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Sig Sauer Shows off New ROMEO1PRO Red Dot Sights

General Gun News - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:27

The latest evolution of the ROMEO1 Reflex Sight has arrived and is compatible with all Sig Sauer PRO-cut slides (Photos: Sig)

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A new miniature open-reflex red dot sight capable of mounting on any pistol with a PRO cut, the Sig Sauer ROMEO1PRO just hit the market.

Available in either a 3MOA or 6MOA red dot with a dozen (10 day/two night vision) brightness settings across a range of lighting conditions, the new sight has a TruHold lockless zeroing system, an IPX-7 waterproof rating, and an impressive 20,000-hour battery life. Housed in aircraft-grade aluminum with a steel protective shroud, the 1-ounce sight is available in black or FDE.

FDE or black, 3MOA or 6, the new Sig Sauer ROMEO1PRO has you covered (Photos: Sig)

“The ROMEO1PRO is the latest evolution of the ROMEO1 sights and brings a new level of durability and performance to the open-reflex red dot sight,” said Andy York, president, Sig Sauer, Electro-Optics.

“The adoption of a red dot sight on pistols is becoming the standard in the commercial, law enforcement, and military markets, and the ROMEO1PRO is the ultimate solution for fast, responsive target acquisition and accuracy combined with the easy mounting option of the PRO footprint,” said York.

Current Sig Sauer handguns with a PRO slide cut (rev2) include the P320 XFIVE Legion, P320-M17, P320 XFULL, P320 XCARRY, P320 XCOMPACT, and P320 XVTAC.

MSRP on the ROMEO1PRO is $519.99 for the standard black model, $549.99 for FDE.

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Deep Diving Into FN’s Optics Ready FN 509 Midsize MRD

General Gun News - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:24

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Introduced in 2019, the FN 509 MRD blends FN’s midsize platform with an optics ready design so FN fans can hit the range with their favorite red dot. FN sent me the brand spanking new 509 MRD to try out while Trijicon sent over an RMR Type 2 to go with it. So let’s explore this FN and get into the nuts and bolts of this design.

The Basics

The FN Ships in a fabric case with interchangeable backstraps as well as mounts and screws for various optics. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The FN 509 MRD is a 9mm chambered striker-fired handgun sporting a 4-inch barrel on a 7.4-inch length. Weighing 26.5-ounces, the FN 509 Midsize is comparable to the Glock 19 in size and brings a nice weight to those interested in concealed carry. The gun has enough heft that it manages recoil nicely without weighing gun owners down when carrying.

Shipping alongside a fabric case and two 15-round magazines, the handgun opts for a stippled grip area that feels good in the hand. It’s not overly aggressive so as to shred your palms while shooting but it also provides a nice contact area while gripping the gun. Speaking of nice features, FN brings an extended mag release to the 509 MRD. Protruding a little further from the frame, the mag release is easily engaged with the thumb and offers a nice tactile feel that you can easily find along the frame.

The FN 509 Midsize MRD offers an extended mag release and a nice texture to its stippling. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Rounding out its basic features the FN 509 MRD also offers an accessory rail for those that want to trick out this gun with all the bells and whistles like lasers and lights, but the accessory rail isn’t what we’re here for. It’s that optics ready design that really takes the cake.

Red Dot Compatible

The FN 509 MRD ships with all the tools to mount the most popular red dot models. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Anyone who regularly prefers a red dot atop their pistol knows the frustration of having to swap out parts in order to achieve that aesthetic on a regular gun. FN takes out that middle man by bringing a slide already cut for optics and all the parts required to fit the most popular red dots on the market — including Trijicon which is what I paired with this pistol.

The Trijicon mounts easily to the FN 509. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Adding the Trijicon RMR was easy as all screws were included in the FN’s package. It was a matter of just following the instructions and getting it properly mounted via the included plates. The bonus to this design is that no thread lock is needed to ensure the optic is secure. As for performance, the mounting plate seats the RMR just right so that it co-witnesses with the FN’s iron sights. This is handy in the event of depleted batteries or if you’re like me and sometimes just don’t want that optic. Of course, if the red dot isn’t your thing, you can simply opt to forgo it with a plate cover that is pretty inconspicuous.

