Monday, July 11, 2016

Long time no post

I hope everyone is doing well out there. We sure are. It's been busy around these parts. At least I'm not chained to a desk having the life sucked out of me by vampire banker squid parasites anymore. Y'all have a great day! 


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Gun industry's economic impact soars 158%, jobs, wages up, record taxes paid


In the latest sign that President Obama has been good for gun sales, the economic impact of the firearms and ammo industry jumped 158 percent since he took office, according to the sector's trade group.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents the industry, said the economic impact increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $49.3 billion in 2015.

What's more, direct, supplier and indirect employment jumped 73 percent to 287,986, bigger than the populations of Buffalo, N.Y., Toledo, Ohio, or Newark, N.J.

Read the rest here 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

55gr 5.56 NATO and .223 Remington Ammunition Comparison


.223 Remington and 5.56 NATO ammunition are some of the most produced and consumed cartridges in the United States due in large part to the AR-15 category of rifles. Factory .223 and 5.56 ammunition is also relatively inexpensive when compared to other centerfire rifle cartridges, which helps fuel the consumption of these cartridges.





Within the various types of .223 and 5.56 ammunition, bullet weights of 55gr and 62gr are the most popular, thanks to the USGI M193 (55gr) and M855 (62gr) 5.56 NATO rounds. While actual USGI M193 and M855 is technically not available to the commercial market, commercial ammunition manufacturers do produce ammunition to similar specifications of M193 and M855 (at least with regards to muzzle velocity and pressure).

Read the rest of this awesome piece here



 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Lancer Systems Makes Some Awesome AR-15 Accessories



 In the tactical market customers often demand the best, either with off-the-shelf complete firearms or with custom builds. Of course, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to assemble an AR from parts, which is ironic as the AR was designed by Eugene Stoner, chief engineer for ArmaLite, which was itself a division of Fairchild Engine & Airplane Corporation.

For anyone who wants the best and most innovative AR parts and rifles available, it makes sense to seek out people who are committed to engineering first and foremost. This is exactly how Lancer Systems operates, as they demonstrated on an extensive tour of their new 78,000-square-foot facility in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

Lancer Systems is an engineering-driven company that makes ceramic and carbon fiber components for fighter jets and missile systems. They also make advanced fiber-optics control systems and well heads for oil drills, and they are constantly innovating in the use of ceramics, fiber optics, weapon systems, thermoplastics, polymers, carbon fibers, ceramic matrix and compression molding.

While the gun side of their business is a significant portion of what they do, it is not the majority — this actually benefits tactical customers. Lancer brings the technology and knowledge from its other business sectors and applies it to the company’s firearms business in ways no other company can achieve.

More here 

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

For the first time...



I had the privilege of taking a newcomer to gun culture out to the range recently. What a joy that is to see every time! To see a man grab hold and embrace it is even better. For someone who hasn't pew pewed as much as us, you can damn well be sure that this guy will be back for more. He also got to shoot a G17, G26, Ruger P345, Colt 1911, Colt Targetsman, SKS, AR 223/5.56, and an AR in 7.62X39. 

He warned me that I was creating a monster... We shall see! 

Ain't we lucky we got em? Good times...




Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Sketchy AKs of the Libyan Civil War





Armament Research Services (ARES) has a database of Conflict Material (CONMAT), logging arms and munitions documented within the illicit sphere in conflict and post-conflict zones. I have been working on co-athoring a report with N.R. Jenzen-Jones covering Libyan arms trading conducted via social media platforms between November 2014 and November 2015 for Small Arms Survey. One of the interesting side benefits of digging through a database of thousands of documented arms is finding some particularly entertaining ones.

Let’s begin with a simple piece of conversion work. We all know that lighter is better for small arms, right? So why not remove the extraneous bits of your rifle to make it handier?
 

missing parts Read the rest here

 

Monday, March 14, 2016

WWII 1911 .45 CAL Pistol Training


The only purpose for a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should have never laid down to begin with... If your adversary is wearing armor, don’t depend on pistols or shotguns. Go for a rifle!



