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As 2017 started and the newly elected President of the United States Donald Trump began to make the public relations rounds to newspapers and television conglomerates one suggested piece of legislation above all others made gun owners smile with sheer joy. The proposed legislation was the House Resolution Number 367 of the 115th Congress of the United States , better known as HR367, The Hearing Protection Act of 2017. To the uninformed this proposed bill sounds more like a piece of legislation that would fall under the guidelines of the Federal Governments safety arm, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration rather than one that would have anything at all to do with firearms and the National Firearms Act.

Why the Hearing Protection Act Wont Pass

Why the Hearing Protection Act Wont PassAs 2017 started and the newly elected President of the United States Donald Trump began to make the public relations rounds to newspapers and television conglomerates one suggested piece of legislation above all others made gun owners smile with sheer joy. The proposed legislation was the House Resolution Number 367 of the 115th Congress of the United States , better known as HR367, The Hearing Protection Act of 2017. To the uninformed this proposed bill sounds more like a piece of legislation that would fall under the guidelines of the Federal Governments safety arm, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration rather than one that would have anything at all to do with firearms and the National Firearms Act. Silencers or Suppressors ? What do they do exactly ? There is a huge pile of misinformation and paranoia about silencers or suppressors as they are known in some circles ( for the record ATF uses the terms interchangeably when you actually buy one or call them about questions so save the speeches terminology ). Much of the paranoia about silencers comes from movies and unfortunately a good deal from some members of the law enforcement community. The silencer as we know it was first designed in 1902 by Hiram Maxim and was actually favored by sportsman of all walks of life, not because it made the gun silent rather it lowered potential damage to shooters ears by almost 40 decibels. The silencer is essentially in simple terms a muffler for your firearms. It doesn’t make a firearm completely silent anymore than a standard muffler makes the average internal combustion engine 100% silent. This is a fact that many pro 2nd amendment advocates such as the National Rifle Association and the American Suppressor Association have been trying to make known and accepted by many ill-informed legislators for years. Until the recent election these facts fell on deaf ears, that was until Donald Trump Junior, the pro 2nd amendment hunter and gun advocate took up the cause. Image:NRABlog.Com President Teddy Roosevelt’s 1894 Carbine with Maxim Silencer The gun industry and in particular the suppressor manufacturing sector of that industry led by the "American Suppressor Association" were over joyed by the Presidents Son getting behind making suppressors easier to purchase legally. The great part of the initial thought process and formation of what was to be known as the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 was that the goal was to make suppressors more widely available while still being tracked as if they were firearms in of themselves. That means instead of the 12 month wait to transfer a silencer and a pile of paperwork you would in theory be able to purchase one, fill out a BATFE Form 4473 and if approved walk away with your suppressor the same day, sounds like a good deal right ? Political Problems, Approval Ratings and Risk vs Reward In Washington D.C. nothing is as easy at it seems, and when making political promises we have seen repeatedly that ALL politicians stretch the truth and promise the world but don’t make totally good on their promises. It’s just the nature of the beast, and we are seeing in the first 100 days of the Donald Trump presidency that being the President of the United States doesn’t always get you what you want. Even in spite of the most bombastic and far-flung messages you can pack into 140 characters on a twitter account. Anyone who has taken a political theory class will tell you that every time you rescind a piece of legislation there is a direct cause and effort event. When you are a politician, which President Trump is by default by the very nature of his position even in spite of his claiming not to be, everything has a cost. In the world of politics some actions build you, for lack of better terms “political credit” in the invisible political bank of Capital Hill. This is a potentially difficult dance to perform when you are a Washington insider, let alone a maverick self-proclaimed non politician who has waged open verbal warfare on Congress. Failures and Problems The first 100 or so days of 2017 for President Trump has been a little rough. The White House’s attempt at repealing the Affordable Care Act fell flat, the gutting of the many federal agencies like the Food & Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency have stalled for the time being and the Presidents choice of Supreme Court Justice has been tied up in confirmation hearings. When you add that to the facts that he has appointed some cabinet members that have already resigned and mounting international relations problems with Europe and China, you can see the Potomac Two Step is getting dicey. All of these issues being fanned and in some cases exaggerated by liberal media has eroded some members of Congress’s willingness to back many of the Presidents plans. We live in a Democratic Republic, which is different from a Democracy, and it certainly is not a Dictatorship. A President has great latitude while using Executive Orders, but in the United States as formed by our Founding Fathers, it is difficult for a President to “Go it Alone” and act 100% independently of Congress. It’s the great part about the checks and balances that were framed in our constitution. Image:Outdoorhub.com Maxim 9 Suppressed Pistol Big Risk with Little Reward Now that you have read about political theory let’s get down to the facts. President Trump’s approval rating is hovering around 35-37% by most poles, and this is not a good thing this early in his presidency. When you wade into the battle over gun rights and try to overcome years of anti gun democrats demonizing firearms it can be daunting on a good day. Political battles like that can eat up that “Political Credit” I spoke of. When you try to detach the stigma of guns or things like silencers that have had 70+ years of lies told about them it is a massive risk. A risk that many lawmakers who are not like President Trump and are in fact self-serving career politicians won’t risk their own jobs come election season to support. When you cut through the drama and the hype of the issue what it all boils down to is that the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 is a piece legislation and not an Executive Order by the President of the United States. It may very well be a piece of legislation that the President supports but he is unlikely to risk any more political skin to go after the topic of suppressor availability with an Executive Order. The topic of softening the regulations on suppressors is a polarizing one even in our own gun community. All you have to do is ask a gun owner about it or check the local news feed, hardly a day goes by the last few weeks without reading about the Hearing Protection Act of 2017. At the end of the day the facts are the President’s not in a real position to do much about suppressor availability and the Republicans who sided with him are beginning to hear grumblings from their home districts about other issues that face a larger segment of the American public. While 120+ Legislators in the House of Representatives have Co Sponsored the Hearing Protection Act of 2017 , the Senate companion bill, known as Senate Bill 59 of the 115th Congress only has 11 Co Sponsors. It is of some note that the bill hasn’t  moved since it was referred to the Senate Finance Committee on January 9th of this year. That’s not a good sign when it comes to the political process. The Future I would love to see some softening of the NFA as a whole and make suppressors transferred on a BATFE Form 4473, I would love to add more to my gun safe. I support suppressors and think they should be encouraged as a public health device for sportsman to combat hearing loss. That being said I am afraid that nothing will change in the realm of the National Firearms Act anytime soon, there are just too many foreign and domestic issues for the White House and Congress to deal with to risk hours of dramatic CSPAN debates and sound bites. As a businessman I don’t see the President directing his staff to cater to a small segment of the population in suppressor owners who offer nothing in return politically. This is one time in my life I would love to be wrong and have 40,000 people come to the web site and tell me I was wrong. I would gladly welcome the ridicule of being wrong about such a great thing as suppressor availability. Feature Image:SilencerShop.Com

Best M16 Carry Handles Authentic Models Reviewed [2020]

Best M16 Carry Handles  Authentic Models Reviewed [2020]

