My Ideal Practical Rifle

My ideal practical rifle is a spin-off of a modernized version of Col. Cooper's classic 'Scout Rifle'. A What? For what that means in detail (and see where the cover photo came from), check out this video: https://youtu.be/-x7N8hLI2yM?t=1m38s For what that means simply: A lightweight bolt or lever gun, with red dot or low power … Continue reading My Ideal Practical Rifle

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.300 BLK, 8.6 Creedmoor, and Kevin Brittingham

The .300BLK started life as the proprietary ".300 Whisper" when Kevin was still in charge of AAC.  He was primarily responsible for taking this wildcat cartridge and getting it SAAMI approved.  This is no small task, and is the reason why it is now a ridiculously successful cartridge by all standards.  His new company, Q, … Continue reading .300 BLK, 8.6 Creedmoor, and Kevin Brittingham

Stupid Sayings: “There are Enough Calibers Already!”

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!”

The New 300 HAM’R From Wilson Combat!

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!

Kinetic Energy, Momentum, & Knockdown Power

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

What Should be Your First Gun? Part 3, Pistol Selection.

So, now that we've decided on buying our carry gun first, and it really should be in 9mm, what gun specifically should we get?  Well, first off... DO NOT CARRY THE SMALLEST GUN YOU FIND. Please.  Why?  Because small guns are harder to shoot. 1: Most importantly, small guns weigh less.  That sounds like a good … Continue reading What Should be Your First Gun? Part 3, Pistol Selection.