Posts Tagged ‘pistol’

Mar
24

Heckler & Koch USP Compact 9mm

This is the H&K USPc 9mm.

H&K USPc 9mm Stainless

H&K USPc 9mm Stainless

This is my primary carry weapon. It’s durable, reliable, accurate, and just the right size for me.

H&K offers the USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol) in a variety of calibers, and is available in full size and compact models. This compact 9mm takes a double-stack magazine. 9mm USPc magazines are available in 10 and 13 round capacities. I carry this in a Galco Summer Comfort IWB holster. It’s quite comfortable and conceals well.

H&K USPc 9mm - Variant 1

H&K USPc 9mm - Variant 1

This particular USP is a “variant 1,” meaning it is DA/SA with a “safe” position and control lever (manual safety/decocking lever) on left side of the frame. This means the user has the option to carry the pistol in a single-action mode (cocked and locked) with the manual safety engaged, or decock the pistol and carry in double-action mode. Double-action only (with or without manual safety) and right side or ambidextrous controls are available in other variants. The USP is also available in .40SW, and .45ACP.

H&K USP full-size .45ACP stainless

H&K USP full-size .45ACP stainless

The HK USPc 9mm is a surprisingly accurate pistol, just like its big brother pictured above. I’m not a great pistol shooter by any means, and I have no problems putting 5 rounds of 9mm in a 3″ group at 25 yards with this gun. Keep it clean, use good quality ammo, and it will serve you well for a lifetime.

Feb
28

Range Report: AR-15 Front Sight Laser

Great weather today. Got to try out the new laser.

Front sight tower with laser on RRA AR-15 pistol

Front sight tower with laser on RRA AR-15 pistol

This was a bright, sunny day, and I was shooting at 25 yards from a rest, not looking through the sights – I was basically sitting up straight and aiming solely with the laser. I couldn’t make out the dot on the orange targets, so I improvised a little to have the dot on the white freezer paper.

Adjustment was simple with the brass screws. However, as I had feared, the adjustment screws are just too loose to hold zero. The laser started wandering to the right after a few shots, causing shot placement to go left.

Laser started wandering after a few shots

Laser started wandering after a few shots

A little loctite on the threads took care of that. Unfortunately, all I had on hand was red (stronger) loctite. I do NOT recommend this… use the blue loctite.

Some loctite on the adjustment screws was all it needed.

Some loctite on the adjustment screws was all it needed.

While giving the loctite a few minutes to set up, I sprayed a few gray spots on the paper to help me see the dot.

After another adjustment, I was able to shoot the group below. Also, this will give you an idea of the size of the dot… Looks like it’s about 1/2″ at 25 yards.

All-in-all, I’m pleased with this purchase. It does exactly what I wanted it to do.

Happy shooting.

Feb
28

Range Report: RRA AR-15 Pistol

Finally had some time to process some video. Here’s a quick highlight reel of the RRA Pistol testing:

You can see the different groups at 25 and 50 yards. This is firing with the EOTech and a variety of good .223. Since this is primarily a sub-50-yard weapon, I’m calling this acceptable accuracy.

RRA AR-15 Pistol 5-shot Group

RRA AR-15 Pistol 5-shot Group

Down the road, I’ll mount the Leupold Mark AR on it just to see what the short barrel is capable of at longer distances.

Feb
26

Rock River Arms AR-15 Pistol

Meet the RRA LAR-15 A4 Pistol.

Rock River Arms LAR-15

Rock River Arms LAR-15

This particular pistol is chambered in 5.56 NATO. It has a 7″ Chrome Moly 1:9 twist barrel on a flat-top upper with a free-float tube. This came from the Rock River Arms factory with a Hogue grip and RRA’s Dominator2 EOTech mount.

Rock River Arms LAR-15

Rock River Arms LAR-15

The Dominator2 allows co-witness of the iron sights with an EOTech holographic weapons sight. Seems like a good chance to try out the EOTech 551.

Rock River Arms LAR-15

Rock River Arms LAR-15 with EOTech 551

This one is still pretty new to me. I’ve performed the barrel break-in and I’ve zeroed the iron sights and the EOTech, but that’s about all. We’ll run it through its paces as soon as we’re blessed with some decent weather.

Happy shooting.