Category Archives: AR & Related Rifles and Pistols

Slick AR Rifle Shirts and Sweatshirts

I like weapons based on the Armalite Rifle (AR) design and have owned a variety of them over the years including a variety of AR-15s from Colt, Rock River, Palmetto State Armory and others plus a whole slew of pistols.

I also like having cool T-shirts and hoodies that reflect my interests and opinions about firearms and the Second Amendment.  So, I did some searching and found there are some great designs on eBay that you just might find of interest:

INFIDEL T-SHIRT AR-15 SHIRT RIFLE NRA TEE TERRORIST HUNTER T Nice

$14.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 13:21:24 PDT
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INFIDEL T-SHIRT AR-15 SHIRT RIFLE NRA TEE TERRORIST HUNTER T Nice

$18.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 13:21:24 PDT
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INFIDEL T-SHIRT AR-15 SHIRT RIFLE NRA TEE TERRORIST HUNTER T Nice

$16.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 13:21:24 PDT
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$37.99
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 18:27:16 PST
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$27.99
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 18:27:16 PST
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$23.99
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American reaper with AR-15 shirt

$37.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 18:42:01 PST
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American reaper with AR-15 shirt

$27.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 18:42:01 PST
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American reaper with AR-15 shirt

$23.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 18:42:01 PST
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American reaper with AR-15 shirt

$23.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 18:42:01 PST
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5.11 OAKLEY BROWNELLS POLICE MILITARY AR15 SHIRT MILSPEC XL DONT TREAD ON ME GUN

$175.00
End Date: Friday Nov-9-2018 18:31:31 PST
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Black Guns Matter AR15 Shirt ACDC Black Rifle Gun Rights Bushmaster NRA AR-15 T

$13.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 19:17:49 PST
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Black Guns Matter AR15 Shirt ACDC Black Rifle Gun Rights Bushmaster NRA AR-15 T

$15.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 19:17:49 PST
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American Reaper AR-15 Shirt

$23.95
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:11:17 PDT
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American Reaper AR-15 Shirt

$23.95
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:11:17 PDT
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American Reaper AR-15 Shirt

$37.95
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:11:17 PDT
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American Reaper AR-15 Shirt

$27.99
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:11:17 PDT
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$23.95
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:10:22 PDT
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$37.99
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:10:22 PDT
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$23.95
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:10:22 PDT
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$23.99
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:10:22 PDT
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$37.99
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:10:22 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 13:29:28 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 13:29:28 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.29
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 12:11:54 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.29
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.29
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$8.99
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.29
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.49
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 12:11:54 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.49
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$14.84
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 12:11:54 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$8.99
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 12:11:54 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$14.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$14.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$13.24
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$14.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$14.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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AR-15 Rifle Builder’s Manual: An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling the AR-15 Rifle (Paperback)

If you want to build your own AR-15 style rifle, this is the book you need. The AR-15 Rifle Builder’s Manual is the fully illustrated step-by-step guide to building the AR-15 style rifle. No procedure is left out or glossed over. The primary AR-15 groups (upper receiver assembly, lower receiver assembly, and bolt carrier group) are broken down into their component assemblies to provide every detail in the AR-15 assembly process. This book is not only the authoritative guide to building an AR-15 rifle, it is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to upgrade or modify their existing AR. Key concepts such as headspacing, trigger function, troubleshooting, and cycle of operation are also covered. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Lower receiver group components, tools, and assembly • How an AR trigger works • Headspacing an AR-15 • Bolt carrier group assembly • Upper receiver group components, tools, and assembly • Function check procedures • Basic AR-15 operation • Service and lubrication • Troubleshooting You won’t find a more detailed AR-15 assembly manual anywhere. Designed specifically for e-reader platforms, this manual offers reader-friendly navigation between the Table of Contents and all subsections. Take it to your workbench or the range.

By (author):  Rob Reaser

List Price: $14.99 USD
New From: $13.78 USD In Stock
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Switched to Super Lube Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease For All of My Firearms

I’m always searching for better lubricants.  Many of the so-called specialty weapons lubes are just marketing hype with some bulk lubricant poured into their container.  In terms of greases, I’ve used quite a few over the years including wheel bearing grease and Tetra Gun Grease.  I wanted to find something effective, non-toxic and less expensive.

