Sunday, May 29, 2011

2011 Gunnie Awards - Winners Announced!

Lucky Gunner has announced the winners for the 2011 Gunnie's!

Gunnie winners have now been announced! After more than 10,000 votes, we're pleased to present the list of winners below:
The Winners Receive:
  • - A cool engraved Gunnie trophy of a 30mm replica round from Technoframes!
  • - 100 rounds of free ammo from Lucky Gunner Ammo!
  • - Bragging rights for the next 365 days!
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

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A Look into the Dark Under Belly of a Gun Blogger's Lair... or not

A while ago I posted a picture of my laptop displaying where the magic happens! I also asked a few other bloggers where they create their posts. I have always found it interesting to see people in their 'natural habitat'. Here are the responses I've received; I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

MArooned



























Gunmart Blog 3
Gunmart Blog 4

Days of our Trailers

Guns & Coffee











McThag



















"Thank you for the inquiry.


I blog from a high mountain eyrie-usually at night-from whence I can watch the lights of civilization twinkle far below if they are not obscured by an intermediate layer of clouds."


In Liberty,
JJH


Eyes Never Closed














Borepatch























































Predator BDU Blog











-DoubleAught

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Only for Sale to Appropriate Personnel...

This notice accompanies the CamelBak Urban Assault Concealment Pack from U.S. Cavalry.


This pack:
Wow, that thing must have an Assault Clip pouch and extra storage for Rapid Fire Ammo! We need to make sure it doesn't fall into the hands of unauthorized personnel! (I hope you can recognize the sarcasm)

H/T: The War on Guns

-DoubleAught

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Firearms Graveyard

Armory Blog has posted some pics of a firearms graveyard which they believe is located somewhere in Southeast Asia (maybe Vietnam). It is a shame to see so many historical firearms literally thrown into the dust bin of history. Below are a few of the pictures; click HERE for more.

A Pile of M60s Needing a Good Home and Some TLC

A Recoiless Rifle Surrounded by Sadness

Pile of M2s and Chicken Wire
-DoubleAught

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Kel-Tec Resumes Manufacture and Shipping PMR-30 .22MAG After Barrel Redesign





Less then two weeks ago we brought you the news that Kel-Tec had Suspended the Production of the PMR-30 due to keyholeing issues with the barrel's 1:16 twist. On Monday we received an update:

PMR-30 Status Update V05-23-2011The new barrels are finished and we’ve resumed normal PMR-30 shipments. The new twist rate of the barrels has eliminated the potential for key-holing. It ended up coming out to a 1:11 twist.
IMPORTANT: If your PMR-30 is experiencing key-holing (the bullet tumbles end over end rather than spiraling), please notify us via phone:                321-631-0068  321-631-0068          321-631-0068 (use the Accessory Sales option), or contact our Office Manager via email: dkellgren@kel-tec-cnc.com to arrange for a replacement barrel to be sent out to you. There is no charge and we do not require the original barrel.
The easiest way to see if your barrel is affected is to shoot at paper targets and see if the bullets are hitting the paper sideways. You should be able to see quite clearly if the bullet is hitting abnormally. If the holes look normal then your barrel is unaffected. It is up to the shooter to follow safe shooting practices during this process. Use eye and ear protection at all times and do not point the firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.
They were originally testing a 1:12 and a 1:9 twist to solve the problem of stabilizing the bullet, but ended up compromising on a 1:11 twist.

-DoubleAught

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Barrel Whip - AR15

If I understand correctly Barrel Whip effects 2 out of every 5 men and women! Which means that Barrel Whip is... Oh, wait. What? Oh, I guess I have this confused with something else.

Either way good video and discussion brought to you by Vuurwapen Blog.



-Double Aught

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Post Maker a.k.a. Where The Magic Happens


Where do I do most of my blogging? Some bloggers have a dedicated room with shelves cluttered with trophies dedicated to their blogging prowess... I have an old ass laptop covered with awesome stickers in an attempt to make it look cool.

