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Tue, Dec. 2nd, 2014, 03:07 pm
Rimfire trainers have been popular for a long time.

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1903 Springfield trainer in .22LR

Sun, Nov. 30th, 2014, 10:48 pm
Like training wheels for pistols

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Handguns designed to powerful AND lightweight tend to be less fun to shoot. At the same time, they are generally compact enough for teaching kids and other new shooters. So combining lightweight frames like Keltec PF9 or Ruger LC9 or 9S with equally lightweight rimfire uppers from Twisted Industries works pretty well. Not much recoil, and the ammunition is still less expensive than 9mm.

As you can see from the photo, even a lightweight .22 with minimal kick is a handful for the new young marksman. A heavier pistol or in a stronger caliber would have interfered with learning the marksmanship basics more.

This approach, on the other hand, allows to work up confidence and to have fun while learning. As an adult, I shoot more with an Iver Johnson conversion kit mounted on M1911 than I do with 45ACP just because subcaliber practice is more fun.

 

 

 

 

Thu, Nov. 27th, 2014, 12:04 am
Have you shared your knowledge lately?

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Modern armies have 30 or so support staff for every fighter at the tip of the spear. The ratio of support to active fighters in the war to secure individual liberty is even more skewed. For every Alan Gura, thousands of people spread the ethical and technical components of the culture which includes weapons as a facet of the most valuable diamond — self-determination. Ironically, the people who value individual freedom most are communistic in the original meaning of that word. They cooperate closely with each other to keep the goals in sight, inching towards those goals against the encroachments by would-be post-feudal lords. In a sufficiently advanced feudal society, the masses including you and me are but sheep for the shearing and eventual slaughter. Keeping our hooves and horns, along with the mindset governing their effective use, is a matter of survival for us as individuals and for us as a liberty-oriented culture.

Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014, 09:34 pm
Idaho newlyweds

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Fri, Oct. 24th, 2014, 09:34 pm
Idaho newlyweds

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Mon, Oct. 20th, 2014, 05:11 pm
Henry Golden Boy

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Accurate and reliable, this rifle really grew on me…and the same thing happened to Sarah. she loves her little lever action.

Tue, Aug. 19th, 2014, 09:49 pm
“The original owner didn’t need it anymore…”

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Let’s see how it shoots…

(Don’t actually fire it without eye and ear protection!)

A good deal on STG44-22: $330!

 

Wed, Aug. 13th, 2014, 07:46 pm
Promoting Fire Discipline: new on AllOutdoor

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By training or by gun design?

Mon, Jul. 21st, 2014, 09:06 pm
Swag for CZ fans

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The tshirt is from 1791 Apparel, the hat is from CZ-USA.

The pistol is CZ75 Compact, the rifle is CZ455 Trainer.

Thu, Jul. 17th, 2014, 10:17 pm
Crickett and friends in the news

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Mike and Charlene Meador show up in a Washington Post article about proposed restrictions on firearm advertising by Eugene Volokh.

Fri, Jun. 20th, 2014, 04:46 pm
Keltec RFB in teenage hands

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Sarah 15, under 100 pounds and left-handed. Forward ejecting RFB works fine for her even though it tips the scales at 14.2lb fully scoped, BUISed, suppressed and loaded. The balance is far enough back for comfortable hold.

I used this plastic “bottle” from Target Factory to verify 100 yard zero of the 1-4x scope on the RFB. It moves vigorously when hit.

She also does an excellent job with much lighter and even quieter guns.

Sun, Jun. 8th, 2014, 02:12 pm
Shotguns for the AK users

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For people who shoot AK pattern rifles, it makes sense to use similar .22 traning carbines. And it makes as much sense to use shotguns with similar manual of arms, either Saiga

..or Vepr.

Both come with 5-rd magazines, but 8, 10 and 12 round box mags and 10, 12 and 20rd drums are available. Recoil is pretty mild in both. I prefer Vepr for the ease of loading.

 

Sat, Apr. 19th, 2014, 10:21 pm
Recent presents

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S&W317 “kit gun” with a 3″ barrel has long been an object of desire for me, for all kinds of subjective reasons. I could never quite justify buying one for myself. A week ago, good friends gave me theirs as a gift.

A couple of days ago, a good neighbor on whose property I sometimes do photo shoots told me he had some ammunition for me. Talk about great timing! “Some” turned out 600 rounds of 22LR that sat in his basement for some time. I haven’t even seen PMC Zapper since the late 1990s!

And yesterday, a package from Rob Leahy (Simply Rugged Holsters) arrived with a holster to fit the kit gun. It fits better than most gloves!

Now I just have to take advantage of the lovely weather we’ve been having and hike in the woods with the little .22 and a bag lunch. Being me can be pretty good at times!

 

 

 

Wed, Mar. 5th, 2014, 03:17 pm
Just got back from Pennsylvania

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Spent a week with Crickett Rifle company, have many new photos. They also have a very interesting new product in the works to be announced later this year, a logical extension of their expertise in precision manufacturing.

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