Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Postby Condottiere » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:18 pm

The Real Guns of Firefly and Serenity

Nerd out with James in this episode four of the "TFBTV Goes to Hollywood" series. Today, we are talking about the real guns of Joss Whedon's Firefly TV series and the Serenity film. Did you know that Mal's Moses Brothers Self-Defense Engine Frontier Model B is actually a working Taurus Model 85? Larry Zanoff and James handle and talk about the guns from this cult classic series, discuss what they were made from and how the concepts came to life. This is a must watch for gun guys who love their space westerns, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoipQ4FmK0Q



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Looks like it was put together with Legos; barrel's interesting, though might be better for rail guns, since it would be magnetic fields, not rifling, the slug is propelled along.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:04 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:55 pm
I suspect Rambo would have trouble hip firing a fifty calibre.
My understanding is that Sly Stallone used a modified M60 for the Rambo films lightened to weigh only 12 lbs. Which made me feel more manly because I carried the real thing....

You can hip-fire an M60, although accuracy is questionable. If you keep your bursts short the weapon’s weight can help keep control. Using the sling and leaning in helps....
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Postby Condottiere » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:32 pm

Or a minigun.

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Postby Condottiere » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:46 pm

Navy SEAL and Army Special Forces Operator discuss Fighting Rifle Setup

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Ursus Maior » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:34 am

Linwood wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:04 pm
You can hip-fire an M60, although accuracy is questionable. If you keep your bursts short the weapon’s weight can help keep control. Using the sling and leaning in helps....
Same with the MG3: doable, but of questionable tactical value. Looks cool and, you know, before you take that ammo back home and have to count what's left over... :roll:
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Postby Condottiere » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:43 pm

Restraining order by suppressive person.
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Postby Condottiere » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:56 pm

10 Iconic Foods in Star Wars Galaxy

There's a lot of awesome food and drinks in star wars that makes the galaxy come alive. Today we look at ten of our favorite.

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Postby Condottiere » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:17 pm

Sharknado Pitch Meeting

Jaws is known as one of the best movies of all time. So if a studio upped the stakes by a million percent, that should be even better right? What if thousands of sharks were caught up in a tornado and started eating everyone?

Sharknado raises a ton of questions. Like why does it exist? Who thought that such a high concept movie would work with such a low budget? Why is it alway sunny during this hurricane? How are these sharks alive? How will dropping bombs into tornadoes help at all? Why did that guy just dive inside a shark with a chainsaw? How is it possible that that’s the same exact shark that ate his friend in the middle of a tornado?

To answer all these questions and more, step inside the pitch meeting that led to Sharknado! It’ll be super easy, barely an inconvenience.

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Why you don't uplift sharks, even if it's for scienk.
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Postby NOLATrav » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:45 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:17 pm
Sharknado Pitch Meeting
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Why you don't uplift sharks, even if it's for scienk.
I am equal parts ashamed and proud that as a young cinematographer in Hollywood in the early 2000's I shot many movies for The Asylum, including their very first mockbuster, "H.G. Welles' War of the Worlds" starring C. Thomas Howell, in stores on DVD the same day Spielberg's version hit the screens :oops: :roll:

Also, a very insightful parody quite frankly. Props to SR 8)
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Postby Condottiere » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:40 pm

Knight's XM9 Beretta "Hush Puppy" - For USAF Survival Kits

The original "Hush Puppy" was a Smith & Wesson Model 39 pistol fitted with a suppressor for use by Special Forced in Vietnam. The name came back in the 1980s, when the US Air Force requested a suppressor for use with the M9 Beretta in its pilots' survival kits. Knight's Armament developed a design that used a clever and very quick snap-on attachment method. It was a wipe-based suppressor, with a functional lifespan of about 25 rounds. The pistols were fitted with slide lock levers to further reduce the sound of firing. Approximately 3,800 were supplied to the Air Force, and a few years ago, the company sold about 188 of them on the civilian market.

In practice, this combination is indeed extremely quiet. The report of the shot definitely became louder over the course of about 20 rounds fired, though.

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Reminds me of transparent plastic wafers.

I actually believed that it was meant for guard dogs; I also thought they were using twenty two long rifle.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:15 pm

Taser X12 XREP: A Taser in a Shotgun Shell

In 2008, Taser release the X12, a Mossberg 500 shotgun modified to use a miniaturized Taser cartridge called the XREP (eXtended Range Electronic Projectile). The idea was to create a Taser system that could be effective in the intermediate range (30-100 feet) where a regular handheld Taser could not reach, but from which thrown projectiles could still be a viable threat against someone.

Where a normal Taser fires two barbs tethered to the unit (which holds the battery and completes the electrical circuit), the XREP had to be fully self contained to have the desired range. So the electronics package and battery were scaled down and shock-proofed, and the payload divided into two parts connected by about 12 inches of wire. The front part would hit with 4 barbs, and then the rear part would swing around and impact elsewhere on the person, completing the circuit and initiating a 20 second pulse. One of those wires was left uninsulated, so that if a person tried to grab them to pull the projectile off, that action would itself complete the circuit.

The shotgun used was a Mossberg 500, but fitted with a crossbolt safety like an 870. It was also given a special proprietary bolt face which would not function with regular 12ga ammunition. The XREP cartridges were cut to fit this bolt face, and this ensured that one could not accidentally load lethal ammunition into the X12 shotgun. It also used a rifled barrel, with a fast 1:18" twist to properly stabilize the XREP. Ultimately, the project was a commercial failure, primarily because of the cost of the cartridges. At something like $125 each, they were nearly five times the cost of regular Taser ammunition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jli5MwO9Qk



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1. More dense self contained battery at later technological levels.

2. Reflec armour.

3. Twenty five starbux, each.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:38 pm

That Time a Guy Tried to Build a Utopia for Mice and it all Went to Hell

In 1968, an expert on animal behaviour and population control called John B. Calhoun built what was essentially a utopia for mice that was purpose built to satisfy their every need. Despite going out of his way to ensure the inhabitants of his perfect mouse society never wanted for anything, within 2 years virtually the entire population was dead. So what happened?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m7X-1V9nOs



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Postby Condottiere » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:50 pm

The Mouse Utopia Experiments | Down the Rabbit Hole

As the world recovers from World War II and fears of overpopulation swell in America, one researcher begins constructing horrifying experiments to model it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgGLFozNM2o



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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Old School » Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:05 am

Condottiere wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:55 pm
I suspect Rambo would have trouble hip firing a fifty calibre.
Even if its loaded with blanks?
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:38 pm

The weight of the complete gun (w/o tripod) is 84 lbs. The barrel itself is 24 lbs. Even firing blanks that’s a handful.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Old School » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:37 pm

Linwood wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:38 pm
The weight of the complete gun (w/o tripod) is 84 lbs. The barrel itself is 24 lbs. Even firing blanks that’s a handful.
Good thing we’re talking about Rambo, then.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:46 pm

The low-tech organic self-repairing version of battle dress??? :D
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00 pm

Natural armour class.

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