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Reloading components maker Lapua is set to join the 6mm Creedmoor craze, announcing that it will soon offer its own take on the platform with the launch of the Lapua 6mm Creedmoor case.
A necked down version of the industry’s new darling load, the 6.5 Creedmoor, the 6mm Creedmoor delivers higher velocity, flatter trajectories and reduced recoil. Lapua says demand for the 6mm Creedmoor case came almost immediately after the release of the 6.5 Creedmoor, as shooters began to discover the benefits of the Creedmoor clan.
Lapua said its 6mm Creedmoor case shares the same quality features as the 6.5 Creedmoor brass.
“It is a beautifully drawn case, properly annealed at the neck and shoulder, with head metallurgy specifically chosen for durability, and the same small rifle primer, small flash-hole design that delivers the ultimate accuracy edge,” Lapua said in a press release. “The smaller 6mm bore diameter offers an excellent selection of proven low-drag match bullets that offer outstanding long range performance with even less recoil.”
Though the original 6.5 Creedmoor was created as a response to NRA High Power competition, according to Lapua, PRS and other shooting disciplines have quickly gravitated towards the Creedmoor loads for their impressive results on the range and in the field. Lapua says its certain that consumers will be equally pleased with its latest dive into the Creedmoor pool.
“We know Lapua’s latest offering will find a niche with discerning shooters in demanding competitive disciplines. Whether it’s a timed run against steel at unknown ranges, or the precision of placing shots in the X-ring, this Lapua case is just right for you,” the company added.
While no specific dates or pricing information has been released, Lapua says consumers can expect to see the new Creedmoor case appear later this year.
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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed laws stretching waiting periods and allowing for gun seizures in so-called “red flag” cases but vowed to reject a measure adding red tape to federally licensed gun dealers.
Approved by the Republican on Monday was SB 3256 to institute a 72-hour waiting period for all guns sales and HB 2354 which establishes a process to seize guns from those considered at risk to themselves or others. The Governor painted it as a win for public safety.
“Today I signed legislation to keep firearms out of the hands of those who would use them to commit acts of violence against themselves or others after proof is provided,” said Rauner on the seizure bill.
The measure authorizes courts to temporarily strip the right to possess or purchase a firearm by issuing an emergency extreme risk protective order after law enforcement or a family member presents files a petition contending there is an imminent danger of violence. The proposal passed the state House 43-11 and the Senate 80-32 in late May with bipartisan support although nearly 3,000 filled out witness slips with lawmakers in opposition to the bill.
Gun control groups applauded the action with Giffords saying the state is the 11th in the country and the eighth this year to adopt such a program.
In May, Rauner vetoed and extensively amended HB 1468 which aimed to mandate a 72-hour waiting period for some semi-autos as well as .50 BMG caliber rifles. Current state regulations have a 24-hour wait on longarms but sponsors of the proposal argued more time was needed for guns classified as “assault weapons.” Rauner, on the other hand, felt the move did not go far enough and the new bill, HB 2354, signed this week, applies the 72-hour rule to all guns.
“This sweeping ‘cooling off’ period for guns will protect people throughout the state by keeping guns out of the wrong hands,” said the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago. “The 72-hour waiting period provides a strong and effective tool in our efforts to keep our communities safe.”
While studies have been divided over the question of the actual impact of waiting periods on crime and suicide, Illinois already has a mandated delay in transferring the most common weapon used in murders in statewide. According to data from the FBI, of the 941 homicides documented in the state where the murder weapon was recorded, 14 were committed with rifles of all kinds. The vast majority — 799 — were committed with handguns which already have a 72-hour wait under existing laws. Both bills signed this week will take effect on Jan. 1.
In March, Rauner scuttled a proposal to add an additional layer of regulation in the form of state licensing to federal gun dealers. Pressured by Chicago lawmakers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel to sign the bill, Rauner shook his head to the notion that adding more regulation to gun shops would take weapons off the Windy City’s streets.
Nonetheless, Democrats in the state legislature rebooted the proposal just short of a veto-proof margin and sent it back to the Governor in May in a slightly different format. Opposed to the prospect during its legislative history, Rauner reiterated on Monday that he will double down on his veto of the licensing proposal, to the chagrin of those invested in it.
“We know that illegal guns are flooding our neighborhoods and contributing to the daily violence so many in our state face, particularly minority communities,” argued the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park. “I hope he will reconsider his threat to veto this legislation and prove that he cares about everyone in Illinois.”
