30 August 2013

By James Smith

Prepper Podcast Radio Network

AR-15 rifles showing their configurations with...

AR-15 rifles showing their configurations with different upper receivers (stripped-down lower receiver is visible at bottom) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Clearly, the question regarding aliens is merely a tongue-in-cheek reference to science fiction, but the cold, hard fact is that NASA made the request on the Federal Business Online website for five AR-15 rifles. The AR stands for Armalite Rifles, not assault rifles, but in the atmosphere of gun control hype – facts are frequently ignored by the media.

The requests outlined the specifics:

Caliber: .223/5.56 X 45 mm NATO
Barrel: Free Floated 16″ Double Lapped, Chrome LinedChrome Moly Vanadium MIL-B-11595-E, Threaded 1/2×28
Rifling Twist: RH 1:7″
Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail Top of gas block is .293 (+/-) lower than top of upper receiver
Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail & Laser Engraved Rail Numbering, 7075-T6 Aluminum w/ 6″ Hand-guard
Lower Receiver: 7075-T6 Aluminum (forged)
Trigger: Tactical Two Stage, 1st Stage 3.5 lbs – 2nd Stage Approximately 5-6 lbs
Overall Length: 35.25″ with stock extended, Approximately 32″ collapsed
Weight: 6.6 lbs
Finish: Anodized Aluminum Upper/Lower Receiver, Manganese Phosphated Steel Barrel
Accuracy: 1.5 MOA
Included with Rifle: One 30 Round Magazine, Sling, Black Case, ARMS 71 flip up sights(EX1408), Owner’s Manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty

It seems that even rocket scientists know a good firearm when they see it. Too bad too many politicians don’t want you to have them. Plus, why do they need a 30 round clip. According to our lawmakers, 10 rounds should be more than enough.

And if the history is any evidence of the future – expect an ungodly amount of ammunition to be purchased – thus draining the supply from the average gun owner.