The NSSF’sSHOT Business magazineis reporting that SIG Sauer is getting ready to introduce a brand new product line called theP320 Modular Pistol. The new SIG P320 will be astriker-fired, polymer framed handgun that is designed to easily change configurations to match the shooter’s hand and use.
A shooter can change the SIG P320 to different frame sizes, different hand sizes and even different calibers. Essentially, a single serial numbered fire control unit serves as the basis for the pistol. Different sized barrels, frames and magazines can then all be used with the pistol to make a semi-custom gun to match the shooter’s need.
Currently, the company has a modular pistol in the catalog: the P250. The P250 is a hammer-fired gun, while the new P320 is striker fired. While comparisons between the two guns will inevitably happen, a comparison of the new gun to Glock, Smith & Wesson’s M&P and Springfield Armory’s XD(M) is likely a better one.
What to do on Christmas Eve? Well, like millions of others I had to do some final shopping, so I did hit Wal Mart, which was not as crowded as I thought it might be, except for the toy department, which, or course, is where I needed to shop. Anyway, before the shopping, I decided to take an opportunity to visit the gun range, and I am glad I did. I decided to shoot the usual 100 rounds with my Sig p250, and shot further than the last time, when I went between 7-11 yards. I spread my shots from 9-15 yards, with over half from 12 yards or beyond, except for my last magazine, which I just fired as rapidly as I could from about 6 yards. Anyway, like last week, I went for as much speed as possible, gun up, on target, fire. I am really used to the double action trigger now, I have the reset point down, and it showed in my shooting.
Out of 100 rounds, I had 96 in the 8-10, not quite as good as my 98 out of 100 last time, but I put 87 of those in the 9-10 rings, better than last trip’s 75, and I had about 40 of those in the 10 circle, it is hard to tell exactly since a good portion of the 10 ring was gone. So, overall my best day of shooting. I was darned proud of myself. Then I came home and watched this guy, Max Michel who captains the Sig Sauer shooting team
At age 31, Max Michel is a legend within the world of competitive shooting. A three-time World Speed Shooting Champion, six-time USPSA National Champion, and three-time US National Steel Champion, Max is a dominant force in pistol shooting sports. Born and raised in New Orleans, LA Max began shooting when he was just 5 years old. In 1999 Max joined the famed USAMU’s Action Pistol Team and served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as an Army shooter and trainer. Max is also the current captain of the Team SIG SAUER shooting team. Today, Max is recognized worldwide as a top tier athlete and instructor.
18 shots, and two reloads in under 5 seconds? DAMN!
Here is the best advice for a new shooter
Cracker Barrel chose to stop selling some Duck Dynasty merchandise, that is fine, their business, their call, but their statement bothers my common sense.
The statement reads:
Cracker Barrel’s mission is Pleasing People. We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people. These ideals are the core of our corporate culture.
We continue to offer Duck Commander products in our stores.
We removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests while we evaluate the situation.
Mutual respect? What a silly thing to say. They made a decision that will please some folks and offend others. Had they chosen differently, they would have gotten similar results, just in reverse. I am really tired of this fake sensitivity. Cracker Barrel knew they would offend fans of Duck Dynasty by pulling merchandise, but, to Cracker Barrel, offending Christians, and those of us sick of bullies like GLAAD, is obviously preferable to offending publicity whores. In an effort not to offend, Cracker Barrel ends up offending many more people. I really wish these corporations would start realizing that appeasing emotional terrorists, yes, GLAAD, that would be you, is not a worthwhile aim.
And no, I man not going to boycott Cracker Barrel over this. First I have a strong distaste for boycotts no matter who does them. Secondly, I have been boycotting Cracker Barrel for years over their horrible food.
Bearing Arms brings us the sad tale of the Washington Post’s attempt to push the “guns are bad” line
The facts are conclusive.
Gun ownership is up tremendously. Young, urban, and female shooters are the fastest growing segments, ensuring that the next generation of gun rights advocates is not only expanding in numbers, but in spreading in geography and influence. Shooting is now an increasingly popular recreational and social pastime among family and friends.
The most popular firearms? Semi-automatic pistols, particularly those models of pistols most useful for concealed carry, are the fastest growing handgun segment. Modern sporting rifles—which are now available in more calibers, configurations, and price points than ever before—are the most popular rifles in the market. The AR-15 is the most common and popular centerfire rifle sold in the United States, year after year.
