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Ruger in many regards with the Ruger 5.56 Model is the mac daddy of AR’s on a consumer level not getting to much into the custom stuff that runs $2000 and up. It comes with a whole slew of accessories including Troy branded products for its $2000 MSRP but can be had for around a $1700 Street price. They have no come out with a Varmint edition named the 5.56VT. With a stainless 20’’ barrel. Looks pretty nice. I think for the same price I’d still prefer the mac daddy 5.56 model but I can tell you it is top heavy. The longer barrel might be nice for those long range shots as well. More info and links below.

Product Specs:

  • Stock: Black Synthetic
  • Capacity: 5
  • Finish: Black Oxide/Hardcoat Anodized
  • Length of Pull: 13.75″
  • Sights: None, Picatinny Rail
  • Height: 7.75″
  • Barrel Length: 20.00″
  • Overall Length: 38.25″
  • Width: 2.50″
  • Weight: 8.50 lbs.
  • Twist: 1:8″ RH
  • Grooves: 6
  • MA Approved & Certified: No
  • CA Approved: No
  • Suggested Retail: $1995.00

Features:

  • Two-Stage Piston
  • Handguard
  • Target-Style Trigger
  • Stock
  • Hammer-Forged Barrel
  • Pistol Grip
  • Charging Handle

Link to the product website: http://www.ruger.com/products/sr556VT/specSheets/5914.html

So I’m constantly on the lookout for more material and when I stumble upon something I like I usually post about it here so that all of you can enjoy in the spoils of what I have found. I stumbled on this website when I got more into firearms recently and they have some really good videos on a variety of different topics so much so that I subscribed to their newsletter and have always found it interesting. Their latest contains some info on bug-out bags and some compact firearms.

Check it out at the link here: http://www.studentofthegun.com/

So this weekend I finally got my Mosin Nagant out to take off all the cosmoline and try and refinish the stock. I didn’t want to actually restain the stock rather just sand down the stock and make it smooth and in like new condition again. I started by using some hot water and a rough rag to get some of the cosmoline off of the stock and gun parts. Iraqiveteran88 on youtube has some great videos on refinishing stocks and taking off cosmoline. You can find them in the link below. I will include the picture gallery for how it all turned out as well.

Link to videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/Iraqveteran8888?feature=

Picture Gallery:

Guns and Ammo recently released and article on their websited about some underated pistols for self-defense. Let me tell you there are some interesting choices.

One’s I would agree with

Browning Hi-Power

Steyr M

Read more in the article below:

http://www.gunsandammo.com/2012/09/25/8-most-underrated-personal-defense-handguns/?utm_source=ENL%2DHG&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily+Newsletters&utm_term=04%2D18%2D13

I recently stumbled upon a decent article on Gun Range Etiquette. Thought you might be interested. Full article below but hear are some of the major take aways

Unsolicited Opinions – Don’t offer them unless you are asked ya know it all, time is of the essence some people come for the peace of it all

Do not touch another person’s firearm without permission

Don’t be a creeper you may just get pistol whipped

Know your firearm’s ejection area

Know your range’s brass retrieval guidelines

Muzzle brakes, other range attendees beware

Link to the Full Article: http://www.shootingtimes.com/2013/03/19/a-gentlemans-guide-to-old-school-gun-range-etiquette/?utm_source=ENL-ST&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily+Newsletters&utm_term=03-20-13

So I’ve been a little behind with blog post lately been really busy with I.T. stuff but tonight I’m gonna hunker down and try to catch up with all of the stuff that has been going on in the gun industry. Since I’m active on forums I routinely see the brass cased vs. steel cased debate. Recently Lucky Gunner did a huge undertaking to determine what wear and tear would happen on a AR if you used steel cased vs. brass cased ammo. They used 4 identical Bushmaster rifles. I can tell you from experience that every rifle will react differently with steel cased. I have shot Sig Sauer AR’s that do not like steel cased and I have shot Stags that eat it for breakfast. There is a lot of difference when it comes to steel cased ammo as well when referring to quality. There are a lot of critics that say just modify some of the guts of your AR i.e. springs and such and then you can pretty much shoot anything. I think it really comes down to preference, comfort level, and whether your rifle is capable. The one thing I will say is to thoroughly clean your rifle each and every time you shoot it.

See the full article here:

http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/brass-vs-steel-cased-ammo/