A name popped up when surfing – Super Lube.  To be honest, the first few times I totally dismissed the name because it sounds like some overly-hyped wonder lube that is sold in infomercials.  However, the name did keep popping up so I actually started reading up on it.

Super Lube products are made by Synco Chemical Corporation of Bohemia, NU, that was founded in 1980.  Their specialization is in the space of synthetic food grade lubricants and hold a number of patents.

There are a number of interesting characteristics about their grease that should be noted:

  1. It is designed to disperse very finely ground micron-sized PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) which is a non-stick coating and lubricant.  You probably know it by the brand name of Teflon.  The approach they developed is one of their patents.
  2. It does not contain silicone
  3. It will work in a wide range of temperatures from -45 to +450 Farenheit
  4. It’s thickness is NLGI class 2, which means it’s about the same as vaseline or peanut butter.
  5. It’s non-toxic and food safe – here is the MSDS/SDS
  6. It will not melt or separate
  7. It will not dry out or get gummy
  8. It is waterproof
  9. It does not stain and is odorless – for you folks who do concealed carry or shoot a lot in uniform, you might want to take note of that.

Their website has a ton of information on Super Lube and also on lubrication in general if you want to spend some time reading.

I bought a 14.1oz tub of the Super Lube Multi-Purpose grease off Amazon for a whopping $11.50 and Prime shipping.  Very affordable to say the least.

To apply it, I use either a chip brush that I store in a zip loc bag to keep from getting dirty (as shown in the featured photo above) or a small flux / resin brush that I also keep in a baggy.

So, for the last few months I have been testing it.  When I cleaned one of my rifles or pistols, I would replace whatever I had been using as grease with the Super Lube Multi-Purpose grease.

I go by the old saying that if it rotates, oil it.  If it slides, grease it.  That is my rule of thumb so it goes on AK rails, bolt carriers, where the trigger hook grabs the hammer, etc.

It works great!  The weapons feel well lubricated after cleaning and they function great.  When I take them apart again for cleaning, the Super Lube shows no sign of breaking down, drying out, becoming gummy, etc.

If you are looking for an excellent affordable grease, check out Super Lube.  I’m definitely very happy with it.


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The following are a variety of Super Lube products that are on eBay:

 

Super Lube 21010 Multi Purpose Synthetic Grease Lubricant Tube 12g (.42 ounces)

$9.99
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 9:28:30 PST
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Super Lube 41150 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 14.1 oz Cartridge

$12.99
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 19:26:18 PST
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Super Lube 41150 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 14.1 oz Cartridge

$12.99
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 19:26:18 PST
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Super Lube 41150 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 14.1 oz Cartridge

$10.29
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 12:53:16 PST
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Super Lube 21030 Multi Purpose Synthetic Grease Lubricant Tube 85g(3.0oz)

$14.68
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 8:55:12 PST
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Super Lube 21010 Multi Purpose Synthetic Grease Lubricant Tube 12g (0.42oz)

$10.40
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 8:40:05 PST
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Super Lube 41160/UV Synthetic UV Grease (NLGI 2), 14.1 oz Canister, Translucent

$13.19
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 14:02:06 PST
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Super Lube 97008 Silicone Lubricating Brake Grease with PTFE, 8 oz Tube,

$13.19
End Date: Thursday Nov-8-2018 12:04:41 PST
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Super Lube 41160 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 14.1 oz Canister, Translucent White

$13.09
End Date: Wednesday Nov-7-2018 19:48:18 PST
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SUPER LUBE 11520 SPORTSMAN'S KIT SYNTHETIC LUBRICANT UPC: 082353115204

$8.50
End Date: Wednesday Nov-7-2018 3:51:50 PST
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Super Lube 41150 Cartridge. Heavy-duty, multipurpose lubricant. 14.1 oz.

$10.00
End Date: Monday Nov-5-2018 15:35:15 PST
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Super Lube 21030 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 3 oz Tube A2

$6.99
End Date: Saturday Nov-3-2018 11:39:17 PDT
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Super Lube Oil w/ PTFE (High Viscosity) 7 ml. Precision Oiler 51010 Lot of 12 A2

$39.99
End Date: Friday Nov-2-2018 6:45:53 PDT
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10 x Super Lube 82340 Multi Purpose Synthetic Grease USDA Dielectric PTFE 1 ml

$7.49
End Date: Wednesday Oct-31-2018 19:30:02 PDT
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SUPER LUBE - Multi Purpose Synthetic Oil - 7ml Precision Oiler #51010