Thursday, March 10, 2016

How To Upgrade An AK-47 Trigger







AK-47 rifles were designed to be maintained in the field with few or no tools. Installing a trigger is pretty simple and straightforward, with a few considerations.

The trigger used in the photos is an ALG Defense AKT trigger. It is an excellent trigger and similar to most in terms of installation. Some other aftermarket triggers are different, but this should cover most.
 
Every AK receiver is different even if it came from the same country of origin. Some are completely different, so make sure the trigger you purchase is designed to be used in your rifle — never assume they are “all the same.” AK parts are seldom the same, so minor fitting might be required.

Read the rest here

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rifles for Home Defense: Enter The AR-15


One of our admins made it on another blog...

Way to represent 3PerTexan!!!



As a production and semi-custom holster shop, we tend to focus on the use of handguns for self and home defense. The convenience and portability of handguns make them the best choice for self-defense outside of the home. Inside the home, however, concealment and portability are not as important. While rifles are much larger, they can provide an ease of use and superior firepower when compared to handguns. Although any rifle may be better than no gun at all, for home defense, there are a few options available that are well suited to the task.   Of these options, the most famous, and the easiest to use, is the AR-15 style rifle.

Go show Gun Hugger Holsters some love and read the rest here!!!

Gun manufacturing in U.S. continues to skyrocket, new report shows


WASHINGTON D.C. -- The number of guns made in the U.S. continues to skyrocket, according to a study released Monday from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Since January 2009, the total number of firearms made in the U.S. nearly doubled — from 5.5 million to nearly 10.9 million, according to the annual study. 

The report examines the number of federally licensed firearms dealers and manufacturers, as well as the number of imported and exported firearms and explosives.

Read the rest here

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American Gun Owners own 200+ million guns and 12 trillion rounds of ammo. If we were as violent as we are portrayed by limp wristers, they'd damn sure know it...


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Yeahhhhh... About all of those "common sense" gun laws and stuff...






I'm sure they are just misunderstood youths who are products of their environments. Surely they'll be disciplined once they return home with things that don't belong to them...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Choosing a Hunting Optic on A Budget


When it comes to hunting choosing a hunting optic on a budget is never easy.  A solid optic can work wonders but finding the right one can be difficult. An optic allows the user to make more accurate, more precise shots. They also allow users to scan and scout at a distance greater than what their eyes can see. Scopes can benefit all shooters, especially those with poor eyesight. With the thousands of scope options out there, there are some in every budget range. These scopes can run from 10 dollars to 10 thousand. However, since hunting is typically a hobby it’s a sport we budget for.

Thus, it is completely understandable if you are not pursuing the highest quality and most expensive scopes, but are looking good enough scope, with a decent price that just gets the job done.

Read the rest here 




She can party with us any time




Friday, February 19, 2016

California: AB-1673 Firearms: unfinished frame or receiver will be considered a gun.


As used in the following provisions, “firearm” includes the finished frame or receiver of the weapon, or the unfinished frame or receiver of a weapon that can be readily converted to the functional condition of a finished frame or receiver:
Source: Bill Text – AB-1673 Firearms: unfinished frame or receiver.

Another Californian bill ripe for its abuse. Readily converted is the key here and how it will be interpreted by your friendly local D.A. with aspirations of re-election. Wait, do you think it only meant the 80% receivers? How about the DIY Polymer Receivers that you just pour out of a mold? Is having the appropriate liquid plastics and mold a “readily converted frame’?


Story here 


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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Now more than ever is the time to get out, link up with like minded patriots, and train if you aren't already! There are thousands of folks who choose to stay prepared, and chances are there are more than a few right in your backyard. Open up your networks and find them! There will always be strength in numbers  



So what do you do when you get stuck at the mall with the wife? You go hunt down some decent street wear and some chucks! (The shoes for true operators)

"You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas!"- Davy Crockett
For some reason I just can't leave a gun plain 'ol black anymore. I've always strives my hardest to blend in with my surroundings. What better way to do this than with a few cans of spray paint? Simple, yet very effective. If anyone is interested in detailed, step by step, instructions with photos, let me know! This is my latest piece of work. Arsenal slr107fr that I picked up from the guys over at Allegiant Rifleworks 
. (Link available on the side of the page!)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SPECIAL REPORT: Well Armed Women



She had her concealed pistol license, but Marcy Jankovich didn't feel comfortable carrying. 

