SAW

  • The upper receiver is a modified AR-15 upper that will feed with standard SAW M249 links
  • The lower and bolt carrier are stock with only a clearance cut added
  • Every other aspect of the gun is standard AR-15

I have no idea if they are for sale.  My guess is that if the price was right (under $300), they would fly off the shelves.  I even think people with regular semi auto AR-15s would buy them for kicks.

Hat Tip: Marooned

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Geardo

For those not familiar with the terminology…

Definitions:

Geardo – One who spends at least 50% of each paycheck (before taxes) on the latest & greatest gear, just to have the latest and greatest gear, regardless of whether or not that gear will actually help the wearer preform his/her duties.

FOB (Forward Operating Base) – A secured forward position that is used to support tactical operations. A FOB may or may not contain an airfield, hospital, or other facilities. – wiki

S.A.W. (Squad Automatic Weapon) – A weapon designed to give infantry squads or sections a compact and mobile source of suppressive fire. SAWs are usually equipped with a bipod for stabilization and fire the same cartridge as the assault rifles carried by other members of the unit.  The M249 SAW that is currently in use by the U.S. is getting ready to be replaced.  Rumor has it that the H&K IAR is the replacement, although I have heard this is false and they haven’t actually won the contract yet (they are just the front runner)… we will see.

ACU (Army Combat Uniform) – The current combat uniform worn by the U.S. Army.  Has a distinct new camouflage pattern. – wiki

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reading-rainbow-gun

If you are running out of sneaky hiding places for guns, this might be a viable option… Hide one in a book.

There are a couple of rules of thumb I can think of when it comes to choosing a book:

  1. Do not choose a childrens book for obvious reasons
  2. Do not use a bible.. thats just poor taste even if you are not religious
  3. Do not use a good book.. one that someone will want to take off the shelf to look at
  4. Do not use a book that someone will want to borrow
  5. Do not use a book you think you might ever want to read, or re-read

Come to think of it.. “Barack Obama – The Audacity of Hope” is probably a good choice that will make sure you’re safe on all above points

obamabook

What you need:

  • A book you don’t care about
  • 2 thin pieces of wood a bit larger than your gun
  • A scroll saw or jigsaw
  • A drill and drill bit
  • A hammer
  • Some finishing nails
  • Rubber cement (optional)
  • Felt (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Trace the outline of your gun onto one of the thin pieces of wood (remember this is your template, so leave extra room if you want for your hand so you can pull the gun out easily)
  2. Take the book and separate out the pages that you want to be the core of your hiding spot (it’s recommended to leave at least a few pages on the top and bottom untouched for looks)
  3. Fold the back and front covers towards each other so they are out of the way
  4. Position the wood with the outline of the gun on it ontop of the pages you want to saw through
  5. Position the other piece of wood at the bottom of all the pages you want to saw through
  6. Hammer a few finishing nails through the top piece of wood, making sure they go all the way through the book and into the bottom piece of wood
  7. Make sure the nails are not sticking out the bottom piece of wood. If they are tap them back a bit, otherwise they will interfere when you are trying to cut out the shape on the saw
  8. Drill a pilot hole along the edge of your gun outline through the whole stack
  9. Start the cutting from this position and slowly work your way around the gun outline
  10. Once you are done cutting all the way around the outline you should just be able to pop the cutout piece out
  11. You have your new gun hiding spot!
  12. Optional: Paint the inside of your cutout cavity with rubber cement paste and line with felt
gun-inside-book

Image source: Alpha Rubicon

For the lazy people, you can buy a pre-made one here:

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m249-short-saw

M249 SAW - Squad Automatic Weapon

H&K-IAR

H&K IAR - Infantry Automatic Rifle

Pretty huge news… I’m not sure I really grasp the reason for the changeover though.  There is definitely a huge savings in weight… but that is definitely at the expense of magazine capacity.  I wonder how soldiers will feel about this?  I understand that not ALL of the SAWs are being replaced, but for the ones that are, it seems like 30 rounds in a mag would not go over well for a SAW gunner used to having a 200 round drum.

A lot more info on the specifics of the IAR and the other rifles it was up against over at MarineCorpsTimes – HERE

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1022Saw1

Yes, thats a Ruger 10/22 inside there!  If nothing else, this would definitely turn some heads at the range.

There are two different stock options.. one with the fixed stock (shown above) and the para collapsible stock (shown below)

1022Saw2

  • Main Body Construction: Metal.

  • Carrying handle: Polymer.

  • Heat Shield: top barrel heat shield/ vent.

  • Front carry handle: 3 position selection lock.

  • Bi Pod: Made of steel & 3 position height adj.

  • Front sight post: Adjustable up & down.

  • Back sights: fully adjustable.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op2kEYMsfCg[/youtube]

Price – $420 with free shipping (Ruger 10/22 not included)

Available at Tactical Image Guys – HERE

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