This is part three in a series of articles I am writing for Gun and Game. When Chris, the owner of Gun and Game, asked me about writing an article neither of us thought it would turn into a three part series. The initial thoughts we had were that the common perspective of a gun owner in the US, as commonly portrayed in the media, is not someone who works in the tech industry, college educated, and who has lived and travelled abroad. Gun owners come from a broad cross section of America and represent far more roles in society than most of the media outlets portray. Unfortunately, many of the views presented on gun use and regulation in different news outlets had more hyperbole than fact. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Rifles’ Category
Wisconsin based ATI Gunstocks has posted a preview of their new rail system for the VEPR series of rifles. VEPR already comes with a pretty nice wood stock, but ATI takes the AK variant to an AR tactical style look. The forearm offers a 7-sided nose cone that can anchor itself into any corner for added stability control. The forward stabilizing nose cone is made of lightweight military anodized aluminum giving the gun better maneuverability around tight spaces as well.
Last year Bushmaster decided to close down it’s manufacturing plant in Windham, Maine. This didn’t sit too well with the founder of Bushmaster who got together with other investors to start a new firearm manufacturing company, called “Windham Weaponry.” (more…)
ArmaLite, Inc.® is pleased to announce that it is nowaccepting orders for its M-15A4 Carbine chambered in 6.8 SPC II. A VERYlimited production run of this extraordinary firearm will begin in June, andwill not be repeated in 2011. Interested shooters are encouraged to submitorders immediately as we expect this run to be completely pre-sold.
ArmaLite’s 6.8mm carbine is especially well-suited to hunting. It ispowerful enough to meet the minimum energy requirements of many statesfor taking medium sized game such as deer. At the same time, the 6.8mmis lighter than the 7.62, reducing the weight of ammunition carried into thefield. As part of the AR-platform family, this carbine is also more versatileand ergonomic than traditional hunting models. The 6.8 is built with ourmid-length handguard and gas system to provide the best in form andfunction.
Best of all, this carbine is an ArmaLite.
• Model: A4 Carbine with green furniture
•Caliber: 6.8mm SPC II
• Barrel: 16″ Double Lapped Chrome Lined\Chrome Moly VanadiumMIL-B-11595-E with M203 Step Down, Threaded 5/8×24
• Rifling Twist: 1:11″ tailored to 110-115 Grain Ammo• Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
• Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail
• Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail & LaserEngraved Rail Numbering, 7075-T6 Aluminum
• Lower Receiver: 7075-T6 Aluminum (forged)• Trigger: Tactical Two Stage, 1st Stage 3.5 lbs – 2nd StageApproximately 5-6 lbs.
• Overall Length: 35.6″• Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz.
• Finish: Anodized Aluminum Upper/Lower Receiver, ManganesePhosphated Steel Barrel
• Accuracy: 2″ MOA
• Included with Rifle: One 10 Round Magazine, Sling, Black Case,Owner’s Manual, and Limited Lifetime Warranty
About: ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearmsindustry. We manufacture and sell semiautomatic rifles in a varietyof calibers including 5.56mm and 7.62mm, long range super-accuratebolt action rifles in calibers including .308 Winchester, 300 WinchesterMagnum, 338 Lapua, and 50 BMG, and classic 9mm pistols.
(Geneseo, IL) ArmaLite, Inc. is pleased to welcome Michael McCarthy asour new Director of International Marketing. Mike brings nearly 40 years oftop-level management, sales and firearms experience to ArmaLite.
Mike proudly served 30 years in the United States Marine Corps. Hismilitary career began as a boot camp private. Mike proved himself movingup through the ranks. He gained experience, and responsibility, as aproject manager and administrator with access to sensitive and classifiedinformation of National Security. Mike retired from the Marines as aCommissioned Officer: a Chief Warrant Officer Five.