A.R.M.S. #41-B Front Sight Review. For all you A-2 lovers

ARMS-#41-B-A2-Front-Sight-FoldingThe history of the M-16 goes as far back as a lot of your grandpas in Vietnam. Something that many people don’t realize is why the front sight was fitted on the rifle with a angled mount. The purpose of the angled rear bar is to keep the design more snag-free. This would keep the operator from getting the front sight post hung up on gear, brush, and other operational hazards. Pretty ingenious design if you ask me. This is one of the few reasons many Military and L.E.O. prefer to leave the front A2 sight post the way it is. Well for all you guys that prefer Function and Form, Atlantic Research Marketing Systems Inc (A.R.M.S.) has got your back. They took the Function of the angled A2 front sight and fit it with the Form of a folding apparatus. At first glance it appears to look like a standard A2 sight, but when you see it at work you are awestruck. The gang at A.R.M.S. is committed to absolute excellence and attention to detail. The new #41-B Silhouette is a dream come true, and a must have component for operators wanting the A2 Front Sight and also the ability to fold it out of the way for running optics platforms. There is even an optional bayonet lug to keep it true to form. Make sure to check it out and pick one up for yourself if it suites your needs. Two thumbs up from GunModReview.com

A.R.M.S. “SILHOUETTE” #41-B Folding Front Sight


Great little tool for taking down your 1911 handgun


I was browsing some cool stuff on Amazon this morning and ran into a handy little tool. It’s a Leatherman style pocket knife/pliers combo that is designed to take down your 1911 pistol. Anyone that owns a 1911 knows they are finicky little pistols when it comes to stripping down. The plyer nose of the tool features a bushing wrench and wire cutter. It also has a mainspring housing punch, file, and 5 double sided screwdriver bits. The extras are a bottle opener, can opener, and half serrated blade. I imagine that the bottle opener is good for opening a cold beer to celebrate a proper break down and deep clean of your 1911. Anyway gang, check this thing out. It is made by Remington so you know the quality is there.

Remington 1911 Multi Tool (Black)



Best video for 1911 Assembly

Here is the best video for reassembly of 1911 pistol I have found. Good lighting, good quality, and an experienced operator performing the assembly of the pistol. I used to beat by head against a wall every time I had to reassemble my Springfield 1911 A1. They are great pistols, but are absolute hell the first few times you try to get them back together. Make sure to check this video out and save yourself from bruises on your forehead and knuckles.


Thanks to Youtube user Iraqveteran8888 for another great video

Two of the Best sights for Remington 870 or 1187 shotguns.

Whether you are shooting at birds or bad guys, you need a reliable and accurate sight for your shotgun. I’ve never been much for shooting shotguns with a powered scope, unless it’s a deer slug. Let’s face it, here in the ozarks most bucks are harvested with 30 caliber or an arrow. My experience with shotguns has been within 30 yards. I have a couple little gems for my visitors that will make your shotgunning experience much more consistent.

My two favorite shotgun sights for close up encounters on clay or people are the Burris SpeedBead and the XS Ghost ring sight. Both allow you to have a good size field of view, but still be able to maintain accuracy. When shotgunning at close quarters, Field of View aka FOV, is extremely important. Being able to have a wider FOV is important when finding and following targets. A shotgun was not designed to hone in on a 1 inch target area, it was designed for quick and meaningful shots.

Burris-Speedbead-Reliable-Shotgun-SightThe Burris Speedbead is available for several Remington, Benelli, Franchi, Beretta, and Stoeger models. On most of these shotguns it is a very simple to intermediate installation process. In most cases it only involves removing the buttstock, sliding on the sight, and re-attaching the buttstock. There is a tad more involved in fine tuning the sight, but is still well within the capacity of the average bear. Burris understood being able to co-witness the stock iron bead sight in case batteries fail. The height of most Speedbeads allows direct co-witnessing of original sight. However if you would like to raise the sight they do offer 1/8 and 1/4 inch risers. For the money, Burris is hard to beat on a good quality shotgun sight for your Remington 870 or 1187. Check it out here Burris SpeedBead Red Dot Reflex Sight (Remington 870 12 Gauge)




The other favorite of mine was also a favorite on my Marlin 1895 Stainless Guide rifle. The sight is produced by XS Sights, and is part of their Ghost Ring line. The sights are amazing on just about any rifle close up or long range. They allow for fast target acquisition and allow for extremely accurate shots. If you are mounting them on a Remington 870, 1100, or 1187 with a factory front bead, they only require moderate help of a gun smith with the rear sight. You can get a set-up using the factory rear mount, but it really limits your field of view and is almost pointless. I recommend having a gunsmith tap new rear mounts to use the proper XS rear sight. It lengthens your site radius which in turn increases accuracy and FOV. Why do they call it a “Ghost Ring” sight you ask? Well in close quarters combat being able to focus primarily on your front sight and targets near, is very important for fast first shots and quick accurate follow up shots. When you focus in on your front sight, the rear ring becomes a noticeable hazy circle, and your eyes will naturally help position the front sight in the center. XS Ghost Sights are amazing not only for your Shotgun, but also for rifles and pistols. Make sure to check it out here New XS Sight Systems REM.870-1100-1187 W/STRIPE GHOST Increased Accuracy At Extended Ranges


The Ultimate AK 47 for Meth-head/Zombie eradication.

