5.56 Timeline

Governor of Va having a wall put up

B-ARFCOM user BSskinner posted this bit of news today.

After lunch I took a walk over to see what Northam had planned for us on Monday. I will try to update this thread daily with any additional information and pictures as things are put in place so everyone is informed. There is currently probably a mile of chain link fencing erected.

The entire perimeter of the square is enclosed in chain link fencing. No guard shacks or other evidence of the specific entry points to be allowed is yet apparent.

The Capitol building is entirely enclosed in fencing. The steps will not be accessible nor will the walkway going around the building.

Washington’s statue is entirely enclosed in fencing.

Much of the green space is also enclosed in fencing.

My estimate is that approximately 30-50% of the total area of Capitol square will be off-limits on the 20th.

Night Hawk Custom Drop In Trigger System For M1911s

Nighthawk custom has announced something very interesting. A drop in trigger system for the M1911. Not fitting and all that, just plug and go. I have never been a fan of nighthawk stuff but this has my attention.

When looking to upgrade the performance of a 1911 pistol, a common improvement sought by shooters is a high-quality trigger job, with a crisp, clean break. Until now, a high-quality trigger job has never been in the realm of a “drop-in” upgrade. Nighthawk Custom has changed that with the introduction of our Drop-In Trigger System (DTS) for 1911 pistols. An all-in-one unit, the DTS replaces your existing hammer, hammer strut, sear, disconnector, and sear spring. Your existing sear pin and hammer pin will be retained for use with the DTS, but no other parts are necessary for installation. With a steel housing securing the unit, the DTS features all Fully Machined™, stainless steel internal components. The traditional three-pronged sear spring is no longer necessary as the springs for the disconnector and sear are built into the unit. A single-arm grip safety spring is included with the DTS to replace the existing sear spring. Never has a high-quality trigger job been this simple for 1911 shooters. The Drop-In Trigger System is designed for use in most 1911 models, and installation is simple enough that minimal gunsmithing skills are necessary. With a proper safety check and minor gunsmithing skills, our Drop-In Trigger System can give your current 1911 a high-quality trigger job in the time it takes for a routine cleaning of your pistol.


Pike County, Kentucky Becomes 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

Last week the county I live in here in Kentucky became a 2nd Amendment sanctuary. While there is more chance of North Korea becoming a free country than there is of Ky passing any anti-gun laws, people are angry about the actions of bordering state’s government. Like most pro gun happenings, the news is loathe to cover it. Even in Ky the news media is still the news media.

The Pike County Fiscal Court took action at Tuesday’s meeting to declare the county will now be a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Hundreds of people packed into the fiscal courtroom to hear the reading of the resolution which states that the county will officially oppose any gun laws which may run contrary to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Chris Anderson has the story.

New Optic From Nightforce Announced


“As shooters continue to push the boundaries of what is possible for target distances, riflescopes are limited in overall adjustment for providing accurate fire,” said Alan Stilwell, Commercial Sales Manager. “Our Wedge Prism works with any riflescope to provide additional aiming offset, allowing successful and repeatable target engagements beyond what a riflescope could do with internal adjustment alone.”

The Wedge Prism provides a repeatable offset of the optical image, yet minimizes the loss of image quality, resolution and clarity. Available as a 50 MOA/14.5 MRAD or 100 MOA/29.1 MRAD variant, the shooter can choose an individual unit or combine models to tailor the amount of additional offset needed to reach their target. The quick-detach lever allows for rapid and repeatable installation and removal in the field, and by attaching to a rail prevents additional stresses on the riflescope.

“With this simple tool, a shooter can easily do the math to configure their rifle to hit their target,” Stilwell added. “For example, if my .416 Barrett requires 124 MOA of drop at 3,000 yards, but my scope will only dial up 90 MOA from zero, adding a 50 MOA Wedge Prism offsets the required dialing and only needs to be dialed up 74 MOA to reach the target and use the center aiming point of the reticle. This same principle works for .22 LRs past 300 yards, subsonic .300 Blackouts at 400 yards or when pushing any other cartridge beyond their normal limits.”

The Wedge Prism is available at $990 USD MSRP, and includes a MOLLE padded carrying case, flip-up lens cap and lens cleaning cloth. The first units will be available in February 2020. For more information on Nightforce Optics and the Wedge Prism, please visit www.nightforceoptics.com.