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Alien Gear Holsters Bashes Police For Shooting Man Who Was Shooting At Them

Alien Gear Holsters Bashed Police On Social Media

Alien Gear Holsters made a post to their Facebook page Thursday morning which was critical of the officer-involved shooting of Antoquan Watson, suggesting that officers shouldn’t have shot him so many times.

Antoquan Watson was high on PCP when he opened fire on officers during a vehicle pursuit and then exited his vehicle and started shooting at officers.

In the post to Facebook, Alien Gear Holsters said:

 “A reasonable and prudent person follows a police officer’s orders; Angry people sometimes show reluctance, but is it ever okay to shoot someone 45 times?”

They then posted a clip of the video, which we’ve included below.

After getting hammered with criticism for almost 2 hours from pissed-off customers, Alien Gear Holsters deleted their comment and replaced it with a meme with no further comment, as if they are trying to pretend that their previous comment never happened:

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It’s too late, the internet remembers:

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The shooting initially occurred in March 2014 after police received a report that Watson had a gun inside of Pleasantville’s La Esconda II Restaurant, according to NJ.com.

According to a waitress at the restaurant, Watson bought two beers and appeared to be drunk and mumbling to himself. When he paid his bill, multiple people called to report seeing him holding his gun in his right hand, pointing it at the ceiling.

 Officers responded and attempted to talk to Watson while he was in his vehicle, but he refused to roll down the window.

Watson then took off in his vehicle, leading police on a high-speed pursuit, running red lights and driving up to 85 MPH. He then started firing shots at officers while he fled.

Finally, another vehicle struck Watson’s car after he ran a red light, causing the vehicle to spin out and stall.

 Watson then exited his vehicle and opened fire on officers.

Officers returned fire, and were shocked when he appeared unaffected by the bullets. As you watch the video, officers aren’t missing, Watson is just ignoring the bullets that hit him.

The officers assumed that he was wearing body armor, and it appears that at least one officer may have been shooting for his legs.

 Once Watson was on the ground, you can see him still moving while he still had the gun in his hand, and officers continued to fire until he stopped lifting the gun.

An autopsy found that Watson was high on PCP.

There were seven officers involved in the shooting, and they hit Watson 45 times out of 69 total rounds fired between all officers involved in the gunfight. That’s less that one magazine of bullets per officer.

 Criticizing officers for repeatedly shooting a man who was actively trying to murder them, while on on PCP and unaffected by bullets, shows a complete lack of knowledge of gunfights. That’s not something we would expect from a holster company.

Considering that Alien Gear Holsters is critical of officers who were defending their lives during a gunfight, and the company’s apparent lack of reasonableness, I can think of better holsters to spend my money on.

Let’s spread the word that we expect better from companies who want our business.

UPDATE: We went to reach out to Alien Gear Holsters on Twitter to see if they wanted to clarify anything, and perhaps this was a vendor’s poor judgement, and this was what we got:

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You can see the video of the gunfight with Antoquan Watson below. WARNING – Graphic:

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Drive by Shooting Ends Badly for Criminals Who Don’t Realize Group of Cops is Just Feet Away [VIDEO]

A criminal who opened fire from a vehicle into a crowd outside of a popular nightspot in Houston, Texas is dead after making a grave error.

Adrian Gonzalez, age 27, opened fire from the driver’s seat of his Cadillac into a lar crowd of people outside of Johnny B’s Outlaw Saloon.

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Officers believe that a fight that occurred around 2:00am led to the shooting. Video shows a group of individuals standing around loudly talking before gunshots can be heard in the background:

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The video then pans to show officers drawing their firearms and opening fire on the Cadillac where the gunshots originated:

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According to a local media report:

 According to investigators, three deputies were were working security at Johnny B’s Outlaw Saloon in the 12700 block of Woodforest Blvd. The deputies saw a fight outside the bar and a man in a blue Cadillac started shooting, investigators said.

Officials said the deputies, who were in uniform, ordered the man to drop the weapon. When he kept shooting the deputies returned fire, investigators said.

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Gonzalez was killed in a hail of gunfire from the three officers and his passenger was ordered out the car at gunpoint. The three officers have been placed on administrative leave per department policy.

 “We just heard shots, and we were with friends, and went behind the brick wall,” Banda, a witness who was present during the shooting, told KHOU. “I told them to stay right there and wait till the gunshots were over.”

Gonzalez’s family said he long criminal history that included arrests for theft, burglary and drugs.

Smart phone footage uploaded to Youtube captured the entire incident:

A later released news report gives more details about the incident:

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PILLOW SILENCER – SHOOTING PILLOW

Can a pillow be used as a silencer? shooting glock 19 9mm round 115gr from federal. please subscribe and thanks for watching.

