As a quick refresher, the gas port is a hole drilled into the barrel that allows some of the burned gunpowder's gas to cycle back into the gun's action. The gas is funneled into the bolt carrier, and the pressure of the gas cycles the action, ejecting the empty case, resetting the hammer, and compressing … Continue reading What is Dwell Time?
Is Ol' Reliable getting a little too old?
"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing" -Henry Ford
What would one gun that is the best option for all situations even look like?
The biggest competition I've ever attended is coming up quick, and I'm terrified. Terrified might be an overstatement, but I'm not at all comfortable with the way things look right now. I have not been shooting as much as I'd like (that's been the case for the last 6 years), I've been slacking on hitting … Continue reading Desert Brutality 2019 Update
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
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!
Oh, s*** boys! Here we go again! Register here: https://practiscore.com/twilight-run-n-gun-1/register It looks to be the same deal as the last time. 5k, at night, bring your own illumination. Divisions are 2-gun, PCC, and Night Vision, no equipment limits within those divisions. If you feel like you can hump it for 3 miles, you are free to … Continue reading Twilight Run ‘N Gun 2018, PART TWO
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
There is a defensive rifle competition each month only a few hours' drive from me, at Oil Capital Rod & Gun Club. This make the second time I've attended, the previous time being June 2017. It's not a complicated affair, and I'd actually say it's a good candidate for a person's first match. The stages … Continue reading Practical Rifle Competition, August 2018