As gun ownership grows and spreads, violence crimes are down across the board. Rape, murder, armed robbery, assault and other violent crimes are on a decades-long decline. Gun accidents are down as well. Despite the endless dramatizations from the citizen control groups, you’re twice as likely to be killed by Bambi than a mass shooter.
And so perhaps it is very, very telling that on the eve of the Sandy Hook tragedy, the desperate citizen control cultists of the Washington Post are reduced to casting about for sob stories instead of making a scientific, mathematical, economic, or otherwise rational argument for citizen disarmament.
Go share your story of how you, or a friend used a gun to defend yourself, or how much fun you have at the range, let the Post have facts, they hate that!
Just one question about this tragedy. Why are we not hearing this message from Liberals?
Paul Walker would still be alive, were it not for the easy availability of super fast cars. Yes, the Porsche that Walker and his friend died in was very expensive, but any car can go fast enough to kill can’t it? Does anyone really need a car that goes over, say 55? No one needs a car that is that fast. Isn’t it time we demand action by the car makers? No car with a high-capacity engine should be allowed. Isn’t it time that Congress enact common sense car laws? Lower speed limits might have saved the lives of those two men, and if it saves just one life.
I am calling for Congress to pass the Paul Walker Law. It would restrict every car to no more than 55 mph. It would also mandate ban possession of any “assault vehicle” capable of more than a top speed of 55 mph. Anyone owning one of these weapons of mass destruction would have 90 days to turn in their vehicle, or face prosecution. They would be compensated with a voucher for a government-approved vehicle, complete with a Hope and Change bumper sticker or a lifetime pass on public transportation.
The bill would also set aside $600,000,000 (or more) for the development of a website, TradeYourCar.gov that would allow people to “easily” see their choices for their new government approved cars. The website will be developed by the Obama administration to ensure a rapid, and efficient car exchange experience.
I do not do my Rule 5 or links posts like I should anymore, but here you are, an overdue Link-A-Round. Click the links and be amazed at what you might see. some politics, some humor, some fun, and yes, just to antagonize Feminuts and overly Social Conservatives, some pics of hot women
Soylent Siberia NSFW!
I mentioned previously I purchased a new handgun, a Sig Sauer P250 .45 compact a couple of weeks ago. I have now been to the range twice, and after 200 rounds I can say I LOVE THIS GUN! It is accurate, the sights are super easy and once I really got the feel of the trigger action, it is a blast to shoot. It is the most accurate, and the easiest to field strip and clean, and reassemble of any gun I have ever owned. In short the gun is simple, and crafted to perform. It feels better in my hand every time I fire it.
In appreciation for the fine work Sig Arms does, I am making Sig Sauer the OFFICIAL gun maker of The Daley Gator. Maybe they will hire me to go over tp Switzerland one day to test fire their weapons? Yeah, I know a guy can dream though. Of fine arms, and hot Swiss gals!
Greg Abbott, our current Attorney General, and likely the next governor is a proponent of allowing concealed handgun license holders to open carry their weapons. I am fine with this. Open carry brings another level of responsibility with it. With concealed carry no one else knows you are armed. That goes away when you open carry, so it will be interesting what a new law would require of the license holder, and how police would handle the new laws. Of course, the nervous Nellies who would freak out when they saw a man or women with a .45 on their hip are an issue. We have largely become a society that fears guns, I wonder how that will be handled? Possibly requiring the license holder to wear their permit in a visible place when they open carry?
Off to the gun range here in about an hour or so, and I have been looking to buy a new gun, actually, I am looking at selling my Taurus PT140. 40 S&W and putting that money into a new gun, specifically a Sig Sauer P250 .40 S&W compact. My problem is this. I love the Taurus, I have put 2500 rounds or so through it at the range, with no problems at all. But a few weeks ago, I ran into a buddy at the range, a retired police officer, he had a Sig P250 .45ACP and let me shoot it. And, to my surprise, I was more accurate with it than my Taurus, plus I loved the feel of the gun. Another plus is that the P250’s are modular. you can change grips, calibers, and sizes, full size to compact, to sub-compact. Here is a video explaining
Pretty cool. I like that the Sig has a 13 round magazine, my Taurus has a 10 round magazine. I would also have to buy extra magazines for the Sig, and they run in the $40 range. The Sig is a tad bigger but feels great in my hand. Since the gun is largely for concealed carry size dos matter, a 3.9 inch barrel vs my Taurus 3.25 inch barrel. And, I know Sig Sauer has a great reputation for quality. So, there is my dilema, stick with my Taurus, or switch to a Sig. Any thoughts?
