Pistol vs Steel

Published on Jul 30, 2017


We got our steel targets from MOA targets . Man is shooting steel fun! We got 1 – 1/4 inch AR400 and 1 – 3/8 AR500 targets. I threw one of the targets I cut into the mix as well. All 8 inch. By the way, the AR400 I thought I had is mild steel, you will see as the video series progresses.

In a nut shell all 3 handled pistol up to .45 at 10 to 15 Yards without penetration. The Mild had some dents, AR 400 and AR 500 nada.

Here is the Color Code:

Black = Mild Steel, We cut
Yellow = MOA Targets AR500
Orange = MOA Targets AR400


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Steel Targets

There is a lot of talk about steel targets. You can go on line and find enough information to boggle your mind. I decided to go with ¼ inch AR400 steel gongs. These are for my personal use, nothing more. I will post pictures after I light them up.

Here is shot of the 4×8 sheet.

AR400 Steel for targets

I had to remember how to use my plasma cutter. It was not pretty, but I got it done:

With my Army back, I found it very hard to work on the floor so broke down the plate into smaller lighter sections. With help we put it up on some saw horses to make it easier to cut.

I also discovered these little gems from Swag Off Road. I put the screw and washer in one of the unused holes to create an adjustable stand off. I just adjust for the locations and tighten down the 2 nuts to keep my cutting tip off the steel.

And the bottom. Ignore the scoring:

Greatly improved my cuts:

Here is a shot of the targets for this run:

1 – 20 inch

1 – 12 inch

5 – 8 inch

4 – 6 inch

Drilled 2 holes in each, painted and setup:

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Example of Receiving a Firearm for Transfer From A Non-Licensee

  1. Obtain a copy of the sender’s driver’s license (or other government issued photo identification)
  2. Record the make, model, serial number, and date received on the paper containing the copy of the identification
  3. Place that into your IN binder
  4. When placing the entry into your A&D book, put the shipper’s name and address where the FFL number would usually go.
  5. Contact customer
  6. Have customer fill out Form 4473
  7. Conduct background check either through NICS or State Point of Contact
    1. If “proceed” result:
      1. Release firearm to customer
      2. Assign a sequential number to the Form 4473 and place in OUT binder
      3. Mark the firearm out in your A&D book.
    2. If “delayed” result:
      1. Do not release firearm to the customer
      2. Wait for a response from NICS or State Point of Contact
    3. If no response received from NICS in the close of three business days after the check was initiated, you can release the firearm to the customer
    4. If “denied” result
      1. Do not release firearm to the customer
      2. Either purchase firearm from customer, or
      3. Return the firearm to the FFL dealer from whom you received it*

    *If the result is “denied” and the shipper would like the firearm returned, you’ll need to send the firearm to another FFL dealer in the area and not to the individual directly

#3 in Bound Book Example

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Burn Keg

While I am waiting for paint to dry in the shop, I decided to finally convert one of my homebrew keggles to a burn keg. The top is already cut off. I cut rectangles at the bottom to improve airflow. When I was welding on one of the fittings I had a fairly large blow out, when I cut the rectangle it will be like it never happened! I made all the cuts with a 4 inch angle grinder.

Filled the bottom up to the rectangles with sand, put in 2 bricks and set a piece of steel mesh on top of them:

I cut a piece of steel mesh to go over the top as well.

Burn on!

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