The deal is incredible if you need to stock up on .22LR.

$6.50 a brick (500 rounds) for Remington 40 gr. lead nose ammo which looks like it’s similar to Remington Thunderbolt … I don’t think .22LR has been that cheap since the 80s.  I want to know what the CMP gets it for, if they can sell it for that cheap and still make a profit.

In order to get that $65 deal you need to get your CMP affiliated shooting club to buy it for you (pay them back or something), otherwise it’s $90.

You can place your order at the bottom of the page – HERE

The description states that this ammo was made for a US military contract back in 1995.  I assume it was for training purposes back then.  Does the military still use .22LR for anything?

Hat tip: Eric P.

310 COMMENTS

02-25-2012

In a recent article titled Gun culture spreads in India, the L.A. Times Reports:

Despite tough controls on weapons, Indians own about 40 million guns, the second-highest number in the world. Of those, 85% are unregistered Saturday-night specials involved in 90% of firearm homicides. That said, there are only 3 guns for every 100 people in India, compared with 89 guns per 100 Americans, the world leaders, according to gunpolicy.org.

The Team American song immediately started going through my head when I read that statistic.

As gun culture spreads, local governments have offered to fast-track firearms licenses if men have vasectomies. Families include firearms in dowries. And authorities have discouraged celebratory gunfire at weddings after several accidents, including the recent death of a bridegroom when his uncle’s revelry shots went terribly wrong.

People do that for a fast-tracked license?   They should throw a gun in the mix to sweeten the deal.  I bet there would be a lot of Indians walking around with tiger striped .50AE DEAGLES if they had their choice.  Actually scratch that, they would want the elusive .50 BMG Deagle.

Hat tip: Scott P.

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02-24-2012

Heartbreaker from WeaponsRelated tricked out his AR-15 furniture like a wood paneled station wagon pimp:

I blogged about wood ar-15 furniture HERE and HERE in the past.  Although this Hydro dipping is not as classy or as durable as real wood, it’s definitely less expensive.

His How To Video:

So many companies are coming out with hydro dipped graphics on guns now, but I didn’t know there was a company that made home kits until now.  Heartbreaker used a kit from MyDipKit and it seems to have turned out well.  They have a bunch of interesting graphics in their catalog, along with some pretty stupid looking ones.  I’d like to get a Hi-Point and try out the $100 bills one, and possibly the carbon fiber kit.  Funny thing is that the $100 price for the kit is almost the price of a brand new Hi-Point.

The FAQ doesn’t say anything about being able to remove the dip, so that kind of worries me if using it on an expensive firearm but i’m assuming solvent would make quick work of it.

Has anyone else done this?  Did you like the results?  Long term durability?

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02-24-2012

A simple video from freddiew:

Yea, screw alarm clocks.   I was considering trying one of those clocks that wake you up with light, but then I realized they could be defeated by just looking the other way and decided I should just save my money.  I find mornings are 10x better now though since I stopped setting my alarm clock to a radio station, and instead use the buzzer.  The only problem with the buzzer is that it starts out slow, and gradually speeds up until its like 2 beeps per second at which point I almost lose my shit and want to smash it.

Anyone else have alarm clock problems?  Tried a light wake-up clock?  I wanna hear about it.

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02-24-2012

Remember this VICE Guide To Travel on the gun markets of Pakistan?

University of California San Diego student, and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate Christopher Head wants to build his own as a thesis project.

Cool idea and all, and I hate shitting on pro-gun efforts but I believe the project falls extremely short in the following areas:

This project seems more like a learning experience that he wants funded, rather than an actual useful thesis project.

Making everything including the bolt, barrel, springs, etc… (if that is in fact what he wants to do) is a lofty goal which I don’t think can be accomplished in a short amount of time, by someone without prior experience with this type of thing.

If he’s not planning on constructing absolutely everything from scratch, then the description on Kickstarter should be revised.  Assembling an AK from parts, even if he stamps or mills the reciever is nothing new.

Project costs include specialized tool purchases, tool rental, shop costs, supervision costs, gallery costs including printing, mounting, and pedestals, performance costs including range rental, ammunition, and equipment rentals. Art is expensive!

Not really sure how this qualifies as “art”.  Is anything art if you mount it in a fancy way?  I suppose so.

If you need a bunch of specialized tools, what good are the Do It Yourself instructions to anyone that doesn’t have thousands of dollars to invest in a build?  I was under the impression that Khyber Pass firearms were made mainly by hand using  basic tools.  Around the 5 minute mark in the video you can see files, hammers, hacksaws etc..

I think he would have more luck if he can revise the pledges to have a lower dollar value one that includes the instruction set.  I’d throw in a dollar or two to support the effort if I got the plans in the end.  Not a chance I’d pay $25 though, which is currently what the lowest pledge that includes an instruction set is.

Pledge #1 – $10 for 1 piece of spent brass from the test fire.  Damn I need to start calling myself an artist.

Maybe he will clear up some of the questions I have, and possibly take my suggestion of lowering the pledge value.  From a design point of view I’d love to see him succeed on this, if what he is trying to do is truly build 100% of the rifle from scratch.  As an art project, I still wish him luck because it definitely takes some balls to do such a project at a California University of all places.

Check out the project on Kickstarter – HERE

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Michael M

19 COMMENTS

02-23-2012

Very poorly done, I thought you guys would get a kick out of it:

Check out the full weapobet over at Behance.

Not only are the artistic representations of the guns terrible even from a vector graphic standpoint, but the artist (and I use that term loosely) flops back and forth between using manufacturer names and model names which is weak.

Also, wtf is a Cold Pyton?  I could go on about minor mistakes all day to do with grip angle and over all look, but another one I know you guys will point out is the M-16 is actually more like an M4… which I suppose still works for the letter M.

Thoughts?

16 COMMENTS

02-23-2012