Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Noveske After Upgrades.

As mentioned previously I had plans to turn this

Noveske N4 Light Recce 16"

Into this.

And here's the finished gun.

It's shown with a 20rd PMAG as that will fit in the case while a 30rd won't.

I've yet to get to run it as weather and life keep occurring and I haven't been able to attend a rifle match with it yet. I'm eager to play with the Millet DMS and see how I like the set up. On a side note I purchased a Trijicon Reflex for the Bushmaster and I'm not too thrilled with it, I'm thinking that an EOTech XPS is in order.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Well, it Finally Happened: Open Carrier in WI Robbed of Gun

Robber takes gun from man wearing holster

           June 9, 2010
Milwaukee police are investigating a robbery in which a man took a handgun from another man who was openly carrying the gun in a holster on his hip, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The robbery occurred Friday on a sidewalk in the 7000 block of N. Teutonia Ave., police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said.

Had to happen sometime, it's not like cops haven't been jacked for their sidearms in the past. Not much you can do in WI with no concealed the only way to carry is openly. So I guess the question we all have to ask ourselves is that "Is it better to OC and risk the possibility of being relieved of your gun or to not carry at all?"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Nighthawk for JD

Well I finally coughed up the dough and placed the order for a Nighthawk Custom.

I'm getting a Talon, which is their basic 5" Gov't model but I'm changing a lot.

The first big change is that I'm upgraded the frame to their railed Recon frame and having it bobtailed. Next I'm going to have the barrel cut flush with the bushing and recrowned, I've always loved that look. It just looks kick ass.

The front strap and main spring housing are going to have the chain link texture treatment. While I love checkering this is going to be a competition and carry gun and the checkering can get a little rough on the hands and clothing. The gun will have the standard GI plug and spring guide and the sights are going to be of the Heinie Straight 8 ledge design and have the wider rear sight notch of .156". The Talon usually has the rear of the slide checkered, but as the front strap and MSH are not to be checkered I'm opting for just having the rear of the slide serrated to match the Heinie sights. To finish it all off, the frame and barrel will be hard chromed with the slide wearing what NHC calls Diamond Black, but is better known as Ion Bond. There's one more major change, but I'm keeping that one under my hat as I think it's going to be a nice surprise when the gun is finished.

Due to the Ion Bond, the lead time is 18 weeks instead of the usual 13 weeks so I should have the gun sometime in September.

The Story of My First Gun Purchase.

A thread popped up on DC regarding why did you buy your first gun and it got me thinking of my first firearms purchase which was my fourth firearm as my first three came from my dad.


Well this is kind of a funny story.

My FIRST gun was a present from my father, as well as my 2nd and 3rd.

The fist gun that I bought was my Bushmaster AR.

It was during my post deployment leave in July of 2003 and I had just blown off meeting Lima in WI to hook back up with my ex, we had patched things up and I was going to propose to her...later (before I could pop the question) I found out about her and a little coke problem and broke things off, after I had all ready bought "The Ring."

I took the ring back to the jewelry store and told the clerk that I need to return an item, the clerk took the box and opened it and obviously recognized it as a wedding set and asked me what happened. I told him it was a long story and then he asked me what I was going to do. There was a gun show that day and I told him I was going to go buy a gun and his face turned as white as a sheet. I can only guess that he thought I was either going to gun down my ex or the jewelry store or something to that effect. I quickly explained my upbringing around guns, military service and the fact that I just liked guns and calmed his nerves. Why did I buy it? I just wanted one and thought that an AR variant was a fine "Welcome back" present to myself.

On a side note, the Bushmaster is now Lima's as I have my Noveske and she finds it very fitting that she is now in possession of the rifle that was funded by the return of a wedding ring that should have been hers in the first place...