At the range today and my buddy George was kind enough to let me shoot his Keltec Sub 2000, it's a neat rifle, the fact that it folds up to be stored away, it weighs almost nothing, shoots cheap(ish) and abundant 9x19 mm ammo and takes glock magazines.

However, it's also awkward to shoot sitting down, hard to get a sight profile and good cheek weld, mind you I was wearing my oversized ear muffs, with my smaller pair or just foam inserts it wouldn't be as bad. The lack of easy to adjust sights kind of hinders what this rifle can do, there are aftermarket upgrade options and something that might be worth considering if I were to ever buy one. 

I wanna give this rifle another shot.

At the range with my buddy George and he was kind enough to let me get some trigger time on his Savage Axis II XP rifle, chambered in 223 Remington.

He was telling me how much he paid for this rifle last year (2015) and I'm kicking myself for not taking advantage of the deal. All in, the rifle, the scope was $300 CDN with a $100 manufacture rebate, for whole package he paid less than $200. 

As 2016 rolls to a close, I'm still holding out hope for my RPD. I ordered the rifle from Arms East back in Jan 2014, in less than a months time, it'll be the start of my 3rd year waiting for this rifle to come across the border. 

You might be asking what is the hold up? Well at the the moment it's the RCMP's firearms lab.

I can't go into too many details as I've been asked to withhold passing along any of the discussion from Arms East in regards to what's happening behind the scenes and Until the final decision is reached, I'll keep all the communications I've had with them private, but what I can say is this, Arms East has been working hard to make this project happen!

A lot of gun owners have a ton of money tied up in these firearms and Arms East could have easily cut them a cheque, paying them back and said the project is dead, ain't going to happen in Canada, then sold these guns on the US market and it would've be done. However, they've been working non-stop to get the RCMP to come to the correct classification on the RPDs and finish the process of getting them imported into Canada. I'm in it for the long haul and looking forward to having my gun in hand in 2017! 

Here's hoping that I'll be doing belt dumps on my rifle in 2017!

Happy New Years! 

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At the range today shooting the Norinco M14s (m305) shorty and was was shooting out to 50 yards.

My buddy George was with me and he was kind enough to let me shoot his Norinco M14s (m305) 18.5" rifle, this was my first time shooting a Norinco M14s with the 18.5" barrel and it's a nice little setup. The polymer stock shaves off quite a bit of weight compared to the walnut stock & upper handguard that I have my 22" Norinco M14s.

We spent a bit of time in the morning dialling in the scope, it took a few rounds but we were hitting paper. Next range visit, I think George and I will setup at the 100+ yard range and see who can do what with their rifles 22" vs 18.5" rifles

At the range today with my Norinco M14s (m305) rifle and was shooting out to 50 yards.

My buddy George was with me as well and he was able to squeeze off some round from a 22" Norinco M14s, he has a M14s shorty. I wasn't able to get him on video as the battery was recharging. I think he prefers shooting with a scope vs iron sights.

I had to spend sometime dialling back in my sights, as I adjusted them when I took the rifle apart to clean it a few weeks back. With the irons re-adjusted I was able to get rounds on paper, sadly, not my best shooting with her, but it was still fun to be out on the range.