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October 10, 2014

You WANT to shoot your alarm clock every morning, right?

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Don’t deny it. You’ve always WANTED to shoot your alarm clock, right?

Well, now you can with this unique offering on Groupon.

Gun-Terget-Alarm-Clock-PFTR

I was tipped to the shootable alarm clock by a co-worker who knew I want to shoot mine every morning.

I like that it is both the clock and gun are battery-powered. I don’t know why but I’ve always preferred battery-powered alarm clocks to the plugin kind. It’s not that the power goes off very often but when it does… it’s just not good, right?

When I checked out the listing I was greatly dismayed to learn the battery-powered shootable alarm clock is not available in Canada through their Groupon sale. I’ve not yet been able to find it elsewhere online, at least not at the low price offered on Groupon.

I’m including it here in case any faithful Canadian readers have access to a US mailing address and want to take advantage of the sale. Any of my American regulars can, of course, immediately take advantage of this sale if the mood strikes.

And to be clear, I have no connection to the company or Groupon, nor to I make any kind of commission if you buy it… I just think it’s a cool item and wish it was available here in Canada.

From the Groupon listing:

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-gun-and-target-recordable-alarm-clock-3

In a Nutshell

Infrared gun with 18 ft. range lets you shoot your alarm-clock target each morning, focusing your attention so that you wake up in time.

Target Recordable Alarm Clock

Though they were once heralded as a ground-breaking invention, alarm clocks are now the object of scorn for many who wish for only one thing—to sleep in.

This two-piece target clock lets you act out the fantasy of destroying it while still fulfilling its duty and waking you from your slumber. Every morning when the alarm sounds, just pick up the plastic toy gun that comes with the clock and fire off a few rounds to silence the piercing alarm or your self-recorded wake-up message.

Two alarm modes let you decide how much effort you put into getting up.

Normal requires just one shot to deactivate, but hard mode gives you an added mental challenge, taking five accurate shots to quiet down.

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January 5, 2012

The Coolest .45 Caliber Pistol Ever!

Human ingenuity truly knows no bounds, and this news item certainly shows that.

It’s a metal puzzle cube, 125 pieces in all if you can believe it, that when specific pieces from the cube are assembled properly forms a fully-functional .45 caliber single-shot pistol.

And to make all the nanny-staters happy, it comes with its own lock, so you can’t take the cube apart “without authorization”.

From the article…

Just in case solving a puzzle wasn’t good enough protection from hiding your new handgun, there’s also a special key that you need to use to “unlock” the original cube, before anyone can start taking apart the pieces. So, you can have this block sitting around your home, looking like a nice decorative piece, but all the while you’ll know it’s hiding a very deadly, yet awesome secret.

Not that anyone will be recommending it for home defense, mind you.  Something a little more accessible would be preferred if some violent offender decides to invade your home.  🙂

http://www.slashgear.com/125-piece-puzzle-becomes-functioning-single-shot-pistol-2995872/

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July 14, 2011

“The Zombie Apocalypse is coming!” Are you prepared? (humour)

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A friend of mine sent me a really funny post the other day.  The title was intriguing, of course, given I love vampire and zombie movies.  (Yes, even the bad ones!)

The article’s author, Creek Stewart, guides the unwitting ultimate zombie apocalypse shotgun wannabe through the entire process of taking a stock Mossberg 500 shotgun and turning it into the ultimate zombie apolcalypse survival shotgun!

If you have ten minutes to spare and want to read a knowledgeable and funny article, then I highly recommend Creek Stewart’s article “Arming Yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Build the Ultimate Survival Shotgun.”

I was amazed at how much Stewart was able to stuff into a shotgun stock, let alone some of the amazing and simple modifications he made to turn it into all kinds of useful tools.

Naturally, such an article was filed under “Manly Skills” on the Art of Manliness blog.  I love it!

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July 10, 2011

A Sexy Vixen, a Shotgun and a camera makes for a really fun day!

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Some days it doesn’t take much.  Just one good-looking woman, a pirate’s wench costume, a shotgun and a camera or two and a guy can have a really great day.

A friend of mine was passing through town this weekend and she needed a break from her two kids, if only for a few hours.  I was going to take her to the range, but it’s closed for the youth camp this week.  So much for handgun shooting.

The next best thing seemed to be my pump action magazine-fed shotgun, a hundred or so shotgun shells (movie blanks left over from a show) and a little dress-up on her part, then a drive out to the hills where we wouldn’t be disturbed for a few hours.

We left the kids with my wife.  Don’t worry, she loves those kids and was glad to get the time with them.  No, really!

As you’ll see by the photos, we had a really good time, and Brandi had an absolute blast.  (pun intended!)

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March 6, 2011

An awesome way to honor a WWII military sniper!

Don Laird, who sometimes contributes articles here on the blog, sent me a link to a really neat video this morning.  It’s the story of how the US Army Marksmanship Unit honoured 86-year-old Ted Gundy for his service.

After being presented with the prestigious Black Hat, the old guy is visibly touched, his voice cracking with emotion.  Then he was taken to the range to do an “impossible shot”.  He’s coached by a two-time international sniper team to get him back into the old mindset, and begins by using a replica of his military sniper rifle from the war.

Then he uses current technology to go for a 1,000 yard shot.  He jokes in the video

I hope that I can hit the target. But if I was betting money, I’d bet nine to one that I don’t!

Well, it’s safe to say that someone should have taken Ted up on that bet.  Watch the video to see the amazing shooting skills of this very interesting gentleman.

 

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0d1_1299338081

Thanks for sending the link Don.  It’s an amazing and wonderful story of honouring our veterans… something we really need to do more of.  It’s not just for Remembrance Day, after all.

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