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Debunked: 3 Reasons the AR-15 Isnt Reliable

Debunked: 3 Reasons the AR-15 Isnt Reliable/* custom css */ { text-align: left; } img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The AR-15 isn’t reliable. Just ask the critics. They'll often site three reasons why the AR-15 isn't reliable. They're debunked here. 1) The AR-15 Gas System The big slam against the AR-15 is the gas system, which blows gas back into the receiver. Two problems result. One is that the receiver gets impossibly grubby, so dirty that you really don’t want to touch anything in it unless you have to. At Second Chance, a thousand rounds in a couple days was normal. The guns kept running. The other is heat. Apparently, the gases blow back with enough heat that the receiver can become hot to the touch. Both are seen as bad things. I haven’t done any door-kicking in Iraq, so I can’t comment on that environment. However, I can use two high-volume uses as a basis: the law enforcement classes where I work as an instructor and armorer, and Second Chance. Related GunDigest Articles AR-15 Review: Get Tactical in 2015 Gallery: AR Sights and Lights AR-15 Review: Colt Expanse M4 At Second Chance, ammunition consumption could be measured by the cubic foot. Those of you with a little reloading history might remember the old eight-pound powder tubs. The fiberboard tubs with a press-on lid. I used those (I went through a lot of powder, reloading in the old days) for storage. I would commonly go up to Second Chance with two or three of those filled with .223 reloads. I just went down to the shop and measured one: 184 cubic inches. About 500 rounds worth of volume. So my stash of three tubs would be good for 1,500 rounds, which went downrange in two or three days. How many malfunctions did I have in all that shooting? Perhaps two or three in 14 trips “Up North.” And those were busted cases, from reloading the empties too many times. I was not alone in that level of reliability. There were others who went to Second Chance more times than I had, who had fewer malfunctions. The secret? We cleaned and oiled them. Now, Second Chance wasn’t a Middle-east re-creation of the Alamo. We were able to stop, rest, cool the rifles and do some scrubbing. But if the AR was such a range queen, so beastly to keep running, we never noticed it. And if we had, we’d have either figured a way to fix the problem (the easier solution) or switched rifles. 2) AR-15s Require Cleaning Everything needs cleaning. The exemplar is the AK. It supposedly (just ask some owners) doesn’t need cleaning. Or maintenance. Excuse me, but BS.

The 4 Best Holsters for Sig P229 – IWB, Pancake, Competition Holster Reviews 2020 Photo by Sveenys Armory / CC BY So what’s the right holster for the Sig Sauer P229? Since the P229 is an all metal gun, this means it’s a bit heavier than your typical plastic fantastic handgun. This means a good holster need to be supportive of the gun’s weight and be able to present it to the shooter without sag or compromise. A good holster will also retain the P229 and present it for an easy and quick draw. Below are our recommendations for the 4 best holsters for Sig P229 handguns: StealthGear Revolution Sig P229 IWB Holster The SIG Sauer P229 is the compact variant of the SIG P226 and it’s a popular option for concealed carry. It’s not the smallest gun, but does offer shooters a slight shorter option for carry. With concealed carry in mind, you must be selective of your holster. You need something that’s easy to draw from but conceals the weapon well. The StealthGear Revolution is one such holster. They not only account for concealment and draw speed but comfort as well. The all-metal frame SIG P229 isn’t the lightest weapon out there so you need a nice and supportive holster. The wide clips on either side are quite accommodating to the the weapon’s weight. It allows you to comfortably carry the gun inside the waistband without sag or bunching up. The StealthGear Revolution is a hybrid IWB holster that features a Kydex shell and a soft polymer and suede backing. The backing is also cut to allow more air to pass through the system and reduce sweat that touches the gun. The Kydex portion protects the gun and ensures it stays in place. Kydex is immune to most damage and allows a shooter to easily reholster. The fact it’s an IWB holster means it’s easy to conceal and easy to wear. What’s not to love? This should be on anyone’s list of the best holsters for Sig P229 pistols StealthgearUSA SG Revolution IWB Holster Review Watch this video on YouTube

