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Former Sniper Instructor reviews the Seekins Precision Havak Bravo. This is a fully custom rifle that was built for Production division and at a price that is lower than many large manufacturers off the rack rifles. Everything on this rifle was made in house at Seekins shop in Lewiston, ID, minus the trigger, chassis, and barrel.
Remington announced Thursday they have expanded their Model 700 Mountain Stainless series to include a new chambering for the popular 6.5mm Creedmoor cartridge.
Big Green has been marketing the lightweight but durable rifle for the past several years in a half-dozen calibers popular with Western sportsmen ranging from 25-06 and 7mm-08 to 280 Rem and .30-06 Sprg, so the new Creedmoor offering makes sense.
Across the line, the series utilizes a 22-inch 416 stainless steel barreled action coupled with a Bell & Carlson stock with an aluminum bedding block to produce a rifle in the 6-pound range. The Creedmoor variant features a 1-in-8-inch right-hand twist.
All models in the series come standard with an X-Mark Pro externally adjustable trigger system and are scope mount ready. Suggested retail price is $1,152 but the 700 Moutain Stainless usually runs a bit less over the counter.
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Magpul said their new PMAG D-50 drum will hold the equivalent of “731 flying hockey pucks” worth of energy, in the form of 50 7.62x51mm rounds. Alternatively, they say that’s the same as “10 Angry Bobcats, 73 Double Cheeseburgers or 167 Matches,” worth of energy. Whatever, it’s Magpul.
Teased earlier this year, the new mag is essentially a bigger version of their tried-and-true 5.56mm D60 but in a larger caliber.
Weighing in at 1.5-pounds (empty) the D50 is capable of accommodating longer-than-SAAMI-spec match ammunition, up to 2.830-inches OAL, such as military M118LR ball. Optimized for use in SR-25/M110 platforms, the new drum includes a translucent window on the rear to keep tabs on the amount of brass inside. Further, it can be disassembled with a flat blade screwdriver.
Price is $149 — as well as the extra 4.5-pounds (when loaded) that it adds to your rifle’s fighting weight. Still, it looks fun in the earlier teaser video below, which is all that really matters sometimes.
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Most don’t know that bargain boomstick maker Harrington & Richardson made a submachine gun that saw service from Guadalcanal to Normandy– but it happened.
A design from gun inventor Eugene G. Reising — who cut his teeth working with John Browning on several firearms — his early 1940s SMG concept looked like a traditional carbine of its day. Featuring a one-piece wood stock to accommodate a short-barreled delayed blowback weapon, his closed-bolt burp gun attained a cyclic rate of over 500 rounds per minute.
Chambered in .45ACP, the stubby select-fire Reising took used low-capacity (for a sub gun) 12 or 20-round box magazines which limited its practicality. The cocking handle, rather strangely, was recessed under the fore end and required the user to tilt or even flip the gun to chamber a round.
The overall length of the M50 version of the gun was 37-inches with an 11-inch finned and compensated barrel. Weight was kept down to 6.8 pounds, unloaded.
The M55 variant, which used wooden stock with a folding wire butt, was just 22.25-inches long with the stock folded.
When compared to its main domestic rival, the M1921/28 Thompson submachine gun, it was much cheaper and lighter. This made the H&R-produced Reising popular with government purchasing agents who snapped up early batches of the M50 and its slightly shorter folding-stock brother, the M55, just as the U.S. was becoming embroiled in WWII.
By 1942, Marines, headed to take Guadalcanal in the South Pacific back from the Japanese, were armed with a curious mix of Reisings, Springfield ’03 rifles (the Devils wouldn’t adopt the M1 Garand until later in the war), Browning BAR automatic rifles, and a few Johnson rifles. Not only the Marines but also the Navy on occasion used the humble Reising during the campaign, with one crewman on a landing craft reportedly utilizing a borrowed specimen to clear a Japanese soldier from a nearby tree “and he come tumbling down like a bird.”
While an interesting concept in a stateside showroom, the Reising didn’t perform well under combat conditions. Marines who were essentially beta-testing the guns soon found themselves with Reisings that were so rusty and jammed that they would not function. By 1943, they were largely pulled from frontline service.
Nonetheless, M50s still soldiered on in the rest of the war, used by Coast Guard Beach Patrol Units and various State Guards back on the Home Front.
The Navy also continued to utilize the H&R SMG as well.
In all, H&R made somewhere on the order of 120,000 M50 and M55 submachine guns then added to those numbers with a semi-auto carbine version, the M60. Today, due to the fact that most left in the states were liquidated from government storage long before the 1968 NFA amnesty and the gun continued to be offered for commercial and LE sales for years after, there are a good number of intact Reisings still floating around.
In fact, Rock Island has at least three transferable M50s up for grabs at their May Premier Auction, starting at about $4,500– which is a comparatively low price for a full-auto Class III gun.
Especially if you have a hankering for taking the beachhead.
Team Sig shooter Daniel Horner earned several first-place finishes at the 2019 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship, commonly referred to as the All Army Championship.
