My Sightmark Firefield Battletek G5 Laser Sight has arrived. I’ve already tried it on the Umarex USA, Inc. D-17, but it was a bit weird. At first I thought it was going to help, but there was too much adjusting to the sight, and I was afraid of damage to the windage/elevation screws. It definitely was not the sights fault.
It is the first one to fit my Browning 1911-22. I’ve tried several, but this one looks like it may do the trick.
The green laser is supposed to go 600 yards at night, and 50 yards in the bright sunlight. So far I was able to test it a good 80 yards at night, and it was as bright as all could be, so I’m sure it is going to go much further when I get a chance to go across the field.
I’ve also tested it on my Taurus USA G2C pistol, but it will not fit it properly.
It should fit all of my other airguns that have bottom rails, and the S&W SD9VE 9mm pistol.
Next will be testing, filming videos and writing articles. Stay tuned for more reports.
Until next time, shoot safe, and have a great day of plinking.
After clearing snow from the drive I headed to B&B Hardware in Milan to pick up a new Henry Repeating Arms Small Game (targets and plinking in my case) Carbine, model H001TLP. This model has the Skinner Sights Peep Sight, which will be the first time I’ve used one. My favorite open sight has been the Henry white diamond/brass bead combination.
Once the weather get good enough I’ll be shooting this gun and filming some videos. I also want to compare it to the Evil Roy, which is only about 3/4″ longer. In fact, the TLP is only 1/4″ longer than the Henry H001 Youth model, and about the same size as a Mare’s Leg made SBR.
While at B&B I spoke to Rj McDaniel about the new Maglula Uplula 10/22 for loading Ruger’s box magazines, as well as others of the same design. If you are looking for some of these you might want to check in with B&B, as RJ already carries the Maglula loaders. There is also one for ARs and rimfires, as well as the well known Uplula for a wide range of calibers. I wouldn’t want to be without one for my 10/22 or 9mm. Videos on these can be seen on this page, or at www.youtube.com/dansfishntales.
Stay tuned for more information through postings, and Shoot ‘N’ Plink™ articles and videos.
Until shoot safe, and have a great day of plinking.
I just found a strange thing. According to the Henry specs the Evil Roy is 34.25″ long and the Small Game Carbine is 33.75″ long. However, when I lay my Evil Roy on top of the Carbine it is shorter. I measured them and the Evil Roy is 34.25″, but the Carbine is 34.75″. I think there is a mistake on the website, and maybe even the catalog, as I haven’t looked at it as yet.
Here it is my first shooting of Dr. Jim Nordquist‘s RWS Diana model 45 in the 177 caliber. I fired shot targets and plinked empty Seafoam cans at 10, 25 and 50 yards. This is a relatively long video, so you may want to advance through it since there is a lot of shooting.
This gun was manufactured in West Germany. It is no longer available, but the RWS Diana line is available through Umarex USA, Inc.. From what I can see through looking at photos on the website, it looks like the current model 34 is about as close to this original 45, only with a higher velocity.
Another video will be uploaded soon using the same gun at 10 yards to compare RWS Hobby and Power Ball pellets. This is mentioned towards the end of the current video.
A huge “Thank You” goes out to Jim for letting be borrow this very nice air rifle.
This is the comparison at 10 meters with the RWS Hobby and Power Ball pellets, using Jim Nordquist‘s RWS Diana 45 pellet rifle.
Thanks again, Jim, for the use of the gun.