Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ruger American Rifle

Ruger American Rifle

The following is the Ruger American Rifle Press Release:

An American Legend is Born

January 02, 2012

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to present the Ruger American Rifle™, an all new, 100% American made bolt-action rifle that sets a new standard of excellence among value-priced, bolt-action rifles. Offered in short- and long-action calibers, the Ruger American Rifle combines the rugged reliability of Ruger's past with the award-winning ingenuity featured in so many of Ruger's new products.

"The Ruger American Rifle delivers exciting features and outstanding accuracy at a very reasonable price," remarked Ruger President and CEO Mike Fifer. "Our new rifle is lightweight and quick handling, yet manages recoil surprisingly well. With a great trigger, smooth-cycling bolt, and tack-driving accuracy, the Ruger American Rifle gives hunters an affordable tool to achieve success in the field," he concluded.

The 6-1/4 pound Ruger American Rifle offers no-compromise engineering innovation, proving that a world class rifle need not come with a high price tag. The new Ruger Marksman Adjustable™ trigger offers a crisp release with a pull weight that is user-adjustable between three and five pounds. Ruger's new patent-pending Power Bedding™ system utilizes stainless-steel bedding blocks insert-molded into the stock to positively locate the receiver and free-float the barrel. The barrel's rifling is cold hammer forged to exacting tolerances, providing sub-MOA accuracy, long-term endurance, and a mirror-smooth finish that is easy to clean.

The Ruger American Rifle's three-lug, 70 degree bolt provides ample scope clearance, and utilizes a full diameter bolt body and dual cocking cams for smooth, easy cycling from the shoulder. The reliable 4-round, rotary magazine fits flush with the stock and offers the smooth feed that has become the hallmark of Ruger rotary magazines. The receiver is drilled and tapped for mounting the included scope bases.

The Ruger American Rifle carries easily, shoulders quickly, and shoots comfortably, thanks to the ergonomic design of its trim, lightweight stock with an ambidextrous palm swell, forend finger relief, and soft rubber recoil pad. The easily accessible tang safety, which can be placed "on safe" while the bolt is cycled, is complemented by the passive, trigger-mounted safety which positively locks the trigger for an additional measure of security.

For more information on the new Ruger American Rifle, or to learn more about the extensive line of award winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com

Monday, January 23, 2012

F-35B STOVL Aircraft

F-35B Aircraft as it arrives at Eglin Air Force Base. The F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the aircraft.

F-35B Aircraft Specs:

Length: 51.3 ft (15.6 m)
Wingspan: 35 ft (10.7 m)
Wing Area: 460 ft² (42.7 m²)
Empty weight: 32,000 lb (14,500 kg)
Internal fuel: 13,300 lb (6,030 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 60,000 lb (27,000 kg)
Range: 900 nmi (1,670 km)
Combat radius on internal fuel: 450 nmi (833 km)
Thrust/weight: full fuel 0.9 / 50% fuel 1.04

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mission Kilimanjaro

We all face challenges. How we handle them defines us.

Have you heard of Mission Kilimanjaro?  If not, you need to check it out.

“In bringing together both “able-bodied” and “disabled” civilians and military veterans on the climbing team, Mission Kilimanjaro’s purpose is to demonstrate to our heroes in the veteran community and to young people with disabilities around the world that no obstacle is too great to be conquered with an active, no-barriers lifestyle and mindset.”

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Molon Labe - Come and Take Them

The Greek phrase Molōn labe!, meaning "Come and take them" is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army's demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.

In America, both the original Greek phrase and its English translation are often heard from pro-gun activists as a defense of the right to keep and bear arms.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012