Horner, a U.S. Army Sergeant First Class with the U.S. Army Reserves, pulled in first place wins in the Multi-Gun competition and National Match Rifle Course of Fire in addition to being awarded as the Overall Individual Match Champion. Horner also served as a member of the Army Reserves Career Division Team which took the Overall Team Championship title. Horner competed alongside Sgt. Joseph Hall, Staff Sgt. Rafael Fuentes, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Parker with Sgt. Maj. James Mauer serving as team coach.
The All Army Championship runs competitors through “sun-up to sun-down” matches using only U.S. Army issued gear and guns. The competition, which ran Mar. 10 through Mar. 16, is open to Active Duty, Army Reserves, U.S. Army National Guard, Military Academy, College ROTC cadets and OCS candidates.
“The 2019 All Army Championship was an extremely challenging competition that tested both my shooting skills and my endurance. It was an honor to be one of the first competitors to run the U.S. Army’s newly issued M17 pistol in competition, and it was very satisfying to use it to win the match,” Horner said in a press release.
Among the guns used in competition was the M17, the Army’s newest service pistol. Similar to the civilian P320, the M17 features a polymer build chambered in 9mm. The M17 was first issued to service members in the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell in 2017 as part of an initial buy that included 190,000 pistols. The Sig pistol beat out incumbent Beretta for the coveted MHS handgun slot.
In related news, the Guns.com crew caught up with Horner at SHOT Show earlier this year to talk about both the Sig MPX Copperhead and the M400 Tread, below.
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If you are a fan of really nice 3 Gun setups, the new John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum preview is must-watch material.
Released by Lionsgate this week, the trailer has super-gun-fu ninja John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returning to the big screen. With a $14 million price tag on his head, he has the franchise’s standard horde of well-dressed bounty-hunters killers hot on his trail.
Of course, though, the plot takes a sideline as Wick — joined by the original Colt Python fan Laurence Fishburne— drops a callback to the now 20-year-old “Guns, Lots of Guns” scene from the Matrix (also released through Lionsgate).
You remember that scene, right?
The new Wick trailer highlights other great stuff like a knife fight in a knife museum, Halle Berry with a threaded barreled SIG P365 vs. a bulletproof suit, a goon squad with HK MP5s keeping it old school, and the pit-bull packing Wick Actual showing off lots of Taran Tactical stuff to include a STI 2011 Combat Master, tricked out SIG MPX carbine with jungle mags, and a Benelli M2 Super 90 with a John Holmes-length magazine extension.
What’s not to like?
JW3 is set to release May 17 but to help fill in the time until then, the Guns.com crew visited with Taran Tactical to get the scoop on the long-slide worthy of Mr. Wick, below.
The U.S. 10th Circuit on Thursday issued a temporary stay of the pending federal bump stock ban set to take effect next week.
The stay comes in the case of Utah gun rights advocate W. Clark Aposhian, backed by the nonprofit New Civil Liberties Alliance, which takes issue with how government regulators moved to outlaw the devices last year. As such, it blocks enforcement, set to take effect on March 26, against Aposhian while his case is in the courts.
“Today the Court of Appeals told the ATF that it could not rush through the bump stock ban without meaningful judicial review,” said Caleb Kruckenberg, NCLA’s litigation counsel, in a statement to Guns.com. “The Court understands the stakes and is refusing to let an innocent owner be declared a felon, as scheduled.”
The lawsuit, filed in January in a Salt Lake City U.S. District Court, challenges the proper role of administrative agencies– such as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives– and whether their regulations may contradict a law passed by Congress, specifically the definition of a “machine gun” as set by lawmakers in 1934 and 1968. The case argues that ATF essentially rewrote the definition as set out by previous laws, something that was not in the agency’s power to do.
Going back to 2017, regulators had researched federal law to determine if certain bump stock devices fall within the definition of “machine gun,” which led to President Trump last February to order the Department of Justice to craft regulations to “write out” the devices himself. Since then, the primary maker of bump stocks in the country stopped taking orders for the controversial devices, although they were still readily available from dealers until this week.
Attorneys for Aposhian further argue that the government is also retroactively punishing otherwise lawful purchasers of the devices– with punishable up to 10 years in federal prison for first-time offenders– who may not hear about the ban before it turns them into felons.
While U.S. District Judge Jill N. Parrish, a 2015 appointment by President Obama, turned away Aposhian’s request for an injunction on Wednesday, saying his case has “not shown a likelihood of success,” NCLA filed an emergency request to the 10th Circuit who granted the injunction. Both sides have until March 29 to file a further response with the court.
“The Court’s decision to stay the bump stock rule is an important recognition of the high stakes in this case,” noted NCLA. “While the order is limited, the Court recognizes that Mr. Aposhian has raised a substantial basis to question the rule’s validity.”
Several other cases, filed immediately after the rule was signed by then-Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker in December, are also seeking injunctions with mixed results. One such effort, the cases of FPC v. Whitaker and Guedes v. BATFE, will be heard by the D.C. Court of Appeals on Friday morning.
As many as 500,000 of the devices are believed to be in circulation.
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Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session
The Army has cut or cancelled 186 different weapons programs to free up cash for what they're calling its "Big Six" in advance of a larger-scale war.
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New Zealand has decided to pursue a nationwide gun ban, and Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, like, loves it.
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