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This article was originally published by Joshua Krause at The Daily Sheeple.

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For as long as guns have been around, shooters have sought out innovative ways to increase their accuracy, and prepare themselves for real world combat situations. But for the longest time, this has mainly consisted of spending a lot of time on the range repetitively shooting sterile paper targets, or if you have the money, going through shooting simulations on an obstacle course. While an ideal training method for real world conditions, shooting simulations are usually out of the reach of most gun enthusiasts and are mainly reserved police and military personnel.

But over time technology is starting to give everyday shooters the means to hone their skills in a convenient and affordable manner. As early as 1989, the military was using SNES light gun games (the same technology used to play Duck Hunt) to help train their soldiers without burning through expensive ammunition. Since that time there have been several awesome developments in the field of marksmanship training, and we can expect some great shooting technologies to come along in the near future. But until that time comes, here’s what we have so far.

Below, I’m going to briefly go through a list of tools you can use to help your accuracy, starting with the latest and most expensive option, and working our way down to the cheapest and most rudimentary. None of these devices are brand new, and some of them have been around for a long time, but all of them have the potential to step up your marksmanship game; specifically in terms of pistol shooting, arguable the most challenging class of firearms to master. Let’s get started shall we?

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The LaserLyte became very popular at the height of the ammo shortages we saw a few years ago, and for very good reason. It gives you the ability to accurately measure your shooting skills without using any real ammunition. While the initial cost is pretty steep, it more than pays for itself with the money you save on ammo.

It works with a laser boresight that fits inside the chamber of your gun, but unlike a normal laser it doesn’t run continuously. It emits a quick flash of light when the firing pin strikes the laser, which then registers on a light receiver that is shaped like a bulls-eye.

This receiver gives you two options: training mode, which is just a simple point and shoot option that records where you hit, and reaction mode, which emits random led lights on the screen for intervals of 3-7 seconds. When you hit these targets in this mode, the device beeps and lights up.

But the most valuable aspect of the Laserlyte system isn’t the ammunition you save. It gives you the ability to practice things like drawing and firing, which would normally be prohibited on a firing range.

Sightmark Laser Boresight

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Now let’s move on to some of the cheaper tools. Boresights have been used for a long time to sight-in firearms. By shining a laser down the barrel of the gun, they make it pretty easy to adjust your sights without using any ammunition. But that’s not what I’m going to go over today.

Personally, I’ve used boresights as a kind of poor man’s version of the LaserLyte system. You can actually use the LaserLyte boresight for this, but since the light from that device is only emitted for a fraction of a second, I don’t find it very useful without the rest of the LaserLyte kit. I prefer a traditional boresight, like the SightMark laser, which lets out a continuous beam.

My method is pretty simple. Turn on the boresight, and place it in the chamber of the pistol. Find yourself a blank wall, and place stickers of various sizes and colors on it. Now, find a target you want to aim at, close your eyes, and draw your weapon. Open your eyes and see how close you were to the target, then rinse and repeat until you get it right. This is a great way to practice your instinctive shooting skills.

It does have some limitations, but again, this is the poor man’s version. I’m pretty sure your typical boresight isn’t design to absorb the strike of a firing pin, so you can’t really practice your trigger control with this method. But if that’s something you want, I’d recommend the sure strike laser ammo. This is a laser round for a system that is similar to the LaserLyte, except you can buy different adapters that will either give you a quick flash of light, or a continuous beam. You can also replace the snap cap part if it wears out.

Snap Cap Bullets

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The boresights described in the above entries are great for practicing your trigger control, but unfortunately they will wear out at some point. Especially the LaserLyte bullet, which doesn’t give you the option to replace the cap that absorbs the firing pin. Some of these devices cost between 50 and 80 dollars, so if they break down on you, that’s a lot of money down the drain.

If you’re just starting out and need to spend more time practicing your trigger control, it might be a good idea to buy some cheap dummy rounds first. You can usually buy a pack of 5 for less than 20 bucks, and each one will be able to sustain thousands of strikes. And since you have to manually re-chamber a round every time you fire, having only one laser round can get pretty tedious after a while. Having five dummy rounds that you can load into your magazine means you can quickly reload several times without losing your focus.

Gripmaster

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I’m guessing you weren’t expecting to find exercise equipment on this list, but here it is. Using a gripmaster is an effective way to improve your trigger control, and to maintain your aim between shots. If you have a weak hand, the gun is liable to shift slightly after every shot, forcing you to readjust over and over again. So not only will it make your shots more accurate, but it will help you shoot faster and with more consistency.

