|2011 November Range Report:|
|News - Range Reports|
|Thursday, 08 December 2011 14:33|
2011 November Range Report:
D9 & Chicken Nuggets at JR’s Preserve for our annual prayer meeting. Observe those smiles, if you are one of our nemesis (prairie dog, islamo-fascist, pedophile, crackhead, or other deviant) this is a reminder, we are very good at what we do.
We had a busy month and December is already rolling the same way. Last month we were fortunate enough to complete most of the dictated tasks from Mrs. D9and get out to the range for a couple of tests and some shooting. We completed a couple of really nice builds and just received our new tactical sniper (TS) contour 5.56 barrels and they are wicked bad-ass barrels as well as our new 308W Krieger 5R TS contour barrels. We also have a couple of suppressor updates.
Specifications: 5.56 Wylde, mid length gas, 18” sst WOA, 2.6lbs, .93dia main, .875 gas, .873dia fore end, 1/2x28 TPI, full body SDM fluting (12 flutes).
We finally coordinated a time with our good friend JR and we got down to his preserve in southeast KS. It’s been a year since we were last there but it is always a lot of fun to get down there and shoot. JR set up some steel targets right at 452 yds from the bench to test out a couple of new Sako TRG rifles we both purchased. He went for the 308 and we opted for the 300Win.
We very much enjoy what we do.
JR’s custom steel targets. It’s amazing what the 300W did to the ½” plate next to my left shoulder. In the lower corner it penetrated the steel 3/8” of an inch. Yes, we hit all 4 targets, in a row. (1 caveat, the smallest target was struck on the rebar slightly high so it is considered a miss.) This was done with the Sako.
We have always wanted a TRG and JR getting one provided the impetus for usto get one. We out fitted both rifles with NF optics (perfect choice) for long range. We can say that the TRG-22 (308) is a freakin tack driver and the TRG-42 300Win is a hammer.
Our sales assistant Chicken Nuggets also came along for the ride to practice her shooting skills and will be displaying rifles for us at the next gun show. (However, we did have a little break down in communications. She informed Mrs. D9 that the Kansas HP (Stanlinist) did not recognize D9 as we were safely and purposefully headed to the preserve when they issued us an abusive speeding violation. We were not happy with either.)
This month we also built a couple of AR-10’s that we were really pleased with (generally we’re pleased with them all). The first was using one of our new Rock Creek 5R barrels with the TS contour. We offered this rifle up for auction at the annual Boy Scouts Shooting Sports event. Next year we will be advertising this so that people not affiliated with BSA can attend. It’s a full day of clay pigeon shooting, dinner, silent and live auction.
Custom AR-10: Armalite receivers, Magpul PRS, JPVtac forearm, RC 5R 308W barrel, IOR 4x14 optic, AAC 7.62SDN-6. This is a stout platform that will deliver168grn projectiles painfully accurate. The TS contour will be a standard offering and serves both the hunter and shooter.
We also got out and did some shooting with another client who we built a custom AR-15 rifle. John spared nothing on this build. We built this with the following specifications:
Spikes Tactical billet receiver set
Giessele 3 gun trigger
14.7” WOA sst 1:7 twist w/pinned FH
Vltor 6 pos stock
Samson Evolution forearm
Adams Arms piston kit
Laser engraving of Mt. Suribachi
AAC M4-2000 suppressor
We also built up a 10.5” 6.8 upper for a good client of ours using a WOA 6.8 SPCII sst barrel, Midwest Industries SS-10 forearm. This should be a nice deterrent for some dimwit thinking he’s entitled to this individual’s belongings.
Last weekend (although it was December) me and AK tested our deer hunting skills down in Garnett, KS. Needless to say we didn’t have much success in assassinating a belligerent deer hell bent on trespassing, laying around, defecating everywhere, and destroying private property other as if they’re a Wall Street Occupier. We did see a few on Sunday but wasn’t able to get any shots off.
AK was setup with one of our 16” 308W AR-10 which is perfect for brush hunting. We were using one of our 20” 308W with the RC 5R barrel. Not bad for setting up in a stand, but got a little heavy after an hour of walking through the brush with the rifle in the ready position.
AK & D9 looking for some action.
If you are interested in purchasing a suppressor be advised the ATF lead times are stretching into 4 and 5 months. In the last 6 months two things have drastically increased lead time. First the ATF re-organized the examiners, so part of our transfers are being handled by our original examiner and the new ones by a couple of different examiners. (We’re not for sure who will become our primary just yet.) Next, there have been several states that have legalized the use of a suppressor. Between these two, it appears the ATF guys and gals are inundated.
Another Suppressor update for our local Kansas residents is that when filling out the form 4 for an individual you will need to deliver the paper work to the Johnson County Detention Center at New Century Airport in Gardner, KS. (What’s cool about the JOCDC website is you can type in a name to see who’s in the slammer. We picked a couple of common random last names, wow, we hit pay dirt on some of life’s lottery winners. For you liberal single types check it out, you could find your love mate.)They will provide the 2 finger print cards and then hold the form 4 for signature by the sheriff.
Additionally, we have placed several orders between SWR, Silencerco, AAC, Thunderbeast, and YHM so we are expecting to have a very good selection of top rated suppressors for every caliber. Just briefly, here are the suppressors we like:
AAC 7.62 Cyclone – Bolt action, or single application.
AAC 7.62SDN-6 – Multi rifle use, excellent for swapping between 5.56, 6.8, and 308W. Light enough for a 16” or less 5.56 rifle.
AAC 7.62SD – Multi rifle use, excellent for 308W long guns (2” longer than SDN-6)
SWR Omega 30 – To be discontinued and new version due out in 2012. Great bolt gun suppressor.
SWR Renegade – To be discontinued and replaced with Spec War. Both excellent 5.56 cans and mount to existing A2 birdcage flash hider. Very pleased with the Renegade for price, quality and sound.
SWR Octane 9mm – This will be a standard stock item. If you’re only doing 9mm this will be our recommendation.
SWR Spectre – New version out soon. This has been a long time favorite.
Silencerco Sparrow – Top rated, excellent performing suppressor. Tough choice between this and the SWR Spectre.
Silencerco Osprey 45 – Excellent choice for multi-caliber pistol use. We highly recommend this one.
YHM 5.56 Phantom Ti – Excellent light weight suppressor.
YHM 7.62 Phantom Ti – Excellent light weight suppressor and can be used on 300Win. We like
YMM rifle suppressors and they have great sound suppression and very competitively priced.
Thunder Beast Arms – No review, waiting on our first shipment.
Looking forward into December we’re expecting to stay busy with a couple of new AR-10 and AR-15’s and looks like transfers will be stacking up as well. Additionally, please call us in advance for a transfer we will be unavailable for a few days during one week of December, we just can’t tell you which week.
Additionally, we will be performing our 6 month and year end audit of our 4473 Forms and A&D records. We already reviewed the Jan – July and found them to be in very good shape. However, we’re going to make a once over on Jan – July and then perform a complete review of August – December. A few of you may be getting a call if we find any issues on the forms.
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