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Warnings and Notices
Firearms activities can be inherently dangerous. Please be sure to acquire proper instruction and supervision before beginning firearms activities and only engage in such activities at a safe range location. Adhere to all proper firearm safety rules.

Basic Safety Rules:
1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let your muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target and you are ready to fire.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond.
5. Keep your firearms secure from children, thieves and other unauthorized persons.

Lead Safety
Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may result in exposure to lead, a substance known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure to lead.
1911 Mechanical Operational Rules
1. Always load the chamber by racking a round into the chamber from the magazine.
2. Do not drop rounds directly into the chamber and close slide.
3. Do not snap slide down empty.
4. Do not snap slide/extractor over chambered round/case unless in an emergency . Have checked by gunsmith if you do so.
5. Only use WR seven round mags.
6. Change mag springs every three months if kept loaded.
7. Change pistol recoil spring every 1-2000 rounds.
8. Use only quality factory ammo with proper bullet design.
AR15 Mechanical Operation Rules
1. Be extra sure to keep the muzzle in a safe direction while chambering a round, due to free floating firing pin.
2. Use only quality mags: 20 round Colt with aluminum followers or New manufacture german steel 30 round magazines or D&L extreme duty magazines which are the number one recommended magazine. All AR15 magazines should be loaded two cartridges less than maximum capacity to ensure proper seating and function in the firearm.
3. Use proper bullet weight for barrel twist rate.
4. Use pointed bullets, with cannelure, and crimped and sealed primer ammo, such as Federal TRU BTIPS.
Your ammunition and magazine choices are critical to the reliability of your pistol. Quality ammunition produced by a reputable factory is a must. A cannelured cartridge case is highly recommended to minimize the chances of bullet push back on the feeding cycle. A rounded, well designed bullet nose, loaded to the correct overall length should be chosen to help assure feeding reliability. If you chose a bullet shape with a more blunt nose, such as many hollow point bullets have, extra capacity magazines (more than seven rounds) are not recommended. The only recommended 1911 magazines are the 7 and 8 round D&L custom 45 ACP magazines. Federal 230 grain FMJ ammunition is typically loaded to 1.260" overall length with a round nose bullet. This load has excellent functional reliability in a quality 1911 style pistol. Stubby, blunt nose bullet loads are not a wise choice. Stay as close to the overall length of 1.260" as possible when choosing your load of choice. A well rounded JHP load worthy of testing is Remington 230 grn JHP Golden Saber Ammunition. It is your personal responsibility to thoroughly test your firearm with the ammunition and magazines you intend to carry to assure their combined reliability is suitable for your intended purposes. A minimum of 500 rounds of live fire testing of your ammo and magazine of choice should be conducted before carry. Any malfunctions should disqualify the ammo and/or magazine from consideration.
+P rated ammunition is not recommended for your 1911 auto pistol. It unnecessarily slam cycles your pistol and results in excessive muzzle flip, blast, battering, and recoil. Use standard pressure/velocity ammunition. Specify non +P loadings when you order your ammo. This will help ensure the long term service life of your pistol. 230 grain jacketed bullets fired at approximately 850 FPS is a reasonable full power load.
Carbine operators should always control the muzzle direction of their carbines, especially when chambering a cartridge. The standard AR15/M16 style rifle uses a free floating firing pin which makes light contact with the cartridge's primer during chambering.
All component parts available from D&L Sports™ Inc. require experienced and competent gunsmith installation. All firearms should be completely unloaded, and all ammunition should be removed from the work area before work commences. Follow all firearm safety rules. No exceptions. Have all work and installations inspected by another experienced and competent gunsmith before any test firing is completed with quality, safe ammunition. It is your responsibility to thoroughly test and zero all gear and equipment to assure it meets YOUR requirements for YOUR environment. If it is not suitable for your needs, don't use it. Always wear you protective gear when gunsmithing, shooting, training, and when you are on duty. Wash your hands thoroughly before eating or drinking after shooting and/or conducting gunsmithing work. All activities with all components, gear, services from D&L Sports™ inc are undertaken at your own risk. Use common sense and be careful.
No high capacity magazines can be shipped to the following locations, or any other locations where high capacity magazines are restricted: Aurora IL, Chicago IL, Cook County IL, Cinncinnati, Toledo, and Columbus OH, South Bend IN, CA, CT, HI, MA, NJ, NY, RI, and MD.
Shooters who use Remington brand firearms should consult with the factory about any recalls and notices they have issued related to their products. This does include some versions of the Remington Model 700 trigger groups. Shooters who use Remington firearms with the original Remington Common Fire Control (RCFC), such as the commonly encountered Remington 870 shotgun, should be aware that the crossbolt safety does not mechanically block the hammer and sear connection in these firearms. Educate yourself about these matters for everyone’s safety.
Controlled Round Feed (CRF) Bolt Action Rifles
When operating a CRF bolt action rifle the operator should only load the chamber by cycling a cartridge into the chamber from the magazine. In other words, to load the chamber: load the magazine, lock the magazine in place, then manually cycle the bolt to feed a round from the magazine into the chamber. Failure to observe this procedure can damage some controlled round feed bolt action rifle extractors.
Bolt Action Rifles With Mechanical Ejectors
