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How do I zero my sights?
Howard: Well it would help if you told us what sort of sight you are using. With iron sights, move the rear sight the same direction you want your impacts to go, and the front sight the opposite direction you need your impact to move.
Is the LMT MWS currently for sale the same as military issue?
Howard: No, the currently LMT MWS is not the same as what was delivered in the order of 440 rifles to the British Military. If you want the same thing as what they have, you will need to get an early MWS with an early stainless barrel. Since then, MWS upper has changed, the barrel profile has changed, and the bolt and bolt carrier has changed. If you do not care about these substantial changes, and just care about the look, you can buy LMT new package called the Sharpshooter.
Who makes the decals on the Pelican case in the articles?
Shawn: Dogfightink is where you can get the decals.
Is there a screw on front sight installation tool for Glock?
Howard: Yes, there are several brands of hex headed screw drivers for it. Any dealer of Glock parts should have some, and it should run you around $10.
Will a Surefire x300 fit on a Sig P226?
Shawn: If you have a rail on your P226, yes.
Howard: You will need to buy a rail adapters if your Sig P226 does not come with an accessory rail.
Was the M16A1 used for sniping in Vietnam?
Shawn: It was unofficially used, and even has a recorded hit out 800m, but offically consideration and testing it was not decided to be the basis of a sniper weapon in the Marine Corps or Army.
When did the Glock Model 20 come out?
Howard: The 10mm Glock 20 came out around 1991.
Is the Sig 517 a SR25/M110 pattern rifle?
Howard: The Sig 517 will use the same mags as the SR25/M110. Other then that they are different.
Do they make a 30 round clip for the Scar-H?
Shawn: No, no one make a 30 round “clip”, or a 20 or a 5 round “clip” for the SCAR. The SCAR uses a Magazine.
Howard: There are aftermarket 25 round mags, I don’t know if there are 30 round mags for it.
glock 36 6 round mag
Howard: Please use complete sentences for questions. Standard magazines for the Glock 36 hold 6 rounds.
Is the scar breaking optics?
Howard: Many sources state that the FN SCAR’s recoil is harsh on optics. This may be part of the reason why EoTech moved the battery location to being transversely mounted on the new Eotech and why Elcan now has a HD line of optics.