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I have to recommend a book to you guys. The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse I read through the book written by Fernando “FERFAL” Aguirre and really enjoyed the content. It reads as a story of Argentina’s economic collapse and the scenarios that have been thrown into the common man’s lap.

Your Rifle and SHTF

Your Rifle and SHTFI have to recommend a book to you guys. The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse I read through the book written by Fernando “FERFAL” Aguirre and really enjoyed the content. It reads as a story of Argentina’s economic collapse and the scenarios that have been thrown into the common man’s lap. The book is great and I suggest you get a copy of it for the insightful look into how a community collapses and the (bad) changes that come with it. What I want to relay to you are some of his thoughts during a SHTF type event . In his experience with Argentina’s collapse, the government was still viable and clung on through the worst of it. That means law enforcement and martial law was still present during disaster time and one couldn’t just patrol the neighborhood with an AR15 slung on their back. Just like now, the police would stop the individual and question or arrest him. So what role does the rifle play in a SHTF event? What Would *Your* Situation be? I hope we never face a true SHTF national emergency. As we saw in New Orleans the police aren’t afraid to arrest the law abiding gun owner and then let him or her be victim to the criminal element. In that event other states sent resources (manpower) to help patrol and aid certain areas. I have to think about my situation… Would policing or national guard increase resources in my area? Would they shift resources elsewhere? Would I be alone with my neighbors to mostly fend for ourselves? Well that depends on the event and its magnitude I suppose. This seems to be a good rule of thumb based on my interpretation of FERFAL’s experience: if your out alone the rifle stays home. I imagine that there are people who would kill you for your equipment and it would be best not to stick out like a sore thumb. Lo-key is going to be essential for most SHTF type situations. As FerFal discussed in his book the pistol would be your primary weapon during a SHTF event. Unless… Resisting a tyrannical government is involved. If this scenario were to ever play out and people had to fight in a united front the rifle’s would need to come out and play. See Syria. Funny how Obama can arm Syrian rebels with automatic weapons and surface to air missiles to combat a “tyrant” yet he would pursue domestic policies to disarm us of our “assault rifles”. Can you say Hypocrite with a capital H? Wrapping Up: We have to think about our own personal situation and SHTF. In many cases the rifle should stay put and you should deploy a lo-key approach to security and self defense. Out of sight out of mind. Concealable body armor. Street clothes. Concealed handgun. All of these are items that the book’s author would recommend for a day to day basis. My rifle wouldn’t do my family much good if I was in jail after I was arrested for patrolling my neighborhood with it. However some situations would require the rifle as a primary tool of self preservation. See Syria as a prime example of why our rifles are absolutely essential tools. FerFal discusses this topic more in-depth at his blog: read his thoughts here . Share: Google Twitter Facebook Pinterest Reddit More Tumblr LinkedIn Pocket Email Print

Classic Guns: Old Model Ruger Single Six

Classic Guns: Old Model Ruger Single Six

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The advent of the transfer bar safety made carrying a fully loaded Ruger Single Six a reality. The year was 1951. Bill Ruger’s company was profitable and becoming well established in the industry, and he was anxious to expand his product line. The new medium of television was growing rapidly. Black and white TV screens were lighting up America’s living rooms every night, and some of the most popular programs were Westerns. A common thread in these shows was the type of handguns used by both good guys and bad guys. By far the most frequently seen models were single-action revolvers, most of them patterned after the Colt Single Action Army. Find Out More About Ruger Firearms Bill Ruger, who had always been a fan of the classic Colt, saw an opportunity. Colt had ceased production of the "Single Action Army" at the beginning of World War II and there was no indication that it would be back anytime soon. In fact, an official announcement from Colt several years earlier had stated there would not be a post-war Colt SAA. Based on the popularity of Westerns on the TV screen and in motion pictures, Ruger decided to develop an updated and improved version of the single-action revolver. The timing was a wise move. It would be 25 years before Colt returned to the single-action market, and by that time Ruger would be well positioned as the leader in the field. The popularity of TV Westerns continued through the ‘50s and peaked in 1959, when an amazing eight out of the 10 most popular programs were Westerns. Related GunDigest Articles 10 Classic Shotguns You've Got to Own 5 Classic Colt Guns You've Got To Own 5 Classic Semi-Automatic Rifles You've Got to Own A Grand Entrance Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Work had been underway on the first Ruger single-action since 1950, and by June of 1953, the gun was ready, the Single Six. Like the Ruger Standard Automatic pistol, the Single Six was chambered for the great .22 Long Rifle — everyman’s cartridge. Based on the appearance of the Colt Single Action Army revolver, it was first introduced with a 5½-inch barrel. It could also be used with .22 Short or .22 Long ammunition. As the name suggested, the cylinder held six rounds, but the original model should only be carried with the hammer over an empty chamber. (See Old vs. New Models below.) Later models were added with a 4 5/8-inch, 6½-inch or 9½-inch barrels. Grips were checkered hard rubber with a black eagle medallion inlay on each side. Varnished walnut or stag grips were available as an option with ivory grips added in 1954. The ivory-grip version of Ruger Single Six is one of the rarest and most collectible. The standard model had a blued barrel and cylinder with an anodized aluminum grip frame. The earliest models featured a flat loading gate and rounded profile front sight. Made between 1953 and 1957, these became known as Flat Gate models. In 1958, this loading gate was changed to a contoured shape. This picture of a New Model Single Six illustrates two important Ruger features — the contour-shaped loading gate, and the famous transfer bar firing system shown in the cocked position. When the trigger is pulled, the bar drops down to allow the hammer to hit the firing pin. A series of Ruger Single Six models — about 250 — were engraved by the factory between 1954 and 1958, and they are considered the most collectible of all Ruger firearms. Most were engraved by Charles Jerred of the United States, while a total of 22 were sent to Spain to be engraved by several notable artisans there. More Gun Collecting Info: The Walther PP Series The Quintessential 22 Pistol: The Colt Woodsman The Rocky History Of The L.C. Smith The Browning SA-22 Colt Python : The Cadillac Of Revolvers A Lightweight Single Six with aluminum cylinder was introduced in 1954. Original prices were $57.50 for the Standard model in 1953, and $63.25 for the Lightweight (1955). In 1959, a version was introduced chambered for the .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) cartridge, and it was made only with a 6½-inch barrel. A Single Six Convertible model with interchangeable .22 LR and .22 WMR cylinders became available in 1962 and replaced the .22 WMR only model. It was made with barrel lengths of 4 5/8, 5½, 6½ or 9½ inches.

[Review] Sig Sauer P226: Super Solid

[Review] Sig Sauer P226: Super Solid

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s World-renowned. Masterful. Premier. A force to be reckoned with. Those are just a few of the words and phrases SIG Sauer uses to describe their P226 line of pistols. Sounds impressive, right ? The SIG Sauer P226 Nitron is sort of the baseline P226 of the line-up but it’s a solid pistol you’d probably love shooting. Thanks to the SIG marketing team it certainly does..the P226 sounds almost like a pistol that loads itself, fires itself, and polices its own brass afterward. This leads us to wonder what the P226 is really like and whether it lives up to the hype. Sig Sauer P226 930 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 930 at Brownells Compare prices (3 found) Brownells (See Price) Guns.Com (See Price) GunBroker.Com (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing Let’s find out! Table of Contents Loading... Brief History You should be able to predict by now that I’ll plunge headfirst into firearms history. In the case of the P226 you may already be familiar with its background but for the uninitiated, this might prove interesting. And as you may have guessed it involves the military (because what uber-popular handgun doesn’t?). Freedom Angel! Back in the 1970s the United States Air Force asked for better ammunition based on the belief changing to premium ammo would solve their handgun troubles. As governmental requests tend to go this resulted in an investigation which dug up the information that there were literally dozens of different handguns being used by the USAF alone. Dozens. USAF Pistols, circa 1970sish, probably A Congressman by the name of Addabbo made the statement that “the current proliferation of handguns and handgun ammunition in Air Force inventory is intolerable.” Guns in use by the military at large included the expected M1911A1 in .45 ACP and the Smith & Wesson M13 in .38 Special. Smith & Wesson M13 Aircrewman, a pre-Model 12 revolver designed as a super lightweight defensive revolver for aircrews! On the heels of this statement came the decision to find One Handgun to Rule Them All. At the time the US Military was the only major force that did not yet have a standardized NATO handgun and ammunition. You could say it needed to be fixed. The journey to find that one handgun launched the Joint Service Small Arms Program (JSSAP). In the words of the great Inigo Montoya, there is too much, I sum up. In typical military fashion, they came up with a rather exhaustive list of 85 requirements for the new handgun, 72 of which were mandatory. The mandatory stuff included a need for a magazine release that could be operated with one hand, a first-round trigger pull in double-action with follow-up shots being single-action, and a 9mm chambering. They also wanted it to be durable – no more than eight malfunctions allowed per 5,000 rounds fired – and a minimum capacity of 13 rounds. Quite a few big names threw their firearms hats into the ring for the first round including Beretta, FN, Steyr, Heckler and Koch, and Smith & Wesson. It wasn’t until round two that SIG Sauer got involved with their P226. They’d designed the P226 specifically for JSSAP and it performed well. By round three it was clear the SIG P226 was one of the best, holding its own alongside the Beretta 92FBS. It was during the end-of-trial bidding that SIG lost to Beretta so it seems safe to say SIG’s not being selected as the winner wasn’t about performance, it was about money. All was not lost, though. The US Navy SEALs decided to use the SIG P226 beginning in the 1980s, a move that would make the gun something of a legend. Sig Sauer Mk25, the pistol that the Navy SEALs adopted I mean, who doesn’t want a gun so tough, accurate, and reliable the SEAL teams guys rely on it in combat? Be honest. It kind of makes you want one. P226 Design Onward and upward. Or inward as the case may be. The P226 was originally made to fulfill those JSSAP requirements and hasn’t seen a lot of change since then. After all, if the SEALs, a bunch of federal agents, and LEOs from the Texas Rangers – among others – are happy with it, why mess with awesomeness? The P226 Nitron is the “older” and more original design. There are quite a few variants out there such as the extremely cool Legion P226 but if you want to stick to the gun’s roots, this is your model. My only real issue with the P226 Nitron is the trigger because it has noticeable take-up, some stacking, and a seriously long reset. Even so, it isn’t a bad trigger, just also not the best ever. The gun comes in a trio of calibers – 9mm, .357 SIG, and .40 S&W – but the 9mm is the classic and it’s the one I have. It’s a semi-auto, of course, with the DA/SA feature JSSAP required years ago. "The P226 Nitron" has a full-size, alloy frame with a hard-coat anodized finish and a stainless steel slide with a Nitron finish. This is a solid pistol and you feel that durability as soon as you pick the gun up. Features time. This gun has a 4.4-inch barrel, an overall length of 7.7 inches, overall height of 5.5 inches, and width of 1.5 inches. It weighs 34 ounces, empty, so you could say it is a sizeable gun not suitable for deep concealment but that isn’t what is was made for, anyway. A SIG accessory rail makes it easier to mount a laser or light to the underside of the frame and the grips can be changed out, if you want. The SIG accessory rail makes it so you can throw a light or laser on your P226 if you want one. Personally, I think the factory grips work just fine. The P226 Nitron also ships with SIGLITE Night Sights and has a fifteen-round capacity. Streamlight TLR-7 102 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 102 at Amazon Compare prices (2 found) Amazon (See Price) Optics Planet (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing Since some of you are going to ask about safeties, here you go. The P226 Nitron has a series of safeties built into it including a firing pin safety block, a safety intercept notch, and a trigger bar disconnector. It also has a decocking lever. There is even a shroud of sorts protecting the firing pin from outside impacts. Suffice to say it does have plenty of safeties. SIG designed the P226 so the slide extends to shroud the firing pin, protecting it from outside impacts. It’s also made so the hammer is held away from the firing pin until the moment you pull the trigger. Pew Pew The first time I saw a P226 I wasn’t immediately drawn to it. It’s kind of a bulky, blocky pistol with what appears to be an unattractively designed grip. Here’s the thing: as soon as I picked