In the meantime, Rauner is backing legislation strengthening school security, getting tough on criminal sentencing and banning bump stocks.
Our plan includes bump stock ban, truth in sentencing, and death penalty murder. People need to be safe and these moves will help make it so.
— Governor Rauner (@GovRauner) July 16, 2018
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Some Second Amendment activists are getting bad feedback after being a part of the Showtime series “Who is America?”
The show features British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, known for his past mockumentary-style comedy satires such as Borat, which featured awkward and often shocking real-life interactions with those not “in on the joke” until a final outlandish tip of the hat ends the interview. In his latest frontman persona as Israeli counter-terror expert Col. Erran Morad — it should be noted that Cohen is Jewish and fluent in Hebrew — he enlists several well-known gun rights advocates as well as some past and current Republican lawmakers in a conversation on children and guns.
In a 10-minute clip released by Showtime on Sunday that has topped 10 million views, Cohen features Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, and later talks to Larry Pratt with Gun Owners of America. The resulting over the top plug for Morad’s “Kinder-Guardians” program supposedly aimed at arming children as young as age three features stuffed animals with concealed firearms and modified children’s nursery songs tweaked for self-defense.
Many in the gun culture community were quick to slam the production — as well as their colleagues that appeared in the production. Dan Zimmerman, writing for The Truth About Guns, editorialized that, “By allowing themselves to look like clueless buffoons, they’ve tarred all of us.”
Lee Williams, who runs the Sarasota Herald-Tribune’s The Gun Writer site, said the interaction was “Incredibly stupid. Incredibly bad for the Second Amendment,” going on to note that it made the infamous Katie Couric interview with the VCDL, “look like a puff, pro-gun piece.”
Andrew Tuohy on Monday said that watching the video was “probably the most painful 11 minutes of my life,” going on to expound that, “These people have set us back, not brought us forward.”
Alan Gottlieb with the Second Amendment Foundation, speaking on Armed American Radio with Mark Walters, criticized Pratt and Van Cleave in words applauded by well-known and often-outspoken firearms trainer Rob Pincus. It should be noted that Pincus was asked to be involved in the Cohen project earlier this year but did not make it on-camera, later warning others of his experience.
In his defense, Van Cleave had himself warned others of the Cohen production as far back as February and his group, since the clip’s release, have said he was targeted by “very crafty and unethical editing.” The group had previously sued those involved in the Katie Couric documentary “Under the Gun” for $12 million, citing defamation but a federal judge dismissed the case.
Cohen in the past has been sued for slander or other injuries numerous times by those appearing in his character films, citing he and his crew were “replete with deceit, fraud and misrepresentation.” Former U.S. Senate candidate and Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore is reportedly mulling a lawsuit after a recent interaction with the British actor.
Meanwhile, Who is America is set to run through August on Showtime.
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Some of the earliest products to carry the Ruger name had a story all their own, and are sought out by collectors.
Hailing from a period before Bill Ruger combined forces with Alexander Sturm, the 1940s Ruger Co. produced a line of well-made hand tools to include hand-cranked drills. While Ruger was a firearms designer who lent a hand to what became the T10/T23E1 experimental light machine gun tested by the WWII-era U.S. Army, he didn’t craft his iconic Standard .22LR pistol until 1949. However, as pointed out in the above spot by Rock Island Auction Company, the drills bear a lot of very Ruger-ish hallmarks that are quickly identified and increasingly coveted by fans of the black eagle.
Another fun fact: did you know that early Ruger Standards were mailed out in wooden boxes direct (this was pre-GCA) to customers? We ran into one in the hands of the Ruger Collectors’ Association at the last NRA Show in Dallas earlier this year.
As well as one of these bad boys.
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Training with your firearm in low-light conditions is often pushed to the side. Some of the reasons are valid and some fall into the excuses category. The reality is that natural or ambient light is not always available. When it’s dark we lose the ability to see and ultimately process what exactly is happening. Flashlights and weapons-mounted lights afford us the ability to gather that information in which we cannot see. Whether or not you can operate that light proficiently and safely with your firearm is up to you.
Statistically violent crimes are more prone to happen during low-light hours. According to the US Department of Justice, adults 18 and older are more likely to commit violent crimes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. These violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault.
