I am a big fan of Keeping It Simple, Stupid (K.I.S.S.). But I hate when the idea is used wrongly. K.I.S.S. should be used to help prevent failure both in equipment and operator, not as an excuse to save money or reduce capability. With regarding firearms, I often see the argument for K.I.S.S. used when … Read moreThe K.I.S.S. Fallacy.
In addition to the other two posts so far today, I am sharing another one of Hognose’s posts from Weaponsman.com. This is a repost in our ongoing commitment to honoring our dead friend Kevin and his work. A Taxonomy of Safeties by Kevin O’Bien “Hognose” There are several kinds of safeties that are used on … Read moreA Taxonomy of Safeties
As you know, we here at LooseRounds.com like to stay pretty informal. We previously encouraged people to send us guest posts, but almost every week now we get sent some absolute garbage. One example, we had someone submit an article, “Glock 42 V.s Desert Eagle: Which Is Best Suited For Military“. This wasn’t even a … Read moreWhy we are not currently taking guest posts from strangers.
Around a decade ago it was common knowledge that Eotechs were faster to use and better than Aimpoints. Just like how not very long before that it was common knowledge that the Earth was flat. The Eotech sights use a laser to project a hologram of the reticle in the optical window. This allows for … Read moreOptic of the week – SU-231/PEQ Eotech 553
“It is probably the perfect optic for the AR, isn’t it.” -Shawn. I stumbled across an old email from 2013 where I told a friend that I thought the T-1 was the king of reflex optics. Despite there being the newer T-2 and similar optics like the Trijicon MRO, I still stick to my statement. … Read moreOptic of the week: Aimpoint T-1
Before zeroing the pictured mini red dot sight, it was impacting 4 feet high, and a foot right at 50 yards. Some time back I really got into the piggy back mini red dot sight (MRDS) on top the ACOG. I’ve also run them on top and offset from higher magnification scopes. So having started … Read moreZero your damn MRDS.
Inland Mfg has been on a pretty good roll since they brought the old name back online and started producing weapons that could have been if only they had continued. I have already tested and reviewed their M1 carbine and their excellent USGI M1911A1. If you read those reviews you know I was impressed with … Read moreInland MFG “jungle M1 Carbine ” Review & Accuracy Test
As we reported last week and as everyone familiar with this website knows, our friend Kevin O’Brien, AKA “Hognose”, passed away. Kevin was a good friend of looserounds and we often shared info back and forth for a variety of gun related topics. Not 100 percent sure that weaponsman.com has will be available in the … Read moreThe Best of “Weaponsman” Part 1 (M16A1 Maintenance Survey in Vietnam)
Today we have a guest post from sporadic contributor and quasi-Looserounds member “CJ”, about his favorite topic. Prepping – Some thoughts… A lot of gun enthusiasts seem to justify their hobby as some sort of preparation for armageddon. Sure, when the aliens invade I won’t deny the usefulness of an arsenal. But let’s not … Read moreLong Term, Hard Use FootWear
Normally these firearms are not the kind you would see on this website. The review below came about after an extensive conversation with Hunter, the owner of www.rangehot.com, one night. I was talking to him about asking Inland Mfg. if I could send their recently reviewed M1911A1 straight to him, so he could test and … Read moreHipoint Pistol & Carbine An Open Minded Look