For this reason, it’s apparently become very popular among law enforcement agencies and military personnel. Though there’s a wide variety of exercise equipment to choose from, I’d recommend the gripmaster that is designed to strengthen your fingers with individual spring-loaded tabs. Shooting a handgun isn’t just about forearm and hand strength. Finger dexterity is a major factor as well.

So if you’re new to the shooting scene, I’m guessing you’ve probably already put down a lot of cash on a firearm, as well as ammo and equipment to go with it. It’s an expensive hobby for sure, but it’s also a very valuable skill that every independent minded person should master. Just know that it is possible to practice this sport without breaking the bank, and with devices like these, you can quite literally get the most bang for your buck.

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Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger .

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A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Many gun owners want to keep a gun readily accessible in the home in the event of a break in or other incident that requires the protection a firearm provides.   However, there are also considerations for safety and theft.  We have small children in our home, and they are getting to the age where they are able to reach up on top of shelves and get into trouble.  We had to start thinking about keeping our guns secure in order to ensure they did not end up in the hands of our children.  In many states and localities there are laws requiring guns be secure from children, while others have no laws, but will hold the adults responsible if a child does end up in possession of a firearm.

We have a large gun safe in the basement for our firearms, but accessing that is not practical in an emergency because it would require a lot of time to get to it, and access to it might be cut off by an intruder.  We needed something we could keep within a few steps of our couch and our bed.  Call it “the 5-second rule.”  We needed to be able to have a gun in our hands in 5 seconds, no matter where we are in the house, but we also needed to make certain our kids couldn’t get it.  We didn’t want to have to depend on using a key, because we didn’t want to have to have a key on us at all times, and we didn’t want our kids to find the key and attempt to open the safe.  This left a passcode option and a biometric (fingerprint) option.  We looked at several of these single-pistol gun safes and after reading lots of reviews on Amazon and shopping around for reliability, convenience, safety and cost, we decided on the Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe.

Sentry Biometric Safe

Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe

It shipped quickly and we had it in two days.  Packaged well, it arrived in pristine condition.  Once we got it loaded with 4 AA batteries and set it up, we realized we liked it enough to get a second one for the night stand gun as well.  We both now have our fingerprints and a passcode combination to open these, plus keys as backups in case the batteries die.  One plus of having multiple units is that we can program the same passcode in both of them so we’ll never have to try to remember which safe has which passcode.  We both have two fingertips scanned in as well.  So accessing either unit is exactly the same process.  The keys are stored away out of reach of the kids, and the keys have a code on them that matches a code on the lock so we won’t be confused about which key is for which safe.

These safes hold our compact 40 caliber pistols plus 3-4 spare magazines.  For those interested, one safe has a Sig 229 and the other a Ruger SR40c equipped with a Streamlight TLR-4.  Both fit in there just right, plus spare magazines and have enough room left to make sure a hand can reach in and grab it without looking or thinking about it.  The safes have a piston that opens the top automatically as soon as the lock disengages, saving you precious seconds in an emergency.  It has a foam-rubbery type of bottom to keep the gun from clanking around or getting scratched up in there.  The safe is heavy, about 15-20 pounds empty (admittedly – I haven’t weighed it).  It comes with hardware to secure it to a horizontal surface from the inside to discourage thieves and children from relocating the safe.  However, this is most likely not effective as an “anti-theft” safe, and a determined thief WILL find a way to get to your gun with the right tools and enough time.  The primary function of this safe is to keep your gun out of the hands of kids and others who might be interested in playing with your gun.

Shot Lock Shotgun

Shot Lock Shotgun Solo Vault

 

Then the question about what to do with our quick-access long gun came up.  We would like to have a long gun accessible in our bedroom as well, and began looking for quick access options for that.  We found the “Shot Lock” solo vault to be a good option.

We have a Mossberg 930 SPX, which the folks at Shot Lock tell us would not fit into their shotgun safe.  He said the semi-auto shotguns with pistol grip don’t usually fit well with the design.  However, he said their AR solo vault will hold our shotgun just fine, and it gives us the ability to keep an AR if we change our mind about what we want to keep in there.  If you would like to call the Shot Lock or learn more about their products check out their website.

