Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The First Breakfast Social Gathering

The Riverside Range Gun Club had it's first breakfast social gathering on Monday, August 5th at Islay's in Stow. I believe those who attended enjoyed themselves and felt it was a great gathering. I personally wish to thank all who came. We'll plan another breakfast sometime in September and again all club members are welcome to attend. I'll keep everyone posted with further details. I'm always interested in member's suggestions of good breakfast locations for future gatherings. Again, thanks to the twelve people who participated on the 5th and we'll look forward to a bigger crowd in September.

Hornady - New Rechargeable Dehumidifier

Absorb humidity and prevent rust or mildew in gun safes or other enclosed areas. Moisture-control crystals change color when the unit needs recharging. Recharge by plugging into 110V electrical outlet.

Details here

Cost: $20.00

1911 - “cocked & locked.” - is it safe?

Conditions of Readiness for the 1911 Pistol
by Jim Wilson - Thursday, March 26, 2015

Some years ago, Col. Jeff Cooper, founder of Gunsite Academy and creator of the "modern technique" of handgun shooting, described the conditions of readiness for defensive use of the 1911 pistol as Condition One, Condition Two and Condition Three.

Condition Three
In this condition the pistol contains a loaded magazine, the chamber is empty and the hammer is down. In order to fire the pistol, the slide must be cycled so that a cartridge is loaded into the chamber.

Condition Two
In this condition, the pistol contains a loaded magazine, a cartridge loaded into the chamber and the hammer is down. In order to fire the pistol, the hammer must be cocked.

Condition One
In this condition the pistol contains a loaded magazine, a cartridge loaded in the chamber, the hammer is cocked, and the thumb safety is engaged. In order to fire the pistol, the thumb safety must be depressed, the grip safety depressed and the trigger pressed

To those who are unfamiliar with the 1911 pistol, cocked & locked looks very dangerous. In fact, however, it has proved to be a safe carry method because two mechanical safeties must be overcome and the trigger pressed before the pistol will fire.

Read the entire article here

Friday, July 12, 2019

Shooter-Friendly Steel: MGM Targets Plate Rack Bucket

The plate rack is an iconic target. I know that term is overused, but in this case it applies. It’s a fixture in any competition or serious training facility. It teaches shooters speed, accuracy, focus, target transition and often humility.

The traditional plate rack has six targets or “plates” in a row. Spacing for Bianchi Cup rules is 20-inches center to center. Most are a bit closer and MGM Targets uses 14-inches so that they all fit on an eight-foot rack. The plates are on a hinge, so they fall when struck by a bullet. There is a long rope on a pivoting mechanism that the shooter can pull to reset the targets without going down range.

A full-size plate rack is big and heavy, and it’s difficult to transport. They are meant to be placed on the range and left there. These targets are not user-friendly for people who bring their targets to the range for the day and pack them in their truck to bring home at the end of the shooting session

One of the most-popular options in this line is the MLS Plate Rack Bucket, or as it’s come to be known, “Plate Rack in a Bucket.” This affordable target has six of the company's trademark hexagon shaped 3/8 inch AR550 plates. For those who don’t know, AR550 is the toughest grade of target steel.

There are six hangers that use MGM's unique modular locking system geometry to fit the plate to the hanger so it will not fall off. These hangers are made to fit on a 2X4 and slide into place. Finally, there are two brackets. This all fits into an easy-to-carry metal bucket and weighs 44 pounds.

The plates do not fall down like a conventional plate rack, but they ring and wobble when you hit them. So there is both audio and visual confirmation of a hit. Better yet, you never have to reset them. Bucket in one hand and the 2X4s in another. Best of all, it's affordable. The whole kit retails for $254.99.


ATF Weighs in on Firearm Braces Once Again

by MAX SLOWIK on JULY 9, 2019

Read about it.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

How To Power Clean Revolver Chambers

Brad Miller, Ph.D. - Tuesday, July 2, 2019

From NRA

The cylinder chambers can be especially laborious if you’ve been shooting a short cartridge in a long chamber, like a .38 Special in a .357 Magnum chamber, or .44 Special in a .44 Magnum chamber, you get the idea. The carbon fouling builds up ahead of the case mouth and won’t come out no matter how hard you scrub—or so it seems.

Use the power of electricity! In this case, I mean a power drill or power screwdriver.

You'll need to cut off the “handle” end of a cleaning rod, so you can stick it in the chuck. Just make sure the rod is long enough that you can get the brush all the way in the cylinder without the drill hitting the cylinder.

Use a brass or aluminum rod. No steel rods allowed. You don’t want to risk damaging your gun.

Power cleaning is only for revolver cylinder chambers. Do not use this in the barrel.