder if we, as Americans, could make the same choice. I wonder if I could make the same choice.

What an amazing story.

Update…

Many of the posts that I have put up so far are reviews that I have written over the years on various forums. Most of what I will post from now on will be new material.

Some topics that I hope to cover:

  • Painting Your Gear
  • Kifaru Molle Express Review
  • Kifaru ZXR Review
  • NovaTac 120T Review
  • Princeton Tec Quad Tactical Review
  • HSGI Bleeder Pouch Review
  • Trijicon TA11-G ACOG
  • Bringing the AK up to Date

A Visitor

Over the last several weeks we have been blessed with a very cool visitor. We have had Barred Owls in our woods for years but usually they would never come any closer than the creek which is about 30-40 yards from the back door. That has changed recently probably due to us using the back door less frequently in the winter. Now the owl has been roosting on our deck, patio furniture, nearby tree limbs, and bird feeder poles while it hunts moles and chipmunks.

We have actually been able to watch it hunt from less than 10 feet away. We have a few picture windows that look out over the woods in the back and these have allowed us to be up close and personal with these amazing creatures. They are so mellow that I can actually walk right up to a window in full view of the owl while it watches no more than 10-12 feet away!

Being able to get that close makes for some great pictures…

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Girls and Their Bags

I recently picked up a new Kifaru Molle Express. It is a great pack and I have had a few chances to wring it out already so look for an upcoming review. Until then, enjoy these pics of my highly paid fashion model wearing the pack.

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It passed the taste test.

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Introduction…

Thank you for stopping by my blog. It is my hope that eventually these pages will be filled with useful reviews, interesting news stories, and simple do-it-yourself projects that revolve around my interests in shooting, liberty, preparedness, and the outdoors.

Look for upcoming reviews on:

  1. Kifaru packs
  2. Knives from Ray Laconico, NWA (Nick Allen), Spyderco, ESEE (Rat Cutlery) and others
  3. Tactical nylon from Esstac, ICE Tactical, Diamondback Tactical, Eagle Industries and others
  4. AR-15 accessories from Daniel Defense, LaRue Tactical, Colt, and others
  5. Flashlights from Surefire, NovaTac, Princeton Tec, and others
  6. Optics from Trijicon, Aimpoint, Nikon, and others

You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t… or at least you’ll have to take my word for it.

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