Have you been thinking of getting a few Tuffy lockboxes for your Jeep? Do you want to check out how they look, fit, and install? Stop by the Riverside 4 Wheel Parts store to check out their showroom Wrangler! TONS of goodies!
Mutant AK-47s, long guns, take center stage at SHOT Show
By Allison Barrie
Published January 22, 2015
Rifles always feature big at SHOT, the world’s largest gun show, and this year is no exception.
Nearly 70,000 people have convened in Las Vegas for the 37th Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), with more than 1,600 exhibitors from all 50 states showcasing their latest and greatest products.
Lots of new long guns were introduced at SHOT, with companies taking the opportunity to do big reveals.
The new long guns this year represent quite a range — some companies have introduced beautiful new classics, while others have released their newest tactical carbines.
And some companies have introduced not just one new long gun, but a whole new series.
So what’s new? Here are three of the reveals that are already crowd favorites at SHOT – Mutants, Patriots, and IC-A5s.
CMMG Mk47 Mutant rifle
What happens when you marry two Cold War rivals?
At SHOT Show, you get a mutant rifle that’s smart and as simple to use as a modern sporting rifle.
CMMG introduced its newest AR-15-style rifles: the Mk47 Mutant T, Mutant AKM, and Mutant AKM2. The company touts the new Mutant arrivals as a smart blend of the AK’s ammunition and magazines with the accuracy and compatibility of components of the AR.
The Mutant was drawing a lot of crowds interested in the accuracy of an AR combined with the take down power of the 7.62×39 mm cartridge.
The MK-47 gas-operated semi-auto rifle is removable box magazine fed. It features a 16.1-inch free-floated barrel fitted with an AR carbine length direct-impingement gas system operating the AR-style bolt assembly. It has a slim receiver enhancing its sleek looks.
The two-position safety lever works like an AR safety and is positioned on the left side just above the grip.
Many of the Mk47’s components are interchangeable with military-spec AR-15 and CMMG Mk3 components, including the threaded muzzle, gas tube and block, grip and shoulder stock.
The Mutant T base model is chambered for the 7.62×39 cartridge and there’s a special receiver for AK-47 magazines. The weight is 7.2 pounds and the overall length is 33.5 inches with the stock collapsed.
The Mutant T will be available for about $1,499, the Mutant AKM is $1,649, and the AKM2 is $1,849.
Mossberg is replacing both the ATR and 4×4 lines with a single new line of bolt-action rifles called the Patriot. More than 50 models of the Mossberg Patriot line, including 11 hunting caliber rifles and some youth editions with shorter barrels, were released.
Walnut, black synthetic and laminate barrels are available. The standard calibers have five-round magazines and the magnum calibers have four rounds. The short-action options are the Winchester .308 and the Remington 22-205, .24, and 7mm-08.
For the long-action, the caliber choices include .375 Ruger, .25-06 Remington, .270 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 7mm Remington Magnum as well as the Winchester .300 and .338 magnums.
All the rifles feature an LBA adjustable trigger from two to seven pounds. With 50 models, there are lots of options. Some bolts are spiral-fluted, some have rifle sights and some have weather-resistant Marincote finishes — lots and lots of variations. There are nine different scoped rifle packages with 22-inch fluted barrels.
The standard rifles and scoped packages will be available for a price range between $386 and $584.
Leftie? Then LWRCI may have a solution for you. LWRCI introduced its IC-A5 into the company’s individual carbine rifle family. It draws upon the rifles developed to meet the U.S. Army Individual Carbine Program.
This rifle uses the standard 5.56 NATO cartridge and their self-regulating short-stroke gas piston system. The front rail design gives easy access to the low profile two-position adjustable gas block with normal and suppressed settings.
For improved durability and resistance against corrosion, as well as wear and tear, it has a nickel boron coated bolt carrier.
Good news for lefties — the lower receiver is fully ambidextrous and there are dual controls for bolt catch and release, magazine release, and fire control so it functions just as effortlessly for those not right handed.
The 14-inch barrel will be available for $2,599 and $2,749 for a 16-inch barrel.
A Florida couple were moving out of their home Wednesday when they heard a “popping noise” coming from their car. Inside, they found their 2-year-old boy — Kaleb Ahles — dead from a gunshot wound to his chest.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Offices said in a media release, “[Kaleb] had entered the vehicle at some point as the family was loading the vehicle to move out of the house,” My Fox Tampa Bay reports.
Ahles’ parents will not face charges because the gun was secured in the vehicle’s glove box compartment.
Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says, “I don’t think anybody can punish these parents any more than what they’ve been punished. This is something they will carry with them and live with the rest of their lives,” My Fox Tampa Bay further reports.
According to My Fox Tampa Bay, “The sheriff said investigators determined the parents had taken ‘reasonable steps’ to secure the gun.”
