Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The 2012 Norinco 1911A1 Commander - Table Top Review

I made this video when I was pretty sick with flu and made a few rookie mistakes so please be kind with your comments.

Over-all, if you're looking for an entry level 1911A1 and don't have a lot of money to spare I do recommend Norinco Products however be prepared to spend some time tinkering in your shop.

If you are on a budget, don't have a shop, time or the incentive to do some tinkering purchase a SHOOTERS ARMS MANUFACTURING pistol for a few extra dollars and avoid this particular Norinco product.

Longevity wil however go to the Norinco as these are forged steel where-as SAM pistols are investment cast.  

Enjoy the video.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Proficient marksmanship and old technology

This range session was inspired by atwar blogs (NY Times) April 2010 article in which C.J. Chivers describes how two or three Taliban pin down a USMC Section and cause light casualties. The Taliban firing position was between 500 and 600 meters from the US Marines. The US marines thought they had run into snipers however the Taliban fighters were armed with 70 year old lee enfields. There is something to be said about a bolt action rifle lobbing larger slugs and a more effective range while patrolling in open terrain.
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Please be respectful with your responses. This isn't about good, evil, morality, justice or politics. This video is about a tool - The Lee Enfield Rifle.