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April

Stack on an entry contest

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Been a while since I’ve run a give­away over here, and I just so happen to have a nice pile of prizes come my way: *Hard­cover* edi­tions of CONTROL POINT. These were pre­vi­ously unavail­able except to mem­bers of the Sci­ence Fic­tion Book Club, but I’ve got enough to give away a few to some worthy souls.

I’m inspired by Peter V. Brett’s recent ad-hoc con­test awarding a prize to the best pic­ture of someone punching a kitten (don’t freak folks, nobody’s *actu­ally* punching any­thing). I entered with a shot of punching my own pro­tag­o­nist, but he’s prob­ably not cute and cuddly enough to clinch the win.

Now, my novels deal a lot with dynamic entry into con­fined spaces (what some folks know as Close Quar­ters Battle or CQB). I’m also semi Internet famous for reading folks the riot act about trigger dis­ci­pline, so I fig­ured I’d riff on that. Here’s a shot of me stacking on an entry, ready to but­ton­hook on a signal from my team leader.

IMG_2656Note two things:

- Proper trigger dis­ci­pline: finger indexed along the upper receiver above the trigger guard.

- Weapon stock in the sweet spot of the shoulder as a pivot point to come up into the low-ready position.

What’s that you say? It’s an umbrella? Well, that’s the point.

If *you* want to win a signed, hard­cover copy of CONTROL POINT, here’s what I want you to do: Email me at myke (at) mykecole (dot) com (or post in the com­ment sec­tion of this page) a photo of you (or a friend, or an Love­craftian horror with pre­hen­sile appendages  stacking on an entry with your weapon of choice. It can be a card­board tube. It can be a baguette. It can be a guitar. It can be your cat (if he/she’ll put up with it). It can be any­thing EXCEPT a real gun. My only con­di­tion is that you MUST observe proper trigger dis­ci­pline and if you have a long enough stock, it’s got to be in the sweet spot.

I’ll give hard­cover edi­tions of CONTROL POINT to the three best photos.

Really looking for­ward to seeing what folks come up with. The cre­ative response has been nothing short of inspiring for my last few forays.

So, let’s see what you’ve got! Really looking for­ward to seeing folks ready to take down Selfers with their deadly dried mack­erel or dust mop. Bring it.

 

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.w.palmer Peter W Palmer

    I am armed with a Ferret P2 Room­sweeper. While a good weapon for tight quar­ters, the extra short stock makes it dif­fi­cult to at times to brace in the shoulder pocket. It has been called the modern/ high-tech ver­sion of the sawed-off shotgun. The P3 ver­sion will come with an adjustable stock, which will be made avaible as option equip­ment for the P2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/peter.w.palmer Peter W Palmer

    I am armed with a Ferret P2 Room­sweeper. While a good weapon for tight quar­ters, the extra short stock makes it dif­fi­cult to at times to brace in the shoulder pocket. It has been called the modern/ high-tech ver­sion of the sawed-off shotgun. The P3 ver­sion will come with an adjustable stock, which will be made avaible as option equip­ment for the P2.

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