Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Extreme Speed Reloading

Hey folks, found another cool video... this time, by Man! I wish I had the time & the resources to practice often!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

The WINNER of the September 2010 FREE 1911 GRIPS Contest

Congratulations to Patrick B., aka Patbehne82, for winning this month's contest!!! Check out his submission below. He won a new set of Red Punisher grips!!!

Thanks for all of those who submitted. If you missed it or didn't win, don't worry... we will do this every first Friday of month! You will have one week to post your video response. Until next time!!!

The winning video & some of the other entries...

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

California AR-15 Field Strip & Function Check...

Hey guys! I've been watching a lot of AR-15 videos lately & here is another interesting one I found on YouTube. Being a California resident (yeah, don't laugh), I unfortunately have a CA-legal AR-15, which a lot of my buddies from Texas scoff at... :) This video is quite informative and I like how it was presented. Enjoy!

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

FREE 1911 GRIPS Contest - September 2010

Since our buddy, Jeff aka Cutlerylover, was busy this month (he moved to a new place), Lima (aka Limalife of YouTube fame) has kindly agreed to host the contest this month! All you have to do is post a video response & we will pick out the winner at the end of that week. Try to make us laugh, cry, think... or whatever you want! The more entertaining the better! Better late than never, right? :)

This month we're giving away one of our bestsellers... the Red Punizher grips! Good luck!

Check out the past contests... click here.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

The 9/11 Attacks: A Tribute...

I can't believe it's already been 9 years... Here are some facts about the September 11 Attacks:

Date:          September 11, 2001, Tuesday
                  8:46 am - 10:28 am

Locations:   New York City, NY; Arlington County, VA
                  and Shanksville, PA

Injured:       6,000+

     World Trade Center       2,606     New York, NY
     American 11                      87
     United 175                        60
     Pentagon                         125     Arlington, VA
     American 77                     59
     United 93                          40     Shanksville, PA

     Total                            2,977*   (including the 19 hijackers)

More than 90 countries lost citizens in the attacks. All the deaths in the attacks were civilian except for the 55 military personnel killed in the Pentagon. At least 200 people jumped to their deaths from the burning towers landing on the streets and rooftops of nearby buildings hundreds of feet below. A total of 411 emergency workers who responded to the scene died as they attempted to rescue people and fight fires. The New York Fire department (FDNY) lost 341 firefighters and 2 paramedics. The New York City Police Department lost 23 officers. The Port Authority Police Department lost 37 officers and 8 additional EMTs/paramedics were killed.


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Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day: Why do we celebrate it again?

Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties. Speeches or political demonstrations are more low-key than May 1 Labor Day celebrations in most countries, although events held by labor organizations often feature political themes and appearances by candidates for office, especially in election years. Forms of celebration include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, water sports, and public art events. Yeah, we are spending the day at the beach. Labor Day also marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. NCAA teams usually play their first games the week before Labor Day, with the NFL traditionally playing their first game the Thursday following Labor Day....

But do you know why we celebrate it?

The first Labor Day in the United States was observed on September 5, 1882 in New York City, by the Central Labor Union of New York, the nation's first integrated major trade union. It became a federal holiday in 1894, when, following the deaths of a number of workers at the hands of the U.S. military and U.S. Marshals during the Pullman Strike, President Grover Cleveland put reconciliation with the labor movement as a top political priority. Fearing further conflict, legislation making Labor Day a national holiday was rushed through Congress unanimously and signed into law a mere six days after the end of the strike. The September date originally chosen by the CLU of NY and observed by many of the nation's trade unions for the past several years was selected rather than the more widespread International Workers' Day because Cleveland was concerned that observance of the latter would stir up negative emotions linked to the Haymarket Affair, for which it had been observed to commemorate. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the territories had made it a statutory holiday.

The Pullman Strike...

The Pullman Strike was a nationwide conflict between labor unions and railroads that occurred in the United States in 1894. The conflict began in the town of Pullman, Illinois on May 11 when approximately 3,000 employees of the Pullman Palace Car Company began a strike in response to recent reductions in wages, bringing traffic west of Chicago to a halt. The American Railway Union, the nation's first industry-wide union, subsequently became embroiled in what The New York Times described as "a struggle between the greatest and most important labor organization and the entire railroad capital" that involved some 250,000 workers in 27 states at its peak. President Grover Cleveland ordered federal troops to Chicago to end the strike, causing debate within his own cabinet about whether the President had the constitutional authority to do so. The conflict peaked on July 6, shortly after the troops' arrival in the city, and ended several days later.

The strike was broken up by United States Marshals and some 12,000 United States Army troops, sent in by President Grover Cleveland on the premise that the strike interfered with the delivery of U.S. Mail, ignored a federal injunction and represented a threat to public safety. The arrival of the military and subsequent deaths of workers led to further outbreaks of violence. During the course of the strike, 13 strikers were killed and 57 were wounded.

Now when you're at the beach celebrating, think about why we have this holiday... it's a way the federal government tried to appease the labor unions for those who died during the 1894 Pullman Strike!!!

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

How the AR-15 Functions...

Hello folks! Here's another interesting video I found on YouTube. This time it's a very informative one on how my favorite rifle functions... the AR-15! It shows the different parts & how they work together. Enjoy!

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