Uncategorized

How Easy is It to Shoot 30 Shots Into One Group

A couple of days ago someone on AR15.com posted a picture of a guy on another board that showed a small ragged group and said that he had shot this 30 shot group at 100 yards with his AR-15. The picture was too small to accurately measure the group, but it was one ragged hole and looked to be less than one inch, maybe around .75 inch. As so often happens, a heated discussion resulted. Some said it was “not likely” [...]

Can a Cheap AR-15 Be Accurate? Lots of Pics

Oftentimes a friend will send me a note and say, “Have you ever thought about doing a test about this?” I get a lot of good ideas that way. My buddy doc540 recently asked me, “How much accuracy should someone expect from a “cheap” AR-15 rifle set up?” That’s a great question. We know that AR-15 rifles can be fine-tuned to be very accurate bench rest rifles. But what about an inexpensive out-of-the-box [...]

Educational Zone #190 – You Can’t Get Past Bad Bullets

I took the lovely wife to the range this morning to do a little experiment with some bullets that were given to me. My friend had gotten a bunch of .45-70, 405 grain bullets really cheap, and gave me a bunch of them. “Free bullets”! What could be better? I loaded some up and we headed to the range this morning to see how well they shot. I brought my Shiloh Sharps Long Range Express to try them out. It is both a [...]

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 #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 #172 – Product Evaluation – Falcon Bullet Company, FalCoated Bullets

My friend doc450 recently got some bullets from Falcon Bullet Company that he uses for 50 yard handgun competition. He has had very good luck with them, often winning his Class.  Here is their site: http://www.falconbullets.com/default.asp But he recently got some new lead bullets that had a new coating on them to allow higher velocity without leading or excessive smoke. I decided to try some to see how well they [...]

The Box O’ Truth #2 – The Box Speaks Again

Another fine day at the range. This is the continuation of our tests from last week. My friend Tman and I went to the range this morning to learn some more. Notice that I have spaced the drywall out at 3 1/2 inches, just like an interior wall. I have one wall, then as much space as I can with the BoT, then a second wall, then a gallon jug of water, then a wall of bricks. The bricks are enclosed inside some 3/4 inch pine [...]

Low Light Essentials #2 – Gear – General Purpose Tactical Lights

The most obvious solution to a lack of light is to bring a light source with you. These days there are literally thousands of light options out there.Practically every home in America has a tried and true Mag-Lite in it. This is a good thing as they are durable, dependable lights that almost all of us have used at some point or another to deal with a blown breaker or to fix a broken belt on the side of a lonely road on [...]

Low Light Essentials #4 – Gear – Weapon Lights for Handguns

For as long as there have been flashlights, there have been people wishing they could mount them to a weapon. If you’ve ever tried to use a hand held light in conjunction with a weapon it becomes instantly clear that doing so is a pain in the neck. It’s awkward, uncomfortable, and I’ve never met anyone who found it “easy” to do. Dedicated weapon lights were invented to help make the process of using [...]
1 2 3 4 5