Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The AR-15: what the black rifle really is (Preview)

Hey Folks,

   This is a post letting you all know that there is a post up-and-coming about the AR-15, the history of the AR-15, and what it really is. Is it an assault rifle? Is it really the cause of crimes? Why in the world does this rifle get such a bad rap from the media and people who just don't know anything?

This post is not meant to do anything but explain what this rifle is, what it is not, and to clear up some of the smear that has been put on what is an excellent rifle for sporting, target shooting, and home defense.

This post will even include a video from yours truly that should help explain the rifle as well!


P.S. - look for the post tomorrow or Thursday!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Price Doesn't Sell

Hello all,

   While reading a blog post from the Gunner's Journal, I ran into this little piece of treasure:
The Kimber has a one year warranty. Rock Island LIFETIME warranty. Repairs on the Rock Island are seldom needed. Turnaround time for warranty repair is one week to ten days. Kimber warranty work has a turnaround time of one month from what I’ve read in the 1911 forums. Rock Island normally adds an extra magazine when returning a warranty repair gun to the owner.
Would I carry the Kimber while going in harms way? Yes after breaking it in and it having shown itself reliable after the initial problems. Would I carry the Rock Island? Yes without a second thought.
I believe this provides enough information for anyone in the market for a 1911 to make an informed decision to choose between the two brands. I welcome your comments, experiences and opinions.

You can read the whole post here, but for a guy like me, who's next gun purchase will be a 1911, this means a lot. Price doesn't always sell, and research like this can mean a lot for people like me, who don't have a lot of money to put into a gun, but still want one.