Yea… No… It’s not an Airsoft

“This is my rifle.  There are many like it, but this one is mine.”  (can you name the film?)

Anyway, I ended up selling my other .223 for many reasons, not because I didn’t like it, but I felt it wasn’t a good bug out rifle in the event things don’t go so well and all hell breaks loose.  Call me crazy, however I’d rather be prepared than not and with my military combat arms background, I felt this was a necessary thing to do.  Now, after selling my other .223, I went out to the gun show that weekend and picked up a Stag Arms .223.  I outfitted it mostly with Magpul stock, forward stock and magazine.  I made this photo to give you an idea just because, why not.  Guns are cool.  They’re a lot of fun to shoot, they provide protection against people trying to harm you and most of all, they are an outstanding deterrent.

I post this because at some point, I’ll probably use this for a scene or two in one of my shorts.  Yes, I will remove the bolt and yes, I will do it legally.


One of the reasons is because I don’t have funding to keep getting Airsoft Gas Blowback guns but I can easily use something this and place it into a non firing mode and there is NO doubt it will look real.

In “Despondent”, there were two scenes where we fired live ammunition with real weapons.  One scene was cut from the movie, the other is in.  We used real firearms in one other scene, that was cut as well.  I would even say, what we did probably wasn’t the the brightest thing, but we did take all necessary precautions as well as some risk.  Would I recommend it?  No.  I would not use “live ammunition” without making sure everyone on set had the proper training (Act of Valor)

The point of this post is more or less sharing yet another expensive hobby, but a necessary one in my opinion and one that has been on my mind lately since I live in MD.  (If you follow the National news at all, MD has been in violation of the Constitution since the late 60’s by taking the rights away to ‘keep and BEAR arms’.  Basically, a Conceal Carry Weapons permit)

Heck, you may HATE guns and that’s cool as long as you don’t try and tell me I can’t have one.  Simply put, last I checked, criminals will always have guns, that’s why they’re called CRIMINALS.  You may not like the fact that law abiding citizens can get conceal carry permits, but that’s the law of the land in the constitution, same as your right to life, your freedom of speech.  Can’t have your pick of which ones people can exercise.



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