The M16 carry handle is a classic and useful feature for your M16 or similar modern sporting rifle. While it may seem a bit too old-school, there are serious benefits to having one. Check out our guide to the best M16 carry handles on the market today. At a Glance: Our Top Picks for M16 Carry Handles OUR TOP PICK: DPMS - AR-15 Carry Handle Command Arms Removable Carry Handle BEST BUDGET OPTION: JE Machine Tech AR-15 A2 Detachable Aluminum Carry Handle A2 Detachable Carry Handle Comparison Chart of the Best " "M16 Carry Handle" s" IMAGE PRODUCT Our Top Pick DPMS - AR-15 Carry Handle Classic aluminum design with the top in rugged finishes. Fantastic quality mil-spec rear sight with a gray Teflon finish. Full-length rail provides attachment with the utmost reliability. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Command "Arms Removable Carry" Handle Easy to use thumb nuts for mounting and removal. Features a full-length locking plate for a solid mount. Solid construction requires no gunsmithing or fitting to mount. "View Latest Price" → "Read Customer Reviews" Best Budget Option JE Machine Tech AR-15 A2 "Detachable Aluminum Carry" Handle Comes with a full-length rail attachment for solid mounting. Gives your rifle a classic, mid-20th-Century Vietnam era look. Fits practically any modern sporting rifle that has a Picatinny rail. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews A2 "Detachable Carry Handle" Works with almost any AR-15 style rifle. A2 sight has two peepholes and adjusts for elevation and windage. High-quality 7075-T6 aluminum alloy and unsurpassed hard coat anodization. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Do You Need a Carry Handle? Whether you need a carry handle or not depends on what kind of rifle you are going for. The carry handle is not the most popular option in a world of flat top rail sporting rifles and reflex sights. Ironically, the main purpose of the carry handle is not to let you carry your rifle around like a briefcase. Source Rather, it gives you an unbeatable rear aperture sight. Other components can be mounted on top of a carry handle, but it makes more sense to switch the handle out for another sight if that is your goal. Benefits of Having a Carry Handle There are a few major benefits to having a carry handle. First, today, the nice thing about having a carry handle on any A2 and later style rifle is that they can be switched out for any other top rail component that you could want. Aperture sights are the most reliable sighting option out there, which is why they are often used as a backup option for more modern but less reliable sighting options. A carry handle gives you the most reliable form of rear sight possible. The long mounting surface covers a lot of rail, but it gives you an unbeatable secure mount. This helps to ensure that your sight will hold zero no matter what. Aesthetics can be another legitimate reason to get a carry handle. The classic, mid-20th-Century look appeals to many shooters. There are reasons that this configuration has long been mil-spec. How We Define ‘Best’ - What Makes a Great M16 Carry Handle? It bears repeating that the first way to ensure that you have the best carry handle is to go with a proven model from a well-established, reputable manufacturer. This is true for most firearms components, and no less so for carry handles. Carry handles come in a few materials. The best is 7075-T6 aluminum alloy. Source This gives you an excellent amount of strength with a relatively low weight. This is what mil-spec carry handles are made of. Steel and polymer options also exist and can be good. However, the aluminum alloy will respond to changes in heat and so on in an identical way to your upper receiver , helping to maintain the zero of your rear sight. Besides these factors, the fit and finish of a carry handle should be excellent and come at a reasonable price. Quick Take - Best M16 Carry Handles These are our recommendations for the best M16 carry handles: DPMS - AR-15 Carry Handle ​Command Arms Removable Carry Handle ​JE Machine Tech AR-15 A2 Detachable Aluminum Carry Handle Review of the Best M16 Carry Handles All things considered, here is our list of the best M16 carry handles on the market today. No matter what exactly you're looking for, there is an outstanding option here for you. Best Overall: DPMS - AR-15 Carry Handle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Classic Aluminum Build With All the Best Durable Finishes The Full-Length Clamping Bar Lets You Mount It With Rock-Solid Reliability and Accuracy Ships With An Excellent Reliable Mil-Spec Rear Sight and Is Coated In a Gray Teflon Finish Cons Occasional Minor Lapses In Quality Control DPMS had its beginnings as a government contract supplier of small arms components to the US Army in 1985. Since then the company has branched out to become one of the top three producers of M16-type weapons in this fair nation. Based in the great state of Minnesota, DPMS boasts of the high number of veterans among its ranks. It also sponsors many of the top competitive marksmen. The model in question is a standard carry handle that meets military specifications. That means that its rear sight is 0.835 inches above the bore. You will need to get an F-marked front sight to match it with. Even though this model is built from an aluminum alloy, the A2 rear sight is completely constructed of steel components. The finish of the sight module is colored gray, which contrasts with the rest of the unit. DPMS has finished this carry handle with a combination of practically every gun finish known to man. The unit is parkerized, finished in Teflon and hard coat anodized. This model weighs in at a handy nine ounces and is seven inches in length. DPMS has gone with a clamping bar that extends for the handle’s entire length for extra-solid mounting. Two beefy, positive thumb nuts let you easily attach and remove the unit with your zero remaining true. Any weapon that has a Picatinny or 1913-style rail can be used with this carry handle. DPMS has put together an outstanding quality component. It is very tough to outdo in the competitive field of M4/M16-style carry handles. Bottom Line This is a very tough option to beat. The company has been around in the game for ages and is as reliable as they come. The best qualities of this carry handle are its top range rear sight and full-length clamping bar. Best for the Money: Command Arms Removable Carry Handle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Easy to Use Thumb Nuts Help With Quick Mounting and Removal The Solid Aluminum Construction Requires No Gunsmithing or Fitting to Mount Comes With a Solid, Full-Length Locking Plate For a Super Reliable Mount On Your Weapon Cons Not the Cheapest Option Command Arms was founded in 2004. It may not be an American company, but it is located in Israel, one of our closest allies. If there is one country that takes zero chances with its military equipment, that country is Israel. Command Arms is owned by a special forces veteran and supplies equipment for those same forces. This is a detachable carry handle for the M4 pattern of AR-style rifles. It features a full length, high-quality locking plate. It fits seamlessly into a Picatinny top rail, giving a rock-solid secure mount. This helps to guarantee that you have the most reliably accurate rear sight possible. Thumb nuts give you an easy way to ensure retention or quickly remove the carry handle. The rear sight is in the A2 style. It is fully adjustable for windage and elevation with positive click feedback. This carry handle is machined from an aluminum alloy which is finished in a matte black. It requires no gunsmithing and weighs 9.17 ounces. This is one of the most solid options out there. Bottom Line If you don't mind buying foreign, this is a very good option. The top features of this carry handle are the full-length locking plate and the overall design and construction. This is the perfect option for combat deployment or any really tough treatment. 3. JE Machine Tech AR-15 A2 Detachable Aluminum Carry Handle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Lends Your Weapon a Classic, Mid-20th-Century Vietnam Era Look Compatible With Practically Any of Today's Black Rifles That Have a Picatinny Rail Features a Solid Full-Length Rail Attachment For the Most Dependable Mounting Cons May Suffer Limited Availability JE Machine Tech is located in Cucamonga, California. JE draws on over 15 years of experience in the firearms field, specializing in design, research and development, and the manufacture of aluminum, other alloys and polymers. All of their products are designed and made in the USA. This model fits practically any modern sporting rifle with a Picatinny top rail. It gives your rifle that classic, mid-20th-Century military look. The outstanding rear sight integrated into this carry handle is legal for use in CMP Service Rifle competitions. The full length of rail attachment ensures that the grip of the carry handle on your upper rail is outstanding. Not only will the handle itself not go anywhere, but also your rear sight will hold true better than almost any other option out there. The thumb nuts holding the carry handle to your top rail match the windage and elevation knobs on the rear sight for a practical, classic military style design. This is a great option using the best materials and an outstanding design. Bottom Line This is a very well engineered and well-constructed carry handle. It is on our list for a reason, shooter satisfaction is through the roof with this unit. The best features are the full-length rail attachment and the broad compatibility. If you think this is a tough option to beat in the market today, you are right. 4. A2 Detachable Carry Handle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Works Well With Nearly Any Current Sporting Rifle With a Picatinny Rail The A2 Rear Sight Includes Two Aperture Sizes and Adjusts For Windage and Elevation Manufactured With Top-Quality 7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy and the Best Hard Coat Anodization Cons The Finish On the Rear Sight Does Not Completely Eliminate Glare Here we’ve got a great company, Aero Precision, that is based in Tacoma, Washington. The company focuses its business on producing aluminum parts for the defense aircraft industry. Aero Precision has ventured into producing rifle components thanks to the passion their staff has for shooting. You are probably thinking to yourself, why isn't the top Colt carry handle a product of the Colt company. The truth hurts. Believe me, you will get a massively greater bang for your buck with this unit. Aero Precision enjoys an unbeatable reputation. This is evinced in their top of the range anodization process and in the precise tolerances of the accessories and parts they make. This detachable carry handle has been built from top quality 7075-T6 aluminum alloy, in adherence with military specifications. The 7075-T6 alloy is stronger and longer lasting than the formerly ubiquitous 6061-T6 alloy which the industry used to use. As with other products from Aero Precision's, this model features unsurpassed military-style hard coat anodizing process. The rear sight is A2-style and adjustable for elevation and windage. It also features two aperture sight sizes. This mil-spec feature lets you shoot with the greatest accuracy when shooting both close shots and at further distances. The wide range of compatibility is one of this unit's top features. This carry handle can be used with a vast array of today's black rifles. At 8.96 ounces, its weight is typical if a bit low. Bottom Line The best features of this unit from Aero Precision are the solid materials and the well-engineered rear sight. This is a fantastic choice at a great price. 5. PSA Mil-Spec Carry Handle CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Engineered, Manufactured and Assembled Right Here In the USA CNC Cut Out Of a Rugged, High-Quality Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy Includes Staked Thumb Screws, An A2 Aperture and 6/3 Windage Drums Cons Occasionally Ships With Minor Cosmetic Flaws The Somewhat Reflective Surface Can Hinder Aperture Use Palmetto State Armory is the perfect option for any modern sporting rifle part or accessory. Ranking among the nation's leading weapons retailers, PSA has a vast wealth of market information on what shooters want, what does the job and what holds up best in the long-term. PSA uses this info to market many of their own parts and accessories, especially in the modern sporting rifle field. When you choose PSA, you can sleep easy knowing that you are buying parts or accessories made in the USA from a domestically based firm. Shoot approval of PSA firearm parts is unusually high, even though the costs are relatively low. This is a mil-spec carry handle, so make sure that you match it with a suitable front sight. You will need a taller, F-marked one. This carry handle is CNC cut from forged 7075-T6 aluminum, which is standard for today's black rifles. PSA has included all the tiny details that you should expect. These include staked thumb screws, an A2 aperture and 6/3 windage drums. There is actually no PSA brand name or logo on the carry handle, only a square forge mark. This unit works perfectly with M16A4, M4A1 and AR-15 rifles and many more. Bottom Line "Palmetto State Armory" is always a no-brainer option for today's black rifle components. The best features of this carry handle are the standard, mil-spec features like the A4 aperture. Another big plus is the fair price. The ability to mount it on nearly any flat-topped rifle make this a versatile option. Conclusion There aren't so many options for carry handles on the market today, but there are enough to make choosing one a laborious process. Luckily, no matter what you need, there is something in our list of the best M16 carry handles for you.

New Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle III

New Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle III

/* custom css */.td_uid_2_5f379cfabb8dd_rand.td-a-rec-img { text-align: left; } .td_uid_2_5f379cfabb8dd_rand.td-a-rec-img img { margin: 0 auto 0 0; } The Baby Desert Eagle III offers shooters a more streamlined option. The new Magnum Research "Baby Desert Eagle" III gives shooters a slimmed down option in the popular line. The double-action pistol is available in 9mm, .40 Smith & Wesson and .45 ACP. Streamlined is most definitely a relative term when Magnum Research uses it. The Minnesota-based subsidiary of Kahr Arms is known for some of the biggest and baddest handguns around. But the company has taken its best crack at slimming down one of its most popular pistols to it a bit more manageable. The New Baby Eagle III is still a handful compared to nearly every other semiautomatic on the market. However, when measured against its Desert Eagle brethren, the pistol has definitely found some weight savings. Related GunDigest Articles New Gun: Magnum Research Packing Two Calibers in One Desert Eagle Magnum Research Adds Black Tiger Stripe Desert Eagle Review: Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle III 9mm Best Starter Kit for Concealed Carry: S&W M&P 9 SHIELD $394.96 guns.com Safariland IWB Holster $43.99 brownells.com Safariland Duty Belt $88.99 brownells.com SnagMag Ammo Pouch $LOW! gundigeststore.com Disclosure: Some of these links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group may earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! In particular, Magnum Research has slimmed the slide and frame of the pistol considerably. This economy of material shaves nearly an ounce off the handgun, compared to the Baby Desert Eagle II. Even with the new handgun putting the line on a diet plan, the pistol is still hefty. The example the company gave in its announcement was a full-sized, steel-framed 9mm, which it listed at 38 ounces. This variation also has some sizable dimensions, measuring in at 8 inches in overall length, with a 4.43-inch barrel and a 1.31-inch slide width. That example, however, is on the extreme end of things when it comes to the Baby Desert Eagle III. There are lighter-weight options in the line with the company offering polymer-framed and semi-compact models.

