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Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam said while there will not be “retaliation” there will be “consequences” for those who openly flout the law.
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Every mom deserves love, attention and great gun gifts this holiday season. After all, she did a lot of work to get you here (just don’t remind her of that). Choosing a gift tailored to your type of mom may seem difficult, but that’s why Guns.com is here to help.
We’ve narrowed some solid gun and gear choices based on our favorite mom archetypes.Concealed Carry Karen
Concealed Carry Karen is all about the mama bear life. Ready to protect her cubs from any threat, CC Karen meets danger head-on. With threat level always set to condition yellow, she’s the mom with her back to the wall scanning for threats.
Though CC Karen has awareness in abundance, she often lacks training. A great gift to offset her killer concealed carry collection, is a class a two focused on prepping for the unexpected. We recommend Citizens Defense Research’s Contextual Handgun Course to help groom skills while also learning how to manage bystanders, like kids, in the process. While you’re at, throw in a basic CPR/First Aid course or really impress her with a Civilian Medical Trauma Class. Taught by We Like Shooting’s Shawn Herrin and Skinny Medic Dietrich Easter, this class covers all you need to know to patch up holes when SHTF.
When all else fails, CC Karen can always use more ammo. Whether you opt to grab a few boxes of concealed carry specific rounds like Speer Gold Dot, Federal HST or Hornady Critical Defense or you prefer to nab some FMJ like American Eagle, Blazer Brass or Winchester White Box for training you can’t go wrong with the gift of ammo.
Basic Becky wears the standard uniform of her kind – Uggs, leggings and an infinity scarf casually swinging from her neck. Sporting a designer bag, Becky loves Taylor Swift and Beyoncé and she definitely “woke up like this.” When shopping for Becky, remember that looks are everything. Nothing pleases her more than having the most stylish gear on the block and that extends to her gun style.
If a Kimber and $300 bag is a little too pricey, Basic Becky would also make good use of a Guns.com Pelican Travel Mug. Mug in hand, she can sip her boxed wine and silently judge the other moms on social media for their lack of flair.
Hunting Heather is most comfortable nestled in the woods and fields, happily stalking game. With the intention of filling every family meal with food lovingly harvested from the wild, Hunting Heather is her happiest with a shotgun or rifle in hand.
For this lady, a new long gun is a perfect way to say you care this holiday season. Whether you’re upgrading her to a Benelli or Weatherby shotgun or a Tikka T3X or Daniel Defense Delta 5 rifle, she’ll no doubt love the thoughtfulness.
If she already has a favorite shotgun or rifle, upgrade it with a brand-new optic. A quality scope like the Bushnell Forge, Sig Sauer Tango series or Burris FullField will improve her shots and guarantee success on the hunt. While you’re at it, throw in a box or two of hunting rounds – we like Federal’s Black Cloud TSS for birds, Hornady Precision Hunter for Whitetail and Winchester Varmint X for varmints.
When all else fails, hook her up with some new camo duds by way of Sitka Gear or Under Armour. Staying warm in a blind or tree can be a difficult task and what better way to say you care than to ensure mom’s dressed to stave off the cold air, snow or rain while she’s waiting for that perfect deer.Sporty Susan
Screaming at the ref and doling out Capri Suns after the game, Sporty Susan is at the forefront of every ballgame. Hair in a no-nonsense ponytail with a ballcap resting on her head and an Apple Watch keeping that heart rate in check, Sporty Susan will cheer you on to victory. When she’s not grooming the next LeBron James or Peyton Manning, she’s often keeping fit herself in her home gym or at the local Crossfit.
Sporty Susan has no time for shenanigans as she shuttles kids from one activity to the other so having clothes that keep up with her lifestyle is a must. For this woman, a stylish yet functional pair of Alexo Athletica pants allows her to carry all her must-haves on the go – chapstick, keys and of course her CCW.
For the lady that prefers a molded design under her favorite workout gear or yoga pants, the Crossbreed Modular Belly Band will no doubt impress. Specifically shaped to her preferred gun, the Crossbreed Modular Belly Band will make sure Sporty Susan is ready to take on any would-be attacker lurking on the running trail or hiding in the ballfield’s bathroom.
Since she’s a fan of the minimalist ponytail, why not gift her a hat from Guns.com to shield her face from the harsh sun while she cheers the team on. Perfect for on-the-go moms who want to hide that messy hair, don’t care lifestyle, a hat from Guns.com not only shows her support for the 2A lifestyle but is also functional.
