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Monday, January 22, 2018


I'm a fan of the CZ-75 due to reports like this:
So this wraps up the CZ-75B Omega 2k round test. The gun was field-stripped and lubed with Lucas Extreme Duty Gun Oil on November the 6th, and has since fired 2,000 rounds, most of it filthy, steel-cased TulAmmo, with no further cleaning or lubrication. The gun has not once failed to go through the complete cycle of operation. The front sight's tritium vial leaked all its radioactive glow-y stuff, but there have otherwise been no parts breakages.
CZ posts.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


So, I like my CZ75 SP-01. Sharing the love...

Project CZ - Caleb considers a season in Production/SSP with CZ. And here are some of his earlier thoughts and musings.

And a couple of videos for your edification. I'm surprised Hickok45 liked the trigger and the sights. He, like everyone, likes the grips.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

CZ P07 USB Drive

Neat, but not sure it is a good idea.

Available at the CZ shop.

Friday, August 5, 2011

CZ Cred

The CZ 75B takes a licking and keeps on ticking --- as a rental gun.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bullets & BBQ Knoxville Blogger Event

On Saturday, I enjoyed meeting several of the Knoxville area bloggers at Coal Creek Armory for friendly fire and some eats afterwards. It was really nice for me because I've just started this hobby (both the blogging and the guns), whereas some of these folks have been doing it for years. It was an interesting experience in that I had never met them in person before, but I felt like I already knew them through their blogs.

Attendees and their reports (in bold):
Les Jones - Notes from the Blogger Gun Bash
Linoge (plus Better Half joined for lunch) - After Action Report
Liston Matthews (dropped by at lunch)
Michael J. Mollenhour (also joined at lunch)

The gathering also let me try out a few different guns and let others shoot mine. As you see in the post above Les liked my Kel-Tec. He didn't mention it in the post, but he was not a fan of the trigger on the CZ 75 SP-01. We also thought we had a problem with my P22, but it actually was working as intended - you can pull the trigger and the hammer will fall while the safety is on, but there is a block that keeps it from actually firing.

I shot a couple of wheel guns, which was a new experience for me. Les and Linoge told me the models I'm sure, but I didn't catch them in the heat of battle. I also shot Rich's Bersa 380. We had a couple of problems with that one. I had a failure to feed while I was trying it out. A neigbor of mine also happened to be in the lane next to us, so I got to try out the S&W Bodyguard 380. I wanted to fall in love with it, but I didn't. He said it was hard for him to shoot accurately and I was way low and left with it - even with the laser (which probably needed to be adjusted since it had come back from S&W). He had another buddy shooting high right. I'd like to blame the gun, but that's some odd data.

The highlights for me were Linoge's PPS and Les' Browning Buckmark. I shot my Kel-Tec PF-9 pretty well that day, but I'm still looking for an alternative. I really liked the PPS - it is a good size and the manual of arms is very similar to the P22 that I like. This meet-up may end up costing me some money if I decide I need one of those. And thanks to the Buckmark, I now know what a really good trigger is like. Les had some work done to the .22 and it has really paid off. That thing was smooth as silk. The fiber optic sights were a nice upgrade as well.

Thanks to everyone that showed up and shared guns, ammos, and stories.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Dot Torture

I thought I would try to bring some structure to my shooting. A simple principle, but if you don't measure something, you won't know if you are improving.

I ran the Dot Torture drill three times today at Coal Creek Armory. The drill involves shooting small dots at relatively close range. It was hard to judge the distance, but I think I was at about 4 yards. The instructions include slow shooting, drawing and shooting, doubles, off-hand, strong hand, reloads, etc. for a total of 50 rounds/points. The rules at CCA prohibit drawing and firing, so I just pressed out from a low ready. I ran a 18, 17, and 22 using my CZ 75 SP-01 and Federal 9mm 115 grain FMJ RN ammunition.

I learned that I am horrible with my off-hand. I was 0 for 15. I have a baseline and hope I can go back soon to repeat the exercise. I may want to move in to 3 yards until I get more proficient.

From Brick O'Lore

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Liberals Aren't Experts on Guns

Anne gives us Chapter 217 on what liberals don't know about guns.
"On the other hand, for a homeowner who is a poor marksman, a large-capacity clip could be a lifesaver."
That's why my CZ holds 19 rounds.

Friday, July 1, 2011

A Good Week

I bought the running shoes and actually ran more than once... 3 runs for about 3 miles on average. The last run was probably the easiest despite the heat.

I went to Coal Creek today and shot about 150 rounds of 9mm in the CZ. The only good thing I have to say about that is that no one got hurt. Even a little practice makes a lot of difference. I need to figure out how to get to the range more often.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sunday, February 27, 2011

2000 Round Challenge

Introducing the 2000 Round Challenge.

Rules Summary - see link above for full details
1. Pick one gun and clean/lube it.
2. Shoot 2,000 rounds without cleaning the weapon.
3. Report results.

I didn't see this before I started the Dot Torture exercise, but I can use it to see that the CZ 75 won't make it through 2000 rounds flawlessly. I hadn't really thought about using the stats to measure the reliability of the gun in addition to the performance of the shooter. Duh, but that's the nice thing about being new at something - you learn everyday.

DT1 --- 50
DT2 --- 50
DT3 --- 50

DT4 --- 50
DT5 --- 50

DT6 --- 50
DT7 --- 50 (1 Fail to Feed)
Other - 18

I didn't make it very far. 368 rounds and already 1 failure.

Saturday, October 26, 2013


For local guys... it looks like they moved forward with the name change to go with the ownership change from a while back.

Coal Creek Armory is now Tactical Advantage Corp.

On a side note, I went to the range and shot my M&P9 (along my other pistols) a couple of weeks back. So it only took me about 10 months to get to the range after purchasing it. I shot it okay, but I was still better with my CZ 75 SP-01.

TAC Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What are you afraid of?

I was on my way home when I got stopped at one of those random drunk driver checkpoints. The officer asked for my license and he noticed my carry permit when I had my wallet open.

He asked, "Are you carrying today, Mr. O'Lore?"

Deciding I didn't want to get into a debate about the appropriateness of his question, I replied, "Yes, I am."

"What are you carrying?"

Again taking the easy way out, I answered "I've got a Kel-Tec PF-9 in an IWB holster, a S&W Bodyguard 380 on my ankle, and there is a CZ-75 SPO1 in the glove box. I've got a S&W M&P15 (MOE) and a Mossberg 500 in the trunk."

"Is this what you normally have with you?"


The officer then asks, "What are you afraid of?"

"Not damn thing."

I'm sure most folks have seen that joke before, but it is making the rounds again, so I thought I would post it.