Cook County Assult Weapon Ban

Cook County Assult Weapon Ban

Reasonable restrictions on the public to promote the overall well being of the citizenry is part of living in a representative democracy…. The Peoples Democratic Republic of Cook County has taken this to the absurd, and has instituted one of the most restrictive firearms ban in the nation. Sadly this law is so controversial its supporters even have the nerve to say why worry its rarely enforced… Here it is: Sec. 54-211. – Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this division, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning: Assault weapon means: (1) A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a large capacity magazine detachable or otherwise and one or more of the following: (A) Only a pistol grip without a stock attached; (B) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand; (C) A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock; (D) A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; or (E) A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator; (2) A semiautomatic pistol or any semi-automatic rifle that has a fixed magazine, that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition; (3) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has one or more of the following: (A) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand; (B) A folding, telescoping or thumbhole stock; (C) A shroud attached to the barrel, or that partially or completely encircles the barrel, allowing the bearer to hold the firearm with the non-trigger hand without being burned, but excluding a slide that encloses the barrel; (D) A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator; or (E) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip. (4) A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the following: (A) Only a pistol grip without a stock attached; (B) Any...

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Nickle vs Brass

Nickle vs Brass

Nickle Plated Brass vs Regular Brass…Which one is better. This debate has been going on longer than who’s hotter…Ginger or Mary Ann?? Nickle Brass has several advantages over Regular Brass. Its corrosion resistant, feeds smoother and looks nice. Its disadvantages are its more expensive, harder and may flake. The corrosian restance of nickle in the best reasons to use it for long term storage and hunting. I’ve been on several hunting trips were rain and cold weather induced condensation were common on both ammunition and rifle. After a week in the woods the brass ammunation needed a bath in the tumbler with a little polish. I admit at the end of each day I could of gave each round a daily wipedown with a silicon cloth but had better things to do around the camp fire. On other hunting trips the nickle plated ammunition looked like new. For auto loading rifles and pistols smooth operation is key. The smoothness of the nickle makes loading and extraction much easier. Especially in an other than indoor-range enviroment. One story that I heard from a fellow hunter was they were hunting deer with AR15s chambered in 300 Blackout. This is an excellent combination due to its low recoil for youth and ladies and the terminal performance of the 30cal is devistating inside 100 yards. The hunt went well with the group taking two deer in a three day period. All guns were unloaded and cased for the drive home. What went unnoticed was one round was stuck in the chamber. The AR15 Bolt was unable to extract this perfect but slightly corroded round from a dirty chamber. The round was removed with a screw driver using next to no effort. I doubt this would have happened with nickle plated brass and daily cleaning. Two important things to note are clean rifles and brass are extreemly important and always assume any gun is always loaded. Always check the chamber after unloading any weapon. This should be common practice and is mandentory after each drill during my LEO Requall. Stuff happens to thoes who are ill trained, prepared and/or excercise poor habits. Good thing this was caught. Smooth feeding is paramount in auto loading rifles. I personally prefer to use only nickle plated brass in my Match...

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Mill Dot & TMR

Mill Dot & TMR

The mil dot reticle has become the standard in tactical rifle scopes.  Versions of the Leupold Mark IV, Night Force and many other scopes give the users a reliable old school means of determining distances to targets. With proper practice and study, establishing leads for moving targets, and alternate aiming points for windage and elevation holds allows qualified shooters of any discipline the tool to place their shot precisely. The Mil Dot and the TMR(Tactical Mil Recital) are a simple gauge that has a fixed angel. First we will discuss the Mil Dot. But first what is a Mil?…There are 2π (2 times Pi) radians in a circle or 360º.  Dividing 360 by 2π gives us 57.3º per radian.  A Mil is a milliradian or 1/1000 of a radian.  1 Mil is 0.057º, or at 100 yards is 3.6 inches.  Using basic math (not the same math taught in inner city public schools), the formula is range in yards= Object height in inches x 27.8/Mils.  Say an object or target is 72” tall. One Mil will be  = to 2000 yards…Out of range for most shooters. The next situation is a tall 6 foot jihadie who fits perfectly within 2.5 dots.  The formula is Height in Inches x 27.8 / Mils = Distance in yards. 72” x 27.8/2.5 = 800 yards                                 Note:  The range estimation is only as accurate as your size estimation. Say the jihadie is only  62” tall and measures 2.5 Mils. 62×27.8/3= 689 Yards.  This error can lead to a 308 168gr bullet at this range striking over 3.9′ high. Other objects like wheel rims are more commonly sized than people or wild game. The standard wheel rim is 15”. Say the rim fits within 2 ½ Dots the range would be 15*27.8/2.5=166.8 or 167 yards. Military snipers are well versed in standard object sizes. Knowing the size of a garbage can, 55 gal drum, common car or doorway can be invaluable in range estimation. Both hunters and snipers are versed in the concepr of hold over and kentecky windage. Both the Mil Dot and TMR allows for increasec accuracy. In...

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