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Survival Day 109 (NEOPRENE SHOOTING GLOVES)

It is that time of year when the mornings are cold and the afternoons are hot. That early morning chill wakes you up, but if your like me it makes your joints hurt a little bit. No worries, with these Neoprene Shooting Gloves I can stay toasty warm, even if its raining or the air is just full of cool mist. When the rain is coming down, these Gloves make sure that I can keep my grip on my firearms, load, aim, and shoot with ease.

  • Neoprene
  • Glacier Glove neoprene shooting glove and hunting glove with Touchrite technology.
  • 2mm neoprene keeps hands warm. Touchrite technology aids in trigger pull.
  • Precurved knuckles to prevent fatigue.
DaySurvival GearCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 109Neoprene Shooting Gloves Survival Clothing$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $16,240
Survival Day 108Camping ShowerBasic Supplies$125 X 2 = $250
Total = $16,200
Survival Day 107Pepper Spray Self Defense GunWeapons$400
Total = $15,950
Survival Day 106Window/Door AlarmsSecurity$10 X 5 = $50
Total = $15,550
Survival Day 105Dual LED Rechargeable HeadlampTechnology$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $15,500
Survival Day 104Heavy Duty Bolt CuttersTools$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $15,350
Survival Day 103Emergency Water Storage Supply KitsSurvival Food$125 X 4 = $500
Total = $15,220
Survival Day 102Tactical Side-Zip BootsSurvival Clothing$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $14,670
Survival Day 101Diva Cup Model 2Basic Supplies$35 X 2 = $70
Total = $14,560
Survival Day 100Kershaw Leek KnifeWeapons$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $14,490
Survival Day 99Drop Bar Door BracketsSecurity$40 X 5 = $400
Total = $14,410
Survival Day 98goTenna Mesh - Two Off-Grid SMS & GPS DevicesTechnology$150 X 2 = $300
Total = $14,010
Survival Day 97Folding 15 Inch SawTools$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $13,710
Survival Day 96Augason Farms Regular Rolled OatsSurvival Food$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $13,610
Survival Day 95Tactical Pants With Cargo PocketsSurvival Clothing$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $13,510
Survival Day 94P38 Can OpenersBasic Supplies$15
Total = $13,410
Survival Day 93Brass Handle Walking StickWeapons$45 X 2 = $90
Total = $13,395
Survival Day 92LED Motion Sensor Solar LightsSecurity$45 X 3 = $135
Total = $13,305
Survival Day 91Jump-N-Carry 12-Volt Jump StarterTechnology$150
Total = $13,170
Survival Day 90Hi-Lift JackTools$85 X 2 = $170
Total = $13,020
Survival Day 89Pilot Crackers #10 CanSurvival Food$45 X 10 = $450
Total = $12,850
Survival Day 88Camo Hunting WadersSurvival Clothing$120
Total = $12,400
Survival Day 87Waxed Canvas Heavy Duty Work Apron With PocketsBasic Supplies$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $12,280
Survival Day 86Black Steel Kubaton Key RingWeapons$10 X 3 = $30
Total = $12,200
Survival Day 85Defender Security Fixed Window GuardsSecurity$40 X 5 = $200
Total = $12,170
Survival Day 84ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical FlashlightTechnology$40 X 3 = $120
Total = $11,970
Survival Day 83California Air Tools Quiet Air CompressorTools$120
Total = $11,850
Survival Day 82Pringles Snack StacksSurvival Food$6 X 5 = $30
Total = $11,730
Survival Day 81Condor Combat ShirtSurvival Clothing$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $11,700
Survival Day 80Outdoor Fish and Game Cleaning TableBasic Supplies$65 X 2 = $130
