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Sun, Mar. 1st, 2009, 06:03 pm
Wallpaper for Kel-tec fans

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Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)

Looks like the butt plate is cropped off of the upper side view.

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)

Fixed, thanks.

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)

That looks like a bolt-on stock assembly...???

Maybe buy the pistol version, SBR it and bolt one on?

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)

I look forward to them releasing this for the general public.

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): gun photos

Oleg (if I may be so familiar),
I have been reading your blog for a while now. I am just bowled over by your photography. I see so many crappy photos by us amateurs that it is really disappointing to be in a forum or on some gun auction site and see those shots. Can I suggest something? Maybe you could post a brief tutorial on taking good photos of guns. In focus, well framed, and NO shadows.

Long Island Mike

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
wolfrick: Re: gun photos

First, have a photography studio complete with lighting equipment and a seamless backdrop....
Second, practice the craft of photography for many years.
It's not a simple proposition. The man is an artist and a craftsman.

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
olegvolk: Re: gun photos

My current studio is surprisingly small and primitive, with home-made backdrops. I used two flashes, one for the rifle and one for the background. The three photos in this poster were taken with a regular 100mm lens. The photos with serious perspective were done with 45mm tilt-shift lens and had to be retouched for chromatic aberrations caused by extreme tilt.

You can replicate most of this with available light, it's mostly a matter of observing the light carefully. Even though I cleaned the rifle with high pressure air compressor, I still had to retouch for dust.

I can try writing something, but the book "Science and Magic of Photographic Lighting" covers it all in more general terms.

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)

I've got a Kel-Tec SU16 and just completed the 4 Day Advanced Practical Rifle Course at Front Sight, NV. It ran 1200 rounds over 4 days with no cleaning and did not have one problem. I'm now a firm believer and think I'll get another one-just in case.


Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)

Oleg, how much does it costs in USA?

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)

The E model shown is just starting to ship, so I am not sure. Prices for the others are nominally:

SU16- $665
SU16B- $718
C- $770
CA- $770
SU22CA- $440
22C- $450
22E- $490

The real prices are either slightly lower or as indicated. I recall paying $565 for 16CA a year ago, but the inflation may have caught up with MSRP. In any case, it is possible to get a 16E and a 22E rimfire trainer model for about what a flattop AR15 runs...or half of what a piston model AR would cost. Like the Sig 556, SU16 has a closed receiver back, piston action and a threaded muzzle, so it is very suitable for sound suppression. I gave up on AR15s in that regard due to extensive gas blowback.

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)

Thanks =)

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): lower side view

It appears that the lower side view has the end of the muzzle thread protector cut off as well.