At any given time there are a handful of firearms I really want to purchase. Usually after a few years of looking I manage to find one, quickly get tired of it, and later sell it for a minute profit. The newest accusation is a Mossberg 500 MILS. I’ll post more about it some other … Read moreMemories of Shotguns in the Corps
Today I decided to do another post about things I have run across or crosses my mind. Like the first time I did this it will be images I found interesting or noteworthy. First off is a first. Serial number 1 Colt model of 1911. It doesn’t get any more historic than that. On that … Read moreMore Random Interesting Things
Long ago when I used to read about firearms, when the term “sniper scope” was said, is was probably referring to the Leupold MK4 series. I was going to write some history, but instead I am going to quote, Dyspeptic Gunsmith who summed it up nicely. 40+ years ago, many consumer-grade were notoriously unreliable. Oh, … Read moreOptic of the week: Leupold MK4 3.5-10X40
“Born on October 15, 1873 in Waterloo, Indiana to Robert W and Ida S. Chamberlain McBride, Herbert had a long family tradition of military service. His grandfather was killed in the Mexican War, and his father served the Union cavalry during the War of Northern Aggression. His father had a distinguished legal career, becoming a … Read moreHerbert W. McBride
The Hog Saddle has been out for a few years now . It was developed by a former sniper as a better mouse trap for shooting a sniper rifle when the terrain or urban environment will not allow the use of more traditional positions and methods. The Hog saddle is a professionally done version of … Read moreHOG SADDLE
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
Not that long ago I had a friend ask me about the M1A, to which I replied, “Don’t tell anyone because I have a reputation to uphold, but I actually like the M14.” It was right at that moment that I was finally able to piece together my thoughts on the strengths and weakness of the … Read morePutting the M1A in perspective.
This scope has a lot of history. Leupold made these in the 90s and for a long time, it was the standard scope that came with the Remington M700 police sniper rifle package sold to countless LE departments across the country. The scope is the Leupold VARX-III 3.5x-10X tactical with mil-dot . It has a … Read moreOPTIC OF THE WEEK Leupold VARI-XIII TACTICAL 3.5x-10X
As you may have noticed my love o vintage target/varmint weapons and optics have been on my brain recently. Last night I got thinking about Unertl again after a friend asked me something about those old beauties and remembered some years ago there was a forum discussion some where or other about what happened. As … Read moreSO, WHAT DID HAPPEN TO UNERTL OPTICS?