Tag Archive: Assault Rifle

Mom Opens Fire On Home Invaders In Detroit To Defend Children



” A Detroit mother opened fire Monday night when three suspects broke into her home. 

Surveillance cameras caught it all.

  The mother tells Action News she “didn’t have time to get scared.” When she heard the door to her home on Woodrow Wilson being kicked in, she immediately warned the three teenage intruders and then opened fire.

  One of the teens dropped a handgun on his way out the door. He then tried to get back inside the house a second time, but was again met with gunfire. Once again, he took off and all three were arrested shortly after the incident by Detroit Police.”


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Shooting Pro Anette Wachter Shares Her Colt Sporting Rifle Review 





” US National Rifle team member Anette Wachter checks in with a Colt Sporting Rifle review.

  Recently I was sent the Colt CSR 1516 to review. Also known as the Colt Sporting Rifle, I was not quite sure what I was getting in to when I picked up the gun. My Diva side came out suddenly. “




” This rifle was very stock. As in, stock, stock. I’m talking bare bones. It had even less flair than my service AR I shoot in High Power. And those have to be stock on the exterior. But I have to say that I really dig this rifle. 

  I was looking at all of my other ARs around the house and realized they are all competition varieties and very heavy. I don’t have an AR I can use for rough stuff. The CSR is basically for hard utility use. It is super light. I felt like calling up the VP and filling him in: “Mr. Biden, even we girls can hold and shoot this rifle!” Sorry bud. It only weighs just over 6.5 pounds.”  

” My CMP service rifle weighs 13. Huge. As I had mentioned, the rifle is pretty plain to look at. But this is a sporting rifle, one you don’t have to worry about if you toss it in the trunk, or slide it under the bed. It is the “do-all” rifle. So you dropped it on the ground? Oh well. It can take it. At a price point of under $1,000 the CSR-1516 makes great sense. I want this rifle in my house by the bed. I am not concerned if it gets dinged up. The main question is did I enjoy shooting it? But of course. “

Read the review here .

AK47 Assault Rifle Designer Kalashnikov Dies At 94






” The inventor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died aged 94, Russian officials say.

  The automatic rifle he designed became one of the world’s most familiar and widely used weapons.

  Its comparative simplicity made it cheap to manufacture, as well as reliable and easy to maintain.

  Although honoured by the state, Kalashnikov made little money from his gun. He once said he would have been better off designing a lawn mower.”







” Mikhail Kalashnikov’s 1947 design became the standard equipment of the Soviet and Warsaw pact armies. Versions were manufactured in several other countries, including China.

  With its distinctive curved magazine, the Kalashnikov became a revolutionary icon in the hands of militants and insurgents around the globe.”







” The Kalashnikov – which is still widely used today – will go down in history. If the name of Samuel Colt and his revolver is associated with the 19th Century, then the gun of the 20th Century is undoubtedly the Kalashnikov.

  He died on Monday in Izhevsk, the city where he lived 600 miles east of Moscow, an official there said.”










New Jersey And Marlin 22 Assault Rifles



New Jersey “Assault” Rifle



” You may not know this, but by a twist of fate of New Jersey’s state laws, the standard Marlin Model 60 semi-automatic rifle is seen as a sinister death-dealer. Yes, the same little 22 caliber, tube-fed Model 60 that is the rifle of choice for target practice around the country is seen in the Garden State as being an assault rifle. How did this happen? Read on…

This innocent looking rifle, popular with small game hunters and youth shooting sports programs, had a tubular magazine that could hold 19-rounds (gasp!) of .22LR and even larger quantities (oh the humanity!) of shorter .22 Long, and .22 Short/CB rounds. Even though some 11-million of these firearms had been produced, the State considered them to be 11-million too many. 

As such, any of these evil Marlins owned prior to 1990 by New Jersey residents could be grandfathered in –if they were registered. New models with the same 18+1 magazine that Marlin had sold for thirty years were forbidden to sell in the state.

In New Jersey itself, the State Supreme Court has made clear that the letter of the 1990 law has to be followed, even if such an innocent rifle as the Model 60 is scapegoated because of the bad legislation. In the 1996 ruling “State v. Pelleteri, 683 A. 2d 555 – NJ: Appellate Div. 1996,” the court looked at the case of Joseph Pelleteri who was charged with having an illegal 18-shot Marlin Model 60 in his possession that was not registered as an “assault firearm” with the State. 

Pelleteri was a competition sports shooter who won the Marlin as a prize in a match (in police combat shooting!) during the late 1980s. This lucky winner never shot the gun; in fact, it was encountered in 1996 still in Pelleteri’s safe with the factory tags still on the rifle. When found, he was charged, convicted, and that conviction affirmed on appeal with the state Supreme Court saying, “”When dealing with guns, the citizen acts at his own peril.”

The M16 (Assault Rifle) – Modern Marvels – History Channel Documentary

” The M16 rifle, officially designated Rifle, Caliber 5.56 mm, M16, is the United States military version of the AR-15 rifle. The rifle was adapted for semi-automatic, three-round burst, and full-automatic fire. Colt purchased the rights to the AR-15 from ArmaLite, and currently uses that designation only for semi-automatic versions of the rifle. The M16 fires the 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge. The rifle entered United States Army service and was deployed for jungle warfare operations in South Vietnam in 1963, becoming the U.S. military’s standard service rifle of the Vietnam War by 1969, replacing the M14 rifle in that role. The U.S. Army retained the M14 in CONUS, Europe, and South Korea until 1970. Since the Vietnam War, the M16 rifle family has been the primary service rifle of the U.S. armed forces.

The M16 has also been widely adopted by other militaries around the world. Total worldwide production of M16s has been approximately 8 million, making it the most-produced firearm of its caliber. In 2010, the M16 began to be phased out in the U.S. Army and is being supplemented by the M4 carbine, which is itself a shortened derivative of the M16A2.

The history of the m16 that held the 5.56mmx45mm round. Talks about the development of the firearm through the vietnam era to modern day.”

Are Assault Rifles Strictly Weapons of War?



” A key narrative in the push to ban assault weapons is that they are exceptionally powerful, firing rounds with a special capacity to pierce body armor and pulverize human bodies. The AR-15 infamously used in the Sandy Hook massacre fires the same 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition as its cousin the M16. The “NATO” designation seems to validate Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and company’s fear that these are military weapons which do not belong in the hands of civilians. The language of the Second Amendment and historical context in which it was conceived fundamentally undermine this logic:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

The Bill of Rights was adopted as a precaution against tyrannical government, with the Second Amendment democratizing military force. The Framers believed that citizens should have access to the military hardware they themselves would use to defend the homeland against tyranny, foreign or domestic, as members of militias. Whether this standard applies to artillery (reasonable persons may differ), it surely includes firearms. If anything, an originalist interpretation of the Constitution privileges the right to keep and bear arms suitable for militia service.”





FPS Russia demos the AUG A3-CQC Assault Rifle.