"I didn't feel confident that I wouldn't shoot my toe off," she explained. 

So, Jankovich helped create the Jackson chapter of the Well Armed Woman, a gun club just for women.

"There's something for every level of experience, but our mission and our purpose is to educate, equip and empower women in the safe use of firearms and self defense," Jankovich told News Ten.

Right now, there are over 250 chapters across the country, ten of those are in Michigan. That means there are well over 7,000 women in the U.S. learning the safety and proper techniques of a firearm. 

Read the rest here

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These well armed women can be found here
 
Get your lady involved if you don't already have her handling weapons, shooting, and training with you. 

You'll be glad you did. 



Friday, February 12, 2016

Jeepers Creepers



I always knew you Navy boys were sweet on us Marines... Now the Coasties too?

Thanks for the taxi boys.








Do you guys still enjoy seeing those Jarheads out working like Men while you lay up and get fat or what? Don't worry, we don't bite. Leave a comment. I promise not to call you Cracker Jacks, Dogbowls, and make fun of your Disco Bell Bottoms.




Mech Tech Carbine Kit


Any of you readers have some experience with this kit that you'd like to share?


http://glockparts.com/Products.aspx?CAT=3715


I have a Glock that I think would absolutely love to be fitted with this kit.

My thoughts : It's cheaper than a Kel-Tec Sub2000. I've already got 33 rnd extended mags. I'm not into guns that fold in half (Kel-Tec Sub2000). 9mm in a Carbine is cheap to shoot. Side charging is cool as shit. I can pick up a Glock frame and dedicate it to this kit for cheap.

Lay it on me if you have some words on this kit.

 

Trap Shooting Now Fastest-Growing Sport In U.S. High Schools


Shooting trap a now the fastest-growing sport in U.S. high schools. The sport is becoming increasingly popular in Minnesota high schools, and has recently been recognized in North Dakota and Wisconsin high schools.

The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League championship is the biggest shooting sport event in the world, according to Esme Deprez of Bloomberg. During its inception in 2009, the championship only had 30 shooters. This year, there were more than 5,000 shooters, 20,000 spectators, as well as sponsors like SKB Shotguns and Benelli Armi SpA.

Deprez said vendors like Browning sales agent Dusty Minke could see potential customers wherever he looks.

Shooting trap is now the fastest-growing sport in Minnesota high schools. The sport has recently caught the attention of nearby North Dakota and Wisconsin, according to Grace Smith of Education News. While anti-gun groups were probably unhappy with this, gun retailers and manufacturers are pleased. The National Shooting Sports Foundation said the average teen who competes in the sport will spend about $75,000 on it over his lifetime.

Read the story here 

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

10 Things You May Not Know About Samuel Colt



Samuel Colt was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on July 18, 1814. His patented revolvers, capable of firing multiple shots in quick succession without reloading, provided a crucial firepower advantage to settlers and soldiers who were expanding the United States westward in the 19th century. On the bicentennial of Colt’s birth, learn 10 surprising facts about the man who revolutionized the firearms industry.



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nicely built Savage 10 in .308



What would you name it?




How Firearm Maintenance Services Can Make You Money



Professional car dealers learned this concept long ago. When car buyers know they were treated fairly during the initial purchase of their car and can go back to the dealership where they bought the car and get factory-certified maintenance and parts, there is a good chance they will continue to do business with that dealership. The same car-buying customers are probably not going to do repeat business with a dealership that gouged them for quick profit during the initial sale and provided no quality services after the sale. The same is true in the gun industry. Sell high-quality products at a fair price, back them up with service after the sale and you will most likely earn your customer’s loyalty for years to come.

