Friday, June 7, 2013

Vortex Optics SPARC First Looks Review

"It takes a SPARC to light a fire." That's the tag line to this red dot and it suits it well.  The new, compact, daylight-bright SPARC (Speed Point Aiming for Rapid Combat) is packed with performance features and lends itself to a wide variety of firearm platforms. The modular design comes with a three-piece base offers four separate mounting heights for user- and weapon-specific customization: 18.5mm (.725 inches), 22mm (.875 inches), 36mm (1.425 inches), 40mm (1.575 inches). The Sparc features a Digital rear-facing and side controls for power on/off, dot brightness and night vision mode. The body is made of Aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum. NTOA Tested and Recommended.
 As with most Vortex Products it comes with their Lifetime Unconditional Warranty.  They will repair or replace your Vortex product in the event it becomes damaged or defective—at no charge to you. It doesn't matter how it happened, whose fault it was, or where you purchased it. The Warranty is for all riflescopes, red dots, rangefinders, binoculars, spotting scopes and monoculars. Fully transferable No warranty card to fill out No receipt needed to hang on to If you ever have a problem, no matter the cause, call and they will take care of it.

For what we would call a mid range cost scope you are getting a high price range quality scope from a great company with great rep in the optics manufacturing industry.

Don't forget All orders from Vortex over $99 receive choice of Free Vortex Ball Cap or Fleece Hat and Free Shipping.

Vortex SPARC Red Dot Available From Range Monkey 

Here's a run down on the specs of the SPARC:

What's In The Box?

2x Screw on Magnifier
3 Different level of risers (Extra High, High, & Low)
Elastic, one-piece lens cover
Riser shims
(2) CR 2354 Batteries
Mounting Hardware.


- Fully Multi-Coated Lenses - Increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces.


- One-Piece Tube - Maximizes strength and waterproofness. Compact and lightweight.
- Waterproof - Optics are sealed with o-rings to prevent moisture, dust, and debris from getting inside.
- Fogproof  Nitrogen - purged to inhibit internal fogging.
- Shockproof - High recoil rating. Tested with .375 H&H Magnum for 1000 rounds.
- Parallax Free - Allows for rapid shooting with both eyes open, without concern for parallax shooting error.
- Operating Temperature - Rated from -40 degrees to +140 degrees Fahrenheit.


- Unlimited Eye Relief - Non-critical eye relief for rapid target aquisition.
- Adjustable Dot Intensity - Provides ten variable illumination settings to increase or decrease dot brightness according to viewing conditions.
- Night Vision Mode - Sets the brightness to the lowest possible level—an illumination level that generally is not seen without use of a night vision device.
- 2x Magnifier - Screw-in doubler provides extra magnification for longer distance shooting.
- Risers and Shims - Combine in various ways to mount the SPARC at four different heights.
- Battery Life - 6-hour auto-shutdown feature maximizes battery life. Typical battery life in normal mode of operation: 120 hours (maximum brightness), 3400 hours (minimum brightness). Typical battery life in night vision mode: 4200 hours (maximum brightness), 4600 hours (minimum brightness).

Vortex Optics - Red Dot ScopesScopes, Red Dots, and Holographic Sights

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Parallax Tactical Now In Stock!

  Take a moment to watch that video. Try not to cringe. That's an actual Parallax Tactical employee doing some "product testing". Watch the after video as well and you'll see the damage... or lack of damage.
  That's the level of quality and durability you can expect from Parallax Tactical. We're extremely excited to be carrying a sample of what they offer and to carry more products in the near future.
  Here's just a few of the products we have in stock today. Make sure you take a look at all that we have available on the site

PXT AR Phosphate Bolt Carrier Group

This is a complete bolt carrier group for the AR-15 family.

-   8620 Carrier
-   4140 Carrer Key
-   4140 Bolt, 5.56mm
-   MPI
-   Manganese Phosphate Finish

PXT Rail Height Gas Block - .750

This gas block replaces your existing front sight and allows the use of dovetail mounted accessories. Installs easily with two cap screws onto barrels of .750 diameter under the front sight. You can also buy a BUIS style front sight to retain your iron sight capability. 