Total = $11,500
Survival Day 79Bamboo Practice SwordsWeapons$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $11,370
Survival Day 78Blackout CurtainsSecurity$20 X 10 = $200
Total = $11,320
Survival Day 77HAVEN Heavy Duty Lock, Floor Mounted LockSecurity$180 X 2 = $360
Total = $11,120
Survival Day 76FatMax Xtreme 55-120 FuBar IIITools$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $10,760
Survival Day 755 Gallon Samson StackersSurvival Food$125 X 2 = $250
Total = $10,610
Survival Day 74Stainless Steel Travel CutleryBasic Supplies$15 X 4 = $60
Total = $10,360
Survival Day 73Throwing Knife SetWeapons$10 X 5 = $50
Total = $10,300
Survival Day 72Door Armor MAXSecurity$80 X 5 = $400
Total = $10,250
Survival Day 71TACTICON Laser SightTechnology$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $9,850
Survival Day 70Macaroni & Cheese DinnerSurvival Food$5 X 10 = $50
Total = $9,750
Survival Day 69Under Armour Men's ColdGear Camo Liner GlovesSurvival Clothing$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $9,700
Survival Day 68Swiss+Tech Micro-ClippersBasic Supplies$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $9,600
Survival Day 67Military-Grade Gun MagnetsWeapons$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $9,570
Survival Day 66Master Lock Set Your Own Combination PadlockSecurity$10 X 5 = $50
Total = $9,530
Survival Day 65HKYH Solar Panel Lighting KitTechnology$160 X 2 = $320
Total = $9,480
Survival Day 64Heavy Duty Extension Cord Reel with 4 Integrated OutletsTools$75 X 2 = $150
Total = $9,160
Survival Day 63Red Feather Cremery Canned ButterSurvival Food$40 X 3 = $120
Total = $9,010
Survival Day 62USA Flag Patch US Army Military CapSurvival Clothing$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $8,890
Survival Day 61Shop TowelsBasic Supplies$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $8,860
Survival Day 60High Velocity Folding Sling ShotWeapons$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $8,760
Survival Day 59SecuraDoor Security Door BarSecurity$100 X 2 = $200
Total = $8,710
Survival Day 5836 Channel FRS Two-Way RadioTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $8,510
Survival Day 57Bully Bed LinerTools$105 X 3 = $315
Total = $8,410
Survival Day 56Augason Farms Emergency Long Grain White RiceSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $8,095
Survival Day 55Carhartt Waterproof Insulated GloveSurvival Clothing$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $7,895
Survival Day 5410d 3-Inch Common NailsBasic Supplies$13 X 5 = $65
Total = $7,795
Survival Day 53Cold Steel War HammerWeapons$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $7,730
Survival Day 52Wireless Security CameraSecurity$170 X 3 = $510
Total = $7,630
Survival Day 51Electric Mountain BikeTechnology$748
Total = $7,120
Survival Day 50Overhead Garage Storage RackTools$180 X 2 = $360
Total = $6,372
Survival Day 49Emergency Dog FoodSurvival Food$30 X 3 = $90
Total = $5,992
Survival Day 48Waterproof BootsSurvival Clothing$55 X 2 = $110
Total = $5,912
Survival Day 47Travel ToothbrushBasic Supplies$6 X 2 = $12
Total = $5,802
Survival Day 46Spear With Stainless Steel BladeWeapons$65 X 2 = $130
Total = $5,790
Survival Day 45Wedge-ItSecurity$12 X 5 = $60
Total = $5,660
Survival Day 44Garmin eTrex 30x Handheld GPS NavigatorTechnology$200 X 2 = $400
Total = $5,600
Survival Day 43Ratchet Tie Down StrapsTools$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $5,200
Survival Day 42Pure Wesson Vegetable OilSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $5,170