She’s running, she’s gunning, she’s kicking butt and taking names on any course of fire – she’s Competition Courtney. Ready to ping targets with her competitive spirit, Competition Courtney revels in the dynamic challenge competition shooting brings. Wearing her sponsors with pride, she’s decked out in cool sunglasses, ear pro, and sunscreen for those long days on the range.
Competition Courtney has the skills but what she can always use is gear. Wrap up a Blue Alpha Gear Double Belt Rig to give her a sturdy belt on which to carry her spare mags and other shooting must-haves. Even better, grab some spare mags from Guns.com to give her plenty of rounds on hand during training and in matches.
Competition Courtney’s fashion mainstays are, of course, her sponsored jersey but also the ever-familiar 5.11 Tactical shorts and pants. With plenty of functioning pockets to stow accessories, a pair of Stryke Pants or Taclite Shorts offer a breathable yet durable design perfect for even the toughest of matches.
Unlike Concealed Carry Karen, Competition Courtney spends a ton of time at the range and that comes with a significant ammo investment. Help her out with a case or two of her preferred brand of rounds. She’ll definitely thank you.
For this mom who devotes every moment to her kid’s education, a mobile gun storage option like the Gunbox Echo or SnapSafe Treklite means that she’s never too far away from her weapon should she need it. Easily tethering and neatly tucking under the passenger seat of her Cadillac or Lexus, mom’s gun is safe from would-be burglars.
PTO Patty spends so much time at school, there’s not much room for anything else – including range time. Make sure she gets in those needed reps, by grabbing a SIRT pistol from Next Level Training, SureStrike laser cartridges from Laser Ammo or a laser trainer and fun targets from LaserLyte. She can tackle the needs of the PTO while she works on that trigger control. Since she loves to stay organized, throw in a nice notebook for her to keep a log or journal of her dry fire goals.
Since PTO Patty is always busy, a range pass is also a great option for this busy mom. A range pass allowing her to drop in and practice when she has that most coveted free time will no doubt have her singing your praises. Also, win some bonus points with a couple of boxes of ammo so she can skip the retail line and go straight to target practice.
When shopping for the shotgunner in your life, nothing says happy holidays quite like a box of ammo; but with plenty of loads available it’s a bit overwhelming narrowing down the best options. Don’t worry, though, Guns.com has you covered with some of our top picks for shotgun ammo.1. Federal Black Cloud TSS
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Federal Black Cloud TSS is generating quite the buzz among shotgun shooters for its Tungsten Super Shot flavor of the popular Black Cloud variant. Loaded with 60-percent TSS and 40-percent FliteStopper Steel, Black Cloud TSS makes use of FliteControl Flex wad for efficient patterns beyond 50-yards.
Grab a box of Black Cloud TSS for around $30.2. Winchester Super X
Churning out Super X since 1922, Winchester has infused quality and performance into its shotgun ammo line. Available in a variety of gauges to include 10-, 12-, 16, 20- and 28-gauge as well as .410, Super X introduces variants into the lineup to account for deer and bird hunters.
Priced around $10 per box, Winchester Super X is a great stocking stuffer that won’t break the bank.3. Hornady Critical Defense – 12-gauge
Hornady Critical Defense is renowned in the home defense sector for its reliability and consistency and the company brings those features to its 12-gauge buckshot model. Critical Defense uses eight pellets in a 2.75-inch shell, producing a velocity of 1,600 feet-per-second. Hornady’s Critical Defense is an easy gift for home defense gurus with a shotgun propped by the bed.
Hornady Critical Defense retails around $10.4. Remington Slugger
Remington’s Slugger Rifled Slugs deliver a power packing load capable of tackling Whitetail Deer. Available in 12-, 16- and 20-gauge as well as .410 bore, Slugger offers a velocity of 1,760 feet-per-second with flatter shooting. According to Remington, the 12-gauge has been redesigned to provide better accuracy while in the field – a plus for serious hunters.
Remington’s Slugger starts at $5 for five rounds.5. Aguila Competition
For the gun owner diving into the competitive circuit, Aguila Competition brings a design uniquely tailored for the course of fire. With product lines offered for skeet, trap, and clays, Aguila delivers No. 7 ½, 8 and 9 shot in both standard and high-velocity 12-gauge loads.
