I did this test at a police range in Indiana. We got a car, opened the doors, and shot through them. On this test we used the FN 5.7×28 and the Glock 35 .40 calibers.
The first pictures here are of the 5.7 round. The round was the American Eagle fmj.
In both cases, and multiple angles shot, the rounds deflected slightly upwards. The impact on the second door was higher than were the round struck the first door, even firing at a downward angle. There is approximately a two foot gap between the doors.
These are the results for the .40 cal
This is the .40 cal shot through the trunk and went through the back seat, into the dash. All the .40 rounds used were Gold Dot HP.
This last picture is the windshield. We fired at a target in the drivers seat, and 12 feet in front of the front bumper, all through the back window. All rounds went through the back window and the front windshield. The rear window did not deflect rounds enough to miss the man size target in the drivers seat. The windshield did not deflect the rounds enough to miss the human target 12 feet in front of the bumper.
This month I got 3 new knives in the mail to check out. By coincidence, they are all 3 tanto style blades. These are all hand forged. I have been testing the first one quite a bit, and will post some more pictures and videos shortly. The first blade is made by Justin Vititoe. It is made from a Nicholson file, 1095 steel.
The next two blades are hand made by Edge Alaska. I got them from Mike Deshazo of Condition 1 Tactical (who makes awesome low profile backpacks by the way) to play with for a while.
I will post more pictures and videos of all these blades in action shortly. They are beautiful to look at and have performed very well with chores.
Edge Alaska ‘Extreme Tanto’
I tested these blades with a basic survival chore; building a bow drill kit, with hardwood.
For a side by side comparison, we used the Extreme Tanto and a KBar for the same tasks on the same piece of weed. The KBar went dull and unusable before even cutting our 18″ piece off of the log in the woods. The Etreme Tanto remained sharp and very useable, and finished the big work, as well as the fine whittling to finish the bow drill kit and start a fire. The spine of the Etreme Tanto also lends itself to baton through wood, which is not reasonably possible with the KBar as its sharpened back edge is not good for pounding on.
The blade still looks new, works perfectly, and is ready for the next chore.
O.A.L. 10 in (25.4 cm), Blade choil to tip 4.5 in (11.4cm)
Alloy- CTS XHP- Hardened in Oxygen free environment to Rc 61-62,
Handle- Traditional wrapped 6 mm cotton, Tsuka –Ito, over 550 para-cord. Sealed with 2-part Marine Epoxy.
Handmade by ‘Edge’
Business operated and owned by D.A.V.
Carpenter CTS XHP Alloy
(Nominal Analysis) 1.60 C, 0.50 Mn, 0.40 Si, 16.00 Cr, 0.35 Ni, 0.80 Mo, 0.45 V, Bal. Fe Air hardening, high carbon, high chromium, corrosion resistant alloy which can be described as either a high hardness Type 440C stainless steel or a corrosion resistant D2 tool steel. Possesses corrosion resistance equivalent to Type 440C stainless but can attain a maximum hardness of 64 HRC, approaching that of D2 tool steel. Now available in strip product form.
This proprietary alloy is in the Carpenter CTS™ family of alloys that offer superior edge retention and surface finish, an ability to be machined to a fine edge, and consistent heat-treatability from lot to lot. Consider CTS alloys for many blade applications including commercial food processing, paper processing, textile, packaging, recycling/refuse, kitchen knives, hand tools, scissors/shears, shaving razors, sport/hunting knives, ice skates, military/defense, law enforcement, salon blades and various surgical/medical applications.
Look for more on these coming soon.
New kydex sheaths for these blades are in production by Jim Wood in Indiana.
This is the April 2014 Edition of the magazine. Page 18 & 19. Katrina Lessons; Forewarned and Forearmed.
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I met with Steve from Huntertown Arms and he showed me his newest invention. Its a quick, 5 second take down for your AR15. This kit lets you pack your full size AR into a small backpack now. The lower and upper receivers stay connected, and the barrel just pulls out. See how easy and fast this new system works.
Watch video HERE or below.
Years ago hackers tried to devise a system of tricking people into giving them information with the intention of hacking into their computers. Recently pick up artists have developed a system of making themselves desirable to others. Con men have used lies and phsycology for decades to deceivetheir victims.
Hackers devised “social engineering” to accomplish their goals. Its basically a way to trick people into thinking you are someone that you are not, with the goal of giving them confidential information. There isreally not much to this approach. Pick up artists have actually done a lot of research and development on their tactics. These tactics do work, but the scope of this approach is very limited, and with a narrowly difined goal. Short term results (and relationships) are achieved with this tactic. Con men simply use lies to get what they want.
