One in the chamber?

One in the chamber. Note that this photo was taken in a range facility for safety reasons. Don't do this at home.

A common trope in Hollywood is when the good guys (or bad guys) draw a firearm on someone, they often rack the slide to chamber a round to ‘emphasize’ their intentions. Couple this with an (unfounded) fear that guns ‘go off’ on their own, and there’s a cultural attitude outside of the firearms world that is fearful of ‘one in the chamber’.

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Ammunition 'Goes Green'...

Smile!

A few days ago, Secretary of the Interior Michael Zinke rescinded a ban of lead-based ammunition use on Federal lands. The ban was a ‘parting shot’ by the outgoing Obama administration. While the idea is noble, the move reeked of political partisanship and not a true interest in environmental issues. However, the ban did bring to the forefront the concept of ‘green’ ammunition once again…

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My first AR...

The Colt LE6920 AR - generally regarded as the benchmark for AR-pattern rifles...

The Colt LE6920, aka the M4Gery. It was my first AR-pattern rifle. Ostensibly I bought it right after the “Newtown Rush” when the usual suspects clamored to ban anything remotely resembling an AR-15, but prior to that, I had always had an interest in America’s Favorite Rifle (Platform)™…

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