One of the most common areas your firearms industry customers will need assistance on is basic firearms maintenance. We have probably all witnessed customers bring in guns ranging from unfired to rusted shut and request help in “cleaning” the gun. There are multiple directions your business can choose to take, which includes no service after the sale, take the problem to a gunsmith, send the gun back to the factory, “we will clean the gun for you for a fee” or “we will teach you how to clean the gun so you can keep it operational on your own.”

Read the rest here

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

RIA: Russian Winchester 1895 in 7.62x54R




The Winchester 1895 was the last of Winchester’s lever-action rifles, and has an interesting place in a couple different parts of world history. On the one hand, the 1895 in .405 Winchester caliber is known as Theodore Roosevelt’s “Big Medicine” for safari hunting. On another, it was the object of the largest military lever-action purchase ever, made by the Russian Czar during World War I.

The Russian military was woefully under-equipped at the outset of WWI, and needed rifles wherever it could find them. While waiting for a contract with Remington (and later New England Westinghouse) to provide Mosin-Nagant rifles, the Czar’s military ordered 300,000 model 1895s from Winchester. These rifles were purportedly going to be available immediately form Winchester’s existing production line, although in reality it took several months before deliveries began, The rifles were modified by Winchester to accept standard Mosin-Nagant stripper clips, and were chambered for the 7.62x54R cartridge.

Story here




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Never in my life... Wow.

Kind of like how you're feeling right about now isn't it?






Friday, February 5, 2016

American expeditionary troops pose with their M1911's, 1918, France.





Nice spread







I'd be grinning like a pig in shit too...
 

Ahhhh, the 90's....




What a banger that thing is. I prefer the milled version as compared to the stamped. Hell, I'd take a stamped receiver too. The stamped receiver metal thickness was 1.6mm and most other stamped AK's have 1mm thick receivers. 

Why not go for a little more beef on your burger? 

The barrels are bit thicker too. The stamped MAK-90's have barrels that are .608" in diameter. The milled MAK-90's have a .615" diameter barrel. The milled receiver MAK-91 has a .684" diameter barrel and the NHM-91 RPK Clone has a .668 diameter barrel.

If you can find one, buy it. They shoot tight groups.

They are built like tanks and run like sewing machines with anything you feed it.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Plan ahead!

I'm not saying be paranoid, I'm saying be prepared! We are headed down a less than ideal path as a country, so we as patriots and free men should be prepared for the worst case. 

Have a plan, train hard all the time, be familiar with your gear, get your friends and family on board with your plan! 

III% 

- TxPatriot24 

Knowledge drop from George

The 1st amendment is nothing without the 2nd. Don't ever stop fighting for our rights. There will never be a day that we can back off. We have to keep pushing forward, going against the grain, to conserve our rights as gun owners.

-3perTexan

Whats your latest build or buy?


My latest parts build gun. Gotta get working on another soon!
Almost every part came from TCB Tactical, the link to their site is here on our page, go check them out! 

Excellent shop for all your AR needs! 
-TxPatriot24


2 points? Now it makes sense...


Because when it comes down to it, it's only two points! Aim small, miss small. Don't be a idiot!

-3perTexan
 
I don't mind being the matchmaker for this dating service! Couldn't pass up the patch
 
-3perTexan

Tighten up!



Read and apply!








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Just go see what they may have to offer you.

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Freedom?


A lot of people want our rights stripped away from us, they want us to be unable to protect ourselves and the country and freedom we love so much.

Fortunately, none of those people are here at Black Rifle Builders. We fully support 2A rights and the III% movement. 

-TxPatriot24

80% of firearms deaths in developed world happen in US – study

Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by a gun compared to people living in other developed nations around the world. This is according to a new study highlighting the “US has an enormous firearm problem.” 
The alarming statistics were published in The American Journal of Medicine, as part of a study carried out by researchers from the University of Nevada-Reno and the Harvard School of Public Health. The report was aiming to put America’s relationship with firearms into perspective.

However, one thing was immediately clear: “The United States has an enormous firearm problem compared with other high-income countries. Americans are 10 times more likely to die as a result of a firearm compared with residents of these other high-income countries,” the study, under taken by Erin Grinshteyn and David Hemenway, stated.

