Archive for March, 2013

Happy Easter

Posted: March 31, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Just wanted to wish all my readers a Happy Easter and thank everyone for taking time out of their busy days to read what I have to say. I have had nothing but great feedback and huge amounts of encouragement from everyone and I wanted to drop a post thanking everyone.

Thanks for everything,

BS

With a never say die attitude pro-gun supporters in Colorado are looking into a recall effort against at least four Democrat legislators and the governor.  The democrats in the crosshairs are Senate President John Morse, Rep. Mike McLachlan, Sen. Evie Hudak, Rep. Rhonda Fields, and of course Gov. Hickenlooper. With the tidal wave of support from the rest of the pro-gun nation and the focus on gun rights now in the state it might not be a bad move.

Given that Hudak is still on shaky ground for flat-out arguing with a rape victim during her testimony it might not be to hard to remove her from her position. I actually passed on posting about that awhile back because there was nothing I could think to say about the senator that wouldn’t have earned myself a very explicit rating.

The best thing Colorado has going for them in a recall election like what might occur is that the democrats in place that won only by a very slim margin during the election will not have the “Stoner Turnout” that they had before. I know it sounds bad for me to say it like that but think about it a little deeper. Colorado had record turn out during this election because so many politicians were running on the legalize ticket. Many of those same candidates are the same ones that voted for this new gun control. During a recall election there will be a large percentage of recent voters staying home for the simple fact that they already got what they wanted from those candidates and have no reason to head back to the polls and pull anymore levers to help them out again.

Colorado, again I wish you the best. I will keep reporting and helping as best I can. I have always said that the pro-gun crowd was the last group you would ever want to cross, we are more spiteful, less forgiving, and seek more vengeance than any other voter category out there. Look at how we treat our own! Ask Cheaper Than Dirt how things are going. They have shelled out money left and right to as many pro-gun rights groups that they can find to buy back our affection.

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I am a big varmint hunter. The best way for me to relax in the summer time is to grab my varmint AR (Black Betty) and head to my family’s farm. It makes me a little bitter when I hear how nobody uses an “assault weapon” to hunt. I usually hold my hand up and say “Um, I do.” I had this exact conversation with my uncle shortly after the Connecticut shooting. I had to show him these exact pictures to prove that not only was it legal to hunt with an AR but he was lied to by the news media. Shocking that the media will lie right?

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My little slice of paradise and Black Betty.

Hell, just by flipping your tv on you can find multiple tv shows that promote hunting with modern sporting rifles. I guess the politicians misleading the public are too busy for shows like Predator Nation that is actually sponsored by one of the leading AR manufacturers, Rock River Arms.

So again, when you hear “Nobody hunts with and AR-15” go ahead and send them to this post where they can see that not only do a large portion of americans hunt with a modern sporting rifle but they are pretty damn successful at it.

One of the biggest ground hogs I ever bagged. (That is a 20" white oak barrel)

One of the biggest ground hogs I ever bagged.
(That is a 20″ white oak barrel)

Hopefully by the end of summer I will have a few pictures to share of Black Betty and a dead coyote or two.

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The Senate voted on and passed an amendment to a budget bill to keep the U.S. out of a U.N. arms trade treaty. Lots of people dismiss the U.N. arms treaty as just another conspiracy theory but in retrospect the wording of the treaty does not differentiate between military and civilian firearms.

Another amendment that didn’t get as much attention was from Senator Patrick Leahy which proposed “that clarified that under current U.S. law, treaties don’t trump the Constitution and that the United States should not agree to any arms treaty that violates the Second Amendment rights.”

I as usual was curious about how my Senators voted and was surprised to see that Sherrod Brown voted NAY. After all the emails telling me was a strong supporter of the second amendment I am starting to think it is going to be my mission to make sure this man is out of office the next time around. All of my Ohio readers can join me in asking Mr Brown WTF?!?! with letters and emails until he comes out and states why he felt compelled to vote against an amendment that was worded,

To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

Seems pretty straight forward for someone who is a “strong second Amendment supporter” right?

For all my other readers who want to know how their Senator voted here is the link to the vote summary from the U.S. Senate. How did your representatives vote? Do you need to contact them also? Let me know in the comment area.

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The Canadian Hypocrite

Posted: March 27, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Just days after releasing a video mocking legally armed citizens’ manhood, Jim Carrey admits to having his own bodyguard.

Photo courtesy of Right Wing News

Just a classic hypocritical move by another elitist.

BS

If you are a frequent reader you remember the post I put up about the Vickers Shooting Methods Class I attended where we had a little incident with a Glock 19 and some over charged factory ammo. Well the long road has come to an end for our friend and he has now given me permission to write about his experience in dealing with the situation.

The ammunition brand was Tulammo that was bought at a local Walmart before ammo went the way of the dinosaur. All ammo companies are running full steam ahead and there has been a number of quality control issues appearing because of the increase in production popping up. Tulammo hasn’t been the only company to have issues but according to a local Glock rep they have been the easiest to deal with in situations like these.