Adding the manipulation of a light source in conjunction with your firearm isn’t as easy as flipping on a light switch. There are a lot of mechanics that need to work in coordination with one another to achieve the desired results. Of course, the light source you choose will dictate how you use it. Hand held lights will compromise your traditional two-handed grip no matter what grip technique you may choose (Cigar, Neck Index, Harries, Modified FBI, etc.). Weapon mounted lights whether on a long gun or handgun are convenient but still require you to activate them when needed. Everyone likes to argue about lumens, candela, and bezels until blue in the face, but have you put in the time in to know how to use it?What are some training options?
A two day “Low-Light” class with a good instructor will provide a great foundation for low-light training. This class will hopefully ground you in strong fundamentals and give you some things to work on by yourself. Good instruction is in no shortage these days. Find a class that works for you. Then budget the time, ammo, and funds to take it. I understand that classes are not cheap, but I know for a fact that they are 100% worth it.
Dry firing isn’t as fun as putting real rounds on targets but we all know its a proven method of training. Professional shooters dry fire countless hours per week to improve their techniques.
Take the time to dry fire with your firearm and light in a dark area of your home. This is free to do and only requires you to set aside the time to do it. Dry firing in low light will give you some idea of what your light is capable of and how it works in conjunction with firearm manipulation and the grip of your choice. Then when you have the opportunity to do live training you will be ahead of the game.
Find a local range that allows you to train on your own during low-light hours, it’s worth the investment. These types of ranges can be hard to come by due to facility limitations and liability issues. Some indoor ranges will schedule “low-light” hours when they have enough staff to properly oversee range safety. In any case a range that you can practice live fire low-light techniques on will be extremely beneficial to your growth as a shooter.Final Thoughts
The first time I trained with a firearm in the dark was an illuminating experience. The skills that I had worked so hard on during the day seemed to have the edge taken off them in the absence of light. I found myself doing everything slower and more deliberate. I made the mistake of assuming everything would work just the same as it did during day time hours. Continuing to train in the dark with the light and firearm of my choosing was the only way to adjust. I needed to gain experience and I encourage you to do the same. It might seem a little discouraging in the beginning but with dedication and a willingness to learn low-light fundamentals will be one more tool in your self-defense toolbox. We don’t get the luxury of choosing the lighting conditions when we’re thrown into a defensive force situation so please be prepared.
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ATEi kicks off late summer by announcing that its A9 G19 Gen 4 Glock is back in stock, but in limited quantities.
The ATEi A9 Gen 4 Glock first appeared in 2017, looking to meet the niche market of gun owners not satisfied with stock guns. The A9 takes a “turnkey” approach to the Glock 19, offering consumers a fighting pistol right out of the box.
The A9 boasts upgraded features, designed to enhance concealed carry with the Gen 4 G19. Features include full top serrations and enhanced side serrations, 360-degree medium textured stippling, finger groove removal, trigger guard undercut and Nitride black finish. Additionally, ATEi offers optional Trijicon sights and/or an optional Overwatch Trigger.
The ATEi A9 stands as an option for consumers looking for a Glock upgrade, but who don’t want to send their pistol in and endure a long wait for custom work. ATEi says quantities are limited, so interested gun owners should grab up the A9 before they’re all gone.
The ATEi A9 G19 Gen 4 is available through ATEi, retailing for $1,147.
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Collectors familiar with the old blue boxes of Peters from yesteryear are in for a treat as Big Green is bringing the brand back for a new line of High Velocity steel shot. Remington announced Monday that their Peters Premier Blue series, featuring four different 12 gauge 3-inch loadings, each containing 1.25-ounces of shot, will include blue hulls and throwback packaging.
The Peters Cartridge Company, founded in Kings Mills, Ohio in 1887, was a stalwart supplier of cartridges and powder of all kinds and vintage ammo boxes are highly sought by collectors. Acquired by Remington in 1934, the company kept the distinctive blue hulled Victor and High Velocity brand shotgun shells along with Peters’ branding through WWII and into the 1960s, while their own standard Remington-branded hulls remained green– although the legacy “R-P” headstamp on their cartridges, for “Remington-Peters” has endured.
The new Peters Premier Blue shells, aimed at waterfowlers, come in BB, 2, 3, and 4 sizes, all using round steel shot and a stitched wad coupled with kleanbore priming, a sealed primer, and a 6-segment Peters crimp. Retail across the line is $13.42 per 25-shell boxes.
Details, including body cam footage, have emerged from a wild officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas last week during which more than 60 rounds were exchanged.
In the above video, a lawman identified as Officer William Umana, 37, became involved in a lengthy vehicle pursuit following a shooting reported at an area car wash that left a man mortally wounded earlier that morning. After taking fire from two men inside a stolen 2002 Ford Expedition, Umana returns fire at the vehicle, even shooting through his own windscreen.