Aguila Competition is priced around $7 for a box of 25.
Of course, you need a gun to go with that ammo so make sure to shop Guns.com’s inventory of new and used shotguns.
Smith & Wesson’s M&P EZ Shield is going 9mm with the company announcing a new model in the series centered around the popular handgun cartridge.
The M&P EZ Shield 9mm version joins the .380 ACP variant, offering an easy to load and easy to rack design. Featuring a capacity of 8+1 rounds, the 9mm model boasts a 3.675-inch barrel, Picatinny-style rail, reversible magazine, tactile loaded chamber indicator, and one-piece, single-action trigger.
The 9mm Shield EZ, like its .380 sibling, will see elevated models including a version with ambidextrous thumb safety and Crimson Trace Red Laserguard tie-in. The original Shield EZ was launched in 2018 as a concealed carry and personal defense firearm dedicated to gun owners lacking hand strength traditionally required to operate semi-auto style CCWs. Smith & Wesson President Lane Tobiassen said in a statement that the .380 Shield EZ’s success naturally led to a 9mm evolution.
“When the M&P380 Shield EZ was released in 2018, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the easy-to-use features of the innovative pistol platform. From that point on, we knew we would expand the M&P Shield EZ line with a pistol that incorporated the same features, chambered in the powerful and popular 9mm caliber,” Tobiassen explained.
He continued, “The new M&P9 Shield EZ is easy-to-rack, easy-to-load, easy-to-shoot and easy-to-clean, appealing to a wide range of consumers seeking out these popular features in 9mm.”
S&W’s highlight reel when it comes to the features:
Pro-shooter Julie Golob on the Smith & Wesson M&P SHIELD 9EZ, below:
For a second take, Mr. Guns N Gear opines on the new 9EZ for a half-hour in the below
The Smith &Wesson M&P Shield EZ in 9mm is available now with an MSRP of $479.
In response to promised anti-gun bills muscled through by an all-Democrat state government next year, Virginia is center stage for grassroots 2A activism.
Although the Commonwealth is on its second Democrat governor who has pushed an agenda of gun control legislation, such moves have been repeatedly stymied in the past by Republicans in the state Senate. However, a push that included millions from gun control godfather Michael Bloomberg last month shifted polarity and Dems gained a slight majority in the General Assembly. This led to immediate promises of gun control when the 2020 session begins next month with over a dozen such bills– to include bans on popular semi-autos, gun rationing, and increased red tape– already pre-filed.
As a result, state pro-gun groups such as the Virginia Citizens Defense League have spearheaded efforts to establish Second Amendment Sanctuaries in counties and cities across the Commonwealth. The VCDL reports that more than 80 communities have adopted such resolutions in the past several weeks, many by unanimous votes. The resolutions would bar local resources to enforce gun control measures seen as a violation of the right to keep and bear arms. One sheriff even promised to “deputize thousands” of otherwise law-abiding citizens to preserve their gun rights if need be.
The successful effort has already apparently caused some lawmakers to water down their anti-gun proposals for next year.
Nonetheless, Gov. Ralph Northam is shrugging off the bloom of sanctuaries across the state, even going so far as telling reporters that, “If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be consequences, but I’ll cross that bridge if and when we get to it.”
Meanwhile, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has promised the sanctuary efforts will have “absolutely no legal effect whatsoever” on new gun control laws should they be passed by the all-blue state government.
U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, a Republican Congressman for Virginia’s 5th District, applauded those in his home state for considering and passing Second Amendment Sanctuary resolutions.
He has also addressed the House on the matter saying, “I represent the same district that James Madison represented in the First Congress. He understood Americans’ rights to bear arms when he wrote it into our Constitution. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and I am proud to stand with the people that are speaking up for their Constitutional rights and for the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
The 2020 Virginia General Assembly session begins on Jan. 8, 2020.
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We turned our cameras inwards on Select Fire and visited Guns.com’s Vault of Certified Used Guns that are looking for a forever home.
Located in Minnesota, on our visit the Vault contained over 3,000 amazing firearms waiting for the “buy now” button to be clicked to meet their next owner. Guns.com’s Senior Buyer Mark Sims discussed the advantages of the company’s initiative to sell not just good used guns, but great ones.