(These rifles do not have spring loaded plungers
in the bolt face)
Bolt action rifles with mechanical ejectors allow the operator to determine how he wants the empty cartridge case to be ejected after firing. Opening the bolt and retracting it slowly will pull the case from the chamber and allow the operator to pick the empty case out of the ejection port. Operating the bolt briskly to the rear will cause the empty cartridge case to be flung out of the ejection port by several feet.
Close Fit Custom Bolt Actions
These actions need the bolt to be operated in a straight back and straight forward manner due to the close tolerances. In order to do this, only use the bolt knob on the end of the bolt handle to raise and lower the bolt handle. Shift your fingers down to the root of the bolt handle (where it joins the bolt body) and use a finger in front of the root of the bolt handle to pull the bolt straight to the rear. Put your thumb on the rear side of the root of the bolt handle to push the bolt straight forward. Then use the knob on the end of the bolt handle to fully close the bolt.
DLS inc. will not deactivate any safety device(s) installed by the original manufacturer of a firearm.
On September 14, 1994 the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms enacted the crime bill of 1994 which prohibits an AR-15 lower receivers from being assembled into an assault rifle is defined as a rifle that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine and has two or more of the following:
- Folding stock or telescoping
- Pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon
- Bayonet mount
- Flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor
- Grenade launcher
The sale of assemblies in "Pre-Ban" configurations (i.e. with bayonet lugs, flash suppressors, telescoping stocks) are for use as replacement parts only. Such assemblies MAY NOT be used to create new assault weapons as defined by the Gun Legislation of 1994.
All parts are available as high quality upgrades. It is intended they be used in the repair and/or improved function of semi-automatic weapons only!! Manufacture of a full automatic weapon is illegal without prior BATF approval. The purchaser assumes all liability for use of these parts and the purchaser is responsible for obtaining legal approvals prior to ordering, if required.
Can I put a pre-ban barrelled upper on a post-ban lower?
You can only have 2 features on a post-ban weapon. These features are: pistol grip, detachable magazine, collapsing or folding stock, threaded muzzle and/or flash suppressor, grenade launcher, and bayonet lug. The standard AR-15 has 2 of these with the detachable magazine and a pistol grip, so if that is the configuration of your lower then the answer is no.
Can I put a short barrelled upper on my AR-15?
Unless your lower receiver is registered as a Short Barrelled Rifle, M-16 or a pre-ban pistol then the answer is no, 16" is the shortest length barrel you can legally install.
Can I install M-16 parts in my AR-15 to make it full auto?
No. This is a felony without ATF approval. Contact the ATF for details.
D&L Sports™ inc. provides high quality custom work to police, military, and law abiding civilians. D&L Sports™ inc. is not a class III dealer. Do not send any C3 weapons to D&L Sports™ inc. Do not request any improper or illegal work to be completed. Any illegal work requests and/or suspicious training request will be reported to the proper authorities. D&L Sports™ inc. is an American company that will not tolerate any anti-American activities.
The safety selector of your AR-15/M16 style rifle/carbine must be properly fitted with other components in the trigger system to mechanically block the components of the trigger group in a properly engaged position when the selector is "on safe". (Qualified gunsmith activity required) Moving the selector to the "fire" position, intentionally or not, will obviously allow the trigger to move to the rear, the hammer to fall, and the firearm to discharge. This is of critical importance to all involved, especially to those operating with any type of sling system. Do not drop any firearm to a slung position in a careless manner. Always follow all firearm safety rules. Control your muzzle in a safe direction at all times. Do not cover your own body areas, or those of others. In the event of dropping an "on safe" firearm to a slung position, there is still the possibility of the mechanical safety being pushed to the off position, the trigger being moved to the rear, and the firearm discharging. This is especially true then you are wearing other equipment in conjunction with your carbine. Do not place loaded firearms in carry cases or the same dangerous problem may occur.
High volume shooters, especially in high heat environments must remember that the chamber can become super heated after a volume of fire. Leaving a live cartridge in a super heated chamber may cause the firearm to "cook off" or discharge unexpectedly, with the safety selector in any position. Clear the chamber and allow the gun to cool. If you are operating in a dangerous environment that requires near instant firearm readiness, lock the bolt to the rear with a loaded magazine locked into the magazine well while you allow the firearm/chamber to cool. If the firearm becomes needed immediately, you can simply release the bolt to chamber a round and resume firing.
Always follow all firearm safety rules
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Always be sure to remove the bore spud after use of a collimator
Additional ammunition warnings for 1911 shooters.
High pressure, plus P, Plus P Plus, magnum level ammunition is not recommended for use in the 1911 style auto pistol. Newer frangible ammo, and lead free ammo often uses bullets made of non lead components. The lighter materials often mean ammo loaded with lower bullets weights. In an attempt to keep the recoil impulse similar to heavier bullet loads, pressure and velocity are often increased. Using high pressure light bullet loads is not recommended in your 1911 auto pistols. Hight pressure loads can slam cycle your pistol enough to cause damage, and rupture cartridge cases, causing additional gun damage, and or injury/death. Over powered ammuntion is not recommended. A full power load for .45 ACP is a 230 grain bullet @ 800-850 FPS. If you need a more powerful load, use a magnum handgun.
Firearms Safety

