Happy Birthday, America!


(Courtesy of the National Archives)
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. […] But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. […]
[…]
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Magpul's B.A.D. (Battery Assist Device) Lever

For AR15 owners, odds are you’ve had this experience before: you’re plinking away with your rifle when suddenly you experience a jam, so you start running through the procedure to clear a failure.  The problem is that you typically have to lower your rifle from your shoulder, breaking your shooting position, and then there’s the awkward arm crossing as you pull back on the charging handle with one hand and activate the bolt catch with the other.  If this were a tactical situation, precious seconds would be wasted.
Enter Magpul’s Battery Assist Device (BAD™) Lever.  Made of anodized aluminum and coming in every color (as long as it’s black), this oddly-shaped attachment is practically revolutionary for AR15 shooters.  The lever clamps onto a standard AR15 bolt catch with a single screw then snakes down and under the side of your receiver.  Once installed, the end of the lever is perfectly positioned to be manipulated using the index finger of your grip hand.  Now should you experience a failure, you can maintain a proper grip on your rifle with access to the fire controls while clearing the problem.  It’s incredibly easy to operate too.  Merely push up on the lever to engage the bolt catch and push down to disengage.
Usable by both right-handed shooters and southpaws alike, Magpul includes everything needed for installation (including the wrench).  The BAD™ Lever is priced at $28.45, ships for FREE (to the lower 48), and is easily one of the best (and least expensive!) upgrades you can make to your black rifle.
Magpul BAD Battery Assist Device Lever
Item# XMAG980
$28.45ea FREE Shipping!*
48 States, this item only.
buy here

.308 Range Trip!

I have been wanting to get some of our various types of .308/7.62×51 calibers down to the range and get some results on paper to post here on our blog. Yesterday was the day. We enlisted the help of our friend, Detective Tim Riggs who is a SWAT team Sniper Leader and Instructor for our local Police Department, to do the shooting and help keep this official.
(Tim is also on the board at http://www.americansnipers.org. If you are not familiar with this great organization please take the time to check them out. They are actively seeking help to best equip our active US Military Snipers who are in the line of fire overseas. Do your part to keep this Country great, and our Soldiers safe.)
All the groups below were fired from a Remington 700 SWS with a Leupold 3.5×10 rifle scope that was zeroed for Prvi Partizan Match 168grn Boat Tail Hollow Point ammunition. Target distance was 100 yards in 72 degree weather with zero wind.
South African .308 (7.62×51) 147grn FMJ
Our item #A308SA (buy here)
Made at the PMP factory in South Africa in the late 1970’s to early 1980’s. This ammunition features a 147grn lead core copper jacketed bullet, brass case, and non-corrosive berdan primer. It is packaged 20rds to a box, 140rds to a sealed waterproof pvc battlepack, and 1,260rds (9-battlepacks) to a resealable metal can (although they are too heavy to ship UPS that way, gotta take 2 battlepacks out).


German DAG NATO .308 (7.62×51) 147grn FMJ
Our item #A308DAG (buy here)
Made at the Dynamit Nobel Factory in Germany in the early 1990’s. This ammunition features a 147grn lead core nickel and copper jacketed bullet, NATO headstamped brass case, and non-corrosive berdan primer. It is packaged 20rds to a box, 200rds (10 boxes) to a sealed waterproof pvc battlepack, and 1,000rds (5-battlepacks) to a cardboard case.

British ROF Radway Green NATO .308 (7.62×51) 147grn FMJ
Our item #A308RG
(buy here)
Made at the Royal Ordnance Factory (Radway Green) in Britian in the early 1990’s. This ammunition features a 147grn lead core copper jacketed bullet,  NATO headstamped brass case, and non-corrosive berdan primer. It is packaged 5rds on a steel charger (stripper clip), 75rds (15-5rd chargers)to a nylon bandolier with metal snaps, and 750rds (10 bandoliers) in a sealed battlepack inside a wood knockdown crate.

Prvi Partizan PPU Match 168grn Hollow Point
Our item #AP308HP168
(buy here)
This is current production ammunition manufactured by Prvi Partizan in Serbia. It features a Match 168grn boat tail lead core copper jacketed hollow point bullet, Brass case, and non-corrosive boxer primer. Packaged 20rds to a box and 1,000rds (50 boxes) to a cardboard case.

