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Hot Brass – Jacki_0

In this installment of Hot Brass – Jacki_O.

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She's a Grunt Style ambassador as well as an American Arsenal ambassador and (as you might imagine), a supporter of the Second Amendment. That's a design from @customcaliberflags she's standing in front of, by the way.

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You can follow her on Facebook right here, if you're so inclined, but expect to see some stoopid from witless horndogs sweating over their keyboards, as well as more than a few comments from the clueless.

Here's a good one, from some snapperhead who felt obliged to let the world know his opinion of her rifle and sling setup.

“To me a high capacity magazine is bulky and in the way. Dangerous to when moving forward through thickets and brush. Sticks and twigs could catch the bolt .Pull it back . Next stick or twig pull the trigger n good night Nellie lol!!!!!”

The derp. It burns like siphylis in summer, and there's no known cure.

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You can also follow her on Instagram @jacki_0, which is where I  stalk her occasionally check in to see what she's up to.

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Photo Credits jacki_0 via social media.

This has been an installment of Swingin' Dick's Hot Brass. *insert Wilhelm Scream here*

Why brass, you ask?
Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, has been around since before the Abyssinians. Other than brass balls, however, the best thing it's ever been used for is ammo.

Brass is by far the most common material used to make cartridges in the world today, but it can be very hot when ejected — hence the term hot brass. That's why you should avoid a low cut shirt (ladies) and consider wearing a hat (everyone) when on the range.

Unless you have this guy with you.

Some History

The self-contained brass cartridge began to replace paper cartridges in the late 19th century, making its appearance largely as a result of the percussion cap. It made the breach-loading rifle, with all its advantages, practical. As early as 1812 a man named Samuel J. Pauly had patented a cartridge incorporating a metal base with a cavity for detonating powder and a striker to ignite it. The 1858 (French) Schneider cartridge utilized paper and brass, but the days of paper cartridges were numbered.

“By expanding slightly during firing, the cartridge sealed the breach, preventing the escape of gas and powder fragments that endangered the user and eroded the mechanism. Moreover, by incorporating propellant, projectile, and primer in a sealed water tight container, the brass cartridge made possible the repeating magazine rifle, the auto-loading, or semi-automatic, pistol and rifle; and the machine gun.” Cowley-Parker, Reader's Companion to Military History

Brass cartridges became increasingly common during the latter half of the 1800s, and, by 1900 or so, most modern military institutions around the world had gone to bolt action rifles firing lead projectiles from a necked down brass cartridge. This has been an installment of Swingin' Dick's Hot Brass.

You're welcome.


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