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Top 7 Accessories for Your Ruger 10/22

One of the most popular .22 rifles is admittedly the Ruger 10/22, which is probably an important tool for hunters during a survival situation for small game hunting. Because of this, you always have to be prepared with important  Accessories for your Ruger 1022 that will make the hunting even more refined.

Accessories that matter
Here are the most important Ruger 10/22 Accessories one should have while going on that hunting trip you have planned for weeks:

  • The Sling – it is probably the best of all Ruger 10/22 Accessories that you should have as you have other uses for your hands other than holding your rifle the entire day. Also, you might grow tired holding it so often you can just let the sling do its rightful job.
  • The Scope- when one wants to make sure they have a good sight of their target, then this could be one of the Ruger 10/22 Accessories that will be of great help. Usually, the scope is not necessary for small game, but for survival, you might want to make sure you get to hit your target.
  • The Magazines - no, the hunter does not need women’s magazines as part of his Ruger 10/22 Accessories but magazines so he can store his bullets would help him a lot. Once the hunter has chosen his type of magazine, he has to make sure that all parts of it fits his gun and are working.
  • The Automatic Bolt Release – this is one of the necessary Ruger 10/22 Accessories that a smart hunter should have. For those who have non automatic bolts, you might be slowed down by the old process of bolting it back and releasing over and over with every shot, if its automatic, get to shoot the deer without having to focus on the bolt process and hit, rather than ending up grilling hotdogs for dinner.
  • The Bolt Handle - others find the handle of the Ruger 10/22 a little small, and for those who need a bigger one can look for something that is longer and has a better shape so that it can be used quickly and easily.
  • The Magazine Release - those who owns the Ruger 10/22 might notice that the standard release is not as awesome as an extended one. So for those who know where to get useful but cheap ones can probably buy it for needs that may occur during the survival.
  • The Extractor - yes, Ruger’s extractor is very durable but is also showing signs of being slow-moving that will not help when trying to catch the night’s dinner. As another important part of survival, having the best extractor means helping fix failures of ejection as well as stovepipes.

For those who plan to hunt with the Ruger 10/22, heed the advice of this article. Get the accessories you need for the best hunting experience and go home as a hunter who caught his prey without having to bat his eyelash because he can see his target perfectly. Or, have strained hands from holding the rifle and have trusted magazines that can hold his precious bullets for that one good shot.


16 rules to avoid being fooled by counterfeit copies/products

As is common with all popular products, Aimpoint sights are also rampantly copied and counterfeited by unscrupulous vendors to make a quick buck. Aimpoint has put in public domain certain do’s and don’ts while buying sights manufactured by that company.

  1. The first rule is not to buy from any source other than company authorized dealers.
  2. The second rule is not be lured by smartly designed glitzy websites having their bases at China, Hong Kong or Korea. These are e-business fronts of most counterfeit producers.
  3. These usually offer mind blowing discounts. Buyers are strictly warned as the third rule not fall prey to such temptations.
  4. The fourth rule is not to get carried away by claims of casual vendors that try to explain the unbelievably low price by declaring they had either got those as gifts or won them in some shooting competition or the other.
  5. The fifth rule is buyers must insist on original user manual and original packing and must not buy unless both of these are provided by the vendor.
  6. The sixth rule is to search for serial number of the product. Every Aimpiont product has a unique serial number. Any product without a serial number is certainly a fake.
  7. If the flip covers do not have Aimpoint logo molded on the front portion it is almost certain that the product is counterfeit. This is the seventh item in the checklist.
  8. Any Aimpoint sight steadily maintains a zero. If the product you are inspecting is not capable of steadily maintaining zero, you can be certain that the product is not original. This is the eighth item of the checklist.
  9. Ninth item of the checklist is to do a rigorous drop test and subject the product to excessive shocks before buying it. If the product is unable to withstand the punishment it is surely a fake item. Sometimes vendors try to talk away customers from doing this check. Insist on doing so and if there is any resistance on the part of the vendor, just dump the product and walk away.
  10. Aimpoint products are designed to survive recoil of firearms and if you feel the product would not be able to withstand that stress simply avoid buying it. This is the tenth rule.
  11. The eleventh rule is to check the batteries as counterfeit items usually have non-standard batteries.
  12. The twelfth rule is to check whether the battery life imprinted on the product is reasonably correct. If you discover that actually battery life is markedly lesser than imprinted claim, you can be rest assured you have been duped by a fraudster.
  13. The thirteenth rule and easiest rule is to compare the product with any authentic Aimpoint output by placing both side by side.
  14. The fourteenth rule is to get the product checked and authenticated by any authorized Aimpoint dealer.
  15. The fifteenth rule is to verify that the sight does not have anything else other than a red dot.
  16. The last rule is to check whether the adjustment knob rotates between different settings with resounding and reassuring clicks.