The researchers took data, collected by the World Health Organization in 2010, to compare the US to equally developed countries around the world, such as the UK, Japan and France. The findings proved to be an eye-opener and showed that the US suffers much higher rates of deadly violence, attributable to the considerably higher rate of gun-related murders.

“Overall, our results show that the United States, which has the most firearms per capita in the world, suffers disproportionately from firearms compared with other high-income countries. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that our firearms are killing us rather than protecting us,” said Grinshteyn, an assistant professor from the University of Nevada-Reno.

Story here 

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Yeah, certainly it's not a criminal problem. It's not a medical academia problem either right? They'd rather you lay down and be killed, only to be outlined in chalk when the cops showed up. 

Guess what ? We are the dogs that bite back very fucking hard. 



Got Garand?




Why do you think Obama stopped the re-importation of Garand’s from South Korea? 

We all know it wasn't because they're the weapon of choice for gang bangers & liquor store robbers. It's because they've already been used successfully to stop authoritarians & socialists & communists on 3 different continents along with a bunch of Pacific islands. I don't think any of us need any more reason than that to steer us in the right direction of Garand ownership. 



Some Rifles Never Get Old



I just spent some time shooting my old Marlin 336 (a lever-action .30-30). Every time I shoot it, I leave the range wondering why I don’t shoot it more often. It was my very first center-fire rifle, given to me by my grandfather, and it remains one of my favorites.

Almost any lever-action, regardless of the name rolled marked into the barrel, is a joy to shoot. They are light, quick, hard hitting, easy to shoot, and easy to carry. Sure, it isn’t the most flat shooting cartridge, but the zero is easy to remember and I can basically hold the sights on a 10″ target out to 200 yards.

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I absolutely agree. The 1964 Marlin Model 36 I use for brush hunting is lights out. I'll never get rid of it. Old guns are hard to beat!

Here’s An Inside Look At 150 Years Of History At Winchester


Like all good stories, the 150-year tale of Winchester began with the doubt and uncertainty of a new world.

In 1856, 46-year-old Oliver Winchester, a former dry goods businessman and clothing manufacturer, was the majority stockholder of the failing Volcanic Repeating Arms Company in Norwich, Connecticut. Volcanic had been founded by two men named Smith and Wesson, but by the time the company ran out of steam, the pair had gone on to start over with a new joint venture to build revolvers.

When Volcanic’s line of firearms using a revolutionary but imperfect self-contained cartridge struggled to keep the company solvent, Winchester bought out the assets of the company, moved everything down to the coast in New Haven and began operating as the New Haven Arms Company in 1857.
Employed at Volcanic at the time of the move was Benjamin Tyler Henry. Henry was hired as the plant superintendent at New Haven Arms and continued working on a design using a new self-contained cartridge that would, in 1860, become known as the Henry repeating rifle. The ground-breaking, breech-loading, .44-caliber rimfire, lever-action Henry rifle served in the hands of Union troops during the American Civil War and is perhaps most infamous for its use by the Sioux and Cheyenne, who wiped out the 7th Cavalry troopers of Gen. George Armstrong Custer in 1876.

Read the rest of this amazing history here 


Marine Vet with Concealed Carry Permit saves Texas Deputy's life







Well done Marine. We expect no less out of Men who run toward the chaos...

You look so good in love


With your PS90





Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Can you hear us now?





Sometimes you just have to light up the night


Did a little night training with my sidearm. Glock 17 with a little custom frame work and the Streamlight TLR-1 riding underneath the barrel. You know... For things that go bump in the night


-3perTexan


First rule of gunfighting, bring a gun!

What pistolas are you fellas packing? This is my work rig. Ruger SR1911 with 230gr hornady critical defense rounds

-TxPatriot24


Arsenal

This Arsenal slr107fr came home with me today! Picked up a spam can of ammo to feed this monster of a rifle! Time to slay some pigs!

-3perTexan

The truth





You'd better be working on those pistol skills !

 

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