Tag Archives: Guns

Need Help With Gun Pricing/Sale.

Fellow rat and brother-in-arms needs some feedback. A list of pistols and rifles are for sale.  You may either inquire on purchasing, or offer some help on approximate value.  The funds are necessary to help pay for family support. Please check out what he has here. Advertisements

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Deep Concealment Sun Visor Holster Overview

Chase from Deep Conceal LLC, approached me to check out their line of firearm concealed carry holsters. Wasn’t quite certain what I could offer considering I’m pretty happy with my current setup, but I had a choice between their shoulder holster or sun visor holster. The shoulder holster can be described as a rib-band with […]

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Gun Blogger Rendezvous VII

If you didn’t know, Gun Blogger Rendezvous VII registration is open. It’s a little under 90 days away! Are you going to make it? Be sure to mark your calendars, September 5 – 8. You may download and send off the form here. Check out what others had to say about the Gun Blogger Rendezvous […]

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“Tactical” Jazz

Training has provided me a level of competency to shoot consistently well; well enough to safely respond to generic stimuli to execute a satisfactory shot for self-defense purposes from concealment. At least I like to think so. With some practice, it’s pretty darned easy to unholster a firearm from concealment. Speed, accuracy, and movement can […]

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APEX Tactical Specialties AEK Trigger Install

This afternoon, I stayed in and installed an AEK Trigger on Shenanigun’s Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm pistol.  Courtesy of APEX Tactical Specialties, the addition of the AEK trigger provides a reduction in pre-travel and over-travel resulting in a perception of an improved trigger pull.  This trigger may stand alone, or further enhance APEX Tactical […]

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CLEAN ALL THE GUNS!

I used to enjoy cleaning my firearms, but then a took an arrow to the knee. Don’t shoot me in the knee; I know this/that meme is old (Internet time). If you’re a new gun owner, or have few firearms, cleaning firearms post range-time isn’t an issue. For some, it’s an enjoyable experience. Then there […]

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One Hand Revolver Reload

Yay! The sun was out, and so was I. Went to the range and did more revolver work based on Southnarc’s PDF on the snubbie.  Watching the video, my biggest challenge will be maintaining movement and scanning my surroundings for possible threats. I can already hear the folks crying, “MOOOON CLIPPPPS!”

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Range Day and Suppressors in CA

The .22LRs were Remington subsonic rounds. Sounds like a sewing machine.

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Moon Clip Tool – A Speed Loader for your Speed Loader

As a gift, I purchased a Moon Clip Tool several months ago.  The Moon Clip Tool strips and loads moon clips! One arbor is provided for the caliber of your choice.  Extra arbors are $5.00 each.  Clint Walker, the gentleman behind the Moon Clip Tool, makes a quality product and ships out fast.  I may […]

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Ruger LCR .357 Magnum QuickStrips Optimism.

Rainy Day Revolver Training

The rainy days were bound to show up.  It’s been a wet week and it appears some drivers forget what it’s like operating their vehicle in not-so-sunny weather.  My commute home on Friday took 1 hour and 45 minutes as opposed to the normal 40 minutes. On rainy days, or most days for that matter, […]

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New Shooter – Spouse Mandated Training

A long time friend finally got the “go ahead” from the missus to purchase an appropriate handgun for personal protection in the home.  She acknowledged the old .22 LR Derringer won’t cut it. Same ol’ story:  I introduced him to a series of semi-automatics and revolvers.  Discussions concerning shotguns and rifles were brief.  I provided […]

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Gun Blogger Rendezvous 2012

The Gun Blogger Rendezvous is a little over six months away, so if you haven’t made plans already, now is a great time to mark your calendars on September 5-8 to attend this fun filled event in Reno, NV.  Registration forms aren’t available yet, so sit tight and watch what a few other bloggers have […]

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Range Day with the Marlin 25MN

Derek takes the Marlin 25MN on a range trip.

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New Shooter – My Dad

The weekend before SHOT Show 2012, I visited my Dad in Arizona.  Met new family, and went shooting at Caswells in Mesa, AZ.  Turned out to be a good facility, so be sure to check them out if you’re in the area. Aside from a shotgun, Dad never shot a pistol.  Though his wife shot […]

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TPR Sightings Page

Just created a new page, “TPR Sightings,” with links and photos of folks with their The Packing Rat gear; we’re all “packing rats” of guns, gear and grub.  Check it out at the tab located above!  Are you a TPR fan?  Get your patch (via PayPal)!  Folks can send MO, or personal checks, but should […]

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The Beltman’s Bullhide Gunbelts

Derek likes the Beltman’s belt. You will, too.

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Starbucks Appreciation Day

Derek will buy a cup of coffee tomorrow for Starbucks Appreciation Day. Maybe two if he’s lucky.

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AK/Saiga Magazine Reloads

I needed some work on my AK rifle reloads, and still do.  Mike with CS Tactical was giving me some pointers and put together this video.  What do you folks think? Rig in the video is a Special Operations Equipment Micro M4/AK Rig.

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SHOT SHOW Day 4 – Las Vegas Strip and Closing Remarks

Derek closes out the SHOT Show coverage and uploads his remaining Vegas photos.

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Half-Loaded Pistols

Derek found an excellent video demonstrating why carrying a firearm with an empty chamber is not favorable.

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