Browning invector bps special steel

Browning invector bps special steel

I have been spending a lot of time giving all the love to the rifles and pistols lately that the shot gun has felt a little left out.

My first shotgun was a Browning invector bps 20 gauge and it is a BEAUTIFUL gun! IMG_2823

As you can see the ejector port isn’t on the right side nor is it on the left which makes this a very nice gun for me when I got out to the range with my Father who is left handed because it ejects on the bottom as well as loads.

I have shot a good number of shot guns over the years and I have even run a few Shotgun ranges and of all the guns I have come across and had the opportunity to shoot this had been one of the smoothest pump actions I had handled.

Gauge: 20

Magazine Capacity: 4

Barrel Length: 22″

Overall Length: 42 1/2″

Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz.

Chamber Size: 3″

The Gear

The Gear

Last week I posted a new page on the site titled GEAR and if you haven’t checked it out yet it is The official GEARS OF GUNS T-shirt.


Be sure to check it out and order your Official GEARS OF GUNS T-shirt HERE!

The Gears crew has some new ideas in the works is a Gears of Guns soft bag for your rifle and also in the works we are planning on launching a new Logo for GEARSOFGUNS.COM.


When I last wrote about the M24 (Remington 700) I had found out that Remington was in the trial stages of fielding a new rifle the US military is calling the XM2010 (XM = Experimental Model).


The contract was awarded to Remington late 2010. As of January 2011 The Army begin fielding 250 of the 3,600 Rifles ordered.

Specs from PEO soldier

Bolt action rifle chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition to increase the effective range

5-round box magazine to make the system easier to load and reload with the additional option to change out ammunition quickly

Rail endowed chassis and free floating barrel that allow for easier mounting of weapon accessories and greater accuracy

Folding and adjustable stock that includes comb and length-of-pull adjustments

Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm Extended Range /Tactical riflescope with advanced scalable ranging and targeting reticle; fielded with the AN/PVS-29 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight

Quick attach/detach AAC muzzlebrake and suppressor  to reduce audible and visible signature with an available thermal sleeve that reduces mirage effect on heated suppressors

.50 BMG, .300 Win Mag, 7.62NATO (.308 Win), 7.62×39 5.56NATO, .22lr

The ballistics table on this weapon for Effective range is 1,200 meters which is a 400m increase over the M24A2 chambered in the 7.62NATO round (800m)


.50 GI conversion for the Glock 21

.50 GI conversion for the Glock 21

I sat down yesterday to write about the .40 vs. 10mm round but I seem to have found myself in a writers block when it came to that so I flipped through my list of what I wanted to talk on this blog and I saw that I had dated the .50 GI conversion for my Glock with todays date so I guess I should just listen to myself and white this post.


Guncrafter Industries designed a slide and barrel for the Glock 20/21 to fire their .50 GI round.


This round is just slightly larger than the .45 ACP but is not as much brass and powder behind the round as the .500 S&W or the .50 AE

                               (Source: Wikipedia)

.50gi - .50ae - .500s&wmag
           Left to right .50GI – .50AE – .500 S&W

It is a smaller round but it gives the Glock family a cousin in the .50s.


Just something fun to think about.

Glock 21 vs. M1911

Glock 21 vs. M1911

I was recently presented with a question about which I like better the Glock 21 or the M1911?

This isn’t an easy question for me to just answer but I will try. I own and love my Glock 21 .45 ACP I have been through a lot with my gun and have shot personally about 500 rounds through it in the 3 years I have owned it and when I got this gun it was “pre-loved” by someone else and when I first took the gun apart it was clear he loved it too just by the wear he had put on the gun.

I have shot and holstered a few different M1911s all of which have had their own characteristics  and I can say I like the feel, size and I do like the recoil for some reason. (I know it might be a little much for some people but we aren’t talking about other people) I have a love/hate relationship with the magazine. I love the look and the size of the magazine and how well you can carry so many magazines without taking up that much space on your belt so you don’t feel like you’re carrying Batman’s utility belt (unless that is what you are going for at which point I suggest taking a strong look at becoming a peace officer because they carry all the COOL stuff *quizzical look at self*) nevertheless I hate the 7 round capacity it offers.

I like the polymer based magazines out on the market for other guns because it puts less wear on the gun (no metal on metal). If you know of a polymer M1911 7 round magazine please email me because I haven’t found one yet.


As I said before I have the Glock 21 and I love it. I have had a few problems over the past few years but we have gotten over them such as having a round without powder fired through the gun followed by a “live” round causing a bulge in the middle of my Glock barrel (see Glock 21 for full story) but that was a ammunition problem not a Glock problem. I will say I am thankful it was in a Glock for the simple fact that it just messed up the barrel and didn’t blow up the whole gun. I have  fired this weapon in close quarters without any hearing protection (unlike with the M1911 you will have a ringing in your ears for a few hours if you are lucky.  In no way am I advocating not wearing ear protection when firing your weapon.) and I will say I was happy because I have heard car horns louder than this gun and it was soft enough that someone in the same building who was sleeping slept right through the shot. Now I will say I do have a few marks towards this gun that are personal problems. I like that it is a full size weapon and has a nice big hand grip for us manly men however someone with smaller hands might not like the feel because it can be a little big. (And again this is more personal than a gun problem) The takedown pin for the gun makes it hard for someone with carpal tunnel syndrome to take the gun apart again however on the same side of this coin the take down for cleaning it very fast and simple. The magazine is bulky but it has a 13 round capacity so it is like carrying two magazines of the M1911. It is polymer which I love because it makes the gun lightweight and \as you may have seen in the torture tests makes the gun want to last longer.


Speaking of my Glock, my sights are WAY off! Maybe I will go in and get them to sight the gun in this week. I’ll keep you all posted.

A friend told me he might be buying a M1911 here soon. Maybe if I am really nice I can get him to do a guest post for me on his trip of going out and getting one. 

I introduced Glock to a very old and dear friend of mine who was thinking about buying his first gun and I went shopping with him a few times to look at different guns and he did his research and found that the Glock 22 .40 S&W was the gun for him and when he called me telling me what he got I was proud to say I had a small role in him joining the Glock Family.

10 rules for Safe Gun Handling

10 rules for Safe Gun Handling

1. Always treat the weapon as if it was loaded.

2. Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

3. Always keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

4. Always keep the gun unloaded until you are ready to use it.

5. Never point the gun at anything you don’t intend to kill or destroy.

6. ALWAYS know your target and the backdrop you are shooting at.

7. Be aware of your surroundings. Knowing where you are shooting and what you are shooting at is important to maintain proper gun safety.

8. Always wear safety protection (safety glasses and eye protection)

9. Know and understand how the weapon operates.

10. When finished shooting always check and clear your weapon. (Rule 1 ALWAYS Applies. No exceptions)


Always remember that guns are not toys and should always treated with respect.

Day in the life of…

Day in the life of…

Gears of guns.







There is 3.6 gun  to every 1 Gears of Guns crew member for most weekends we go out shooting. Every crew member averages 435 rounds per weekend which is about 121 rounds  through each weapon. Each crew member spends about $74 per weekend on ammunition. I guess that is the real reason we only do a big shooting trip once every few months.

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