Behavioral Programming is different. It is a way to get people to change their behavior and interaction with you. It is a way to make strong, lasting friendships, get warmer results from strangers, strengthen your current relationships and change everyone in your workplace.
This research was started years ago with the original intent of teaching US Special Operations Forces, Security Contractors and others in fields of high risk for being compromised and alone in a hostile land. We needed a way for them to solicit help fast, and probably from indiginous persons. Gaining the help from strangers could be the key to their survival. The system must be effective and fast, and last.
Kevin Reeve and I started teaching this in our UrbanEscape and Evasion classes to US Special Operations personnel. Kevin came up with the first set of rules, and we tested them out. They worked beautifully. As the program developed, I started to make notes of behavior modifiers that were consistent throughout our society. My notes kept expanding until I had enough to actually fill a book.
I am currently working to finish the book. The content is original and unique. I have never seen these things printed before, or even spoken of at a seminar. Thats why I am writing a book. To share new information to help you make friends, change behavior, and get the results you want out of people. The backdrop to all of these strategies is honesty and real intent. You can make friends out of strangers, get the promotion, make lasting friendships just the way you are. You dont have to be fake or pretent to be something your not to get the results you want. You just need to know some do’s and dont’s, and know what makes people happy.
You will see some tips posted here, and the complete book will be out shortly.
Kelly Alwood’s Behavioral Programming is different. Its the all natural approach to getting what you want.
You can purchase the Ebook HERE
You can purchase the Ibook HERE
When the book is listed for sale, the official website will be launched as well here: www.behaviorprogramming.us
John became a certified trainer when he was 19 years old. Combining his knowledge from successfully coaching cheerleading and gymnastics, training and teaching martial arts, and participating in various sports, John has customized his training techniques to cater to the personal fitness training market. Aside from John’s proven success as a trainer and his unique training methods, his passion and sincerity of helping each client is the reason his popularity has continued to grow in the Chicago area.
He started on an acrobatic gymnastic team when he was about 13 years old and continued through college at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. His team performed throughout the U.S. as well as travelling outside of the country occasionally. Two out of the three years he competed he was national champion. He later went on to the Indiana Pacers and worked in Gaming Operations as a cheerleader and coordinator of half-time and other shows because of his experience. John then expanded his career in two separate sports. He coached apparatus as well as acrobatic gymnastics. He coached cheerleading for a number of years as well.
He has been training in many different styles of martial arts since he was about 12 years old. He holds 4 black belts: ATA Tae Kwon Do, KTA Tae Kwon Do, Shorei Gojo Ryu (2nd Degree), and Gojo Shorei Jitsu Ryu (4th Degree). He has combined his many styles of martial arts to help create a self protection program. John educates people of all ages. He has taken his gymnastics experience to incorporate it with martial arts tricks training. John continues to train with various instructors in our area. He enjoys working with young martial artists whether it be in self defense, forms, sparring, or tricking.
He also works at a chiropractic office performing myo-fascia release, helping relieve clients with different types of pain issues. He also shares with them various exercises they should be doing in order to relieve the pain, improve balance/stability, and strengthen the body. Now he finds that he is working with more clients, including athletes, on strengthening joints and teaching them body mechanics in order for them to understand why they do what they do and how to alleviate the pain.
Believe to Achieve
When it comes to a person having a dream, goal or even aspirations, the very first thing one must have is hope. Then, add faith which leads to belief.
Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”.
Hope is a glimmer or “sneak peak” of what’s to come. One of the best ways to start on a desired path is to visualize, picture or pretend what you want in order to actually see it in your mind. Now, you must have faith that it will happen. Most people only know how to have faith in things they can see. For instance, seeing a chair and believing it will hold their weight. The progression is hope then faith then belief. So, you keep focus on your dreams and just BELIEVE if someone else can do it you can too.
B – Better yourself. When you have your goal written down and in front of you
continue taking steps forward, no matter how big or small.
E – Encourage others. One of the best ways to reach higher levels is to start by
lifting up others. By helping others you’re helping yourself.
L – Love life. When you start to truly love yourself (and not in an egotistical
way) you will now be open to so much more. Just watch a baby. They are
happy most of the time and their minds are like sponges, absorbing every-
thing going on around them.
I – It takes a team. There isn’t one person who truly succeeds on their own.
Michael Jordan is an excellent example. He was great by himself yet he still
needed his teammates to get to the championships.
E – Empty your mind. Even though it’s your dream, you still need other people to
help you get there. It’s essential to be open to listening to others,
especially those that have been there. Become the student.
V – Vivid dreams. When you think about what you want in life, you need to
visualize in detail because the brain thinks in pictures, not words. The more
details you picture the better chance you have of reaching your goals and
getting what you truly desire.
E – Everyday we grow. The best education you can have is in yourself. Dive into
personal development and better yourself.