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home gunsmithing

Well, tinkering, at least. 

The promised parts from Kel-Tec arrived, and that seemed like a good time to do some work on the 1903 as well. 

The new extractor spring is actually different from the old one – it is about 5mm longer.  The angle in the metal is identical to the old one, and the metal itself seems similar, but it seems like it will apply more force to the extractor itself, […]

A taste of High Intensity

What does a first person view of High Intensity at Boomershoot look like? Here is a first person view

I think I found where the speck of mud in “radio silence” came from:

Later I’ll figure out why I’m having toruble embedding the video, but I hope you enjoy the link for now!

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Boomershoot, “Rocky” the 6mm BR Norma

Rocky, my T/C encore with a 6mm BR Norma barrel was introduced a few weeks ago in Journey of a thousand miles. You can read more about the caliber and precision shooting at 6mmBR.com. The rifle uses an E. Arthur Brown company 26″ barrel with a 1 in 8 twist. For front support I typically use a Harris bipod (never mind that it happened to be wearing a different bipod in that other picture), and […]

Reference calibers for Boomershoot

Boomershoot is coming and there are positions available — on sale!

As I started getting ready for Boomershoot it was clear that not all rifles are created equal. Joe Huffman has provided some excellent guidance on rifle and bullet selection, which gives some specific advice. Ultimately, Joe has confided that he believes that as long as the round is at least BB sized and connects with the boomer moving at least 1700 feet per second […]

Boomershoot 2014, an analysis of Linoge’s ammunition

First off, I’m way behind on posting. I’ve had a post in my head for the past month and moved beyond it before I was ready to post. That being said, ammunition analysis has been near and dear to my heart for weeks and I’ll take Linoge’s Ammunition post as an opportunity to add some hopefully helpful information.

I’ll discuss more and provide citations in an upcoming post, but it isn’t enough to hit a […]

Speaking of Holsters

I was recently lucky enough to be randomly selected out of listeners of the RoadGunner Podcast to win a carry kit from Jason Christensen of Concealment Solutions.

Jason and I emailed back and forth a few times to determine exactly what I won (had my choice of a holster, an accessory, and a kydex lined belt), and I ended up with the following:

Kydex-lined belt Sidewinder Pro for my Glock17 Sidwinder Double Mag Pouch

I’m […]

A journey of a thousand miles

As you know, Linoge and I are planning to attend Joe Huffman’s Boomershoot this year. After years of watching and almost going last year (ammunition and reloading shortages were a bit of the problem) this is the year. While powder and primers have been hard to find, it has been possible to find components piece by piece.

So while the Trollsin couldn’t hang last weekend, my 6BR did just fine.

In fact, if a […]

Hello, World!

Linoge says ‘say yo’.

So ‘yo’ and hello.

New Blog Alert – SafariPrep

One of my buddies just started a blog in preparation for a safari he’s planning. Check Matt’s blog out when you get a chance.

Looks good on the wall

Patches look good, linoge.

Kilted to Kick Cancer

Linoge’s post below was a great reminder that I should post about KTKC…

September is the month to wear your kilts, gents! http://ambulancedriverfiles.com/2013/08/16/kilted-to-kick-cancer-2013-is-just-two-weeks-away/

 

http://kiltedtokickcancer.org/

 

I won’t be doing any fundraising, I do it for awareness (I do personally donate to the cause). If you can, please participate or do what you can to raise some awareness.

 

Bonus points for OCing / competing in a kilt.

Magholder Glock Quick Review

I figured I’d toss out a few quick notes on the double stack Glock magholders I purchased from magholder.com.

 

My other review on the single stack 1911/LCP/whatever small pistol magazine magholders is available here.

 

I picked up two of these, left hand rear facing (right hand forward facing), and wish that I had gotten one of each. The magholders do a good job keeping the magazine in place as you might expect, and […]

On PRISMs and Effort

So, I figured I’d put some thoughts together on this whole “the government actually has been monitoring us like the tin foil hat folks have been saying for years”.

That almost sums it up. I’m really disappointed more people aren’t taking action or even TALKING about this. It may seem daunting, overwhelming, or scary, and it probably is all of that, but nevertheless those that actually care about this country need to be doing something.

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huh

I might have once known those mutton chops.

AZ Making Progress

A libertarian leaning registered Republican in my state has filed the paperwork to start a ballot initiative to change the definition of marriage in AZ to “two persons” instead of “a man and a woman”. Obviously, my wookie-suit says “well, that’s not enough!”, but the pragmatist in me says that’s a great first step!

I intend to sign the petition and hopefully can/will find time to help collect signatures.

h/t to Dave and Reason

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Ah man, I’m that guy

So, I guess I’m “that blogger” now. Haven’t posted in weeks, and all I’m posting today is “sorry I haven’t posted, I’ll try to post more soon”.

 

Work has been nuts. Raising two kids is…fun! My wife is fantastic, but they’re still a handful. I just need to make time to take pictures of the SIRT pistol in action and that post will go up.

 

I installed the AR bolt on two separate […]

well there is my problem

Clicking through is not recommended for the squeamish.

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Silver Circle – Quick Review

I recently had the opportunity to attend a screening of Silver Circle in Tempe (11APR13 at Pollack Cinemas). I quite enjoyed it and would recommend anyone with an opportunity to see other screenings check it out.

At the center of corruption is the Federal Reserve who has gained enormous amounts of control over America’s economy, with disastrous effects beginning to show.

Standing opposite, is the band of Rebels who have vowed to take back the […]

Reviews in the Pipeline

I’ve got a few new products for which I’m working on writing reviews. They are: Sevigny Carry Plain Rear w/ Fiber Optic Front for my Glock 17 Comp-tac International holster for my Glock 17 SIRT AR Bolt MagHolder.com Horizontal Mag Carrier for Glock and almost finished (just need to snap some pictures) is the SIRT Training pistol.

Are there any products you all would like to see reviewed?

I will note I’ve had better luck […]

Wrong is Wrong

And this bill is wrong.

 

Let me start by saying I really don’t grok gender identity changes, homosexuality, etc, but I do support an individual’s right to choose to be whomever they want to be, however they want to be. The only caveat is that they don’t infringe upon anyone else’s rights while doing so.

 

This bill is wrong on a number of levels.

First and foremost it’s none of the government’s business […]