it up, I understood some of the hype. The backstrap swell of the P226 Nitron and the rough grip texturing fit my hands as though they were made for them. Seriously, it fits me that well. Although my hands are relatively narrow they’re pretty long – my fingers are longer than those of a lot of guys I know – so bigger guns tend to be my preference. When I first saw the grips of the P226 I was skeptical but the moment I held it in my hand I knew I loved it. This one is no different. Not only does it fit me but the controls are within reach so I can manipulate them without radically adjusting my grip. The exception is the hammer, of course, which requires me to move my strong hand back and up in order to operate it. The hammer on the P226 Nitron is textured so you can get a good hold on it even if your hands are wet. I’ve run this gun in the rain and will attest to its hammer texturing and deep slide serrations being handy. Let’s jump right to the trigger. The P226 Nitron’s trigger is all right but not my favorite trigger ever (the SIG P226 Legion has a stellar trigger, see it in action in the video below!). It has a clean break but there is some take-up, a touch of stacking, and reset is rather long. That said, the double-action pull is consistent and single-action is beautifully crisp (except for that take-up frustration marring the experience a bit). Shooting double-action the P226 Nitron has a measured trigger pull weight of 8 pounds, 1 ounce and a single-action pull weight of just 3 pounds, 9 ounces. The gun has cycled reliably and eaten a somewhat ridiculous variety of ammunition from Inceptor 9mm 65 grain ARX to Federal Syntech 9mm 115 grain TSJ to Remington UMC 9mm 115 grain FMJs. Remington UMC 9mm Mega Pack 250-Rounds 55 at Lucky Gunner Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 55 at Lucky Gunner Prices accurate at time of writing And of course, I’ve thrown in Hornady Critical Defense 9mm 115 grain FTX and Winchester 9mm 115 grain JHPs. There’s more, but you get the idea. The P226 Nitron has run everything I’ve loaded it with to varying degrees of accuracy. Best 9mm Self-Defense (124 gr) Federal HST 9mm 124 gr 25.75 at Lucky Gunner Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 25.75 at Lucky Gunner Compare prices (2 found) Lucky Gunner (See Price) Brownells (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing Firing from the bench at 25 yards the gun produces five-shot groups between two and three inches. I’ve spent some time running playing card drills with it, too, and haven’t gotten the precise little groups I’d hoped to see. At ten yards it does nail one-hole, five-shot groups with most ammunition. The bottom line is it isn’t a crazy precise gun but it is accurate. Part of the problem is probably the trigger but really there is nothing to complain about. This is a perfectly capable self-defense gun . Carry This isn’t a gun you’re likely to use for concealed carry. It isn’t that you can’t because you totally can – if I can conceal full-size guns, so can you – it’s just that it’s a sizeable pistol and there are easier to conceal guns out there. Safariland 7378 7TS ALS Concealment Holster 42 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 42 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing When it’s loaded to capacity at 15 +1 it weighs more than two and a half pounds so you do feel it on your belt. The width and shape of the slide make it slightly more difficult to conceal IWB but for me, it’s the grip swell that presents a challenge. Possible, just not easy. For that reason, I’d say this is more of an open-carry gun. Finally The SIG P226 Nitron is a nice pistol. Yes, I like it. I’m not a SIG fanboy/girl/creature so no, I do not love every SIG that comes along. This one I do like. If you want a full-size 9mm for open carry or range days this gun is a fantastic option. If you want one for concealed carry you can still consider it, just be aware it’ll take some effort and possible adjustments to your wardrobe. The P226 does seem to live up to the durability side of the hype. If you just want a good workhorse gun for the P226 Nitron; if you want a precise pistol, check out the P226 Legion ! "Sig Sauer P226" Legion Pretty much any gun you choose from the P226 line is good to go. Maybe buy more than one of them. Hey, you can never have too many guns. By the Numbers Reliability: 5/5 The P226 has proven itself as a reliable gun. It does need to stay lubed – when I’ve run it in the rain and dry it got a little fussy – but I’d still say it’s reliable. And considering the variety of ammo it’s eaten I’d say it is good to go with just about anything you throw at it. Ergonomics: 4/5 SIG did a nice job designing the grip to fill the palm of your hand. It fits naturally and improves your grip which, in turn, enhances accuracy. It’s designed for hard use and fulfills those parameters. Is it an aesthetically awesome gun? Not really, but I prefer function over form anyway. Accuracy: 4/5 It’s a relatively accurate gun but not super precise. You’re going to hit what you’re aiming at you just won’t get gorgeous groups consistently. Mec-Gar Sig Sauer P226 9mm 18-Round Magazine 26 at GunMag Warehouse Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 26 at GunMag Warehouse Prices accurate at time of writing Thing is, you don’t need a precise pistol for self-defense, you need an accurate, reliable gun you can run well. Get used to the trigger on this gun and learn to run it double-action, not only single-action, and you’ll find your shooting gets better. Customization: 3/5 You can swap out the grips and mount a light or laser to it. Technically you could also send the gun off to be Cerakoted, so that counts as customization. Beyond that I wouldn’t say these are extremely customizable guns. Value: 4/5 This is a well-made, solid pistol that’ll get the job done. Prices will vary, but used or new the P226 is a great buy. Overall: 4/5 Sig Sauer P226 930 at Brownells Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 930 at Brownells Compare prices (3 found) Brownells (See Price) Guns.Com (See Price) GunBroker.Com (See Price) Prices accurate at time of writing Parting Shots I’d trust it with both my life and my daughter’s life, so you could say I’d recommend it. If it is too big for you to conceal it’ll still make a great home defense gun. Just saying. What is your go-to full-size pistol? How do the designs of the 1970s stack up to today? Let us know in the comments! If you’re interested in more awesome pistols, take a look at the Best Handguns for Beginners ! Looking for a CCW? The Sig P365 might be the best one on the market! Sig Sauer P365

