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Monday, December 26, 2011

Your hunting rifle is now a sniper rifle

and your hunting shotguns are now Eeevil assault weapons.

FALL RIVER, M.A (WPRI) - A local man is arrested after police seize a stash of weapons from a Fall River home.

Police were called to an apartment on North Main Street Tuesday night for reports of a man heavily armed with weapons.

Once inside, police discovered a loaded handgun and shotgun, a sniper rifle and semi-automatic rifle, and more than 600 rounds of ammunition.

Police arrested Colin Kenny, 23, for assault and various weapons charges.

Take note of this Hunters who say that it is ONLY others peoples guns that are dangerous. So when you throw other gun owners under the bus, remember your guns can be classified whichever way the politicians want as well.

H/t JayG

Blogger has an issue

Evidently every post I make is showing up as linked to posts by everyone in my blogroll. I didn't change anything, so evidently it's an issue with blogger. I have no idea what to do to fix it other than yelling at the google overlords at blogger to fix their errant software.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Why is the Department of Justice looking at my page

I don't think I've done or written anything to bring down the DOJ's Ire. Anybody have any ideas?

1911A1 Longslide question

Does anyone make a kit or know where I can get parts to convert my Norinco 1911A1 to a 6" Longslide? I want to be able to switch between the 5" and the 6" without having to do a bunch of hand fitting.

"Bueller?... Bueller?"

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A loss in our ranks

Mamaw Farmgirls Mom has passed away from her fight with cancer.

Please click here and leave your condolences.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lucky Gunner Ammo Test

Well It took me a while but I finally got to test the .45 ACP Fiocchi ammo that Heidi at sent me.

They sent me a box of 230 gr FMJ .45 ACP for me to test with my Norinco 1911A1.. I enjoyed testing the ammunition against my Winchester White Box 230 gr FMJ .45 ACP, I had some photos however the SD card in my camera is messed up, so I was not able to recover the photos.

However I do have some results to share.

Control: Winchester Whitebox

shooting 2, 7 round strings at 15 feet. Average groups size 4 1/2 inches with 1 flyer bringing the groups to 6 inches.

No failures to feed or fire, 1 failure to eject which was quickly cleared and resume firing.

Penetration shooting into 3 liter soda bottles filled with water lined up in a row.

Winchester Whitebox penetrated 4 slug exiting bottle #4 at an angle

Second round penetrated 5 bottles and slug was in fifth bottle hardly deformed.

Third round penetrated 3 bottles and took off for parts unknown.

Power test filled a 2 liter bottle with dirt and place it on top of a stand to see if the bullet has enough force to knock the bottle down or off the stand.

Winchester Whitebox 3 rounds all 3 knocked the bottle over and off the stand.

No further FTF, Fire or Eject.

Cleaned Pistol to start fresh.

Fiocchi Ammo

2, 7 round strings at 15 feet, average groups size 4 1/4 inches with 2 flyers bringing the groups to 5 3/4 inches. No failures to feed, fire or eject

Penetration: 1st round penetrated 2 bottles and took off for parts unknown.

Second round penetrated 4 bottles and ruptured the fifth, slug in 4th bottle, also first failure to eject. Cleared pistol for next round.

Third round penetrated 5 bottles and was recovered in the 5th bottle. It could almost be reloaded and used again.

Power: 1st round knocked the bottle completely off the stand and split the bottle.

Second round knocked the bottle over and almost off the stand.

Third round split the bottle but did not knock it over. Shell stove piped, cleared the jam and fired a 4th power test which knocked the bottle off the stand.

I shot the rest of the round off at various targets, such as monster energy drinks cans filled with water. Without fail the Fiocchi shredded the cans. The 5 gallon bucket filled with water took a full magazine the final round stove piped.

It's the first time I've fired the Fiocchi Ammunition, and I will say that I like it. The recoil seems to be a little more than the Winchester Whitebox, but it is very manageable. The 2 stove pipes I honestly think are my fault as I wasn't holding the pistol tightly enough.

I hope that I get a chance to test some more of the Fiocchi Ammo. It is accurate and seems to me to be just a little bit hotter than the Winchester Ammo. It did seems to leave my pistol a little bit cleaner than the Winchester, I didn't have that much powder residue on my slide like I do with the Winchester Ammo.

If you'd like to get some of the Fiocchi Ammo to try yourself, follow this link (50 rounds Fiocchi .45 ACP) and get some. They also offer 1000 round pack at this link (1000 rounds Fiocchi .45 ACP)