Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Messy Camera and Fun Shooting: What does fruit and other random items look like getting shot and frozen in time?

     This is just a fun post featuring food and other objects I shot with various firearms and froze in time with the use of my Canon DSLR.  It was tricky getting the timing right but with a shutter speed of 1/4000th of a second it was worth it.  Check out the pictures below and enjoy!

My favorite, an egg moments after getting hit with a 22LR

Saturday, November 16, 2013

DIY Target Stands: Easy and on the cheap

     When I was younger and just getting into defensive and competitive shooting one of my biggest problems was finding a way to keep the targets up and where I needed them.  It seems like such a basic thing but in Arizona with our rocky soil it can be quite difficult to pound anything in the ground.  Since stakes weren't an option I tried leaning up cardboard on a dead tree, sawhorses, etc. but they either tipped over in a slight breeze or forced me to shoot towards the ground instead of at human torso height.  I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on store bought options so I turned to the internet for help.

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Proper Grip's muzzle flash testing gets made into a video!

     Glen, owner of Independence Training in Prescott Valley Arizona has included my muzzle flash results in his newest video.  It is very well done and I suggest checking it out here.  If you want world class firearms, trauma care, predator hunting, or outdoor survival skills training you can't beat this outfit.  Visit his training site at to learn more.  I have had the opportunity to train with Glen and his crew on several occasions and cannot say enough positive things about them.

My blog entry on muzzle flash testing can be found here.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

How much velocity does a bullet have AFTER going through your wall?

     I am really excited to be publishing this post because it ties together so many things I enjoy.  Shooting, math, photography, and tangible useful results!  The idea came to me after reading another blog (I feel terrible but I can't remember the name) about how many walls various rounds would penetrate.  They lined up sets of miniaturized drywall sections one after the other and concluded at the end that X caliber with X bullet type would punch through X number of "walls".  Now this is interesting don't get me wrong but it just didn't do it for me.  I wanted to know exactly how it affected the bullet once it flew through into the other room if you will.

Muzzle flash testing

      Shooting at night (where legal) is awesome fun and something everyone who owns a gun for self defense should do.  Statistics show that the majority of self defense cases occur at night or in other low light environments.  Besides learning the proper use of weapon mounted and/or hand held lights there is something often overlooked...the muzzle flash levels of ammunition.  Many self defense rounds are made using low flash propellants however not all are created equal.  A blinding flash is the last variable you need to be adding to