Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:52

real life 9mm vs grizzly!

Written by Reg

How much bandwidth on the internet has been used with the [my carry load] vs grizzly or "What's a good load against bear?" threads on forums?

Here is an actual real-life example of a 9mm vs grizzly that has surprisingly been making the rounds in mainstream media!

Original: https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2016/8/10/alaska-outfitter-defends-fishermen-from-raging-grizzly-with-9mm-pistol/
F
eatured in online news: http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/fishing-guide-kills-grizzly-bear-charges-within-feet-clients/#AZtmkkEJvVttcmo5.97

 

You can read the articles, but the spoilers of it are:
S&W 3953 (alloy frame 3913) with an 8 shot capacity loaded with Buffalo Bore 9mm+p 147gr hardcast (1100fps rated) took down a grizzly.
The guide fired 6 shots before the grizzly began to flee, the 7th shot hit in the pelvis fleeing, leaving him with one round! 

Amazing story, and very lucky! 

 

Saturday, 06 August 2016 12:02

The great Glock vs 1911 debate and hey, those are my pistols! :)

Written by Reg

This debate was just going on a local forum when I came across this link: https://sofrep.com/60925/former-army-ranger-nick-irving-compares-the-glock-and-1911/
The original article is here: http://loadoutroom.com/21293/glock-vs-1911-2/

The cool thing about this article is the fact that the opening pic is actually from this blog or my Flickr account!
They are actually of my Glock 23 and my Dan Wesson Classic Bobtail Commander (CBOB) chambered in 10mm.

And yes, that was before I figured out to perfect my crappy light box lol

 

Anyway, worth a read. 

 

 

 

Friday, 22 July 2016 11:30

Remington R51 to return August!

Written by Reg

I know that a lot of people are not excited about the Remington R-51, especially with the defective launch and continued problems. To make matters worse Remington said it would be fixed, recalled them and then went silent. 
All references were removed and even at SHOT 2016 when I asked it was definitely the 'elephant' that they didn't want to talk about. They did confirm that it wasn't dead, but people were skeptical - how many times have we heard that before? Recent in my memory is the VLTOR Fortis/BrenTen, which I didn't even bother asking them about. But I digress.

I received an email that the new R51 will be launched August 12th and there is a big page presence on their web page:
https://www.remington.com/handguns/remington-r51/remington-r51?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image%20-%20Learn%20More&utm_content=THE%20PERFECTED%2051&utm_campaign=Remington%20Newsletter%E2%80%94%20R51&_bta_tid=25753419951054721914114673946897400905042185745505745581141958729401856

I am a big fan of the original R51 and the Pederson action. Yes, I understand that it is antiquated and scaling it up to 9mm +P was a tall order to begin with. However, kudos to Remington for even trying something out of the box, and at least in theory should reduce the felt recoil. I like big rounds, but quite frankly have you shot a Ruger LC9? Not horrible, but not exactly fun either.

At Shot 2014 I was super impressed with the sample R51's that they had (and they had a lot). I was suspicious at the time when they said that they were not ready to be SHOT MEDIA Days. In hindsight, it was a bad sign.
The pistol size, thinness, grip, etc. were very well designed and I said that if they worked I would get one. I guess we will see this time.

Incidentally, original MSRP (2014) was supposed to be $399. It looks like they are up $50 to $450. Still not too bad. 

 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 17:09

Mossberg leaving CT due to gun control

Written by Reg

Mossberg is joining the list of manufacturers leaving their well-established states due to their states restrictive gun control against its citizens.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/frankminiter/2014/07/11/americas-largest-shotgun-maker-shifts-more-jobs-to-texas/#337260a01e55

 

Here is another article: http://www.weaselzippers.us/193177-shotgun-maker-mossberg-moving-operations-out-of-connecticut/
"Mossberg follows Remington Arms, Kahr Arms, Les Baer Custom, Lewis Machine & Tool, American Tactical Imports, Ruger, Colt, Stag Arms, PTR Industries, Magpul, and Beretta in moving operations out of anti-gun states."

Saturday, 09 July 2016 21:15

New Nevada CCW Reciprocity list includes Utah & Florida (again)!

Written by Reg

I have been remiss in reporting this but the new Nevada CCW Reciprocity List is up (updated and effective every July). Due to legislative changes it now, once again, includes Florida and Utah.

Source: http://gsd.nv.gov/FeesForms/Brady/CCW-Permit-Recognition/

I don't have time at the moment but I will post more details shortly. The complete list is available in a link in the link above. 

Source: http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/kiro-7-questions-mayor-over-30000yr-plan-to-melt-down-old-police-guns/368653215

 

So, the Seattle Council voted unanimously to destroy Seattle PD firearms instead of allowing them to be sold to legal background checked buyers. The rhetoric on this topic was high and the anti-gun (all guns) agenda was clear when KIRO7 questioned the Mayor about it. They asked why give away the $30K/year that was projected to be lost (not to mention the cost of destroying them). 


Mayor Murray:
"You know what costs this city? Is violence. Is gun violence. Is crimes involving guns." he said "And it's costing this nation an incredible amount of money."

 

KIRO7:
"...Is this really a problem for SPD?"

 

Mayor Murray:
(paraphrasing) Guns bad...I am the Mayor...Blah blah

 

KIRO7:
Asked for examples of any cases in which police guns got into the wrong hands

 

"The mayor said he does not have data specific to Seattle but believes guns sold out of state could easily come back to Seattle or other areas.

"Seattle police Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said in his 12 years with the department, he could not recall any former Seattle police guns being used in a crime."

 

Rhetoric over substance, and more costs to tax payers. 

"KIRO 7 asked Seattle police how many guns would likely be melted down a year. The department has not yet released the number, or the potential cost of melting them down."

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