Machine Guns Vegas

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This is one place that reminded me of being in a movie, rarely do you get the chance to shoot these types of weapons let alone shoot at a facility this cool and entertaining. Most gun ranges have a small amount guns for rent and a few in Las Vegas where you can shoot some mean guns, but Machine Guns Vegas is a gun range on another level, lets call tactical entertainment because this isn’t your run of the mill shooting range.

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You greeted in the open seated area, and we booked the Full Auto Experience which included the VIP Room and 8 Machine Guns and a few guns thrown into the mix. Honestly there was so many weapons to choose from and half of them I didn’t know but I liked the way they looked and we got a few recommendations from the guy working with us to shoot which guns and which ones are a different experience. There was one weapon which I thought was a bit too much for me, a fully automatic shotgun, that honestly was above my capabilities, so Bu Faisal took it and made some big holes.

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The Guns We Shot:

  • M60 – Felt Like Rambo
  • M249 SAW – Schwarzenegger vs. The Predator
  • M4 – Right On Target
  • HK MP5 – No Aim What So Ever! lol
  • FN SCAR – Loved This Gun
  • SPAS 12 – Fully Automatic Shotgun, Scares the Crap Out Of Me!
  • KRISS SUPER V – Very Funky Weapon
  • 410 Shotgun – Felt like a Cop Movie
  • Desert Eagle .50 AE – Almost broke my Wrist

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Price Per Person was $575 and we were two people, took us about 1.5 hours to shoot all those bullets and it was well worth it. You have the gun range all to yourself and shoot as much as you can and you can keep adding more weapons and getting more bullets, the fun just doesn’t end. If we didn’t have a 4 hour drive back to Los Angeles we would have kept on shooting, it was honestly the best shooting range I have ever been to. And I love the targets, they were very creative, zombies and bad guys, and sometimes you have to save the cheer leader but you end up putting holes in her too.

Link: MGV

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Review: Muv-Luv Alternative – Total Eclipse

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In 1973, an invasion of aliens known as BETA upon Earth is driving human civilization into nearly collapse. Facing an enormous mass of enemy force, mankind has developed large humanoid arms called as Tactical Surface Fighters and deployed them to its defense lines through out the world. However, all those efforts could slow down defeats but could not stop BETA, and mankind is forced to abandon major area of the Eurasian Continent. For 30 years, mankind is bogged down in an endless war against BETA without any hopes of victory.
In 2001, the Imperial Japan faces difficulties in the development of a next-generation main Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) as it defends the front lines of the Far East. The UN has proposed a joint development program between the Imperial Japan and the United States as a part of its international mutual development project of TSF, the Prominence Project.
This story with exciting human dramas and robot actions takes place in the development of a new Tactical Surface Fighters, the most important and effective weapons against BETA, at a crisis of human extinction.
Yet they never knew that their encounter would change their destiny drastically.
Yui Takamura, a TSF pilot of the Imperial Royal Guards of Japan, is given responsibility for the project and sets off to Alaska. Meanwhile, Yuya Bridges, also a TSF pilot of the US Army, was heading to the same destination.

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I do love Mecha Anime, thats the first thing I saw, I didn’t know what to expect, but I love it when I see robots, and this time around Muv-Luv Alternative was an interesting story. You get pulled into the characters from the beginning with a few more interesting characters getting introduced, and the world is fighting a losing battle against an Alien Force that just won’t stop. I can’t help but like because it has the Mecha machines and the battles are cool. The story is decent, not great, there are few things that just didn’t make sense but the battles made up for and the wacky characters too. If you want a good Mecha anime, then Muv-Luv does the job, don’t have high expectations and enjoy.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork

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Ali Al Salem Base – Open House

I got a message from Uptill1 Friday night that from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm people are allowed into the base with a few machines to show, I was not going to miss this opportunity. I saw the pictures from last time and I didn’t want to miss out on it, military machines are beyond cool. I have been to a few military bases before, and they are very thorough when you are going through the gate. This time around they just asked who told you, wrote down the name, you park your car and get on the bus to be taken to the airfield.

At first I didn’t have a clue where Ali Al Salem Base was but thanks to Google Maps the directions were easy and clear, and I got there pretty quickly. One thing though, they installed A LOT of new cameras on the 6th ring road. When we got on to the runway you see a few fighter jets that were used during the GulfWar and a few helicopters to your right and one of them is the Amir’s Emergency helicopter, from what I heard he has a new one and this is just an Emergency helicopter which was still cool to see.

You could step inside most of these planes and helicopters which was pretty cool. I then got attracted to the Apache Attack helicopters, I have always played them in games and this is the first time I have seen them in real life and they are amazing. There was the Kuwaiti version and the American version, the American one seemed newer and better maintained but still they both looked menacing.

I kept walking around with so many things to see, there were horses prancing around and a live band but I was honestly to busy gawking at this beautiful works of art. I do love military hardware, there were some dud missiles hanging off the wings of the Fighter Jets, but being up close right next to them is still intimidating. There was a MATV which is basically the replacement of HUMVEE and they had decommissioned grenades and rocket launchers for people to play with, even a couple of AK47s. Personally I wasn’t going to take a picture of myself with those things like some people were doing, I prefer to travel to Western Countries without getting a cavity search. There were some cool Army Fire Fighting Trucks and kids were shooting the water hose which was pretty cool.