Streamlight vs Surefire – Which Is Better? (ANSWERED) Photo by Jeff Eaton / CC BY I recently had occasion to listen to a heated debate full of passion, one that made me rethink my very place in the universe, and indeed the very nature of reality itself.  Nah, it was just the usual argument over which top-shelf high-end tactical light was best.  Ask three people their favorite tactical lights, and one person will say Streamlight, another will say Surefire, and the third will shake an angry fist at you, and start ranting about how those newfangled lights and accessory rails are needless frippery, and besides there is no way to mount one on his grandpappy’s flintlock musket. Don’t be like that third guy, though.  Embrace technology and be thrilled at the fact you can hang a freaking flashlight off your favorite gun, and not have those awkward moments of fumbling for a light and handgun at 3AM when the neighborhood crackhead comes around looking to do unspeakable things to your wallet and steal your wife (or, if you’re a wife, to your husband, which is even worse!). Or something like that.  Anyway, check out the contenders in the war of Streamlight vs Surefire Lights: Surefire vs Streamlight Round 1:  Surefire X-300 vs Streamlight TLR-1 SureFire X300 Ultra LED Handgun or Long Gun WeaponLight with T-Slot Mount, Black Price: $258.63 Price as of 08/14/2020 15:32 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Streamlight 69260 TLR-1 HL 1000-Lumen Tactical Weapon Mount Light With Rail Locating Keys & Lithium Batteries, Black – Box Packaged Price: $131.21 Price as of 08/14/2020 08:37 PDT (more info) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Right off the bat, the Streamlight usually is cheaper than the SureFire (though, check current prices to make sure).  If this is an important consideration for you, stop right there and buy the Streamlight, and use the cost savings to buy ammo. However if you are willing to look beyond price, let’s take a closer look.  Each light fits a standard Picatinny rail and can be fitted with remote endcaps (more on that later).  The TRL-1 wins with a 630 lumen output as opposed to the 500 lumens of the X-300.  In addition the TRL-1 includes a strobe feature, where the X-300 does not. Each is designed to optimize light output in a tight beam, and marketing materials are almost identical sounding at times.  Conclusion? Take the extra cash you save by buying a TLR-1 and buy the person you share a bed with a really nice dinner to make up for the fact you just bought yourself a less expensive flashlight. And if your bed is empty, spend the dough you just saved on some online dating profile. Bottom line:  SureFire may impress the gear junkies at the range, but you probably aren’t hardcore enough to tell the difference in an actual firefight, and neither is the bad guy or coyote who just got lit up by your Streamlight. Surefire X300 Ultra VS Streamlight TLR-1 HL Review Watch this video on YouTube

Top 5 Kydex Holsters and Best Practices

Top 5 Kydex Holsters and Best Practices

Occasionally, a product comes onto the market that changes the game entirely. Like the advent of the polymer-framed handgun in the 80’s, Kydex holsters are one such game-changer. A formulation of PVC, Kydex is a proprietary sheet plastic that was first offered for gun holsters in the late 90’s. Kydex holsters are produced for all the major modes of carry, so one can find the right holster no matter the preferred carry position. Read on to learn about five of the best Kydex holsters. Top 5 Kydex Holsters Bravo Concealment OWB Kydex Light-Bearing Holster For those seeking a full-powered carry option, the Bravo Concealment OWB holster is an outstanding choice. Molded for a variety of popular handguns, the Bravo has been shaped to accept a handgun bearing a tactical light. Many defensive encounters occur after dark. Shooters desiring night time visibility will appreciate the ability to carry their weapon with a tactical light mounted. Available in black, flat dark earth, and gray, the holster sits fairly high on the belt, allowing users to conceal their weapon under a long shirt. A favorite among users of outside-the-waistband Kydex holsters, the Bravo concealment comes in at a price point of around $86.99. Galco Triton IWB Holster For concealed carriers who favor deep concealment of their weapon, but also need durability and comfort, the Galco Triton IWB is among the best holsters on the market. The low profile holds the weapon low against the belt line, thus minimizing the chances of the gun “printing” through your shirt. A wide single steel belt clip ensures the holster stays snug against the user’s body. Practicing your draw from Galco IWB Kydex holsters could not be easier. The rigid Kydex material allows users to smoothly draw and re-holster their weapons without the best compressing the holster. Galco’s long history of high-quality leather holsters also applies to their Kydex options. Users can depend on many years of service from the Triton IWB. The Galco Triton IWB Kydex Holster costs an affordable $50. Omega Minimalist Paddle Holster Kydex paddle holsters are an excellent option for those seeking additional comfort while carrying concealed. The paddle inserts between your pants and your body, dispersing the weight of the gun-bearing holster over a wider region, thus enhancing user comfort. One of the best options for a Kydex paddle holster is the "Omega Minimalist Paddle" Holster . As the name implies, the Minimalist is a simple holster that gives you exactly what you need with no bells and whistles. The holster is light, smooth, comfortable, and also durable. The Minimalist is offered for many different handgun frames, and prices start at $65.00. Uncle Mike’s Tactical Kydex Paddle Holster While Kydex is an advanced holster material that often commands a higher price than holsters made of lesser materials, there are affordable options for budget-minded shooters. For shooters looking for a great holster that doesn’t break the bank, consider the "Uncle Mike’s Tactical" "Kydex Paddle Holster" . With Uncle Mike’s, shooters get light weight, durability, and ease of draw in a convenient outside the waistband paddle holster. Uncle Mike’s makes holsters molded to fit almost all of the major handgun patterns shooters carry today. The durable Kydex construction will provide years of service at a fraction of the price of competing holsters. The Uncle Mike’s Tactical Kydex Paddle Holster starts at $15.99. Outlaw Holsters Custom Kydex OWB One of the many advantages of Kydex holsters is the ability to order custom-made models for your weapon with a personal touch. Outlaw Holsters currently offers 100% Kydex holsters in a variety of custom flavors. Shooters can show off their patriotic side with an American flag patterned holster or display their opposition to tyranny with a “Don’t Tread on Me” patterned holster, among other designs. Made in the United States of America, these stylish holsters are durable and hold handguns tight to the body for easy concealment. With molds for 125 different handgun frames, shooters are sure to find an Outlaw Holster that fits their weapon. Outlaw Holsters have a competitive price of $42.84. Shooters have relied on their trusty leather and affordable nylon holsters for decades. However, many shooters have tossed aside their old systems for Kydex holsters. They offer smooth draws, simplicity, durability, light weight, moisture resistance, and that oh-so-satisfying click as the weapon settles into place. The Kydex smooth draw and re-holster has shooters addicted to honing their draws after only a little practice. Buyers will never be disappointed with high-quality Kydex holster options from Bravo Concealment, Galco, Omega, Uncle Mike’s, and Outlaw Holsters. Finally, the only decision left is choosing which holster is best for the shooter’s individual needs. IMAGE SOURCE : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5

