April 29th, 2017

Gun Talk Radio Live at NRA Convention on April 30th

Tom Gresham Gun Talk Radio NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits Atlanta Georgoa

Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk Radio broadcasts live from the NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta, GA, this Sunday, April 30th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern at the FN America booth, #2429. Show visitors are encouraged to stop by the FN booth to “watch” the radio show.

Guests will include Brownell’s Pete Brownell, Jason Parker (four-time Olympian turned Olympic Coach), Ashley Hlebinsky (curator of the Cody Firearms Museum), and FN America’s Tom Scott with details on the new FN 509 pistol.

Second NRA Convention Episode Will Air on May 7th, 2017
And since there’s always so much to talk about, Gun Talk will also be broadcasting from the Ruger booth, #3142, the day before, on Saturday, April 29th, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm Eastern. That show will be delayed to air next Sunday, May 7th.

The 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Georgia World Congress Center is open to the public and free for NRA Members. From April 28th through April 30th, participants can attend auctions, raffles and seminars, check out displays from 800+ exhibitors, and talk with other gun enthusiasts and shooters from all over the world. More information can be found at www.nraam.org.

In its 23rd year of national syndication, Tom Gresham’s Gun TalkĀ® radio show airs live on Sundays from 2 PM to 5 PM Eastern, and runs on more than 230 stations weekly. Listen live on a radio station near you (http://guntalk.com/stations), or via live streaming (http://guntalk.com/streaming). All Gun Talk shows can also be downloaded as podcasts at http://www.guntalk.libsyn.com, or Apple iTunes.

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April 29th, 2017

Do-It-Yourself Adjustable Ammo Caddy (Under $10.00)

Flex Arm Flexible Port Level gooseneck Ammo Block caddy

Here’s a great Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project from Martin Tardif. Build your own height-adjustable ammo caddy for under ten bucks. This is a great project for F-Open competitors as well as anyone who shoots with a pedestal front rest, either on the ground or from a bench. The ammo caddy attaches, via a flexible arm, to your front rest. The flexy arm allows you to position your ammunition close to your rifle’s feeding port. That makes it easy to grab cartridges and load them into the chamber without shifting your shooting position. Nice job Martin!

Martin Explains How to Build the Ammo Caddy
Here are some pics of my DIY P.L.A.B. (Port Level Ammo Block). I cannibalized the goose neck from a Craftsman bendy-style utility light and bought a 3.5″x 1″ Acetal disk on eBay. I then drilled out the disk to accept twenty .284 Winchester rounds and screwed the disk to the bendy arm. The arm, by itself, wasn’t sturdy enough to support my fully loaded ammo block, so I inserted a 1/8″-diameter steel rod cut to length into the arm before I screwed it to the disk. On this Bald Eagle rest, I wasn’t using the windage adjustment cable. That allowed me to secure the bottom end of the arm to the unused 5/16″ x 18 bolt hole for the cable. [Editor’s Note: For other pedestal rest types/brands you may need to drill a hole for the base of the flexy arm.]

Flex Arm Flexible Port Level gooseneck Ammo Block caddy

Kudos to Martin Tardif for his clever use of inexpensive materials. The total cost of the whole project, according to Martin, was just $8.00!

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