I am curious to know what some other blogger's set-ups are like. Here's a list of ones I'm curious about:

-DoubleAught

Friday, May 20, 2011

SCAR PDW... Sexy


I have no words to express how much I want to touch this firearm.
Specifications:
  • 5.56×45 NATO
  • 6.75″ barrel length
  • 20.5″ overall length (stock collapsed)
  • 24.9″ overall length (stock extended)
  • 5.5 lbs (unloaded)
  • hammer forged, chrome lined barrel
  • full length Picatinny rail on top
  • short Picatinny rails in 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions
  • folding front and rear sights
  • stock is a two-position paratrooper design
  • adjustable gas regulator for use with suppressors
  • compatible with standard M4/M16 magazines
  • ambidextrous selector switch and magazine release
  • reversible charging handle
  • available in flat dark earth or black

-DoubleAught

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Glock Funny


  • Its made of glassed-filled nylon
  • Its has a high capacity fuel tank
  • If you fly it sideways it helps your street cred
  • The tires are made from recycled M&Ps
  • Ted Nugent has a ton of frequent flyer miles
  • Gaston often refers to The Head as the "Glock 7"
  • When the Brady Bunch saw this thing they immediately blamed the planes for 9/11
  • Gaston wont change a damn thing on that plane for the next 25 years
  • When ever it flies somewhere the stupid TSA people put the airport on lock down
  • Jessie Abbate... Mile high club... Come on! The jokes write themselves!
  • Gaston was pissed when he heard the tail number was gonna be "191145"
  • Some clever reference to SEAL Team 6
  • No, Ludacris, you can't charter it to fly you to the BET Awards
  • Its been seen many times doing Top Gun style flybys at JMB's grave site
  • It always gets you where you're going, but the seats are not very comfortable
  • Its surprisingly very aerodynamic
  • Gaston refused to allow it to be made with a parking break
  • Ironically, TSA wont let the pilot carry a gun
  • "Get these mother f**king Sigs off my mother f**king plane!"
VIA: Gunmart Blog

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tactical Sammich RTB.net Style


The folks over at CMMG have added a new addition to their tactical food products. The Tactical Sammich! It comes in Pepperoni and BBQ Beef flavors.


At 300 calories of pure tactical goodness, CMMG Tactical Sammiches have a shelf life of over 2 years if maintained at 80 degrees or less. The sammiches can be stored at 100 degrees for up to six months, in case you're stuck somewhere warm when the radioactive commie zombies attack.

If I could make a suggestion; I would like to see a line of tactical breakfasts done right. (not like the omelet MRE... Ewww) Tactical Bacon is a good start, but I would like to see some pancakes and sausage links!

If CMMG sounds familar; it should. They make some top-notch .22 LR Conversion Kits for AR-15 rifles.

H/T: saysuncle

-DoubleAught

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Monday, May 16, 2011

1000 Rounds and a Glock 23


This past weekend I made a trip to the range with some family members and an ammo can filled with 1000 rounds of Winchester Ranger Law Enforcement Ammunition in .40S&W. Our plan was to fire it through my Glock 23 to see how the pistol would react.

If you have never fired more than 100 rounds in one continuous string of fire; let me tell you it can be pretty exhausting. I came away with a blood blister on my trigger finger and a blister on the web of my hand where the Glock's 'beaver tail' rubbed. I originally brought along and wore gloves to protect my hands from the heat that would inevitably build up, but I am happier with the fact that they helped minimize blistering. (which I did not think would be a problem)

Performance
The Glock 23 preformed well. We only experienced three failures and all were failure to fire. The videos below keep a running count of the failures as they happen.
As expected the pistol did heat up! If you watch the end of Part 3 after I disassemble the pistol I spit (sorry, I forgot water) on the barrel and you can hear it sizzle like bacon! Mmmmm...bacon....

