There is a lot of talk lately about banning guns and infringing on our 2nd amendment rights. It’s time for everyone to take a stand and let them hear how you feel. Let your representatives know that if they don’t put a stop to this that you will do everything in your power to vote them out. Ruger and Remington both have made it easy to do this. Just click their name above and it will take you to their page to write to your reps. All you need to do is fill in your info and it will send a letter to all your representatives.
Don’t fall for the double speak that they are feeding us. Universal Registration sounds reasonable but it is a necessary step to confiscation. Don’t allow this to happen. The first step to being able to confiscate a firearm is knowing who has it. We already do background checks on all new sales and we have many laws in place that if they were enforced would help to take care of the problems we are having. We also need to look other at things such as the mental illness and why these people are doing these things. Maybe if we can focus on the people doing these horrendous crimes we can possibly stop them before they ever get to that point.
Banning guns or magazines is not going to stop anything and our politicians know this. They can see from previous bans that this does not work. However that is not their intent. What else could it be? I would have to see it as way to take all guns. If you see bans don’t work but yet you still push for bans and registry, we have to see that as a way for them to get a step closer to taking all our firearms. If this happens we would have no 2nd amendment and our freedom would be in great danger. Don’t let history repeat itself.
Wow it’s been a long time since I posted. Two months ago I picked up a nice little rifle. I sold my Kimber Custom II because I would much rather have a nice rifle. I decided on the Savage Model 10/110 Trophy Hunter XP. I searched all the local stores but sadly no one carry’s this model or hardly any other Savage model with a wood stock. So I went out to Woodbury Outfitters and ordered it. I was surprised that they could get this in a matter of days, I ordered it on Saturday and had it the following Wednesday.
Value: At $549 I don’t think you can go wrong with this rifle. It even comes with a nice Nikon Prostaff scope.
Quality: I think the rifle is of above average quality. Quite good for the price of $549.00 but just a few things I would like to see better. The trigger, barrel, bolt and stock are all top notch. The only reason I give it a ding is the magazine box and housing are cheap plastic. I would like to see this beefed up.
Accuracy: Savage is well known for there accuracy and of course this rifle lives up to that. I had some problems at first but Savage did an accuracy check and I think it may be the ammo I was using. They told me to quit using the cheap Russian stuff and buy some better ammo. They said for there accuracy test they use Federal 69 grain. I could not find the federal around here but I switched from a 55 grain bullet to a Hornady 68 grain and it improved tremendously. It shoots way better than I do and is a pleasure to shoot. I love the Accutrigger and have it adjusted down to it’s lightest setting. I did manage to get a pretty good group as you can see on the 100 yard target below.
Customer Service: I did have two problems with this rifle, about every forth round it would fail to eject and sometimes would fail to feed. By reading online I found that it would appear that Savage may or may not have had a bad run on extractors. However I don’t think that was my problem. Savage was quick enough to send a new extractor but that did not fix the problem.
My next step was to send it into Savage and they replaced the extractor and the ejector. I got it back and it was better but was still not ejecting all rounds like it should. It was not happening as much plus it was still having problems with failing to feed. In all fairness I did not mention the fail to feed when I sent it in the first time.
So my second go around I contacted the CEO and he was quick and gracious to respond and put me in contact with the head of customer service. Joe asked the usual questions and then asked what kind of ammo I had been using. He thought that maybe the Tula Ammo might be giving me some hot rounds and blowing the ejector but of course could not say that for certain. I did however notice the Tula ammo also failed to eject more than the Remington, so I took the Russian ammo out of the equation. Anyway this time Savage did the ejector and extractor again and polished the feed ramp and removed some burrs. Success! I have now went through 100 rounds with out any problems.
So yes I did have to send it in twice but both times I received top notch customer service. Some of the issue probably was in relation to the cheap ammo I was using so I will give them that, plus they did not try to say it was my fault for using cheap ammo or any other reason. They treated it as it was there responsibility to make it right whatever the issue was. Ether way I am now extremely happy with the rifle and would purchase from Savage again. In fact I am already thinking about a .308.
I was having trouble finding a front bead sight that would fit the threads of my shotgun. So when I saw the Champion EasyHit 3.0mm Diameter Shotgun Sight I figured I would give it a try. I love this sight! It makes it much easier to see and I believe helped me with my shooting. I ordered the 2.75 in green. Now I’m no great trap shooting expert but I was doing pretty good for my first time out this year and I believe the sight had something to do with it. So for just under $17 I think it was well worth it. Give one a try I think you will like it.
I’m sorry that people have suffered, some have been shot and some killed, I do feel for the families. However in every incident that I see NBC reporting on, it has been the gun owner ignoring the basic rules of handling a gun. In the newest slander attack on Remington (see video below), NBC interviews a man who put the safety on, leaned the gun up against his truck and started loading gear into his truck. The gun fell and he was shot in the leg. He was asked if he did anything wrong and he actually said no. Every hunter knows you don’t lean a loaded gun up against anything where it could fall. Why? Because the gun falls the safety could pop off and guess what, you get shot or shoot someone who is with you.
Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
Watch the Remington video below and see how the NBC “experts” they hired make there money and case. These guys have a great business going for themselves. These experts should be NBC’s story not Remington.
This video shows a teaser of what NBC is going to air. I see a lot of wrong already. It would appear that NBC has a long history of telling half truths or making things up totally. Here is a good article by the NRA on the subject.
I’m not here to comment on the Trayvon Martin case. I’m here to tell Bill Cosby that he is wrong on his comments about guns when he was asked about the case. One thing he said was “When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody,”. Just because I have a gun and carry it does not mean I’m going to go confront everyone I see that may look suspicious. Nor do I mean to go out and kill or harm someone. Most people who conceal carry would be more apt to do the opposite. I conceal carry so that if the need ever arises I can defend myself as every american has the right to do. I’m not looking to be the police, they do a good job at those things and can continue to do so. If I can avoid trouble I’m going to, on the other hand if trouble comes to me I have a tool that may save my life. Everyone I have ever talked to about conceal carry pretty much feels the same. I’m not naive I know there are some people who may not think this way, I however, strongly believe that the large majority of conceal carry people do. I also believe that even a larger percent of conceal carry holders are law abiding good citizens, otherwise they would just carry without a license like the thugs do.
Ladies if you have not thought about getting a concealed carry permit you should. Things like the woman in the video below being attacked and attempted rape are happening more and more. I hope you will never need to use such force but it’s a great tool to have if you ever need it.
Landrum LANDRUM, SC (FOX Carolina) -Landrum police said they were called to a local business after a woman said two men tried to rob and sexually assault her, but she scared them off when she fired shots at them.
I love this time of year. It’s time for another Friends of the NRA banquet. I went to my first one last year and had a blast. Great speakers, great friends and a great way to support the NRA and whatever local organization your local chapter supports.
Last year I was invited to sit at the table with the guys and gals form a great Newark Ohio Auto Care place, Shepard’s Auto Care. What a great group of people. They gave me the ticket and even let me get out of the place alive after I won a Kimber Custom II.
So if you have not already done so, go out and find your local event and buy your ticket. You wont be sorry for going to your local Friends of the NRA Event