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Swalwell’s Rally Falls Flat as He Announces Most Draconian Gun-Ban Proposal of All 2020 Candidates

Gun Reports - Special Reports - 3 hours 25 min ago

Eric “Nuke ‘Em!” Swalwell released his gun control proposal this week to the raucous applause of 12 supporters at a rally outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The California Congressmen’s stance on guns ranks among the most extreme of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, but his proposals don’t appear to be galvanizing the masses to his cause.

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‘Gun-Free’ Policy Disarmed Virginia Beach Victim, Family Calls for Investigation

Gun Reports - Special Reports - 3 hours 25 min ago

One of the Virginia Beach shooting's victims' family is calling for an immediate investigation--including the policy against employees carrying guns.

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Dems: The Second Amendment Was About Hunting, You Know

NRA-ILA News - 8 hours 53 min ago
Earlier today, Ed picked through the bones of Eric Swalwell’s laughable gun control platform, pointing out a very real gap in the congressman’s grasp of the Second Amendment. But the longshot POTUS candidate isn’t the only member of his party that seems to have trouble grasping the finer points of the Bill of Rights.
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Gun Rights Made All the Difference for These Intended Victims

NRA-ILA News - 9 hours 40 min ago
Contrary to the rhetoric of many gun control advocates, the Second Amendment’s protection of the individual right to keep and bear arms is not a malevolent, outdated barricade to peace that must be demolished or diminished in the name of public safety.
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Only Thing Sadder Than Swalwell's Gun Control Proposal? His 'Rally' Numbers Outside NRA's Headquarters

NRA-ILA News - 9 hours 49 min ago
Over the last few days Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) has continually teased a "really big rally" where he'd unveil his gun control proposal outside of the National Rifle Association's headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday.
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Rep. Thomas Massie, John Lott: Gun-Free Zones Need to Go. They Are not only Ineffective, They're Dangerous

NRA-ILA News - 10 hours 4 sec ago
The tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center fits an all too familiar pattern—yet another mass shooting in a place the victims were banned from carrying guns. The most lives are claimed in places where people can’t defend themselves on equal footing. It’s not a coincidence the attack occurred in a public building filled with public employees prohibited from carrying handguns, concealed or otherwise.
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Dems Introduce Permit-to-Purchase Bill for All Handguns

Gun Reports - Special Reports - 11 hours 58 min ago

Specifically, the bill would establish a federal grant program to incentivize state and local governments to create a permit-to-purchase (PTP) law.

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Shell Shock Technologies Sponsored Shooter Garrett Schutz Places First and Second Overall in Open and 2×4 Divisions at the MSA 3 Gun Competition

Gun Reports - Special Reports - 12 hours 47 min ago

Shell Shock Technologies, LLC., an early stage technology and manufacturing company focused on developing innovative case technologies for the ammunition industry, is pleased to announce its sponsored shooter,

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California DOJ Proposes “Emergency” Regulations Requiring Federally Compliant IDs for All Firearm and Ammunition Transfers

NRA-ILA News - 13 hours 8 min ago
Yesterday, the California Department of Justice officially submitted proposed “emergency” regulations that, if adopted, would require federally compliant California driver license or identification cards whenever attempting to purchase a firearm and, beginning July 1, 2019, any ammunition in the state of California.
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Student Posing With Gun Sues School After Being Suspended

Gun Reports - Special Reports - 13 hours 10 min ago

Dia’mon Dallas, a student at Florida’s First Coast Technical College, is suing the school after she was put on suspension because of a picture on Facebook of herself and her fiance posing with guns at a gun range.

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Breaking the Mold with Ruger Wrangler Rimfire Revolver (VIDEO)

General Gun News - 14 hours 14 min ago

Over 65-years ago, Sturm, Ruger & Company revived the nearly departed single-action rimfire platform with the Single Six revolver. Today, they’re making that same six-shootin’ design accessible to the masses with the most affordable wheelgun ever. Built in America for blue-collar Americans, the new Ruger Wrangler stirs nostalgic dreams of western flicks and gunslingers.

Rustlin’ Up the Numbers on the Wrangler

It’s seldom appropriate to lead with the price of a firearm ahead of specs, but in the case of the new Wrangler, cost is what immediately catches the eye. With an MSRP of only $249 and real-world prices as low as $179 online, the single-action six-gun appeals immediately to a budget-conscious rimfire market.

What exactly do plinkers get for that price? The Wrangler is chambered only in .22 Long Rife at this time, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see a .22 WMR cylinder in the near future. The 4.62-inch cold hammer-forged barrel is of solid steel.  Overall length is a wieldy 10.25-inches. Sights are basic, with a blade front and integral notch rear.

A transfer bar safety allows shooters to safely carry a full six rounds with the hammer resting on a loaded chamber. The trio of Cerakote finishes make Wrangler revolvers instantly recognizable, with Black, Silver, and Burnt Bronze options. Each wears the same blued, unfluted steel cylinder with dual-line detail. The black checkered synthetic grips are basic, yet allow for customization. Best of all, the guns are made in the USA in Newport, New Hampshire.

