NRA’s 2012 Trigger the Vote campaign launched February 8. To kick off the campaign, the NRA Freedom Action Foundation is rolling out its first ad, “Peace and Quiet” featuring actor and former U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey. Gunny Ermey has starred in “Full Metal Jacket” as well numerous other movies, TV series and commercials through the years. Visit www.triggerthevote.org for more info.
Monthly Archives: February 2012
A good friend of mine seems to have an endless supply of disposable income. As you will see below he spared almost no expense customizing a Remington 700 rifle. It’s a beauty. Now all I have to do is convince him to go to the range and give me and all of the readers here a proper range report of the rifle, including pictures of the targets and ammo used.
I know he checks this web site periodically. I’m calling you out buddy. I mean it. You should feel guilty for not taking this bad boy to the range. Till then here is a list of everything that he’s done to it plus pics.
Base rifle: Remington 700 Police .308win
Barrel: Heavy contour parkerized 26″ with a 1 in 12 RH twist
Muzzle Brake: Roedale Precision C21.5
Stock Accessories: Accuracy International hand stop rail (black) by Phoenix Tactical (Model: DAI-Pic1-B), Gear Sector™ Rail Mount Hand Stop, Accuracy International Adjustable Cheek Rest Thumbscrews Brass Tipped Steel, Picatinny Rail Spare CR-2032 Battery Holder for Scope, Accuracy International AICS Short Action (308/762) Ten Round Magazine, BlackHawk CQD Sling Black 1.25 in
Monopod: Standard height AI Mount Monopod (BT08-QK) with QK01 Quick Knob and BT07 -Tac- Cap
Scope: Weaver Tactical Rifle Scope 30mm Tube 3-15x 50mm 1/10 Mil Adjustments Side Focus First Focal Illuminated Enhanced Mil-Dot Reticle Matte
Rings: Leupold 30mm QRW Quick-Release Weaver-Style Rings Matte Low
Scope Base: Nightforce 1-Piece 20 MOA Picatinny-Style Scope Base Remington 700 Short Action Matte
Scope Accessories: Mounting Solutions Plus Anti-Cant Device 30mm Matte, SunGuard killFlash ARD (Anti-Reflection Device) #6, Butler Creek Flip-Up Rifle Scope Cover #44 Objective (Front), Butler Creek Flip-Up Rifle Scope Cover #18 Eyepiece (Rear)
Trigger: Timney Rifle Trigger Remington 700, 40X with Safety 1-1/2 to 4 lb Blue set at 2.5 lbs
Here is a video my friend’s friends took while they were testing ballistic panels. Here is a description of the video and the video below that.
In the age of Columbine and Virginia Tech, it might make sense to consider putting a lightweight ballistic-resistant panel in the backpacks of the people you care about. In this video, we put three ballistic panels by Basic Black through a generous heaping of abuse, starting with stabs, and progressing from 32 ACP all the way through to .44 Magnum. You gotta see it to believe how much stress these same three panels were able to withstand.
Here is a free PDF of “A Book for Midwives” from Hesperian.org. Enjoy.
If you want a hard copy of this book you can buy it on Amazon here.
Hopefully most of you are aware that Starbuck’s Coffee has taken a position that lawful open carry of firearms is allowed in their stores. This policy has enraged anti-gun groups everywhere.a new anti gun group calling itself the National Gun Victim’s Action Council has called for a boycott of Starbuck’s Coffee on February, 14, 2012, Valentine’s Day.
Show Starbuck’s that their policy of respecting 2nd Amendment rights and lawful gun carry is appreciated by those of us who are not afraid to take responsibility for our own safety and security.
On February 14, go to your local Starbuck’s Coffee shop and buy coffee, or whatever you like. Tell them that you appreciate their corporate policy of allowing lawful gun carry int heir stores.
Do something to let Starbuck’s know that they are doing the right thing. If you don’t have a Starbuck’s in your area, go to their website, and order some coffee, or buy gift certificates online and send them to someone who drinks coffee.
I always wanted to put the Gadsden Flag on different colored t-shirts. I came across Spreadshirt.com and went to town putting every design that I could think of on t-shirts for my self and my lady. I took the Gadsden Flag / Don’t Tread on Me image and put it on an American Apparel t-shirt because it seemed it was the only company that makes their t-shirts in America. I found out they run a bit small and are a bit more expensive but since it’s Made in America I didn’t mind spending a few extra dollars.
American Apparel Mens
American Apparel Womens
Here is the logo that you can put on any shirt made in any country. This is your best bet if you don’t want a tight fitting shirt.
Base rifle: Bushmaster M17S, gas operated, short-stroke gas piston, 5.56×45 NATO bullpup rifle.
Weight: 8.2 lb (3.7 kg)
Length: 30 in (760 mm)
Barrel length: 21.5 in (550 mm)
Rifle Customization performed by Ken from K&M Aerospace
List of custom work performed on the rifle with pricing:
Standard mod with the slot hole configuration+ charging handle+ upper rail, lower rail and paint - $350
2x 4.12″ side rail – $80
Install side rails – $30
Cheek rest – $35 – very practical and simple mod that allows for a comfortable and consistent cheek weld thus speeding up target acquisition.
Trigger fix – $125 – Probably the best single modification this rifle has seen. It drastically improved the smoothness of the pull and eliminated most of the creep and grittiness that plagued the original setup. Trigger pull has decreased from almost 10 lbs. to an average 6 lbs. 4 oz. on Lyman digital trigger pull gauge. This single mod has completely changed the feel
Gas piston assembly cleaning – $30
Shipping – $25
Total – $675
Overall I have to say that all work performed is of outstanding quality and value and completely changes the look and feel of the rifle. Having previously dealt with a few local gunsmiths that almost ruined rifle’s upper receiver trying to install side rails alone, all my expectations were exceeded by how clean and professional Ken’s work is. I highly recommend his services to anybody looking to add that custom touch to their rifle. Keep in mind that not all services or modifications are listed on Ken’s website, so it is best to contact him directly with inquiries related to any custom work.
Email: ken.kmaerospace at gmail.com
2040 S. Alma School Rd. Ste 1
Chandler, AZ 85286-0987
Rifle in the after photos is accessorized with the following:
Flashlight and Mount:
Olight M20S Warrior Premium R5 Black Tactical Flashlight with Side Switch 320 lumens – by default, this flashlight comes with an orange peel reflector which diffuses and shortens the throw of emitted light beam. The orange peel reflector has been changed to the smooth type for maximum throw and low dispersion.
OFF SET TACTICAL Weapon Mount For Olight M20 /M21/M30, Fenix TK11, TK12, TA21, JETBeam M1X/M2S/JET-III M/RRT-1/RRT-2 and many more 1″ Diameter size Flashlight
MagPul MS2 Multi-Mission Single Point / 2 Point Sling Nylon
MagPul RSA Rail Mount Sling Adapter Loop AR-15 Steel Matte
Daniel Defense Low Profile Picatinny Rail Cover 6-1/2″ Polymer Package of 3 – Great item to cover unused portions of picatinny rail and for indexing of location for attachments and accessories.
Picatinny Rail Spare CR-2032 Battery Holder for Scope