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Nevada Judge Allows Suit to Move Forward Alleging AR-15s Should be Considered Machine Guns

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 08:11

A federal judge in Nevada has allowed a lawsuit to move forward that alleges semi-automatic AR-15’s should be considered machine guns because they can be converted to simulate fully automatic fire using bump stocks.

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Florida Alert! Anti-Gun Commissioner Nikki Fried's Self-pitying Email Blast

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 06:46
DICTIONARY.COM  says "whiner" is a noun and lists some words related to "whiner" as wimp, complainer, sorehead, crybaby, and sniveler. 
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Proud American Gun Owners and their Firearms Vol. 1

General Gun News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 05:00

From 2012 to 2016, I toured America to photograph some of the millions of legal gun owners who every day proudly exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. These photographs were published in my book called, We The People.

In some cases, I was fortunate enough to make short videos with the folks in the photographs. Check the details below the photos for more info and corresponding videos.

Rusty Humphries photographed in Phoenix, Arizona sporting his Winchester 1899 rifle. He rests up against his 1966 Chevy Impala. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Scott Wolford photographed in Long Beach, California sporting his twin M1919 Browning machine guns next to his pool. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Alan Gottlieb photographed in Bellevue, Washington sporting the commemorative 1911 produced by American Legacy Firearms honoring the Second Amendment Foundation’s victories in protecting freedom. Click on the photo to see the video. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Dave Romero, LEO, photographed in Chicago, Illinois, sporting his LMT AR-15 rifle. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Dominique Carmen Bear photographed in Butler, Missouri with her daughter Xandra D and her High-Point 9mm.

Ivan Bjornlund photographed in Waterbury, Vermont sporting his Sig Sauer P320 Xfive Legion. Click on the photo to see the video. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Mark Serbu photographed in Tampa, Florida sporting the gun that made him famous, the Serbu Super Shorty 12-gauge shotgun. Click on the photo to see the video. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

David A. Clarke Jr. photographed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sporting a Smith & Wesson M&P15. Click on the photo to see the video. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Greg Wohler photographed in Las Vegas, Nevada sporting his AR-15 SBR that he customized at his company Valkyrie Combat. Click on the photo to see the video. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Marty ‘Lefthand’ Holder photographed in Locust
Grove, Georgia sporting a Troy Industries M7A1 PDW with an X-Products X15
50-round magazine. Click on the photo to see the video. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Tildon Bullard photographed in Denton, Texas sporting his Hawken
.50 cal cap and ball muzzleloader mountain rifle made by The Austin and Halleck Company. Click on the photo to see the video. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Cain Grocox photographed in Mount Pleasant, Michigan sporting his Sterling submachine gun. Click on the photo to see the video. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Todd Causley photographed in Chicago, Illinois sporting his Sig Sauer 556 Swat Classic. He sits atop his 1975 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

Bill Stojack photographed in Las Vegas, Nevada sporting his Swedish K SMG. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com)

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A Look at a Beautiful Early-Production Named 1860 Colt Army

General Gun News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 05:00

John Russell is an avid Civil War collector who brought a very rare and collectible 1860 Colt Army with him to a Texas Independence Day Party in late February. The Colt Army was used extensively by both sides during the conflict with some 200,000 produced of which more than 129,000 were ordered by the Union Army alone.

With a serial number of 10,095, this particular Colt is all-matching, including the wedge.

A nice closeup showing the Colt’s patent mark. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)

The Colt still has traces of the cylinder seam and a strong address on the barrel, with all signs leading to a collectible firearm. Owned by Capt. Samuel Starr of the 3rd Missouri Infantry Regiment (Union), it is a four-screw Colt meaning it was set up to take a shoulder stock attachment.

Starr fought at the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs and The Battle of Arkansas Post, among others during the war and died of illness during the conflict. The Colt revolver is complete with Starr’s holster which was engraved, “Samuel H. Starr – Co. D – 3rd MO Inf  – Lyon Bagd – 1862.”

A nice impression showing the designer and manufacturer of the revolver. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)

While this vintage named revolver is not up for grabs at any price, if you’d like your own collectible Colt head on over to our Collector’s Corner where history is just a click away.

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Going Gray: The New Ruger American Compact Pistol

General Gun News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 03:36

Ruger’s American pistol, in its compact version, had previously just been offered in black and FDE. (Photo: Ruger)

Featuring a Gray Cerakote slide and matching grip frame with black surface controls, the Ruger American Pistol Compact is headed to market.

The new gun is a welcome aesthetic diversion from the typical Ruger American Pistol which was just available in black or in a limited run of flat dark earth models. Standard features include Novak LoMount Carry three-dot sights and a frame-mounted MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail for lights or lasers.

Tested for sustained +P ammunition use, the new gray models are only available in a .45 ACP-chambering with a 7+1 capacity. It is unclear if a 9mm version is inbound.

The compact uses a 3.75-inch barrel which gives the handgun an overall length of 7.25-inches. Height is 4.65-inches while weight is 28.6-ounces.

