Titles are for nobility
A great summary of how my day has gone so far:
  • Buy standard Glock slide stop to replace extended model on EDC G19
  • Bring part home
  • Install part in Glock
  • Re-insert trigger pin with mild thumb pressure
  • Realize second pin does not fit in with slide stop installed
  • Google image search slide stop
  • Discover slide stop is for early 2-pin Glocks, not Gen 3 and 4 models
  • Attempt to remove trigger pin
  • Trigger pin will not come out
  • Bend pin punch attempting to hammer trigger pin out of frame
  • Pin is stuck hard, despite having been installed with a bare thumb
  • Box up parts of gun to bring to gunsmith in the morning

attackingastardestroyer:

A Glock 17 after having 378,000 rounds fired through it. Apparently the barrel broke only once (when it had fired the 378,000th round from the translation), and the firing pin spring and the recoil spring have been replaced once. This would be safe to fire after replacing the barrel. Pretty damn cool.

Hirtenberger make ammunition, among other things, so I’m assuming this was the gun they used to test 9x19mm rounds.

thisiswhiteculture:

white people

fireyams:

"FUN IS JUST A BUZZWORD" IS FINALLY MAINSTREAM I CAN’T BELIEVE IT

fireyams:

"FUN IS JUST A BUZZWORD" IS FINALLY MAINSTREAM I CAN’T BELIEVE IT

uhohbaggettios:

Estoy Groot

uhohbaggettios:

Estoy Groot

Out of ammunition. God save the King.
One of the last transmissions sent from the surrounded British paratroopers in Arnheim during the ill-fated Operation Market Garden, 1944. (via bantarleton)

operatorsgonnaoperate:

gruene-teufel:

bolt-carrier-assembly:

operatorsgonnaoperate:

Technicals.

With the term originating in the 1990’s during the United States occupation of Somalia for local fighters paid with “Technical assistance grants” to protect personnel, “Technicals” has expanded to just about any truck full of armed personnel.

Technicals, a ubiquitous sight in middle eastern countries, are typically described as armed pick up trucks, sporting anything from recoiless rifles to machine guns. Many hi-speed-lo-drag operator types argue that these vehicles are the best way to operate in urban environments, as many vehicles can be armored subtly to keep a “gray man” dynamic, and can operate both on and offroad.

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Nothing, especially not a technical, can beat one of these bad boys:

Nothing can compete with these.

I think you are misunderstanding the purpose of a Technical. Technicals aren’t mine resistant, they’re used on off-hand situations when an armed or armored vehicle is needed but not present. They are not intended to provide massive amounts of ballistic protection. Well, most aren’t. I know there’s been a few examples of armored technicals with BMP-1 turrets jury-rigged to a mount in the bed floating around the internet.

And, perhaps to your surprise, MRAP’s aren’t indestructible beasts, either. Technicals are a broad term, and make no mistake in thinking that it’s beyond a desperate insurgent to mount an SPG-9, or even a TOW missile to the bed of a truck and use their newly made Technical as a form of tank-destroyer. And while MRAP’s may offer some degree of protection to most HEAT rounds, I promise you that they are not yet capable of defeating an unguided tandem warhead from a recoiless rifle.

The Libyans went balls-out and even mounted UB-32 rocket pods to technicals. I think even tanks might have a difficult time fending off a barrage of 32 HEAT warheads.

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

chead:

I can’t wait until my dash looks like the Halloween megastore took a candy corn shit