“There is more value in the Certified Used Guns and that’s because they are fully inspected by the professional staff at Guns.com,” he said, explaining that when used guns arrive into Guns.com inventory they go through a full checklist to confirm that they are operational, not in need of repair, and fully functional. Then they are put through a condition certification to grade them.Where do the guns come from?
The true hidden gem of the Certified Used Guns program rests in the nature of the way Guns.com’s buyers work. In addition to scouting estate sales and auction houses around the country, they also review daily submission to Guns.com’s “We Buy Guns” portal. This simple process, which includes a pre-paid custom fitted box for firearms sent in for evaluation, can be accomplished in minutes from the comfort of your home.
Eschewing poorly maintained guns, Sims explained, very few guns are brought in to the Vault that isn’t in excellent condition to start with. Think: guns that were bought new, brought home and stored for years with care and hardly ever used condition.
Sims said the average difference between new and used models runs often anywhere from 20 to 30 percent, which can mean huge savings for smart consumers. Best of all, since GDC picks from thousands of submissions from across the country, the Vault included lots of rare gems that you are unlikely to bump into at your neighborhood dealer or local gun show.
In our time there, we ran into a Gyrojet rocket gun, an immaculate HK VP70Z 19-shot polymer wonder in its original box, stacks of Winchester 94 Commemoratives, tables of Japanese Nambus, Browning Hi-Powers and Walther P-38s, and more.Service after the sale
Not just a buzzword, Guns.com has a full staff of range masters working in the same building as the Vault– not contracted to a third party or overseas– who are ready to help. They do everything from helping gun buyers with their local FFLs, answering questions about listings, and standing by the company’s guarantee.
This includes a 3-day inspection period and a 14-day mechanical warranty, something that is hard to find in the industry. If on the rare occasion you have an issue, Guns.com’s customer support staff is available seven days a week ready to take ownership of an issue. Further, that support is only a click or call away.
If you like interesting and often rare guns be sure to take a look through our entire catalog of more than 3,000 new and used guns of all sorts.
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Details are still forthcoming, but several news outlets in Fort Wayne, Indiana, are reporting an incident in which a homeowner shot through his front door at burglars pretending to be Christmas carolers.
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Wicked Ridge Unveils NEW Rampage 360™ – the Industry’s First Value Priced Crossbow with a Built-In Cocking Device
“What truly separates this crossbow from its competitors is its built-in cocking device, American-Built quality, and out-of-the-box accuracy.”
“When the M&P380 Shield EZ was released in 2018, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the easy-to-use features of the innovative pistol platform," said Smith & Wesson president Lane Tobiassen in the official release.
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MYSTERY RANCH, an industry-leading backpack company devoted to making mission-specific packs is pleased to introduce several new accessories for 2020.
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In reality, Bloomberg’s opinion on firearms, and on those who own them, represent the antithesis to the right to bear arms.
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LEVO defines “semiautomatic assault firearm” as a “selective fire rifle capable of fully automatic, semiautomatic or burst fire at the option of the user.”
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Every dad who bleeds red, white and blue appreciates the gift of a gun, box of ammo or optic. It doesn’t matter if your dad heads into the fields a couple of times a year or prefers the operator life, hitting the range every weekend – we have a gift he’ll want.
If you have a freedom-loving dad, then you’re going to want to peep the list below for last-minute Christmas ideas.The Dad’s Dad
You’ll find the Dad’s Dad sporting a sweet pair of white New Balances and some stylin’ jorts on the range. This dad is a handy guy, who can fix anything given enough duct tape and some elbow grease.
Odds are the Dad’s Dad would love a new, or gently used GDC Certified, 1911. The Guns.com Vault has many different styles at various price points. For a closer look at our inventory of 1911’s, check out our feature right here.
Whether your dad is a lover of all things WWII or he strikes a sense of nostalgia with a classic dad joke, a 1911 is a gift he’ll love. If you have the dough check out our nice selection of Wilson Combat or Colt models, if you’re on a budget then we have a nice selection of Rock Island models available as well.
If the Dad’s Dad in your life already has his favorite 1911 plastered to his hip, hand him some .45 ACP ammo to see him light up like a Christmas tree.
The Hunting Dad always has a freezer stocked with tasty game meat ready to be whipped into his favorite recipe. He may only fire a handful of shots each year, but he makes them count.
Sipping High Life out of the bottle and watching the campfire, the Hunting Dad reminisces about all the ones that got away – wildlife that is. Tradition matters to him so he’s unlikely to trade that vintage rifle by his side in for a newer model, but what he will need is a trusty optic to bring it into the modern era.