Gosky Skybird 60mm Spotting Scope Review

What You Will Get Here Specifications Feature Analysis Pros Cons Final Verdict Specifications Package Dimensions 17.7 x 6.7 x 4.7 inches Item Weight 2.8 pounds Size 340X90X165mm Magnification 15x -45x Editor Rating : 3.8 out of 5 star Check Latest Price & Reviews On Amazon In present days spotting scope is like small and portable telescope type that you can use when you need more magnification than a binocular provides. Though spotting scope may work as a mini telescope, it differs from a telescope. Spotting scopes are widely used for hunting, viewing the landscape, birding, taking distance pictures, etc. Even you can use it for doing some astronomy. By taking all these versatility of a spotting scope, the Gosky Smartscope has been introduced by the manufacturer to meet the user demands. Here we are about to share you some of our experience with this Gosky Smartscope and our recommendation about the product. Feature Analysis 1. Adjustable magnification The magnification can be smoothly adjusted between 15x-45x. It is easy to zoom in and out on target. This adjustable magnification will be suitable for photography, landscape viewing, observing wildlife, star gazing, etc. 2. Wide view range The larger the objective lens, the more details you can see, and your scope will deliver a better image. This spotting scope comes with the 60mm objective lens to ensure enough light gathering power and perfect resolution, as well as large view range. 3. Improved image brightness and contrast This spotting scope has BAK7 prism glass; multilayer coated spherical lens elements which gives less light reflection and minimal distortion. Thus, it provides you improved image with brightness and contrast. 4. Simple to use For an easier observing, this spotting scope has 45-degree angled eyepieces and a tripod. The manufacturer made the anti-slip design which protects the durability of the scope. 5. With a Digiscoping cell phone adapter This feature enables you to take videos and images in the distant world. Explore the nature of the world easily through your screen. Pros Superb magnification Reasonably priced Has quality prisms Conveniently lightweight Superb performance in all weather conditions Comes with the excellent Digiscope phone adapter Cons The tripod is not very strong. Final Verdict This is one of the budgets spotting scope for the photographer or for the outdoorsman who wants a closer view of nature. As the features of this smart-scope support versatility so you can do birding, hunting, little bit astronomy, photography, etc. We mentioned that the tripod is not so strong. But, you can buy a stronger one as per your need from the market. Lastly considering all its unique features and benefits, we recommend this affordable Gosky Smartscope scope for those outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore, want to experience a bright and clear view of the rustic surroundings. "Check Latest Price" & Reviews On Amazon share share share share share

