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AR15 Newsletter -> Testing the Civilian Armor Insert Level IIIA ballistic resistant insert

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July 2017

It’s a little late, but HAPPY 4th of July to everyone.

We have a ton of new content starting with our big giveaway and promo this month with HighCom Security. We have videos on ammo and armor testing, a new column on training from PFC, a new and much improved BFL coffee mug, updates from Gunstruction, and more.

This month we teamed up with HighCom Security for another fantastic giveaway.

Not only are we giving away a level IIIA light-weight Civilian Armor Insert each week (see column at right), but we’ve pre-tested these for you and the video is below. In addition, they’re running a 20% off store-wide promotion for members.

We FINALLY have new coffee mugs in the store. After sampling many mugs from many companies, we found one we think you’ll really like.

You can be one of the first to get the new BFL ARFCOM mugs as we have a limited run in this shipment, but we will continue to stock them going forward. So if you don’t get in on the first batch, be sure to check back and get one later. Or get a set.

We have a couple of new videos for you this month.

First up, we have Andrew from The Chopping Block testing .223 Prvi Partizan 75gr BTHP.

Second, we have the HighCom Civilian Armor Insert video.

These guys make a ton of ballistic armor products, and this month we spent some time with their Civilian Armor Inserts.

HighCom’s Civilian Armor Insert is a Level IIIA ballistic resistant insert designed to withstand multiple shot impacts from handgun fire. These inserts can be placed into existing backpacks, laptop bags, iPad cases, luggage or other cases of the user’s choosing. They provide an economical and lightweight multi-hit protection option for civilian use at work, school or during other normal everyday activities.

We tested them against your typical handgun rounds, and then threw a few more things at it.

So check out the video, take advantage of their 20% off sale for ARFCOM this month, and enter the giveaway at the right for your chance to win a free panel!

Canton First Monday Trade Days

The Canton store will be closed this month, so no need to stop by!


Hello AR15.COM family! Thanks to your support of GUNSTRUCTION our AK release has been one of the most successful ever.

What’s next? How about something for that semi-auto 22lr rifle that everyone has in their collection? Get ready to give your 10/22 some love with the next big update, sponsored by the world’s premiere rimfire company, Tactical Solutions!

Coming next month, for free, to iOS, Android, and AR15.COM. Here is a preview build based on TacSol’s X-Ring parts line, with parts from Magpul and Primary Arms.

Meanwhile, over 50 new parts were added to the builder in last week’s update, including muzzle devices, handguards, stocks, barrels, and much more from MDT, Geissele, Troy, Thordsen, Dead Air, 556 Tactical, Faxon, and Cross Machine Tool. This update is free for everyone, so check it out now!

If you haven’t planned a future build with us, swing by and give it a try!

Or if you are more of a mobile fan, we have mobile apps available for iOS and Android users.

We thank you for your continued support, and don’t forget that we can only make this possible through you-the firearms community, and the support of our partnered companies!

Please feel free to give us feedback in our forum or visit us at our Facebook page.

If you make an AR15 or AR308 or Remington 700 rifle and would like to get your rifles or parts into GUNSTRUCTION, please feel free to contact us at: [email protected].

There are many misconceptions and questions about PVS-14’s and buying night vision devices in general. So, I wanted to clear up some issues. Here are some of the questions we are frequently asked:

What is the difference between your TNV/PVS-14 and your competitor’s Product?

This is one of the most common questions we field. The simple answer is: just because something is called a PVS-14, does not mean it is a legit PVS-14.

The complex answer is this: TNV/PVS-14 NVG’s are semi-custom night vision systems that are held to the highest spec. We stake our name and reputation on every goggle that leaves our facility.

Most night vision distributors are resellers, buying and selling night vision like any number of other tactical products. They do not specialize in night vision devices or build them. They have little to no control over the components or image tube specs.

At TNVC, night vision is what we do and who we are. We are on contract for the highest minimum spec, brand new U.S. image intensifier tubes made by L-3 Warrior Systems and Harris. This means that our “standard spec” is on par with “hand select.”

Why is this important? Because no two night vision image intensifier tubes are created equal. That’s right: every single image intensifier tube is going to be different in spec / aesthetic image. The reason for this is that it’s more accurate to say night vision image tubes are grown than it is to say they are built.

