I recently found out that there was a company who’s making 170mm magazines that is purported to be able to fit 30 rounds of 9mm ammo so I decided to purchase one to give it a try.
Company is called MBXExtreme.com and they currently have four models of magazines 170/140 in 9mm and 140mm in 40S&W and 140mm in 45ACP.
According to the website, the 140mm 9mm magazines can hold 24 rounds and 170mm can hold 29-30 rounds.
As you can see from the video, I could fit 30 rounds in the magazine but not without some help. I think it’ll get better after “breaking in” the springs.
It is still not very clear to me how beneficial 30+1 rounds would be for me as most stages are around 30-32 rounds max especially with the stress that it puts on my grip. Perhaps it would be most beneficial if it was 31+1 for a maximum of 32rounds in the magazine.
I have a match coming up in a few days, I’ll take it out for a spin and report back with another video.
Here’s a really long video of me assembling a 300 Blackout AR-15 Pistol from scratch.
Here’s the full parts list:
– STI Upper+Lower
– KAK 8″ 300 BLK Barrel
– KAK Gen 2 Buffer Tube+buffer+spring
– KAK Grip+triggerguard+forward assist+dust cover+charging handle+muzzle device+gas system
– BCM Bolt Carrier Group
– DPMS LPK
– Magpul BAD Lever
– Magpul ASAP
– YHM Takedown Pins
– UTG Pro Superslim 9″ handguard
– SB15 Pistol Brace
– Primary Arms Red Dot + Fortis mount
ShockBottle Case Gauge by BanksBullets.com is a tremendously useful reloading/handloading tool. It takes the drudgery of case gauging or chamber checking every single round before putting them away. In this review, I show you the two major benefits of the ShockBottle Case Gauge.
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I’ve been carrying a Spyderco Delica 4 FFG knife for almost a year now and I love the size and usability of that knife. I’ve practiced enough with the Spyderco that I can open it pretty quickly with a flick of my thumb. That said, I’ve always been intrigued by the auto-opening / assisted opening type knives.
Ordered the Kershaw Leek 1660 knife from Amazon for about $50 including shipping (Amazon PRIME) and it arrives in two days! Hooray for PRIME.
First off, it’s a beautiful folder. The sleek and smooth surface is a Tungsten DLC coating over the aluminum handle. I’m not sure how long it’ll stay that smooth but it feel great to hold.
The ambidextrous assisted opening technology is called Speedsafe. It allows the user to open the knife quickly using any one-hand. It’s not super fast like a traditional auto-knife but it’s fast enough. It also has a lock at the end (left in photo) that allows you to lock the knife for whatever bizarre reason you’d have to do so.
And the knife fully deployed.
it is also a really light knife, I think weighing in around 2.4 ounces. It is nice to carry, definitely not Crocodile Dundee’s “KNIFE” but sharp and useful enough to carry everyday.
A quick look at a recent acquisition, the venerable S&W Model 29 .44 Magnum. I’ve always wanted to own one and finally got a special deal with someone locally. It shoots well, although the sights were off for the magnum loads. Has to sight it in on the fly.
The 29-2 model features the Pinned barrel and Recessed Cylinders which is the hallmark of the older, higher quality Model 29s which are more sought after by collectors.
Here are some pics :
Barrel looks great.
Was pretty dirty inside, I can imagine that it hasn’t been clean for 10 years or so.
And the video of me shooting it with .44 special and .44 magnum loads:
Just got my new Ruger 10/22 Takedown threaded so I can mount my AAC Prodigy Suppressor. The threading is done by a local Northwest gunsmith called JD. He did an excellent job moving the front sight back to accommodate the threads. If you’re interested, you can contact JD at http://www.highspeedshootingsystems.com
I took it to the range today to sight in the UTG 3-9×32 compact scope. I love the scope as it’s small enough to fit into the provided rifle case.