It seems Glock’s Generation 5 may be nearly upon us. According to a photo posted to the Glock Talk forums, one law enforcement officer was able to pre-order a Glock 17 Gen 5 through his dealer. The slip, clearly marked “Gen 5” is shown below:
Note the price is Glock’s Blue Label LEO only rate.
Also released via Facebook was a Glock promotional image for August, announcing an event to be held on the 26th at 100 ranges across the United States, where attendees would be able to get their hands on the newly released pistols. It’s not clear whether this event is for the Gen 5, but given the pre-order above, chances seem good.
What, exactly, the Gen 5 Glock will be is yet unknown, however it seems likely that it will include features from the FBI’s Glock 17M and/or Glock’s XM17 MHS submission to the US Army. While an MHS-style 17/19 hybrid compact/full size might actually pique my interest, I doubt we’ll be so lucky as that.
The Glock 17M includes the following features, most or all of which we can probably expect to see on the Gen 5:
- A new tougher finish
- Changes in the rifling
- Longer recoil spring assembly
- Reinforced forward notch for the recoil spring assembly
- A smoother trigger similar to the G42/43
- Flared magwell
- No finger grooves
- Changes in the safety plunger
- Ambidextrous slide release
- Magazines may have an extended front lip
- Magazine well cutout
Poor Glock. They have such a leaky boat!
KGB Ballistic Knife – American Style “Spetsnaz” Blade
A ballistic knife is a knife with a detachable blade that can be ejected to a distance of several yards by pressing a trigger or operating a lever or switch on the handle.
The video is quite impressive, check it out below!
While the world watches and waits to see the next moves made by Washington and North Korea, other world leaders are setting the table for what could end up a conflict, or worse, a full-on war. Our dear friends down under just stunned the world with one epic statement about defending the United States and how they feel about North Korea.
“America stands by its allies, including Australia of course, and we stand by the United States,” Mr Turnbull told local radio station 3AW on Friday morning. “So be very, very clear on that. If there’s an attack on the US, the ANZUS Treaty would be invoked and Australia would come to the aid of the United States, as America would come to our aid if we were attacked.”
The ANZUS Treaty binds the U.S., Australia and New Zealand together in a defense pact covering military matters in the Pacific Ocean region. It provides that an armed attack on any of the three parties would be dangerous to the others, and that each should act to meet the common threat.
Mr Turnbull also revealed he had discussed North Korea’s behaviour with U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence overnight, calling it “the most dangerous flashpoint in the world today, ” adding the terms of the Australia-U.S. alliance were clear.
“But be under no misapprehension, in terms of defence, we are joined at the hip,” he said. “The American alliance is the absolute bedrock of our national security. If there is an attack on the U.S. … we would come to their aid. “Now, how that manifests itself obviously will depend on the circumstances and the consultations with our allies.”
At The World Economic Forum in Davos, billionaire globalist, George Soros, has threatened to “take down President Trump” to fulfill the New World Orders plans for “financial armageddon”.
Speaking at the exclusive convention in the Swiss Alps for high ranking politicians and corporation heads, which many believe is actually a secret Illuminati meeting,
Soros vowed to destroy Trump’s entire agenda.Soros, a Hillary Clinton supporter and DNC funder, is reported to have lost almost $1 billion as the stock market rallied following news that Donald Trump was elected president.
YNW reports: Speaking to a packed audience at his annual dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Soros warned large multinational corporations to hold off from doing any business in the United States until he’s ended Trump’s presidency – or else face the consequences.
Asked what advice he would give to businesses preparing for the impact of the new presidency, he said, “I’d keep as far away from it as I can“.
The hedge fund manager and convicted felon, who initially became famous for having made $1bn by betting on the devaluation of the pound in 1992, is reported to have lost close to a $1bn after the stock market rallied following Trump’s win.
Mr. Soros attributed the rise in the markets to Mr. Trump’s pledge to cut regulation and taxes but told the elite gathered at the World Economic Forum that the good times under Trump wouldn’t last.
