At the last SHOT SHOW’s Media Range Day, I observed some of this.
I don’t remember the name of the company, but I believe they were either Utah or Idaho based. Cost savings is a big benefit, but the biggest boon is the weight savings. 30% reduction in the weight of a loaded cartridge. Now imagine the benefit of that when you are a soldier or sheepdog using Surefire’s quad stacked 60 or 100 round cases. Think that might be helpful? You bet it is. At the Media Range Day, I was also told that the cases are easily reloadable.
This most recent post of Gunfighter Cast talks about MAG-40, Slipstream, and the crushing defeat I handed to Shaw of Japan.
Okay, I have to give some clarification here. The Gun Dudes and Shaw of Japan were mostly way over on the far left side of the Range, with Gundoc… Positions 1-15 over there. I was in position 32 or something… the very last shooting position. This wasn’t planned. What happened was that we were told we would not be shooting on Day One. So I didn’t go get my ammo before getting in there that first morning. I planned on buying the ammo and shooting on Day Two. Well, it turns out you do shoot on Day One. I was offered guns and holsters and ammo… an the generosity was humbling. But I feel bad for shooting another man’s ammo, especially when ammo is so expensive these days. So I humbly stood back. I also had a raging migraine, and part of me just didn’t feel like blasting. Okay, so the next day I had my ammo, my gun, my holster, my magazines… and my headache was very diminished thanks to Gator-Bull with breakfast. Now when we lined back up, everyone was told to take your same positions as the day before. Ah… I didn’t have one, so that meant I was in the back of the bus… out there at the far right where I was stuck with Stan of the Gun Dudes. What it was, was Shaw of Japan was relieved that he didn’t have to stand side by side with the Ogre. Yeah, I shot a higher score, but I have to hand it to Daniel, the man can seriously shoot. His groups were much better than mine and I thought he was stomping me. See, I was shooting during the first rotation, and Shaw of Japan was in the Second. Since I was at the very end, I had no shooter I had to back up, so I got to go keep tabs on our young Marine. I honestly thought he was kicking my trash… so I walked away, getting ready to eat crow pie. I was surprised that I had won. Shaw dropped his shots firing from the required Weaver position, which he hates. If he didn’t have to fire from Weaver – Shaw would have won. But he did… so I did. But now the challenge is on. Next time he’s out this way, we’ll go for again… with M-4′s. His weapon of Choice.
Back to the pod cast. This is a good one to listen to. When you get these guys together, that’s some dang good Pod Casting. If you are not listening to these Pod Casts – you really are missing out. I know there are a ton of them out there… but Gunfighter and Gun Dudes are the ones to listen to first.