Monday, March 26, 2012

Springfield XD Sub Contact 9mm Review

I had been dying to get my hands on a Springfield XD Sub Compact 9mm for years.  I had the opportunity to hold one in my hands years ago when I was looking for my first concealed carry firearm.  Unfortunately at that time funds were too tight and I was too impatient to save for what I really wanted and settled for a Taurus PT 111 Millinium Pro.  I kept that pistol for a year and moved up to a Glock 30 .45 ACP.  Time passed but I still longed to get a Springfield XDSC.

Now, I have the opportunity to review the gun I have been wanting for so long.  It will not be for me ultimately, but for my wife who has decided to take the step to be a concealed weapons permit holder.  So, I took the pistol out to give it a try and make sure that it would work well for my wife (at least that was my excuse!).  I headed to the local range I shoot at often, and slung some lead.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The First Giveaway!!

Well, it is time for a giveaway contest, and up for grabs is a new Katadyn MyBottle Microfilter.  It comes with one filter, and removes bacteria, reduces chemicals and improves the taste of water.  It is even effective in dirty water!  It meets EPA standards for removal of cysts like Giardia and waterborne bacteria. The MyBottle includes a straw to use instead of a microfilter cartridge if the water source has been treated and is safe for drinking.

This bottle is PERFECT for hiking, camping or for your bug-out-bag. 

It is worth $49.95, and it can be yours completely free by completing these 3 EASY steps!

Here are the rules of the contest:

1.) You must be a follower of this blog, The Misplaced Alaskan.  Go here to become a follower.  Once you are a follower, MAKE SURE you are logged in, then...

2.)  You must post on this giveaway, stating your #1 favorite thing to do outdoors.

3.)  You need to go to The Misplaced Alaskan Facebook page and become a follower.  You can follow here: The Misplaced Alaskan - Facebook Link

After The Misplaced Alaskan blog hits 100 followers, or on April 12, whichever comes first, a random drawing will be held.  A number will be drawn using  Your number will be based on your response to the post.  First post is #1, second post is #2, etc.

So, get your family and friends to follow the blog and see if you might be the lucky winner of this awesome microfilter bottle and see how fast it takes us to get to 100!  If this proves to be successful, there will be many more contests coming up in the future!

(Available to US Residents ONLY, posts made by The Misplaced Alaskan will not count as a comment when determining winner)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Windham Weaponry AR-15 Review

First AR-15

This week is my 36th birthday and for my gift from my wife I set my sights on getting a new rifle.  For years I have been dreaming of an AR-15 platform rifle.  As with any firearm, I did my research in order to make an informed purchase.  I had a price range that I needed to stay in, which placed some limitation on the selection, but in the mid-range prices there are still plenty to choose from.  Many of the folks within the on-line community suggest that you buy the parts and build your own.  Being completely new to the AR world, I preferred to buy an complete AR, learn all that I can about it, then as a future endeavor piece one together myself.  So at the end of my research, I ended up buying an AR-15 MPC .223/5.56, with a lifetime, transferable warranty made by Windham Weaponry.