Soros said that after Trump takes office – in under 24 hours – “reality will prevail“.Soros, a Jewish Nazi collaborator, said he was confident Mr. Trump’s powers would be limited by Congress. “He won’t be able to get away with being a dictator,” he added.
Soros’s comments to the international economic elite in Switzerland come after Wall Street analysts have begun referring to him as a “wounded beast” and warned that he is “hell bent on revenge” after his candidate failed to win the election.
Pundits and market analysts have been keeping a close eye on the “wounded beast” in recent weeks to determine his next move and reports are now emerging that the funds Soros wasted on Clinton are set to be dwarfed by the amount of money he is now spending on the bond market.
The plan is to create “financial Armageddon and unleash hell“, driving the Western world, and in particular the United States, to the edge of ruin. Out of the flames a phoenix will rise and this will be Soros’ vision of the New World Order.
Soros believes the market is Trump’s weak point. He claims Trump has “no chance” of surviving his upcoming market assault, gloating that the future POTUS will be destroyed and unable to focus on making America great again.
Admittedly, I’d rather not be shot with either, but if I had to choose, I’d take a round from the AK-47 over the M4 any day of the week. To add a caveat to that statement, I’m talking from relatively close range here — say up to 150 to 200 meters.
To understand why, it’s important to first take a very basic look at the physics behind terminal ballistics.
In this case, consider the science of what happens when a penetrating missile enters a human body.
The first place to start is the following kinetic-energy equation:
Breaking this equation down into its components, we have kinetic energy (KE) influenced by the mass (M) of the penetrating missile, as well as the velocity (V) of the missile.
This makes sense; it is logical that a heavier, faster missile will do more damage than a lighter, slower missile. What is important to understand is the relative influence that mass and velocity have on kinetic energy, as this is key to understanding why I’d rather be shot with an AK than with an M4.
You’ll notice that the mass component of the KE equation is halved, whereas the velocity component is squared. For this reason, the velocity of the projectile has far more bearing on the energy that it delivers into the target than the mass.
The V1-V2 component of the equation takes into consideration that the projectile might actually pass straight through the target, rather than coming to rest in the target.
In this instance, the change in the velocity of the projectile as it passes through the target (V1 being its velocity as it enters, and V2 being velocity on exit) is the factor that is considered when calculating how much energy the missile delivered into the target.
Naturally, if the projectile comes to rest in the target (i.e., no exit wound), then V2 equals zero and the projectile’s velocity as it entered (V1) is used to calculate the KE.
That’s enough physics for now, but you get the concept that the optimum projectile to shoot someone with is one that has a decent mass; is very, very fast; and is guaranteed to come to restin your target so as to dissipate as much energy as possible into it, and hence do maximal damage.
The next concept to grasp is that of permanent cavitation versus temporary cavitation. Permanent cavitation is the hole left in a target from a projectile punching through it. You can think of it simply like a sharp stick being pushed through a target and leaving a hole the diameter of the stick.
The permanent cavity left by a bullet is proportionate to the surface area of the bullet as it passes through the tissue.
For instance, if an AK-47 round with a 7.62mm diameter at its widest point passes cleanly through a target, it will leave a round, 7.62mm permanent cavity.
If this hole goes through a vital structure in the body, the wound can be fatal.
If the bullet passes through soft tissues only, however, the permanent cavity can be relatively benign.
Below is a slow-motion video by Brass Fetcher of a 5.56x45mm round (same as what the M4 fires) hitting ballistic gelatin in slow motion.
After watching, the medical provider can begin to appreciate the damage done to tissues by the pressure wave of the temporary cavitation.
Having had the chance to treat dozens of high-velocity missile wounds over my years in the military, I’ve seen firsthand the effect that various rifle calibers can have at various distances, hitting various body parts. Naturally a multitude of variables come into play when someone gets shot, and no two gunshot wounds are ever going to be the same.
