I operated my Springfield XD45 with these gloves, and once I got used to the feel of the trigger with the gloves, I could shoot just as accurate with or without the gloves. The leather covering the index finger is rather thin, and I could tell it would eventually wear a little, allowing for an increase in trigger sensation while firing. The only issue I had while shooting was racking the slide.
Out of my favorite top 10 Gun Blogs for women, The Cornered Cat is my very favorite of all! The Cornered Cat is about women and guns, not about cats. But in a way, it’s about the cornered cat in all of us. It’s about the determination to get away from an attacker if you need to. It’s about making the decision to say, “Not me. Not mine. Not today.”
Ladies, I have found the perfect knife for us! I have been looking for a good neck knife or at least a good knife that I could carry in my jeans pocket without adding any bulk. The SOG Access Card 2.0 Knife would be good for either purpose. I know that it would be discovered with a metal detector, but short of that – no one would know you had it on you, even in skinny jeans, maybe even in yoga pants. It is the perfect Every Day Carry (EDC) knife and it will now be on my person at all times – unless I am heading to the airport!
Back in April, at a long range competition at Thunder Valley Precision (TVP) in Ohio, I had the chance to put Bushnell’s new Fusion 1 Mile ARC 8x32mm Range Finder through it’s paces. (It is also available in 12x50mm and 10x42mm versions.) My teammate for the match had just purchased the Bushnell Fusion, they had only been available to the public for a couple months at that point, so it was exciting to try out the new “toy”.
Quickly, I discovered that they were made with quality in mind, rugged, strong, and solid.
This is a very well made tool. It is extremely strong, able to take a lot of pressure; built with precision, the blocks will fit various slides snuggly. Danny showed me mock-ups he had of an XD slide, and it became clear to me how much time and thought he has put into designing this tool. It is simply a rugged, professional, essential piece of gear for changing out sights. The model I wanted was the Universal Sight Tool, it comes with three different clamping blocks, allowing you to use one tool on most pistols.
One of the more surprisingly useful pieces of “gun-related gear” I have come across recently is the Laser Training Cartridge made by LaserLyte. I have one in 9mm, although they come in most other calibers. (Some calibers, like a .308 or a .300 require a .223 Laser Training cartridge and an additional sleeve to make them fit properly in the chamber.) LaserLyte says the cartridge is good for about 3,000 shots per battery. 3,000 shots is about 60 boxes of ammo, and with the price of ammo these days, that could save you over $1,000 – over and over and over! In these times when ammo is scarce, or extremely overpriced, this little gadget can save you a lot of money!
If you are out clearing the woods of zombies, and run low on ammo – this little guy will do the trick! Like Col. Jeff Cooper says “The purpose of the pistol is to stop a fight that somebody else has started, almost always at very short range.” If you are in extremely close range, and the ammo runs low – this bayonet may get you out of a sticky situation.
Considering how much attention these modern rifles are getting from the President of the United States, Congress, the media, and the citizens of this great country, it would be reasonable to assume they are the deadliest firearms on our streets today. Our lawmakers have access to the same statistics we do, and undoubtedly even more data that the general public may not be privy to, so if they are really trying to “Prevent Gun Violence” wouldn’t they focus on the area where they could make the greatest impact? I guess they can’t handle the truth.
The way I see it, it is a lot of work doing the research for the parts, and finding the perfect gunsmith that understands what a woman needs in a long-range rifle. Not to mention — accuracy costs money! I am going to need a case worthy of carrying that rifle, and the dear friend who gave it to me, as a gift, fully understood that I needed a treasure box. A rugged, sleek, portable, carrying case for my dream rifle – this Pelican long case meets my needs perfectly.
I did carry this around for a few days over the last couple of weeks. I even put it through a battery of tests including slicing rope, cutting branches, chopping potatoes, opening containers, and sawing branches. After all the “projects” I used this knife on, I can imagine how it would function out in the field. The serrations were sharp and performed well, I easily cut through ½” rope, nylon straps, and with some effort, a 1” branch from a bush in my yard. I used the straight edge portion of the blade to cut fruit, potatoes, and slice cardboard. This is where I found a slight problem: out of the box, the knife is not as sharp as you would expect from a brand new blade. I am going to sharpen it well and continue to use it, as that is the only negative thing I can say about it. Once the blade is up to my standards, I will use the heck out of it!
I repeated the process with the action screws and the torque wrench, the side stocks, and with that – the stock swap was complete. Would I recommend this project to the average gun owner? If I can do it – you can do it! (As long as you have the proper tools.) Now I have a tactical stock that I will adjust to fit me.
The real question is: How does the Vortex Razor HD perform in the field? What will a long-range tactical shooter gain from using this scope? I can give you an example while using it out at the range (with a couple gentlemen far superior to me in long-range marksmanship). We found, when using a clean white paper target, we were able to resolve 6mm bullet holes at 500 yards.