Useful Information


  Use of Loctite and set screws for front sight installation:Our very first Mini 14 front sights were pinned to the barrel factory pin location, and our customers had problems ordering because of the many different models and barrel / pin locations from Ruger and pin installation was a problem for many customers and it also required more machining driving the price up. To make the installation easier without sacrificing the integrity of the installation, we set out to find a better method.  We ended up talking to Henkle Corporation, the parent company of Loctite.  We explained what we were doing and their top lab technicians told us that Loctite 262 in combination with 8-32 set screws would be more than sufficient.  There is no force directly agaisnt the sight!. Still a little skeptical, we tried it and found they were right !   After hundreds of test rounds through different guns, shooting until the target could no longer be seen due to mirage effect from heat exceeding 270* F, we then tried to remove the sight and found we had to use a torch on every gun tested and heat the sights to well above 450* F to remove the sights and even then we had to use vise grips.  Then we upgraded to the new Loctite 263, even better!  We understand some customers are leary of this method, and we were also, then we learned that modern chemistry has come a long way and made great advances and in the field of this kind of product we felt Loctite is the best. We have sold hundreds of Avenger sights nationwide and recently many of the new AV2 sights all using Loctite and cup point set screws and the single complaint we had so far was one customer who wanted to remove his Avenger sight, and literally destroyed in trying to. We gave him a new one.  Loctite 263 is supplied with every one of our front sights and it has an operating temperature of 550* F, and is truly amazing. Yes it is a thread locker, but again, we were advised to use it on barrels by Henkle Technicians and it has been a great product and when installed correctly, i.e. clean surfaces and proper cure time, we stand behind this method.  We also tested this method on a .308 bolt action rifle and again fired it until too hot to see the target and it held up perfectly. This method is safe and secure or we would not use it!  We understand it is not an industry standard for sight installation, yet, however we have heard many success stories other than our's and also, one of our competitors selling an all aluminum front sight / brake combo has had at least one of their products come off and fly downrange due to heat expansion.   We take this very seriously and your safety is number one to us.  Feel free to do your own research on this amazing product.       One more thing, some customers say that the pin method makes it easier to align the front sight to the rear sight / bore centerline, and it does get the sight close, however we have found there are many ways that are as easy or easier to align our sights, the best is using a simple cartridge or muzzle laser which we are selling at almost cost, but the majority of shooters already own these lasers for setting scope zero, and it makes the installation a breeze. ​ 

OUR TESTING PROCEDURES : WE TEST OUR PRODUCTS UNDER RAPID FIRE CONDITIONS WITH A MINIMUM OF 120 ROUNDS PER TEST, WHY ? WE BELIEVE THAT TESTING THIS WAY VERIFIES THAT OUR PRODUCTS WILL PERFORM UNDER REAL LIFE DEFENSIVE / OFFENSIVE SCENARIOS, THEREBY VERIFYING THE INTEGRITY OF OUR PRODUCTS. WE BELIEVE THAT ANY GUN SHOULD PERFORM THE RIGHT WAY FROM THE FIRST SHOT TO THE LAST. AND OF COURSE WE BELIEVE OUR CUSTOMERS SHOULD KNOW THE ACCURACY OF THEIR WEAPON SHOULD BE THERE NO MATTER HOW MANY ROUNDS ARE FIRED IN TRAINING.

BARREL STABILIZER ADVANTAGES

THE TRUE SHOT TECHNOLOGIES BARREL STABILIZER GREATLY MAINTAINS THE ACCURACY OF THE RUGER MINI 14 & MINI 30 CARBINES, AFTER BARREL HEAT UP. HOW ?

THE ONLY DRAWBACK TO THESE FINE WEAPONS IS THE UNDERSIZE BARREL DIAMETER WHICH ALLOWS THE BARREL TO DRIFT WHEN HOT.

THE BARREL STABILIZER FIXES THAT DRAWBACK BY HOLDING THE BARREL SOLIDLY IN PLACE WITH THREE ATTACHMENT POINTS, AND THE TST 9/16 “ WIDE, 1 SCREW PRECISION MACHINED ALUMINUM CLAMPS ACT AS HEAT SINKS AND ACTUALLY ABSORB A GREAT DEAL OF THE BARREL HEAT AND WE HAVE FOUND THAT A SLIGHTLY NARROWER CLAMP OFFERS LESS INTERFERENCE WITH BARREL HARMONICS. OUR CLAMPS HAVE 98% CONTACT AT THE BARREL & THE STABILIZER BAR WITH VERY LITTLE GAP, AND A MUCH LOWER PROFILE THAN OTHERS.

ALSO, ANY NUMBER OF ADD ON ACCESSORIES CAN BE ATTACHED TO THE STABILIZER BAR, SUCH AS LASERS, TACTICAL LIGHTS, BIPODS, ETC.

AND FINALLY IT GIVES THE MINI A CLASSIC M14 LOOK.

HOODED FRONT POST / REAR APERTURE SIGHT ADVANTAGES

 WITH OPEN SIGHTS, YOUR EYE HAS 3 FOCUS POINTS ( REAR SIGHT, FRONT SIGHT, AND TARGET ). YOUR EYE, TRY AS YOU MIGHT, CAN’T DO THIS; YOU CAN DO 2, BUT NOT 3. WITH APERTURE SIGHTS, THE EYE AUTOMATICALLY CENTERS ITSELF IN THE REAR APERTURE, WHICH IS SEEN ONLY AS AN OUT OF FOCUS BLUR ( OR GHOSTLY RING ) AND YOU HAVE TWO FOCUS POINTS LEFT / FRONT SIGHT AND TARGET, THIS IS SOMETHING YOUR BRAIN / EYE CAN DO.