The purpose of this article is not to draw any academic conclusions about the ballistics of the AK-47 versus the M4, or argue the merits of one ammo over another; it is to introduce the concepts of the different wounding profiles of permanent and temporary cavities using a couple of case studies.
Below are two examples I was involved with that illustrate somewhat of a comparative study of an AK-47 round and an M4 round striking approximately the same anatomical location from roughly the same range (in these cases, 150 to 200 meters).
This series of photos you can see a particularly nasty M4 gunshot wound, with a small entrance wound in the right lower buttock, and a massive exit wound in the right lateral thigh.
The X-ray in the last image shows that the projectile struck the upper femur and demolished the bone, sending secondary bone fragments flying through the tissues and accounting for the majority of the exit wound.
The damage done by the pressure wave of the temporary cavity can be appreciated in the first image, with deep bruising extending up the buttock and into the casualty’s lower back. This bruising resulted from the energy dissipated through the tissues pulverizing small blood vessels in its path (think back to the ballistic gelatin video to imagine what went on in the tissues).
The granular material in the middle of the thigh wound seen on the X-ray is an older-generation QuikClot advanced clotting sponge (ACS), which was inserted at the point of injury for hemorrhage control to excellent effect. The bright white fragments on the X-ray are small pieces of the bullet, which had disintegrated on impact with the tissue and bone. This is another characteristic of the M4 round that makes it all the more unappealing to be shot with — the tendency for the bullet to disintegrate if it strikes tissue at a decent velocity.
Despite being a jacketed round, because it’s smaller, lighter, and faster than an AK-47 projectile, the 5.56mm tends to yaw faster once it hits tissue. The shearing forces on the bullet once it is traveling at 90 degrees through the tissue often tears the bullet into pieces, thus creating multiple smaller projectiles and increasing the chances of all of the bullet parts remaining in the target, and hence dissipating more energy.
Here’s a video from The Ammo Channel of the AK-47’s 7.62x39mm projectile being fired into ballistic gelatin for comparison to the video above of the 5.56x45mm (M4) round. Though the video shows a soft-point round being used, which theoretically should be more destructive than its full-metal-jacket counterpart, the video still illustrates nicely the significant penetration of the AK-47 round without it yawing significantly or disintegrating.
I once saw a good case study illustrating this point, where a casualty had sustained an AK-47 gunshot wound to the right lateral thigh and we recovered the intact bullet from the inside of his left upper abdominal wall. It had passed through approximately one metre of his tissues and shredded his small bowel, but the projectile hadn’t fragmented at all, and the temporary cavitation hadn’t done enough damage to be lethal. The casualty required a laparotomy to remove multiple sections of small intestine, but he made a good recovery. That one is a story for another time.
The following photo is of a good friend of mine who was shot by an AK-47 from approximately 200 meters while standing right next to me!
Fortunately the bullet passed cleanly through, and after a surgical clean-out the afternoon of the injury, he turned up ready for work the very next day. They breed them tough where he is from!
The entrance wound is at the top of the left buttock, with the exit being down on the left upper thigh. Though the injury is unpleasant to have, the fact that the AK-47 round was traveling slower than an M4’s round at the same range, coupled with the fact that the projectile remained intact and didn’t yaw significantly as it passed through him, meant the wound was nowhere near as devastating as the above-mentioned M4 injury in the same area.
It must be noted, however, that the comparison is far from perfect, given that the M4 injury involved the bone, with the one immediately above passing solely through soft tissues.
So there it is. All things being equal, when all is said and done, I’d rather be shot with an AK-47 than an M4 on any day of the week. Naturally, as medical responders, it is always important to treat the wound and not the rifle that inflicted it, and I have certainly seen some horrendous AK-47 wounds over the years and some relatively minor ones from M4s. It all depends.
The main take-home points for first responders and medicos are: Be aware of the magnitude of damage that can be caused by the temporary cavitation resulting from high-velocity missile wounds, and if you find an entrance wound, there’s no telling where in the body the projectile might have ended up!
