Aimpoint Comp M4, the prolific optic system

Aimpoint is one of the most trusted names in the optics system and their Aimpoint Comp M4 is one of their most saleable products. It has one of the longest battery lives among contemporaries in the market. The Aimpoint Comp M4 is available for a price of $700 in the market, making it impossible for everyone to get their hands on this fine product. This is not a problem for users who can’t afford it as Aimpoint is known to manufacture similar products of the same quality in a lower price range as well. The reason why it is priced so high is because of its ability to withstand impact, dust, dirt, mud, extreme cold and hot temperatures as well as its ability to function in deep water.

The features
It has a sealed reflex sight which has a 2 MOA (Minutes of Angle) doubt that on its setting to lower parameters can be pretty precise art and over 100 meters. With increasing the brightness it becomes larger to the naked eye than 2 MOA and also creates a nice big ring where the tube meets the glass, which is unnoticeable until you are actually using it. It is more noticeable on focused groups. There are also 7 brightness settings for Night Vision and 9 levels of brightness for daylight out of which the “Extra Bright” turns it into a 40mm red light in your face.

Once you get the sealed covers off the elevation and windage, the sighting is pretty easy.  The half an inch at 100 meter adjustment is covered with anodized aluminium and full gaskets so that they are easy to take off with or without gloves and are strong enough to prevent them from winding themselves off. You do not have to worry about eye relief or parallax because if the red dot is placed on a spot, then it will maintain that line of shot when the trigger is pulled. The life expectancy per AA battery is about eight years and the battery compartment is also fully anodized with a gasket.

The mount
Aimpoint uses their QRP2 mount, it is a quick release mount which is not a lever operated release but a screw down mount with a ratcheting knob. When the mount is tightened onto a rail and will click when it reaches a significant resistance to prevent over tightening or stripping the mount. In all, it is a compact, reliable and rugged optical system which is value for money.

 

NAGR’s Commercial in AR, lobbying Sen. Mark Pryor

NAGR’s Commercial in AR, lobbying Sen. Mark Pryor

Who’s Pulling John Morse’s Strings? NAGR 30 Sec Spot.

Tunisia, Algeria Work Together to Combat Gun Smuggling

Tunisia, Algeria Work Together to Combat Gun Smuggling
Terrorist groups are looking to profit from porous borders to smuggle weapons into Tunisia, local law agencies and international police organisations warn. “Tunisia is living with the threat of the proliferation of weapons because it is a neighbour of Libya,” Theoneste Mutsindashyak, the head of the Regional Centre on Small Arms, said at a recent Interpol conference in Algeria. Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou raised the same alarm to National Constituent… [Magharebia (USA), via GunPolicy.org]

Girl Killed by Grandfather in Turkey as He Cleaned Pistol
A young girl was accidentally killed by her grandfather while he was cleaning his pistol in the western province of Bursa on Saturday, adding to a soaring number of similar incidents which are raising the issue of effective gun control amid increasing fatalities. The recent deadly incident took place in İnegöl, a district of Bursa, at around 9:00 p.m. when Satı Örs, 7, was accidentally shot by her grandfather while he was cleaning his pistol. To save her father… [Today’s Zaman (Istanbul), via GunPolicy.org]

Study: High Gun Ownership Doesn’t Correlate to Low Crime Rate
NEW YORK – Using frequency of crime as an indicator of a citizenry’s safety, U.S. researchers found more gun owners doesn’t translate into less crime in developed nations. Dr. Sripal Bangalore of New York University’s Langone Medical Center and Dr. Franz H. Messerli of St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, examined data for 27 developed countries. The gun ownership data were obtained from the Small Arms… [United Press International, via GunPolicy.org]

Enjoy a comfortable shooting with Ruger 10 22 Folding Stock

The rifles are equipped with a number of important elements that help the users to enjoy the shooting experience. One of the basic parts of the rifle is the folding stock that gives you a facility to position the gun and hit the target accurately. The stock is directly connected to the barrel which in turn is fitted with the firing mechanism. With the help of the folding stock it becomes quite easy to support the rifle on your shoulders and concentrate on the target. Recently Ruger has come up with the new version of Ruger 10 22 Folding Stock that is brilliant and makes your experience even better.

The best feature about the Ruger 10 22 Stock is its fabulous design which fits with the requirements of the individuals as well. Owing to the increased use of these rifles for hunting and safety purposes, the makers thought of coming up with a new look that would increase the utility of the gun. The folding stock decreases the length of the gun thus making it easier to carry and target objects without any confusion. The new Ruger rifle has therefore become the first preference of the people especially the beginners who are just learning the basics of shooting.

Initially the folding stock was made of wood but with advancements many more wooden varieties were introduced like maple, walnut etc. thus opening more options before the manufacturers. The Ruger 10 22 Folding Stockis designed using the highest quality wood variety that augments its appearance as well as the utility. Hence the users are free to have a look at the folding stock of the gun as it is an excellent addition that will be appreciated by the people. There are many people who are turning towards these types of rifles for better functionality.

Another superb feature of the Ruger 10/22 Stock is its grip which is just perfect. While shooting, the grip of the rifle should be the best or else there are chances that you may miss the target. That is why the new folding stock is designed in such a manner that it provides a tight grip to increase your comfort level. Even if you practice with the rifle for a long time, it will not be painful as compared to the other designs which were slightly uncomfortable for the shooters and the hunters.
So try the new Ruger 10/22 rifle which is equipped with fresh design and better features.

