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Fri, Oct. 31st, 2014, 12:14 am
A windy day

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Keltec RDB, Primary Arms 1-6x scope

Tue, Oct. 21st, 2014, 11:08 pm
Father-daughter, sniper-spotter.

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The optic is a 6-24x Lucid L5 mounted on a QD mount meant for an AR15. As a results, it sits too high but worked well enough for practicing field positions. The young lady is 15 and a three-gun competitor in training.

Or, in this case, the other way — the more experienced shooter spots for the novice.

Mon, Oct. 20th, 2014, 04:44 pm
What I like about the upcoming Keltec RDB

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Bottom ejection is left and right hand compatible. Felt recoil is extremely low without a compensator — which makes me really wonder about the concussive muzzle brake installed on this demo gun. Great trigger, reversible charging handle, excellent accuracy. 1-6x scope is a good fit for the cartridge.

It’s a pre-production gun, so I am still waiting for minor refinements of the safety lever, magazine release and sling attachments. But it’s nice to see very functional test guns out at public events, in this case the Bullpup Conference at Rockcastle Shooting Center.

Sun, Aug. 17th, 2014, 02:15 pm
Almost a DMR

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Eight-year-old Taylor is running his dad’s AR15 with a 3×20 scope mounted, old-school, on the carry handle.  Two and a half inch group at 50 yards isn’t a bad start for the first time he shot anything larger than a 10-22. This is also an argument for adjustable stocks — the fixed one is too long for him.

 

Sun, Oct. 6th, 2013, 10:08 pm
A-tacs camo works pretty well.

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This Tavor uses a Gear Head Works forend that holds any 1″ light or laser (a Primary Arms tactical light with tape switch in this instance).

The suppressor looks big because it’s a YHM .308 can mounted on a .223 rifle as a field expedient. Large internal volume compensated for a larger opening pretty well.

The optic is a Burris 1-4x XTR-14 with illuminated horseshoe reticle.

Despite being highlighted by selective focus, the a-tacs patterned (by BAM Customs) rifle and uniform still blend in the background quite well. In dappled forest light, this guy was nearly invisible.

Wed, May. 8th, 2013, 06:16 pm
One of the office workers at Primary Arms

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AK with Primary Arms micro red dot on an Ultimak rail, US Palm magazine.

It’s nice to work with people who understand their own products.

Muffs are MSA Pro-X, same as what I use at home. Looking into switching to Tactical Hearing Protection fitted plugs, like Chris Cheng. Got a molding of my ears done at the NRA show.

Sun, Mar. 17th, 2013, 08:40 pm
For Sale: Trijicon Tripower (contact info corrected)

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Also posted for a friend, Trijicon Tripower:

http://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product2.php?id=TriPower&mid=TriPower MSRP – $796.00

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/LaRue-Tactical-CompM-Standard-Mount-QD-LT150-p/larue%20lt%20150.htm MSRP – $150.00

The TriPower has a couple small cosmetic scratches from being mounted and unmounted from different weapons, other than that its never been used while shooting.  Includes original plastic box. The LaRue mount is already attached and ready to go.

The sight is in excellent condition and has never been used other than being mounted and unmounted from weapons. Chris is asking $675 for it. Contact the seller if you want to buy it.

Fri, Feb. 1st, 2013, 01:29 am
Firearm or weapon?

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NRA materials use the term firearm. That’s the correct term in the context of safety and marksmanship training. In the context of gun control, the correct term is weapon.

Gun control is all about items usable as weapons. If it wasn’t, then knives, sprays, even sticks wouldn’t be so heavily regulated. It takes more legal hoops to get a baton permit in many states than to get one for a firearm. The 1938 Nazi prohibition on Jewish weapon ownership specifically mentioned sticks and batons as prohibited items. Predators know that sticks and stones can break their bones. Exhibit one: Goliath.

The rifle in the picture above could be a single shot benchrest gun in 6mm PPC or a 4-shot .30-06 M70 of Carlos Hathcock fame or a 10-shot 50BMG from Serbu — to the foes of civilian gun ownership, all are anathema. They understand correctly that any one of these can send them to well-deserved hell. The only reason why we, the lawful gun owners, care about the details is that we value the defensive properties of small arms. An AR15 is much better for rebuffing determined close-range assaults by numerically superior foes than a single-shot Sharps. For sniping the enemies of individual freedom, almost any gun would do fine. That the gun owners of America haven’t focused on that fact speaks volumes of their patience and forbearance.

That the gun control pushers are focusing on the defensive firearms also speaks volumes of their intentions. Since Americans have no access to other short-range defensive tools, they have to rely more heavily on guns and any reduction in the availability of proper equipment becomes immediately detrimental to our safety. Not only the guns become less capable, but our training immediately becomes mismatched to the equipment and must be renewed at great cost in money, ammunition and time.

