April 26, 2017: S&W M&P Shield 40

At the Gun Store:

The fish scale cuts at the rear of the slide, the curved cut grip panels on the frame, the slide release, the take down lever, and the cut of the slide all identify this as a Smith & Wesson Military & Police. The Shield was introduced in 2012 as a sub-compact extension of the M&P line of striker fired, polymer frame, semi-automatic pistols.  Slimmer, lighter, shorter than the MSP 40C, the Shield has become a popular concealed carry and backup duty gun. Continue reading

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February 23, 2017: Wheely Bird

A co-workers donation of hand pull target thrower and the entertainment we had at trap outings spurred the Champion Wheely Bird to show up under the Christmas tree a couple of years back. Well that was the plan.  It was ordered when MidWayUSA had a sale price on it.  Apparently a lot of other people also liked the price because my October/November order didn’t arrive until the following May.  Continue reading

January 31, 2017: Range Review

Shooters World Tampa converted a former furniture store on Fletcher Avenue in Tampa into a destination location for all things gun. The store and range opened in 2013.  The timing was fortuitous, former President Obama was the Gun Salesman of the Year in 2013.  The high demand he spurred in the public helped solidify Shooters World as a prominent emporium of guns and gun related merchandise. Continue reading

December 22, 2016: Kel Tec Sub 2000 Gen 2

 

At the Gun Store: The Kel Tec Sub 2000 Generation 2 was released this year.  The original was released in 2001 and was itself an update of the SUB 9. 

 The unique characteristic of this pistol caliber carbine is its’ ability to fold in half. Pulling the trigger guard down releases the breech so the forend and barrel can be pivoted 180 degrees.  The chamber has to be empty to do this.  If there is a round in the chamber, it will bind the bolt and breech.  The barrel will unlock from the receiver but will not pivot. Continue reading