This Gas Block is finished with a Mil Spec phosphate coating.

PXT Tungsten Carbine Buffer - H2

This is Parallax Tactical's own in-house Tungsten Powder Carbine Buffer is a great high quality product. We have H2, H and Carbine.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Range Monkey Rewards - Weapon of Choice Contest!

It's time for another Range Monkey Rewards Giveaway! Over here at Range Monkey we love seeing what you guys and girls carry daily, shoot at the range, hunt with, and even defend our country with. So here's how this one is gonna work:


1) You send us a picture or video (lawful and safe explosions are solid bonus points) of you responsibly using your firearm of choice. This could be anything from competitive shooting to trap/skeet to a trophy shot from a hunt to just a picture of your every day carry or even just a good shot of some safe queens on display. Anything appropriate and original works. (meaning you didn't Google "sweet AR at range" and send that in) 

2) We'll post it up on the Range Monkey Facebook once we make sure it's within guidelines. You share it with your friends and get them to like it. Whoever's photo gets the most likes, Wins! How much you share and spread your favorite Range Monkey Photo will help you win! It's that easy.


So the prize for winning? That's going to depend on what firearm wins. It will be 1 Bag , 1 sling or holster, and 1 mag pouch. Example: Say your Custom built Ar is awesome and everyone likes it and it wins, Your prize would be a Condor rifle bag, a Condor sling, and a Condor mag pouch. OR maybe a Completely custom Glock or M&P wins. They'll get a Condor pistol bag, a Condor holster, and a pistol mag pouch. Possibilities are endless.

This contest being a little bigger and more involved than the last we're gonna do this one at 7,500 likes on the Facebook page.

You get the idea now right? Send us your best photo, share with friends, get the likes, win.

Now how do you enter?

1) Send us your picture. Here are your options for that:
         - Send it in a Facebook message.

         - Send it via email to
         - Attach it in a comment below

2) Fill out the form below and You're done! Look for your picture on the page within a few hours and share away.

Fine Print: is not responsible for any damage to life or property. requests that every firearm owner to responsibly use firearms for sport only and will not be held responsible for any damages. advises all contestants to follow all local and federal laws and to only use firearms where lawfully allowed. All images submitted will be used by only for contest and not advertisement.All images will be reviewed before being posted. Minor modifications to photos will be made to protect the anonymity of the contestant. Contest begins 05/16/2013 and ends 06/15/2013. Winner must comply with all rules and regulations set by Winners of prizes will be notified by Facebook and Email if available for instructions to claim prize. One Winner per household. Some restrictions may apply. Inventory and demand can and may restrict availability. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Products at Range Monkey!

Ghost Trigger Connectors and Springs

Ghost Rocket Complete Trigger
        -Ghost's most popular kit
Ghost Evo Elite Trigger
        -Ghost's most recomended
Ghost 3.5 Ultimate Trigger Kit
        -Ghost's complete kit for gen 1-4
Ghost GI Stealth Holster
         -Ghost's light weight concealed IWB holster

Ghost Inc Parts - Glock Parts - Handgun Parts and Accessories

Magazines From Sure Fire, FN, ProMag and more

Sure Fire Mag5-60
         -This is high capacity.
FN 9mm 17rd FNS 66330-2
         -FN's high quality mags
Promag 7.62x39 AK-A1
         -ProMag's AK mag
Pmag Gen 2 10 for 169.97
         -Save in bulk in on everyone's favorite .223/5.56 mag

Ar-15 Mags - FN Mags - AK 47 Mags - Magpul Pmag - Magazines

ProMag Nomad 10/22 Kit w/ 25 round mag

ProMag Archangel Nomad Ruger 10/22  #AAM1022

The Promag Archangel Marauder rifle stock system will transform your Ruger 10/22 into something very far from stock.Constructed of carbon fiber reinforced polymer for light weight and durability, the drop-in fit requires no gunsmithing. The Marauder stock is 36 ¾" overall with the stock extended and 28 3/8" with the stock folded. Included sights are adjustable for windage and elevation. An extended magazine release and an extended bolt release are also included with the stock system. The ultra light stock weighs only 3 lbs. The kit also includes an aluminum flash hider (fits all standard barrels) and a dummy suppressor.

