Saturday, November 15, 2014

Half-Heartedly Snowing...

...at Secret Hidden Bunker II ; about 13 degrees. Which is quantums better than it was last week, when my Sweetie had to deal with 10-below and an off-grid power system that turned itself off (coupled with back-up heat that hadn't been set up to be backup heat. Because she is the smartest person I know, not to mention one of the most stubborn, she stayed outside in the bitter cold and sorted everything out.

As usual, her complete ass of a boyfriend wasn't there to help her out. I'm desperately trying to wrap both SHOOTING GALLERY and THE BEST DEFENSE by the beginning of Thanksgiving week. SHOOTOUT LANE is in the can, but I haven't seen any rough cuts yet. Also got exciting news last week that one of mine and Marshal's pet projects that has been sitting around for a couple of years is now up and running -- an Internet series dedicated specifically to ARs! As always, this will sincerely rock...right now me, Marshal and Nick Collier from DoubleStar are brainstorming content as we speak.

We are DEFINITELY open to suggestions from you guys!!!! I want to deal with different calibers, "purpose-designed" guns, intelligent self-defense training (as in, "Dude, you are NOT going to Syria next week!"), 3-Gun competition, accessories, etc. I know that's pretty vague, but we're moving toward specifics pretty quickly.

For SilencerCo in Utah I went to GUNSITE for an Outdoor Channel event, with Di Liedorff (Team Benelli) and Ryan Muller (Team Stoeger) teaching a "3-Gun 101" class. Shot Ryan's Adam Arms piston competition rifle...sweet! Then Di, Ry and I (Rhymin'Simon strokes again!) went on to FTW Ranch to film for SG. We wanted to try something different, so we all and different rifles to show the concepts were gun-neutral. I used my .300 Win Mag Ruger Guide Gun, Di a 6.5 Creedmore Ruger Hawkeye, Producer John Carter a box-stock .308 Ruger American, Ryan a McRee Precision BR-10 in .300 Win Mag. Ken Jorgensen from Ruger also joined us with a 1-off Hawkeye.

Gotta say that 200+ rounds of 180-grain .300 Win Mag over a few days will wear you down! And make you a believer in PAST Recoil Shields!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ruger On The Record

Just to clear things up...from Mike Fifer, CEO of Ruger, on an article circulating on numerous media outlets and firearm blogs suggesting that Ruger gave a"war  reception" to the antigun clown show seeking to promote smart guns:.
Our General Counsel met them inside our front entryway, said I was not present (I was actually out of the building at a meeting when they showed up), accepted their envelope addressed to me, said goodbye to them and that was the end of it. They left.

Perhaps "warm reception" is a relative description. While we disagree with their methods and specifics, there is little to be gained by being rude to them (which they might have preferred, given that they had Channel 3 news cameras with them). They also behaved well, did not make a fuss, and quietly left. It was a non-event, in spite of their goal of gaining publicity.
Best regards,
Mike Fifer
p.s. Feel free to post my reply.
And let me add my own comment: 

GOOD LORD! YOU BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON THE INTERNET?

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Spent the Whole Sunday Reclining...

...and shooting my .300 Win Mag Ruger Guide Gun at 300-700 yards. I know we all occasionally fall in love with specific guns, bur truly if I had to run out of the house with one single rifle (okay...one bolt-action rifle), it'd be this one. .300 Win Mag is so versatile, and the Guide Gun with it's super (and loud) muzzle brake, is just perfect. At least to me. It cries out for a SilencerCo "Harvester" suppressor!


Saturday, November 08, 2014

Surprise!

In transit. More when I stop moving. Discussion in OUTDOOR CHANNEL acquisition of InterMedia, including Sportsman Channel, on next Wednesday's blog.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

SilencerCo Salvo 12 Gauge Suppressor

I'm between hither and yon and don't have a lot of time, but I wanted to say that I was very VERY impressed with the SilencerCo 12 gauge behemoth. I put maybe 50 rounds through a Benelli M2 with one of the 12-inch Salvos fitted...on an indoor range with concrete walls...and didn't need hearing protection.

The recoil reduction, if anything, was even more impressive! I'm going to call it around a 40% reduction in felt recoil. I. Face, a couple of time I intentionally didn't fully shoulder the Benelli, and it was still a sweetheart to shoot.

The user-configurable modular construction is really cool--12, 10, 8 or 6-inch lengths. Obviously, the shorter you get, the less noise reduction you get. But obviously it depends on your needs.

More later...

Monday, November 03, 2014