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 4 IMPROVISED WEAPONS TO LOOK OUT FOR DURING A FIGHT

You certainly don’t need me to tell you that political violence is on the rise—I’ve already written two articles onthis. Some would also argue that violent crime in general is on the rise as well.
In response to this violence, police are starting to get more involved—somewhat unevenly, of course, but involved nonetheless. Thus, weapons are no longer allowed to be carried willy-nilly into protests. However, our opponents may very well find ways to improvise weapons. Keeping that in mind, this article today will teach you four improvised weapons that you should watch out for.
For purposes of understanding their function and use, we can discuss how they are “made.”

1. The Millwall Brick

A favorite of English soccer “firms,” this is not the most effective weapon, but it is simple, cheap, and thus very common amongst those in the know.
It is very easily made: the transgressor first grabs a newspaper. If there is no newspaper, a skilled user will get as many sheets of heavy paper as possible—construction paper, a magazine, or even printer paper if all else fails. The papers are then placed on a flat surface. From here the paper can be “loaded” in two ways. One can moisten the paper (emphasis on moisten, not soak. It has to stay in one piece like paper mache), or place a small rock or a load of pennies in the center of the top paper. Once it’s prepared, they’ll begin rolling it up lengthwise and as tight as possible.

Once it’s in a tube, it’ll be folded in half. From there one can moisten it again, tie a lanyard around the end, use tape to “tighten” it, or “load” it in some other fashion.
While this is, again, not the most effective weapon (you can block it much easier than you could your average cudgel), it’s advantage is in its inconspicuousness. No policeman would arrest someone carrying a newspaper, right?

2. The Blackjack

The poor man’s flail or nunchaku, the blackjack is essentially a flexible club consisting of a heavy object inside some sort of pouch. Some would argue that this is properly called a slapjack, but that’s an issue for the linguists.
A “proper” blackjack is made of leather and has a rigid handle attached to the pouch, but any small-time thug can improvise one with any fabric object. A doorknob or paperweight inside a tube sock is often used, and again, not even our overly-litigious society can arrest somebody for wearing tube socks and carrying a paperweight.
Pantyhose, towels, a woman’s purse, these are all things to watch out for should you be going into a dangerous situation—and I’ll not make the obvious joke about your average Antifa member wearing pantyhose and carrying a purse.
For fun and edification, allow Steven Seagal to show how such a weapon can be used (skip to about 4:00).

3. Pens and the like

“Derp, this is pretty self explanatory” you might be saying to yourself—and for the most part it is. However, in writing this section I wish to convey two things. The first is how to tell if your opponent is skilled or not: the skilled opponent uses a fist grip.

Whereas the unskilled opponent will do some sort of hoopty “thumb on the spine grip”.  If you see that kind of grip, you’ll have a much easier time disarming the guy.
The other thing is to point out that any long and sufficiently rigid object, even if it’s dull, can be thrusted effectively. A pen, a compass, even the aforementioned Millwall Brick can seriously hurt if you get hit with it.
And on that note…

4. The Umbrella

Believe it or not, the umbrella can in fact be used as an effective weapon. And bear in mind that I’m not referring to the “battle umbrellas” you can buy from arms companies and have been seen with some frequency amongst bodyguards and other security personnel. No, I’m referring to your average, full-sized folding umbrella.
Much like the pen as an improvised weapon, you can easily tell a skilled opponent from an unskilled opponent with regards to the umbrella: the unskilled opponent uses swings—a folding umbrella is far too fragile to take more than a couple of power swings, and thus you’ll be able to fight back pretty easily. The skilled opponent, in contrast, will use it like a bayonet: thrusting with both hands, aiming the point of the umbrella at you. That can take much more punishment, and deliver it too.
A truly skilled opponent might also buttstroke with the back hand, swinging the handle around for short range attacks, or possibly hooking and trapping techniques as well, but seeing as you’re likely not going to be fighting either Mr. Steed or Wong Fei-Hung, I’d be more wary of the bayonet-style stab.

In conclusion, should you unfortunately be forced into a dangerous situation, these are the improvised weapons you’ll have to watch out for. And if you manage to disarm your opponent,  you can certainly do a lot worse than these to fight on.
Read More: 14 Self-Defense Tools To Use Where Weapons Are Banned 

3. Pens and the like

“Derp, this is pretty self explanatory” you might be saying to yourself—and for the most part it is. However, in writing this section I wish to convey two things. The first is how to tell if your opponent is skilled or not: the skilled opponent uses a fist grip.

