The Idiocy of the “Pinned & Welded” Barrel

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

Practical Rifle Competition, August 2018

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

Current State of my AR, and Where I’d Like to See It

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