Posts Tagged ‘sako’

There has been some talk by the TSA of allowing certain size blades on flights again but in the wake of the Boston Bombing that has been placed on hold but I thought I would shed some light on a really nice blade that would fit the bill for such an application. These are made in the USA and are high quality steel. You can read more on their Facebook page. Surprising that Facebook allows such products given their liberal mentaly, I don’t support such business practices. I have a few of their knives and they are great high quality tools. Pictures below as well

Link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Emerson-Knives-Inc/334959846437

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=

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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/

I had several rimfire rifles that I wanted to check and/or sight in this weekend since it was going to be nice in the Midwest. Sighting in at 50 yards. I was having some difficulty even with the rest because it was fairly windy but I eventually got everything fairly close. The .17 shoot the most accurate. I may have gotten a bird or two as I had just disc’d up the field for some deer plots later this spring. Future article about that as well.

Firearms Fired:

· Ruger 10/22 ITAC Stainless

· Savage Model 93 Stainless in .17 with Bull Barrel and Thumbhole Stock with Leupold VX-1 Stainless Scope

· Ruger 10/22 Stainless with Archangel Stock

· Ruger SR22

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Gunup released their new magazine in February and I have to say it was fun reading the February issue featured guns from 007 and the April issue featured guns from Die Hard. There was a lot of really just get to the point type writing which in my opinion is the way it should be, less fluff. It is available in both print and digital forms for dirt cheap. April issue is out now. They also opened up their store and are offering non-gouged prices and free shipping. I recently bought an Springfield Armory XDS from them and it arrived promptly and customer service was great.

Link to the store: https://www.gunup.com/shop

Link to the magazine: https://www.gunup.com/magazine

Liking Leupold products already, Redfield was acquired by them recently and I think for the price point at which they offer most of their gear is reasonably priced. I just recently bought a optic ready Stag AR so really been shopping around as to what to mount on it. I like the Redfield Battlezone scope at the $199.00 price point and also this offering. My father has a AR with a Nikon P223 and it is a great scope for the money but I try to get variety so that we don’t have the same products. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Bushnell Fullfield II but I have looked through them and honestly they don’t have the clarity that the Nikon, Luepold, or Redfield offers. Availability in April of 2013.

Product Specs From Redfield’s Website:

· Mounting the CounterStrike on the rail of your MSR/AR is as easy as tightening the nut. Rock-solid under fire and fast, repeatable mounting/dismounting.

· The CounterStrike offers precision 1/2-MOA click adjustments (slotted for screwdriver or coin) for windage and elevation. Knob covers are tethered to prevent loss in the fiel

· A powerful, integrated visible laser sight lets you engage targets in an instant from almost any position. User selects “on/off” mode for laser.

· Battlezone features our fully multicoated lens system to reduce light reflection and diffusion. With maximum light transmitted to your eye, you get a bright, crisp image in all lighting conditions.

· CounterStrike is built to take on the elements, no matter how bad they get. Completely sealed and nitrogen-filled, the CounterStrike is totally waterproof and fog proof.

· The illuminated reticle and laser of the CounterStrike is powered by a readily available CR-123A battery. Runs up to 5,000 hours on lowest setting and up to 500 hours on highest setting (does not include running of the external laser).

· The CounterStrike features a user-selectable 4-MOA Red/Green Dot reticle in combination with a base-mounted laser. Eleven different illumination intensity settings (including night vision) give you the flexibility to adapt to all shooting/lighting conditions.

Link to Product: http://www.redfield.com/counterstrike/

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Just in case anyone needs a refresher on the current climate and what the President said in the wake of the terrible tragedy that was Newtown.

President Barack Obama

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Please have a seat. Good afternoon, everybody.

Let me begin by thanking our Vice President, Joe Biden, for your dedication, Joe, to this issue, for bringing so many different voices to the table. Because while reducing gun violence is a complicated challenge, protecting our children from harm shouldn’t be a divisive one.

Over the month since the tragedy in Newtown, we’ve heard from so many, and, obviously, none have affected us more than the families of those gorgeous children and their teachers and guardians who were lost. And so we’re grateful to all of you for taking the time to be here, and recognizing that we honor their memories in part by doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again.

