CMMG Mk 47: incredible Mutant of AR-15 and AK-47

CMMG Mk 47 is one of the newest hunting rifles that you should know about. CMMG surprised every gun enthusiast with Mk 47, an improved version of their AK-47. In terms of physical appearance, Mk-47 can be seen as a mixture of AK-47 and AR-15. The lower receiver of Mk47 is longer than that of AR-15 which enabled CMMG to add a magazine mechanism and a magazine into it that accepts Bakelite options, polymer, and steel. As similar to AK-47, it has a paddle release mechanism, a more trouble-free style than the push-button style release of AR-15.

Pic2Normally, aluminum based rifles like Mk-47 do not allow the use of steel magazine. CMMG made this possible in Mk-47 by installing a replaceable steel pin which is ready to be removed if damaged. That is something amazing for gun enthusiasts. Its edges on the magazine concepts resulted to a disadvantage in terms of convenience of use. Unlike AR-15, it doesn’t have bolt hold open feature. This is surely a disadvantage because the bolt lock doesn’t open after firing the last round.

CMMG is clever enough to cover the absence of bolt hold open feature with an advantage when it comes to the gun’s durability. The bolt is wider and thicker (surrounded by metal), making it more durable. Additionally, the bolt’s locking lugs have sport curved edges meaning they don’t simply get damaged.

In summary, CMMG MK-47is perfect for people planning for hog and deer hunting. Compared to other rifles with 7.62 × 39 caliber, Mk-47 looks better and has more amazing features. The best thing about it is it is easy to use specifically easy to tweak. Some things that could have been improved are issues on the charging handle, Hornady ammunition, and its trigger. However, in over all, CMMG Mk-47 can be highly recommended for those who love to hunt.

Mossberg Patriot Rifles

Mossberg is in at finalizing the introduction of a new line of bolt-action rifles, named as the Patriot. The newest addition to the Mossberg family is their 50 models. However, they will eliminate progressively the ATR and 4×4 models to make way for the Patriot rifles.

The newest models includes long guns with wood and synthetic stocks, short and long actions, youth editions and scoped packages.


Standard Patriot

The Standard Patriot Rifle is designed to have a styled bolt action rifle which will be available in 11 of the most famous hunting calibers.

This long guns come with 22” barrels. In addition, the models have fluted barrels with the exception of guns with rifle sights already. While youth models are equipped with shorter barrels.

The rifles are designed to have a matte blue finish while others have a weather resistant Marinecote finish.

Consequently, the bolts are redesigned to be spiral fluted with handles. Its handles have a ring for checkering around them. The rifles at Mossberg uses a Weaver type scope to make it look very simple.


Mossberg offers nine different scope rifle packages with the Patriot long rifles. It is available in .22-250 Rem and .308 Win for their short action guns. On the other hand, the long action guns have less options with walnut and synthetic stocks with only .270 Win, .30-06 Sprg and .300 Win Mag.

Deer Thugs

Aside the above mentioned models, Mossberg also has its latest addition, the Deer Thugs model that uses Break Up Infinity camo pattern on its synthetic stock.

It is created to have a 22” fluted barrel with a matte blue finish and available in .243 Win, .270 Win and .30-06 Sprg calibers.

Youth Rifles

Mossberg has long been designing guns and ammos to support hunters and shooters with youth models. They offer a wide range of Youth Rifles in smaller sizes. The Patriot line of Mossberg is proud to launch 12 youth models fresh from the box.

The rifles are absolutely filled with a lot of helpful features and will definitely thrive into the markets as soon as they will be out.

Christmas With Santa

PHOENIX – An Arizona gun club is offering a chance for children and their families to pose for photos with Santa while holding pistols and military-style rifles.

One image shows Santa in a wingback chair with a snowflake background, a Christmas tree behind him and flanked by an $80,000 machine gun and a tripod-mounted rifle. Next to Santa is a man standing behind a boy, who is holding an unloaded AR-15 with an attached grenade launcher.

In another photo, Santa cradles a toddler dressed in camouflage, while a man and woman stand close by with rifles with foldable stocks. In yet another image, five beaming young ladies pose with AR-15, an AK-47 variant and other rifles as they surround old Saint Nick.

Ron Kennedy, general manager of the Scottsdale Gun Club, said the business got the idea for the photo op last year when a club member happened to come in dressed as Santa and other members wanted their picture taken while they were holding their guns. “Our customers have been looking for a fun and safe way to express their holiday spirit and passion for firearms,” said Kennedy, noting people have used the photos for Christmas cards and Facebook posts. About 500 people showed up to the event Saturday to take a total of 150 photos when the first of two such events was launched. Kennedy, whose club offers guns for sale and rental and has a 32-lane indoor shooting range, said the event wasn’t aimed at children, but the club supports the right of parents to include their children in the photos and believes that’s a personal choice.

The guns used in the photos aren’t loaded and have had their firing pins removed, and their chambers are regularly cleared to ensure safety,

Kennedy said. To buy a semi-automatic rifle in the United States, a prospective purchaser must be at least 18 years old and cannot be a convicted felon. The requirements for prospective buyers of fully automatic machine guns include being at least 21 years old, not being a convicted felon and getting a special license from federal firearms agents.


Democratic state Rep. Steve Farley, who proposed an unsuccessful ban on large-capacity gun magazines like the one used in the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people and wounded Congreswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others, said the gun club’s photo op was inappropriate.

“To involve machine guns and Santa in a celebration in the birth of Jesus Christ is the worst kind of heresy I can imagine,” said Farley. “I would suggest that the people who created this read some of the New Testament.”

(Credit: Scottsdale Gun Club blog)

Kennedy said the club is simply trying to provide a safe holiday event that’s an expression of their passions. “It’s more of a celebration of their Second Amendment rights,” Kennedy said.


He said the club will continue holding the events in future years if there’s a demand from customers for it.


This is the second year the club has offered its “Santa and Machine Guns” photo opportunities. The club plans another opportunity with Santa on Dec. 10.


Club members can get a print and digital photo for $5, while an image with Santa will run a nonmember $10. The subjects of the photos have a choice of posing with other guns ranging from pistols to military-style rifles.


 Democratic state Rep. Steve Farley obviously didnt read the constitution when he became a elected official. This country was founded on the constitution which he should have clearly read before taking office. Trying to ban high capacity magazines is only a step closer to taking guns off the market.
I give this gun club very big props for doing this for gun enthusiasts. Hopefully more shooting clubs and organizations do this.