Year: 2012

Ares Gear Ranger Belt – A Brief Review

Ares Gear Ranger Belt – The Original Design

Ares Gear Ranger Belt - Coytote

Ares Gear Ranger Belt - Coytote

It’s been a while since my last post, so I figure I’d get back into this with a post of the highly acclaimed Ares Gear Ranger Belt. I picked up this belt in Coyote with a black Cobra QR (Quick Release) Buckle from Weapon Outfitters. They were the only ones that had them on hand during my search. I wear a size small, since I am a smaller guy. I opted for some color to break the generic black and brown leather belts I currently have. This is not the “enhanced” version they offer. This is the standard Ranger Belt, the original.

After using this belt almost daily for over 3 months now, I feel like I can give a fair and accurate review. The Ares Gear slogan is “Stiffer is Better”, and like most things in life, it stands true for gun belts. My favorite feature of this belt is the Cobra QR Buckle system. It makes putting the belt on, and getting it off a snap, literally. It locks in securely and does not loosen or unbuckle. At the same time, when you want to unbuckle it, you simple give it a light squeeze and the buckle pops open with no snagging or dragging. The design of the Ranger Belt ensures the BEST fit. It is adjustable by pulling on the webbing portion and is adaptable for a tighter or looser fit depending on the situation, and/or the belt-worn accessories you happen to have on.

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Glock 19 Stove Pipe and Slamfire Malfunction

Glock 19 malfunction. Video and description of a unique slamfire and stovepipe failure with the Glock Pistol.

Everyone knows based on my previous posts and purchase history, that I am an avid Glock fan.  I’ve ran thousands upon thousands of rounds through my Glock 19 with no gun-related issues. Most if not all of my malfunctions were based on bad ammo, or my own poor reloads when I first began reloading 9mm.  However, a recent experience has shattered that perfect history.

Glock 19 Stovepipe Malfunction

Glock 19 Stovepipe Malfunction

During my last match, during the second stage, there was a mandatory reload when you reach the second shooting box. I used my factory Glock 10 round magazine, which has had a slight history of feeding issues when manually chambering a round, but never when the gun cycled by itself when fired. However, this time around, my first shot with that magazine caused a stovepipe malfunction, perhaps due to too much tension from the magazine being pushed up into the bottom of the barrel. Regardless, it was a simple and common type of malfunction. I performed a basic clearing drill and racked the slide to allow the spent casing to fall out. Upon releasing the slide, the Glock 19 slam fired, sending another round into the dirt. Luckily I had the gun pointed in a safe direction, so no one was hurt. After the malfunction induced discharge of the second round, that case also stovepiped.  See the video of the malfunction here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15GehSGRdGE&t=1m38s

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SHOT Show 2012 – New Glockworx Products

Glockworx & Zev Technologies Unveil new Glock .22LR Conversion Kit at SHOT Show 2012. Plus, new Glockworx replacement slide for Glocks.

As most of you already know, SHOT Show 2012 was last week. There seems to have been a lot of great new products out there. Don’t quote me on it, I wasn’t there unfortunately. Maybe if this Blog takes off, then I’ll be able to make it one year. But for now, I’m stuck with reposts of other more fortunate firearms enthusiasts and people in the firearms industry. I haven’t done my part by doing more research on the event, but I am sure I’ll be posting more new products as I hear about them.

SHOT Show 2012

SHOT Show 2012

Ever since SHOT Show 2012, I started getting some hits regarding Glockworx. Keywords like “Glockworx SHOT Show 2012” and “Glockworx fulcrum trigger” were among a few of the popular ones. I decided to check out what was so intriguing at the Glockworx / Zev Technologies booth and I discovered this gem of a video featuring my buddy Ray over at Glockworx. This looks very very interesting since there was only one offering of a Glock .22LR conversion kit. This should be a hit on the market with rising ammo prices and the low cost.

 

 

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Portantino AB1527 Long Gun Open Carry Ban

Portantino submits Long Gun Open Carry Ban AB1527. Don’t blame Open Carry advocates ! Its a failure of our government, not of our citizens.

AB1527 Long Gun Open Carry Ban

Well, we all knew this was coming. After the Open Carry ban on handguns was put into effect beginning January first of this year, there’s no surprise when anti-gun politicians realized they missed a spot. Enter AB1527. After all, they’re there to create new laws, not to understand existing legislation, nor to represent their constituents. Of course, that was sarcasm. Unfortunately many of my fellow citizens are just as disgusted as I am with how these imbeciles (Portantino , et a.l)  are unable to comprehend basic common sense and logic. It’s like a prerequisite of being a politician is to have the inability to produce a logical train of thought. Of course there are a handful of politicians who actually do try to serve the people, but unfortunately they are among the few.

With the ranting aside, let’s see what we’ve got going on with this new proposed bill. Basically it’s to clean up yet another poorly written bill. AB144 was the ban on Unloaded Open Carrying of handguns in public, introduced by Portantino, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on October 10th, 2011, effective January 1st, 2012 . Of course being an expert on firearms, Portantino forgot to include long guns into his ban. The bill was so poorly written, that Portantino had to come up with another bill to finish what he started. He can’t even correctly write laws that pertain to his interests! I call this the “Oops, I missed a spot” bill. Continue reading

Glock 19 G19 Semi-Automatic Pistol Review

Review of Glock 19 Semi-Automatic Pistol. Gen 3 Glock G19 – My take on the gun I trust my life to. See why this pistol is so reliable.

After owning this Glock Pistol for over a year, I can’t believe I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write a review about it. Then again, after over a year of full use, in multiple applications and outings, after thousands upon thousands of rounds, I think that I can now make a well informed review on this pistol.

The Glock 19 or “G19” pistol is a polymer frame semi-automatic compact pistol. It is a slightly smaller version of the Glock 17 9mm pistol. It is chambered in 9mm (9×19, 9mm Luger, 9mm Para, 9mm Parabellum). Standard capacity is 15+1 rounds in a metal lined polymer magazine. If you want more technical details and all that stuff, check out the Wikepedia Glock page. Continue reading

Glock 19 Custom Gun and Mods by Glockworx.com

Custom Gunsmithing done on a Gen 3 Glock 19. Grip Reduction, undercut, grip job, aftermarket trigger by Glock Worx, internal magwell. & More

Glocks are widely known for their “perfection”. Heck, they call it “Glock Perfection”. They’re always knocked on their tag line every time they come out with a fix, or a new generation. The fact of the matter is that Glocks are not perfect for everyone. Simply because no one is perfect. I’m definitely not perfect, and for that reason, I had my Gen 3 Glock 19 shipped out to my buddy Ray over at GlockWorx. Continue reading

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