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  1. Hunting is an adrenaline pumping activity that quite many people enjoy. However, there is more to this activity than just going out into the wild and shooting at wild animals. Anybody serious about hunting, especially big game hunting, know that you need to be adequately prepared before you leave the house. One of the things you must be ready to invest in is a scope. Otherwise, you will shoot and miss more often than not. Buying a rifle scope is not a two-minute thing, but it also does not have to take you three weeks. One thing you need to remember before you even start browsing for a scope is that different people and different levels of hunting expertise will call for a different scope. Additionally, every one you come across will have their opinion on the perfect gear. Therefore, to help make your search a bit easier, use the following steps.

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  2. This weeks build is a slight departure from what we normally feature. Nearly all the firearms we have shown on these emails are various personal builds from employees here at Rainier Arms. The rifle we are showcasing today was built specifically for one of our local police departments here in Western Washington. The philosophy behind the build of this rifle was something to replace the department’s bolt guns for longer range shooting that also allowed SWAT sniper teams to participate in close quarters engagements if needed.

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  3. This week’s build is a bit different than ones we have shown off before. For a number of years Rainier Arms has been involved with the international sales of firearms and accessories to numerous countries around the globe. This rifle in particular was assembled for an international show, therefore the parts chosen were used to showcase some of the best products Rainier has to offer.

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  4. The phrase that makes me shutter and shake the most is, “Oh… I’m good with my gun.  I go to the range.” I hear this so much when I invite people out to the facility to improve their skills as a CCW Civilian.  In fact… I’m serious when I say that 99% of the time, that is the response I get when I encourage people to come train with us. So… that leads me to… Training… the word “training” is one of the most over used words in any industry.  Especially in the firearms/self-defense world.

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  5. St Cloud, MN - Maxim Defense, the premier manufacturer in PDW-stocks, braces and accessories is announcing the release of significant new products at SHOT Show 2019. Maxim Defense is located in Booths #1857 - Downstairs and 30010 - Upstairs.

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  6. The bolt carrier group (BCG) is the beating heart of an AR. Like our own heart, it is not only critical to making things function, but it is also put under significant stress to accomplish that. Sure there are many parts of an AR that are critical, most of them in fact. But the BCG is the workhorse – feeding rounds, firing rounds, and extracting rounds.

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  7. Or Is It?   With the ever-growing segment of custom precision bolt guns the last five or so years, we’ve seen a huge growth in the category of lightweight or “backcountry” rifles. As a hunter that makes the attempt to reach difficult areas away from the pumpkin patch, I’m a fan. But as I have put my hands around more than a few of the ponderous pill pushers, I found myself still wishing for my heavier, more capable long-range rifles.

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  8. I first came across the Blitzkrieg Components AR-15 Chevron Front Sight Post in the same place I think many of us do when discovering new and interesting products for shooting – Facebook. Up popped an image in my feed with a close-up shot of a front sight post unlike any I’d seen before. My experience with front sight posts on ARs was limited to just that, a post. You looked through your peep sight on your rear iron sight and there was a plain, black post waiting for you down at the other end for your aiming needs.

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  9. The LuthAR MBA – 3 is a very interesting stock, it is not a traditional stock that most would put on the traditional AR platform. When it comes to carbine buffer tubes, most people start looking at the traditional Magpul stocks, Mission First Tactical and many others. This is not an issue for a traditional AR, but as long-range precision is becoming more and more popular LuthAR stepped up to create a precision stock that can be fit onto a standard carbine buffer. This opens up the ability for those who do not like fixed stocks or cannot use a traditional fixed stock to use a precision stock.

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  10. Let's take a minute to discuss the bane of my existence - factory handgun sights. I hate them. It doesn't even matter which manufacturer, really. Realistically, you're going to end up with one of two options: 1) some sort of white dot sight, to include Glock's weird pumpkin/basket configuration, or 2) some sort of glowing 3-dot sight. As a Glock shooter, I dislike both options, so I rarely spring for the more expensive night sight gun. I usually buy the cheaper plastic sight gun, then use the savings to put toward a nice set of aftermarket sights. I'm always open to new designs, but as of now my favorite sights are from 10-8 Performance.

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