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Apex introduces new FDE trigger options for Smith & Wesson pistols

General Gun News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:30

Apex adds more FDE goodies to its trigger lineup. (Photo: Apex Tactical)

Apex Tactical adds more FDE options to its Smith & Wesson trigger inventory, offering new Flat Dark Earth colored Action Enhancement Triggers and Kits for the M&P M2.0, M&P and SDVE/Sigma pistols.

The FDE Action Enhancement Triggers come in two versions for each pistol — a polymer trigger body in FDE with a black safety and a polymer trigger body decked out in black with a FDE safety.

The triggers come in either FDE with black safety or black with FDE safety. (Photo: Apex Tactical)

“One of Apex’s most popular upgrades for the M&P M2.0 pistol, the Action Enhancement Trigger & Duty/Carry Kit significantly smooths the trigger pull while reducing pre-travel and over-travel by approximately 30-percent,” Apex Tactical said in a news release. “Trigger pull weight is reduced by approximately 1-pound for a pull weight in the 5 to 5.5-pounds range making it ideal for duty use or everyday carry applications.”

The Action Enhancement Triggers in FDE are available now through Apex tactical with prices starting at $39.95 for the triggers and $119.95 for the full trigger kits.

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From the Guns.com Warehouse: The Hungarian Frommer Stop (PHOTOS)

General Gun News - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:00

The FEG-made Frommer Stop, in .32ACP. (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

Delving into the Guns.com Warehouse, we bring you a vintage Hungarian-made handgun that is curiously over-designed. The story starts off with Rudolf Frommer, a bespectacled and balding banker who resembled the fictional Ernst Stavro Blofeld and, among other claims to fame, compiled the first Hungarian-German Stock Exchange dictionary of terms. Frommer was working for a Budapest bank in 1896, when the financial institution acquired Fegyver- és Gépgyártó Részvénytársaság (FEG, now one of the biggest water heater makers in Europe). However, at the time, FEG was primarily in the business of making small arms for the Honvédség, the Hungarian military.

Assigned by the bank to help reorganize FEG’s struggling finances, Frommer eventually went on to start contributing his own mechanical designs to the factory. Although he was not a trained engineer, he came up with some interesting early semi-auto pistols, filing his first of over 100 patents in 1899. Becoming the company’s Business Director, Frommer kept pushing forward with his own gun designs.

Throughout the first decade of the 20th Century, FEG released several of Frommer’s less commercially successful early semi-autos

By 1910, Frommer had crafted his early masterpiece, the Stop (with some arguing the name alludes to its ability to “stop” a target). A relatively compact (22-ounce weight, 6.3-inch overall length) semi-auto in 7.65x17mm Frommer Long (basically a hot .32ACP), the Stop uses a peculiar three-lug rotating bolt long-recoil system with two telescoping springs located in a tunnel above the barrel. In effect, the barrel remains locked with the breech during recoil. As characterized by firearms writer Gordon Bruce: “It had been designed to fire a cartridge which actually did not require such a system in order to function correctly.”

Check out the spectacular recoil movement of a Frommer Stop in the below video from Forgotten Weapons.

Adopted by the Hungarian Gendarmerie as the Pisztoly 12M before World War I, when the Great War jumpstarted a need for more handguns, the Austro-Hungarian military, as well as allied governments in Germany and Bulgaria, purchased thousands of the guns in both the 7.65 Frommer/.32ACP caliber and 9mm. As noted by C&Resnal, the Austrians picked up at least 93,450 of the .32s alone before the end of 1918.

The gun was initially adopted by the Hungarian Gendarmerie as the Pisztoly 12M before World War I but would see service for much longer.

The Frommer Stop was a compact gun for its time, running a tad shorter than today’s Glock 43, although a bit heavier. (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

Once Hungary broke off from Vienna and became independent, the Hungarian Army adopted the Frommer Stop as the Pisztoly 19M and it remained in production through the 1920s, later being replaced by other FEG-made handguns, with a total production hovering around 360,000 pistols.

