AAC .300 BLK AR-15


AAC showed off on their blog last week a new prototype that definitely caught my attention.  Although they claim that it is not in plans for production, and its only a prototype, they decided to tease us with a special AAC BLACKOUT lower that they built for the AAC front man Mers.  From what I can see, its a lower that has AAC stamped on it, which for me personally, gives it automatic cool points.

The more I think about it, the more I want a .300 BLK rifle.  Especially when I see it shot with subsonic ammo suppressed.  My personal favorite has to be the Argyle patterning on the top of the receiver, but the best thing about the AAC blackout is how quite it is using subsonic ammunition.   Check out the video below; go figure, a silencer company that knows how to make a very quite bullet…. who would of thought.



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Aimpoint PRO Review

aimpoint pro review

Red dots have almost become an automatic purchase accompanying a new carbine or rifle.  Going to the range, almost every single gun I see has some sort of optic up top, the most common (quality ones) being Aimpoints and for good reason.

Yes, there are the overabundance of new shooters who have yet to realize that the gun show special red dot that they picked up for 100 dollars is going to fail faster than their rifle using that bulk 250 rounds of steel case ammo they picked up to go along with it; but these shooters will soon learn.  And to their defense, the non-airsoft quality gun accessories do have a certain amount of sticker shock with them.  Although Aimpoint’s products do portray this sticker shock effect towards new shooters, their new Patrol Rifle Optic (PRO) may just be the go to choice after that Chinese knockoff goes caput on them.

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Ruger Gunsite Scout Review by American Rifleman

The NRA’s magazine, American Rifleman which is America’s original gun publication, has reviewed the much anticipated Ruger Scout.  Ruger has a lot firearms coming out this year that they can’t seem to make enough of.  Shooters are lucky if they see their new LC9 or the Scout in their local gun shops long enough to buy them; the newly released Ruger SR1911 will likely follow the same course.

From the article, it seems that Ruger can’t make the Scout fast enough to keep up with their customers’ demand.  I guess there are a lot of people out there who only need one rifle to do it all, which is Ruger’s catchphrase for their new Scout; “The one rifle if you can only have one.”   The review is well worth the read; it not only gives a great review, but a lot of insight into the development of the scout.

Many of the best innovations have resulted from gifted individuals pursuing the answer to one simple question: What if…? For the late Jeff Cooper, one such question took seed nearly a half-century ago and ran something along the lines of, “What if you found yourself in dire circumstances and could have only one rifle with which to provide meat for the table and, in a pinch, ensure your own defense?”

Brian Sheetz did a helluva write up.  Check out the full article at AmericanRifleman.org.

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New Cabellas/Laserlyte Bore Sighters

Cabelas and Laserlyte have teamed up to produce an economical bore sighting solutions for pretty much any caliber gun out there.  The bore sighters are made from 100% brass and are made to the exact S.A.A.M.I. standards for the caliber.  Prices range from $20 to $100 for the proffesional .223 models.  Laser bore sighters can save shooters a considerable amount of money at the range.

I can’t tell you how many rounds I’ve wasted trying to just get on paper before I could dial in my scope–a bore sighter, if high enough quality to be able to see the laser in daylight, can put you on paper right away saving shooters money and time.  Here’s a full list of the Cabela’s LaserLyte bore sighters available:’

  • .22-250 (MSRP $19.99)
  • .243/.308/7mm-08 (MSRP $19.99)
  • .25-06/.270/.30-06 (MSRP $19.99)
  • 7mm Rem./.264/.338
  • .280 WSM/.300 WS/.325 WSM
  • .300 Win. (MSRP $19.99)
  • .300 WBY (MSRP $19.99)
  • .30-30 (MSRP $19.99)
  • .45-70 (MSRP $19.99)
  • 7mm/.300/.375 Ultra (MSRP $19.99)
  • 20 Gauge (MSRP $24.99)
  • 12 Gauge (MSRP $24.99)



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LWRC makes some of the finest AR rifles on the planet and they’ve just updated their baseline M6 model by adding the M6-SL (Stretch Lightweight) to their lineup.  LWRC concentrated on lightening  up their new model making the lightest piston driven AR platform on the market.  The “stretch” portion of the name comes from the gas system, which uses a mid length system rather than the more common carbine length system giving the platform less recoil allowing for easily placed follow up shots.

The new LWRC M6-SL features the popular Magpul MOE such as mid-length handguards around its 16.1″ barrel and a MOE grip and buttstock on the back end.  Up top is a Daniel Defense A1.5 fixed sight and a standard A2 sight post.  The light contour, cold hammer forged barrel uses’s LWRC’s own NiCorr surface technology which allows for excellent wear resistance and lasting durability.  LWRC’s barrels are rated to spit out 20k rounds before needing replacement.  The fire control group is EXO plated along with the bolt and bolt carrier.

All these premium components and proprietary technologies equal exceptional quality, assuming, but they also come at a price.  I don’t have the exact price yet, but from what I’ve seen come out of LWRC, I wouldn’t hesitate to guess above the 2k mark, and I would hesitate to pay it either.  The LWRCs I’ve been luckily enough to squeeze off a few rounds with left me wanting to max out my credit card(s).  If you’re looking for the lightest piston driven AR that money buy, LWRC has it.




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Ruger 1911

Ruger 1911 Photos

Another 1911 coming out this year, this time by Sturm Ruger.  There’s been a lot of anticipation about a Ruger 1911 and a fan of The Firearms Blog snapped a photo of the new Shooting Times magazine and shared the images with the world.  Not too many details but since its featured in this month’s Shooting Times, I’m sure its about to hit the gun shops soon.

The image in the banner is photoshopped (badly at that)  but the real Ruger 1911 does have a Ruger logo on the slide which is stainless.  Also, a black checkered beaver tailed grip and a skeletonized trigger and hammer accompany the new 1911 addition for Ruger.  No word on price yet but I would guess it to be around the 800-1000 dollar mark.  Ruger usually gives a good value for its pistols and I would suspect their new 1911 to be no different.

Check out the leaked photos below courtesy of TheFirearmBlog.com.




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