Reblog: Gun Review: CMMG Mk9 Pistol/Upper Group, 9mm PDW

A friend of the GEARs Crew has been interested in ARs chambered pistol calibers and I thought this review posted over at Thefirearmblog.com was worth the read.

 

Wordpress Reblog: Gun Review: CMMG Mk9 Pistol/Upper Group, 9mm PDW

Specifications:

The Mk9 upper is made of forged 7075-T6 aluminum, and is chambered in 9mm, with a 9″ barrel made of nitrided 4140 chrome-moly steel in a 1:10″ twist.  It is a simple, pure blowback operating system. Those who plan to use suppressors or muzzle devices on the Mk9 should be advised that the barrel is threaded in 1/2″-36 – this is the case with almost all 9mm AR-style carbines, perhaps due to the significant risk that a user might accidentally install a .223 muzzle device with 1/2″x28 threads onto a 9mm upper, which could be dangerous. Accordingly, if you plan to use a suppressor, you may have to obtain a thread adapter (I recommend a 1/2″x36 to tri-lug adapter, if you can locate it) or get a new piston/sleeve for your suppressor if it has interchangeable pistons (and be sure to install a fixed barrel adapter if your suppressor has a Nielsen device).

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POLL: What is your MAIN sight you use on your go to MSR?

DSCN0951 POLL: What is your MAIN sight you use on your go to MSR?

While in the gun shop this past week I overheard a conversation between a new AR-15 owner and his friend asking about what his main optic should be.

I have been asked this question a lot over the years and I always ask them a few questions before I give them my opinion.

  1. How often do you plan to shoot this rifle?
  2. You have just dropped $1000+ on a rifle what is your optic budget? Also what other accessories do you plan to use on this rifle and what is your budget for that?
  3. What kind of shooting do you intend to do with this rifle? Bench rest (distance), short range (100yds max/ home defense) or a mix of both?
  4. Do you plan on taking any shooting classes with this rifle?

After hearing their responses I have a better idea as to what kind of shooter they are and what they might want.

What kind of questions do you ask yourself before you make a decision on your optic choice?

 

BulletSafe: How bullet proof series – Watermelons?

The first episode with the plywood was interesting. I was hoping that was their warm up before they really got into more real world testing? Personally I would like to see more Mythbuster style testing and thought into the products they are pitting their jacket against. Watermelons are fun because they crack open and go everywhere.  The issue is as he said, he he didn’t know what happened as the impact knocked them to the ground.

I would like to see more movie myths debunked about what would “stop” a .50AE.

What are your thoughts?

PRESS RELEASE: SilencerCo Announces First Commercial Shotgun Suppressor

Press Release For Immediate Release SilencerCo Announces First Commercial Shotgun Suppressor Utah Company Releases First Commercial Shotgun Suppressor WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – July 21, 2014 | Confirming its place as a trailblazer in the firearms industry, suppressor manufacturer SilencerCo has unveiled the first commercially-viable shotgun silencer ever produced. The company made the announcement today at an exclusive event near its Utah headquarters. Every year, millions of sportsmen and women venture into the field to hunt. While advances in technology have spurred a record-breaking proliferation of rifle and handgun suppressors, shotgun owners have been without a real solution for sound protection. Some choose hearing protection in the form of earmuffs or plugs for relief in controlled environments, but most spurn their use in the field or in a home protection scenario, where the ability to detect other sounds is critical. The new product, named the Salvo 12, provides a much … What you’re missing….