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Posts Tagged AR-15
From The Federalist:
The Supreme Court has refused to hear “assault weapon” cases in the past. However, previous cases were lower profile and the result of narrow readings, not the backwards interpretation exhibited in Kolbe. In its bravado, the Fourth Circuit may have crossed a bridge too far, sparking national debate and possibly forcing the issue to finally make it to the Supreme Court.
The Kolbe court justified their holding through a misplaced reliance on Heller’s discussion of weapons not protected by the Second Amendment: “dangerous and unusual weapons” and those “most useful in military service – M-16 rifles and the like.” This reliance was completely out of context, most obviously because the M-16 and its stablemates are machine guns, not in common lawful use by civilians anywhere. This is a far cry from the pedestrian semi-automatic weapons Maryland actually targeted.
The Triggersafe is a simple cover for the AR-15 series of rifles that easily snaps on and off.
The announcement prompted many gun dealers to head to their favorite shop to purchase a firearm. At the Four Seasons shop in Woburn, there was a line out the door. “We saw the email from Carl who said they wouldn’t be able to sell them after today,” Bruce Sterling said. “It seemed like it made a lot of sense to come and get an AR-15 today.”
Healey says the enforcement notice sent to gun sellers and manufacturers clarifies what constitutes a “copy” or “duplicate” weapon under the state’s assault weapons ban, including copies of the Colt AR-15 and the Kalashnikov AK-47.
The “Militarization of America” report found civilian agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between 2006 and 2014. Examples include IRS agents with AR-15s, and EPA bureaucrats wearing camouflage.
“Regulatory enforcement within administrative agencies now carries the might of military-style equipment and weapons,” Open the Books said. “For example, the Food and Drug Administration includes 183 armed ‘special agents,’ a 50 percent increase over the ten years from 1998-2008. At Health and Human Services (HHS), ‘Special Office of Inspector General Agents’ are now trained with sophisticated weaponry by the same contractors who train our military special forces troops.”
Open the Books found there are now over 200,000 non-military federal officers with arrest and firearm authority, surpassing the 182,100 personnel who are actively serving in the U.S. Marines Corps.
From the NRA:
Academy Sports needs to show some backbone.
They’re a Texas family-owned company, I heard online that they were pulling ARs off the shelves under pressure from the Left, and I went to one in Arlington Texas to see for myself.
Yep, they pulled all their AR-15s from the display.
I talked to the manager, I was calm and polite, but I said, “You’re a Texas company. You have a responsibility to your customers, to Texas and to America. Show a little backbone. Don’t just cave at the first bit of pressure. I have six kids. I used to buy shoes and clothes here for my family. I’ll be shopping elsewhere. Please relay this message to those in charge.”
The manager said, “Well, we still sell ARs …”
From NY Daily News:
Not in my hands. I’ve shot pistols before, but never something like an AR-15. Squeeze lightly on the trigger and the resulting explosion of firepower is humbling and deafening (even with ear protection).
The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don’t know what you’re doing. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.
The only reason it was loud was most likely due to an indoor range. If it bruised his shoulder it was because he wasn’t holding in properly due to poor instruction or ignorance.
POF-USA is now selling a new upper for the AR-15.
Lawyers for the Department of Justice submitted a memorandum Friday in the United States District Court, Southern District of California, in support of defendant’s motion to dismiss Lycurgan, Inc., dba Ares Armor vs. B. Todd Jones [successor name to be substituted], in his official capacity as Head of the San Diego Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case involves Ares’ contention that ATF erred and overstepped its authority in declaring the firm’s EP80 polymer precursor receivers (“80 percent receivers”) to be complete receivers, and thus “firearms” as defined by the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Review of the new round from RifleShooter.com:
Enter the 7.62x40WT. Based off the 7.62x40mm wildcat, the 7.62x40WT is based off 5.56x45mm parent case trimmed to 1.560″ and then re-sized to accept 30-caliber bullets. With factory offering from 110-125 grains, this cartridge seems to be the perfect hunting upgrade for the AR enthusiast. The only part of a 7.62x40WT rifle that is different from a standard .223 AR is the barrel. That’s it.
For Immediate Release
BEST LOW-COST IMPROVED TRIGGER CONTROL
FOR THE AR-15 PLATFORM–EVER
Las Vegas, NV, March 2, 2015 Accu-Grip www.accu-grip.net announces a remarkable low-cost patented and patent pending improvement to the AR-15 platform that will actually make shooting more comfortable and inherently much more accurate. www.accu-grip.net
Well first, who doesn’t make something for the AR platform anymore? True, but much of the gear is just flat-out show biz, not something that’s actually useful. This is!
The key to accurate and quick shooting is trigger control. Trigger control can be greatly improved by correct contact between the trigger finger and trigger. The basic trigger length of an AR is just 2.25 inches which is why most shooters position their hand awkwardly or have their trigger finger dangling out the other side of the trigger guard. NO MORE!
