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Double Your Fun

With some things in life more is generally better. One of these things is ammunition capacity, the more rounds you can hold the more fun you can have and California Competition Works is here to help with their PMAG coupler. Basically it’s a small device that allows you to take two PMAGs and couple them together to create a larger magazine thus you can get a 60-round magazine by coupling two 30-round PMAGs together.

A hat tip goes to Every Day, No Days Off for bringing this product to my attention.

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Written by Christopher Burg

June 7, 2011 at 10:00 am

I Heard You Liked Rails

The one thing everybody loves about the AR platform is the fact there are tons of places to put rails which also means there are tons of places to mount shit. If you’re fairly new to the AR world and haven’t quite figured out the different means available for mounting tons of heavy shit onto your rifle here is a very nice introduction to rails guide.

Written by Christopher Burg

June 2, 2011 at 10:00 am

Steyr to Continue Importing AUG Rifles into The United States

I don’t know what it is exactly about the Styer AUG but ever since I first laid eyes on one I’ve wanted it. Maybe it’s because the gun is fairly unique looking or perhaps I really want a rifle that doesn’t have a property trigger guard surrounding the band switch but either way I’ve always said I will buy myself one when I get a large surplus of cash to spend on some random pointless thing. Well it seems my hopes haven’t been totally dashed in acquiring one as Steyr have announced that they will continue importing their AUG rifles into the United States at some future date. What that future date is remains uncertain but either way this is good news in my opinion.

Written by Christopher Burg

May 31, 2011 at 10:30 am

Do You Want a Shotgun That Represents Government Oppression

Do you want a shotgun that symbolizes the government’s attempt at oppressing the actions of free individuals? If so Mossberg has you covered with their one off special edition Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) shotgun:

Mossberg put together a one-off special edition of the Mossberg 500 SPX engraved with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) logo. The gun is being donated to a fundraiser to support their fallen agents

The next special edition shotgun will be a Department of Fatherland Homeland Security piece.

Written by Christopher Burg

May 27, 2011 at 10:30 am

Fun With Shooting Sports

Being a gunnie is awesome. We get to play with devices that basically use controlled explosions to propel small projectiles at incredible speeds. Not only do we get to play with these devices but we keep coming up with more awesome ideas for sports involving these devices. Every Day, No Days Off posted about the American Zoot Shooters Association which is basically a multi-gun competition using Prohibition era firearms. Participants dress in era correct apparel making it similar to many of the cowboy action sports except the participants in the Zoot Shoots actually look good while shooting.

I seriously need to bring out my replica Tommy Gun and try this out someday.

Written by Christopher Burg

May 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm

So Long Bill Ruger

It seems Ruger is slowly throwing off the chains place upon it back in the day when Bill Ruger ran the place. The Firearm Blog has the scoop on Ruger’s new and official 25 round 10/22 magazines. One of the Ruger spokesmen stated the following in regards to the magazines:

“These are genuine Ruger factory magazines. We designed them. We didn’t license and rebrand someone else’s magazines,” said Ruger CEO Michael Fifer.

That doesn’t fill me with a whole lot of confidence. My main hope is that these magazines aren’t complete shit like the standard 10 round affairs. I’ve not been able to find a single standard 10 round magazine for my 10/22 that doesn’t end up being a jam-o-matic. Frankly it’s embarrassing that the manufacturer of one of the (if not the) most prolific .22 rifles can’t even manage to make a magazine that works for that gun.

Regardless of how well the magazines work it’s nice to see Ruger is moving further and further away from Bill Ruger’s ideas. Good work guys.

Written by Christopher Burg

May 10, 2011 at 11:00 am

More Products From the Bad Ideas Department

There are bad ideas, really bad ideas, and epically bad ideas. Having an umbrella that looks like a firearm is hovering somewhere between the latter two. It seems like nothing but trouble could be had from having an umbrella in the shape of a firearm but as Every Day, No Days Off points out one company decided this bad idea needed to be implemented.

I often wonder how some products get past the lawyer department.

Written by Christopher Burg

May 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm