Bell UH-1D Huey Gunship

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UH-1D “Huey” gunship used in Vietnam in the infamous “Search and Destroy” missions. The armament includes 2 Miniguns,( one on each side) door mounted dual M60 machine guns and 2 rocket pods yielding 7 rockets per pod. The Huey gunship was very effective at suppressing the VC during troop transport missions. They would cruise at 150 feet and lay down some serious firepower.

UH-1D Huey Gunship

The Minigun has a rate of fire of 4,000 rounds per minute. The door mounted M60 does 550 rounds per minute.

The Bell UH-1D “Huey” was the workhorse of the Vietnam War.

It took a beating and kept flying. Many Huey’s were found with numerous 3-5″ holes in the fuselage from triple A and would still fly.

Agent Orange deployment over Vietnam.

Tactical Cargo Pants

I currently own and wear 5 brands of tactical cargo pants ranging in price from $30 to $100. It’s funny that the ones I wear and like the most were the least expensive. I have tactical cargo pants from 5.11, Blackhawk, Condor, CQR and Tru-Spec.

The nicest looking tactical cargo pants are the 5.11 Stryke pants. They are very high quality and heavy duty with a very professional/sleek design. I wear these to work occasionally. They look like dress pants…mine are black. Khaki Stryke pants may not look as professional in the work place. These are great tactical cargo pants but a bit on the expensive side at $75. I have no complaints or negatives to say about the 5.11 tactical cargo pants. They are fantastic. They fit and look great.

Now let’s talk about some inexpensive yet quality tactical cargo pants…the CQR and Tru-Spec. These 2 are the best value in tactical cargo pants. Both are under $50 and the CQR are under $35. Both of these pants are awesome. The materials and workmanship are tops. The fabric is 65/35 Rip-Stop with double stitching and heavy duty metal fasteners. The cargo pockets are well designed and placed well. The design of these 2 makes them look really nice. I like nice looking stuff. If’s its ugly…I don’t buy it. If it’s baggy…I don’t buy it.

The Tru-Spec 24/7 tactical cargo pants fit slimmer than the CQR TP104 pants. The CQR pants are not baggy but they do have more room in them than the Tru-Spec. I love the fit of the Tru-Spec 24/7 and these are my favorite tactical pants. The CQR are my 2nd favorite. You can’t beat these 2 for the price and even a higher price than $50. They are just great tactical pants.

Here is my Tru-Spec 24/7 tactical cargo pants right out of the bag, 2 years ago. I have washed them numerous times and they still look brand new still.

Here are my CQR TP104 tactical cargo pants. I can’t believe how cheap these were. The fit is like a regular fit…not slim and not relaxed. The waist and length are perfect. I wear a 30 x 30. You really can’t go wrong with these.

Kershaw Cryo Pocket Knife (1555Ti)

The Kershaw Cryo pocket knife is an excellent EDC knife or EMT knife as well as a superior tactical knife. It’s also popular among Firefighters.

I was wanting to replace a stolen Bench Made Griptilian but did not want to fork out $105.00. I loved that knife… but now I love $100 even more. I decided to shop around and found this beauty.

The Kershaw Cryo pocket knife is very appealing to the eyes but it’s also very well made and functional. The grip is metal with a titanium carbon-nitride coating, which looks awesome. This is the reason I first looked at the Cryo. It’s just a cool looking knife. Then I read the description and the hundreds of reviews and bought it. I can’t believe I bought this for a little over $20!!! On the Kershaw website it’s $73. Here’s a link if you want to grab one of these….Kershaw Cryo Pocket Knife at Amazon.com

The Cryo has a nice thick blade and is actually heavier than it looks. It’s all metal/stainless steel, so it’s a little heavier than plastic or nylon gripped knives like my SOG Flash 2. The SOG Flash 2 is larger but lighter.

Kershaw Cryo Pocket Knife Specifications

  1. SpeedSafe assisted opening
  2. Frame lock, lockbar stabilizer
  3. Flipper and thumbstud
  4. 4-position deep-carry pocketclip (tip-up/tip-down; left/right)
  5. 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with titanium carbon-nitride coating
  6. 410 stainless steel grip with titanium carbon-nitride coating
  7. Blade length: 2.75 in.
  8. Closed length: 3.75 in.
  9. Open length: 6.5 in.
  10. Weight: 4.1 oz.

Here are the goodies from Kershaw.

The Cryo is really nice and feels heavy in your hand. It feels like a well made knife and not a cheapo. It opens and closes very smoothly and with little effort.

The Cryo pocket knife is definitely nice looking. It’s a small package that can be stored anywhere. You can see the quick open knob on the top right (SpeedSafe). You pull it and the blade opens in a snap. Very nice!

The Cryo blade is very sharp and locks open securely. The blade lock is underneath and requires you to push a spring bar over and then close the blade.

The Titanium Carbon-Nitride coating is cool as hell and will protect the knife against corrosion.

Here’s another shot of the blade open lever (SpeedSafe) on top. It opens fast with this feature. You can open the blade with one hand.