Last September I blogged about my experience with my FN/FAL battle rifle. While the trigger pull kit improved trigger pull over 100 percent I still wanted an AR style rifle. I narrowed my choice to a lower priced Armalite AR, a DPMS CAR and a DPMS heavy barrel. The Armalite turned out to be an Olympic Arms that Armalite uses to manufacture itâ€™s lower end models. The DPMS collapsible stock seemed a little too rear heavy. This is probably because of the increased weight of the 308 size and a 16 inch barrel. The DPMS LR-308B uses an 18 inch heavy barrel, flat top receiver, picatinny rail and the best part is the DPMS pattern uses cheaper parts such as magazines. One manufacturer is Magpul. So I got this.
I ended up selling my FAL to a friend from work. So that dilemma solved. Despite being retired Navy, he will give it a good home. And as we are in troubling times when it comes to our second amendment freedoms I like to think that firearms are imbued with more character than washing machines, televisions or chainsaws. While stopping short of referring to them by given names, they carry a recollection fondness. Invoking memories of fun times, past experiences, sporting accomplishments and shared experiences with friends and colleagues. I’m sure he will give it the attention, use and care that past owners have given it for over 30 years of it’s colorful and interesting history.
Oh and write your congress representatives. Let them know !!! Don’t forget to sign your name with your voter ID.That way they’ll know you are someone they have to be held accountable to. And support the NRA. Whether you agree with or not, they are the largest lobbying group out there. I feel that while the other groups out there may be doing fine work, the NRA has strength of numbers behind them. I’m not saying don’t support the other organizations, just support them also while supporting the NRA. Me personally I send money to the NRA-ILA also. I’m a life member of the NRA so Inever have to send dues to them. That doesn’t mean that my support stops there. The NRA-ILA is the political lobby arm of the NRA