Gunmann News Roundup September 10, 2018

Gunmann News Roundup September 10, 2018

Brief Overview of this Week’s Round-up The SIG SAUER Academy has announced new handgun and rifles courses. As we’re talking about rifles, be sure to check out our article and get the best case for your Mosin Nagant. If you also have a Ruger 10/22 rifle, read everything about the best receivers for an awesome upgrade. Big news! You can now buy the new Sauer S100 Atacama bolt-action rifle at Sportsman’s Warehouse in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Trijicon RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) Type 2 by NSWC Crane Division has been chosen for the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Eberlestock has recently partnered with TV show host, Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV. The NRA Car & Truck Show has returned once again to the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. A study that claimed the U.S. was the country with the biggest number of mass shooters has been debunked. Midterms are close and gun control is a big issue for the Democrats in the elections. In a newly released ad, The NRA urges citizens not to vote for Joe Manchin. SIG SAUER Academy To Host Handgun And Rifle Courses The SIG SAUER Academy has been the leader of tactical training and firearms instruction. They have announced new handgun and rifles courses, which will take place at the Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas in October 2018. Instructors are highly skilled and very experienced. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend! The Best Cases for the Mosin Nagant Rifle Since we’re talking about rifles, why not invest in a good case for your Mosin Nagant. Check out our article and get a nice case to keep your rifle safe and secure. If you don't have a Mosin Nagant, get to know this rifle better. Formally known as the M1891, it is a legendary Russian bolt action military rifle. The Best Receiver Upgrades for the Ruger 10/22 Rifle Do you have a Ruger 10/22 rifle? If you do, are you aware of the upgrades and modifications available? In our article , we tell you what to look for in a receiver and give you suggestions of some of the best 10/22 receivers on the market. Learn how to distinguish between different receivers and how to choose the perfect one. SAUER S100 Atacama Now In 6.5 Creedmoor You can now buy the new "Sauer S100 Atacama" bolt-action rifle at Sportsman’s Warehouse in 6.5 Creedmoor. It’s an entry-level rifle distributed by Blaser USA Inc. No problem if you have a short budget! Accuracy has been taken to another level. Trijicon RMR Type 2 Chosen For U.S. "Special Operations Command" (USSOCOM) The Trijicon RMR ( "Ruggedized Miniature Reflex" ) Type 2 by NSWC Crane Division has been chosen for the USSOCOM Miniature Aiming System – Day Optics Program. The contract will last until August 2023. “ This selection is a testament to the rugged durability of Trijicon optics, and the RMR Type 2 will provide outstanding performance to USSOCOM,” declared John Rupp, Vice President of Business Development. Eberlestock Announces a Partnership With Jana Waller & Skull Bound TV Eberlestock has recently partnered with TV show host Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV. "Jana Waller of Skull Bound TV exemplifies the things that we are passionate about. Public lands, conservation, ethical hunting. And carrying on the passion of hunting to our future generations," said Austin Legg, Director of Marketing. Eberlestock is a company created in 1985 by Glen Eberle, a former athlete who was also a pilot for the United States Air Force. The company from Boise, Idaho manufactures gear for tactical, law enforcement, and hunting enthusiasts. The NRA Car & Truck Show is Back The NRA Car & Truck Show has returned once again to the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, for the fourth year. Mark your calendars for Sept. 23, 2018. In 2017 more than 3,500 showed up and 400 vehicles were exhibited. In 2018, all kinds of models and cars will be at the show. The US is Not Home to One-Third of Mass-Shooters Worldwide After All A study that had been adopted by the Obama administration has been debunked. It claimed that the U.S. housed the biggest number of mass shooters. However, new research conducted by, John. R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, has exposed this lie. The author of the previous study was Adam Lankford, a professor at the University of Alabama. Democrats And Gun Restrictions in 2018 Midterm Elections Gun control is a big issue for the Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. But historically speaking, Democrats have always lost this fight. The last time they tried to intervene was in 1994. Today, there are many more gun owners. Even in California, the number of permits has increased. Let's see what Democrats will do and where they're going with this. NRA targets Manchin in Newly Released Ad The NRA is targeting Machin! In a newly released ad, the NRA urges citizens to vote for the opponent of Senator Joe Manchin. Unfortunately for the NRA, he has worked with Sen Pat Toomey (D-Pa.) since 2012 to extend federal background checks. You can see the ad here !

