Great Tavor Video

Two of my Favorite Youtube Channels  (Range Time with Cory & Erika and Military Arms Channel ) did a great video on the AUG and TAVOR rifles, make sure you subscribe to both their channels!     -Bryan

2012 Holiday Hours

Dear Valued Customer,
We wish You and Your Families a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Like many in our Industry, we are experiencing an extremely higher than normal order volume.
For the Holiday Season, and to provide a better service to our customers, our Telephone Sales Department and Pick-up Counter will be closed Monday December 24th through Tuesday January 1st. This will allow us to prioritize our efforts on processing and shipping orders that are already in house.
Our Website and email attendants will remain open for business 24/7 through the Holidays!
We greatly value you as a customer, and appreciate your continued business over the past 15 years.
God Bless you,
AIM Surplus
Our representatives will be responding to all emails Wednesday 26th-Friday 28th… us during those days at:
General questions:
[email protected]
Concerns or problems with your order?:
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Email address for emailing Photo Identification:
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Email address for emailing FFL Information:
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Magpul PMAG… Same great mag, great new price.

Magpul PMag MOE 30rd 5.56/.223 AR Magazine Black
Nothing like reintroducing an incredible, industry changing product, 5 or so years later at a new LOWER price. How often does that happen? But I guess at this point… Magpul is used to shaking things up.
In case you missed it, PMags are now only $12.30 each, delivered. buy here
Great time for these classic old videos.

AIM Powered Spike's Tactical Shooting Team takes 3rd at the FNH Multi-gun!

FNH 2012 Multigun
Last week we traveled back to the Peacemaker range in West Virginia for our final major multigun match of the season, the FNH Multigun Championship.  We were supposed to shoot this match in the last season but work got in the way for both Cam and I.  FNH “went all out” on this match and had four side matches where shooters could kill time by trying out the FNS pistol, SCAR 17 rifle, SLP & SC1 shotguns.
We shot 9 stages over 3 days and had a lot of fun.  The stages were great and made good use of the range facilities with mostly natural terrain stages.  Stage seven was the most difficult stage; it had the shooter engage an aerial clay target with the shotgun then engage targets from 100-200 yards off hand with the rifle.  I had a great run on this stage but unfortunately, the stage was thrown out.  We shot the long range stage first thing on Friday morning and had to contend with the fog.  Cam did an awesome job on this stage and nailed the 380 yard shot in fog so thick, I couldn’t see the target with 25x zoom on the camera.  Stage three was a little different in that the shooter had to engage 14 inch “Sammy” targets that were turned sideways.  Cam and I both thought that these would be harder than they were and only had a few makeup shots. Cam had a great match and finished third in Limited class.  He missed second place by .34 points.  I shot a very consistent match and had a few gun problems that I’ve since fixed. I finished 71st out of 250 shooters.
Next year, we will be adding some different matches to our schedul, some that we will be shooting for the first time.  Our first match will probably be the USPSA Multigun Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In our next blog post, we will review GSG’s .22 caliber 1911.  In the mean time, have fun and shoot straight!
-Ben Powell
Spikes Tactical Shooting Team

AIM 2012 Labor Day Shoot

We hope everyone had a great Labor Day. Our Annual Labor Day shoot was a little wet this year, but we still had a blast. Take a little peek into our world with the below slide show of us in action.

Mosin Nagant Rifle Crate Coffee Table

A customer of ours put one of our Russian Model 1891/30 Mosin Nagant Rifle Crates to good to good use. We have heard of this being done before, but Spikes08 was kind enough to post about it on and then allow us to repost on our blog.
Check it out:
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1. Register to vote
2. Vote
3. Join the NRA
Now on to the substantive post 5k.
I original saw this piece of awesomeness you see below on arfcom. I knew I had to have one. So I got in touch with Bryan at AIM and acquired some mosin crates and Laminate Stock M44s. Thanks Bryan!

Now my photography equipment consisted of an IPHONE 4, so the pics are not as crisp as what you see above. Additionally, this project was a lot more work than I anticipated.
First you start with a basic crate. The wood on the inside is generally in good shape, the wood on the outside; not so much. They move the crates around with forklifts so you can imagine what could go wrong. There are several places that I had to repair with wood putty. I forgot to take pics of that process.

