Saw a Nikon elevation turret break off today. There was no visible abuse to the scope, and the adjustments appeared to be working previously. I have never seen a failure like that before, but it reminds me why paying more for some brands is well worth it. I got to try a Sightron 6-20 … Read moreOptics report from the range.
Both Aimpoint and Eotech are popular reflex optics for the AR15 family of weapons. Constantly online and there are heated debates over which is the better optic and many people have differing opinions for different reasons. There is one major reason the Aimpoint should be picked over the Eotech for home defense. This is the Aimpoints … Read moreAimpoint vs. Eotech for the home defense rifle
Had a Colt 6920 with a Trijicon TA31-MRD ACOG and a Spikes 5.45 with a TA31-ECOS ACOG side by side at the range today. Both were zeroed using the 300m point of aim at 25 meters. Later that day, both were used to shoot at a steel target at 565 yards(about 500 meters). The Colt … Read moreRanges Notes
On Thursday I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Serbu and getting to fire a couple of shots through the new Serbu BFG-50A semi-auto .50 cal rifle. I was already familiar with his products as the Serbu Super-Shorty shotgun is often seen at the local machinegun shoots and in the occasional movie. Serbu was function checking and … Read moreMark Serbu and the BFG-50A
I have seen many arguments online about the necessity of back up sights on a rifle using optics. The general concensious seems to be that they are needed on military rifles, but not on civilian rifles. This is not the case. In the military people work in teams and are almost never alone. Should a rifle go … Read moreOn Back Up Sights
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=086_1260862712&p=1 This video is a reminder of the results from not being ready for a fight when it happens, and not making sure to always keep your side arm in condition 1. Not only did the would be hero get shot, but he lost his gun to the bad guys and if they got away … Read moreCondition One and only
Today an Out Of Battery (OOB) failure, in a P22 with Remington ammo, broke the frame and sprayed debris into the shooters face. Fortunately the boy who was shooting this pistol was wearing his eye protection.
Today I got to try shooting a .308 FN SCAR. Recoil was pleasant in that light rifle. Sight picture similar to an AR15s, the rear sight resembling a KAC 2-600m rear sight. Much to my surprise, the owner of the rifle (new out of the box) was not on paper at 100 yards. When he set up … Read moreGot to try out a SCAR-H
For rifles like the AR15 I prefer to have my optics on quick detach (QD) mounts. These are useful for a number of reasons including, the ability to quickly remove a damaged optic, quick access to iron sights, and being able to switch optics for different roles. Accessories also benefit from being QD so I can add and … Read moreOn Throwlevers
Every so often on firearms forums I see people talk about how great the L85/SA80 is, and how much of a shame it is that no one sells them in the United States. They then proceed to claim that if someone were to offer a semi-auto version, they could make a fortune off all the guaranteed sales. … Read moreOn the SA80/L85