Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Slacker

Yep- that's me. Shot Ace's G42 a few weeks ago. I like it; I'll like it better in 9mm. It mag dumps far better than the LCP. G20 with Underwood loads, not so much. Ruined a steel target with that stuff.

Haven't done much gun stuff lately, been too busy with the new baby to get much of anything else done. Cute little guy, 8 lbs, 20" or so.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Whew

The bolts on my CMMG bolt carrier were loose! I was afraid I was going to have to tear down 400+ reloads!

I'm guessing that either it had a poor staking job or it wasn't properly torqued. Or both. I tightened it back down with some blue Loctite (all I had at the range), whacked it with a punch and pounded 145 rounds through it. No problems after that.

I also got to shoot a .458 SOCOM. Bad ass. I don't think I want one, I'd rather get a .45-70 guide gun. But it was pretty sweet. I probably won't turn one down if the price is right.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Looks like the mods shall commence

Starting now! I thought that thing was a little smokey while shooting it. I know I've run my 6.8 this hard before and not melted the Magpul furniture. I had the 11.5 over 300* F at the FSB with no ill effects.

I just noticed this pic from the range- you can still see smoke coming out of the barrel. The smoke off of the FSB is not as obvious. Yes, I use my new potato to document my stupidity.

M4gery

There are many like it. This one is mine. CMMG complete upper on clearance from Midway. 14.5 pinned/welded. Auto BCG without any hpt/mp marks, and one piece gas ring. (I forget the name, I've used them before)

420 rounds* in less than an hour. No trouble with steel tula- a first for me. The only problem I had was my replacement brasscatcher is a steaming pos and jammed it three times. Once I bent it to match the upper, it worked great. Reloads worked fine, as did .223 and 5.56.

Not too bad at the target end. I did not mess with the sights at all. Just slapped the new TRS 25 on and started banging away.

*Not a weed ref. 2X standard loadout reference. Okay, it was what I had laying around.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Winter

Looks like me after clearing the driveway yesterday.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tech update

New burner phone. LG Optimus F6. So far, it doesn't piss me off.

Here's a cranky cat.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Range thoughts

It was warm enough (+25 F) and I was free enough to hit the range today. SIG pistol brace= nice. Still won't keep an extended charging handle off of my nose. KAK super tube time. My 40 round Gen M3 PMag  did not work well with my reloads in 300 BLK. It did work in my 5.56. My guess is rounds sliding forward and then hanging up. They were squirrelly when loading the mag, wanting to jump around worse than in standard capacity magazines.

Mags still have to be pried out of the FNX 45 at +25 F. Guess it will be a summer toy. I have too many mags to just get rid of it. Unless I can get a G41 or M&P45 and a bunch of 14 round mags in trade.

Tula Brass 9mm is crap. (duh?) I had 4 fail to feeds in 100 rounds on my M&P9. One of the FTFs was the last round in a mag that would not load past 12 or 13 rounds. It loaded fine before and after that. And one cut the hell out of my finger while loading. Wonder if I can unload it at the next gun show. Half of me wants to sit on it, the other wants it shot or gone so I can reload the brass.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Weird what you find at the gun show

I was looking for brass and primers, as usual. Ended up finding pistol buffer tubes and assorted AR parts at good prices. Go figure.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spooky

The dreaded ghost gun! Capable of shooting thirty caliber clips in .5 seconds!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The 1983 Corvette is safe!

Apparently a sinkhole opened up inside the Corvette Museum in Kentucky, swallowing 8 Corvettes. Per the story, the only surviving 1983 Corvette prototype did not fall in and they were allowed to remove it. Wonder if there is an old coal mine or something similar under the building?

The little things

Like finding 22LR in stock at Walmart before the neckbeards get it.