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I don’t get it, a QD MLOK handguard

Tactical Machining has come up with a quick change handguard system for the AR15.

Product link https://www.righttobear.com/product-p/10500.htm

Not a quick change barrel, but a quick change handguard.

You know, for all those times when you wanted to quickly change out handguards.

A low cost light weight handguard is great. But I just don’t see the need for a quick detach handguard.

Are you going to need two different handguard lengths and the ability to rapidly switch between them?

Now back in the day, I rarely heard of people getting an extra KAC RAS lower handguard so they could switch between one that was slick and one that had a vertical forward grip.

But it doesn’t really take long to take off most forward grips from a piccatinny rail. There are some that screw on and the Tango Down grips can be very hard to install and remove.

I think this QD handguard might be a solution to a problem no one asked about. But I do think it also shows what I have been saying that MLOK and Keymod accessories lack the quick detach ability we had gained with piccatinny rails.

Some people have difficulty installing and removing MLOK accessories. With with these handguards getting slimmer and smaller, it becomes harder to install MLOK accessories because of the protruding screws. I am told that the MLOK LMT monolithic chassis, for example, can not have the barrel removed when MLOK accessories are installed. Being able to remove your handguard would make it easier to install accessories.

Still, with out a QD barrel, is it really worth having a quick detach hand guard?

New Aimpoint With BDC Turrets

This is pretty interesting. Just a few weeks ago Howard was talking about this in an article.

So Aimpoint has came out with the new COMPM5b. The big deal is, it has a BDC feature.

You aren’t limited to just one BDC either. It works via interchangeable turrets for different rounds. Even better, it sounds like you can have them custom made for your pet load and rifle cartridge.

The red dot sight also offers wind or lead compensation adjustment. “ Ok, thats a bit dumb. If you need to be making windage adjustment for more than zeroing, you are better off with an ACOG or an variable optic. But that’s just like, my opinion man.

Other specs standard 2 MOA Aimpoint, 5 year battery life for a AAA battery for setting 7 and over 10 years on position 1-4 (10 red dot intensity adjustment settings including 2 night vision positions).

Let’s face it, Aimpoint doesn’t make a bad RDS. It will be tough, last forever and easy to use. I think a reticle with a BDC would make more sense than adjustable turrets ( that won’t have any zero stop I’m sure). Can you imagine some mook out there shooting and adjusting those turrets up and down then forgetting about it. It’s a world of screwed up possibilities on a sighting concept meant to be as easy as falling off a frog.

Army Picks SIG SAUER for 300 WINMAG Ammo Contract

What the hell is up with the Army and their new infatuation with all things SIG? What General is about to retire to a comfy post army job at Sig or what senator is getting a new manufacturing facility in their state?

The Department of Defense announced:

SIG Sauer Inc., Newington, New Hampshire, was awarded a $10,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of .300 Winchester Magnum Ammunition.  Bids were solicited via the internet with five received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2024.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is the contracting activity (W52P1J-20-D-0003).

It seems they want a one stop shop for everything from scopes to ammo and everything in between. Has SIG started making uniforms yet?

What ever happened to the DuoStock?

If I do a quick image search for “Army M4” I get results that look like this:

With the exception of the Marine in the last photo, all the other shooters only have the toe of the stock in the shoulder. One of the awesome aspects of the AR15 and the 5.56×45 round is the low recoil and great control-ability. It allows you to get away with these less than optimum shooting positions.

Around 2007ish, someone came up with an answer for the question no one asked. They came up with a stock that would work well with this style of shooting. Here came the Duostock.

Duostock made the worst mistake that an accessory can make. That is, it was (and still is) considered to look stupid.

Some people called it the lima bean stock. I don’t really see the resemblance, but I do find that funny.

Yet there are people out there using this stock and liking it. I’ve read comments from a handful of people who actually use it, and like it.

