Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Go Vote

Get out and vote. We will be staying up late at our house to watch the returns and praying for our Nation.

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Thursday, November 3, 2016

357 Magnum Ammo from Ammo To Go Review

The good people at Ammo To Go sent us some samples to try out and review for them.  They sent a battle pack of PMC .223 and four Federal Premium Low Recoil 357 Magnum Personal Defense (20 ct). Links are provided at the bottom of the page for your convenience.

In preparation for our review, I ordered a Plano case of 9mm before they had my contact information. This way I could get a raw assessment of their shipping and packaging department. I did opt for the additional discrete packaging for an additional 79 cents, and was impressed with the way the package concealed it's true contents. The Plano case of 9mm  was professionally packaged and delivery in great condition (just like you'd expect).

The package for review did have a cracked case on one of the boxes of the 357 magnum, but the cracked case didn't affect the ammunition in the slightest. Just rough handling on the Brown Truck. I might suggest some bubble wrap, or positioning the bottom of the box towards the outside of the box, but otherwise a flawless delivery. They also provided email updates on the status of your order and this does include a link to the shipping provider for estimated delivery date and time. For standard delivery, it took two days for both packages to arrive at my doorstop.

The Range Trip:

We were only able to review the 357 Magnum during this trip, since baby sitters only aligned with pistol cartridge day at our favorite range, Arkansas Armory. Hey! We get to go shooting again, and that makes us happy. We just might bring our two oldest boys. 

We brought several different kinds of 357 Magnum and 38 Special to compare with the Federal Premium Low Recoil 357 Magnum Personal Defense rounds. Our Smith and Wesson Pro Series Model 60 is our standard concealed carry, and these Hydra-Shok rounds are meant to be carried.

We started with standard Gold Dot 357 Magnum rounds, then switched to a 38 Special cartridge. We each ran a couple of wheels down range to get a good baseline for our comparisons, then switched to the Low Recoil test ammunition. We were hoping that the recoil from the 357 Magnum would be on par with the 38 special rounds, but were disappointed. The recoil from our Smith and Wesson (Weight: 21.4 oz / 606.7g) was more than we were expecting and perhaps a heavy revolver would help subdue, or dampen the recoil to within comfortable levels. On the flip side, you want stopping power, and these Federal Premium Low Recoil Personal Defense rounds are the bullets that you want in your gun when it's needed. The lower recoil does help get back on target a little quicker, but I'm positive that one hit and your target will be out of the fight. 

Final Thoughts:

These rounds are for things that go bump in the night. Stopping power, flawless, and the ability to get back on target for empty cylinders. 

Additional Notes:

California is trying to pass legislation to require permits for ammunition purchases to the tune of $50 for a four year permit, a background check, and a 30 day waiting period.

This election has the possibility of having another anti-gun President, so stock up on your ammo needs.

A special thanks to Maggie H. at Ammo To Go for being so gracious and allowing us to review their products. We look forward to shooting the .223 in our local national forest for another review.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Testing, Future Review, and Bulk Food Site

Just a quick note to keep my readers up to date on my adventures in life, and to drop a few tidbits. I've found a new supplier for bulk foods. I haven't ordered but the prices look really good, and thought I'd pass it along for my food storage proponents. It is called IFS Bulk, click here for a link.

I've also completed my 16 hours of continuing education to sit for the national MRI registry, and paid my $200 for the honor, over the course of seven or eight weeks. It usually takes a person 6 months to complete. I'll set my official date for testing after I jump through a few more hoops.

I've been contacted by Ammo To Go to do a review for some ammunition, and of course I accepted.

I'm shooting to get it posted before the election. Press all of your prepping budget towards the bullets side of the three Bs.

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Friday, September 30, 2016

September Preparedness Month (30) Wrap Up

 On the last day of Preparedness Month, I'd like to thank everyone for visiting my humble blog. You might have noticed that I changed my closing mantra to do one small step every day. Prepping doesn't have to be a huge undertaking, but rather small simple tasks that are done when you think of them. If the power goes out for a minute, and you think it would be nice to have a flashlight, then buy one the next time you are out. You don't need a bunker to be prepared as I've hoped to demonstrate this month. Just common sense tasks...

The Bible teaches us to store food and to prepare for hard times. Even if you don't believe in God, there is a wealth of wisdom in the Bible. Aesop's Fable, a child's tales, even teaches us these things.

The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.
Proverbs 21:20 NIV

The parable of the ten virgins   : The Bible again teaches us to prepare for the darkness, and the prepared are rewarded.
Matthew 25

The Grasshopper and the Ant Parable
[Link Here]

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8 NIV (emphasis mine)

"Make hay while the sun is shines"
Make hay while the sun shines" is an old saying that's considered a proverb. A proverb is an old, usually short saying that communicates good advice or something true. If you make hay while the sun shines, it means that you take advantage of the chance to do something while conditions are good. (Google)

I'll be posting less, as I prepare to sit for my National MRI registry exam. Stay safe, God bless, and take care of you and your loved ones. I'll still be reading my blogs and commenting... 

The comment section is open for your comments, criticism, and prepping knowledge.

 Keep Right On Prepping - K