Magpul Dynamics Art of the Dynamic Shotgun Review

Travis Haley and Chris Costa

INTRODUCTION

Magpul Dynamics has become the industry leader for firearm instructional videos.  Travis Haley (CEO) and Chris Costa (President) have become celebrities due to their widely popular “Art of…” video series.  Magpul Dynamics’ approach to firearm instruction is as innovative as their sister company’s Magpul Industry’s products.  The harmony of both companies’ innovation and quality have made them a leader in the firearm industry–and in turn, Magpul Dynamics’ videos can almost always be found in any serious shooter’s video collection.

Magpul Dynamics’ ”Art of…”  video series started out with “Art of the Tactical Carbine,” following that up with “Art of the Tactical Carbine II” for a more advanced approach to carbine manipulation techniques and tactics.  Shortly after, Magpul Dynamics produced “Art of the Dynamic Handgun,” which was consistent with all the aspects that made the previous videos, for a lack of a better term, completely awesome.

Well, everyone anticipated that Travis and Chris would produce another film for another common weapon system, the shotgun; and they did.  We’ve watched (and watched, and watched) their latest video, “Art of the Dynamic Shotgun,” and Travis Haley and Chris Costa have done it again—covering the shotgun from a multitude of angles, teaching a variety of innovative techniques, with a top notch production team and a wide range of shooters.

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Sig Sauer SIG556 7.62 x 39 Rifle

New Sig556 7.62 ReviewSIG556 7.62
We just received word from Burgess Marketing that the Sig Sauer SIG556 chambered in 7.62 x 39 is indeed in the works and coming.  Word is that it will come standard with a rail system for optics and such which is good news as the current SIG556 lacks that.  The SIG556 7.62 will feature an AK-47 bolt supporting AK047 magazines.

Expect a few variations coming shortly after release but the standard offering will come with a 16″ barrel.  The new SIG556 7.62 will not be an AR based design and like the current SIG556 is based on the swiss 550/551 so expect it to be similar except for the rail system, bolt, and receiver.  This should be an excellent alternative to the Robinson Arms XCR 7.62 and my guess is a more refined and reliable weapon.

SIG556 7.62x39 New Rifle ReviewSigSauerGuns is reporting that the SIG556 in 7.62 will have an MSRP hovering in the 1500 – 1700 range. GunBlog.com will have images later this month and keep you posted as more information arrives.  The images in this post are just speculative at this point showing a SIG556 with a rail system. The Sig556 7.62 x 39 should have a similar style to it.

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Remington’s Response to CNBC’s Remington 700 Story

A few weeks ago, CNBC did a special called “Remington Under Fire;” which was about an alleged safety flaw with America’s most popular rifle, the Remington 700.  The premise of the story is that for years Remington knew about a deadly trigger flaw with the Remington 700.  Well, Remington has created a full rebuttal which is really hard to argue against.

I happened to watch the CNBC special the night it was released, and during the whole story I kept thinking that every one of the accidents they described could of been prevented by simply following the 10  commandments of gun safety.

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Remington ACR vs Bushmaster ACR? Whats the Difference?

Whats the difference between Bushmaster and Remington ACR?With the Bushmaster ACR making headlines with it’s recent recall and Remington making airwaves on CNBC,  I wanted to dig deeper into the differences of both brand’s latest assault rifle the ACR.  As we all know the Bushmaster ACR is the civilian version while the Remington ACR is exclusive to the U.S military.

The Remington ACR comes standard with a 14.5″ barrel with 1:7″ twist while the Bushmaster version was released with a 16.5″ barrel with 1:9″ twist.  Yup I know it sucks for the general public we all wanted the 1:7″ twist but the good news is that 1:7″ twist barrels will be available from Bushmaster in 10.5, 14.5, and 16.5″ by years end.

Other differences between the two can be found in the hand guard,  The Remington ACR features what they call the “concept” hand guard while the Bushmaster ACR has two available options, the High-impact composite hand guard with heat shield  that accepts rail inserts and the tri-rail free-floating MIL-STD 1913 monolithic top rail for optic mounting.

Bushmaster ACR 300 BLK conversion

Remington is also working on multiple configurations on the battlefield including a light weight version. The Remington ACR‘s come standard in brown for the military yet are available in black for law enforcement and special forces.  Bushmaster also has it’s share of  configurations recently noted the patrol and special purpose versions with rumors of an ATAC-S digital camouflage model scheduled to arrive in the 4th qtr 2010.

Before I wrap this up I just wanted to go over a few other important tid bits about the future of the ACR platform.  The Bushmaster ACR in 300 AAC Blackout is rumored to be announced during the 2011 Shot Show along with the full release of the ACR 6.8mm conversion kit which will include the barrel assembly, bolt face, and magazine.  Remington is also doing R&D on 6.5mm, 7.62x39mm, and 5.45x39mm.

Bushmaster ACR 10.5 6.8 Barrel swap

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