EOTech XPS2: An Excellent Option for Long Range Shooters

If you are one of the people who belong to the SWAT team or any group relating to the patrolling force, coming across potentially dangerous circumstances are too common and all you could naturally do is to instantly protect yourself. However, without effectual gear, your chances of surviving would be quite smaller. For you to be completely secure, you need to have a grip on an excellent rifle that comes with additional accessories.

A perfect example of an accessory that would best be incorporated in your powerful weapon is one from the EOTech line. This non-magnified optic is perfect for your gear, whatever model you are using whether it is EOTech XPS or EOTech XPS2. You are one lucky person if you possess a handful of this powerful accessory for every gun you possess. To further define this product’s potential, have a look at its particular characteristics.

Technical Features of EOTech XPS2
The EOTech XPS2 presents internal and external features that include:

  • Red dot specified sight optic that is much more efficient than an ordinary riflescope. The performance of this optic is guaranteed to be extraordinary and long lasting as it can be used for a lengthy period.
  • Larger and better reticle that serves as an easy tool to detect distant objects even while using your weaker eye. If you are aiming or searching for a particular subject, using this super-efficient reticle will be a lot easier.
  • Absence of the tube, which makes it, appear short in length.
  • Weighs lightly (8 oz) which makes it hassle-free to operate.
  • Battery life equipped by CR123 battery that lasts for 600 hours. CR123 battery usually mechanizes several weapon lights and small flashlights.
  • Waterproof endurance. Its submersible depth reaches around 10 feet.
  • Two essential mounting screws namely thumb screw and Allen screw.

Other advantages of EOTech XPS2

  • EOTech is not just a typical device that works plain and simple functions. Aside from its tasks, this sight is also of great advantage because it directly lines up with the shooter’s eye. Therefore, any target you particularly aim is much easier to identify because of the ease it contributes to you.
  • The elevation and windage adjustment screws are intentionally recessed to avoid possible turning which will cause accidents. However, if you make necessary changes on its fly, you can easily operate the adjustments without necessarily removing anything.
  • Cost effective. This product can be bought at a very reasonable cost. For a price of $500, you will be able to purchase an apparatus that is fairly great when it comes to its functions and qualities.
  • EOTech is not only limited to patrol use but can also be utilized for hunting.


  • Battery life is measured by hours unlike other company’s optics, which last for years.
  • EOTech’s control needs to be pressed hardly.
  • Its buttons are made up of rubber and is a bit difficult to handle.

EOTech Line is an incredible option for shooters who need excellent weapon accessories. In spite of the few drawbacks, the EOTech XPS2 works exceptionally great, long lasting and is a real deal.

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?
CNN correspondent Pamela Brown just reported on air that Aaron Alexis, the deceased suspect in the Navy Yard shootings, entered the facility yesterday armed with a shotgun. Citing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as well as law enforcement …

Halbrook: What made the Nazi Holocaust possible? Gun control

Halbrook: What made the Nazi Holocaust possible? Gun control
This week marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass, the Nazi pogrom against Germany’s Jews on Nov. 9 10, 1938. Historians have documented most everything about it except what made it so easy to attack the defenseless Jews without fear of resistance. Their guns were registered and thus easily confiscated.

Holder seeks Fast and Furious appeal
Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking an appeal to a judge’s ruling that allows the House of Representatives to proceed with contempt charges over the Justice Department program Operation Fast and Furious.Holder is being held in contempt by the House for refusing to turn over documents about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ gun tracking program that allowed thousands of weapons to flow to Mexican drug cartels. The Obama administration invoked executive privilege to keep sealed some records over their response to Fast and Furious. The House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R California, subsequently voted to hold Holder in contempt last year.

Not Quite All “The Facts” About the AR-15

Not Quite All “The Facts” About the AR-15
Though he didn’t get everything right in his article about the AR-15 for Business Insider on Friday, Brian Jones included a number of facts that are beyond dispute.

Michigan: Pro-Gun Bill Approved by State Senate, Sent to House
Yesterday, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 610 by a 36 to 2 vote.  This bill was sent to the state House of Representatives where it has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.

