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Picture(s) A Day – 26 June 2010

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I finally managed to get a few pictures for y’all :)

Saving money has been my biggest concern lately – I’ve even refrained from shooting for the most part :shock:  Yeah, the Strip has been off limits for the most part :P  Still, trips to Infinite Arms / New Frontier Armory have been called for to acquire supplies such as paracord for new projects.  And that’s why I was over there yesterday :wink:

26 June 2010 - Sig P250 in digital desert camo

26 June 2010 - Sig P250 in digital desert camo

26 June 2010 - Sig P250 in digital desert camo

26 June 2010 - Sig P250 in digital desert camo

Yep, more cool guns :)  The Sig P250 is a rare breed of gun – what’s normally considered the frame isn’t in this firearm.  The grip is merely a piece to hold the magazine and the fire control group.  Next time I’ll be smart enough to take the slide and barrel off so you can see how that works, but for now just believe me when I say you can swap the serial numbered part between different size grips and different caliber assemblies.  This means that you can have a 9mm, .40 S&W, and a .45 ACP pistol with only one legal firearm.  You can also have those calibers in a subcompact, compact, or full size package.  It’s also a double action only gun like my PF-9 so the hammer starts from the forward position and has to be pulled all the way back with the trigger before it can swing forward to strike the firing pin.  Think of it as a revolver with a slide and a magazine :wink:

Along with the options of caliber and size, you can swap out grips for color.  Lots of people are either bored with black guns or just think the different colors are cool and the firearms industry has taken notice.  I like the digital desert camo on this P250 and if the prices were the same, I’d probably buy it over a normal all black gun :)

26 June 2010 - Draco AK-47 pistol

26 June 2010 - Draco AK-47 pistol

26 June 2010 - Draco AK-47 pistol

26 June 2010 - Draco AK-47 pistol

Legally, a rifle has a shoulder stock and must have at least a 16 inch barrel unless you register it as a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) under the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA).  That means paperwork, a background check, and a $200 transfer tax.  This Draco pistol looks like a short barreled AK-47, but because it’s never had a shoulder stock, it’s just a pistol under the law.  You can add a forward vertical grip if you want to, but that would require NFA paperwork and a $5.00 transfer tax as an Any Other Weapon.  Sometime in the future, I’m planning on getting a Draco, doing the paperwork, paying the tax, and adding a side folding stock to make it a very compact SBR.  Add a sling and it would be a dandy car gun :twisted:

26 June 2010 - LAR Grizzly .50 BMG rifle

26 June 2010 - LAR Grizzly .50 BMG rifle

Banned in California as too dangerous for their possibility of use by terrorists based on zero facts, rifles in .50 Browning Machine Gun (BMG) caliber are large, heavy, and expensive both to purchase and to feed.  This LAR Grizzly rifle isn’t expensive at all when it comes to big 50 rifles.  What’s worse is the price of ammo – assume $3 to $5 per round.  They’re meant to be shot at distance with 500 to 1000 yards being common.  You need lots of practice to do this well and I don’t know how you’d do that cheaply.  But it’s still a really cool gun 8)

Once again, I have to thank Infinite Arms for the opportunity to photograph some really neat guns as well as for providing a fitting size reference in that $100 bill :wink:  Some people think it’s a bad idea to hand me guns and money, but it’s all good :P

26 June 2010 - Lens from a camera used in the U-2 Dragon Lady

26 June 2010 - Lens from a camera used in the U-2 Dragon Lady

26 June 2010 - Lens from a camera used in the U-2 Dragon Lady

26 June 2010 - Lens from a camera used in the U-2 Dragon Lady

One other stop was in order yesterday.  Hahn’s Military Surplus is my go to source for pants.  I like quality BDU trousers as they hold up better than anything else I’ve found, they’ve got enough pockets to carry all the stuff I usually have on my person, and they’re loose and comfortable.  Unfortunately, you will pay for what you get when it comes good BDUs which in this case means about $50.  But it’s worth it :)

Hahn’s is an old school surplus store like I remember.  They’ve got clothing, camping gear, mining gear (including Geiger counters for uranium hunters), MREs, knives, inert grenades, and a lot of other cool stuff.  Not everything is for sale.  These are labeled as being U-2 cameras, but I wasn’t sure about that.  What’s really cool is that I’ve got TD Barnes on my email list and he knows everyone in the Road Runners Internationale :)  TD checked with some sources and found that these aren’t really U-2 cameras, but they are the correct lenses  :D  Years ago when the U-2 was new, these were highly secret items along with those jets which were developed here in the Nevada desert during the Cold War.  I’m thankful they’re still around for people to enjoy and that they like the Road Runners are finally getting the recognition they deserve 8)

That’s about it for now, but there’s going to be more in the very near future.  Have a great Sunday :mrgreen:

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