Monday, October 25, 2010

Hiatus on Posts

Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooo? Is any body there???

Ok, I haven't posted in a long while, and I was pretty much ready to give up on blogging. Simply put, I haven't gotten a digital camera yet for video reviews and written reviews are a bit too tedious for my schedule. I think I'm going to have a camera available by December. I probably won't post too much until then. If you've been waiting for a review (if there's anybody left that reads this blog) please be patient. Thanks!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wonderful Video

If you will look to the left, you will find a short article entitled "Remember" expressing my thoughts on firearms and my pride in ownership. To drive the point home, I would like to share this video with you from the National Firearms Museum in Virginia. This video is of Theodore Roosevelt's personal sidearm that he took to Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Many of these videos show the great firearms the freed the world. Enjoy!

Range Pictures and IWI Jerico review!

Well, I went out to the range last Wednesday (as usual) and it turned out great. It was so great that I decided to show you some pics and do a review of one of my favorite guns, the IWI Jericho also known as the BABY EAGLE!

What can I say about this gun? It's perfect! Well, nearly perfect. I will get to some minor flaws later but first let me give you the specs and tell you what's great about this gun.

IWI Jericho (Imported under the name Baby Eagle by Magnum Research)
Cal.- 9mm
4in. barrel

Well, like I said, this gun is nearly perfect. I happen to have mine chambered in 9mm, but it is also available in .40 S&W. I actually special ordered mine and bought it based on the reviews from Rugersix on youtube. My local gun store had Baby Eagles, but they didn't have the one I wanted. They had polymer framed guns (which I'm not very fond of), and the compacts and sub compacts. I wanted a full metal framed full size Baby Eagle, hence I had to special order it.

As soon as I got it out of the case I took it to the range and it was perfect. It was dead on at about 10 yards. This is just a point and shoot gun. The full metal frame helps reduce the already light recoil of the 9mm so the gun doesn't jump around much. It came with 2 18 round mags, so the gun can really tear things up. It's really just a point and shoot gun and I can't do it justice with just words. I can only say that if you're in the market for a semiautomatic pistol, take a good look at these.

Ok, so what's bad? Well, I can point out two things. First, I have to say that the grip on the back of the slide is very thin and can make it difficult to prime the gun. With a little bit of use you just simply get used to it, but I know this fact can turn a lot of people off to this gun. I really don't think that it's such a big problem as to dismiss purchase of the gun, and like I said, you get used to it pretty quick.

The last disadvantage of the gun is quite simply its price. This isn't a cheap gun. Depending on where you live, look to be paying $500 - $700. I'm not going to say what I paid for the gun, suffice it to say that it was between those two figures. This is actually the 2nd most expensive gun in my collection. You may ask, "is it worth it?" My answer is simply, absolutely! As far as handguns go, this is the most accurate and reliable handgun I have ever fired.

Well, I realize that this is a pretty short review. I plan on reviewing both this and the Savage 11 again when I get a video program working, but I hope that this suffices for now.

Happy Shooting!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Day at the Range

Just about every Wednesday I go shooting with Brad, one of my best friends. We had an especially good time this past Wednesday. We decided to make a little competition out of it. We had a few guns out at the range this time including my Savage 11 and SKS.

My friend brought his AK-47 and his Ruger Mini-14

We had 8 targets hidden about 70 - 100 yards away. 4 of the targets were mine and 4 were his. The objective was simple. We had to find and identify our targets and whoever could hit them in the least amount of shots would win. As pictured above, Brad was using his Mini-14.

I was using my Savage 11.

Brad did well, but in the end I won. (Which is good because I only had 20 rounds of .300 WSM for my Savage.)

Again, I promise that there will be more reviews to come. It's just finding time.
Keep on Shooting!

Monday, April 26, 2010

My New Gun Rack

For months now I have been wondering what to do with my guns. Unfortunately I don't have thousands to spend on a gun safe, nor do I have the room for one. I have to give a big thank you to rugersix for solving my problem. I saw in one of his video's he took a simple wall rack and made a gun rack out of it. I decided I would do the same.

I want to add that I've been meaning to do some more reviews, but I'm waiting on when I get my digital camera. I prefer to do reviews via video and not just with a blog article. Hopefully, this should be pretty soon. Also, don't worry, I have plenty of reviews to do. This is only about 1/2 of my guns and there's more to come!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Well, you may remember from my last post that I mentioned I purchased an sks at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot. Well, let me tell you the whole story.

When I got it home the gun was absolutely caked with cosmoline. I had never seen a gun with so much of the crap on it. I attempted to clean out as much as I can, but it became extremely time consuming. I spent about 4 hours on it. Eventually I thought I had cleaned it all out. I was wrong. After attempting to fire the gun, I had jam after jam after jam. To make a long story short, I eventually took it into a professional gunsmith. I just got the gun back yesterday and plan on taking it out to shoot it on Wednesday. I wasn't sure if it was cosmoline that I missed or another problem with the gun so I had the gunsmith test fire it to make sure it worked. I can't wait to shoot it!

As a side note, I am working on getting a camera so I can post my own videos. In the meantime, check out this youtuber, rugarsix. He has some great reviews and I bought my IWI Baby Eagle based of off his review and I still say it's one of the best guns I have ever purchased. He has also done a great multi part review of the sks with a youtuber named Iraqveteran8888. Here's the review of the Jerico (baby eagle):

Saturday, April 17, 2010

From Knob Creek

Well, it's taken me a week, but here's my report from the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot.

(these are the three guy's I went to the shoot with)

What can I say? That was one of the most fun things I've done in a long time. It was interesting seeing all the different people that were there, and from all over the country too! The night shoot was great, and I didn't know what to expect.

I was happy to discover that the prices to rent machine guns weren't outrageous. As a matter of fact, they were quite reasonable considering ammo costs. I didn't bring enough money to really do anything this time, but I am planning on returning this October.

I did, however, spend some money. I found an sks for (what I thought) was a really good price. Unfortunately, when I got home, it didn't fire right. I'm working on it right now, but that's another post.

I did want to say one thing about the event though. I was asked by a coworker before leaving why I liked guns so much. I didn't really have a good answer before I left, but the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot (KCMGS) helped me figure it out. It can all be summed up in one word, history. The KCMGS was living history. These were the tools that molded, for better or worse, the world we live in. From the Browning Machine Gun to the German MG-42; from the Maxim Machine gun to the modern GE Minigun, it was these machines that overthrew governments and defended freedom. These were held by both the hero and the villain to make this world we live in. I also think that events like these honor all of those who have seen the horrors of war. These tools of destruction are, in a very real way, being turned into the proverbial plowshare. Machines that were built for the sole purpose of destroying human life have been turned into a form of entertainment for the whole family. That's why I like guns, because it's holding history.

Enough of my rant! Long story short, if you've never been to the KCMGS, go. It's great to bring the whole family! My only suggestion would be to avoid bringing kids below the age of 10. There's a lot of stuff to see, but not a lot of places to sit down and rest. Also, there is an age restriction on who can rent guns.

The Knob Creek Machinge Gun Shoot: only in America!