The moral of the story is look at the bruising and swelling of the wounds. There is no way our Orlando ‘survivors’ were shot. The 7.62 mm round is even the one that does less damage. The wounds of the .223 are egregious. It’s going to take a lot to restore a victim to health. The alleged victims bear no evidence of having been shot. Keep this in mind as further fake shootings are thrust upon us.
On Thursday, actor-producer James Woods warned on Twitter that civil war could break out if Democrats succeed in removing Donald Trump, essentially overturning the 2016 election in a coup d’etat.
Many agreed with his assessment of the situation.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 4, 2017
Armed and ready…
— PersonalProtectionUS (@PersProtectnUSA) August 4, 2017
Agreed. Democrats are the minority & have incorrectly assumed that The Right will roll over under pressure. They've confused us with Rinos.
— Trump Is President (@DHQuinones) August 4, 2017
If that happens my faith in my country will be destroyed. It would mean everything I've been taught about freedom is a complete lie.
— realDonaldTrumpFan (@ATrumpPatriot) August 4, 2017
I completely agree and I feel like we are not alone. #Trump1776
— MAGANIFICENT 💠 (@MAGANIFICENT) August 4, 2017
The Democrats are not acting alone Rinos like Mc Cain, Ryan, the Senate leader, Graham, in fact, most GOP are RINOs working in unison
— gatita bonita (@gatita_bonita_s) August 4, 2017
Democrats aren’t the only ones involved in what is increasingly being seen as a coup against Trump. As Faye Higbee wrote on Thursday, Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury in the investigation/witch hunt of conspiracy theories that claim Trump colluded with Russians to win the election.
As Higbee noted, some alleged “Republicans” are actually working to protect Mueller from any action by Trump:
Some lawmakers have even proposed checks to keep Trump from firing Mueller. The problem with that is they may be encroaching on the enumerated Executive powers of the President. Where were they when Obama ran away with the Executive Branch over the top of Congress? They were nowhere to be found.
Senators Lindsey Graham (R) and Cory Booker (D) introduced the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (SCIPA) in an effort to prevent the President from firing Robert Mueller. It would require a panel of Federal Judges to decide whether the Special Prosecutor should be fired. So they have taken the step around the Executive Branch entirely to hamstring him for any actions at all. That action may not be Constitutional.
Ty Cobb, Special Counsel to the President stated, “We favor anything that brings this investigation to a swift conclusion.” He stated that the President will cooperate fully with Mr. Mueller.
“Which is all fine and dandy as long as the investigation is on the up and up,” she added.
And there’s the problem.
Mueller, for example, has loaded his team with Clinton donors, is going far beyond the charges of Russian meddling, and, Vox said, former FBI Director James Comey and other FBI higher-ups are possible witnesses:
Shortly after the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller in May, Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe told several of the highest-ranking managers of the bureau they should consider themselves possible witnesses in any investigation into whether President Donald Trump engaged in obstruction of justice, according to two senior federal law enforcement officials.
McCabe has told colleagues that he too is a potential witness in the probe of whether Trump broke the law by trying to thwart the FBI’s Russia investigation and the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Two senior federal law enforcement officials have told me that the new revelations illustrate why they believe the potential case against Trump is stronger than outsiders have thought.
“What you are going to have is the potential for a powerful obstruction case,” a senior law enforcement official said. “You are going to have the [former] FBI director testify, and then the acting director, the chief of staff to the FBI director, the FBI’s general counsel, and then others, one right after another. This has never been the word of Trump against what [James Comey] has had to say. This is more like the Federal Bureau of Investigation versus Donald Trump.”
Meanwhile, actual collusion by Hillary Clinton and leaks by so-called “Deep State” Obama holdovers are being ignored.
Since Trump’s election, liberals and Trump-haters of both parties have sought to remove him from office by any means necessary. Woods is right — if they succeed in overturning the election, there will be hell to pay, and it won’t be pretty.
A couple of months ago, Czech President Milos Zeman made an unusual request: He urged citizens to arm themselves against a possible “super-Holocaust” carried out by Muslim terrorists.
