Happy Gunstuff – New Store!

A new-to-me shop opened recently on the corner of El Camino and Mary in the old, gray (now flat-black) Economy Imports building. Formerly a place to get hot-rod parts for foreign cars, now you can get hot-rod parts for Americana and foreign guns. Behind the counter Eric Fisher holds down the fort with help from Josh and Mike.
Eric formerly ran Reed’s Gun Range during the transition period from National and was responsible for bringing the awesome Louis Awerbuck to train people here locally, thanks Eric!! Since the on-going Reed’s re-confabulation spins out, he has moved to a new business and will soon have new training opportunities – (hopefully Louis among them) and this is it.

U.S. Firearms Company is a full-service gun shop that offers its customers the highest quality defensive equipment available. U.S. Firearms offers defensive shooting classes with well known respected instructors who specialize in the art of defensive shooting and tactics. U.S. Firearms has a unique hunting program that not only gives you a time and place to hunt, but can walk you through the entire process from picking a firearm and getting outfitted for the hunt to step by step hands on instruction in the field.

To understand the level of ignorance and bias that exists around here, we offer a quote from the local Fishwrap and Parakeet Liner that illuminates the mind of a Left-wing “educator”who was opposed to the shop opening at its present location.

“I realize that we can educate kids about these kinds of stores and different types of weapons, but being an educator, I’m not sure I want to educate my second-graders about that,” said XName-RedactedX, a Sunnyvale resident and teacher…

U.S. Firearms Co. has a good selection of reading material, and while I was there I took the opportunity to pick-up a copy of Louis’ book Why There’s No Such Thing as an “Advanced” Gunfight and another by Col. Cooper Principles of Personal Defense.
Compared to some hunting-only gun-shops that are hereabouts (hey Imberts!) the folks at U.S.F.C. had some OMG black equipment with picatinny rails and such, and a quantity-selection of M1 Garands. Woot!
In one display case they had a monster Surefire light that I had heard about but never seen, one that’s used in the current conflict mounted on .50BMG machine guns – the Hellfire. Eric held it up for a picture. Damn it’s a big sucker! What kind of super-ACOG goes with that??

So glad to see a new shop in the area!

Bullet Blight and the Dirty Chamber

The Sig started to graunch-up in the last string and upon closer examination of what was going up through the dirty feed-ramp the pestilence of Bullet-Blight was noticed. The Winchester white-box from Wal-Mart had failed me, so I did a quick selection of what better self-launchers I could paw through and thumb into a magazine and got me a do-over that was the throw-out time of 22.55 seconds – since the malfing continued.
Not being much of a pistolero there’s another thing that I get now, it’s the same reason some people buy a tub of Liquid Drench into which they dunk the dirty feelthy gun – despite the chrome chamber and bore this thing is a skunk after 250-plus rounds! Just to illustrate the differences are before and after pics: Also my buddy Mike who owns and carries one of these and shoots it suggests that a little lube on the frame rails might help. I did have some WWII Lubriplate along for the ride but my big Bottle-O’-Hoppes was missing from the range bag (sorry Sebastian!). In the end our day at the facility was over and I was happy to get off my best run of 2.96 on the final stage, which was a straightforward five-shots as fast as you could go from shooter-ready at a single-plate. Practicing finding the trigger Link-and-Reset on Friday really helped, that is when when I could remember to do it.

UPDATE: I’ve never shot so many rounds through the pistol before, so I can’t say whether the un-clean condition was simply from a whole lotta rounds, or the Winchester White Box, because 50 of the 250+ rounds total were Blazer from the day before and I didn’t pay attention to the state of cleanliness.