Saturday, January 26, 2013

Vltor CASV-EL Handguard on Kel-Tec PLR16

PLR16 with modified Vltor Handguard.  Spike's Havoc launcher, because Tacticool.

Kinda funny that this should come up a few days after Eric at the Gunmart Blog posted The Definitive List - You Might Be An Internet Commando. . .  I have a Kel-Tec forum membership, because I owned a P3AT for a few months, six years ago.  So when I read, "… if you are a member of the Kel-Tec forum but don’t own a Kel-Tec," on the list, it gave me a big stupid smile.  "I resemble that remark."

Anyway, KTOG member 3badkids posted an illustrated guide on how to modify a Vltor CASV-EL handguard on a PLR16 pistol.  The photo above is the result.  The Kel-Tec front sight becomes superfluous, but you can put whatever BUIS you want on the top rail.  Kudos, for out of the box thinking and ingenuity.

Now, if I could just get my hands on a PLR16, a CASV-EL, an AR stock adapter, and a SBR tax stamp. . . 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Try to Keep Calm People

I've been pretty mad, for the last month or so.  Can't turn on the news for long without hearing talk of gun control (civilian disarmament).  Except for maybe Fox News Channel* or talk radio, it's always some dope who has no idea what they are talking about.  "Assault weapon" this, "assault rifle" that, still confusing semi-automatic and full-automatic, magazines called clips, and rounds of ammunition are called bullets.  Really quite aggravating, when the fools are running the show and setting the agenda.  Obama's executive orders, and trotting out elementary school students who don't know any better, really only twists the knife.

And then, finally, the slushbox transmission in my brain changed gears.  The thought occurred to me that an AR-15 lower is not inherently semi-automatic.  Hell, there's even a crossbow upper.  The Brits have been shooting manually-operated ARs.  CMMG is working on a black powder muzzle-loader upper.  Should the day come, when a confiscation law passes, we may not necessarily have to completely give up our $2000 ARs.  A barrel without a gas port should do.

Magazines are not serialized.  Uppers are not serialized.  There's no paper trails.  It's completely legal to sell these things to anyone without a bill-of-sale or involving a dealer.  I never had very many anyway, and sold most of what I had for a tidy profit anyway. . .  What?  It's true!  Prove that I'm lying!

AKs are a trickier nut to crack.  Maybe someone's already got a solution to that one, that doesn't require a hydraulic press, and a few hours of gunsmithing.  I know that "bullet buttons" are nixed by the 2013 feinstein ban, and we probably won't get away with "freatureless builds" either.

There's a mid-term election in 2014.  The NRA and SAF, if they're smart, are already working on a lawsuit.  The world will likely not come to an end, and the country will most likely not crumble into chaos.  All is not lost, at least not yet.  We'll have to see what comes of this "ruling by decree" B.S..

So hang in there folks.  Keep calm.  Continue to call and write to your congressmen, and go to one of the upcoming capital building marches, if at all possible.  But maybe start to think more about short-term work-arounds, than going out in a blaze of glory fighting off the SWAT team or National Guard and starting a new civil war.  Maybe you're smarter than me, and you've already figured that out.

* - That asshat o'reilley can suck one, though.  He's almost as bad as piers morgan.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Huffington Post Gun Law Poll

Huffington Post/Yougov gun law poll
Do you think gun control laws should be made more or less strict than they are now?
- More strict
- No change
- Less strict
- Not sure
I would really love to see us own them on their own poll, but "more strict" is willing by a large margin.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

How To Make Home-Made Bump-Fire Stock

Sorry, videos were deleted from YouTube.  Can't really say I blame the dude for doing it.

mattv2099 has finally revealed how he makes those Bumpinator stocks, which are a sort of ghetto, redneck-engineering versions of the Slide-Fire and Bumpski stocks.


Most of the work can be done with a Dremel tool.  I'm not sure about the square tube, but the other hardware you can find at your local ACE or Home Depot.  This one seems to be for the AK/Converted Saiga series of rifles and shotguns, but with a little ingenuity, could be applied to SKS and 10/22 rifles, as you can see in mattv2099's other Bumpinator videos.  EDIT:  Nevermind.  I forgot that the pistol grip is attached to the butt, and not the part of the stock that the action drops into.