So what did I buy?   My POF .308 rifle LOVES the Radway, and it produces the best groups for me.  But I shoot Prvi in my Bolt guns. Please take these results with a grain of salt. Certain gun/barrel combinations are going to perform differently with the same calibers you see above. With a different gun you could get a completely different set of targets. The best way for determining the best ammo for your rifle is to try a little of everything, and see what your rifle likes.
I appreciate your interest and business,
Bryan Flannagan
VP
AIM, Inc.

How do I purchase a Firearm for FFL transfer at AIMSurplus?

As many of you may have noticed, our website got a major facelift in January of this year.  Nearly all aspects of the order taking process were changed and that may have caused some confusion with some of our customers.  While we continue to take input so we can improve our website to best serve our customers, we thought it would be best to present a tutorial on how to order a firearm to be shipped to a dealer for a transfer.  Please bear in mind that we can only ship to one address per order so please place firearm and ammunition orders separately.
Step 1: Select the item you would like to purchase, confirm the quantity you would like to order and click “Add to Cart”.

Step 2: When your ordering is complete, click “Checkout”.

Step 3: If you have ordered off of our website since our website was updated and you set a password, please login on the right.  If you are a new customer or are unable to log in, enter your contact information on the left and click “Continue”.

Step 4: Fill out the form with your billing information and click “Continue”.

Step 5: Click “Edit” under “Shipping Address / FFL Dealer” to enter your FFL Dealers shipping information.

Step 6: Fill out the form with the correct shipping information.  Please note that there is no line for “Company”.  We recommend entering the business name in the First Name and Last Name lines as shown in the picture.  Click “Update”. If you fail to click “Update”, your shipping information will not be saved.  Verify that the information shown is correct and click “Continue Checkout”.

Step 7: Enter your credit/debit card information and uncheck the box below.

Step 8: Enter in your billing information and read our terms and conditions by clicking the “terms and conditions” link.  If you agree to our terms and conditions, check the box underneath the link and click “Place Order”.

Congratulations! Your order has been submitted and you should receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your order.
On the following screens, you are given the option to upload your photo ID and a Federal Firearms License as well as a link that will let you set a password so you can log in for future orders.
Thank you for your business!

Got a handy little cheap accessory in a few weeks ago…


We got a handy little cheap accessory in a few weeks ago. The EMA Tactical AK Magazine release. I know I know… tactical… AK? You rarely hear those words together. But I have to give it to EMA, they have put together, er… or molded, a neat little AK bit here.
It installs very easily over the standard magazine release. It allows for a much improved ambidextrous control during magazine engagement and disengagement. That could come in handy in a high stress environment, or even when you’re just lazying around the range.
This little booger is made in Israel, and at $13.49 delivered, every AK owner should have at least one.
click here to buy

Memorial Day May 31, 2010


Make sure to pay your respects this Monday for those who have fought and died for our Freedom. Honor these Hero’s ultimate sacrifice and do your part to keep this country great.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
– General George S. Patton

Great Deal on Spikes Tactical Gen 1 Multi-Cal. Stripped Lower Receivers

We currently have a really great deal on these Spikes Tactical Generation 1 Multi-Cal. Stripped Lower Receivers. Spike’s changed the way they do their markings, and we were able to get a good price 1st generation models.
Here is the skinny:
New Spikes Tactical Generation 1 multi-caliber AR15 stripped lower receivers. This is the basis for any top quality rifle. Machined from a 7075 T6 Mil-Spec Forging. Mil-Spec Type III Hardcoat Anodized finish. Low Shelf for use with RDIAS. Lazer engraved markings. Bullet Pictogram markings in the Safe/Semi/Auto positions. While supplies last.
So what is the difference between these, and the current model? Good question, and a popular one.
The difference is the depth of the markings. These were lazer engraved so the markings are not as deep as the Gen 2.
There is no other difference.
Generation 1:

Generation 2:

These lowers are proving to be very popular. We still have a few left, and have the final shipment showing up early next week.

AIM, Inc. presents… AVATAR! Or well, here are some cool Avatars…




Bryan has been bugging me forever to make some custom AIM, Inc. Avatars for our fellow forum Nerds. I am an amateur photographer at best, but being the resident pic Ninja and judo photochop artist, I do get to photograph some really neat stuff. These are set to AR15.com’s Avatar size, but please feel free to use them anywhere. I plan on releasing new batches every couple of weeks. Next batch will concentrate more on surplus firearms, maybe sized for gunboards.com. If there is something you want done custom from any of the other pics you see on our website, drop me an email, erik@aimsurplus.com.
Thanks,
Erik Hamre
Director of Marketing
AIM, Inc.