Survival Day 41Camo Rain SuitSurvival Clothing$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $5,070
Survival Day 40Stake And GrilleBasic Supplies$55
Total = $4,870
Survival Day 39Cold Steel Brooklyn SmasherWeapons$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $4,815
Survival Day 38Door Reinforcement LockSecurity$15 X 4 = $60
Total = $4,715
Survival Day 37Light Bulb Security CameraTechnology$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $4,655
Survival Day 36Multi-Tool Screw DriverTools$12 X 5 = $60
Total = $4,535
Survival Day 35CLIF BAR - Energy BarSurvival Food$20 X 5 = $100
Total = $4,475
Survival Day 34Winter Thermal UnderwearSurvival Clothing$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $4,375
Survival Day 33Dual Post Grill Fire SpitBasic Supplies$72
Total = $4,275
Survival Day 32Pepper SprayWeapons$10 X 5 = $50
Total = $4,203
Survival Day 31Solar Security LightsSecurity$40 X 4 = $160
Total = $4,153
Survival Day 30Solar Water Heater/CollectorTechnology$22 X 3 = $66
Total = $3,993
Survival Day 29Wrecking Bar - 36 InchTools$22 X 3 = $66
Total = $3,238
Survival Day 28Stanley Classic Vacuum BottleSurvival Food$35 X 2 = $70
Total = $3,172
Survival Day 27Handyman Tool Belt SetSurvival Clothing$35 X 2 = $70
Total = $3,102
Survival Day 26The Woods White Camouflage Bedding SetBasic Supplies$85
Total = $3,032
Survival Day 25VIPERTEK VTS-T03 - Stun Gun FlashlightWeapons$13 X 3 = $39
Total = $2,947
Survival Day 24Door Stop AlarmSecurity$14 X 6 = $84
Total = $2,908
Survival Day 23SUAOKI Crank Lantern/FlashlightTechnology$14 X 6 = $84
Total = $2824
Survival Day 22Tire ChainsTools$72 X 2 = $144
Total = $2740
Survival Day 21Emergency 3600 Calorie Food BarSurvival Food$10 X 10 = $10
Total = $2596
Survival Day 20Watch HatSurvival Clothing$12 X 3 = $36
Total = $2496
Survival Day 19Winter Camo Bib OverallSurvival Clothing$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $2460
Survival Day 18Bear SprayWeapons$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $2360
Survival Day 17Window LockSecurity$12 X 5 = $60
Total = $2260
Survival Day 16Rechargeable 520 Lumen Lithium Ion Waterproof LED SpotlightTechnology$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $2200
Survival Day 15Vehicle Snow ShovelTools$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $2150
Survival Day 14Salt BucketSurvival Food$50 X 4 = $200
Total = $2100
Survival Day 13Cold Weather Performance SocksSurvival Clothing$25 X 4 = $100
Total = $1900
Survival Day 12Bulk Toilette PaperBasic Supplies$50 X 6 = $300
Total = $1800
Survival Day 11Entrenching ShovelWeapons$40 X 3 = $120
Total = $1500
Survival Day 10Personal 130 dB Emergency Protection AlarmSecurity$15 X 10 = $150
Total = $1380
Survival Day 9Solar Charger 25000mAh With 4 Solar PanelsTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $1230
Survival Day 8Mechanics Tool SetTools$115 X 2 = $130
Total = $1130
Survival Day 7Trooper Ear Flap Bomber HatSurvival Clothing$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $1000
Survival Day 630-Day Emergency Food PailSurvival Food$100 X 4 = $400
Total = $950
Survival Day 5Travel/Camping UtensilsBasic Supplies$12 X 5 = $60
Total = $550
Survival Day 4Elk Ridge Fixed Blade MacheteWeapons$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $490
Survival Day 3Drop Bar Door BracketsSecurity$40 X 6 = $240
Total = $440
Survival Day 2Kaito KA500 Crank Emergency RadioTechnology$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $200
Survival Day 1Spyderco Tenacious Plain Edge Folding KnifeBasic Supplies$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $100