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-30-2018 19:33:47 PDT
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Super Lube 41150 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 14.1 oz Cartridge - New

$14.99
End Date: Monday Oct-29-2018 0:09:44 PDT
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Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube 175ML, #99470-A175W

$16.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-27-2018 9:48:57 PDT
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Lot of 4 Cartridges Super Lube Silicone Lubricating Compound w PTFE 14.1oz 92150

$59.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-27-2018 0:30:34 PDT
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New Genuine GM ACDelco Super Lube with PTFE 3 oz 10-4057 12371287

$13.85
End Date: Wednesday Oct-24-2018 18:20:09 PDT
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Silicone Dielectric Grease, 3 Oz., Super Lube® SUPER LUBE 91003

$7.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 16:34:37 PDT
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Super Lube Silicone Lubricating Compound 14 Oz. Tube

$9.00
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 12:31:18 PST
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Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube 400ML, #99470-A400W

$25.28
End Date: Tuesday Nov-13-2018 13:02:13 PST
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Super Lube Multi-Purpose Grease with Syncolon (PTFE) Dielectric Heavy Duty

$9.49
End Date: Wednesday Nov-7-2018 9:57:12 PST
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2 Pack- Super Lube Multi-Purpose Grease with Syncolon(PTFE)Dielectric Heavy Duty

$16.29
End Date: Wednesday Nov-7-2018 9:48:26 PST
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3 TUBES - 3oz SUPER LUBE Synthetic Grease w/ Syncolon Multi Purpose Lubricant

$18.95
End Date: Monday Nov-5-2018 12:32:17 PST
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Super Lube White PTFE Multipurpose Grease, 3 oz., NLGI Grade: 2 21036

$16.42
End Date: Sunday Oct-28-2018 14:00:02 PDT
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Sta-Lube SL3151 Super White Multi-Purpose Lithium Grease - 14 wt. oz.

$10.89
End Date: Saturday Oct-27-2018 8:59:32 PDT
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SUPER LUBE Multi-Purpose Grease,Cartridge,14.1 oz., 41150/1

$12.55
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 6:29:01 PST
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SUPER LUBE Multi-Purpose PTFE Oil ,Bottle,1 qt., 51030, White

$20.30
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 6:28:22 PST
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SUPER LUBE Synthetic PTFE Oil,4 Oz., 51004, White

$5.75
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 20:29:14 PST
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Synthetic Penetrant, Food Grade 1 Gal. SUPER LUBE 85010

$53.49
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 3:59:33 PST
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100 SUPER LUBE MULTI PURPOSE 1ml SYNTHETIC GREASE WITH PTFE WATER RESISTANT

$49.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 3:25:30 PST
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Super Lube 92150 Silicone Lubricating Grease with PTFE, 14.1 oz Cartridge,

$15.69
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 17:51:17 PST
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Super Lube 51600 Multi-Purpose Non-Aerosol Oil with PTFE, Trigger Sprayer, 1 ...

$18.57
End Date: Sunday Nov-4-2018 9:59:11 PST
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Super Lube Multi Purpose Synthetic Lubricant Spray 11 Oz 31110

$11.95
End Date: Thursday Oct-25-2018 13:50:11 PDT
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100g SUPER LUBE 21030 Synthetic Grease Multi Purpose Lubricant 100g Tube PTF

$16.20
End Date: Thursday Oct-25-2018 1:08:23 PDT
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5 PACK Super Lube 2 Distributor Cam Grease 7/8 Oz tube Lubricom, CS-LubeTube X 5

$45.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 6:17:46 PDT
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Super Lube White Silicone Di-Electric Grease, 3 oz., NLGI Grade: 2 91003

$18.95
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 10:04:02 PST
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Super Lube 21030 Synthetic Grease, 3 Oz

$5.19
End Date: Wednesday Nov-14-2018 23:25:00 PST
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Super Lube 11 oz. Synthetic Multi-purpose Aerosol with Syncolon (PTFE) Non-toxic

$10.55
End Date: Thursday Nov-1-2018 4:01:08 PDT
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Taming the ‘Wulf – My Adventure With a .50 Beowulf AR Rifle

When I first heard of the .50 Beowulf cartridge, it got added to my bucket list immediately. What’s not to like – the ballistics of the .45-70 cartridge in an AR platform that hits like a freight train. Somewhat humorously, I’d also point out that it drops noticeably at 150 yards and like a pumpkin after 200 yards but boy, does it hit hard when it does.

