Another stage from this weekends match. 26 alphas, 4 charlies. Hit factor of 11.2. Happy about the accuracy and the transition speeds. Could have engaged the targets in a more efficient sequence for sure. Had a light primer strike that slowed me down a tad, but I regained the initiative fairly quick. Shooting my Carry Optics Glock 17. Can’t way to hit another match!
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anonymous asked:

What exactly is a smith 3566 worth? I've never heard of it?

They were a variant of the 5906, but instead of 9mm, they were chambered in the now “dead” .356TSW. I believe there’s only a couple hundred of the things floating around. 

It’s very rare to find even a beat up one for under a grand. These days, if you find a competition model based of the 5906 PPC or the even more rare 4.5in DA/SA one in good condition with the case & mags, expect to pay over 2K for it. Ones that come with the spare 9mm conversion barrel tend to float between 2.5K-3K.

There’s one on Bud’s Guns for just shy of 1800 bucks, if you’re interested.

Mauser C96 ‘Broomhandle’ selfloading pistols

Manufactured by Mauser in Oberndorf, Germany c.1896-1920′s.
7,63x25mm Mauser 10-round internal box magazine reloaded with stripper clips, short recoil semi-automatic, cut for a removable sock that doubles as a holster.

Pretty pretty German handguns.

Sauce : Forgotten Weapons

OTs-38 Stechkin silent revolver

Designed by Igor Stechkin, manufactured by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau c.2002-today.
7.62×42 mm SP-4 five-round moon clips, swing-out cylinder, six o’clock barrel, integral laser sight, double action, manual safety.

A very interesting design brought to us by the Stechkin automatic pistol guy, the OTs-38 was developed from an earlier model designed for Vietnam tunnel rats, which fired tungsten birdshot rounds for some reason. This revolver’s rounds are only similar in that they are completely silent, using a low amount of gunpowder located behind a piston inside the case, meaning no gas is actually released when firing the gun, producing no sound or muzzle flash. The gun itself being a revolver also means no spent cartridges can be heard dropping on the floor.


Hudson H9

One of the most talked about new products for SHOT Show 2017 is the Hudson Mfg H9; a cross between a 1911 and a Glock. Using a striker fire system, the block-like appearance is due to their unique recoil system that reduces muzzle flip and recoil. It appears to have little to no polymer parts, something it doesn’t share with the Glock but pulls from the 1911. It has a slight cyberpunk, almost Ghost in the Shell silhouette. (GRH)


Peters-Stahl Longslide

German made 1911 chambered in 9x19mm. Most people won’t recognize the name but Peters-Stahl partnered with Springfield Armory in the 1990′s on a collaboration pistol called the Omega, a multi-caliber 1911 with a linkless system. Legal issues brought an end to the partnership and Peters-Stahl no longer exports/sells their handguns in the U.S. They were available decades ago and were considered some of the finest 1911′s to ever hit the market, with some people calling them the Korth of 1911′s. (GRH)


HB MM34 ‘Royal’ Schnellfeuer-type machine pistol

Manufactured in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country by Beistegui Hermanos.
7,63x25mm Mauser 20-round detachable box magazine, short recoil full automatic, air cooling fins.

So many copies of the C96 were made, Astra made a Schnellfeuer variant even before the official one came out. This one is yet another variation with a fire rate regulating thingamajig.


Mitchell Arms P-08

A U.S made reproduction of the famed German Luger P-08. The Mitchell Arms model differed primarily in being almost completely stainless in finish. Surprisingly it seems to be quite reliable with both it’s factory magazines and original German magazines. In spite being a near faithful reproduction with reliability and accuracy on it’s side, the Mitchell Arms P-08 suffered the same fate as it’s German namesake. The guns were too expensive to produce for a profit and were discontinued. (GRH)