Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Few more photos from NRA 2014

posted by JohnHollister at 1:34 pm  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bear Article is out

Blog watchers may remember the two Bears taken with Barnes 120gr VOR-TX 300 Blackout a while back. Just got confirmation that the article is in the May 2014 issue of American Hunter.

Original Blog Post

posted by JohnHollister at 1:09 pm  

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Best use of an AAC patch at the 2014 NRA Show

Jack, whio is James Yeager‘s Camera guy, found a superb patch holder . . . his beard!!

Big thanks to James and Jack for coming by the booth

posted by JohnHollister at 11:12 am  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hey Gator

Brandon from Allen Arms Tactical bagged himself a 7 1/2ft Gator last weekend using his SPR/M4 5.56mm silencer.

Well done sir!

But we call that a Gecko where I’m from in Florida :)

posted by JohnHollister at 9:02 am  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DAMN the Man!! Get YOUR money back . . .

Here we are at TAX DAY and it SUCKS!!

Buy an Advanced Armament Corp Silencer or Short Barrel Rifle between 04/14/2015 and 07/05/2014 and we will credit you the NFA tax on our web store. You can use it for Muzzle Devices, Shirts, Uppers, Hoodies, Barrels or anything else available on the web store!!

You were going to spend it anyway, now you get $200 on us!

DAMN the Man!!

For more information, check out THIS PAGE

posted by JohnHollister at 8:46 am  

Monday, April 14, 2014


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.


posted by JohnHollister at 12:37 pm  
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