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Deal Alert: AR-15 Scraper Tool Only $18 Shipped

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A while back I purchased an AR-15 carbon removal tool on Amazon for $15, it was adequate and did help make cleaning my AR-15s much easier. Well I stumbled upon an even better AR-15 cleaning tool recently and it’s budget priced as well. It goes for only $18 shipped on Amazon and it has some pretty great features.  Made by Real Avid, their AR-15 scraper makes cleaning your AR bolt carrier group super easy. It helps thorougly clean all the major parts of the bolt carrier group; the bolt, firing pin, bolt carrier and cam pin. It does an excellent job of getting carbon build up and fouling off of 12 critical bolt carrier group surfaces that other tools don’t.  Check it out in action in the video at the bottom.

It sells for just $18 with free shipping over on Amazon.com.

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Star Trek Phaser Remote Control

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Remember the Simpson’s episode where Homer used his recolver to turn off the TV? Well now you can do that but with an awesome replica of a phaser from the original Star Trek series. The universal remote control has 36 different commands and plays 10 different phaser sounds and comes in a pretty boss looking display case. It goes for $150 and is available for pre-order over at the Star Trek Store.

The Original Series Phaser comprises a small, hand-held Type I Phaser, which slots into a larger Type II Phaser body with a removable pistol-grip. The combined unit (Type I and Type II together) feature a wide range of settings and beam strengths. In both the TV series and the films, Phasers are carried by Starfleet security personnel and by all starship crewmembers on hazardous missions.

The Wand Company’s Star Trek Original Series Phaser Universal Remote Control is a highly authentic screen-accurate hero prop replica, crammed full of advanced technology, bringing new levels of action and immersion for Star Trek fans of all ages.

- Looks, feels and works like the real prop – a truly authentic experience for Star Trek fans
- Crammed with features and functions, including multi-colour illuminated beam emitter on both Phaser I and Phaser II, authentic Phaser and Enterprise sounds and spoken prompts
- A fully functioning gesture-based universal remote control suitable for controlling almost all home entertainment systems and many other infrared remote controlled devices
- Supplied in specially-designed, protective transit case, with hidden-magnet, die cast metal display stand, USB charging cable, Enterprise screwdriver and illustrated poster manual
- Previewing at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, and available to consumers November 2014

Larry Vicker’s Review of the HK VP9

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After seeing all these reviews of the HK VP9 I’m really itching to try one out.

The Walking Dead: Season 5 Comic-Con Trailer

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All I can say is A) I can’t wait! and B) Nice AK, Rick

Sight Picture Fundamentals

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Even if you’ve got a lot of range time under your belt this video is a good watch.

Cryptic Coatings Bolt Carrier Groups

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Nickel Boron coated AR-15 bolt carrier groups are so last year, the folks over at Cryptic Coatings have a new type of coating available in black, gold, bronze silver, manganese phosphate as well as nickel boron. They retail from $110 to $275 depending on the coating you choose. Check them all out at Crypticcoatings.com.

Conover, N.C. – With ties in the performance coatings industry, Cryptic Coatings, Ltd. enters the specialty firearms coating industry by offering complete full auto Bolt Carrier Groups (BCG) for AR15, M16 and M4 firearms coated in their specialty Physical Vapor Disposition (PVD) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) processes.

Founded by retired veteran Army Master Sergeant Gary Huffman and his wife Karen, Cryptic Coatings specializes in complete BCGs coated in one of their six available coatings each designed to provide reduced friction coefficient that not only lowers operating temperatures but also increases overall performance and BCG life.

Available CVD / PVD Coatings

Mystic Black
Mystic Bronze
Mystic Silver
Mystic Gold
Nickel Boron
Manganese Phosphate
Back by a lifetime guarantee, Cryptic Coatings is confident that their coated BCGs will increase lubricity and wear resistance while providing a smoother recoil, improved accuracy, faster cyclic rates and reduce carbon fouling.

 

US Govt. Bans Izhmash & Kalashnikov Concern Imports

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Well it looks like the ban hammer was dropped by the U.S. Government today via “sanctions”. The US Department of Commerce has banned all financial transactions with both Kalashnikov Concern and Izhmash which means imports of many popular firearms from those manufacturers will now stop. You can read bout the announcement here. If you already own a firearm from either of those companies you’ll be able to keep it  or resell it. If you still have one on layaway you’ll have to contact the Treasury Dept. for more info.

Hopefully this doesn’t cause panic buying of AK variants and ammo not associated with this ban.

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Cold Steel Cutlass Machete

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Check out Cold Steel’s new video of their Cutlass Machete, based off of their 1917 Cutlass but at a much more affordable price. I have their Roman Gladius Machete and it’s really sharp and really durable for the price. The Cold Steel Cutlass Machete goes for just $24 shipped on Amazon.

[H/T: MyNameisFoxTrot]

EOTech Summer 2014 Rebate

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EOTech is running another awesome rebate. Buy a qualifying EOTech product until August 15, 2014 and get between $50 to $75 back. Check out the info and terms HERE.

A while back I bought an EOTech 512 over at Amazon with free shipping. Factor in the rebate and that’s a killer deal!

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AR-15 Catastrophic Failure After 100K Rounds

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Someone over on Reddit posted about this range rental AR-15 that went kaboom after 100,000 rounds. Good thing no one was hurt.

Back story: I work at a SoCal indoor shooting range and this was ‘Maggie’ our house-built AR (so cleverly named for the furniture, har har). This poor thing was rode hard and put away dirty more often than not for approximately 3 years of 7-days-a-week operation. Our best estimate on the low end is that it has seen about 100,000 rounds in its lifetime (probably much more, with a minimum of 1,000 rounds-a-day going through it). Rebarreled, replacement gas systems, springs, bolts, etc as needed. She finally gave up the ghost in the most epic way possible, literally coming apart in a customer’s hands after finishing a magazine. No one got hurt, and it was all laughs today thankfully, but its just something you don’t see everyday. Failure point is the threaded portion of the upper receiver, nice clean break exposing the bolt face and barrel on the other side.

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