The Monolithic Integral Suppressed Barrel: Quieter, Lighter, Stronger and Reduces Recoil better than any Other Rifle on the Market

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Guns | 0 comments

An enormous amount of force is necessary to propel a bullet. This force produces a very loud sound that even a short period of exposure can damage one’s hearing. Due to this, gun enthusiasts are always on the lookout, either for a good hearing protection or the most efficient gun suppressor. But is silencing a gun really possible?

The sound of a gun comes mainly from three different sources. The first one is when the gun’s hammer strikes the firing pin as the trigger is pulled; this creates a sharp, metallic sound. Although this is not as ear-crushing as the gunfire itself, it still contributes to the sound a gun makes during each shot.

As the firing pin strikes the back of a bullet, it hits a primer that triggers the powder propellant inside the bullet’s casing to quickly generate an enormous amount of hot gas. The hot gas creates immense pressure at the back of the bullet, usually at 3,000 pounds per square inch, which pushes the bullet down the barrel. As the gas expands, it creates a sound which can be as loud as 165 decibels, which may cause permanent ear damage.

The third sound is created when the bullet finally comes out of the barrel and whizzes past a target. It is called a bullet crack. A ballistic crack is so unique that it makes it possible for you to distinguish gunfire from booms created by fireworks, for instance.

As an answer to the question above, to silence a gun, gun owners use suppressors, also called sound suppressors, sound moderators, or silencers, A suppressor is a device attached to the barrel of a firearm or air gun (or to a part of a firearm) which reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing. A suppressor, however, is only able to silence the second sound (the sound created by hot gasses). Due to the longer and wider provided by a suppressor, the escaping propellant gas is slowed down plus the hot gas is given more room to dissipate; this decreases the sound created by the pressure.

As an answer to the question above, to silence a gun, gun owners use suppressors, also called sound suppressors, sound moderators, or silencers. Now, suppressors are available either as a separate piece of equipment that can be treaded onto a firearm, or as a combination of a suppressor and a barrel. As a separate piece of equipment a suppressor is attached to the barrel of a firearm or air gun (or to a part of a firearm). This is used to reduce the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing. A suppressor, however, is only able to silence the second sound (the sound created by hot gasses). Due to the longer and wider provided by a suppressor, the escaping propellant gas is slowed down plus the hot gas is given more room to dissipate; these decrease the sound created by the pressure.

More efficient in silencing a gun, especially, a rifle, however, is combination of a suppressor and a barrel. Among the quietest and most accurate integral suppressed rifles on the market available today is the Monolithic Integral Suppressed Barrel (MISB).

In its website, Suppressed Weapon Systems explains that, by making the suppressor and rifle only a single piece (welding, threading, screwing or attaching is no longer necessary), its MISB is made quieter, lighter, stronger and reduces recoil better than any other rifle on the market; it can also be quickly disassembled for cleaning in the field without the use of any tools.

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Motor Vehicle Accidents, the Major Cause of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

One serious types of personal injury is that which is inflicted to the brain as this have very serious effects, like unconsciousness (which can become more frequent so long as the injury remains untreated), amnesia, comatose, disability, or death. Personal injury is harm committed against a person due to another individual’s negligent or careless behavior. Though it is usually physical, it nevertheless affects the victim mentally and emotionally. A personal injury may also be accidental or intentional in nature.

The causes of personal injury include simple accidents, like slip and fall, to severe motor vehicular accidents, which can occur on land, air or at sea. It can also result from medical errors, defective products or exposure to hazardous materials while at work. While some personal injuries can be severe, resulting to prolonged disability which, in turn, can result to financial loses due to costly medical treatment, others can lead to a victim’s untimely death. As explained by the Cazayoux Ewing Law Firm, under the law, victims of personal injury have the right to receive compensation from the liable party to cover present and future damages resulting from the injury

Brain injury, also known as intracranial or Traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a very serious personal injury caused by a strong jolt or very violent blow to one’s head. This injury is usually sustained in car accidents, falls, acts of violence, explosions or sports accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 million Americans are treated for brain injuries every year – about 50,000 of them die.

Car accident, specifically, is the major cause of this type of injury. Despite the safety features of a car and the careful observance of traffic rules by some drivers, the negligence of many other drivers can render futile all observance for safety and cause an accident that can severely injure or kill innocent victims. Pursuing legal action against reckless and negligent parties should be a duty to all innocent injured victims, not just for the purpose of seeking compensation, but for sending the message that acts of recklessness and negligence will never go unpunished.