Never mind that there are fewer than 4,000 Muslims in this country of 10 million people — gun purchases spiked. One shop owner in East Bohemia, a region in the northern center of the Czech Republic, told a local paper that people were scared of a “wave of Islamists.”
Now the country’s interior ministry is pushing a constitutional change that would let citizens use guns against terrorists. Proponents say this could save lives if an attack occurs and police are delayed or unable to make their way to the scene. To become law, Parliament must approve the proposal; they’ll vote in the coming months.
The Czech Republic already has some of the most lenient gun policies in Europe. It’s home to about 800,000 registered firearms and 300,000 people with gun licenses. Obtaining a weapon is relatively easy: Residents must be 21, pass a gun knowledge check and have no criminal record. By law, Czechs can use their weapons to protect their property or when in danger, although they need to prove they faced a real threat.
This puts the country at odds with much of Europe, which has long supported much more stringent gun-control measures. In the wake of the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, France pushed the European Union to enact even tougher policies. The European Commission’s initial proposal called for a complete ban on the sale of weapons like Kalashnikovs or AR-15s that are intended primarily for military use. Ammunition magazines would be limited to 20 rounds or less.
The Czech Republic came out hard against the directive. Officials warned — somewhat ominously — that the measure would limit the country’s ability to build “an internal security system” and make it nearly impossible to train army reservists. And a total ban on military-style rifles that can fire large numbers of rounds would make illegal thousands of weapons already owned by Czech citizens, potentially creating a black market for terrorists to exploit. Finland and Germany offered their own reservations; Europe’s pro-gun groups also mobilised against the bill with the support of politicians on the extreme right.
After months of contentious negotiations, the EU passed a compromise last month; the Council of Ministers will confirm the measure this spring. All member states will have 15 months to comply with the new gun restrictions. The final measure bans the sale of most military-style rifles and requires all potential buyers to go through a psychological check before they can buy a weapon. If someone fails a check in one E.U. state, that information will be shared in an international database so that the person can’t procure a gun somewhere else. Online sales are also severely curtailed. The Czech Republic was the only country to oppose the directive for being too strict. Luxembourg also voted against the measure, but on the grounds that it was too weak.
That means that regardless of how the Czech parliament votes on the terrorist-hunting measure, gun laws in the Czech Republic are going to get stricter. All gun purchasers will be required to pass the psychological checks, though it’s not yet clear if gun owners will have to turn in newly illegal weapons. That ambiguity has led one Czech newspaper to suggest that the Interior Ministry’s latest move is much more about political safety than safety from terrorism.
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The owner of an Arkansas shooting range has banned all Muslim people from patronizing her business. Now, despite threats of legal actions, she is doubling down on her policy.
The businesswoman has now resorted to social media to spread her ideas, and you may find them interesting when you read them.
Last September, Jan Morgan, the owner of Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range, pronounced that she would no longer allow Muslims from patronizing her business, by declaring it a “Muslim-free zone.”
A legal complaint was filed by The Council for American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, on behalf of a South Asian father and son who claim they were denied access because of their skin color. Both claim to be Hindu, not Muslim.
She took to Facebook to post photographs of the men, claiming she asked them to leave because they were acting “strange.”
Along with the photographs of the men, she wrote “Geeze…I hate to have to embarrass the liberal mainstream media again, but…a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.”
She has defended her discriminatory policy by alleging that Islam is a religion that commands its followers to kill unbelievers and that she refuses to put a gun into the hands of “someone who aligns himself with that ideology.”
She goes on to say “We are dealing in lethal firearms. I’m not going to let a Nazi shoot in here, or a Ku Klux Klan member in here, either.”
She says she identifies Muslims based on the names given on reservations. She also claims that, despite the negative attention she has gotten in the press for her policy, her business has actually picked up.
