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5/30/10

Simple LCP front sight upgrade

BCM gunfighter Charging handle

Get the hell out of here!! Way over priced for what its worth in my opinion. I mean really 50 bucks?? Unless you just have a 50 spot to blow, stick with your oem charging handle. That is unless you want to be all tacti-cool with all the shizzy, snip, snap snap goodies..

I really don't find this charging handle to be all that great. yeah sure the "tacti-latch" should not break, I repeat should not break. The finish I find not to be very friendly to staying lubed. The Finish seems to suck up the oil as if it was created by some, oil gobbling space creature sent to piss me off, by the intergalactic ar15 cosmic bling crew. This finish sucks.. I believe it to be some sort of duracoat. No where as smooth of a finish as a standard mill spec charging handle.

When I put the micrometer to it, the tolerances are the same. That being said, you still get the same wiggle up,down,left,right at the end of the charge. It will still wear the hell out of the right side.

I don't know, hopefully its just me. But for 50 hard backs I expected it to be a whole new design on the wheel. I guess it is for those who like the latch. I'm going to have to give it a big WTF for the average range plinker...

The more I look at this product the more Im inclined to just say, damned if you do, damned if you don't!! This thing better have a lifetime warranty. I should have just got the gas-buster ch for my 9mm upper. Since I ordered a YHM can last month.

Live and learn!!
Cromer

5/28/10

Ever wonder where the Cadilac emblem will go on your AR15?

I see a ton of AR-15 pictures and videos. Every time I watch one, I wonder where the Cadillac Emblem would go. I have always been bum-foogled to see all the gadgets. Trust me, I like gadgets, but do they all serve a useful purpose? How often is the rifle in the safe? Dollar for dollar does the usefulness and assistance factor in shooting equal out? Better yet, is it a stature or manly thing?

Why is it we feel more like a man when we have two hundred dollar rails, and one hundred dollar lights and eight to two thousand dollar or more optics? I do not think I or anyone will ever figure out this riddle. The accessories industry has grown leaps and bounds. The more I visit forums the more I see. Are we as consumers brain washed to think our rifle is junk if we do not have there products?

When I visit the range or attend local shoots with my friends I have in the past looked at each rifle as if it was a Billboard. Like a shoot-able advertisement. Some rifles are decked with all types of goodies. Mostly from the same company. Like magpul products. I wondered why this is? Occasionally I would ask the guy next to me, why? I would get the answer I expected, but mostly it just boiled down to why not.

Dollar for dollar I find the magpul products to be the best in the function and cost department. I began with a miad grip and trigger guard. I was so impressed with its texture and functionality I decided to get there new AFG (angled fore grip) being as I tended to shoot with my thumb along the left rail anyways. Wow, was I blown away! It was what I needed from the beginning. To boot that with its cost! The afg was incredibly cheaper than my tango down fg.

I have always wanted to pick up a CTR stock.. I wound up ordering the CTR and the AFG at the same time. HOLY BIG DIFFERENCES BAT MAN! I can't put my finger on where the comfort factor comes from but it is the digity, you know, snap shizzle snap snap!! Sweetness.

Now after I have been able to get out to the range several times over the past month and a half. I am sold on these products. Yet, I now look at my rifle and there it is.. A ADVERTISEMENT for magpul. I guess the answer to my original question has been answered. Some folks are just drawn to a manufacturer products for there functionality. Despite the cost. For me the cost factor is huge part. Although I don't seem to mind it with magpul because of there reasonable prices compared to some. Perhaps its the polymer, or relative new business. Either way Im sold and look forward to testing out there sight systems.

Other than that, I need to decide where to put my Cadillac emblem!!

Cromer

5/22/10

Hand gun shooting tips

Tip #1

No firearm needed to practice this.

  Practice drawing your "hand" from the holstered position. Bringing your shooting hand up to eye level and pointing your finger. Choose a stationary object. Be sure to point your finger and hold your wrist as you would hold your hand gun. The angle can change, depending on the firearm you have chosen. During the target acquisition be sure to sight down your hand and finger to be sure your pointing at the object. Repeat this several times and before shooting.

  Once you feel that you are pointing constantly at the object, add other stationary objects to move from one to the other. Now draw, point at object 1, then object 2, and so on and so on. Then repeat! It is all about the repetition. Over time you will build muscle memory that leads to speed and accuracy. Mostly in this exercise you will help to build upon your hand eye coordination, that will be added to other exercises in the future. Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast. No need to rush it.

  I will do a more detailed video on this in the future. Stay tuned, stay safe, and don't poke your eye out. LOL

Tip #2
After lots and lots of point practice. Implement your unloaded firearm. Be sure there is no ammunition in the same room with you. Now you should be quicker to point the front sight. Don't worry so much about the rear sight. Just watch the front, use both eyes and focus on the target.

Tip #3


Using both eyes to shoot will give you a wider range of view and you will be able to focus on the target better. Don't look at the front sight. Look past it but keep it in your line of sight. Remember If you cant see the target you more than likely cant hit it.

Tip #4


Old one but good one!

When draw practicing with your glock after point practice. Put a piece of card board in between your slide and barrel to free up the trigger. This will help with you feeling a smooth trigger pull. Combine this with tip #1. It will also save time on not having to reset the trigger. Do this before you begin trigger pull/break feel.

 
 
 
 
 
 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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