Month: December 2013

Selecting Ammunition for your .308 Rifles

Very good info here!

For 200+ yard plain old target shooting, I use both the SMK and the Rem. Core-Lokt…168gr preferred.

I love my custom .308! it was carefully assembled by a family member who is a gunsmith, has a pillar bedded Mauser action and fiberglass bedded barrel, with a one piece stock/forearm that fits my larger frame perfectly. Gotta like that. Now I want one that would handle 1000 yard match shooting….so it would obviously be a different rifle….but for now, I’ll just keep playing in the 200-yard range lol. Been a very long time since I took a truly long range shot anyway. Even if the rifle would handle it I’m not sure I still can!

Anyway, kudos to this post! Great reading on my fav rifle caliber :)))


Be it a bolt-action (like a Remington 700 series) or a battle rifle (PTR-91, M14, HK-91, or FN-FAL), selecting quality ammunition is critical to getting the most out of your gun.

  • Federal Fusion is an excellent choice for both barrier busting and terminal performance. It is also readily available at any sporting goods store.
  • Remington Core-Lokt is readily available at any sporting goods store and is a very good choice as well.

Here is some good info from

There has been a significant amount of scientific testing yielding repeatable, verifiable, irrefutable factual data rather than mere opinions. For a perimeter role a 5.56 mm AR using appropriate ammunition is probably just fine; it might even be OK as a sniper support weapon as long as shots into vehicles or through intermediate barriers are not a common concern. Having said that, as a LE or military…

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Proper Temperament for those who want a CCW

Hothead Types Ought not Carry a Firearm!

So you want to get your Concealed Carry License (CCW)?  If this is you, then you need to evaluate yourself and decide objectively if you are suited to carry a firearm!

  • Do you have a really bad temper with a short fuse?
  • Do you fight with the people in your home a lot, and do these fights get violent?
  • Are you mentally ill?  If so, is it treated to normality, and does that illness lend itself to you having a “short fuse?”
  • Do you, or have you, gotten into heated arguments with strangers in public or otherwise?
  • Are you able to remain calm in stressful situations?
  • Do you tend to lack good judgment when you get upset over ANYTHING?
  • Do you use street drugs?
  • Do you drink excessively?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then you need to really seriously consider if it is a good idea for you to carry a concealed firearm (or any other weapon for that matter).

Also, if you have a domestic violence charge on your record, you are NOT allowed to get a CCW license.

If you are a felon, you are not permitted by law to possess a handgun, nor are you qualified to pass the background check necessary to obtain a CCW license.

You probably know yourself better than others know you, or at least hopefully you do.  If you have any doubts about your ability to maintain your cool during a stressful situation, then you should NOT consider trying to get a CCW license.  It just is not a good idea for people who are “Hot heads” to carry a firearm.  For one, you might actually use it without having just cause, and thereby kill another human being, land yourself in jail, or in a civil court for wrongful death.  Guaranteed if you shoot someone, you WILL go to court for it.  No if’s, and’s, or but’s.  That’s just the way it is.  So you dang well be a cool headed person if you decide to carry with a legal CCW license.

The CCW license is NOT a license for you to shoot people because you are angry at them.  It is for self-defense in life threatening situations ONLY.  If you go to an approved CCW class, you will be told when it is legal to use your firearm in self-defense.   If at any time, you determine that you would use your firearm in a manner that is not acceptable by law, then please don’t be so silly as to even get the CCW license to start with.   Consider your class a day of education, and just forget about carrying.  Please, I beg you, don’t spoil things for those of us who carry legally and don’t shoot people on a whim, or because we are angry, or even because we may feel threatened.  It takes a real man or woman to dissipate bad situations and not allow them to escalate to deadly violence.  So if you are going to carry, then you need to be that sort person.

Someone would literally have to be actively pulling a gun on me, or coming at me with a baseball bat, or knife, or some other very dangerous weapon before I would even consider showing my firearm, much less using it.  Pulling that trigger is the VERY LAST RESORT IN ANY SITUATION….THE LAST RESORT!

I really don’t want people who can’t handle themselves to get a CCW and carry, because if they do, inevitably they will erroneously use that firearm, get themselves in trouble, and on the news,possibly cause a death, and give the media yet another reason to put a black mark on the rest of us who carry responsibly and who don’t look for a reason to pull our weapon and/or shoot another human being.

Please realize that the odds are that if you shoot someone at close range with your firearm that they will at the very least end up in ICU for a bullet wound, or worse yet, DIE.  Believe me, you do NOT want the guilt of another’s death or permanent disability on your conscience.

To those of you who already have a CCW license, I would simply remind you of the above facts, and encourage you to consider if even you are fit enough to carry.  I would also recommend some frequent target shooting practice, to make sure you don’t miss in an emergency and then end up hurting an innocent bystander.  IF you must pull, and then IF you MUST fire, be sure you hit your target where necessary.  And by the way, I strongly recommend against attempting head shots in life or death situations.

Now, after having said all of this, I must remind you that I am NOT an Attorney, or Legal Expert, or anything of the sort.  I’m simply expressing my personal observations and opinions to you here.  Do as you will, but do NOT blame it on me.  If you use your firearm, then YOU are the one who is responsible for your actions….NOT ME.  So IF you use it, don’t go to court and say, “I read on this blog that it was ok to shoot when…..,” because that is BullShit!.   YOU take responsibility for YOUR actions, and I will ONLY take responsibility for my OWN, NOT YOURS.  You have been warned.

