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
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
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!
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
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
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.