Promag - 10/22 Stocks - 10/22 Parts and Accessories - Rifle Parts

Aimpoint Micro H-1 4MOA

Aimpoint Micro H-1 4MOA 77075

Designed with the hunter in mind, these sights are the lightest red dot sights tough enough to bear the Aimpoint name. Small enough to be used anywhere that you cold put iron sights, these sights can be used on any type of firearm. A lightweight rifle with an H1 Micro mounted on it remains a lightweight rifle! A hunting revolver with an H1 Micro installed remains as easy to carry as with iron sights and is much quicker to aim.

Unique features for Micro H-1

- Its weight--84 g without mount and 105 g with mount
- Ideal for rifles, shotguns or handguns
- ACET technology allows 50,000 hours of operation on one battery
- Available in 4 MOA (minutes of angle)
- Submersible to 15 feet (5 meters)
- 1X (non-magnifying) parallax free optic
- Patent pending mount is keyed to the sight body to absorb recoil.
- Precision adjustment for windage and elevation.
- 13 settings for use in daylight and lowlight conditions.

Aim Point - Scopes and Red Dots - Red Dots and Holigraphics

Condor Cobra Gun Belt

The Condor Cobra Gun Belt is designed be worn with most casual or tactical pants. The stiffened belt, with heavy duty webbing, is ideal to accommodate any belt holster, MOLLE pouches, or any other belt accessories. The US1019 with it's Cobra Buckle TM, can also be worn as an outer belt, which makes it an excellent piece of gear for the range or duty.

Description :
- 1.75" wide with genuine AustriAlpin 1" Cobra Buckle TM
- Double layer heavy duty webbing construction for stiffness
- Accepts holster with Belt or Paddle system.
- Exterior 1” webbing with 3” loop for hanging small pouches, accessories, carabiners, and hardware.

Condor - Condor Belts - Shooting Apparel

Streamlight TLR-1

Streamlight TLR-1 Weapons Mounted Tactical Light 69110

Intensely bright, virtually indestructible tactical light, attaches/detaches to almost any gun in seconds. Now shining brighter at 300 lumens.

Powered by two 3-volt CR123 lithium batteries with 10-year storage life
C4® LED technology, impervious to shock with a 50,000 hour lifetime
LED Rating: Up to 12,000 candela peak beam intensity and up to 300 lumens measured system output. Deep-dish parabolic reflector produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination

Streamlight - Lasers and Flashlights

Monday, May 6, 2013

Ghost Triggers, Trigger Kits and Springs In Stock!

New at Range Monkey we've got a batch of the products offered from Ghost Inc, makers of the ROCKET Trigger Control Connector, 3.5 Ultimate COMPLETE Trigger kit, GHOST RANGER TRIGGER KIT, EVO ELITE 3.5, Springs and more.
Each of the Ghost products available comes with a satisfaction guarantee. If you some how damage or over trim the TCT they will send you a new one. Maybe you don't like the way it shoots once installed, no problem. It's a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or your money back!

Here's two featured triggers available from Ghost:

Ghost Rocket Trigger Kit

 The PATENTED GHOST ROCKET is the world's fastest Trigger Control Connector and the new STANDARD for trigger connectors for Glocks. The ROCKET shortens the total length of trigger pull and reset enabling you to shoot faster and more accurately.  Faster because the total distance the trigger has to move to fire your pistol is reduced up to 60%. Better because once the pistol fires the trigger movement is stopped. Stopping the trigger after the pistol fires is critical to bullet placement.

No Trigger Movement + No Pistol Movement = No Sight Movement on the Target.