But we also heard from some unexpected people. In particular, I started getting a lot of letters from kids. Four of them are here today — Grant Fritz, Julia Stokes, Hinna Zeejah, and Teja Goode. They’re pretty representative of some of the messages that I got. These are some pretty smart letters from some pretty smart young people.

Hinna, a third-grader — you can go ahead and wave, Hinna. That’s you — (laughter.) Hinna wrote, “I feel terrible for the parents who lost their children…I love my country and [I] want everybody to be happy and safe.”

And then, Grant — go ahead and wave, Grant. (Laughter.) Grant said, “I think there should be some changes. We should learn from what happened at Sandy Hook…I feel really bad.”

And then, Julia said — Julia, where are you? There you go — “I’m not scared for my safety, I’m scared for others. I have four brothers and sisters and I know I would not be able to bear the thought of losing any of them.”

These are our kids. This is what they’re thinking about. And so what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them, and shield them from harm, and give them the tools they need to grow up and do everything that they’re capable of doing — not just to pursue their own dreams, but to help build this country. This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. This is how we will be judged. And their voices should compel us to change.

And that’s why, last month, I asked Joe to lead an effort, along with members of my Cabinet, to come up with some concrete steps we can take right now to keep our children safe, to help prevent mass shootings, to reduce the broader epidemic of gun violence in this country.

And we can’t put this off any longer. Just last Thursday, as TV networks were covering one of Joe’s meetings on this topic, news broke of another school shooting, this one in California. In the month since 20 precious children and six brave adults were violently taken from us at Sandy Hook Elementary, more than 900 of our fellow Americans have reportedly died at the end of a gun — 900 in the past month. And every day we wait, that number will keep growing.

So I’m putting forward a specific set of proposals based on the work of Joe’s task force. And in the days ahead, I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality. Because while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there is even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try.

And I’m going to do my part. As soon as I’m finished speaking here, I will sit at that desk and I will sign a directive giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals and the public health community some of the tools they need to help reduce gun violence.

We will make it easier to keep guns out of the hands of criminals by strengthening the background check system. We will help schools hire more resource officers if they want them and develop emergency preparedness plans. We will make sure mental health professionals know their options for reporting threats of violence — even as we acknowledge that someone with a mental illness is far more likely to be a victim of violent crime than the perpetrator.

And while year after year, those who oppose even modest gun safety measures have threatened to defund scientific or medical research into the causes of gun violence, I will direct the Centers for Disease Control to go ahead and study the best ways to reduce it — and Congress should fund research into the effects that violent video games have on young minds. We don’t benefit from ignorance. We don’t benefit from not knowing the science of this epidemic of violence.

These are a few of the 23 executive actions that I’m announcing today. But as important as these steps are, they are in no way a substitute for action from members of Congress. To make a real and lasting difference, Congress, too, must act — and Congress must act soon. And I’m calling on Congress to pass some very specific proposals right away.

First: It’s time for Congress to require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. (Applause.) The law already requires licensed gun dealers to run background checks, and over the last 14 years that’s kept 1.5 million of the wrong people from getting their hands on a gun. But it’s hard to enforce that law when as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases are conducted without a background check. That’s not safe. That’s not smart. It’s not fair to responsible gun buyers or sellers.

If you want to buy a gun — whether it’s from a licensed dealer or a private seller — you should at least have to show you are not a felon or somebody legally prohibited from buying one. This is common sense. And an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with us on the need for universal background checks — including more than 70 percent of the National Rifle Association’s members, according to one survey. So there’s no reason we can’t do this.

Second: Congress should restore a ban on military-style assault weapons, and a 10-round limit for magazines. (Applause.) The type of assault rifle used in Aurora, for example, when paired with high-capacity magazines, has one purpose — to pump out as many bullets as possible, as quickly as possible; to do as much damage, using bullets often designed to inflict maximum damage.

And that’s what allowed the gunman in Aurora to shoot 70 people — 70 people — killing 12 in a matter of minutes. Weapons designed for the theater of war have no place in a movie theater. A majority of Americans agree with us on this.

And, by the way, so did Ronald Reagan, one of the staunchest defenders of the Second Amendment, who wrote to Congress in 1994, urging them — this is Ronald Reagan speaking — urging them to “listen to the American public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of [military-style assault] weapons.” (Applause.)