Saturday Shooting Day

On Saturday I took a friend of my son’s out who has begged me to take him out to shoot clays. At first he had more fun using the clay launcher although that changed after he busted a few clays.

My youngest had a good day but of course I failed to videotape his double bust. He was so happy when he broke two with one shot. (He doesn’t care if that would be a foul in a match, he just wants to have fun busting clays.)

After we got back and packed up the long guns we headed off to the handgun range with my brother and a mutual friend.

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CZ 75 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
10/07/2016200My oldest is trying to get into the police academy and asked me to take him out.
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.
05/09/2015150My brother, his buddy, and my youngest went to the range and let loose with a ton of lead. We had a ball.
04/26/2015100Took my friend, his son, and my youngest to the range to plink.
03/28/2015150Took my brother shooting. He has no luck with the semi autos but loves my Model 64.
02/08/2015100A few rounds on a beautiful summer day in the middle of winter.
07/27/2014100A few rounds with my buddy, his son, and my youngest.
06/07/2014200There was a long pause after my back surgery. Thankfully I am mobile again.
01//18/2014200
12//26/2013100
11/24/2013400
11/15/2013200Post Purchase Review

Smith & Wesson Model 64 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
10/07/2016150This really is one of my favorites. Pulling back the hammer forces me to pause - which usually helps my aim.
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.
05/09/2015150The .38 is clearly a fun gun to shoot. Everyone was waiting to shoot it and I only brought three boxes of ammo for it - and they went quick.
04/26/2015100Everyone loves the semi autos but for some reason they always keep reaching for the wheel gun too. There is just something about pulling back the hammer and firing with a good wheel gun.
04/25/2015100My son wanted to shoot the revolver so I took him out to the club. He had a ball.
03/28/2015200My brother went through all my 38 ammo! But it was worth it, he was hitting the target much better with the revolver. I don't think he likes the sites on my CZ or Glock.
02/08/2015100My first rounds with my new to me S&W Model 64.

Benelli M2 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment1
01/13/2019125Snow clays!!!18
12/04/2016200Clays.17
11/27/2016100Clays.16
11/12/2016200Clays.15
11/05/2016250Clays, took a new shooter out.14
10/08/2016225Clays & some slugs.13
09/24/2016200Clays.12
09/04/2016125Clays.11
08/06/2016250Clays10
07/21/20162009
11/14/20151258
10/11/20151107
09/27/20151256
05/09/20153005
04/25/20151004
03/28/20152003
02/08/20151002

Glock Model 23 Shooting Log

DateRounds FiredComment
10/07/201650The thing I'm starting to love about this Glock is how clean it shoots - and how easy it is to clean - because it doesn't seem to get that dirty.
09/04/201550Just a quick outing to start off our weekend.
05/09/2015150My youngest was funny when he was shooting this . I don't really feel the difference between the .40 and the 9mm, but he said he can really tell the difference.
04/26/2015100My buddy is going through a divorce and needed some cash. So I got a very nice gun that had barely any rounds down the barrel for half the retail price.

CZ 75 Range Day 6

Today I took a buddy of mine and his son, and my youngest boy out to the range. After shooting two cases of clays we went to the handgun range and put some rounds through the CZ. As always, the SP01 handled like a champ. I really do love the way this pistol shoots.

2013_CZ75_P01

Date Rounds Fired Comment
11/15/2013 200 Post Purchase Review
11/24/2013 400
12//26/2013 100
01//18/2014 200
06/07/2014 200 There was a long pause after my back surgery. Thankfully I am mobile again.
07/27/2014 100 A few rounds with my buddy, his son, and my youngest.

CZ 75 Range Day 5

I took my oldest boy out today to shoot the CZ75. He’d shot the .22 before, but it was his first day shooting a 9mm.

We started with basic loading. He struggled a little with it at first:

Once he started to get it he shot his first two clips, and ran into a small issue.

2014_June_7_RangeDay_Pic1 From behind him it looked like he was going high, then over-correcting low.  So I used a few sheets of regular targets and stapled them up and down a target.