Whereas the unskilled opponent will do some sort of hoopty “thumb on the spine grip”.  If you see that kind of grip, you’ll have a much easier time disarming the guy.
The other thing is to point out that any long and sufficiently rigid object, even if it’s dull, can be thrusted effectively. A pen, a compass, even the aforementioned Millwall Brick can seriously hurt if you get hit with it.
And on that note…

4. The Umbrella

Believe it or not, the umbrella can in fact be used as an effective weapon. And bear in mind that I’m not referring to the “battle umbrellas” you can buy from arms companies and have been seen with some frequency amongst bodyguards and other security personnel. No, I’m referring to your average, full-sized folding umbrella.
Much like the pen as an improvised weapon, you can easily tell a skilled opponent from an unskilled opponent with regards to the umbrella: the unskilled opponent uses swings—a folding umbrella is far too fragile to take more than a couple of power swings, and thus you’ll be able to fight back pretty easily. The skilled opponent, in contrast, will use it like a bayonet: thrusting with both hands, aiming the point of the umbrella at you. That can take much more punishment, and deliver it too.
A truly skilled opponent might also buttstroke with the back hand, swinging the handle around for short range attacks, or possibly hooking and trapping techniques as well, but seeing as you’re likely not going to be fighting either Mr. Steed or Wong Fei-Hung, I’d be more wary of the bayonet-style stab.

In conclusion, should you unfortunately be forced into a dangerous situation, these are the improvised weapons you’ll have to watch out for. And if you manage to disarm your opponent,  you can certainly do a lot worse than these to fight on.
Read More: 14 Self-Defense Tools To Use Where Weapons Are Banned

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Steam Punk Guns

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It has just been recently. That I found out about this frankly strange (to me at least) trend called Steampunk*.  But to each his /her own right?
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Blaisoid - Sci-fi gun concepts  This concept shows some really nice designs. I like the way he uses coulor to make each gun unique. (polycount 2012)

*steam·punk
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noun
  1. a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.
    “if you like steampunk, this is a great book for you”
    • a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction.
      “the essence of steampunk is homage to vintage fashion with a modern, sassy twist
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Some Old Soldiers Stories / Chelsea Pensioners

Over in the United Kingdom. They seem to take a more mature and caring way of taking care of their Senior Veterans.
Like the Chelsea Hospitaliers. These are British Army Veterans, who have elected to give up their pensions. Who then have a sort of Militarised Rest Home. Just do not tell them that!
Anyways, somebody got smart and interviewed them. As you can guess by now. They have some really good war stories. So I hope that you enjoy them.
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My Idea about Gun Control

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What America use to be like at least for most folks

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Now I know that for a lot of the Minorities. There were very few good old days for them.
But for a lot of Americans. There were some Real Glory Days. So here comes some blasts from the Past. Hopefully they will come back one day soon!
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I found a good article about the 30-06 to share!

 Yes I am a Shameless Whore! When It comes to using other folks work.

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But none the less. This one is too good to pass up.

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Cartridge Showdown: The 30-’06 — Awesome or Awful?

Dust rose in thin clouds from the arena where I worked, the horses I was training weaving an age-old dance around me. My 80-something boss shuffled up to the rails and motioned me over through the haze. After shaking my hand he said, “When I die, I want you to come get my guns”. My 18-year old heart made a bound bigger than a colt under his first saddle, and swallowing subdued excitement I replied, “Yes Sir.” Who was I to argue with an order like that?

A good gemsbok bull, taken cleanly with one shot from the author’s 30-’06.

One of those guns was an old semi-sporterized Springfield 30-’06. My brother reshaped and streamlined the stock, I installed a Timney trigger and a modified bolt with a scope-clearing handle, and had the action drilled and tapped for scope mounts. One 3-9×42 Leupold later, and the rifle printed little groups with almost anything I stuffed into the magazine. I had my first real hunting rifle.

A 180-grain Nosler Accubond after passing through the shoulders of a Namibian Gemsbok.

A couple years later I shot my first big bull elk, deep in a backcountry wilderness, with that old 30-’06 rifle. Several more years later I killed my best-ever mule deer buck – a 215-inch 8×9 behemoth – at 324 yards. The only shot I had was at the base of the buck’s ear, and I made one of the best shots of my life, shattering the atlas joint with one prone shot from that Springfield. My best-ever whitetail also fell to the old rifle, along with too many other elk and deer to count. The barrel is shot out now and the groups it prints are a bit bigger, but just last year I carried my old favorite into Africa on the tracks of Theodore Roosevelt. With it, I harvested gemsbok, warthog, and Zebra, and with a 30-’06 Winchester lever-action model ’95 (another rifle carried by Teddy on his legendary 1909 – 1910 African safari), I shot a grand old Kudu bull, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

History

The 30-’06 Springfield was originally introduced as a military round, adopted in 1906 – hence the name. The .30 designates projectile diameter, and ’06 referring to 1906, the year the military started using it. The cartridge was used in a vast array of firearms, including the legendary 1903 Springfield, the M1 Garand, the BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) and many machine guns. Soldiers returning home from war brought stories of the efficient new round, in some cases bringing rifles home as well. Popularity spread like wildfire and a legendary cartridge was born.