Best 30mm Scope Rings of 2020 | Rated & Reviewed

Best 30mm Scope Rings of 2020 | Rated & Reviewed

Scope rings have their place in the firearms industry. Some people use single piece scope mounts, while some prefer to use this type of product, which have their own advantages. Choosing a set for your rifle can and will be beneficial for your shooting sessions, both technically and economically. Here, we’ll learn about the design and advantages of using scope rings on your rifle. We’ll also review the best products on the market, to help you with choosing the correct one for your needs. At a Glance: Our Top Picks for 30mm Scope Rings (GM) OUR TOP PICK: Warne 30mm Matte PA Rings Vortex Optics Tactical 30mm Riflescope Rings BEST BUDGET OPTION: Weaver Tactical Rings Ruger 90406 5B/6B Ring Set Leupold RM Ruger M77 30mm Medium Scope Rings Comparison of the Best "30mm Scope Rings" IMAGE PRODUCT Our Top Pick "Warne 30mm Matte" PA Rings Our Best Pick Versatile Easy Alignment View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews "Vortex Optics Tactical" "30mm Riflescope Rings" Sturdy and Durable Holds the Scope Firmly Available in Multiple Configurations "View Latest Price" → "Read Customer Reviews" Best Budget Option "Weaver Tactical Rings" Tactical Scope Rings Stays Low Easy to Mount and Dismount View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Ruger 90406 5B/6B Ring Set Apt for Ruger Rifles Reduces Zeroing Looks Great View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Leupold RM Ruger "M77 30mm Medium" Scope Rings Easy to Mount Optimum Clearance Leupold Base View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews What Are Scope Rings? Scope rings, as their name suggests, are splittable rings which hold the scope together, and help with mounting a scope onto a rifle. They come in a pair, where each ring is coupled on the scope tube and mounted on the receiver. They are light in weight, which makes them a better alternative to one-piece scope mounts. Warne 30mm Matte PA Rings Additionally, they do not add to the weight of already lightweight rifles. These are able to be adjusted for the gap between each ring, which also eliminates the chances of the mount obstructing the ejection port. This feature is extremely helpful with bolt action rifles . How to Choose 30mm Scope Rings Scope rings were designed to serve several specific purposes, which include being lightweight, ease of operation, and providing an optimum profile. When you are choosing a scope ring for your rifle, you must consider several aspects which define an ideal scope ring. Note: 30mm scope rings are not the same as one-inch scope rings (25.4mm). So make sure you have a 30mm scope tube before buying any of the scope rings reviewed in this article. Durability These devices connect the scope to the rifle. So they obviously take a lot of pressure from the recoil and movement of the weapon. Hence, a scope ring must be durable enough to hold the scope safe and still. Rings made from metal are better than the ones made from polymer. Source Adjustability​ A scope ring must provide ample space for making adjustments. It should allow you to adjust the position, tightness, and other respective factors so you can shoot comfortably and with precision. Quick Detachment They can either be fixed or QD (quick detach) . But it is always a better choice to purchase quick detach rings which can be easily removed from the weapon. Additionally, this type of product must also be versatile, so they can be interchanged among different weapons. Profile A good scope ring must help keep the profile of your scope low. Scopes with large objectives do rise a bit high, but for scopes with mid-sized objective lenses, you want to keep it as low as possible. Quick Take - The Best 30mm Scope Rings These are our recommendations for the best set: Warne 30mm Matte PA Rings Vortex Optics Tactical 30mm Riflescope Rings Weaver Tactical Rings Review of the Best 30mm Scope Rings Based on the qualities mentioned above, we scoured the internet to find the most viable and high-quality products for every purpose. The items reviewed here have been handpicked and ordered based upon the most positive user reviews across the firearms community. Most of all, the scope rings reviewed here are fairly priced to fit the budget of every individual in the market for this product. Best Overall: Warne 30mm Matte PA Rings CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Durable and Reliable Easy to Setup and Align Minimalist Design and Lightweight Can Be Used With All Rifles(versatile) Cons None Warne Scope Rings are among the most widely used among firearm owners. These are ideal scope rings in every aspect for small to large rifles. The rings feature a matte finish and a Torx-style socket clamp for mounting the rings and the scope securely over the rifle. The base of the rings is wide enough to maintain equilibrium under all circumstances. A square recoil key provides a maximum bearing surface to the base of these rings. The “anti-slip” design of these rings helps them resist even the heaviest recoil of rifles. Plus, the square recoil control key helps prevent any peening or swaging of these rings under any condition. The Torx-style socket cap screws allow you to easily mount and dismount the rings from your rifle. These are available in low, medium, and high variants to suit scopes of different objectives and tube diameters. These rings are made entirely from steel and are rugged enough to withstand even the most unfavorable conditions for your rifle. These rings are quite easy to set up and align, especially if you follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Bottom Line These Warne scope rings are durable, lightweight, easy to use, and fit all kinds of bases. The rings are also versatile and can be used with many rifles. Best Vortex Offering: Vortex Optics Tactical 30mm Riflescope Rings CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Aptly Priced Lightweight and Durable Easy to Mount and Adjust Six Screws for Extra Protection Cons Might Require Lapping Vortex is a trusted manufacturer of optic scopes, and it's not a surprise to find high-quality scope rings in their inventory. The Vortex product features an aluminum body, which makes them durable and lightweight at the same time. These rings have a robust six screw mounting mechanism which keeps your scopes and optic sights intact, no matter what pressure, or wiggling your rifle is subjected to. All these screws are hex screws, and the manufacturer includes a hex key in the package, to allow you to mount these rings with ease. Other than that, the rings are compatible with Weaver, and Picatinny rail systems. The side adjustment knobs allow you to mount and adjust the scope on the rail system with ease. They are intended