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Canadian Gets 20 Months For Gun Smuggling

Canadian Gets 20 Months For Gun Smuggling
Two men who pleaded guilty to smuggling guns to Canada after being arrested in Grand Forks were sentenced last month to federal prison. But his stepmother said undercover Mounties posing as Hell’s Angels intimidated Shawn Hartnell for months to do a gun deal. Hartnell, 30, was sentenced Oct. 17 to 20 months in federal prison, followed by two years of probation, with credit for the nine months he’s served since his Feb. 5 arrest in Grand Forks. His associate, Dylan… [Grand Forks Herald (Canada), via GunPolicy.org]

Balkan Police Work to Raise Public Awareness Against Arms Trafficking
Increasing police co-operation and raising public awareness about the danger from firearms is the key to limiting the trafficking of illegal weapons in the Balkans, experts said. Civil society groups estimated there are millions of small and light arms that are widely available. “The significant number of circulating small and light weapons creates a fertile ground for the general sense of insecurity, vulnerability of citizens to armed violence and serious crime, with… [Southeast European Times, via GunPolicy.org]

Best AR 15 for Starts (articleslash.net)

Making up the 60% of the most common firearms in households in the United States is the AR 15. This is because of the AR 15’s versatility and flexibility. There are many AR 15 accessories being sold that can upgrade its efficiency and functionality. More gun owners, from the beginner ones up to the experts, prefer to purchase AR-15 accessories in order to further increase the ease in using the AR 15 rifle. Read more

Ore. School Board Votes to Allow Staff to Pack Heat at School

Ore. School Board Votes to Allow Staff to Pack Heat at School

A school board in St. Helens, Ore., voted to allow teachers and staff to pack heat on school grounds, an official said.

Quinn Says More Work Needed on Gun Sentences Bill

Quinn Says More Work Needed on Gun Sentences Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn says he favors a “comprehensive approach” when it comes to a bill that toughens gun crime sentences.

Petition calls on social media firms to ban gun sales without background check

Two New York State legislators have launched a petition calling on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to change their user policies to ban the sale of guns without background checks..

Thank you from NAGR

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Accessorize Your AR 15

AR 15 is a semi-automatic rifle which has many variants. Before you pick your AR 15, it is advisable that you check the specifications of all the variants and judge for yourself which would be the best one for you. Remember, your AR 15 has to be handled with extreme caution and expertise, as it’s quite dangerous a toy. Even if you only shoot clay balls and tin cans, you need to do it with precision every time you shoot, in order to prevent injures to yourself and any other person.
Once you have purchased your AR-15, you might want to glam it up a little. You have various options to accessorize your AR-15, thanks to manufacturers and distributors who supply their products globally. However, no matter how you modify the AR-15, at the end of the day you need to be comfortable with your instrument.

What’s on the list?
The range of AR-15 accessories is an extensive one. AR-15 accessories include different varieties of Upper Receiver Parts, Lower Receiver Parts, Magazines, Optics, Flashlights, Bipods, Lasers and many more. AR-15 accessories are available at your nearest arms and ammunitions store and also on the internet. However, you need to be very cautious while buying AR 15 accessories as your transaction must comply with domestic and international laws, whichever is applicable for that particular transaction. The sale and purchase of arms and ammunition are under the strict surveillance of law, and any derogatory action from your end might lead to severe repercussions.
One thing that you need to keep in mind when you purchase AR 15 accessories, is that the expensive items are not necessarily the best ones. AR 15 accessories are manufactured by many different companies, hence the difference in price.

For example, in terms of magazines, the AR-15 TAPCO 30 ROUND MAGAZINE is priced at $16.99 whereas the Polymer AR-15 30 Round 5.56/.223 Magazine is priced at $26.99.
Similarly, to emphasize on the difference in price, let’s take another example of AR 15 Bipods. The AR-15 Universal Zytel Clamp-On Bipod is priced at $10.99 whereas the NcStar Adjustable Precision Grade Bipod is priced at $34.99.

So, the point is, for beginners, it is recommended that you do not go for the most expensive items if you find a cheaper substitute which meets your requirements without compromising with the quality and efficiency of the product. As long as they are able to justify their functions, all the accessories, irrespective of their prices, are good enough for beginners.

