Welcome to Milgeek.co.uk, my blog about my obsession with things military, including my airsoft hobby, family history in World War 2, military gaming, defence news and much more.
I have my own personal feelings about the Middle East situation and Israel (which I prefer to keep to myself thank you) but one of my favourite blogs is the Double Tapper site run by a nice Israeli bloke who just happens to be a complete gun nut!
At the moment he is running a series of posts with the rather worrying titles of 'Day 1 of the Gaza War', 'Day2 of the Gaza War', etc. This does make me feel a little uneasy as the idea that Israelis accept that this is not only a war but one with scope enough to have a name suggests that this is turning into something more than the usual cross-border tit-for-tat.
Hopefully this will be - as many commentators speculate - little more than a pre-election flexing of the muscles for Israel, but it's squeaky bum time. The only positive in this is that that jerk Romney didn't get in as US President, otherwise this could have been the start of something a little bigger!
Check out this Israeli missle interception of rockets fired from Gaza (the action doesn't really start until 00:51 secs in)...
The ideal Christmas treat for gun nuts?
Sadly, these aren't real gummy sweets but an art piece made from tinted resin and glass. Shame - Bassets should really think about making these or - my idea - Jelly Babies with Guns!
(I love Jelly Babies!)
This is amusing, I spotted this in last weeks episode from Series 3 when 'The Govenor' (Boooo! Hissss!) shot down an escaping National Guardsman. The irony of this was it was supposed to be one of those impressive Hollywood long shots where the bad guy takes his time and fells an escaping target with one very cool shot...Well, can you spot the problem with that from this still?
Yes, some moron in charge of the firearms on set forgot to install the rear sight!
While I don't know everything about historic guns - far from it - it's rare that a completely new gun comes along that I couldn't have even imagined existed. This example is like something froma Steampunk movie, but it's real - it's a chain fed revolver!
The author of the blog I found this on does not have much information about this other than a translation of it's Russian description: “7.62mm Pistol prototype. Power tape. Capacity of the tape 36 shots.” No manufacturer, designer or other explanation listed.
However, Neatorama - the blog that reposted this item - did note that this gun is similar in concept to a 1886 20-shot chain revolver by Henry S. Josselyn.
Militarily, there are obvious impracticalties to such designs and it's not surprising that they didn't catch on - I mean, for a start, how would you carry such a gun?
Poiniant wreath made up from those plastic soldiers - 300 in total - I was reminicing about in yesterday's post. Source: Nag on the Lake Blog
A soldier serving with The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland became the 438 British service person to lose their life in Afghanistan. Everything stops in the UK for Rememberance Day, but it's just another day at the front in Afghanistan.
Plastic soldiers take me back - I had a huge army of 1/32 scale Airfix plastic soldiers when I was a kid, and my friends and I had amazing battles with them. But how I envy todays kids as now you can pit your soldiers up against a zombie hoard!
Obviously, I get the feeling these are going to be snapped up by adult collectors, which is a bit of a shame. But they do look fantstic and would make for a superb game against a small force of troops.
Ah, to be a kid again!
One of my favourite post-apocalyptic/zombie firearm 'wish list' weapons is the .45/410 Taurus Judge. It's that last-gasp gotta stop that zombie first time hand cannon that you want on you when things go all 'Walking Dead' on your ass...
Now what attracts me to this is that it fires a nice spread of .410 shot, meaning in a critical situation making that head shot is a nigh on certainty when you may only have time to get one shot off!
But the ammo manufacturers Hornady have now evolved a terrifically powerful compromise between the multi-shot capability of a shotgun pistol and the sheer power of a magnum round, it's called the Critical Defense® 410 Triple Defense™ load. Watch the video for an explanation...
This basically turns your Taurus Judge or S&W Governor into a three-piece grapeshot cannon. Any one of these three rounds would be enough to burst an undead mellon I reckon, but it has enough spread to compensate for any instinctive shot you put out in the general direction of a biter's bonce!
This load in a .410 pump would also have a nicely reassuring knock down/stay down effect, though for long-arms something that puts out a higher rate of fire would probably be preferable against a hoard. Perhaps the ideal set-up for this load - for mid-range hoard destruction - might be a Saiga semi-auto shotgun in .410 and a lovely big 30 round drum magazine!
Oh momma! :)
America's guilty secret love affair with the Russian AK series continues with this rather amazing looking rail system for Molot's VEPR Super .308 conversion of an AK (based on a heavy duty RPK reciever).
The system is made by ATI Gunstocks and really gives the venerable AK a space age look. The crane stock is also by ATI and their web site has some nifty conversion accessories for the Russian assault - ahem, sorry 'sporting' rifle!
The Mollot on it's own is worth a look at as it is a very handsome looking take on a sporterized AK...
I have to say that with the ATI rail system on this would look exceptionally cool as an airsoft clone - and a bit different from the plethora of Draganovs that have flooded the market over the past two years. Hopefully some Asian airsoft clone company is looking at this and thinking it would make a good piece of kit!
It would make a nice conversion kit for the CYMA RPK. Thanks to The Firearm Blog for highlighting this.
This looks just so much fun! Although it's not strictly any of the formal Action Air (IPSC) disciplines, it does show how much fun you can have in a limited space...
After shelling out a load of cash on a whim by buying a lousy remake of Heroes of the Pacific for the XBox I have just had my faith in game developers renewed by a gem of a little game which I just picked up for my new iPhone. Doom Resurrection is a unbelievably playable version of the classic FPS for the small screen and only cost £2.99 from the Apple Store.
Now I'm quite new to the whole mobile gaming thing, on my previous phone the only game I had was Peggle, so Doom Resurrection came as a really big surprise...It's like a real computer game!
The first thing is that I wondered was 'how the hell do you move when you don't have a keyboard or mouse?' Well, enter a funny thing called an accelorometer - tilt your iPhone about and you move the cursor. The forward and left and right moving is done automatically by the software as you move constantly forward through the map (apparently this is called an 'on-rails' game).
Admittedly this makes the game quite restricted and linear, but let's face it - Doom was quite linear anyway. What matters is that I'm playing bleeding Doom on my phone and it actually looks like Doom!
Bottom line: It is what it is, just a bit of casual fun. But it's well done and a step up from the cutsy jewel laden casual games I previously associated with mobile phones.