to be used with 30 mm diameter scopes, where the scope center stays at a height of approximately 24.6 mm. This will suit most rifles. These are good for most uses, including hunting, competitions, and tactical applications. The rings generally don’t require lapping, however, the manufacturer still recommends to lap the rings when using with large rifle scopes. These rings are available in a lot of different configurations. Other than that, the price of these rings is just perfect and is a contrast to their high quality. Bottom Line Vortex scope rings have a set of six screws, which makes them more than reliable for mounting a scope. The rings are lightweight, inexpensive, and hold zero under all conditions. Buying these rings is definitely a no-brainer. Best Weaver Offering: Weaver Tactical Rings CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Low Profile Horizontal Separation. Perfect for Tactical Operations Durable Body and Easy Installation Holds the Scope and Zero Really Well Cons Torque Instructions Not Included These scope rings, as the name suggests, have been specifically designed for tactical purposes. The rings have been machined from high-grade aluminum and feature a horizontal separable design. They are easy to mount on any rail platform, thanks for the versatile and simple-to-use mounting system. The rings feature six hex screws which hold the scope firmly to resist the recoil of even large rifles like the 50 BMG. The rings have been scathed on the top to shed some extra and unnecessary weight. This helps you with carrying your rifle for longer durations. The rings are also high enough to provide good clearance for scopes with large objectives. The matte black finish blends in perfectly with the aesthetics of your rifle. Adjustable knobs on the base of the rings help with fitting them snugly on the rail system of your rifle. These rings hold zero very well and are perfect for hunting, competitions, and self-defense applications. They allow the scope to sit nice and low, meanwhile providing clearance for the tactical bolt knob. This product is entirely made in America. Plus, you have a lot of different options of height and size to choose from. Bottom Line The Weaver tactical rings are durable and sturdy rings for mounting a scope. It has a horizontal separation, which allows you to switch between scopes easily without removing the mount, which is definitely a plus. Best Ruger 30mm Scope Rings: Ruger 90406 5B/6B Ring Set CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Easy to Install Minimalist Design Aesthetically Pleasing Durable Construction Cons Comparatively Pricey Ruger has some of the most widely demanded scope rings on the market. So we decided to give them a spot on the list. These are original Ruger parts and will fit any Ruger rifle (especially the M77), along with other rifles having appropriate rails for mounting rings. The rings feature a minimalist design with less metal and more durability. The semi-rings are coupled using a couple of screws which hold the rings horizontally. Other than that, the rings can be mounted on Weaver and Picatinny rails are high enough to easily accommodate scopes with large objectives. This product is made from stainless steel and is durable enough to withstand harsh recoil. Even the aesthetics of these rings are pleasing enough to suit your rifle. The rings are easy to mount and maintain. Plus, you can also remove the scope without removing the rings from your weapon, which is definitely a plus. The rings have been aptly priced, respective to their quality. These are ideal for bolt action rifles of all calibers , which also makes them ideal for hunting applications. Bottom Line The Ruger Scope rings are good for hunting and competitive applications. They feature a lightweight and minimalistic design while being durable enough to resist the recoil of your weapon and also keeps your scope holding zero. Best Leupold 30mm Scope Rings: Leupold RM Ruger M77 30mm Medium Scope Rings CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Apt Profile Perfect for Ruger Rifles Sturdy and Durable Construction Cons None The last product on our list is comparatively similar to the previous one. However, with a few minor changes in design. These Leupold scope rings have been specially designed for use with Ruger M77. The rings have been made using machined steel, which already speaks of its durability and quality. The rings split horizontally and have an easy to install platform, which fits most rail and mounting systems. The scope rings feature a raised platform, so you can use them with a scope having large objective lenses. These rings are by far the best ones to be used with Ruger rifles, especially the Ruger M77, since it requires a specific set of rings. The Leupold rings have a simple design and less metal which also makes them lightweight. Additionally, you can adjust the gap of your scope rings on the rifle. These scope rings also mix well with the looks of your rifle. Plus, the horizontal split design lets you interchange or remove the scope without removing the rings. Bottom Line The Leupold RM Ruger rings have been specifically designed for Ruger M77 rifles. These rings are lightweight and have optimum clearance to level large scopes appropriately. Types of Scope Rings Scope rings can differ based upon their type. This means each can be differentiated based upon the base and the split type of the rings. Some rings split horizontally, whereas others split vertically. However, horizontally splitting rings are a better option since they do not require you to dismount the rings from the rifle. Coming to the base, rings can be suitable for different types of mounting platforms, or for each of them. These mounts include Picatinny, Weaver, Dovetail, and Leupold . Each of these mount bases has their own configuration depending upon the type for base. Like the Weaver-style scope rings have a wider base, compatible with the width of Weaver rails. Similarly, Picatinny rails are somewhat less wide than Weaver ones. Other than that, some scope rings have an adjustable base which can be tightened depending upon the width of the platform it is mounted. Furthermore, Leupold-mount bases are more reliable and sturdy compared to Weaver and Picatinny, but detaching the scope rings from them can be difficult sometimes. The most adjustable kind of scope rings has Dovetail bases, which allow you to rotate the scope 90 degrees. Conclusion Scope rings are a lightweight and durable alternative to bulky scope mounts. These allow you to adjust the scope easily over your rifle. A good scope ring must be durable, adjustable, have a low profile, and easy to mount and remove. It is also important the choose the type of scope rings which is appropriate for your rifle and your needs.

