About Aaron Spuler

Founder and Executive Editor for The Weapon Blog, Aaron is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter.

Glock 43 Accessories

To many, the Glock 43 is the best handgun in America. The G43 is Glocks’s new single stack 9mm pistol and was the most desired and anticipated release in Glock’s history. The G43 is the answer to many people’s everyday concealed carry needs.

The fact that it is ultra-concealable, accurate and fantastic for all shooters regardless of hand size is astonishing. The grip has a built in beaver tail design which allows the shooter to obtain a high and tight grip. The aggressive texture of the grip lets the shooter further easily operate the pistol. Engineered to the same standards as other Glocks, the G43 can withstand the same torture. For a carry gun, the G43 has a standard magazine capacity of 6 bullets. We are going to touch on 4 accessories that you can get for your Glock 43.

A Holster

Holsters are the number one accessories you need when you first purchase your handgun, if you plan on carrying it. You need to be able to carry the gun around without it being noticeable and without it falling out of position. There are many types of glock 43 holsters, such as: ankle holsters, IWB holsters (inside waistband), OWB holsters (outside waistband), fanny pack holsters, shoulder holsters, and others. You can research online to figure out what kind of holster you would prefer and how you would like to carry your handgun. Make sure you practice using the holster contactly before taking it out daily so you get used to the draw and re-holstering movements. You want to make sure that you understand how the holster works and how it holds your gun against your body. Once you have figured out how to use your holster properly, you will be good enough to if you need to!

Night Sights

Night sights are a good upgrade if there isn’t much light. However, they also appear brighter and I get them standard on all my handguns. The standard sights are plastic and use a “dot in box” visual reference. Unfortunately, this set-up does not work well for many people, which is why I recommend upgrading to night sights. Fortunately, there are many outstanding different options available in the market when you’re looking to upgrade the sight on your glock 43. Most upgraded sights fit firmly and securely around the firearm’s existing trigger guard with no gunsmithing needed.

Extended Magazine or an extra magazine

If you know you’re going to be shooting a lot in a day, I would suggest purchasing a magazine extension or purchasing an extra magazine altogether! They come in handy when you know you will be shooting a lot throughout the day and getting some practice in. If you don’t plan on shooting a lot I would say this isn’t a necessary purchase but a mag extension is always a great idea to have. Plus, you can carry it on you so if the time comes and you need it, you’ll be thankful you had it.

Upgraded Grips

Talon grips, if you are not familiar with them, are an affordable, easy to put on grip tape that is customized for your pistol. You can get them in a sandpaper (like skateboard tape) or in a rubber grip tape. I personally go with the rubber because the sandpaper seems to bug me while I am carrying concealed. If you are not wearing an undergarment it can rub you the wrong way, literally. Having these grips is a great accessory and you will regret not buying them. They help you hold the gun steadily and makes the gun easier to grip.

These are the top 4 accessories we recommend for your Glock 43. A holster is almost a necessity if you plan on concealed carrying, as well as upgraded grips. An extra mag is nice to have – especially at the range. Having night sights is just one more thing that makes your G43 a great all around concealed carry, especially if you need it at night.


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5 Best Methods In Finding The Best Public Land

Finding a right public land where the competition is not too intense is becoming harder and harder as more and more hunters are competing amongst each other in recent years. Having that said, if you do your homework well, it’s not impossible.

I would agree that the greatest disadvantage to public land hunting is pressure. You could even be sharing the woods with half of your town and this will put a lot of stress on the whitetail herd.

But if you speak of the alternative, which is private land, most hunters would knit their brows because of one simple reason, leasing a land isn’t cheap. Hence, I would love to share with you some of the things you can do to find the right public land for great hunting experience.

Look at your national forest and wilderness area

To kick off your hunting journey, these two places would be a great start to hunt as they are usually the best public lands you can find.

In such places, hunting can only take place in areas where the animals receive relatively light hunting pressure and have higher density of mature animals. Even so, you need years of applying for accumulating bonus points just to get your permit. Usually, the permit will allow you to hunt in a certain area with rifle guns or limited-draw archery.

The approach that you find public land would vary according to the state you hunt. I would say, many states, especially the state of Minnesota, provides many excellent public land for hunting. Call up your local agency, you can have a solid grasp of what is in the land after getting some feedback.

To look, you can even use aerial scouting with Google Earth where you can unearth different places with the imagery tool. This tool is just for you to eliminate the places where you feel is not worthy while locating promising terrains with high traffic of whitetails. This tactic is to get a hold of obvious places which is good public land hunting property.

If you want to find the best public land sanctuaries, you have no choice but to go the distance. Going deep into the forest and looking for potential hunting ground is still the best method for uncovering the best hunting ground.

Constantly update yourself on the best hunting information
A rule of thumb is to start by visiting your local public land website to get the latest tidings regarding the availability of different land. The best public lands for hunting usually involves national forests or wilderness areas.

There are many sites present which compiles the best places to hunt and I think that you can capitalize on them.

As long as you are willing to do your research and you know how to negotiate through the bureaucratic pathway, you will definitely be able to have access to many public land.

