Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week and want to share. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
I get surplus ammunition of questionable origin donated to the PD all the time. I generally shoot it up to dispose of it and I’ve never had any real issues. After reading this article, I may change that practice. It talks about the relatively common practice of leaving cartridges loaded with high explosives rather than gunpowder laying around the enemy battlefield. The hopes are that the enemy tries to use the ammo and blows himself up.
Mas makes some very good points. I won’t say that a .38 snub or .380 auto can’t do the job. Statistically, they have proven to resolve the majority of situations where they have been used. It’s also true that statistically speaking, you aren’t likely to need a gun at all!
This is a pretty cool product…a set of cuff links concealing hidden handcuff keys. It might be useful for some of you. It’s also something useful for you cops to know about….although I don’t think I’ve ever arrested anyone wearing cufflinks!
Useful (even if informal) study showing how several .223 rounds penetrate through various household appliances and pieces of furniture.
Many of you are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new generation of P-Mags for your AR-15. If you have an oversized trigger guard, they may not work. Buyer beware.
A good article about how supressors may or may not affect accuracy. In my experience, I’ve found that my rimfire supressors change POA/POI fairly significantly…much more than supressors on centerfire guns.