If you own an AR-15 you should consider purchasing Wheeler's Delta Series AR Armorer’s Professional Kit. This kit contains the most important tools a gunsmith or an armorer needs to complete a full rifle build, make repairs or perform maintenance on AR-15/M16 platform rifles. All of the kit's components are well made and relevant to servicing your AR needs. I purchased my onsale at Amazon.com, see this sites Amazon page. The following is a general description of the kit. Each of these Delta Series tools is designed with application specific features to perform specific functions with precision and ease. Each tool is constructed of the highest quality materials to deliver the best performance at a great value. This all-inclusive 19 piece Armorer’s Kit has some of the most innovative AR-15 tools on the market today, making it the most advanced kit out there. All of the tools fit inside the durable carry case for convenient storage and transport.
Pictured below is a comparison of the different length gas direct impingement systems included on AR platforms. From top to bottom the picture reflects a Standard Length gas system (AR-15A2), a Mid-Length gas system (16in barrel) and a Carbine Length gas system (16in barrel). For overall performance it is recommended to stick with standard or mid-length gas systems due to their lower gas pressure at the barrel's gas port that results in less recoil, less wear on parts, more reliable round extraction and ejection. The system comparison allows the viewer to see where the barrel gas port/block is located for each of the systems.
Pictured is an AR15 assigned to a designated marksman. As discussed your fire team's designated marksman is required to provide precision fire outside the 300 meter range expected of all rifleman.
The pictured system incorporates the following to increase accuracy.
1. Timney Trigger #667s with 3 pound pull.
2. 18 inch barrel with free float tube and "Standard Length Gas System." Mid or standard length systems decrease recoil.
3. Magpul PRS (Precision Rifle/Sniper) Adjustable Stock.
4. Midwest Industry Flip-up Rear and Front Sight.
5. Harris 1A2-BRM Solid Base 6 - 9-Inch BiPod.
6. MAGPUL Battery Assist Device (B.A.D.).
7. BLACKHAWK AR-15 Ergonomic Grip.
8. 20rd MAGPUL magazine (not pictured).
If cost is a current concern, build out an additional upper or purchase a complete upper with at least a "Mid or Standard Length gas system and free float tube." You can always swap out the upper assembly with another AR's lower. Get started today, on any additional builds as parts and components are inexpensive.
An excellent all around tactical semiautomatic shotgun is Mossberg's 930 SPX. This light weight shotgun incorporates an 18.5 barrel, ghost ring sights, and a Picatinny rail at a cost that is significantly less than comparable products by Benelli or Remington. Semiautomatic shotguns with a 7+ shell capacity are another item being targeted by anti-gun fanatics. Pick one up while they are available. This system provides a definite edge over any home invading criminal.
Start your new AR15 build by purchasing quality AR15 "Lower Receivers" for under $100. Pictured is a recent DPMS lower receiver purchased on sale at a local gun store. If you purchase local and not online you save on both shipping costs ($20) and the FFL transfer fee ($25). At today's low prices you should buy enough lower receivers for everyone in your family so they're available as you need them for future builds. Once you purchase the AR15 lower receiver you can purchase the remaining components to build out a basic AR15 for under $600, or build out a precision rifle for $900. For your basic build the additional components include a Lower Parts Kits or LPK ($50), buttstock assembly ($50) and complete upper assembly w/bolt carrier group ($400). Shop both JSE Surplus and Midway USA for these price points. Continue to encourage your friends to purchase AR15s and magazines in order to increase the ownership of this essential weapon system. As a reminder, don't be caught off guard again if there is a run on guns like seen last year. Keep stocking up. Be Ready!!
The following quote from Ayn Rand's novel the Fountainhead (1943) is an excellent example of how insurgent Information Operation (IO) campaigns are directed at changing public perception. The quote is based on Gail Wynand's, the owner of the Banner paper, thoughts when he realized socialist have discreetly infiltrated his organization and are publishing articles in a manner to tactfully change public opinion. Although this book is 71 years old, it illustrates the continuous attempts by the media to push their anti-free market and anti-gun agenda. This effort continues daily to change the fabric of this great state. Rand's writings display the long fight Pogressives/Socialist have been engaged, to change public opinion.
"Wynand looked after him, puzzled, amused and slightly sick. He had known for several years the trend which his paper had embraced gradually, imperceptibly, without any directive from him. He had noticed the cautious "slanting" of news stories, the half-hints, the vague allusions, the peculiar adjectives peculiarly placed, the stressing of certain themes, the insertion of political conclusions where none was needed. If a story concerned a dispute between employer and employee, the employer was made to appear guilty, simply through wording, no matter what the facts presented. If a sentence referred to the past, it was always "our dark past" or "our dead past." If a statement involved someone's personal motive, it was always "goaded by selfishness" or"egged by greed." A crossword puzzle, gave the definition of "obsolescent individuals" and the word came out as "capitalists."
