Category Archives: firearms

Mag change drills

Warm n breezy 🙂
15 meters


Still some feed problems
And my grip ain’t what it should be yet

More practice

dear S&W

why are there vise grip marks on my firing pin ?

things that go click

I need a 1911 tech guru

I recently swapped out the mainspring housing on my 1911 S&W… added an arch to make it more user friendly

finally got around to the range to do some more shooting a couple days ago and made an interesting discovery, well 2 actually.

my 10 round magazines have decided to not feed properly so now there are a couple shiny pieces of debris out in the corn field. … they were cheap when I got ’em, so not a huge surprise or loss.

the significant discovery is that while the stock mags feed just fine, the first hammer drop after a mag swap has no earth shattering kaboom. After about 6 or 7 of those, I gathered up the rounds with scuffed primers and refilled a magazine. First round click, with all the rest feeding and firing perfectly.

I can’t see any reason for the hammer to have less force on the first drop than it does on all the others.

Any ideas?

New Shooter

I’ve got a soon to be new gun owner here today.

I’m adding some first time shooter & 2A links to his web browser favorites.

anyone got any suggestions ? I’ll add ’em to the list

Open Carry Event

via Eastern Iowa Carry [you can find ’em on Facebook]

2 weeks from yesterday we will meet to open carry without contention at Godfathers Pizza Town and Country. Please remember this month is on a TUESDAY not the usual Wednesday. Please invite everyone who says they have something to do on Wednesdays.

if my calculations are correct this means July 23

@ this Godfather’s Pizza

3647 1/2 1ST AVE SE
(319) 363-2127

random rule change

went down to the shall issue office with a handful of otherwise useless paperwork yesterday.


note this is the pile of useless documents I didn’t have the last time I was there


so, I’m stuffing my completed forms and supporting documentation into the little metal safety bin and looking at the highlighted portions of the requirements list (printed and highlighted by the person inside the fishbowl) to make sure I’ve got everything…..


and she informs me those documents are not what I need. Instead I need a picture ID with current address.


dunno why I even try to deal with these people

Range day

Range day!!!! @ SureShot

Who wants to go?


Targets @ 100 & 200 yards
We need better binocs for spotting
Little brother sighting in his EBR