Friday, May 16, 2008

Blogger Bash a Super Success!

Absolutely great!

I'm too tired to even list the great people I met...we'll have lots more info on it from Bitter Bitch...I couldn't be happier...

Quickly, the Remington .308 they're showing has a DPMS lower (DPMS and Bushmaster are in the Cerberus stable), but the production guns will be Remington branded. My people at Remington said they'd have me a gun in mid-to-late June, and Marshal and I will be traveling out to BIG GREENJ to shoot it and film it for DRTV.

Big trick is from Skip Patel at Bushmaster — a really slick refinement of a .338 Lapua gas gun...it is just beautiful...Skip's shot it out to 1800 yards...next week, Skip tells me they'll be testing an upper in — get this — .416 Rigby. Again, we'll be traveling out to Georgia to put some rounds through this ground-breaking gun.

Really liked the colored Charter snubs...I'll be ordering a red and black version (try to get you all a pix tomorrow); also one of the .327 6-shot snubs, if I can get the ammo from Federal.

Struck a deal with Ronnie Barrett to do a whole series of DRTV videos on the big .50...this is going to be fun!

My pal Ron Norton at Chiappa, who's building me a 16-inch take-down '92 clone, is showing a beautiful Mare's Leg '92 pistol in .44 Mag, .44-40 and .45 Colt...totally impractical, but I'm the guy who bought a Super-Shorty! Also a realy nice .22 SAA-styled single action revolver at the slick price point of $160 American money.

Ran into Kenny Hackathorn and Rob Haught at Springfield and had Dave Williams, Springfield's ace gunsmith, take us through the new XD-M, with its replaceable backstraps and it's no-trigger-pull-necessary disasembly...currently in .40 (16 rounds), but, duh....

Tired now...

PS: Have asked OC tech people to explain sound problems to me. Will be discussing it in California in two weeks...

2 comments:

jpr9954 said...

I understood that John Ross of "Unintended Consequences" fame was there. When is he going to write the sequel?

Hazcat said...

Are those Chiappa guns in production? I went to their site but could not find either the Mare's leg or the .22 SAA.