Have you ever seen a movie where someone uses a pillow to muffle the sound of a gun shot? Jerry Miculek puts the movie myth to the test.

From: inverse.com

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you are a Hollywood villain and you decide to shoot someone in the head through a pillow. Well, you wouldn’t be the first. We’ve seen your type before in 2004’s Layer Cake and Willem Dafoe movies generally, and even the darker episode of Monk. But would that feathered assassination actually be stealthy or are you just mashing up real-world violence and pillow fight to no particular end?

In movies, Tempur-Pedic killings yield dramatic, yet quiet results. The gun is muffled and the assailant goes back to whatever leather-jacketed evil he’s pursuing. Things are more complicated in reality. “If you use a revolver you will have a lot of noise coming out of the slip around cylinder and barrel of the revolver,” says Per Rasmussen, an acoustics expert at the microphone manufacturer G.R.A.S. in Denmark. “If it is not a revolver, most of the noise is coming out of the end of the barrel.”

Rasmussen knows a thing or two about gun noises, having quantified the sounds of recreational firearms. But he’s never tried to shoot anything through a pillow. “I am only an expert in pillows in that I use them every night,” he says reassuringly. Still, he says using a poof as a silencer for a non-revolver makes sense.

“The pillow will certainly reduce the noise.”

That said, it won’t eliminate noise altogether. “If you look at just the noise from the trigger mechanism, it’s in the range of 100 decibels,” he says. “Maybe the pillow will reduce your peak level from 150 decibels to 120 decibels?”

For reference, a fighter jet sounds off at 150 dB on takeoff; 120 dB is a thunderclap.

Because the sound of a gunshot comes from gases rapidly expanding out of the barrel, if a pillow could seal the muzzle — containing and cooling the gases — there would, presumably, be lower sound levels. What about down feather versus a synthetic fiber? It might make a very slight difference, in Rasmussen’s opinion, but likely below the threshold of human hearing.

What happens when you take matters into your own hands? “We did a YouTube video with a pillow and a 9mm,” professional sports shooter Jerry Miculek told Inverse. “Worked better than expected.” The bullet passed through a polyester pillow, fusing some of the synthetic fibers along the way, and exploded the soda bottle on the other side:

A similar YouTube experiment with a 9 mm handgun and a decibel meter found reductions from a baseline of 160 dB to about 140 dB. But perhaps the most disappointing result is the lack of down feather explosion:

It’s certainly no silencer or suppressor. Though the near-inaudible James Bond thwipp! is pure fiction, there are some very quiet guns. “Silencers work, but they are long and give a gradual decrease to the pressure wave,” Rasmussen says. “The whole structure is optimized for this sole purpose.”

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20mm rifle has the perfect amount of recoil to get things shaking

Shooting a 20 Mil Anti Material Gun at The Tactile Ranch in El Paso Texas (RECOIL).  The 20mm anti-material rifle offers superior recoil that you won’t see in the average “girl shooting AR-15 prone” video.

This bikini topped beauty feels the full force of one of the biggest rifles at the Tactile Ranch in El Paso, Texas.

This video from GirlsWithGuns  – “Shooting a 20 Mil Anti Material Gun at The Tactile Ranch in El Paso Texas”. Watch & Share the Latest Trending Videos!

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Quick Thinking Mom Saves Family’s Life by Giving Gunmen a Blowj0b

“He was armed and dangerous but so is my mouth” – Jennifer Bail is a hero to her family of four after doing the unthinkable to save their life. A Texas woman is a hero to her family of four after giving a robber head long enough to distract him so that her husband could hit him in the back of the head with a chair while the children escaped.

“To say I’d do anything for my children would be an understatement at this point. Plus he wasn’t a minute man so it was a lot of work.” – Jennifer.

Jennifer’s husband Raymond only had one thing to say about the ordeal …

“She’s never gave me head like that, but we will talk about that later. For now I’m just glad our children our safe.”

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Gear Review: Vortex Razor Red Dot

Optics at the top of Vortex’s line all share the name “Razor” and the company boldly claims that if their Razor Red Dot was a sports car, it would be a Ferrari.  In our search for a reflex sight that is equally at home on both MOS pistols and ARs, we were very curious as to whether this description was an accurate indicator of the Razor Red Dot’s potential. Are they right?  Or have they put a Ferrari price on a Chevette?

Basics

The Razor’s overall length is 1.8” and weight is 1.4 ounces for just the sight and 2.5 ounces with the included picatinny mount. The single piece, aircraft grade aluminum alloy chassis is built to withstand both recoil and impact.  An o-ring seal makes the Razor waterproof and dust proof. The matte finish is low glare.

