Many shooters are curious about the advantages of using a heavy-walled billet receiver for their AR-15 build. Accuracy, in a word, is the biggest advantage. Heavy-walled billet receivers are more rigid or stiff. A more rigid receiver will prevent excess movement and flex when a round is fired. It will also help reduce harmonics that are damaging to accuracy. The series of events before, during, and after a round is fired are more likely to be consistent with a rigid upper.
The M16/AR-15 platform’s original design was for military use and as such had every extra ounce removed to keep the gun lightweight. Regardless of its lightweight receiver, the M16/AR-15 came out inherently accurate.
View the Video of John Paul talking about the new JPSCS below
Just when I’m convinced that innovation in the world of AR’s is cosmetic or limited to new finishes, JP Enterprises invents something revolutionary. I haven’t had a chance to test it yet but JP’s new JPSCS (Silent Captured Action Spring) is on my short list of things from the 2012 SHOT Show to try. John Paul tells me the silent action spring gets rid of all the mechanical feeling of the bolt moving in an AR. He described it as similar to shooting a bolt-action. JP rifles with the Low Mass Bolt and Buffer system are already pretty amazing. In fact, it’s hard to believe that they could get any better; however, this JPSCS is not only supposed to improve on how a mil
One of the most exciting things announced at the 2012 SHOT Show was Mossberg’s new 930 Jerry Miculek Pro Series Tactical Shotgun. It comes out of the box ready to shoot competitive 3 gun. To be completely accurate Mossberg announced 3 new 930 models: a 22 inch 8 + 1 JM Pro Series, a 24 inch 9+1 JM Pro Series , and the 26 inch 12+1 Patrick Flanigan Pro Series.
All of the new Pro Series guns have the following features that make them an excellent option for competitive or tactical shooting:
Cameron’s Custom Guns is owned by a group of shooters who have built high-end custom 1911 and 2011 handguns for over 20 years. They have perfected the art of the 2011. Not only are they shooters, they are high level competitors, most of whom have achieved the rank of Master or Grand Master. They know how a gun should be built and how to shoot it. Because Cameron’s Custom Guns was a sponsor for the MGM Targets Grand Nationals, it seemed appropriate to shoot one of their guns in the match.
UPDATE – July 2012 – I used the Swaro 1-6×24 Z6i BRT in the 2012 MGM Ironman Multi Gun and placed 14th out of 150 competitors in the tac optics division.
Swarovski has also updated this scope and now calls the current version the “Second Generation.” The changes in the 2nd gen include a slightly streamlined look to the electronics and a new feature that automatically turns the optic off if it’s not in the upright position to save battery (this feature can be turned off). Everything else on the optic remains essentially the same.
Swarovski 1-6×24 Z6i BRT, King of the Multi-Gun Optic Mountain
Since Swarovski introduced the 1-6×24 Z6i every other optics manufacture in the world has been playing catch-up. The Swarovski z6i with BRT reticle is (at the time of this writing) the best 3 gun scope in the world that can be bought for any price. It is also an excellent option for those that hunt dangerous game and need a fast low power variable scope with good eye relief.