This eliminates accuracy robbing over-travel. The bullet goes where you aimed it! Shorter & faster reset-because the ROCKET eliminates all over-travel of the trigger so that the trigger moves less in both directions.
The ROCKET has been designed to function flawlessly. The majority of people using the ROCKET use them in their carry guns this includes both Military Personnel fighting the War On Terror and Police Officers protecting our streets! The patented Trigger Control Tab technology and the Patent Pending Self Cleaning Debris Channels are one of a kind. Why is self cleaning so important? Because as you fire your pistol debris builds up on the trigger mechanism surfaces. These debris cause additional friction. This friction increases the weight of the trigger pull thus increasing the force applied to the connector. As the trigger pull weight increases the connector is pushed towards the rear of the trigger housing eventually far enough that the pistol will not fire! The channels also reduce the thickness of the connector body by 33%. This reduction increases reset speed and because these channels are located on the center line of the connector body they do not cause connector torsioning. Because the ROCKET is fit to your pistol by removing metal from the Trigger Control Tab (TCT)/stop tab and only stops the trigger movement after the pistol fires there is no way the ROCKET can come loose or prevent your pistol from firing in a defensive situation. The feedback we have seen from those who have installed this kit is all positive


1.) 1-Rocket
2.) 1- 6.0 lb Trigger Spring
3.) 1- 4.0 lb Firing Pin Spring (Target/Sport Configuration)
4.) 1- 6.0 lb Firing Pin Spring (Self-Defense Configuration)
5.) 1- Reduced power firing pin safety spring

Ghost Evo Elite 3.5 Trigger Connector

The GHOST EVO ELITE is the best self-defense trigger control connector Ghost has ever made! 
The EVO ELITE is Smoother, Lighter, Shorter and eliminates trigger Over-travel. These attributes give you the fastest most accurate first shot hit advantage of any self-defense Glock style trigger. The EVO ELITE fixes the Glock bump or glitch (the pre-travel resistance you feel and must overcome when the trigger bar bumps into the connector) This bump causes you to apply excessive force and will move the pistol off target.

Another thing the EVO ELITE corrects is trigger over-travel; the excessive movement of the trigger after the pistol fires. Over-travel causes the pistol to move off of alignment with the target, making your shot go low and to one side.  Simply put, the EVO ELITE KEEPS YOU ON TARGET.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Foursevens Preon Series Review

Fist up and the smallest we have the Foursevens Preon P0 or Preon 0
Perfect for a keyring this flood style flashlight also contains a magnet in the back for easy hands free use. The Preon P0 uses a single AAA battery and has a High and Low output setting. On the low setting you will get .24 lumens for 120 hrs, and on the high you will get 25 lumens for 1.5 hrs.

 Foursevens Preon P1 or Preon 1 The Preon P1 is also a single AAA battery flashlight but has increased lumens and more functions. Using the second generation Cree XP-G LED you can get an amazing 84 lumens on the high setting. You get 8 modes of use that include High, Med, Lo, Strobe, SOS, Becon Hi, and Becon Lo. The Preon P1 is avalible in black, blue, red, and yellow anodized aluminum, or if you want the ultimate P1 you can get it in Titanium for a few extra bucks.

Foursevens Preon P2 or Preon 2
The Preon P2 is the same setup as the Preon P1 only it uses two AAA batteries and cranks the output up to 192 lumens. They have also added a push button tail cap so you do not have to twist the front to turn it on or off. Both Preons have a pocket clip and include batteries,split ring adapter, split ring, and spare orings. Both Preons also use the same heads and tail caps. This allows you to fully customize your EDC flashlight. For example if you want a yellow P2 with a black head and black flat tail cap(my personal setup), or you can buy a p2 and a p1 body and switch between one or two AAA use.

 This is at 5 yards Preon 2 on the Left and Preon 1 on the Right

 This is at 1 yard Preon 2 on the Left and Preon 1 on the Right

This is a shot sitting on the table. Preon 2 on the top and Preon 1 on the bottom. One thing I noticed a was surprised to see is that the Preon 1 had a warmer color to the light, but both lights have the Cree XP-G Gem 2 Led. 