Range Performance

FN brings an optics ready midsize pistol out to play with the new FN 509 Midsize MRD. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

On the range, the FN 509 MRD performed flawlessly with no hiccups or issues. Feeding it a variety of ammunition, the MRD did just fine gobbling up and spitting out rounds downrange. Its midsized design worked well in mitigating the recoil from the 9mm chambering. Even better, that Trijicon optic stayed nicely in place. Over the course of several days at the range, I fired a volley of rounds and didn’t have to mess with the optic at all. It sat right where I placed it.

The Trijicon RMR Type 2 co-witnesses with the iron sights. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

My only quibble with the design is a trivial one and really comes down to the fact that I don’t prefer red dots. Suffering from astigmatism, red dots cause more problems than they help solve so having an optic to contend with was a nuisance. Again, it’s easily remedied by removing the optic, but without a resealable parts pouch, I had to worry about losing screws and plates. At the end of the day, I recommend those with astigmatism or those averse to red dots on pistols forgo the MRD model and step down to the regular, old 509 Midsize.

Final Thoughts

The FN 509 Midsize MRD is a solid pistol perfect for home defense or concealed carry. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

A great alternative to other popular midsize carry guns, the FN 509 Midsize MRD ultimately offers concealed carriers and gun owners the opportunity to don that red dot for those that prefer a little extra oomph out of their carry guns. The FN 509 MRD Midsize is available with an MSRP of $799. Of course, that optic is sold separately.

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New Ruger PC Carbine Chassis Models Allow AR Stocks, Grips

General Gun News - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:23

The new PC Carbine’s glass-filled polymer chassis system, with integrated rear 7075-T6 aluminum Picatinny rail, allows for standard AR grips and rail-mountable stocks or extensions. (Photo: Ruger)

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Ruger this week delivered on a new Chassis Model version of their 9mm pistol caliber PC Carbine that allows the use of standard AR pistol grips and collapsible buttstocks.

In addition to the new glass-filled polymer chassis system, which ships with a six-position, telescoping, Magpul MOE buttstock installed, other additional features include a flared magwell, ergonomic pistol grip with extended trigger reach, and a factory-installed Picatinny top rail.

As with standard PC Carbine variants, the new Chassis Model comes standard with an interchangeable magazine well system to accept common Ruger and Glock magazines, and a reversible magazine release and charging handle to accommodate right- or left-handed shooters.

The little carbine, which has an overall length of between 32.25 and 35.5-inches due to the adjustable stock, also includes a simple takedown mechanism. The 16.12-inch cold hammer-forged chrome-moly steel barrel, in most models, carries 1/2x28TPI threads.

The model’s CNC-milled handguard is Type III hard-coat anodized aluminum with Magpul M-LOK accessory attachment slots on all four sides. (Photo: Ruger)

Speaking of “most models,” the new PC is also available in a pair of 10-round state compliant models for those behind the lines– one with an adjustable stock and threaded barrel, and the other with a fixed stock and non-threaded barrel.

MSRP is $799, which is about $150 higher than the standard PC Carbine with synthetic furniture and a fixed stock.

Jeff Quinn over at Gun Blast has a take on the new PC PCC:

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Taurus Now Shipping New Raging Hunter .454 Casull Models

General Gun News - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:22

The .454 Casull Raging Hunter is now headed to retailers. (Photo: Taurus)

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Brazilian handgun maker Taurus announced this week that their newest Raging Hunter installment, chambered in .454 Casull, is headed to retailers.

The 5-shot Raging Hunter series follows on the heels of the company’s popular Raging Bull line but is lighter due to an aluminum barrel shroud and includes an integrated Picatinny rail. The big wheel gun comes in three barrel lengths– 8.375-, 6.75-, and 5.125-inches inches– for an overall length that runs between 15- and 10.9-inches. Weight varies from 50 to 57 ounces depending on barrel length.

