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Friday, March 30, 2018

Get yourself some self-defense Ammo to Go test results

The study looks to be top shelf.  They also made it interactive with their website; if you see something of interest just give it a click to see what's available and how much it costs.

As expected, some ammo doesn't perform well with short barrel pistols.  

The 124-gr +P stuff that I use in my Glock 43 looks to be borderline okay.   Good to know.

All very interesting.  Very well done.  CLICK HERE to give it a look.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Review of the Wilson Combat Lo-Profile Holster for a full size 1911

I purchased this matte-finish Lo-Profile OWB pancake style holster direct from Wilson's a long-long time ago, probably not too long after they started marketing via full color catalog mailings.  Right about then was when they changed their moniker to Wilson Combat.  This older Lo-Profile is the same ride that you and your pistol will get from the glossy, highly boned Lo-Profile holsters that Wilson's offers today.  CLICK HERE for photos and a review of a Lo-Profile holster that sports the newer look.

NOTE:  It is my opinion that the proper fitting and function of a holster requires a suitable gun belt, i.e a holster with 1.5'' slots needs a 1.5'' gun belt, not the flimsy 1'' dress belt we use to hold up our church trousers.  

A full size 1911 is not among the easiest handguns for me to conceal when worn outside of my waistband.  Then again, the primary intent of this holster design was not for deep concealment.

For my needs, the Lo-Profile under a properly sized coat, a vest, or even my untucked frumpy oldman shirts adequately hides the bulges and disguises the outine of the 1911 pistol.

Below is a copy and paste from Wilson's:

The Lo-Profile® holster is designed for the person that carries all day long and demands maximum comfort and concealability.

  • Designed For All Day Carry, Maximum Comfort And Concealability

  • Pancake Style Design Actually Conforms To The Shape Of Your Waist

  • Two Belt Slot Design Positions The Holster With A Slight Forward Cant

  • Very Smooth Draw From Just About Any Position

  • Low-Cut Front Will Have You Clearing Leather Just Above The Belt Line

  • Custom Formed Safety Guard Protects The Thumb Safety And Your Clothing During Carry

  • Meets I.D.P.A. Holster Criteria

The Lo-Profile® holster is designed for the person that carries all day long and demands maximum comfort and concealability. This holster's pancake style design actually conforms to the shape of the waist, blending its lines to those of the person wearing it. This feature has obvious benefits for concealment, but also helps the holster feel more comfortable with less likelihood of it hanging up on objects or shifting position.

The two-belt slot design positions the holster with a slight forward cant while providing incredible stability. This carry position offers maximum comfort and concealability while allowing a very smooth draw from just about any position. The low-cut front will have you clearing leather just above the belt line. A custom-formed safety guard is incorporated in this design to protect the thumb safety and your clothing during carry. Bill Wilson says: "It's one of the most comfortable holsters I've ever worn."

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Yugoslavian M48 8mm Mauser

This lightly fired circa 1950 military-grade rifle is still fairly close to being in new condition.  Goodness, wouldn't it be nice if we all aged as well as it has.   CLICK HERE for the historic lowdown on the M48.  I forget exactly how long ago it was when I bought this rifle ... I've had it for around a dozen to fifteen years or so ... maybe it cost me around $180.  This was going to be my knockabout rifle for use in rugged nasty-ass terrain, primarily intended to harvest an occasional nuisance feral hog ... it turned out that only once did I ever manage to drive way down south with this rifle for that purpose ... the arrangements fell through and the M48 did not come out of the locked travel-case until I returned home.   Life keeps getting in the way of my dreaming and scheming another trip ... it's been many years in the thinking ... dunno if I am young enough to be trekking through any rugged nasty-ass terrain.  Long gone is the agility needed for me to scurry up a tree in the event of an attack by righteously pissed-off hogs.  If I do my part, I get to chew bacon; if I screw up, the bacon chews on me.  My age, along with my lousy physical condition, tips the odds in favor of the feral pork.  Maybe I'll fortuitously find someone needing a nuisance hog removed from the fairway of a posh golf course ... and will let me stalk it using an armored cart.  "Tally-ho!"

For an excellent read regarding the M48 rifle, CLICK ON OVER to Carteach0's blog site.

The two top boxes in the above photo are Sellier & Bellot 196 grain FMJ target fodder
The 196 grain Norma Oryx is a game thumper with ballistics in the .30-06 realm
The 170 grain Winchester and Remington loads are closer to being in the .30-30 neighborhood

OMG! LOOKEE THAT PHOTO! CALL CNN!  Eight boxes of ammo containing twenty-rounds each is ... OMG! ...

(Blammophobia = anxiety caused by loud noises and / or the irrational fear of the number of cartridges perceived to be in the possession of a law abiding citizen)

Friday, March 9, 2018

March 2018 is a good month to support your Lake County, Illinois Shooting Ranges


Caliber Gun Range, Waukegan, Il

5 Star Firearms, Zion, Il

Outdoorsman Pro, Winthrop Harbor, Il
(Range is limited to handgun caliber firearms)

Each range sells guns and ammo.
Each range offers Concealed Carry classes.

(I have no affiliation with any of the above entities)

Friday, March 2, 2018

The physical sizes of various capacity AR-15 magazines

A recent news article mentioned something about standard and high capacity AR-15 mags not fitting into a Florida murderer's "duffel bag." Well, I guess much would depend on the size of the "duffel bag." A blog post I did around 3-years ago has some photos of different capacity AR-15 mags and may be helpful (or not) in trying to visualize what the article was implying. CLICK HERE OR ON PHOTO BELOW if interested.