Foursevens gives you ALOT of light for the money and after owning one for over a year now I am vary pleased. My Preon 2 is always in my pocket. 

If you are looking for something larger check out the reviews the other Foursevens lights:
Foursevens Maelstrom Flashlight Review

Make sure you check out all the Foursevens Lights and Parts at

Foursevens Mini Flashlight Review

Foursevens Mini Flashlights

The Mini series come in four battery configurations, one AA(MA), two AA(M2A), CR2(MLR2), and CR123A(ML). With a range of 108 to 252 lumens. Equipped with the same seven interface modes as the Preon series you will get longer run times and more battery choices in a slightly bigger package. You twist the Mini series like the Preion P1 and P0 to turn the flashlight on and off, or cycle the modes. The Foursevens Mini series include batteries,  a lanyard, split ring, and spare o-ring in the package. Only the Foursevens Mini M2A (2xAA) flashlight comes with a pocket clip.

Unforchantly we had some local law enforcement guys come in and buy all the Foursevens Mini flashlights we had before I could get some good pictures of them . Yeah there that nice, but don't worry we have more on the way and I will update the review when they get here.  

If you are looking for something alittle diffrent check out the reviews the other Foursevens lights:
Foursevens Maelstrom Flashlight Review

Make sure you check out all the Foursevens Lights and Parts at

Foursevens Quark Series Review

Foursevens Quark Series

Quark Pro

The Foursevens Quark Series has the most options and accessories out of all the Foursevens flashlights. First you have the Quark Pro Series that comes in one AA(QPA), two AA(QP2A), one CR123A(QPL / QPLC), or two CR123A(QP2L). Depending on the model the max lumens output is between 130 (QPA) and 432 (QP2L-X). They have also added to the interface and now give you eight modes to pick from. Moonlight, Low, Medium, High, Maximum, Strobe, SOS, and Beacon.

The interface for the Quark Pro is a little different but might be my favorite. 

With the bezel fully tightened you can lightly press the button and cycle from max output to strobe. If you loosen the bezel you can cycle between moonlight, low, medium, high, SOS, and beacon.

Tightened Bezel
Loosened Bezel

Once the Quark Pro has been off for at least three seconds it will reset to the first level of output, either moonlight or max.

The Quark Pro Series include batteries, a lanyard, holster, hand grip or finger grip, split ring, and spare o-rings. All of the Quark Pro flashlights include a pocket clip with the exception of the QPLC (1xCR123A)

QP2L-X side output, 336 Lumens
(this one hurt my eyes)
QP2L-X at 5 yards

Quark Tactical

The Foursevens Quark Tactical Series brings all of the Quark Pro series features over and adds to it. Foursevens changed the tail cap and added a more accessible switch to protrudes slightly which makes it easier to operate if you have gloves on. They have also upgraded the button to allow for momentary operation. With the Quark Tactical Series you can give the rear button a slight push and and cycle though the modes or if you just need your light for a second you do not have to fully activate the button. The interface has once again been improved on and now not only do you get the 8 modes of the Quark Pro, but The Quark Tactical can memorize any two modes of output, from its eight total modes. These two modes are accessed by either tightening or loosening the head.

To set the two modes you would like to use. Turn on the flashlight and loosen the head by a half-turn. Then, tighten the head at least four times rapidly. After the fourth time leave the head tight or loose, depending on which position you want to program.  After 3 seconds the light will flash and is ready to program.  Cycle through the eight available modes by clicking the tail cap off and on. The modes are:


Once you find the mode you want leave it on that mode for ten seconds, and the flashlight will flash again, confirming the mode has been set. To cancel the mode before the light flashes turn the flashlight off for more than three seconds.
 If you want instant strobe or straight to the medium output without having to cycle the interface this is may be the light for you. The Quark Tactical flashlights come with batteries, lanyard, holster, hand grip or finger grip, split ring, and spare o-rings. All of the Quark Tactical Flashlights include a pocket clip with the exception of the  QTLC (1xCR123A)

Quark Turbo Series

The Foursevens Quark Turbo series offers all of the features of the Quark Tactical and features a larger and deeper reflector to improve the throw. Foursevens only makes three Quark Turbo models, The QB2A (2xAA), QB2L (2xCR123A), and QB2L-X (2xCR123A). The QB2L-X uses a Gen 2 CREE XM-L LED and a larger reflector than the QB2L. The upgrade LED put out a crazy 540 max lumens.