[Review]: Swamp Fox Optics Liberator & Kingslayer Red Dots

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s More companies are coming into the market with optics at price points that are within reach of more consumers. There are a lot of people that at the drop of a hat will scream, “YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!” While that can be the case with many options on the market, I spent the last few months finding out if it is true with the red dot line-up from Swampfox Tactical Optics . Full disclosure, these two optics were given to me for free by "Swampfox Tactical Optics" . I received zero compensation from them for this written review, and I will be going over everything. The good and the bad . Swampfox Optics 125 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 125 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing A Short BIO Swampfox Tactical Optics is a Colorado-based company. It was established in July of 2018 and, at the time of this writing, is less than a year old. Their red dot optics are the Liberator and Kingslayer , respectively. They are made off-shore by a Chinese manufacturer and imported into the United States, like other companies such as Sig, Vortex, and many more. Their name harkens back to the Revolutionary War with Francis Marion. His nickname was “Swamp Fox”, and he liberally brought hate and discontent to the British forces while America was desperately trying to gain independence. I am a nerd for history, so it is always cool when a company resurrects a historical figure’s stories. Basically what happened. Circa 1776, colorized. The company offers a 50,000-round guarantee, which essentially is a limited lifetime warranty. They obviously cannot verify a round count with the optic, but they use a “warrior’s honor”. Basically, if the optic fails through no fault of your own, they have you covered. Loss, theft, deliberate damage, or cosmetic damage is not covered under their warranty. Apples and Oranges The Liberator and the Kingslayer are two very different optics. The Liberator is a typical “tube-style” red-dot with a visible LED emitter within the tube and the shooter’s field of view. The Kingslayer is a miniature reflex-type optic with a very small footprint. It is roughly the same size as a Trijicon RMR, or a Vortex Viper. The Liberator weighs in at 3.49 oz. and comes with a skeletonized absolute-cowitness mount. Swampfox Liberator Mini Red Dot 124 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 124 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing Also, in the box comes a low picatinny mount for use on shotguns, or perhaps an AK that would not need a riser mount. The box also includes a lens cloth, lens covers, 2032 battery, and double-sided wrench for installation. The MSRP is $199.99 at the time of this writing. Liberator box and a rifle it was tested on. The controls are a rubberized push-button system to increase or decrease the brightness levels and turn off/on the optic. There are 10 illumination settings, which at its brightest setting is more than adequate, even on a bright, cloudless day. Battery life is measured at 3,000 hours at a medium setting. The body looks more like a typical black oxide finish instead of an anodizing. Adjustments at the windage and elevation knobs are easily changed with the back of the caps. Clicks are audible and tactile. Side mounted push-button system for controlling the Liberator. Looking through the glass of the Liberator shows a clear and distortion-free field of view. The lens diameter is 22mm and is not heavily tinted like other models. The dot is clear and concise, and their claim of 3 MOA seems to be accurate. The emitter is slightly more in the field of view than I would like, but with both eyes open, the tube and emitter fade away. The Kingslayer weighs in at a feather-weight 1 oz. It is preassembled with a Picatinny compatible mount but it also can be mounted on a slide with an RMR cutout with their newest generation. Swampfox Kingslayer Micro Reflex Red Dot 180 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 180 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing The optic that I received and tested is not compatible with an RMR footprint. Just like the Liberator, inside the box come the standard items, and a rubberized sheath for the Kingslayer. Kingslayer mounted on an 870DM Predator while doing drills. The main body is low profiled with angled cuts. It appears to share the same black oxide finish on the aluminum body and features the same kind of rubberized push-button controls on the Liberator are on the Kingslayer, albeit smaller. It also has 10 different levels of brightness and a 22mm lens diameter. The battery used in the newest generation is a 3-volt 1620. The glass on the Kingslayer does have a slightly more tinted lens, but it isn’t nearly as bad as the Trijicon RMR. That comes with a price though for battery life, as the Kingslayer’s maximum battery life is at 1,500 hours or roughly 4 months. When you look at an RMR, you can expect 4 years of continuous battery life. Size comparison between a Kingslayer and Trijicon RMR. The colored tint is noticeable. Practical Application Over the course of nearly 6 months, both optics provided to me by Swampfox Tactical were shot, abused, water-tested, and impact tested. They also went on hunting trips with me, including a turkey hunt in Texas to the Spike Box Ranch . Not once did I have an issue with either model once I got them in the field or on the range. Typical Texas sunset. God bless Texas. There was one issue with the Kingslayer before I even get it on the range. While installing the battery, I snapped the head of the mounting bolt on the battery tray. Without putting much torque on the bolt, I immediately felt it release. Upon inspection, the head was obviously out of spec for the bolt. Once I notified Swampfox, they immediately sent me out a new set of hardware and assured me that they were looking into better hardware. Image sent to Swampfox Tactical Optics, explaining the issue with the bolt. The Liberator was shot on multiple ARs, including 5.56 NATO, .300 BLK and .308 Win. It was also shot on an 870 DM Predator to test for recoil. Loads consisted of 2 ¾” and 3” magnums, varying in birdshot, turkey loads, 00-Buck, and slugs. Zero did not seem to walk at all, and when placed back onto an AR, function stayed the same once I easily rezeroed the optic. Some light scratches were the only damage done to either optic from impact testing. Impact testing from knee height, up to shoulder height showed that the companies impact resistant claims may be accurate. Each optic is rated by the manufacturer to be impact resistant up to 800Gs. Dropping onto different surfaces over multiple range sessions showed that both optics retain zero and continue to function. The Kingslayer was mounted on ARs of the same calibers, and the shotgun. To really test this bite-sized optic though, I mounted it on a Desert Eagle in .429 Magnum from Magnum Research Inc. The iconic Desert Eagle has always been a formidable handgun that is an absolute hand cannon. With a cartridge 40% more powerful than a .44 Magnum, what can possibly go wrong? Kingslayer mounted on the mammoth Desert Eagle .429 Magnum. After going through a few boxes of ammunition to zero the Desert Eagle for my hunting trip, the tiny Kingslayer performed well. Adjustments were positive with both windage and elevation, although not audible or tactile like the Liberator. Round after round, after zeroing, I was able to keep rounds on target. Zero session with the Kingslayer/Hand Cannon combo. Adjustments were positive. During my time in Texas, I was able to take a respectable Tom at roughly 22 yards. After setting up in a spot where gobblers were known to roost, I patiently waited inside of my ground blind with my Kingslayer mounted .429 Magnum Desert Eagle. After getting a response from two gobblers looking for a good time, once they caught sight of my Flambeau breeding hen and tom, they marched right in looking for a fight. The aftermath of a 240-grain JSP from the .429 Magnum in the background. Unfortunately for the one tom, he only found me waiting for him. Once he stepped within range, and gave me a clean center mass shot, I centerered the Kingslayer’s 3 MOA dot. Pulling the trigger, I sent a 240-grain JSP from the Desert Eagle on target. Between the Kingslayer and .429 Magnum loads, the gobbler didn’t have a chance. The Run Down First, the Liberator. The lens coating is typical of other red dots within its price range and does a good job of keeping the glare down. Additionally, the lens multi-coated for light transparency and to resist scratching and shed moisture on the outside of the lens. Finally, the whole system is nitrogen purged and O-ring sealed. Multicoated lenses offer good light transparency and reduce glare for the shooter. The skeletonized riser mount is a nice design and sheds some weight. It puts the red dot slightly forward compared to the basic Picatinny low-mount, but it is not drastically forward. Angled cuts give it its own look and they separate it from other typical “tube-style” red dots. The side mounted battery compartment protrudes a good bit and does affect the field of view though. View through the Liberator during a bright, and sunny day. One gripe that I have with the red dot is battery life. At 3,000 hours with a medium setting, the optic is poor compared to other models within its price range. It does have an auto-off feature that will turn off the optic after 4 hours without motion. Overall, the actual red dot is incredibly bright and concise. At its highest setting, on a cloudless sunny day, the dot is incredibly bright. Like Aimpoint bright. Visibility is not an issue with this red dot. Now on to the mini-reflex red dot, the Kingslayer! As stated earlier, this one had an issue with a battery mount bolt. While the situation was remedied quickly, the hardware between both models did seem to be less than ideal, and in my opinion, should be reevaluated by Swampfox. The Kingslayer, and the Liberator though, did mount securely to any rail I attached it to, and zero was maintained through rough use. Field of view is excellent, whether on a shotgun or handgun. The field of view with the Kingslayer is great for its price point. Glass quality is great, and only a very slight tint is noticeable if you look for it. Although my test sample is not RMR compatible, the newer generation shares the same RMR footprint per their website. This is a very smart move going forward and will give shooters a cheaper alternative compared to the Trijicon RMR. The Kingslayer, like the Liberator, has a multi-coated lens that is scratch resistant and hydrophobic. The unit is waterproof as well and is also listed at 800Gs impact resistant. Battery life though is its major drawback. Their website lists the optic being able to last up to 1,500 hours, while their competition can be measured in years with the Vortex Venom , or Burris Fastfire3 . Brightness level for the dot is impressive with the model I tested, and visibility was perfectly fine throughout all lighting conditions. Even at high noon in the Lonestar State, the 3 MOA dot refused to wash out against different terrain. The Kingslayer has a 4-hour auto-off feature as well, and while hunting, I took notice of it a few times. By the Numbers Liberator Swampfox "Kingslayer Micro Reflex" Red Dot 180 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 180 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing Affordability: 3.5/5 For the price, the Liberator is not a bad option for someone looking for a recreational optic or for light use or in a home defense situation. I would be disingenuous though if I did not point out that other models within the price range of the Liberator have better battery life and can be found cheaper than the $150-200 street price of the Liberator. Example being the Sig Sauer Romeo5 with its 40,000-hour battery life and average street price of $120 . Looks: 4/5 Aesthetically, the Liberator looks like most “tube-style” red dots, but it has its own design that separates from the pack. The black oxide surface finish does tend to look cheaper than anodizing, but it does work as its designed. The skeletonized riser mount is a nice touch and functions well. Reliability: 4/5 The optic worked exactly as intended, and the 3 MOA dot is fantastic in any lighting condition. It truly is Aimpoint bright and visibility with the 10 different settings won’t be an issue. Hardware on the other hand though needs to be reevaluated. More durable, and better-quality bolts would be nicer for the price point. Overall: 3.5/5 Overall, the Liberator is not a bad red-dot. For recreational use, it will hold up fine and can handle getting thrown around, or getting submerged in water. The brightness levels are great, but you do sacrifice battery life with this model. The 4-hour shut off is a nice perk, but a shake-wake system would be much better. Kingslayer "Swampfox Liberator Mini" Red Dot 124 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 124 at OpticsPlanet Prices accurate at time of writing Affordability: 4/5 The Kingslayer is a decent deal for what the red-dot offers. For someone looking for a mini reflex optic, the Kingslayer would be a good choice. But, I have to again point out that the Vortex Viper is only slightly more expensive at around $230 on Amazon and features a max battery-life of 30,000-hours compared to the Kingslayer’s 1,500 max. Looks: 4/5 The angled cuts on the Kingslayer set it apart from its competition. Its small footprint and RMR compatibility with the newer generation is a smart choice. The side-mounted battery tray is also a nice touch, especially when you don’t have to re-zero the optic when the battery dies. Reliability: 3.5/5 The Kingslayer ran great on both a shotgun with stout 3” magnum loads and with the . "429 Magnum Desert" Eagle from Magnum Research Inc. It did not falter at all. The reason for the 3.5 rating is strictly due to my lack of confidence in the hardware and mounting bolts for the optic. Overall: 4/5 I really enjoyed the pint-sized optic while I ran it for the past several months. Using it on a hunting trip on such a big bore handgun, showed me that internally the red dot could handle punches and keep chugging along. For the price point, it would be a good choice, although battery life leaves a lot to be desired. Parting Shots While I may be a bit critical overall with these two red dots from Swampfox, they both performed well with all testing and are still going strong. Is battery life important for you? Even for a recreational optic? Let us know in the comments below! For a lot more awesome optic options, take a look at the Best AR-15 Scopes & Optics ! A Couple AR-15 Optics

