http://www.westernshooter.com

Comments: (0)

Shotgun Dummies for Shotgun Loading Practice

Category : Competition, Shooting Gear Review, Shotguns, Tactical

With 3 Gun season quickly approaching it is time to start practicing loading the shotgun. During a match, shotguns can be unloaded as fast as you can pull the trigger but loading them is a one shell at a time process. Practicing your loading technique can make a big difference in your overall time and score. Remington is now making Dummy Shotgun Shells that are to factory spec and have real shot in them so they feel the same as loading a live round.

Comments: (5)

Sun Devil Mfg. AR-15 Heavy-Walled Billet Receiver Review

Category : Competition, Rifles, Shooting Gear Review, Tactical

Many shooters are curious about the advantages of using a heavy-walled billet receiver for their AR-15 build. Accuracy, in a word, is the biggest advantage. Heavy-walled billet receivers are more rigid or stiff. A more rigid receiver will prevent excess movement and flex when a round is fired. It will also help reduce harmonics that are damaging to accuracy. The series of events before, during, and after a round is fired are more likely to be consistent with a rigid upper.

The M16/AR-15 platform’s original design was for military use and as such had every extra ounce removed to keep the gun lightweight. Regardless of its lightweight receiver, the M16/AR-15 came out inherently accurate.

Comments: (0)

EHP Digital Electronic Ear Plugs EHP-MC1 Review

Category : Competition, Handguns, Hunting, Shooting Gear Review

The EHP-MC1 is rated at 29 N.R.R which is superior to most large shooting muffs.

My thoughts were skeptical when I found that EHP (Electronic Hearing Protection) was making in ear digital electronic shooting plugs (EHP-MC1)  by hand in the USA for a very reasonable price. Putting my skepticism aside I ordered a pair and joined the ranks of those I’ve envied for years.  I have now shot 3 gun, IDPA matches, and a mountain lion (see pics below) using the EHP in-ear-canal digital plugs.

Comments: (2)

Center of Mass (COM) Holster Review

Category : Cases/Scabbards/Holsters, Competition, Shooting Gear Review

While shooting the MGM Grand Nationals I used a handmade Center of Mass (COM) kydex holster and mag pouches. The model of holster I tried is both dropped and offset for crazy fast draws. Additionally, the holster is cut extremely low in the front to aid in clearing the gun even faster.

Comments: (0)

Swarovski 1-6×24 Z6i BRT Review

Category : Competition, Optics, Shooting Gear Review, Tactical

UPDATE – July 2012 – I used the Swaro 1-6×24 Z6i BRT in the 2012 MGM Ironman Multi Gun and placed 14th out of  150 competitors in the tac optics division.

Swarovski has also updated this scope and now calls the current version the “Second Generation.”  The changes in the 2nd gen include a slightly streamlined look to the electronics and a new feature that automatically turns the optic off if it’s not in the upright position to save battery (this feature can be turned off). Everything else on the optic remains essentially the same.

Swarovski 1-6×24 Z6i BRT, King of the Multi-Gun Optic Mountain

Since Swarovski introduced the 1-6×24 Z6i every other optics manufacture in the world has been playing catch-up. The Swarovski z6i with BRT reticle is (at the time of this writing) the best 3 gun scope in the world that can be bought for any price.  It is also an excellent option for those that hunt dangerous game and need a fast low power variable scope with good eye relief.

Comments: (0)

JP Glock Magazine Well Review

Category : Competition, Handguns, Shooting Gear Review, Tactical

The JP Enterprises Glock Magazine Well shown in the above picture has been used hard. The dings and scratches were all well earned.

When I think of Glock magazine wells I don’t think of JP rifles. However, JP Enterprises happens to make one of the best Glock mag wells available. The JP Enterprises Glock Mag Well is  precision CNC machined from aluminum and then hard coat anodized. Installation is simple and requires no fitting.