Review: Hatch BGs170 ShureShot gloves.

Some months ago I promised a review of EOTac Vickers Duty Gloves. I ordered a pair and had the misfortune to find out that my hands are mutant. They are too big for the the standard Large size and too small for the Extra Large.  So I felt I could not do a review on the gloves since whatever failure might not be the product but my “They Came From Outer Space” appendages.

Back in January when the temperatures in South Florida came very close to freezing (Yes they did),  I bought a pair of Hatch BGs170 ShureShot gloves. I was deluded into thinking that they would be enough to protect my hands from the cold but that was the case only if the temps remained above 50 which many nights did not. I finally took them to the range yesterday and used them to shoot my AKlon who loves to beat, scratch and burn my hands every chance it has. I know understand why people use gloves to shoot an EBR: First time I did not burn my hands or destroy my index finger trying to rack the bolt or scrape the silly while operating the safety. The ShureShot gloves held pretty good even when I had a senior moment and grabbed the rifle by the barrel immediately after emptying a 30 round magazine. I did not feel that I had lost any great amount of either dexterity or sensitivity, the leather is supple (I never used this word before but it looks good)  and the glove fit my mutant hands quite well after a some three days of 8-hour usage. The one issue I had one with the gloves was the excess material left inside the gloves past the stitching. It kept bothering me like crazy till I carefully removed the offending leather with a very sharp blade and being careful enough not to but too close to the stitch. After surgery was done, the gloves were perfectly comfortable. They also passed the heat test: even though I was wearing them under the South Florida sun under Turkish Bath conditions, my hands felt fine without any trace of heat or sweat. The hook and loop closure (Velcro for those in Hialeah) is generously wide and secure plus makes adjustment easy. They have survived pretty good my absolute lack of care and I have the feeling they will hold regular abuse at the range. The one thing I did not test  was shooting a handgun with them and that is because I realized that it requires a bit more manipulation. I rather do some dry fire and reload practices than just go and try them with a loaded handgun in a range full of people.

So, they are a good investment and you can find them out there for under $30. For the casual user, you can’t go wrong and that’s my humble opinion.

Disclaimer: I am not some Tactical Guru or widely recognized trainer or some former something or another in the military. I am just a fat old shooter with a limited budget and who likes to examine things.  That is all, carry on

Review: Slipstream© Weapon Lubricant.

Memorial day was not a long day of shooting, but it was Miami hot and humid so I had to cut it short after 6 hours in the range. We had our club’s version of 3Gun that we don’t call 3Gun but Multi-Gun (I’ll explain someday) which allowed me to test Slipstream© Weapon Lubricant.The day before I gave my three guns a decent enough cleaning and applied Slipstream to wherever metal to metal contact occurred. Even though the instructions say to use sparingly, I admit I might have gone overboard with the pistol, an FNP-9. The best compliment came from my petite wife who had none of the usual trouble racking the slide and she was amazed that she could. She even did it sling-shot rack and “without having to use my nails.” (Her words) so that right there is a darn good review. The shotgun is a Mossberg 835 with perhaps some 200 rounds of assorted shells through it which was lubricated in the trigger group and the pump action. Immediately I could feel the difference and how easy it slide back and forth. Lastly was my WASR-10 AKlon again in all places where metal rubbed against metal.

At the range the guns felt differently and good. It was a bit disconcerting at first because they were unusually smooth in their operation but after a couple or 5 shots, I was just enjoying shooting them. One of the drawbacks was that while I was shooting the FNP, instead of paying all attention to the targets I was sharing it with my analysis (amazement) of Slipstream’s performance and my accuracy went down with the Bismark.  Racking the shotgun was a pleasure; it was like it wasn’t there at all and I was air-pumping which helped a great deal in reacquiring targets fast. The whole Mossy felt smooth and light even though I know weight was not affected. The WASR-10 was another surprise. Any owner knows that your average AKlon squeaks, rattles and creaks like a haunted house during a hurricane, but my WASR’s noise level (other than the muzzle blast) was lower. And it did run much more smoother, even the extremely annoying AK safety was a tad more responding than before.

