Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The M16 Rifle And Its Long History

With President Obama working toward stricter gun control laws come numerous Facebook anti gun control postings. Some make a little sense. Some are ridiculous. Others are just comic relief. Guess which one I'd like to talk about.

People often point to the fact that they need a gun to feel safe. However, are they really accomplishing it by possessing a gun? Just a question and not answering one way or the other. It does need to be looked at though.

In the first place, as assault rifles are so common, and their ammo is not "exclusive" to assault rifles alone, they will have a tough time banning the ammo. There are many real and dedicated hunting rifles that use 5.56 NATO (M16/ar500 steel targets ammo) and 7.62x39 ammo for AK47's and such. As well their are assault rifles that fire the venerable 30.06 and the .308 NATO calibers. For the non-initiated, 7.62 MM, 30.06 & .308 are .30 caliber rounds (just varying exact sizes, bullet and/or cartridge length or diameter in .1000ths of an inch) and that is the most common hunting rifle caliber, so any attempted ban on the ammo that ALSO fits in assault rifles will be a tough task indeed.

Some pundits are calling Sarah Palin's resignation "career suicide." Actually, it just looked like that because Tina Fey was circling over the press conference in a helicopter with a hunting rifle.

The first reason that you may want to get your federal firearms license is you want to become a gun dealer or a gunsmith. In order for you to sell firearms or to work on firearms you will need a type 1 title 1 dealer or gunsmith license.

Regardless of what you may have heard from some guy on an internet forum, I'm telling you for a fact, you can utilize an Full-Auto M16 BCG in a civilian legal semi-auto AR-15 rifle. An M16 (full auto) carrier will improve reliability by increasing "lock time" when cycling and slightly slow down the cyclic rate. The M16 carrier has less metal removed from its underside and is heavier than the AR-15 version by approximately 0.3 to 0.5 ounces. This helps reduce recoil and protect the firing pin since it is fully shrouded so that the hammer is cocked by the carrier and not the firing pin itself.

Whether you contemplating buying a rifle for a first time hunter, or buying a rifle for yourself, don't count out the Winchester 30-30 and the Rifles it is chambered for. They're perfect for the first time hunter or the Old Fart who just wants a lighter hunting rifle. Put a quality scope on the top of the rifle and you'll have a life long rifle that will bring home the Venison if the shooter does their job!

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