Catherine Kim submitted this: Growing up in a beach city in Southern California, firearms were not a common household item. In school I was taught the NRA was “bad.” I had not seen or touched a gun until my mid-twenties. Because of the media, I associated guns with violence. Why do we need guns? Won’t … Read moreComment from Catherine Kim
I went on a trip to Michigan recently. During this trip I ended up using my hand held light for 40 minutes one night. It still boggles my mind that some people feel it is not necessary to carry a flash light, however that is beside the point. This use drained the battery in my light, … Read moreDead batteries, LaRue, and M4 zeroing.
Saw an AR15 yesterday where the bolt carrier group was stuck mostly to the rear. It took a while to finally get the rifle apart, then it still took some time to identify the problem. The issue turned out to be that the forward assist broke. This makes for an interesting problem. Now this … Read moreInteresting malfunction
Chamber Stars. Not a gimmick, not necessary, but nice to have.
When ever you buy new gear, or change the setup of your gear, you need to test it out. It is good to make sure there are no unexpected issues. For example, today I found that the LaRue POD stock attachment I have interferes with my plate carrier. Shooting with out the body armor was … Read moreCheck and recheck your gear.
If you said, “Gas-tube” you would be right. This shooters custom mid-length gas system upper came with a carbine length gas tube. This made his AR15 into a rather awkward bolt action. Remember while working on the AR15 is easy, that doesn’t mean that everyone should do it.
Another cheep junk optic failed at the range today. I highly recommend against trying to use cheap junk optics like NCSTAR, TRUGLO, AIM SPORTS, LEAPERS UTG, etc.
The left three cases were fired from a LaRue PredatAR with XTRANs chamber. The rightmost case came from a standard chamber. XTRAN chamber left a sprial of carbon on the case. There is no felt damage to the case. This spiral of carbon could be wiped off with finger.
A big thanks to the good folks at LaRue Tactical. I needed a replacement ring half (to replace one I damaged) and some screws for my mounts. Despite that I gave alternate info that had no ordering history from LaRue and that I offered to pay, LaRue Tactical still sent me the parts for free. Their … Read moreThanks LaRue Tactical