Monday, April 14, 2014

M4-2000

Dave from FIRECLEAN sent over a great shot of his M4-2000 . . . and a rifle :)

He tells me he had it at the Foreign Weapons shoot at Ft Bragg not long ago and all were impressed :)   Hell yea!!

posted by JohnHollister at 9:22 am  

Monday, April 14, 2014

“Why would anyone want to hunt with a silencer?”

From the NRA American Hunter site

Why Would Anyone Want to Hunt With a “Silencer?”
A columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was baffled as to why hunters might want to use a suppressor with their firearm. Keith Wood supplies the answer in this latest edition of “BullShooters.”

by Keith Wood
April 10, 2014

The Question
In response to a comprehensive gun rights bill that was recent passed in Georgia, Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jay Bookman made the following statement:

“It will now be legal in Georgia to hunt with weapons equipped with silencers. Why? I do not know. I do know that suppressing the sound of gunfire in the woods will make it more difficult for hikers, birdwatchers, farmers and other outdoorsmen to know that active hunters are out there.”

Mr. Bookman claims to want to know “why?” Well, here are some good reasons.

The Facts
1. First of all “silencers,” which are more accurately described as “suppressors,” do not render a gun’s report silent. Like the muffler on a car, a suppressor reduces the noise signature from the discharge of a firearm to a more reasonable level. You see, Mr. Bookman, guns are loud—loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss. While most shooters wear hearing protection on the range, many hunters don’t wear earplugs or muffs when hunting because it makes it more difficult to hear an animal’s approach. A suppressor can reduce the risk of hearing damage associated with discharging a firearm. When my children are old enough to be exposed to hunting, I hope that I will be able to legally equip their rifles with suppressors to protect their hearing.

2. Suppressors reduce recoil and muzzle blast. High-powered rifles (such as those used for deer hunting) produce a great deal of muzzle blast and significant recoil, neither of which is conducive to good shooting. Humans are susceptible to the “overpressure event” of a gunshot, which can cause a flinch when the trigger is pulled: the body knows what’s coming and it reacts to protect itself from the perceived danger. Suppressors reduce the recoil and muzzle blast therefore making rifles easier to shoot accurately: less recoil and blast, less flinch. This means an increased likelihood of an accurate shot, which means a quick and humane demise for the game animal.

3. Even suppressed, guns are still loud. The vast majority of hunting cartridges produce supersonic muzzle velocities, which means that even suppressed, they produce an audible sonic “crack” or “boom.”

Let’s look at a practical example. One of the most common deer hunting rounds in the U.S. is the .30-06. The cartridge has been around since before World War I and remains the “All American” big game round. It is used by hundreds of thousands of hunters each season. The .30-06 produces a sound signature of approximately 158dB out of a 24” barrel. On the decibel scale, the smallest audible sound (near total silence) is 0 dB. A sound 10 times more powerful is 10 dB. A sound 100 times more powerful than near total silence is 20 dB. A sound 1,000 times more powerful than near total silence is 30 dB. A good suppressor, such as an Advanced Armament Corporation’s $1050 762-SDN-6, reduces a supersonic rifle’s report by about 25dB. That means that equipped with a suppressor, our .30-06 will still produce a noise level of around 133dB. So how loud is that? A lawnmower is 90 dB, a car horn is 110dB and a rock concert is 120dB.

The Lame Policy Argument
The author’s final statement is that “suppressing the sound of gunfire in the woods will make it more difficult for hikers, birdwatchers, farmers and other outdoorsmen to know that active hunters are out there.” Beside the fact that we just established that the suppressed gunfire will still be louder than a car horn, jet engine or rock concert, there is another reason why this is ridiculous. Shotguns are impractical to suppress so we’re talking about rifles here—in Georgia, that means that we are hunting deer. Based on his comments, I am assuming that Mr. Bookman hasn’t done a lot of deer hunting. Deer are prey animals with an excellent sense of hearing. Loud noises put deer into flight mode and send them running for cover, which is why we deer hunters don’t go firing-off a bunch of rounds to let birdwatchers know that “active hunters are out there.” In two decades of deer hunting, I can count the number of times that I’ve fired more than a single shot on one hand.

As a journalist, I’m sure Mr. Bookman has access to databases such as Lexis-Nexis. Perhaps he can do a search and tell us how many birdwatchers have been shot by hunters in the 30 states that allow the use of suppressors for hunting big game or varmints?

