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The Tactical Blog

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in Informational | Comments Off on The Tactical Blog

As we are just getting going, this blog is where you will find ideas, articles, references, and just cool stuff that we run across. Check us out regularly or sign up for notices when new posts are done.

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Keep Your Weapons Clean

Posted by on Aug 11, 2020 in Informational | Comments Off on Keep Your Weapons Clean

Keep Your Weapons Clean

As a firearms owner, you’ll know that after years of wear and tear, a weapon can get a little worn out. It’s always a good idea to clean your rifle, pistol or shotgun (or have professionally cleaned) on a regular basis, so that it stays in good condition for years to come. Here are a few reasons why you should keep it clean:


Safety – after shooting your weapon, it’s very important to make sure it’s cleaned. When it’s working properly, then you have nothing to worry about, but if it isn’t working properly, then this can be dangerous. If you clean it regularly, you’ll be able to make sure it’s working in good condition.

Longevity – if you don’t take care of yourself, your health will suffer. This is the same for a firearms life as well. Simple cleaning and basic maintenance will give your weapons a much longer life so that passing it on to generations to come will have a safe, functional gun. Cleaning, oiling, and storing the gun in a dry and secure place will preserve it for a very long time.

How the Gun Works – having your gun cleaned regularly makes you aware of all the workings of the gun. This helps you as a gun owner because you’ll know exactly how the gun works when you’re cleaning and firing the weapon. This helps with safety as well.

It’s important to clean and maintain your firearms on a regular basis. You don’t necessarily have to clean it after every time you shoot, but it also won’t hurt if you do.  If you would rather have it cleaned professionally on a regular basis, well, that’s what I do.  Contact Ape Tactical and get it scheduled.

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What about Ammunition?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Informational | Comments Off on What about Ammunition?

What about Ammunition?

If you’re a beginner with firearms, it’s very important to educate yourself on the different types of ammunition out there. Understanding the workings of a firearm, the ammunition, and cleaning will give you an edge on safety!

Ammo Comparison .22, 9mm, .308, 5.56/.223 and 12 Gauge

22LR – this is a very popular type of ammunition. It’s one of the best all-around survival. It is made by almost every ammunition manufacturer and are available for both .22 caliber pistols and rifles. This type of ammunition is great for practicing shooting and learning.

9mm – This is one of the most common pistol rounds in the world. This is a great ammunition type for shooting at a range, as well as self-defense. The 9mm Luger is a very common and popular small, compact pistols intended for carry and self-defense. Its great performance is designed well for beginners and learners.

.308 – This is a great type of ammo used for hunting and survival. The 308 Winchester is a short-action, big-game hunting cartridge that is one of the most popular worldwide. It is very commonly used with hunting, target practice, police sharpshooting, military sniping, etc.

.223/5.56 – This is a rifle cartridge used in varmint hunting, as well as self-defense. They are very accurate, which makes them perfect for target practice if you’re a beginner. This is mostly associated with the AR15 and varients. It is used by the military in the M16 rifles

12 Gauge – This is the most common shotgun round used for 12-gauge shotguns in hunting on the ground and in the air. It’s a widely available type of ammunition with the purpose of using them for hunting and clay pigeon shooting. It is also used for home defense, some say it is the best home defense round, using buckshot!

FUTURE POST: Selecting the right ammunition!

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Boyds Gunstocks

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Businesses | Comments Off on Boyds Gunstocks

Boyds Gunstocks

How Boyd’s Gunstocks upgrades a rifle:

  • Use top-grade hardwoods, dried to exacting specifications.
  • Sealed with chemical-resistant finishes for durability in all weather conditions.
  • Replacement stocks for 1,200 different firearms.
  • Prices start below $100 dollars.
  • Options range from standard walnut stocks to full-adjustable laminates.

Check out their website at: www.boydsgunstocks.com

I’ve been a rifle guy since my grandfather took me on my first squirrel hunt, where he shot a .410 break action shotgun. He let me shoot it and I just thought it did too much damage to the squirrels. That year, he gave me my first rifle, a .22 Winchester pump. Thereafter, I always took the rifle hunting for squirrel and rabbit. The more you use a rifle, the more the wood wears and gets looking rough, or even broken. Many modern rifles and shotguns come with synthetic stocks, but I like the look and feel of real wood.

Tools have handles, and a lot of tool handles are made of wood. Back in my youth day, the replacement handle business was big business: I helped my grandfather and father re-handle many a hammer, hoe, and ax. These days people just buy a new tool when the wood handle on the old one breaks. Rifles are tools too, and their handles — wood stocks — get worn. Fortunately, and mostly because of Boyd’s Gunstocks, shooters who break or wear out a rifle handle don’t have to buy a new rifle. They can get an amazing looking new stock for little money!

Boyd’s Gunstocks has been offering replacement stocks for more than 35 years. By using the latest manufacturing machinery and techniques, the engineers at Boyd’s Gunstocks can deliver very high-quality rifle stocks for not very much money. The stocks they manufacture are designed to perfectly fit the gun. They only use top-grade hardwoods, every stock is dried to exacting specifications and then they’re sealed with chemical-resistant finishes for long-lasting durability in all weather conditions.

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