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Marine Veteran, actor and gun buff, R. Lee Ermey buried at Arlington National Cemetery

General Gun News - 5 hours 9 min ago

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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SHOT Show 2019 Range Day | Sig Sauer’s MPX Copperhead

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 21:10

Shooting the Sig MPX Copperhead at the SHOT Show 2019 Range Day.

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Daniel Defense’s Delta 5 Precision Bolt Action Switch Barrel Rifle Review

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 21:09

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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Watch Sig’s Pro Team Set New World Record at SHOT Show 2019 Media Day

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 21:09

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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First-Look and Review: The New LTO Tracker2 Thermal From Leupold

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 20:02

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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New From Timney Triggers: The Elite Hunter for Remington 700 Rifles

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 00:48

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 Forge Rifle Scope – New Standard in $1000 Scopes

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:06

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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Washington: Attorney General Introduces Additional Gun Ban Legislation

NRA-ILA News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 16:29
Just months after pushing for the passage of Initiative 1639 to impose severe regulations on purchasing and possessing semi-automatic firearms, Attorney General Bob Ferguson has now introduced legislation that would outright ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms with certain features.
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Hawaii: Legislation Filed Prohibiting Possession of Firearms and Ammunition in Hotel Rooms

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 21:50
This week, the Hawaii Legislature convened for the 2019 session and anti-gun forces are already making attempts to limit your rights.  House Bill 25, sponsored by Tom Brower (D-22), would make it a crime to possess firearms and/or ammunition in hotel rooms. 
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Blumenthal, Murphy, introduce federal gun storage bill

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:22
A federal gun storage bill being sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy would mirror a new state proposal to tighten Connecticut’s own current firearm storage law.
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Who Are the Real Extremists?

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:40
NRA is often vilified by the gun-ban community and its supporters in the mainstream, legacy media as an “extremist” organization because of its steadfast defense of our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. A simple look into the anti-gun agenda, however, will show that proponents of restriction on a right protected by the U.S. Constitution are the true extremists.
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Virginia: Bills Defeated in Committee

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:37
This week, the Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice and the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee heard and voted to defeat many of Governor Ralph Northam’s requested gun control bills.
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Law for Thee But Not for Me: Pittsburgh Officials Defy DA’s Legal Advice in Gun Control Push

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:36
Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O’Connor wants local residents to relinquish important aspects of their Second Amendment rights. If they refuse, he would have it cost them their liberty and treasure. But O’Connor himself apparently doesn’t believe he is bound by the law in making this happen, only that it’s permissible because he considers it “the right thing.”
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Keep Telling Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:33
On January 8, two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called "universal" background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do.  
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West Virginia: Campus Carry Bill Introduced

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:15
On January 18th, House Bill 2519, the Campus Self-Defense Act, was introduced to ensure that law-abiding adults are not stripped of their right to self-defense when they cross an arbitrary boundary onto a college campus.  It has been assigned to the West Virginia state House Judiciary Committee for consideration. 
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State Senate Panel Advances Permitless Concealed Carry Law

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:07
A Senate panel on Thursday approved a measure that would allow people to carry concealed handguns without a permit in South Dakota, advancing a conservative priority that supporters hope will be achieved under new Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration.
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District Court Rules Austin City Hall Gun Ban Against the Law

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:02
Just hours after a Travis County district court ruled Austin could not ban guns inside City Hall, Michael Cargill walked into the building, handgun on waist.
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Gun Safety Classes to be Mandatory in Some Iowa Middle Schools

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:46
A rural community in Iowa is working to implement a mandatory gun safety course in two middle schools this spring.
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What its like to be a California gun owner in 2019 (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:00

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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Springfield Armory grows AR line with new Saint Victor series (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:00

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 standard Saint Victor rifle comes with a Magpul 30-round magazine, a Bravo Company MOD 3 pistol grip and 6-position stock with an MSRP of $1,073. Weight is about 6.5-pounds. (Photos: SA)

The California model, which runs the same price, has a Strike Industries paddle style grip to comply with state law and a fixed buttstock. As such, it weighs about a half-pound more. It ships with a 10-Round Magpul Gen M3 mag.

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.

The 5.56mm variant has a muzzle-mounted blast diverter…

… while the .300BLK runs an A-2 flash hider as a muzzle device.

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.

MSRP is $1,073, plus NFA requirements.

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