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Shot Lock AR Solo Vault

 

So now we have 5 second access to a pistol from our couch and our bed, and also access to a long gun.  All of these are ready for immediate action, while also being safe from our kids.  No, they aren’t safe from a determined thief, but keeping our kids safe is our primary concern.

So there you have it.  If you have experience with any of these, especially the long gun solo-vault safes, leave a comment.

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a YouTube review of the Shot Lock:

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Optics King Muzzle Adapter Kit

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First off, if you just found this post, you will also be interested in our other posts on the Oil Filter Suppressor, the Wix Suppressor and the Maglite Suppressor.

Please note: The Amazon product links here are mostly dead now because Amazon has delisted these products.  You may still be able to find them if you search Amazon, but we can’t.  We continue to show you this information so you know what might be available on the market.  However, as of September 2016, the item below is still available on Amazon

Buy complete muzzle break adapter kits here:

Hydraulic Scrubber Oiler: STOP PIPE NOISE: 7 1/2” Cylinder, 2 Ends, Pistons, Springs, Fast Free Shipping!

 

You may also want to read our page, Books on How to Make a Silencer.

And now let’s talk about the latest development in the barrel-to-oil filter thread adapter business; the integrated muzzle adapters that bring a complete “dual use” system that makes their use even more convenient.  Some of these systems allow you to use your own muzzle device, and some include a muzzle break.  The key point here is that with this system you will never have to remove your muzzle break to attach your solvent trap ever again. Here we finally have what appears to be the industry’s first complete and semi-permanent solution for all your “solvent-trapping” needs.

This may end up being the be-all-and-end all of solvent trap systems, and is by far the best we’ve ever seen.  There are already a few variants of these on the market.  Below we’ll provide the manufacturer’s description of one of them (The “IMACS”) to give you an idea of what they can do.  Since Amazon will pull any listings with “too much” detail about these adapters and solvent traps, most listings there won’t tell you what these things are really capable of. Use your imagination.

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Here are links to a few of these products:

Muzzle Brake Cleaning System Adapter

GRG 1/2×28 for 223/556 Competition Muzzle Brake with 3/4-16 threaded Sound Forwarder and Thread Protector and Crush Washer

OpticsKing .308/7.62 Muzzle Brake with Sound Redirect 5/8 X 24 Brake with Sleeve Muzzle brake

Model 4/15 .223 5.56 1/2×28 Dual Purpose Muzzle Brake & Aluminum Adapter to 3/4 x16 Outer Size Thread

 

We’d love to hear a review in our comments if you have experience with this type of system.

Below is the IMACS manufacturers description and images.  You won’t see all of this on his Amazon listing, but here’s everything you need to know about the IMACS.

**Update, this product has been pulled from Amazon, but we think the information is still helpful to you.  There are lots of products for sale on Amazon just like it.

Buy the IMACS – Integrated Muzzle Adapter Coupling System

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This system seems like it could work with either the Oil Filter solution or the Fuel Filter solution.  It doesn’t mention whether it would work with a Maglite, but with the right threaded adapter, anything is possible. We asked the manufacturer of the IMACS about his system not including a muzzle break/flash hider and his response made good sense; “Regarding the devices with fixed muzzle breaks, The advantage of the IMACS device is that it allows the user to use any kind of muzzle break they prefer instead of being limited to the one permanently fixed on the other adapters.”

Integrated Muzzle Adapter Coupling System (IMACS)

DESCRIPTION:

-Made in the USA

-Works with any 1″-14 (SAE) or 3/4″ (NPT) Oil/Fuel/Hydraulic Filter, solvent catch, jug, etc.

-ALL 1″- 14 (SAE) or 3/4″ (NPT) Oil/Fuel Filters fit over Conventional Bird Cage A2 Style Muzzle Brakes allowing for Quick and Easy Use.

-1″-14 (SAE) Filter choice examples include WIX-33528, 33674, 33640 (cross to your preference).

-3/4″ (NPT) filter choice includes the popular WIX-24003 Fuel Filter (same as NAPA-4003 Gold Fuel Filter)

-Available in three sizes, 1/2-28 (AR-15), 5/8-24 (AR-10) or 14M-1 LH (AK47) threaded barrels and allows the muzzle brake to re-attach for an Integrated Installation

-No need to keep re-installing the adapter for each use. Install once and leave in place. The filter-catch threads are protected with the included knurled thread protector sleeve. If a 1″ Nut fits over your muzzle brake the IMACS will work for your setup (.93″ clearance)

This Patent Pending Coupling System ….

is designed to remain on the barrel for convenience and quicker weapon cleaning – in the field, while camping, on the gun range, around the house, etc.