Best Marlin 336 Sights of 2020 Comprehensive Buyers Guide

If you’re looking for the best Marlin 336 sights, then you’re not that far off from finding one of your own. That is, unless you don’t choose one of the eight best sights that we have handpicked for this review. We’ve chosen these based on some characteristics that make them among the best on the market. A good sight for your Marlin 336 rifle is important if you intend on increasing the accuracy and overall performance, especially if you intend to hit targets or small game from close distances like 100 yards or so. The perfect option for you will depend on your needs and personal preferences. But what will be the deciding factor for you? Before we get to our list, let’s talk about scopes versus sights and how you can choose one for your own use. At a Glance: Our Top Picks for Marlin 336 Sights OUR TOP PICK: Lyman The No. 2 Marlin Tang Sight Williams Dovetail Open Fire Sight Set Williams Gun Sight Firesights - Peep Set Truglo 3/8 Metal Dovetail Ramp Red .450 Sight BEST BUDGET OPTION: Truglo Marlin/Henry 336 Rifle Sight TG114 Front Sight Comparison of the Best Marlin 336 Sights IMAGE PRODUCT Our Top Pick Lyman The No. 2 "Marlin Tang Sight" Mounting screws included for easier installation. Made from high-quality steel for superior durability. Special adapter base included protecting the serial number from getting damaged. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews "Williams Dovetail Open" Fire Sight Set Front and rear fiber optic sights. Best Marlin 336 sight for the money. Bright enough for low-light target acquisition. "View Latest Price" → "Read Customer Reviews" Williams "Gun Sight Firesights" - Peep Set Best peep sight for a Marlin 336 rifle. Made from high-quality materials for durability. Includes a rear peep sight with a fiber optic red front sight. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Truglo 3/8 "Metal Dovetail Ramp" Red .450 Sight Best front sight for a Marlin 336 rifle. CNC-machined from high-quality steel for durability. Includes either a green or red illuminated fiber optic sight. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Lyman - Marlin 336 Model 66 LA Made from high-quality aluminum. Best rear sight for a Marlin 336 sight. Audible ¼ MOA click adjustments for windage and elevation. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Best Budget Option Truglo Marlin/Henry "336 Rifle Sight" TG114 Front Sight Available in bright green and red. Best fiber optic sight for a Marlin 336. Full windage and elevation adjustments. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Marlin 336 Ghost Ring Lever Rail Sight Set Made from high-quality steel. Best XS Sight for a Marlin 336 Includes front and rear sights. View Latest Price Read Customer Reviews Scopes vs. Sights: Which is Right For You? There are all kinds of applications in which a scope would be ideal. Likewise, the same can be said for sights. But which of the two is best for certain applications? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons to see how they stack up against each other: Scopes Are Excellent For Long Range, Sights For Short Range Scopes have the ability to reach out and touch targets from various distances. This can range anywhere between 300 to 1000+ yards out. Sights won’t have the ability to reach that far. But they can do things that no scope can do: close range shooting. Even bright-colored tritium sights can go as far as 200 yards and is best used for close range hunting (small game or varmint). They are also much more effective when close range target shooting. Source Sights Are Great For Failing Eyesight Most sights are bright enough so shooters with poor eyesight can see them clearly with no distortion. Especially when the sights themselves are a green-yellowish color. Scopes, on the other hand, won’t do a shooter justice due to their eyes. These are a popular choice among shooters who are ages 60 or older. How to Choose a Sight for Your Marlin 336 Knowing the difference between a great sight for your Marlin 336 and a low-quality unreliable one is key, especially if you’re a first-time buyer that is faced with the task of choosing one from the countless other sights that are on the market. This quick guide will give you a good idea of what to look for while you’re shopping around. Here are some things that may factor into your purchasing decision: Price If you’re a budget shopper, there’s a good chance that price will be a prominent factor in your decision. However, this shouldn’t be the sole reason why you bought the sight in the first place. One rule of thumb to keep in mind every time you buy an accessory for your rifle is to buy the best quality that you can afford. The price will still be affordable, but a bit on the higher end of what you can afford. Source Installation Some will be easier to install and will take a matter of minutes. Even with the right tools, you can be able to add front and rear sights without any issues. But, there are some of them that will require some gunsmithing skills for them to be added on successfully. If you want something that’s easy to install, find a drop-in sight. If you get one that is better than a drop-in but requires some gunsmithing skills, you may want to enlist the services of a gunsmith near you in order to have it installed. Which Sight is Best for You? Are you a shooter that is struggling with poor vision? If so, a sight that has bright colors (like fiber optics or tritium) might be ideal for you. So you like steel or aluminum sights that co-witness with your iron sights? If it has worked for you in the past, then why not get them again? There are different types of sights that fit different personal needs and preferences; try to find one that stands out from the crowd when you think of your intended application. Quick Take - The Best Marlin 336 Sights These are our recommendations for the best Marlin 336 sights: Lyman The No. 2 Marlin Tang Sight Williams Dovetail Open Fire Sight Set Williams Gun Sight Firesights - Peep Set Review of the Best Marlin 336 Sights Below is a list of eight Marlin 336 sights that are currently on the market. As you go through the list, you should consider making a note of the features and functions that are mentioned. Then compare those features with what you would consider to be the features of your ideal sight. You may find a good match on this list, or you may not. But consider this list as your starting point in what we hope won’t be an exhausting search. With that said, let’s begin with our “best overall” choice: Best Overall: Lyman The No. 2 Marlin Tang Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Excellent for older eyes. Fits on most Marlin 336 without issue. Easy to install; takes minutes and the right kind of tools. Very accurate short range and even long range shooting. Super durable; has the ability to last you years or decades. Cons Some Dremeling may be required before fitting. You may need a gunsmithing screwdriver so you don’t damage the screws. Installation might be a challenge. You may need to hire a gunsmith if the process seems intimidating. What Recent Buyers Report Recent buyers were satisfied with this sight. Surprisingly, it does a good job of reaching out and touching targets situated as far as 200 yards out. And this was just using paper targets . Also, it’s been effective for small game and varmint hunters. Why it Stands Out to Us This is made of steel and will co-witness with the iron sights that come with your rifle. The sight itself will even do a better job than factory sights themselves. Plus, it’s solid and sturdy. If you’re looking for something that might last you many years, this could be your best possible choice. Who Will Use This Most Hunters will most likely benefit from using this sight. Especially those who are more of the varmint hunting types. Even though it’s not a long-range sight, it can definitely hit targets from a little farther than most metal sights. Target shooters will also benefit from using this steel sight if they are both casual and competitive shooters. What Could be Improved and Why While this product remains standing at all times, it would be a little cooler to see it be one of those quick deploying flip-up sights. This will give the shooter less of a fuss since it won’t cause much of an obstruction while you’re storing your rifle away. Once you’re finished, shouldn’t the sight be folded down? Bottom Line The Lyman No. 2 is a classic tried and true sight that has the ability to reach targets a little farther than most steel sights. Once installed, you’ll be amazed by how much your accuracy has improved. This is definitely a go-to option if you intend on using it for hunting or casual target shooting applications. Best for the Money: Williams Dovetail Open Fire Sight Set CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Easy adjustments for windage and elevation. Excellent for older shooters with failing vision. Works for all kinds of older and modern rifles. Tighter group shots as far as 25 to 50 yards out. No drilling to tapping required; very easy installation. Cons Some fitting may be required. Red colored fiber optic sights may not be visible in some low-light conditions. Some users complained about the lack of adjustments for windage and elevation. What "Recent Buyers Report" Most recent buyers were satisfied with this sight. It was accurate in low-light conditions and was quite visible. This product was most effective at hitting targets from short ranges. 