The last post was getting a little long, and the subject had plenty of material left, so I'm splitting it off into it's own post. If I find enough of these little footnotes of history, I may make this into an ongoing series. Let's begin. .30-Caliber AR Cartridges The .300 HAM'R is a .223 … Continue reading Redundant Calibers
This phrase doesn't come around too often, usually only when someone is discussing a new cartridge from an ammo manufacturer, or a wildcat they are contemplating. That doesn't mean this saying isn't still asinine. The heart of my entire point is this: whether cartridges are redundant or not depends completely upon how narrowly you have … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “There are Enough Calibers Already!”
I have a gun. I actually have a few, but one sticks out as unique, as the most powerful, as the most... ...visceral. I am talking, of course, about my 460 XVR from Smith & Wesson, chambered in .460 S&W Magnum. *dog for scale This gun is heavy, loud, expensive, and hard to handle (insert … Continue reading Project: Epicyon
Holy smokes, what new hotness has ol' Bill Wilson unleashed on us this time? Huh. Kinda looks like a .300BLK. There's probably some sort of ballistic special-sauce that isn't obvious. Let's look a little closer... That's just re... -dundant. What does this do that the .300BLK doesn't? Uhh... add like 100 fps to a supersonic … Continue reading The New 300 HAM’R From Wilson Combat!
Before we start, let's get this out of the way: Repeal the NFA! Got that out of your system? Good. Let's move on. I was first introduced to the idea of a pinned & welded AR barrel in about 2011. NFA laws being what they are, a rifle has to have a barrel of 16"+ … Continue reading The Idiocy of the “Pinned & Welded” Barrel
I finally made it to the range this week. This is the first time I've been for the sole purpose of practice in... let's just say a while. First thing I did was the Press Check "No Fail Shot", as it is designed to be shot cold. From 25 yards, draw and fire 1 shot … Continue reading Range Day and Testing the New Carry Piece
First, we need to agree upon terms. These are what these terms mean, and how they will be used for the rest of the post. Kinetic Energy = (1/2)*mass*velocity², and is measured in foot-pounds. (a grain is 1/7000th of a pound) Momentum = Mass*velocity, and is measured in pound-mass-feet per second Knockdown Power = Fantasy, … Continue reading Kinetic Energy, Momentum, & Knockdown Power
First of all, what are we talking about? Have you ever seen the following image before? The dots on the cross-hairs is what we're talking about. They are a pre-measured distance apart inside the scope. Since we view the dots through the scope and our eyes overlay them onto the image we see through the … Continue reading MoA vs mils.
That's a bit of a misleading title, because I'd like to see my AR become two rifles. Okay, but seriously. I'd like to see my AR become a short, fast, quick rifle for home/vehicle defense and I'd also like it to be a semi-precision rifle for reaching out to around 400 or 500 yards. How … Continue reading Current State of my AR, and Where I’d Like to See It
Lever guns are an interesting category. They are something that basically everyone who's owned a gun here in the US has seen and held, but not necessarily owned. That's a shame, because lever guns are uniquely American. Lever guns were invented here in the good ol' U S of A, and never really caught on … Continue reading The Modern Lever Gun