Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ruger 10/22 Take-Down

Ruger has added another 10/22 to their popular line-up. The NEW 10/22 Take-Down is a synthetic stocked; stainless receiver and barreled .22LR semi-auto rifle. It will come in a case made for carrying the rifle 'taken-down' into it's two primary pieces. Keeping with Ruger's forward thinking innovations; the new 10/22 TD has an adjustable collar to ensure proper fit and accuracy for years to come. MSRP: $389






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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ruger LCP KABOOM!


This is NOT my gun so I don't have all the details on the incident. This is what I do know. The owner was about half way through a concealed carry course when he experienced (what we believe to be) a squib load. What is a 'squib load'? It is when there is not enough energy behind the projectile to propel it through the barrel. Because of this the bullet will become an obstruction in the barrel. If you do not recognize the squib for what it is and fire another round you will force a catastrophic failure of the weapon a.k.a. KABOOM!
I do not know what type of ammunition he was using other than it was a brass cased full metal jacketed round. The shooter walked away with nothing more than a sore hand.

**UPDATE**
The shooter was using Winchester 'White Box' 95gr FMJ. He says during a string of fire he thought he experienced a misfire so he racked the slide inserting a new round. Not knowing that the previous round had gone off with enough energy to propel the bullet only halfway through the barrel and not enough to cycle the pistol. He then pressed the trigger on the fresh round which sent another bullet careening into the back of the stuck round...KABOOM!







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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Big 3 East Event Review :: Military Arms Channel

When you carry a Firearm do you also carry a Less Lethal option? Why Not?



Many people I know carry a firearm nearly everyday-everywhere they go; including myself. A few days ago I was talking with a group of friends concerning the 'Zimmerman-Martin' case and how it could have been handled differently. First, I'd like restate here what I first said during that discussion, "No one knows the unadulterated details of the encounter and many will never know (whether from loss of interest or sticking their fingers in their ears and yelling) and anyone that says they do know should be listened too with your bullshit meter on high."

One person had suggested that a less lethal response would have been more appropriate. I don't think anyone would disagree with that statement, but it is all dependant on the situation. If you are aware of your assailants intentions and have the time to offer a less than lethal defense; then by all means do so. More often than not, many people have lost control of a situation or were not aware of their surroundings to begin with and are 'ambushed' with deadly force and now must react.

I smiled a bit when my buddy brought up that idea of a less lethal paired with a firearm as I have carried such a combination for about a year. I have been carrying a Ruger LCP and the Kimber Pepper Blaster II. I typically carry the LCP in a pocket holster and the Pepper Blaster in a cargo pocket. I like options... If I am confronted with an aggressor I'd prefer the option of presenting a less lethal (if the situation allows) before I must present deadly force. If I can stop/deter a threat without drawing my firearm; I consider that a win.
I often carry the following items that I consider 'must haves' for self defense:
  • Phone (communication, video/audio/text)
  • Light (identification/deterrence)
  • Less Lethal
  • Firearm (+1 reload, at least)
All of those tools are important but are worthless without the proper mindset and implementation.

Can a less lethal tool be useful? Absolutely, with the proper employment and situation. I am not claiming to be an expert on the subject and would be interested to hear some of your thoughts.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

S&W M&P .22LR Pistol Hits the Shelves!

I know this little rimfire has been out for a while, but this is the first one I have personally been able to handle one.


The Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Pistol is being made in Germany by Walther and imported by S&W. It is the same size and weight (24oz.) as it's 9mm big brother. It is outfitted with a manual 1911-ish safety that is optional on the full size M&P. It operates on a standard blow-back action and lacks the changeable grips (palm swells) of the standard M&P line.






Overall, it seems like a pretty decent .22LR version of the full size M&P. Guns & Coffee bought one a while back; then proceeded to have a couple issues.

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Primary Weapon Systems Enhanced Buffer Tube Demo Video

A great video with a lot of production value (cool) starring the PWS Enhanced Buffer Tube.



PWS also makes an Enhanced Buffer Tube for Pistols and the HK416 along with many other top quality parts and full weapon systems.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Next Flashlight? Elzetta ZFL-M60

The Vuurwapen Blog has a great rundown of the Elzetta ZFL-M60; which is actually quite the light.



I've been a big fan of Surefire for many years and have collected several of their lights:
  • 6P
  • Two G2
  • Two E2D Defenders
  • Two HL1-A
  • M600 Scout Light
  • E1B Backup
  • M910A Vert. Weapon light
I have been persuaded to give Elzetta a try. They also make some stellar mounts to attach their lights to your favorite long gun.






Friday, March 16, 2012

A Look at Things to Come :: ATACS-FG / MultiCam / UCP-ACU / Woodland BDU


This is a look at things to come here at RTB.net. We will be writing up a review of the ATACS-FG pattern as well as a full comparison between the following patterns:
Why those four patterns? Because those are the four I have.

If you are interested in getting your own set of ATACS-FG or any of the patterns above you can find them (and more!) at PredatorBDU.com

How to Assemble an AR-15 Lower Video

Sweet... be sure to check out CMMG!



H/T: Everyday No Days Off

Friday, March 9, 2012

In Other News :: 3/3/2012 - 3/9/2012

In an attempt to keep your insatiable appetites for industry knowledge met; we have created "In Other News" (ION). It will publish each week as a list of links to things that I shared via Facebook or Twitter, but did not post to RTB.net. Enjoy!
Good Read/Watch
New Products
Reviews
Giveaways

"Shield Yourself" Smith & Wesson's Teaser Video

What does Smith & Wesson have up their sleeve? A teaser video posted to their main page yesterday is promising ... something 'Coming April 12, 2012'. The video repeatedly flashes the words "Shield Yourself"; to which I can only conclude that Smith & Wesson has perfected Force Field technology in our time!



At the end the 'M&P' Logo is present which leads me to believe this will be a new product introduction into the M&P line. What do you think? Is this the fabled Single-Stack, Mid-Sized, M&P Pistol?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mossberg .22LR Lever Action Rifle

No, not their 'Tactical' version but a more traditional one. GunTalk.tv has a look at Mossberg's new plinker.



It's no secret that I'm a fan of lever guns. In fact, I may just seek out this little rifle once it comes out :)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Savage Firearms AR-15 in R&D

Savage Firearms via their Twitter Account (@SavageFirearms) sent the following tweet yesterday:


A few hours later Savage released a crude drawing of an AR platform rifle saying, " Here is one of four possible outcomes..."



I'm not sure what to think. I certainly hope that one of their three other designs is a little more exciting. I do like what appears to be a 'dissipator' upper. If you don't know what a dissipator upper is don't beat yourself up; I didn't know until about a year ago. Basically, it's a 16" barrel with rifle length handguards while utilizing a carbine or mid-length gas system. This creates a 'Short Barreled Rifle' (SBR) looking rifle without the extra cost and hassle. Bushmaster builds a factory dissipator fitted with Magpul furniture.

I wish Savage good luck with its AR endeavour and hope they choose a design that is more than mundane.

P.S.
I'm still waiting to see a Mossberg MMR... Not really related but is.

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Kimber Solo CDP (LG) Hits the Shelves!

Back in July 2010 we shared with you that Kimber was planning on making a CDP version of their 9mm Solo pistol outfitted with a Crimson Trace laser grip. Then in December it was added to their website. Today, about eight months later, the Kimber Solo CDP (LG) 'Hits the Shelves!'









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