This is what we were up to this past weekend:
I hope he’s talking about me. But he also sounds like he’s talking about himself. I do have a blog that a few people read. Please, get off your high horse.
In case you were interested in learning more about the RPD.
Great video on a great pistol:
Pro Tip: Don’t leave your guns soaking in salt water
Been in the dark lately when it comes to internet. Sorry for the short post.
This is happiness:
I really like this old Iver Johnson ad I stumbled upon. One day we’ll have ads like this again…
I’m beginning to like wood working more than working on guns these days. When I’m in a shop everyday with more guns than one can imagine, I’m obsessing over silly wood planters. Cutting the angles on the bottom with the mill:
Here’s the planter with one coat of tung oil:
Next I’ve got to make a cup for the plants. Either it will be aluminum or 3D printed. Will post pictures later this weekend. Have a great week everyone.
You know what really gets me all agitated? When gun companies brainwash and misinform people. Or when respected “Youtubers” give their viewers uneducated information:
Top CCW?! Are you serious? The ejector is made out of cheap pot metal. The guide rod feels like it’s made out of a thick Q-tip. It just irritates me hearing popular Youtube channels and blogs admiring terrible guns. Get informed before you make silly remarks.
At the shop, the gunsmith and I really want to do a series where we point out how terribly designed some firearms are. Like the Ruger 22/45. Yes, I’ve got one but the takedown on this pistol is horrendous. The same stupid design has been in production since it was designed back in 1949. Don’t you think they could simplify it and make it so a guy that has been working on guns since he was about 13 years old and is now 60 years old could actually take the gun apart with ease?
Another gun, the Mauser HSc. They were trying to make the gun some modern pistol but then they have the slide and frame fit so damn tight you struggle to get it together after taking it apart. Also the transfer bar on it touches the sear only about 1/16 of an inch. Just doesn’t seem like a gun I’d want to rely on. What if that thin little wimpy transfer bar breaks, like one of ours did, and then misses that 1/16 of an inch of the sear. Or it just pops out of place because the spring that puts tension on the bar pops out and that doesn’t allow it to touch that tiny bit of the sear. Germans, I thought they knew how to make weapons.
I was shooting a M249 Minimi the other day at work, inside a small room. I think that was the worst thing I’ve ever shot inside. I actually stopped shooting with two rounds left. My teeth rattling and brain shaking loose from the shockwave and sound really wasn’t fun. What an impressive gun nonetheless.
I’ve started another wood shelf planter. I used walnut for this one. Here’s the curve being cut. It’s not exactly the right curve I want but I still have yet to figure out the best way to make it on a mill. The piece is too big to put on our lathe but I think next I’m going to make 3 smaller planters and I’ll use the lathe.
So what sort of gun can you buy for $150? You could get a Hi-Point. And everyone will make fun of you. And you’d never shoot it. Or you could get a used PF9. And have the ejector break on you and hate yourself for wasting money and falling into the Keltec trap.
Or you could get an awesome top break:
Ya, you should get one that is in .38 S&W so ammo is a little more available. But unfortunately I got one in .32 S&W because I like the frame size of the .32′s more. I have a lot of ideas for this gun. I may replace the front sight with a dime, re-nickel plate it, or blue it, or gold plate the cylinder. Maybe I’ll end up carrying this when I need a smaller framed pistol. Ya, it’s .32, some people wouldn’t even want to carry a .380 but I could see this as a great gun for the summer. Heck, it can be carried in the pocket.
A co-worker of mine recently bought an exposed hammer Smith top break in .38 with about the same length barrel. I think we are going to have simunition duels…I’ll post pictures of the gun when it arrives.
I’m really looking forward to shooting Caracal’s new pistols and possibly their rifles.
Hopefully this makes you laugh:
I don’t think the Ruger Scout Rifle is too heavy for an all day hunt. I’ve done it. Every year. I do agree, you have to show the bolt who’s boss and can’t “pussy foot it”. I carry this gun during deer season every day with a Nikon Prostaff scope on it and I don’t think the weight is too much. Keep in mind I’m a scrawny 5′ 10″ guy weighing 128 pounds, after a big meal. I think it’s just the love of the gun that makes me not care about the weight. ANd the fact that it’s not a heavy gun. Hey, you could be carrying a Mosin all day. I’ve done it and came to appreciate my short Scout. I know the Ruger Scout is strong and I don’t need to baby the thing through the woods. It is a heavy rifle but not too heavy. Too heavy is a Browning 1919. Also someone made a great point, when you shoot a deer with this gun, who do you expect to drag it out when you can’t even carry your rifle?
