Boobytrapped AK Mags

Breach Bang Clear has the details, this was an interesting read.

Basically, it looks and feels like a full magazine. And indeed it does function like a normal magazine too–at least for a few rounds, until 35 grams of TNT blows up in your face.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.breachbangclear.com/boobytrapped-mag-in-bosnia/

Thompson/Center Compass Recall

Thompson/Center has identified a condition that may exist in some Compass rifles. We have determined that there may be some instances, depending on the height and position of the rifle and other factors, where a chambered round may fire if the firearm is dropped with the safety in the fire position. Safety is paramount to us, so we are taking this measure to further enhance performance and to meet our customer expectations, with the goal of reducing the chance of an accidental discharge should the rifle be dropped.

If you have questions about a COMPASS® recall, please contact Thompson/Center at 855-512-5935.

More details regarding the recall can be found at the location below:
http://compassrecalltcarms.com

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:
http://14544-presscdn-0-64.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/FN-SCAR-17S-RECALL-NOTICE-DISTRIBUTOR.pdf

Eyewear and Firearms: A Users Guide

You should always wear protective gear when shooting. In fact, eyewear is one of the most important parts of your gun safety gear. Not only can a 7mm rifle recoil enough to rip your eyebrow off, you’ve also got to be aware of firearm malfunction that can send shards of metal, gunpowder and a host of other harmful objects directly into your most powerful hunting tool: your eyes, causing irreparable damage and in many cases, complete loss of sight.

Here’s your guide for keeping your eyes protected, your vision clear and your firearm safely in hand.

Prescription Tips

If you wear bifocals, opt for a larger frame that makes the transition much more subtle. This will give you greater accuracy and less eye strain. The all-terrain blog Outdoorsman Time explains the strained relationships between any lenses and scopes. One scope may be completely useless in combination with your glasses, while another brand may work perfectly. Your experience will be as unique as your eyes and as specific as your personal prescription. Sign up for Amazon Prime to order a few scopes with free shipping. Amazon has a great return policy so only keep one if it works for you.

Fit is Everything

There’s nothing more frustrating than a pair of glasses that are constantly sliding off a sweaty nose or making your head and ears ache from a poor fit. Be sure that whatever frames you decide on are not just based on style or strength. Fit should be one of the main concerns for any experienced shooter because if you’re fiddling with your glasses you’re not scouting or ready to bag a trophy.

Wrap-around options are great for shielding your eyes from the elements in dusty terrain. And a sweat bar as well as added foam cushioning can greatly increase the comfort and stability of your shooting shades. Remember that bigger glasses may seem more cumbersome, but they are often much more effective.

Lens Options

There are so many ways to customize your lenses to serve you in different shooting environments. Polarized glasses are great for when you’re shooting in bright light conditions especially around the glare of large bodies of water. They increase clarity, contrast and reduce glare and eyestrain. Yellow- and orange-hued lenses are best for low-lighting situations like white tail hunting at dawn and dusk. Purple lenses will create a stark contrast with the color orange, enhancing your target and range shooting abilities. So if you’re an avid shooter who likes to hit the range and get out into the field, you might have to invest in multiple pairs to get optimal shooting vision.