How-To Hand Stipple to Get a Grip On Plastic Guns

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379d68ede97_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379d68ede97_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } A perfectly good pistol … made even better. How to hand stipple the stocks of your polymer-framed pistol for a better grip. Gun owners usually fall into two camps: those who keep their weapons just as they come from the factory and those who do not. Those who desire to keep a firearm in its original factory condition do so for purposes including faithfulness to the original intent of the firearm’s designers or protecting the factory warranty. Those who customize their weapons probably desire to improve it in some way — to increase its functionality or even to personalize it. One camp asks: Why would you permanently change a perfectly good factory gun? The other side asks: Why wouldn’t you? In the interest of full disclosure, I’m in the first camp. For years, handgun owners have modified their steel revolvers and pistols — shortening barrels, porting chambers, changing stocks, and more. With the advent of the polymer-framed pistol, the opportunity to make changes has only increased. One of the most popular modifications to polymer-framed pistols is to add to or change the stocks to improve purchase (the firmness or quality of one’s grip of the stocks). Some handgun owners add a rubber grip sleeve such as a Hogue Hand-All. The Kel-Tec PF-9 is a thin, lightweight, single-stack 9mm pistol offering excellent purchase right out of the box. Stippling the tops of each square made it even better. Others apply a sandpaper-like skateboard tape. Of course, grip sleeves and skateboard tape don’t require physically altering the weapon; those add-ons are easily removed. Other gun owners, however, resort to more drastic measures, including stippling—broadly defined as “drawing, engraving, or painting in dots or short strokes.” In this context, “engraving” seems to fit best as it involves melting the polymer and re-shaping it to improve purchase. Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! While companies such as Robar offer custom stippling for polymer-framed pistols — at a cost, but with many advantages — many handgun owners have attempted to hand-stipple a polymer-framed pistol at home. In fact, the Internet abounds with stories, images, and videos of successful hand-stippling jobs as well as those that are, shall we say, less than successful. Related GunDigest Articles Gallery: Most Influential Handguns of All Time New Guns: New AR Rifles Available in 2017 Top 10 Guns You Should Request For Father's Day After reviewing several positive hand-stippling reports, fanciful notions of “I can do that” started to run through my head. Moreover, I thought I could do a decent stippling job on a new Kel-Tec PF-9, a polymer-framed 9mm pistol, with just a hot soldering iron. Would I get a better grip on a pistol or did I need to get a grip on reality? Since this was my first and possibly last hand-stippling job, I decided to start small in two ways: First, I chose a small, inexpensive weapon. The Kel-Tec PF-9 measures 4.3 inches tall, 5.85 inches long, and .88 inches wide and in a blued finish retails for $333. It would be an expensive lesson if I somehow managed to destroy it but not as expensive as some other polymer-framed pistols. This provided only a modest comfort to me. Second, the Kel-Tec’s polymer frame offers stocks with a raised, checkerboard pattern (which, for the record, provide excellent purchase as is). Rather than attempt to stipple the entire grip area, I would only stipple the raised squares, borrowing from a design I had seen in an Internet gun forum. I figured the raised squares offered a little more depth of plastic and therefore greater margin for error. A very short push into the polymer with a hot soldering iron yielded consistent craters measuring about one millimeter across.” At this point, I need to insert all appropriate disclaimers: What I’m about to do might be unwise, if not downright stupid, and probably voids the pistol’s warranty. Regardless, don’t try this at home. In fact, don’t try this anywhere or at any time. Proceed at your own risk. Neither Gun Digest the Magazine nor Kel-Tec is responsible for your foolishness. Consuming raw or undercooked meat, seafood or egg products can increase your risk of foodborne illness. And so on. Working in my professional stippling shop — in my driveway with an upside-down five-gallon bucket (the gun bench) and a broken piece of 12×12 ceramic tile (a safe surface to work with hot tools and melting plastic) — I plugged in the soldering iron and set up the camera. Either I would capture pictures of a successful hand stippling job or provide some emergency room doctor with images of my burnt flesh. This was the point of no return. As soon as that hot soldering iron tip touched the plastic, I was committed.

