Whether you call them blue guns, rubber ducks, decoy guns, or whatever, solid polymer practice guns can serve a multitude of purposes while helping to hone perishable skills on the cheap as well.
What are they?
The military and police have for generations used dummy guns to train new recruits. Often called "Quaker Rifles" back in the 19th Century, they were typically wooden rifle stocks affixed to a solid receiver and barrel. They were made from stocks of surplus guns and piles of damaged weapons no longer safe for service. In some cases, drill rifles and pistols were made from once-working guns that were pulled from service. Dewatted with a steel rod welded inside their barrel and bolts or firing pins sheared off, these guns are still seen in the hands of military school cadets and ROTC units.
Today its far cheaper and efficient to mold solid 1:1 replicas out of polymer that very accurately capture the size, dimensions, and surface controls...
In every firearms class that I find myself in, before we issue out brass and get ready go loud, a number of subjects are covered such as range alibi fire, first responder etiquette, eye and ear protection, basic safety guidelines, and what to do with hang fires, misfires and squibs. Squibs? Someone nearly always asks? What’s that?
Since it comes up with gun owners on a regular basis, we should have a thread that covers the basics of it.
What it is...
The point by point definition of a squib load is, according to the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute (SAAMI), Glossary of Industry Terms, L, "A cartridge or shell which produces projectile velocity and sound substantially lower than normal. May result in projectile and/or wads remaining in the bore."
To make that even simpler, it’s a cartridge without enough umpf to push the bullet. This is bad because if that projectile does not clear the...
I got this Glock 35 Gen 4 to shoot cast bullets. The 1st thing I did was to get a Lone Wolf barrel for it to shoot cast bullets safely . I loaded up 2 different Unique loads 5.3 and 5.8 and I got a Gen 3 single spring with adapter to play with also . The pic tell the story and is my 1st targets I shot with this gun .
The original and "official" name of Gaston Glock's trigger-within-a-trigger semi-auto handgun system is the Glock Safe Action pistol, and with that in mind, let take a basic run down of some of the ins and outs of keeping your G17 and others as safe as possible.
The basic four safety rules
1. Treat every firearm as if it’s loaded. This means anything you would do with the gun while unloaded, is the same thing you would do with it ready to fire. I can personally tell you of two negligent discharges I witnessed with people when people who knew better pulled the trigger on a gun they just 'knew' were unloaded.
2. Never point a firearm at anything that you do not intend to destroy. This includes any and all horseplay with firearms-- especially if you forget rule number one above. This translates into the concept of proper muzzle-control. Remember, the only things that are cleared to point a firearm at are a target, berm, or threat. Moreover,...
Well, I see a lot of people post questions, anecdotes, etc about flying with firearms. I thought I would add my carry procedure for flying with my CCW.
My Colorado CWP gives me a lot of places I can carry. And seeing as I travel a lot, I've started flying with my CCW quite a bit too. At first it can be a little confusing, nervous, etc. But after doing this for a few years, and a lot of trips, I've been able to boil my system down to something that I believe is secure and works for me.
This info will come in several consecutive posts due to pics. However, I will cover:
A. Packing and security
B. Checking your bag at the airline
C. Things I've had go wrong (there are very few, and none were major issues)...
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