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The low-profile, highly coated Vortex Razor red-dot optic. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

The wide-field lens wears Vortex’s XR anti-reflective coating and ArmorTek scratch and stain resistant barrier.  Adjustments are made in one-MOA increments with the turn of the included wrench.  Adjustment points are located on the side and top of the optic for windage and elevation, with a locking screw at the rear of the sight. Maximum elevation adjustment is 170 MOA while max windage is 114 MOA.

 

 

There are two Razor Red Dot options: a 3MOA dot and a 6MOA dot.  Both have the same specs with a wide field of view.  The dot color is adjustable-intensity bright red, though currently that is the only color option.  There are nine brightness levels, all adjusted with the up and down arrows touch buttons just behind the glass.  Eye relief is unlimited and the optic is a straight 1x-power, non magnification, parallax free.

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G40 and Vortex Razor detail. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Battery life with the included CR2032 is up to 150 hours at the highest setting.  At low to mid-range powers, Vortex claims the sight will run up to 30,000 hours. Should you forget to shut it off, the 6-hour automatic shutdown will take care of it for you.   The well-padded standard box packaging includes a picatinny rail mount and a spacer plate, both 1.5mm and 2.5mm hex adjustment wrenches, the sight’s cover and the necessary battery. Vortex logo branding is clear yet clean and classy. MSRP is $499 however online retailers list them for $399.

As always, the Vortex Warranty Guarantee cannot be beat—lifetime, unlimited, and unconditional.  If you’re not already familiar with that, it translates to mean that Vortex will repair or replace your product—at no cost—whether it is defective or damaged, no matter what happened or what stupid thing you may have done to it.

 

Field testing

We field tested both the 6MOA and 3MOA versions of the Razor and never got anywhere near to testing the battery life.  From what I’ve heard with other shooters, nobody has yet had to replace the juice.  Should you need to access the battery however, the compartment door is fairly easily opened from the right side of the sight.

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We mounted a Vortex Razor red dot on the optics ready G40. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

Using the sight is very simple.  Either arrow will power it on, and obviously, pressing up and down arrows adjust the intensity.  Holding the down-arrow atop the sight for around three seconds turns it off.  The controls are easy enough to maneuver for most, though a man with larger than normal fingers may have difficulty accessing the arrows.  The included slip-over cover protects the optic nicely.

While we thought the 6 MOA would be a nice dot size that would work equally well both on a hunting pistol and on our competition AR, range time changed our tune.  In fact, the 6 MOA was ideal for the AR, but significantly too large and target-obscuring on longer-range hunting or target pistols.  When mounted to our Glock G40 Gen4, the 6 MOA dot made the hunting pistol difficult to assess for accuracy at ranges beyond 25 yards.  Switching to the 3 MOA sight remedied that situation, however, and we were able to significantly increase our practical hunting ranges, confidence, and accuracy.  Check out our G40 review for detailed mounting information.

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The Vortex red dot with its protective cover in place. (Photo: Kristin Alberts)

In addition to the G40, the Razor Red Dot was ideal on the Ruger Charger’s picatinny rail as well.  Depending upon your main use for the sight, dot size is a major consideration, as many prefer the larger dots, especially on ARs or turkey/varmint shotguns.  We’re glad to see Vortex offering the pair of options, which makes the do-all sight even more appealing.

Regardless which option you choose, the Razor red dot’s function was flawless, with plenty of brightness adjustments for everything from the brightest sunlight, indoor ranges, and lower-light situations. The wide field of view makes shooting with both eyes open a snap.  The optic was easy to sight-in and held zero throughout several hundred rounds of 10mm, 300-350 more 5.56, and a few boxes of .22LR.

Conclusion

vortex_razorThe features of the Vortex red dot reflex sight put in the class of the Trijicon RMR or C-More in terms of measurables, but at generally less cost and greater warranty.  The Razor’s aluminum chassis is weightier than that of the well-known Leupold’s Delta Point magnesium-framed reflex, but that sight comes at a higher price.  There’s no test like hard use, and while we can’t speak to all the others, our Vortex Razor Red Dots held up well and were subjected to wind, rain, and snow.  Brand preference is up to the end user, but you’d be selling yourself short—or more likely, costing yourself more money—if you don’t give the Razor red dot a shot as your do-all reflex.

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TAKE A LOOK AT THE HENRY ALL WEATHER .45/70 RIFLE

A .45/70 lever action rifle in a weather resistant package is… appealing, to say the least. Twang N Bang checks out the Henry All Weather .45/70 Rifle below. What can be more fun than shooting a lever action .45/70 rifle? How about a weather resistant Henry All Weather .45/70 Rifle? This is nothing short of a perfect big game hunting rifle.

