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GeePlate launches baseplates for more pistol models

General Gun News - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 05:30

New GeePlate models, including one for the new Sig P365, were announced by GeePlate. (Photo: GeePlate)

GeePlate, handgun magazine baseplate maker, announced new additions in its baseplate series to cover more popular handgun models.

In addition to continuing to offer baseplates for the Glock 43, and G26/27/33/39 models, GeePlate says it now has baseplates for Glock’s 29 and 30, in addition to Springfield Armory’s XD-S pistols in 9mm and .40 S&W as well as the new Sig P365.

The GeePlates do not extend the magazine’s capacity, seeking to only improve the draw and retention of subcompact pistols in addition to controllability with its forward extensions on the base of the grip.

The GeePlates don’t offer extra capacity but help improve ergonomics on subcompacts. (Photo: GeePlate)

GeePlates said to keep up with consumer demand, the baseplates will be made by Shapeways.com, a 3D printing service. The company says it will continue rolling out new models, with models for the Smith & Wesson Shield and Glock 17 and 19 appearing on the site soon.

The new models offer the same price as the originals, coming into the handgun accessory market at $14.95.

 

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Five killed in attack at Maryland newspaper

General Gun News - Fri, 06/29/2018 - 05:00

Police secure the scene of the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

Five people died and several more sustained grave injuries Thursday after a man armed with a shotgun and smoke grenades opened fire inside a Maryland newsroom.

The Anne Arundel Police Department confirmed the attack just before 3 p.m. at The Capital Gazette in Annapolis. Those dead include journalist and columnist Rob Hiaasen; editorial page editor Gerald Fischman; special publications editor Wendi Winters; writer John McNamara, and sales assistant Rebecca Smith.

Officers declined to identify the suspect taken into custody at the scene, citing the ongoing investigation. The Associated Press and other news outlets have identified the man as 33-year-old Jarrod W. Ramos. A motive remains unclear at this time, though Acting Police William Krampf confirmed the gunman to be a Maryland resident who possibly targeted his victims.

“This person was prepared today to come in, this person was prepared to shoot people. His intent was to cause harm,” he said during a news conference Thursday evening.

The attack follows a slew of threats from the suspect on social media against the newspaper, according to the Associated Press. Few other details have emerged in the hours since police took him into custody.

County Executive Steve Schuh said Thursday the tragedy shook the community. “The Capital and the Maryland Gazette are institutions that have served us well for so many years, and I have had the pleasure of working alongside the editors, reporters and photographers,” he said. “Our law enforcement professionals responded swiftly and I thank them for protecting the public by eliminating the threat and taking the suspect into custody. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

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Historic Shotgun Maker Franchi Introduces New Bolt-Action (Full Review)

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 19:13

The Momentum is a nice rifle, but not for the reasons Franchi thinks it is.

The Italian company has been manufacturing high-quality bird guns for 150 years, and in April of 2018 they announced their first foray into the bolt-action rifle market. Franchi hopes to translate its heritage of craftsmanship and innovation to a new kind of firearm, and for the most part, they succeeded.

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Making the SIG P320 Better with the Apex Tactical Specialties Trigger Kit – Review

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 19:04

The Apex Tactical Specialties SIG 320 Trigger Kit for factory upgraded models of the Sig Sauer P320 is a direct replacement to the factory trigger bar and curved trigger. Machined from billet steel and made in the free state of Arizona, the kit is easily installed without the need for tools or fixtures.

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Say Good-bye to Crusty Compensators – Otis Technology Mission Critical MC-10 Use Test and Review

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 19:03

Otis Technology manufactures a wide range of gun care products.  We take a look at two of their newest products that recently launched in 2018.  The MC-10 Mission Critical complete cleaning, lubrication, and protection system and Foaming Bore Cleaner.

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The Latest: California Justices Toss Bullet Stamping Suit

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:24
The California Supreme Court says state laws cannot be invalidated on the grounds that complying with them is impossible.
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