Terry's Tips: The myth behind Silencers and Maintenance
by Terry Harrison
One hears of bullets emerging from the sides of silencers, and dirty silencers being blamed for this. There are stories of centre-fire silencers blocked with so much carbon that the silencer has become ineffective. This brings to mind a Sig Sauer test that I read a while ago where they fired 140 000 rounds through one of their suppressors. When the silencer was cut open, there was very little carbon build-up inside. This test is now gospel that one does not need to clean a centre-fire silencer, as it is basically self-cleaning.
Over the Counter by Eddy Pretorius
Planning and Practice
I am an old man who has been around the block a few times, with some scars to show for it. One thing life has taught me is that the only fair fight is in a ring with a weight division, rules, and a referree. There is no such thing on the street.
Shooters skills tested
by Ronel Barter
Golden City Shooting Club in Alberton hosted its third annual Xtreme on 8 and 9 October. The weekend turned out to be a huge success − "fun on top of fun", and very rewarding. You may wonder what qualifi ed it to be XTREME? In terms of round count it was the equivalent of shooting a National Championship (320 rounds) in just one day. The match consisted of eight stages, each requiring a minimum of 40 rounds to complete. You read correctly, eight stages of 40 rounds each!