The tube over the barrel reads FEGYVERGY AR-BUDAPEST-FROMMER-PAT. STOP CAL. 7.65 mm (.32) (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

While Frommer went on to use the same style of operation for his Baby model subcompact, and the Austrians created a double-barrel pistol-caliber machine gun which was basically a pair of 9mm Frommer Stops sistered together upside down with extended magazines, the line basically died out by 1930.

The gun in our warehouse has early plastic grips. (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

Still, these classic handguns are highly collectible, often brought back from Europe by returning GIs after the World Wars. Typically, guns in working condition can be fired using standard .32ACP rounds.

To see more on this fascinating gun and the rest of our ever-changing inventory, head over to our used gun section.

The gun uses a 7-shot magazine and examples were sold to the military of Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Germany during World War I, Hungary continued to use them for military and police service into WWII (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

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Ohio: House to Consider Pro-Gun Legislation Tomorrow

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:06
Tomorrow, the Ohio House of Representatives is scheduled to consider House Bill 228.
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Maryland Police Fatally Shoot Man While Trying to Confiscate Firearms

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:14

“I’m just dumbfounded right now,” she said. “My uncle wouldn’t hurt anybody. They didn’t need to do what they did.”

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Right to Wear T-Shirts That Depict or Mention Guns

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:56
Schoenecker was told that he could not wear T-shirts that either depict weapons or even mention the word "gun."
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Pittsburgh eyeing gun legislation

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:55
The burgeoning legislative effort “would challenge the state in what we [the city] can and cannot do regarding weapons that cause mass carnage,” Mr. Peduto said.
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Washington : Gun shop owners expect sales increase after gun control initiative

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:54
Washington gun shop owners expect an increase in sales after state voters approved an initiative that adds restrictions to the purchase of semi-automatic rifles.
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House Dems are promising tougher gun control measures, but advocates may have lost ground in the Senate

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:53
Democrats will soon seize control of the House and are promising tougher gun measures. After all, voters elected nearly 20 Democrats who advocate additional gun restrictions.
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House Democrats plan aggressive gun control effort next year

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:44
Several incoming House Democrats plan to introduce gun control measures when their party regains the majority next year.
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USA Shooting Team racks up medals at Championship of the Americas games (PHOTOS)

General Gun News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:30

The 12th Championship of the Americas games in Guadalajara, Mexico has wrapped with the U.S. delivering an impressive showing. In all, the USA Shooting Team grabbed a number of individual and team medals as well as importantly securing a dozen Olympic quotas for U.S. athletes for various shooting sports events in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan

The trio of Keith Sanderson, Jackson Leverett III, and Alex Chichkov earned a team gold medal for their combined score in the Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol.

Women’s Skeet saw Amber English of Colorado Springs taking home the gold with 55/60 hits while six-time Olympic medalist Kim Rhode won silver with 52 hits. (Photos: USA Shooting)

Kayle Browning, center, of Wooster, Arkansas, won gold in Women’s Trap

In Men’s Skeet, two-time Olympian Frank Thompson of Alliance, Nebraska shot an impressive 174 out of 175 clays, earning the gold.

Glenn Eller of Katy, Texas, serving with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won bronze in Men’s Trap. Eller, along with fellow Americans Grayson Davey and Jake Wallace, would earn the team silver in the event.

In the Air Pistol Mixed Team event, Americans Nick Mowrer and Alexis Lagan won gold while Sandra Uptagrafft and James Hall won silver.

Mindy Miles, center, won gold in Women’s Air Rifle with an Americas’ record score of 248.4. Ali Weisz of Belgrade, Montana, grabbed silver.

James Hall of Anniston, Alabama, also went on to win gold in Men’s Air Pistol.

James Hall of Anniston, Alabama, also went on to win gold in Men’s Air Pistol

Boulder City, Nevada’s Alexis Lagan won the gold– her first in an international game– for the Women’s 25m Sport Pistol event while 2012 Olympian Sandra Uptagrafft, of Phenix City, brought the bronze.

Americans Alexis Lagan and Sandra Uptagrafft stood on the podium for the gold and bronze in the Women’s 25m Sport Pistol.

