Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lehigh Defense 300 Game Changer

Thanks to our friends at Lehigh Defense for providing us with a chance to giveaway one of their 300 Game Changer Ammo packages ($99.95 Value) and one of their 300 Game Changer Bullet Packages ($137.00 Value).

Send me an email at rockymountaintactical@gmail.com with the subject line "Lehigh Defense - 300 Game Changer" and we will enter you to win. Contest ends at the end of the month.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Feinsteins AWB Proposal


Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:

Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
120 specifically-named firearms
Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one military characteristic
Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds
Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test
Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test
Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans
Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment
Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes and
Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons
Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
Background check of owner and any transferee;
Type and serial number of the firearm;
Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration

Saturday, April 21, 2012

US Army Places New Order for M4's through Remington

The Military Times is reporting that The US Army has placed an order for 24,000 M4 Carbines through Remington. It's been speculated for some time that the US military may seek out a new company around 2011 or 2012 to produce the weapons for them. It's been fairly well known that Remington has been trying to get access to military contracts with the Magpul Masada (now the Remington ACR) for several years now. Interesting that they have been chosen to be one of if not the sole producer of the M4 Carbine at this point, especially given how few AR15 pattern rifles they sell (compared to many of the other makes out there). However, Bushmaster (a big time producer of AR15's and AR15 parts) is a sister company of theirs. It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the long term.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Frontier Armory LW-15, Polymer AR15 Lower

New Frontier Armory recently brought out a new Polymer AR15 lower on the market and I am getting a chance to check it out and play with it.

First off, I want to say, if you are looking for a good gun store in Clark County, Nevada, New Frontier is one of the better shops. My personal favorite right now.

Now that I got that out of the way, let's talk AR15's. I have had some experience with several Cav Arms lowers in the past and had some good experiences with them. I found them to be lightweight, VERY durable, and 100% functional.

The LW-15 by New Frontier Armory appears to have taken those traits, but it keeps the flexibility of the standard AR15 lower by allowing you to have any buttstock or pistol grip you choose. It was ultimately the lack of versatility that kept me from being truly sold on the Cav Arms lowers.

These NFA LW-15 lowers are also very affordable, costing only $99.99 for a complete lower. Check them out here.



As you can see, above, we have added our own personal touch to the LW-15 lower. It makes for a very light gun. It's almost half a pound lighter than the standard AR15 lower.

The complete lower has several parts made of polymer, including the fire control group and pivot/takedown pins. These parts can all be changed out for standard LPK parts!!



It fit well with a variety of different uppers.

You might be skeptical about the durability and function of a lower like this, and I admit I was at first, but the results don't lie. We took it out and it performed flawlessly for us.



New Frontier put it through more abuse than we care to though. There are several videos on youtube where they run it through various torture tests in the Southern Nevada desert. Check it out.



A member of AR15.com points out the similarities between the NFA and PC lowers. They appears essentially identical.

I am not ready to swap out my good old fashioned anodized Aluminum lowers just yet, but I did find this lower to be an interesting new option and can't wait to test it out some more.

I will keep you posted on the long term durability and reliability of this lower in the future.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Colt 6920 - Best AR-15 for $1000?

Sturmgewehre from the Military Arms Channel militaryarmschannel.com/ weighs in with his pick for the best AR15 for $1000. This is a good video with good info for those new to the AR15 platform.

Agree or disagree with Sturmgewehre, Colt is the standard by which all AR15's are judged.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Colt AR15 9mm



Hickok45 has some fun with a 9mm Colt AR15 carbine, model 6450. To "like" his facebook page, click here

For more info on 9mm AR15's, check out this link.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fiocchi .223 55gr FMJ Canned Heat

I was able to try some of this ammo from AmmoForSale.com and was quite pleased.

I've always had luck with Fiocchi in .223 and most other calibers, but I hadn't tried this particular type before now.



(Sorry the pics suck)



It comes in a 50 round sealed can, with a dessicant.

It functioned flawlessly in my AR15's. I kind of expected that. However, it was pretty accurate in my 20" AR15 as well.

Here is the pic of one of our 5 shot groups at 100 yards and a 10-15mph wind. I was impressed.



Unfortunately I was unable to chrono this ammo, but Fiocchi lists it at 3240fps (I assume this is with a 20" barrel).

50 rounds is a fairly small sample, however, given my experience with Fiocchi in general along with this test of their new line of ammo, I feel confident recommending it to others.

This ammo can be found HERE.