I FIND THEM MUCH FASTER AND THEY DON’T DEMAND A SIGHT PICTURE AS YOU ARE USED TO WITH OPEN SIGHTS. THE PURPOSE OF THE APERTURE IS TO HOLD YOUR EYE IN RELATION TO THE FRONT SIGHT. 

THE RESULT IS YOU RECEIVE A VERY FAST AND GOOD VIEW OF YOUR INTENDED TARGET.

INSTEAD OF WATCHING WINDAGE ( BISECTING NOTCH WITH POST ) ELEVATION ( ALIGNING TOP OF POST WITH TOP OF NOTCH ) AND HOLDING TARGET ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS, TRYING TO FOCUS ON THE DIFFERENT OBJECTS AT 3 DIFFERENT RANGES, ALL AT ONE TIME, WITH APERTURE, YOU LOOK THROUGH THE REAR SIGHT, FIND THE TARGET, PLACE THE FRONT SIGHT ON THE TARGET AND FIRE !

THE HOOD ON A HOODED FRONT SIGHT, PROTECTS THE FRONT SIGHT FROM DAMAGE AND ALSO KEEP LIGHT FROM REFLECTING OFF THE FRONT SIGHT POST.

YOU THINK ALL THAT SPACE IN THE CIRCLE ALLOWS FOR IMPRECISION, BUT TEST IT. TRY TO KEEP THE FRONT SIGHT ON TARGET, BUT OFF CENTER, AND SEE WHAT YOU HIT. YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU CANNOT. YOU HAVE TO TRY TO PUT THE FRONT SIGHT OFF CENTER, AND EVEN IF YOU SUCCEED (SO LONG AS THE FRONT SIGHT IS SQUARELY ON TARGET), YOUR BULLET WILL STILL BE ON TARGET, BUT IF YOU DON'T TRY TO PUT IT OFF CENTER, YOUR EYE WILL NATURALLY CENTER IT, RESULTING IN EVEN GREATER PRECISION.

BUIS ( BACK UP IRON SIGHTS ) OR OPTICS ??? BOTH ARE FINE AND HAVE THEIR INTENDED PURPOSES, BUT, GLASS BREAKS, AND BATTERIES RUN DOWN, AND YES, EVEN AN ACOG CAN BREAK!   IT JUST MAKES SENSE TO HAVE SUPERIOR BUIS AND BE PROFICIENT AT BOTH. TODAY'S US MILITARY PERSONNEL ARE REQUIRED TO "QUALIFY" ON IRON SIGHTS AT THE FIRST 2 LEVELS OF TRAINING BEFORE BEING ISSUED ANY TYPE OF OPTIC, FOR GOOD REASON, IT JUST MAKES SENSE ! 

FROM A RECENT EMAIL / MAY 2012 AMERICA'S HUNTERS --- PRETTY AMAZING! THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY... AMERICA’S HUNTERS! I HAD NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THIS... A BLOGGER ADDED UP THE DEER LICENSE SALES IN JUST A HANDFUL OF STATES AND ARRIVED AT A STRIKING CONCLUSION:  THERE WERE OVER 600,000 HUNTERS THIS SEASON IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN.  ALLOW ME TO RESTATE THAT NUMBER:  OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, WISCONSIN'S HUNTERS BECAME THE EIGHTH LARGEST ARMY IN THE WORLD.   MORE MEN UNDER ARMS THAN IN IRAN .   MORE THAN FRANCE AND GERMANY COMBINED.

  THESE MEN DEPLOYED TO THE WOODS OF A SINGLE AMERICAN STATE, WISCONSIN, TO HUNT WITH FIREARMS, AND NO ONE WAS KILLED. THAT NUMBER PALES IN COMPARISON TO THE 750,000 WHO HUNTED THE WOODS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND MICHIGAN'S 700,000 HUNTERS, ALL OF WHOM HAVE NOW RETURNED HOME SAFELY. TOSS IN A QUARTER MILLION HUNTERS IN WEST VIRGINIA AND IT LITERALLY ESTABLISHES THE FACT THAT THE HUNTERS OF THOSE FOUR STATES ALONE WOULD COMPRISE THE LARGEST ARMY IN THE WORLD.   AND THEN ADD IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF HUNTERS IN THE OTHER 46 STATES. IT'S MILLIONS MORE.  THE POINT? AMERICA WILL FOREVER BE SAFE FROM FOREIGN INVASION WITH THAT KIND OF HOME-GROWN FIREPOWER. HUNTING....IT'S NOT JUST A WAY TO FILL THE FREEZER.. IT'S A MATTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY. *************************************** THAT'S WHY ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, WANT TO SEE US DISARMED. FOOD FOR THOUGHT, WHEN NEXT WE CONSIDER GUN CONTROL.  ----------------------------------- OVERALL IT'S TRUE, SO IF WE DISREGARD SOME ASSUMPTIONS THAT HUNTERS DON'T POSSESS THE SAME SKILLS AS SOLDIERS, THE QUESTION WOULD STILL REMAIN... WHAT ARMY OF 2 MILLION WOULD WANT TO FACE 30, 40, OR 50 MILLION ARMED CITIZENS? I FEEL GOOD THAT I HAVE AN ARMY OF MILLIONS WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR LAND AND I SURE DON'T WANT THE GOVERNMENT TAKING CONTROL OF THE POSSESSION OF FIREARMS FOR THE SAKE OF OUR FREEDOM, DON'T EVER ALLOW GUN CONTROL OR CONFISCATION OF GUNS.