Thursday, March 17, 2011

I Think I'm In Love... With a Kel-tek Shotty

Kel-Tek, a company famous for their light weight concealed carry pistols has just released more information about their bull-pup shotgun dubbed the KSG. The company page can be seen here and she is beautiful.

She comes in at only 7 pounds, shortest legal configuration for both barrel and overall body. With a... wait for it, 14 round double tube magazine. A pump action with a unique round ejection system that ejects round DOWN so it is usable either left or right handed and you don't have to worry about hitting your range partner with hot brass. At only $800 I do indeed already have my name on the waiting list to pick one up.

Range report forthcoming. But for now take a look at the trial video:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thousands Protest in Illinois to keep Gun Owner Names List Private

The Illinois State Rifle Association has planned a Gun Owners Lobby Day and the focus on the rally this year is the Right To Privacy for gun owners. (IL State Capitol Building Left) Story

Personally, I believe that the State of IL should end the FOID Gun Ownership Card Program in favor of the method EVERY OTHER STATE IN THE REPUBLIC has chosen. US citizens have the right to own firearms, proof of citizenship is sufficient in nearly every other jurisdiction.

Why do you believe that citizens should not be "allowed" to own firearms?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Beloved M1911 - Official Utah State Gun

The bill to make the Browning M1911 the official gun breezed through a committee hearing this week and is scheduled to be debated by the full House as early as Wednesday.
Republican Rep. Carl Wimmer said the state should have the gun as one of its state symbols to honor John Browning, a Utah native who invented it in 1911. Story

God bless Utah. In honor of this blessed commemoration I offer a small selection of fine M1911's from some great collections. Enjoy.

20,000 Troops massing near North Korean Boarder

Currently, reports of almost 100,000 people gathering in preparation for one of North Korea's largest Military parades have been released. Kim Jong-Un is expected to replace his father, current dictator or North Korea in the coming decade and this parade is the first symbol of his commemoration. The North Korean Military is also expected to step-up military pressure on the South to re-invigorate the common goal of reunification for the new leader.

The parade, in which 20,000 troops are expected to participate, will mark another major step in Kim Jong-un’s emergence before North Korea and the world. Until photographs and video of him at a Sept. 28 Workers' Party conference were distributed late last week, few people had any idea what he looked like. An indicator of the son's rising status, the conference saw Kim Jong-un named vice chairman of the party’s newly formed military commission and a member of the party’s central committee. 
Full Story

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ATF Accused of Selling Guns to Gangs since 2008

More evidence has been uncovered in the ATF's sales of firearms to Mexican Gangs. 

"A photograph shows an astonishing display of high-powered weapons put up for suspected Mexican drug cartel gun buyers. It's a rare glimpse into ATF's controversial undercover operations.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allegedly let gun runners walk off with weapons - thousands of them - to see if they'd end up in the hands of the cartels. The Justice Department and ATF have denied it ever happened."

However, several agents have stepped forward and admitted they were forced to both transport and sell these weapons illegally to individuals inside Mexico. Full Story

Monday, March 7, 2011

20 Year Old Female POLICE CHIEF Gives Up and Runs Away

A rough Mexican boarder town was overrun by gangs and drug cartels. Marisol Valles steps up to the job of Police Chief in charge of 20 or so unarmed female police officers. After a few short weeks of failed efforts, she and most of her fellow officers have fled to the United States seeking asylum.

A college student and mother who was a Mexican bordertown police chief has fled to the United States seeking asylum, one of her relatives told AFP on Thurssday.

Marisol Valles, 20, "received death threats from a criminal group that wanted to force her to work for them," the relative told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Valles, who has a baby son, took over the job as police chief in the town of Praxedis G. Guerrero in October after two other job candidates dropped out following the assassination of the mayor and his son.

 Do you believe that she should be granted asylum based on her failed stint as police chief?

If so, why should the other residents of the town be given the same consideration?

Link to story

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Butter-Bar Bill

A little bit of humor to break it up. Please meet Butter-Bar Bill. The New 2nd LT.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

British SAS Soldiers captured by Libyan Rebels

8 British SAS Special Forces Soldiers were taken captive by a group of rebels in Libya. (Report photo left.)

The report claims that:
Eight SAS men, in plain clothes but armed, were captured as they escorted the diplomat in eastern Libya. The SAS soldiers were taken to Benghazi, the rebel stronghold, where they are being interrogated.

 Aside from the obvious "SAS captured by rebels," what will this mean in terms of coming support and aid from the British and all western government if these rebels are intent on spitting in the face of those that are offering aid? Link to Story

Winchester 5.56 Ammunition Recall

Winchester is recalling some 5.56 ammunition after catastrophic failures destroyed a number of law enforcement AR15 type rifles.

Here’s a recent teletype regarding the failures:

Attention Law Enforcement Agencies, this Police Department is seeking any similar incidences with the .223/5.56 style rifles. 

