Last year at about this time we posted a story about a diminutive piece of pocket artillery called the mini cannon. It was a real, working gun that used gunpowder, tiny steel balls and what looked like firecracker fuses to wreak havoc on all sorts of common items.
SOG Specialty Knives and Tools is asking if F&S readers have the grit, guts and gall to show their best impersonation of the one and only Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey, a.k.a. The Gunny, to the world.
You know him from his Academy Award-nominated performance in Full Metal Jacket along with his many other film roles, including the Toy Story trilogy and the History Channel series "Lock N' Load With R. Lee Ermey."
If you think you can hack it, SOG has kicked off the "Are You The Gunny?" video contest on its Facebook page. Participants are asked to videotape and upload their best Gunny impression to the page and the winner with the best submission will be flown to Las Vegas as a guest of SOG for the 2011 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show and Conference in January. The winner will also get to hang out with The Gunny himself at a special cocktail party on the first night of the show.
If you were good enough to get a new Leupold Mark 4® riflescope for Christmas than you were better than a lot of us boys and girls. Still, you’d better take a close look at your new toy. According to the company, there are some hard-to-spot fakes hitting the market:
Shares of outdoor sports equipment retailer Cabela's Inc. jumped 17 percent in premarket trading Friday after the company's results beat expectations and an analyst said clearance sales of firearms helped shore up the company's balance sheet.
Is your iPhone or iPod Touch a bit too, well, artsy? Not rugged or manly enough for your taste?
Here's the solution: the Bulletflight ballistics calculator, which predicts the trajectory of bullets fired from high-powered sniper rifles by taking into account half a dozen variables including wind speed, distance, outside temperature and altitude.