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How To Record Your Bullets In Flight

Recording projectiles flying to the target is a very simple process, and it produces some neat results that you can take home with you on film after your done at the range.

A up to date camera is a must. I used to film with a standard definition camera, and when you zoomed in the mirage made everything turn to pot. With the HD camera, mirage still occurs, but you can still see whats going on down range better than with an old camera.

The camera I used is a Panasonic HC-V270 with 90x optical / digital zoom. This is a budget camera that runs a 1080p picture in 60 FPS. Nothing special and by no means a pricey piece of equipment.

Place the camera next to your position and zoom in on the target. Ensure that you are recording more of the space above the target than below since our bullet will arch to the target.

For even better results, shoot with the sun behind you and you might capture an image of the bullet itself as it fly’s downrange. In this case, I was fortunate to capture a 75 gr Hornady fly to a 600 yard gong.

I hope you can record some very cool shots. Anyone have a 45/70?

Happy Bullet Trails!

1911 Squib Round with Cheap Ammunition

This happen recently at a gun range that I use frequently. The range officer gave me permission to share the photos.  This happened with a new shooter and his new, very expensive custom 1911. The shooter was using Parabellum Research (PBR) ammunition when he had a squib round and fired the next round into the squib. Luckily the frame and slide held up well and did not appear to be damaged. Only the barrel had been damaged. The manufacturer of the ammunition is taking care of the firearm owner. The range advised it has been having problems with this particular ammunition manufacturer.

It is important as a shooter to quickly identify when you have had a squib round, to avoid firing then next round into it and blowing your barrel and firearm up. If you have the money to buy a custom built very expensive firearm, (no matter what it is), don’t shoot low quality / cheap ammunition through it to save a few cents. You had the money to buy the firearm so don’t get cheap on the ammo. While this can happen with any ammunition, if you buy known quality factory or premium factor ammunition, this will lessen the chances of having a squib or catastrophic failure.





Glock 43 sights, Ameriglo Spartan Sights

I replaced the commonly known POS Glocks stock sights (on the G43) with Ameriglo Spartan Sights. The G43 is now on par with my Shield (which has Ameriglo Hackathorn sights). I really like Ameriglo sights and have them on several firearms. You can not go wrong with Ameriglo and they have numerous combinations for your firearms. Testing can now continue on the G43 vs. Shield Article. The G43 was at a huge disadvantage during my first few range sessions, as the Shield had an advantage with better sights. I have added some photos below for you to enjoy as well as several Ameiglo and Glock sight articles. Always upgrade your stock Glock sights, they should be the first thing you upgrade. Also, I did not like the stock Shield sights, and I think they should be upgraded as well.


Ameriglo G43 Spartan Tactical sights
Ameriglo G43 Spartan Tactical sights
Ameriglo G43 Spartan Tactical sights
Ameriglo G43 Spartan Tactical sights
G43 (left( Shiled (right)
Shield (left) G43 (right)
Shield (bottom) G43 (top)
Shield (bottom) G43 (top)

For more Glock sight information see links bellow:

Installing Sights on Glocks

Ameriglo CLAW Emergency Manipulation Sights

Ameriglo Sights Follow-up

A look Back, Guns and People Over The Years

We have seen a lot  of change in firearms advancement and their use.  Even the owners of this website have seen major changes in firearms and their application for sporting and war  in our relatively short times. Keeping that in mind, it is always worth a look back at the rich past of  our favorite tools.


Testing of one of the early “bullet proof ” vests.


US Special Forces vet helping Rhodesia fight off the communists.


A picture of some very, very famous men who would greatly influence rifle development. Among these worthies are Harvey Donaldson and  John Unertl.


NRA marksmanship badges.


Famous barrel making genius, Harry Pope’s gun collection.


Women practices running to her fighting position during the Rhodesian Bush war.


US Green Beret adviser in South Vietnam in the very early years.


S&W Heavy duty.


Indig troop sets watch against the communists with his child in his lap.


An advertisement for the old excellent Marble cleaning rod.


ARVN troops learning how to use the M16 at the firing range.

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Back in the good old days, when gun stores had all manner of exotic foreign weapons.


Dillinger’s weapons.


All of the guns or a true genius and a gift to us all.


The Block I SOPMOD kit. that was the start of a giant industry that continues.



Over 100 years and still serving perfectly.

And a reminder. Facts that should always be handy for those who try to rob of such an important history and right.