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!”
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
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.
I guess this is technically an extension of my "What Gun Should I Buy" series, though this isn't actually about a gun. That doesn't mean that holster selection is any less important. In fact, there is a good argument to be made that holster selection is more important than gun selection. For reference, read this story. … Continue reading Don’t Buy Cheap Holsters
The final thing you should bear in mind when searching for your first gun.
Everyone over the age of 18 should know how to cook something. And no, PB&J's and cereal don't count. If you have to provide your own meals, you should know how to prepare some of them. I'm not saying that everyone should be Bobby Flay, but if your culinary skills begin and end between two slices … Continue reading Learn to Cook
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
In Extremis, adverb, meaning: 'at the point of death' [UPDATE 6-8-2018: He had serious mental issues, like severe schizophrenic paranoia. His YouTube channel lets you see into his mind, and it's pretty revealing. The guy honestly thought that there were demons and aliens everywhere around him, and that they were attacking him. I honestly feel … Continue reading ‘In Extremis’