A word of advice, do not be complacent although you have hunted in an area for a long period of time. If you do not continue to improve your knowledge of the land and its deer, your success rate in getting your game will decline rapidly.

Entertain no assumption as you hunt more often. Generally, you should be conscientious enough to walk longer and deeper into the woods. For this, I would highly recommend having a GPS (Global Positioning System) which is covered in the point below.

Remember, habitat is gradually changing that it will most certainly escape your notice if you are not careful. Food plots and prime escape cover are examples of overlooked gems which may pop out after several years. The hunting ground you are in may be one of the best hunting place after many years down the road.

Looking through your government website such as Texas Parks & Wildlife will definitely help you find places which are publically accessible. They even walk you through the process of getting an annual public hunting permit and regular permit hunts. Another example would be the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, where they provide public hunting land maps where the limitations are clearly stated by the relevant authorities.

Constant analysis

It would be great if you can constantly seek out information on how a deer would react in different climate and environment. For example, you can steer away from sites where the habitat has grown to be less suited for elk.

Having a tree stand and some climbing sticks would be essential because you can go to higher ground to do your analysis more effectively. Even so, you should not discount your favorite stands and the old reliable setup.

In search for the best public land, you need to always question yourself. How is the habitat in this forest changing? In a range of 1 to 10, what is the hunting pressure of the animals in this terrain? This information would definitely be useful in finding out the best public land you can find for hunting.

According to Bryan Kinkel, a deer researcher from Tennessee, found out that deer learn to avoid stands such as hanging stands within a year. With this, you have to analyze the best terrain to move your stand as quick as possible.

Public lands include state forest, wildlife management areas and tax-forfeit properties. These are the places worth looking into for a good public land to hunt.

Owning a hunting GPS

Using your hunting GPS, you can start mapping out public trailheads which is on one front of a range. Then, you draw a line which links the access point while taking note of the midpoint of each range.

It would be wise if you start from scratch every year, scouting the public land as if it is your first time being here. Using a GPS, you are able to use the geocaching function to save information regarding a place which you find interesting. As you scout deeper into the terrain, you will definitely reconsider dead ends, go deeper into unchartered waters and even review reliable setups in the forest.

If possible, you should study topographical maps and aerial photos so that you can effectively find out the best field edges, wooded ridgetops and fertile valleys.

Also, investing in a computer mapping program would be great as you can mark property boundaries with waypoints. The search for public land would be much more efficient and enjoyable if you have a good hunting GPS.

If you are hunting and still searching thoroughly for a good hunting GPS, look no further. Please take a look at this article which I believe will be extremely helpful in helping you choose the best GPS in the market.

Joining a hunting community
Talking to people in the hunting community and forming friendships with hunters will be one of your greatest asset in terms of finding the best public land. You may even be lucky to stumble upon a private land owner too!

One research even revealed that hunting satisfaction is the highest when other hunter companions keep the deer moving. Being a lone wolf in hunting would generally be less enjoyable and less effective as compared to having a steady companionship.

With the help of your buddies, you can go in deeper into the forest with more ease. You will definitely be more confident going deeper into the forest where most humans will think twice before venturing into such precarious places. Since you are moving in groups, you can definitely watch each other’s back.
Your odds of getting pass obstacles such as rivers and lakes will be higher too. Getting into places where most hunters would avoid is key to finding the best public land.

The hunting community can even share bedding areas or food sources which they stumble upon going deep into the forest.

Conclusion

If you have better ways to find low competition public lands, share your tips in the comment area below.


This guest post was written by John Lewis, a blogger, survivalist and outdoor enthusiast. While he believes that everyone should enjoy their lives doing things they love, being financially, mentally and physically prepared to face challenges that may arise is inevitably important. Check out his best hunting GPS recommendations for 2016.

FN SCAR Recall

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016
TO: FN America Distributors
FROM: John Keppeler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

RE: FN Product Safety Notification and Mandatory Recall of 471 FN SCAR® 17S Rifles

FN America, LLC is recalling 471 of its FN SCAR® 17S rifles due to the possibility that certain products may have been assembled with a bolt that does not meet our hardness specifications. Firing may cause catastrophic failure of the rifle over a period of time. FN America shipped these SCARs July 28 and 29, 2016, and is hoping to contain the issue at the distributor level. In the event any of the affected SCARs have been sold to customers, FN America will reach out to those customers and warn them not to use their FN SCAR® 17S if it is one of the serial numbers being recalled. Failure to follow these instructions could cause injury or death. Our records indicate that your distributor operation has received one or more of the recalled products.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, DO NOT SELL ANY OF THE FN SCAR® 17S RIFLES AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN YOUR INVENTORY.

Although no injuries have been reported as a result of this potential issue, FN America is advising customers to discontinue use of these rifles immediately and return affected products to FN America directly for inspection and possible retrofit with compatible bolts at no cost. FN America also advises all FN distributors to immediately return all recalled products currently in inventory to FN America and provide contact information for dealers that purchased affected product.

Further details of the recall can be found at the location below:
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