Tag Archives: steel

The utility of armor

Getting hit isn’t fun even with hard armor on, but trauma pads spread the impact widely enough to avoid most injury. ┬áDefinitely beats being able to see daylight through your own torso.

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Weight is a relative concept

I am playing with new plates in an old carrier. Trying to decide between it, older Dyneema plates backed with soft armor and just going with pistol/buckshot-rated vest. Thoughts?

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I really like vz58 in .223

While 7.62×39 version is cute, tiny and pretty punchy, the .223 is more of an all-around fighting rifle. Using the same barrel blank as the 7.62, the 5.56mm version is more accurate, heats up slower and has less recoil. In … Continue reading

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Snapshots of a sharp, pointy thing

Skallywag Tactical

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Steel target sweepstakes

My friend Brad at Challenge Targets is giving away one of his neatest targets, a stake clanger. As the picture below shows, it’s very simple and robust. Takes about a minute to assemble, and only a few seconds to install … Continue reading

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Reactive steel targets: a shout-out for a friend

My friend Brad is running a sweepstakes for a reactive steel target system. The stands can be adjusted to fall from a single shot or require multiple hits. “Live” area can also be adjusted by varying the plate size and … Continue reading

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Ceska zbrojovka, the classics.

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Sometimes simple solutions work very well

458 SOCOM loads by Carson Specialty Development are plain cast lead, loaded either full strength for hunting or 10% under for plinking. The advantage over jacketed or machined alloy loads is the price, some 40% lower. Ballistics match 45-70 Govt. … Continue reading

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