sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

It's a Statement

Muscle is the only way to describe the Anzio Ironworks 20 mm sniper rifle. Yes, the 50 BMG (roughly 13 mm) can reach out to a mile or a mile and a half, but what do you do when the target is farther away - say two or three miles - or even bigger?

20 mm cartridges have an outside shell diameter and inside barrel diameter of 0.79 inches (20 mm). Projectiles or shells are typically 75–127 mm (3–5 in) long. Cartridges are typically 75–152 mm (3–6 in) long. Many but not all 20 mm shells have an explosive filling and detonating fuze.

Though the 20 mm round is more commonly found with aircraft cannons or (in an earlier age) as air defense artillery, there is no rule that it can't be used for other applications.

It's not a small rifle...but sometimes size matters, and with this rifle, you can't be accused of "compensating. Well, anyone can accuse, but it's not going to hold water.

20 mm rifle (left), 50 BMG (right)
Yes, the 20 mm is 6' 8" long.
And if you want to take a silenced shot with subsonic ammunition, no problem:


Because it's a break-down rifle, it goes into a convenient carrying case:



If any of you out there in Bloggerland are looking for something to get me for Christmas, look no further. (though I'll need a matching camp-wrap on the scope)


Pretty Jenny

This is in response to a request from Blogger, Opus #6, who wanted more pictures of my Jenny Wren tomahawk, and more details. (Sorry it took so long to post this up, Opus)

In a close quarters battle, there is nothing that I know of that is as effective as a tomahawk. Bullets are  often defeated by body armor, a tomahawk is not.


The Jenny Wren, made by RMJ Forge comes with this cautionary warning:
Caution: Your tomahawk is sharp. Care should be taken, especially with the beard, as you learn to eject and load your hawk. (into the scabbard) DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TAKE YOUR TOMAHAWK OUT OF THE SCABBARD THE FIRST TIME EVER WHILE DRIVING. Doing so resulted in one weapons expert getting 15 stitches. However, this warning may be too late for you because if you opened your hawk while driving then you probably didn't take the time to read the warning either. 
We are certain you will cut yourself with your tomahawk. Just the nature of the beast so to speak. Heck, we make them and we are usually sporting bandaids.  
Stitches, though rare, are a real possibility. Loss of digits, deep wounds, and maiming are much rarer if you don't fool around. Serious injury or death are not beyond the sphere of possibilities. 
It is a very sharp tool that was designed to penetrate steel, concrete, wood and synthetic materials.
And that sums it up.


The Jenny Wren Tomahawk is not big. It's small and lethal. The entire head is a cutting edge (top, beard and both traditional striking surfaces. 



It's definitely not a Boy Scout hatchet. It's a tomahawk and it's a weapon to some and a "work tool" to others. It will peel the metal from an automobile and will chop through concrete or plywood. It will penetrate level 3A dyneema or level 3 kevlar as easy as a knife goes through butter.

This does not mean that I gave up my Eagle Talon Tomahawk. Different tools for different applications.