The .308 Win. (center) simply doesn’t possess the sexiness of the 6.5 Creedmoor (left) or the panache of the 30-’06 Springfield (right).

Modern Day Cartridge

Now, there are multitudes of wonderful cartridges out there, and I’ll confess to having a love affair with many of them. But for sheer versatility mixed with get-’er-done authority, my vote still goes to the venerable 30-’06. It doesn’t posses the smashing capabilities of the magnums, but neither does it pack the kick. It can’t keep up with the 7mm Rem. Mag. or the .280 Ackley Improved, but ammunition is more available and in much better variety. The 6.5 Creedmoor and other 6.5s maintain energy better, but don’t possess the inside-300-yards authority of the 30-’06. It recoils a bit more than the .308 Win., and necessitates a full-length action as opposed to the short action of a .308, but it also strikes with more authority. (If you want a short-action cartridge that doesn’t kick but still eats dragons for supper, the 6.5 Creedmoor walks all over the .308.) Consider the following statistics, arrived at via my “Ballistic” App. Let’s compare apples to apples, each cartridge using Hornady Precision Hunter ammo featuring ELD-X bullets.

The 30-’06 is available in an astonishing assortment of bullet weights and designs.




As you can see, the .308 offers a couple hundred foot-pounds in energy over the 6.5 Creedmoor at the beginning, but at 800 yards has lost pretty much all of its margins. The Creedmoor starts out faster (with far less recoil, I might add) and stays that way, in fact gaining about 12 fps per hundred yards on the .308.

The author’s first big wilderness bull elk, taken with his “one rifle man” Springfield.

The 30-’06 versus the Creedmoor is a much closer race. The 6.5 maintains speed and energy better, but the ’06 starts out with a speed and energy advantage. At 800 yards the two cartridges sport almost exactly the same drop (fully 20 inches less than the .308), the 30-’06 carries an energy advantage of 186 ft.-lbs. of energy, while the Creedmoor now has a 58 fps speed advantage.
The upshot of this is that were I offered three identical rifles in these three different calibers – 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win., and 30-’06 Springfield, I would choose either the Creedmoor for its low recoil, short action, and aerodynamic projectile, or, if I wanted more authority, the 30-’06 for its higher energy and speed inside 300 yards, which is where 98 percent of game is harvested. The .308 Win., while being a great cartridge and thoroughly capable in its own right, gets left in the proverbial dust. If I had to choose one of the three to use for the rest of my life it would be the 30-06 every time. Here are some (more) reasons why:

Why the .30-’06?

Versatility.

Thirty-caliber projectiles are readily available in weights ranging from 110 up to 225 grains, and in a myriad of profiles from flat-based round-nosed bullets to super streamlined high BC (ballistic coefficient) pointed boat-tailed bullets. Factory ammo is available in almost as many iterations. The handloader can have a field day with his 30-06, loading 110 gr. Varmint bullets for coyotes, 150-grain projectiles for deer, 180-grain partitions for elk, 225-grain match bullets with a G1 BC of 777 (that’s high) for long range shooting, and stuff all of them in the same rifle.

Availability.

Walk into a sporting goods store anywhere from Alaska to Africa, and the most common ammo on the shelves will likely be good ol’ 30-’06. Should you find yourself abroad on the adventure of a lifetime while your ammo takes a flight to parts unknown courtesy of baggage handlers at the last airport, you can always find something to turn your rifle from a fancy club into a lethal tool.

From Western mule deer and elk to plains game in Africa, the author has never felt under-gunned while packing a 30-’06. Two of the author’s favorite things: his old Springfield rifle and a big warthog.

So, is the 30-’06 Springfield the best cartridge out there? The simple answer is no. There are cartridges better at almost any one thing. The magnums are better when something is trying to eat you. The super-aerodynamic calibers are better at long range. Lighter recoiling cartridges are better for sensitive shooters. But the ’06 is, to my way of thinking, perhaps the best all-around cartridge out there – that’s where it shines. It does everything well.
The 30-’06 Springfield has fought for our freedom through two world wars and several smaller ones. It’s been a favorite of hunters for the past century, and used wisely it is adequate for any game on the North American continent. It possesses a noble history, commands widespread respect, and is a favorite of America sportsmen and shooters. Just like my favorite old rifle, the 30-06 is here to stay.

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When Sikhs get bored

I know a few of these Guys in the Army. They are some great Soldiers & folks.
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Some more Gun Porn

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A Diversity Idea that I could get behind!

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Terminal Lance

I think that only my Brother In Law is the only Marine in our family. But none the less I really like this Comic Strip about today’s Marine Corp. It seems that they have a lot of the same issues that the US Army has also.
Also the Author is whip smart also. So hopefully some of your guys might like it also!

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