Guns

LA/MS Meet Up To Support PTSD

img_0031That right there’s another LA/MS meet up. Its time to show some love and support to the men and women who have and still are serving America. PTS is a real and serious issue and its time to try to give back a little. Kicking off at noon on March 11th to try to help we’ll be holding an airsoft long shot competition. There will be a $10.00 entry fee with all proceeds going to the PTSD Foundation of America. Along with trying to help we’ll be there to have fun and have some healthy competition. There will 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes given to the winners of the competition. This is will be a kids friendly event however there will also be cigars and tobacco available thanks to Smokem If You Gotem Cigar shop.

While this is an official DR event it, as always, is open to the public. We look forward to seeing everyone out there!!!

The address for the event is: 41462 Fire Tower Rd, Ponchatoula, LA 70454

Infinity Ammunition

img_9520Just imagine, you’ve just finished building your first two AR-15’s. You set up a day to finally throw a little lead down range at one of the nicest shooting ranges in the area, pay your fee, get your targets and ppe (personal protective equipment) and head to your lanes. All the months of acquiring gun parts, finding deals, and putting it all together comes down to this moment…lock and load, the range line is hot! BANG! That first round goes off flawlessly and just feels sexy, BANG! The second round gives ya a warm and fuzzy in the trousers. Everything is going great and then CLICK… fear comes over you, you got a squib load.

Let’s rewind a month or so prior to that day, to when I got myself 500 rounds of 55 grain .223 ammo from a little company out of Melbourne, FL called Infinity Ammunition. I had found them thru the explore page on Instagram (aint technology great?) and decided to give them a whirl, cause they have some awesome prices. After thoroughly going over my rifles to ensure that it wasn’t a problem with them, the range officer, my highly knowledgeable gun sensei buddy, and myself determined that it was the ammo that was the problem. Needless to say, after spending close to 200 bucks on ammo, I was a little… let down let’s say. The next day I shot them an email about what happened and explained that although it was inconvenient, I understood manufacturing processes and that when you’re pumping out thousands of rounds of ammo per day, there’s a chance you could run across a bad batch due to a multitude of things. Here’s where the impressive part happens, THE NEXT DAY I received a phone call from the CEO of the company apologizing for the mishap and assuring me that it would definitely be made right one way or the other. I decided to send them back the ammo (along with the bad loads I had identified), and like the stand-up company they are, they paid for return shipping. Id estimate a week went by, when the ups man came knocking at my door, it was my new batch of ammo! Infinity’s CEO contacted me again to let me know that it in fact was a batch issue that they had contained, and that they threw in a little extra for the inconvenience. I don’t know about y’all, but that’s top-notch service to me, In a time where most customer service is nonexistent in most companies, they stood out, admitted the fault, and moved forward amicably.

I went to my local indoor range just to put a couple mags worth to the test, ZERO problems. I got to say, I was thoroughly impressed with Infinity Ammunition, and it feels good to support a smaller, in state and fairly local business. They offer round counts of anywhere from 50 up to 10000 ( subject to availability ) and calibers of 9mm, .40, and .45 in pistol and .223 & .300 blackout in rifle, along with reloading supplies and brass, and remanufactured ammunition. They ship thru UPS as well. So if you just so happen to be looking for quality ammo at a very reasonable price, head over to Infinityammo.com and do some looking around, guaranteed you’ll like what you see.

Quality: 4 pints out of 5

Price: Varies

Website:  www.Infinityammo.com

 

Buy or Build an AR

AR1Should you buy a AR or build one? Well learn from my experience when I tell you that building an AR is going to bed a better option but why?

Ok let’s say you go buy a decent Ar-15 for $1,000. Well what’s the first thing you are going to replace… the stock so you go spend $60 on a new magpul stock. Next you wanna be like the cool kids and get a NiB bolt carrier group for $250. Then you want a quadrail so you drop another $250. Then you buy a new charging handle for $80. You then buy a grip for $25. Well your trigger isn’t that great so you go buy one for $200. You keep shooting your new ar that you decked out and find out that you have to keep cleaning it every time you shoot it so you spend $300 on a piston driven gas system. So let’s take a look at what you have spent… $2,165 and you have all these extra parts (which I hate).

So let’s look at building one, I’ll break down mine. A billet upper and lower for $300. Magpul UBR stock for $300. For a buffer and buffer spring $25. Magpul grip for $30. CMMG trigger kit for $80. So know the lower portion of the Ar is done, now to the upper. A WMD NiB bolt carrier group for $250. A raptor charging handle for $80. Barrel for $150. Gas block and tube for $90. Quadrail for $200. Muzzle break for $100. Some Troy battle sights for $200. Finally a foregrip for $30. Now let’s look at the final price… $1,835 that’s a lot better price. Now you have your dream gun with NO extra parts for less than the Ar-15 that you just decked out above.

Now this price is just for the one I built prices can vary depending on what you pick and what caliber you want. There’s endless options and it can get a lot more expensive then what I listed above. I like to think that Building an Ar-15 is the manly version of Legos. Again I would recommend building an Ar over buying one.

 

Article by Distinguished Ruffian member @sam___Hansen