Of course the media will not have time for this story
This is a story of a mass shooting that might have been if not for the efforts of a concealed carrier. However, don’t expect to see this story on the national news since there were no fatalities.
Several guests, in their 20′s and 30′s were attending a party at a Glendale, AZ home when one of the guests, identified only as a 27 year old male, got into an altercation with several people at the home.
The 27 year old was asked to leave, which he initially did. However, shortly thereafter, the 27 year old returned, this time armed with a rifle.
The suspected shooter fired rounds off outside the home and when he pointed the gun at other guests, a 39 year old guest drew a concealed handgun and fired on the suspect, who was hit by the gunfire.
The concealed carrier waited for police, explained what happened and was released after giving a statement to police.
H/T Donald Douglas
Wow, this guy was lucky, a raccoon can do some damage, surprised he did not get bitten, raccoons, while cute can be nasty little guys but, he stuck up for his dog.
I have several raccoons that come up in our backyard, they are fascinating to watch, I worry about letting my sisters dog Rebel, out at night, he is a little dog, but, my new dog, Dugle, a Staffordshire Terrier, is a pretty good bodyguard, sends the raccoons running.
Dugle, is a great dog, very protective of my little niece Savannah, and loves attention, Staffordshires are very loyal, loving family oriented dogs. they look a lot like pit bull, but are not. Dugle is about 90 pound of muscle, and boy can he eat. Here is a picture of a Staffordshire that closely resembles Dugle.
Nancy Pelosi scolding other Liberals? Actually holding them to some type of standards.
I hear a lot of that from the justice for Trayvon types. Here is a story though about a Black man, who confronted three WHITE teens who were trying to break into his car, shooting and killing one of them in self-defense. He was charged, and acquitted. He has gone through legal Hell, but funny, I do not recall Je$$e Jackson or Al Sharpton coming to this man’s aid. I do not recall the NAACP rushing to defend him. I do not recall anyone from the Left trying to make this a national story on race either. I guess stories have to fit into agendas BEFORE we see any outrage from the race pimps.
The first thought that popped into my head when I saw this clip on the Right Scoop was “Nancy Grace still has a show?” The second thing I noticed was that,she has not gotten any smarter since the last time I saw her years ago
So Zimmerman was sauntering about with a loaded gun? WTF? She acts like she has never heard of a concealed carry permit holder in her life. And the best part is the end, where she mocks the idea that it is normal that anyone might legally carry a gun, and says that Zimmerman needed a loaded gun while walking his dog? Walking his dog? Where does she get that from?
90 Miles From Tyranny has the 10 “best” snipers in history, I will not list them all, but here are two of them
The date was May 9th 1864, when Sgt Grace, a Confederate sniper, achieved what was considered to be an incredible shot at the time, and what is definitely the most ironic demise of a target in history. It was during the battle of Spotsylvania when Grace took aim with his British Whitworth Rifle. His target was General John Sedgwick (pictured above) and the distance was 1,000 yards. An extremely long distance for the time. During the beginning of the skirmish, the confederate sharpshooters were causing Sedgwick’s men to duck for cover. Sedgwick refused to duck and was quoted saying “What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line? I am ashamed of you. They couldn’t hit Elephants at this distance.” His men persisted in taking cover. He Repeated “They couldn’t hit elephants at this distance” Seconds Later Grace’s shot hits Sedgwick just under his left eye.
Give a Southern boy a rifle, and there you go
Simo Häyhä, nicknamed ‘The White Death” Was a Finnish soldier who, using an iron sighted bolt action rifle, amassed the highest recorded confirmed kills as a sniper in any war…ever!!
