Archive for the ‘Range Reports’ Category

Minor Progress

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Finally, after multiple repeated failures, I managed to squeak out an Advanced score on the F.A.S.T. yesterday at the NRA Headquarters Range. I shot three runs at the end of a short practice sessions: 7.32 (clean / 2.39, .60 / 3.29 / .36, .37, .31) 7.01 (clean / 2.28, .63 / 2.87 / .42, .35, .36) 6.62 (clean ...

Designing Custom Sights

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

One of the best parts about building a pistol from the ground up with Jason Burton was designing a set of truly bespoke sights. Instead of figuring out which set of sights currently on the market that I liked best, I got to tell Jason what I wanted out of a set ...

Heirloom at 2,000

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

It took more than a month to get there, but the Jason Burton Heirloom Precision 9mm Commander broke the 2,000 round mark on Wednesday. A detailed description of the gun part by part is in the works along with plenty of new photos. Thanks as always to the Heirloom Project ...

Accuracy Matters

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

The Burton 9mm Commander averaged 1.507" five shot groups from a foam rest at 25yd. Ammunition is Federal 124gr +p HST. This is the best of the groups at 0.776 inches. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

The Heirloom Has Landed

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

And because I know someone is going to ask: Retail price including base gun ~$7,500 Current wait time is 18-24 months Call Jason Burton at 480-804-1911, mention the codeword "DeadOwl" and receive 95% off and delivery in one week. Though you may not get quite the same gun as the one pictured above. Train hard ...


Monday, December 29th, 2014

It arrives. Oh yeah. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

SIG P229-1: When Will It Stop?

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

(Riehlized SIG P229-1 and Hill People Gear Runner's Kit Bag) When will the P229 have its first stoppage? We're going to do this a little differently this time. The gun will be purposely abused by doing no cleaning and no lubrication unit it finally has its first stoppage. And it's already had 640 rounds through it ...

SIG P229 Test Gun: Fully Riehlized

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

To read about the process to get there: P229 Thoughts by Bill Riehl Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

SIG P229 Test Gun: Before

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Taken apart and ready to be reworked. Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

2014: The Year from Left Field

Friday, February 7th, 2014

There are many (hundreds... of thousands...) like it, but this one is mine. My 2014 gun, the SIG P229R-9. It's already on its way to a shop for some minor tuning. But right out of the box, no cleaning no lube, the double action was smooth at nine pounds six ounces and ...