A Little Gun Rap From Dan (Multi-Post) – Part 58

Today I received 5 different apertures for my Skinner Sights Peep Sight on the Henry Repeating Arms Small Game Carbine (H001TLP). These are to be used for different lighting, but I have the theory that it is somewhat like cropping a digital photo, which brings in the main object more so. In this case the object would be the selected target.

I’ll be experimenting with these when weather permits, and Henry gets my carbine back to me. It has had some cycling issues. So, stay tuned for more postings, possible video, and definite magazine article.

Andy Larsson is also in the process of installing a Skinner Peep Sight on my Mare’s Leg, which should be a nice addition. This will be an interesting experiment, for which I’m sure there will be a Shoot ‘N’ Plink™ video, magazine article and postings.

Until next time, shoot safe and have a great day of plinking.


People have asked me how many pumps do you put into the American Tactical Freedom. The answer is 40 to bring it to the maximum safe pressure. The other question is how many rounds can you fire in a controlled temperature setting. Well, tonight, using a used target, I fired the Freedom inside at 70° with no weather distractions. I also used the single shot adapter rather than the 10 round magazine.

You can see on the target in the circled area that I fired 20 rounds in a freestanding position, with open iron sights, at 27 feet before it ran out of usable air.

For some reason my sights and target were all blurry, even with my shooting glasses. So, I was happy with the grouping and placement of the rounds.

The next project is pumping up the American Tactical Liberty and testing with the same conditions. I can already tell you that it will take at least 60 pumps with a regular PCP pump, as this does not have the self-contained unit like the Liberty.

Until next time, shoot safe and have a great day of plinking.


The other day I worked on my Hibben Knives paracord handles by covering both end areas about 1/2 inch with Elmer’s Super Strength Wood Glue. I wasn’t sure how this would work, but got a chance throw them today. The glued areas held up very well, and there was no unraveling.

I’m now down to 4 different models of throwing knives. The Hibben Tanto point and Pro Throw both did not stick well. The Tanto point was terrible. So, those two were shipped back to BUDK, and I’ll be picking up a couple of different models, including the Hibben Competition Pro model in the 9-inch length.

I got out my Cold Steel 12″ Sure Flight and Schrade 10″ knives, and was nailing the target with the “no spin” from 7 and 10 feet. Was even doing it in the sleet and rain for a brief time.

Eventually I’ll be doing some videos on the different types that I use, and some of the techniques I’ve been developing. This will most definitely be targeted to the beginner, as I would never try to tell someone with more experience how to do something. There won’t be much on this end of things, because it is Shoot ‘N’ Plink™, but because of some questions and interest, and the fact in the past there was some throwing, I decided, “what the heck”, may as well try it again.

However, if you want to see a top pro throwing, which will help you develop your own style, go to You Tube and search for Adam Čeladín, the World Champion. Watching him has helped me a great deal on throwing overhand “no spin”, which I could do underhand with my own type of hold.

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