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Wed, Dec. 18th, 2013, 10:53 pm
Light rifles and heavy

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This rifle combines a GWACS Armory polymer lower and a Head Down upper. It is very light, and has little recoil — so little 13 year old Grace could get away with this shooting position. She was pinging a small steel plate at about hundred yards with it. The sight is the new model HD7 with turret caps removed for zeroing.

Just another horribly polite, well-socialized and highly educated home schooled teenager.

She shot my new groupsourced FAL which, contrary to its name, was neither light nor automatic. The rifle is based on a Coonan receiver, with most other parts from a surplus kit gifted to me by a friend. Vortex flash hider and DSA rail were a present from another friend, who also Cerakoted the whole gun to my design. The 6x Primary Arms scope was just thrown on to check accuracy beyond shooting with iron sights. It sits too high in this particular mount but the Magpul stock has an adjustable cheek piece, so it worked out. Eventually, I’ll replace it with something meant for .308 trajectory. So far, this rifle had about a hundred rounds through it, no malfunctions.

Fri, Aug. 23rd, 2013, 06:50 pm
Grace (noun)

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For this little girl, Grace is both the name and the descriptive adjective. At 13, she evidences adult social graces and capabilities. Her parents can be quite proud of her.

And the results:

Toys: GSG 1911-22 with AAC Pilot suppressor, Savage MKII-SR with Primary Arms 4-16x scope and Gemtech Alpine sound suppressor. Hydraulically dampened Vepr .308 with Aimpoint and X5L light/laser.

Thu, Feb. 21st, 2013, 02:06 pm
Somebody doesn’t like my posters.

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Fast-forward this video to about 10:50 mark to hear an anti complain about this image of Lori.

They aren’t fond of Chelsie, either.

The young woman in the photo was 16 at the time.

Mon, Feb. 18th, 2013, 09:55 pm
A rifle for a lady

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Should a rifle designed for women be more than the same action in a plastic pink stock? Savage obviously thinks so. Quality hardwood stock, Accu-trigger and sporter profile barrel added up to a very handy and well balanced rifle. In the dry fire practice picture below, you can see that the raised comb provides a much better cheek weld for the diminutive shooter than the conventional straight stock would have.

The first Lady Hunter I had was chambered in .243Win and provided a useful punch with very light recoil. This rifle is chambered in .223Rem and ought to kick even less. The 15 year old girl in this photo normally shoots left-handed, so her right-handed form isn’t perfect…but she still hits small targets are ridiculously long ranges, so I shouldn’t complain about the technique.

The only down side I would to this rifle is that the magazine is a single feed design, so has to be removed for re-loading. On the plus side, it is easily removable and another magazine can be swapped into place very quickly. Given that it is a hunting rifle and not a line infantry gun, I shouldn’t consider that a disadvantage, but old habits die hard.

Fri, Feb. 8th, 2013, 01:28 am
Rimfire AR

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Chiappa mfour-22 with BDM 26rd magazine. Just the thing for clays at 25-50 yards.

Thu, Feb. 7th, 2013, 11:27 pm
Left-hand AR15

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Just because 9mm carbines are girly, doesn’t mean that smaller bores should be neglected. Sarah gets long with the RRA .223 for southpaws just fine. Range report in a few.

Other trivia: you can see a Sykes-Fairburn dagger and clips of an SOG and a Winchester folders. One more knife is well hidden. What can be more traditionally domestic than girls and cutlery, right?

Thu, Feb. 7th, 2013, 10:59 pm
Effective range of a 9×19 carbine.

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This is Sarah. She is 15 and left-handed, so a light 9mm carbine with left-hand ejection is a reasonable long gun for her. The carbine is topped with a 3x scope zeroed at 50 yards.

With this being the reticle, what holdover is necessary to hit a clay at 150 yards? We corrected by observation of impacts and found that the middle of the stadia lines (two down) was exactly right for 150. I am guessing the top line is good for about 110. From prone, she was hitting clays better than 50% of the time using Russian steel-cased ball despite strong cross-wind. Firing on a brown grocery bag (for low contrast against the wilted grass of the backstop) as the target, she put the entire magazine into it. A grocery bag is about the same size a goblin torso.

The light on the carbine can be used as a backup aiming device. It also has iron sights but they cannot be used without dismounting the scope. 45 degree rails might be a good idea for it to enable aiming with BUIS around the scope.

The carbine ran reliably even with junky ammunition. It was accurate enough to hit point targets at 150. The bottom mark would correspond to 180 or so and the opening at the bottom to around 200. Which wouldn’t even reach out to her mailbox from the bedroom window, but should be entirely adequate for most defensive needs. For 250 yards, centering the head in the opening would get a center mass hit.

She did shoot my .308 Vepr and hit 75 and 100 yard clays with just a red dot, so reaching out to the mailbox isn’t beyond her girlish efforts. And I am just glad that yet another person out there is capable of fending for herself in case of feral dogs or goblins. While a rifle caliber would be better, 9×19 is quieter, cheaper to feed and kicks less.

Mon, Jul. 30th, 2012, 03:15 pm
Morgan

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Tomboy.

Sharpshooter.

Little girl who cleans up well for pictures. Morgan is 17.

Sat, May. 5th, 2012, 01:51 pm
A wisp of a girl…with a 12 gauge shotgun

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This girl and her sister are left-handed. Her parents and brother are right-handed. Bottom ejection (as with Browning BPS, Ithaca 37 and Keltec KSG) gets around this difference.

Thu, May. 3rd, 2012, 08:45 pm
Anti-gun ranges aren’t much fun.

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Tamara and Sayuncle has long noted that being a gunnie is much more fun than being an anti-gunnie.

JRC 9mm can be configured for left-hand ejection but that requires partial disassembly and we didn’t have the time. Next range trip will have it set up for left-side ejection.

Tue, Apr. 3rd, 2012, 09:45 pm
Dragon Leather holsters ride again

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Dennis made an awesome custom holster for my friend Dot. Another friend’s 14-year-old daughter is wearing it in the photo. As you can see, a small framed teenager can be comfortable with both a PMR30 on the hip and an RMR30 in hand, enjoying their light weight and ammunition compatibility. Just the combo for a nature hike.

Sun, Oct. 16th, 2011, 10:38 am
Brookie again

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A more subdued portrait of yesterday’s Brookie.

Sat, Oct. 15th, 2011, 12:05 pm
Question from a teenager

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Brookie’s Mean Green AR15 is in 6.8mm. She is pretty good with it.

Wed, Jul. 27th, 2011, 08:52 pm
(Pre)Teen Rifle

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This boy is 11. He’s been shooting since age 6. During the entire photo shoot with various firearms, he’s shown excellent safety habits, better than most adults.

The rifle was custom-built by Doublestar. Red dot is a PA micro. Eye and ear protection by Champion.