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Workplace Wrongful Death Claims

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Workplace Safety | 0 comments

The term “wrongful death” is used when a person is killed due to another party’s negligence or misconduct. Workplace deaths often fall under the category of wrongful death. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, over 4,600 people are killed while performing their jobs each year. Losing a family member is devastating, and even more devastating if the deceased is the household’s breadwinner. When a death occurs in the workplace, the family members of the deceased are eligible to receive workers’ compensation and more. When the death was a result of negligence, the family may further be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

In the case of a workplace death, workers’ compensation covers financial losses such as funeral expenses, loss of future income, medical bills accumulated prior to death, and legal fees. However, these amounts are capped and likely will not cover the drastic financial impact of losing a family member in full. Compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit may go beyond the financial scope. According to Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, benefits may include compensation for the survivors’ emotional pain and suffering and loss of consortium.

A wrongful death lawsuit usually cannot be filed against an employer if the family received workers’ compensation. However, if a legal team can show that a third-party was negligent, significant compensation can usually be won. Examples of a third party could include the driver who caused the accident, property owners whose negligence contributed to the death, or manufacturers of the faulty equipment that killed the worker.

Receiving benefits after the workplace death of a loved one can be more complicated than expected. If family members win both workers’ compensation and a wrongful death lawsuit, however, they may be granted significant settlements. These settlements may include weekly survivor’s benefits or a lump sum settlement.

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Ways on how to prevent back pain at work

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Workplace Safety | 0 comments

According to the website of WorkSTEPS, many American workers suffer from back pain due to a variety of reasons. Poor workplace ergonomics, for instance, could be one of the top reasons for back aches. Limited breaks during work hours and poor work posture may also cause this musculoskeletal condition. Back pain can result in poor work performance and decreased productivity. In most cases, back pain results in a couple of days off work.

Back pain may harm you and your business’ bottom line. And so to keep this musculoskeletal condition at bay, remember these simple tips in preventing back pain:

Maintain good posture when working

According to the Huffington Post, sitting over a keyboard for hours can contribute to tightness in the hips and legs, in addition to neck, shoulder and back pain and discomfort. Working on a desk in front of a computer all day may cause you to slouch on your back, making you more prone to back pain. By moving your mouse and your keyboard closer to your chest, for instance, you are preventing yourself from overreaching items that may cause back pain. Also, remember to always align your head to your neck to avoid putting too much strain on your neck bones.

Choose ergonomically-designed office tool

A chair that allows you to comfortably put your weight on a lumbar support may help you prevent lower back pain. Also, choose a desk that’s not too high or too low to avoid straining your back muscles. Finally, using a laptop in the office may cause you to lean forward and squint more often just to hit the proper keys or read what’s on the screen, so you may refrain from using laptops and switch to PCs instead.

Have an occasional break

Taking a quick break to breathe, stretch, and relax your back muscles, arms and hands may help fight against back ache. You may talk to your supervisor to help you plot a good schedule that would allow you to have short in-between breaks without having to compromise your productivity.

 

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Many women are still discriminated at work

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Workplace Discrimination | 0 comments

In this day and age, we oftentimes want to believe that the boundaries between men and women are now obscured, especially in the workplace. We may want to believe that women, unlike before, are now enjoying everything that had been previously exclusive for men. We now see women welders, women plumbers, women doctors, women CEO’s. As we march forward, we are becoming more and more oblivious about a person’s gender, and we are becoming more and more focused on what a person can contribute through his/her skills.

While this is definitely a step forward, this can act as a double-edge sword for (and against) women in the workplace. According to www.carykanelegal.com/practice-areas/employment-discrimination-law/, many women of child-bearing age are more prone to discrimination at any point of employment, especially during recruitment, as compared to men. For some employers, hiring women in their workforce could mean added maternity benefits and loss productivity that could put a strain on their bottom line. That’s why for some women, it can especially be difficult to be hired as compared to male counterparts with the same skills and background.

Sex or gender discrimination in employment involves treating someone unfavorably because of the person’s sex, whether they are applying for a job or are a current employee. Gender discrimination at work doesn’t start and end during recruitment alone. Many women are being abused physically, sexually, emotionally, and verbally even when already employed. Some women are not spared from sexually suggestive and immodest remarks, especially if the workplace tolerates or breeds a culture of sexual prejudice.

