I keep the mix here on GAT and Gunday as diverse as possible between political garbage we have to act on, the reviews on products, services, and training I know you want to read, and the fun stuff that can burn 10 to 15 minutes of your and my day away. Getting to weekend-o-clock can be rough.
Because it is Friday, and I am taking a break from traditional April 1st shenanigans due to the absurdities of modern existence, I instead present to you the lighthearted fun of Brandon Herrera making a gun because the internet said so.
From his achieves of Cursed Gun Images arose an abomination that looked… well.. like it would probably work.
A PCC type AK rifle fed from Thompson magazines.
So he and his team built it. Hit play on the video and enjoy. Seriously, it’s Friday. Relax if you can. Gunday Brunch is coming Sunday and I think we’re in the end of our final return to winter here in the northern states. Although this could be still end up being, “False Spring 4, Hahaha April Fools” I am optimistic the weather is turning favorable.
In other news
I’ll be heading out to Sig’s Freedom Days and you can too. Sig started doing separate range events during SHOT a few years back because, well, they make a lot of products to try and cram into the traditional range space well. Freedom days feels like more of a state fair, but with machine guns.
There better be elephant ears. That delicious cinnamon infused goodness belongs everywhere they can possibly be.
But Sig’s shift to more of a combined destination event is interesting. It is taking the merits of SHOT and NRAAM, one being industry focused and with lots of ranges and the other being public accessible, and combining them to focus on their product lineup. There is certainly enough to see as they touch on every aspect of shooting. Trainers, handguns, rifles, precision rifles, belt-fed machineguns, ammunition, and optics. When you have so many other competing vendors at a gathering show it splits the focus.
Here, everyone who likes Sig can relax and enjoy the Sigs, current and new alike, industry or just because you want to buy a ticket. It isn’t cheap, but it isn’t exactly expensive either compared to renting a few hours on an indoor range, renting their guns and buying their ammo can easily break $100 regardless of the range. For $80 bucks and travel (it’s in Phoenix, so AZ residents are the lucky local crowd) can shoot 10 stages of choice on pistols, rifles, shotguns from Mossberg, and get extra stage tickets and machinegun spots for extra, $160 total gets you 15 stages and a limited machinegun slot. Considering the average rental is $10-20 just to pick a single gun at IndoorRangeRUsInc and this event is the manufacturer able to answer questions and direct you to the exact product combination you’re looking for, not bad.
I’ll probably write up a separate item for Sig Days later, but today it is merely an addendum on Friday entertainment.