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Marines from the Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. (8th and I) rendered funeral honors for “The Gunny” at Arlington last week.
Born in Kansas in 1944, during the tail end of World War II, Ronald Lee Ermey joined the Marines at age 17 and, after service that included 14 months in Vietnam, was medically retired as a staff sergeant in 1972.
Becoming a near-iconic figure for his portrayal of drill instructor GySgt. Hartman in the 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket,” Ermey went on to host the History Channel’s “Mail Call” and “Lock n’ Load” shows from 2007 to 2009, delving into military arms, customs, and equipment, before moving to host the similar “GunnyTime” on the Outdoor Channel.
Additionally, he was featured in a long-running series of public appearances and spots for Glock and was elected to the board of directors for the National Rifle Association, serving as one of its most popular, and recognizable, members.
Ermey died last April at age 74. His wife, Marianila Ermey, received the U.S. flag from the Marines at his service.
He is buried in Section 82 of Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia.
Just now, Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey was laid to rest @ArlingtonNatl.
A Vietnam veteran, Ermey’s most memorable role was playing Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam War film “Full Metal Jacket”.
Semper Fi, Gunny. pic.twitter.com/q7VmHK2rll
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) January 18, 2019
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Shooting the Sig MPX Copperhead at the SHOT Show 2019 Range Day.
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Daniel Defense is well known for producing the highest quality AR parts and complete systems in the industry. With this impressive background, about two years ago they decided to jump into the bolt action rifle market. After extensive in-house testing, redesigning and secret-keeping, the Delta 5 is finally here and is truly refined as can be expected from such a process.
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The Sig Sauer Pro Team made up of World Champion Shooters Max Michel, Daniel Horner, and Lena Miculek set a new shooting world record by knocking down 42 pieces of steel in just 4.42 seconds on their first attempt. The record was verified by the NRA. ******
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You can count on at least two things during every SHOT Show, the shooting sports industry’s mega-trade show held each January in Las Vegas. One, the crowds will be large enough to trample an elephant. Two, and more importantly, Leupold Optics will have new and upgraded optics on display for serious hunters and shooters. This […]
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For the 2019 SHOT Show, Timney Triggers rolled out their newest product, the Elite Hunter trigger for Remington 700 bolt-action rifles. Before SHOT, I secured a new Elite Hunter for testing and evaluation. What I discovered was a fine aftermarket trigger, one that breaks very cleanly, doesn’t hang up, and actually did help improve my accuracy.
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Bushnell has been at the forefront of rifle scopes for many years now, largely after a successful move into the tactical market. Considering the name Bushnell had a decade in the past, that was no small feat. I laughed the first time it was suggested that my Counter Terrorism force try the then-new HDMR. But I wasn’t laughing at the end of the training day. Bushnell did the impossible, they transitioned from a cheap hunting scope to a world-class sniper option.
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California has some of the toughest gun laws in the union and along with the state’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, they’re getting stricter. New laws going into effect range from raising the age limit to buy long guns from 18 to 21 to a bump stock ban to prohibiting those convicted of domestic violence offenses from possessing firearms.
Travelling from the Bay area to Sacramento, I asked several gun owners along the way what life is like as a gun owner in the land of milk and honey. While many were still trying to understand last year’s ammo permit, they had trouble understanding the new laws and raised concerns The Golden State would serve as testing ground for gun laws before they spread to other parts of the country.
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With five variants ranging from a factory SBR to a California-compliant model, SA’s Victor line of ARs is new for 2019.
Billed as being “purpose-built defensive firearms with enhanced components selected for rugged reliability,” the Saint Victor line includes mid-length rifle, braced pistol, and SBR configurations announced this week.
In the rifle category, the 5.56mm Victors come standard with a 15-inch free floating M-LOK handguard with a full-length “interrupted” rail over a 16-inch CMV barrel, nickel boron single-stage flat trigger, flip-up irons, QD sling mounts, and a muzzle brake.
The Victor pistol series, which unlike the rifles is available in both 5.56 and .300 Blackout, have a free-floating M-LOK handguard with an “interrupted” rail and forward hand stop over a 7.5-inch barrel (9-inch in the Blackout). They come standard with a Bravo Company MOD 3 pistol grip and SB Tactical SBX-K brace. Overall length is 26.5- to 27.75-inches with the 5.56mm being slightly shorter. MSRP is $1,015.
Optimized for close quarters engagements, the 5.56mm SBR variant features an 11.5-inch barrel, M-LOK handguard with a hand stop while keeping an overall length of 27.5-inches.
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