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So this past weekend I got a chance to work on some of the pistol scenario units I am building for my range at home. I had my father pick up 30 2×4’s and we had some spare ¼ plywood around the farm so I threw a wall and a corner unit together and will have pictures soon. I plan on building a unit with a window, one with a door, and a half height unit to practice shooting from cover. The rest I can use for making some silhouette target holders out of.

I also thought of a couple other projects that I am going to add to the list of things I will be working on over the course of next year:

Ammo Can Liner – I have some 50 cal ammo cans that I am going to paint flat black and then line the cans with a felt liner. I have some felt I bought at my local wally world and will cut the pieces out to length and then use some contact adhesive to glue the pieces in. This will keep things from being damaged or scratched when I haul items around in them.

Refinish – I have a Steyr M95/34 that I am going to refinish the stock on

Climber Refinish – I have a Summit climber stand that I want to repaint camo and then I bought some outdoor rated camo fabric that I am going to use along with some hot water heater foam insulation to recover the bars on the top piece of the frame to make the stand like brand new.

Hey Patriots,

I’m currently working on a few projects I would share. Let me know what you think. I dabble in the woodworking and construction realm from time to time. My father is far better at it than I am but I am getting better at it the more I do.

Current Projects:

Hanging Ammo Cartridge Display Cases – I keep seeing these for sale and at local gun shows and thought it would be cool to build some ones out of oak or ash and felt line them myself and keep some of the cartridges I have / use on display

Hanging Knife Display Case – I have a decent collection of knives I would like to keep in a locked display case that can hang on the wall. I’m thinking felt lined for this as well and with some kind of locking glass door for some level of security.

Some Mobile Scenario Pistol Courses – I have plenty of plywood, 2×4’s, and a large field to the side of my parent’s house out in the sticks. I was thinking I could build some mobile platforms whether they be half height or full height to simulate kneeling cover, doorways, corners, windows, etc. This way I could work through different scenarios when practicing conceal and carry and defensive handgun/shotgun techniques. If anyone has any ideas or tips on this project please let me know.

Frames – I want to build some wooden frames for some of the cooler posters I have acquired from different firearm manufacturers over the years.

Tactical Patch Display Case – Same idea as those above this would be felt lined and a shallow display case with a glass door. The patches could adhere to the felt and be left on display when they are not in use on my tactical gear.

Let me know what you think

-Hitman9921

Recently I bought a new knife from Cabela’s and thought I would share my personal review. This is a mid size folder for your pocket it is fairly light and has a stainless steel blade. It is spring assisted but I have to say the initial opening phase is rather stiff and takes a strong thumb to get it to go into assisted mode. Once it does, it is almost automatic. Possibly some WD40 will loosen it up a tad. It locks into place and can be disengaged via the silver button. The product can be had around $20 bucks and looks to be made in China. It is sharp out of the box and holds an edge thus far.

Product Specs:
Blade length: 3″.
Overall length: 6.6″.
Closed length: 4″.
Weight: 2.46 oz.

Product Link: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Bargain-Cave/Archery/Knives-Tools%7C/pc/105591780/c/105662880/sc/105658380/Guardian-J1-Knife/1409183.uts

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Hey guys,

Thought I would post my experience with the Gerber LHR Combat Knife I recently purchased. The LHR stands for Larsen, Harsey and Reeve. The designers involved in coming up with this knife. This thing is a hunk of steel and has a great textured handle. It has a portion of the blade that is serrated. The handle is comfortable and rubberized but firm. The sheath seems to be of moderate quality and comes with many options to wear it. The included straps are of good quality made of a seat belt type material with some Velcro pieces.

My only negative response so far is that the knife is so securely fastened in the holster that quick and easy access is not always an option. Gerber markets this as a “quick release holster” it is exactly the opposite. It has a lock tab so getting the knife into and out of the holster and sometimes be a bear if you don’t know what you’re doing.

However, this also makes the knife more secure. If you were to run, crawl, etc. the knife doesn’t make a sound when doing any of the above. The knife came pretty sharp with a good edge. I would call this more of a bowie knife than I would a combat knife as it is very large and wouldn’t be the best in close quarters combat unless you really needed to stab someone but I would say if you came up behind them you may risk stabbing yourself as well because of the length. Made in the USA. I purchased new off of Ebay for around a hundred with free shipping. In review, I’d give it 4 of 5 stars based on ease of use.

Product Specs

•Blade Length: 6.87″

•Open Length: 12.5″

•Weight: 11.2 OZ

•Handle: TacHide

•Full tang construction for maximum strength

•TacHide handle for sure grip in wet conditions

•Quick release sheath with safety release

•Blade Length: 6.87″

•Open Length: 12.5″

•Weight: 11.2 OZ

•Handle: TacHide

•Full tang construction for maximum strength

•TacHide handle for sure grip in wet conditions

•Quick release sheath with safety release

Until next time…

-Hitman9921

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