The Glock 23 was not damaged permanently or temporally in any way. Even after firing a self defense load at steady cadence for over half an hour.

Takeaway
Some people will read this post and watch the videos and still hate Glocks; others will say that this only validates Glock's reputation for durability and reliability. What's my opinion? I think there are a lot more comfortable pistols out there and ones I can definitely shoot better with. This only reaffirms my belief that Glock makes a great 'no-frills', low/easy maintenance, and durable take-anywhere pistol platform.

Below is the video (broken into three parts) of the 1000 round test. It, just like Glock pistols, is simple without any flashy editing. For those of you who need bright colors, quick moving action shots, and special effects I have just one thing to say too you; I'm working on it. I hope you enjoy watching as much as we had shooting!







-DoubleAught

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

LaserLyte Pistol Bayonet Giveaway! Ends June 15, 2011



We have another batch of Free Stuff for you folks!

The Goods:

PB-3

This time RTB.net will be giving away THREE LaserLyte Pistol Bayonets. All of the blades are made by KaBar and are very sharp. The following models are included in this giveaway:
PB-1

PB-2











Since we have three bayonets; three people will win!

Enter:
We are going to do this a little different than last time; since we have multiple items. We will choose TWO of the winners from our Facebook fan page and ONE from our Email subscriptions list.

'LIKE' RomeoTangoBravo.net on Facebook and Subscribe to our Email updates!


If you have any questions contact us. Good luck and have fun!

Who Says Shooting isn't Art?

If you want to buy or commission a piece of art you'll find out how at the end of the video.



This is one of those things that makes me say, "Why didn't I think of that?" Very cool!

-DoubleAught

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Kel-Tec PMR-30 .22MAG Pistol Production SUSPENDED

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It seems that the production of the Kel-Tec PMR-30, that built-up quite a buzz at Shot Show 2011, has been suspended. The reason? Keyholing:

keyhole or keyholing: Refers to the shape of the hole left in a paper target by a bullet fired down a gun barrel which has a diameter larger than the bullet or who fails to properly stabilize the bullet. A bullet fired in this manner tends to wobble or tumble as it moves through the air and leaves a "keyhole" shaped hole in a paper target instead of a round one.
It appears that the PMR-30's 1:16 twist isn't sufficient enough to stabilize the .22MAG bullet. They have suspended production until they find a twist rate that works. Kel-Tec is currently testing a 1:12 and a 1:9 twist.

Check out GunsForSale for more details.

Here is Kel-Tec's update:
PMR-30 Status Update IV
05-10-2011
As time has progressed, so has the PMR-30. Since the start of the year the PMR-30 has been shipping in full quantities to all of our distributors on a rotating basis (to make it fair for all distributors). Recently we have been made aware of a potential issue that we feel our customers should definitely be made aware of. We are in the middle of a re-design to our barrel due to key-holing concerns. For those unfamiliar with key-holing, basically it is when the bullet tumbles end over end rather than travelling stable with a solid spiral. It seems as though the 1:16 twist ratio of our barrels isn’t quite preventing these issues from occurring. We are currently testing new twist ratios for the PMR-30 so that these issues no longer occur (1:9 and 1:12). There has also been a cosmetic change to the barrel: we have removed the fluting on the barrel. The initial fluted design was for weight reduction, however it was time-consuming to produce. We have created a new design that matches the weight and decreases production time significantly. It will look like a more traditional pistol. IMPORTANT: For customers who DO own a PMR-30 and are experiencing key-holing, you may send your barrel in to be replaced by the newly redesigned versions once they are available. When they are available, a status update will be made so that our customers know that they can go ahead and send their barrel in for replacement. Shipping costs will be reimbursed, of course. Once the new design is tested and implemented, we will post all necessary information for sending back your defective barrel for replacement. As of today: 5/10/2011, we are halting shipments on the PMR-30 to reduce the number of potential key-holing pistols that go out. We estimate a 2-week period until shipments are resumed. We sincerely apologize to everyone who is affected by this. We hope that our customers understand that we are trying hard to make sure that the best possible product goes out.

