I recently bought a house-brand Pelican-style camera case from Calumet Photo to use as a gun case – I figured I needed something with healthy dimensions to accommodate my folded Kel-Tec SUB2000 with optics attached.
To get the length and depth I needed, I had to move up to a pretty large case – but hey, extra space isn’t a bad thing! The case is built like a tank – with four latches and two locking points at each latch.
As you can see, there’s quite a bit of interior real estate - 22.83 x 17.32 x 8.66″ – Internal - filled with a solid one inch piece of foam in the bottom, two layers of pick and pluck (diced) foam and topped with egg-crate foam in the lid.
It took about ten minutes to create the form-fit area for the SUB2K – pretty slick! Next step will be to fit slots for the magazines and mount that Magpul AFG and pluck foam to accommodate it.
That’s a Red Lion Precision, LLC SUB 2000 forend on the Kel-Tec – allows you to index the forend by 90° increments so you can add optics and accessories and still fold it. (Another solid piece of equipment – amazing how much more substantial it makes the gun feel.) More of a review and range-testing to follow soon.
There’s lots of “left-over” space in the case – room for four to six pistols and their mags – more to come on that.
This will make range trips (and grab-n-go) much easier – I’m really liking it!
FTC Disclaimer: I purchased the Kel-Tec SUB2000, the Calumet case, the Red Lion Forend and the Magpul AFG with my own money. I thought it might be worth writing about…I received no wheelbarrows full of cash for writing this short-form review.
(…and bite me).
Marriott appears to comply with gun boycott. Stay tuned for further information.
Grass Roots North Carolina began a “Don’t Buy” campaign against Marriott International after its Charlotte hotel took money from and then made inadvertent criminals of hundreds of gun owners by posting “no firearms” signs during the weekend of the NRA convention and GRNC’s “Gala for Gun Rights.” Marriott confessed to a prohibition on firearms in all of its properties, many of which were posted.
|Friday, May 21, 2010|
|NRA’s 2010 Annual Meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina are now behind us and were, by all accounts, a great success. In an article on CharlotteObserver.com, Molly Hedrick of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority confirmed that the convention was “extremely successful.” In fact, the NRA event was the largest convention in Charlotte history. With crowds estimated at 70,000 to 85,000, the number of visitors amounted to the equivalent of North Carolina’s 10th biggest city, officials have said.|
Coincidence? I think not.
Oh goody – Range time!
Moss Knob is a very nice Forest Service shooting range -just a few miles from both my work and apartment.
|Sign at access road – hard to see approaching from the north.|
|Apparently some folks feel the need to shoot at the range sign.|
It’s very well maintained and neat…
|Firing line seen from the parking lot.|
|No skeet or aerial allowed.|
Six double-sided benches…
|Stands at 7 yards, 25 yards, 40 yards, 50 yards, 60 yards, 100 yards|
|Dad’s old Mauser 1914 – ca. 1918. It has feed issues.|
|I need to get a new magazine for it – any ideas?|
|7 yards – I got three shots out of nine out before a
FTE/FTF/stovepipe. More on the other shots on the target
in a minute…
|My new Ruger 10/22|
First shot was “just a bit high” – knocked the target off of the stand. While I was waiting for the “range clear” call, I went back and shot at the 7 yard target again – proof if you are close enough it can look wonderful!
|25 Yards – First target|
Second target I tightened things up a bit…
|25 Yards – second|
Moved out to 50 yards – the old eyes are failing me…
Moved out to 60 yards – all 10 on the target. Just not very tight.
Five shots at 100 yards - only four on the paper. I see a scope in my future.
Gotta shoot at the whistle pigs, too…
|Groundhog – 25 yards|
|Groundhog – 50 yards|
Lessons learned? I need a bipod and/or a sling. I think I need to visit my eye doctor and I think a scope will help, too.
‘Way too much fun – and only 8 miles from the apartment.
Trigger finger discipline acquired from archery over on The Blazing Orange…got me to thinking (dangerous, I know).
Jeff Cooper’s Four Rules Of Gun Safety
1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
“It’s not loaded.” We’ve all heard that countless times…always refer to Rule 1. Trust, but verify. Truly some of the saddest words ever spoken: “But I thought it was unloaded…”
Be aware of where the dang thing is pointing.
Booger hook offa da bang switch ’til it’s time to go “bang”.
Target identification – is anyone or anything else in the line of fire? Proceed.
Situational awareness – it’s not just surroundings and outside influences, it’s also about things you can control.
As Jay G would say, “That is all.”
Recommended reading -
FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE
They just don’t make em like they used to.
No, Sir. It, can’t be the decline in family values, gangs, drugs, urban blight or any of that stuff. It’s the GUUUUNNNS!