Monthly Archives: March 2017

Breaking in St. Paddy’s rifle…

Today I got off work a little early with excellent weather for shooting! This was the perfect opportunity to live fire test and zero the Irish Armalite. During testing, the rifle functioned without incident. The only 5.56mm ammunition I had … Continue reading

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Swiss Rifle season opener

Saturday was my first Swiss rifle match for the season. As usual, the first part is the Obligatorisches Programm. Fired in two stages, it starts with five rounds slowfire on the A5 target. I blew it with a measly 18¬†points. … Continue reading

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Combat Rifle

The second rifle match yesterday was the Combat Rifle match held at BCF&GA. No sighters, alibis, shooting coats nor gloves allowed. Again, my M1 Garand was used. First stage is the slow fire supported prone, ten rounds in seven minutes … Continue reading

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National Match Course

My first rifle match for 2017 was the NMC match held at the Bucks County Fish and Game range in Doylestown, PA. For this match I opted to use my 1943 M1 Garand. Fifty rounds for record, the match is … Continue reading

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The St. Patrick Rifle

How appropriate is it that my camo green Armalite would become operational on St. Patrick’s Day? I had recently completed the AR save for a needed bolt carrier group. Yesterday, a fellow competitor and friend of mine told me that … Continue reading

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Ten days and counting….

Next Saturday is my first rifle match for 2017. Held at the Bucks County Fish & Game Association range¬†in Doylestown, PA, it will entail three different rifle disciplines. First up is the NMC match, I plan on using my 1943 … Continue reading

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Breaking in the Carbine…

Today was the first opportunity to re-zero my M1 Carbine since I got it back from the CMP Custom Shop. Shooting from the prone position, the carbine was zeroed in short order. Functioning was flawless with both USGI and Korean … Continue reading

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The elder of the arms room…

Recently, I was discussing on Facebook the fact that my Colt Army Special revolver will be 100 years old next year. It completely slipped my mind that my British Short Magazine, Lee-Enfield No. 1, Mk III was built 101 years … Continue reading

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Back from the shop…

Last May; after the carbine match at the CMP Eastern Games, I dropped my M1 off at the armorer’s trailer. I explained that I was having some mechanical issues with the carbine and that the accuracy was low. I knew … Continue reading

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