I have fun assembling AR lowers the way I want them and figured I would save time and get an assembled upper. In early 2016, I looked at two different vendors of assembled uppers – Alexander Arms (AA), who was the originator of the cartridge, and Radical Firearms, a discount AR rifle and assembler of uppers and lowers in Texas. A basic AA upper was around $719 that did not have a brake (or threading) and basic handguards. A decent looking Radical unit in the generic 12.7×42 chamber was only $598. It seemed like a no brainer and I went with the Radical unit.

To jump ahead just a bit — I wish I had bought a better AA upper for $923-1190. The Radical upper caused me quite a bit of grief and I am going to chronicle my adventure here because I did get it to work out in the end and was very happy with the results but I had to work for it.

Radical Arms Challenges

When I first ran across Radical, I had high hopes. In an impulse buy, I purchased two 5.56 uppers and the 12.7×42 upper. In case you are wondering why I am listing 12.7×42, that is the generic designation for the .50 Beowulf cartridge that AA owns the intellectual property for. By using the metric designation, Radical could build an upper without paying anything to AA.

When I bought my uppers, Radical was undergoing a huge growth spurt and I had to wait some period of time (4-8 weeks maybe) for the uppers. That was not a big deal to me. The AR uppers arrived and while gritty and needing polishing, they worked.  Basically, what you’d expect with relatively low cost mass assembled products.

The 12.7×42 upper was a different story. Sometimes it would cycle and sometimes it would not. Radical took forever to respond to emails and what not so I figured screw it, I’ll just treat the assembled upper as a collection of parts and move ahead. To be perfectly clear, I parted ways with Radical and did not give them a chance to fix it after I got frustrated by how everything was going.

So, I started researching on the web and found that Beowulfs use a bolt head that is slightly different than a 7.62×39 AR bolt. After cycling my rifle by hand over and over, I concluded the cartridge was not seating properly in the bolt face and ordered a true .50 Beowulf bolt directly from Alexander Arms (not Radical). Problem solved. It’s run perfectly ever since. Whether Radical installed the wrong bolt or an out of spec bolt, I don’t know. I threw the offending bolt in the trash and called it even,

Another irritation Radical caused me was when the handguard loosened up because they hadn’t used Loc-tite on the screws. My recommendation is to just use Blue Loc-Tite if you run into this – it worked fine for me. I like the handguard otherwise.

The one thing they got right was the barrel. I heard Satern made the barrel but don’t know for sure. It is wonderfully accurate with the big 350gr XTP hollow point cartridges that AA makes. I am very pleased with that combination.

Yes, I eventually got it to work.  No, will not buy from Radical again but I definitely would buy more stuff from Alexander Arms.  I dealt with them on the phone a few times for ammo as well as the website.  The staff were pleasant to deal with and shipping was always prompt.

Addressing Recoil

I was not impressed by the muzzle brake that Radical supplied and started researching the best brake for the Beowulf. Bear in mind the muzzle has a pretty unique thread at 49/64″-20 threads per inch (TPI).  In addition, I knew I would need a jam nut to address the timing so the brake could be level on the barrel and it needed to be steel and not aluminum.

The Timber Creek Beowulf Brake Rocks!

To make a long story short, Timber Creek makes a Beowulf brake that does a great job. It seriously cut the recoil back and made the biggest difference of all my modifications.  They make them with two different threads so make sure the one you order matches your rifle.

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Here it is on my rifle – notice the big ports that redirect some of the gasses backwards:

Added a Limbsaver Recoil Pad to the Magpul ACS Stock

Limbsaver makes great recoil pads – I discovered them some years ago and have used them on a number of rifles and shotguns over the years. What is cool is that they also make a recoil pad specifically for the butt plate that the Magpul CTR and ACS stocks use – plus some other models. I like ACS stocks so it was a no-brainer for me to get this thicker spongy pad to help absorb recoil.

Weighting the MagPul ACS Stock

The next important element I did to reduce recoil was to add a mixture of bird shot and epoxy into the compartments of the MagPul ACS stock. I just stirred up a mixture of #7 lead bird shot with epoxy, filled all the voids I could and wiped off the excess liquid epoxy checking all the seams until it gelled enough. Here, you can see a hint of it sticking out.

