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General Talk / Re: Are they going to ban bump stocks now?
« Last post by leadfarmer on Yesterday at 10:00:29 AM »
I'm tired of being sold out by the groups and politicians that are supposed to be serving us and standing up for the constitution.  All they said was that they oppose that one bill because it goes too far/is too broad. They already said that they want "devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations".

If they want to go back to being (or staying) the NRA that is about protecting peoples deer rifles and bird guns then screw them.  The restrictions on automatic firearms are already unconstitutional and should have been undone with the Miller case in the 30s.  Does the NRA want to protect the 2nd amendment or not?
General Talk / Re: Are they going to ban bump stocks now?
« Last post by masfonos on October 19, 2017, 04:40:28 PM »
They already opened their mouth, stuck their foot in, and then rammed their head up their a$$ with the first statement.  Now this statement says that they oppose THIS BILL but I don't see anything about a real change of opinion.

I think it's time to give a lot of the NRA board their walking papers and bring in new board members that will actually "STAND AND FIGHT" for 2A rights.  That's why I don't understand so many people walking away from their memberships.  Be a voting member and vote for a board that stands for what you want!

NRA Opposes New Bump Fire Stock Ban Bill
Bill's language may reach far beyond bump fire stocks

The National Rifle Association announced on Wednesday its opposition to a new bill that would ban any firearm part that effectively increases the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle.

"We are opposed to the Feinstein and Curbelo legislation," Jennifer Baker, a spokesperson for the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, told the Washington Free Beacon.
General Talk / Re: Netflix PUNISHER trailer (#2) released - Coming November 17!
« Last post by masfonos on October 19, 2017, 04:29:33 PM »
I saw the new trailer just came out today.  Who knows if they even delayed it at all, since they didn't give a release date to begin with.  It's hitting Netflix on November 17.  The article only said they "may" delay it.  Someone probably got their panties in a twist because "OMG GUNS ON TV!?!" so they shut them up by claiming they pushed it back.  Couldn't have been delayed long... release date is only 2 months after the first trailer.

And comiccon guests bail out all the time.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMW_dPtm7Bo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMW_dPtm7Bo</a>

Known throughout New York City as The Punisher, Frank Castle must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

Marvel's The Punisher premieres globally November 17, only on Netflix.
General Talk / October 2017 TacPack - Tactical Subscription Box
« Last post by GunLink on October 16, 2017, 01:49:16 PM »
Placeholder for full review of October 2017 TacPack box contents

The October box was a bit better than the September box, if only because we are suckers for cool blades.  This box had a neat knife from Bastion, a couple of AR parts from XTECH Tactical and JP Enterprises, and a TacPack patch.

The Bastion EDC Carbon Fiber Gentleman's Knife was the big winner out of this box.  We were prepared to be disappointed by the TacPack teasers about a "$90 knife" in the week or two leading up to the box arriving; knives in that range usually don't have what you look for in a couple hundred dollar knife, and they don't usually bring much more to the table over a $30-50 knife.

However, once it got here, I was pleasantly surprised - I think I found my new "dress knife."

The first thing I noticed was "wow, this is a fancy box for a knife" - followed immediately by "how the hell do you open this fancy box?"  The next thing was "dang, it came out of its spot in the fancy box and has been flopping around in there." 

After getting my mind off of the box, the next obvious observation was that this was one sexy knife.  The scales are 3K carbon fiber (3000 filaments per tow) and are mostly matte/semi-gloss.  The bevel on the black ceramic blade is matte, the rest of the blade is very high gloss, and the thumb stud reminds me of some fancy-looking cuff links.

Owing to the carbon fiber handle and ceramic blade, the knife weighs next to nothing - just over two ounces(!).  The blade is 3.25" and OAL is 7.5".  The tip-down (only) clip lets it ride pretty deep so it isn't hanging out of your pocket.  The looks, size, weight, and carry depth are why I say that I've found my new dress knife.  I don't have to play dress-up very often, but when I do, I think this knife will look much more at home in my slacks than the blades I usually carry.

On the flip side of the coin, however, one of the big draws of this knife is also one of its downfalls.  The ceramic blade looks fantastic, hardly weighs anything, and should keep a good edge for a long time if not abused.  It is also stupid-hard, which will make it hard to sharpen when it does lose its edge and it will also make it more brittle and susceptible to breaking if used like many of us use our EDC knives.  If your EDC knife usage is like my dress-up-knife usage (cutting strings off of clothes, opening envelopes, and cutting your sandwich in half), then this can be a great EDC knive.  If you use your EDC knife for breaking down piles of boxes, small prying jobs, and fighting off backs of ninjas or badgers, I don't know that it will last a long time.

Next up was the XTECH Adjustable Tactical Grip for AR platform rifles.  I think I remember seeing this at SHOT Show a few years ago and thinking it was kind of a goofy thing.  My opinion has not changed significantly since then. 

What this is, is two pieces of an AR-15 grip that you can bolt together to create a 17, 25, or 33 grip angle.

I understand that XTech has patented this adjustment mechanism, so this is the same grip (maybe with a slightly different texture) as the BAD Adjustable Tactical Grip and CobraTac Multi-Mission Grip. 

The adjustable grip is a neat thing to play around with, but we see a number of faults with it.  Not that we have seen a lot of pistol grip failures, but I would be wary of introducing another place for a weapon that you count on to fail.  To make things more interesting, in addition to the grip itself, this introduces more non-standard parts into the mix: the grip screw.  Not only is it longer than regular grip screws (if you want extras/replacements, you'll have to figure out how to source them) but, instead of a slotted or 3/16" hex head like every other grip screw I can find around here, it uses a 5/32 hex head.  That way, if you have to install the odd-ball screw you had to source, you also have to keep around a bastard size hex wrench - which is also necessary to make angle adjustments. 

The grip is comfortable enough in texture and at its various angles - from full-chicken-wing 33 down to the more vertical 17 -
 which are achieved by backing out the grip screw a few turns, moving the grip, and re-tightening the screw.  The material is all hard polymer with four different textures on it: fairly smooth on the body, something pretty similar on the front and forward sides, a little more aggressive on the rear sides, and horizontally lined down the back.

We have a few different grips on different rifles around GunLink HQ, depending on shooter preference and the purpose of the rifle (mostly more vertical Magpul K2+ grips, FWIW).  However, we prefer to figure out what we want/need on the rifle, go with that, and stay with that instead of swapping out grips/angles. 

If you will stay with one angle, why not choose a well-made, standard part with that angle and keep it?  If you need to change out grip angles based on the application, why not (other than duplicating the cost) choose a dependable standard part for each application and swap them out using standard tools/components?  Or, if you want to stick with just one grip, why not one that bolts on in the standard fashion, but adjusts through modular front and rear panels like the Magpul MIAD?

If you just had a standard pistol grip on your AR and wanted to think about trying out different grips and angles, or if you want the ability to be able to change angles on your range or hunting rifle, this XTECH is a decent inclusion for the TacPack box.  It probably is not something that we would have purchased on our own, but we appreciate having one to try out and it does a good job of rounding out the subscription box.

Next out of the October TacPack box was the JP Enterprises AR-15 Spring set - a kit consisting of reduced-weight trigger, hammer, and disconnecter springs for the AR fire control group.

Despite the fact that *some* of the GunLink team inexplicably cannot tell the difference, I like a great trigger in my rifles and few ARs around here have stock triggers in them.  The big hurdle toward putting something like a Geissele, Timney, LaRue, etc. trigger in a rifle is obviously the price.  When you can get a very basic entry-level AR for $400-500 these days, dropping 30-60% of the rifle's cost on a trigger can be unappealing.

While it won't cure all of the woes of a GI trigger, the kit will certainly help out by reducing the pull weight.  While we have not installed it in a rifle yet, it made a noticeable difference when installed with GI components in a LaRue TAC Trigger Action Chassis.  Although it adds about an extra half pound to the trigger pull, this "enhanced reliability" kit includes the red hammer spring instead of both "JP Yellows" - which should result in more reliable ignition of soft (and, usually, hard) primers.  Instructions are also included for optimizing standard FCG components.

Wrapping up the October box is a 'priceless' halloween themed black and orange TacPack morale patch.  It's a fun addition for subscribers to play velcro dress-up.

From the box insert:

The October pack has more customization items for your AR plus an incredibly high quality and high valued knife from the crew at Bastion. We are going all in for the Fall and Holiday month packs coming up starting with this one so stay tuned!

Bastion EDC Knife (92.00) This super unique knife is ultra-light, slim and makes for an ideal minimalist carry blade. The knife features a ceramic blade with a handle that is made of pure 3K carbon fiber making it very durable and corrosion resistant. The knife features a tip-down clip and a lanyard hole.

XTech Adjustable AR15 Grip (25.00) The XTECH Tactical Grip features a simple adjustment featuring 3 angles (170, 250, 330) that allow the operator to pick what suits them. XTECH is made in the USA!

JP Enterprises Trigger 3.5# Spring Kit (11.00) These precision-calibrated springs produce a consistent 3.51b pull. These can also be used with properly prepared (instructions included) mil-spec trigger/hammer components to produce a 4- to 5-1b. pull.

TacPack Patch (Priceless)-Trick or treat? We chose treat with this new Halloween themed chute-patch!
General Talk / Re: The Big List of Guns & Gear Giveaways and Contests
« Last post by LivingDeadGirl on October 08, 2017, 03:27:17 PM »
New giveaways that started at the beginning of October:

General Talk / Re: Netflix PUNISHER trailer released
« Last post by LivingDeadGirl on October 08, 2017, 02:51:47 PM »
It looks like they are going to delay it

They canceled a NY comiccon panel for the show this week.

We were at a regional comic-con and in a Q&A for The Chucky cast, they said the last one they did (Curse of Chucky?) they redid the ending because the little girl died and they thought it would be offense since it was so close to Sandyhook.
General Talk / Re: Are they going to ban bump stocks now?
« Last post by LivingDeadGirl on October 08, 2017, 02:50:18 PM »
the BATFE clearly defines semi-automatic fire as trigger pull equals one shot. The bump stock doesn't change anything about that definition. And I have heard some people fire a normal semiauto with a really good trigger and trigger control that sounds almost like automatic fire too! So they are going to regulate how fast you can possible pull the trigger?
General Talk / Re: Netflix PUNISHER trailer released
« Last post by DieselDude on October 07, 2017, 05:51:11 PM »
It looks like they are going to delay it

They canceled a NY comiccon panel for the show this week.

edit see below November 17 release date.  gues they didn't cancel/delay it
Firearms Related / Re: What holster is best for conceal carry?
« Last post by leadfarmer on October 06, 2017, 10:52:20 AM »
Comptac Infidel
General Talk / Re: Are they going to ban bump stocks now?
« Last post by leadfarmer on October 06, 2017, 10:49:53 AM »
(FAIRFAX, VA) - The National Rifle Association today issued the following statement:

"In the aftermath of the evil and senseless attack in Las Vegas, the American people are looking for answers as to how future tragedies can be prevented.  Unfortunately, the first response from some politicians has been to call for more gun control.  Banning guns from law-abiding Americans based on the criminal act of a madman will do nothing to prevent future attacks.  This is a fact that has been proven time and again in countries across the world.  In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved. Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law.  The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations. In an increasingly dangerous world, the NRA remains focused on our mission: strengthening Americans' Second Amendment freedom to defend themselves, their families and their communities.  To that end, on behalf of our five million members across the country, we urge Congress to pass National Right-to-Carry reciprocity, which will allow law-abiding Americans to defend themselves and their families from acts of violence."

I am so mad and disgusted right now
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