Reader Comments of the Week — June 2, 2018

Springfield 911 .380 ACp pistol with accessories

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Reader Comments From Previous Weeks

Blame the Criminals, Not Law Abiding Gun Owners

For every shooting that’s occurred, numerous laws (both State and Federal), have been broken by the perpetrator(s). Yet every time, the cry goes out that passage of this legislation, would have prevented this particular crime. The Left fails/refuses to accept that laws prevent nothing. Laws are simply the means by which a civilized society attempts to curb or modify behaviors and contraband, by punishing the transgressor(s). The Left refuses to accept that fact and the evidence that supports it, because their real goal is a total ban and a disarmed citizenry.

~Chuck Cochran

Blame the Criminals, Not Law Abiding Gun Owners

@ dprato When it comes to listening to fools who haven’t a fart’s chance in a tornado, to think I care about whether or not I am in compliance with some non-constitutional administrative ruling will be the least of my concerns, instead of listening to fools and traitors I exercise ALL my God Given Constitutional rights not caring what some one dimensional regressive politically correct lieberal bureaucrat wants!!! Instead I will focus on center mass, maintaining fire discipline, and assessing immediate threat vectors!

Let me make one thing perfectly clear, yes I am a Christian, and yes I carry a gun. One might think I carry a gun because I don’t trust God. Well you would be wrong. I have complete faith in my Lord; it’s an oppressive government that believes it has the right to dictate what I can and cannot have, can and cannot think or say, can and cannot eat or drink etc., I have no trust in! ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛABE. Molon Labe

”Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.”

~Force Recon Marine

Blame the Criminals, Not Law Abiding Gun Owners

Why are a certain brands of car, or every car not blamed when a drunk, or terrorist drive into a crowd and kills innocent people? These protestors and radical demorats are all hypocrites. How many have left a violent movie? Turned off a violent tv show? Quit playing violent video games? You never hear of them protesting Phonywood for the violence.

Unfortunately, the 20 and 30years old are going to ruin this country with the up coming elections.


10 AK-47 Accessories That Won’t Bust Your Budget

Why the discrimination against Saiga rifles? Was it an Izhmash factory decision to make certain parts incompatible with Kalashnikovs? I have a Saiga .308, virtually identical to AKs, except it doesn’t accept AK magazines, or the Tapco trigger group shown here. As it is, I’m happy to have the equivalent of an AR-10 with solid stock.


Review: Del Ton AR-10 — Affordable and Accurate With a .308 Punch

Good review Bob. The fact that some AR15 parts will interchange and it uses Magpul magazines is desirable. I bought a RRA LAR8 Elite Operator several years ago and was happy with everything except having to use RRA magazines or try to find nonexistent FAL surplus mags. Then, I bought a Century Arms C308 and found the stock and buffer were junk and caused the bolt to bind. After replacing the CA stock and buffer with surplus HK parts the gun ran great, but I still had to buy surplus mags. Had I had the chance to look at the Delton 10 I quite possibly might have gone with it. Thanks, Bob


Review: Del Ton AR-10 — Affordable and Accurate With a .308 Punch

I forgot to mention the only other major upgrade that needs to be preformed on all out of the box AR-10’s & AR-15’s / M-16’s” Besides installing a 25 cent rubber O’ring on the bolt extractor spring, Is to replace the 3 piece gas ring set with a 1 piece ring kit this will cost you around $12.00! Which is insanely cheap compared to losing your life over a jammed gun in a fire fight !

So for less than $15.00 w/ S&H your AR will be combat ready & these 2 simple upgrades will most likely save your life !

And with proper cleaning & lube you should never have another mis fire other than a very rare F.T.E. caused by improper gas tube staking . . .
or F.T.E.caused by a broken extractor & or spring . . . or a F.T.F. caused by a broken firing pin . . .

With a watchful eye for details while cleaning in most cases F.T.E.’s & F.T.F.’s can be prevented all together


Blame the Criminals, Not Law Abiding Gun Owners

Charlieking1 – excellent question. they are organized, well funded and rabid in their quest for the unattainable utopia they seek. In order to counter the attacks on our freedoms we must become the same, unfortunately we all have real jobs and lives to attend to.


Range Report: Kel Tec PMR-30

I so wish I could afford just one used PMR-30 and of course the CM-30. I love my .22 mag revolver, I have had 2 of them. I just heard and saw this PMR-30, it’s like a dream come true. I just wish I could afford to buy a gun. My ex wife just sold my over and under, that I left her for protection. So, I hope no one ever breaks in her house.

~Weston Anderson

Review: Springfield 911 .380 ACP

Sir, thank you for your time and assistance in giving me some options for my Sweetheart. I so worry about her safety when she is out and about, and, in some situations, even when I am with her and well-armed. Knowing she could provide for her own defense, as well as being MY backup, would bring me much confidence and reassurance.

I do believe I will make a couple of trips to town in the coming days to see if one of the LGS that include an indoor shooting range as well as renting guns to try, and see if they have one she can experiment with.

But thanks again for the suggestions and recommendations. They are MUCH appreciated!!


The Pros and Cons of Turret Dialing

Turret scopes, wind meters, and range finders are really helpful for people just getting into hunting. Once they get to the point where they can make steady reliable hits, then they take the skill out of hunting. I shoot 257 Weatherby for most game, but 243, 308, 30-06 and 300 Weatherby in the past. Shooting with a low drag bullet out to about 325 yards with any of those does not require any skill at all. Simply sight in the traditional 2 inches high at 100 and then if the animal is far, hold higher on the animal. If the animal is 400 yards or so, I hold a couple inches below the hairline, all other shots I hold where I want it to go and will always be 2 inches high or low. Wind is the bigger issue, not a problem about the first 200 yards, but needs a little correction beyond that. That is what we call skill. I have killed well over 100 deer, pronghorn and elk, and never lost one. Now, if you want to scope that 45-70 and make 500 yard and beyond shots, by all means, scope it and use turrets and certainly a better quality range finder. I have killed whitetails out to 460 and antelope at 563. I do not take shots anymore beyond 400 yards, and most at half that range. Think about it. If you cannot get within 300 yards of an animal you are not much of a hunter. People routinely crawl hundreds of yards to take antelope with a hand handgun. You can actually hide behind a big cowboy hat or a backpack in totally open terrain. Scoot a couple feet, move the pack and scoot some more. You get lots of cactus in your belly , LOL, but doing it right. There is of course an exception for older folks and folks who cannot walk or crawl, and all of us will be there one day. Just seems to me, shooting animals at 1,000 yards with a $2K rifle with a $1K scope and $500 range finder, and a tripod with levelers on it, takes the skill out of it. Just my 2 cents.


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