Another benefit is that it really helps improve the balance of the rifle because otherwise it is very nose heavy.
H2 or Hydraulic Buffer

The last thing I did was to try different buffers. Bill Alexander designed the cartridge to work with a normal AR buffer. I went from a normal/H1 buffer to an H2 and finally to an Enedine Hydraulic buffer, which is in it right now. With each step, the recoil seemed to go down a tad but did not make a huge difference.

Vortex Scope

I was thinking about using the rifle either for hogs or deer so I wanted a scope that could go from a fairly wide field of vision at 2.5x all the way up to a decent zoom at 10x. Vortex is always my first choice in scopes so I bought a Viper PST 2.5-10×44 scope and Vortex rings.

This is a wicked combination. I have thoroughly enjoyed this scope on the Beowulf. It holds zero and is nice and bright.  You can’t go wrong with Vortex scopes in my honest opinion. Because of the Beowulf’s recoil, use quality rings and be very sure to torque all the screws down to spec so the optic stays put.

By the way, you may scoff at the notion of buying quality rings.  A lot of the cheap imported rings are just aluminum.  You’ll notice they don’t list a torque spec.  Quality rings such as the ones fro Vortex will tell you a torque spec to hit and they often have steel inserts for the threads.  You get what you pay for.

Note, in mid-2018 Vortex came out with what they call the “PST Gen 2” series of scopes and this first generation model has been discontinued.  The closest scopes now are 3-15×44 and 2-10×32  -I don’t think you can go wrong one way or the other.  I’d probably opt for a 2-10×32 MRAD scope to have the widest field of view at a low power.

Magazines

The Beowulf actually can use easily modified standard 5.56 aluminum magazines.  Click here for a blog post about the easy procedure.

End Result

The rifle turned out great.  The final “felt” recoil was about that of a 20 gauge slug gun, if that.  I could shoot round after round without regretting the kick 🙂

I had fun building and shooting it. As I get older the more I realize I enjoy learning about the engineering and history of arms. The “Wulf” has a new owner now and I hope it serves him well.


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How to Convert an Aluminum AR-15 5.56/223 Magazine For .50 Beowulf Rounds

When Bill Alexander decided to make the .50 Beowulf round, he really got me excited 🙂  The idea of a heavy thumper round in an AR platform really appealed to me so I bought one and one issue that popped up was where to find magazines that were not really expensive.

Once in a while the answer is really straight forward and this is one of those times.  You do not need to change the feed lips or the follower on a standard 5.56/.223 magazine, you just need to bevel the front lip at about 45 degrees (the exact angle doesn’t seem to be a big deal) so the giant .50 Beowulf bullet goes up and, this is the key part, the leading lip of the brass case hits the little ramp and goes up it vs. hanging. In this next photo – see how the lip of the case will catch?  It may catch sometimes or all the time – for me it was practically all the time.

All I did was use a medium grit little sanding drum in my Dremel to bevel the magazine’s front lip – you are basically making an ad hoc feed ramp so the case doesn’t catch.  The round you see has the big 350 grain XTP bullet – they hit like a freight train.

This is a really quick operation and you don’t need to take a ton off.  I do it with the magazine empty of course, insert a round into the magazine and test then do a bit more.  I’d repeat the removal and testing until the round went right up into the chamber.  After the first few magazines, I had it down pat.

In this next photo, see the shiny little ramp?

That’s all there is to it.  I just used quality aluminum magazines and did the tweaking.  Polymer mags, such as MagPul take more work and I simply didn’t feel like bothering with them.  I did use quality magazines and avoided cheap stuff and I also used the anti-tilt followers – just regular 5.56 followers – nothing special.

In a standard 20 round aluminum 5.56/.223 magazine, you can fit up to seven Beowulf rounds.  In a 30 round magazines, you can fit up to 10.  I never tried any of the higher capacity magazines so I can’t speak to them at all.

This approach worked great for me and I hope it helps you as well.


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AK-47: The Grim Reaper (Hardcover)

It’s back…but this time with more pages, more information and more photographs. The most definitive study on Kalashnikov pattern rifles to date boasts over 1,100 printed pages covering the AK rifle, as well as its variants manufactured in over 19 countries.

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The Vortex Torque Wrench Optics Mounting Kit is Wicked!!