Survival Gear Review: Fallkniven PC Folding Knife

Let’s cut to the chase. The point of an everyday carry (EDC) knife is to always have a sharp blade just a pocket away (sorry for the triple pun).  And with apologies to restrictive jurisdictions, the choice of an EDC knife is wide open and up the the carrier.  For me, I am an unabashed Benchmade user.  I have a dozen different No products found. , and every morning I savor the choice of what blade will ride with me matching my edge to my calendar.  But I’ll be the first to admit that I need to get out more. Quick Navigation Beyond Benchmade “Fallkniven” Means Folding Knife Is That A Scalpel In Your Pocket? Superman Is Made Of Cobalt Steel Comparables The Nuts and Torx Beyond Benchmade Not partying on the town, but enriching my carry options to better understand the the intersection of knife, lifestyle and cutting job. For starters, let me put a finer point on my Benchmade preference by saying that in particular Axis Lock drop point knives really tickle my fancy with prejudice towards those knives that contain artistic elements that prove that No products found. loves me and wants me to be happy. Sadly, Benchmade has it limits and there are other outstanding knife makers in the world that I need to spend more time with. “Fallkniven” "Means Folding Knife" As I stared at open the Fallkniven PC folding knife in my hand, the first thing I noticed is that it required using a pinch grip or the fingernail groove to open it. Wow. I had not carried a knife that that in years. It was Spyderco that opened my world to something other than nail grooves and thumb studs. The so-called Spyderhole was revolutionary and I carried a Police model, a Delica and a Rescue for years, with a Ladybug and Assist for special occasions. I drooled over any of the pricy Spyderco designs and carried some of them more as pocket art than for their cutting talents since I considered their steel often robust but still pedestrian. But while the Spydercos still required a blade deployment not to far evolved from a thumb stud, which in turn was still in earshot of a fingernail grove, the Benchmade Axis deployment, especially their assist and partial assist won me over. And until now, I’ve never looked back. Also Read: Fallkniven F1 Review I quickly warmed the dual-sided nail notches, and realize that my prejudice towards that type of blade deployment was due to a childhood of chipping fingernails on Swiss Army and Buck knives. And don’t get me started on that Swiss Army knife awl!  But no pocket clip? I could see that the Fallkniven PC was going to be a challenge to my personal paradigm, but I was going to pack the PC everywhere and find out more. Fallkniven FNPCF Fixed Blade,Hunting Knife,Outdoor,campingkitchen, One Size Distinctive High Quality Manual Opener Made in Sweden! See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 09:18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API Is That A Scalpel In Your Pocket? Now that I am many months into carrying the Fallkniven PC , I realize that I may have overlooked some things. It’s a tall order to outperform 154CM or S30V alloys. Super steels are, well, super. But just as the super steels raised the bar more than just a notch or two over the 440 stainless series of irons, Fallkniven’s Cobalt superduper steel has lifted the bar yet again forcing me to reassess my evaluation methods. Imagine using your knife everyday, yet only needing to sharpen it once year or so. Sure that might be a stretch, but the simple fact of considering that possibility required me to rethink my EDC principles since I can noticeably dull a 154CM edge in a single outing. As I type this I am packing a No products found. as well as the Fallkniven PC . For those uninitiated in the Benchmade nomenclature, the 300 is their first attempt at a flipper. It has a wide but slightly short full-bellied clip point 154CM satin blade with scales graced with three finger grooves of sandstone-colored and textured G10 including the index finger depression supplemented by the flipper trigger. To me the knife has hints of Native American style steeped in early Americana. The layered G10 is exposed like sedimentary rock stratification common to the Grand Canyon or the Morrison Formation in Utah where I love to experience the hostile desert surrounded by dinosaur bones. Yes, the 300 is thick and heavy and expensive and marginally a flipper, but like the Macbook Air I am typing this on, I love using it. So much so that I literally seek out uses to launch it into action. Superman Is Made Of Cobalt Steel Fallkniven literally means folding knife , and the PC is Fallkniven’s second version of its P-series folder. Anyone new to the PC folder is understandably stunned into silence by sticker shock. Yet anyone familiar to Fallkniven would be surprised by the low cost of this ubersteel folder with it’s street price barely topping a single Benji. Like Apple Computer, Fallkniven is not interested in the mass market appeal of low