Apparently the CEO of X-Products, manufacturer of various drum magazines, feels that gun ownership is a privilege not a right. He suggests some sort of inane licensing system banning the majority of firearms from the majority of people. Read the whole story over at Soldier Systems.
Previously I wrote about my new Surefire light. I didn’t like the sharp crenelation on the bezel so I threw it in a lathe and turned them off. I really like how it turned out.
Pretty sure I voided my warranty doing that, but very worth it.
Recently I had someone ask me if I had a spare Glock 19 locking block. Of course I did. Turns out that they had a broken locking block in their Gen 3 G19.
The owner of that Glock has realized that their trigger pin had broken. They continued to use the pistol with the broken trigger pin for at least several thousand rounds. When they were going to replace the broken pin, they found that the 3rd pin had bent and the locking block was broken. The pistol functioned fine during this time.
My guess is that the broken trigger pin allowed the locking block to flex a little until it failed. The pins and locking block were replaced and the pistol is back in action.
On that note, when reassembling a 3rd gen Glock, the slide stop goes in after the third (top) pin. The trigger pin is the last pin installed. Failing to do so can leave the slide stop spring in the wrong place causing it to not function or to prematurely lock the slide open.
Was organizing files and photos on my computer and stumbled across this old photo. It always gives me a laugh. IIRC it was the rifle of a student at Ranger School, but don’t quote me on that.
The NRA has released a statement about their support for new gun control laws.
“In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented. Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control. Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks. This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world. In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved. Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law. The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations. In an increasingly dangerous world, the NRA remains focused on our mission: strengthening Americans’ Second Amendment freedom to defend themselves, their families and their communities. To that end, on behalf of our five million members across the country, we urge Congress to pass National Right-to-Carry reciprocity, which will allow law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families from acts of violence.”
The Republican party is already prepping a new bill to ban bump fire stocks. More information here at CNN.
People either forget or ignore that you can not legislate people into acting morally. Some pro gun groups and people think that we can compromise with anti-gunners. There is no compromise in cases like this, all we are doing is handing a victory to the people who want to erode our right
It is said that people who own Harley Davidson tend to think ownership means qualified to work on them.
Same thing for gun owners. Not I am not saying that you can’t work on your own guns, but you really need to know what you are doing.
All the time at the range I see failures in AR15s from not installing the stock correctly, fire control group springs in the wrong places. Firearms unable to be zeroed due to improper sights and sight installation. 1911 and revolver triggers get tuned to the point of unreliability.
I have to be honest, I have done this my self. Had the buffer retaining detent pop up and cause the hammer to not hit the firing pin. Had a connector sold to me as “glock brand” cause reliability issues. Broken screws and bolts using improper torque values. The list goes on.
Many modern firearms are simple to work on. However simple to work on does not equal fool proof. Make sure you know what you are doing when you work on your firearms, and if you are not sure, get an experts help.
Always be sure to check and recheck your gear.
Got to shoot a Ruger SR556 last Saturday. Recoil was smooth and pleasant, the narrow railed hand guard felt nice in the hand. However when I field stripped it, I found metal shavings under the rear take down pin all the way up under the bolt catch. Bolt carrier tilt was shaving metal from the buffer tube. While shooting the Ruger rifle was nice, it looks like they have not worked out all the kinks yet.