I’m not a firearms expert. Not even close. But like all modern Millennials, I have opinions. My opinions are my own and I realize that they mean about as much as that silly trucker hat you wear to impress your equally worthless peers.
The firearms market has exploded in the last 8 years, thanks in part to a rise in unfounded fears of a zombie apocalypse and more importantly, very well founded fears that our sacred right to bear arms is in danger of falling within our lifetime. It’s been said that Barack Obama is the firearms salesman of the year, 8 years running. It’s hard to deny the impact a liberal presidency has had on the growing firearms market. At the same time, the sunset of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 2004 reopened a stagnate market for both gun sales and firearms innovation.
This is where my worthless opinion finds it’s genesis. Some of the designs spawned by this golden age of the gun culture can only be characterized as red headed step children (no offense to the soulless gingers out there). I’d like to take a moment to recognize these bastards of the gun family. These are guns that exist for no other reason than that perhaps we have run out of good ideas, or because the principle that the more it costs the more people want it, even if it’s ugly and serves no useful purpose.
Number 5: Keltec KSG 12
Yet another failed bullpup.
Never has a gun been so disappointing after it’s initial hype than this plastic double magazine shotgun. A bullpup design is a challenge for any platform, but it also very appealing if it can be done right. Moistening the wet dreams of home defenders everywhere, the KSG promised a compact and ergonomic design that packed enough firepower to kill the bad guy and all his relatives without having to reload.…
So I’m always on a quest seeking the best optics and mounts for my rifles. Finding a suitable but yet affordable option for my AK47 has been a bit of a challenge. I started off using the NCStar dust cover with picatinny rail mount and put a cheap sightmark red dot on it. That worked for about 50 rounds and then it started to become unstable and also made for a weird balance when holding the rifle. I also didn’t like the fact how easily you could lose zero simply because the action of the carrier slid right underneath the red dot with every trigger pull with a lot of energy.
At :56 seconds you can see an awesome Chrome Draco AK it looks like, then again at 2:00 mins is a sweet looking gold plated AK. Nice under-folders as well as some Dracos.
I truly wish I was invited to this wedding, and no eyes or ears at these parties, it’s all “shoot at your own risk” in the S town.
So you want to fly with firearms on an airplane? See How I flew with Long Guns on Airtran
I recently just flew from Atlanta to Denver and I wanted to bring my firearms with me so I could go shooting on the family ranch. Before I decided to buy a case and pack a duffle bag full of semi auto goodness and jump on a plane I did a bit of research. One thing is for sure, each airport handles flying with firearms a bit differently from the other. When flying with firearms you are suppose to declare that you have them at the ticket counter of the airline you are flying on. They are suppose to ask you if they are unloaded and if there is any ammo in the case with them. They then sign a declared firearms red ticket and you sign it and you are suppose to “slide” it into your case. You are not supposed to open your case completely at the ticket counter.
The next step is you will then either take your case to the oversized TSA baggage screening area, or an agent will assist you by carrying it on a cart and you will follow them. I wanted to make sure that I was present any time the case was open or inspected. To insure that I used my own non TSA locks and keep the key around my neck on a lanyard. I made this video below to detail my experience and also provide some tips for anyone that is looking into flying with their firearms anytime soon.