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.
Ever since the Washington state law concerning the legal use of silencers/suppressors was changed in July, I’ve considered getting one. It has many uses from home defense, to plinking, but my ultimate goal was because it’s so frigging cool!
I sold my old Ruger Mark III and bought a new Ruger 22/45 with the threaded barrel and rail from West Coast Armory (Thanks Matt for helping with the paperwork)
Here are some pics from the unboxing.
pretty cool soft case :
Ugh, the factory lube is nasty:
Extra magazine and lock:
Of course, the first thing I did was the strip, clean and lube, here it is complete :
And the thread protector where you’d screw in a silencer :
Next step is to get a red-dot or scope and a this beauty :
The AAC Prodigy.
This is a great guide for women who have their Concealed Pistol License (CPL) of Concealed Carry Weapon license (CCW). Women have very different body shapes than men and clothing preference, so Falia is doing a great job going through the various different types of holsters and carry options for various clothing styles.
We had an interesting discussion in a local club forum about which 380ACP ammo to carry in a small gun like the Ruger LCP and that led me to conduct a very simple investigation using the wonders of YouTube.
Most of the hollow point 380s do well if you shoot it through water jugs or ballistic gel, but once you put 4 layers of denim in front of it, almost every one of them don’t expand. I think shooting through 4 layers of Denim is a good gauge of how the bullet will perform in a realistic self defense scenario as you would most likely be shooting through some clothing.
Here’s a video of the Corbon DPX shot into water jugs (yes, I know this is hardly scientific) but it’s the only thing we have to compare performance.
– Awesome expansion.
and the same bullet, through 4 layers of denim.
Remington Golden Sabre :
Speer Gold Dot : – No expansion
Winchester Ranger-T : – My Fav, but no expansion
PMC Starfire : – no expansion
– Also bad through denim.
Buffalo Bore :
Hornady Critical Defense :
– awesome expansion!
The Buffalo Bore .380ACP is “+P”. I don’t feel confortable carrying +P in the LCP as it’s not recommended. Not because of recoil, but because of structural integrity.
Hornady’s claim of reliable expansion is pretty much spot on, it expands consistently through everything (you can watch the videos on youtube yourself). Although the expansion is not as large as the other brands, it is consistent.
that’s why I carry Critical Defense, that and practicing proper shot placement.
** and NO I’m not sponsored by Hornady, perhaps I should be Thanks to NCFLYFISHER for making those videos.
Went over to DJ’s Loan in Bothell with Dave to look at their really impressive gun selection and found ONE last box of my fav .380 ammo for my Ruger LCP, the Hornady Critical Defense line.. This must be the hardest .380 ACP ammo to find. I’ve looked high and low both in physical retail outlets and online. Nada.
I do like the idea that it expands consistently no matter what you shoot it through.
here are specs of that ammo :
Don’t know how it performs in my gun, will try to shoot it through a chrono when I get my replacement.
Looks like I might have to put in a pre-order and wait 6 months to see if they’ll fulfill. anyone know where I can find some?
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!