The MilSpec Definition

In the first of a series on the AR-15 platform for American Rifleman, Cameron Hopkins answers the question ‘Can a civilian AR rifle be classified as MilSpec?’. Hopkins covers the issue fully, and taught me a few things.  I am eager to read the next installment in the series, covering lower-budget ARs.

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25 Meter Zeroing Targets

Targets to zero in your AR rifle. The targets simulate a 300 meter target, scaled to size. Place target out at 25 meters, and fire three rounds, adjusting iron sights as needed after every three rounds until all three rounds fall within the circle in the center of the target. Click on the image to get a pdf target.

M4 Carbine 25m Zeroing Target

M16A2 25m Zeroing Target

DPMS posted the following instructional video to Youtube

Marine’s dad ordered to pay protesters’ court fees

The father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters from Kansas was ordered to pay the protesters’ appeal costs, his lawyers said Monday.

On Friday, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered Snyder to pay $16,510 to Fred Phelps. Phelps is the leader of Topeka’s Westboro Baptist Church, which conducted protests at Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder’s funeral in 2006.

The two-page decision supplied by attorneys for Albert Snyder of York, Pa., offered no details on how the court came to its decision.

Attorneys also said Snyder is struggling to come up with fees associated with filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The decision adds “insult to injury,” said Sean Summers, one of Snyder’s lawyers.

The high court agreed to consider whether the protesters’ message is protected by the First Amendment or limited by the competing privacy and religious rights of the mourners.

Behavior like this disgusts me.  This man’s son died while serving our country, and these losers use the Marine’s funeral to protest?  Not only that, but they take the man to court to boot…

If anyone knows of a way to get some money to Mr. Snyder to help pay the fees, please let me know.  I’d like to help out and contribute something.


SayUncle picked up on this story too, but was resourceful enough to find a way to help the Synder family.  Just go to to find out how you can help.