Zombies. Machineguns. Shotguns. Awesome!

Two of the most well-known shooting personalities in the state (and nation) have joined forces to create something that’s pretty awesome.

Michael Bane of Shooting Gallery fame and Alan Samuel from Machinegun Tours have joined forces to do some belt-fed zombie slaying.


SHOT Show, Day the First

Okay, yeah, it’s the second day for most of you.

Got into Vegas last night, checked into the Wynn (highly recommended,) and crashed. Today was out first day out on the floor, and we saw some interesting stuff. Dig it:

iShot – Now I don’t shoot a whole lot of IDPA, but iShot has an IDPA concealment vest that is all kinds of slick. Not too many pockets, sleeves in the front for concealing a couple of flexicuffs, abrasion-resistant material on the inside that falls right where you’d wear your pistol and holster, and removable flaps on the outside pockets for dumping magazines. As an added bonus, the vest is not so horribly ugly that you couldn’t wear it out to the grocery store.

Tactical Solutions – TacSol is shipping a 50-rd. drum magazine for the AR-22 or Ruger 10/22 (interchangeable feed tower.) It looks pretty solid, and is designed to be very easy to load. I’m trying to get my hands on a demo unit, because this thing might be real handy for a dedicated .22LR trainer.

Pics and more stuff, coming soon. We’re gonna go eat dinner and see Penn and Teller…


2011 SHOT Show

Kind of last minute, but I just got registered for the 2011 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Because of my continual need to work for a living, I’m only going to be there from Wednesday on. I’m also planning on shooting the SHOT Show Multigun Match over at Desert Sportsman on Saturday.

Anyone else going to be there?



Over at GNM, Caleb was pontificating about logging your round count, keeping track of malfunctions, et cetera.

It’s probably a good idea to keep a log of rounds fired, although it’s not something I’ve always done myself.  Even more important, though, is keeping a practice log – a record of the drills you shoot, the times and scores you put up, et cetera.  I’ve been keeping a record of my practices since 2008, and I’m constantly referring back to those old notes.  I use them to figure out where my weak points are, what I need to practice more, and how I can further refine my training.

So, some dudes in the comments section mentioned a web service called Rangelog.com.  It looks like an interesting service – you can log your practice sessions and matches online, keep track of your round counts, maintenance, modifications, and tons of other information.  It’s an interesting idea, and I’m thinking about signing up for it.  Anyone out there ever tried this service?

Red Hot SMLE Pr0n.

I recently snapped a few photos of a friend’s SMLE. Enjoy. :-)

Tactical Rimfire Match Writeup

Hola amigos, I know it’s been a long time since I blogged at you, but I finally have some down time to do a writeup on the tactical rimfire match that we ran a couple of months ago.

Once a month, I help to run a tactical rifle match at our local range. Three stages, with targets from contact distance to 400 yards and a round count of 100-150.

Well, in the last few months, a lot of the guys around here had picked up rimfire rifles in various “tactical” configurations- GSG-5’s, Tactical Solutions AR-22 uppers, Nordic Components 10/22 conversion kits, and other similar rigs.

From Tactical Rimfire Match

I figured that with everyone buying these things, and ammo costs being what they were, why not set up a side match that would allow us to shoot from the same positions, at steel targets, but on a shorter range?

As luck would have it, Hoser, our Match Director had recently acquired a set of steel targets for our club so we could run matches for Sportsman’s Team Challenge. He thought these targets could pull double duty for this match and Team Challenge. So, the decision was made to use the Team Challenge steel, while cribbing the props, shooting positions, and rules from our regular Tactical Rifle match.

From Tactical Rimfire Match

It was decided that we’d run the side match during our August match. Fourth Sunday of the month rolls around, and it turns out that all of the rifle berms had been booked for a 4H black powder shoot. Had we not planned on doing the rimfire match, we’d have had to just pack up and go home. So, intent on mashing lemons into lemonade, we reserved one of the pistol berms, set up a course of fire and broke out the bulk packs.

From Tactical Rimfire Match

The results were an unqualified success. Everyone had a good time, and we were able to run through two courses of fire, a standards stage, and then broke out a dueling rack for some one-on-one competition.