Carbine/H/H2/Rifle Buffers Compared

More video. This one uses some of the clips from a previous video for comparison purposes, and new videos with an H2 buffer. I noted that the H2 seemed to definitely improve recoil characteristics when compared to the lighter buffers…

Elzetta ZFL-M60

I first saw an Elzetta flashlight in person about a year ago. It was sitting on a shelf in a local store, and it had seen better days. The damage was obviously intentional – the entire flashlight was seriously scratched…

More High Speed Video

This time I slowed the video down to 1000 frames per second and used 5.56 caliber weapons.

AR-15 Buffer Comparison – High Speed Video

Have you ever heard a rifle manufacturer say that their weapon has been “tuned” to run a certain ammunition while maintaining excellent recoil characteristics? Do you believe that this is achieved by some sort of magic spell? Well, if you…

Microtech Knives: An Exercise In Futility

From the moment I first handled one, years ago, I felt a strong urge to buy a Microtech OTF (Out the Front) automatic knife. It wasn’t just the “cool factor” of having the blade extend and retract with no more…

Subdued Arizona Flag Patches Available

I know, I know. Only a fraction of the people who read this blog live in Arizona. Still, given the current political climate, a lot of people are supporting Arizona. A quick-thinking entrepreneur has begun selling subdued Arizona flag patches,…

Ruger SR-556 Range Update

Today I made it to the range with the SR-556. I had 6 other rifles to shoot, so the total round count was limited, but I started to get a better feel for how the weapon handled. I was in…

Ruger SR-556

I’m going to be honest. I would probably never purchase this rifle. It just has too many drawbacks, in my mind – it’s heavy, it has an extreme forward CG, it’s not fully end user serviceable, you’re effectively limited to…

Voter Intimidation – It's Bush's Fault

I rarely stray from the subject of firearms on this blog. Today will be “one of those days”. If you’ve had Fox News on in the past few days, or cruised right- or left-leaning blogs or websites in the same…

AR-15 Balance Calculator

Hot on the heels of my weight calculator comes a balance calculator, which will tell you where the center of gravity of your AR is. Right now it doesn’t have nearly as many components as the weight calculator, but I’m…