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I'm not a real Cowboy, but I play one in the movies.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Another Fun Short

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015


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Saturday, October 03, 2015


Visited my friend Chris today, who happens to be a fine gunsmith.  I brought my problem 9-mm AR, new BCG, and a stripped lower with parts kit. Apparently the new bolt carrier group I tried this winter to fix my issues was not designed to be used with the 9-mm hammer!  That's why it was locking up... So all I have to do is drop that BCG in my 9 upper, and put the mag block in any AR lower, trade out the buffer, and VOILA!  Hope it works!

Since I asked Chris to substitute my extra 9-mm hammer for the regular AR hammer in the parts kit, I could conceivably have three 9-mm carbines someday.  One will definitely be a Short-Barreled Rifle, but my first priority is to get ONE working reliably.  The culprit seems to have been the ejector on my Colt mag block being bent a little.  A function test tomorrow will tell me if a little tug with pliers did the trick.

Update:   Ordered a butt stock, buffer, another Colt mag block, and another 9-mm upper so I can have a complete, nearly identical back-up gun for the Arizona Sub-Gun Match next weekend.  Yes, I know I could have bought a couple or three Hi-Point carbines for all that would cost, but I know and appreciate the AR's ergonomics, feel, and looks.

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Cool New Optics!

I haven't been so excited about a new optic since my Vortex PST 1-4x rifle scope.

Yesterday, I scored an Alcon Labs SN60WF in 20.5D power.  After I got the wrapper off, I aimed it downrange.  I dealt with some early focus issues, but once I put my mind to it, I was picking off the characters at the bottom of the chart with confidence.  20/20, Baby!

I've been told the acuity may fluctuate over the next month, but I'm happy to now see the world in High Def instead of through a pane of foggy glass.

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