Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"The stupidity of assault weapon bans" (Walls Of The City)

A rant after my own heart is posted there regarding the war on semi-automatics by the forces of evil...

"anyone still supporting Assault Weapon Bans in this day and age of unbounded-data-at-our-very-fingertips is either a baldfaced liar, a damned fool, a petty totalitarian, or some combination of all three, and in no position to be deciding on laws and legislations that would unconstitutionally limit millions of Americans’ rights"...

Music to my ears...Check out the full deal at Walls of the City
- (S9)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

AK Upgrades as Israeli Firm showcases new rifles

Israeli weapon modification and customization company Silver Shadow has unveiled its two newest weapons at the Israeli Defense Exposition in Tel Aviv. The two rifles are based on Russian weaponry...The first weapon is the Timna Silenced sniper rifle, a Russian M76 sniper rifle modified into a 7.62/51 for use with heavy, high velocity ammunition...Silver Shadow also showed an upgrade package for the AK-47-74 and X9R, converting any standard Kalashnikov into a modern, modular weapon that can carry a wide variety of optics and accessories on standard rail systems...
Full Report @ UPI
Silver Shadow joins the market to upgrade one of the most reliable rifles, the AK series, with the latest "toys" most take for granted on the AR platform...(S9)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ban on Firearms Soon (Liberia: From Anarchy to Tyranny)

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will soon issue an Executive Order banning the use of firearms in the wake of 2 discoveries of ammunitions with passengers at the Roberts International Airport...the President is concerned about the regularity with which firearms have been discovered...As of now, only selected police officers are allowed to be armed since the end of the war, which saw the proliferation of weapons around the country...
From Monrovia New Democrat
("Democrat"? Uh Huh)
Madam President, like many of her counterparts, does not trust her people with firearms, and without any impediments intends to initiate a ban, because she's "worried" about a few measly guns turning up?. Bullshit!. Madam President, hypocritically, doesn't seem to mind her own Security men packing the latest AR pattern firearms however (See Photo) . Hundreds of foreign troops and professional soldiers had to come in and rescue this country using armed force against hordes of ruthless gunmen (who enjoyed pillaging and raping innocent civilians) bent on harvesting natural resources by terrorist means. Many of the saviors including some of those so-called "Mercenaries" they protested against she has protecting her today. Now that the war is over, the same mistakes are being made by the government again. These are the contradictions that keep Africa the cradle of Tyranny, rather than liberty, on the world stage...(S9)

Friday, October 8, 2010

New "Robot" Scopes for U.S. Army Marksmen & Snipers slated for combat

Soldiers from units within Task Force Currahee fire at iron targets over 500 meters away during a range day portion of a training class on the newly-issued M14 during a four-day training class at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost province, Sept. 8.

Lockheed Martin won a $6.9 million contract this week for the second phase of DARPA’s One-Shot system, which will provide direct observations of a target, measure every variable that influences a bullet’s flight, and calculate the aim offset in a sniper’s rifle scope.
During the project’s first phase, which started in 2007, Lockheed developed a down-range system that measured average crosswind; range to target; spotter scope position; air temperature, pressure, and humidity; and more, according to Military Aerospace. Using all those variables, the company calculated the ballistics for a .308 bullet at ranges as far as 3,600 feet.
Full Report @ Fox Scitech
These people always drop the ball, confusing "Squad Designated Marksman" with "Snipers", making reports like this inaccurate, because we can't determine which group, or both, will be getting the scopes for testing in combat action. Generally, SDM's (as in the photo) carry the upgraded M-14 Semiauto (.308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO), while Snipers carry Mauser style Bolt-Actions. Both have different missions, the only similarity is the skilled ability to sling big-bore jacketed metal death to the enemy in order to protect fellow soldiers and advance the mission. The new scope will enhance that ability. (S9)  

Sunday, October 3, 2010

.300 Magnum: Remington to Upgrade U.S. Army Precision Rifles

The Army's Program Executive Office Soldier recently awarded Remington Arms Company a contract for the M24 Reconfigured Sniper Weapon System. The award will result in the near-term fielding of 250 XM2010 weapon systems, which will be chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum cartridges. The new chambering significantly extends the weapon's maximum effective range. It's expected the Army will field the upgraded weapons to deployed Army snipers by the end of December...the XM2010 sports a Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm extended range/tactical riflescope with advanced scalable ranging and targeting reticle. The system is also fielded with the AN/PVS-29 clip-on sniper night sight. And the system's included quick-attach suppressor reduces audible and visible signature with an available thermal sleeve that reduces the mirage effect on heated suppressors...The M24 upgrade initiative is the result of an Army-directed requirement to provide snipers operating in Afghanistan with a greater capability to engage the enemy...
Full story @ US Army Homepage
The .300 Win-Mag (Basically a "Magnum 30-06") is capable of taking down the largest north-American game animals, but the reasoning here is to be able to hit hard at longer ranges than the 7.62x51 NATO (no slouch in the long-range department itself) on man sized targets. However, in this lightweight to carry envelope, it will have an absolutely brutal recoil impulse, unless they have some kind of  muzzle brake rigged up. Between Drone rocket strikes and this XM2010, murderous "throw acid in little girls faces" terrorist rabble in the Afgan are in for some well deserved real bad mojo, just in time for Christmas...(S9)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Flap over banning Semi-auto owners by NY Gun club increases