As the SUV comes to a stop in the area of Ogden Avenue and 18th Street, near an elementary school, Umana performs a magazine exchange on his Gen 3 RTF2 Glock 17 and moves to engage the two men, later identified as Fidel Miranda, 23, and Rene Nunez, 30.
Miranda, with a lengthy criminal history that included weapon charges, was killed in the exchange. Nunez, a felon with robbery and host of other convictions, was taken into custody.
Further explained in detail by LVMPD Asst. Sheriff Tim Kelly in the below briefing, the suspects, armed with a S&W40VE, a Glock 21 .45ACP, and a Taurus PT111– the latter reported stolen– fired 34 rounds at the officers. Shell casings were recovered at five different locations along the route of the pursuit.
Umana fired 31 rounds from his Glock, which is shown in the footage to be equipped with a weapon light and Pachmayr Tactical Grip Glove, while a second plainclothes officer, Paul Solomon, 46, fired a single shot from a Remington 870 shotgun at Miranda. Both officers are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the shooting investigation.
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Mossberg sweetens the deal for precision consumers, announcing the release of an all-new drop-in precision trigger with the JM Pro Adjustable Match Trigger.
“Working with world-renowned, 3-Gun shooter, Jerry Miculek, Mossberg engineered the new JM Pro Adjustable Match Trigger as a standard rifle upgrade for competition and recreational shooters and hunters where trigger control and great shot placement are keys to success,” Mossberg said in a press release.
Created to give shooters consistent accuracy through a crisp, creep-free break, the precision-machined JM Pro Adjustable Match Trigger works with all standard mil-spec AR-15 and AR-10 lowers with .154-inch trigger and hammer pin holes. The trigger itself is user adjustable with adjustments ranging from 3 to 6-pounds. Additionally, the trigger touts user-adjustable overtravel for even further customization.
The JM Pro Adjustable Match Trigger is currently available with a retail price of $161.
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The super-shorty SXS crafted by Youtuber Kjaskaar last year turned some heads but how does it translate downrange when stoked with a variety of shells?
In the above, the “Littlest Shotgun,” a Stoeger double which is so short that 2.75-inch shells poke out of the end of what could be termed the muzzles, gets a solid workout that includes everything from mini-shells and ballistics gel to some more exotic loads and some reactive targets (code for watermelon.)
It is pretty in-depth, as detailed on the checklist.
If you are curious for more info on the LS, check out the below.
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Relatives of three Orlando shooting victims asked a federal appeals court this month to revive a lawsuit against the social media companies they claim helped radicalize gunman Omar Mateen before the 2016 attack.
A federal judge in Michigan dismissed the suit in March — the same day an Orlando jury acquitted Mateen’s widow on charges of aiding and abetting and obstruction of justice — noting there’s no evidence any of the ISIS propaganda found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube directly influenced Mateen to murder 49 people at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.
“The only conduct involved with the attacks that is described with any particularity is Mateen’s,” U.S. District Judge David Lawson concluded in a March 30 opinion, pointing out that none of the companies nor ISIS itself participated in the shooting.
The families of victims Tevin Eugene Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes and Juan Ramon Guerrero asked the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to review Lawson’s decision in court documents dated July 6.
“Without Defendants Twitter, Facebook, and Google (YouTube), the explosive growth of ISIS over the last few years into the most feared terrorist group in the world would not have been possible,” Keith Altman, counsel for the victims’s families, wrote in court documents. “Plaintiffs’ claims are based not upon the content of ISIS’ social media postings, but upon Defendants provision of the infrastructure which provides material support to ISIS.”
As of December 2014, more than 70,000 Twitter accounts showed active ties to ISIS, with 90 ranking as “official,” according to court documents. Mateen allegedly “self-radicalized” via this internet-based propaganda and pledged allegiance to the Islamic State during an hours-long standoff with police.
The FBI previously investigated Mateen in 2013 after coworkers reported his inflammatory comments, but were never able to make solid connections to any terrorist groups.
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A Swedish watchmaker has taken gun-related virtue signaling to a whole new level. The company, helpfully named Transforming the Industry of Watches (TRIWA), is manufacturing time keepers constructed from the metal derived from 10,000 melted guns.
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“Today, Illinois took a step in the right direction to ensure people in a crisis can't access guns,” said former Democratic Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Facebook.
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