Since her story has become public, many people have taken to social media to share opinions, with some showing their support for her by saying:
“I’d go there just BECAUSE she did it!”- John n Julie Frye
“Good for her. It’s not racist, it’s a religious belief and a way of life.Why the hell should we pander to a religion that discriminates against women.One would think the lefty liberals would be against discrimination.”- Stephan Paul Williams
“Good for her it just shows that you can support what you believe in and not give in to being Politically correct and live with the results.”- Dick Howard
Of course, with this being the internet and all, there were plenty of people expressing their disagreement with the policy, saying things like:
“The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed all discrimination based on race, color, RELIGION, sex, or NATIONAL ORIGIN.”- Sara Hart
“I think it’s wrong. there are some beautiful Muslim names that like Tobias and Ariana for example… those are just two names. imagine going here and getting kicked out because your name is Adam, which is an Islamic or Muslim name.”- Nicole Braden
“If she banned Christians there’d probably be screeches of discrimination.”- Camille
“Her insanely stupid quote that Islam is a religion that commands its followers to kill others proves she knows absolutely nothing about Islam. What an ignorant idiot.”- Michael Brauer
“The Bible commands Christians to kill as well (for a very wide range of offenses, including petty ones). Yet somehow her tiny, bigoted brain is able to recognize that most people ignore those parts of the Bible. What an ignorant piece of human garbage.”- Karrine Knutson
Does she have a leg to stand on or do you think she will lose in court? Share your thoughts with us here.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday approved Democrat-backed gun control legislation to establish Extreme Risk Protection Orders, forcing subjects to surrender their firearms.
The law, SB 719A, allows police, or a member of a subject’s family or household, to file a petition with the court which could lead to an order prohibiting firearms possession if it is believed they pose an imminent risk to themselves or others. The bill passed the Senate 17-11 in May and the House 31-28 last month, picking up only one Republican supporter along the way.
Brown, a Democrat, signed the bill without comment this week but in remarks to lawmakers during the legislative process she called Extreme Risk Protection Orders the “best way to ensure that a person who is at risk of harming themselves or others is identified, while still ensuring their rights are protected by a court review.”
The new law will establish a process for obtaining an order issued by a judge in a civil court prohibiting the subject from possessing or buying firearms or ammo for one year. It grants police enforcing such orders the power to search for and seize guns that were not surrendered or stored with a third party such as a gun dealer. The subject of the order has 30 days to request a hearing to keep their firearms, which must be held within 21 days.
Those filing fake orders could be imprisoned for up to a year, or pay a fine of up to $6,250, or both.
The law was modeled on one adopted after a ballot referendum last fall in neighboring Washington following a $3.5 million push by gun control groups, which in turn was based on a 2014 California law.
Gun control advocates lauded the new tool to take guns out of some situations.
“SB 719 is a common-sense bill that will empower families and law enforcement officers to take action to potentially prevent tragedies before they happen,” said Lisa Reynolds with Moms Demand Action in a statement. “That law will help save lives.”
Second Amendment groups have blasted the ERPO process, arguing it provides no structure for those deemed at risk to receive help, or those dangerous to be taken into custody. Further, they point to due process concerns.
“By allowing a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member to seek the ERPO, SB 719A would allow people who are not mental health professionals, who may be mistaken, and who may only have minimal contact with the respondent to file a petition with the court and testify on the respondent’s state of mind,” says a statement from the National Rifle Association’s legislative lobby arm.
Ongoing construction this year in Lawrenceville near the location of the historic Allegheny Arsenal has kept Army explosive ordnance disposal teams busy.
Live Civil War-era cannonballs have been popping up since March resulting in a response at first the Pittsburgh Police bomb squad, then a more lingering military presence.
Elements of the 192nd Ordnance Company from Fort Bragg, North Carolina and the 55th Ordnance Company from Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, transported some 700 items from the construction site to Fort Indiantown Gap, a Pennsylvania National Guard base with a live-fire range and facilities for demolition.
Founded by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department near Lawrenceville in 1814, Allegheny was active through the Civil War period making everything from cartridges to harnesses for artillery horses.