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.

XM2010

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 … What you’re missing….

.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)            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 … What you’re missing….

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 … What you’re missing….

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. Hope you all are enjoying the site and don’t forget to comment and Email us!

John Browning’s Model 1911 pistol

John Browning’s Model 1911 pistol

A friend reminded me that today is the BIG 100th birthday of John browning’s M1911 pistol. Since it was introduced and fielded for the US military they have ordered 2.7 MILLION Handguns. The gun was designed by John M. Browning and was adopted by the US Army on March 29, 1911. The M1911 design has been changed very little throughout the past 100 years. SpecsCaliber: .45 ACPMagazine: 7-round standard magazine.Type: Semi-automatic pistolAction: Short recoil operation   With this gun being manufactured by so many companies… Who is your favorite? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.