Know Your Weapons: The Astra 600 – Old School Cool

The Astra 600 – Old School Cool

 

In my 20 or so years collecting I only came across an Astra  600 once, and I passed on it because the guy was way too proud of it and would not budge on the price, primarily because of the German markings.

I regret that now. This model has serious history!

 

 

Know Your Guns: History of the East German Makarov

HISTORY OF THE EAST GERMAN MAKAROV

 

When I was hot and heavy into Curio and Relic collecting fifteen or so years back I had several different flavors of Makarov, including a true East German PM (with original DDR markings) a Polish P-64, A Hungarian FEG PA-63 and a very rare Bulgarian PPK clone.

As with all Eastern Block C&R Military pistols, the double action trigger on Mak’s were atrociously bad, somewhere between 15 and 25 pounds. This was a purposeful design however to keep peasant conscripts from shooting their own dicks off.

Other than that, they were a real pleasure to shoot with a caliber I would describe as a “.380 ACP on growth hormones”.

 

 

Humans Were Actually Apex Predators For 2 Million Years, Evidence Shows

Humans Were Actually Apex Predators For 2 Million Years, Evidence Shows

 

Hunting has always been an integral part of our genetic makeup.

The more modern man strays away from it the more health problems he is going to have.

You see it’s not just the lean meat you get from the hunt, it’s the PROCESS of obtaining it, the actual mechanics of the hunt itself: physical exercise, dexterity, skill, weapon mastery, etc. all these things contribute to the physical (and mental) health of the person and in the process sharpens their ability to protect themselves and their tribe.

I can promise you that if a larger percentage of modern society were forced to HUNT and PROCESS their own Meat we would see a dramatic decrease in cases of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and General health problems associated with sedentary lifestyles, aka couch pototates.

I am a huge fan of Bow Hunting and in the clip below Ted Nugent, aka “The Nuge” gives a brief synopsis on how Modern Bowhunting was born.

Really Fascinating Stuff.

 

 

Know Your Weapons: The .30-40 U.S. Krag-Jorgenson in Combat

THE .30-40 U.S. KRAG-JORGENSEN IN COMBAT

I had a couple of Krag’s I traded for over the years but I never really cared for them.

They were too long and the action was not near as smooth as a Mauser.

Caliber wise they are like shooting a .30-06.

 

Know Your WW2 History: Axis vs AA Guns

AXIS VS. AA GUNS: HISTORY OF AMERICAN ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONS

 

Even from the first moments of America’s sudden involvement in World War II, U.S. anti-aircraft (AA) gunners were in the thick of the fight. John W. Finn, US Navy Chief Aviation Ordnanceman, won the Medal of Honor during the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

As Japanese planes attacked his post at Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, he fought back from an exposed .50 caliber machine gun stand. He hammered away at the strafing and bombing Japanese aircraft.