I’m to the point with rifles that when I want to maintain accuracy, I know I need an accurate torquing driver.  For years I have used the Wheeler Firearms Accurizing Torque (FAT) Wrench and it was good enough.  For about $40 I got the base unit that included a few bits and a case.  The FAT wrench had a range from 10-65 in/lbs and good enough accuracy (+/- 2 in/lbs up to 40 pounds and +/- 5% over 40 in/lbs).  My only beef with it was that the mechanical scale that shows you the torque settings was in 5 pound increments.  To get close to 18 in/lbs, for example, required going close to the middle between 15 and 20 in/lbs and calling it even.

I used the FAT wrench pretty much exclusively from October 2014 to May 2018.  It was good enough at the time – way better than going for ballpark feel “farmer tight” settings but in the back of my head though, I wanted better.

By the way, in case you are wondering why a person would get one of these torque wrenches or drivers, it’s because many torque wrenches aren’t calibrated in inch/pounds (they are often foot pounds in the US) and they may not go down as low as 10 inch/pounds (in/lbs).

My interests span many types of firearms from AKs to precision rifles.  With the latter, I own a number of sub-MOA rifles and they demand precision tools if you want repeatability and reliability.  These rifles also have very good Vortex scopes and rings as well.  If you want consistency and the rings to not shoot loose, the value of a torque wrench becomes apparent fast.

I’m a Vortex fan – there’s no two ways about.  Their optics are superb and they have an absolute “we will stand behind it no matter what with no nonsense” warranty.  Once in a while I will see guys troll the brand on Facebook but I honestly question whether they have ever actually even owned one.

Folks, I’ve owned probably 7-8 superb Vortex scopes and a ton of red dots.  I really don’t know how many red dots of various types – probably approaching a dozen.  The glass is good, the scopes are durable and do you know how many times I have used the warranty? — None.  In talking with guys that have, Vortex took care of them.

So, let me get to the point.  Vortex came out with a torque driver called the “Vortex Optics Torque Wrench Mounting Kit” that goes from 10-50 in pounds in calibrated 1 in/lbs increments that you set like a micrometer.

When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was the heft.  This is a solidly built metal tool that screams quality.  It comes with a few bits.  You pull the copper colored locking ring down and turn the handle to get the torque you want.  I did find that you have to push the bits in very firmly.  There is a detent ball that holds the driver bits in and it is surprisingly stout.

A nice touch is that the end of the handle has a 1/4″ socket if you want to use a ratchet wrench for higher torque applications.  For example, Vortex precision rings can go up to 50 in/lbs.  I can do that by hand most of the time but a ratchet makes it much easier.

On the topic of bits, it is a standard 1/4″ drive so you can get a large collection of bits and pair it up with this unit.  For example, I had a Home Depot Husky brand driver with a ton of bits that I picked up on sale at some point and just had sitting on the shelf.  I put it with the Vortex and its few included driver bits.  Additionally, when I am working on a firearm, I typically have my Weaver deluxe toolkit open as well.  It contains a great selection of bits that you tend to find on firearms.

There is one thing I changed though – the Vortex unit comes in a round plastic case that is nice and strong but I don’t have the patience to try and put it all back together for storage.  So, I hopped down to Ace hardware and bought a case to hold the Vortex torque driver, the Husky driver and all the bits plus I have room for more storage.  I also used some of my spare pluckable foam left over from cases to pad the bottom of the case.

In case you are wondering, here are photos of my FAT and Vortex torque drivers side by side:

In this next photo, you can see what I mean about precisely setting the torque on the wrenches.  My Vortex Precision Scope Rings specify a torque of 18 in/lbs.  With the Vortex wrench, you can precisely set it for 18 pounds.  With the FAT, it’s somewhere around 17-19 pounds plus we already know the wrench’s accuracy is limited to +/- 2 in/lbs as well.

On the topic of accuracy, the Vortex driver comes with a certificate of calibration to testing standard DIN-ISO-6789 by a gentleman named Tom on Feb 27, 2018.  You can see my specific wrench nails the accuracy – no more guesswork and no more ballpark torque setting.

In summary, I am very happy with my Vortex wrench and would recommend it to anyone doing precision firearms work, notably optics.  You can pick one up at a very reasonable price from Amazon and you ought to do it.


