Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Military Times Gear Scout Pack review


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mystery Ranch 3dap reviews



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Link to Bravo Co SWAT article


Friday, December 31, 2010

Troy parts build

Parts purchased 12-31-10
From Troy
SGRI-AXP-00BT-00 Troy Battle Ax CQB Grip (Now Available!)
[Color:Black] 1 $19.95 $19.95
SBOL-AMB-00BT-00 Troy Ambidextrous Bolt Release (Now Available!)
1 $29.00 $29.00
SREL-AMB-00BT-00 Troy Ambidextrous Magazine Release (Now Available!)
1 $65.00 $65.00
SSAF-AMB-S0BT-00 Troy Ambidextrous Safety Selector - Semi Automatic (Coming soon!)
1 $55.00 $55.00
SGUA-AMB-00BT-00 Troy Enhanced Trigger Guard
1 $25.00 $25.00
STRX-ELI-C7BT-00 Troy BattleRail TRX Extreme M7 7.6"
[Color:Black] 1 $155.00 $155.00
SBRA-MED-05BT-00 Troy Medieval Muzzle Brake 5.56mm
1 $45.00 $45.00
SSIG-IAR-SSBT-00 Troy BattleSight Set Micro DOA (Now Available!)

From SKD
TRO.301 Troy Low Profile Gas Block-oops forgot

MAG.128 Magpul ASAP Ambidextrous Sling Attachment Point

MAG.317 Magpul RSA Rail Sling Attachment

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Camelbak Linchpin Review

I almost never bother doing reviews because I'm lazy, they are a ton of work and no one reads them anyways but I haven't seen much on these yet and it's kind of a unique pack so here's a "I just got it out of the box" review

basically it's small Camelbak pack with two side pouches that each hold 3 m16 mags and another center pouch that holds some kind of military radio. There is also a sort of beavertail that will hold a helmet, or jacket-there's a space between the rear exterior pouch and the main section of the pack where you can stuff things like that. There's also a standard camelbak organizer pouch for stuff like pens gps and pouch sized for sunglasses or goggles.

The oddball part of this pack, beyond it being kind of pricey-is it has the adjustable Mystery Ranch Futura back sheet, but no belt. The only review I found was from military times and they said it had potential for military use to allow carrying small, but heavy loads like a bunch of mags or mortar rounds. I guess the lack of a belt may not matter to people in the military as they may not want a belt buckled anyway. Camelbak sells some doohickey that lets you snap the pack to the rear of an armor carrier. There are no molle loops so the pack is fairly low key-although probably not if you get the multicam one.

I had this pack out yesterday for a 10 hour hike. The main compartment holds more than I thought. it easily held fleece jacket, raingeer, heavy gloves and hat, food etc. The bladder does intruide into the main compartment when full. Water seems to stay cold, I think the bladder compartment is insulated on the sides.

pack seems stable and rides well without a belt, shoulder straps are heavily padded and when adjusted the pack conforms closely to your back.

The beavertail will hold a winter softshell easily. I'm not sure how much abuse the beavertail straps will take.

I have never warmed to the camelbak admin pouches setup.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ATT post on arfkom: contacting NY Tax and Police

Larry Vickers
Vickers Tactical Inc.
3439 Ramsey St. PMB 131
Fayetteville, NC 28311
RE: This 2 day / 1200 rd /$450 private Rifle Instruction class that a John Burke of Brooklyn NY has arraigned for, to be held on Long Island at the Brookhaven Public Range on December 28/29;

Dear Mr. Vickers,
A few points you should be made aware of before you facilitate:
A Semi-auto Assault Weapon configured with the proscribed features that limit it’s constructive possession to those entities listed in NYS Penal Law who are afforded the exemptions from Prohibition under §265.20, cannot be handles by civilians at any such event.
Although such an event (Training-Education) is not subject to the requirements for the collection of NYS sales tax for services, the vendor MUST be a registered business entity possessing a NYS Certificate of Authority as per Article 28 and 29 of the NYS Tax Law.
If a second party is the arraigner of the event, the payment of any fees or reimbursements made to the actual Training contractor must be reported to the state of New York Department of Taxation and Finance. The training contractor, if payment is made within the confines of the state of New York must be also registered with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

The Town of Brookhaven Range operator (a contracted private entity) is required to report all income from the usage of the facility (even on days they are closed) to the township. The non-reporting of income from range operations can render said contract as null and void as well as subject the range operator/contractor to additional legal and financial penalties.

