Saturday, June 26, 2010

12 Gauge Chimp's New Gun: Mossberg 702 Plinkster .22LR

Hello folks, 12-Gauge Chimp here with a little announcement.

I finally got my Mossberg Plinkster !

As you all may remember, I mentioned I was in the process of buying a Mossberg Plinkster. Well, after 2 months of saving up my money, I finally got my rifle. I went to the local gun shop and filled out the 4473, paid the shop clerk and walked out with a brand new rifle.

This is the very first brand new firearm I have ever bought and it is a nice one. The Mossberg Plinkster is basically the American version of a Brazilian .22LR rifle whose name escapes me at this moment. It's got a 18 inch barrel and uses a detachable box magazine. The mag holds ten rounds of .22LR ammo, with ten rounds being the factory standard for most .22 caliber firearms.

The one downside of the Plinkster is the lack of aftermarket accessories. We all know the famous Ruger 10/22 and it's plethora of aftermarket goodies, but for some reason Mossberg isn't on the same page as Ruger. It's no big deal to me as I'm satisfied with just owning the gun, though I will be looking to buy some extra factory mags for my Plinkster.

I haven't had the oppurtunity to test fire the Plinkster so I can't really give you folks a run down on how it operates or how reliable it is or even a rating. One of the reasons being that I don't have any .22LR ammo and the other being that it's too dang hot for me to go to the range right now. I will be going to the range sometime in the next couple months and after that I will give y'all a full review on the Mossberg Plinkster. For now, I just wanted to let you all know that I finally got the gun.

As always, this is 12-Gauge Chimp signing off.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Random Thoughts # 11: Surplus shopping

Hello folks, 12-Gauge Chimp here with a new edition of random thoughts.

As you all may remember, I was on vacation this last week and I managed to stop by one of my favorite surplus stores in Southeast Texas. This place is packed with deals on military surplus stuff and I managed to snag some cool stuff. I was looking for a GI pistol belt and a Y-harness for a survival belt project I've been working on, but instead of buying those items I bought a .50 caliber ammo can and a couple MREs. I spent a bit more than I wanted to, but in the end it was worth it.

I got back home and proceeded to fill my new ammo can with shotgun shells and I came to find that I need more ammo and ammo cans. When you can fit all of your ammo supply into a single .50 caliber ammo can, it's time to buy more ammo. It's a good thing I have a reliable source for 12 gauge shells and other ammo.

I'm still in the process of buying the Mossberg Plinkster I mentioned a couple of weeks ago and I hope to have the rifle in my possession by the middle of July at the very latest.

Well, that'll do it for this edition of Random Thoughts. As always, this is 12-Gauge Chimp signing off.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Updates for June 2010

Hey folks, 12-Gauge Chimp here with some updates for the month of June.

First of all, you may have noticed the new look of the site. I got bored with the original look of my site and decided to change some things around. I think it brings a whole new feel to the site. What do y'all think ? Feel free to comment on the changes because I love hearing from you folks.

I will be on vacation starting Monday June 14th, so the site won't be updated until I get back. Hopefully, when I get back I'll have a new gun or knife review posted because I'm going to be cruising the military surplus stores in my state. Who knows just what kind of deals I'll find and what kind of stuff follows me home. Whatever happens I promise to post a review and maybe a new edition of random thoughts when I return.

Well, that's pretty much it for the updates for June 2010. As always, this is 12-Gauge Chimp signing off.