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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Convenient

Palmetto State Armory has AR lower parts kits with the pistol grip and trigger guard swapped out for Magpul MOE equivalents.  I've got at least two, maybe three plain pistol grips and two or three trigger guards laying around from prior builds, good to see this option out there.

It's been nagging me as well.

Is this really a victory?  Because it really strikes me as a bit of a waste of resources, let alone the borderline entrapment.  Did we at least gain some intel on his contacts or anything?  Did he even have any contacts other then FBI agents playing make-believe?

Ah Hippies...

Overheard in the coffee house-
"It says he used two 9mm semi-auto handguns.  Where would you even get your hands on something like that?"
I don't know... any reputable gun shop?  I have no idea what news article he was reading, but sometimes it's mind boggling at how detached certain parts of society are.  I think this just cries out for more education.  (Although I'm fairly certain the hippie in question is a professor at the college, either English or Communications... so there may not be much hope for this case.)

To look cool...

...right?

Caleb hits on a couple subjects I've been to overworked to talk about, numbering mags, and the importance of "pressing out" when you engage with your handgun.

I've been numbering my mags ever since I had more than 2 of any kind for my primary mag-fed systems (ARs and handguns.)  Somebody asked me a while back why, and I simply said "because when one craps out I want to know which one it is.  Crapload cheaper than replacing them all..."  Watching the light come on in his head was great.

The press-out (moving from a high-compact hold, pressing the pistol straight out at your target) is also a key concept in fast shooting.  It clicked for me when I was watching The Art of the Dynamic Handgun and Travis was explaining it.  It's all about conservation of movement, something the Magpul guys are all about.  Smooth is fast.  Caleb's post makes a lot more sense than my caffeine deprived mind can convey at the moment, and he's got a link to some videos too.  Well worth your time.