Monthly Archives: September 2016

Replacing Samsung Galaxy S4

Looking for suggestions on a replacement Android phone — mainly interested in good battery life, similar size to S4. Other considerations are secondary.

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Better Sporting Ammunition: new on AllOutdoor

Velocity Munitions 9mm.

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CZ and the Czech School of Gunmaking: new on GUNSweek

Bren 805 and Scorpion carbines.

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Realistic Live Fire Training at Troy’s Gate: new on AllOutdoor

An innovative and effective method for learning to think under stress.

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“Peaceful” should not mean “defenseless” (in Armenian)

(With thanks to Hrachya H. for the translation.)

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My former model wants to let go of a TPD AXR bullpup

This rifle has been shot very little, so she would like to find a new home for it. Asking $1500 (neither sight nor magazine are included). It does take standard AR15 magazines. If interested, let me know and I will … Continue reading

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“No guns” postings on restaurant doors

I would estimate that half of Nashville restaurants have no carry signs. I am curious how they can afford to turn away a substantial portion of potential customers, both those who carry and those in the same group with them? … Continue reading

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Athena at 12

By 13, she’d probably be using an imperial bolter or a self-propelled Hellbore. Kids of science fiction writers tend to have esoteric tastes. The current carbine is a Chiappa .22 upper on an older Omni receiver, a lightweight but surprisingly accurate … Continue reading

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History you can touch

Inland M1 carbine and M1911A1.

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Mini review of a micro light: new on Alloutdoor

Ghost 130

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Sig P320

This photo was made for an SDI.edu course.

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A prepper’s dilemma

After the tour of Federal Ammunition plant in Anoka, I am convinced that fewer rounds of good ammo beat more bulk milsurp. The QC process at Federal is rather more impressive than the lack thereof that’s evident from the results … Continue reading

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Product and people photography seminar in Nashville, November 12-13

The dates have been set for the next photo technique seminar. Enrollment is limited to four students maximum (three spots are open at this time). Two courses are offered: Product photography, with emphasis on guns and blades: Saturday 12th — … Continue reading

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OATH TSR slug accuracy

The makers of TSR slug never tested it in rifled barrels, and recommended it only for smoothbore pumps or other manual action shotguns. I tried it in Winchester SX3 Cantilever deer gun. Results: mild recoil (gas autoloading must be doing its … Continue reading

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Good ammo for Sub2000

Sub2000 (and most 9mm rifles) seem most accurate with lighter weight bullets. Zinc alloy ball made by MI Bullet gives about 2.5MOA and rather good penetration. These use fairly fast powders, so no flash from the longer barrel. Velocity, if I recall … Continue reading

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Put your faith in 380ACP? New on AllOutdoor

Compact 13-shot .380 from Turkey.

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New: Joshua MK5 on GunsWeek

AR/AK/FAL features all in one rifle.

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Once an object of desire, now a functional antique

An Olympus Pen F half-frame, a real classic. Once upon a time, nearly twenty years ago, I really wanted one of these but couldn’t justify the price. One of the major features, for me, was the default vertical framing. Getting … Continue reading

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Roses

The home of my parents is always full of flowers.

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Fun in infrared

At Aribert Munzner’s art show in Minneapolis, which is still open to the public. Unlike the Minneapolis Institute of Art, which uses mostly fluorescent lights, Ari’s show had enough infrared for me to use the converted G2. That little camera is … Continue reading

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