The Loudener? Sledge Hammer did it first.

So Snake Hound Machine will be offering a muzzle device appropriately called the Loudener:

Quote: “…but more importantly what it does is increases the amount of muzzle blast and concussion that comes out of your gun.”

Okay then. Putting aside for a moment why someone would want to do that, Sledge Hammer did it first.

At least SHM didn’t angle the vents back towards the shooter like Tromix did.  Watch the shooter’s hat in this clip and then watch it again to note the amount of burning debris flying back.

It strikes me as odd that SHM isn’t marketing it primarily as a muzzle brake, instead choosing to promote the increased noise and concussion.  In RECOIL magazine’s online article, Owen of SHM says the ‘demoralizing effect of live fire is important’ and that it is potentially useful to be ‘louder’.  Perhaps I’m not Operator enough to understand, but I would think the demoralizing effect of live fire would hinge on an opponent’s understanding of the potential to leak precious vital fluids.  Since the claim that the Loudener is increasing muzzle blast and concussion is only accurate when witnessed from the perspective of the shooter [after all, the device does not create any additional energy].  If one accepts that increased noise is ‘demoralizing’, I have to wonder why someone would use this to demoralize themselves and/or their own team.


Devious Garage Sale Tactic Succeeds!

Not only did I unload a whole bunch of my cr@p onto unsuspecting crowds of people, but I actually convinced them to pay me for the privilege of taking it away. Brilliant!

Still here.

I guess I need this shirt now.

Yesterday as I was adding “End of the World” to my calendar I paused to wonder, “Should I make this an ‘all day event'”?

Later in a text conversation this happened (thanks to auto-correct)

BC: “The Nyan Prophecy predicts the End of the World!”

Me: “Choose the form of your Destructor!”

Me: “Pop Tart Cat?”

BC: “Who knew something so annoying would bring doom.”

Me: “The Nyans and their Prophecy.”

BC: “The Nyan Cycle!”

Me: “Part of the Nyans’ belief was that the Pop Tart Cat and Dancing Hamsters were forever locked in a battle of good versus evil in the Heavens.”

BC: “Don’t forget the Drama Llamas”

Me: “The world ends when one faction wins.”

I can’t think of a better way to go out than with this stuck in your head for all eternity.

Shotgun ‘Whoops’ (with pic)

Seen somewhere in North Texas:

Looks like somebody got off lucky. Better your truck than your buddy’s knee. [click for bigger]

No rust yet, must be a recent dove season incident.

Today’s “What the H3LL?” Moment

“Haulin’ Liquid Chicken”

[Seen on I-10, halfway between Houston and Beaumont]  Apparently I’m not the only one who has wondered what that means.

Would You Train at a Place Named ‘Crossfire’?

Crossfire Training – Concealed Handgun License Classes

I have to admit that the first thing I thought when I saw this was, “In a crossfire is the last place I’d want to be.”

Here’s Google’s definition:


noun /ˈkrôsˌfīr/
crossfires, plural

Gunfire from two or more directions passing through the same area, often killing or wounding noncombatants

However, from the descriptions on their website they look like a pretty good outfit that covers all bases, makes things convenient, and puts forth extra effort to elevate the class beyond what may sometimes feel like being stuck in detention.  It certainly can’t be the worst I’ve ever attended.*  My CHL doesn’t expire for a while, but when I need to renew maybe I’ll make the drive to check them out just because they piqued my interest on whether they deliver on what they promise.

[* I need to write about that class sometime.]

My Tinfoil Hat is Tight Today

For some reason, everytime someone mentions the National Emergency Alert System Test scheduled today my brain replaces the word ‘test’ with ‘demonstration’.

Advice from the .gov = Don’t Panic!

Panic? Don’t be ridiculous.