Here is the recap he sent me outlining the process…

2/16 Attended VSM Pistol Class. Grenaded Glock due to ammo
2/17 Write Tula USA explaining issue.
2/18 Tula responds back. makes sure I am OK, and starts process of sending out check for ammo/shipping label (overnight) to Glock
2/25 Check for Ammo, and Shipping label arrive from Tula.
2/26 Per UPS tracking site, G19 arrives at Glock.
3/5 I call Glock for status. The advise it will be $100 for a new frame. Validate it was overpreassured ammo. Say they won’t do any work until they are paid (they had not contacted me)
3/5 I call Adam at Tula explain the situation. Give him my case # with Glock etc.
3/5 Adam calls and leaves me a VM stating Glock has been paid.
3/5 Adam leaves me another VM saying Glock found more damage with the Gun, and it will be replaced. They (Tula) has already paid for it.
3/7 Called Glock to get Status. I get Sales order #, but no ETA to ship
3/12 Called Glock to get status, told to call back Thursday
3/14 Called Glock to get Status. No ETA, but the guy takes my # and tells me he will call me.
3/21 Call Glock for Status. They tell me it should be at my house today. Come home to a new G19 complete with 3 mags etc.

So in summary Tula’s customer service as A+. I found Glock’s to be somewhat lacking in the communication area. However I am all taken care of, and happy to have my gun back.

Tula stood by their product and made everything right as quickly as possible for him. Glock otherwise seemed to drag it around for a bit, but from kaboom to new Glock in the mail was just a couple of days over a month which isn’t too bad considering he could have lost his hand. I’m glad to see everything worked out for him and in a relatively timely manner.

He did send me the lot numbers just to let other readers know so if they felt a little nervous they could check their boxes.

LOT# Z361 26
LOT# Z573-12 31 01-11
LOT# Z573-12 31 01-11
LOT# Z549-12 25 15 08

He was running 4 different magazines and isn’t exactly sure what box the problematic round came from but knows it had to be one of these 4 boxes.

If you have any questions feel free to send them to me or post them in the comments sections below and I will answer them or forward them onto him. Remember to Like us on Facebook and hit us up Shooters Legion.

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I posted up awhile ago that I won a Stoeger P-350 and right away I felt how rough the action cycled and knew it needed to be taken apart and had some Slipstream applied asap. So Sunday I made sure I cleaned up the reloading bench so I could tackle this for an article for everyone to read this week.

I was really surprised how easily it broke down. It breaks down into five main parts the stock, barrel, forend, bolt assembly, and trigger assembly. The trigger assembly isn’t out of the stock yet in this picture but you will see it later on.

Stoeger all broke down

Stoeger all broke down

While breaking it down I immediately went into cursing all the little pieces of packaging stuck in every internal nook and cranny you could imagine.

Moar packaging flakes!!!!!!!!

Moar packaging flakes!!!!!!!!

When I got into the internals I was really surprised with how AR like the bolt and trigger assembly felt. The trigger assembly was easier to remove than I expected. Just one pin held it into the stock and after pushing it out it was a cinch to remove. After I got all the styrophome out of the internals it was time to start applying the Slipstream.

Bolt and Trigger Assembly

Bolt and Trigger Assembly

I started with the trigger assembly. The springs all got a small dab of Slipstream oil.

Using the Slipstream oil on the springs

Using the Slipstream oil on the springs

After the springs I moved on to hammer by applying a light coat to the friction points.

Adding a little grease to the hammer.

Adding a little grease to the hammer.

When I apply Slipstream to my guns I try to keep my eyes open for wear marks and even though this is a brand new gun and hasn’t even been fired yet there is some slight marks on the action. Areas like seen below is where Slipstream shines so make sure you apply a small amount when you see things like this.

Keep an eye out for wear marks.

Keep an eye out for wear marks.

Moving onto the bolt assembly, I make sure there is a small amount added to the guide lands on the sides and bottom.

Moving onto the bolt assembly.

Moving onto the bolt assembly.

As you can see you do not need to apply a large amount. A tiny bit goes a long way with Slipstream.

Very slight amount is all you need.

Very slight amount is all you need.

When I finish with the grease I apply a small drop of oil to the bolt itself. The whole bolt assembly breaks down further but being brand new I figured I would get some rounds through it before I took it all apart.

Putting a drop onto the bolt

Putting a drop onto the bolt

I found another wear mark where the bolt assembly and forend ride and hit it with a light dab of grease.

Found another wear mark where the bolt and forend ride.

Found another wear mark where the bolt and forend ride.

I made extra sure the areas where the bolt assembly ride were well lubed. As you can see in the picture there is more grease than in other shots. My reason for a little extra here is because this is where the majority of heat and friction are going to be and where I was getting that rough sandy feeling from

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Looking into the chamber from the ejection port.

I added a slight amount to where the bolt assembly sits at the end of the forend.

Rear of the forend where the bolt assembly sits

After finishing the forend it was time to stick it back together.

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All back together

Everytime I use Slipstream on a gun it amazes me how instantly better they feel but with the Stoeger you could actually hear the difference. The action cycled so much quieter after I finished my wife even noticed and made a comment on the difference. Now I am excited to get this thing out and shoot it. Slipstream works with heat and even though I am feeling and hearing effects now the big difference will be after I get it warmed up and let the nano lubricant soak into the metal. Maybe I can get some rounds through it this weekend and come back with some words on how it shoots?

You can find out more about the Stoeger P-350 here, and get more information on Slipstream from Crusader Weaponry here.

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