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Australian Federal Police Considering KRISS Vector

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It came to my attention whilst talking to a KRISS representative in Las Vegas that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) had – and presumably were continuing – to test and evaluate (T&E) the Vector SMG. A few phone calls revealed, as expected, that the weapon was being evaluated by the Operational Readiness Group (ORG) for use by their Tactical Response Teams (TRTs). The ORG TRTs provide tactical response options to all high-risk AFP operations nationally, and are often tasked to deploy overseas on peacekeeping missions as part of the International Deployment Group (IDG).

Australian military and defense blog Security Scholar reports that the Austrailian Federal Police Tactical Response Teams (TRTs, their version of SWAT teams) have been evaluating the KRISS Vector SMG. While the KRISS Vector SMG had it’s initial problems when they were first introduced back in 2007, they seem to have fixed those issues. In case you’ve never heard of the KRISS or haven’t played COD Modern Warfare 2, the KRISS Vector SMG is a selective fire submachine gun (SMG) that fires in single, two-round burst and fully automatic and is chambered in .45ACP.

[Source: Security Scholar]

Sons of Guns Crew Truck Causes 9/11 Scare at Dallas Airport

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During the 10th anniverary of the September 11 terrorist attacks security at airports around the nation were on high alert. It’s safe to say you shouldn’t drive a truck with guns anywhere near one, especially on September 11th. Well a crew truck from the Discovery Channel show “Sons of Guns” did just that as a crew member of the show told airport police “I got a couple of guns,” as he was waiting outside for a co-worker. The bomb squad and canine units were quickly dispatched and a “automatic weapon” was found in the truck, which was parked in the general area where returning troops are usually greeted as they come back from deployment.

I’m sure the crew member meant no harm and was just being honest with police in case they randomly searched their crew truck, but come on. Driving a truck with a gun to the airport on September 11th? Just a note it was not the truck pictured above, but that’s the visual I had as I read the article on Mercury News. I also pondered what impractical gun they were building for the episode they were going to film. What ever it is I’m sure it’s “neva been dun befoe”.

Another USAAmmo Reload Malfunction?

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Shooting reloaded ammo is a good way to save money and get more trigger time, but sometimes shooting reloads doesn’t go so smoothly. USAAmmo is a popular reload ammo vendor online, but it seems like they’ve had quite a few issues lately. Recently a S&W AR-15 went kaboom using faulty .223 USAAmmo reloads, USAAmmo claimed powder issues from their supplier for the catastrophic failure.

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Libyan Rebel Finds Gold Plated “Dragunov” In Gaddafi’s Compound

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Libyan rebels seized Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli today and as expected they ransacked it for anything of value. One lucky rebel fighter scored an awesome find, a gold plated Al Kadesih rifle. The Al Kadesih is an Iraqi made clone of the SVD Dragunov sniper rifle. Lucky guy!


Don’t mind the reporters remark about it being an AK, it’s the media after all.

Field Stripping Your Pen

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Does anyone else do this with their pens?

[Source: Reddit]

BJ Penn Shooting A S&W .500 Revolver

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Check out MMA legend and UFC fighter BJ Penn shooting a Smith & Wesson .500 revolver at fellow UFC alum Matt Hughes’ farm in the video below. It looks like it was BJ’s first time shooting, but I don’t blame him, the .500 S&W is no joke to shoot. It’s cool to see BJ Penn and Matt Hughes hanging out shooting guns, the two were bitter rivals having fought each other three times in the Octagon during their careers. It just shows that the shooting sports can bring even old arch enemies together.
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AK-47 Standing Lamp

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Now here’s a good way to light up a room. These hand made slip-cast ceramic lamps are 33″s tall and have a semi-matte glaze to showoff the detail of the lamp modeled after the famous AK-47 rifle. Each lamp comes with the AK-47like fixture, shade, cord and plug. At $445 per lamp they’re not cheap however, you could probably make your own lamp out of a real AK-47 or one of the many variants. Check them out at Etsy.com.

Medal Of Honor Recipients Stolen 1911 Returned 30 Years Later

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More than thirty years ago Marine John McGinty’s prized 1911 pistol was stolen from him. A pistol which he used to kill five enemy soldiers during Operation Hastings in 1966, a battle in which he was awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives his men as they were overwhelmed by North Vietnamese troops.

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New Special Operations Dirt Bikes

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It’s no surprise that Special Operation Forces have begun to adopt motorcycles, especially in terrain like Afghanistan where conventional armored transports can be slow and unmaneuverable. Not much is known about these specially outfitted dirt bikes from motorcycle maker Christini other than they are Honda dirt bikes with a Christini all wheel drive system and have special camo paint schemes.

[Source: Kitup]

What To Do When You’re Out of Ammo

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Unlike in the movies, ammo doesn’t last forever, so what does one do when a German solider is coming around the corner just as you’ve popped off your last shot? Improvise.

[Source: Reddit]

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