I was contacted and thanked by PCP Ammunition after I wrote my little “review” of their ammo. It was really nice to see that they emailed me and thanked me. In the email they said that I may be the first person to bag any game with their first commercial release. I was talking to my boss about the Sierra Match King bullet, that is loaded into the PCP cartridge. He was telling me how that bullet can fragment quickly, especially at farther distances, as it is not a hunting bullet. It was designed for aerodynamics and precision shooting. So I now completely understand why I had no exit wound and why the bullet expanded/fragmented so quickly. My boss even mentioned that the bullet may not even enter the animal and fragment on the outside of the animal. This is mainly in larger game animals and longer distances. So I really think PCP should come out with a cartridge with the Sierra Game King bullet in it. But I completely understand why they loaded it with a Match King bullet for their first release.
“…the most trouble-plagued handgun I’ve ever owned or tested…“. Shocker! I love when people tell me their PF9 is great. I tend to laugh. A lot. It gets awkward but soon they will understand why I’m laughing.
I’m glad there is someone out there that is resisting.
Someone sent me this video of this new ammo:
Over the weekend I shot a deer with some of that PCP ammo. Could this be the first harvest with the ammo?
I had zero issues and the deer dropped like a sack of potatoes. But that could have been the 168 grain Sierra MatchKing bullet. In fact there wasn’t an exit wound on the deer. I shot the deer at about 50 yards too. In fact it was probably the easiest hunt I’ve ever had. We drove about 20 yards into our blueberries and they were down one of the rows of blueberries.
I was one of the people “chosen” to test out the PCP ammo. Although I still had the pay $2 a round for it. I’m unsure if this polymer casing is a smart move for hunters. I don’t really see the advantages of it. Ya it’s a nice round but I feel there’s probably a cheaper hunting round with a Sierra bullet loaded in it.
Here is the spent “plastic”:
You can see one of the cases has a slight crack in it.
I’ve only shot two rounds of this ammo so I will write more as I shoot it.
I see Nick Leghorn wrote a superb review of the PCP ammo.
Dear Santa, I’d like one of these tables for Christmas:
I just finished this succulent holder:
We 3D printed a cup to hold the plant. It’s handy having one of those machines around. I put about 4 coats of tung oil on the piece to protect it a little and bring out the wood grain. I may be making more soon. Seems like everyone and their brother wants one now. I guess I don’t blame them.
It must have been bright at Shot Show
Why the heck would the owner of U.S. Firearms go from making some of the best quality single actions, someone very close to the creation of their firearms said they were much better quality than Colts (and he built Colts too!), go to building some dreadfully unreliable .22 pistol? I really don’t know. I wish I did.
Soon I’ll have my hands on one of these single actions.
My thoughts exactly. So glad I’m not going to SHOT this year to see the “new” waste of firearms that companies have come out with.
I wish that made my day. Whooptie-doooo
This was so great:
I’m confused where they said it was a brand new rifle they are coming out with. They just say they are coming out with new calibers, just as they are. But you aren’t a fan of the gun anyways. I personally kind of want one for a farm gun. A compact one in .223 would be pretty perfect for my needs. I still think that rifle can out shoot you.
Ha, my friend has one of these bracelets and was telling me about it. The conversation didn’t go too well. She’s anti-gun and I’m pro-gun, so conversations concerning guns never go great. We try to avoid the topic but I asked her about the bracelet. As Gabby asks, does it really lower gun violence? Do gun buy back programs stop gun violence? No. I would never be happy with someone melting a firearm down even if they say it’s for a good reason. That firearm could go to a law abiding citizen and possibly get them a meal or 14 meals. Yes, you can hunt with an “assault rifle”.
I would never recommend anyone buy a Keltec pistol but I did. Well sort of. My friend recently asked me a question knowing this. He gave me a real life situation his friend is in. You are poor, you have no guns, you won’t be carrying it but you have the opportunity to buy a PF9 for $50. Would you buy it?
I had a tough time saying yes to my friend but I said yes. I would NEVER trust this pistol to defend myself but I think if it shot great for one range trip it’s worth the $50.
I’ve seen these guns fail a lot. I’ve seen the ejectors break off and sometimes even bend and seize the slide completely and make the gun inoperable.
Make sure you get your order in of one of ENDO’s “Keep Calm and Carry One” shirts. Today is the last day to ever buy them. Like literally. He will take them off the site tomorrow.
Wait, you don’t carry that Beretta Nano? Shocker…