The sheriff also confirms that authorities “are confident that the boy pulled the trigger himself because the shell casing was not completely ejected from the slide,” My Fox Tampa Bay details. “The sheriff says that would be consistent for somebody who has a weak wrist.”
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion Tuesday in the R.S. 2477 case of Kane County and Utah v. United States. A three judge panel affirmed that the state and county have legal title to six of 12 roads and held that there was no dispute as to title in the remaining six. The opinion again rejected SUWA’s claim that the statute of limitations bars the road claims. The court also determined that the existence of water reserves do not bar road claims.
The court agreed with the United States’ position that there is no dispute with the state and Kane County’s ownership of the Hancock, Sand Dunes, and four Cave Lakes roads. The court held that because there is no dispute as to title, the court has no jurisdiction to hear the claims to these roads. Without a dispute regarding the ownership of these roads, the State of Utah and Kane County may treat these roads as R.S. 2477 rights-of-way, and manage them to ensure that the access provided by these roads remains safe and open.
Despite the apparent acknowledgement by the United States of the state and county’s ownership of the roads, the issue remains ambiguous until a court formally quiets title in the state and county or the United States formally disclaims any ownership of the roads. Therefore, the Office of the Attorney General is considering filing a Petition for Rehearing before the entire Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which must be filed within 45 days. The effect of this opinion on the roads in the other pending cases remains to be determined on a road by road basis. The court’s decision does not address roads other than the 12 Kane County roads. The state, therefore, intends to continue moving forward developing the evidence as to title on all other R.S. 2477 rights-of-way. The state is encouraged that the issues of the statute of limitations and the effect of Public Water Reserves have been put to rest.
Halloween’s right around the corner. Hopefully you’ll play it safe and carve some rock’n pumpkins this year. I wsh I could take credit for this one but I’m lucky to hack out a couple of triangles with a big knife. Happy Halloween!
There’s no need to hit the snooze button on Nov. 2, because the end of daylight saving time will give you that extra hour of sleep you’ve been craving — if you live in an area that observes the time change, that is.
Jeep Jamboree – 1st Greenbrier Valley. Situated in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains on over 2,000 privately-owned acres, the Greenbrier Valley Jeep Jamboree will offer trails for every skill level. You will experience the true capabilities of your Jeep 4×4 as you cross over fallen trees, boulders and off-camber hill climbs. When not on the trail, take some time to enjoy one of the many activities that Greenbrier Resort has to offer.
Cal 4 Wheel – Panamint Valley Days. Panamint is a great place to take a staycation! It?s relatively close to L.A./O.C. and has hundreds, if not thousands, of places to explore. The nearby town of Trona is more than a wide spot in the road. How many small towns like Trona have four museums? That’s right, there are four museums in Trona. There is the History House, the Trona Railway Museum and Caboose, the Argus Fire Station, where they are refurbishing a 1924 Stutz, and they have a 1938 Ahrens that is used in parades. To add one more, they also have the Guest House Museum.
Desert Splash 2014 November 7, 8Â & 9th. The Parker 4 Wheelers is a non-profit club that was established in 1982. Our family oriented club enjoys our OHV access, promotes responsible land use and the protection of our natural resources. We host family oriented club runs such as “Desert Splash” & “Hardcore Poker Run” events as fundraisers for the club.We use our proceeds from our events to support our local community of Parker and national land use causes; such as, BlueRibbon Coalition, Tread Lightly, Arizona State Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs and United Four Wheel Drive Associations. Proceeds from our events help us keep everyone’s favorite trails open.
Tuffy is showing off at the IACP law enforcement expo in Florida this week. Yes, even the law needs to keep their sensitive gear and weapons secure!
If Tuffy’s weapon lockboxes work for L.E., they’ll take good care of yours!
Working both sides of the oven. Kudos to Chris, our powder-coating expert and man of many talents, for jumping in to fix a burned out bearing on the blower to our massive oven!
Good old what’s his name was waffling. The sweat dripped from his brow. He paced intensely around his cubicle, into the hall and back again. Customer calls were being ignored. Work had stopped for all intensive purposes as I observe the sales staff ponder the single greatest question of the day – What is for lunch?
Sounds anticlimactic but indeed it was a grueling choice. After second breakfast had been feverishly consumed, first lunch was devoured by 10. What was a waffling Senior Executive Account Representative to do? Struggling with the limited fast food choices that pepper our fair Cortez Metro-township, no solid winner would suffice. Only the vague desire for a burger. Not any old burger. Too many heat lamp greasy hot bricks had been choked down last week. No today’s dilemma called for something more substantive.
Slowly, the sweat dissipated. The tension lifted from his face, the weight released from his shoulders as though the weight of the world had been released from Atlas himself and lo and behold we all witnessed genius unfold before our very eyes. The answer had been there all along – Blondie’s. Yes, our quaint little biker bar with some of the best burgers on the planet.
20 minutes and a gallon of sweat later, problem solved, customer calls answered and life in the cubicle moves on.