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How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45 - Animagraffs

How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45 - Animagraffs
The model 1911 handgun is named for the year it was formally adopted by the U.S. Army – and while it was replaced as an official service weapon in 1985, it’s still massively popular. Various manufacturers have created their own take on the 1911, but its basic function and operation remains in place over 100 years after its inception. Our 3D animated infographics attract thousands of viewers. Follow Animagraffs: email, twitter, facebook. Related:  Guns/Gun Relatedmartial arts & weaponsImprovement

New Mold Design/BIG BOOLIT!! We dig up fired rounds from the impact area, so we get to recast probably 90% of what we shoot. (All we can find anyway) Here's the rifle. Picture shows crew and winning target from this year's Historic Artillery Match held at Camp Grayling, Michigan. Target is at 1200 yards distance, and is 4X6 feet. 10 on target (including one I cross-fired--DOH!!!) Here's a link showing the gun recoiling with a full military load (from this year's Grayling shoot) Keep in mind that the gun and carriage weighs about 2250 lbs and it comes back about 10 feet with each shot. The Real Sixth Sense Originally published in Black Belt Magazine Oct .02 One day a young samurai approached a revered teacher of swordsmanship and begged acceptance as a student. "You must do everything I ask you without question." Japanese Folk Tale At first glance, the above tale, like many such `teaching tales’ from the Far East, illustrates a simple lesson in humility. Before modern medicine, man generally recognized that he had five senses, sight sound, touch, taste and smell. The story indeed teaches a lesson about the sixth sense, balance. The sense of balance is one most of us take for granted, yet in the traditions of every martial arts discipline, mastery of balance played a primary role in developing fighting skills. To master balance, one first needs to understand how the sense of balance is accomplished. How We Sense Balance Balance is controlled by a combination of three senses; the vestibular, vision, and proprioception. Training Methods: Balance Three Point Balance Walking The Beam Varied Terrain

Happiness May Be Different For Each Person. But There Is A Science Behind It We Can't Deny Posted on January 28, 2014 / Sunny Skyz While true happiness may have a different definition to each of us, science can give us a glimpse at the underlying biological factors behind happiness. From the food we eat to room temperature, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how our brains work and the moods that we are in. Understanding these factors can be helpful in achieving lasting happiness. Source: Hot On Sunny Skyz:

Create Your Life Handbook by Celes on Mar 15, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post One of the key tools I found critical in my pursuit of personal growth and living a purposeful life is creating my own life handbook. What do I mean by a life handbook? A life handbook, to put it simply, is your manual that contains anything and everything important in living your life, from your life purpose, adages, life lessons, long-term goals, short-term goals, strategies, plans, right down to your daily tasks. Just like you need a driving manual to learn driving, your life handbook is your manual to progress in life. The idea of having a life handbook came to me over a year ago. Fast forward to a year later in 2007, and what did I have? Besides that, I also noticed there were a lot of important things I was learning in life and they were either lost over time or stashed away in my latent memory. When I troubleshooted the situation, I realized it was because I lacked a central system to support my life. Key Sections of Your Book

Concealed Carry Quick Draw Gun Sleeve | Survival Life - Survival Life | Preppers | Survival Gear | Blog Concealed carry guns are a great thing to have around. Having this sort of tactical survival gear on you at all times is a smart idea. But we think you can amp up your survival strategy even further. Check out this crazy cool homemade gun sleeve for the ultimate quick draw concealed carry experience. Whether for fun or extreme tactical use, you’ll have a blast making this project. Check out the complete instructions from our friends at DIY Ready for this cool DIY ! Ever wish you had a gun hidden up your sleeve, something like the quick-draw sleeve gun from “Taxi Driver”? You are in luck. Using some slick tricks with a drawer slide, we show you how to make your own DIY version of this cool secret weapon. What is a sleeve gun, anyway? A sleeve gun is a device wrapped around a user’s forearm and used to conceal a small firearm under a long-sleeved coat or jacket. NOTE: This project was designed for use with an airsoft gun. Need some other stealth ideas and tips? Spy Escape and Evasion

