Educational Zone #188 – A Couple of .45-70 Rifles – Lots of Pics

My buddy Ted came to visit and we spent a couple of great days at the range. He had brought a couple of .45-70 rifles that he wanted to play with. I have the dies, so I loaded up some .45-70 ammo and we were set to go. Here’s the first rifle.    It is imported by Navy Arms Co. and is a Pedersoli Rolling Block action. It is a very nice rifle.   This is what the action looks like after firing the rifle.  [...]

Educational Zone #187 – The LaRue MBT Meticulously Built Trigger

I participated in the “One MOA All Day Long Challenge” and placed in the SPR Division. It was a fun challenge. But then Mark LaRue posted this in the thread:  Originally Posted By LaRue_Tactical:  Guys, we’ve gotten our sea legs under us and are really moving along enough now that I can get aggressive in promoting our MBT triggers. I am kicking off the big push by giving everyone on the list a complimentary [...]

Educational Zone #186: Battleship Game with .22 Rifles – Lots of pictures

I recently saw that our friends at Stag Arms had a target available on line that was like to old Battleship Game. Here’s the target.  My old buddy Ted came to visit me and I told him to bring his Ruger .22 rifle and we were going to play a game. Just because you are in your late 60s doesn’t mean that you can’t still play games. Ted and I went to the range and set up our .22 rifles. Here’s Ted and [...]

Educational Zone #185: The Zastava CZ999 Compact 9mm Pistol – Image Heavy

I recently saw an ad for the Zastava CZ999 9mm pistol. It was the first time I had seen one and it looked interesting. I did an Internet search for the best price and was not surprised to see that our friends at AIM had the best price. They listed them for $289.95. I ordered one. Here are the listed features. FEATURES INCLUDE:  • Single or Double action. • Double-stack detachable high capacity 15rd magazine. • [...]

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 [...]

Educational Zone #179 – Greek .303 British Military Surplus Ammo

It has been a while since we have seen any .303 British military ball ammo available for sale. It almost brings a tear to my eye when I remember how cheap some of the .303 milsurp was back in the day. I bought a lot of it back then, but I should have “bought it cheap and stacked it deep”. Oh well, one of many regrets. But recently, we saw some Greek .303 British military surplus become available. Cheaper Than Dirt [...]
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