I had my first Sig 556 come into the MGC shop for an ultra sonic cleaning. He complained that it felt rough. Well it was a little dirty and bone dry with the exception of the original white lithium grease. Well, yeah. That will slow things down a bit. Well, I got it all clean and oiled (with Slipstream of course) and back to the customer. Sadly it really didn’t feel any different mostly due to the heavy buffer spring weight.
A few minutes later the customer comes back out of the range complaining that it will now not cycle. The customer twists on the piston end cap and it comes off. It wasn’t locked down in the captive notch. So I redid the cap and we took it back in to the range. BANG, BANG, BANG. 15 rounds later we pronounced it healed of the evils that afflicted it.
End opinion…not wholly impressed. Good weapon when maintained properly…like most modern sporting arms. Just clean and lube your guns, brothers and sisters.
Remington/AAC 300 blackout bolt action rifle
One of the great things about my job is being able to roll down the gun counter and see the new stuff that’s come in. This one I really like for several reasons. For instance, this rifle represents the struggle against stagnation in the bolt action world. We’ve seen the pretty .30-06/.243 until we’re sick of looking at them because nothing much changes. This rifle is definitely not one of those.
To start off this thing is in 300 AAC Blackout. Did you get that? Let it sink in….yes I said 300 Blackout. So the round everyone is going crazy over because it was designed, from the beginning, to be suppressed is in a synthetic bolt action.
If you haven’t already gone for a drool bucket you might want to do that before we go any further. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
Okay, this is an extremely lite 16” bolt action carbine in a textured synthetic stock with a threaded barrel, picatinny rail, thread protector, and adjustable cheek riser STANDARD. The sheer implications of that are staggering. This gives you a short, maneuverable, rifle that was born to suppress and scope ready. Those of you in hog country should be almost ready to cry at this point. Don’t worry, I’m here for you bro.
AAC never does things half way. They really put some thought into the cheek riser. It actually has numbered markings so you can switch between shooters comfortably by simply remembering what number you had it at last. This is a great feature for those hunting with their children or taking out that first time adult hunter.
The texture on the stock is well thought out as well. It’s an absolute upgrade from the classic synthetic stock. It’s not going to tear up your hands but will still keep sweaty hands stable on the stock.
Nothing on the finish is bright and flashy either. With a matte finish throughout it’s perfect for hunting skittish game without scaring them away with flashes of light off a shiny barrel. This rifle was simply designed to help you have a successful hunt.
You can pick up this rifle, today, at the McQueeney Gun Club for $764.29.
I’ve been contemplating what to say about this place. I guess a simple introduction is in order. The McQueeney Gun Club is a phenomenon waiting to appear. I’m not being sarcastic, nor am I exaggerating. MGC will take the south centeral Texas area by storm.
Sure there are other ranges in the area. There are also places to buy a quality firearm. None of them are places you would want to go hang out at, have a good conversation in the lounge, spend an hour on the range, and have your rifle camouflaged with Cerakote.
McQueeney Gun Club is exactly that kind of space. It is a local family owned business with more years of experience between the staff than any place I’ve set foot in. Several of the staff are also veterans.
The range is run by actual RSO’s. What’s significant about that? A “range officer” can be anyone off the street. A RSO (range safety officer) has taken 9hrs of training and is certified by the NRA. These guys also make up the gun clubs training Cadre.
There will be a host of NRA courses and even first aid/CPR.
The show floor will sport a 500 gun inventory. If you can imagine it MGC will more than likely have it. If they don’t I’m sure the staff will be able to special order it. There will also be a healthy supply of gear waiting for you to take it home.
McQueeney Gun Club will be the only club in the area with a full gunsmith shop on the premises. Not only that but yours truly will be manning the helm in the shop. What does that mean for you? Plenty of interesting projects to write about.
Stand by for more awesomeness.
I received an email this week asking about 1911 recoil springs. It claimed that his spring had shrunken in size over it’s 5000 round lifetime. He also wanted to know if there was a better brand of spring that would take him further than a mere 5000 rounds.
My reply to that…..no….there’s not.
