I had a chance to stop by my favorite local gun shop, Liquid Transformations the other day and talked with
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.
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!
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.