Foursevens offers all the heads, body's, and tailcaps for replacement parts. They have also made some nice accessories to go along with the Quark flashlights. If you are looking for a hands free light Foursevens offers a prism kit for the Quark Pro and Tactical Series. This slides over the head of the flashlight and angles your light 90 degrees. The prism kit also includes a head band, and you can also get a filter kit that includes red, green, and blue filters if needed. You can get a sweet custom made leather holster or my personal favorite a Deep Carry Clip.

If you are looking for something different check out the reviews the other Foursevens lights:
Foursevens Maelstrom Flashlight Review

Make sure you check out all the Foursevens Lights and Parts at

Great AK-47/74 Accessories Available from RangeMonkey

Like many of us out there, you may have picked up an AK variant (or two) at some point in the past few months. You might have even had a chance to take it out to the range on these past couple nice weekends we've had here in the east and got a few rounds through it too, barring you could find some ammo to actually shoot (We've actually got some 7.62x39 if you're looking). Now you're looking for something to add on to give it that new feel again. Well at RangeMonkey we've got more than enough to keep you in Kalashnikov heaven. Take a look at some of our favorites.

Damage AK Modular Forearm Assembly

Damage USA AK Modular Forearm Assembly
This Forearm fits most AK-47 & AK-74 variants with stamped or milled receivers with extremely easy installation! It simply replaces the standard handguard & gas tube.
All instructions & hardware are included. The innovative proprietary design does not  need to mount to the barrel and provides a solid mounting platform for optics and accessories as rugged as the AK-47 itself. Made in the USA, as we've come to expect with Damage, using advanced precision manufacturing with Mil-A-8625 Hardcoat Anodized protective finish. Constructed of high-strength aluminum with aerospace alloy gas block insert and heavy duty M4 metric thread fasteners.
The biggest benefit in our minds is it adds only 4-6 ounces to the weapon depending on type of forearm & gas tube replaced. Optional accessories are excluded from that weight.  This package includes 2 detachable side-mounting Mil-Std 1913 Rails, one features a Quick-Detach swivel socket that can be mounted in various positions. All the needed mounting hardware and a small tube of Loc-tite. What More could be needed? The best forearms for one of the arguably best weapons out there.

DamageUSA Parts - AK Variant Parts - 7.62 x 39mm

Ergo Classic AK Grip Suregrip

This is a great ergonomic and ambidextrous grip for AK weapons featuring a superior textured finish for enhanced weapon control.

- Ambidextrous design with smooth finger grooves
- Superior design and textured finishes for enhanced weapon control compared to smaller factory grips
- Bottom storage compartment with tethered rubber plug
- Installs with 6mm bots (included)
- Will not fit PAP rifles and pistols made by Zastava.

Ergo Parts AK Variant Parts - 7.62 x 39mm 

UTG Ergonomic AK/SKS Sight Tool

An essential tool to make the necessary fine windage and elevation adjustments to the front sight of your SKS, AK, MAK and SLR95 types rifles. Completely new design to achieve most stabilized and controlled adjustment, ergonomic grip comfort and higher strength. Made out of hardened steel and weighing in at only 3.1 oz it won't take up to much room in what seems to be an always full range bag.