Here is Br0dBaNd's home-made AR-15 bump-fire stock.  Because of the way the grip attaches to an AR, you have to do it differently.

(For educational purposes only, obviously, Suburban's Domain not responsible for any damages to persons, or property, bail, lawyer fees, or anything else, and I will not make one for you either)

EDIT, 2/27/2013:  Matt added a new video on how he did the 10/22 Bumpinator.


EDIT, 6/9/2013: He put this one back up.  This is all for now

Friday, January 11, 2013

Pennsylvania Residents, Write to Senator Casey

This is the response I received from Senator Casey after writing him about the proposed "assault weapon," and "high-capacity" magazine bans, with the now-obligatory bullshit about him being a 2nd Amendment supporter.

Thank you for taking the time to contact me about the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue. 
As you know, on December 14, 2012, an individual in Newtown, Connecticut forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. Like many Americans, I was deeply affected by the scope and brutality of this act. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. 
The motives that led to this senseless massacre will likely never fully be comprehended. However, I believe that all public officials have a responsibility to work to prevent such an event from occurring again. This incident reflects a complex problem that requires a comprehensive strategy, including funding for law enforcement officers and the mental health care system. Too many individuals with mental illness are not receiving the services they need and tragically, sometimes a small number of these individuals turn violent. I have supported access to affordable and accessible mental health services for all Americans and I will continue to review proposed solutions to improve our mental health system. 
As you may know, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Pennsylvania has a fine hunting and sporting tradition, and I will defend the right to bear arms as it is enshrined in our Constitution. However, I also believe that the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School highlights very serious dangers posed to public safety by the misuse of certain weapons and technology originally developed for warfare. According to reports, the shooter was able to kill many children and adults very quickly because he possessed a military-style semiautomatic weapon. He also allegedly used magazines containing up to 30 rounds of ammunition and carried hundreds of rounds more. After much reflection and careful study of the issue, I have decided to support a federal assault weapons ban as well as legislation restricting high capacity clips. In light of what occurred at Sandy Hook, these are two measures that will lessen the chances that this will happen again soon (emphasis mine)
Our Nation has already begun a critical dialogue as we examine what steps must be taken to prevent this type of tragedy in the future. On December 19, 2012, President Obama announced the formation of an inter-agency task initiative, led by Vice President Biden, to study these issues and recommend possible actions. I look forward to reviewing these proposals, as well to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address this complex issue.
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you. 

Sample Letter to send to Senator Casey

I'll thank you for replying to my e-mail about the proposed "assault weapon" bill, but I feel that I must remind you of your two primary jobs as a senator.  You took an oath, swearing to "support and defend the Constitution," and if you are not going to abide by that, you need to resign.  Your other primary job is to represent your constituents in congress.

Let me quote, for you, the unabridged 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
You probably also know, but I will remind you, that when the 2nd Amendment was written, that all males over the age of 18 were considered to be members of the unorganized militia, and they were required to provide arms and ammunition for militia service.  The National Guard did not come about until over 100 years later.  The militia is the people, not the military or the National Guard.

So, we have established that the 2nd Amendment applies to all males of age, and through equal opportunities also applies to women.  There is nothing there about "sporting purposes" or hunting.  Nothing about "reasonable restrictions."  Certainly nothing about "conforming to global norms."  Keeping and bearing arms is not a privilege.  What it says, is "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

As your constituent, I want you to uphold your oath to defend the Constitution, including the 2nd and 4th Amendments.  The 4th Amendment?  Yes, the 4th also.  The 2013 Feinstein "assault weapon" bill requires that "assault weapons" and "high-capacity" magazines be transferred to the government upon the death of the owner, and can not be transferred to family or anyone else.  The 4th Amendment protects the people from unreasonable search and seizure.

No more gun bans.  None.  Don't compromise back to the terms of the 1994 ban, or something else  We have thousands of gun laws already, they just aren't prosecuted, and criminals break laws, by definition.

The 1994 Clinton "Assault Weapon" ban did not stop mass shootings.  The Columbine shootings, and the North Hollywood bank shootout both happened while the Clinton ban was in effect.  Connecticut already had an "assault weapon" ban, and was a "gun free" zone - a lot of good that did at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  I want you to fight against further restrictions of the right of law-abiding Americans, and I am really serious about it.  Guns do not cause crime any more than chairs, coffee cups, or the leaves on trees.