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