Solvang, California’s Ashley Carroll (left) and 17-year-old Grayson Davey (right) of Anchorage, Alaska, won gold in the Trap Mixed Team event

Army 2nd Lt. Sarah Beard, Danville, Indiana, took home the individual gold won gold in both the Women’s Three-Position Rifle event as well as the Women’s 50m Prone Rifle event while Hannah Black of Richmond, Virginia picked up the bronze in the latter. Together with Murray, Kentucky’s Mackensie Martin, they secured the team gold in the 50m Prone Rifle as well.

2016 Olympian Lucas Kozeniesky picked up the bronze in the Men’s 50m Prone Rifle.

George Norton of Salina, Kansas earned gold in Men’s Three-Position Rifle while his teammate Patrick Sunderman of Farmington, Minnesota won the silver medal. Both are members of the U.S. Army’s Army Marksmanship Unit.

Americans George Norton won gold and Patrick Sunderman the silver in Men’s Three-Position Rifle

The event, recognized by the ISSF since 1973 as the Continental Confederation for the Shooting Sports for North and South America, saw 364 athletes from 24 countries attend the games at Guadalajara’s Club Cinegetico Jalisciense.

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Dems vow swift action on gun control next year

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:30
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who's seeking to regain the Speaker's gavel, vowed to move quickly on gun reform next year, citing Wednesday night's shooting massacre at a California country music bar as the latest reason Congress should step in with new restrictions on the sale and ownership of firearms.
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Zev Technologies upgrades Gen 5 Glock with new slide designs

General Gun News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00

The Omen and Orion join Zev Technologies’ lineup of aftermarket Glock accessories. (Photo: Zev Technologies)

Zev Technologies brings more options to Gen 5 Glock owners, expanding slide options to offer new Gen 5 designs with the Orion and Omen slides.

The Orion and Omen are created from a single billet of 17-4 stainless steel and created to Zev’s tight tolerances. The slides weigh less than stock slides, which Zev says reduces fatigue on the slide as well as improving follow-up shot placement. Both slides are compatible with Trijicon RMRs and boast threaded post optic cuts and RMR adapter plates pre-installed. The Orion and Omen are available in Black DLC or Titanium Gray.

The Orion delivers a complex yet stylish look. (Photo: Zev Technologies)

The Orion utilizes a futuristic style offering a comprehensive, non-slip grip. The Orion’s patterns offers a greater recessed surface which grants a better grip for un-gloved hands. The Omen delivers a minimalistic style, providing angled side and top serrations with front windows. This construction is reduces slide weight while also introducing a sleek look to the slide.

“For those looking to upgrade their Gen5 G17 Glock slide, the wait is over,” Zev Technologies said in a news release. “Zev Technologies, known for creating the market for Glock upgrades, has unveiled their two newest slide designs, named the Orion and the Omen.”

Though the Orion and Omen initially ships for the Gen 5 Glock 17, the slides will also be available for the Glock 19, 17 and 34 in Gen 3, 4 and 5 models soon. The Orion and Omen for the Gen 5 Glock 17 is available now through Zev Technologies with a MSRP of $525.

The Omen brings a minimalistic design to the Gen 5 Glock 17. (Photo: Zev Technologies)

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Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor course joins Sig Sauer Academy 2019 lineup

General Gun News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:30

The Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor course teaches students the fundamentals of instructing PMO. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

Sig Sauer Academy adds a new instructor class to its course load for 2019, announcing the Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor course.

The Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor class equips enrolled students with the ability to effectively teach the use of pistol mounted optics for both self-defense and duty use. Students will learn the techniques to properly instruct others in the two-day class via extensive training.

“This two-day course is an in-depth, comprehensive training program focusing on the fundamentals and capabilities of PMO’s to learn the proper techniques for PMO sight-in and red-dot acquisition under various conditions and circumstances,” Sig Sauer said in a news release. “Upon completion of this course, instructor-level students will have the skill set and techniques necessary to provide PMO training.”

The class will begin January 31, 2019 at Sig Sauer Academy in New Hampshire with a second offering set for March 19, 2019. The class features 15 slots with the course priced at $500.