How to Buy the AR 15 Scope mounts

If you love the activity of hunting prey, it is important for you to understand how to purchase the best and most effective hunting rifle scopes. Also it is important to select the most effective mounts which would help in increasing the fun of hunting. Also at the time of purchasing scope mountsfor the military purpose there are many different aspects which are to be kept in mind in order to purchase the most effective AR 15 mounts. Some of these tips and points to be kept in mind at the time of purchasing the mounts are

Check the light transmission

One of the most important things to be kept in mind at the time of purchasing scope ringsor scope mounts is to check the transmission of light from it. Many people mistakenly believe that rifle scopes actually gather light, but this is a common misconception which should be avoided by them. The AR 15 mounts simply transmit the light that is available in the environment with the help of actual lenses that are a part of the scope one purchases. Unhappily, light that is transmitted is often lost to one degree or another. So it is important to check the transmission ability of the light for purchasing the effective scope mounts.

See the magnification of the mounts being purchased

At the time of selecting scope rings, it is important to consider the magnification associated with that particular product. In order to get the best and most effective magnification of the lens it is important to check it before hand in order to get the most effective results. There are many different factors that should be considered when determining the magnification associated with the scope rings that one selects. Firstly, one should consider the type of terrain in use of the AR 15 mounts. After this the magnification power of the entire lens is important to be checked so that one can purchase the most effective mount. This would also help in checking of the shooting range of the mount which would help in increasing the working power of AR. Accurate magnification of the mount is very important to be checked in order to get the most effective results out of it. There are different kinds of mounts available in the market but it is essential to purchase the most effective one.

L3 Communications EOTech Holographic Weapon Sights

EOTech is a company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, known for designing and manufacturing electro-optic products and systems. And as of the year 2012, they solved wavelength instability problem exhibited by laser diodes through their EOTech Holographic Weapon Sights. Primarily, EOTech is the first company to produce these kinds of sights.

How does a holographic weapon sight work?

A holographic diffraction sight (or commonly called holographic weapon sight) allows the user to view a reticle image from a distance through a glass optical window. The optical window looks like an ordinary piece of a clear glass window with a small dot (the reticle) hardly seen by the naked eyes. A hologram inside the reticle then records and transmits the image into the holographic film. However, holographic sights consume much battery and needs to be charged immediately.

EOTech Holographic Weapon Sights Improvements and Features

EOTech Holographic Weapon Sights were primarily designed for the military aircrafts and were used by law enforcers since 1950s. EOTech Holographic Weapon Sights mostly suites small firearms such as rifle or shotguns because of its standard waiver rail or Picatinny rail. It also has a hologram that can capture and record an image set at about 100 yards. These EOTech holographic sights are also perfect for shooting all kinds of predators for animal hunting because of its small red dot laser. These lasers are made up of holographic patterns which is visible in any kind of light, innate to the center disregarding the shooting angles.

One recent improvement developed by EOTech on its holographic sights is the EOTech HHS II, which has a switch-to-side magnifier that gives an easier usage of distance control by just sliding to the other side and reverse. The brightness of the reticle can also be reduced to a distance the user is comfortable with. By maximizing the tangential vision, a greater control of the engagement zone is achieved by the user, which also identifies threats instantly.

EOTech Holographic Weapon Sights provide reliable performance by ensuring that these products are waterproof, fog proof, and temperature proof. To avoid surprise battery loss, on the other hand, an on-board microprocessor is provided to automatically check the battery life of these Holographic Weapon Sights with a programmable shutdown setting. All EO electronics are then encapsulated by shock absorbers.

EOTech Holographic Weapon Sights are not that expensive or that cheap among all available optics, but it could be one of the best preferences in terms of product usage and user satisfaction. For so many years, EOTech is proven tough in battles, by ensuring continuous quality control. They usually test their products to make sure that these will remain functional despite of different harsh conditions and handling abuse the user will most probably exhibit to prove how reliable and durable EO products are.

As an after-sale activity, EOTech usually contacts their past buyers and let them testify how they like to use the products produced by the company. These are written and available to view by any user in the business site managed by EOTech. Thus, more queries regarding EOTech are answered more or less in the said website to cater the customers and soon to be customers.


Australian Police Sting Finds One in Five Owners Incorrectly Storing Guns

Australian Police Sting Finds One in Five Owners Incorrectly Storing Guns
Police have seized 14 firearms and a cross bow from people who have failed to uphold firearm storage requirements in Melbourne’s inner north-west. As part of an operation targeting breaches of firearm storage, police from the North West Metro region knocked on the doors of 62 houses in northern and western suburbs to check licensed owners were storing their guns correctly. Detective Superintendent Alan Byrnes said that nearly one in five gun owners were found… [Age (Melbourne), via GunPolicy.org]