Archive for the ‘Guns’ Category


Magnetic Holster

September 13, 2010

Through Say Uncle – somebody builds a magnetic holster for a revolver…

Know who else had a magnetic holster?

Thundarr clip



February 12, 2010

Via WRSA (link to the right)…

Page 49 to 50 of this document discusses Battlefield Zeroing a m16 to 50 meters to reduce the possibility of a miss.  Does that work with 7.62 ammo?


Appleseed pt. 4 (early February)

February 1, 2010

I took myself down to the range over the weekend – wonder of wonders, the Range Officer even let me shoot prone.  Since I had my scope mounted, I could see the targets a lot better than at the formal Appleseed.  I wish I’d gotten a picture at the tight groups I was having – but since on the last target things started falling apart, maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t.  Gotta get out there and practice more with the scope on the rifle…


Appleseed – Pt 3 (Hubertus)

January 12, 2010

Overall, an OK if not great experience. Shot one AQT for a score of 142 (getting much better than the first time, I assure you).  The cold didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would have, though I could’ve used another layer on my legs.  Got more exposure to the loop sling, ground my elbow to hamburger – the same as before.  Will practice more (with a scope) now – those 400 yard targets were practically invisible to me while shooting.

Interesting, though – found several links that suggest that an Appleseed shoot may not be the way to go for a beginner…


Not so funny now…

December 20, 2009

From all over the web, it seems…photo of a poster at Ft. Benning.


Has L. Neil Smith seen this?

December 8, 2009

Now if I recall correctly, L. Neil Smith wrote about a gun that was built up of laminate parts in his novel Pallas – now tell me that this toy doesn’t take that idea & run with it…

Buy these sucker here –


Appleseed RESET – #1 (2009)

August 17, 2009

I had forgotten just how exhausting an Appleseed was. Don’t get me wrong – it was fun as well, met some great people, re-dedicated myself to getting that Rifleman patch (3 people got it yesterday, if I recall correctly).

It’s just the stand-to-prone, stand-to-seated, prone only, over and over again, at Rifleman’s cadence, on knees and elbows already rubbed raw, in the heat.  “Draining” seems to be a word that’s too limiting, even though we all were keeping hydrated throughout the day.  And I also understand why we were doing this – the training under stress would be a great help if we ever had to use the skills we were building – still: I don’t believe I was doing myself any favors by sticking around to the second day.

However – I finally learned how to make the damned loop sling this time, and managed not to shoot any targets but my own.  I’ll have to do some serious study on my own for a good long while now.