It just so happens, Guns.com has plenty of great scopes available in the Vault ready to make dad smile. Check out our wide selection below.
Tac Daddy is at the range all day, every day. Slinging lead like Wu-Tang spits rhymes, this dad goes hardcore. You might think to yourself “What can I possibly get Tac Daddy, he is the most prepared individual I know?”
There is one thing Tac Daddy will always need, it’s his lifeblood — training ammunition. Gifting several hundred rounds of 9mm or .223 Rem, you’re sure to make Tac Daddy’s Christmas with ammo to send downrange or trade.
Tac Daddy will be filled with pride when he sees what he always craves, more delicious ammunition. Stock up on ammunition with Guns.com below.
CC Charlie may not rep 5.11 Tactical like Tac Daddy, but he is serious about protecting his family with a firearm. Although he has a coffee mug that tells him he’s #1, his range targets tell him he needs help.
For ultimate success, CC Charlie needs some training. Invest in a certified instructor who challenges and pushes students to become better concealed carry practitioners. While you’re searching for classes, also remember that every good class requires reloads so a spare mag or two will help him excel in the classroom.
Check out Guns.com’s extensive array of magazines below.
For those on a budget protecting the castle doesn’t have to be an expensive undertaking. If you have a couple of hundred bucks Guns.com has you covered with an affordable gun.
The more you save on a firearm the more you get to spend on ammo, resulting in more time at the range. Check out these Guns.com steals below for some reliable home defense guns that won’t cost big bucks.Stevens 320 Security
The Stevens 320 Security by Savage is a great entry-level shotgun for those looking to protect their home. This pump-action shotgun features an 18.5-inch barrel with a front bead sight, making it wieldy enough for close quarters.
The end-user will enjoy the pistol grip which gives greater control and a more tactical feel, while its magazine holds 5+1 rounds.
Don’t sleep on this Stevens 320 Security, at this incredible clearance price it won’t last long.
For those looking for a budget home defense pistol under $200 look no further than the Taurus 9mm. This lightweight pistol features a 12+1 capacity and utility rail for a light or laser upgrade.
The Taurus also doubles nicely as a concealed carry gun if you’re looking for a pistol to immediately fill both roles. The enhanced grip and large capacity of the G2 model have concealed carry holders sold on the Millennium G2 as a proven budget defensive handgun.
ATI is a reliable brand and a proven winner for those shopping on a budget. The MB3-R opts for a 12-gauge pump-action design with an 18.5-inch barrel and bladed front sight.
The addition of two different sets of Picatinny rails, both on top and at the end of the foregrip, ensures that the end-user can add all the shotgun accessories they need. In addition, offering a space for a red dot or light, ATI delivers a number of upgrades — everything from a folding stock to a pistol grip to a shell carrier can be added to trick out this shotgun.
The Mossberg 500 is a reliable and proven shotgun that needs no introduction. The company makes a tactical version of this gun, which is probably better suited for home defense, but the one featured here is your pistol grip model.
This gun was designed with close-quarters combat in mind with its 18.5-inch barrel and five-round capacity. Get now while it’s still around.
Wondering what to get your loved one this holiday season? How about some awesome accessories that are easy and affordable! Check out our gift-giving guide for presents that aren’t exactly guns but will definitely make your gun lover happy.1. Spare Mags
Spare magazines make an excellent gift for gun owners. These small yet mighty accessories simplify training on the range while also opening the door for reloading drills. Whether you’re picking up an AR-15 mag, quality 1911 magazine or extended magazine for a concealed carry pistol, the gift of extra rounds is always a welcomed one.
Pick up spare mags as low as $10.2. Binoculars
Have a hunter in your life? Binos are the perfect gift for those traipsing into the woods in search of prey. With simple models offering basic magnification all the way up to high-end variants sporting high definition fully multi-coated lenses and rubber armor protection, binoculars offer various price points for consumers.
Grab a pair of binos for as little as $15 for base models up into the hundreds for tricked out versions.3. Rangefinders
Utilizing lasers to determine distance from a target, rangefinders help precision shooters and hunters accurately hit their target time and time again. If your loved one is constantly complaining about missed long-range targets, a solid rangefinder might be the best gift under the tree.
