Deadliest Warrior: Review

The TV show that got me into weapons as a kid was Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior. On the show, experts in the field pit one ancient war craft against another. For instance Gladiators versus Spartans or Navy Seals vs. Genghis Khan. They test four categories of weapons: a short range weapon, a mid range weapon, a long range weapon, and a specialty weapon. Read more Deadliest Warrior: Review

Girls in Military: Boko Haram

Since this website is about girls and weapons, I want to write a more serious post right now. I’m writing this at my friend’s shop, 2 Brothers Towing in tears because I’m so enraged over the entire matter.

Boko Haram has been turning the kidnapped girls into weapons. They asked the girls who wanted to be a suicide bomber and the girls responded enthusiastically.

Their captors abuse them by withholding food and sexually abusing them. Stockholm syndrome that drives these teenagers to strap on bombs, a violent example of indoctrination. Read more Girls in Military: Boko Haram

Shooting Tips from a US Marine

My brother is a United States Marine and the pride of our lives. Soldiers run in the family. My grandfather was an air traffic controller and Air Force pilot in the Korean war, my uncle was a United States Marine, and now my baby brother is a Marine as well. For this blog post, I asked him if he could give me some shooting tips and this is what he had to say:

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s always best to learn the shooting techniques than just wing it. You don’t know everything, so be willing to take in new information. You’ll be able to learn better that way. Sound off, one, two.
  2. Take care of your weapon. Look over your weapon at the start, middle and end of every single day. Make sure the sights are secure, the trigger springs are in place and that your locking blocks break. You’ll prevent a lot of headaches down the road by just cleaning and maintaining your weapon.
  3. Dry fire as much as you live fire. Take it seriously just like you’re taking an actual shot. Your body will get used to the positions you need to assume in order to take the shot. Make sure you switch it up and add live fire in—when your round allowance allows for it. You don’t want to create bad habits.
  4. Be patient. You’re not perfect, so don’t let bad shots get in your head. Move on. Focus on the next shot. Shooting is mostly mental focus. So don’t bitch about how your day at the range was, just get better.
  5. Check yourself. Take notes about how your shooting is. What’s your sling tension? Hand and foot placement? Body alignment? Body support? Duplicate your body position with good shots and you will duplicate good shots.
  6. Be one with the range, young padawan. When you’re practicing on the firing range, get into positions with your eyes closed. Just practice being natural. That way, when you do open your eyes and adjust as needed, it’s that much easier to find your target.
  7. Don’t anticipate your shot every time. Mix it up as if it were dry fire. Don’t spend time dressing up your shot. Just hit the target. This is where you’re most likely to surprise yourself.
  8. Pay mother fucking attention. Time is on your side, so focus on the fundamentals instead of shooting your rounds off in 3 minutes and standing around the rest of the time. The longer you practice, the more engrained shooting becomes to you. This way, you also remember the basics like chambering rounds and taking weapons off safe.

So there you go! If you have any tips, feel free to add them below. I’d appreciate any edits or additions, so long as they’re safe! What has your shooting experience taught you?

Little Man & Fat Boy: The Only Nuclear Weapons Detonated in Warfare

Let me clear something up right away. This topic in general makes me sick to my stomach. The fact that the United States of America killed over 200,000 people in the space of a few days…it’s wrong. I’m not justifying the action at all, I 100% disagree with it.


Little Boy


Dropped on the Japanese town of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, The Little Boy weighed nearly 5 tons at 9,700 pounds and was the first nuclear weapon ever used in a war. Similar to discharging a gun, the Little Boy achieved critical mass from a uranium projectile that becomes a chain reaction. Two pieces of uranium were fused together, resulting in a burst of neutrons that begins the chain reaction. This continuing energy builds and builds until eventually the bomb blows itself up. Read more Little Man & Fat Boy: The Only Nuclear Weapons Detonated in Warfare

Significant Historical Weapons from WW2

The United States entered World War 2 in response to a sneak Japanese aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7th, 1941. This war changed the face of international diplomacy and policy forever. In this post, I want to highlight some of the unique historical weaponry utilized during the war on both sides, the Allied Powers and the Axis Powers. They start out as mild as weapons can get and end up…well, going nuclear…literally.

I could write a very lengthy post about the weapons. You’ve got thousands, seriously. From land weapons to aircraft to navy and everything in between. From pistols to rifles to sub machine guns to hand grenades to flame throwers to V2 rockets to anti-aircraft guns to tanks to mines to bombers to fighters to paratroopers to aircraft carriers to submarines to small boats to PT boats to amphibians to nuclear warheads, there’s obviously a huge amount to be talked about. Today, I just want to focus on four of the most important ones across these categories:

The Thompson Sub-Machine Gun

Also called the Tommy gun, this is a wildly recognizable weapon. You probably associate it with gansters and bank robbers like Al Capone and John Dillinger of the Prohibition era. But, it was also used by American and Australian soldiers during the war. It was favored for its large .45 ACP cartridge, high volume of automatic fire and general accuracy. Collectors seek this gun out ravenously.

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How to Fire a Gun Safely: Shooting Tips for Beginners

Anyone who follows basketball knows the acronym BEEF. It stands for:

  • Balance yourself.
  • Eyes forward.
  • Elbow straight.
  • Follow through.

It’s said you will hit every free throw when using the proper technique, BEEF. Well, similarly, the same concept applies to shooting a gun. Discharging a firearm is simple in concept, but it requires more than just pulling the trigger. Let’s review the basics for the beginners:

  • Hold the gun firmly.
  • Align the sights on your target.
  • Place the center of the first pad of your trigger finger on the trigger
  • Press smoothly, creating pressure on the trigger.
  • Take a breath.
  • Fire the gun.


If you flinch when you fire, the round will land somewhere other than where you intended. This is why I recommend you take a breath. Aim and squeeze slowly. Now let’s get into a more intermediate method of shooting: Read more How to Fire a Gun Safely: Shooting Tips for Beginners

The Best Firearms for Women Looking for a Gun

What type of handgun is best for a woman with the purpose of self-defense? Good question. There are two choices, a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol. Your decision will be based on your specific and unique needs, physical traits and your likes and dislikes.


The Revolver

Owning a revolver has its advantages. First, revolvers are very reliable and easy to operate. They aim very well and are the best choice for a CCW. However, the trigger is harder to pull, so if your hand strength is particularly weak, this may not be the best choice for you. Revolvers are also reasonably priced, which makes them an ideal first option. The biggest drawback for a revolver, in my opinion, is the lack of a safety catch. A few models (like Taurus) does feature locking trigger. The biggest benefit of the revolver in my opinion, is that they fit anyone. It doesn’t matter how large or small your hand is because the revolvers’ grip size and shape isn’t dictated by the need to fit a magazine.

My recommendation for a revolver: Smith & Wesson .38 special snub nose revolver


The Semi-Automatic Pistol

Ah, my favorite. The semi. Semi-automatic pistols are slimmer and easier to conceal. Plus, they have less recoil. You will need to be stronger in order to rack the slide to chamber the first round. But as long as you use proper technique, this shouldn’t require a lot more effort. Yes, semi-automatics are more expensive, but worth the money depending on the gun you decide on. Semi-autos are often the best choice for personal and home protection. Just be sure you get one you can operate comfortably—many shooters with low hand strength struggle to function the slide of a big semi-auto, especially under stress.

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