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Vortex Optics Torque Wrench Mounting Kit (Sports)

Riflescope mounting accessory set 10-50 lb adjustable torque – 1 in/lb increments Versatile set – Variety of bits included Convenient, twist lock storage packaging

Features: 

  • This tool is easy to operate, simple to set, and offers fast, accurate tension wherever and whenever you need it.
  • The easy to read inch-pound increments ensure you tighten in 1in/lb increments to the specified torque, and not a bit more, ranging from 10 in/lbs to 50 in/lbs.
  • Bits included in kit: 3/16″ Hex bit – fits Vortex Bobro mounts, 2.5mm Hex bit – Fits Razor Red Dot, 3mm HEx bit – Fits Hunter rings, CM-202 and CM-203, T15 Torx bit – Fits Viper rings and Tactical rings
  • Bits included in kit: T25 Torx bit – Fits PMR rings, 1/2″ Socket – Fits Tactical rings, 10mm Wide Screwdriver bit – Fits Hunter and Viper clamp bolt, 1/4″ Socket adaptor

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Great Step-by-Step AR Assembly Book For Novices – Very Well Done

Hey folks, if you are looking for an affordable book on how to assemble an AR rifle that is step-by-step with a ton of photos – check out Rob Reaser’s book “AR-15 Rifle Builder’s Manual: An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling the AR-15 Rifle”.   I bought this because I have the Amazon Kindle app on my Samsung tablet and the book was real cheap so I figured why not – I might pick up something new.

This book is aimed at the novice and, to be clear, is an assembly guide.  It is not aimed at engineers or guys who want to really get into the guts from an armorer’s perspective.   The author literally walks a beginner through everything.  I’m not at that stage any more but I could really appreciate his attention to detail.

I know a lot of guys are intimidated by the thought of assembling an AR rifle but Mr. Reaser really does a nice job of stepping you through everything.  So, if you want to build your first AR – get either the Kindle ($7.99) or print edition of this book ($13.49).

AR-15 Rifle Builder’s Manual: An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling the AR-15 Rifle (Kindle Edition)

If you want to build your own AR-15 style rifle, this is the book you need. The AR-15 Rifle Builder’s Manual is the fully illustrated step-by-step guide to building the AR-15 style rifle. No procedure is left out or glossed over. The primary AR-15 groups (upper receiver assembly, lower receiver assembly, and bolt carrier group) are broken down into their component assemblies to provide every detail in the AR-15 assembly process. This book is not only the authoritative guide to building an AR-15 rifle, it is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to upgrade or modify their existing AR. Key concepts such as headspacing, trigger function, troubleshooting, and cycle of operation are also covered.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•Lower receiver group components, tools, and assembly
•How an AR trigger works
•Headspacing an AR-15
•Bolt carrier group assembly
•Upper receiver group components, tools, and assembly
•Function check procedures
•Basic AR-15 operation
•Service and lubrication
•Troubleshooting

You won’t find a more detailed AR-15 assembly manual anywhere. Designed specifically for e-reader platforms, this manual offers reader-friendly navigation between the Table of Contents and all subsections. Take it to your workbench or the range.


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Firearms Lube Tip – Use Mobil 1 Synthetic 5W-30 Oil and The Right Dispenser

I’ve been experimenting with different lubricants for a year now because a lot of the firearm “oils” are 99% marketing and 1% oil at a premium price.  You’ll notice that how to lube a firearm is a religious argument for many and I’m not going to get into that.

After doing a lot of digging, I bought two different types of automatic transmission fluid (ATF) (Dexron III and ATF+4) and Mobile 1 Full Synthetic 5W-30 engine oil.  I then loaded up a bunch of squeeze bottles that have needle dispensers on them, labeled each and proceeded to try them out.

Here’s the big secret – they all work.  Of the three, I like the Mobil 1 mainly because it doesn’t have a red color or the smell of transmission fluid.

I’ve now used it to lubricate my AKs, RPK, Uzi, POF-5/MP5 and PTR PDW and am very happy with the results.  It works just fine and a quart will last you forever.

I still prefer Tetra Grease where sliding parts are involved.  As the old saying goes, “if it rotates then oil it.  If it slides, then grease it” has always worked for me though I do admit to reading armorer manuals to see their recommended lube points.

The Right Dispensers Make a Huge Difference!

Regardless of the oil you use, having the right dispenser really helps.  Growing up, we used engine oil out of the tried and true cans with the finger squeeze pumps.  I really don’t use that type of dispenser on firearms but do when I work on cars and what not where a large volume is needed.

