Nightcrawler is an unrepentant Wheelgunner. He’s also an advocate of the .44 Magnum. NC sent one gun off to S&W’s Performance Center for special tuning. The other one, with the short barrel is a gun that S&W gave him as a replacement for a previous .44 Mag that he sent in for repair… which turned out to be unrepairable. So they gave him some options and he picked this one. It’s a great little gun. Looks sexy. But is exceptionally unpleasant when firing. The wood grips are just gorgeous, but do not belong on a .44 Magnum firing full power loads.
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 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.
I’ve been eyeballing a certain .357 Magnum in the gun case for some time now. It’s growing on me. The gun in question is a simple S&W 686SSR.
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”.
Continue reading Armchair Quarterback: Mossberg.
One of our Crusader Broadsword rifles is almost ready. My my my, that’s a good looking weapon!
You can get your Broadsword with whatever stock, hand guard, grip… or caliber that you want. .243, .260, .308, .338 Federal. Pick your color too. I am really digging that OD Green.
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.
I am so tired of hearing “Shotguns are 20 yard weapons”. That statement right there tells me I am dealing with someone that doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
And here is some 200 yard slug tossing. It can be done… with not a whole lot of practice, you can hit at 200.
I found this on Facebook from one of my Foreign Friends. It’s a 12 gauge slug of an unusual design. It’s a Sabot type, but looks like it would be stable out of a smooth bore. The slug is aluminum but can be made of steel for greater penetration.
The issue of the BATFE letting guns go into Mexico is a huge problem and is now getting the attention that it deserves.
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.
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.