Women who feel that they are being discriminated and abused in the workplace should never fear to stand up for their rights. The best way to start is by documenting every instances of discrimination. Also, you should not be afraid of reporting instances of discrimination to your immediate supervisor. If your supervisor tolerates or perpetrates such acts, report to the supervisor next to him. Finally, there are many government and non-government institutions that look into cases of gender discrimination and abuse in the workplace. These agencies can provide you advise as to what actions to take in ending discrimination at work.

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How an incomplete set of teeth may impact you

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Dentestry / Oral Health | 0 comments

If there is a part of your body that can provide you both functionality and aesthetics, those would be your teeth. A complete set of teeth makes it possible for you to chew food into tiniest morsels to make the process of digestion a lot more effective. And a smile is nothing without flashing that complete set of white teeth. But what if you’re missing one or more tooth? What could be its effect?

A dentist in Leander should know how important a complete set of teeth is for an individual. Here are the different ways on how an incomplete set of teeth may impact you:

Body image issues

When you are missing one or more teeth, you are reluctant to flash that smile or speak. You may shy away from small talks, and you may even avoid the crowd altogether. An incomplete set of teeth might be the one holding you back to realize your full social potential, and it may even prevent you from reaching your goals. Don’t let an incomplete set of teeth get in the way! Consult with a professional and ask them about the options to bring back that glorious smile.

Gum diseases

A missing tooth leaves gap that exposes your gums. When your gums are exposed, it may house germs that can later cause gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums. In serious cases, gingivitis may even lead to other more serious gum diseases, such as periodontal disease, or the widening of the gap between the tooth and the gums, and osteonecrosis of the jaw, or the death of the jaw bone. The American Dental Association has launched the Mouth Healthy website to help educate consumers on dental issues.

Compromised nutrition

An incomplete set of teeth may prevent you from consuming healthier foods needed by your body for proper nutrition. A complete set of teeth, however, gives you the liberty to eat whatever it is that’s pleasurable, yet healthy.

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How a charge of domestic violence can change your life

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Criminal Defence | 0 comments

In a report by the Huffington Post last year, statistics have revealed that the number of American women who have been killed by their partners or ex-partners between 2001 and 2012 was more than 11,000. According to the report, the figure was more than twice the number of American troops who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan within that period.

The State Bar of California defines Domestic Violence as “abuse toward an intimate partner or family member.”

Women are more likely to be a victim of domestic violence than men. According to www.yvonnefraserlaw.com/, domestic violence could take many forms: physical, sexual, verbal. Being stalked and being threatened by your domestic partner may also be counted as a domestic violence, depending on the situation. Because domestic violence is considered a serious crime, people charge with it oftentimes face with stigma that may even haunt them for life.

The website for Kohler Hart Powell explains how difficult it is for someone charged with domestic violence gain the trust of the court in a child custody case. Because the court determines each parent’s capacity to take care of the kids, a record of domestic violence could mean that you might be putting the lives of your children at risk. Because of a domestic violence charge, individuals may also find it difficult to secure greater visitation rights.

Individuals charged with domestic violence are also less likely to be hired. This is especially true in certain industries, such as in long term care homes, where a previous charge of domestic violence may prevent you from working in most institutions. That’s why people who have been accused of domestic violence must do what they can to protect themselves from charges in order to take care not only of their personal lives, but also their professional lives.

Finally, a conviction of domestic violence may result in hefty legal fines. Not only that, individuals convicted of domestic violence would face jail sentence, which can ultimately ruin one’s freedom and reputation.

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Know more about tire best practices

Posted by on Feb 13, 2016 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Your tires are the only car components that come directly in contact with the road. This means that if there is anything worth inspecting before you hit the road, it would be your tires. Unfortunately, a Des Moines car accident attorney would likely tell you that many injurious and fatal road accidents have been attributed to malfunctioning tires. A tire could malfunction due to a myriad of different factors. Fortunately, there are also many different tire best practices that you should be aware of to keep tire-related accidents at bay:

Only buy from the best

A Massachusetts personal injury attorney would likely be aware of how a negligent tire manufacturer can carelessly put the lives of its consumers in great peril. And so, you have to be aware of the quality of your tires. What is the overall impression on the brand? How responsive is the market in ‘buying’ the tires? Has the manufacturer always been involved in tire recalls? By answering these questions, you are ensuring that you will only get the best, high-quality tires available. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has built a website where you can read more on tire ratings.

