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Affordable Defense Shotguns: Benelli, Stevens, CZ Compete

Affordable Defense Shotguns: Benelli, Stevens, CZ Compete
Unlike the conflicts with bad guys depicted on television and in the movies, a home owner in a self-defense situation will rarely fire more than one or two shots. In most cases, the owner of a firearm specifically designed to stop the threat of an intruder will never fire even one shot in their home because they will never be put in such a position.

Securing Your Rifle Scope Mounting Systems

It is hard to stress how important it is to correctly install your rifle scope mounting system. By not placing the scope correctly onto the weapon you might risk ruining both the scope and weapon, as well as having to deal with all the aiming and stability problems such bad installation will bring with it.

The quality of the scope mount system is just as important as is its correct installation. After all a cheap scope mount system will show its faults only in the field or on the hunt. This way your fun target shooting and hunts can turn into a tiring nightmare of failure, or even worse cause you to injure animals.

The ideal scope mount secures your scope as low as possible over the barrel of your weapon and allows for good eye relief. The scope needs to be absolutely stable on your weapon, while also not being squeezed too hard by the scope rings. Steel is the material you are looking for when you want something strong and aluminum can be a very decent choice as well. Translucent rings are very weak and should be avoided.

Below we’ll look into some types of scopemounts in greater detail… Read More

Barbados Officials Tracking Suspicious Gun Imports

Barbados Officials Tracking Suspicious Gun Imports
Police investigators were yesterday working with the Customs Department to determine from which country 18 disassembled firearms were shipped into Barbados. They were also looking for a fourth suspect in connection with Tuesday’s weapons discovery at a Christ Church home, which included various calibers of guns and ammunition. The suspected involvement of a Customs broker and a mechanic among three people held by lawmen has triggered an intelligence operation headed… [Stabroek News (Guyana), via]

Down Range: October 2013

Down Range: October 2013
In the August 2013 issue, Ray Ordorica compared two full-size 9mm pistols, a surplus CZ 75 (about $350) and a new Tokarev M70A, made in Serbia by Zastava (about $330). The CZ, designed in 1975 and with more than a million having been built, is one of very few DA/SA pistols that can be carried cocked and locked. The CZ is big and stout enough that even the hottest 9mm ammo with the heaviest bullets would hardly kick enough to disturb the composure of the weakest-handed shooter.

Topic 10 Best Home Defense Remington 870 Accessories

The Remington 870 is one of the bestselling shotguns due to its durability, reliability and its cost, which is relatively less compared to the other shotguns. It is fourth in line along the models of the Remington pump shotguns. It is widely used for hunting and self-defense. Being a highly functional defense device, manufacturers have designed various Remington 870 accessories to upgrade it. These Remington 870 accessories improved the shotgun’s capacity as well as its appearance. Below is the list of the Top 10 Remington 870 accessories being sold in the market today in no particular order:

1. Remington 870 Stocks
Selecting the right stock for a Remington 870 is vital. The person’s shooting abilities highly depend on the fit of the stock. One of the popular among the many Remington 870 stocks is the Magpul SGA Stock.

It is simple to install and is very user-friendly. Its design and layout is made to improve the shooter’s grip and includes a spacer system for length of pull adjustment. This is unique among all other Remington 870 stocks as is it tries to introduce innovations in firearm accessories, experimenting with the design that gun owners tend to either like it or hate it.

Just like for other guns, Remington 870 stocks are made of a variety of materials. Opt for the ones that are not only functional, it should also be convenient so as not to defeat its purpose, which is for defense.

2. Shotgun Light
Installing a shotgun light is useful when a shooter is targeting in a dark place or during the night. It should be remembered that one must target first before shooting. A shotgun light like the Eotech IFL will increase the shooter’s chances of aiming for their target. It is relatively cheaper and a bit less powerful than more expensive and known brands but it contains all the necessary features a shotgun light should have.

3. Magazine Extension
The Remington 870 shotgun is already heavy in itself and some of them are sold without magazine extensions. This decreases the amount of shells that can be fit in the shotgun. Because if its weight, it may seem impractical to purchase a magazine extension but the product Nordic Components magazine extension proves otherwise. This magazine extension is light and most gun owners do not encounter any complications in using it.

4. Sling Mount
Also included in the list of Remington 870 accessories are the slings which are created in order to free hands of the gun as needed. In order to install a sling on a Remington 870, a sling mount is needed. One of the known sling mount product is the one from GG&G.

5. Remington Magazine Follower
The one that is installed in the shotguns that are factory-manufactured followers are easy to break. It should be replaced by a follower made of stainless steel such as the Brownells Magazine Follower. It is very durable and does not make shooters suffer from any feeding problems.

6. Receiver Mount Shell Holder
The shell holders available in the market are either 4-round, 6-round or 8-round shell carriers. A sidesaddle that is durable such as Mesa Tactical one of the most recommended ones. It might be the most expensive brand but its reliability and special features make up for its worth.

