A post over at Gun Nuts Media got me thinking about ammo restrictions at shooting ranges. Indoor ranges, specifically.
There are all different kinds of steel, and backstops are made to stop a specific caliber/composition of bullet (much like bullet-resistant vests are rated to stop up to a certain caliber). If you increase the power of the bullet over the rating of the backstop, or use bullets that are harder/denser than the backstop is rated for, the backstop will be damaged or even penetrated.
Some ranges ban magnum calibers. Ok, fine, if the backstop can’t take it that’s just the way it is.
If you have your heart set on one of these, this is a rare opportunity to own a factory-new example without any skeletons in its closet, so to speak. It has only been fired during normal factory testing.
As always, all proceeds go to the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance.
In this case, by “performance” I am referring to accuracy and reliability.
.22s are probably the most finicky gun when it comes to ammo, in terms of accuracy as well as functioning.
Because the firing pin is in line with the rim of the cartridge, it is also in line with the edge of the chamber (for a revolver) or the breech-face (rifle). So there is a limit to how much travel the gun’s design can allow the firing pin without letting it hit the hard steel around the chamber. (In case you haven’t been told: Never dry-fire a rimfire gun). The nature of the rimfire ignition system means that the thickness and hardness of the rim play a significant role in ignition.
It wasn’t too many years ago that consumers had only 2 readily-available semi-auto .223 rifles available to them: the AR15 and the Mini-14.
Today, the marketplace offers plenty of alternatives to the AR15 platform. Even if you leave the AR15 piston conversions off the list, there are lots of choices.
First, the original alternative, the Ruger Mini-14 (now available in Evil Black flavor):
A while back, we talked about the Florida law banning doctors from poking their noses into their patients’ guns.
Well, via Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit, we get an update on that law.
The New York Slimes published a letter from a Florida doctor whining about the law, claiming it hampers her ability to do her job. And she clearly has a future in politics if the tortured Clintonian parsing of her words is any indication:
“As a primary care physician, I regularly ask patients questions that many people would consider rude, inappropriately nosy or just irrelevant in polite conversation. ”
And she conveniently glosses over the fact that the Florida law curbs rude, inappropriately nosy and irrelevant questions in doctor/patient conversation. Some swine are more equal than others.