Häyhä was born in the municipality of Rautjärvi near the present-day border of Finland and Russia, and started his military service in 1925. His duties as a sniper began during the ‘winter war’ (1939-1940) between Russia and Finland. During the conflict Häyhä endured freezing temperatures up to -40 degrees Celsius. In less than 100 days he was credited with 505 confirmed kills, 542 if including unconfirmed kills, however the unofficial frontline figures from the battlefield places the number of sniper kills at over 800. Besides his sniper kills he was also credited with 200 from a Suomi KP/31 Submachine gun, topping off his total confirmed kills at 705.How Häyhä did all this was amazing. He was basically on his own all day, in the snow, shooting Russians, for 3 months straight. Of course when the Russians caught wind that a shit load of soldiers were being killed, they thought ‘well this is war, there’s bound to be casualties’. But when the generals were told that it was one man with a rifle they decided to take a bit of action. first they sent in a counter-sniper. When his body was returned they decided to send in a team of counter-snipers. When they didn’t come back at all they sent in a whole goddamn battalion. They took casualties and couldn’t find him. Eventually they ordered an artillery strike, but to no avail. You see Häyhä was clever, and this was his neck of the woods. He dressed completely in white camouflage. He used a smaller rifle to suit his smaller frame (being 5ft3) increasing his accuracy. he used an iron sight to present the smallest possible target (a scoped sight would require the sniper to raise his head for sighting). He compacted the snow in front of the barrel, so as not to disturb it when he shot thus revealing his position. He also kept snow in his mouth so his breath did not condense and reveal where his was. Eventually however his was shot in the jaw by a stray bullet during combat on March 6 1940. He was picked up by his own soldiers who said half his head was missing. He didn’t die however and regained consciousness on the 13th, the day peace was declared.
John Carey reports that he is finding 9 mm easier to find, I can say the same about .40 so, those are good signs.
Over the past two weeks I’ve noticed that handgun ammo shelves at my favorite sporting goods stores are beginning to fill up again with popular calibers. It appears the great guns and ammo crisis of 2013 may actually be coming to an end; at least until the next panic buying kicks in
The key to making this last is to pace yourself when purchasing ammo. If everyone buys a little at a time to fill their stockpile we all win.
I have been getting to the range 1-2 times a week since getting my Taurus .40 S&W earlier this year, the only thing holding me back is the continued shortage of ammo. So far I have put maybe 1200 rounds through it, and am finally really comfortable with the guns recoil, sighting, and the feel for it. I actually do a bit better if I focus more on just aiming rather than using just the sights. Today was my best day by far, getting much better accuracy from 15 yards 45 out of 50 shots in the target (7-10 areas) and from 3 yards, 30 shots and 7 yards, 50 shots, I am in the center 8-10 area every shot with most in the 9-10 areas.
Here is a sample target, if I had a better phone, I could post a picture, I pretty much wore out the target today. Since my Taurus .40 is for concealed carry/home defense, I also have a Smith and Wesson Sig .357 for home defense, I am quite confident in my ability to hit what I aim at in a vital area. Now I pray I never have to fire in self-defense, but if I do, I want to be prepared and proficient.
By the way, just so Crazy Uncle Joe Biden feels better, I also have a Mossberg 12 gauge pump shotgun.
Well, I guess that bumper sticker works about as well as any other liberal strategy to curb violence. Matt has the story
You’ve seen that “coexist” logo. It’s on bumper stickers, and I saw it on a co-worker in t-shirt form today. Well, in a turn of complete irony, it was on a certain car the other night, the one car-jacked by the Muslim Bombers had a “coexist” sticker. Just a Conservative Girl has the pic…
The moral of the story? You cannot “coexist” with murderers and fanatics. Further you cannot curb violence with stupid bumper stickers, empty slogans, useless laws, or by limiting the rights of the law-abiding to defend themselves.
Took my new Taurus Millenium .40 to the range this morning, and I put another 60 rounds through it. I am practicing for mt CHL test, and here in Texas, you have to fire 20 rounds each from 3 and 7 yards, and 10 from 5 yards. Your score, which must be 175, is based on a points system. The center target is worth 5 points, just outside that is 4 points, and hitting the target gets you 3 points. I hit all 60 shots in the target, 14 shots were in the 4 point range and 40 were in the 5 point area, including 16 of 20 from 3 yards, I missed low the first three shots getting the sighting down, the gun shoots a tad high it seems. Overall much better than my first trip to the range. The gun has a little recoil, but is smooth, and easy to handle. Here is the target I am practicing on
I finally took my new gun, the Taurus Millenium 40 cal to the range, and my first shot was just about dead center perfect. I went through 50 rounds, those .40’s are hard to come by right now, I have some coming via UPS tomorrow. All my shots were in the bullseye target, so every one would have been a hit which is good for someone a tad rusty. I stuck to the 3-7 yard range, and took a few at 15 yards too. My dad went with me, he had the Taurus .357 Magnum I bought him in 1999, and a new Ruger .357 revolver he bought recently. Somehow, I am a better shot with both of those guns than with my new semi-auto, but more shooting will remedy that, I am sure. I was most accurate with the .357 Magnum Taurus, shooting .38 shells, and ended my day by landing three head shots, I forgot how much fun target shooting is. I will be going back soon as I can.