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!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot

Well, it's only a few days until I leave for Kentucky and the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot. I've been looking forward to this for months. I hope I can take some pictures for the blog, but in the meantime, there are plenty of video's on youtube. I would post them here, but I'm kinda doing this post in haste and don't want to dedicate the time right now.

Can't wait. Only 2 more days!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Savage Model 11 in .300 WSM

Well, I've finally shot my Savage 11 in .300wsm. I've had it for 2 weeks and had no scope for it, so I had no way to aim it. Since I finally shot it, I figure I would go ahead and review it. This gun is loud, it's powerful, it kicks like a mule, and it's fun as hell so here's the review:

Savage model 11

Caliber: .300 winchester short magnum

Action: Bolt-action

Magazine Capacity: 2+1

Sights: Barska 6-24x42

Overall I have to say that I'm happy with this gun. I am going to say that you should take one part of this review with a grain of salt however. That is, don't form an opinion of this gun based around my experience with the accuracy of this gun. The Barska scope I have was easy to zero in but my accuracy wasn't the greatest thanks to the most prevalent aspect of the gun, recoil.

The recoil in this gun is massive. I had one box, 20 rounds, and my shoulder is killing me. It's been a while since I've shot a large caliber rifle on a regular basis, so part of that is just me not being used to it. On the other hand, this is the hardest kicking gun I've ever had. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. That's why I bought the gun, but the recoil can't be ignored.

I do feel that I have to say one more thing about the recoil. It is strong, yes, but there are a lot of videos out there of people shooting the .300wsm and the .300 win mag and busting their face up with the scope as the gun recoils. If you are thinking about getting a gun this strong the first step is to learn how to shoot. Accidents like that happen when people don't know how to properly hold a rifle. If you're an experienced shooter you'll feel the recoil but it won't be anything you can't handle.

Truth be told, if there was one aspect about shooting today that worried me was the scope. Like I said, it was easy to zero but it did present a problem when I tried to get the sight picture. I'll refrain on commenting on this because I think I need to adjust the mounts.

After I sighted the gun I had about 2 in. groupings at 100yds. Remember that the capacity of the gun is 2+1 so these were 3 shot groupings. I was able to sight in the gun in about 4 shots, so that left me 16 rounds to play around with. About 10 of those rounds were well placed, and then after the massive recoil took effect on my arm, about 6 shots were all over the place. The end result was the realization that I need new target stands now.

The bolt action on the Savage was incredible smooth. All of the cartridges loaded without the slights problem. I'm not sure how much credit that's worth being that I only shot 20 rounds, but I'm satisfied.
Lastly, I have to make a brief mention about the feel of this gun. This gun feels absolutely natural. It feels just like an extension of your arm. The thumb hole stock makes for excellent stability. I could fall asleep with this gun in my arms and never notice it.

Overall, I have to say I'm satisfied but would only recommend this gun in this caliber to experienced shooters.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Airsoft Sucks

Boy am I getting sick of airsoft guns. Trying to find a decent review on the internet for military firearms is like finding a needle in a haystack. Even trying to find guns for sale leads to an avalanche of airsoft adds. I have news for people. AIRSOFT GUNS ARE TOYS! I'm not looking for toys. I'm not looking for plastic bb guns for people who never grew out of playing cowboys and indians as a kid.

For those who are wondering, yes I have played airsoft. I have actually had a couple of airsoft guns. They were cheap and broke easily and in the long run were overpriced. That's really what supprised me. I've found airsoft guns that were more expensive than their real counterparts! Who would pay that?

Oh well, I'm just ranting.

~end of rant~

Monday, March 22, 2010

Welcome and First Post

Welcome to Gun Land!

I suppose you may be asking "Why is this blog here" or "Why am I wasting my time?" Well, this blog is here primarily to share gun news (legislation and otherwise), encourage responsible exercise of the 2nd amendment and for gun reviews that will eventually be shared on video. Other issues may find their way on here from time to time, but not often. I hope you enjoy this blog. I hope to begin doing reviews on guns, gun shows, and gun stores and ranges often. See you soon!

-Gun Guru