Entries in 10/22TD (2)

Tuesday
Jun192012

Wolf Day in the Wild Featuring the Ruger Mini 14 Ranch Carbine

The She Wolf is an active member of A Girl and a Gun club in north Texas. Today a group of them scheduled an outing that featured shooting fully automatic firearms including an Uzi, AR-14, AK-47 and other activities on private land. 

The girls needed a couple of guys to fill the group and the Mrs didnt have to ask me twice! I brought along my early birthday present, a new Ruger Mini-14 Ranch carbine. 

Back in the day, I regularly shot and qualified with the Uzi and other fully automatic firearms. To be honest, Im not a huge fan of full autos, because it doesnt matter how many rounds you put down range if you cant put them on target.  Full auto shooting is about the least effective way I know to put rounds on target.

A good time was had by all, especially the Wolf who was able to separate himself from the Girls with Guns for most of the day.  I was able to free style with my my semi-auto Rugers, the Mini 14, 10/22 TD and SR40C.  Weve shot many thousand rounds over the past 30+ years but I cant remember ever having more fun shooting than I did today. The Wolf was able to shoot moving targets, multi-targets, exploding targets and hundreds of rounds of ammo in a secluded area, miles from civilization.  I was even able to practice drawing from the holster and rapid fire, something that cant be done at my local range.

Im too tired to go into a full review, so Im posting a Hickok45 YouTube video on his experience with the Mini 14.  Ill post more on mine later. Suffice it to say that I cant remember ever having more fun with a birthday present.  Cant tell you how much I enjoyed shooting the Mini-14 today.  I was able to put rounds on target at 300 yards like I do at 30 feet with my handguns. 

If youre looking for a traditional looking carbine that shoots like an AR-15, this may be your gun. You can pick one up for about half the price of a new AR.

Tuesday
May012012

Ruger 10/22 TD is an Assault Rifle in New York City!

Its MAY DAY

May Day has been a traditional day of festivities and celebration throughout the centuries. I cant think of a better way to celebrate than buying a new gun.  So I went last night after watching Big Daddy on YouTube and purchased this target assault rifle.

May 1 is also recognized in the U.S. as Law Day. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.  We have more than 22,000 gun control laws on the books in the USA.  Keep reading to find out about one of the dumbest.

There is no more recognizable .22 rifle on the planet than the Ruger 10/22. Last month Ruger released a new 10/22-TD, MSRP $389, which stands for “Takedown,” and it is a completely new design for the gun. It even comes with its own backpack. I picked up one last night at Academy Sports for $320.

New York has hundreds of gun laws.  Its a felony to possess an assault weapon in the state of New York in just about anyplace except your home.  Im sure that does not come as a surprise. But I bet you didnt know that the Ray Kelly head of the NYPD classifies any 22 caliber rifle capable of holding more then 5 rounds as an assault weapon! I kid you not.  You can be charged with the felony offense of possessing a assault weapon in New York City for owning a .22 target rifle!

New York has a law stating that legal Assault Weapons under the their definitions will have to be ether surrendered or submitted for testing and holding while a background check is being performed. Upon completion of the background check, the testing, the ballistic fingerprinting of the firearm, the registration of the firearm, and the return of the weapon in a sealed container, the owner will not be prohibited from possessing the firearm.

The firearm will only be allowed to be possessed on property owned or immediately controlled by the person, or while on the premises of a licensed gunsmith for the purpose of lawful repair, or while engaging in legal travel to or from these locations by a person who lawfully possessed these weapons(Section 4, E)

Section 2, 22. Assault Weapon means Any:
semi-automatic or pump-action rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and has ONE or more of the following:

Illegal items:
-Pistol grip
-VFG
-Folding, telescoping, or THUMB HOLE STOCK
-Handguards and rails
-Muzzle devices

Semi Shotgun that has ONE or more:
-Pistol Grip
-Folding telescoping, or thumb hole stock
-Fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds or a detachable magazine

The New York state legislature finds that semi-automatic assault weapons are military-style guns designed to allow rapid and accurate spray firing for the quick and efficient killing of humans. The shooter can simply point - as opposed to carefully aim - the weapon to quickly spray a wide area with a hail of bullets.

Seriously, this is the law in New York. Forty four states, including New York have a provision in their state constitutions similar to the Second Amendment in the U.S. Constitution. Yet states like California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, and New Jersey have similar assault weapon bans.

But if you live in one of the many REAL Second Amendment states like Texas you can have as much fun as Big Daddy with a 10/22 TD.   Im taking mine out tomorrow. For now, enjoy the video.

Big Daddy loves you but New York City hates you!