Debate heats up over Elbridge gun club rules for 'black rifles' and other semi-automatics - “In an effort to reduce noise leaving the club grounds, all semi-automatic medium to large caliber rifles are to use the upper range. Only two shooters at a time and no more than 10 rounds in 30 seconds per shooter with a 1 minute pause between shooters/magazine changes. We are trying to be proactive about the noise before it becomes an issue. Your support is greatly appreciated.”...23 members had their memberships revoked and were banned from the grounds by a vote of the club membership...Both sides have their versions of the events that led to the final vote...“I’m not trying to stop anyone from shooting. Just don’t dump the mags, or play kick the can with your rifle,” he said. “These clubs (such as Elbridge) are just trying to protect our firearm rights and their standing in the communities with their neighbors...The term “black rifle” covers a wide range of semi-automatic, military firearms that in some cases have undergone revisions to their physical makeup to be “civilian approved.” Among the most popular are the AR-15s and the AK-47s, which are similar in appearance and capabilities, and are built to be semi-automatic, as opposed to fully automatic firearms like a machine gun. Fully automatic firearms are illegal...New York state limits the magazine...on the newer black-rifle models to 10 shots — specifically those guns made after Sept. 9, 1994...
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Knuckleheads on both sides of this issue with their "Me first" attitudes, bring only joy to the Anti-Gun Nuts and their lamestream media running-dogs. Way to hold up the side, Morons...(S9)


Cops Upgrade to 7.62mm German Semi-Autos (Surrey, UK)

Surrey Beefs Up Firearms Teams - Surrey Police Armed Response...confirmed that teams have been issued with Heckler & Koch HK 417, a light-support type weapon that fires a 7.62 calibre round capable of providing a significant punch. This is in addition to the well-established G36, a 5.56 NATO-standard assault rifle, which is the officers’ primary weapon. The kit is in service with some European armies...AC John Yates – Head of the ACPO Terrorism and Allied Matters committee – has said that the police will need “heavier ballistic weaponry and ammunition” to deal with the terrorist threat...
Full story at Police Oracle
Ever notice that in countries where civilian ownership is banned (and the threat is supposedly less), the Police tend to have the latest and best firearms? What's up with that, or does it just seem like they do?. At any rate, the Surrey Police are getting some of the best firearms available anywhere...(S9)

Fewer firearms, More crime (Robert Farago Reports)

According to Article 10 of the Mexican Constitution, our neighbors to the south have the same right to bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution...Mexico's federal government was cracking down on private gun ownership. Its war against civilian firearms began in 1968, after civil unrest spooked the powers that be. The Mexican government closed all privately held firearm stores. From that point on, all firearm sales had to go through the Mexican Defense Ministry. It determined what guns were sold to whom at what price...America's hugely expensive gun-running interdiction efforts may be evoking the law of unintended consequences...we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars actively denying our neighbors to the south the weapons they need to defend themselves against terror, torture, corruption and intimidation. Eradicating the scourge of Mexican drug cartels is not simply a matter of handing Mexican citizens a hundred thousand ArmaLites and a few thousand rounds of ammo each. Even if it were, the Obama administration wouldn't go there. But it is true that America has a long, noble history of helping the defenseless defend themselves...The same guns that President Felipe Calderon and President Obama vilify for crossing the border could actually be the country's salvation...
Full Editorial @ Washington Times
The lies and disinformation about firearms put out by U.S. Anti-gun Nuts & the Mexican Government is loud and continual, but remain lies and disinformation nonetheless, a dagger pointed at the hearts of lawful U.S. Gunowners and a kick in the slats for innocent Mexicans caught in the crossfire, literally, between their Government and the Cartel Hitmen (Who use weapons not found in the U.S. Market, yet BATFE are on board to increase their power and "job security" even though they know the facts of the situation). Look here for more. - (S9)

Wyoming Pols fight aganst Obama/Clinton "M1-Gun Ban"

U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis is seeking to stop the federal government from interfering with the legal importation of surplus collectable U.S.-made firearms from South Korea...the Obama administration is using the State Department (Clinton) to prevent the importation and sale of...American-made M1 Garand...and M1 carbines...such firearms transactions are already regulated by the Justice Department...
Full report at Billings Gazette
Previous info on this is here and  here
Nice to see a few politicians with the intestinal fortitude to stand against this rotten little scheme the known gun hating Obama/Clinton Axis have initiated against the re-importation of these classic historically valuable U.S. Semi-automatics...(S9)