The M-16 Assault Rifle

The M-16 Assault Rifle

Some weapons become outdated or break in time and new technology simply takes the place of the old. Even though that is true, there are those few types of weapon that remained timeless both in their superior utility and amazing durability. One of these weapons, yes you guessed it, is the famous M-16 Assault Rifle. We see them everywhere, in television, documentaries and even video games, but what is it that made them so popular in the first place?

One of the reasons must be that they served the US military well in the Vietnam War. The first time an M-16 was used on the field was in 1963 in South Vietnam and it became a staple weapon ever since. Vietnam was a country with long rivers and treacherous terrain and the light M-16 was ideal for that environment, sparing the operator from carrying great weight across dangerous country. Not only that, but the M-16 was also extremely durable, as it didn’t break or malfunction even when it got wet or hit. Finally the most important reasons of all are that the M-16 is extremely deadly and powerful. The M-16 was compared to the AK-47 when it came to durability and strength. Read More

ATF Head Still Boxed in by Politics, Low Resources in America

ATF Head Still Boxed in by Politics, Low Resources in America
WASHINGTON – When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth. It was January, and the nation was embroiled in a rare debate on gun control, the result of the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school the previous month. The White House pushed for tougher gun laws and Congress seemed unusually… [Minnesota Public Radio / Associated Press, via GunPolicy.org]

Before you buy a hunting scope

Hunting using rifles happen to be very much in use even in the modern days because of several reasons. Of all hunting a wild boar is to be done in a proper manner as they have a very good sight and sense of smell and hearing. So choosing a proper rifle scope for hunting is very crucial and few things are to be considered before buying it.

Before hunting
If you are a wildlife lover and like hunting then get the rifle scope which comes with a complete advanced design from a professional hunting store. Also know how to maintain it and check the condition of it before you go on hunting as the improper functioning of it may cause damage to the hunter. Before going to hunting see to the weapon you are carrying with you which will support you during the time.

  • A hunter should carry a high caliber rifle when he starts to hunt a wild boar also the load of the gun should match the style of hunting.
  • There are a number of advanced models with a number of advantages which can be used when you start hunting.
  • Look for the size and weight of the rifle scopealong with the magnification. If the animal is spotted at a longer range even you can hunt it using the gun.

Check all the above important features of your gun before you go on hunting.
Get a scope
Choose the hunting scope which increases the accuracy of the shooting weapon. These scopes have a number of typical features and adjustments.

  • Eye relief is a main characteristic of a weapon which is the distance that a human eye can be from the scope and the longer the eye relief is the better one to use as the chance of getting injured is less.
  • This provides a kind of protection from the gun recoil and the renticles and even assist in aiming the target.
  • See that the scope you bought is well maintained and adjusted properly. If you follow simple rules you can enjoy the great performance of the scope along with the accurate shots for a very long time.

The hunter with a good scope equipment can improve the accuracy of hitting the target in the first shot so before buying a hunting scope, see the following tips which may help in getting the best one with which one can enjoy the fun of hunting.

 

Gun-Control Advocates Losing Ground in the US Despite Mass Shootings

Gun-Control Advocates Losing Ground in the US Despite Mass Shootings
Nine months after the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., advocates of stricter gun-control measures have had little luck in state legislatures across the country. In fact, if the gun debate is reignited after another massacre claimed 12 victims Monday at the Navy Yard in Southeast Washington, it will take place in a country with fewer restrictions on firearms than were in place a year ago. Gun-control advocates had hoped to pass new… [Washington Post, via GunPolicy.org]

Authorities Bust Operation in India Using Fake Gun Licences to Get Guns
In a major breakthrough, Lucknow police on Sunday recovered a dozen firearms and cartridges purchased on fake licences after the arrest of two key members of an illegal arms racket operational in several states of the country. One of the members is a terminated constable of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The duo was arrested in Vibhuti Khand where they had come for a firearms deal. The recovered firearms included seven 12-bore double barrel guns, four… [Hindustan Times (Delhi), via GunPolicy.org]

NAGR Gray TShirt

NAGR Gray TShirt

NAGR Blue Jacket

Second-Generation Cap & Ball Colt Sixguns in 36 and 44 Cal.

Second-Generation Cap & Ball Colt Sixguns in 36 and 44 Cal.
The collecting of really old Colt revolvers can easily threaten the bank account, or even shatter it. Not only is collecting the early Colts a costly pastime, you end up with guns not many would want to shoot, especially the black-powder percussion handguns from the Civil War or earlier periods. Of course there are many modern cap-and-ball guns made to satisfy the cravings of those who want to make lots of noise and smoke. But with most of them there’s something missing, as I’m sure many will tell you. The modern guns just are not Colts, though they may look the same. Our Technical Editor Ray Ordorica used to own an original Colt 1860 which, as might be expected, he shot on a regular basis. He shot a six-shot group at 15 yards with the gun that measured 1.4 inches center to center of the widest two, and four of ‘em made a hole less than half an inch between centers.

Czechoslovakia Vs. Serbia: Two Midsize 9mm Pistols Compete
In front of us for this report were two full-size 9mm pistols. They were a surplus CZ 75 (about $350) and a new Tokarev M70A, made in Serbia by Zastava (about $330). Would either of these guns be acceptable for home- or self-defense purposes? We tested with three types of ammo, Independent 115-grain FMJ, RWS 124-grain FMJ, and Black Hills 124-grain JHP +P. Here’s what we found.