50 to 75 yards was one of the farthest distances where the targets were situated. Installation was also a breeze and only took minutes to install with a small screwdriver. Why it Stands Out to Us Fiber optic sights will always have a special place in our hearts because they perform a lot better than their standard metal counterparts. Plus, the brighter they are, the better the chance you’ll hit something in any light condition. These are an older shooter’s best friend no matter what the application. Who Will "Use This Most" If you’re up and around at dawn or just wrapping up another day of hunting, this will benefit the hunters that will stay around until they get their bag limit (depending on the time). Most of those successful hunts happen before sunrise or sunset. Shooters who are 60 or older will also benefit from these sights the most due to their brightness and their ability to accommodate those with poor eyesight. What Could be Improved and Why While the dovetail is great for those who have a top rail attached to their rifle, there should be an option available without this dovetail. It will make installation a little easier and will also accommodate rifles that don’t have this top rail installed. Also, the red sight should be a little brighter, but not bright enough to where it can “disappear” in bright sunny conditions. Bottom Line If you’re looking for an effective Marlin 336 sight that won’t break the bank, there’s a good chance that the Williams Gun Sight might be your best possible option. These fiber optics have the potential to be effective in any application, no matter the lighting conditions. Plus, they can do some damage from as far as 100 yards out. If you’re looking for a great short range sight at a price you can afford, get the Williams Gun Sight. Best Peep Sight: Williams Gun Sight Firesights - Peep Set CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Holds zero even after 200 rounds. Easy to install; only takes a few minutes. Very easy to see, even in some low-light conditions. The fiber optic front sight is small and doesn’t obscure the target. Can consistently hit large targets from as far as 200 yards away. Cons Adjustments might be a little difficult for some users. Front sight may be noticeably higher than a factory sight. Front sight may break during installation. So be careful with how much pressure you’re applying. What Recent Buyers Report Most recent buyers were happy with this peep sight. The front sight is definitely small enough to give you a more pinpoint accurate shot without covering up the entire target. The rear peep sight is easy to see through and does a great job co-witnessing with the front. This product works perfectly for rifles like the Marlin 336. Why it Stands Out to Us This sight set is exactly what you’d expect from a peep sight. It has a fiber optic front sight that’s just the right size for most applications. Plus, it’s at a good enough height to where it will outperform almost any factory model you put it up against. This product also stood out as one of the best since it has the ability to work with older and newer Marlin 336 rifles. Who Will Use This Most Target shooters and even competitive shooters might rely on this the most. But don’t count out the hunters or those who use their rifles as a home defense firearm. This sight is as dangerously accurate as it can get at some close ranges. Small game and varmint don’t stand a chance. Neither do any of your bullseye targets either. What Could be Improved and Why The adjustments for windage and elevation are a good place to start. The adjustments might be limited for some users. Another improvement could be slightly increasing the size of the peep sight a bit. This way it won’t be to look through for some shooters. Bottom Line This might be one of our favorite sights on the list so far (and for a few good reasons). The sights work together to make your shots more precise and dead on from a pretty decent range. You probably don’t want to be the poor varmint or target that will be on the receiving end of these shots. If you want to turn your Marlin 336 into a sharpshooting machine, it takes the right kind of sights to pull it off. This might be the kind of sight you’ll want to consider if accuracy and precision are a couple of things you want to get out of a sight. Best Front Sight: Truglo 3/8 Metal Dovetail Ramp Red .450 Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Easy to install. Visible in most low-light conditions. Dovetail base easily fits on toprails. Exceptionally accurate in most applications. Bright enough for older shooters with failing eyesight. Cons Might not co-witness with some rear sights. May be a little higher than most factory sights. Some grinding may need to be required before fitting. What Recent Buyers Report Recent buyers have stated that this front sight is an excellent substitute for their iron sights. They were visible in almost any lighting condition and did not obscure the target. Some were able to use this with their currently existing rear sights. Accuracy was considerably increased upon installation and the target acquisition was quicker than usual. Why it Stands Out to Us The front sight is visible and has the ability to deliver a precise, accurate shot. It will definitely work with most rear sights, especially those that are fiber optic or tritium-style sights. With the right kind of rear sights, it will definitely up your target acquisition game. Who Will Use This Most This will be used in almost any application. Hunters, target shooters, and competitive shooters will most likely benefit from using this product. It is a bit more elevated than regular iron sights, but does a good job of lining up with targets perfectly. Your shots won’t be too high or too low with targets that are situated from a short distance. What Could be Improved and Why A minor improvement would be to lessen the size of the front sight. While it doesn’t obscure the target, it should also be small enough where the shooter can still see it slightly more. This may improve your ability to make your shots more precise with consistency. Bottom Line If you’re looking for a decent standalone front sight that will work with most rear sights, the Truglo might be your best bet. This will definitely be your best friend no matter what the application, even more so if you’re a shooter struggling with vision issues. Best Rear Sight: Lyman - Marlin 336 Model 66 LA CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Super durable and well constructed. Co-witnesses with a lot of front sights. Easy to install with the right kind of tools. No obstruction to report with the field of view. Quick to release from your rifle with one touch of the button. Cons Adjustments might be a little stiff. Installation might be a little challenging. Some have not been happy with Lyman using aluminum instead of steel. What Recent Buyers Report Most recent users were satisfied with this rear sight, especially when it has worked with front sights that have narrow fiber optics. So long as the front doesn’t obscure the target, the rear will make its money in terms of co-witnessing and also with target acquisition. The installation isn’t as complex, but some said it was a challenge without the right tools. Why it Stands Out to Us This rear sight stood out a lot better compared to some of its fiber optic competitors. But how, you ask? The rear sight has the ability to work like a peep sight when it’s aligned perfectly with the right front sight. Plus, the quick release allows for easier adjustments. That ain’t a bad thing in our book. Especially when you need adjustments to accommodate almost any environment. Who Will Use This Most If you’re looking to hit shots from as far as 100 yards out, you might benefit from this product the most. It is not designed for any specific application, so if you’re simply using your rifle for regular use, then this might be exactly what you’re looking for. What Could be Improved and Why We believe that one of the major improvements that can be done is to make the adjustments a little smoother. That way, it doesn’t have to be difficult to move the knobs each time you make adjustments to accommodate windage or elevation. Another improvement we can suggest is that it wouldn’t hurt if it were a pop-up/fold-down sight just for the sake of easier storage and less clutter. Bottom Line The Lyman Marlin rear sight might be the best option for you if you’re simply looking for a rear sight that will co-witness with your front sights. Other than that, the construction is