Ruger’s Wrangler vs Single Six

It is impossible to discuss the new Wrangler without acknowledging its roots. It begins with the beloved old Ruger Single Six design, which remains in production today. Although nearly identical at first glance, the price is very different. The Single Six carries an MSRP over six bills while the Wrangler can be had for roughly a third of the cost.

Surely that savings comes at a sacrifice, but what has been altered is not nearly as dramatic as some might like to believe. The major difference comes in metallurgy. While the Single Six is a solid steel wheelgun, the Wrangler makes use of aluminum alloy for the grip frame, cylinder frame, and ejector rod housing. Before commencing chest-clutching, realize that the cylinder itself, as well as the barrel and major internal parts, are still solid steel.

The Ruger Wrangler (bottom) shares much in common with the 65+ year old Single Six design but makes use of cost-effective savings including the aluminum alloy grip frame and cylinder frame. The barrel and cylinder remain solid steel, however. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Yet, there are also differences in the features. The sights taking a decent downgrade with the non-adjustable Wrangler, but they remain true to old fashioned SAA style notch and blade. Likewise, the hammer mechanism has been altered from the Single Six’s multi-position, half-cock style to the reversible pawl of the Wrangler, which spins at will with the loading gate open and the hammer at rest.

Making no bones about it, the feel, smoothness of action, and features when compared to my early model Single Six buntline has no match, however, neither does the price. While experienced shooters will be quick to point out the Wrangler’s shortcomings when compared directly with the Single Six, it is most important to note that these are similar revolvers but with very different price points and intended target markets. The bottom line is Ruger’s track record of quality and customer service follows both for life and either rimfire will do well by an informed buyer selecting that which best suits their needs.

Wrangler’s Sweet Spot on the Market

Besides the obvious comparison with the big-brother Single Six models, Ruger’s Wrangler also bears mentioning with the other major player in the budget rimfire market: the Heritage Rough Rider. Both will be competing for a similar space in the sub-$200 real-world-priced single action six shooters. Both make use of modern technologies and alloys to save both weight and cost, while still achieving the intended purpose. Shooters buying cost-effective rimfires like these accept they’re not getting the greater attention to detail and build specs of a $500-$600 piece, but that does not mean either is a hunk of junk, as naysayers oft suggest. Quite to the contrary, in fact.

The Test Gun

My test Wrangler is the Burnt Bronze Cerakote iteration. Not only did I find the appearance attractive, but the Cerakote held up very well to almost 500 rounds of ammunition and multiple cleanings. Of note, the Ruger-branded synthetic grips are the same style used on the later-model Single Six grip frame. Known as the XR3-RED, these stocks are also the same ones used on Blackhawk revolvers as well as the Single Seven, Single Nine, and Single Ten, so users can easily upgrade their Wrangler grips to any number of aftermarket styles.

Our test Wrangler wears the Burnt Bronze Cerakote finish along with the blued steel cylinder, all in all a very attractive and affordable six-shooter. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

With a weight of 30-ounces unloaded, the Wrangler has the feel of a well-built single action rimfire while also using aluminum alloy in the non-critical areas. It fits pleasingly in the hand and on pure feel alone, is difficult to discern from the Single Six frame, though the use of aluminum does shave a bit of heft. The free-spinning pawl is a welcome addition, allowing the cylinder to rotate in either direction, making it a breeze to both load the cylinder and clear spent casings. Tolerances are surprisingly snug on a budget gun, and even after hundreds of rounds and less than gentle handling, the Wrangler locks up just as tightly as it did right out of the box.

Accuracy Testing

I gathered up a nice mess of rimfire ammunition, from bulk plinking rounds to hunting and even match grade, including offerings from Aguila, Federal Premium, and Winchester.  One of the most important factors with any gun is dependability and in that area, the Wrangler performed just as expected. It ran though all brands of ammo with complete reliability.

The test gun’s trigger broke right about 4 pounds. While it’s no target gun, it was never meant as such.  Firing from a rest at 25 yards, the Wrangler averaged half-inch to 2-inch groups. Shooters more practiced with basic irons could surely improve upon those numbers, and individual shooters will do well to familiarize themselves with the simple sights. It is important to note that Ruger has set the sights to allow shooters to grind down the front blade as needed for elevation adjustments. Even shooting offhand, ringing steel on the range was a treat.

The Burnt Bronze Cerakote on our test Wrangler is not only attractive but held up well to extensive firing and cleaning. The six-shooter is also offered in Black or Silver Cerakote. The steel cylinder is blued regardless of other finish choices. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Though I would be pleased to see a WMR cylinder soon to follow, the current rig will work for .22 Short, Long, shotshells, and CB caps in addition to standard Long Rifle, making it an affordable do-all workhorse for the farmyard, trapline, backwoods camp, or just the plinking range.

The Ruger Wrangler

With more big-name companies positioning themselves in the cost-conscious market space, Ruger was smart to join the rimfire fray. Their new Wrangler, while not in direct competition with the higher-end Single Six, offers shooters on a budget an accessible entry point into an American-made Ruger single action. Whether for knocking down tin cans on the range, hunting, or pure utilitarian tasks around the home, the Wrangler will find a welcome home with nostalgic western fans and rimfire aficionados alike.

