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.
I can’t remember if I talked about this before, so I’ll talk about it now. Geissele started in the AR market with an awesome trigger. They have since expanded to offer handguards and optics mounts. Personally while their handguards and optic mounts are really nice, I think you can get just as nice for significantly … Read moreQuick Look at a Geissele Rail
For a long time the Trijicon ACOG was my favorite scope. Transitioning from iron sights to 4x magnification was a massive force multiplier. From there I tried some various optics and the Nightforce 2.5-10X24 became my new favorite scope. (The Leupold MK6 eventually replaced this as my favorite). Still I love these so much I … Read moreOptic of the week: Nightforce 2.5-10X24
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 can’t believe I haven’t written about the TA31 series of ACOGs yet. These were my favorite optic for a long time. My first experiece with them was in the Marine Corps using the TA31RCO-A4 on the M16A4. The 4x magnification of the TA31 series of ACOGs will leave a shadow of the front sight … Read moreOptic of the week: Trijicon TA31RCO-A4
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.
Lately my mind has been stuck on Vietnam war era sniper optics and rifles. Friends keep asking me about the subject and it has come up a lot this month. It is an evergreen topic for most people interested in US martial arms , sniping and long range shooting anyway so I thought I … Read moreSome More Vietnam USMC Sniping History
First time I used a Leupold CQ/T it was mounted on a friends M1A. It seemed to me an impractical combination as it was mounted really high making it awkward on the M1A and I’d much rather have more magnification on a .30 cal. That aside, I found the CQ/T rather interesting. The Leupold Close … Read moreOptic of the Week: Leupold CQ/T
In 1993 Col introduced a new caliber into its AR15 line up. The gun was marketed as a hunters carbine chambered in 7.62×39 a round more or less identical to the .30-30 WCF. The R6830 was a 16 inch barreled carbine . The barrel is not really what we think of as “lightweight ” these … Read moreThe Colt 7.62X39 Carbine ( R6830)
For a while during the 90s, Colt and Cmore sights worked together to bring to market optics for Colt rifles and pistols as well as some competition parts for M1911s. The first year these optics were introduced was 1997. This is the same year the Colt Accurized Rifle CAR-A3 HBAR Elite was introduced ( CR6724). … Read moreC-more Sights/Colt Optics