Random Shots

Random links to various news stories and blog posts that caught my attention this week:

Emergency Shelter – This is a pretty good idea for an emergency shelter. With some changes it might even make a decent portable hunting blind. What do you think? Thanks to reader and guest contributor CC Cooper for this one. Check out the video:

CRKT Minimalist Knives – Pocket Guns and Gear reviews the CRKT Minimalist knives designed by Alan Folts. I have one of these myself and absolutely love it. I carry it regularly on my weak hand side. It’s been a great knife so far. I’m not a big fan of the keramin blade types but the basic models work really well for me. I carry the Bowie design and my son has the S.P.E.W. (Small Pocket Everyday Wharncliffe) and he likes his as well. They are reasonably priced so if you are looking for a small fixed blade, check them out.

Charter Bulldog Comparison Test – Concealed Carry Arizona does another one of his excellent comparison tests. This time he brings out the Charter Bulldog in .44 Special and compares it to the 442 and LCR. It’s a very comprehensive review and if and when it comes time to add a big bore snubbie to the collection I’ll definitely have to give it some consideration.

How Many Grains In An Armored Car? – While many people consider their firearm to be the most effective tool for self-defense that is not always the case. While some folks spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to draw a firearm and fight from within a vehicle let’s be honest. The most effective self-defense tool while driving is generally your vehicle. Whether you are in an armored car as Dr. House was or even a Honda Civic, if you know how to use it your vehicle can help you evade the bad guys if you use some common sense and understand the capabilities and limitations of your particular vehicle. If you want to talk about stopping power, forget a 230 grain bullet that’s less than half an inch in diameter let’s talk a couple thousand pounds of steel and glass…

God bless and have a great weekend!

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