Archive for February 2010
It’s important that the gun goes “bang” every time; shooting a box of fresh CCI Mini-Mag HP High-Velocity 22LR 36 grain ammo (lot K29Q18), Joe had 2 out of three rounds fail to leave the pipe. I touched off 8 with no failures. I’ll write CCI to see how they want to proceed.
CCI case on left, Remington on right. The CCI is uniformly clean; Remington, uniformly dirty.
This is the base of the recovered bullet. The powder on the base is clay-like in consistency.
I sent my rent payment off to Comcast – I wonder how long a refund check for 23 months of cable service will take to arrive?
I was clearly not fully awake when I set up this bill pay cycle.
Virginia is a “point of contact” state for background checks, so when handguns are purchased, those checks are performed by the state police. Elliott asserted that when a patron filled out paperwork at the gun show, including a state handgun purchase form and a federal Form 4473, ATF agents took the buyer’s address information while state police conducted the background checks. An officer was dispatched to the buyer’s home to confirm whether the individual actually lived at the address listed on the purchase form.
“As far as we’re concerned,” Elliott said, “it was illegal.”
WordPress doesn’t honor youtube links to a specific time in a video, so I’ll save you 42 seconds of misery.
Backstory here; it’s about five gallons of binary explosive at a range of way the fuck too close.
In support of Starbucks, I ambled over Sunday and enjoyed some sweets.
(the date is the date the transaction hit the bank).
I picked up a couple ASAPs and an MS2 last week; installing the ASAP was much easier once I realized I have a mil-spec extension on my SEBR, not the commercial extension. Quite hard to fit the larger commercial block into the smaller mil-spec slot.
While goofing off with the MS2 (read: trying to adjust it to allow the rifle to move without smacking me in the nuts), I thought about the other type of shooting I like to do; a few moments of dickery et voilà: DSLR on a single-point sling. It distributes the mass over your whole body quite nicely, without a fecking neckstrap to get caught up in the works. Detaching the sling is quite easy; I suppose were I to carry it full-time in this manner I’d make it a little more difficult.
Even with the largest lens and flash I have, the mass is spread out enough that it isn’t as big a deal as with the neckstrap.
Full disclosure: MagPul sent me an AFG gratis once for evaluation.
There have been many limited-edition runs of colors from Magpul; some more desirable than others. People often assert that if you don’t like the color of PMags, you can just buy a can of Fusion and take care of the problem; I picked up a couple cans last night and gave it a go. After 12+ hours under a heat lamp, I am sad to report the body and endcap shed the layer of paint with slight pressure; the stippled areas cleaned up nicely with some thinner.
If I had been very careful and only used it for show, the magazine would have been fine; where is the fun in that, though?
I will admit the hand guards look fetching in pink, and at quite a few pennies less than the $140 Cav Arms charges for the same.