If you don’t have a little special window on your AR magazine it’s hard to know if you loaded it correctly or not. I always put 28 rounds in my magazines, not the full 30. A completely full magazine can create all sorts of issues for you. If you are trying to reload with your bolt forward, it makes it hard to get the magazine in all the way. I’ve also found that, for some reason, that top round doesn’t want to stay in the magazine correctly. So you try to load with the bolt locked open. Now, when you insert the magazine, the top round likes to pop out and sit inside the action just to create problems. Then, when you release the bolt, it tries to chamber the loose round and one from the magazine. The last problem I’ve seen is that there is too much spring tension on the rounds in the magazine when it is fully
One of you guys out there asked about the AR, so here are the basics. First off, AR stands for Armalite, as in the company that originally employed Eugene Stoner as the chief engineer, and originally made the rifle. The rifle was originally the AR-10 chambered in 7.62 NATO designed for the American military market. It was submitted in 1956 to the Army’s Proving Ground. It was turned down in favor of the T44, later to become the M14 and then the M1A in the civilian market. Later, at the request of the military, the rifle was scaled down to chamber the .223 Remington and became the AR-15. Armalite sold the rights to Colt and the rifle became the M16. The M16 had a bunch of corners cut at first to make it cheaper to produce. Then it was issued to troops without training. Also, the first batches of ammunition ordered were junk, so the rifle got a horrible reputation
Firearms are Pandora’s Box. Now that it has been opened there is no going back. I’m an avid shooter. I compete in action pistol and rifle competitions, I love long-range precision rifles, and enjoy hunting hogs and varmints. In fact shooting is my favorite past time in the world. I even make money instructing firearms. I would give all that up if we could really make guns go away. The reality is we can’t. On a global level, dictators and governments will always make guns (aka small arms). The American Government is by far the largest buyer and supplier of guns in the world. If we outlawed all guns by private persons there would still be military weapons, and the bad guys would get those by doing what criminals do, break the law. Now there are videos popping up all over about people making guns in their back yards and garages. The genie is out of the bottle and not
Timeline of Events 0545 Hijackers start going through security 0759 First flight (11) takes off 0814 Second flight (175) takes off 0819 Flight 11 crew contacts airline; “I don’t know but I think we’re being hijacked.” 0820 Third flight (77) takes off 0824 Flight 11 transmission “We have some planes. Just stay quiet and you will be O.K.” 0837 Air traffic control contacts military 0842 Fourth flight (93) takes off 0846 Flight 11 hits The World Trade Center’s North Tower 0850 President Bush told about first plane 0855 South Tower tenants instructed to remain in the building 0902 South Tower told to evacuate 0903 Flight 175 hits South Tower 0905 President Bush informed of second plane crash 0910 NYPD and FDNY calls for everyone, over 2,000 Police and 235 Firefighters responded officially, but others where are coming on their own. 0930 NY City Emergency Management evacuated from 7 WTC because of Secret Service reports that more planes had been hijacked
Topics on this Podcast include: Why we are safer now Things you should prepare for; Mass Panic Riots No cell phones No travel again, maybe closed state and local borders Internet/Financial systems down Things terrorist might be planning; Biological/Chemical attack in small numbers/areas (Anthrax) Mass Shootings Bombings of Populated Places Infrastructure Attacks Water, Power, Sewage, Financial, Communications (Internet and Phones) I’m so excited that this is my second podcast. I’ve spent the last week getting into podcast directories to make it easier for you to listen, as before you can subscribe with my RSS feed. But I’m also in these directories now: iTunes Zune Digital Podcast Blackberry (I don’t know how to make a link, but the podcast is there if you use a BlackBerry).