UPDATE: 5/23 Kel-Tec Resumes Manufacture and Shipping of PMR-30 with Redesigned Barrel

-DoubleAught

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A Look at the Gander Mountain Academy - Shooting Illustrated

Shooting Illustrated has an in-depth look at the Gander Mountain Academy.

Photo courtesy of Shooting Illustrated
FULL DISCLOSURE:
I actually applied for an instructor position at a Wisconsin Gander Mountain Academy, but did not get the job. At first I was really disappointed, but after talking with a buddy that works at the local Vet Center; I found out that they hired a former Special Forces guy in lieu of me. I'm glad they hired someone who is better qualified than myself and hope to take some courses soon!

-DoubleAught

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California is trying to Ban Realistic Airsoft Guns - SB798

AmmoLand has all the details.

The airsoft community as a whole are responsible and second amendment oriented. I can understand why some might not want "toy guns" to look like real firearms, but I find most of the reasons to ban realistic airsoft guns hollow and irrelevant.



-DoubleAught

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2011 Gunnie Awards - 'Best Gear Review' and 'Best Up & Comer' Nomination

I'm happy to announce that I have been nominated for a 'Gunnie'! Lucky Gunner is sponsoring the Awards for nine categories. I've been nominated in two:
  • Best Gun Blog - Gear Review
  • Best Gun Blog - Up and Comer
I was shocked to see I made the list; considering I started RomeoTangoBravo.net only seven months ago while deployed overseas. I am honored to be nominated and appreciate any and all votes I hope to receive.

Voting ends May 27, 2011 VOTE HERE!

Thank you,

-DoubleAught

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Gun That Killed Osama bin Laden... maybe


Once the initial celebrations had subsided and we started getting all seventy-two virgins versions of the raid; many people started to ask the question, "What gun killed UBL?"

The first reports I heard were saying that the assault team was carrying HK MP7's. Then it was said that UBL was shot with a standard issue M4 Carbine. THEN, it was said that he was taken down by 7.62mm rifle and it was thought to be Colt's new CM901 platform. TTHHEENN, it wasn't a rifle at all but the venerable SIG Sauer 226 (MK25). Now it seems, on good authority, Osama bin Laden was put on ice by the HK 416.

I should mention that most people don't give a damn what gun had the privilege; they're just satisfied that UBL is dead.

Will we ever know for certain which piece of steel contributed to the downfall of one of the World's worst terrorists? Hopefully... but as of right now the German engineered "piston driven wundergun" is the best guess.


-DoubleAught

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Colt SP1 AR15 $500.83 in 1983

My grandfather celebrated his 80th birthday a few weeks ago and I had brought some of my guns to play with because I was told others would be doing the same. When the time came to break out the goods my uncle pulls out an AR-15 that he said he's had for nearly thirty years. He pulled out a Colt SP1 with the original manual and sales receipt. He told me he had shot less than 200 rounds through it since buying it in 1983.


Colt SP1 with original receipt and manual
Sold for $500.83 in 1983

BCM Left :: SP1 Right

SP1 Left :: BCM Right

Above is a look at the difference between the Colt SP1 and BCM M16 bolt carrier group.

Colt SP1 compared to 12.5" SBR
-DoubleAught

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Kriss Super V .45ACP Carbine Review - Military Arms Channel

The Military Arms Channel is a great resource if you like guns. They offer well thought out reviews and insight into common and exotic weapons available on the market.
Check them out:
Military Arms Channel - YouTube Channel
Military Arms Channel - Facebook Page
Military Arms Channel - Blog



Also check out their recent review of the Draco SBR.

Good review guys! Keep 'em coming!

-DoubleAught

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