Posts Tagged 5.56

SureFire SOCOM300 Suppressor

From SureFire:

The SOCOM300 SPS Fast-Attach® suppressor boasts the ultimate sound suppression of any .30 caliber suppressor ever built. This best-in-class suppressor is able to achieve unprecedented levels of sound attenuation, with 300 Black Out—subsonic and supersonic—as well as .308 and 300 Win Mag ammunition, thanks to its expertly designed baffles. This versatile suppressor is also very effective in suppressing the 5.56 mm round. The lightweight SOCOM300 SPS is constructed of Inconel, an advanced high-temperature alloy, and stainless steel—and adds minimal length and weight to your weapon.

A precision indexing system and computer-controlled welding ensure that the suppressor mounts to a SOCOM-compatible SureFire muzzle brake or flash hider, via its patented Fast-Attach system, securely and in the same way—every time. It was designed for easy removal after extended firing and, like all SureFire Fast-Attach models, the SOCOM300 SPS produces minimal and consistent shift in point-of-impact compared with an unsuppressed weapon. And its solid Inconel blast baffle further enhances the suppressor’s overall strength, making it durable enough for full-time use.

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Civilian M249 From FNUSA

M249S

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Police Challenge ATF in Bullet Ban

From The Washington Examiner:

“Any ammunition is of concern to police in the wrong hands, but this specific round has historically not posed a law enforcement problem,” said James Pasco, executive director of the Washington office of the Fraternal Order of Police, the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members.

He told Secrets that the round used mostly for target practice “is not typically used against law enforcement.”

 

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M855 5.56 Ammo To Be Banned By ATF?

From Bearing Arms:

SS109/M855 is one of the two most common loadings for 5.56 NATO chambered AR-15 rifles, featuring a 62-grain bullet with a mild steel penetrator core. The cartridge was adopted by NATO in the late 1970s to give soldiers better long range performance, and reduce the possibility of fragmentation seen in the prior 55-grain M193 round cartridge that some viewed as “inhuman” and “devastating.” Civilian shooters like it because it is accurate, plentiful, and relatively economical to shoot.

ATF letter here

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Don’t Mix .300 BLK And 5.56

From Bearing Arms:

Tom’s description of the rifle, magazine, and shooter eerily echo that of other 300 BLK/.223 kabooms I’ve heard of, and in each instance, it appears that lighter .300 BLK bullets can be chambered just enough for a firearm to fire, especially with handloads that might not be seated at the correct depth.

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Army To Introduce New Lead-free Ammo in 2014

From Guns.com:

The new cartridge offers much improved performance in just about every circumstance. It travels at higher velocities and has better ballistics and range, it’s great at barrier penetration and is more effective on targets at all ranges.

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Faxon Firearms ARAK-21

From SHOT Show 2013:

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First Impressions of Tavor From Military Arms Channel

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ARAK Upper To Go Into Production In Early 2013

From Guns.com:

The AR part is that it’s made to work with AR-15 lowers, but the upper is built around a long-stroke gas piston system like those used in Kalashnikov rifles. It also draws from the FAL deck with the type of adjustable gas regulator it uses.

Faxon Firearms does not have a website up yet, but they do have a Facebook page.

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Faxon Firearms ARAK Upper for ARs

Faxon Firearms has designed an AK-type uppper for the AR platform that alleviates the need for a buffer tube. The gas system is designed like the one on the FAL.

Faxon Facebook Page

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Gun Digest: .223 vs 5.56

From Gun Digest:

To a whole lot of shooters, ammo is ammo—if it fits, it shoots. These shooters tend to be the guys with seriously tired, worn, or even busted firearms. They also tend to focus on the wrong thing; you know, the guy who scrubs the brass marks off his ejector lump, at least until one day his rifle stops working or breaks into many pieces.

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Which Is Better, 6.8 or 300BLK?

From thetruthaboutguns.com:

The 6.8 SPC and 300 BLK cartridges were designed for two very different jobs. 6.8 SPC was designed to be a longer range cartridge, while 300 BLK was designed to be a shorter range cartridge that worked well with a silencer.

I get this a lot, actually. And its a valid question — what makes 300 BLK so much better than the other calibers available for the AR platform? And is it actually better? So here’s the truth…

It depends on what you want to do.

I’m going to break this into three categories, encompassing everything a shooter should consider when choosing a caliber: performance, compatibility and availability.

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Wolf Performance Arms Importing Molot Veprs

Wolf Performance Arms is set to start importing Vepr rifles, an RPK variant, in five different calibers into the United States. It is nice to hear that more unique firearms will be available in the US market. The calibers include: 5.45x39mm, 5.56 NATO/.223, 7.62x39mm, 7.62 NATO/.308 and 7.62x54mmR. Guns.com and Outdoorhub have more information.

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5.56 Green Tip Ammo Specials! Limited Supply!

From Natchez Shooters Supplies:

2000/pk Federal 5.56 62gr Green Tip  $629

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Tactical Weapons

Sniper Missions
SWAT tactics: Dynamic Entry vs Covert Entry
Reflex sights
Para-Rescue Commandos
Maritime Ops
XM-25
Barret’s New M107 .50
Drug War 5.56 Carbine
8 Shot SPAS-12 Dual Action 12 GA Thunder
Testfire: Centurion Arms MK 12 SPR

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