A Little Plinking Fun with Federal Premium’s What’s Your 20? Targets

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It doesn’t take much of an excuse for me to go to the range for a little MSR shooting. Why right now, I need to go to test some different SilencerCo Saker MAAD mounts.  But what to shoot? How about this? The folks at Federal Premium just launched a fun social media campaign called What’s Your […]

Pic of the Day: The Ultimate Plinking Pistol?

Smith & Wesson's new M&P22 Compact .22LR pistol equipped with a SilencerCo Sparrow suppressor.

This nifty combo just took over 1st place in my safe as the ultimate plinking pistol. It’s a Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact .22LR. We reviewed that recently and you can read about it here. It comes with a threaded barrel, but you’ll need an adapter to convert the thread size and pitch to standard silencer […]

Four Things You Can Do With a Rifle – Besides Hunt

Mary Kate is actually demonstrating two topics from the list here. She’s plinking with a 1950’s era Hakim 8mm Egyptian battle rifle. Who says history can’t be fun?

Barbara is more of a hunter than I am. In this issue of First Shots News, she’ll tell you how to get started. While I hunt a little bit, mostly ducks and geese, she’s hard-core and chases down ill-tempered wild boars with flint knives. That’s what I’ve heard, and I’m sticking by that story. My […]

We Test The New Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact

Hot off the press - the new Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact. 87.5% scale of a full size M&P, it's a fun .22 plinker.

Getting home and tearing open Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact box, my very first impression was, “Oh snap!” The next thought that crossed my mind was that this gun won’t be out of the box for six seconds before I’m compelled to attach a silencer. A SilencerCo Sparrow would be an excellent fit. The compact […]

Soup It Up For Soldiers Step 5: Optics – Add The Right Riflescope

Nikon ProStaff Rimfire 4x32 scope on Ruger 10/22

After much crying, whining, gnashing of teeth, a few injuries, but no lost parts, we’ve reached the finish line with Step 5 of the Ruger 10/22 Soup it up for Soldiers Custom Ruger 10/22 build. Ruger Custom 10/22 Project Step 5: Add A Sweet Riflescope The generous folks at Brownells have donated a sweet optic […]

Soup It Up For Soldiers Step 2: Bull the Barrel

Tactical Solutions Silver X Ring Barrel fluted

Last Week… Last week in Step 1: Sportify the Stock, we replaced the standard stock on our Ruger 10/22 with a custom Revolution Extreme one, graciously donated by Brownells. This week, we’re going to replace the barrel with a sporty competition model from Tactical Solutions – also graciously donated by Brownells. Remember, at the end […]

On the Eighth Day of Christmas… Eight Guns for Plinking

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On the eighth day of Christmas, I hope my true love gives to me… Eight guns for plinking…   Beretta CX4 Storm Carbine Always wanted one of these. In 9mm. Not sure why, but a light fast bullet just seems right out of this gun, especially as a plinker. It would get some nice accessories […]