Odds 'n Sods:

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013

Here at the Rawles Ranch we've kept busy the last couple of days assembling Kushnapup bullpup stocks for two of our Saiga 12 shotguns. The manufacturer had a two year delay from the original pre-sales announcement, but they appear to have been worth the wait. For "host" guns, we had already slightly modified two Saigas with Galil-style charging handles. The Gun Control Act of 1968 dictates a minimum barrel length of 18 inches for shotguns and 16 inches for rifles .There is also a minimum overall length requirement of 26 inches, for either. We opted to leave our barrels at the factory 21-inch length, to minimize muzzle blast and flash. We just added short flash hiders, that use the factory threads. Note: Without first paying a $200 transfer tax for a SBR or SBS, cutting a barrel just a hair too short will earn you a long stretch in the gray bar hotel. Note that the Kushnapup stock installation necessitates cutting off the gun's stock tangs, so this can have an impact on the legal overall length. Double check the barrel length and overall length before you cut the tangs! I plan to post a more detailed product review of the Kushnapup stock at a later date.

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I heard about an interesting new "pre-loaded" survival reference thumb drives with more than 20 GB of references: The Survival Key.

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Sale ending soon! Freeze Dry Guy's special for the month of January on a 158-serving long term food storage unit (six #10 cans) for just $176 is about to end. It includes ground beef, chicken, peas, soup blend, and potato dices. This is an ideal food storage starter kit for your family.

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A bit dated news, but this has been making the rounds: The Department of Homeland Security is seeking to acquire 7,000 5.56x45mm NATO “personal defense weapons” (PDWs)

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Cheryl N. sent: Assault Weapons Ban Lacks Democratic Votes To Pass Senate. (JWR's Comment: Be sure to remind your senators that magazines have the same constitutional protection as the guns that they go with. Never underestimate the ability of politicians to negotiate away our freedom via legislative compromise. The Second Amendment secured a pre-existing right, and as such it is not negotiable!)


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