solid and is built to last you years or even decades to come. This might be your long-term solution if you’re looking for you’re relying on standalone sights. Best Fiber Optic Sight: Truglo Marlin/Henry 336 Rifle Sight TG114 Front Sight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Easy to install. Target acquisition is quick and easy. Cnc-machined steel body is quite durable. Visible for most shooters with failing eyesight. Shot groups were tight with targets situated from 100 yards out. Cons Front sight may be a little too tall. Installation might be challenging for some. Some have complained about it being cheap and flimsy. What Recent Buyers Report New buyers wanted a sight that was visible in all kinds of lighting conditions. They were not disappointed once they installed these on their rifle. They even went so far as to say that their target acquisition was much quicker than some of the scopes they’ve used on other rifles. Why it Stands Out to Us These are quite bright, almost to the point where they can also be visible in bright sunlight. This serves as an even greater advantage for those who may not have the best vision in the world. It definitely aids them in making more precise accurate shots, especially at distances where targets were 100 yards away. Who Will Use This Most Older shooters and low-light hunters are the most likely to use these sights, especially when you intend to knock down small game or varmint. It might also be a good sight to have if you’re out deer hunting while the sun is coming up. If it’s far enough away for you to reach out and touch it, then this sight can definitely help you land that kill shot much quicker. What Could be Improved and Why One of the things that could be improved is that it could be a little shorter. This way, it won’t cause your shots to travel higher than normal. It shouldn’t be a drastic reduction in height, but just enough where the field of view may also not be so hindered. Bottom Line Fiber optics are one of the most reliable options on the market, especially for those who are among the older population of shooters. Some of the other shooters use them because they are proven to be more reliable and accurate than any other sight type. If you’re a sucker for fiber optics, then these TruGlo sights might definitely be your best choice for you. Best XS Sight: Marlin 336 "Ghost Ring Lever" Rail Sight Set CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Super sturdy and built to last. Front and rear sights co-witness perfectly. Very accurate shooting from 100 to 200 yards. Ghost rings are the perfect size to look through. Easy to install; takes minutes and the right kind of tools. Cons Some may find the installation a challenge. Sight may not be visible in low-light situations. May be a little bulky for some Marlin 336 rifles. What Recent Buyers Report This product is a stellar improvement over most front and rear sight pairs (more specifically the steel rear sights). Most shooters had an easier time looking through the rings and were able to shoot quick and accurate shots with precision. This can also hit larger targets that are situated some 200 yards away. Why it Stands Out to Us This is another set that we cannot get enough of. This might just be the best sight you can use during the day. Whether you’re out on the range or using it for daytime hunting, this delivers a pretty solid performance as far as shooting goes. Who Will Use This Most This would be used the most by a lot of target shooters and hunters, but only during the daytime hours since it may not have the ability to work as effectively in the dawn or dusk hours. Also, a great sight to use if you’re planning on hitting targets from 100 to 200 yards away. What Could be Improved and Why One improvement might be adding on an easy to install tritium front sight, which could be best for older shooters with poor eyesight. Even those who tend to hunt with as little light as possible in their environment can benefit from this improvement as well. Also, this model could use a little reduction in size so it’s not so bulky on most rifles. Bottom Line This might be solely used for daytime purposes, but it definitely delivers on the promise of providing you with more accurate shooting than your standard iron sights. If you’re tired of the factory option not being as effective, the XS might be the step up that you’re looking for. 8. Williams Gun Sight - Foolproof-TK Receiver Sights CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Very easy to manipulate the knobs. Very sturdy and durable construction. Small, but very effective when used properly. Takes 10 minutes to install with the right kind of tools. Shooting groups are tighter immediately after installation. Cons Some fitting may be required. Adjustment knobs may be a little stiff at the outset. May need to be installed by a gunsmith if the installation is a challenge. What Recent Buyers Report New buyers did not have any issue with installation, even though some of them had to wait a bit since they relied on a gunsmith to install the sight. Once installed, the shooting accuracy was immediately upgraded. The shots were much tighter in groups when hitting targets situated at 100 to 150 yards. Why it Stands Out to Us One of the major reasons why this stands out is because it’s the kind of metal sight that is nice and small. So if you’ve been wrestling with sights that have played more of the obstructionist role with your field of view, this might just be the solution to a long-suffering problem. Who Will Use This Most Hunters and target shooters are the two groups that come to mind. If you hunt partridge, waterfowl, or varmint this might be one of your favorite sights to work with, especially if your end goal is hitting anything that moves within a 100 to 150-yard range. If you’re more of a short-range kind of shooter, you might rely on this the most. What Could be Improved and Why One thing that can be improved is the adjustment knobs. They should be a little more smooth and a little less gritty. Especially when you’re in a high-stress situation and want to make quick adjustments to accommodate your current environment. Imagine opening a door after adding WD-40 to a creaky hinge. That’s what the adjustments should feel like. Bottom Line The Williams sight is probably your best bet if you’re looking for an option that won’t be obstructive to your field of view. At the same time, it’ll likely be your best hunting buddy if you’re looking for something that will increase your hit probability and your bag limit among varmints and small game. Types of Sights There are a few varieties that are popular among those who want to add more accuracy to their Marlin 336. While one might be best for you, it may not be a good fit for other shooters. Here are some of the most popular sights you can choose from on the market: "Fiber Optic Sight" s These are bright in color, so bright that they are generally relied on more by older shooters due to their failing eyesight. Even with perfect vision, these sights have their purposes such as quick target acquisition and working more effectively in dawn or dusk conditions outdoors. Metal Sights These often have smaller holes that can be used to look through while you’re zeroing in on a target. Some may also be standalone sights that can co-witness with other types like fiber optics. For example, a metal rear sight might be more effective if you’re using it to co-witness with a front sight that might be a fiber optic. Standalone Sights Standalones are either designed for the front or rear of your rifle. These can either be made from metal or fiber optics (whichever you prefer the best). They don’t come in a set and are usually used as replacements for factory iron sights. Conclusion The best Marlin 336 sight is out there. And it might take a little more time than usual to find the right one for you. One of these eight could be the one for your if a certain feature or function stuck out as interesting to you. Before choosing a winner, be sure to do your due diligence so you are able to know what other people are saying about it. Consult your favorite gun forums or consider some of the other product reviews before you decide on whether or not if it’s worth the investment.

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As 2017 started and the newly elected President of the United States Donald Trump began to make the public relations rounds to newspapers and television conglomerates one suggested piece of legislation above all others made gun owners smile with sheer joy. The proposed legislation was the House Resolution Number 367 of the 115th Congress of the United States , better known as HR367, The Hearing Protection Act of 2017. To the uninformed this proposed bill sounds more like a piece of legislation that would fall under the guidelines of the Federal Governments safety arm, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration rather than one that would have anything at all to do with firearms and the National Firearms Act.