Enhances the ease of barrel and gas tube cleaning by allowing oil and fuel filters (or other solvent catch devices) to attach by sliding over existing flash suppressors or muzzle devices

permits the attachment of Class 3 suppressors without the removal of existing flash suppressors allowing for quick deployment of Class 3 suppressors across multiple IMACS provisioned weapons while re-indexing to a constant position for repeatable accuracy

provides an indexed attachment location for additional gun accessories freeing the use and real estate of the quad rail.

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This subject used to be covered under our “Oil Filter Suppressor” page, but we’ve decided to give it the space it deserves.  In addition, we’ve given the “Maglite Suppressor” it’s own page as well.  You may also want to read about the new IMACS – Integrated Muzzle Adapter Coupling System

You may also want to read our page, Books on How to Make a Silencer.

Wix Fuel Filter

Buy a Wix Fuel Filter here:

Wix 24003 Fuel Filter

Wix 24004 Fuel Filter Cartidge

NAPA 4003 Fuel Filter

THREE (3) 3/4 NPT Plug Cap End – Black Nylon Threaded Plug Fits 4003

As we discuss repeatedly, whether making a suppressor from an oil filter, a fuel filter, a flashlight, or anything else, what you really need are two things; 1) A can or tube-like expansion chamber – preferably with some media/baffles in there to absorb the expanding gasses, and 2) a threaded adapter to connect that can or tube-like expansion chamber to your barrel.  The tricky part is always making certain you are matching the right threads for both your barrel and the can you have chosen.  That is where most of us lack the tools and ability – to build our own adapter.  Once you have the right threaded adapter, the rest is probably within the grasp of the average man’s tools and abilities.  We recommend you spend a few minutes researching the threading and materials and looking up some reviews on Amazon.com or elsewhere prior to spending money.  Also, viewing videos on YouTube can be helpful as well.

Well, the Maglite is but one option when you’re looking for a solvent trap or a do-it-yourself suppressor design.  There is a particular model of fuel filter that may be even better than the Maglite at both acting as a solvent trap as functioning as a suppressor.  The Wix Fuel Filter seems to be built almost with functionality as a firearm suppressor in mind.  When you look at this item, both on the outside and at the guts, it looks like it’s begging to be used as a suppressor.  I mean, look at this thing!  It is flat black and sleek looking, lightweight and comes with a replaceable filter media on the inside.

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Replaceable Wix Cartridge

 

The biggest trick for this one is the threaded adapter, which is not as straight forward as the oil filter suppressor or the Maglite suppressor.  The adapter needs to be 3/4 NPT.  These threads are tapered in a slight cone-shape.  Using the wrong adapter here could be anywhere from annoyingly misfitting to disastrous, depending on what use it is put to.

As one Amazon reviewer of a threaded adapter says,

Be careful when Amazon says “frequently bought with…”
This will not work well with a WIX filter.
This is 3/4 x 16
The WIX is 3/4 NPT
They are different threads.

We have identified one supplier that sells these 1/2-28 to 3/4 NPT adapters, and he is sold out.

So once you have your threaded adapter, thus enabling the coupling of your barrel to the Wix Fuel Filter for use as a solvent trap, you’re well on your way.  From there, should you decide to attempt to convert it into a suppressor, it’s a do-it-yourself project and you take all the risks and you are responsible for your own success/injury/jailtime.  Again, we recommend you use the Fuel Filter as a solvent trap only, unless you have met all the ATF’s requirements for manufacturing a suppressor.  Even when using it legally as a solvent trap, you may want to take precautions not to give the appearance of having a the intent to use it as a suppressor.  There is a video that explains how below

We’ve found a few videos on YouTube that may also help with your understanding of how these products can help you recycle your cleaning solvents.  Hat tip to Dustin of gunthreadadapters.com for the very informative videos.

 

Make SURE you get the correct adapter. The Wix Filter needs a 3/4 NPT thread.

There are many vendors selling adapters that they claim will fit the Wix Fuel Filter, but are not the correct thread type so – Caveat Emptor!

We recommend you learn what you can from watching others on YouTube before you go off and try this on your own.  Just pay attention to the law of the land (The ATF/NFA) and the laws of physics.  Running afoul of either of them could give you a really bad day.

