Vinci Steady Grip
- Camo Finish
- 12GA 3"
- Crio Chokes
- SteadyGrip Stock, Recoil Pad, and Comb Insert
- Shim Kit
- MSRP: $1599
- PEO Soldier“The M240L incorporates titanium construction and alternative manufacturing methods for fabricating major M240B components to achieve significant weight savings. These improvements reduce the Soldier’s combat load while allowing easier handling and movement of the weapon. The M240L short barrel variant under development is 21.8 pounds, 5.5 pounds lighter than the M240B.”Special Forces troops have found that while the M240L works great as a dismounted support by fire weapon, that the titanium construction does not hold up when the machine gun is mounted in the gun turret of a Humvee or on a pedestal mount or swing arm style swivel mount on a GMV. With the softer metal used on the M240L, the gun is rattling itself apart whenever it is mounted to a hard point.
On closer inspection, this oversight may effect both SOF and conventional military operations in more ways than one. Some units simply don’t have enough M2 .50 caliber machine guns to go around and resort to mounting a M240 in the Humvee’s turret instead. With Special Forces units doing a one for one exchange of the old but reliable M240B for the new M240L, many teams will be left hanging without a suitable primary weapon that can be mounted on their vehicles.
When one Special Forces NCO brought this deficiency to the forefront in a meeting to a group of officers who were overseeing the program, “-they looked at me like I was crazy!”
|Kimber Solo CDP (LG) MSRP: $1223|
|Mossberg MMR 556 Tactical 16"|
|Mossberg MMR 556 Hunter 20"|
The Chiappa Group is currently introducing the RFID system in its production chain, applying a microchip identification to all the weapons it is manufacturing. The microchip is writable, even several times, both in the visible and in the protected area of the weapon. It is difficult to remove, therefore the microchip accompanies the weapon forever, providing all the information gathered - and upgradeable – concerning the production cycle, as well as commercial information, the registration and data on the property. It is easy to imagine that the constant tracking of the weapon constitutes a virtually total impediment to the theft or improper use of the weapon. (Partial excerpt from press release sent to me by Chiappa Firearms.)H/T: One Inch Group
|Standard Buffer // MGI Rate and Recoil Reducing Buffer|
The 11 1/2 inch barreled carbine was initially firing 1016 rounds per minute (rpm). After installing the MGI Buffer, the rate of fire dropped 271 rpm to a rate of 745 rpm. Our 20 inch barreled demo gun was initially shooting at a rate of 771 rpm. After installing the MGI Buffer the rate of fire fell 133 rpm to a rate of 638 rpm.I have no reason to doubt their findings; as I can attest the second ability of the buffer (recoil reduction) does work.
|The D-Fender on the far right|
Basically, the harder you push it, the harder it pushes back to counter the recoil. It's function is similar in nature to that of placing a hammer in each of your hands and swinging them towards each other meeting in front of you. When they meet, they will cancel out the energy in each other coming to a stop. If you swing both hammers harder, they will cancel out each other's forward momentum. This is the same as the carrier moving to the rear as the buffer weights are moving forward to help cancel out the rearward energy of the carrier. Changing to a larger caliber just causes the weights to be hitting the carrier that much harder.I may not know all of the scientific stuff that happens, but I sure do know that the felt recoil of my rifle was reduced noticeably. While firing long strings I didn't need to concentrate on keeping the muzzle down; the Buffer negated that need and I was able to concentrate on target recognition, sight alignment, and trigger pull. I especially enjoyed letting others fire my 12.5" SBR after they had fired their 16" AR's and watch the amazement on their faces. "How does this recoil less!?" "The muzzle doesn't climb at all!" "That is amazing!" are the three comments I heard he most. Oh, followed by, "I need to get one of these!" after I told them the secret was the MGI Rate and Recoil Reducing Buffer.
|MGI Buffer 7oz.|
|Standard Buffer 2.9oz.|
Greetings in Freedom.H/T: Guns & Coffee
On Friday July 8th, 2011 Governor Scott Walker signed a "shall-issue" concealed carry bill into law.
The majority of the provisions in the law take effect in November. The Wisconsin Dept. of Justice will be administering the program.