Balance Workout at Home: Balance Training Exercises I’ve got news for you; balance workouts aren’t meant only for your grandparents. The top athletes of almost any sport will tell you that training with these types of exercises are a large part of why they dominate in their sport. Incorporating this specific kind of program into your regular routine can improve your coordination, minimize risk of injuries during physical activity, and in the case of this particular workout, even build strength. This Workout can easily be adjusted to accommodate most fitness levels and coordnation capacities. How to do this workout: Warm up first: 10-15 minutes of light cardio is sufficient. 30 Seconds Captain Morgan’s 15 Agility Dots 15 Reverse Lunges with Rear Leg Raise 15 Single Leg Lateral Hops 15 Ice Skaters 15 Single Leg Ventral Hops 4 Rounds of Clock Lunges 3 Rounds of Plank Extensions (A round is a 10 second extension of each limb) Cool Down and Stretch This is a zero equipment workout that can easily be done at home.

Girls of reddit, what are the 'signs' that most guys miss? : AskReddit 20 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Sunday post written by: Marc Chernoff Email At the cusp of new beginnings many of us take time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. If you would like to maximize the benefits of self reflection , I have 20 questions for you. What did I learn last week? Take 30 minutes every Sunday and give yourself the gift of self reflection. And check out these books for more thought-provoking questions: Photo by: Cesar R. If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...

Bury a gun and ammo for 15 years by Charles Wood Back in the early 1990s the outlook for the nation in general and gun owners in particular seemed rather grim to many people. A few years earlier in 1986, Congress had banned civilians from owning newly manufactured machine guns. There was ever more strident talk of banning semi-automatic weapons or so called assault weapons. First order of business was to decide how I would prepare the gun for long-term storage and where I would store it. Since I now had the location, I began preparing the rifle for storage. aluminized mylar bag for shipping. Since the rifle was so heavily preserved I knew I would need something to degrease it with when I finally retrieved it so I included two small cans of 1-1-1 Trichlorethane in the package. With everything prepared I was ready to load the pipe. I loaded the sealed pipe in the back of my truck and drove up into the woods to the downed hemlock tree previously selected. Back at the house I hosed off the mud and prepared to saw the pipe open.

Anatomy of a blast: Researchers develop sensor system to assess the effects of explosions on soldiers Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are becoming a global problem for the U.S. armed forces. To prevent injuries to soldiers and provide better care to those who are injured, the U.S. military is striving to better understand how blasts impact the human body. In 2011 the Army's Rapid Equipping Force (REF) approached the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to develop a system that measures the physical environment of an explosion and collects data that can be used to correlate what the soldier experienced with long-term medical outcomes, especially traumatic brain injury. The solution: the Integrated Blast Effect Sensor Suite (IBESS). System of systems There are two parts to a blast: a shock wave that travels at supersonic speed, and compressed air, which travels in front of the shock wave. "No one knows to what extent overpressure or acceleration causes injuries," said Marty Broadwell, a principal research scientist at GTRI who manages the institute's projects with REF. How it works

Wetshaving with a double-edge safety razor – Part 1 | On (or close to) Schedule Recently started wet shaving with an old style double-edge safety razor and I’ve gone from hating – absolutely hating – shaving to loving it. Here are six reasons why you should consider it: 1. It’s fun Shaving is a chore. I mentioned to my buddy John – who’s also Asian – that one of the perks of being Asian, generally, is that you don’t have to shave a lot. I can shave on Monday and have a full beard by Wednesday. When you start wet shaving with a safety razor, you realize that it’s a skill you have to learn again. 2. The safety razor’s a heavy piece of metal that feels solid in the hand. Now granted, the only thing you really need is the double-edged safety razor itself and blades but it’s also a good excuse to get some cool – male – things for the bathroom, like a shaving brush and shaving mug, but more on that later. All this brings us to: 3. So, take a look at your razor. Again, what’s for sale? After a while, three. 4. My double-edged razor is 100% metal. 5. 6. Subscribe! Like this: