Some Kenyan Preachers Call for Govt to Issue Them With Guns
Kenyans [are] divided over calls by Mombasa preachers to be issued with guns to guard themselves and their flock. Calls by pastors in Mombasa to have them armed with AK47 rifles continue to attract mixed reactions across the country. Sheikh Juma Ngao, who is the Kenya Muslim National Advisory Council chairman, said it is a good idea to arm clerics. He however said not all clerics should be armed as some clerics are criminals hiding behind religion. “Not all clerics… [Star (Kenya), via GunPolicy.org]
Some Kenyan Preachers Call for Govt to Issue Them With Guns
Gun Ban Arrests and Shooting Deaths Mar Philippines Elections
MANILA – At least 22 candidates and supporters have been killed in election-related violence over the past month ahead of this week’s village polls across the Philippines, underscoring the violent downside of one of Asia’s most rambunctious democracies. Twenty-seven other people have been wounded in violence linked to election rivalries, mostly in shootouts, national police spokesman Senior Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac said. At least 588 people have been… [Japan Times, via GunPolicy.org]
Named after its signature product the Magpul, this company has succeeded in creating efficiently designed devices to aid the operator in reloading magazines under stressful circumstances. Magpul is always proud of its achievements, because of the high standards the company demands of its designer’s products. Read more
Magpul UBR Stock Review
It is often the case that we change our weapon’s original stocks with a model that is totally inappropriate and often of low quality, just to have that feeling of creating a more adjustable weapon. It is true that for people of small or very large stature a collapsible buttstock is certainly the way to go, but this change often comes at a great cost. It can become extremely uncomfortable to achieve a good cheek weld with an adjustable stock.
There is one high quality adjustable buttstock that still offers you that solid cheek weld you want. This stock is the Magpul UBR. We know that Magpul always creates stocks and accessories of extremely high quality and the UBR isn’t any different. As mentioned already what makes this stock so great, aside from having a truly sleek design, is that it has a great fixed cheekpiece. Whatever your adjustment is you will have that perfect, comfortable cheek weld.
Here are some of the things that make the Magpul UBR stock so amazing… Read More
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The M1A is a semi-automatic rifle that is considered the civilian version of the M14 rifle that was designed manufactured in the year 1974. Some of the features of the M1A are:
- Its barrel length is around 16 to 22 inches.
- It is gas-operated.
- Its weight is around 7 to 12 pounds in an empty magazine.
- It has a rotating bolt.
- Its magazine can be 5-, 10-, or 20-round.
As the M1A is a rip out from the military rifle M14, it would not be surprising to spot many similarities. However, these two firearms bore some differences.
- M1A receivers are made from precision investment cast AISI 8620 alloy steel
- The bayonet was dropped.
- A muzzle brake was added to M1A to allow the shooter to aim more quickly for another shot.
Just like with other rifles, M1A can also be customized. There are a lot of M1A accessories and add-ons that are mounted on the rifle in order to improve its performance. As this is now commonly used for home self-defense, it is important that it is aided with features that will improve its accuracy in aim and in shooting. Some of the more common M1A accessoriesare listed below.
The M1A have 5-round, 10-round, and 20-round. These M1A accessories are available in different materials. Some are made of stainless steel while some are coated with Teflon. The more important aspects of magazines that should be sought for, is its dependability and reliability especially if the rifle is used for competitions.
This is probably one of the standards among all the M1A accessoriesavailable. It is used not only in the M1A rifle but also for other rifles more commonly used for household defense. During emergencies, there may be a need to free the shooter’s hands from the gun but still needs the gun to be within reach. A sling would be very useful during such times.
Another thing included in the common M1A accessoriesis its rear sight. Rear sight is a vital part of the M1A rifle. A disassembled or loose rear sight can affect the accuracy and precision of a shot. The diameter of the rear sight to be bought is up to the discretion of the owner, which should be based upon where or how the gun is to be used. A smaller diameter is better for more precise aiming that is why it is advisable to use such for competitions while the bigger ones are for the more casual use such as self-defense.
The handguards also play an essential role in the shooter’s accuracy. The handguards available in the market are made of various materials such as plastic or fiberglass and differs in length. A handguard that is too long should be replaced to avoid pressure between the front band and the receiver.
These are used in order to install a scope. One of the usually recommended products for this is the one from Springfield as it is made of steel and can withstand extreme temperatures. Before choosing especially when shopping in online shops, pay attention to the details. Not all scope mounts can fit in M1A.
The add-ons that should be installed in the M1A rifle should be directed at upgrading its performance. Though it is already a highly functional rifle favored by many, regular maintenance is needed to avoid any complications among the components that may need further repair.
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Harris Ultralight Bipod 1A2H:
Harris Bipod is a series of rifle adapter/bipod/stand models created by Harris Engineering which situated in Barlow, Kentucky. The newest one in the long series of Harris Bipods is the Harris Ultralight Bipod Model 1A2H. The best part about this product is that it comes with a detachable type of swivel stud sling which is attached to the fore end of a rifle. There are a few new rifle models in the market which come with two forearm purpose swivel stud slings. The forward sling is used for a bipod while the second swivel stud is generally used as a sling. The sling swivel is detachable to provide ease of use. When you use Harris Bipod, the detachable sling swivelprovides the perfect attachment point thereby rendering any requirement of a second sling.
The Suitable Rifle for Harris Bipod:
It is believed that this new model of Harris Bipodis most suitable when used with varmint rifles. This is because the Bipod’s weight has some effect on your shooting. If you are carrying a rifle on the sling and then performing some offhand shooting then the bipod will not interfere with your shooting performance at all. But weight management will always remain a serious issue in case of a very heavy muzzle. This is why Harris Bipod should not be used for any heavy weight rifles.
Manufacturing of Harris Bipod:
The main material used for manufacturing of Harris Bipods is hard alloys and heat treated steel which is finally given an anodized black finish. The legs of the telescope are equipped with very strong recoil springs which help to maintain the point of impact on a target during the shoot and also prevent the rifle from damaging the gun stock. The legs have rubber footing which is pinned onto it. This makes sure that the bipod won’t slip off. The Harris Ultralight Bipod 1A2H has two legs and the total adjustable height is between 13.5 inches to 23 inches. The H in 1A2S stands for High. The mounting area of the bipod is attached with two thin rubber strips and generally provides an appropriate contour for most of the varmint type of rifles and other big sized gaming rifles. The best part about Harris bipods is that they are quite firmly attached with that of the end of the rifle to prevent it from falling off or from losing balance.Comments (0)