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Gun Review: HK Hammering P30SK

Gun Review: HK Hammering P30SK/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379cec4c24f_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379cec4c24f_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } Heckler & Koch didn't shoot from the hip with the HK P30SK, producing a well-balanced, high-performing subcompact, engineered to deliver when it matters most. In the late 2000s, Heckler & Koch of Germany introduced the U.S. to its P30 semi-automatic pistol, a double-action, polymer-framed pistol with a high-capacity magazine and a revolutionary polygonal barrel. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and the P30 became a hit with American shooters who appreciated its high level of engineering and fastidious attention to detail. After all, HK’s catchphrase is Keine Kompromisse !, or “No Compromise!” for those not fluent in German. Because the slick German semi-auto was so successful stateside, it seemed only natural that HK would target the burgeoning American concealed carry market. And it did, just not right away. The HK P30SK (SubKompact) is a scaled-down 9mm version of the popular P30 semi-auto. Even though the P30SK simply looks like a shrunken P30, it took HK three full years of engineering and development to translate the full-sized semi-auto into a compact carry version. The mechanics remain much the same between the two guns, but the ergonomics of the P30SK were redesigned to make this a stand-alone handgun instead of a cropped-and-chopped version of another model. The SK shares the same basic DNA as its alterer bruder , including a single-action/double-action design with large ambidextrous slide stop levers, luminescent three-dot sights and a polymer frame with a nitro-carburized steel slide with a corrosion-resistant blued finish, but with a much more compact design that makes it a great choice for concealed carry. While striker-fired guns are all the rage, including HK’s own VP9 and VP40, double-action semi-autos such as the P30SK still have a loyal following and still make perfect sense as a concealed carry gun. The double-action trigger pull is heavy — about 12 pounds — but it’s smooth, and it’s easy to pull this gun from a concealed holster and fire the first shot quickly and accurately. Subsequent shots feature a much lighter 5.5-pound single-action trigger pull with modest take-up and a crisp, clean break. Most shooters don’t really appreciate how good or bad a trigger pull really is until they begin firing shots from a sandbag on the range. Bad triggers make this a real chore because they are heavy and creepy, never offering a clean snap. The team at HK did a great job on the trigger with this gun, and after a few shots off the bags I could predictably take up the slack in the trigger, press evenly and count on being surprised at the shot. The trigger pad is also very wide and comfortable. The P30SK grip geometry is excellent. It features a textured side and rear panels that are neither slick nor so aggressive they hurt the shooter’s hand. The cross-directional texturing keeps the gun firmly planted in your paw, and the P30SK, like the P30 before it, features interchangeable rear and side panels. Related GunDigest Articles Photo Gallery: 20 Semi-Auto Handguns of Gun Digest 2015 Handguns Lead the Way, While Long Gun Sales Plug Along Tactical Shotgun: Mossberg Flex Review 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! Each new gun comes with three different backstraps and three different sets of side panels, so when HK claims this gun offers a perfect fit, it means it. Removing the rear and side inserts requires the use of a punch and a hammer, but once the pin is free you can mix and match component parts until you find the perfect combination. The P30SK is available with or without a manual safety, which is understandable. Some shooters vehemently support carrying guns with no manual safety, while the other camp is equally dedicated to manual-safety-only guns. No matter which doctrine you follow, there’s a P30SK for you. Both versions come with hammer and firing pin safeties but no magazine disconnect, so you can fire the gun without the mag in place. There’s also a special Law Enforcement Modification (LEM) model that comes with a bobbed hammer and a double-action-only (DAO) trigger with a crisp 5.4-pound pull. If you haven’t shot the HK P30 line of pistols, you will have to familiarize yourself with the location of some of the controls. The extended ambidextrous slide release is mounted along the top of the frame just below the chamber. Notably absent is the standard magazine release button that is traditionally situated just behind the trigger guard. Like other German guns, including the first-generation Walther PPQ, the HK P30 line has a paddle-style magazine release lever located on either side of the trigger guard. It’s not a traditional American styling, but it serves a very important function — when the gun is holstered, it’s impossible for an assailant to drop the magazine from your firearm. And once you become familiar and comfortable with the system, you’re probably going to like it. When the mag runs dry, simply press down on the paddle with your trigger finger, drop the magazine and reload. The system is fast and intuitive. The P30SK has a decocker, but just like the magazine release, it isn’t in the traditional position. Instead, it is located just to the left of the hammer. This too serves a very important function. When you are clearing the gun in the middle of a gunfight, you won’t accidentally hit the decocker since it’s tucked out of the way. Simply press the button and the hammer drops, and, as with the magazine release lever, it becomes second nature once you do it a few times. Some pistols look and feel cheap. Others feel like they are well-built and robust, and there are a handful of pistols that feel like they are so solidly constructed you could wither away on the range trying to get them to fail. The P30SK is that third kind of pistol. It is made of quality parts that are well machined and so tightly fitted that it feels like a custom gun. The interior parts are polished free from machine marks. The slide is tight and smooth, and the slide/frame fit is precise.

