Category Archives: Shooting

Leapers UTG 2-7X44 30mm Long Eye Relief Scout Scope, AO, 36-color Ruger Gunsite Scout Optic Update

Since I first provided reviews on the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle (see my reviews @ @ and the rifle has been shot on several occasions. With the AIM 2-7x32mm LER optic mounted, I found myself wanting a little … Continue reading

My ‘Emotional Support’ 1911! The .45 ACP and Those Other Calibers!

I was recently reading an article about a former Marine that was attacked in his front yard by four armed men, in the driveway of his home, with his family in the house. The entire article can be read in … Continue reading

Springfield Armory XDm® 9mm 4.5 (XDM920IHCE)

I realized that after going through my inventory of firearms, that I owned one Springfield Armory pistol in 9mm; the XDs® 4.0. The .45ACP cartridge has been my mainstay EDC cartridge for more years than I care to count. However, … Continue reading

Ruger American Rimfire® Target Model Number: 8349/Caliber: 22 WMR

.22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rifle) cartridges ( have been produced since 1960. The .22 WMR is, essentially, a 125-yard maximum PBR (that’s Point Blank Range and not Pabst  Blue Ribbon) with 30-grain, 40-grain, and 50-grain hollow point bullets being its … Continue reading

1911 FLGR – Yes or No? An observation from Experimentation

There has been a long-standing debate regarding the advantages and disadvantage of full-length guide rods (herein, referred to simply as FLGR or FLGRs) in 1911 pistols. Usually, I am of the standing that if a 1911 is equipped with a … Continue reading

Henry AR7 Upgrade Roll Out the Barrel!

Since my initial review of the Henry AR& “Survival” rifle (, a couple of upgrades have been made to the firearm that I would like to share. The first of these upgrades was a Red Dot sight, which is a … Continue reading

Hi-Point 4595TS and 995TS WC Advanced Optics Project More Optical Delusions!

I had purchased a Hi-Point 4595TS Carbine and was so impressed by it that a 9mm version soon followed; the 995TS WC. As with the Hi-Point 4595TS, the 995TS WC went through some modifications to include removing the rear and … Continue reading

Optics and the Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival Rifle Is the Challenge Worth It?

I recently wrote an article about mounting a scope to the CZ 527M Carbine and the challenges that I faced when doing so. Surprisingly, placing an optic on the Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival rifle is no less a challenge due … Continue reading

Weaver T-22 2-Piece Adapter Scope Base 3/8″ Grooves to Weaver-Style Base Matte Adapt and Conquer!

THE CLAIM: “The Weaver T-22 2-Piece Adapter Scope Base allows you to use Weaver-style rings on a rifle designed for use with 3/8″ dovetail accessories. It provides a sure, tight fit for the ultimate in reliability”. – Source: Weaver Optics … Continue reading

Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival Rifle, Model H002B – Product Review Can You Survive Without One?

Much has already been written and videoed about the Henry Repeating Arms AR-7 so I will not be able to add too much to the mix with one exception.  Most, if not all, reviews and videos regarding the Henry AR-7 … Continue reading