To keep your pistols running smoothly you need to keep it on even a loose schedule. Springs are going to wear out. It’s the nature of the beast and 3000 to 5000 rounds is a lot for 1911, or any pistol, springs. A spring kit should be a part of your maintenance schedule to ensure reliability on any pistol you intend to carry or that you just want to function well.
As for brands, Wolff or ISMI are actually very good. Remember that there are plenty of Ed Brown and Wilson Combat springs out there but they don’t actually make them. They probably get them from the above companies.
Some folks like to mess with the weight of their springs. Too heavy or too light can cause issues. I prefer to stick with factory weight springs in my carry guns and leave the messing around for my range queen guns (if I had one).
Carry on and carry always.
In light of the Paris murder of employees of a satirical news paper I thought I’d share a few thoughts. One of my church’s leaders once said about those that use foul language, they are, “weak minds trying to express themselves forcibly.” Well I have to apologize ahead of time that there may be a few written slips of the tongue because my weak mind just doesn’t know better words to convey this level of outrage. I’ll do my best, though.
I’m sick of everyone just putting up with these douche bags. All of Europe has just rolled over and let Islamic extremist just move right in. “Hey, you want to come shoot up the place…well we have banned civilian owned guns in our country but it would be intolerant if I didn’t let you do as you choose.” Entire governments just ignoring anything they do.
One of the images that sparked murder.
Now we have a bunch of grade school bullies pissed off at a cartoon drawing. A freaking drawing and they get so bent out of shape that they feel justified in mass murder. What the flying hell is the matter of these people? What are they, a bunch of 10yr old kids on the playground…with AK’s? Please, post a reply with your address and I’ll be sure to send you some sanitary napkins so you can clean up your worthless, whiny pussies. You’re a bunch of cowardly children and nothing more.
Islam is one of the largest religions on the planet. Not the only religion but still pretty big. That doesn’t give you the right to kill folks because they put up a cartoon of your pedophile prophet. I’m sorry but you have absolutely nothing to complain about. NOTHING. Do you understand that? Can you even comprehend what that means? After all your entire culture is stuck in the 15th century. So stop with the girly excused for your bad behavior.
Then you have douchecannons like this guy.
It’s hard to watch without being completely outraged. All religions can live peacefully with them as long as we live by Sharia Law? How about you go to hell you evil bastard. Once again I have to say that they have absolutely nothing to complain about.
They can’t take a simple drawing without shooting up the place. There’s an entire Broadway play making fun of my religion but you don’t see any Mormons out there murdering the cast. We had an actual extermination order at one point. Governor Boggs signed the order in 1838. Do you see us murdering anyone we see in Missouri? Hell no! If anyone has the right to get testy about things it’s definitely not Islam. Learn to take a freaking joke or just simply shut up. I don’t care which. I actually enjoy learning about other cultures but yours…just boring. You’re still stuck in the Crusades. Still thinking you need to rule the world no matter what the rest of the world thinks. The rest of the world left that behind a few hundred years ago. Grow up! Or at least find a new bag of tricks. The planet is sick of your extremist tactics. All you’ve got are school yard tactics…we’ve got US Marines. Yep…I just won the argument…it was that easy.
So, just knock it off. Live in the modern world. You want Sharia Law…stay in countries that support it. Leave our legal systems alone…or go home. We aren’t interested in living under your narrow view of life. If you can’t live peacefully with us…don’t come to our countries.
Ok, so I know I’ve been a little lax in my duties here lately. In my defense I’ve been working on getting a new feature up and running on the Crusader website. It’s a members only section with some exciting stuff going on.
As the post title suggests, it’s called the Crusader’s Den. It’s a kind of virtual man cave for guys and gals like us. We have some great authors lined up submitting monthly articles or videos. We have guys like the owners of KCT who make some really innovative kydex holsters. We have some great trainers like the owner of Valkyrie Defense giving us some exclusive training tips and tactical gear reviews. And, to help keep us safe we even have a high profile security professional advising us on how to see the bad guys coming before it hits the fan.
If that wasn’t enough it gets even better. Starting this January we will be having shooting competitions designed by the staff for everyone to take part in. They may be fun based or training based. That’s up to our staff. Either way they will be a lot of fun. To enter them a simple photo of the target or a video of you shooting the challenge is all it will take to enter. All entries will be posted and the winner will get some cool prizes.
