Thursday, May 30, 2013

Veteran follows Tactical Joe Biden's advice on warning shots, gets arrested

Military veteran Corey Thompson, 36, told KDRV-TV that the wanted felon was trying to beak into his home via the back door. Defending his property, Thompson said he warned the criminal that he was armed and he was giving him his one and only warning shot.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ruger All American rifle review at Guns and Ammo magazine

  Please note that the name of this rifle is the Ruger All American.  Then ponder their background choice.  Not sure if the marketing team at HK is now working at G&A or not......

  Review here.

It's an understandable mistake: they just printed the photo upside-down. You can see how they might have been confused.

The real photo looked like this, with a proper flag, and the rifle photographed as it was being dropped to the ground.

Friday, May 17, 2013

When appendix carry could be so much more or is AIWB mainstream now?

  Please note that I come from an institution where a superior routinely referred one's hands as "foreskin retractors" so don't take the salty language too seriously.

  I'm not the most metrosexual of guys by a long shot but traditional wet shaving; either with a double edge safety razor or a traditional By God straight razor is something very much enjoy.  Can't go back to canned goo shaving cream and ridiculously expensive, mediocre, multiple blade razors.

  Anyway, I frequent a forum for traditional wet shaving.  Badger and Blade and it even has a firearm section.  Reading that sub forum, I saw that one shooter was "enjoying AIWB" (Appendix Inside Waist Band} with a Raven Vanguard 2 "holster" (does that mean AIWB has become mainstream?)  I've tried this holster.  Compared to a purpose built AIWB holster, it's not comfortable.  Seeing that made me realize that more folks are trying AIWB because of these type of holsters known as "minimalist holsters" or (I thought of this, give credit where credit is due) "cock rings for trigger guards" but never get past the minimalist holster to a real AIWB holster and therefore don't know how comfortable this mode of carry can be.

  What a purpose built AIWB holster has on these "cock rings for trigger guards" is that it's built to hold an angle of carry.  It doesn't shift around, angle the barrel into your skin and very nearly slip off certain belts plus, I'm of the idea that one should carry with a holster/firearm that one would compete with.  That means if I want to go shoot at the range, I'm not taking a holster that requires me to remove the holster from my belt, slip the holster on the weapon, and then clip the holster on my belt.

  These "minimalist" holsters are fine for short trips out and about and for when one is in a hurry but for real comfort, stability, and training use; just spend the $60-$80 bucks and get a real AIWB holster.  The difference is overwhelming.  Your body will thank you.

  Pics below show my minimalist holster I bought from Alamo Tactical and my new prototype Dark Star Gear AIWB holster in "Stormtrooper White."  I've carried extensively with both and the minimalist holster is in a drawer.  The purpose built AIWB holster is both more comfortable and conceals far better.  I'm pretty enamored of the new DSG holster; using it every day.  The Alamo Tactical Minimalist is a fine holster, limited by design, just like the Raven Vanguard.  It's not a waste of money but it's certainly not as comfortable or as practical as a real, purpose built AIWB holster.

Monday, May 13, 2013

FN FS2000 being discontinued rumors

Here's one source and there's a few others floating around.  I believe them, myself.  Luckily, the military versions (the F2000) is still being produced for the spare parts availability problem.  I've fired a friend's FS2000 and I just didn't get it.  One wonders if FN is just concentrating on the SCAR or did these things not sell well, even during the recent Barackolypse 2.0 Gun Buying Panic?

  Anyway, here's a sort of review of one from a good friend.  Said review is from years ago but I think it's still informative.  Said friend is now a Ranger combat vet and is still a dedicated shooter.

  I bought an FN FS2000 on a whim the other day. I handled it, I thought it was interesting, it was selling for $300 less than they list for, so I picked it up. Also, with rabbit season just around the corner, I wanted something compact that I could have fun with in the car, and also it just drops the empty casings out the front, which is nice for when you're shooting at vermin from inside a vehicle. Hot brass near the pedals is always better than hot brass on leather, or down a friend's shirt. It's a fun shooter. 

  It points well, the Eotech sits just right on it, the balance is nice and it's pretty light. It also is NOT ergonomic like everyone says it is, and it's also not very reliable. Mag changes are barely a step up from the AK, and when it jams, (which it does) it's nearly impossible to get operating again in under 3 minutes. 

A triple feed. I didn't even know this was possible.

This is how you clear a malfunction.

To reload, you grasp the mag, and push up with your knuckle, then wrench the mag free. It doesn't drop free, in fact it'll fight you on it's way out.

With no bolt hold open, you've got to charge it everytime you reload.

Post Script:  the trigger really does suck.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rough police/drug dealer firefight in Florida

  I ain't even going to attempt to quarterback this one.  Kudos to the LEO that immediately assumed an aggressive stance and delivered what were sure to be eventual ("timers") killing, aim shots before taking three shots to the stomach.  Well done to the LEO that delivered a head shot ("switch") that ended things very quickly.  Best of thoughts to the officers involved. Just leave it on Mute for the whole video, including the danged advertisements.