On 02/14/11 an officer was attending an M4/MP-5 class and during a shooting session, the .223 rifle (Stag Arms) experienced a catastrophic failure resulting in an upper receiver cracking and the bolt being pushed into the bolt assembley. 

During a SWAT training day on 02/23/11, three more M4 style rifles experienced a catastrophic failure at the same time. All three rifles experienced the bolts being pushed into the bolt assembly, the upper receivers were cracked and / or broken apart, and the lower receivers were bowed outward. The ammunition we used in all the rifles were Winchester RA223R2 Ranger 64 gr. Power Point.
The Rifles were: 1-Colt, 2- Bushmasters and 1 – Stag Arms 

The recall info can be found here.

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling six (6) lots of its RANGER® 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point® (PP) centerfire rifle ammunition (Symbol Number RA223R2).
Lot Numbers (last four characters): DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51
Through extensive evaluation Winchester has determined the above lots of RANGER® Law Enforcement ammunition may contain incorrect propellant. Incorrect propellant in this ammunition may cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable, and subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury when fired. 


The ammunition Lot Number is ink stamped inside the right tuck flap of the 20-round carton.

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Lot Number. If the last four characters of the Lot Number are DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41 or DK51 immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 866-423-5224 to arrange for replacement ammunition and free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

The .22LR for Self Defense

1. Penetration- .22LR is more than capable of reliably penetrating calibrated ballistics gel to and exceeding the FBI recommended 12", at defensive ranges from handgun-length barrels. Tested by Brass Fetcher.

2. Chambering- .22LR is no more or less reliable to feed in automatic firearms than any other cartridge; the fact that it is rimmed is accounted for in firearms design. Feed reliability is therefore a factor of the firearms manufacturer's design and quality, not an inherent quality of the cartridge. It's down to the firearm in question, not the cartridge it's chambered for. This is true of all semiauto firearms, not just ones chambered for rimfire ammunition.

3. Ignition Reliability-- This oft-cited reason that rimfire cartridges are unacceptable for self-defense, although it may have been valid at one point in history, simply does not bear out in reality in the present day. Primer failures in even range/target grade "plinking" ammo from manufacturers such as Federal, Remington, and Winchester are rare; it is not uncommon to go through many thousands of rounds of such ammo without a single primer failure, and higher-quality 'match' grade ammunition is ever more reliable. The disconnect between report and reality in this enduring myth has led to suspicion that those who are supplying this anecdotal evidence of .22LR ignition unreliability are using poorly-made or poorly-maintained firearms light-striking the primer, or simply using old or very poor quality ammunition... which would lead to ignition reliability problems in any caliber or cartridge, centerfire included.

Conclusion: .22LR, while not an optimal choice for primary self-defense, is nonetheless a very capable defensive cartridge. It's small size and light recoil makes it perfect for a backup role, or for concealed carry in climates or situations that would discourage concealing a larger firearm.

Stock Photo (From let to right) .22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle

Friday, March 4, 2011

Female Hunter and Gun Enthusiast

Today we have a great story from the Daily Mail:

Today, Miss Giles remains one of America's most promising big game hunters, with an impressive kill sheet for someone so young: One whitetail deer, one black buck, one giant bear, one antelope and of course that behemoth buffalo.
‘I’m just at my happiest when I’m hunting,’ Miss Giles said. ‘I’m driven to hunt by the love of the sport, the thrill of the kill - hunting rejuvenates my soul. It’s an awesome experience.’
The meat from the giant bison Miss Giles is seen posing with is enough to feed a man for 18 months. She donated her kill to a local homeless shelter, where the meat fed the needy.
‘It’s tender, sweet and tastes better than beef,’ she said, before pausing a second. ‘And it’s high in protein and low in fat, too.’
She is, after all, a teenage girl who is looking after her figure. Link to story

Thursday, March 3, 2011

HD and Plinking Shotguns other than 12 Ga

10 Gauge Shotguns
Basically 10Ga is just a novelty item. The recoil is overwhelming powerful and unstable for any bu the strongest among us and it is not practical for anything other than a range toy. Big, loud, expensive and overpowered to the point of unsuitability.

12 Gauge
Standard for HD, combat, military and hunting small / medium game. Wide variety of shot types, inexpensive and readily available.Recommend for all avid shotgunners.

16 Gauge
Middle ground between 20 and 12. Not very useful in my opinion, not a good training guide, not powerful enough to easily hunt larger game and shot type are limited compared to 12 gauge. 

20 Gauge
Popular youth type. Used in training and introduction to shotguns, popular for hunting small game and target shooting. Great tool for teaching your children about gun safely and have a great time at the range at the same time.

First Post

 Welcome to my new Blog GreysGuns. Source for Firearm, Equipment and Skills information and news.