Video Tuesday!!! TDSA and X Products

Atticus testing the X-products X-15 magazine at the TDSA range in Ferris TX.

If you are interested in visiting the range call them and tell them Atticus sent you!

Gun Range: http://www.tdsa.net/
Drum Magazine: http://www.xproducts.com/
AR-15: http://www.americanweaponsystems.com/
AR-15 Review: http://gearsofguns.com/aws-zombie-annihilator-review-pt-1/

Ghost Targets

Last week I was contacted by Casper (Mike) over at GhostTargets.com wanting to meet up with us to review his reactive targets.

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The targets are about the size of a cap of chap stick all the way up to the size of a large marshmallow. The targets come in 3 sizes 5/8″, 7/8″, & 1 1/8″.

Ghost targets are a proprietary chalk looking target that poofs when you hit them. As we learned from talking and shooting with the owner of GhostTargets.com the targets work best if they are not sitting right on a backing that you might attach paper targets to so you want to hang them so they are dangling 6 inches or more away.

Ghost Targets are for firearms that are zeroed in only. Since you don’t want them against a paper targets you have to know that you are zeroed in.

I’ve been asked how I came up with the idea for these targets and the name. It started when I was watching the TV show Top Shot on the History Channel it seemed everything they shot exploded or re-acted in an extreme way, then was shown in slow motion, very cool! It was so cool that I was inspired to create targets that would re-act in the same way and be safe for kids to use. About 50 formulations later and I had my targets.

The name was thought of after talking to my friend that runs a shooting range and he said he just ordered the hottest new target “Zombie” targets. I asked what they did and he laughed and said they don’t do anything they’re just paper with pics of zombies. Zombies made me think of dead things and dead things lead me to ghosts and I had my name, Ghost Targets!

[From GhostTargets.com]

 

Panzer and I will be working on sighting in his new .30-06 and plan to have these targets up once we are zeroed in for a little friendly competition.

They might not seem all that much fun if you have never tried them but after hitting the three in a row I was ready to reset and keep blasting them. It reminds me of shooting and dusting clay pigeons when shooting shotguns.

This is a fun way to change-up your shooting trips and if you are looking for a way to test your sharpshooting skills this is a good way to do that.

The targets are hung up using small rubber bands and paper clips which helps keep the cost low for the targets as well as make it easy to replace if you hit the rubber band or paper clip and miss the target as I found out.

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First Impressions: X Products X-15 Drum

I have been provided the materials needed for this review. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

While I know I mentioned this product months and months ago I finally have been able to start my reviews back up and the first thing I had to talk about was the X-Products X-15 AR-15 style 50 round drum mag.

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First I would like to tell you some of the comments heard at the range this past week by range officers and other people who saw this magazine that day.

“You can feel the quality when you pick the mag up”

“You have this loaded with steel cased ammo? How are you not having feed problems?”

“This feels like I am shooting from a Magpul PMAG”

“I like the ease of loading and unloading” “Although it might be easier and more fun to unload it by shooting it”

(Noting the all metal build) “It feels like it can stand up to some hardcore abuse”

“For a drum mag, that is a reasonably affordable 50 round magazine”

“This is one of the nicest and most reliable drum I have seen on the range”

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When I first got this drum I had some problems, my Wolf Polyformance 62 gr .223rem ammo loaded without any problems but when I went to unload by hand the rounds were getting stuck in middle of the mag so I had to carefully take the mag apart like it tells you how in the owner’s manual. I made the assumption it was metal on metal friction that was causing the problems  but as this was just a few weeks before SHOT ‘13 I figured I would just meet with the company and tell them my problem rather than calling. I met James Malarkey he told me that when I got back home he was going to pay to ship it back and take a look at it.

After SHOT he emailed me and kept me up to date on what he found the problem to be and shipped out a new one he loaded and tested himself.

X-Products stands by their line of Drum Mags.

I look forward to more testing with the magazine.