Get the scoop on the P83 pistol through these videos from the DocTacDad channel !

Recently the interesting DocTacDad YouTube channel did a couple videos on the Polish P-83 9×18 pistols – check them out to get the full story.

First, the unboxing:

Then the full review:

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Badass Report: PFC John D. Kelly

A one man whirlwind of badassness…

Another Badass Report! U.S. Marine Corps PFC John D. Kelly earned the Medal of Honor on this day in Korea in 1952 for being a badass Marine! Although he was the radio operator for his Platoon he saw they were in grave need, pinned down by a much larger force and suffering under a barrage of mortar, artillery, grenade, and rifle fire, so he volunteered to join the front line. This brave deed cost him his life, but not before he fearlessly charged forward in the face of a hail of machine gun fire and exploding grenades. He first charged an enemy strongpoint and basically alone took out the position, killing those inside. Then he pushed forward and single-handedly assaulted a machine gun bunker. He was wounded and in pain but didn’t let it slow him down, attacking and destroying the bunker, killing 3 more enemy. But he was not done with his rampage, courageously continuing his one-man assault, he stormed forward to a third bunker delivering pointblank fire into the enemy inside and catching enemy fire in this third assault leading to his death. His one man whirlwind of badassness inspired his comrades to sweep on and overrun the objective. An example of bravery and volunteering when the need demanded it.

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See this nice video review of the Romanian Tokarev from The Late Boy Scout channel !

The Late Boy Scout runs a quite popular YouTube channel where he reviews all types of guns and knives. Recently he posted a detailed video on the Romanian Tokarev pistol. Check it out!

And see the guns on our website at:

http://www.jgsales.com/-p-83109.html

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Badass Report: Sgt. Maynard Smith.

His very first bomber mission turned bad…

Another Badass Report! On this day in 1943 in the skies over Europe, Sgt. Maynard Smith showed how much of a badass he was, and earned the Medal of Honor. Sgt. Smith was on his very first mission as a bomber ball turret gunner over Nazi occupied France. Their bomber was heavily damaged by enemy fighters and flak, and burst into flame as several fuel tanks were hit. The plane was severely damaged, several crew were injured, and 3 others bailed out over the sea. Sgt. Smith spent the next 90 minutes scrambling around the plane, tending the wounded, fighting fires, tossing exploding ammo and burning equipment overboard through holes in the plane, and jumping alternately from gun to gun to fend off attacking German fighter planes. The oxygen fed fires were so hot the fuselage was beginning to melt, and once all firefighting aids were used up, he resorted wrapping himself in a blanket for protection, and urinating on the flames. He worked tirelessly to put out the flames, drive off all the German attacks, and tend the wounded. Upon landing in England the bomber broke into pieces. It was melted and had over 3,500 bullet holes in it. Sgt. Maynard is credited with saving his 6 crew members and allowing the plane to make it home. A real badass of the skies.

See more at http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/mhsmith.htm

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Great video review from our associate at DocTacDad Youtube channel!

Recently DocTacDad and his wife DocTacMom had a chance to shoot and review the Romanian Tokarev TTC pistol in 7.62×25 caliber – and by the look of things they had a great time.

Be sure to check out the video here:

See the guns on our website at:

http://www.jgsales.com/-p-83109.html

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Badass Report: 1Lt Francis (Frank) X. Burke

In the thick of it alone attacking Germans…

Another Badass report! Francis (Frank) X. Burke, 1Lt US Army, definitely earned the Medal of Honor on this day in Germany in WWII. His citation states, “he fought with extreme gallantry” and that is indeed true. He was in the streets of war-torn Nuremberg rooting out fanatical defenders of this headquarters of Nazism.

He was a motor-pool officer that decided he wanted to participate more directly in the fight. Moving ahead alone he found 10 Germans, so he grabbed a machine gun and single-handedly attacked. The Germans opened up on him from multiple positions with machinegun and rocket fire, but he pushed through and killed enough that the rest fled. He then began clearing buildings alone, found a sniper in a basement and ran right at the window, firing full auto the whole time, then dived through the window into the basement to finish the job. His gun was now no longer working, so he loaded up on grenades, pulled the pins from 2 grenades, and, holding 1 in each hand, rushed the next enemy-held building. Just as he was tossing his explosives, a German grenade was thrown and all three went off. The triple explosion killed all the Germans, but Lt Frank Burke emerged from the smoke only dazed. He grabbed the nearest rifle and charged the next Nazi position, killing all of them.

Figuring he had done enough on his own, he regrouped with his unit for another 4 hours of driving off Germans. All told, this motor-pool officer that wanted to be in the thick of it before the war ended, killed or wounded 14 Germans on his own, and another 29 with his unit. His voluntary and courageous mission showed him to be a true badass, and a worthy Medal of Honor winner.

See more at http://www.nj.gov/military/veterans/journal/summer2007/8.html

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Badass Report: Sgt. Peter C. Lemon

Badass perseverance…

Another Badass Report! Sgt. Peter C. Lemon, US Army, earned the Medal of Honor on this day in 1970, in Vietnam. Sgt Lemon was a machine gunner at Fire Support Base Illingworth, when the base came under heavy enemy attack. He was defending the perimeter with his machine gun until it malfunctioned, so he grabbed another and kept going until that one malfunctioned too. Although wounded from grenade shrapnel, Sgt Lemon kept going by tossing grenades until he was out, and then pursuing the remaining enemy in his area and killing him by hand! He returned to his position, carrying a wounded comrade with him, and got shot on the way but made it back. He knew he was still needed on the perimeter which was in danger of being overrun, so although wounded twice, he charged again with grenades until out and then engaged in hand to hand combat. He got wounded a third time, but would not give up. Grabbing a machine gun nearby, he climbed an embankment and stood exposed, firing as long as he could until he collapsed from lack of blood and exhaustion. He was evacuated and lives today in the US, a model of perseverance and badassness.

See more at http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/3341/lemon-peter-c.php

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