Mar
14

Update: Overland Gunleather gear

I just wanted to give you all a quick update on the holster and belt from Overland Gunleather. I’ve been wearing this rig almost every day since last October, and it has been nothing short of incredible. Fit and comfort are excellent – I often don’t even notice that I’m wearing a heavy P220. Craftsmanship is top-notch – This rig shows virtually NO wear at all after 5 months of use. If you’re looking for new leather, you MUST give Adam at Overland Gunleather a call.

Jan
13

I’m still here

My apologies, gentle readers, for my lack of posting. Truth be told, nothing of much interest has been happening my small corner lately. The weather these last months has been prohibitive of anything other than practice shooting, and work has been keeping me very busy, so I have very little to report…

The belt and holster from Overland Gunleather is holding up to my daily wear fabulously. So well, in fact, that I will have Adam at OG address any future holster need I have.

I have a couple new .45s on the way… one is a Sig 1911 that has been worked over by Grayguns that should be here any day. The other is a SAO P220 compact that should be here late next week. And I’ve decided my tax return will go towards a FNH FS2000.

That’s about all I have for now. Hopefully things will calm down soon and give me time to get some useful information up here for you.

Oct
27

New Holster and Belt

New holster and belt on the way for the P220 Carry SAS from Overland Gunleather. Should be here in a couple days. I’m stoked.

Gun belt and holster in cordovan and shark from Overland Gunleather

Gun belt and holster in horsehide and shark from Overland Gunleather

Oct
7

Let’s see… where was I?

I think this was the easy part…

P220 SAS DAK Detail Strip

P220 SAS DAK Detail Strip

I really must learn not to start such things at 9pm…

Oct
7

The Spot Drill: Revisited

You may remember my post about trying a spot drill.

In that exercise, I shot one round each at twenty 1″ targets, with the object being to hit each target. I hit 18 out of 20 with the Varmint AR in that exercise.

I wanted to try this drill with the Savage Model 10 Tactical, but I feared shooting 1″ spots from a bag on the bench would be too easy. So, to make the challenge a little more realistic (and a lot more challenging!), I decided to shoot at 1/2″ targets from a prone position using only a front bag.

Shooting a prone spot drill with the Savage Model 10

Shooting a prone spot drill with the Savage Model 10 Tactical

As it turns out, this was more challenging than I thought it would be, mainly because I was in the prone position. Lying flat on the ground, every beat of my heart made the crosshairs jump off target.

Needless to say, I did not do as well as I did previously. I ended up hitting only 8 out of the 20 targets, with a few more being very close.

I was only able to hit 8 out of the 10 spots

I was only able to hit 8 of the 20 spots

I tried the same setup with the WOA Varmint AR-15, and scored another 8.

I know it sounds easy – we can shoot 5-shot groups in 1/4″ all day long, how can it be so tough to put a bunch of shots in spots twice as big as our groups?

All I can tell you is, give it a try.

If you’re new to this game, here’s a few pics to help you understand what we’re trying to achieve…

Target is 100 yards away - no magnification

Target is 100 yards away - no magnification

View of the target through the scope at 4x magnification

View of the target through the scope at 4x magnification

View through the Nikon Monarch X at 16x magnification - the maximum

View through the Nikon Monarch X at 16x magnification - the maximum

In that last picture, you’re looking at exactly what I’m seeing when I’m shooting this drill. As you can imagine, the slightest bit of movement, even that from the shooter’s own beating heart, will move the crosshairs off target.

Of course, I can’t blame my low score on the rifle or the ammunition, because it’s a demonstrated shooter. The only thing I can do is keep practicing. We’ll revisit this again soon.