Thursday, March 27, 2008

UTG mini-14 picatinny mount

Just an update on the Leapers UTG picatinny mount.

I put in on the gun last week and took it to the range. My first time out with it, it was horrible. It loosened every other shot, and there was no way to zero the scope. My fingers were also numb from the bitter cold and the driving winds, and I gave up after 40 rounds.

This week I went back to the range. The mount performed flawlessly. The scope could not be held any tighter than it is on this mount.

The difference? When I wasn't freezing, it was much easier to crank the snot out of the allen bolts that hold the mount securely on the gun. I can't even budge it when I try now.

For $30, it's probably the best way to mount a scope so that you can still use the iron sights, plus you get a left side rail to mount a flashlight or a laser. UTG has my approval.

Movies I've been watching

Recently I picked up I Am Legend and The Mist on DVD.

I Am Legend is a pretty decent end of the world type movie, sort of in the same vein as 28 Days Later or Dawn of the Dead. I have to say, however, that it would have been much better if they had gone with the alternate ending as opposed to the theatrical one. It just made more sense. Will Smith is pretty good, as usual, but some of the effects are lame, and the movie seemed a bit rushed. Those of you expecting a story close to the original book will be disappointed, but if you watch with an open mind it's very entertaining.

The Mist, on the other hand, is a fucking brilliant bit of film-making. It's scary, tense, intelligent, and the ending will haunt you. Thomas Jane leads a wonderful cast of actors through this Stephen King adaptation. I cannot say enough good things about this movie, it's just that cool.