Archive for the ‘Editorial’ Category

Aug
18

Incoming!

Later this week…

P220 Carry SAS DAK

P220 Carry SAS DAK

That is all.

Jul
26

I’ve been slacking.

Apologies to my readers, for I have been slacking. Well, I’ve been working my posterior off and not had much time for shooting and writing. I do have a few quick updates for you…

First of all, there’s a new precision AR-15 rifle in the works. Started with a RRA lower and LPK, VLTOR mil-spec buffer, EMOD buttstock (this may change to a Magpul PRS), and Geissele match rifle trigger. Now we’re waiting on a complete upper from White Oak Armamemt. Ordered a 18″ Varmint upper with a 1:12 twist and straight fluting. It should be here in about 3 more weeks. Topping it all off will be a Nikon Monarch-X 4-16×50mm riflescope that showed up at the door last week.

You may remember that I took order of a Sig P220 that came with the wrong slide. Well, Sig was true to their word and replaced it with the proper Elite slide – and the pistol was only out of my hands for a couple weeks. I’m very satisfied with Sig’s customer service and speedy turnaround. I’m also thrilled with this pistol – I shoot it better off-hand than any other centerfire pistol I own. I was able to put 18 rounds of 230 grain Federal ball into 4″ standing at 15 yards.

Sig P220 Carry Elite Dark - 18 rounds at 15 yards standing

Sig P220 Carry Elite Dark - 18 rounds at 15 yards standing

Lastly, I’m working on a new target stand. This one has a PVC frame with metal stakes for stability. As soon as I have it perfected, I’ll be sharing pics and post up the plans for it.

So hang in there, gentle readers. I’m doing my best not to let you down.

May
26

Sig Sauer Carry Elite Dark – Wrong Slide?

Okay, so maybe I’m not the most observant individual, especially when it comes to cool new firearms that I’ve waited months to get.

It wasn’t until after my first range session with the new Sig Carry Elite Dark that I noticed there weren’t any front cocking serrations in the slide. I checked Sig’s site, and it does indeed say the Elite Dark comes with front serrations. Also, nowhere on the slide does it say “Elite.”

Looks like a standard P220 slide was put on my Elite

Looks like a standard P220 slide was put on my Elite

Upon further research and looking up a ton of pics online, it appears that Sig shipped this pistol out with a standard P220 slide. Such a thing doesn’t really bother me. However, should I ever decided to sell this firearm, I think I’d be hard-pressed to convince a knowledgeable potential buyer that the pistol is truly a factory elite.

Compare to this P220 Elite Dark from Gunbroker

Compare to this P220 Elite Dark from Gunbroker

I called Sig to make sure there wasn’t a production change, and was advised there wasn’t. When I told the representative of the peculiarities of my P220, he suggested I send it in for a slide swap.

Shortly thereafter I received a UPS shipping label and instructions in an email from Sig. The rep stated it would probably be about 3 weeks turnaround.

I’ll ship it off tomorrow.

May
24

How to Field Strip the Sig P220 Elite

Second quick how-to video: How to quickly field strip the Sig Sauer P220 Carry Elite Dark for routine cleaning.

The Elite model Sigs are equipped with the SRT, which requires a simple extra step of decocking before slide removal. This step is not necessary for the standard P220 trigger.

May
24

How to Field Strip the H&K USP

I decided to do a couple quick how-to videos for new owners. Here’s the first – how to field strip the HK USP compact 9mm for routine cleaning.