7 Classic Revolvers Youve Got To Have

7 Classic Revolvers Youve Got To Have

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f3775d81e6f6_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f3775d81e6f6_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } There's no denying that semi-automatics pistols rule the roost nowadays. But this hasn’t always been the case. For nearly two centuries, the sidearm of choice has been the revolver, and for good reason. Boasting one of the most reliable designs, capable of shooting some of the most powerful handgun cartridges, and deadly accurate, the style of firearm just plain delivers. And there have been some downright incredible examples of these rock-solid handguns to roll down the pike over the years. With this in mind, here are 7 classic revolvers you’ve got to have, or your gun safe just won’t be complete. What are some of the most classic revolvers: Colt Single Action Army Colt Detective Special Smith & Wesson Model 19 Ruger Blackhawk Colt Python Smith & Wesson Model 29 Freedom Arms Model 83 Colt "Single Action Army" Arguably the king of all handguns, this prince of the prairie helped tame the American West and is still lionized by shooters today. The legendary gun was among the first commercially successful revolvers to utilize metallic cartridges. And when married with the potent .45 Colt , it provided soldiers, lawmen and outlaws enough firepower to get their jobs done. Today, the SAA lives on as a movie icon, with the likes of John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Val Klimer all dropping the hammer on the six-shooter . The original historic revolvers, especially those with any providence, can border on the insane when it comes to price. Luckily, Colt still has the Single Action Army running off its assembly line, as does Uberti — true to form and ornery as ever. "Colt Detective Special" Photo: Rock Island Auction Company Like any tough-as-leather gumshoe will tell you, a solid snubnosed revolver can allot a great deal of peace of mind. And snubbies ‘ enduring popularity is due, in part, to this slick little pocket pistol. The Detective Special made its appearance in the Roaring ‘20s, and like its name suggests, the revolver was intended for carry by plain-clothes officers. But G-Men weren't the only ones to recognize the advantage of the clandestine .38 Special, with more than one of these Colts making it into the hands of mobsters and bootleggers over the years. Related GunDigest Articles 9 Standout Concealed Carry Revolvers For Personal Defense (2020) 6 Concealed Carry Insurance Options To Protect Your Six (2020) Six Classic Must-Have Centerfire Semi-Auto Pistol Designs In addition to its petite size, the Detective Special embraces a design point new to revolvers of the time. It was among the first double actions to utilize a swing-out cylinder. As revolver fans know, this tweak made wheelguns that much faster on the reload, a particularly important feature for a defensive arm. 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! "The Detective Special" is still popular today, a keen addition to any gun collection. And in a pinch, ready to roar into action. Smith & Wesson Model 19 Photo: "Rock Island Auction" Company Coming up with a classic doesn’t necessarily mean reinventing the wheel. The Model 19 is a case in point. In collaboration with a lawman and one of the best marksmen of his day, Bill Jordan, Smith & Wesson married the powerful .357 Magnum cartridge with its trim medium-sized K-Frame. While it required some mechanical and metallurgical tinkering to get right, what resulted was magic The Model 19 boasted supreme stopping power, yet came in a manageable package. It's latter point was one of its greatest assets; it could be worn all day without becoming burdensome. No understatement, it became the finest duty revolver of the 20th Century, and an absolute treasure to revolver fans. Ruger Blackhawk It’s hard to think how the Single Action Army could be improved, but Ruger found a way to do it. Shooters, in turn, more than responded. The Blackhawk was and is one of the all-time most popular guns to roll off the company’s assembly line. What made it such a hit, aside from the Western movies of the day, was the single action’s ability to digest magnum rounds. Given America's love affair with the .357 Magnum in the early 1950s, it made sense the Blackhawk was originally chambered for the round, then soon after the .44 Magnum .

Best Tactical Messenger Bags of 2020 Complete Review

Best Tactical Messenger Bags of 2020  Complete Review

Finding the best tactical messenger bag might be a task that might be daunting at first. But once you have a basic understanding of how they work and what they’re used for, then the search might not be as difficult. A tactical messenger bag will be a great thing to have if you want to store some EDC items, extra tactical clothing, and anything in between. We were able to track down a few tactical messenger bags that will stand out as the best on the market. And one of them might be yours if you believe it’s good enough for you due to some features and characteristics. Before we get to the review list, let’s talk about when it would be a good time to use a tactical messenger bag and what you need to find in a bag that will work best for you. At a Glance: Our Top Picks for Tactical Messenger Bags (GM) OUR TOP PICK: Leapers Multi-Functional Bag Elite Survival Systems Bags Mercury Tactical Computer Messenger Bag 5.11 Tactical Rush Delivery Lima Carry BEST BUDGET OPTION: UTG Multi-Functional Tactical Messenger Bag Comparison Chart of the Best Tactical Messenger Bags PRODUCT DETAILS Our Top Pick Our Top Pick Leapers Multi-Functional Bag Ergonomic design Side pockets included Adjustable shoulder straps View Latest Price "Elite Survival Systems" Bags Includes a laptop pouch Available in black or coyote tan Made from high-quality nylon with waterproof lining "View Latest Price" "Mercury Tactical Computer" Messenger Bag Best for the money Available in three different colors Made from high-quality materials View Latest Price 5.11 Tactical Rush "Delivery Lima Carry" Ambidextrous design YKK zippers included Available in four different colors View Latest Price Best Budget Option "Best Budget Option" UTG Multi- "Functional Tactical Messenger" Bag Available in black and camo Constructed from high-quality materials Includes holsters for concealed carry pistols View Latest Price When Would a Tactical Messenger Bag Come in Handy? There are times when a tactical messenger bag will be put to good use. If you have no idea if and when one will be used, here are a few uses to consider: While Venturing Outdoors Whether you are camping, at the range, or enjoying the outdoors in your own special way a tactical messenger bag will always come in handy. It’s always important to have tools and other items handy just in case you need them. Depending on where you are, you can also keep some items that are key to your survival in the bag itself. Source Pack it and Set it Off to the Side A tactical messenger bag might be one of the few bags that will stand out as one of the most reliable options for bugging out. If you want to build out a bug out bag that will last you days when you are evacuating disaster, a messenger bag might be the best possible option for you. While at Work If you are a member of law enforcement, a security guard, or a first responder a tactical messenger bag will always come in handy if and when you need it to access your accessories for your concealed carry pistol or medical equipment in a life-saving situation. You’ll need the tools and accessories on-hand depending on your occupation to be stored in a bag that is spacious and will be able to stay packed and organized whether you use them or not. What Should I Look For When Buying a Tactical Messenger Bag? There are a few things that will be important in a tactical messenger bag. If you are looking for one for your own personal use, here are some things that you need to keep your eyes peeled for when you are making a final purchasing decision: Price The price will stand out as the deciding factor for most budget shoppers. But it should not be the only reason why you bought it. You need to make sure that the quality and performance is worth the price. In other words, don’t sacrifice quality because you can afford it. But spend it on the best that you can afford. Material Your tactical messenger bag should be made from the best materials possible. This will ensure that your bag is hard, if not, impossible to damage in any given environment. There are different kinds of materials that you can look for including nylon (or similar types). The better the material, the better the chance it will last you a long time. Storage Space Not every tactical messenger bag will have an equal number of pockets or storage space. It’s up to you to determine which bag will provide you with enough storage space for any tools and equipment that will be fitting for your intended purpose. Quick Take - The Best Tactical Messenger Bag These are our recommendations for the best tactical messenger bag: Leapers Multi-Functional Bag Elite Survival Systems Bags ​ Mercury Tactical Computer Messenger Bag Review of the "Best Tactical Messenger" Bag Below is a list of the best tactical messenger bags that are considered the best on the market. As you look through the list, you’ll be able to find one that will be useful to your advantage. Also, look through the features and characteristics to determine which one will stand out as interesting. Now, we’ll start off the list with our “best overall” choice: Best Overall: Leapers Multi-Functional Bag CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Superior durability Super comfortable to carry Great for various purposes Plenty of storage space for EDC items Easily adjustable for various carrying positions and fits Cons Zipper quality could be better Design could be better according to some users May not be appropriate for concealed carry pistol storage What Recent Buyers Report Most of the new buyers have said that this bag had exceeded their expectations in so many ways. For one, the storage space in the pockets was spacious and allowed people to store their favorite items where they needed to be. One user said that he uses this for storing his medical equipment since he works as an EMT that is always prepared for any lifesaving situation if and when it warrants it. Why it Stands Out to Us This is a messenger bag that definitely gives you plenty of pockets for you to store just about anything you please. Of course, you’d be hard-pressed to find any good bag that will give you so much space. With so many pockets on almost every side, you’ll be able to organize and pack anything you want to be it for a bug out bag or if you are using it for when duty calls. Who Will Use This Most This will be ideal for anyone who is planning on using a tactical messenger bag for everyday use. It will come in handy in emergency situations where you might be saving a life as a first responder or saving your own life by getting out of harm’s way before disaster strikes. Plus, it’s a bag that will last you a long time. Take great care of this bag and it will return the favor to you. Bottom Line The Leapers Multi-Functional Bag is worth every penny and well-deserving of the “best overall” title. It’s got all the pockets you need and the comfort that you can put to good use while you are venturing outdoors for longer periods of time. Whether you are outdoors or on the job, this messenger bag will definitely be worth having around no matter where you go. Runner-Up: Elite Survival Systems Bags CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Spacious storage Excellent durability Great for various applications Comfortable to wear around your shoulders Resistant to rain, snow, and other weather elements Cons None "What Recent Buyers" Report A lot of new users were pleased with how this bag turned out as far as quality was concerned. And as expected, they were not disappointed in the slightest when it came to the storage space. About two-thirds of the new users were using this for everyday use. One user said that he uses it as a laptop bag but also uses it to carry some EDC tools whenever he needs them for certain tasks. Why it Stands Out to Us This might be one of the best bags that you can put to good use if you want a lot of space, but from a bag that won’t take up too much room. Also, it can come quite in handy for all of those purposes where you can carry it around every day. Whether you are at school, on the job, or just spending the weekend outdoors this bag is well-built and super durable for all of your needs both indoors and outdoors. Who Will "Use This Most" This is a great messenger bag for everyday users. It can be used for regular tasks or when you are venturing outdoors and need the things that will be important to roughing it outdoors or vital to your survival when your outdoor excursion somehow takes a turn for the worst. You’ll be ready wherever you are so long as you have this bag packed and ready to go. Bottom Line The Elite Survival Systems Bag is a solid tactical messenger bag that will be ideal for any indoor and outdoor use. Whether you use it as a substitute for a briefcase or using it for outdoor equipment this is the perfect go-to bag that will be useful to you whenever a certain situation calls for it. Best for the Money: Mercury Tactical Computer Messenger Bag CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Excellent quality Spacious storage pockets Affordable for most budgets Fits laptops and other EDC tools and equipment Molle straps are convenient for additional attachments Cons Some say the Molle straps are too large Adjustment straps might be difficult at first A few have complained that their pistols may be hard to access from this bag What Recent Buyers Report There were new buyers that were getting this not just because it was affordable for their budget, but it was also great for them because it gave them a lot more than what they expected to pay for. This included the amount of space that was included for storage (and even the side pockets gave them more than expected). This was mostly used for every day uses while some have used it strictly for outdoor or occupational purposes (law enforcement or first responder). Why it Stands Out to Us This bag is proven to be one of the best quality bags that you can find anywhere on the market. And for something that has an affordable price tag, you’ll be getting the steal of a lifetime. Not to mention, you have plenty of storage space that will work to your advantage in so many ways. Whether it’s for your medical equipment or for the survival gear in case SHTF, this might be a great messenger bag to purchase without breaking the bank. Who Will Use This Most A lot of everyday civilians will consider this as a regular messenger bag but with tougher material and a good amount of storage space that they normally don’t see in standard messenger bags. Let’s not forget, it’s affordable for most budgets. So if you are looking for something that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, this might be a messenger bag that might get your seal of approval. Bottom Line The Mercury Tactical Computer Messenger Bag will be the best possible choice for anyone looking for an affordable messenger bag with plenty of storage space and opportunities to use it to your advantage. Whether it’s for those days at school or the office or when you are walking the beaten paths outdoors, this is the kind of bag that exceeds so many expectations. This is no bag that’s cheap and flimsy in the slightest. Best 5.11 Tactical Messenger Bag: 5.11 Tactical Rush Delivery Lima Carry CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Really durable all over Simple for organized packing Allows for comfortable carrying Lightweight, even when fully loaded Perfect for right-handed and left-handed users Cons None What Recent Buyers Report About half of the new users were first responders and law enforcement officials looking for a bag that gave them plenty of storage but didn’t take up too much room in their trunks or backseats. Overall, they had no complaints about the quality and they said it made packing their medical equipment, extra uniforms, and other EDC items easy and well-organized. One user said that he was able to find what he needed in a flash, especially in a situation where he was needed to perform an urgent medical procedure. Why it Stands Out to Us The 5.11 Tactical brand is one of the more reliable names in tactical gear and accessories . So it comes as no surprise that they deliver yet another awesome product that will stand the test of time and constant usage. It’s pretty much what you expect in a tactical messenger bag. Spacious storage, tough quality, and a comfortable fit and carry that will take you places. Who Will Use This Most If you want a tactical messenger bag that will give you ample storage space, this could be exactly what you need. You’ll be seriously impressed with what you’ll get for storage space and what it will be able to fit. It’s great for any application that is useful for indoor and outdoor activities. Bottom Line If you are looking for the best tactical messenger bag that is made by one of the best names in tactical gear and tools, the 5.11 Tactical Rush Delivery Lima Carry might just be what the doctor ordered. With storage space to boot and hardcore durability, this is a bag that will be reliable no matter where you go with it. For a messenger bag that is known for its proven reliability and versatility, why settle for anything less? Best UTG Tactical Messenger Bag: UTG Multi-Functional Tactical Messenger Bag CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Really comfortable to wear Has plenty of storage for all of your tools Has the ability to last you years, if not, decades Great for users that are short or average in height Excellent for concealed carry users for storing magazines and extra accessories Cons Buckle quality could be better May be too small for taller users Some have complained about the “quality control” What Recent Buyers Report As expected, new users were satisfied with the bag’s storage space. A lot of them said that it gave them a lot of space for storage (some saying more than expected). This was the perfect concealed carry bag that was great for storing extra magazines , accessories, and even a couple of compact pistols . Other EDC tools were also able to fit as well. Why it Stands Out to Us This messenger bag is the perfect choice for anyone that might have one but turned out to be a bit too big for them due to their overall height. Fear not, this messenger bag is great for the not so big and tall. But you still get so much storage space to work with. So pack your accessories, your extra magazines, and other EDC tools and you’ll be in business for everyday use or whenever you need to get out of Dodge for a few days. Who Will Use This Most This would be an excellent messenger bag for that you can take to the range for a long day of target shooting or competition that will go on all day long. Alternatively, it can do just fine as a bug out bag that will be able to get you through a couple of days while you are evacuating a potential disaster area. Bottom Line The UTG Multi-Functional Tactical Messenger Bag could be the best option for you for carrying all your  accessories, ammo, and everything else you want to take to the range. But you’ll still have just enough space for all of your other tools that will be sufficient for any survival situation you find yourself in. What Do I Need to Know Before Buying? It’s always a good idea to be more informed about what to buy. If you are planning on purchasing a tactical messenger bag for all of your EDC needs or any desired application, here’s what you need to know: Purchase an Extra Bag if You Must While you may have a messenger bag that will work for all of your typical applications, it never hurts to keep one handly with all of your EDC tools and accessories. You can store it in your vehicle just in case you need to take off without any warning or notice. It will be the perfect portable bug out bag or great for emergency tools that you may need when you are out and about and the worst happens. These Can Last You Years Assuming you don’t purchase a messenger bag that will last you a month, you’ll be sticking with the messenger bag that you will choose for years. That’s because it might be made from various materials that will be hard to wear and tear. Also, since it’s considered tactical there is a good chance that it will last you longer compared to other messenger bags. Some Messenger Bags May Be “Too Small” or “Too Large” While it might not be clothing, there’s a good chance that your overall frame size might place a role in how fitting your messenger bag can be. Some will be designed for those who are of average height and size while some might be considered just right for big and tall users. Conclusion If you are looking for the best tactical messenger bag, you can find one using the list above. Be sure it’s something that will give you a lot of storage and has the longevity to get you through so many applications or when you need to use it in an urgent situation. No matter how you use it, you’ll have a bag that you can rely on when you need the right kind of tools and equipment.

Its Not The Guns, Stupid!

Its Not The Guns, Stupid!

Guns, Politicians and Laws All it seems we hear about in the news as of late is our pandering politicians ranting and raving about the need for more “Common Sense Gun Laws”. The media flocks to them like roadies to a rock star. I see it more like moths drawn to a flame, they can’t help themselves, they are “bitches” to the rating machine. The politicians on the other hand are “Bitches” to the money and power that their office affords them. Pandering endlessly to decades old cries for gun control and the “Utopia” they promise it will bring. They have bamboozled their constituency that they and only they hold the key to a “Safe Society” through the passage of laws eradicating the ownership of guns. These are the same chameleons that raised their right hands and swore to uphold the constitution of The United States of America…So help me God, I believe the end of it goes. Funny how many of them immediately begin to try and enact their own agendas Constitution be damned. Supported financially by Billionaires with their own vision of utopia and believing that they “Know better” than the rest of the county’s citizens the politicians have become nothing more than puppets of the social elite. What happened to representing the people of this country? Hogwash! There are few politicians that I can think of that truly represent their constituency. Enter in the political shenanigans of “Districting” and you will find yourself in the position that I am in, being represented by a fine gentleman that hails from the southwest side of Chicago who’s district encompasses not only that section of the city, which is one of the more blighted areas of Chicago, but also my part of the world that is 50 miles to the south of Chicago. What the hell does this man know of my needs? We’ve never seen or heard a word out of him in the 6 years he has been our representative. Why you may ask is he my representative? Well it was gerrymandering by the Democratic Party when they had control of the state. The ‘Re Districted” the whole state in an effort, quite successfully I might add, to over power areas of their opposing parties territory. I’m sure the Republicans would have done the same given the chance. It all serves to prove it is about power and money. It has nothing to do with representing the people of their district or the constitution. It has more to do with pushing the agenda of either the party or the money that got them elected. I find it all repulsive quite frankly, and consider anything that comes out of a politician’s mouth to be bought and paid for by some wealthy man with a vision….. So Bloomberg and his ilk want to ban guns? Just go to the politician you put in office! When he was Mayor of New York, he decided that everything was going so darn well that he had time to make the decision for all of his constituents that, since they couldn’t make the right decisions themselves, he would make it for them and outright BAN 44oz. soft drinks. Part of the “I know better” mentality I suppose. So just push the agenda with your puppets you put in office! Chicago’s Most Restrictive Gun Ban Laws Well they have had it in the City of Chicago and several other big cities for going on 5 decades, Chicago being the most restrictive with an outright ban on guns. What they didn’t count on was the fact that decades of data don’t lie. (Well unless you manipulate them) Enter Chicago, better than four decades of gun ban laws, unarguably the city with THE most restrictive gun laws in the country, yet it leads the country or is in the top three every year. Hmmmm…. What to do, What to do…. AH! A little magic is in order! Taking a lesson for some of the great magicians of our time, they learned to create a diversion. Look at the deck of cards in my right hand, so you don’t notice the palmed card in my left. Culture Warfare In the last decade we have seen our top political leaders work solely on culture warfare. Dividing and angering our society by not only race, but by income, gender, lack of gender, sexual preference and any other difference they can latch onto. Hillary Clinton is probably the most prodigious at doing this and has raised it almost to an art form. The WAR on women, the WAR on gay people, the WAR on poverty, the WAR on kids! Yes, I heard her use that one several days ago when addressing a question asked by a college student. But it wasn’t until they stumbled upon the police shooting of an African American named Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri that they really found a platform for division. Our President, Barak Hussein Obama and his former Attorney General Eric Holder seized the moment and began what has now become the most divisive issue of our time. White cop shoots African American, more importantly White Cop is guilty of shooting African American, BEFORE any of the facts are known. Our own PRESIDENT and ATTORNEY GENERAL did this in the Ferguson case. This trickled down to the Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who on national television exclaimed “that for the people who want to destroy, we are going to give them room to destroy”. Enter the usual cast of opportunistic Reverends and self proclaimed preachers emboldened by these top officials and one of them actually proclaims “don’t be surprised when Black men start shooting White cops in retaliation”. WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 08: "Attorney General Eric" Holder gestures while answering questions during a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Capitol Hill on November 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony from the Attorney General on the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-running program. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Well it didn’t take long for the first one to happen; Harris County Sheriff Deputy Darren H. Goforth was executed while pumping gas into his squad car. Somewhere in this melee a group evolves under the name Black Lives Matter. They begin showing up at political rallies and any place they can get media exposure. Their goal is to promote the idea that White police indiscriminately shoot African American men. While there have been indiscriminate shootings I’m sure, this group takes the stance that ALL shootings by WHITE cops are racially motivated and unwarranted. Black Lives vs. White Police? The politicians have found their magic potion! Nothing divides people more than the police shooting innocent Black people. Rallies held in Chicago by "Black Lives Matter" have more white people attending than black people. Turns out we’re all against cops shooting innocent people! From the President of the United States, down through the Mayors of our cities, the politicians have sent the message that white cops, ALL cops for that matter are bad and it is O.K. to riot, Loot, pillage and even murder to act out your rage. Black Lives Matter states that ONE Black man shot is too many. I think I can safely say we ALL agree. What troubles me is that they clamor to gain national attention over the shooting of a Black man by police…. Never when a Black man shoots another Black man… Enter the decades of statistics form Chicago, one of the most restrictive cities in our country to own a handgun. As I researched statistics on gun violence in Chicago I became astounded at what I found. Chicago Shooting Statistics The 2015 Shooting statistics for Chicago are as follows: 2995 total people shot. 443 died of their gunshot wound. 59 died from a cause other than a gun. Every 2 hours and 55 minutes someone is shot in the City Of Chicago. Someone is murdered every 17 hours and 29 minutes in the City of Chicago. Of all the murders In Chicago, 88.7% were by gunshot. 5.6% were by stabbing 5.7% were by some other form. Of those murdered 80.2% were black. 16.1 % were Hispanic 3.7% were white or another race. In 2015 there were a total of 9 fatal shootings by the Chicago PD. Of the 443 Homicides in Chicago, less than 2% were committed by the Chicago Police Department. That leaves the remaining 80% of homicides in the city perpetrated upon black people, by black people. I understand the outrage of the Black community over an unjustified shooting of anyone in the black community. I think it’s safe to say that all of us, black or white are outraged over an unjustified shooting by a police officer of anyone, regardless of race, but Black Lives Matter has made this point their rallying cry. ONE BLACK LIFE IS TOO MUCH! My question is where are they? Where are they every 2 hours and 55 minutes in Chicago? If every black life really matters, where are they the 443 times a year when a black person gets shot and dies? For that matter, where is Jessie, where is Al, where is Obama and Holder? If they are all so outraged, where are they the 443 time a year that a black life is taken? Why are there no press conferences called, where is the screaming in the streets over the innocent people being shot EVERY DAY in their communities by their own people? The numbers listed above are only from Chicago, this scenario is being played out in every major city in our Country on a daily basis. THOUSANDS of black men and women are killed every year in their own communities by black men and women. WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE!? It all goes terribly wrong when these people look to a POLITICIAN to resolve a community and family issue. And here’s where it starts to go wrong….. All a politician can do is thump the pulpit and exclaim that they can pass a new law on guns. As a fact, that is all politicians do….pass laws. When it comes to gun laws it’s always as a knee jerk reaction to a mass shooting by a mentally or medicinally deranged person. Think about it…. The first thing we see after one of these tragedies is a politician on the news espousing the latest tragedy as the reason we need more laws on guns. Well I’m here to tell you, no law has ever stopped a shooting. No law has ever stopped illegal guns from being obtained, if they did, there would be no drunk drivers, there would be no speeders, there would be no shootings, and the world would be utopia. The politicians tout more laws on guns because it follows their agenda of confiscation and ultimately banning guns, plain and simple. Oh, that oath of office they took, ya, they “know better”. The black community looked to the politicians for a solution to these problems. Turns out it was the worst place to look for a solution proven by the last 5 decades of welfare and social programs that has only inflicted a different kind of slavery upon them. Until the black community looks to itself to correct the cause of the horrendous situation it finds itself in, there will never be a better life. Only 23% of the homicides in Chicago were brought to the point of an arrest. 23%! Is it because the Chicago homicide department is really that bad or is it that people in the black community will not cooperate with police to arrest those responsible. Take the case of 9 year old Tyshawn Lee. His father, whose gang ties, police suspect, led to the execution style murder of this innocent child, refused to cooperate with the police. Who the HELL doesn’t want to cooperate with the police to find the murderer of your 9 year old child?! His mother and father did not live together, and the insanity of the following weeks with his mothers Go Fund Me page and then his fathers Go Fund Me Page a week after his mothers was shut down speaks volumes as to what has happened to the black community. In the last 35 years, 324,000 black people have been killed by black people in this country. Until the black community stands up and tells these thugs and murderers that your behavior is unacceptable in our community it will never stop. Statistics in this article were gained from the following: Chicago Tribune Chicago Sun-times Homicide watch Chicago DNA info Chicago NBC5 Chicago Shooting tracker Homicide tracker City of Chicago Data Portal.

