Category Archives: Shooting

A word from Jeff Cooper on Cats

“Observe your cat. It is difficult to surprise him. Why? Naturally his superior hearing is part of the answer, but not all of it. He moves well, using his senses fully. He is not preoccupied with irrelevancies. He’s not thinking about his job or his image or his income tax. He is putting first things first, principally his physical security. Do likewise. “

Principles of Personal Defense
-Jeff Cooper

Ruger 10/22 – Timney Trigger from Rimfire Sports & Custom

Last week I picked up a 10/22 takedown. Since centerfire ammo is getting hard to find, and expensive I figured having something in 22 LR might be a good idea. I e-mailed my FFL and he had one on hand.

So far I mounted a Nikon 3×9 Rimfire scope on it but kept reading(and my FFL told me) about how much of a different a Timney trigger makes. I held off initially because the trigger was almost as much as the rifle.

The more I read and looked around for one the more I wanted it. But I didn’t want to pay over $200 for it. So I found one on a site called Rimfire Sports and Custom.  For around $180.  I ordered it Tuesday night late, Wednesday I had a tracking number and today(Friday) it was delivered. Wow, in this time with everyone ordering anything and everything gun related? This is the place to order your 10/22 stuff from. Super fast shipping and a good price. Midway and Brownells want almost $50 more for the same part.

This trigger ads a bunch of features Ruger overlooked, the bolt and magazine releases. They both are hard to operate and this trigger fixes those issues.

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Installation was quick and easy, just need a slotted screwdriver and a punch. I watched this video to install it.

Strange 1911 Malfunction

Today at the range I was shooting and experienced an odd malfunction on my commander size (4″) Springfield 1911.

The last round in the standard springfield 7 round mag locked the slide back, but the empty brass got stuck in the magazine. I was able to remove the mag and flip the brass out but I can’t figure out how it happend. The only thing different today was that particular magazine had small pistol primer 45 ACP that I loaded this morning. I usually load large pistol primer, but I had a bunch of small primer brass.

Chrony F1 Master Results

Yesterday I took out the Shooting Chrony F1 Master Chronograph and got some good data points. For those who don’t know, a shooting chronograph measures the feet per second your bullet is traveling. You probably will never *need* to know this, but it gives me more information on my reloads.

From my Remington 700 with a 26″ barrel – 7mm Rem Mag, Midway 154gr – 2811 FPS, Hornady 139gr SST – 3014 FPS, and factory Power-Point 175gr round pushed 2929 FPS.

On a side note, I’m very happy with the stock upgrade. Emily and I shot great groups with it.

I only chronographed 9mm in pistol yesterday, but it’s neat to come pare with the rifle. How much different they really are. 9mm 124gr  Precision Delta loaded with Win 231 gave me 1100 FPS out of the PPQ, and closer to only 1000 FPS out of my PX4(with a shorter barrel)

I shot a couple of my carry PDX 147 rounds from the PX4, and they are around 850FPS. I may switch to the 124gr +P.

I need to pickup the Chrony printer. My only gripe about this product was other than me writing it down, or typing it into my phone, there is no way to save the data.