Classic Firearms: Winchester Model 62

/* custom css */ { text-align: left; } img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The pre-World War II Model 62 shown here wears a shorter slide handle than the 62A version. Slide-action rimfire rifles were very popular during the first half of the 20th century. Among the best were the Winchester Model 62 and 62A series. What Made the Winchester Model 62 Such A Thrilling Rimfire: The Model 61 and 62 were both introduced in 1932. The 61 id s hammerless profile styled somewhat after the Model 12 shotgun. The 62 has a more traditional “Winchester look,” featuring a visible hammer and straight-grip stock. The 62 originally retailed for $17.85. More than 409,000 Model 62 and 62A rifles were manufactured during their 26-year lifespan. America has certainly changed in many ways over the course of the past century. During the first half of the 20th century, many of us lived in rural areas. We grew up either in a small town or, if we were lucky, on a farm or ranch with acres of land where we could enjoy the outdoors. A natural part of growing up in that world was being taught how to shoot and safely handle a gun by our dad, uncle, another relative or a family friend and dreaming of the day when we could have our own rifle or shotgun. Often, that first dream gun was a .22 LR rifle. All types of rimfire rifles were around in the mid-1900s, including single-shots, bolt-action repeaters, several semi-autos, a few lever-actions and the pumps — or, if you prefer, “slide-actions.” There weren’t a lot of .22 LR pumps on the market: a couple of Remington offerings, a Savage (made by Marlin) and the fairly unknown Noble. The history of the Model 62/62A goes back to the Winchester Model 1890. It was chambered individually and only for the .22 Short, Long, Long Rifle or the now-obsolete .22 WRF — but not interchangeably. Classic features included a 24-inch octagonal barrel and crescent buttplate. And then, there were the Winchesters. Two of the finest rimfire rifles ever made were the Model 61 and Model 62 Winchester. Both were introduced in 1932 — the Model 61, with its streamlined, hammerless profile styled somewhat after the Model 12 shotgun — and the Model 62, with its more traditional “Winchester look,” featuring a visible hammer and straight-grip stock. In 1932, the Model 62 was priced at $17.85, and the Model 61 was $24.65. Throughout the production history of these two firearms, the Model 61 was positioned by Winchester to be the more modern rifle and was priced accordingly. When the Model 62 went out of production in 1958, it was selling for about $60. The Model 61 was priced at $70 when it was discontinued in 1962. Related GunDigest Articles 9 Greatest Winchester Rifles And Shotguns Ever Made A Few Words to New Winchester Collectors Classic Guns: Winchester Model 42 — "The Greatest Little Shotgun" A Long Time Coming The history of the Model 62 goes back to the Model 1890 and the Model 1906 (each of which was named for their year of introduction). Like many other successful Winchester firearms, the Model 1890 was designed and patented by John M. Browning. Winchester bought the patent from him in 1888, and Browning began the work of building a prototype. The Model 1906 was made in several variants, all with 20-inch barrels. For the first 2 years, from 1906 to 1908, all were chambered only for the .22 Short. The .22 S/L/LR interchangeable model came in 1909. When Winchester engineers saw the design drawings, they suggested that Browning not go ahead with the project, because they didn’t believe the rifle would work. Mr. Browning made the prototype anyway, tested it and sent it to Winchester with a note stating, “You said it wouldn’t work, but it seems to shoot pretty fair to me.” 1 Indeed, it did, and the Model 1890 became one of Winchester’s most popular rifles. Learn More About Legendary Winchester 9 Greatest Winchester Rifles And "Shotguns Ever Made" Restored To Life: Winchester 1886 Winchester Model 94 : Receivers Winchester Model 1897 Riot Gun Winchester decided to add a more economical .22 slide-action to its lineup with the Model 1906. It had the same receiver and trigger guard as the Model ’90 but with a shorter, 20-inch barrel and a length-of-pull of just 12 7/8 inches. The price for the Model 1906 was about $10 — half that for the Model 1890. This was one of the reasons it became popular as a “first gun” for many young shooters. It was chambered to handle .22 Short, Long and Long Rifle cartridges interchangeably, whereas the Model 1890 was made for only one of those rounds or the Winchester Rim Fire (.22 WRF). "The Model 1906" was also available in .22 Short only; and, in that chambering, it became very popular as a gallery gun. Both the 1890 and 1906 models were phased out with the introduction of the Model 61 and Model 62 in 1932. The ‘New’ Model 62 The new Model 62 was essentially an improved version of the Model 1906. It shared some of the features of the ’06 — the receiver, a visible hammer and interchangeable chambering for Short, Long and Long Rifle (or .22 Short only). The most visible changes included a 23-inch barrel and a newly designed stock and slide handle. The Model 62A was the last version of the Model 62 series. It was in production from 1939 to 1943 and then again from 1946 to 1958, after the culmination of World War II. Like the Model 1906, a special Gallery model was offered in the Model 62, chambered for .22 Short. These rifles are usually stamped “Winchester” in large letters on the left side of the receiver. Some of these stampings are in red. Winchester wanted to make sure the shooting gallery customer knew what brand of rifle they were using. Another identifying factor for the Gallery model is the loading port on the bottom side of the magazine tube. It has a triangular shape and is much larger than the small port on a standard .22 Short model. This larger port was designed for the 10-shot loading tubes that gallery operators used to quickly reload the rifle. It’s estimated that no more than about 3 percent of the total Model 62/62A production was for the .22 Short cartridge. 2


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