These have to be the best and most comfortable pair of hiking/outdoor shoes that I’ve ever owned. It’s waterproof and an amazing fit. I can wear this for days on end without feeling any pain on my toes like other shoes.
Got this from Summithut.com if you’re interested to get one too. It’s HIGHLY recommended.
Just got this back from West Coast Armory today after a week long wait. I sold my Kimber .22 conversion because I thought that having another .22 pistol would be much better than having to convert my Kimber to .22 each time I wanna go shoot. This way I have an extra gun that someone can borrow when we’re at the range.
all messy and lots of stuff inside :
Comes with a lock, safety keys, gun and two mags:
First step, field strip and clean, to remove all the factory grease :
All clean, lubricated and installed the rail for my fake Aimpoint :
Now to take the wife and kids shooting!
Invented by Matthew Graham of Graham Combat and sold by Surefire. It changes how one would utilize a flashlight in combination with a handgun.
You can watch a great video by MilSpecMonkey about the Graham Method of using flashlights.
this is very useful and practical. I’ll try to use this method at our next night match.
Just got this mass email from Bushmaster detailing the features of the Bushmaster ACR, supposedly to be released in another 15 hours (at time of this blog post).
Here’s the email in it’s entirety : Announcing the Bushmaster ACR
Lots of rifles especially ARs and AKs at the recent Rifle match in Renton. The most amazing rifles were the Lee Enfield and M1 Garand. You can actually feel the recoil from yards away.
Here are the 6 stages at last Saturday’s IDPA match, enjoy!
we did not have Stage 4.
Got the privilege to be invited to a night shoot yesterday at the Renton Fish & Game club in Renton, WA and tried to record some videos. Shooting in the dark has to be one of the most challenging things to attempt, especially when you have to practice safe / proper use of a flashlight. As someone told me last night, "A light attracts two things, bugs and bullets". You use your light sparingly, light the target, move and shoot, don’t let them have the opportunity to shoot back at you cause you effectively give your position away when you turn on the light.
There were 3 "simple" stages (if you were to shoot them in bright daylight) but challenging in total darkness. Here’s the video I put together. It’s mostly black but you can see quite a bit when the muzzle flash & flashlight lights up the scene.
The best was the last stage of the day when I just left my light on and ran through the stage with the paper targets. fun!
Finally after 3 years I get to change my watch. I’ve been using the Fossil FX6001 watch and have been waiting for the day to get a new one. I’ve been eyeing the 5.11 HRT watch for while and decided to get one recently from ebay.
Came in a nice nylon case :
The watch, some extra links and a link tool for adjusting the length of the strap:
The watch face :
And the unique feature of the 5.11 Tactical watch is the Ballistic Calculator. 5.11 worked in conjunction with Horus Vision, makers of superb long range sniper scopes to include this software into their watch.
The Ballistic Calculator helps a long range shooter or sniper to pre-calculate the hold over or scope adjustments necessary to accurately hit the target out to 1,000 meters. It takes into consideration range, wind direction, wind speed, Inclination angle, muzzle velocity, height over bore, altitude, temperature etc. Yes, shooting a target at extreme ranges isn’t as easy as point and shoot, lots of factors come into play. That’s why a ballistic calculator helps a shooter increase his/her first shot averages.
Having a ballistic calculator as a watch is very useful so that you don’t have to burden yourself by carrying notepads or large calculators around with you.
Will have to give it a go the next time I go to the SVRC range for the 200yard shoots.
Gotta love the marketing folks at Remington. They’re building up demand and interest for four of their new weapon systems using YouTube. They just “leaked” four promotional videos by someone with the YouTube name MexicanSpaceNinja (who just joined on January 3rd 2010). 🙂 What a dead giveaway, not to mention the cut and paste, PR friendly descriptions. Definitely an engineered leak for sure, but enjoy the videos, can’t wait to get the ACR.
Paracord is one of those ingenious inventions that is both useful and practical. It’s built originally for use as suspension lines for US parachutes. It’s very strong and have also been used by space shuttle astronauts in space. Why 550? because it’s rated to hold up to 550lbs of weight on one cord.
These days, lots of people are using paracord to make useful things like bracelets, slings, keychains etc. They serve a dual purpose. For instance, if you’re ever caught in the wilderness or when in need of some rope, you can quickly dismantle your paracord bracelet and have a good 6’ worth of paracord.
I bought a few 100ft bundles of 550 Paracord from SupplyCaptain :
They even have neon colors like Pink : (I’m getting my daughter to learn how to make some too)
Then followed some instructions online and made some bracelets. Here are some tools you need :
(Paracord, Buckles, Lighter or torch for melting the ends, cutter or blade)
here’s a great blog about making Paracord stuff : http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/
I followed their instructions and made a huge crown sinnet paracord bracelet :
Now to make more useful everyday stuff with Paracord. They also suggest that you use Paracord as your shoelaces if you spend a lot of time outdoors. 🙂