Before we get to the review of the plate and the video, I would like to share the chance for you to get some free steel of your very own from MK Machining. Shoot Selly@rankmediaagency.com an email and let them know Atticus sent you!
First I would like to say thank you to MK Machining for shipping us out this 66% IPSC AR500 3/8” thick steel plate for this review.
As most of you know, I prefer to shoot steel while I am reviewing guns so you can hear the hits. Rather than trying to publish an “ad” for MK Machining, I wanted to share the guns that we like to shoot from 10 to 50 yards at the steel.
I like to base all of my AR500 3/8 thick steel safety against this instruction list right here.
This list is the bible when it comes to shooting this steel. It clearly out-lines what you shouldn’t do.
8. 3/8” thick targets are intended for use with handgun, rifle, and supersonic rimfire cartridges as well as shotgun birdshot, buckshot and slugs only at appropriate distances described below.
9. 15 yards is the minimum shooting distance when using non-magnum class handgun, supersonic .22LR rimfire, and shotgun birdshot ammunition.
10. 25 yards is the minimum shooting distance when using shotgun buckshot.
11. 50 yards is the minimum shooting distance when using magnum class handgun ammunition, and shotgun slugs.
12. 100 yards is the minimum shooting distance when using standard rifle ammunition under 2,500 fps upon impact and less than 3000 ft/lb of energy upon impact.
13. 250 yards is the minimum shooting distance when using magnum class rifle ammunition under 2,500 fps upon impact and less than 3000 ft/lb of energy upon impact.
As you can see in the video, we shoot everything from .22LR up to .300BLK and 7.62x39mm at a safe distance. I also said in the video that 5.56/.223 is a 100 yard minimum safe distance round and when it comes to my .308s and the long barrels even that can be 150-200 yard for safe shooting.
AR500 is a common steel and a great thing to have on your range and you can find it from great manufactures like MKMachining.com.
Steel can be dangerous but with the right guidelines and proper care, steel can be your greatest shooting ally.
I have no idea what Atticus did to mess up the footage so badly but he did and now we are paying the price. Everyone needs to comment and tell him to get is act together so we don’t have to look at grainy footage. BE NICE or you will have your comment deleted.
Today we are working with the awesome new range ammo from Federal (American Eagle) in 45. because no 45 ammo review is ever complete without a suppressor we are reviewing the Rugged Obsidian .45 Can from Silencer Shop.
Big thank you to both Federal and Silencer Shop for all their help in making these videos!
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SHOT Show stands for Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show, it is held at the Sands Convention Center at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas NV, USA. It is a private INDUSTRY ONLY show. As media, we are invited to come out and see all the new firearms in the Industry so we may bring you the viewer new content. This video is from Industry Day, also known as Media Day. This is our “first day” where we get to shoot all different firearms, ammo, accessories, etc. It is a really fun day to try many different types of firearms from skeet shooting to full auto. Tomorrow starts the first official day of the trade show.
Today I want to talk about the AAC Ti-Rant suppressor. I decided to go with this one because of the price point.
At $500 plus the $200 tax stamp, I couldn’t resist. Obviously, I needed the proper form four and a 6 month wait, but then, she was mine.
Overall build quality is very nice. The suppressor looks well made and is made of strong materials. A nice feature I like, is the interchangeable pistons to mount this up to multiple caliber handguns or rifles chambered in a handgun round.
The AAC Ti-Rant also has a fixed barrel spacer for fixed barrels. You can change the point of impact (POI) by pulling on the suppressor and rotating it.
This suppressor can be broken down fully to clean the baffles and tube. A really nice feature is that this adds next to no weight to the front of the gun, making it feel pretty well balanced.
Quiet or Quieter
With claims out there that the suppressor runs at 133db dry or 125db wet with 5cc of gel, I think shows how this suppressor works very well.
Now some might ask why did you chose the Ti-Rant over say the Osprey from SilencerCo? Simply put, price point. At the time, I couldn’t spend the extra $250 for the Osprey.
Also, the Osprey is nice that it doesn’t block the sights. But the AAC has the ability to change the POI. So you have two features and it boils down to what feature appeals more to you.
Overall, a great suppressor and it makes shooting a joy instead of a chore.
Today we are checking out the Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield and the Model 586 6” barrel chambered in .357 Magnum. We are very excited to get these awesome pistols to the range for some serious range time before we start to review the firearms.
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