UTG AccessoriesAK Variant Parts - 7.62 x 39mm 

ATI AK-47 Strikeforce Elite Package

ATI is a top name when it comes to alternate stocks for just about any rifle and it's no different for AKs. The StrikeForce is a Six Position Collapsible Stock and Ergonomic, Textured and Ventilated Upper and Lower Handguards made out of DuPont® Extreme Temperature Glass Reinforced Polymer.
 It features the Scorpion Recoil System that consists of the Scorpion Razorback Recoil Pad, a non-slip removable pad , and  the Scorpion Recoil Pistol Grip, an ergonomic sure-grip textured grip. This means all recoil impact is absorbed and no pain is transferred to the shooter reducing the challenge to reacquire the target by minimizing the muzzle lift.
 Included in the kit is a six position commercial buffer tube, aluminum receiver mount, one 4" picatinny rail, two 2" picatinny rails, one 2" picatinny rail with swivel stud, blank inserts for when rails are not in use, steel castle nut, steel locking ring, steel T-nut and steel pistol grip bolt. All of this is manufactured in the USA and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Fits Most stamped AK receivers. Will not fit milled receivers.

ATI Gun StocksAK Variant Parts - 7.62 x 39mm 

Damage AK 6 Pc Spring Kit

A US manufactured precision made replacement spring set for AK47/AK74 rifles from Damage USA. All the springs in the kit are manufactured from Chrome Silicon spring steel with manganese phosphate protective coating for service in the most extreme conditions.

Kit Includes: 1 Recoil Spring, 1 Main Spring (hammer), 1 Rear Sight Slide Spring, 1 AutoSear Spring, 1 Disconnector Spring, 1 Axis Pin Retaining Spring

DamageUSA Parts - AK Variant Parts - 7.62 x 39mm 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ammunition In Stock at RangeMonkey

A small amount of ammo available today. A few cases of 9mm Wolf Military Classic and a few of .223 Wolf Military Classic as well. It's all FMJ Steel cased ammo that is perfect for target and plinking. We still have some Wolf 7.62 x 39 123 gr Polyformance and some Wolf .308 145 gr Polyformance 

Also this week we are running a special on Gen 2 PMags
10 for $169.97! Free Shipping!  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Damage USA Ar-15 Lower Parts In Stock!

Looking for new pins or springs to replace your broken or worn out LPK? Or just looking to get a little more in depth and custom with your pre-assembled rifle? We've got pretty much every part that Damage Industries has to offer. With decades of experience in contract manufacturing and supplying the US, DOD, OEM manufacturers & commercial consumers with quality parts and equipment, these are the lower parts you are looking for.

Damage Industries manufactures unique, military grade products to beyond the quality of most industry standards and means to stand behind it. They offer a full lifetime warranty on all Damage Industries-built products against manufacturing defects that may render the product unsafe or inoperable, to include cosmetic defects from the factory.

Take a look on the RangeMonkey website for more on all the products we carry from Damage USA.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Armor Plating Explained by Range Monkey

Body armor standards are regional. Around the world ammunition varies and as a result the armor testing must reflect the threats found locally. While many standards exist, a few standards are widely used as models. The US National Institute of Justice ballistic and stab documents are examples of broadly accepted standards. These "model" standards are usually adapted by other counties by incorporation of the basic test methodologies with modification of the bullets that are required for test. NIJ Standard-0101.06 has specific performance standards for bullet resistant vests used by law enforcement. This rates vests on the following scale against penetration and also blunt trauma protection (deformation).

