Here we are with a second installment of all the firearm-related retailing that I’ve been doing of late.
More Magazines Than a Newsstand
For the most part you’ll need magazines to hold cartridges that in turn hold the bullets that come out of that barrel. Here we have three varieties of the Magpul PMAG Gen 3 for 5.56/.223 (and possibly .300 BLK, although there are caveats to go with that): 10, 20, and 30 round capacity. In certain parts of the country, one is restricted to the first type, which leads me to recategorize these as: Infringed, Self-restrained, and Wholly Uninfringed.
The middle 20-rounder I got at the gun shop near all the Twin Peaks landmarks in Washington state. I guess I wanted to have something a bit more compact as a magazine option, although a short time later I got a small armload of PMAG 30’s:
It’s a different kind of mag dump for sure.
Better Than Cargo Pants
Here’s a Spiritus Systems Fight Chassis which is another way of schlepping a bunch of magazines with you without having to rely on cargo pants pockets. I would have to get even roomier trousers to wrangle 3 AR mags and 4 CZ Scorpion mags as seen here:
It’s also a fantastic platform to show off the cheeky mission patches that one ordered from Varusteleka. Go go Finnish Space Force!
While purchased mostly for the lulz, the hand-painted “banana” mag remains a perfectly fine Magpul PMAG 30. Let’s say that it has a certain “a peel.”
Get a Grip
There are a figurative bazillion makes and varieties of AR forward grips, and this particular model I ordered from Tacticon’s summer sale. Quite unobtrusive, equally inexpensive, and does a pretty good job of helping to keep that support hand in place on the handguard.
I haven’t gotten to the point where I’ve got wires running along the barrel, but the Strike Industries Bang Band also helps secure your sling. Which reminds me that I need a better sling than the Amazon Commando Cosplay Special that I currently have, so that’s on my shopping list.
Strap It On
Alpha Carry Solutions is (as far as I can tell) a one-man shop in Georgia cranking out thoughtfully hand-crafted belts and straps for firearms. I ordered this stabilizing brace strap to replace the spongy bungy thing that originally came with the SB Tactical PDW brace.
Nothing terribly fancy, but it just looks and feels well-made. That loose fiber is likely a strand of hair either from me or from our dog.
No More Ouch
As noted earlier, the safety selector on the CZ Scorpion EVO 3 has a tendency to dig into the main hand when being fired. I can only imagine the
pain inflicted on said hand when firing on full-auto (“imagining”, as mere mortals like myself will never likely experience that first hand… pun intended). discomfort
There are a number of aftermarket solutions to address the “Scorpion ouch,” and Strike Industries delivers with this truncated safety switch which is stupid simple to install. For some reason my left hand doesn’t experience that ouch, so I only replaced the right side switch.
Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
And finally (for now) here’s a close-up of a 36" single rifle range bag from Palmetto State Armory. As advertised it will hold an AR carbine with a bunch of extra bits like eye and earing protection, magazines, a small bag of tools, ammo, and so on for a run down to the range.
The patch is from the Liberal Gun Club.