Know your specs

Hitting the road with over inflated or under inflated tires is the number one cause of tire-related incidents in the country. Before leaving the driveway, check if the tire pressure is within the recommended tire specs. You should only be using tires that are recommended for your car build. Mounting a tire that’s too small or too big, for instance, may cause technical problems that may ultimately result in tire or under chassis breakdown.

Rotate regularly

By regularly rotating your tires, you are preventing uneven wear out of all of your four tires. Just remember, though, that there are ways on how to rotate your tires properly. For instance, tire rotation should only be done between front and rear axles. This means that tires should never be rotated from left to right and vice versa. All tires should also have one tread design to avoid uneven wear out and to ensure maximum traction. Finally, tires with the best thread should be placed on the rear axle to avoid hydroplaning.

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How can boating benefit my health?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Yachts / Boating | 0 comments

Busy weekdays oftentimes demand a relaxing weekend. And what can be more relaxing than spending your day (and night) with nature? The website of Mikelson Yachts says that one good way to celebrate your weekend after a hectic work week is by spending it with families or friends in a yacht. Boating could be the best weekend getaway for you because of a myriad of different things, including the following:

It greatly relieves work stress

According to American Psychological Association, stress becomes dangerous when it interferes with your ability to live a normal life over an extended period. Boating can give you a profound sense of communion with nature, which we seldom feel in our office. With boating, you get to feel the cool breeze and the refreshing water while soaking under the sun. Boating also gives you the serenity you need, empowering you with the peace and quiet you need for another frantic week ahead.

It’s good for respiration, skin

Spending your day in a yacht does not only give your mind a break from all the stress; it also gives your lungs a break from poor city air. Also, spending your time under the sun allows your body to gain Vitamin D, which is needed to absorb enough iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc and phosphate in our diet. Finally, spending time under the sun during safe hours is perfect if you want to achieve that beautiful tan.

It is the best family bonding

There could be no other good way than to spend time with your family away from any digital distractions. Nowadays, kids can easily be drawn to TVs, PCs, tablets, smart phones and other electronic devices. That’s why you need activities that are too interesting and “new” to ignore. With boating, you get to relax your mind and your body while enjoying some great time with your loved ones, too! Who knows, your next boat ride could be among the most memorable bonding experience that you may have with your spouse and kids.

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The symptoms and risks of bladder cancer

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Defective Pharmaceuticals | 0 comments

The bladder, according to Healthline.com, is a membranous organ belonging to the excretory system, is responsible in collecting urine made in the kidneys. It is also responsible in expelling urine out of the body through muscle contraction. When full, a normal, healthy bladder may hold up to 600 mL of urine waste.

However, there are certain conditions that can make your bladder dysfunctional. Bladder cancer, for instance, is a common type of cancer that affects bladder cells. Most bladder cancer types are detectable and treatable during earlier stages, although it also has a higher rate of recurrence. So, it is important for bladder cancer survivors to undergo regular check-ups to detect any signs of recurrence.

Blood in urine, or hematuria, is the chief bladder cancer symptom. Hematuria can be accompanied by other urinary disorders, such as painful urination, frequent urination, and back pain. A person experiencing one or more of these symptoms should see his physician right away, especially if he is considered among the vulnerable group. Those who are vulnerable to bladder cancer are:

  • Smokers – Tobacco may contain harmful substances that may trigger bladder cancer
  • Men – Unlike women, men are at higher risk of bladder cancer
  • Adults – Bladder cancer is more frequent among older age groups, usually 40 years old and up
  • Those with family history of bladder cancer – Your risk of bladder cancer increases if one or more of your relatives have the disease.
  • Those who are constantly exposed to harmful chemicals – Individuals working in unsafe workplaces where they are repetitively exposed to cancer-causing chemicals are more likely to develop bladder cancer.
  • Those who are suffering from persistent bladder diseases – A person with chronic cystisis, or the inflammation of the bladder, is at higher risk of bladder cancer

Apart from these risk factors, www.williamskherkher.com/houston-personal-injury/ stated that there could be a direct link between diabetes drug Actos and bladder cancer risk. In fact, many studies have already established strong correlation between bladder cancer and Actos use, including this study published in Medpage Today.

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