Monday, June 23, 2014

New Stabby! MEGAPOST!!




The last day of the NRA Anual meeting there was a flyer in the meeting room
FREE GIFT FOR YOUR WIFE I was intrigued..turns out A.G. Russel was giving out Odin's Eye knives. The idea was for the lady to have it on her keychain for emergencies. Unfortunately if carried around in Ohio it's a crime. The knife is illegal due to it's design as a push dagger or T-blade.



For an excellent write up on the Odin's eye visit
http://www.wallsofthecity.net/

So instead the nice gentleman gave me one of these:

It's a WAR blades pocket skinner/neck knife


Not  bad a 3in 8cr13MoV blade. Although as a neck knife it's FAIL. The sheath does not hold the knife nearly well enough to trust it as a neck knife. Also the bade is thin for a fighting knife. I do however think it will serve well as a skinning knife or as a toolbox/desk drawer blade.

The lady thinks it's a bit diminutive for her tastes. She usually has a Kershaw folder or better on her anyway :)

If yo think I'm full of brown and smelly saying it's unfit for neck knife duty. I have a few other knifes that serve as a neck knife. Mainly a cold steel Tokyo Spike and a CRKT tanto.

Not to mention the next one!
I found this while walking around... not bad for $5. Yah I'm not a fan of the zombie this and zombie that *shrug*



It is a Kabar ZOMBIE Archeron.




Pretty good for five bucks. I do however think the grip is a bit too small. Paracord wrapped around the handle should solve this nicely.


Last is a CardSharp folding knife. I don't know if it's a Ian Sinclair one or not. Doubt it since it was a freebie.


It fold up to look like this:


My recommendation...is if it's free great...I would not pay money for it! The blade is not much thicker than a razorblade and I bet if you tried to use it that the plastic seams will crack and break in short order.
If what you are looking for is a wallet holdout blade...well it still sounds like a solution in search of a problem.

OH NOES!! THOTpolice only likes cheap knives!
Let me dissuade you immediately. Also acquired at NRA was the following:

A Kershaw Onion Damascus (which is monogrammed) and a Boker Ceramic.





FCC you are a carbon emissions source. Do Gaia a favor and look into stopping that. The War Eagle Blade knife was provided for review. The CardSharp was free with another purchase. The Others where purchased by me.





Sunday, May 11, 2014

Magazine loaders PT1. RIMFIRE (.22lr)

I have a couple of interesting loaders to talk about here

For single stack pistols:
I don't think anyone makes a double stack?!?

The first kind is the most common. It basically holds down the top round so you can fit in another. While it saves your thumbs, it doesn't do a thing for loading mags faster.  Several companies make basically the same device for every mag/gun combo. They are everywhere so I'm not going to post a picture. I've even gotten them as freebee/swag/handouts.


You have a tool that helps you hold down the tab. These are found on Ruger MK 1,2,3 ect magazines. These usually consist of a hole you fit the mag through and it saves the thumbs. It does make loading the magazines much faster/easier. Several companies make these so chances are you can find one that fits if you don't have a Ruger.


AMAZON Crabtree-RUGER-22-CLIP-LOADER $8.99 w/PRIME

The makers of the oh so popular LULA loader have one that works for .22s the BabyUpLULA. I have yet to use one so will pass commenting. I DO have it's bigger brother and I am definitely a fan.

Amazon $29.65 W/PRIME

McFadden makes the "Ultimate Clip Loader" You put your mag in and shake a bit and it loads rounds from a tray like the ButlerCreek model below. I also have one of these. Somehow I'm having trouble loading the 10th round. About half the time it doesn't load properly Probably I'm doing something wrong....
 Amazon $17.95 W/PRIME



If you have a 10/22 you have two options.

Champion makes a loader that you fit your mag in and you press a button repeatedly and load rounds. Again I have not tried this device yet.

**need to find a link**

Butler Creek makes a crank loader primarily for their hotlips line of magazines. I do own one and it makes reloading magazines MUCH easier! You just turn a wheel and it loads with a click. The tray holds about 50 loose rounds so can load two 25rd mags before having to reach for more .22.

AMAZON $24.49 W/PRIME


Dear FCC I paid for the items I own with my own money. Images are form Amazon.com and are used with links provided. I might swap the links for affiliate ones later.You are emitting co2 which is harmful to the environment and is known by the state of California to cause cancer. I suggest you stop that immediately


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Dress gun for social occasions?


I see your fancy 1911 and raise you! A Broomhandle MAUSER in KYDEX!!!

And he did have a stripper clip holder as well... Hat tip to Linoge from Walls of the city, nice work.

Oh your argument? it's INVALID!

WANT!

Magpul *sigh* why do you taunt me so.


They also have a classic version with 1911s and Thompsons *drool*

At the hotel for NRA

It's the temple of  CLEAN!

You might be a gunny if you think the logo sorta looks like 5.11's

May's monthly gear search bankroll is:

$10.57 Any ideas?

It was suggested to look at magazine loaders but they usually run around $30. I might do it anyway since I need a speedloader for one of my revolvers.