It has also come to my attention that an out of state entity may be in attendance possessing several samples of the H&K 416 Assault rifles as well as a Bushmaster ACR. The legal requirements for any entity regarding their constructive possession of a Machine Gun, is highly restrictive, whether they are domiciled within the state of New York or a foreign entity (outside the state of New York). The possession of a Federal Firearms License does not relegate NYS laws and regulations.
A commercial entity, licensed as an FFL, who is a Special Occupation Taxpayer Class 1, may transfer inventory (Machine Guns and NYS-defined Semi-Auto [LE] Assault Weapons) to an agent, employee or representative, for bonifide business purposes. They may not however constructively possess them where state law prohibits such. The 1986 FOPA (Firearms Owner's Protection Act) only covers uninterrupted transport through NYS, not possession while teaching a training course.
Under NYS Penal Law, a private citizen, regardless of their state of residence, is not exempt from the prohibitions of possession of machine guns. NYS Penal Law §265.20 listed exempt entities can be further restricted by local laws and/ or their agency’s Rules and Procedures.

To legally possess a machine gun in New York State, the commercial entity MUST be licensed as an FFL Type 7 or Type 10 as well as being a Special Occupation Taxpayer Class 2. In addition, the entity MUST be registered with the US Department of State as required under ITAR. Under New York State law, the entity possessing machine guns MUST ALSO be a corporation, domiciled within the state, possessing a “New York State Firearms Manufacturer’s License” administered by the New York State Police.
Examples of non-compliance by firearms manufacturers from outside the state of New York:
• John Visintini, sales rep for Sturm, Ruger was arrested by the Buffalo PD for illegally possessing 2 Ruger AC556 Machine Guns even though he was a factory representative bearing official notice from the manufacturer stating such. The weapons were seized and at the expense to Ruger, shipped back to the company. Mr. Visintini was subsequently released on a personal recognizance bond.
• Michael Kolozvary, sales rep for Smith & Wesson cannot possess factory sales samples without them being listed on his NYS Pistol Permit. He also cannot possess select-fire versions of the S&W M&P-15, and instead, has them shipped to himself from S&W; care of the agency where he will be demonstrating said weapons at. He has no legal right under NYS Penal Law to possess machine guns even though he works for S&W.
• Former employees of the HK-Training Division, John Zamrock, David Buchannan and Joe Tuzzolino understood the state restrictions and would only travel into the state of New York upon official invite (on letterhead) issued from a Law enforcement agency. They could only travel un-interrupted directly to and directly from the host law enforcement agency.

Additionally, if Mr. Burke is the organizer this “GUN SHOW” and has assumed the position of “GUN SHOW Promoter”, all activities occurring on, in or around the event MUST comply with all municipal, state and federal laws. He is criminally liable for any and all illegal activities occurring under his purview.

Very Truly Yours,

John Parmerton, President
Applied Tactical Technologies, Inc.
Richard Dormer, Police Commissioner, Suffolk County Police Department
Walter Heesch, Major, Troop Commander, Troop L, NYSP
Joseph DeMaria, Inv. NYSP-Gun Investigation Unit
Edward Morris, Commissioner, Town of Brookhaven, Dept. of Parks, Recreation, Sports & Cultural Resources.
Jamie Woodward, Acting Commissioner, NYS Dept. of Taxation and Financ

Marksmanship Videos

Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Marksmanship videos

I stumbled across these in a discussion in the AR forum. If anyone's not familiar with using these two slings in a match there's a description in videos 7 & 8. The others are mostly an okay introduction to basics.

Four rules of firearms safety

Pick up your trash, don't shoot up the support beams for the backboards (apparently there are people who need a video about this ) (Yes I know the kid shooting the pistol looks like he's shooting steel without any eye pro, maybe it's just hard to see in the video)


Trigger control: he's showing that you let the trigger go forward just enough to let it reset with your finger in contact with it, you don't let it snap all the way forward or bring your finger off

Benchrest shooting

Hasty sling

Dry firing from a blind? I would have liked to have seen more about dry firing

1907 sling

USGI sling


Marine Marksmanship Manual