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Monthly Archives: October 2015

28 Oct

Grab a compass and maybe pack a lunch, because this blog post goes in a lot of different directions, and covers a lot of ground. 

On Friday, October 16, my Team was in lovely Middleton, Wisconsin visiting the fine folks at Vortex.

My teammate Mike’s turn for blogs was the following week and by every right he should have been the one writing about the experience while it was fresh in his mind.  But out of kindness to me, plus my notes on the annual performance review and possible vandalism to his vehicle, he wrote about something else that week – and left …

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22 Oct

Choosing a universal rail mounted laser sight could be a pain to size up correctly.  Whether it’s seeing if the Viridian C5 or X5L will be sized better for your firearm, a bit of research and knowledge has to go into your purchase considerations.  While researching choices is always a good and necessary choice, a lot of people don’t know where to turn.  The new LaserMax Spartan sight got rid of the guessing.  You get to KISS (Keep it simple, stupid!) while still knowing you’re going to get a top notch sight.

LaserMax has come out with tons of awesome …

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15 Oct

Depending on how much of a luddite you are, you may or may not have noticed that red dots on pistols is a rapidly growing trend. Whether your firearm is designed from the factory to mount an optic, or you use a mount/adapter plate, semi auto handguns with red dots are becoming more and more common.

The red dot gives you a single plane aiming device, unlike iron sights which require you to align the front and rear (2 plane), so by design a red dot is faster and simpler to acquire. The different reticle sizes favor different applications. Generally …

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12 Oct

For a number of years now, rifle owners have enjoyed a Custom Dial System (CDS) from Leupold. Leupold’s Custom Dial System helps you easily compensate for bullet drop and make ultra-quick adjustments in the field. They will customize your scope’s elevation dial to match your exact load, velocity, and conditions for precision shooting. So, once you range your target, simply turn the dial to the correct position, aim dead on, and squeeze the trigger. So the CDS boasts dead-on hits, every time and without holdover! The CDS dial features ¼-MOA click increment finger adjustments and has no adjustment covers to …

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01 Oct

I like oddball stuff.

When I pull up to a 4-way stop, I don’t want to see three other cars like mine.  I drive a Swedish car – until recently, a Swedish station wagon.  I carry a fountain pen.  I had a Betamax VCR, I still have a LaserDisc player, I had a Commodore C64 and an Amiga 500. Somehow I picked Blu-Ray over HD-DVD, but I still have my MiniDisc player and I currently own Apple products.  And that’s why I own a Ruger Charger.  It's an oddball.

I spent a short time working at the largest firearms retailer …

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