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Eldon Home Blood Test Kit Review

Eldon Home Blood Test Kit Review

The usual ways to get your blood type are either to donate blood or to have some sort of medical procedure. The former means giving up a ton of blood and possibly fainting, the latter means enduring a messed up incident that put you in the medical system in the first place. Eldon makes a […]

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How to Request Your Phone Data That’s Collected by the NSA

How to Request Your Phone Data That’s Collected by the NSA

Unless you’ve been living in a cave hammering AK-47s out of shovels you’ve heard about Edward Snowden and the NSA’s massive network for collecting data on American citizens. The United Kingdom’s Guardian has issued waves of articles about what’s being stored (phone calls, email, chat records, Facebook posts, etc) as well as all the various […]

Ammunition Availability and the Impact on Training

Ammunition Availability and the Impact on Training

“On my command, you may begin the one hundred round drill. FIGHT!” Seven students begin firing their rifles at 100 yards. Fire two rounds, bring the rifle to a safe position, move, fire two more rounds, repeat. Reload when necessary. Fire until 100 rounds have been expended, or your rifle malfunctions to the point where […]

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Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: What to Take to Your First Gunfighting Class

Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: What to Take to Your First Gunfighting Class

This episode of Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners is about what you should take for your first gunfighting class. A fight-focused class will be more dynamic, should include more movement, and be more strenuous than your run-of-the-mill standing in a shoebox target shooting session. Expect to be outside in any kind of weather conditions. […]

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Dealing With the 2013 Ammunition Crisis

Dealing With the 2013 Ammunition Crisis

Anything related to firearms since November of 2012 has been in high demand. Obama’s re-election, followed by the Sandy Hook mass murders, doubled or tripled prices for firearms, accessories, magazines, and ammunition. You pretty much had to pay an arm and a leg to get stuff — if you could find it at all. Availability […]

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WordPress Admin Accounts Suffer Brute Force Attack

WordPress Admin Accounts Suffer Brute Force Attack

Ars Technica reported a widespread brute force attack on WordPress sites on Friday. Simply put, a horde of infected computers are trying many common password combinations against the default administrator WordPress account. Once the admin account is compromised, the WordPress site joins the fray. Think Mongol-style conquest in the blogosphere. That’s right, I wrote blogosphere. […]

Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: How to Unload a Pistol

Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: How to Unload a Pistol

This episode of Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners is about how to unload a typical semi automatic pistol (or handgun). This video features a Glock 19 9mm semi-auto handgun. This is part of an ongoing introductory series and FAQ about firearms, ammunition and accessories for new gun owners or people who want to learn […]

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Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Ammunition

Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Ammunition

This episode of Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners is about ammunition. If you don’t know the difference between a bullet and a casing, this video is for you! This is part of an ongoing introductory series and FAQ about firearms, ammunition and accessories for new gun owners or people who want to learn the […]

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Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Basic Gun Safety Rules

Firearms Tips and Techniques for Beginners: Basic Gun Safety Rules

Over two million firearms were sold in the United States in December 2012. This is almost entirely due to the Sandy Hook mass murder and the fear of subsequent anti-gun legislation. Some states passed additional anti-gun laws in the new year. People received extra money (or expected to get money) from their tax returns, and […]

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Check Your Desiccants

Check Your Desiccants

About a year ago I wrote about how to make your own desiccant packs to help stave off rust and moisture-related damage. I was doing some inventory over the weekend, and it occurred to me to look at the different silica bags I had in each container. Some of them were getting saturated, and one […]

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