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Despite the success of the PMAG, Army officials from the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command issued a “safety of use message” in April that placed it, and all other polymer magazines, on an unauthorized list.

Full Story – HERE

I assume that is going to make a lot of people angry.  I really don’t see the downside to Pmags.  They are light, the polymer has a natural lubricity, they are durable, cheap to make etc… etc…  I’m all for giving the soldiers what THEY want.  They are the ones that have to use the equipment, and bet their lives on it.

Did Magpul piss some high level Army officials off?  Did a USGI mag manufacturer make the Army an offer they couldn’t refuse?  My guess is we will never know the exact answer.

Thoughts?

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J Dewey Manufacturing is providing a whole week of giveaways!  Day #6 was an AR-15 Field Kit for TWO lucky people.

This time all I asked for was to complete the sentence “This weekend I am…”

According to the random number generator over at random.org the winners (and their comments) are…

#56964 – Chrontius – “This weekend I am studying for a final exam.”

#56866 – Clutch – “This weekend I am handloading.”

Today is the last day for Dewey rod giveaways.  Make sure to tune in and add your entry.

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J Dewey Manufacturing; maker of the famous J Dewey Rods for cleaning your guns, is giving away awesome goods all week long!

This is the 2nd last day of the giveaway week.  Today, TWO lucky people will each win an AR-15 field Kit

Product Specifications:

  • Nylon Coated 750 lb. Test Wire Cable
  • 30 Inch Length
  • .22 cal Fixed Patch Loop
  • Sliding Pull Bead
  • 8/32 Female Thread Fixed Brush Adapter
  • B22N – .223/5.56 Bore Brush
  • CH-16 –  AR-15 .223 Chamber Brush
  • Phoscoated Steel Chamber Rod and Extension Piece
  • Brass scraper
  • Pick
  • Obstruction Remover
  • 0.5 Shooter’s Choice FP-10 All-in-One Cleaner/Protectant/Lubricant
  • Cotton Patches
  • Packaged in 4×5 Inch Black Cordura Belt Pouch

Make sure you check out J Dewey Rods for all your gun cleaning needs.

J Dewey products are Made in the USA

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a scoundrel (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Just leave ONE comment on this post completing the sentence “This weekend I am…”.
  • Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate random numbers.  The numbers will correspond to the winners, who I will then contact for their mailing addresses.

Good luck!

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J Dewey Manufacturing is providing a whole week of giveaways!  Day #5 was an AR-15 Cleaning Kit for one lucky person.

I flipped a coin and luck for you guys the blog draw won… because it looks like only around 20 people entered on twitter.

I asked blog entries to make up a rhyme with ENDO in it… and the winner is:

#56840 – Todd S

with the rhyme:

I tendo to read ENDO then talk to some friendos.

Nice one Todd.  There were a lot of hilarious ones in the post comments, but as usual I just let the Random number generator decide in order to keep it fair.

Another 2 days left of Dewey rod giveaways!  Keep the entries coming.

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J Dewey Manufacturing; maker of the famous J Dewey Rods for cleaning your guns, is giving away awesome goods all week long!

Today, since it’s Friday one lucky person will win a Complete AR-15 Cleaning Kit ($100 value)

Product Specifications:

  • 30 Inch Nylon Coated Rod
  • Comes with 22C-30 Rod
  • M16B Breech Rod Guide
  • B22 Brush
  • P171 Cotton Flannel Patches
  • ARL Link Cleaning Pin
  • L-16 Lug Recess Cleaning Tool

Make sure you check out J Dewey Rods for all your gun cleaning needs.

J Dewey products are Made in the USA!

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a scoundrel (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Tweet “Check out the @GunBlog Guns & Coffee Operator t-shirt over at http://www.ENDOapparel.com” and/or make up a rhyme with ENDO in it here in the comments on the blog.
  • You can enter on both Twitter and here on the blog.
  • I’ll flip a coin to see if the draw will come from twitter entries or blog entries tomorrow at draw time.
  • Don’t reply to anyone in the comments on the blog.  More than one comment on the blog will disqualify you.
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate random numbers.  The numbers will correspond to the winners, who I will then contact for their mailing addresses.

Good luck!

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Some good lines in this one:

I can’t take watching more than 3 videos back to back with that voice.  I just broke that rule and I think my ears are going to start bleeding…

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