Lonely Raven’s Blog – Introduction

Lonely Raven’s Blog – Introduction

First off, let me explain something about Firespeed Tactical. We aren’t out to be the one stop shop, aka the “Walmart” of everything tactical, nor the “big box” store of tactical toys and tools. The fact is, this is supposed to be fun, and it’s supposed to be about sharing our discoveries with you and making them available for you to pickup yourself. That’s it. Fun, and sharing – you can’t get more K.I.S.S. then that. In that thread, I’ve been asked to write; to share our experiences with you. We will review products and tell you what’s fun and what’s not, and to break stuff and tell if it was worth it…all in order to both entertain and educate you without you having to find out the expensive way which products suck (and we all know, many products don’t live up to the hype). So we hope to show you oddball stuff that looks neat, that you’ve never seen before, or nobody has a review on…and we beat the snot out of it! I’ve also been given the leeway to write pretty much whatever the hell I feel like. Clearly, I’m not a professional writer…hell, I’m not even a good writer. But I am a good story teller (completely different thing if you really think about it), and I carry a deep passion to share these experiences with you. So this blog won’t be a plodding bla bla bla, tactical this – tactical that; I hope instead it will be anything that pops into my head, that I thought was interesting, and I think you might find interesting as well. And I stress *anything*. So don’t be surprised if I review a new 700 Lumen flashlight then rant about public bathroom etiquette in the same day. Lastly, in the theme of sharing, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to tell me your experiences with a product, to point me to a related article or oddball product that you’d like to see us beat up…er, I mean review. And don’t hold back if you see a mistake or something you feel is blatant bullshit – I’d rather be corrected then be wrong, and I’m man...

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Brass Mower

Brass Mower

So a few weeks back, I came home from the range with muddy boots, muddy and grass stained jeans, and hands bright pink from cold and wet. There has to be a better way to pick up brass I was thinking as I tossed my jeans in the wash. I recall seeing something on the intrawebs about a device that looked like a giant cylindrical hair brush that rolls across the grass to pick up shotgun shells, then deposits them in a basket. Pretty cool idea if it works…at least till I saw the price. Plus it didn’t look like it really recovered brass very well. A lot of searching later, and I found the Brass Mower. Under $100, and as simple as falling out of bed in the morning. Basically it’s a wire basket under tension, that’s attached to an adjustable handle. When you roll it over brass, the pressure of it rolling flexes open the wire basket slightly allowing the brass to get captured inside.  Sounds too good to be true, but for the price, I figured I’d give it a whirl. On arrival the Brass Mower came with the wire basket in it’s own little box, and the mount and handle separate. It’s clear the handle is just an off the shelf part (probably painting isle in the hardware store), that was drilled and tapped for the mount. Not terribly impressive, but nothing wrong with it. The basket on the other hand is a work of craftsmanship! The mower basket is weighty and solid feeling, and the wires themselves look like a quality steel solidly mounted to the hub, with a slight spiral that I assume aids in the tension that keeps it’s shape. It took all of 60 seconds to assemble and I was immediately dumping brass across the livingroom carpet to pick up! I have to say, I was like a kid with a new Fisher Price toy giggling madly as the mower sucked up the brass in seconds, dumping the brass out and doing it again (simple minds and all that). It worked! BrassMower Warning: Division by zero in /home/firespe4/public_html/wp-content/plugins/flagallery-skins/phantom/init.php on line 77 Warning: Division by zero in /home/firespe4/public_html/wp-content/plugins/flagallery-skins/phantom/init.php on...

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