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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Rifle Porn

This is what happens when you combine a precision JP Arms LRP-07 .308 rifle with a Magpull stock, custom grip and top it with a Schmidt and Bender Police Marksman 2 rifle scope (5-25x56 PM II/LP)

JP Rifles are not designed for heavy combat. They're about as far away from an AK-47 as you can get (in the "gas gun" category) and still have a rifle in that class.

They are designed to be a precision rifle and when handled by a good shooter, they represent a quality tool that will print minute-of-angle at 300 meters. Precision shooting isn't only about the rifle and sighting system. It involves understanding bullet flight, accepting the conditions involved and requires precision ammunition to be effective. Practice ammunition should be of the same quality as 'war shots', which mean that shooting is never inexpensive.

One key advantage to the LRP-07 is the heat sink (left) that surrounds the barrel. It means that a cold barrel shot will go through the same hole in the target as a hot barrel shot.

I've had my LRP-07 for about five years now, and I've punched a few rounds through it. I use Barrett scope mounts to lift the scope higher than other standard mounts because the Schmidt and Bender needs it to keep the clearance between the scope tube and the barrel where it needs to be.

The price of these components has gone up since I bought them. But I don't buy firearms to invest for the purpose of reselling. I buy them to shoot.

 From the website:
The LRP-07™ was designed as a .308 platform to cure the shortcomings of existing rifles and still handle like an AR-15. Machined from billet with all the attention to cosmetic perfection that appears in our CTR/SCR design, this rifle utilizes a self-folding, left-side charging handle that affords additional leverage and makes it unnecessary to dismount the rifle to charge or clear it. The felt recoil impulse on the LRP-07™ is also nothing short of amazing as it was designed from the magazine well up to use our Low Mass Operating System (LMOS™). Equipped with the MK III Hand Guard System, the LRP utilizes our standard 2" diameter tube (rather than the larger tubes common to .308 platforms) surrounding a JP Supermatch™ barrel available in lengths from 16" to 22". Once in your hands, you will find the LRP-07™ to be the best rifle in its classójust what youíve come to expect from JP.

Federal E-Mail

Federal law requires that federal employees use federal e-mail services while they are working and while they are representing the US Government. Hillary did not. She used a commercial service.

Federal law requires this to allow the government to control the content of all e-mails these employees send because the government wants to be able to monitor their communications and take the appropriate action in the event of some violation of personnel policy. 

The government wants to be able to archive official e-mail communications so they can be produced in response to things like FIOA requests or Congressional subpoenas. Hillary's use of a private e-mail even for official communications and communications with other employees violated this law and frustrated these purposes.  More here.

Clinton destroyed a great many e-mails that should have been available for Congressional investigation and would have been if she had followed the law. And she's saying, "At this point, what difference does it make?"

From a security perspective, there was none. Her internet service provider had access to every sensitive e-mail that she sent and received. What foreign country owned her Internet Service Company? What foreigners could read and resend her e-mail? I don't know the answer to those questions, but was Secretary of State Clinton conniving (clearly) or simply guilty of crass stupidity? She's a lawyer - she tells us that she is a great lawyer -  and she didn't know that there was a law against using commercial e-mail for official correspondence? Really? What about that video?
We know that she was dead broke because she's told us that she was. How much money did she bring in through private e-mail solicitation while Secretary of State? We'll never know because she deleted her e-mail.