 

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His very first shot after I put up the “long tall” target was at the very bottom of the paper. this allowed him to walk the rounds up the target and realize how small correcting make a huge impact on what your aiming a handgun at at 15 yards.

He fired his last round at the original target and did much better. It was nice to see how a little practice and feedback helped him go from mostly missing the target completely to being able to see them hitting close enough to give corrective feedback.2014_June_7_RangeDay_Pic4

As for me, I am consistently a hair low and to the left because I am over-correcting for my trigger pull that lifts high to the right.2014_June_7_RangeDay_Pic3

Date Rounds Fired Comment
11/15/2013 200 Post Purchase Review
11/24/2013 400
12//26/2013 100
01//18/2014 200
06/07/2014 200 There was a long pause after my back surgery. Thankfully I am mobile again.

CZ 75 Range Day 4

It was a crazy weather day today. I’m re-posting this today because my brother sent me some video of that day. I loved the sound of the rain.

After being frigid earlier in the week it was like fifty degrees today. The lake out by the range was covered in mist and the range had fog drifting across it.

I took my oldest brother who’d never shot a pistol before out to plink some targets and we got two hundred rounds down range before it started to really pour.

When the zombies come I’ll hand him a shotgun, but until he practices a bit more with a pistol he won’t be covering my flank.

My cartridge count for the CZ is now up to 900 Rounds.

CZ 75 Range Day 3

It was a brisk day today and just a little over freezing. We actually had some snowflakes today. It was a perfect day to head out to the range.

I brought two types of ammo and fired a box of each. The first was the Herter’s Select, which really left me sad the last time I tried it. Either because of the cold, or this was a “good” box of cartridges, I had no problems at all with it today.

2013_CZ_Range_Day_3The second ammo was PMC Bronze. I had one failure to eject with this, but overall I wasn’t unhappy about it. I’ll hold judgement on it until I can put a few more boxes through my pistol.

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My next to last two clips showed my usual grouping, low and to the left.

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And then, oddly enough, when I went to single hand for my last few shots I nailed the bulls eye.2013_RightHandOnly

So I guess if the zombies are running at my I will have to single hand it. Next time I’ll put a clip through one target with both, then left, then right handed, and compare the targets.

My cartridge count for the CZ is now up to 700 Rounds.

 

Sporting Clays

Thank you to my buddy Don for taking me out to his club to shoot Sporting Clays. It was my first time, and while my score was bad, I had a ton of fun doing it. It was a cold but beautiful day, and the walk through the woods was nice.

Then there was the shooting. I accidentally grabbed my son’s gun when I packed up this morning, and that hurt me a bit in accuracy I think. Its an 870 Supermag, while I have the regular 870. His is two inches longer and just a bit heavier than mine.  (I’ll blame that on at least a few points.)

Then of course there is the pump versus semi auto and or over unders, which I was competing against. Having to pump definitely makes it harder, but I think I’ll stay with my 870.  It makes it a bit harder, but I think the challenge is good in the long run. I can’t wait to get back out there now!

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Range Day – Clays In The Cold

The most important thing when the zombies hordes are swarming is that you feel comfortable doing what needs done. If you have a shotgun and a pistol, but you shoot once a year, you are going to be screwed. Sorry, its a fact of life, and your highly probable death.

So how do you fix that? You need to get out to the range and feel super comfortable handling your weapons and gear. Its cold out, oh crap, its hard to load a shotgun with gloves on, no matter how tight and form fitting they are. Better to learn that now than when you have a biter in front of you.

Oh, and its a ton of fun shooting clays too. I took my brother in law, his son, and one of my older boys out for a day of clays and we had a ball.

We teamed up, old versus  young, and kicked their butts. We had a five point “mercy” rule where we stopped counting anytime we were five points ahead, so we won by five points.

We then finished off with a sudden death round. My boy went out first, then me (I thought I turned the safety off, but couldn’t feel it not click with my gloves on so missed my first shot, doh!!!)  But it was a perfect example of how something small could cost you your life.  My brother in law shot next and missed 1 out of 5, and then my nephew hit all five, so he took the win.

