Negligible Bump

A Bump Stock Ban Is Popular With the Public. But Experts Have Their Doubts.

A ban on the “bump stock” devices that made the Las Vegas attack so deadly would enjoy broad public support, according to a new poll. Yet gun policy experts say a ban would probably have a negligible effect on mass shooting deaths.

“Bump fire stocks” haven’t been used before in a mass shooting. Only in certain circumstances would they be of much help to a would-be killer. They are novelty gadgets.

A lot of gun owners are up in arms about the NRA’s position on this, but Murdoc thinks it’s the best course at the moment. Let the BATFE, the same BATFE that already decided that the devices were not in violation of federal law, review it. Let emotions cool before rushing to do anything.

RISE Armament Debuts $99 Trigger Group

RISE Armament  Black Fallout RA-140 Super Sporting Trigger (SST)
RISE Armament Black Fallout RA-140 Super Sporting Trigger (SST)
The RA-140 single-stage drop-in trigger group is a high-performing, cost-effective upgrade to replace mil-spec triggers:

RISE Armament, the maker of the highly acclaimed RA-535 Advanced-Performance Trigger, is pleased to introduce the Black Fallout RA-140 Super Sporting Trigger (SST) for modern sporting rifles. The single-stage drop-in trigger group has a clean break with a short reset. The RA-140 SST has a 3.5-pound pull weight and a comfortable, rounded trigger.

“A sector of the market has been underserved. Until now, there wasn’t a quality trigger group available around the $100 price point,” says Chris Barger, president of RISE Armament. “The RA-140 performs as well as trigger groups that are double the cost. Now, no one has an excuse to use a mil-spec trigger.”

The RA-140 SST retails for $119 but is available for an introductory price of $99. It is available at JSE Surplus, Fatboy Tacticial, Ground Zero Precision, Primary Arms, and Red Barn Armory.

“Upgrading the trigger is one of the most important, impactful, and easy changes people can make to their rifles. It’s incredible how much more accurate and enjoyable a good trigger is when compared to the mil-spec triggers that come standard in most weapons,” Barger adds.

Like all RISE products, the RA-140 SST is manufactured and assembled in RISE’s Oklahoma-based facility according to stringent AS9100 aerospace requirements. It is precision CNC machined from high-grade, heat-treated tool steel and aluminum. Each trigger group is contained in a black 8625 hardcoat anodized aluminum housing. Its self-contained design makes it easy to install with no fine-tuning needed.

Springs and Buffers

Gunsmithing the AR: 3 Tips for Buffers & Recoil Springs

Some of the carbine buffers can be found made of a plastic moulding instead of machined aluminum. These will be filled with lead shot. While they weight much the same as the proper aluminum carbine buffer, they are a cause of unreliable function. A carbine containing this buffer should have the wretched plastic abomination exchanged for a proper buffer.

“Wretched plastic abomination.” Nice.