prices. Fallkniven is interested in the highest quality, most technically advanced steel blade available on earth. In hindsight, the PC is quite affordable and has a street price much less than most Benchmade Blue Class knives (which are their working “blue collar” blades, not their fancy Gold or tactical Black classes). Also Read: Parry Blade Hunter Review Many knives come out of the box “shaving sharp’” but Fallkniven PC arrive “scary sharp.” It was more like a surgeon’s scalpel than a pocketknife. Which the more I think about it, is a good thing. A really good thing. Where the problem lies is that many other knives simply cannot hold such a sharp edge, while the rest simply don’t want to put the time or risk into taking their edge to razor sharpness. Literally, with the Fallkniven PC we are talking the molecular metal limit of sharp steel here. The theoretically maximum knife blade sharpness possible by ferrous metal alloys! To get any sharper, you need smaller molecules. Fallkniven FNPCF Fixed Blade,Hunting Knife,Outdoor,campingkitchen, One Size "Distinctive High Quality" "Manual Opener Made" in Sweden! See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 09:18 / Affiliate links / Images from "Amazon Product Advertising" API Comparables My Benchmade Mini-Griptilian is a select version with S30V supersteel. I’ve got a lot of miles on it and it performs wonderfully. But head-to-head with the Fallkniven PC , the S30V blade loses a few tenths of a percent of sharpness well before the PC’s cobalt steel does. But of course, sharpness is only one half of the equation; edge retention is just as important. If retaining a razor edge was easy, we wouldn’t be clogging our landfills with disposable razor blades. To kick a dead pun, razor-sharp is barely a comfort when you know it’s a short-term phenomenon. Although the Benchmade is much faster to deploy through its Axis lock release or thumb stud flick, once both blades are ready for action, the Fallkniven PC is a noticeably more precision instrument. Not that the Griptilian is blunt by any stretch of the imagination, it’s that the PC is more like a tool of surgery and the Benchmade is a little more like a crowbar. Just kidding. The BM mini’s blade is fairly traditional for a folding knife. On the other hand, the PC looks traditional, but cuts far beyond its apparent pay grade. Related: Sypderco Bushcraft Knife The PC’s scales do have one flaw I’ve noticed. If you pack the parallel lines embedded within the scales with cheese, it is hard to remove. And frankly, this happened more times than I care to admit since I too was surprised at how much cheese cutting I do in the wilderness. The Nuts and Torx The locking mechanism of the Fallkniven PC is a traditional liner lock of spring steel. The knife would probably have to break for the lock to fail. The teflon-bearing blade pivot his held in place by a T10 Torx screw making the deployment tension adjustable, and easy to keep the scales snug against the blade.  The five-bolt stainless steel blade housing is skeletonized allowing for easy cleaning and drying; something very important for a knife that lives among pocket lint. And the black fiberglass reinforced Grilon scales are secured with two T5 Torx bolts in addition the pivot bolt. As to the lack of a pocket clip, I grew used to the Fallkniven PC in my pocket. If it migrated horizontal, I would simply run my finger along the outer fabric of my pants and return the PC a vertical position snug against the right hand seam of the pocket. With narrow side down, it would generally remain there. And either way, the 2.3 ounces (66 grams) was hardly going to make a pocket dent no matter which way it rides. At the end of the day, the Fallkniven PC is an exceptional yet simple knife. It rivals my Benchmade 470 in size and look, but the PC costs only half to two thirds as much, has arguably better steel, fewer moving parts, and a stately grace about it that just makes you want to carry it. But If I had to ask for more, it would be for handle colors other than black. Orange perhaps? Seems Fallkniven already heard my suggestion. Before this article even published Fallkniven released PCs with grips in orange, blue, red, military green, with gold highlights, oh, and black. So before you jump on the tactical train with your EDC blades, give some thought to the grand tradition of high performance in an understated package. There’s some serious blade happiness with the Fallkniven PC . Fallkniven FNPCF Fixed Blade,Hunting Knife,Outdoor,campingkitchen, One Size Distinctive High Quality Manual Opener Made in Sweden! See Price on Amazon Last update on 2020-08-14 at 09:18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API All photos by Doc Montana Other interesting articles: Survival Gear Review: Cold Steel Pocket Bushman Knife "Survival Gear Review" : Kershaw OSO Sweet Pocket Knife Survival Gear Review: Fallkniven Jarl Knife Survival Gear Review: Fallkniven KK Knife

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