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KAK 308 Bolt Carrier Group

The single ejector on the bolt of my M5 .308 has failed so I’m going to give the dual-ejector setup a try. A .308 is a punishing caliber for the AR platform and components take a beating. I’m hoping this dual ejector will prove to be effective and more durable than the previous setup.

KAK BGC

My New Gen 5 Glock 19

Picked up my Gen 5 Glock 19 today. No frame customization done yet (tomorrow), but I note that the inner workings are quite different from the Gen 4 pistols. The trigger assembly is similar to the G43, in that an L-shaped bar hooks onto the cruciform. Also, instead of a trigger spring that is stretched, the Gen 5 trigger spring is compressed. Hrm…

Much study ensues.

Update: After contouring and stippling

G19 Gen5 stippled

On the Back From Concealment at 22 Yards

Last week I worked from the ground on my stomach. This week it’s from my back. It’s been a long time since I worked this drill and I don’t have proper, automatic technique yet.

You’ll notice that when I’m changing sides, the muzzle of my pistol is safely clearing my legs, but for a second the muzzle is pointed up too much (and over the berm at this range). Not good range technique. But this is the primary reason that I make these videos: so that I can better spot the flaws in my safety and manipulations.

Moar training!

Pistol Drill From the Ground

Working on a 12″ plate at 20 yards here.

Just working to place good hits from the ground and to keep my gun in the fight when it runs empty. The mechanics are somewhat modified from the same things standing.

This video shows about the 48th or 50th rep I did on this drill. It was 97F so I was getting pretty fatigued by this point. Fun times!

Soggy Training

So it rained again this week. I was running this rather physical drill a couple dozen times and finally decided to setup the camera under a cover and get one run on video.

As you can see, the fatigue and wet conditions were getting the better of me here. Had trouble staying accurate and dropped a couple of shots at 25 yards and even at 12 yards on the 6″ steel target. So bad. But that’s why they call it training. Moar training!

Go Gauge Follower Install

Today I replaced the follower in my Mossberg 500A 12 Gauge shotgun with a Go Gauge LED follower. It is a white follower that has an impact-sensitive LED inside that lights up when you fire. When your magazine runs dry, the light is visible in your chamber, making it clear that it’s time to reload.

 

Go Gauge install

 

The light looks strong, but it does not project, so it does not light up everything around you, even in the dark. But now even a quick glance at the chamber cavity will make it clear if you’re loaded or empty. Neat idea!