My nephew hit, miss, and hitting a clay:

CZ 75 Range Day 2

It was a bit cold out today but I hadn’t been able to get out to the range in a few days so after playing airsoft I decided to pack up my stuff and head to the range.

I had three different types of ammo, and put another 400 rounds through my new CZ 75.

Herter’s Aluminum 9mm TNJ (Total Nylon Jacket):

Let’s start with the Herter’s Aluminum cased ammo with nylon coating. This ammo looks interesting with a strong blue nylon coating instead of copper.

2013_Herters_Aluminum

This is my first two clips. No failures to fire or failures to eject after going through three boxes of rounds.  But I have to say they don’t group real well. Not bad for plinking, but I’m glad I didn’t buy a few thousand rounds.2013_Herters_Aluminumtarget

Lawman 9mm:

I went through three boxes of Lawman without any issues. This ammo feed well, ejects without issues, and was the best grouping of the day.

2013_LawmanAmmo

In my defense it was really cold and my hands were freezing. Even with that I grouped well on my first two clips, even if it was a bit to the left. I’m going to wear some gloves next time and see if I can improve my accuracy.

2013_LawmanAmmoTarget

Herters Select Grade 9mm:

I was so hopeful for this ammo. I just bought a thousand rounds of this Herter’s Select Grade and I really thought it was going to be a good buy. I didn’t realize until after I but it that this is made on the same Russian factory line as Tula and Wolf, which would have kept me from buying it. I’ve had bad experiences with Russian ammo in the past, and the Herter’s Select Grade didn’t change that opinion at all.

2013_HertersSelect

2013_HertersSelectcopareThe Herter’s Select Grade round is on the right, and the Lawman is on the left. When compared to the Lawman I’m curious what the round is actually jacketed in. I thought it was supposed to be copper, but it looks goldish, making me wonder if it is brass plated?

Bottom line was that the Herter’s Select Grade was a mess. It grouped nicely (sorry, pic was too dark to use) but out of a hundred rounds I had multiple failures to eject and one failure to feed because the round was too large. The brass wouldn’t feed into the well because it was way too wide.

This failure to eject issue happened at least four times, and the brass that did eject appeared not to fly as far as the Lawman, making me think either they are under powered or they aren’t really brass and the casings are a heavier metal than they are billed as.

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Total Rounds Through Gun: 600

CZ 75 P01 – Review & Range Day 1

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Let’s start with a history lesson. This pistol was porn in 1975 (wow, wonder were the 75 comes from?) in Czechoslovakia back in the cold war days.  It was designed to function in harsh environments, and to staying functioning for a long time. You know it’s a good pistol when its copied as much as it has been.

The list of weapons derived from the CZ 75 is fairly large, which tells you something about the design:

  • EAA Witness pistols
  • Israeli BUL
  • Magnum Research Baby Eagle
  • Italian Tanfoglio

Now on to the gun itself. Its incredibly tight. The slide and barrel design have zero play, and the gun just feels amazingly solid and well put together. I put 200 rounds through it and the thing is a tack driver. It shoots smooth,and ate up my cheap plinking ammo without a complaint.

Why did I pick the CZ 75? It started with a basic search for NJ legal firearms that had a ready supply of magazines available below the 15 round limit. Everything after that was just blessed Karma. I found a five pack of clips and snatched them up for $98 with shipping.  Can’t beat that. Then, after reading several very positive reviews I started shopping. It took me three months to find the pistol I wanted at the price I was willing to pay. Gunbroker.com works well, especially if you are willing to wait for the right item at the right price.

The tear down and cleaning were simple. The one thing I already ordered was a new steel guide rod from CZ Custom. The stock rod is polymer and I really didn’t like how flexible it felt, so I ordered the stainless one.

I am really forward to taking the CZ back to the range. I definitely made a good choice.