Remington Ammo Recall

From Remington’s website:

“Product Safety Recall Notice


Remington has determined that four (4) Lot Numbers of its .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition may have been improperly loaded. The four (4) Lot Numbers are identified above. Improper loading may cause a malfunction of the cartridge when the firearm is fired resulting in higher than normal pressures. This malfunction may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury or death.


Too Many Choices?

So Many Options

So Many Options

Choice is a good thing, for the most part.  It is good to have multiple options to choose from, instead of a one-size-fits-all situation where your only choice is to take it or leave it.

The AR15 rifle platform is one of the most versatile firearms ever created.  Designed from the ground up (as the AR10) to take advantage of space-age manufacturing processes to reduce weight (and to simplify mass production by not requiring the hard-to-learn skills and extensive hand-fitting needed to make traditional guns at that time), the AR15 menu today would bewilder and amaze someone who was issued an M16 back in the late 50’s/early 6o’s.


Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Alternate title: World’s Dumbest Turkey (click the pic for bigger):

Darwin Award Contender

Darwin Award Contender












Of all the places to go for a stroll, this turkey picks a handgun/long-gun range.

Frankly, I am shocked that she didn’t die.  The couple shooting on the far left (you can only see one of the 2 frames they were using) were blasting away rapid fire with pistols like ammo was free.

Ammo Test – Nutmeg Sporting Cartridge

Getting the lead out

Getting the lead out

Finally, a range test of ammo.

We bought a chronograph to test ammo, and also because we will be starting to reload in the near future.

We toured the Nutmeg Sporting Cartridge manufacturing facility in February, and interviewed the owner, Dean Blair.  Dean was generous enough to provide us with test ammo in several popular calibers.  We eagerly looked forward to our testing session.

Switch-Hitter (the HK4 pistol)


As HK’s first pistol, I always thought the HK4 was a neat concept: a compact double-action blowback pistol that could be adapted to fire multiple calibers (in this case: .380, .32acp, .25acp and .22LR).  Just replace the barrel/spring assembly and use the correct magazine and Voila! Shooty goodness with 4 common chamberings.  Based on the earlier Mauser HSc pistol design, the HK4 used a cast alloy frame and a slide made out of welded steel stampings, a cost-saving technique which Sig later adopted.