Fri, Sep. 28th, 2012, 09:01 am
New Lucid optics

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I use their red dot sight on a 458SOCOM AR. Recommended them to a colleague, then decided to see what’s new on the Lucid site.

The red dot has been joined by a variable 2-5x magnifier for red dots and a 6-24x long-range scope. I like the rangefinding reticle and the glass is bright, clear and high in contrast.

Anyway, I liked how the product photos came out and wanted to share them.

Tue, Sep. 11th, 2012, 04:03 pm
M1A Squad Scout with a nice optic.

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M1A Squad Scout with Nightforce 2.5-10x scope: short and handy for close quarters at 2.5x and enough reach at 10x for 600-700m tagging. Click for a wallpaper sized image.

Mon, Aug. 13th, 2012, 01:23 am
Anderson AR15 checks out

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Mike Branson behind the rifle.

I replaced the solid forend on the Anderson Mfg. 20″ rifle with a lighter ventilated Midewest Industries part. Today, I re-zeroed the rifle with the new Primary Arms 4-14x FFP scope.  All four shooters took turns with this rifle.

Today, I managed to forget the box containing almost all the ammo, the spotting scope and the chronograph. So no range report with SSG69 or Henry Big Boy. I did have 75 rounds of 32CP, enough to discover that Star S “mini 1911″ shoots amazingly well. I borrowed .22 ammo to zero a few new rifles and shot what little .223 I had on hand. When I say “forgot all 223 ammo” that means “except for one 30rd magazine I had in the car and eight 20rd boxed stowed with the rifle, plus one 20 rd magazine Mike had in his range bag”. So forgetting to bring ammo yielded 210 rounds. A lot of it came from Remington rep (thanks, Robert!)

I am not a great rifleman, so this 75-yard target is fairly good for me. This was shot with Remington 69-grain match. I did a few better groups but always pulled at least one shot far to the side.

My friend Glenn left several of these targets with me and I am a fan.

The PA scope is sharp and clear. Zoom and parallax rings are a bit too tight, but that’s ok. The mount is exactly the right height for an AR15. Close focus is excellent. It’s a little less bright than the Nightforce 3.5-15x and lacks reticle illumination. The eyebox is fairly small. I am not used to working with FFP scopes, but given my preference for hold-overs vs. adjusting turrets, it should work better than RFP versions. For the 1/8 of the Nightforce price, it looks like a pretty good buy.

The rifle ran 100% with all ammo except Tula. I had to cycle 24 of 30 rounds of that manually. Tula 45ACP and 308Win ran fine for me, but their 223 seems pretty weak. Remington match ammo (62/69/75gr) and Mike’s 77gr handloads gave groups about half as big as 55gr ball.

Thu, Aug. 9th, 2012, 11:21 am
21st century STEN?

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Prop gun courtesy G4P, Micro T1 of Aimpoint.

Sun, Aug. 5th, 2012, 07:21 pm
Gunfire and wildflowers

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Sig 522 with AAC Prodigy suppressor and a TruGlo red dot.

Thu, Aug. 2nd, 2012, 10:56 am
One possible fighting rifle configuration

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Friend’s Bulgarian AK with Aimpoint Hunter red dot on an Ultimak rail, Ace stock. The red dot looks big — as it should for the wide field of view — but it is very light and the rifle as shown has excellent balance.

Mon, Jul. 30th, 2012, 12:29 pm
Aimpoint Hunter on a Vepr

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With a Humvee, the model doesn’t have to worry about caving in body work.

Aimpoint Hunter | Vepr

Sun, Jul. 29th, 2012, 11:30 pm
Teenage girls and their loud toys

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An eclectic outfit

Compact 308 rifle

The rifle is a 16″ Vepr in .308, set up with 20rd magazines, 1-5x scope and Magpul MOE stock on ITT hydraulic recoil buffer. Felt recoil is below that of .223, which makes it an excellent plaything for a teenage girl.

Reduced recoil is welcome for all shooters, not just for girls. This young lady’s eclectic outfit happens to include eight full 20rd magazines for the .308 and a Makarov — quite a load besides the rifle. She showed no sign of even noticing the weight. Not bad for 15.

If anybody recognizes the scope, I’d like to know the brand. The only markings on it were “Made in Japan”.

Thu, Jul. 26th, 2012, 10:56 pm
Trijicon SRS

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More photos taken for G4P: a Trijicon SRS on a Bobro QD mount.

The sight handles nicely — eventually, I’d like to get one for more hands-on evaluation.

Sun, Jun. 17th, 2012, 12:40 am
Going through the mail bag…red dot magnifier

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One thing I love about travel is that I usually come back to a whole bunch of new toys in the mail.

Put these together and you get a swing-out magnifier for red dot sights. Could be useful around the house…err, range.

Thu, Mar. 15th, 2012, 10:27 am
This gun once belonged to Mr.Rogers. Buck Rogers.

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Keltec PMR30 with a flash hider and a Trijicon RMR sight.

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