Friday, December 27, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Smith Enterprise will be at the Shot Show in full force this January (Booth 6410). Ron Smith and his staff will be there ready to talk the latest and greatest sound suppressor, flash suppression, AR15, and M14 innovations. The following staff will be there eager to talk to visitors:
John Bainer (master armorer and retired 27 year Marine M14 match grade rifle-builder)
Andy Horton (master armorer and former infantryman)Jack Rosfeld (armorer and former combat medic)
All new product lines will be present to include the new 17-4 Stainless Muzzle Brake for the M4, M16, and AR15 (PN 1002-SS-17-4) that is sound suppressor capable. Also debuting is a new 17-4 Stainless Steel Muzzle Brake for the AR10 (PN 1002-RR-17-4) that will fit any rifle with a 5/8 x 24 thread.
The new and improved quick disconnect bipod will be there. The material has been changed to give it more durability and longevity. The design has been tweaked for optimum weight and functionality. Note: the 82nd Airborne (1-505th) will be placing an order for this bipod now that it passed a 30 day field test at Fort Bragg, NC.
SEI will have new, never seen before, M14 muzzle brakes that will be allowed in the NRA National Matches and the Civilian Marksmanship Program Matches. It will have the same overall length as a GI flash hider and the same diameter of the GI flash hider, but with the Smith Enterprise muzzle brake pattern that everyone is familiar with. This brake reduces felt recoil and muzzle climb. It qualifies for match competition, which has never been done before by Smith Enterprise. The brake has SEI/MATCH engraved on the bottom side of the brake. It is 2 pieces screwed together made from bar stock and then is salt bath nitrited to pass the Navy's salt fog test. Retail price is $150.
SEI will have some really nice M14s on display as well. This includes the Smith Enterprise version of the M14 EBR and the Smith Enterprise version of the MK14 MOD 2.
SEI will have the newest version of the Wind Talker Sound Suppressor boasting an easier disassembly and also an increased number of baffles which provide an optimal amount of sound suppression.
There will be M16 hard chrome bolt carriers marked SEI 3A5E1 (military Cage Code) on display.
The G6A3 Vortex flash hider will be on display for the first time at a Shot Show.
Smith Enterprise encourages everyone to come to the booth to talk M14, AR15, AR10, sound suppressors, muzzle brakes, and flash hiders.
POC: John Bainer (843) 991-3135
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Below are some pictures of our new SOCOM 16 Gas Lock. It is an improved version from our one made earlier this year. This gas lock is complaint in all gun control states as long as people follow the specific rules for each state. If you have any questions you can give us a call. Also please call us to order. (480) 964-1818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an email from Jack (an SEI employee) to Anthony from Croc's Gun Shop. It is pretty enlightening to see this one of many industry standards that SEI has started.
I was able to get some pictures done and edited for you to send out in your newsletter.
These are the cross sections of our receiver parts mounted in epoxy. These are samples that were done form last year’s batch. These mounts check the accuracy of our case depth and core hardness. There is no industry SOP as to when or how often this should be done, it is determined by Ron. Since perfecting the heat treatment process on his receivers in 1985, Ron has periodically sent out receivers from several different batches to get tested, just to assure that they have been staying within his heat treating guidelines. Ron doesn’t think that there is any other manufacturer out there that goes to the same lengths of quality control for their heat treatment. Material 8620 is very predictable in heat treat. The heat treat processes for the M14 in 1957 were far different than they are today, due in large to EPA restrictions. We have found that on de-milled M14 Receivers, that core hardness is as high as 45, which is extreme, with case depth as much as .0020. With today’s technology, it is much easier to control and predict the outcome of a heat treat on a given material than it was back then. We know that the USGI M14 Receiver when de-milled, were sometimes hit on the op-rod side middle with some type of hammer blow which broke them. The receiver would withstand a great deal of compression, but lateral strikes could not be tolerated very well.
As reported on our Facebook page, SEI was made aware of a certain poacher near Carson City, NV who killed two or more wild mustangs just for the sport of it. Shooting these beautiful animals is cruel and attacks at the very heart of what makes Nevada a beautiful state.
In response to the outrage we felt, Ron Smith and Sonja decided to give $2,000 to Secret Witness, whose primary function is to catch and prosecute people who hurt wild mustangs.
Ron wanted to make clear to everyone he does not want credit for this. The reason he is posted it is to encourage others to give to Secret Witness if they are as upset about these murders as he is.
To give to Secret Witness to bring these poachers to justice, you can go to their website and make a donation. If you email them and say you are donating and that you want to bring these poachers to justice it will give them more feedback to help our cause. Thanks a lot.