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The Aero Precision M4E1 Upper Receiver

Fantastic fit and finish. That’s exactly how I will start this mini review. I am updating my “modern” rifle to something that will help me in my marksmanship journey. I decided to try something new and about a year ago I pre-ordered a Vltor KMR but the length of time from the promised delivery date to when it actually hit the shelves was a long time between. I moved on and concentrated on High Power for a bit. So now I am back looking for an update to my rifle. I decided to give the M4E1 a shot. I saw a few advantages to this receiver that intrigued me: Simplified barrel nut / hand-guard system for quick assembly Barrel nut is independent from the gas tube If the hand-guard is damaged, it can be replaced by loosening 8 Torx bolts and swapping the rail So for my DMR style re-build, I was willing to give it a shot. Right away I could tell I made a good choice. The fit and finish are peerless. The upper and hand-guard are smoothly anodized without defects and they interface with so much, damn me for saying it, precision . As you slide the hand-guard over the receiver it feels tight and secure without the bolts. The receiver has lots of real-estate to interface with the rail and it fits snug right away. The rail has anti-rotation tabs in addition to the torx screws that will keep it from rotating.  In case you haven’t realized it yet, the rail will not interface with all AR15s, as it needs a BAR style barrel nut if you want to adapt it to another “normal” upper. The upper has some great machine work and the angular styling of the upper are not over-done. It’s a good looking piece of kit. The extended portion is the interface for the barrel and rail. The installation process is simplified since there is no need to align a gas tube / barrel nut. Clamp the upper into a receiver block, insert barrel, slide barrel nut over barrel, torque in place with the included wrench, and then install gas tube and gas block. Once your done with that, slide the rail in place and screw it down. All done. A good sign when you cannot easily tell where the upper stops and the rail begins. I assembled this upper with my old 20 inch barrel (which I will be replacing with an 18 inch barrel) just to have the gun assembled. I pulled the charging handle back and was happy to feel a really smooth pull without the grit you can find on some new upper receiver assemblies.  If you are lucky enough to have a suppressor it will accommodate up to 1.5″ diameter suppressors. I am not that lucky and do not have a suppressed SBR. ONE DAY. One thing to note: A negative of a upper assembly like this is the possibility of cross threading the screws. It should go without saying that care must be taken when installing the torx head screws. Strip a few out and your upper is done for. I had no problems and the bolts went in smoothly. I am satisfied, looks dang good. I need to mention that Aero Precision is a site sponsor. Since this blog was launched (and then re-launched) i had been paying everything out of pocket. Gear reviews, junk I purchased for the blog, all of it was getting hairy on my finances so the nature of the beast is that sponsorship helps me out. That said, I purchased my M4E1 in full from Andrew at Reading Armament . This is not a freebie that Aero-Precision gave me in exchange for a favorable review and I am not beholden to AP for components as I re-build this weapon. My guns have all been parts guns, and they will be going forward. I am very happy with the quality of my purchase and will recommend the M4E1 for anyone looking for a top quality upper / rail. Share: Google Twitter Facebook Pinterest Reddit More Tumblr LinkedIn Pocket Email Print

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