I’ve never fired a rifle with a Duostock installed, but I have handled one. It does what it is suppose to do, but I’d just assume run a standard stock.

A couple of years ago a picture showed up of a SEAL using a Duostock. Some wondered if that would be enough of an impetuous to drive up popularity for it. Didn’t seem to garner any real attention.

It does seem like it is a decent product that does what it is suppose to do. But it is ugly and people don’t like how it looks.

The companies website doesn’t seem to exist any more. But many distributors seem to still have them in stock. I’m surprised we never saw a gen 2 Duostock that would be a little more subdued design with a rubber buttpad.

I’d guess that the lesson of the story is that if you are going to sell a “tactical” product, make sure it looks cool.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Vs. Adam Arms Part 2

Remember a few weeks go when I talked about the Pinellas County cops unwisely buying Adam Arms junk AR15s? Well, Update to that.


PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is suing a local gun manufacturer, claiming hundreds of AR-15 rifles purchased for deputies aren’t reliable enough to do the job.

The sheriff initially asked for a refund, but that didn’t happen, so now he’s taking this firearm feud to court.

“I don’t relish having to go through the lawsuit process, but if we have to, we will,” Gualtieri said last month.

The sheriff promised he would sue Odessa-based Adams Arms if the gun manufacturer didn’t give them a refund for more than 300 AR-15s, which the department had purchased since 2014.

This week the sheriff made good on that threat.

“I’m not going to have deputy sheriffs out there. They’re supposed to have guns to protect themselves…(but some of the guns) don’t shoot and are incapable of being fixed in the field,” the sheriff said.

The county tax payers should sue the Sheriff themselves. For wasting their money on junk and not doing proper research on what companies make quality guns. There is some blame to go on them.

Gualtieri says he originally liked the idea of purchasing the Adams Arms AR-15‘s because the company is local, it uses a piston rather than gas technology for a firing mechanism and the price was right. Gualtieri, let that be a lesson for you. Don’t think. You obviously don’t know shit about guns Top. Man.

But, the sheriff says problems started to surface almost immediately: Trigger troubles; weapons switching from semi-automatic to fully automatic on their own. 

And most recently, he said an incident on the gun range saw a weapon failing to fire at all.

“The thing was in essence, useless. It was like a stick or a club,” Gualtieri said. “There’s nothing you could do. It wasn’t gonna fire a bullet and that’s a problem.”

Adams Arms CEO Jason East tells 10News the incidents cited by the sheriff’s office were isolated and not necessarily their fault. Haw! of course not.

East says some of the trigger issues were traced back to deputies who had purchased after-market ammunition clips made for another manufacturer’s AR-15s.

….what? This guy makes guns. Weapons. That they sell to people as if they know what they are talking about. Adam Arms ladies and Gents. Gun’s so good you can’t use other brand AR15 mags in.

As for the weapon that didn’t fire, East says the part that caused that problem wasn’t manufactured by them. BUT YOU USED IT ON YOUR PRODUCT!

Still, he says, they took the weapon apart, made an adjustment by essentially tightening a screw and then the weapon worked correctly. Again. What?

“Requesting a refund on rifles that have served the department dutifully is not something we would entertain at this time,” East said when asked about the sheriff’s demands.

The sheriff’s office has since replaced the 300 AR-15’s by using one of the department’s other suppliers. Although the lawsuit only specifies an amount greater than $15,000, Gualtieri has already said the rifles are worth about $300,000.

The sheriff is demanding attorney’s fees plus the cost of ammunition and re-fitting the new weapons. He says taxpayers wouldn’t have been left with expenses had the Adams Arms weapons worked to their satisfaction.

According to the lawsuit, Adams Arms said it says it’s working on a rigorous process to inspect, test and verify all of the firearms they provided the sheriff’s office over the last few years. Yea. I bet..

East didn’t comment further about the allegations but said the company is disappointed by the sheriff’s decision to file suit. Unreal.

Dummies buying junk from dummies whow make junk.