Another day of Doctors sawing bones ,and leech treatments today. But thankfully Mack, has written a guest post for today on his idea on US service rifles. Some of you will recognize Mack as he was a regular commentor at weaponsman and here. I have invited him to be a regular guest for our site … Read moreThoughts on Service Weapons
The second AR15 upper I purchased had a Phantom flash hider with the crenelated front pin and welded to it. It looked the the bottom flash hider in the picture. Not only was the Phantom flash hider a superior flash hider, it could be used as a pain compliance tool on others. The sharp front … Read moreWhere are they now – Muzzle Standoffs
Since the adoption of the service round M855 “green tip” and its use in combat we have heard all manner of complaints about it. Usually it’s about its accuracy and terminal performance with the terminal performance problem being exaggerated in carbines. I have read what feels like millions of times, how the older 55gr load … Read moreMaking M855 More Accurate? PART 1
https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/08/27/640323347/the-school-shootings-that-werent Sooo, some reported statistics were wrong. Who could ever believe that? To sum it up. The Education Department claimed that “nearly 240 schools” reported 1 or more school related shootings. When National Public Radio (NPR) looked into this, they found that 161 of these schools or districts reported to NPR that no school shootings … Read moreNPR shows Education Department’s report on school shoots grossly exaggerated.
I sent in a scope for repair to Leupold. When they received it they sent me an email confirming that they received it along with an estimated time frame. Normally when I send something off for service it just shows back up in the mail sometime randomly. Usually after a long wait. I am very … Read moreWow Leupold
I am a little unorganized today, the post yesterday about H. W. McBride took longer to get together than I thought it would and it really eat in to the time I spend on the rest of a weeks line up. So, today we are doing another “Scattered shots” post where I say a few … Read moreSCATTERED SHOTS II
I was looking at my notes and realized I hadn’t shot my AR15A4 in over a year, so I took it out last weekend. The reason I keep an A4 configured rifle around is because I carried one in combat. I actually carried the M16A2 more while I was in the service, but I had … Read moreMisc rambling on the A4.
Above of course is the famous side arm of General Patton. This Colt Model P is of course chambered for the classic widowmaker, .45 Colt. or .45 Long Colt if you like that better. I won’t go into its purchases history and serial number and blah blah blah. That has been done to death. It … Read morePatton’s Revolver And The M1911
I ran across this article from a few days ago about the new rifle ( vaporware ) shown by Kalashnikov. They have came up with the cutting edge idea of putting out an AK variant in 308 or, 7.62mm NATO. One wonders if this is just an attempt to sell rifles in other countries … Read moreRUSSIA FOLLOWS US ARMY EXAMPLE : CONSIDERS TAKING A STEP BACKWARDS 50 YEARS
After the fall of Saigon to the communists of North Vietnam , the crowning achievement of the U.S. Democrat party of the day. There was a lot of equipment and arms left over, much of it US made and supplied to the Army of the Republic of South Vietnam for their for their survival … Read moreWHATEVER HAPPENED TO ALL THOSE M16s LEFT IN SOUTH VIETNAM ?