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 [...]

Educational Zone #178 – Hunter Class Benchrest Rifle

My buddy Boyd came through town last week and was coming from the Gulf Coast Regional Hunter Class Benchrest Competition that was held in Louisiana. He tied in a three-way tie for First place, but won 2nd place due to Xs. He met me at the range and he let me shoot his rifle. It was a very interesting experience and I thought you guys might enjoy learning about the sport. The Hunter Class Benchrest game is just that…..a [...]

Educational Zone #177 – Mexican Match Ammunition

When I used to compete in military rifle matches, competitors were always looking for an “edge” against their competition. However, most of us were on a somewhat limited budget. The matches would supply us with military ball ammo in many cases. Someone once got a great idea about how to “improve” this cheap (free) ammunition. What they came up with was called “Mexican Match”. We are not sure where that name [...]

Educational Zone #176 – Trijicon ACOG Scope

My friend doc 540 recently bought a new ACOG scope and wanted to sight it in. I told him we could go together and I would help him with it. I have enjoyed having an ACOG for a number of years. Mine is mounted on my Colt HBAR AR-15. Here it is: Mine is a 3.5 X 35 scope, Model TA11. It has a “donut” reticle and hash marks below the donut for bullet drop compensation. The hash marks below the donut show bullet drop [...]
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