- Ayn Rand's novel the Fountainhead (1943).
Prior to spending $180+ on weapon accessories, your money is better spent on a good trigger. For AR platforms you can't beat the performance of Timney's single stage triggers for their unmatched smooth pull and crisp break. Timney triggers are designed as a drop in module that can be installed by anyone with their included easy to follow instructions. Pictured is a side by side comparison between my Timney trigger (#667 with 3 pound pull) and the standard military trigger I replaced. This trigger module installs using your AR's original hammer/trigger pins and is firmly seated in the lower receiver with the system's locking screws. Timney triggers are made in the USA and offer great customer service to answer any questions you may have. You can normally find a wide variety of Timney triggers on Ebay at a significant discount versus other vendors. Bottom line - A good trigger is the most valuable investment anyone can make to increase accuracy.
To power communications equipment and electronics in your work area pickup a good power supply designed to power equipment that requires 12V DC Automotive power. These power supplies are a great way to power your CB and indoors without the hassle of a car battery, by converting standard 120V AC household power to DC power. The pictured Radio Shack regulated Power Supply can be purchased on Ebay for around $35. Most power supplies provide outputs for both wire connections and a 12V plug-in socket.
The following graph reflects the Percentage of U.S. households with one or more guns (Source: Gunpolicy.org).
I thought the above chart reflecting data from Gunpolicy.org would wake-up some of you dormant gun owners. The chart reflects the significant steady decline of U.S. households that own firearms from 49.1% in 1973 to only 34.4% in 2012. The anit-gun movement has worked its way into our schools and elected offices to implement misinformation programs and the spread of rampant lies against why household's should not own a gun. This trend only rewards criminals and our threats throughout the globe that seek citizens of the United States to become less safe and capable of defending themselves. This number reflects a growth in the population but no growth in household gun ownership over the years. All gun owners must make a commitment to increase gun ownership in their communities, and I mean every community even New York City and Chicago to stop this weakening trend. Everyone must "spread the importance of gun ownership, gun safety and gun handling to youth" throughout America to offset this trend. Start with organizations such as Boy Scouts to start spreading this important message. Thank you Gunpolicy.org for opening my eyes!
Things you can do today.
1. Buy another handgun, rifle or pistol. Transfer a firearm to a law abiding family member who does not have one in their household.
2. Give ammunition and accessories as a holiday or birthday gift.
3. Know your elected representatives background. (For Example, Gov John Kasich voted for the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. One of only 46 republican members of congress to do so. Based on Ohio's continual morale decline it makes you wonder about the elected officials of that state.)
4. Join the NRA, or purchase an NRA membership for a family member.
5. Participate in a gun safety course and teach what you've learned to others.
6. Acquire a Conceal Carry Permit. Based on these numbers law enforcement needs assistance.
The following is the numerical equivalent of the attached graph for the Percentage of U.S. households with one or more guns (Souce: Gunpolicy.org).
Every Infantry soldier learns during basic leadership courses and advanced courses such as Ranger School, the importance of "Little Green Plastic Army Men" when conducting rehearsals and describing missions on terrain models. It is easy to conceptualize and put to memory specific actions taken by individuals during the mission and actions on the objective. Soldier like figures holding weapons allow leaders to easily describe to soldiers the direction they are to orient weapons during movement and as members of the support element, assault element and security element. Like any simulation or rehearsal, it is much easier to understand something if the visual representation looks like the elements being described. I also encourage the use of plastic army men during tactics discussions when portraying the direction individuals are to orient weapons when overwatching obstacles, covering deadspace, and sectors of fire. Purchase sets that include plastic wire obstacles that are used to show either enemy or friendly obstacle emplacements. A favorite technique I use, when using these sets, is to describe defensive operations to show how the machine gunner integrates his weapon with tactical wire obstacles to form a position’s Final Protective Line (FPL). Graphic representation easily conveys how tactical wire obstacles are positioned along the friendly side of the machine gun's Final Protective Lines (FPLs). Purchase sets that include bunkers and vehicles so they can be incorporated in to the rehearsal if these assets are part of the friendly or enemy plan. Most large sets can be broken up, to construct terrain models kits for the whole unit or group. The pictured set can be found on Amazon.com, Ebay.com or at most large toy stores.