Friday, February 24, 2017

Klaus Hiptmayer (Quebec)

Because of health issues, stock maker and gun flitter, Klaus Hiptmayer has closed his business.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Remington 1100 Feed Latch

We're shooting Indian River and the wife's says her bolt won't lock to the rear.

A quick tear down of the gun and don't see anything unusual.  Putting the gun back together I find I don't have to depress the Feed Latch to insert the bolt, but the bolt does lock to the rear.

I suspect when the piece broke off the latch, it stayed in the gun (bolt won't lock to the rear) but fell out after I removed the bolt.  Gun worked but the part needed to be replaced.


Up and running with a new latch, but didn't stake it.  If not staked it will fall out every time you remove the trigger, but no harm done.

I have a staking tool, but have had on and off success using it.  I may glue it in place if it becomes to much of a bother.  Clean the slot with alcohol, use a Metal Epoxy Adhesive, apply pressure. I have a pair of mini C clamps that will do the trick. 

This is the second 1100 that the tip broke.....

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

February 8, 2017 @ Saltwaters Shooting Club

Saltwaters Shooting Club (St. Augustine, Florida)

High 70's.  Expecting afternoon thunderstorms, but never saw them. 

Two Sporting Clays courses, skeet (1), and 5-Stand.

The club is overlaid on an old race course at the end of Big Oak Road, west of the St. Augustine Air Port. Look for the light at the Grumman entrance. Big Oak Road is just north of the light (cross the rail road tracks).

We shot the 14 station Blue course. Starts out relatively easy but ends up given you a good workout.  Station #13 had us looking into the sun. The second course would be enjoyed by seasoned shooters that are up to a challenge. 

We saved a few shells by not shooting all the targets on several stations and shot station 1 & 2 on the second course.  I think you can leave your skeet choke at home.

A short video. Check out the trampoline station.

The 5-Stand is scheduled for an update, but didn't get into the details other then covered shooting positons.  I saw 8 machines.



Pistol & Rifle.  A number of outdoor bays for shooting handguns.  100 & 200 yard ranges for rifle.

$40 for 100 targets and if a cart is available you get that also. Ammunition is available.

The public is welcome, but in the next several months the club will be going to paid memberships.  I assume non-members will be paying a non-member rate.

Be shooting the second course on the next visit....

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Kids learn gun safety as toddlers

Guns in the home and NOT secured?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tragedy struck a Northside neighborhood in Jacksonville the first week of February when an 8-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 5-year-old sister and injured his 4-year-old friend.

The kids were playing with the gun when they were home alone. The owner of the gun has since been arrested, but the incident begs the questions: When should parents teach their kids about gun safety and how?

A link to the full article and a excellent video.......

Kids learn gun safety as toddlers

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Feb 3, 2017 @ WW Sporting Clays

WW Sporting Clays (Jacksonville, Florida)

Just shy of 80 degrees.

14 station course with a minimum of two shooting stands per station.  A couple have three stands.

Ken Branham (club instructor) was filling in and running the club. Ken was instrumental in getting the club up and running and until a few years ago ran the day to day operations.  Ken was telling me the WW is the second oldest running club in Florida. 

A nice variety of target presentations.  Tough tower shot (fast) with a small window.  An IC course, no need for anything tighter.  I shot it with LM. 

A not so new station behind the tower.  Wasn't there last year.

A Friday afternoon and maybe two or three other shooters on the course.  I talked to one shooter and he was telling me last week he and wife saw six deer standing in a field.

Shot the course without any issues and as at most sporting clays clubs, credit cards accepted.