And finally, Congress needs to help, rather than hinder, law enforcement as it does its job. We should get tougher on people who buy guns with the express purpose of turning around and selling them to criminals. And we should severely punish anybody who helps them do this. Since Congress hasn’t confirmed a director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in six years, they should confirm Todd Jones, who will be — who has been Acting, and I will be nominating for the post. (Applause.)

And at a time when budget cuts are forcing many communities to reduce their police force, we should put more cops back on the job and back on our streets.

Let me be absolutely clear. Like most Americans, I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. I respect our strong tradition of gun ownership and the rights of hunters and sportsmen. There are millions of responsible, law-abiding gun owners in America who cherish their right to bear arms for hunting, or sport, or protection, or collection.

I also believe most gun owners agree that we can respect the Second Amendment while keeping an irresponsible, law-breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive scale. I believe most of them agree that if America worked harder to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, there would be fewer atrocities like the one that occurred in Newtown. That’s what these reforms are designed to do. They’re common-sense measures. They have the support of the majority of the American people.

And yet, that doesn’t mean any of this is going to be easy to enact or implement. If it were, we’d already have universal background checks. The ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines never would have been allowed to expire. More of our fellow Americans might still be alive, celebrating birthdays and anniversaries and graduations.

This will be difficult. There will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical, all-out assault on liberty — not because that’s true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves. And behind the scenes, they’ll do everything they can to block any common-sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever.

The only way we will be able to change is if their audience, their constituents, their membership says this time must be different — that this time, we must do something to protect our communities and our kids.

I will put everything I’ve got into this, and so will Joe. But I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it. And by the way, that doesn’t just mean from certain parts of the country. We’re going to need voices in those areas, in those congressional districts, where the tradition of gun ownership is strong to speak up and to say this is important. It can’t just be the usual suspects. We have to examine ourselves and our hearts, and ask ourselves what is important.

This will not happen unless the American people demand it. If parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, if hunters and sportsmen, if responsible gun owners, if Americans of every background stand up and say, enough; we’ve suffered too much pain and care too much about our children to allow this to continue — then change will come. That’s what it’s going to take.

In the letter that Julia wrote me, she said, “I know that laws have to be passed by Congress, but I beg you to try very hard.” (Laughter.) Julia, I will try very hard. But she’s right. The most important changes we can make depend on congressional action. They need to bring these proposals up for a vote, and the American people need to make sure that they do.

Get them on record. Ask your member of Congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Ask them if they support renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if they say no, ask them why not. Ask them what’s more important — doing whatever it takes to get a A grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns, or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? (Applause.)

This is the land of the free, and it always will be. As Americans, we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights that no man or government can take away from us. But we’ve also long recognized, as our Founders recognized, that with rights come responsibilities. Along with our freedom to live our lives as we will comes an obligation to allow others to do the same. We don’t live in isolation. We live in a society, a government of, and by, and for the people. We are responsible for each other.

The right to worship freely and safely, that right was denied to Sikhs in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The right to assemble peaceably, that right was denied shoppers in Clackamas, Oregon, and moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado. That most fundamental set of rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness — fundamental rights that were denied to college students at Virginia Tech, and high school students at Columbine, and elementary school students in Newtown, and kids on street corners in Chicago on too frequent a basis to tolerate, and all the families who’ve never imagined that they’d lose a loved one to a bullet — those rights are at stake. We’re responsible.

When I visited Newtown last month, I spent some private time with many of the families who lost their children that day. And one was the family of Grace McDonald. Grace’s parents are here. Grace was seven years old when she was struck down — just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. I’m told she loved pink. She loved the beach. She dreamed of becoming a painter.

And so just before I left, Chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and I hung it in my private study just off the Oval Office. And every time I look at that painting, I think about Grace. And I think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her, and most of all, I think about how, when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now — for Grace. For the 25 other innocent children and devoted educators who had so much left to give. For the men and women in big cities and small towns who fall victim to senseless violence each and every day. For all the Americans who are counting on us to keep them safe from harm. Let’s do the right thing. Let’s do the right thing for them, and for this country that we love so much. (Applause.)

Thank you. Let’s sign these orders. (Applause.)

(The executive orders are signed.) (Applause.)

All right, there we go. (Applause.)