The original SB93 was a constitutional carry bill. The senate committee passed a modified SB93 that had an optional permit for concealed carry within school zones. Unfortunately, that modified "constitutional carry" bill did not survive the full senate and it was amended to a "shall-issue" type system. Once the "shall-issue" legislation passed the senate it was clear that constitutional carry had no chance in the legislature this session and in a judicious consideration of our members time, we did not believe further action/legislative contact from our members was required or would have any effect on the final legislation so we did not send any action alerts during that time as we waited to see what the final bill included.
Under the new law you will continue to be able to open carry without a permit in the places you can now. You will also be able to open-carry in your vehicle provided you do not cross a school zone. You may continue to conceal carry in your home and business as you can now, but in other places you will effectively be required to get a permit in order to carry concealed. The permits cost $50 and are good for 5 years. The renewal is slated to cost $25. The Dept. of Justice is suppose to have application forms available on Sept. 1st. We will send further updates when they are.
There are a great deal of specifics to the law which I won't write a novel here to describe, but the following links provide you legislative analysis of the bill. I encourage members to read through these and if you have any questions, I encourage you to join our facebook group (from facebook search "Wisconsin Carry") and pose your questions there. Due to the volume of recipients this email goes to I will not be able to respond to individual questions in a timely manner.
In order to obtain a concealed carry permit you will need to have proof of training and pass a background check. There are a number of specifics with regard to the training, but in general here is what qualifies:
-The hunter education program established by the Department of Natural Resources or a substantially similar program that is established by another state, country or province and that is recognized by DNR.
-A firearms safety or training course that is conducted by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors.
-A firearms safety or training course that is conducted by a firearms instructor who is certified by a national or state organization that certifies firearms instructors or who is certified by the Department of Justice.
-Documentation that the individual participated in organized shooting competitions or completed military, law enforcement or security training that gave the individual experience with firearms that is substantially equivalent to a course or program described above.
-Documentation of completion of small arms training while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Wisconsin Carry intends to develop a training course that will qualify for the requirements of the law that we will offer at no charge to members. We do not want anyone to be unable to exercise their right to carry in the manner of their choosing because they cannot afford or do not have access to training. Please keep in mind that Wisconsin Carry is a 100% volunteer non-profit corporation so the time it takes us to put together that class may not be as quick as some will desire.
Once you obtain the permit, you will be able to carry in the manner of your choosing (open or concealed) everywhere you can currently open carry IN ADDITION to within "school zones". Carry remains prohibited on school GROUNDS for everyone (permit or not).
If you are a Wisconsin resident, you will need to get the Wisconsin permit. Your non-resident permit from another state cannot be used as your permit. It is my understanding that it can be used as proof of training if it is from a state that required training to obtain their permit.
This information is just a basic overview of the shall-issue legislation that was signed into law. You should not rely on it as legal advice. As always, you should read, research and understand the law completely. The above links will allow you to do so.
I will be sending another email shortly to discuss the past year's successes and failure as well as the future goals and initiatives of Wisconsin Carry.
Chairman/President - Wisconsin Carry, Inc.
facebook: search "Wisconsin Carry"
|Photo Courtesy of Coonan Inc.|
|Barrel Length||5 inches|
|Magazine Capacity||7 rounds + 1|
|Weight||42.0 oz. empty .48 oz loaded|
|Length||8.3 inches overall|
|Sights||Dovetail Front & Rear, Black, Fixed|
|Grips||Smooth Black Walnut|
- Richard Mann :: Empty CasesThis will make you wonder, why did I not think of that. Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat necked the .223 Remington up to .30 caliber and essentially created a lighter kicking, flatter shooting version of a .30-30 Winchester that works in an AR 15. The only modification needed is a new barrel. It’s called the 7.62 X 40 WT. Simply brilliant!
|Photo Courtesy of Haus of Guns|
|Crappy Cell Phone Photo|
|JP Short-Range Tactical Sight|
|Surefire Rapid Transition Sights|
|KAC Offset Micro Folding Sights|
|Kimber Pro Carry 9mm :: Nine Shots 25 Feet|