Disclaimer – Second Amendment Check, LLC does not recommend breaking the law, and will not be held liable for any injury, damages, or legal trouble individuals may find themselves in.

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This subject used to be covered under our “Oil Filter Suppressor” page, but we’ve decided to give it the space it deserves.  In addition, we’ve given the “Wix Fuel Filter Suppressor” it’s own page as well.  You may also want to read about the new IMACS – Integrated Muzzle Adapter Coupling System. 

You may also want to read our page, Books on How to Make a Silencer.

If you’ve seen The Walking Dead, then you’ve probably seen some of the characters on that series using what appears to be a Maglite flashlight tube as a suppressor.  In that scenario the zombies (and probably hostile humans) are attracted to the sound of gunfire, so remaining quiet and stealthy is a must for survival.

The Maglite Suppressor

The Maglite Suppressor

We don’t know how effective this setup was, but it seemed to get the job done for Rick and company.  But could this work in real life?  The short answer is, yes, it can and does suppress the sound of a gunshot.  The ATF might want to talk to you about your suppressor, and verify you have a tax stamp if required, but for the purposes of educating you guys on how Rick might have made his own suppressor, we’ll ignore all that legal stuff.  Besides, there are other uses for this device, such as the legitimate and legal use as a “solvent trap” for containing harmful gun cleaning solvents.  Again, this is all just for entertainment and we don’t encourage you to break any laws.

As we discuss repeatedly, whether making a suppressor from an oil filter, a fuel filter, a flashlight, or anything else, what you really need are two things; 1) A can or tube-like expansion chamber – preferably with some media/baffles in there to absorb the expanding gasses, and 2) a threaded adapter to connect that can or tube-like expansion chamber to your barrel.  The tricky part is always making certain you are matching the right threads for both your barrel and the can you have chosen.  Remember that there are D cell and C cell Maglites – so buy the right adapter.  That is where most of us lack the tools and ability – to build our own adapter.  Once you have the right threaded adapter, the rest is probably within the grasp of the average man’s tools and abilities.  We recommend you spend a few minutes researching the threading and materials and looking up some reviews on Amazon.com or elsewhere prior to spending money.  Also, viewing videos on YouTube can be helpful as well.

These tubes are now available as kits.  That’s right folks, complete threaded tube kits are now available.  These things are about as close to the real thing as you can get.  In fact, they were never intended to be working flashlights at all.  They are just tubes with threaded ends.  Of course, they won’t do you much good without the……well, we will get to the inner workings soon…

Maglite D Cell End Cap Anodized Black Center Marked

Maglite C Cell End Caps Combo Set (Anodized Black)

qty 24, 34.3mm 1.350 Modified freeze plug

Aluminum 6061-T6 Tube with End Cap Adapter Kit 9″ D Cell

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Parts available for the Maglite such as the light itself, and the threaded adapters for a Maglite can be found on Amazon.

 

Of course you will need a Maglite

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and an adapter…

Aluminum 6061-T6 Tube with End Cap Adapter Kit 9″ D Cell

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Maglite D Cell End Cap Anodized Black Center Marked

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Any of the above adapters appear to thread to your 1/2 x 28 (for .223 and 5.56) and the C cell one pictured directly above appears to also come in a variety of other thread sizes including 9/16 x 24 (which we believe would be suitable for most .40S&W and 10mm barrels) and 5/8 x 24 (which we believe would be suitable for most .308/7.62mm barrels.)

So once you have your threaded adapter, thus enabling the coupling of your barrel to the Maglite for use as a solvent trap, you’re well on your way.  From there, should you decide to attempt to convert it into a suppressor, it’s a do-it-yourself project and you take all the risks and you are responsible for your own success/injury/jailtime.  Again, we recommend you use the Maglite as a solvent trap only, unless you have met all the ATF’s requirements for manufacturing a suppressor.  We suggest you obey all laws and we do not offer legal advice.

The final step, from which there is little other purpose but to suppress a firearm, is too add the “freeze plugs”, “cups” or “spacers.”  We do not offer legal advice, and could be wrong but it is our unprofessional opinion that the ATF will see them for what they are, sound suppressing baffles.  The purpose of these things is to slow down and contain the expansion of…well you know.  Intent may not even be required, if you have these parts assembled together, or even in close proximity, you run the risk of being accused of having a suppressor without a tax stamp.  Do your own due diligence.

