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LaRue 7.62 PredatOBR

Finally breaking this picture out, been sitting on it for months.pred

 

DNA:

LaRue Tactical 7.62  PredatOBR w/ quick change barrel
Surefire brake
LaRue Tactical APEG grip
LaRue Tactical RAT stock
Aimpoint T1 optic
Troy BUIS
Magpul magazine

Really trick setup.  I don’t have a personal need for the  quick swap barrel and total breakdown functionality, but it’s tough not to want one after seeing it in the flesh.  High probability of a Ballistic.US shirt based on this rifle in the future.

50s

Here are a couple pictures from the weekend activities out in New Hampshire.

Bushmaster BA50, muzzle blast spraying debris everywhere.  Shooter had never fired a gun before that day, one of the Aransas Firearms crew (rocking a Ballistic shirt, of course) is keeping an eye on things.  She went through most of a magazine, loving every minute.

Bushmaster BA50 | Ballistic.US

 

Really clean Barrett 99 with AAC Cyclops suppressor.  Very smooth shooter.

Barrett 99 AAC Cyclops | Ballistic.US

Stay tuned, more to come.

Ballistic 2013 PUMPKIN TORTURE conTEST

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Alright guys, time to bust out the cutlery and administer some slow pain to the invading hoard.  We are getting ready to launch a slew of new products over the next couple months.  To celebrate, we are having yet another product giveaway.  Rules are simple:  Send in your jack-o-lanterns featuring firearms, military, and or liberty related themes, and we’ll pick our favorite.  The winner gets a brand new, not yet available Ballistic Impact Logo sweatshirt.  You can submit by tagging Ballistic.US in a photo, or sending it direct via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, or email (info@ballistic.us).  Have fun, stay safe, and make ’em suffer!

History and Origins of Ballistic

2008: The origins of the brand

2008: The origins of the brand

Who: Me, 33 year old father of 5, California based graphics/web designer, lifelong firearms enthusiast, staunch 2A supporter What: Ballistic.US-Firearms Related Clothing Company Why: Kids keep eating my ammo budget Where: The internet. A series of tubes… This all started in 2008 (notice the date in the file properties) as I was trying to think of some kind of firearms related brand I could build to create opportunities within the firearms industry. The old, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day” idea. The reality is that it makes work a lot more enjoyable, but it’s still work. As a designer, I know this as well as anyone. Anyway, thinking Ballistic was a decent name, I started with 2 stacked cartridges to form a B. I must have worked with 50 different ideas of calibers and different layouts with multiple cartridges to represent my B. I ended up going back to these. My first product ideas were jackets and shirts that had unique and novel features for CCW. I realized that it would be a costly process having custom design garments manufactured, but I thought there was merit to the ideas. Continue reading History and Origins of Ballistic

Saturday 9/29 Lessons Learned

At the beginning of September, I got a call from Uncle D about heading out to the secret spot at my grandfather’s place.  I don’t think we have been shooting together once this year, we usually make it a few times per year.  My oldest had literally mentioned getting together with Uncle D just a few days earlier, so it appeared fate was with us.  Uncle D mentioned that he had a friend with an unfired EDM rifle, which has a (CA registered, for those will ill intentions among us) .50 BMG barrel & bolt, as well as .408 Cheytac and .338 Lapua barrels & bolt- if I recall correctly, the .408 & .338 share bolts.  Bring him on out!

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On The Starbucks Letter

On the one hand, agree with this poster from a forum:

The gay marriage zealots seemed pretty weird to most when they started agitating for their cause. Today gay marriage is rapidly becoming the law of the land.

I support these open carry agitators. They are exercising a constitutionally-protected right. Much better to get challenges to the law pushed up to SCOTUS now than any time in the foreseeable future since this court has ruled recently and consistently in favor of a literal interpretation of the 2nd amendment that protects individuals’ right to keep and bear arms.

On the other hand, I don’t trust most people to not be idiots, that goes for NDing gun owners; when I see pictures like these, I can understand why people who are unfamiliar with firearms would be uncomfortable (pics heisted from http://practicaltacticalpodcast.com/starbucks/):

 

Now, I don’t drink coffee, and I have better things to spend $5 on, and better ways to consume 1000 calories, so in the most immediate sense, a gun unfriendly Starbucks doesn’t mean much to me. Hell, I live in CA, the air I breathe is anti-gun. However, part of winning people to our side is helping them understand that gun owners are everyday, normal people, and not the caricature portrayed by frothing at the mouth HuffPo contributors.

I take my responsibility as a gun owner seriously.  I take gun safety seriously.  I just don’t see how taking your no-sling AR to Starbucks makes any practical sense.   To be part of the solution, you gotta have a modicum of situational awareness, and these people seem be lacking.