Friday, December 9, 2016

Your Public Service Announcement For Today

The first and last photos were taken in a construction zone where trucks are required to use the left lane only.

If you can't see my grille or both of my headlights in your mirrors, you probably shouldn't change lanes and come over on me.

Turn signals are nice, but they don't grant you the right-of-way...especially when you signal late and I am going faster than you.

That gap I'm maintaining between my rig and the vehicle in front of me is there for a reason, and that reason has nothing to do with you changing lanes at the last second.

I prefer not to kill you.  OK?  Thanks.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Making New Bushmaster GI AR 15 Magazines Not Suck So much

I recently purchased ten new Bushmaster 30-round GI-style metal AR-15 magazines.

I found one of them to feel sorta "crunchy" and to have a feeding problem in that the follower would hang up about halfway through the magazine.

I popped the mag apart and found that a sloppy/oversized spot weld inside the magazine was catching on the follower and stopping its upward progress.

Out-fucking-standing!  This meant...being finicky and anal about this kinda thing...I would have to completely disassemble all ten mags and inspect them.

I found five out of ten of the mags to have this spot weld problem. 

These are the spot welds and their locations inside the mag.  The welds pictured are not the problem welds.  The problem welds were much larger and more pronounced.

So, I took a long narrow file and knocked down all the spot weld burrs I could find...and reach.

Then, I took a look at all the plastic followers.  I found some minor mold flashing on all of them, and smoothed them down with a hand file.

My last step was to lightly oil the mag springs and the inside walls of the mags themselves.

I slapped all ten mags back together, and worked all of them up and down vigorously until I was tired and satisfied and needed a smoke.

The mags seem smoother now and not crunchy at all.

It's a damn shame Bushmaster couldn't be assed to do this kinda thing before they put these mags on the market. 

Unless I find a metric shit ton of them for almost free, I won't be buying any more Bushmaster mags. 

I guess I'll stick to Magpul.  I haven't had any issues with their shit.


More For The Snowflakes

Snowflake campaign ribbon with crossed Teddy Bear safety pins device and snowflake cluster.

Hat tip to Western Rifle Shooters, Mason Dixon Tactical and his buddy who came up with the original concept which I ashamedly stole and made more better!


I am sorry.