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Greenlee County Police Involved Fatal Shooting In Morenci Arizona (Video)

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Greenlee County Police Involved Fatal Shooting In Morenci Arizona (Video)

Posted on 02 July 2015 by David Allred

I live in a pretty small community here in southern Arizona. If any of you have been to the Gila Valley, you know just how small it is. More on the Gila Valley later. The incident I’m about to show you happened in the even smaller community of Morenci Arizona.

Greenlee County Fatal Shooting Details

The fatal shooting involved a dispute between Morenci resident Chris Ingram and his estranged wife. Chris had shown up to his sisters house expressing his frustrations about his wife and her desire for a divorce. Chris’s sister thought that he might have been drinking.

The siblings then found his estranged wife with another man, which, at that point, Chris told the sister that she had better leave because things were about to get bad.

Officers received calls reporting that Ingram was damaging their vehicle and becoming hostile. They pulled Ingram over and attempted to speak with him, when Ingram appeared to be crouching over to conceal something on his lap. Officer Mennen asked him to step out of the vehicle, then Ingram began to fire on Mennen, and then turned his fire to Sgt. Mingura.

Two officers were injured during a fatal shooting in Greenlee County Arizona which occurred in January 2015. The incident involved Dep. John Mennen of the Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office and Clifton Police Sgt. Jason Mingura. 29 year old Chris Ingram died from gunshot wounds received after exchanging fire with the two officers on U.S. Highway 191.

Mennen was shot twice, once in the abdomen, shielded by his body armor, and once in the shoulder. Mingura was also shot twice, once in the hand and once in the buttocks.

Both officers survived the incident.

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Best Remake of “The Cup Song” I’ve Ever Seen!

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Best Remake of “The Cup Song” I’ve Ever Seen!

Posted on 07 January 2015 by David Allred

I’m not sure if this is going to help my reputation much, but for those of you who have seen the movie, “Pitch Perfect,” you’ll know what I mean when I mention “The Cup Song.”

Since that movie, teenage girls from around the globe have produced their renditions of this catchy little song. I guess it’s cool to know that you can create your own beat and sing at the same time. Heck, I’ve even caught myself singing it. (It’ll be hard to show my face in public now that I’ve admitted that)

I’m pretty sure every female under the age of twenty in my extended family has at some point performed “The Cup Song” in front of a live audience, at the latest family reunion or for hours at a time in their bedroom.

It’s a great pastime!

…and so is shooting guns! So, why not combine the two?

Check out the latest rendition of “The Cup Song” by Jim Huish of Ambers Drive.

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What? A Double Barrel Pistol! The AF2011-A1

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What? A Double Barrel Pistol! The AF2011-A1

Posted on 30 April 2014 by David Allred

AF2011-A1 Double Barrel PistolThe AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol is the very first industrial double barrel pistol of all time. For those of you who love shooting the Colt 1911-A1, the AF2011-A1 was designed in commemoration of its legend. This bad boy packs a punch as a double barrel .45 caliber pistol and is extremely accurate. According to Arsenal Firearms, it will group all 16 bullets, held in a dual, single column magazine, in a target the size of an orange at 15 yards and in a watermelon at 15 yards. In around 3 seconds, with only 8 trigger pulls, you can fire 16 rounds into a target.

Man, if only Chuck Norris could get his hands on this collectors item. Then again, Chuck doesn’t need a gun!

The AF2011-A1 double barrel pistol has some pretty cool features.

  • Many of it’s parts are interchangeable with the 1911-A1, which makes repair and replacement parts cheaper, and more available. Interchangeable parts include the firing pins, recoil springs and rods, magazine bodies and inner parts, grips, sites, etc…
  • It has a single slide, single grip safety, single hammer and instead of two magazines, it’s a single column with dual magazines. So instead of having to load two single magazines, drop one and load one!
  • I read somewhere that it comes with the option to have the ability to fire each trigger separately as well as simultaneously. I didn’t see that option anywhere on the Arsenal Firearms website, so I’m just chalking that up to be a rumor.

AF2011-A1 Double Barrel PistolsMy first thoughts about a double barrel pistol were:

I’ve tried to pull the triggers of two pistols while holding them side by side. It’s not an easy thing to do. One trigger always gets pulled before the other. So I doubted even wanting to have the option to fire each trigger separately. However, by including two triggers, two barrels and one slide into this double barrel pistol, it automatically eliminates the struggle of holding two pistols side by side. However, if you want separate firing triggers, why not just use two pistols, which can each be pointed at their own targets? Sure, if the AF2011-A1 did come with the option to fire each barrel separately, you could probably pull the left trigger with your left hand and the right with your right hand.

This takes a whole new meaning to the term, “Dual Wielding!”

I think I’d rather have them fire at the same time, delivering twice the impact of a regular .45.

AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol with HolstersDo the barrels fire straight or are the slightly angled in, toward each other? Maybe this proves my lack of engineering knowledge, but it was one of my first thoughts. If you think about hitting a target, you want to hit it dead center. With the double barrel pistol, you’ll always miss dead center and hit one round a little left and one a little right.

But then I realized, would you rather have two rounds enter an assailant through the same hole, or hit them twice…one on each side of his chest?

Answered my own question.

PLUS, think about the diversity here when choosing your rounds. You can load one side of the magazine with hollow point rounds while loading the other side with armor piercing rounds. It’ll get the job done one way or the other!

AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol with MagazineIn closing, too many guns to buy and so little time! The AF2011-A1 double barrel pistol is definitely one to add to the collection.

Before you click away, you must, and I say MUST watch the video below. The first minute is sort of boring, but right around 1:05 when he starts firing the pistol, it’s just plain awesome!

If you can picture the last movie you watched where someone fires a pistol in slow motion…the movement of the slide, the explosion of the bullet from the barrel with the shell being ejected and the lingering puff of smoke! Just picture double of all that, and that’s what’s in the video.

Here’s a link to the double barrel pistol on Arsenal Firearms.

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The Triple Barrel Shotgun. Three barrels of Awesomeness!

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The Triple Barrel Shotgun. Three barrels of Awesomeness!

Posted on 24 March 2014 by David Allred

Triple Threat triple barrel shotgunOut with the old….in with the new!  For those of you who currently own a double barreled shotgun, you are no longer the coolest in town. The triple barreled shotgun is now the new king, at least it is for me. Three barrels of pure awesomeness!

The Triple Barrel Shotgun

A Triple Barrel Shotgun just makes sense right?! Think about it. Regulation in most places in the US state that a hunter can have no more than three shells loaded in their shotgun while hunting. So what have we done? We all use the traditional pump action shotguns such as the Winchester 870 or the Mossberg 500.

Why not just avoid the pump altogether and produce a triple barrel shotgun. Three shots, with no pump!

So here are some specs on the Triple Barrel Shotgun made by Chiappa Firearms.

There are currently two different models:

The Triple Crown, triple barrel shotgun: This is the model for hunting and sport shooting. It’s longer, with all three barrels at 28″ in length. It has a full stock with a total length of 45″.

Triple Crown triple barrel shotgun

The Triple Threat, triple barrel shotgun: This is the model for home protection, for the most part. It’s barrel measure at 18″ with a total length of 28″. The wooden stock can actually be partly disassembled, making it a handheld shotgun.

Triple Threat triple barrel shotgun

Of course, these triple barreled shotguns are chambered for 12 gauge shells which fire one at a time starting on the bottom left, over to the bottom right and then to the top barrel. There’s no barrel selector, which is why I would almost prefer using the triple barrel over a traditional pump action. It’s virtually a three shot semi-automatic.

Once the shells are fired, there’s currently not an ejector built in, but there is an extractor. That’s sort of helpful for those of us who like to clean up our shells as we go, but in a rush, not so helpful.

triple barrel shotgun with three side by side barrelsIs this the first Triple Barrel Shotgun?

You might be wondering if this is the first triple barrel shotgun every made, and the answer is no. Absolutely not. Heck, there are quadruple barrel and dozen barrel versions of the shotgun.

However, there are a few differences, at least that I’m aware of, which separate the Chiappa triple barrel shotgun from previous versions.

First off, it’s under 9lbs, with the Triple Crown weighing in at 8.7lbs.

triple barrel shotgun will two on topSecond, the barrels are swapped. On older versions of the triple barrel shotgun, there were two barrels on top and one on the bottom, or three side by side. On the Chiappa, there are two barrels on the bottom with one on top. Also, with a fiber optic site at the end of the top barrel, it gives you the targeting feel of a regular pump action shotgun.

And Third, each barrel has it’s own choke, which are standard Rem Chokes.

In conclusion, you’d better believe that this one is going down on my HUGE list of “Guns to Own!” The triple barrel shotgun from Chiappa has great reviews and is definitely one of those unique weapons to add to your own personal armory. Suggested retail price is right around $1,600.

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19 Concealed and Hidden Gun Safe Ideas for Your Home

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19 Concealed and Hidden Gun Safe Ideas for Your Home

Posted on 08 March 2014 by David Allred

floor vent gun safeCall me crazy, a dooms-day prepper, paranoid or tell me that I watch too many action flicks, because I’m all about expecting the best, but preparing for the worst. If you’ve been listening, not just to the news, but on the internet and to people you meet, we never expect crazy things to happen in our lives, but when it does, it’s always better to be ready for it.

Most of the stories I hear, the victims weren’t ready for it. Let’s be the rare exception!

