Are you interested to know about when is the new nerf guns coming out. Why am I all ghillied up? Why I’ll tell you why, I’m all ghillied up because today we’re going to talk about sniper rifles, specifically we’re going to talk about the M-40 Sniper Rifle. Now the M-40 sniper rifle is the preferred sniper rifle of the United States Marine Corps, and these guns are built one at a time, these aren’t mass-produced guns. These are guns that are built individually, however despite the fact that they’re built one at a time, they do have certain standards. This one right here is built on a Remington 700 action, and it chambers the.308 Winchester or also known as the.762NATO cartridge. On top we have a Picatinny rail, onto which we have a Leupold optic, this is a Leupold Mark 4 optic, and it’s set in Mil Dot, not quarter MOA, but mil dot adjustments. Right there we have a McMillan Fiberglass stock that supports it. Of course, our heavy barrel is free floated into the stock.
Now what is free floated mean? Free floated means that it’s setting in there so that the stock is not pressing on the barrel at any point, all the way back to the action. Why is that important? Well whether you realize it or not, when a rifle fires the barrel actually flexes, okay and you have what you call harmonics and if there’s any part of the stock that is pushing against the barrel hard left, hard right, hard underneath, it disrupts the harmonics and it makes the shot less accurate and you have less consistency in the accuracy of the gun. Now this particular gun right here, like I said it does have a heavy barrel, it has a match crown. What is a match crown? The crown or at the muzzle is the last part that the bullet is actually touching when it exits the barrel, and if there’s any discrepancy in there, if there’s any flaw at the crown, what will happen if there’s more friction on the bottom, top, side, left, right, of the bullet from any part of the crown it will disrupt the bullets flight and it’ll make it less accurate and less consistent.
So when you build a rifle like this, this particular rifle was hand-built in the Tactical Rifle shop in Zephyr Hills, Florida. It was hand-built by Tactical Rifles and this rifle here, it’s guaranteed to shoot a half MOA group at a hundred yards. Now what is MOA? MOA stands for minute of angle, and we’re talking about minute of angle, it actually equates to one inch groups at100 yards, two inch groups at 200 yards, and so forth. So if you’re Tactical Rifles and you’re guaranteeing that a rifle like this will shoot half MOA, what you’re guaranteeing is that gun will shoot at least three rounds into a one half inch group at 100 yards and that’s pretty darn good. Most rifles like this actually shoot better or more consistently than the people that are behind them. So the M-40 sniper rifle currently used by the United States Marine Corps, it’s built on a Remington 700 action and it chambers the 308Winchester cartridge.
Today we’re going to take a moment to address a popular myth or misconception that somehow, it’s better to carry your hand gun in a holster with the chamber empty, but a magazine in. Actually had someone recently tell me that it’s safer that way and you should carry it with the chamber empty because it’s just as easy to draw your gun, chamber around and then address the deadly threat. So what we’re going to do today is we’re going to spend some time working both with a loaded pistol and a half loaded pistol and see which one is actually quicker. Now as we’re talking about carrying concealed or caring for personal defense, we’re going to run this test with a cover garment on and take all of our drawers with the cover garment fight. Okay this case, this Pelican case actually represents something that I cannot let go of.
Now it’s not a pelican case, this is the hand of my three-year-old grandchild or my three-year-old daughter or my little three-year-old niece. I see a bad guy, am I going to just let go of my three-year-old niece and say you’re on your own kid or am I going to hold on to that kid? Now I’m going to start with the chamber empty. So what do we learn today? We learned that if you start with a half loaded gun and you draw it and you know you’re doing it, you practice diligently, you can get your time down to between a half three quarters to one second extra to get on target. May say “Oh great, no big deal. I’ll just practice like that all the time. ” Ah, but what is the missing factor? The missing factor is a felon, someone that wants to hurt you, that wants to make you dead. That is a high-stress situation.
If you’re in a high-stress situation, such as a felonious attack, why would you want to handicap yourself and put extra steps in the defensive process? Now what is the most dangerous aspect of keeping your guns half loaded? Well I’ll tell you, it’s the fact that when people do that, they think they’re being extra safe and so how do they treat their guns? Instead of treating them like loaded guns that are dangerous and ready to go, they treat them like unloaded guns. You say “Ah, Bologna sausage. I don’t do that, I treat my guns like they’re loaded all the time. ” Well I’ve actually had a gun fired into the ground two feet away from me by an experienced person who had a gun in their hand they thought it was half loaded, they thought the chamber was empty, so it would be okay to press the trigger. Load your guns if they’re going to be on you, if they’re going to be in a holster on your body, load it up have it ready to go when you need it.