Awesome-Zombie-TargetA plague of meth heads has consumed the Nation’s Midwestern region.  I propose a plan that will surely eradicate these sunken cheek, scabbed face, rotted teeth zombies.  I have chosen the AK 47 platform to build upon for it’s reliability, good looks, and super hard hitting 7.62×39 chunk of lead.  In order to save our great union, I believe we should follow the Swiss and enlist able bodied men into this Zombie/Meth-head patrol at legal age and provide them with one of these weapons.  I believe it would cut down on burglaries, car-jackings, and brain eating.

For starters, we are going to need a reliable AK 47. Easy decision: Romy WASR 10, Yugo, etc… Just grab one, they are almost all reliable machines. *interesting fact: Zombies and Meth-heads are both frightened by the sound of a an AK 47 being racked* Okay, now we have our rifle. Lets get going with some of the best AK 47 accessories known to man.

mako-ak-47-tactical-folding-stockWe need a new stock, the plastic Tapco that comes attached to most Romy’s sold in the states is just a cheap compliance part. We will replace it with MAKO’s new Tactical Folding Buttstock. For those of you who aren’t familiar with MAKO, they are up and comers for solid and inexpensive AK 47 stocks. This stock is made from a heavy duty Mil-Spec polymer that won’t break, it folds tight, features a rubber butt pad, and it has an adjustable cheek piece. Get it here: Mako Tactical Folding Buttstock with Cheekpiece and Polymer Lock for AK-47/74

Midwest-Industries-AK-47-forearm-Trijicon-RMRTime to add a new fore-grip to our gun. I chose the Midwest Industries forearm with top cover mount for Trijicon RMR fast acquisition sight. This mounting platform is sight specific. You can order them set up at the correct height for Trijicon, Aimpoint, EOTech, Burris, etc… I went with the Trijicon RMR platform. Trijicon is used by thousands of law enforcement and military officers. Midwest Industries is extremely reliable in the field and built with the best materials and the highest quality of detail. In other words, it won’t break and it wont come loose. The zero retention is impeccable and you are still able to co-witness your iron sights. Check it out here: NEW MIDWEST AK RAIL W/TRIJ RMR MNT BLK

Trijicon-RMR-sight-for-AK-47Here’s some information on the Trijicon RMR fast acquisition sight. Trijicon is built with the very highest attention to detail and is super user friendly. It maintains accuracy like no other. You can quickly and easily adjust the brightness level of the reticle with nice size buttons on either side of the unit. It uses standard CR2032 batteries and holds a great battery life. The unit is also extremely easy to mount and zero in with elevation and windage screws and will stay put. The best way to observe Meth-heads is from behind this sight. *Note: Do not attempt to feed Meth-heads or Zombies as they will become severely aggresive* Get yours here: Trijicon RMR Sight Adjustable (LED, 6.5 MOA Red Dot)

best-AK-47-Recoil-BufferNow lets address how to keep all your Meth-head/Zombie behavior modification pills going down range. There a few must have parts for your AK 47. One of those parts is the Recoil Buffer by Buffer Technologies. This rubber polymer piece sits just behind your recoil guide rod and keeps your guns metal parts from wearing too fast. It also effects felt recoil a tiny bit and in turn will help you flinch less and stay more accurate. Get it here: AK-47 Recoil Buffer

Tapco-G2-best-AK-47-triggerBest-AK-47-Retaining-Plate-by-TAPCOThe next two parts are the Tapco G2 Double Hook trigger group and the Tapco AK 47 Retaining plate. These are must haves. First off anytime you upgrade a trigger you are almost always doing yourself a favor. This will improve accuracy with smoother trigger pull and feels a lot tighter. Pick it up here for 30 bucks: Tapco AK0650-D AK G2 Trigger Group, Double
Now in order to keep all this in place, throw out that piece of crap factory “Shephards Hook” spring. After several hundred rounds it becomes loose and your trigger retention pin will start to creep. Once it crooks downward, Look Out, time for unintentional 2 and 3 round bursts and stuff getting stuck and so on. The TAPCO Retaining plate is a sure way to keep your entire trigger group in place and tight. Get it here for around 10 bucks: Tapco AK0690 AK Retaining Plate

Now you can protect you and your family from our current Meth-head/Zombie outbreak. Happy Hunting!

Andrew M. says:
November 6, 2011 at 11:07 pm

I love this post man! I think its time to add an AK-47 to the collection. One thing great about the AK is that you can hand it to anyone and teach them how to use it in less than two min.