By Gabby I have been doing my absolute best to inform the non-gunning masses about why we "heart" guns. I've been at this fo...
By Annony Reader Today, Gabby posted a pic of the president's motorcade driving through Atlanta and mentioned that he had shut down the ...
By C-Mag The new 22 TCM round from Armscor , makers of the Rock Island line of 1911s, was introduced at the SHOTShow and I am very excited...
I stumbled onto this site after too many hours of doing the same searching myself. It seems Gunquester has found a way to search many of the gun-parts web-stores for a certain item, and not only relay whether it's in stock, but tells you if the store's inventory system is actually linked to their site. (This is important because while some stores show an item as "In Stock" or are willing to take orders on a certain item, it is only after you proceed with the transaction that you will be told that you may be waiting for this shipment, indefinitely.)
By Gabby for Gun NutsOn Monday we learned that AR-15 was not automatically accepted by the US army when it was invented. The rifle was too new in concept for the conservative military decision makers of the 1950s but in 1960, everything changed. As the Vietnam war ramped up the M16, the military version of the AR-15, was shipping out with each soldier. But the story was far from over. The troops had been issued the M16 and told the the gun was "self cleaning". They weren't even given cleaning kits. While many were not properly trained on the M16, the bigger issues came from the skimping by the military. The decision was made to use to ball powder, rather than stick, in the ammo made for the M16. Also, the government had opted to follow the AR-15's original design, (a design created for sporting, not the battlefield) and the chamber of the M16 was not chromed.
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By GabbyI chose my stock!!!
It was a long hard process but the order is placed and I'm excited! I chose a lesser known company, because, ya know, I like to be different. It's light weight, but still has a large storage compartment. It's adjustable and versatile, with two QD sling connection points and a standard connection point as well. Optional parts include an adjustable check rest and a tiny click on GPS unit. The storage compartment is accessed by flipping down the kick pad on the butt of the stock. I like this better than the side entry compartments for two reasons. First, to access the compartment one must lower their rifle. This keeps one's focus solely on the task at hand, meaning no accidents. Also, those side compartments add extra parts and controls, though they usually offer rear entry compartments at the same time. That's extra weight and extra mechanisms that may break. Further, the rear compartment on the stock I ordered is water tight, Awesome! The stock also comes with a X shaped foam block that buffers small items inside the compartment, so there is no rattle...when I'm in stealth mode.
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By GabbyI have been doing my absolute best to inform the non-gunning masses about why we "heart" guns. I've been at this for almost two years, and have met tons of gun-girls like myself. I guess I had forgotten that there were still many people, outside the firearm community, who were not aware of the strength of the gun-girl movement.
Not to worry, I was brutally reminded of this last week when a friend posted an article from Jezebel magazine on my timeline. The writer, Doug Barry opened his article, NRA Convention Featured Pink Guns, Bra Holsters for the Ladies with the line, "GUNS!!!!! Right, ladies?? You like GUNS, don’t you?" dripping with sarcasm. He went on to describe how, unlike years past, this years NRA annual meeting, did everything it could to market to women. He specifically mentioned the Flashbang bra holster, but made the concept of a woman carrying a gun, sound like the most ridiculous idea anyone ever dreamt up.
By Gabby for Gun NutsIn order to do a better job on my own AR-15 build, I figured it might be handy to learn the history of this coveted weapon system. Having studied architecture in college, I realize that some times form can be affected by more than function. It turns out, the AR was not an immediately hit and caused almost as much controversy as it does today. But I get ahead of myself. We should begin with the term "AR". Until recently I believed the acronym stood for "Assault Rifle", but I learned that ""AR" actually stand for the company at which the platform was invented, Armalite. Eugene Stoner, Armalite's chief engineer in the early 1950s, called on his background in the aircraft industry, and designed a rifle that was lightweight and appropriately "space-age" for the day. He utilized plastic, fiberglass and aluminum for the AR's design, which was an 180 degree turn from the steel and wood firearms previously on the market.
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By GabbyThe count down is on! My receivers and hand guard are anodized and crossing the country. I can't help but check the tracking number every few minutes. Because the lower receiver is part of this package, the law says that they must be delivered to an FFL. My FFL has also been made aware or the tracking number and knows to when the box is due to arrive, because FedEx will require a "Signature by an Adult".
Needless to say, my AR wrench is ready!
By GabbyDon't even try to look for a 30 round polymer magazine today. Even if you find some in stock, you will probably end up paying double the MSRP. Be sure to go to the manufacturer's website to see what the price should be for such an item. For example, the infamous "PMag" by Magpul, can be found for up-words of $30 to $50 around the Internet at the moment. However, depending on the the generation (there are three currently on the market) this product shouldn't cost more than $20.
Why is everyone so excited about polymer magazines anyway? Isn't steel tougher? Firstly, the original "steel" style AR magazines aren't even steel, they are aluminum. Second, no. The metal magazines are susceptible to more bumps and bruises than their plastic counter parts. The "lips" of the magazine, the two pieces that bend inward where rounds are inserted, are most susceptible to bending. If these lips are bent, feeding problems are likely to follow.
There are a ridiculous number of grips to chose from when it comes to the AR-15. This little piece of plastic is a major part of the legal arguments against the weapon system. I have gathered a selection of "pistol grips" that are available from various manufacturers, though I have narrowed my preferences considerably already. The grip in the center left has a trigger guard built in, so you know I don't need anything like that, but as you can see, some of these extend back and up to cover a portion of the lower receiver, and some have finger indents molded in too.