Category Archives: Weapons

Breaking in a Broadsword

WeTheArmed.com’s Nightcrawler brought out his new rifle.  A Crusader Broadsword, built custom to his specifications.  There is a thread about it on WTA, and I’ll let him tell the story there.

The Crusader Broadsword, at the range, ready to roll.

The rifle feels and handles even better than it looks.  It’s accuracy was impressive even without zeroing the ACOG.
Overall I am extremely pleased with our Broadsword rifle.  It’s not finished, but the potential is there and it’s impressive.

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Armchair Quarterback: Mossberg.

As regular readers of MadOgre know, I like to Armchair Quarterback a Gun Company every once in awhile. No company will ever be immune to my examination. I’m in the mood to take a closer look at Mossberg.
The reason being, is that I think Mossberg is a great gun company and I really like some of the guns they make. The 590A1 is a gun I used as my Patrol gun a long time ago and it was truly dependable. The 500 platform has been a workhorse pump action shotgun, second only to the iconic Remington 870. In fact, that’s been a big “Ford vs Chevy” debate for many years now when it comes to shotguns.
Now Mossberg has a fantastic semi-auto tactical gun, the 930 SPX which I have been running for awhile now and it’s been serving me flawlessly. In fact, it’s so good that it’s made me reconsider my whole outlook on a semi-auto shotgun. Congratulations, Mossberg… You have done very well.
Now let’s take a look at your new line up. You have some interesting guns.
Your Blackwater Series looks like a good line up. The 590A1 looks like it’s set up “just right”. The XS sights and the rail on the top. A+ on that one. Having used the 590 series guns extensively, let me tell you what it’s all about in one word. “Rugged”.
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The most important gun in US History.

I have to agree, the single most important gun in US History… This is it.

What is really impressive about these guns is the pressure they operate at. Not only that, but the number of shots they can shoot before they lose velocity. They used bone for the gaskets. The performance has not been matched with modern materials in modern air rifles. Those air-rifles were truly amazing.

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The issue of the BATFE letting guns go into Mexico is a huge problem and is now getting the attention that it deserves.

Sen Grassley is making inquiries.

The BATFE needs to make some amends here.  There is much to be accountable for.  The BATFE has broken the faith and committed a massive violation of trust.  I think the BATFE has outlived their usefulness.  Gun Dealers have been villainized by these guys, and it turns out that they have committed the much greater sin.

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The Best Overlooked Tactical Shotgun

One of the best tactical shotguns out there is also the most over looked.  The tactical shotgun market has become very crowded as of late.  Everyone that does shotguns is now doing Tactical versions… and this is a beautiful thing.

The downside to the crowded market is that most attention is only paid to the newest, latest and greatest.  Which is fine… save for the old standby workhorses that get ignored too often.

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The Guns of: Knight and Day

The movie “Knight and Day”:  One of the more interesting selections of guns for a cheesy action comedy.  The Tom Cruise character”Roy” is packing a SIG P250.  The first time I’ve seen that gun in a movie.  He’s got a light and laser combo on the gun, which is cool, but not something people normally back concealed.  Especially when later he pulls out a Glock 19.  I’m not sure if a SIG P250 is the ideal weapon for firing from the hood of a Lincoln… but I think the Glock would have been a better choice.  Perhaps.  I’m not sure.  I’ve never had to engage threats while riding on the hood of a Lincoln.

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