Monthly Archives: October 2013

Affordable Defense Shotguns: Benelli, Stevens, CZ Compete

Affordable Defense Shotguns: Benelli, Stevens, CZ Compete
Unlike the conflicts with bad guys depicted on television and in the movies, a home owner in a self-defense situation will rarely fire more than one or two shots. In most cases, the owner of a firearm specifically designed to stop the threat of an intruder will never fire even one shot in their home because they will never be put in such a position.

Securing Your Rifle Scope Mounting Systems

It is hard to stress how important it is to correctly install your rifle scope mounting system. By not placing the scope correctly onto the weapon you might risk ruining both the scope and weapon, as well as having to deal with all the aiming and stability problems such bad installation will bring with it.

The quality of the scope mount system is just as important as is its correct installation. After all a cheap scope mount system will show its faults only in the field or on the hunt. This way your fun target shooting and hunts can turn into a tiring nightmare of failure, or even worse cause you to injure animals.

The ideal scope mount secures your scope as low as possible over the barrel of your weapon and allows for good eye relief. The scope needs to be absolutely stable on your weapon, while also not being squeezed too hard by the scope rings. Steel is the material you are looking for when you want something strong and aluminum can be a very decent choice as well. Translucent rings are very weak and should be avoided.

Below we’ll look into some types of scopemounts in greater detail… Read More

Barbados Officials Tracking Suspicious Gun Imports

Barbados Officials Tracking Suspicious Gun Imports
Police investigators were yesterday working with the Customs Department to determine from which country 18 disassembled firearms were shipped into Barbados. They were also looking for a fourth suspect in connection with Tuesday’s weapons discovery at a Christ Church home, which included various calibers of guns and ammunition. The suspected involvement of a Customs broker and a mechanic among three people held by lawmen has triggered an intelligence operation headed… [Stabroek News (Guyana), via GunPolicy.org]

Down Range: October 2013

Down Range: October 2013
In the August 2013 issue, Ray Ordorica compared two full-size 9mm pistols, a surplus CZ 75 (about $350) and a new Tokarev M70A, made in Serbia by Zastava (about $330). The CZ, designed in 1975 and with more than a million having been built, is one of very few DA/SA pistols that can be carried cocked and locked. The CZ is big and stout enough that even the hottest 9mm ammo with the heaviest bullets would hardly kick enough to disturb the composure of the weakest-handed shooter.