Archive for May, 2013

Never got a chance to talk a little more about Chris Kyle but I want to say that Obama and his bunch of liberal idiots should be paying more attention to the things that matter most. What is this country coming to when Obama and his wife congratulate people for announcing they are gay but omit people that die and have gave their blood, sweat, and tears for this country so that we can sleep safely at night. Chris Kyle should be more known in this country and get some of the recognition that he didn’t ask for but definitely deserves. He was an American Hero that fought for this country. His life ended in a tragedy.

Steven Speilberg is going to direct a film based off of his book American Sniper. I am going to be vacationing soon and am looking forward to reading the book in my leisure time while on vacation. Also looking forward to the movie in the future which will store Bradley Cooper.

Most importantly my thoughts and prayers go out to his family, he will be missed. God Bless him for fighting for this country.

Read more about his book here:

http://www.amazon.com/American-Sniper-Autobiography-Military-History/dp/0062082353

Read more about the movie here:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2013/05/02/steven-spielberg-bradley-cooper-american-sniper-movie/2130785/

Read more about his death here:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/02/14/he_shot_160__and_died_because_he_cared_116995.html

His wife speaking at a NRA convention:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/05/widow-american-sniper-navy-seal-speaks-at-nra-convention/

Advertisements

Magpul recently announced that it will be diving into the AK realm with its new line of AK mags. I got wind of the news and went out to their website for some information here it is straight from Magpul:

”The Magpul PMAG 30 AK MOE is a 30 round, durable, lightweight, high reliability polymer magazine for 7.62×39 Kalashnikov pattern firearms. This will be the first installment of the Magpul AK magazine line. The AK MOE will be an all-polymer design, utilizing the same advanced materials and manufacturing processes as the rest of the PMAG line to achieve surprising durability. It features a removable floorplate, constant curve geometry, and high-reliability/low-friction follower for the performance you expect from a PMAG. Due to the interface of rifle and magazine in the Kalashnikov platforms, and the leverage that critical points must withstand, we knew we couldn’t leave well-enough alone with the AK MOE before we even started designing. Also currently in development, and arriving on the heels of the AK MOE, is the next release in the PMAG AK lineup, which will be a 7.62×39 magazine with a little more “Bulgarian” in it, featuring solid steel reinforcements at lockup points. MSRP is to be announced.”

Tom Knapp, shooter, outdoorsmen, and family man past way April 26 due to Pulmonary Fibrosis at the age of 62. The Minnesota man was sponsored by big names in the Firearms industry over the years including Benelli, Winchester, Federal, and CZ-USA. He was a professional exhibition shooter known around the world. I can remember as a kid growing up watching some of the sportsmans channels seeing him shoot all sorts of trick shots at various types of targets with shotguns and pistols. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, he will be missed.

Here are some of his videos I managed to find on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5uHt4AwYb4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpv0yZC3iMM

When I started to get into concealed carry and personal home defense I started to wonder what would be the consequences of leaving your magazines loaded vs. unloaded so I started doing some research and thought I would share my findings.

From what I’ve seen searching multiple gun related forums, there is no evidence to suggest that leaving them loaded will wear out the spring any faster than an unloaded magazine, I think it really comes down to type of use and personal preference. I have seen multiple forums mention that loading and unloading them or doing swap outs will wear them out faster. Leaving them loaded does not cause the spring to wear out any faster as long as long as you aren’t over compressing the spring. Many mention most quality magazines will never wear out in the time that you own the firearm. An unloaded weapon in my opinion isn’t worth my life as a deterrent and is not very useful in personal defense situations. I do liked to keep the mags oiled down just as much as my firearm. I spray Rem Oil on the inside of the mag lightly and then wipe it down with some as well. Keeps them functioning properly and prevents them from rusting.

Support the people that go to bat for you when it matters most. I know that not everyone agrees with everything the NRA does, I certainly don’t but honestly they are the ones that have fought for our rights time and time again when it comes to 2nd amendment organizations there are none with more power and tout than the NRA. They don’t always have the best reputation or image but I do think that they make a positive impact and difference for us. Several places are offering $300 dollar lifetime memberships which is a steal for what they normally cost.

Here are some of the organizations I know of offering such promotions:

Cheaper than Dirt i.e. Cheaper than No One

AR15.com

Search other firearm related forums or just Google it.

Greg Godar

Enterprise Applications Adminstrator

World Wide Technology

Phone: 314-301-2603 | Cell: 618-980-3292 | Email: Greg.Godar@wwt.com

I don’t know about you but I am excited about the .17 Winchester Super Mag which should be reaching shelves here at the end of May. So far two rifles have been announced for the cartridge but I’m hoping for some variation. Savage and Winchester will both be following suit but the Winchester will obviously be pricier and have an older rifle look similar to a Ruger No. 1 Rifle. The Savage B Mag reminds me of a Ruger American Rifle with a unique bolt look. The Savage is slated to have a MSRP of $349 but I think street price will be around $300.00. There’s not a heck of a lot of information out for the Winchester rifle that will be produced. I suggest you read some of the data on the round itself and look at its performance over the current .17HMR and .22WMR. I have several firearms in .17HMR and they are really a blast to shoot and very accurate compared to 22LR.

More info on the round and the rifle here:

http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/01/04/first-look-17-winchester-super-magnum/