Archive: November, 2009

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Daniel’s 1911 pistols

Daniel E. Watters, a well known expert and my go-to man on many of the topics I write about, sent me info and photos of the beautiful 1911 pistols he has built. I built this .38 Super pistol in late 2000 for use in IDPA’s Enhanced Service Pistol division. The [Read More…]

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope y’all have a fantastic Thanksgiving. Michael Bane said it much more eloquently than I ever could, but like Michael I am thankful for each of you who read the blog. If you were not reading it, I would not be running it. Regular blog posting will resume on [Read More…]

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Tactical Shooting Rests

Dominique snapped these pics of Lone Starfield Products tactical shooting rests which were on display at the Tactical Evolution Expo and Conference‏. I know I do not need on, but I really want one. Many thanks to Dominique for the photos.

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SCAR-H seen in Afghanistan

This photo, which is purported to be real, shows a Ranger using the 7.62x51mm FN SCAR-H ( MK 17 Mod 0 ). The semi-automatic civilian model is called the FN SCAR 17S and will be on sale early next year. Thanks to jdun1911 and SaysUncle for the link. Hat Tip: AR-15.com

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Evolution of the M4 Carbine

PEO Soldier, the Army acquisition agency, have published a timeline showing the 62 ECP (Engineering Change Proposals) that have been applied to the M4 Carbine over the past 18 years1. The original specifications called for 600 Mean Rounds Between Stoppage. The current [Read More…]

Terrorists prefer the M4

Guy Sagi, Editor of the NRA’s Shooting Illustrated, reported on his blog that the FBI have arrested five men who attempted to purchase 10,000 M4 Carbines as well as Stringer missiles. Terrorists, like children who play computer games, must also think it is [Read More…]