Two variants exist for the same price, one with a manual external safety lever and the “Pro Model” without one. (Photo: Ruger)

The Gray Ruger American Compact Pistol in .45 ACP has a $579 MSRP and ships with three nickel-Teflon plated steel magazines as well as medium and large grip modules.

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NICS Gun Sales Figures up 69 % Last Month, Best April on Record

General Gun News - Tue, 05/05/2020 - 02:15

Last month saw the highest number of FBI NICS checks processed during April in the agency’s history. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The month of April 2020 was the highest April in terms of federal background checks for gun transfers since the system was established.

The unadjusted figures of 2,878,176 checks conducted through the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System in last month is a 24.9 % jump from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,305,136 in April 2019.

While those numbers alone are noteworthy, when the data is adjusted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation by removing figures for gun permit checks and rechecks by states which use NICS for that purpose, the number of checks stands at 1,678,223 which is an increase of 69.1 percent compared to the April 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 992,642.

When stacked against previous Aprils going back to 1999, last month set a record by far. (Graph: NSSF)

While the number of adjusted background checks outpaced those of the previous year for the past 11 months running, the past two months have seen a dramatic climb in firearms sales.

March 2020 saw exponential growth in sales as suggested by a huge jump in firearm background checks, with the month setting an all-time record for not only the month but also the highest volume day and week since NICS was established.

With that being said, the true number of guns sold across the country is likely higher than what NICS figures suggest. The data does not include private gun sales in most states or cases where a carry permit is used as alternatives to the background check requirements of the 1994 Brady law which allows the transfer of a firearm over the counter by a federal firearms license holder without first performing a NICS check.

Over 20 states accept personal concealed carry permits or licenses as Brady exemptions.

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Long Range Powerhouse: Christensen Arms Ridgeline in 28 Nosler – Review

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 17:31

Today, anything you buy from Christensen Arms has at least a sub-MOA guarantee and many of the models carry a ½ MOA guarantee. That’s an impressive feat for rifles that are extremely lightweight.

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Jake Time: A Land Filled With Rio Grande Youngsters

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:22

In 20 years of turkey hunting, I’d never heard or seen so many jakes. Or been so fooled by so many of them. Big, brawny jakes, their gobbles loud and booming like mature toms.

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Simple Gourmet: Foolproof Mother’s Day Pot Roast

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:17

This recipe will help you make a tasty meal of meat from the shoulder, one of the least tender big pieces of meat you brought home. It's simple food, but it's delicious.

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Bullet Selection For Your Next Big Game Hunt

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:15

When looking forward to rifle season there are a few decisions that every hunter needs to make. The first decision is to select an appropriate cartridge.

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Archery Field Test: Prime Logic CT3

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:09

The Prime Logic CT3 met and surpassed my expectations, and it definitely gets my stamp of approval.

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The Worst April Fools Joke Ever

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:07

I froze in place and looked right at the fiercest predator in North America and I was sure he was looking straight at me. His yellow eyes were wide and sharp and his ears were forward. I didn't breathe.

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How to Assemble an Awesome Bivy Hunting Setup – Part 3: The Gear and the Gun

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 15:52

In part three let’s take a detailed look at the remaining essential gear, as well as great backcountry rifle setups. Remember; good quality gear lasts longer, works better, and offers the best chance of keeping you alive when the chips are down.

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Baits and Lures for Feral Hogs

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 15:48

Pigs are not the dumb animal many think they are, but they are creatures of habit. Find the areas or foods they like and use it to your advantage. Change up the baits you use to lure them in and it can lead to more pork in the freezer.

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Serious Punch! 50 Caliber Airforce Airguns’ Texan LSS .50 CF – Reviewed

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 15:42

Airguns are not limited to what they used to be: guns for training children on gun safety. These days, airgun technology is advancing to the point where we can shoot heavier projectiles faster than ever before out of production rifles. Because of this, they are a great option to take out hunting! This Texan LSS .50 CF will produce up to 750 ft./lbs of energy, which is as much as a .357 Mag or 44 Mag in some cases. Yes, this is hard to believe, but not when you are holding a 600 grain slug in your hand.

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Pandemic Scouting

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 15:39

With all the free time we seem to have, some in-home scouting can provide optimal preparation for the next time we can get out and do what we love. While we are confined to our homes, there are a few great resources that you can take advantage of to plan for the fall season.

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Quail Creek Plantation, Florida Hunting Resort For Sale: $25 Million

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 13:58

The Quail Creek Plantation is up for sale for $25 million. The hunting and fishing lodge and resort spans 3,150 acres with a 14-acre lake full of largemouth bass.

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California Legislature Reconvenes

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 13:30
Today, Monday,May 4, the California Assembly resumed work after an extended recess. The California Senate is scheduled to reconvene next week.
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Wisconsin Judge Facing Charges for Illegal Hunting Practices

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 12:37

A Wisconsin Judge is being charged with shining deer from his cabin, using bait illegally, and being a party to hunting after hours.

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NSSF: Interior’s 2.3 Million-Acre Public Access Expansion Boon for Hunters

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:01

America’s hunting heart is getting a whole lot more room to roam.

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