Florida ALERT! HB-89 — Threat of Force to Stop Attackers Bill Passes
House Bill 89, Threatened Use of Force, by Representative Neil Combee (R-Auburndale) & Representative Katie Edwards (D-Sunrise) was favorably amended and PASSED the Florida House Criminal Justice Committee by a vote of 12-1.   The bill currently has 29 cosponsors and growing.  HB-89 is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who “threaten to use deadly force” against an attacker as a means of self-defense and to stop an attack.  Some anti-gun, anti-self-defense prosecutors have been abusing the 10-20-LIFE law to prosecute average citizens who displayed a weapon or gun in self-defense to make an attacker back off. 

Bullet Points – October 22

Bullet Points – October 22
NSSF’s weekly e-newsletter

Murder Rates by Minnesota Gun Permit Holders Expose Remarkable Safety of Firearms Owners

Murder Rates by Minnesota Gun Permit Holders Expose Remarkable Safety of Firearms Owners

When the Minnesota law was passed, an annual report of crimes committed by permit holders was required.

Outfitting Your Rifle: We Try Triggers, Stocks, and Magazines

Outfitting Your Rifle: We Try Triggers, Stocks, and Magazines
In the September 2013 issue we tested three of the AR-15 rifle types, and found some limitations among them. For example, we replaced the horrid trigger in the Bushmaster Carbon-15 with one of the excellent Geissele (pronounced GUYS-lee) SSA-E triggers. That trigger was such a revelation we immediately wanted to replace the triggers in the other two with the aftermarket ones on hand, but waited until now to try them.

Recommended for the Range

Recommended for the Range
Gun Tests readers dig into head-to-head rifle tests to see if a big-ticket item is something they may want to buy. But there are always some less-expensive products that we use during firearms testing which deserve mention when they deliver a lot utility for the buck. Here are three accessories used in the July 2013 CZ 527 Special Report and the September 2013 17 HMR story we thought were worth the money.

A Simple Dust Cover Solution
Readers Price and Singletary point out a neat trick for popping up the ejection-port cover on an AR-15. Readers Troy and Steve worry about grade inflation with the Tavor TAR-21 bullpup

Outfitting Your Rifle: We Try Triggers, Stocks, and Magazines
In the September 2013 issue we tested three of the AR-15 rifle types, and found some limitations among them. For example, we replaced the horrid trigger in the Bushmaster Carbon-15 with one of the excellent Geissele (pronounced GUYS-lee) SSA-E triggers. That trigger was such a revelation we immediately wanted to replace the triggers in the other two with the aftermarket ones on hand, but waited until now to try them.

9mm Short-Barrel Choice: We’d Carry 124-Grain Speer Gold Dots
Among the most-popular concealed-carry handguns is the 9mm compact pistol. From the immensely popular mini Glocks to the Sig P290, there are quite a few pistols of this type in service. That’s not hard to understand why: in the same frame size, the 9mm is more powerful than the 380 ACP, and when compared to a similarly sized wheelgun, most 9mms offer more shots than a 38 Special. But many carriers who like the portability of a small 9mm pistol with a lot of shots worry how the 9mm compact’s terminal ballistics compare to the same rounds shot out of a full-size gun.

Down Range: October 2013
In the August 2013 issue, Ray Ordorica compared two full-size 9mm pistols, a surplus CZ 75 (about $350) and a new Tokarev M70A, made in Serbia by Zastava (about $330). The CZ, designed in 1975 and with more than a million having been built, is one of very few DA/SA pistols that can be carried cocked and locked. The CZ is big and stout enough that even the hottest 9mm ammo with the heaviest bullets would hardly kick enough to disturb the composure of the weakest-handed shooter.

Shopping for a Polymer 9mm: We Test CZ, Sphinx, & Walther
We recently had the good fortune to have three interesting 9mm polymer-frame handguns come our way. Two of them are new to these pages, the Walther PPX M1 No. 2790025, $450; and the Kriss Sphinx SDP Compact, $1295. This marks the first time we’ve ever tested a Sphinx of any sort, and the PPX is a new model. They were joined in this shootfest by a handgun we’ve tested two times previously, the CZ USA CZ 75 P-07 Duty, $528, but in a new variation, the No. 91178, which has tall sights and a threaded barrel to accommodate a suppressor. Those seemingly minor changes to what has been a Grade B gun improved it in our eyes, even if we weren’t going to fit it with a can.

Affordable Defense Shotguns: Benelli, Stevens, CZ Compete
Unlike the conflicts with bad guys depicted on television and in the movies, a home owner in a self-defense situation will rarely fire more than one or two shots. In most cases, the owner of a firearm specifically designed to stop the threat of an intruder will never fire even one shot in their home because they will never be put in such a position.