So my initial impression of Slipstream is very favorable. It feels like cream sliding on top of butter… I guess the expression I am looking for is slick smoothness. Next is the testing of its long range capabilities of the lubricant and that means abuse: The pistol will not be cleaned for the next thousand rounds, the rifle the same but since I shoot it less, we’ll see how it performs from dirty inactivity to sudden fun and the same will apply for the shotgun. Let’s see what happens.

One more thing, the Crusader Weaponry T-Shirt looks very cool and it is well done so it is a good value. It held its own in the 90+ degree with Lord Knows how much humidity of a range next door to the Everglades.  By the looks of some at the range, it gets a 95 in the “cool” factor. I didn’t take a pic ’cause I would be a horrible model and that would be highly unfair to the Crusader Gang.

Disclaimer: I am not some Tactical Guru or widely recognized trainer or some former something or another in the military. I am just a fat old shooter with a limited budget and who likes to examine things.  That is all, carry on. 😉

Long weekend, lots of shooting.

Unless something mildly interesting pops in my feeble mind, I’ll probably won’t be blogging. IDPA Classifier tomorrow (No shooting, just doing scores) and getting the cobwebs out of the long guns on Sunday in some sort of weird three gun match that is not 3Gun. Don’t ask me what that means, that is what I was told and that I should bring some 250 rounds of assorted ammunition. Sounds like fun will be had.

And of course I will have this celebration of the Second Amendment to those in uniform who paid with their lives to keep that and all the rights. The first volley will be in your honor.

Soldier, rest! thy warfare o’er,
Dream of fighting fields no more:
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Morn of toll, nor night of waking.

Sir Walter Scott, The Lady of the Lake.

The Nikki Goeser Blog.

Ben asked me to marry him on Nov 14, 2007 on the karaoke stage. Ben has been gone now for just over a year. My husband was murdered right before my own eyes by a man that had been stalking me. I am a right to carry permit holder but because of Tennessee State Law, I had to leave my legal “permitted” weapon locked in my car the night my stalker decided to bring his “illegal” gun into Johnny’s Sports Bar (where Ben & I were running our Karaoke Show) and shot Ben 6 times after I had asked management to remove him.

The blog is called Why would anyone possibly need to have a gun? She knows. Welcome to the Gun Blogosphere Nikki and we are so sorry for your loss.

Serious Hat Tip to Sharp as a Marble.

Video: Gun Free Zones makes for easy victims.

I remember seeing this video some years ago but I just bumped into it again and it needs to be shared. This is home video taken in Caracas, Venezuela of an active criminal band doing their nasty deeds absolutely unchecked. The area being filmed is a “barrio” which is the venezuelan version of a high poverty area dominated by criminals. No police dares to go there since the criminals are heavily armed and in absolute control. Anybody daring to bear witness to their activities will be killed alongside his family.

The begining of the video shows these “poor misunderstood” creatures just hanging around, chilling and brandishing their guns (red circles). But the good stuff begins at 3:26 and shows one of the Bad Boys just ripping people off stuck in traffic in a avenue that runs alongside the barrio. Check also 5:28 and the rest of the video after that. The victims were luck, for whatever reason these idiots did not bring gunplay into the equation, but it is not unusual for them to shoot first and then take whatever they like.

The gun banning measures of Hugo Chavez have raised crime in Venezuela to levels never thought before. Caracas, the capital city has a murder rate of 108 per 100,000. I don’t think Fallujah was ever that bad. And yet the solution is so simple, but dictators do love their unarmed subjects. So do criminals.

PS: The TV station that aired this video was penalized by the Government for “inciting sedition.”

80-Year-Old Chicago Man Kills Armed Home Invader. May face Charges.

In Gun Enema Land A.K.A Daley’s Hell A.K.A. Chicago, an elderly Veteran shoots and kills an armed intruder who broke into his house. And instead of counting his blessings to live yet another day in the company of his wife, this gentleman may be subjected to prosecution because he owned an “illegal” firearm: A handgun.

High profile Chicago lawyer Joel Brodsky already announced that he will take the gentleman in a Pro Bono basis to defend him against any charges that he may face by Cook County Legal Goons.

We hope that SCOTUS will eventually eliminate such stupid and homicidal ban in Chicago and any locale that allows people to be killed like baby seals.