The Accu-Grip allows the shooter to lengthen and incrementally adjust the critical grip-to-trigger contact–up to 3.25 inches if desired (above image shows 5/8 inch). While that may not sound like much, any experienced shooter will tell you it is huge and can greatly improve critically important trigger control resulting in more accurate shooting.
Installation takes about five minutes. Accu-Grip fits all MILSPEC and factory lowers and comes with the necessary hardware and Allen wrench for installation. After installation, adjusting the grip to fit the individual shooter takes a few seconds. Movement of the grip is accomplished in 1/10-inch incremental positive hold adjustments and, of course, the grip may be adjusted as many times as the shooter wishes.
MATERIAL: The patented, all American-made Accu-Grip is molded with DuPont Zytel resin and long strand glass fibers, making it incredibly tough–tougher than the original grips.
COLORS: Accu-Grips are available in black, dark earth, OD green and desert sand. Other custom colors can be created in quantity on request.
PRICE: $39.95 MSRP.
BOTTOM LINE: People will spend a bunch of money getting triggers reworked, attaching cheese graters and doing other nifty stuff to the AR, but AR grip-to-trigger length improvement may be more important to better trigger control function and resulting shooter accuracy than anything else done on these rifles for under $500.00. Please see below Additional Background information.
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Additional background information: When installed there is a gap behind the fully enclosed receiver and front edge of the grip where the thumb wraps. This gap increases as the grip length is increased. While different looking from the norm (What’s new with any of the stuff we attach to ARs?) it means nothing in operation or keeping the gun “dust free.”
We are all shooters at our PR firm with some having held NRA National Records. While it is our job to inform you of neat new products we can tell you that this single improvement to our ARs was astonishing. Our staff’s ability to place accurate hits at any speed was dramatically improved by everyone by an easy 25 percent and the trigger feel was 100 percent better. The Improved trigger pull position made 7-pound triggers feel like 3-pounds due to the resulting much improved trigger finger leverage and location.
To better understand this unique grip and why it can really help with accurate shooting, think of length of pull. As you know, length of pull with a rifle or shotgun is critical for accurate and comfortable shooting. Length of pull as applied normally is the distance between the rear of the butt or recoil pad of the rifle or shotgun to the center point of the trigger. This distance allows the shouldered firearm to “best fit” from the shooter’s shoulder to the trigger–length of pull is quite simply an overall trigger reach adjustment. Factory long arms have a generalized distance designed to fit the average person (like factory ARs). Many custom gun makers will measure and build a precise pull length to fit the individual shooter, and many competition long arms and some sniper rifles have fully adjustable pull lengths.
Now apply that concept to the vertical grip of the AR (obviously different from a normal sporting rifle). The conventional AR grip forces the shooter to have their trigger finger a certain distance from the grip–like it or not. The AR vertical hand grip does NOT allow shooters to move their trigger finger hand back or around (like the stock of a conventional hunting-style rifle might, for example). With the AR, you are stuck! On top of that, the 54-year-old AR trigger-to-grip distance is short so that smaller people can use the firearm (designed for military use, it has to fit everyone). Now comes the Accu-Grip solution!
The Accu-Grip allows this grip-to-trigger-surface distance to be opened up so that Joe and Jane Average-or-larger shooter can function the trigger much more efficiently. Improved reach, feel and trigger manipulation control means more accurate and even quicker shooting. We could call this the trigger length of trigger pull (TLTP), a huge improvement at low cost. A serious win win.
From Shooting Sports Retailer:
One of the most popular outlets for selling many of the parts to build an AR-style rifles says it has rules banning the listing of so-called “assault rifle” components, adding its regulations are in line with laws in its home state of California.
But a news investigation into the sales of AR parts on the world’s most popular auction site eBay shows many sellers either don’t know the rules or tweak their listings to circumvent algorithms alerting the company of the banned items. And despite officials at the company learning of the parts sales, the items remain on the site for weeks despite the rules.
From The Washington Post:
Gun-rights supporters responded angrily. Right-wing media accused the Obama administration of an illegal move to restrict the Second Amendment. U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) wrote a letter co-signed by 236 members of Congress to express their “serious concern.” Fifty-two senators also expressed their displeasure with the ATF’s proposal.
From The New York Times:
But in a Twitter post on Tuesday, the agency acknowledged the intense opposition to the change and said it would shelve the proposal for now.
“You spoke, we listened,” the post said. “@ATFHQ plans more study on the proposed AP Ammo exemption framework.”
A statement on the agency’s website said the agency had received more than 80,000 opinions even before the comment period for the proposed regulatory change was due to end next Monday. The agency said the “vast majority of the comments received to date are critical” of the proposal.
“Accordingly, A.T.F. will not at this time seek to issue a final framework,” the statement said. “After the close of the comment period, A.T.F. will process the comments received” and “further evaluate the issues raised.”