Keeping Your Gun Clean

If you have invested in a handgun, you should know how to properly maintain it. Gun costs range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. You want to take care of something that you put this type of money into. Here are a few parts to the weapon that you should make sure to clean on a regular basis.

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Slide

The slide ejects the shot casing. A lot of dirt and black powder will be released onto the gun when a bullet is fired. If the residue from this is left on the slide, it can cause the gun to jam and not cycle through the ammunition as smoothly as it should. This can affect the performance of the gun and make shooting it a less desirable thing to do.

Lower Receiver

The lower receiver does not have the bullet or casing, but it is very important in shooting the gun. The grip, firing pin, and upgrades such as a Glock trigger kit will need to be taking off and cleaned inside and out. All these items help you be able to shoot and make the gunfire. If one of these parts is corroded and dirty, it can be a safety hazard.

Barrel

The barrel can become the dirtiest part of the gun. This is where the most residue will be at because it is where the bullet is fired out of. The size of the barrel determines how much area and gun powder you will be cleaning. Like many other parts, it’s not only the inside but the outside of the part that needs to be cleaned. The barrel will determine a lot of the accuracy of your gun, so keeping it clean will help you shoot better.

Safety and performance are what many people look for when purchasing their guns. Do not compromise those features of your handgun by not cleaning your gun properly.

Areas of Personal Injury Law

One of the hallmarks of the United States legal system is the ability of a person who is hurt due to the actions or inactions of another to seek compensation. When a person suffers an injury, they will get their day in court, but without representation, they will fight an uphill battle. This is why a citizen would seek the help of a personal injury attorney Altamonte springs; to plead their case and use their legal expertise to combat the arguments of the guilty party. Here some examples of cases where a person would need a personal injury attorney.

Premises Liability

If a business or property owner does not adequately maintain their premises, or worse, allows dangerous elements to threaten the safety of patrons or passers-by, they are liable for insurance claims filed against them. These can take many forms, including “slip and fall,” “inadequate security,” “poor lighting,” “uneven sidewalks,” and even “vicious dog attacks.” In these scenarios, a complaining witness or victim has a right to file suit, and legal representation is essential to gather facts and collect photo evidence or sworn testimony to support their claim.

Vehicular Accidents

The most common form of personal injury occurs after a vehicular accident. This can be due to reckless, negligent, or impaired driving, weather conditions, improper vehicle maintenance, or even failure to observe traffic laws. In cases where plaintiffs are pedestrians alleging vehicular negligence or malice, juries tend to be very sympathetic, owing to the accepted adage that “the pedestrian has the right of way.” But, again, a lawyer with formal training and a familiarity with the local, state, and/or federal court system can make this case on their behalf far better than they could if they represented themselves.

No-one should have to worry about their safety being compromised by the unscrupulousness of another. Personal injury lawyers help keep that notion a reality.

Be responsible this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, health practitioners are reminding adults to always practice safe sex.

In a Facebook post, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-Philippines admitted that condom use is still unpopular, with only 38 percent of men who have sex with men (MSM) using condoms when having sex (IHBSS, 2018). A recent UNODC-Ph study disclosed that MSM who had experience using drugs where twice more likely to have condomless sex.

“While it may be awesome to make love without a condom, we are increasing the possibility of getting infected by HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections,” the FB post said.

As a Valentine’s Day reminder, the UNODC-ph encouraged the public to lower the risk of HIV and STDs by using condoms. “We can still enjoy making love while USING CONDOMS. They are free. Contact your nearest sexual health facilities.”

A total of 70,740 individuals have been diagnosed with HIV in the Philippines since 1984. Ninety-four percent are males. Sexual contact is the most common mode of HIV transmission.