What You Need To Know About The Barrel Break-In Process

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What You Need To Know About The Barrel Break-In Process
by Grant Ubl

Mystery and misconception surrounds the barrel break-in process. Is it necessary? How long-winded should this process be? What are the benefits? All are viable questions.

Before we get into various break-in procedures, let’s look at how barrels are manufactured and what shooters face when approaching a virgin barrel. Barrels are manufactured using several different processes to put the rifling into the bore. The processes selected and the finishing or final-lapping technique used will determine interior barrel smoothness. Here, we’ll assume that all barrels in this discussion have the exact same interior dimensions. Always keep in mind the barrel production process might leave minuscule marks in the bore that are 90 degrees to bullet travel, which will affect the collection of fouling.

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https://www.ssusa.org/articles/2017/12/21/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-barrel-break-in-process/

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US Army’s got a new pistol. But can they shoot?

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http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/12/11/us-armys-got-new-pistol-can-shoot/

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George Harris
President & CEO
International Firearms Consultants, LLC
www.ifcllc.us

It’s a battle that I fought all the way to the Pentagon to simplify combat marksmanship training. I even proved it with live examples. Got great reviews and promises but in the end, little changed.

Some of my former team members and world champion shooters still do what they can but big Army can’t see the forest for the trees. Reminds me of the “Hardly Able to Do Little Construction Company” Fucked Up Like a Football Bat and apt to stay that way.

BTW, I shot and maxed the pistol qualification more than one time with witnesses, shooting the pistol upside down, left handed, just to show that qualification meant little more than being able to point the gun and pull the trigger crudely. This when many of those that needed to qualify, having been “previously trained”, could not hit the target anywhere with more than 50% of their shots. Just like the L.E. community where the safest place on the range is behind the target.

As a wise man once said, “Shooting is the hardest simple thing to do that one is likely to undertake.” I believe the man once had a speed shop and gun shop under the same roof, which was ventilated by the mother of one of his friends when she wanted to know if the gun she was holding would fire or not….

How to improve your handgun accuracy

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Anthony Maldonado has over Thirty (30) years of experience in the field of hunting, sports and self-defense related fields. Now he keeps on doing it through teaching others about how to prepare and DIY. He is an expert in the area of DIY. He is presently working at his tenbesttipz.com


How to improve your handgun accuracy

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Training Incest

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by Sgt. Chuck Humes

Ask yourself: Is my current level of training as good as, better than or inferior to what’s being utilized across the country? Everyone would like to believe that the training provided to him or her is state of the art. After all, your life and the lives of those you protect depend upon it. But the million-dollar question that everyone should ask themselves in regards to assessing the quality of their own training is: “How do I know?” What have you compared it to? Unless you’re exposed to outside training to compare your own to, how can you possibly know if the training you are receiving is as good as you’ve been led to believe?

When law enforcement agencies (or any organization) remain secluded from other outside resources, it creates a form of unconscious incompetence that I call training incest. Seriously, there really is a reason you shouldn’t marry your sibling and have children. It’s the same reason agencies need to be exposed to extramural training genes (i.e., outside principles, concepts, techniques, methodologies and training drills).

When an agency retains and secludes the same in-house training “genes” passed down from generation to generation of training officers, you can end up with training that’s the human equivalent of the supporting cast of Deliverance. With no new ideas, concepts or tactics ever entering the picture, you’ll get less than optimal results. Isolated agency’s training officers will pass on the same techniques and principles they were taught. Doing so in a robotic fashion that rarely, if ever, reaches the training standard that they could achieve with exposure to different perspectives and fresh ideas. Law enforcement training has some incredibly talented people, but no one knows everything about any particular aspect. However, by sharing our collective knowledge, we can keep the training “gene pool” from stagnating.

For some individual officers that read this, you might be stuck in a fishbowl of inbred, stagnated training, and have never even thought about it until now. Such inbreeding is created by agencies that seclude themselves from the training gene pool. In such a case, it’s up to you to climb out and see if there isn’t a better, (particularly if that means safer) way to perform different aspects of your job.

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http://lawofficer.com/training/training-incest/

JROTC Ceremonial Rifles Fundraiser

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Reader Levi McClure is running a fundraiser to restore ceremonial M1903A3 for a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Help out if you can!

https://www.gofundme.com/jrotc-ceremonial-rifles

My mission is to ensure the young ladies and gentlemen of the Baumholder middle/high school have ceremonial M1903A3 rifles worthy of their professionalism. Please visit my GoFundMe link to help out.

I have taken on the daunting task of restoring the ceremonial M1903A3 (de-mil) rifles for my local high school JROTC. These rifles that are used at military ceremonies and sporting events have fallen into a state of disrepair over the years. The state of these rifles have become so distressed that many of them are almost completely broken in half. I am a certified gunsmith committed to ensuring these young ladies and gentlemen can be proud to look their best during these ceremonies.