The Call
I’m calling “BullShooters” on this one. Mr. Bookman’s comments are devoid of facts or a rational policy argument. Suppressors are a safe and effective tool for hunters and shooters and pose no increased risk to society. Georgia’s legislation does nothing to legalize the ownership of suppressors, that is still strictly-regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 which requires a $200 fee, fingerprinting, and background checks beside the nearly yearlong wait for an approval.

posted by JohnHollister at 8:44 am  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What does sound look like

Since we do a little with sound around here I thought I would share a video that Brent found on the YouTube:

posted by JohnHollister at 5:50 pm  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cool AAC 9″ Upper sighting

Matt from B&H Police Supply and I were talking about a video he’d made that included a 9″ AA 300 Blackout Upper and I thought I would share it.

Great idea for “Ban States”, but hell, I want one for hunting . . . and because I can :)

A traditional stocked lower that can be used with any AR upper you chose . . . like a 9″ SBR Upper :)

Matt tells me that Ares will be showing this setup at the NRA Annual Meeting in a few weeks.  After you stop by the AAC Booth, be sure to check it out.

Update: B&H Police Supply is the distributor for the rifles. They are taking deposits on rifles now, with the rifles shipping second quarter

posted by JohnHollister at 4:08 pm  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MI Citizens can now have SBR and SBS firearms

Congratulation Michigan!!

You need to look into 300BLK SBRs!!

Michigan governor signs law allowing short barreled firearms in state

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Friday that will repeal the state’s long-standing ban on private ownership of short-barreled firearms.

The bill created an exception to the state’s current ban on short-barreled rifles and shotguns for those who otherwise comply with federal laws on these National Firearm Act regulated items. It brings Michigan in line with 41 other states that already permit ownership of these firearms that are gaining in popularity.

LINK

posted by JohnHollister at 12:37 pm  

Monday, March 31, 2014

SOTG on Silencer Cleaning

LINK

posted by JohnHollister at 12:22 pm  

Friday, March 28, 2014

Hellbreaker with a Blackout FH

Got a picture from John over at SharpBros of one of their Hellbreaker receivers set up in a rifle with a Blackout Flash Hider. NICE!!

This is one of the coolest looking receivers on the market, you need to check them out!!

posted by JohnHollister at 11:32 am  

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mk13SD on Hogs

Noah and his family (aka TeamAAC) have been SLAYING the hogs down in Florida!! Here is a recent on taken with the Mk13SD in a Grove

posted by JohnHollister at 7:20 am  

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fairwell to Paul

Anyone who has ever emailed, talked to or met Paul knows what a truely outstanding representative he was for our company and what a true human being he is. Every person at AAC calls him friend.

Paul’s last day at AAC was today. We were all sad to see him go, but understand it’s best for him and his family.

We will miss you Paul, see you soon, but not soon enough.

posted by JohnHollister at 4:30 pm  

Friday, March 21, 2014

A grand day for Georgia!!

There was much texting and emailing late last night in celebration:

GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR
Written by ASA on March 21, 2014 – Comments

Just before midnight on Thursday, the Georgia House of Representatives voted to pass NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60 by a final tally of 112-58. It is one of the most comprehensive gun bills to pass in the state of Georgia. The bill, which was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, spent the majority of Thursday in the House awaiting concurrence.

There were two main points of contention between the House and the Senate, one of which was whether or not the state would repeal the prohibition on the use of suppressors while hunting. After a full day of behind the scenes negotiations, the House voted to accept the bill for final passage. The bill they accepted included the provision to legalize suppressor use while hunting.

The American Silencer Association would like to thank everyone who took the time to contact their legislators in Georgia in support of HB 60, and all initiatives to legalize suppressor hunting in the state over the past three years. We would like to recognize Senator Bill Heath (R-31), as a stanch supporter of suppressor rights, and Sen. David Schafer (R-48), Rep. Stephen Allison (R-8), and Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-11) for their hard work and steadfast tenacity on the issue. We would like to thank Georgia Carry for their unwavering support of HB 60. Finally, we would like to thank the National Rifle Association for having gone above and beyond to support this legislation.

HB 60 will now go to Governor Nathan Deal to be signed into law. Given the overwhelming support in the legislature, it is likely that he will do so.

Nonetheless, please contact Gov. Deal and urge him to sign HB 60. Contact information can be found below:

http://gov.georgia.gov/webform/contact-governor-domestic-form

posted by JohnHollister at 4:13 pm  
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