F-35A Fires 25mm Gun at Full Capacity | F-35 Lightning II

An F-35A fired 181 rounds from its four-barrel, 25 mm Gatling gun during a ground test at Edwards Air Force Base, California, earlier this month. The gun is embedded in the F-35A’s left wing and will provide pilots with the ability to strafe air-to-ground or air-to-air targets.

Source: F-35A Fires 25mm Gun at Full Capacity | F-35 Lightning II

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Milwaukee man dies after accidentally shooting himself in the thigh while reholstering

Timothy Phonisay (facebook)

Timothy Phonisay (facebook)

MILWAUKEE — A 22-year-old Milwaukee man died during surgery at Froedtert Hospital after he shot himself in the thigh Friday morning, August 21st.

Timothy Phonisay was pronounced dead around 1 a.m. Officials say he accidentally shot himself in the right thigh in his home near 44th and Keefe.

According to the Medical Examiner’s report, Phonisay was apparently posing with a handgun and when he went to holster it, a round was fired and entered his right groin area.

Phonisay sustained two penetrating wounds to the right thigh. There was no bullet recovered or found on x-ray, according to the Medical Examiner’s report.

Source: Milwaukee man dies after accidentally shooting himself in the thigh | FOX6Now.com

I’m not making this about appendix carry. We’ve discussed this many times. We know the issues and I am not a fan but, that is simply a matter of my body type (dunlap), lifestyle, and maintaining consistency with the way I shoot/train 99% of the time. The fact is, there is a hazard of negligently shooting yourself while re-holstering regardless of how you carry.

This incident is purely a result of the decedent’s own negligence and incompetence. He was apparently posing in front of a mirror. He could be a victim of Internet/YouTube training. We will never know. But we do know the story, as it’s told by the media, isn’t quite right. The gun didn’t just go off. If not his finger, then some part of his clothing connected with the trigger as he pushed the gun into his holster. The gun worked as designed.

If I’ve never offered this up before, my advice on this is that re-holstering should be done slowly and deliberately. I see too many shooters on a weekly basis who either shove or practically throw their guns into their holsters with no thought of the possibility that the gun could hang up on something or even miss the holster entirely. What’s the hurry? Slow down! Believe it or not, it’s not a bad idea to actually LOOK at the holster as you’re holstering so you can see what you’re doing and spot a problem before the gun goes bang. And yes, this is easier when you don’t have a lot of “tactical girth” to deal with. I know, I dropped 80lbs…It’s a good reason to get your fat butt in the gym and stop eating donuts!

-GM

NLV teen credited with scaring off home invaders – FOX5 Vegas – KVVU

vegasteenrifleNORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -A North Las Vegas teen is being hailed a hero after scaring home invaders away with a rifle and protecting his young brother and sister in the process.

The break-in occurred in the middle of the day at a home located near Ann Road and Aliante Parkway.

It was a call that Kiewa Mason said he’d hoped to never get from his son.

“I said, ‘Is everything OK? And he said, ‘No, someone has broken into our house,’” Mason said.

Source: NLV teen credited with scaring off home invaders – FOX5 Vegas – KVVU

We’re glad to hear this young man, Andrew Mason, was able to defend his home and his siblings. His father, Kiewa, is obviously doing something right!

Anti-gunners will be quick to point out this could have been so much worse. They are right. It is very plausible that had there not been a gun in the home, Andrew and his siblings would have been just another statistic. Thankfully, we’ll never know the alternative outcome because there was a gun in this home and Andrew knew what to do with that gun while waiting for police to arrive.

-GM

Shaneen Allen, once railroaded by New Jersey’s insane gun laws gets her carry permit back

A year ago, Shaneen Allen was facing a felony in New Jersey for no reason other than trying to be an honest and law abiding citizen. We’re glad to see things have turned out right for her.

-GM

Finally got my Licence to Carry back I was definitely worried that I would never get my License back.One year ago today…

Posted by Shaneen Allen on Tuesday, August 18, 2015