You can see here some of the wear on the outside. The undersides are where the abuse really happens. You can also see the cosmoline leaching through the wood.

I went to Lowe’s and got some paint matched, then painted the outside. (Apparently, the paint match guy was off a tad). I wanted to preserve the original markings so I painted around them. I considered painting the whole crate and attempting to stencil the markings back on, but that just seemed like a lot of work.

Rifles came in around this time. Fresh out of the box, covered in cosmoline.

Couldn’t resist putting them in the crate at this point.

Then couldn’t resist cleaning the rifles. I used mineral spirits for the metal parts, followed by Hopps #9. For the wood, I let it sit in the hot sun and wiped off the cosmoline as it came out of the stocks.

Next I decided that I wanted some feet for the table. While wandering around a surplus store with another arfcommer  “M4Geek”, I discovered these jewels.

I took these bolts, that fit the threads of the inside of the inert grenades, and cut the bolt head off.

Then I drilled holes in the bottom of the crate and glued them in.

Then just add inert grenade and floor sliders on bottom of grenade.

Next it was on to the lighting, then the top of the table to hold the glass. I bought the lighting at Lowe’s, while I out sourced the table top to an expert . I did stain the top and install myself. Tried to hide the wires as best I could.

Table was now starting to come to life!!!!!!

I ordered the glass from Glass Doctor. Installed with clear caulk and screwed the two pieces of the top together.
Kept all original hinges. I did add an additional hinge for a lock.

Thanks to arfcom and all it has given me
Especially like to thank Bryan at AIM.
Also, if you guys aren’t reading Direct Action’s monthly column in the news letter, you are really missing out. Very well researched and written piece. Good work Joe!!!
Total cost for this table some where are $275-300. Man hours=25-35
Crate from AIM (if you pick it up) $5-10
Grenade feet-$7 a piece
Lighting $140
Lock and hinge-$15
Clear caulk-$3
Shower board- $15

Spike's Tactical Shooting Team take 6th at the Colt 3-Man 3-Gun Championship Part II

After shooting a successful match and placing second at the Topton 3-Man 3 Gun match, Ben Powell, Ryan Nowell and myself headed up to the Peacemaker Training Center in Glengary, Virginia. This facility has several large 100 yard bays along with provisions for long range shooting over a 1,000 yards. This gave the match director Dean DeTurk and his staff plenty of space to create fun stages that provided a challenge to a team of three while still remaining easy to reset.

The concept of the event is that three shooters would complete a course of fire that involved either a relay race or a static multi-shooter stage (Rolling Thunder).  These stages required more planning since the shooters were given the option to decide which shooter would engage what targets with which weapon. Strategy was almost as important as marksmanship in this respect. Since 3-Gun emphasizes being a well-rounded shooter, all teams were required to have every member shoot every weapon at least once during the event. This meant that all members had to be proficient with every weapon to remain competitive.

Although our team started in 2nd place at the end of the first match, we finished series in 6th overall with over 45 teams competing.  When a team dynamic is added to the sport, the actions of one effect the success or failure of all. In a six-legged-race, someone will always trip, and every team in the event from 1st-45th had their moments As a wise shooter once said, “The secret to shooting a successful stage is to not take your upporting hand off of your gun to pat yourself on the back for doing a good job until you’re finished shooting and the targets are scored.” The good thing is this match was some of the most fun I’ve had in a number of matches. The event ran without a hitch and Dean and his crew did an excellent job of running everything smoothly.

There was also a side match set up to benefit the Wounded Warrior foundation. We watched a couple of teams shoot it and thought we should give it a try.  On our first run, we had a couple make up shots so we shot it a couple of more times and got our time down into the mid eight second range.  We wanted to make one more Hail Mary run at it but were about out of shells so we borrowed some more and went at it again.  When the dust settled, there was one clay pigeon standing.  As we looked closer, we saw a single bb hole through the clay which is just enough to neutralize the target.  We ran the stage in 5.65 second run which won us the side match.

 Nearly everyone involved will get another chance to make their shots count in the PRO/AM match being held in August at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky. This was the biggest multi-gun event ever held when it was put on last year. This year, the Spike’s Tactical Shooting Team will be travelling there again. Ben and I would be glad to chat with anyone about our sport and we will be proud to represent AIM Surplus and Spike’s Tactical at the event. -Cam Thompson