Educational Zone #184 – Product Evaluation – Browning FN Hi Power Pistol

I recently saw that AIM had some used Browning FN Hi Power pistols for sale. Here’s the ad: “Fabrique Nationale (FN) Belgium Steel frame Hi Power Semi-automatic 9mm Pistols. Mechanically, these are in Excellent working condition but expect metal finish as pictured. May not have a lanyard ring and allow for rear sight wear from holster. Grips may vary in type and condition. Includes 1-13rd Magazine.” They were used, [...]

Educational Zone #183 – KelTec SU-16 5.56 Carbine

My buddy Liem called and told me that he had a new rifle. It was a KelTec SU-16, in 5.56 caliber. We decided to take it to the range today and see how it ran. Here it is. It is a 5.56 caliber carbine that is semi-automatic. It has a standard bolt opening knob on the right side of the receiver. It comes with 3 10 round magazines and has a place in the stock to store 2 of them. It will also take standard AR-15 magazines, [...]

Educational Zone #182 – The Star Super B 9mm Pistol

I recently saw an ad at AIM for some Star Super B 9mm pistols on sale for $239.95. Here is what the ad said: “ECHEVERRIA STAR SUPER B 9MM HANDGUN ONLY… $239.95 Spanish made Star Super B 9mm caliber Handguns. Awesome “1911 style” 9mm handguns, built with a quality of craftsmanship you just do not see anymore. The “Super” resembles the 1911 in appearance yet incorporates the locking [...]

Educational Zone #181 – Product Evaluation – A Rifle Brake for 3gun Nation Competition Guidelines

I got an e-mail from Jeremy from Kahntrol Solutions and he told me that they had designed a couple of new rifle brakes and wondered if I would like to do an evaluation. I said, sure. He sent me a couple of brakes with these design limitations. First was a KST3G threaded ½” – 28 (standard AR-15 threads) with a through hole of up to .243. This brake was designed to fit the 3 Gun Nation rules for competition. The MSRP [...]

Educational Zone #180 – Levi’s Christmas Rifle

My grandson Levi is 7 years old. He has been showing an interest in going hunting with his Mom and Dad, and so we know what that means. He needs a rifle. I surprised him this Christmas with his own rifle. I had been looking for a good used rifle to work over and fix up for him, but while looking for just the right rifle, I had stumbled on this fine specimen. It is an almost brand new Ruger 10-22. It is very clean, from a [...]
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