A general safety guideline is to NOT carry a live round in the chamber of any firearm. All firearms activity that does not require shooting, does not require the chamber and or firearm to be loaded. This means all storage, carry, transport, movement, etc generally does not require the firearm to be loaded, or have the chamber loaded, unless the situation dictates loaded carry, and you are fully trained and experienced in loaded carry.

Bolt action rifles with finely tuned triggers must be extra thourghly considered in this area. Bolt action rifles of different styles may have different styles of mechanical safeties. Some have a thumb tab safety in the trigger group, some have a wing safety on the bolt shroud, some have no small tabs, wings, or levers. They use a fully raised bolt handle as a mechanical safety device. You must know and understand your mechanical safety, as well as safe firearms handling and operation rules. DO NOT load the chamber if you do not need the firearm to be mechanically capable of firing. Keeping the chamber unloaded and or the bolt handle FULLY raised / cracked open is the simplest and surest way to mechanically assure the bolt action firearm won’t discharge.

Feel free to consult DLS inc, the NRA, and or qualified firearms instructors about these issues, BEFORE you engage in any firearms related activity.

DLS Inc is an American company which provides services to law abiding American citizens. DLS Inc does not sell firearms over the Internet. All firearms must be transferred to a legitimate FFL licensee in your home state. Then you will have to appear at that FFL location, fill out all the required background check information, and pass the background check in order to receive a firearm. DLS Inc is not a class III dealer. No class III items are available from DLS Inc.

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