AR Magazine Lock

AR Magazine Lock

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I was talking to someone the other night about the AR platform and they were asking my take on the rifle and how far it has come since its introduction into the US military in 1963 and long story short he asked about locking the gun up and after talking a bit about a gun safe he asked about locking the weapon itself up so it couldn’t be loaded with a magazine.

Now this got me thinking about the locks on the market I had seen and most of the ones I had looked at were cable locks and so I figured I would look and see what was out there for the AR and this was one I liked for the shear fact it slides into the mag well and also blocks the barrel from loading of a round.

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This is the GunVault AR MagVault Rifle Lock. the price online isn’t bad and I like that is a bright orange so it is clearly visible when the weapon is just sitting there.

M1911 (and variances)

M1911 (and variances)

Manufacturers

1. Colt

2. S&W

3. Strayer

4. Springfield armory

5. Kimber

6. Taurus

7. Remington

8. Rock island armory

9. Desert eagle

10. Norinco

11. Wilson combat

12. Dan Wesson

13. Nighthawk custom

14. Volkmann combat custom

15. Iver Johnson

16. Ithaca

17. Browning

18. Para ordnance

19. Firestorm

20. STI

21. Matt Davis

22. Charles Daly

23. Rock river

24. Auto ordnance

25. RIA

26. Sigarms

27. Guncrafters industries

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28. Umarex

29. C.o. arms

30. Imbel (mdl / M973)

31. Molina

32. Reeder custom gun

33. ATI

34. Les baer

35. IDPA

36. Ed brown

37. Turnbull

38. Cylinder and slide

39. Double star

40. Armscor

41. Jardines custom

42. Hunter custom

43. Safri arms

44. Metro arms

45. Tussey custom

46. Enterprise arms

47. MP express

48. Citadel

49. Caspian

50. Regent

51. American classic

52. JB custom

53. High standard

54. MEU

This is just a list I composed yesterday if you know of more companies who make the 1911 please leave us a comment

Margolin MT

Margolin MT

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Here is the Russian Margolin MT .22LR.

If you look at the sights on this weapon they might look funny for a pistol but this is a specialist target pistol and so the back sights adjust for windage and the front is to adjust for elevation. (the front is a muzzlebreak)

This was designed by the blind Russian designer Mikhail Margolin.

Browning invector bps special steel

Browning invector bps special steel

I have been spending a lot of time giving all the love to the rifles and pistols lately that the shot gun has felt a little left out.

My first shotgun was a Browning invector bps 20 gauge and it is a BEAUTIFUL gun! IMG_2823

As you can see the ejector port isn’t on the right side nor is it on the left which makes this a very nice gun for me when I got out to the range with my Father who is left handed because it ejects on the bottom as well as loads.

I have shot a good number of shot guns over the years and I have even run a few Shotgun ranges and of all the guns I have come across and had the opportunity to shoot this had been one of the smoothest pump actions I had handled.

Gauge: 20

Magazine Capacity: 4

Barrel Length: 22″

Overall Length: 42 1/2″

Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz.

Chamber Size: 3″

The Gear

The Gear

Last week I posted a new page on the site titled GEAR and if you haven’t checked it out yet it is The official GEARS OF GUNS T-shirt.

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Be sure to check it out and order your Official GEARS OF GUNS T-shirt HERE!

The Gears crew has some new ideas in the works is a Gears of Guns soft bag for your rifle and also in the works we are planning on launching a new Logo for GEARSOFGUNS.COM.

XM2010

When I last wrote about the M24 (Remington 700) I had found out that Remington was in the trial stages of fielding a new rifle the US military is calling the XM2010 (XM = Experimental Model).

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The contract was awarded to Remington late 2010. As of January 2011 The Army begin fielding 250 of the 3,600 Rifles ordered.

Specs from PEO soldier

Bolt action rifle chambered for .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition to increase the effective range

5-round box magazine to make the system easier to load and reload with the additional option to change out ammunition quickly

Rail endowed chassis and free floating barrel that allow for easier mounting of weapon accessories and greater accuracy

Folding and adjustable stock that includes comb and length-of-pull adjustments

Leupold Mark 4 6.5-20x50mm Extended Range /Tactical riflescope with advanced scalable ranging and targeting reticle; fielded with the AN/PVS-29 Clip-on Sniper Night Sight

Quick attach/detach AAC muzzlebrake and suppressor  to reduce audible and visible signature with an available thermal sleeve that reduces mirage effect on heated suppressors

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.50 BMG, .300 Win Mag, 7.62NATO (.308 Win), 7.62×39 5.56NATO, .22lr

The ballistics table on this weapon for Effective range is 1,200 meters which is a 400m increase over the M24A2 chambered in the 7.62NATO round (800m) 

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.50 GI conversion for the Glock 21

.50 GI conversion for the Glock 21

I sat down yesterday to write about the .40 vs. 10mm round but I seem to have found myself in a writers block when it came to that so I flipped through my list of what I wanted to talk on this blog and I saw that I had dated the .50 GI conversion for my Glock with todays date so I guess I should just listen to myself and white this post.

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Guncrafter Industries designed a slide and barrel for the Glock 20/21 to fire their .50 GI round.

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This round is just slightly larger than the .45 ACP but is not as much brass and powder behind the round as the .500 S&W or the .50 AE

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           Left to right .50GI – .50AE – .500 S&W

It is a smaller round but it gives the Glock family a cousin in the .50s.

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Just something fun to think about.