It is impossible to build a perfectly clean image tube. Current production tubes can get close, but not perfect. And just because a tube has a very clean, almost blemish-free appearance, does not mean the performance specs will be anything to celebrate (the same is true for the inverse). The trick is to get a tube that has both high specs and clean image. This is where TNVC’s spec comes in.

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Bang – Click – Mush : Re-Functioning the Handgun
Mike Haytack, Progressive F.O.R.C.E. Concepts

Progressive FORCE Concepts (PFC) prides itself on breaking free of traditional paradigms by forging ahead with simpler, more effective proprietary material.

PFC creates independent free thinkers who will never quit and never be caught unprepared. One of our main ethos is Less is More. You see it all over our course material, our swag, and you hear it, feel it in our instruction. PFC’s firearm training methods are delivered with the intent to teach gunfighting, not shooting.

How to fix a malfunction on a handgun is probably one of the most contentious issues in the firearms training industry. I was formally taught how to shoot the Beretta 92F back in 1993 while attending Air Force basic training. I think there where 8 or more steps to clearing a failure to extract!

It involved locking the slide to the rear, removing and ditching the magazine, racking the slide 3 times, accessing a new source of ammunition, reinserting the magazine, racking the slide one more time, and then coming back up on target to reassess. I’m in a gunfight!

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Direct from Modern-Musket / NRA-ILA Updates
Gun-Banning U.S. Conference of Mayors Attacks National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity

The U.S. Conference of Mayors met for their 85th Annual Meeting from June 23-26 in sunny Miami Beach, Fla. Continuing a tradition almost as old as the meeting, the assembled mayors schemed on how to prevent the American people from exercising their right to keep and bear arms.

This year, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio put forward a resolution expressing the USCM’s opposition to National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity legislation. The resolution was adopted, with only Mayor Billy Hewes of Gulfport, Miss. and Mayor Kyle Moore of Quincy, Ill. registering their opposition.

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Supreme Court Declines to Take Carry Case, but Gorsuch Casts a Solidly Pro-Gun Vote

Gun owners received disappointing news on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that effectively let stand California’s “may-issue” permitting regime. The upshot of this decision is that law-abiding Californians in many areas of the state will be effectively denied the right to “bear” arms in public for self-defense.

But there was a silver lining to this development as Justice Neil M. Gorsuch – President Trump’s pick to replace the late, great Antonin Scalia – came out strongly in favor of the Second Amendment by joining a dissent from the court’s decision penned by Second Amendment stalwart Justice Clarence Thomas. Gorsuch’s participation in the dissent confirmed that he, unlike so many of his colleagues in the federal judiciary, is indeed prepared to take the Second Amendment seriously.

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CMP Sales of 1911s One Step Closer With House Passage of 2018 NDAA

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. Included in the bill is a provision that would make U.S. Army surplus 1911 .45 ACP pistols available to the American public through the Civilian Marksmanship program (CMP).

In November of 2015, then-President Obama signed the NDAA for Fiscal year 2016 into law with language that authorized the Secretary of Defense to transfer 1911s no longer in service to the CMP for public sale. That language made the transfers subject to the Secretary’s discretion and capped them at 10,000 per year. Unsurprisingly, no actual transfers were made under the program while Obama remained in the White House.

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Gun Control Groups: Good at Gloating, Bad at Counting on Advancing National Reciprocity Effort

Apparently, Michael Bloomberg is good at counting money but not so good at counting votes. This week, Breitbart reported that Everytown for Gun Safety, Michael Bloomberg’s gun ban conglomerate, was claiming a “win” for congressional inaction on national right to carry reciprocity.

This just goes to show that not only do gun control advocates not tell the truth, they usually insist on telling the opposite of the truth. The fact is that the momentum behind the national reciprocity effort continues to grow, with the number of co-sponsors on Rep. Richard Hudson’s House bill now at 203 and rapidly approaching the 218 votes needed for passage through the House of Representatives.

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Pro-Gun Members of Congress Seek to Protect Veterans, Preserve Historically Significant Firearms

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representative David P. Roe (R-TN) this week introduced bills to create a 180-day amnesty period for veterans or their family members to register historic war mementos that would be considered regulated firearms under the National Firearms Act (NFA).

Pending as S. 1435 and H.R. 3054, both of these bills would apply to items acquired overseas before October 31, 1968. This legislation would allow for the lawful possession and transfer of historically significant armaments and protect veterans from potential criminal liability for purely technical violations of the law that do not endanger public safety.

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