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The Difference Between Revolvers and Pistols

General Gun News - 16 hours 14 min ago

Existing as early as the 14th Century, handheld firearms or handguns have offered gun owners a means to easily tote their preferred weaponry in a somewhat inconspicuous manner. Though handguns don’t come in nearly as many styles as their longer brothers, the rifle, the category does see two major styles in the form of revolvers and semi-automatic handguns.

For those just diving into the gun world, deciphering between revolvers and semi-auto handguns can seem confusing and a tad intimidating; but Guns.com has you covered. Join us as we take a look at the difference between revolvers and semi-automatic handguns.

What is a Revolver?

The Taurus Judge features a hammered revolver design.

Patented by Samuel Colt in 1835, revolvers refer to firearms that feature a rotating cylinder. Ammunition is loaded into the cylinder, either five-or six-shots in my cases. The cocking of the hammer or the movement of the trigger “causes the cylinder to rotate, bringing the next cartridge in line with the barrel,” according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Revolvers can be single-action only, double-action or double-action only depending on the build and configuration. Loading and unloading are accomplished through the cylinder, with no extra capacity beyond what the cylinder can house. Available in hammered, like the Taurus Judge, or hammerless models, like the Smith & Wesson 442, revolvers are often used by law enforcement and concealed carriers as back-up guns.

The Smith & Wesson 442 forgoes an external hammer for easier concealed carry.

What is a Semi-Automatic Pistol?

A semi-automatic differs from a revolver in that it relies on the force of the slide to cycle a new round into the chamber. With a semi-auto handgun, ammunition is loaded into a magazine and then inserted into the pistol’s magwell. The force of the slide moving backward and then forward, chambers a new round and preps the gun for firing by priming the striker, in the case of a Glock, or cocking the hammer, like in a 1911.

The famed 1911 features an external hammer.

Like revolvers, semi-autos come in single-action, double-action and double-action only models. Semi-automatic pistols are one of the most popular options for concealed carriers and home defenders as they often bring a larger capacity to the platform, meaning more shots.

The Derringer

The Defender by Bond Arms is a two-shot derringer.

Though revolvers and semi-autos are among the most popular kinds of handguns, a third style exists — the derringer. Named after its creator, Henry Deringer, these pistols exist in a realm of their own outside of revolvers and semi-autos. Derringers are compact, often pocket-sized handguns that are meant to be used in close ranges. The derringer features a barrel that pivots, allowing one or two rounds to be loaded into the breech.

Derringers come in both single-action and double-action models and are used almost exclusively as back-up guns.

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ATF Caught w/ Pants Down, Scrambling to Find Thousands of Firearms Stolen from Facility

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:33

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) found itself in hot water last week when an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed that thousands of firearms and firearm parts had been stolen from an ATF gun-destruction facility in West Virginia.

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Tasmanian Tiger® TT First Responder Move On MKII Receives GOLD Score in the 2019 NTOA Member Tested

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:28

“The Move On backpack system was designed to be very versatile for a SWAT or EMS unit,” Richard Lewis, President and CEO of Proforce Equipment, Inc., explained.

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Congressional Dems Push to Require a License to Exercise Fundamental, Constitutional Right

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:19
Democrats on Capitol Hill have debuted a proposal to help mandate that those who want a handgun first be approved for a permit. The legislation, backed by Dems in both the House and Senate, would encourage more states to adopt licensing schemes like Connecticut’s handgun purchasing law, which requires a special renewable permit to purchase any revolver or pistol. Dubbed the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act, the bill was introduced by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut along with U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn and Jamie Raskin, D-Md.
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Governor Abbott Signs Ten Pro-Second Amendment Bills into Law

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:09
Governor Greg Abbott has now signed all of the NRA-supported legislation which the Texas Legislature sent him during the 2019 session.
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Bullet Expansion: How & Why

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:44

You literally cannot ask for anything more than that out of a pistol bullet. When moving at pistol velocities, a projectile’s only real wounding mechanism is penetration.

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The Worst Advice Column Ever Written?

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:19
From Live Well Nebraska comes the most amusingly hysterical and extraordinarily ignorant advice column I have read in a long while. It consists of a question, posed by a man writing as “Dumbfounded Father,” and a response, offered by “syndicated columnist” Amy Dickinson. At no point in the exchange does either person range within a country mile of reality.
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I wish the gay community were more accepting of gun supporters. I should know.

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:38
Last June, I attended my first Pride parade. I’m a 24-year-old gay man, and the downtown D.C. event came two months after I started my new job as social media manager for the National Rifle Association. The District, where I live, is a liberal city. Gay people are embraced; guns are not. You don’t have to see how the District votes to know that. You can tell by the signs in people’s yards and the bumper stickers on their cars. The gay community is largely anti-gun, too.
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U.S. Marine Corps Adoption of M18 Underscores Success of SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System Program

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:38

SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce that the United States Marine Corps (USMC) is set to adopt the M18,

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