Twang N Bang got a chance to fire some really big bullets out of a Henry All Weather .45/70 Rifle. As you can see in this video, he really likes this rifle. You could say he really had a blast.

If you are one of the lucky hunters living where the mighty .45/70 is legal for big game, this rifle will certainly serve you well this season.

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Farmers in Sask. take up arms as harvest continues

A recent attempted armed robbery on a rural road in west-central Saskatchewan has struck fear into the hearts of farmers in the area, and some are now carrying firearms to protect themselves. It happened yesterday south of Fiske, Sask., about 146 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon.  “Yesterday was eventful,” said an area farmer, who sent CBC a photo of the hunting rifle he now keeps in the cab of his combine. The farmer requested to remain anonymous.

“I guarantee you everyone is carrying out here now.”

At around 11:40 a.m. CST RCMP were called about three unknown men with masked faces, wearing sunglasses who approached a worker from a local farm who was driving. The suspects approached the truck on foot. Each was carrying a handgun, according to the RCMP.

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This photo from a Rosetown-area farmer shows an 870 Remington 12-gauge. The farmer told CBC News the shotgun doesn’t leave his side while on his property. (Submitted by Rosetown-area farmer)

The farmer is the farm worker’s employer. He said his employee has years of military experience in an Eastern European war zone and responded instinctively.

“He sees the gun, the face masks and balaclavas and he just accelerates and goes right at the guys in the middle of the road.”

The farmer said his farmhand did not try to hit the masked armed men, but he didn’t stop or slow down.

The fear, he told CBC, is related, not just to yesterday’s incident, but to what he describes as a rural crime spree in the area.

“There was an enormous amount of break and enters in the town of Rosetown and around the town of Rosetown over the weekend,” he said.

RCMP officers say they are looking into several farmers’ reports of property thefts in the area over the past few days, and will share more information with the public tomorrow morning.

Massive manhunt for suspects ongoing

Rosetown, Kindersley, Eston, Kerrobert, Biggar, Swift Current rural and North Battleford rural detachments as well as the Swift Current police and volunteers flying planes responded to yesterday’s attempted armed robbery and continue to search for the suspects and the black SUV.

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Colin Bevan, owner of Kindersley Air Spray, flew over the area south of Fiske for the RCMP on Monday. (Colin Bevan)

“They asked if I’d be willing to help them in a search,” said Colin Bevan, who runs Kindersley Air Spray. He flew a crop duster over the area yesterday afternoon, to search for the black SUV.

“We seen one vehicle that looked very suspicious and suspect, and probably came down within 500 feet,” said Bevan. “As it turned out it was not the suspects’ vehicle, but it matched that description.”

‘Seems a bit surreal’

Schools in dozens of rural areas were placed on what police call “a hold and secure” state as a precaution yesterday.

More than half a dozen other farmers have sent CBC photos of the firearms they are now keeping in the cabs of their trucks and farm machinery. A number of farmers say it takes the RCMP between 30 minutes and a hour to reach them in an emergency.

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The farmer who sent CBC this photo said he farms south of Rosetown. He and his wife both carry loaded firearms with them during harvest.

“Seems a little surreal,” said Bevan. “My question is, what were [the suspects] intending to do because there’s just not much out there.”

With three suspects still at large, he was not surprised farmers in west central Saskatchewan now feel leery as they harvest their crops.

“I think a lot of people are apprehensive and are taking measures to make sure they’re not caught off-guard or by surprise,” he said.

The RCMP are asking anyone with information about this incident to call their local RCMP detachment. They urge people not to directly approach the suspects, who may be armed.

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SHOCK: As Americans Bought 170 Million Guns, Violent Crime Fell 51%

On August 28, the NRA presented ATF and FBI data showing Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has fallen “51 percent.” The NRA tweeted, “Since ’91, Americans have acquired over 170 million new firearms and violent crimes have declined by 51%.” This information squares with the findings of a Congressional Research Service (CRS) study covering the slightly shorter period of time from 1994 to 2009. For those years, CRS found that Americans purchased approximately 118 million firearms, and the 1993 “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide” rate of 6.6 per 100,000 fell to 3.6 per 100,000 by the year 2000. It eventually fell all the way to 3.2 per 100,000 in 2011.

That is more than a 50 percent reduction in “firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide.”

Then, in 2009—the year the CRS study ended—Obama took office and gun sales began their climb to record levels, which made covering the gap between the 118 million guns that had been purchased by 2009 and the “170 million new guns” that Americans would own by 2015 an easy gap to bridge.

Breitbart News previously reported that there were 21,093,273 background checks for firearms in 2013 alone. And each of those checks were on buyers who could have legally purchased multiple firearms.

The overarching message is simple—more guns, less crime. Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has decreased as gun ownership has increased.

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