"Form 1" is simply the application to create an NFA firearm. In my case it'll save one or two hundred dollars, cut down the wait time by nearly a year, and make for an interesting project.
Rifle cans need more volume to be effective and must be a lot sturdier...though are simpler. Pistol cans can be almost entirely aluminum alloy with a single steel or titanium blast baffle and usually a steel booster assembly. Rifle cans need to be all steel, titanium, or a combination. I've seen a 9mm can used on a 5.56mm and it wasn't pretty. That it held together was amazing...but the whole thing was ballooned out.
My G19 with a can...a quick test fire. The circled groups are suppressed with four shots each. 20190710_134217 by Slick_Rick77, on Flickr
I find myself annoyed at all the fudds in certain gun forums. Just because someone may be better equipped, prepared, and/or trained does not put such individuals beneath them. The excuses for their choices in suboptimal gear, tactics, and preparation are numerous and often wrong.
I've never done one...but have been researching it a bit. I'm probably going to do a D cell Maglite freeze plug type device. Unfortunately the options are rolling the dice with companies of dubious standing or spend as much money as a decent direct thread suppressor.
I re-zeroed my PSL yesterday. Like everything else (it seems) it was shooting left. While I was at it I changed the zero from a 100 to 200 yard zero. I was shooting at only 25 yards, so most shots were touching...or nearly so.
It's not quite as smooth feeling as it was with the original spring loaded buttstock, but the blast, noise, and concussion is down with the new combo muzzle device and it also shoots flatter with the straight line stock. It used to be a bit bouncy. I'm happy with it. It is definitely more transportable and still shoots quite nicely. It still sucks to clean after shooting surplus ammo...Bulgarian light ball, in this instance.
There was a minor problem which was a bit of a hassle. The trigger bar dragged the slide with the trigger pulled fully to the rear. I had to tweak the bar and the connector tension. There was an extremely narrow range where the gun would function properly, yet not drag. My hand was sore for weeks from tweaking slight bends in the very stiff trigger bar. Despite the hassle, it's one of my favorite guns to shoot. It's just accurate yet challenging enough to be fun.
Finding holsters for it is a little tough, though I modified the trigger guard to work in leather Glock holsters.
speaking of...what's a good value reference guide for firearms? Curious about a '51 Colt .38 4" OP, matching numbers, good/very good bluing, custom grips (monogrammed/hand carved ivory)...not so much for sale purposes but more for insurance.
I am a new shooter and shoot my AR-15 with a bipod. At my range, all the other rifle shooters use bench rests. That seems to make it an equipment challenge, rather than trying to improve skills. I am probably missing the point, though.
I've got a sand bag set for the bench that I use for sighting in. Take as much human out as I can.
But it's bipod or in hand field positions for score. I want a pad for prone, which I haven't shot for yearx. Partly because of bad knees, but mostly because there are few places it's useful in the field, the grass is always too high. I gave away a less than solid seated bipod, and someday will just get a Harris. I also gave,away a set of sticks for standing. They take practice and, again, I didn't find them that useful in the field, but in some terrain they rock. A two of three stick rig can work great with practice. A single stick is a small improvement over off hand, but more practice is needed than a 2-3 stick bundle. I just found them an unnecessary hassle in the field.
I will use a cane or stick when seated if there isn't a tree or fence post to stabilize.
This is all for plinking or hunting varmints, ( rodents, they're all rat to me ) which are low to the ground and High Power prone positions never seem to be able to see them. For deer, ( shotgun ) I practice standing off hand from gun low as I expect to need a snap shot.
My brother in law offers the advice not to shoot heavy turkey loads with your back against a tree.
And my take on Sporting in hunting is minimum suffering for the animal, and a clean kill trumps ego or style. Anything I can use to lean against to be more accurate is sporting. I'm a little ambivalent on automated scope/trigger designs, like Tracking Point. But a built in laser range finder? Sure.
I got one of those "self-healing" targets for the yard. Ya don't get that satisfying bell-ring when you hit...but so far it's holding up extremely well. Granted I've put mostly 9mm through it so far, but it says it's rated up to .50 cal...
Downside, you need a good earthen backstop. Upside for me? I live on a mountain - I've got plenty of earthen backstops in the yard!