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Neomag’s nifty pocket reload magnet solves a typical problem (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:00

Have you been wanting to carry a spare mag but finding it hard to add another piece of gear to your belt? A solution to this that I have found is placing my reload in my pocket using the Neomag. Placing your reload in your pocket might seem a little unconventional but this product will position your reload for success.

The Neomag uses a rare earth magnet with a strong titanium pocket clip to maintain the orientation of your double or single stack magazine in your pocket. The Neomag holds the magazine below the pocket line to conceal the magazine. Because this product does use a magnet, magazines will need to be metal or have metal liners (Glock mags). It will will work with .380 auto through .45 acp.

Reloading from the Neomag actually came a little more intuitively than I originally expected. You can index the bullets forward or backward to match how you would typically reload from a belt. When ready to reload from the pocket simply pinch the mag with your thumb and pointer finger and then pull. After a few reps this technique became fairly easy to repeat with success.

The Neomag provided me a solution. Specifically, the Neomag moves into my EDC when I need to dress up or when I am wearing more summery clothes with less layers that would help conceal. It is also a fast and easy way to slip a spare mag into my pocket when I am running out the door.

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Kimber adds three new Micro 9 ultra-compacts for 2019 (PHOTOS)

General Gun News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:00

Kimber has broadened their Micro 9 series pistols with two new ESV variants and a KHX model (Photos: Kimber)

Kimber’s Micro 9 group of ultra-compact hammer-fired pistols will see three new models on deck for next year.

The 1911-like Micro 9s are a series of single-action 7-shot handguns chambered in 9mm that the Yonkers, New York-based company have been expanding over the past few years to number over a dozen offerings. The pistol’s 3.15-inch barrel produces an overall length of 6.1-inches. The three newest models include two Exposed Slide Variant pistols and a KHX model.

Both ESV’s use ported slides, tritium night sights, diagonal ball mill slide serrations, black G10 grips, and a 30LPI checkered front strap and mainspring housing. Weight, empty, is 15.35-ounces, kept light with an aluminum frame.

The Micro 9 ESV Black uses a black frame and slide with a gold titanium nitride coated barrel.

Price on the Micro 9 ESV Black is $799, suggested.

The Micro 9 ESV GRAY has a charcoal gray frame and slide with rose copper TiCN coated barrel. Like the black ESV, it has an MSRP of $799.

The KHX Micro 9 has ledged fiber optic sights, hex-pattern front and rear serrations on the slide, Hogue G-Mascus G10 grips and mainspring housing, and Stiplex pattern texture on the front strap. The KimPro II Gray-finished aluminum frame couples with the stainless slide to produce an all-up empty weight of 15.6-ounces.

MSRP is $815.

The new Micros come as Kimber has also unveiled a line of striker-fired compact handguns, the EVO, as well as DA/SA variants of their K6 revolver series.

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Grip Hack Part 1: Modifying Crappy A2 Pistol Grips

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:42

If you’ve ever started down the road of building AR-patterned rifles, you end up with boxes of parts. A cast-off part that seems to just keep piling up is the A2 grip that comes with most lower-parts kits.

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Kahr Arms introduces Fallen Officer Program (PHOTOS)

General Gun News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:00

The Thin Blue Line PM9 honors law enforcement with an all black finish and blue line on the slide. (Photo: Kahr Arms)

Kahr Firearms Group presents a new program in honor of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, launching the Fallen Officer Program.

Kahr Arms said through its Fallen Officer Program, the company will donate a special, custom PM9 for fundraising or families to keep as a special keepsake. The Thin Blue Line PM9 will feature the fallen officer’s name engraved on the slide along with his or her badge number and “end of watch” date.

The Thin Blue Line PM9 features an Armor Black Cerakote with all exposed metal parts blacked out while a blue line decks out the slide. Sporting TruGlo Tactical Night Sights, the PM9 offers two six-round magazines and a seven-round extended mag.

The Thin Blue Line PM9 ships with two mags. (Photo: Kahr Arms)

Launched in 2018 as a celebration of law enforcement officers who risk their lives to protect their communities, Kahr says the Thin Blue Line PM9 and the Fallen Officer Program commemorate this sacrifice.