Oh, did I mention we are always on the hunt for new contributing authors? How about the fact that we scatter in new articles throughout the month so there’s always something new to see?
You’re getting all this, plus your welcome package, for a mere $25 per year. Sign up today.
#TacticalDrawings shares…… Minuteman – My latest drawing. You can get your own print from: https… – http://pinterest.com/pin/A2uaVQAQQJoG1ZCY28sAAAA/?s=3&m=wordpress
sI’ve been working on the particulars of a new project behind the scenes. It’s been a while, looking at what my suppliers have to offer and trying to match up parts with a purpose in mind. I wanted something that would show off as many parts options as possible without having a “Franken-Gun”.
Once that was on it’s way the needed product needed a name. I went through the usual…mid-evil weaponry…and just didn’t find anything that clicked. Then I went to mythic weapons. Mjolnir was in there and…ya know what…that is just arrogant.
Okay, so mythic weapons are out. What’s next? Honestly I had no freaking idea. I had plenty of suggestions from my partner on this project but nothing seemed right.
Then, out of an online conversation I realized the true potential of this rifle. It’s more than just another AR package. I wanted to lean towards the hunting market but that can be painted with a broad brush. It struck me that the main caliber option, 6.8 SPC II, has a perfect fit. It’s great for us guys…but it makes for a fantastic .308 alternative for women shooters.
Now most would go for a name like Valkyrie. It’s a natural fit and I considered it heavily. Unfortunately there is a Valkyrie Gun Works and I don’t like to come that close to stepping on toes that could get me sued. Then what I think is the perfect name hit me. Shieldmaiden.
Think about it. The Shield Maiden was a female warrior sent to fight alongside her male Viking counterparts and were every bit the bad ass as the men. It’s a perfect fit for this rifle.
Let me tell you a little bit about it. As said before it’s a 6.8 SPC II (also available in 5.56mm), polygonal rifled heavy hitter. With less recoil than a .308 but enough power to take down medium sized game (deer, feral hog, and the like) it makes a great fit for lady hunters. It has a collapsible stock so the length of pull can be adjusted to fit her needs. You will have the option of the Crusader Enhanced trigger or another of your choosing. Here’s the kicker that makes this perfect as a package. It will come with a 16″ upper AND a longer upper (20″, 22″, 24″) giving it a great hunting upper as well as a self defense/training carbine. This is truly the “all needs in one” rifle that the Shieldmaidens were.
I’m still waiting on the barrels to get here but I think this is going to be a great rifle. Sure it will be marketed as an epic chick gun…but guys…you still want this gun. Why? Because beside every well equipped warrior is his Shieldmaiden.
Filed under Firearms, Rifles
Being in the gun lube business I don’t normally post about any other brands. However, I’m going to take this opportunity to share my first impressions. I’ve heard from others about their stories and haven’t really paid any attention because I was never going to use the stuff. This time is different because I got a sample of Frog Lube included with a muzzle brake. I won’t give the brand of break because I don’t want to cast any light on them because of this post.
Okay, here it it. First impression…..
The tube was stiff. I thought that was odd. I had to ask myself, “this is supposed to be oil, right?” Well, I continued to squeeze the tube for a moment and it broke loose and became viscus again.
First thought, “whiskey, tango, foxtrot?”
I don’t want to defame the company in any way here so please don’t take this as having any intention to do so. This experience brings up what I think is a valid question. If it dries out in the tube, which is air tight, what is it going to do on my gun? This tube was hardened like it had a wax interior shell. This stuff does the same thing on your gun because you store it for some length of time and you have the potential for malfunctions because of the hardened lube. Sorry, and truly no offense meant here Frog Lube, but I don’t want a malfunction of my nightstand gun because it hasn’t been fired in a few days. I don’t know how long it took to get that way in the tube but without even opening the sample I already don’t trust it enough to put it on any of my weapons. I think the sample will more likely be headed for the trash. Sorry, bro.
Can you imagine Crusader M.O.L.L.E. tags like these? I can…