Prices start around $150 for standard models topping out over $1,000 for fully loaded deluxe versions.4. Rifle and Pistol Optics
For the gun owner who likes to trick out their rifle or pistol, scopes and red dots are an easy means to increase the functionality of favorite firearms. While scopes can help magnify targets, they also pull double duty providing markings that allow shooters to predict where shots will land once the trigger is pulled.
On the other hand, red dots – which can fit onto rifles or pistols – are a non-magnifying means to accurately place shots on target. Red Dot optics display an aim point by way of an illuminated dot that, for some shooters, is easier to use than traditional iron sights.
Optics run the gamut in terms of price, but a good rule of thumb is to opt for the highest-end model you can afford.5. Guns.com Gear
When all else fails and you need a reasonably priced gift that screams “guns” you can always nab some Guns.com merch. From patches to hats to coffee mugs and even some sweet shirts, we have everything a gun owner would need to show their love and affection for guns.
Arguably the most successful of Japanese firearm wonk Kijirō Nambu’s pistols, the Type 14 saw lots of use in World War II and is seriously collectible today. Nambu is associated with at least a half-dozen different machine guns, the Arisaka rifle series, a submachine gun and four pistols that reached service.
Nambu, a general in the Imperial Army who died just a year shy of becoming at octogenarian in 1924, is often described as the “John Browning of Japan” due to his prolific gun designs. The Type 14, itself a simplified update to Nambu’s own Type A pistol, was designed in the general’s last days and was first produced by the Chigusa Arsenal for service with the Imperial Army in 1926.
Striker fired with a very light trigger pull, the Nambu Type 14 resembled the German Luger but used an entirely different action with a cocking handle at the rear of the pistol. Chambered in 8x22mm Nambu, a round that is on the pipsqueak end of ballistic performance when stacked against 9mm Luger, the Type 14 carried eight rounds in a single stack magazine. Its name comes from the fact that it was adopted in the 14th year of the reign of Emperor Taishō.
While NCOs were issued a sidearm, officers had to buy their own through the Kaikosha association. As such, many opted to go with European-made pistols from FN, Germany or Spain, as they had to open their wallet anyway.
While exact factory data is not available, an estimated 400,000 Type 14s were produced by Chigusa, Tokyo Arsenal, Nagoya Arsenal, Kokura Arsenal, and by Kokubunji until the last days of WWII.Post-War Travels
Although VJ Day was something of a death sentence for Japanese arms– many were destroyed or simply thrown in the ocean during the disarmament in late 1945– uncounted thousands of Nambus came back to the U.S. with GIs, Marines, and Sailors taking the “Magic Carpet Ride” back home. A great souvenir that took up little space in a duffle bag, it made the ideal war trophy.
One such war bring-back was used by Bill Ruger as something of an inspiration for the gun that ultimately became his Ruger Standard or Mark I .22LR pistol. You can see much the influence of the Nambu series in that very American plinker.
The guns also proved popular in film and TV series, with dozens of war movies set during the Pacific campaigns having the Nambu as a guest star. Today, you can see the Type 14 regularly in the Amazon Prime show Man in the High Castle, used by the 1960s Japanese occupation forces in the fictionalized Japanese Pacific States.
The Type 14 is also seen in a Galaxy Far, Far Away in Disney’s The Mandalorian, with Cara Dune’s (Gina Carano) blaster pistol based on the gun. It makes sense as the Star Wars franchise has long used classic firearms as the basis for sci-fi blasters (C96 Broomhandle ala Solo, anyone?).
As production ended in 1945 and no source of new parts exist, Nambus floating around in the U.S. are often in pretty poor condition. That, coupled with the fact that ammo is hard to find, has given these guns a reputation in recent years as being unreliable.
When compared to military surplus handguns like the Luger and P-38– which take readily available ammunition, were made in the millions and continued commercial production in addition to those made for wartime service– the Type 14 Nambu is generally not considered a “shooter” these days.
However, they are a solid collectible with rock-solid history to boot. And that never goes out of style.
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Gun owners in Virginia have remained defiant under pressure from their state’s governor and attorney general as anti-gun forces throughout the government work to minimize the impact of the Second Amendment sanctuary movement and offer compromises designed to deflate the effort.
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“Everybody’s sort of conditioned to accept the fact that in public, people are going to carry weapons that are designed to kill large numbers of human beings,” Baruth said, according to Valley News.
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