S. Chris

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Over-The-Top Tactical: Bulletproof Couch Sports Hidden 30-Gun Safe

I thought last week's post on the Loudener would be hard to beat in the over-the-top-tactical category. That was before my older son called my …

How to Build an AR-15: A Beginner's Guide - The Loadout Room

You do not always have to go to a gun store to purchase an AR-15. Surprised? I know I was when I first ventured into the hobby of building custom …

Guns and Gear

By Scott W. Wagner<p>Back when there were far more true gentlemen, men carried certain everyday items that were germane to their style and… Read More …

There Would Be A Rifle Behind Every Blade Of Grass

From the video description …<p>A group of like-minded shooters from various backgrounds (Civilian, Law Enforcement, Military) that share a passion for …

Why 4.7 inches is the perfect screen size for the next iPhone

If Apple makes the jump to a larger screen size for a future iPhone, the Moto X's 4.7-inch display seems optimal.<p>Whenever we do a poll about what new features people would like to see most in a new iPhone, the No. 1 vote getter always seems to be "bigger screen" followed by "better battery …

Mobile Technology

Challenges and Benefits of Panoramic Photography

Cinerama movies are generally preferred for a very good reason: The field of view is more like what the human eye is accustomed to seeing. …

Bad Weather = Good Light for Photographers

We’ve all sat, staring out of our window and cursing at the rain poring down or the flat, grey sky that just happened to cloud over on few hours …

Landscape Photography

WWII Prisoners Built Improvised Cameras to Document Their Lives

Ever since photography was invented in the 1800s, there have been people willing to risk life and limb to bring images to the public eye. Among the …

Start Feeling GOOD About YOUR Photography

As I’ve begun teaching others how to edit their photos I’ve begun to realize that a lot of new photographers lack the confidence in their own work. I …

Ed Drew's Afghanistan: the first wet-plate conflict photos in 150 years

It must have been a peculiar sight: a US soldier, his hands and clothes pockmarked with black silver nitrate, hunkered beneath the dark-cloth of a …

The Truth About HDR Photography - Is It Really That Bad?

The Common Belief About HDR: “I don't usually like HDR images, but yours are great.”<p>This line has been repeated over and over again to HDR …

Tutorials

Motor racing in 1887 - a picture from the past

Apollo 11 Rocket Engine Found by Amazon CEO

Two Apollo 11 rocket engines were rescued by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in the Atlantic this year, he said on Friday.<p>He wrote on his blog that “44 years …

King David's Palace Found Near Jerusalem, Archaeologists Say

King David’s palace was discovered by a team of archaeologists, who said the ruins near Jerusalem are “indisputable proof” there was authority in …

Amp Your Ride

Charge electronics on the go with a bike-mounted USB hub.<p>I'm a mechanical engineer who loves bicycling. When gas prices soared through the roof in 2009, I rode my bike to save money. I wanted to charge USB devices, such as my phone, during commutes but didn't want to spend $150 (or more) on a …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

Check Out Apollo 11's Flight Plan

Cool, huh? Now you can plan your own personal moon flight accordingly.<p>If you're interested in traveling to the moon, here's a chance to (literally) take a page out of Apollo 11's handbook: the National Archives has this snippet of the Apollo 11 flight plan, and it's basically a how-to for a …

How to Cure Common Shooting Mistakes - Handguns

As any new shooter soon discovers, shooting a handgun accurately isn’t nearly as easy as they make it look on TV. Attaining proficiency requires a …

10 Need-to-Know Gun Control Myths- Guns & Ammo

Those who favor a society without gun rights seem to be prone to spreading false information. At best, anti-gun leaders unknowingly spread baseless …

On the Level: A Simple Method For Aligning Vertical Crosshairs

I'd guess that of all the scoped rifles I've handled, probably ninety percent have the crosshairs out of vertical alignment. The reason is that when …

Building Cabins Off The Grid

<i>Three years ago, outdoor writer, photographer, and consummate sportsman Peter Mathiesen left his hometown of St. Louis to start a new life in Alaska.</i> …

How to Use Rifle Bipods and Tripods

The animals you hunt live amid an abundance of rock, trees, hillocks and other rifle rests. Alas, there’s never a rock or a limb where you need it, …

Landscape Photography

Self-Defense & Home Defense Info - U.S. Concealed Carry

By Kevin Michalowski<p>It’s your gun and you own every bullet you fire. If you carry a gun for self-defense, you can’t slip… Read More ><p>By Kevin …

20 Secret Passageways and Rooms Hiding in Plain Sight

History can be told in terms of secret passageways, hidden rooms, and obscure tunnels. Wars have been won and lost by them, coup d'états sprung, and …

Leaning forward vs. the Tactical Turtle

There has been some criticism of yesterday’s Tactical Turtle post that I wanted to address around the issue of leaning forward/recoil control. …

How to Clean a Pistol

admin | January 22, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Clean a Pistol<p>If you’re not cleaning the pistol, the firearm will get rusty and deteriorate. …

Is There a "Best Survival Gun" For Home Defense?

When preparing for emergencies and survival situations, many of us will rely on firearms purchased for other purposes, such as hunting, target or …

Question of the Day: Are You Trying New Ammo Brands?

Beggars can’t be choosers. As the great ammo drought continues, consumers continue to scarf whatever cartridges they can find, with less price …

Leading Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image that uses the compositional tool of ‘Leading Lines’ – as written about in our …