Armor Level Protection
Type I
(.380 ACP)
This armor would protect against 2.6 g (40 gr) .22 Long Rifle Lead Round Nose (LR LRN) bullets at a velocity of 329 m/s (1080 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and 6.2 g (95 gr) .380 ACP Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets at a velocity of 322 m/s (1055 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It is no longer part of the standard.
Type IIA
(9 mm;.40 S&W;.45 ACP)
New armor protects against 8 g (124 gr) 9×19mm Parabellum Full Metal Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets at a velocity of 373 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1225 ft/s ± 30 ft/s); 11.7 g (180 gr) .40 S&W Full Metal Jacketed (FMJ) bullets at a velocity of 352 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1155 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and 14.9 g (230 gr).45 ACP Full Metal Jacketed (FMJ) bullets at a velocity of 275 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (900 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). Conditioned armor protects against 8 g (124 gr) 9 mm FMJ RN bullets at a velocity of 355 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1165 ft/s ± 30 ft/s); 11.7 g (180 gr) .40 S&W FMJ bullets at a velocity of 325 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1065 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and 14.9 g (230 gr) .45 ACP Full Metal Jacketed (FMJ) bullets at a velocity of 259 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (850 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against the threats mentioned in [Type I].
Type II
(9 mm;.357 Magnum)
New armor protects against 8 g (124 gr) 9 mm FMJ RN bullets at a velocity of 398 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1305 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and 10.2 g (158 gr) .357 Magnum Jacketed Soft Point bullets at a velocity of 436 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1430 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). Conditioned armor protects against 8 g (124 gr) 9 mm FMJ RN bullets at a velocity of 379 m/s ±9.1 m/s (1245 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and 10.2 g (158 gr) .357 Magnum Jacketed Soft Point bullets at a velocity of 408 m/s ±9.1 m/s (1340 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against the threats mentioned in [Types I and IIA].
(.357 SIG; .44 Magnum)
New armor protects against 8.1 g (125 gr) .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets at a velocity of 448 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1470 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and 15.6 g (240 gr) .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets at a velocity of 436 m/s (1430 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). Conditioned armor protects against 8.1 g (125 gr) .357 SIG FMJ Flat Nose (FN) bullets at a velocity of 430 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1410 ft/s ± 30 ft/s) and 15.6 g (240 gr) .44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets at a velocity of 408 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (1340 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against most handgun threats, as well as the threats mentioned in [Types I, IIA, and II].
Type III
Conditioned armor protects against 9.6 g (148 gr) 7.62×51mm NATO M80 ball bullets at a velocity of 847 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (2780 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It also provides protection against the threats mentioned in [Types I, IIA, II, and IIIA].
Type IV
(Armor Piercing Rifle)
Conditioned armor protects against 10.8 g (166 gr) .30-06 Springfield M2 armor-piercing (AP) bullets at a velocity of 878 m/s ± 9.1 m/s (2880 ft/s ± 30 ft/s). It also provides at least single hit protection against the threats mentioned in [Types I, IIA, II, IIIA, and III].

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Pistol Mount Flashlight and Laser Combo - UTG LT-TLP28 - VS - NC Star AQPFLS

We have had a lot of questions come in recently about the two of our most popular compact flashlight and laser combos. First the specs:

                      NC Star AQPFLS                                UTG LT-TLP28
              3 Watt LED                                           23mm Xenon IRB Bulb  
       120 Lumens output                                    126 Lumens output
          CR123A x 2                                             CR123A x 2  
        Laser Max Output: <5mW                        Laser Max Output 2.5-3.1mW
         Wavelength: 635-655nm                              Wavelength: 630-640 nm
            Length  3.37 in.                                           Length: 3.58 in. 

For the money both of these lights are good options. I prefer the switch on the NC Star over the UTG, but both offer ether on/off or momentary on.On the UTG you can also leave the switch in the on position and add one of there pressure switches if you plan on mounting it on a rifle. They also both have three settings, flashlight only, laser only, and both flashlight and laser. The NC Star has a toggle switch on the back and the UTG has a rotating part behind the bezel to change it. 
The NC Star is a little smaller and lighter then the UTG, but there is one obvious flaw I ran into. 
The Quick Release mount on the AQPFLS did not fit the Glock I had on hand. It did slide on the PF9 but the back of the light hit the trigger guard before I was able to get it locked in. I put it on a rifle we had and it fit fine so just make sure your rail is to spec. before you buy it. 

The Nc Star is LED so the light has a blueish tinit to it. The UTG uses a Xenon bulb so the light is more yellow. Both of the light seemed to put out the same amount of light. 

Right-UTG  Left-NC Star
10 yards from the wall with the lights out. 

I prefer the size of the NC Star but the mount will limit what you can use it for. All in all both lights are a good deal for the money and as long as it fits I think you will be happy.

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