What caught my eye were there very large machines, the C-130 Hercules, B-1B Lancer, and the C-17 GlobeMaster. I loved these the most, they were huge, the B-1B Lancer is a Bomber, it’s basically a gigantic jet and can carry a huge payload of bombs. The C130 Hercules is a large transport plane, you can carry a car and several soldiers. The Globemaster is just something else, it can carry 2-3 cars and 2 dozen soldiers, that thing is humongous. If Bruce Wayne ever needed a plane to transport his toys then it would be this one, I seriously was amazed by it’s size pictures do not do it justice, it is like a flying warehouse but a lot tougher.

This was probably one of the funnest tours I have gotten yet, and honestly every should have gone, but too bad it was only open from morning until afternoon and just by luck I heard about it. I’m surprised it isn’t advertised. There were a lot of American Soldiers there and they were having a good time too, a lot of families and kids everywhere, but it didn’t seem like it was fully open to the public, but still I will be going next year hopefully when they do it again.

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Review: Act Of Valor

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.

This isn’t your usual movie, and the people recruited for this movie were real soldiers, this isn’t an Oscar movie, it has a real feel to it and a few actors in the right place. The movie revolves around a US Navy Seal Team, and then they slowly piece together a threat against the United States which in turn puts them in different areas to fight for more intel and the bad guys. What these guys lose in acting they make up for in passion, and at some points it feels like the game Battlefield Modern Warfare, you are right behind the scope from point to point against the bad guys. Don’t expect a high level of acting just enjoy the simple story and the ridiculous action. Worth watching if you have the time.

Link: IMDB
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The Creation Of KA-BAR Knives

From its origins just across the Allegheny River in Tidioute, PA, in the late 1800s, to its present-day manufacturing plant in Olean, NY, KA-BAR has consistently made some of the best hunting, survival and sporting knives in the world. The KA-BAR name became famous during WWII when its Fighting Utility Knife became standard issue for Marines shipping out to the South Pacific; the knife’s performance in the battle for Guadalcanal cemented the legacy of KA-BAR.

There is something enchanting about a well crafted knife, I don’t know why but I have a tendency to like knives and I’m more afraid of knife then I am of a gun . A lot more damage can be done with a knife then a gun, and it can get a lot more painful. I have to special KA-BAR Knives that I love, they are extremely well crafted and beautiful blades and honestly they look like something out of a modern Rambo, and watching this video makes me want to purchase a few more from them, check out the video and enjoy.

Review: The A-Team

I knew this movie is going to be a fun movie, but not as good as it turned out to be. They redifined mindless fun, you just can’t get enough explosions, bullets flying and insane stunts. In the original the show revolved around BA “Barracus” or Mr.T and Murdock, Face and Hannibal weren’t that great, but this time around Barracus had the same attitude that people could relate to plus a little more originality, Murdock in the movie is a total nut case in the movie, he was fantastic, and Face was fantastic in the movie as well. The movie did the original A-Team justice, while adding some charm to them and making it one hell of an entertaining movie. Lee Neeson did a fantastic job as the fearless leader of this unstoppable team, and Sharlot Copley provided the perfect character as Murdock and most if not all the laughs in the movie. The A-Team managed to bring in a lot of laughs, some great action, and plenty of nods to the original

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F18s Over Afghanistan

At ay point in time I think every kid wanted to be a jet fighter pilot, and after watching Top Gun that pretty much sold it as the ultimate dream job. These two pictures taken by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon, U.S. Air Force and Staff Sergeant Michael B. Keller, U.S. Air Force and released by the Department of Defense. I wonder how these guys were taking these amazing photographs.

Link: Gizmodo

The Losers – Trailer

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An explosive action tale of betrayal and revenge, “The Losers” centers around the members of an elite Special Forces unit sent to the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. But the team–Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar–soon find that they have become the target of a deadly double cross, instigated from the inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max.

Making good use of the fact that they are now presumed dead, the group goes deep undercover in a dangerous plot to clear their names and even the score with Max. They are joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda, who is more than capable of scoring a few points of her own. Working together, when they’re not arguing amongst themselves, they have to stay one step ahead of the globetrotting Max–a ruthless man bent on embroiling the world in a new high-tech global war for his own benefit. If they can take down Max and save the world at the same time, it’ll be a win-win for the team now known as The Losers

This looks like a fantastic movie, there is never enough movies about fighting, getting revenge, and a lot of ass kicking going around. Starring Zoe Salanda as the ass kicking hotty (formely in Avatar), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Oscar Jaenada and Chris Evans. A great bunch of actors making for an elite team of warriors out to extract their revenge and blowing up a lot of things on the way. April 23rd it will be out in Theaters!

Kuwait Female Police Officers

Kuwaiti female police officers during the graduation ceremony of the 36th batch of police officers at the Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah Security Sciences Academy today 24 March 2010 . Only women who have a university degree can graduate with a diploma in police officer studies and will acquire the position of Lieutenant

This is honestly something to be very proud of, at last Kuwait is moving forward in this field. I’m sure there are a lot of females who are motivated to join the army and police, and I think they can only make things better in this aspect. Some of those women look like they are ready to shoot and ask questions later, and some look bigger then the men. Some of the females have higher ranks because they graduated from University and then went into military education which automatically gives them a higher rank then a lot of the men.

Thanks Bader
Link: Flickr


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