Eley Target vs Fed Range

with No Comments

Brit vs Merica
I compare Eley Target groups versus Federal Range Pack “blue box” 22LR in my nothing-fancy stock Ruger 10/22 takedown at 50yrds. Ammo variety is pretty slim at all of my local stores. This ammo was donated by my buddies who wanted to see how their ammo shot in my videos.

Match vs. Plinking at 100yrds

with No Comments

Eley Edge 22LR vs Aguila Super Extra HV at 100yrds. We know that expensive match-grade ammo shoots better than cheap bulk pack ammo at 50yrds. But does that difference still apply at 100yrds? I compare the performance of both ammo in a typical factory stock Ruger 10/22 takedown. Special thanks to Harry S. 

Eley Edge https://bit.ly/3f3GK2W
Aguila Super https://bit.ly/3f1jsdT

See this cool video on supersonic bullet shockwaves by Smarter Every Day “Shockwave Shadows in Ultra Slow Motion (Bullet Schlieren) – Smarter Every Day 203”


Wild (turkey) visit to the range

with No Comments

An unexpected visitor was spotted at the Santa Clara Field Sports Park rifle range. The bird was unfazed by the gun fire around it. Wild game is not allowed to be hunted on county park land that surrounds the range. Wild turkey and hogs have grown accustomed to grazing unmolested around the rifle and pistol range and have gotten so bold as to walk onto the range itself.

BOG Deathgrip and Great Divide

with No Comments

The BOG Deathgrip Ultralight tripod adapter and the BOG Great Divide turns a photo tripod into a rifle tripod-mount for hunting or long-range shooting. The Deathgrip worked well as intended but the Great Divide wasn’t able to hold my rifle level despite tightening it down as best I could.

Deathgrip https://amzn.to/3qnVgnZ
Great Divide https://amzn.to/2PLnzA3

Range Testing the MoTac Recoil Pad

with No Comments

I follow-up on my review of the Missouri Tactical Sub2000 Gen2 Recoil Pad. I take it to the range to test its ability to reduce felt recoil on the KelTec Sub2000. I recruit two random testers at the range, a Range Safety Officer, and an AK shooter.


Black: https://amzn.to/38pczis
FDE (tan brown): https://amzn.to/3qH1YqK

Eley Edge 22LR Ammo Review

with No Comments

Eley Edge 22LR vs Aguila Super Extra HV 22LR. How much better does expensive ammo shoot compared to cheap bulk pack ammo in a factory Ruger 10/22? No spoilers. Before watching the end, let me know in the comments what you think will happen?


Eley Edge https://bit.ly/3f3GK2W

Aguila Super https://bit.ly/3f1jsdT



  • 40 gr
  • Lead Flat Nose
  • 1085 fps


  • 40 gr
  • Copper Plated Round Nose
  • 1255 fps

MoTac Sub2K Recoil Buffer

with No Comments

Missouri Tactical Recoil Buffer upgrade for the KelTec Sub2000. This inexpensive upgrade reduces the sharp impact of felt-recoil, shooters often experience especially when bench rest shooting the Sub2K. A direct competitor to the MCARBO Recoil Buffer, this MoTac buffer features a more elastic polymer, which more effectively absorbs impact. PRODUCT LINK https://amzn.to/38pULDL

Moondog D-Fog

with No Comments

I figured it was about time I reviewed one of my own products. Moondog D-Fog helps defog your eyeglasses and safety eye protection. While no product completely eliminates fogging, Moondog D-Fog dramatically reduces the formation of condensation on your lenses.


Advantage Arms 22LR Conversion for Glocks

with No Comments

With pandemic ammo prices, it pays for itself in one range visit. I’ve had this Advantage Arms conversion slide kit for about 3 years now and have put through over 1000rnds through it without issue.

It is ammo finicky like many 22LR pistols, preferring CCI Mini-Mags and Remington Golden Bullets. I’ve tried Aguila Super Extra and Winchester Super X’s but these cause failures to cycle.

Glock recently came out with the Glock 44, unfortunately we can’t get that here in CA. This solution works better for me because I can use my Glock 17’s frame, with its grip and weapon light for muscle memory.

Available from Optics Planet

Glock 17 Gen 1-3

Glock 17 Gen 4

Glock 19 Gen 1-3

Glock 19 Gen 4

Glock 17/19 Gen 5

Springfield XD

1911 Gov. Mod./Commander

Quick-Fill Speed Loader

with No Comments

QuickFill are speed loading ammo tubes made for tube-fed semi-auto rifles, like a Marlin 60.  These will hold 22LR, 22 short cartridges. Quick-Fill also makes a version for 22 magnums and 17HMR cartridges. And a Big-Boy version that fit .38 special, 357, 44 magnum, 45 long-colt, and 41 magnum centerfire lever-action carbines. Cheaper per tube than doing it yourself (I tried and it ended up costing me like $6 per tube and about 20min of construction time), so it’s worth it to me to just buy these.

22LR: https://amzn.to/3igcjGf
22mag/17HMR: https://amzn.to/2M7k3hV
BigBoy: https://amzn.to/3aHD9n7

How it works is very simple. You open up the stopper end and load in 15 rounds of 22LR ammo. You load them in with the bullet end first. This is so when you empty them into your rifle’s mag-tube, they slide out, rim end first, and are oriented in the correct position in the tube. It fits into your mag-tube like your brass follower tube. You insert, tilt it and the rounds slide it.

Starting from an empty mag-tube with the inner follower tube removed. We’ll pop off the end and load it. About 5 seconds. Compare that with loading a round at a time. About 2-3 seconds per round. 45 seconds may not seem like a long time. But if you’re at a range that charges by the hour, time is money. And I’d rather use those saved minutes shooting rather than loading. But that’s me. 

One downside some have with these tubes is is that they are too long to fit into an ammo can. So don’t. Because they’re roughly the same dimensions as your mag-tube, they’ll fit comfortably nestled next to your rifle in your rifle case or bag. As long as it’s legal in your area to transport ammo in the same container as your firearm. It’s not a magazine, it’s a storage tube.

Another criticism folks have is that the tube is very light and thin to fit inside your mag-tube, so it’s not very strong. A single tube could easily bend or break. But there’s strength in numbers. Bundle a couple together with a rubber band or even tape and suddenly a fragile tube becomes a robust bundle.

1 2 3 4 5