With budgeting cuts by the government, programs such as JROTC do not get the much-needed support they deserve. I have resolved to contribute the necessary hours to refurbish the rifles to something these cadets deserve. Wood restoration, metal fabrication, and parts replacement will ensure I achieve my goal for the future leaders of our military. Your contributions will provide new stocks that will be brought to a high ceremonial mirror finish, replacement parts for what I cannot repair or fabricate myself, chrome dip finish for that extra pizzaz, and period correct white leather slings. I thank you in advance for your contribution in ensuring these young cadets can match their professional appearance with their already outstanding professional demeanor.
– Levi McClure

https://www.gofundme.com/jrotc-ceremonial-rifles

Paul Deugan on Skill Development

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SFC Paul Deugan is a champion-level shooter with the National Guard’s All Guard Team, the MAC V (Marksmanship Advisory Council) Regional Representative, combat veteran, and Co-Owner & Instructor at Kinetic Fundamentals, LLC.

https://www.kinetictacticaltraining.com/
https://www.facebook.com/kineticfundamentals/

Here are his thoughts on skill development.
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Archerytopic.com: 10 Items You Should Have In Your Deer Hunting Pack

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Robert Gate at Archerytopic.com submitted the following article. Enjoy!

Deer hunting can be fun or a nightmare at some point depending on what you have carried in your hunting pack. It is always important that you get to pick the essential tools that will make your hunting easier. Many people will have different things on their lists, below are some of the important items you should never miss the next time you go out hunting for deer.

1. Scents and Lures

Scents and Lures

Today, various options exist when it comes to deer attractant. These are the items that will support you in attracting the deer to your position. Such can include having a deer decoy and scents that would make the deer think their fellow mates are in your position. Without a doubt, you should now be ready to take your shot when the deer end up in your staged location with scents and lures.

Having deer calls could be another great addition to your lures. Make sure that you practice using the call before applying it in the real world. The worst can be when you use the call and end up with the wrong tone.

2. Power Bank or Battery Pack

Power Bank or Battery Pac

Having a battery pack is important to help you recharge your phone or any other application that might need power while outdoors with no access to a power outlet. A charged phone could come in handy in a place where you are lost and need help.

3. Extra Clothes

Extra Clothes

Even it is hunting in the wild, you still want to have a change of clothes, especially if you are going to be out there for a few days. Well, you do not have to pack as if you were traveling. Just get the necessary clothes as you might not have to change daily. Do not over-pack, as it might make your luggage heavy all for nothing.

4. Flashlight and Matches

Flashlight and Matches

It does not matter which you choose, but just make sure that you have light especially when it gets dark. It can be quite tough to hunt at night if you do not have enough illumination. You could still use the fire for keeping yourself warm during the chilly nights other than help with visibility. Just be sure that at the camp they allow for lighting the fire. The flashlight, on the other hand, should help you get back to the campsite if it gets dark while hunting.

5. Water and Energy Bars

Water and Energy Bars

You have to keep yourself refreshed so that you get to stay in focus while outdoors hunting for deer. The water is important for hydration so that you can maintain focus. The energy bars should help give you more energy for hunting before you can get access to food later on after your hunting trip.

6. Compass and Updated Map

Compass and Updated Map

Having a proper sense of direction is always important to make sure that you end up at the right place all the time. It is the reason you must have a compass and an updated map for you to use. The compass can also help you in finding your deer after shooting it. If you shoot it in your stand, make sure to note the direction of your compass before descending.

7. Hunting Knife

Hunting Knife

The knife does not have to be always used on the deer. Sometimes you get into scenarios where having a knife could come in handy. So make sure to get one for yourself for the next hunting trip.

8. License

License

Having your hunting license is always important. You do not want to get in trouble with the authorities when asked about your license and permit. Always have it in your hunting pack at all times.

9. Binoculars and Rangefinder

Binoculars and Rangefinder

It can be binocular or monocular, you simply have to choose what works for you in terms of usability features. The binoculars and rangefinder are important to help you assess just how far you are from your target and also spot them at a distance. Miss them and you will wish you had carried one with you before going to hunt.

10. Gloves

Gloves

You should not leave home without the gloves. They are not only important for keeping you warm, but also great for protection. You can never know what you get to touch while outdoors in the wild. The gloves can also be great to use with a scent killer to keep your scent to a minimum.

At least you now have an idea about the top 10 items you can never miss in your deer hunting pack. You could always add more to your list depending on your needs as a person. If you have the right items, then your hunting trip will have fewer issues of inconveniences, and you should get hunting done effectively.

Robert Gate is the founder of Archerytopic.com. He was enthusiastic about hunting from the first shot, from then he decided to become a pro hunter. If you find something helpful on his blog, he would be proud to hear from you.

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