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RANGE REPORT: GLOCK 17 GEN 4

December 20, 2013

Allright folks, I know that it has been a while… You folks do want your Turkey correct? Christmas Ham?  And the Professor wants his Broccoli, plus he got 40K pounds of Cauliflower delivered to Hunters Point… I survived that delivery… Somehow…

Which brings us to the subject of this post. Which is, basically Combat Tupperware! Yes, both Fred and Neil will grunt at this. ( My way of being polite about people passing gas!)

Gaston Glock came into the firearms business completely from the outside. His 17th try was a success to put it mildly. That became the Glock 17. It is the most popular handgun in the world, period. I have owned a Glock 20 for many years, and it is still my go to gun should a “social situation” arise. Yes, I still love my 1911 types and styles. and the 45ACP is indeed a well proved man stopper. Including Moro’s and crazed Muslims of all genre’s stoned on whatever…

So why a 9mm Paraballium? Because, if you shoot straight it works. At least according to Navy Seals, Army Rangers, Air Force PJ’s, and? United States Marine Force Recon Operators. It works. That said they all prefer a 45…

All this aside… I received my new in the box Glock 17 generation 4 pistol, and was impressed. My G20 came in the all too familiar plastic box that was, and is a chore to open. The 17’s box has two easy to open snaps! Gads! It comes with 2 extra magazines! And some gizmos… Grip modifiers… Okay… Sights are not the TRU GLO’s, but appear more than usable…

Reliability is always job one when it comes to defensive weaponry, and I have never seen a single Glock that didn’t digest anything in the proper caliber. So, just to be sure, for this test I picked up a variety of ammunition. From the cheap green box Remington to Hornady‘s Zombie killer loads. Bullet weights ranged from 90 grain Talon HP’s to 124 grain bullets of various styles. Let’s get this out of the way from the beginning. There were no malfunctions of any type, period. Federal Hydra Shok’s were used for a “Hot Gun” test where I burned through three complete magazines in under twenty seconds, and, again, no malfunctions.

The Gen 4 comes with a few gadgets that may make your life on the range easier. There are different grips that can be fitted to the pistol so that you have a better functional grip. The set that came already mounted fit my hands nearly perfect for target shooting. However, during simulated stress firing the point of impact seemed a bit high. To that end I will be trying out different combinations of grip panels and back straps at a later date.

I also acquired a Lone Wolf Match barrel for it in order to run a short test of Polygonal verses Land and Grove rifling. Which we can get out-of-the-way in a hurry! Until I moved out to twenty-five yards (75 feet) and fired from the bench there was little or no difference. However, from that range there was a pronounced improvement using the Lone Wolf barrel. On a standard B-20 target the stock polygonal barrel made kill zone hits using 115 as well as 124 grain offerings. Shots from the Lone Wolf barrel were all ten and “X” rings. Need I say more? At least if you are an accuracy freak like me!

The Gen 4 came with a very good trigger, and I seriously doubt that I will be replacing it anytime in the near future. Muzzle flip was, well? Almost non-existent. The sights are great right out of the box. The pistols low weight and flat profile make it a great carry pistol, and I would recommend it for those that have such needs or desires.

All in all I highly recommend this pistol. It is reliable, accurate, and reasonably priced. A must buy? Does a 9mm exist in that category? Not in my book, however, I know that the caliber has many fans. Now, I am waiting for Glock to bring out offerings with all the nice updates in 45 ACP, and 10mm Auto!

 

Handgun Stopping Power: Sizing Up Your Options : Concealed Carry: Digging Deep on Pocket Holsters

September 15, 2012
Handgun Stopping Power:
Sizing Up Your Options

Handgun stopping power refers to the ability to incapacitate a target. There are many factors used to determine stopping power, such as caliber, bullet weight and velocity, but studies have shown that every caliber is capable of one-shot stops in the right situation. The author fired 100 handgun loads to measure velocity, penetration and expansion to help shooters choose the best self-defense round for their purposes. Want to know how your favorite caliber fared? Check out the results.

With the availability of ultra-compact handguns in self-defense calibers, pocket carry is becoming increasingly more popular. The advantages of pocket carry include a fairly quick draw, ease of carry and inexpensive holster options. Learn the benefits of pocket carry, including how to draw from the pocket and why the author likes pocket holsters during certain parts of the year.

ELK HUNTING 101 IN DENVER SEPT. 27

September 15, 2012

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a basic seminar for hunting elk in Colorado as a part of our Hunter Outreach Program efforts to educate and involve new hunters in the sport. This seminar will cover the fundamentals of habits/habitat, hunting tactics and techniques and provide a good beginning for the novice elk hunter.  Registration is limited to 75 participants. Join the fastest growing family of hunters in Colorado for an educational evening.

WHO: Everyone

WHEN: Thursday Sept. 27, from 6:30 to 9 PM

WHERE: Hunter Education Building, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 6060 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216

COST: No cost

SIGN UP: To register please email wildlife.neoutreach@state.co.us or call 303-291-7804 and leave a message with name(s), address and phone number to register.

For more information on hunting in Colorado, go to:

http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Hunting.aspx

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.

How Deer Think; Democrats et al

December 21, 2011

Ted Nugent, rock star and avid bow hunter from Michigan , was being
interviewed by a liberal journalist, an animal rights activist. The
discussion came around to deer hunting. The journalist asked, ‘What do you
think is the last thought in the head of a deer before you shoot him? Is it,
‘Are you my friend?’ or is it ‘Are you the one who killed my brother?

Nugent replied, ‘Deer aren’t capable of that kind of thinking. All they care
about is, what am I going to eat next, who am I going to screw next, and can
I run fast enough to get away. They are very much like the Democrats in
Congress.’

The interview ended

Fly Fishing update

August 2, 2008

I received an email from a semi local person asking about fly fishing the smaller streams along the front range and other environs nearby.

First, equipment; The smaller streams are not the place for nine foot rods. Stop by Discount Angler on South Santa Fe. Not only do they have a wide assortment of reasonably priced rods, they also have a huge selection of fly’s at very good prices. Get a seven or eight foot fly rod that will toss a four or five weight line. Short leaders and tippet set ups are also called for in this situation.

As for the best patterns? As always here in Colorado, Midge patterns will work virtually all the time. Dry, pupa’s, and wets. All in small sizes. Next come the Caddis’s. I like Elk Hair Caddis patterns with dun gray bodies for most small water fishing. Don’t forget RS2’s and classic Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymphs.

For a pretty good listing of places to go fishing look here.

Tight lines all! 😀

Sac Bee’s Fishing Line « The Fish Whisperer

March 14, 2008

Sac Bee’s Fishing Line « The Fish Whisperer

Looks like things are beginning to heat up all across the west! I love it! No politics on the stream, just structure, and ripples, and figuring out just what the fish will hit on that day, at that particular place along the stream or river.

Here in Colorado, midge larva rule as the number one fish getter this time of the year. Although last weekend, a fellow caught a nice Brownie on a number eighteen hares mask nymph, fished along the bottom of the river.

Wild Turkeys watched as we fished from the nearby hillside. Turkey season is about to start…


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