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This is absolutely my favorite month of all, not just because of the weather, scantily clad "hotties" running around at the pool, and the upcoming solar eclipse.  If you can designate a month as National Shooting Sports Month, I am "all in".  This month reminds us to go out and participate in an activity that everyone can enjoy, no matter their athleticism or health.  That participation can be as simple as a quick trip to the range to check the zero on your favorite deer rifles, shooting a match with a bunch of folks who you haven't seen in a while, or taking your non-indoctrinated buddy or neighbor out for a day of fun.  I have an old Army buddy and his son visiting me this Tuesday.  They're already excited about going to the SAPSC indoor match that night!  They don't get to do this stuff in New York much....

Now if I can just talk the powers-that-be to create "National Eastern North Carolina Pork Barbecue Month"....

9mm Carbines are a hit!: 

We have delivered four of the CCGW PC-9 carbines.  All of the customers are pleased as heck.  The Facebook and IG reviews have been very positive so far.  In all honesty, I had to make a small adjustment during assembly and test-fire that I wasn't anticipating. We re-specified a dimension in the bolts.  That added an ounce to the weight of them, so I had to adjust the total reciprocating mass to make up for it.  Once that was done, we were back in the groove. 

I have five Lowers available for new PC-9 builds and am currently taking orders for complete carbines built on these.  The price SHOULD hold at $950 plus tax (which is $100 less than I predicted) as long as the market doesn't go nuts over the next few weeks.  I believe in a quality product at a fair price and will strive to continue delivering that.

Trigger Control 102:

When teaching new shooters, one of the toughest things that I've found to get them to realize is the pure simplicity of the act of shooting.  We have to line up a set of sights and press a trigger straight back to the point of discharge without disturbing those aligned sights. (There you go...I've given everyone the "secret" of shooting, so everyone's scores should go up 30 points or so...)  In past issues of this newsletter, I have gone over vision, sight alignment, and sight focus ad nauseum.  This time I want to re-visit that trigger thing again.

Single-Action triggers, such as a tuned 1911 or your revolver with the hammer cocked back, should be incredibly easy to shoot.  In the simplest terms, after getting an acceptable sight picture, you should then barely twitch your trigger finger straight back and the gun goes bang.  If it's that simple, you may ask, why in the heck do we miss our targets so much.  It's because we usually don't do that.  Ignoring the sight issue and staying focused on the trigger, we do this:  Let's say that the gun only requires 3 pounds of pressure and 0.030 inches of actual movement to discharge.  If we can restrict ourselves to those numbers, we'd have PERFECT trigger control every time.  But no...we don't do that sometimes.  We slap 5 pounds of pressure at that trigger and try to push it 0.250" because we REALLY want this gun to go off NOW.  This will result in pushing the gun in an undesired direction (usually low and left for a right-handed pistolero).  So, suffice to say, we want to keep our finger movements within the "3 lbs./0.030 inch" envelope for this particular gun.  Easier said than done.

If we put down the 1911 and pick up a Glock, M&P, or a double-action gun, life gets a little more complicated.  The same "only use the pressure and trigger-travel required to discharge the gun" thing still applies, but it's tougher to make it into reality.  That longer trigger travel gives us more time to contemplate doing something stupid (like anticipating recoil).  It is also easier to press in a direction other than "straight back".  If we can keep our eyes on the sights while pressing through that long/heavy trigger, the sights will give us feedback.  We right-handers will often see the front sight start to drift low and left during the trigger press on one of these duty-style guns.  If we see this sight movement, we can make adjustments to how we're pressing the trigger (a "mid-course correction", if you will) and still have a successful shot.

People often ask me, "What should it feel like when I'm pressing the trigger on a Glock [or any of the service pistols].  The best analogy that I've come up with is this:  It should feel like you're dragging your trigger finger through peanut butter.  Gross as that might sound, we've all done it when our Momma wasn't looking.  A smooth progressive press with no hitches and fast snatches will almost always result in a successful shot.

If you'd like a way to practice this, please refer back to an earlier article where I talked about "Duelling" and its application in combat pistol technique.


Gun Cleaning Special:  Get the full-house, world-renowned CCGW cleaning job on your match guns, carry pieces, and hunting guns.  Most every gun will be only $25 each; complicated guns slightly higher.  (Glocks, M&Ps, 1911s/2011s, and the like are simple.  Benelli M-4s, piston-driven ARs, etc. are NOT.)  Turn-around time is typically less than a week.

We have finally decided to offer complete basic guns built on our Camp Creek Gunworks-branded Lower Receivers, in addition to the full-house competition guns that we've always offered.  We're calling these mil-spec guns the "Basic Defense" series.  They feature a 16-inch barrel with A2 flash hider, a flat-top upper receiver, free-float handguard, collapsible stock, mil-spec trigger, mil-spec pistol grip, and the Magpul MOE trigger guard.  Add a soft case and 30-round MagPul magazine.  Of course, like all CCGW products, they're backed by our "We'll make it right" warranty.  The price is only $749 plus tax. 

Speaking of AR's: we have some Noveske "Pig" compensators available.  We have two KX-5s in-stock and one used KX-3.  The KX-5 is the skinnier version of the original KX-3 and is available for $150 installed.  The used KX-3 is low-mileage and is available for $125 installed.  (The REALLY cool thing about the "Pig" is that, although it is not a "Suppressor", it does knock down a lot of the concussion from the .223/5.56 round that will bust an eardrum in confined spaces.  It ain't "silent" by any means, but you can definitely tell a difference.)

We have some new-in-the-box Glock .40 cals, with night sights and three magazines.  Normally, these would approach the $600 mark, but we've got two for $500 each.  

We have a 6-inch 2011 in-stock in .40 S&W.  It is built light, so it swings well from target to target.  The extra sight radius makes mid- and long-range shots EASY.  Only $2700

Until next time, See you on the Range!!
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