I had planned on posting this earlier but there was a new development in the story so I figured I would wait until today to talk about.
As stated in the last posting my gun was firing Single Action. (meaning you have to bring the slide back into the fire position) I had figured out it was the slide release spring on my Glock and had figure I needed to have it brought into a gunsmith and get it fixed. (Something just doesn’t feel right when you know you sidearm isn’t functioning like it should much less cycling properly)
so as I said yesterday I would post a photo of the damage and if you really don’t look at it very closely you might not see the pregnant spot on it but here it is.
I am not a fan of the new Wolf simply because it is not a Glock barrel (I will talk about why in a later post)
So being that I couldn’t take the gun not working anymore I had to get it fixed today.
I had some problems with a local gun shop in this area who gave me the run around with 2 .22LR Rifles I had. so I knew I wasn’t going to go there and when the Glock was seized open I had taken it to another local shop but when I had a friend who needed some work down on a gun they told me they were backlogged for 2 months and I just don’t have that much time to have a gun out of order plus they were telling me $45 to clean a Glock 21 so I called a few shops in the area and one company told me $10 to bring it in and he will clean it right in front of me and so I told him the problem I was having and told me he figured it was the same Spring I thought it was and would cost me real cheap to fix and he would do it while I wait. so I took the gun in he put the new spring in and I was out of there. Friendly nice guy answered all my questions.
I have been watching different Glock torture tests for a few days now and I have been proud to say I own this gun however with that being say I need to tell you this story…
About a year or so ago I was out with a few dear friends and family having a day of shooting. when I was given a few hand-load rounds made in the 1970s and one or two didn’t have any powder in them and as a friend of our was firing the weapon he hit on round without the powder in it followed by a new round which bubbled the barrel seizing the gun.
No damage was done to the firearm aside from the barrel but being a Glock it has an easy to change barrel saving the gun.
Now I have to get the gun into the shop to fix the slide catch so it returns to semi-auto and not single action.
Later in the day I will post a picture of the new barrel next to the old one so you can see the damage.
I was doing my late night surfing when I came across this AR-15 magazine
CAA has come out with what they are calling the “Countdown Magazine”
This gives the shooter a count of how many rounds he has left. The indicator shows in three colors Green (30-21), Yellow (20-11) and Red (10-0) so you know you are almost out. This is a Polymer Magazine with Stainless Steel Spring and Anti-Tilt Follower, for a more reliable Mag.
This will run you about $10 bucks more than the leading brand 30 round polymer magazines. but the payoff is the ability to know when you have only 1 round left or still have 3. I like gadgets and toys so that might be one of the reasons I would get this.
So at first I planned on talking a bit about the Tactilite T2 – .50 BMG AR Upper but I got sidetracked like normal. So I will show you a picture of what I had planned on talking about.
Cool looking bolt action upper with 5 round Mag. it was designed to take an AR-15 platform and give you a .50 BMG (or .416 Barrett, .338 Lapua, .408 CheyTac) caliber rifle. The nice thing is you can have 1 gun and shoot many rounds in case god forbid ammo prices go back up.
They have what I think looks like a pretty awesome barrel on one of the guns they made.
Needless to say I like big cool guns. I think that is why most of us are here, right? Just because I know you want more pictures I will post 3 more for you.
Well I guess I ended up talking more about it then I thought I was going to.
I was asked by a friend of mine to talk a little bit about the 6.8mm Rem SPC.
left to right 6.8mm REM and 5.56 NATO
I haven’t have first hand experience with this 6.8mm round yet. (Anything i say from this point are just my own views from what i have read.) As i have written in other post I am not a fan of the 5.56 NATO round due in part to the fact it is a .22 on steroids!! I would like to see and feel on first hand basis and the differences in the rounds in how the handle. I have a collection of live and spent rounds with everything from a .50 BMG to a .45ACP to .17 hornet. I however haven’t yet come across anyone at the range shooting next to me who has a 6.8mm rifle so i have yet to pick a spent or live round up. I favor the larger rounds because well let face it I am a guy and guys like BIG guns!
From my research on this 6.8mm round i have been doing for the past *looks at watch* 7 minutes now? i have found that this 6.8mm round was designed by Remington Arms Company, Inc. with some help of the US SOCOM people. the round was designed in mind to be a between of the 5.56NATO and 7.62NATO in bullet speed and size. after i have a few shots with this round i will do a more then depth discovery of this 6.8mm Rem SPC round, you can count on that!!!
Now once i get the doctors release to put a butt-stock against my shoulder again I would love to get out and put some lead down range at some zombies or maybe into some cans of spray paint or a watermelon?? hm… *ideas start flowing into mind*
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I was planning again to talk about Glock conversions when i came across this site.
when i read this i got a mix of emotions rushing through me I was feeling proud to own this gun and at the same time I had no words as i was in shock that a gun owner with put this gun through its paces like this.
Glock 21 Torture Test
So next time someone asks you what the two things you would want to have on you if you were lost in the woods you can remember this gun and know you answer just might be a Glock 21 and enough ammo!
Welcome to Video Tuesday!
I found this video last night and thought it was interesting to say the least.
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