7. Remington 870 Safety
It is recommended that the safety should be large for fast removing especially during emergencies. The built-in safety of the Remington 870 shotgun is small and owners prefer to replace it with oversized ones like the Wilson Combat Jumbo Head Safety making the shotgun more accessible for use.

8. Barrel
For home defense purposes, it is better to stick to short up to medium length barrels. Long ones are more appropriate for hunting. A barrel that is 18.5” such as the Carlsons barrel is appropriate for whichever purposes it may be used for. It is the best choice for beginners or for people who only have shotguns for home defense, as it is simple and not too pricey.

9. Sights
For sights, it is wise to choose Tritium ones because they last for almost 12 years. It is also available in different colors. Sights are very important in dark places or during nighttime as it is used every time for shooting.

10. Extractor
Non-MIM extractors are the ones that should be used for the Remington 870 as it will ensure efficient extraction of the fired shells.

These Remington 870 accessories are all available in online shops and some, like the Remington 870 stocks, are even available in different colors for aesthetic appeal. The purpose of the shotgun, which is for home defense, should always be kept in mind when buying accessories


Kenyan Police Start Illegal Gun Recovery Campaign in Refugee Camp

Kenyan Police Start Illegal Gun Recovery Campaign in Refugee Camp
GARISSA, Kenya – Kenyan authorities have started up recovery of illegal small arms and light weapons which have been fuelling the insecurity in northern Kenya, with the latest seizure of a gun and 48 bullets in Dadaab refugee camp on Thursday. Regional Criminal Investigations (CID) Commander Musa Yego said the weapons were found in the world’s largest refugee settlement in a search conducted by local police. A suspect was arrested in the process. “We will not relent… [Xinhua, via]

Gun Control Prevented US Navy Yard Shooter from Buying Assault Rifle
WASHINGTON — The suspect in the killing of 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday test-fired an AR-15 assault rifle at a Virginia gun store last week but was stopped from buying one because state law there prohibits the sale of such weapons to out-of-state buyers, according to two senior law enforcement officials. Instead, the suspect, Aaron Alexis of Texas, bought a law-enforcement-style shotgun — an 870 Remington pump-action — and used it on Monday as… [New York Times, via]

Two US Politicians Ousted as Gun Lobby Increases Pressure Over Laws
DENVER — Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings have been kicked out of office in a recall election promoted by both grassroots activists and the National Rifle Association. Senate President John Morse lost by just 343 votes Tuesday in a swing district in the Republican stronghold of Colorado Springs but Sen. Angela Giron lost by a bigger margin in a largely blue-collar district that favors Democrats. The NRA… [Denver Post (Colorado), via]

Enjoy a comfortable shooting with Ruger 10 22 Folding Stock

Enjoy a comfortable shooting with Ruger 10 22 Folding Stock

The rifles are equipped with a number of important elements that help the users to enjoy the shooting experience. One of the basic parts of the rifle is the folding stock that gives you a facility to position the gun and hit the target accurately.  The stock is directly connected to the barrel which in turn is fitted with the firing mechanism. With the help of the folding stock it becomes quite easy to support the rifle on your shoulders and concentrate on the target. Recently Ruger has come up with the new version of Ruger 10 22 Folding Stock that is brilliant and makes your experience even better.

The best feature about the Ruger 10 22 Stock is its fabulous design which fits with the requirements of the individuals as well. Owing to the increased use of these rifles for hunting and safety purposes, the makers thought of coming up with a new look that would increase the utility of the gun. The folding stock decreases the length of the gun thus making it easier to carry and target objects without any confusion. The new Ruger rifle has therefore become the first preference of the people especially the beginners who are just learning the basics of shooting.

Initially the folding stock was made of wood but with advancements many more wooden varieties were introduced like maple, walnut etc. thus opening more options before the manufacturers. The Ruger 10 22 Folding Stockis designed using the highest quality wood variety that augments its appearance as well as the utility. Hence the users are free to have a look at the folding stock of the gun as it is an excellent addition that will be appreciated by the people. There are many people who are turning towards these types of rifles for better functionality.

Another superb feature of the Ruger 10/22 Stock is its grip which is just perfect. While shooting, the grip of the rifle should be the best or else there are chances that you may miss the target. That is why the new folding stock is designed in such a manner that it provides a tight grip to increase your comfort level. Even if you practice with the rifle for a long time, it will not be painful as compared to the other designs which were slightly uncomfortable for the shooters and the hunters.
So try the new Ruger 10/22 rifle which is equipped with fresh design and better features.


In the Debate over Gun Control, Go Armed with the Facts

In the Debate over Gun Control, Go Armed with the Facts

NSSF’s “Gun Crimes Plummet Even As Gun Sales Rise” infographic in New York City’s Times Square.

3 teens charged after Australian player slain

With the simplest of motives – breaking up the boredom of an Oklahoma summer – three teenagers followed an Australian collegiate baseball player who was attending school in the U.S. and killed him with a shot to the back for “the fun of it,” prosecutors said Tuesday as they charged 2 of the teens with murder.