“At Kahr Firearms Group, we wanted to continue to show our support to the great men and women of law enforcement. This program is an opportunity for us to help the families of those officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Fallen Officer program offered by Kahr Arms,” Jodi DePorter, Director of Marketing for Kahr Firearms Group, said in a press release.

To enroll in the program, law enforcement departments, family or friends of the fallen officer may request an application by contacting fallenofficer@kahr.com. Applications will also be available on Kahr’s website.

As part of the Fallen Office Program, the family of a fallen officer can receive a customized PM9. (Photo: Kahr Arms)

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Firefield launches BattleTek laser, flashlight sights

General Gun News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:30

BattleTek Sights offer either red/green laser options or a flashlight/laser option. pictured above, to tactical shooters. (Photo: Firefield)

Firefield adds to its accessory line, introducing new BattleTek Sights created to help users quickly acquire and stay on target.

The BattleTek Sights ship in a few models offering a range of options for defensive gun users. The BattleTek Sights models include: the BattleTek Flashlight with green and IR laser, BattleTek Flashlight, BattleTek Flashlight with green laser, BattleTek red laser and BattleTek green laser. The designs are compact and lightweight using ABS material. ABS is an oil-based plastic “for a strong made-to-last surface.”

The flashlight outputs 150-lumens. (Photo: Firefield)

The BattleTek Flashlight series ships with a 150-lumen flashlight and 5mw laser. Lasers on all the BattleTerk devices offer a 50-yard range in daylight. The BattleTek Sights boast an ambidextrous digital switch and mount to both Weaver or Picatinny rails.

“Designed to fit the needs of every user,” Firefield said in a news release. “Firefield introduces its new BattleTek Sights, ideal for quick target acquisition and tactical training, these sights are primed to deliver pin-point accuracy.”

No word yet on pricing or availability.

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CHL Holder Stops Violent Attack on Mom of Three

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:19

When Kansas City resident Benjamin Seadorf heard “blood-curdling” screams coming from the street outside his home, he didn’t hesitate to step in and help. Leaving his own four children in the house, he grabbed his Smith & Wesson M&P chambered in 9mm and ran outside. He found a woman being beaten and strangled in her car with her three small children watching from the back seat.

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Defensive shooting drills: Handgun Combatives 5 in 5 (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:00

Drills That Thrill

In this installment of our defensive shooting drill series, we are going to be running the Handgun Combatives “5 in 5” drill. It’s a great way to test your pistol skills and see what areas you need to focus on for improvement. Designed by Dave Spaulding, this drill pushes the shooter to maintain their accuracy while keeping within a small window of time. To further increase the demands and test the shooters skill sets, each stage of this drill is shot at increasing distances.

The Drill

The “5 in 5” drill is shot on a custom Handgun Combatives target which you can print for free from their website. It is five separate strings of fire, shot form the five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 yard line. At each position the shooter must draw and fire five rounds inside of five seconds. All hits must be inside the 6×10 inch rectangle to count, and there is no time penalty for going over the five seconds. Instead, this is shot as a pass or fail scenario meaning any misses or a string time over five seconds and you fail the drill.

The Takeaway

I won’t lie to you, this drill is tough. So tough that after repeated attempts, I have yet to shoot it clean. It starts off easily enough, the five, 10 and 15 yard strings aren’t too hard, but things can fall apart quickly at the 20 and 25-yard lines. We all tend to go a bit too fast trying to make the time standards and our accuracy starts to suffer for it. At 20 or 25 yards, you have to work diligently to be both fast and accurate.

While this was not a pass, I learned a ton and have specific skills to work on to help out the next time I run the drill. (Photo: Chase Welch/Guns.com)

Like all good drills, the “5 in 5” shines a bright light on the skills that we really need to improve. To quote Spaulding himself, “you don’t practice the drill, you practice the skills that make the drill a success.” If you are put in a real life pass/fail situation, you have to be able make your hits as fast and as accurately as you can. Using drills like this to measure just where your skills are should be an indispensable part of your regular training.

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