And in my book, part of being ready for such an event within my home is properly concealing my firearms in strategic areas. Heck, we’ve all seen the movies where the guns are taped underneath the sink or are in the tank of the toilet. Sure, they’re concealed, but in my home, that’s an easy find for my two year old.

A good gun safe, from a tactical point of view, is both concealed and easily accessible, yet, is safe enough to protect your own children from injuring themselves.

Concealed and Hidden Gun Safe Ideas for Your Home

So what I’ve done is researched the gun safe and found some pretty original creations out there. We’ve all seen the typical gun safe. They’re green, about four feet tall and have a keyhole in the door, usually right below the “Cabelas” logo! Others are the size of a tank with a huge pirate ship wheel on the front.

But the non-typical gun safe is concealed in the ordinary things we use every single day of our lives, and that’s what you’ll find in these images.

I’m sure there are others out there, so please share them with me and I’ll add them to the gallery as I get them.

The one that won my vote was the Pepsi Machine gun safe. If there were only a way to get a pistol, or even a hand grenade from the dispenser when the “Mountain Dew” button was pushed.

(Click on an image to enlarge to slideshow)

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Babysitters with Guns

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Babysitters with Guns

Posted on 12 July 2013 by David Allred

Babysitters with GunsIf you’re anything like I am, by the time Friday rolls around, I’m ready for a night away from the kids! It’s time to call up the babysitter and head out on the town with my significant other for a little R and R!

You know what I mean?

We’ve actually made a habit out of it. Every week, we take the time to go out on a date, just the two of us, without the kids. It’s an extremely healthy, relationship building habit to adapt, and if you’re not doing it already, or something close to it, I highly recommend it. You and your spouse absolutely deserve it.

So, for those of you who are going on regular dates with your spouse, what do you do for a babysitter?

As for Amy and I, we have my parents and each of us has a sister who all live in the same town. So whenever we need a babysitter, most of the time, our kids end up going to Grandma’s house.

You might already be doing the same. But for many, it’s not always that easy. And that’s where the word, “Babysitter” comes into play.

We’ve been there! When you live in an area away from family, sometimes finding a babysitter can be tough. We all know the horror stories of the babysitters who do nothing but chew bubblegum and chat on the phone with their friends instead of actually watching your kids. And believe it or not, that still happens, and some parents are oblivious to it. Just because someone is nice doesn’t mean they’re a good babysitter.

When we lived in a small town called Pinetop, here in Arizona, we lucked out and had some pretty good babysitters. They lived just across the street from us, so if they needed anything, they could always call on their parents for immediate help. Most of the time, when we arrived home from our date, not only were they interacting with our kids, but the dishes were done.

Bonus!

Here are a few questions to think about when choosing a babysitter:

  • Does she know who to call if something happens?
  • Does she have any experience?
  • What are her parents like?
  • Does she do well in school?
  • Does she attend church regularly?
  • Is she even good with kids?

Chynna posing with a gunAnd I’m sure you have some questions of your own.

Here’s another question you can ask yourself, a little more on the serious side:

If the need arises, does she know how to handle a gun?

If you trust your babysitter enough, have approval from her parents and feel comfortable with it yourself, tell them where they can find your pistol should the need arise. Most teenage girls have no desire to handle a weapon, but wouldn’t you feel a little more secure if your babysitter knew how to handle a gun?

This is kind of the same concept of allowing our children’s teachers at school carry weapons.

Very controversial.

With that said, here’s a picture of Chynna, who was our babysitter once upon a time. She’s since grown up a bit and is doing some modeling (obviously), but it’s nice to know that she can handle a weapon should the need be. I’m not quite sure if she knew how to back then, but my guess is she probably did.

So if you’re looking for a model, actress or a nanny, who knows how to handle a weapon, she comes highly recommended.

Chynna shooting a rifle

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The Desert Eagle .50 Caliber Pistol

Posted on 11 October 2011 by David Allred

Custom Desert Eagle .50 Caliber PistolSay hello to my little friend, the Desert Eagle .50 Caliber pistol! Continue Reading

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The US Survival AR-7 .22 Caliber Rifle

Posted on 08 September 2011 by David Allred

U.S. Survival AR-7As I was researching .22 caliber rifles today I found myself looking at the U.S. Survival AR-7, made by Henry Repeating Arms. Continue Reading

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Hunting or Being Hunted?

Posted on 30 August 2011 by David Allred

Hunting Elk with Mountain LionI stumbled across this photo a week or so ago. My wife actually discovered it on Facebook. Good ole Facebook! Continue Reading

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How to Survive in the Desert

Posted on 29 August 2011 by David Allred

How to Survive in the DesertThe desert, specifically in the summer months, is a tough place to find yourself stranded. Continue Reading

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