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Clearly, the question regarding aliens is merely a tongue-in-cheek reference to science fiction, but the cold, hard fact is that NASA made the request on the Federal Business Online website for five AR-15 rifles. The AR stands for Armalite Rifles, not assault rifles, but in the atmosphere of gun control hype – facts are frequently ignored by the media.
The requests outlined the specifics:
- Caliber: .223/5.56 X 45 mm NATO
- Barrel: Free Floated 16″ Double Lapped, Chrome LinedChrome Moly Vanadium MIL-B-11595-E, Threaded 1/2×28
- Rifling Twist: RH 1:7″
- Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
- Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail Top of gas block is .293 (+/-) lower than top of upper receiver
- Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail & Laser Engraved Rail Numbering, 7075-T6 Aluminum w/ 6″ Hand-guard
- Lower Receiver: 7075-T6 Aluminum (forged)
- Trigger: Tactical Two Stage, 1st Stage 3.5 lbs – 2nd Stage Approximately 5-6 lbs
- Overall Length: 35.25″ with stock extended, Approximately 32″ collapsed
- Weight: 6.6 lbs
- Finish: Anodized Aluminum Upper/Lower Receiver, Manganese Phosphated Steel Barrel
- Accuracy: 1.5 MOA
- Included with Rifle: One 30 Round Magazine, Sling, Black Case, ARMS 71 flip up sights(EX1408), Owner’s Manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty
It seems that even rocket scientists know a good firearm when they see it. Too bad too many politicians don’t want you to have them. Plus, why do they need a 30 round clip? According to our lawmakers, 10 rounds should be more than enough.
And if the history is any evidence of the future – expect an ungodly amount of ammunition to be purchased – thus draining the supply from the average gun owner.