Meet ‘The Most Armed Man In America’ And His Insane Arsenal The video starts innocuously enough. A bearded gentleman waddles into a room covered floor-to-ceiling with guns and ammo belts and introduces himself. “I’m the Dragon Man, from Dragon Land,” he says, with a slight New York accent, his arms sleeved in tattoos, “and today we’re going to explain why they call me The Most Armed Man In America.” What follows is a tour through an arsenal that’ll make your jaw drop: 3,000 working firearms, 88 military-grade vehicles, and hundreds upon hundreds of mannequins festooned in military uniforms. “Everything works. Nothing’s fake,” the Dragon Man says. “Because this is a private collection, not a government museum, everything can work.” The Dragon Man was once Mel Bernstein, a wimpy Jewish boy who used to get his ass beat on the streets of Brooklyn. But after a brief stint working on weaponry for the Army at Fort Bliss during the Vietnam War, Bernstein opened a motorcycle repair shop in Long Island, where he earned the name “Dragon Man” for “pop[ping] wheelies on the Harley that he fashioned with a fire-breathing dragon head,” as the Colorado Springs Gazette reported in a lengthy 2017 profile. In 1982, Bernstein and his wife Terry Flanell moved to El Paso County, Colorado, where Bernstein set to work on his massive collection of firearms and military vehicles. For the last 30 years, he’s owned and operated “Dragon Land,” the sprawling 260-acre shooting range and military gallery, overflowing with high-powered weaponry (he has a Class III federal firearms license) and military memorabilia from World War I through Vietnam. Among the most impressive items in his collection: a 65,000-square-foot military museum with rooms for every country that’s gone to war with the U.S. between World War I and Afghanistan; more than 150 M-1 Garands’ six “brand new” 1000-pound bombs; a baker’s dozen of .50-caliber machine guns; 48 swords (including a Japanese “suicide sword”); and his infamous motorcycle, now equipped with two Colt 9mm submachine guns. Oh, and a 40-ton Russian tank: Now 71, Bernstein now operates Dragon Land alone: In 2012, Flanell was killed in a freak accident after being struck by two smoke bombs, moving at 150 mph, that were part of the special effects for a reality TV show on the Discovery Channel. “I’ve been running this rifle range for 30 years and no one’s got hurt, because it is very safe here,” Bernstein told ABC News at the time. “Out of eight days of filming, it happened in the last 30 seconds, the last frame. And it happened to my wife.” So what does the Dragon Man do during the day? “I have weapons so big I can’t even shoot them here,” he jokes in the video. “I’m going to have to wait until something big happens in town.” Meet ‘The Most Armed Man In America’ And His Insane Arsenal I am not trying to disparage Mr. Mel Bernstein.... just using this article as an example. I for one am deeply jealous of his arsenal....wish I could say the same as far as his most excellent collection. On topic though, the question I have for each Monkey is, what are you showing and telling daily.... are you minding your personal OPSEC or are you telling your neighbors, work mates and friends too much? Do the folks at work and down the street know that you have 3,000 firearms like Mel Bernstein or the six months of food, 100 gallons of water and weap's and ammo to arm the "hood"?! We work very hard to make sure we are standing, when others are taken down by local, national or environmental issues.... do you give away your strategic position and preparedness level to others, that may not be so ready and prepared for what may come? I for one, had a recent event happen with an employee that was terminated for cause.... I was going through his WORK laptop and within it, I found a host of pictures and other things that he was sharing with lots of folks.... in this case (he had his Facebook account on a shortcut with no password protection)..... he was a starting prepper.... maybe my fault for planting seeds without him asking questions, but who knows. I found weapons pics, and shots of various stores of goods and such... that he was sharing on the web. Since he was released on Monday, I have been bombarded on my work PC with spam from his mirrored email pointing to my account..... all related to his "hobby". He knew I had a "hobby" but I never shared much more than a sneak peak at a tool or two. Have you sat back and evaluated what you put out for others to consume. Does your neighbor "Bob" really need to know you have 8 cases of MRE's.... because you stack them in the open garage for him to look at every day. When you go to the range, do you brag about how may firearms you are stocking and the amount of ammo filling your "bunker". Are you using a fake email for your online activity that can be dumped without affecting "your" real life.. and not your work or primary personal one?! When the service guy comes out to fix an electrical issue, do you have to move the 20 ammo cans so he can get to the receptacle that shorted (one of my electricians found this exact issue a couple weeks back on a call out). As a summary, this is just food for thought.... tighten it up if any of the above applies.... unless you like to leave it hanging in the wind for someone to rip off. YD Thought's?!