Does leaving your magazines fully loaded hurt the spring tension? It’s an age old question that many gun enthusiasts have argued about for a long time. I feel that they do not, others feel that they indeed do. I always have a few magazines loaded, “just in case”. But to be safe I always have a few empty back-up mags ready for action. The person who made the above video asked, are you willing to bet your life on it? While there is no final word on whether leaving your mags loaded does indeed hurt them, the video does make some good points.
He advises to rotate your magazines and don’t keep them fully loaded for long periods of time. I think as long as you use quality magazines you’ll be good to go.
In dedication to the legendary Japanese actor Toshirō Mifune I made these iPhone wallpapers from the classic Akira Kurosama Samurai movies Yojimbo and Sanjuro. If you haven’t seen them, check them out on Netflix, they’re worth a watch.
Ruger recently introduced their new Single-Ten ten-shot single-action .22LR revolver. It features a 5.5″ barrel, “Gunfighter” style grips and click-adjustable (windage and elevation) Williams fiber optic sights. They’re expected to MRSP for $619. Check out www.ruger.com for more info.
A while back we asked how many magazines per pistol is enough? Apparently you can never have too many magazines for your firearms, just like you can never have too much ammo, especially if it’s budget priced com block ammo. This guy has enough to start a well equipped militia should the opportunity arise.
The AK-47 is a rugged and reliable platform, but it’s not known as a tack driver of a rifle. Krebs Custom is putting that stereotype to the test with their prototype 6.5mm Grendel rifle based off the AK platform. Their new rifle seems deadly accurate shooting sub-MOA groups with Wolf ammo.
The FNP and FNX series of pistols from FNH have become quite popular in the United States for its high quality and affordable price. Downrange.tv reported that FNH will add another pistol to their lineup in the United States with their new FNS-9 Striker fire pistols. Aimed at the US law enforcement market as well as consumer, the FNS-9 will debut sometime in 2012 and will feature multiple internal safeties, interchangable backstraps, amdixtrous controls and checkered grips. I’m a fan of the FN pistols with a hammer, and other pistols with a hammer like the 1911 and various Sigs, but striker fired pistol are very popular among law enforcement and consumers alike making the FNS-9 a logical step for FNH. If the new FNS-9 is as great as their FNP and FNX pistols they’re sure to find a niche here in the US.
It looks like the US Army Special Operations Command will begin removing the FN SCAR MK16 5.56mm from service. The document shown above from Military.com revealed the militarys plan to remove the rifle from inventory by 2013.
First person shooter games like Call of Duty has allowed you to customize your guns for quite some time now, but it was usually just add-on accessories like red dots and grenade launchers. Red Storm Entertainment showed a demo of the Virtual Gunsmith feature in the new Tom Clany’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier video game at E3 which allows you to make external and internal modifications to your weapons. You can make over 20 million unique weapon configurations. Everything from your gas systems to side rails can be changed. You can make weapons specifically for close combat or long range use as well. Check it out in the video above.
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