Note: Again, simply possessing these items in proximity to the above parts and a firearm that they may thread onto could possibly be considered by the ATF as possession on an illegal suppressor, or intent to manufacture one.  (See video below) You’ve been warned.

There are a few options available out there, in various stages of the DIY freeze plug process.  From top to bottom, in order of how much work is left to be done:

 

MagLite Cups (AKA “Baffles”) D Cell 8 Pack

Maglite Baffle Cups

MagLite Cups (AKA “Baffles”) C Cell 8 Pack

 

Dorman 555-104 Steel Cup Expansion Plug – 34.3mm, Pack of 10

 

 

Maglite D Cell Solvent Trap Freeze Plugs 34.3mm 1.350″ (10) Center Marked

10 Freeze plugs that fit maglite D cell body. 1.35 diameter. Use as filters for solvent trap. Steel plugs, made in USA. They have been center marked for those without a centering tool. The mark may vary .010 at most, so I recommend drilling them out with a small bit, 5/64, and work your way up. I only drill a 5/64 hole to begin with. Pressing a cone or ball bearing in them opens the hole up to about 3/16. This will allow you to measure and adjust center if needed. These fit perfectly in the SD tactical tubes. These also work as battery spacers in larger D cell Maglites and I have used them to fit 2 CR123 batteries in a 3D light. Comes with detailed instructions on how to form into CR123 spacers. Includes information on tools required and some more common substitutions that may be used to form a cone in the center. Includes pictures and examples of various sizes. If you see anything missing or a way to improve the process please let me know. I’m always looking for ways to make it easier for everybody.

 

8 Solvent Trap Plugs for Maglite Flashlights

8 formed and drilled freeze plugs for Maglite flashlights For Cleaning Purposes Only!

 

If you’d like to spend a bit more money, you can find a few guys out there who are willing to put some of the materials together for you.  These guys may or may not know what they are doing, but they probably know more than a complete newbie.  Caveat Emptor!

Here’s a video from one guy making Maglite suppressors and also selling parts for you to make your own Maglite suppressor.  He mentions a conversation he had with ATF agents on the subject.  According to him, the ATF says “solvent traps” are perfectly legal, but when you start building baffles, you enter an area that could get you in trouble.

We recommend you learn what you can from watching others on YouTube before you go off and try this on your own.  Just pay attention to the law of the land (The ATF/NFA) and the laws of physics.  Running afoul of either of them could give you a really bad day.

Disclaimer – Second Amendment Check, LLC does not recommend breaking the law, and will not be held liable for any injury, damages, or legal trouble individuals may find themselves in.

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Papa John’s Pizza is a major pizza chain.  They have been put in the spotlight after a female delivery driver in Georgia risked her job and brought a handgun with her to make her deliveries…a decision that saved her life when she was attacked by two armed gunman this week.  Read about this story below

http://m.ajc.com/news/news/national/papa-johns-delivery-driver-shoots-robbery-suspect/njm85/

http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/13/papa-johns-delivery-driver-shoots-armed-robber-now-worried-she-will-lose-her-job/

It turns out Papa John’s has a policy forbidding weapons, and this driver is now afraid she’ll lose her job.  We are calling on Papa John’s specifically, but all pizza delivery companies as well, to reverse their selfish (they don’t want to get sued if a driver shoots a robber) and dangerous policies prohibiting drivers from carrying protection.  They value their own bottom line more than the lives of their employees.

This guy bans guns

This guy bans guns

It’s time to put the spotlight on these companies and make an example of Papa John’s.  We request that you contact Papa John’s by telephone and email and demand that 1) they not terminate their Georgia driver for protecting herself and 2) reverse their policy of making helpless victims of their drivers.

Anything less will result in Papa John’s being fired by gun owners.  Remind them that there are endless alternatives to Papa John’s out there, and they will not be missed when we switch.

We called them today.  They will tell you they “haven’t released a statement on this yet” and can’t comment on it.  That’s okay, just light up their phones, be smart and polite, but firm.

They did say that the decision to prohibit firearms is left to the individual franchise owners, which means the targeting local shops could be more difficult.

Below is a copy of the employee handbook from one franchise location.  See page 10, #28.

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Call them!

1 (877) 547-7272, when the automated system answers, press 6

Email them:

http://www.papajohns.com/customer/feedbackform.shtm