This post was written to discourage the wrong types of people from carrying a weapon at all.  You probably know if you are not the kind of person that can handle that responsibility, and I suggest you listen to yourself regarding the matter.   Again, do not put a black eye on those of us who fully qualify to carry and can handle the responsibility that comes with that right.

“Know thine own self….every heart vibrates to that iron string.” ~ H.D. Thoreau.

Ok, I’m done preaching at you.  I’m just trying to help you really.  I don’t want you to end up in jail or civil court, caught with your pants down because you knew you were not fit to carry and did so anyway, and then got yourself into a real mess!  Please consider the sacred nature of human life before ever considering taking it away from a fellow human being.

Have a nice day!

The Founder of this Blog….

Ok, what’s the CCW Law in Ohio?


Know the Law!

This is where you will find all the Ohio State Attorney General information concerning the carrying of a concealed weapon in Ohio.

You ARE NOT permitted to carry without completing a course, and applying for, paying for, and obtaining a license from either YOUR county’s Sheriff’s Department, OR an adjacent County’s Sheriff’s Department!   

At the above site, there is a link to find CCW instructors.   In Dayton, there are many, and I am in process of obtaining a comprehensive list.  At this point, I recommend you go to the class that I attended, that is led by NRA certified Instructors, as required by law:

The Miami Armory,  8945 Kingsridge Dr., Dayton, OH  45458   —   Phone:  (937) 660-3554

These guys are very knowledgeable, have a good selection of firearms (Mostly rifle and pistol last I was there), they have good prices, and are very professional and helpful.

Be advised, this is NOT an advertisement, just a solid recommendation.  Go wherever you want, just be sure it is led by NRA Certified Basic Pistol Instructors.

The other places that I can think of off the top of my head would be:   “GunSport” in Centerville, OH, and possibly, “Springboro Shooting Sports”, Main Street, Springboro, OH.   I’ll get the actual and complete information posted here ASAP, but if you are in a hurry just use a search engine to find these places.

Again, be advised, it is REQUIRED that you have a CCW license to carry a concealed firearm in Ohio. Doing so without a permit IS A FELONY!  SO DON’T DO IT!

Also be advised, convicted felons are not permitted to purchase handguns (for certain….not sure about “long guns”, but that info would be at the Attorney General site as well I think).

OK, now that the basic info is out of the way, let’s talk about WHY AND HOW one should carry a concealed handgun in Dayton, Ohio.

First and foremost, CCW is simply for self-defense.  Now, that does not mean that you can pull your weapon and shoot someone just because you are in a heated argument or insanely mad at them.  One must be be able to articulate how one was in fear for their life, or severe bodily harm before pulling or using that handgun.  Now, that is not the actual language of the law.  These are my words, and you should not take them as being law.  Go to the Attorney General Site, READ the law, and then take the CCW class from an NRA certified instructor.  I am paraphrasing here — be it known that I am not an attorney or legal representative of any sort, and you should consult such a person with questions regarding acceptable use of your properly licensed concealed weapon.

Now that we have that out of the way, let us discuss some common sense “CCW” logic:

  • ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings.  This is a good practice whether you carry or not.Do not take the attitude that, “I’m armed so I can go and do whatever the hell I want!”  That sort of attitude would almost indubitably land your butt in prison.  So just be calm, cool, and collected
  • REMEMBER, your primary weapon is your BRAIN!  Use it!  Don’t go places you do not belong, especially at night.
  • Do not walk through strange neighborhoods, especially at night.
  • Secure your home with the proper locks & such.
  • Keep your car locked at all times, and when you leave it parked somewhere, ensure that all valuables are well hidden or, preferably, in the trunk.
  • Remember that when you are legally carrying a concealed firearm, your firearm MUST be holstered at all times, whether on your person, or in your vehicle.  Unholstered firearms are very susceptible to accidental discharge, thereby endangering YOU  AND INNOCENT BYSTANDERS.
  • Use a proper holster, and proper clothing to conceal your weapon.  It’s “Concealed” Carry, NOT “Open” Carry!  So keep that puppy well hidden.  The fewer people that know you are actually armed, the better.  That may sound odd to you, but trust me, it is like the person who picks a fight with the biggest guy in a bar to prove himself.  Do not be, or try to be “the biggest guy”  and attract that sort of negative attention.
    • By the way, as far as bars go, just don’t drink and carry concealed at the same time.  For one, I’m pretty sure it is illegal.  Secondly, alcohol loosens your inhibitions, and can make you way too quick to show or use your weapon in an unacceptable manner.  My personal rule of thumb is, if I have my sidearm on me, then I do NOT drink at all, anytime, anywhere.  Again, READ and KNOW the law at the Attorney General site for specifics on where you are, and are not allowed to carry.  Period.

These are just some tidbits of my own personal advice.  Again, I am not a lawyer or legal type person, and this is not legal advice.  It is MY common sense advice.  I have been carrying concealed for over fourteen months, and I have yet to be in a situation wherein it was necessary for me to even show my weapon, much less, use it!

Oh, one more little tidbit before I sign out for the evening:



Thanks for your time and attention to this post, and have a great night!