I came across this shotgun while looking for sights for my Mossberg 590. It’s costs a hell of a lot of money so I was naturally drawn to it. I went over the specs and read some reviews and now it’s on my wish list. It’s really expensive for a shotgun so I won’t be buying it any time soon but is good to have something to strive for in the future if I win the lottery. Here is a review on GunRating.com.
A comparable shotgun for less than half the price with similar features is the Mossberg 930 SPX. Here is a review on WeaponRevolution.com. It’s a good looking gun with a higher capacity than the Benelli M4. Hopefully I can get one of these at the end of the year and give you a better review. Until then here is a pic below.
Along the vein of the last post here is an excellent online resource for first aid. Nothing beats a hands on course but this is definitely better than not knowing anything at all. Here is the link to the Combat Lifesaver Course.
I have been swamped with work and the holidays are not making it easy to put up well written and though out posts. I will continue to write small posts at least twice a week. I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays. Be safe and prepared.
I was thinking about IFAK’s (Individual First Aid Kit) and BOK’s (Blow Out Kit) the other day for my tactical vest but I’ll go over that in the future. Since I had first aid kit’s on the brain I stopped in Kenco which is located in Kingston, NY. It’s a two story outdoor store.
I was browsing through the first aid section on the second floor and picked up the following two items for when I’m hiking through the woods. I do not expect to ever use them except for a band-aid here and there but as we all know being prepared is the way to go. I like these two kits because they were small, lightweight and water resistant. They were under $30 each so I didn’t feel all that bad about having a dedicated kit in my hiking backpack.
Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight & Watertight 9
Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pack with QuikClot
I came across this very informative overlay map on the New York Times website. You can put in your zip code and see a breakdown of people around where you live. This is very useful depending where you live because you can see the types of neighborhoods you have to go through when you’re bugging out. Check this website out and come to your own conclusions.
The following is my friends Remington 700 rifle. We went to the range a while back and I had intended to review the rifle in depth. Unfortunately as time passed I have lost the pictures of the targets we were shooting at. Telling people that the gun is accurate is one thing, showing them is a whole lot better. Since I do not have proof all I can say is that the gun is really accurate and that you should just enjoy the pics below and find another article that goes over the pros and cons of this rifle. My opinion on this rifle is that I would not want to be on the other end of it EVER. It is very accurate and is wonderfully engineered piece of equipment. It’s a whole lot of fun to shoot and has a satisfying woomp when you pull the trigger.
The rifle is not without it’s issues. There is a lot of controversy surrounding this rifle and the misfires that have been occurring over the decades. There is an article on USA Today that sums it up pretty well. Remington 700 Article. Keep this in mind if you are considering purchasing this rifle.
I started a new job recently and it has been taking up a great deal of my time. In today’s job market I’m not going to complain. I’m lucky to be employed. On the other hand work does take away from my time shooting guns on the range and looking up expensive toys on the internet that I don’t need but really want Fortunately the new job will allow me to buy said expensive toys. It’s a vicious cycle for the consumer. I was thinking about setting up a Bug Out Bag for work. Considering I spend 2/3rd’s of my waking hours there it’s almost like home minus the pajamas.
In the next couple of days I’m going to get a kit together and write a post describing the contents and the reasons behind my choices. Since it’s for work weapons are off limits. I also have to consider if I will have the luxury of even getting home before bugging out to gosh knows where. I’m pretty flexible and will leave straight from work and not go back home if it means saving my life. Bugging out is a complicated business when you have people that you care about. All of these topics will be considered and addressed. Have a good night everyone. I’m off to get some rest.
I forgot to post this yesterday. Here is the manual for the Bushmaster M17S Bullpup.
Bushmaster M17S Bullpup Manual
Have a good night everybody.
In continuation of the previous posts about my trip to the Calverton range I would like to present to everyone the Bushmaster M17S Bullpup. The rifle is my buddies. He bought it years ago and tricked it out with a few accessories. At the time he bought it I was doubting the quality of the firearm because it didn’t look like anything I had seen before. I thought it looked a bit spartan. I was proved wrong by my friends choice. This rifle will not be winning any beauty contests but it will definitely hit anything you are shooting at it with great precision. The rifle shoots really well. I was making head shots on a 100 yard target 40% of the time and the torso at a 100 yards almost a 100% of the time.
The only two downsides for me were the long trigger pull and the weight. The trigger has some travel before it engages. It’s easy to get accustomed to and it is only a downside because I am comparing it to my Stag Arms Model 2. The rifle with all of my friends goodies on it is over 10 lbs. A couple more lbs and your holding a M249 SAW. The rifle is not made any more so if you like what you see you may be out of luck unless you get it used at a gun show. Here are a bunch of pics of my friends rifle and two targets at a 100 yards.
I’m going to take a quick break from posting about the range and get on my soap box and preach a bit. Today’s bit of wisdom is having the basic necessities at home and on your person. Those of us who are mindful and prepare for a time when there might be trouble take this very seriously. I’m sure everyone has friends who do not have any supplies whatsoever. The people who do not think about having their shit together live their lives day to day never thinking about tomorrow like the fable The Grasshopper and the Ant. If you have ever spoken to your friends and family about getting ready for hard times and they laughed at you and then said that if things go wrong they will show up at your place then you know how upsetting it is. That kind of talk is proof that they do not care and they will be looking for handouts in case something happens.
It doesn’t take much to have some backup food and water. I pick up a few extras of my favorites and put it off to the side. I think the most important thing is to get water and food that you are familiar with. One of the best investments that I have ever made and had a chance to use in the NYC blackout was the Sterno Stove. I bought the folding stove and some Sterno for a camping trip I never went to years ago. The great thing about this setup is that it’s portable and it doesn’t take up a lot of room.
This little stove let me boil water and heat up my food so I didn’t have to eat it cold. The blackout was only for a day so I wasn’t exactly suffering but it was good to have. I’ll get back to posts about firearms shortly.