I recently had a Trijicon RMR mounted on a Glock 19c. A full review will be posted later, so here are a few first impressions.
It will take some practice to get used to having an optic on a pistol. If I bring the Glock up looking for the red dot I don’t see it. If I bring it up looking for the sights, the dot is quickly visable.
The dot shows any errors in your trigger pull while your pulling the trigger. This will make this setup an excellent practice gun, and might make it a good trainer pistol when teaching people how to shoot.
The Glock with RMR will still fit in some holsters with out modification.
I do not like having threaded holes in my Glock slide. I think I would prefer is some sort of helicoil or similar insert was used to prevent possible damage to the threads in the slide. Also one of the holes extends into the channel that the extractor spring/plunger runs though.
Having a red dot on a pistol is interesting, and I will be posting more about it after I get more trigger time with this setup.
An interesting training video on the use of oil to help prevent feeding/extraction problems in adverse conditions.
I am always on the lookout for Colt stuff. Over the years I have gathered a nice little collection of colt parts and assorted collectables. Two of the nicest items in my collection I like to keep with the SP-1 since they are from the same time period and are rather hard to find. Both are new in unissued condition.
First up is a genuine colt M-7 bayonet with scabbard. It was never used and has no marks, scratches or damage.
Everyone seems to have or did have a M7 laying around at one point. Then a few years ago the interest in them soared for reasons I do not know. I assume it is over the explosion in the interest in all things “retro” related to the M16 from the 601 to the 603 series. This was given to me by a dear friend after I helped him get something he needed badly.
Next up is my personal favorite item in my collection. It is a unused Colt marked bipod that at one time would have been issued to the infantry to be used for the M16 in full auto fire from the prone. Not only is it in perfect conditon, but so is its carrying case.
Of course clamping this simple piece of kit to a barrel would destroy in hopes of real accuracy, but that is not the point. it is still a very nice bit of colts history to own though. One neat thing about its carrying case is it has a pouch on the front for the then issued sectional cleaning kit. A modern kit will not fit in the space provided on the case because the more modern sections are longer then the older VN era kits.
Finally is a poster/add from the early 90s. I bought this when I was coming up on the twilight of my teenage years. It could be purchased though the mail only since this is a few years before the internet. At least it was a few years from everyone having it and colt sure did not have a website at the time anyways. I can not remember if it was made because of the growing popularity of the cowboy action shooting or because of a re issue of some special edition SSA. But, at any rate here it is for your enjoyment and a look at how much of a packrat I am about throwing gun related stuff away.
After stopping by an old friends work place the the other day, we got talking guns as usual. He is more of a hunter then I am so he was all giddy to show me two of his newer guns. After seeing them he showed me a round of each and gave me a sample to keep just for fun. I would only shoot one of them. I bet you can guess which I would not shoot! 5.56 for size
.22 squirrell , 5.56 and then 505 gibbs
the 22cal has a .22 hornet parent case