With firearms, you’ll notice that you often need to get the right lube to the right place.  In the shop, I use the squeeze bottles.  The dispenser pens are something I take in the field as they don’t leak and will not make a huge mess if crushed — let me assure you the bottles will do just that so that is why they stay in the shop.

You can get both of these dispensers very easily off Amazon.  Be sure to read reviews as some brands leak and others don’t.  The ones I am listing next are what I currently use.  I use the 25 gauge needle especially for reaching down into fire control groups and lubricating pins and their attached parts such as triggers, hammers, selectors, etc.

The 18 gauge is good for general use when I want to apply oil in larger quantities:

I have give of the Titan precision oiler pens and all work great:

Now there are still times where I want to spray on thin oil.  While I have used a ton of CLP over the years I find myself using Rem Oil quite a bit.


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Yes, 922r Does Apply to Short Barreled Rifles (SBRs)

Please note that I am not an attorney and this does not constitute legal advice.

The topic of 922r compliance and parts counts came up the other day as whether it applies to Short Barreled Rifles (SBR). In reading the conflicting ATF documentation, the last guidance given in technical branch letters from 2009 and 2010, the ATF does say it applies.  I put it this was as you should look at the trend over time which does seem to point towards 922r being applicable.

I am a very conservative guy and always try to stay on the safe side of legal issues so I would recommend ensuring your SBR is compliant with the 922r parts count requirements.  If you do this then you do not need to worry about it and I am sure there are folks who would disagree with me.

Here is the 2009 letter:

Here is the three page 2010 letter:

Again, please let me stress that I am not an attorney.  If you have any questions on this, I would recommend doing your own research and/or retaining legal counsel.

 


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A quick and easy way to snug up a loose flip-up lens cap so it stays on

I like flip-up scope caps and, in general, I have had very good luck with Butler Creek.  Recently, I bought a scope cap for my Hawke air rifle scope’s front objective and the thing wasn’t tight enough to stay on when I would flip it up.  There’s a very simple way to fix a loose cap that I want to share.

This isn’t a magical fix – you do want a cap to be real close to the size you need.  In my case the cap was just a hair too big.  For the “fix”, remove the objective and smear a bit of black silicone RTV glue (Black Goop works too) around the inside of the cap and let the glue fully cure with the cap off the scopeDO NOT STICK IT ON THE SCOPE WHILE WET!  You are using the glue to add mass and fill the space – you do not want to glue your scope on.  I let my dry overnight and the problem is always fixed.

Here is the lens cap and I used black Goop on this one and let it dry & cure all the way before I reinstalled it.  It’s nice and snug now.

Here’s the finished product on my Galadius:

I hope this helps you out.  I prefer black just for looks but you could use any color of rubbery cement you have – just keep it inside the cap out of sight.  What I use more than anything is Permatex Black RTV just because I keep in stock for repairs.

 


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Video: How to Choose a Geissele or ALG Defense Trigger With Bill Geissele – The Man Himself!

  

For years I have have heard how great Geissele (pronounced Guys-Lee) triggers are.  They offer a ton of models so I actually called them and talked about what trigger to use for a target rifle – which is the rifle shown above.  After some talking, the gentleman I talked to recommended their Super Semi-Automatic Enhanced (SSA-E) trigger.  I bought it direct from them and have been very happy.  Here are the SSA-E specs on the trigger direct from the Geissele web page:

Type: 2 Stage
1st Stage Weight: 2.3lbs.
2nd Stage Weight: 1.2lbs.
Total Pull Weight: 3.5lbs.
Adjustable: No
Recommended Use:  Target Shooting, Precision Shooting
Pin Size: Mil-Spec

After shooting with it, I can tell you it is my favorite AR trigger hands down.  Now I know why guys swear by them.  The only con is the cost but you are definitely getting value in return.

I was surfing around on Youtube and found this video today – I wish I had known about it before as it would have helped me also.  Bill Geissele, the man himself, walks you through their 15 models of triggers and answers common questions he gets about them.  I definitely want to try one of their Super 3-Gun (S3G) or Super Dynamic 3-Gun (SD-3G) triggers in the future and will definitely go the SSA-E route again if I build another precision rifle.

By the way, unless you are in a rush, Geissele triggers go on sale 2-3 times per year at Midway, Brownells, Primary Arms and other sources.  I paid $240 for my trigger and could have saved 40% if I had timed my purchase better.  That’s what I am doing with my 3-Gun trigger purchase – just waiting for the next sale.


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