The Raging Hunter line uses an angular barrel design to cut down on overall weight, while its factory-tuned porting and gas expansion chamber reportedly reduces muzzle lift for quicker target acquisition. Cushioned insert grips help provide a more comfortable shooting experience (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Another big difference between the Raging Bull and Raging Hunter series is the latter’s top-mounted Picatinny rail which, in addition to the standard adjustable iron sights, gives the user lots of options in the field. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Other features of the .454 Casull Raging Hunter include a spurred hammer, DA/SA action, transfer bar safety, ported barrel and cushioned grips. In addition to the various barrel lengths, the revolver is also available in two frame colors—matte black or stainless—with matte black barrels and cylinders, producing a myriad of possible configurations for the consumer.

MSRP ranges from $910 to $919.

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Dick’s CEO Admits to Destroying $5M Worth of Firearms, Lost $250M Due to Anti-Gun Stance

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:07

In a weekend segment by CBS News titled “How companies are reshaping the gun control debate,” Stack admitted to destroying $5 million worth of semi-automatic rifles. Stack also acknowledged what many have suggested since the CEO began his anti-gun crusade: his company’s bottom line has taken a massive hit.

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Top 4 Best Night Vision Binoculars For 2019

Gun News Daily - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:58

You may think that night vision binoculars only have real use in tactical situations. But in reality, night vision binoculars have a variety of practical uses that make them worth owning. You can use night vision binoculars to help you see while hiking in darkness, to hunting game animals during dawn or dusk, going boating […]

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Century Debuts TP9 Elite SC Concealed Carry Pistol

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:48

Chambered for 9mm Luger, the TP9 Elite Sub Compact has a 12+1-round capacity with flush magazines and a 15+1-round capacity with extended mags.

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Felony Charge for 12-Year-Old Girl Giving Pistol Fingers in Class

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 12:25

A Kansas girl was arrested last month and charged with a felony for giving pistol fingers in class, local media reports. The girl, a student at Westridge Middle School in Overland Park, was allegedly responding to a classmate’s question on if she could kill five people in the room who would they be?   With […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Anti-Gun Arguments, Agrees to Hear New York Handgun Case

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 16:34

The Supreme Court announced this week that it will hear oral arguments in a case challenging a New York City law that prohibited residents from transporting firearms outside city limits.

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SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight Now Available

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 13:46

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to introduce the all-new ROMEO1PRO Open Reflex Red Dot Sight.

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Man Who Robbed Barberton Couple Likely the Same Man Shot and Killed While Trying to Rob Akron Man

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 12:53
A man says a robber held a gun to his head on Hazelwood Street in Barberton on Sunday night. He and his girlfriend were walking around at about 9 p.m. when the suspect approached them from behind. “I was calm, but I was scared,” she said.
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Shooting CMMG’s Newest Banshee: A 10mm Pistol Caliber Carbine

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 09:24

Even with heavy loads, recoil is light. I would compare it to birdshot from a 12 gauge autoloader.

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Ruger Announcing 9mm PC Carbine Chassis Rifle

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:21

Ruger is launching a new "chassis" version of their popular PC Carbine chambered for 9mm Luger that accepts AR-pattern grips and stocks.

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NSSF: Joe Biden’s Terrible, No-Good Plan to Punish Gun Industry

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 15:40

Biden will let you keep your rifle but won’t let you choose to buy a new one.

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Lott: 1.4 Million New Concealed Carry Permits Issued Last Year

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:55

The number of concealed carry permit holders has increased for the third year in a row, according to a new report from Dr. John Lott and the Crime Prevention Research Center.

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Supreme Court Denies Attempt to Derail NRA-Supported Case Against NYC’s Travel Ban

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 13:02
NRA applauds the Supreme Court's decision to reject New York City’s attempt to derail an NRA-supported case challenging a New York City ordinance that violates the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding city residents by restricting lawful travel with firearms.
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Marines May Consider New Modular Stackable Grenade

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:10

Currently, many branches of the military are open to suggestions on the subject of better hand grenades, and Nammo's MK21 Mod0 solution is modular.

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SIG Sauer P365 SAS with FT Bullseye Now Shipping

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:51

The recently announced SIG Sauer P365 SAS is now available and shipping. The P365 SAS is a specially de-horned and modified pistol for everyday carry and concealment.

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House Rules: Defense at Home Is More Than Just Having a Gun

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:37

Home invaders, on the other hand, are truly the stuff of nightmares. Unlike burglars, these are individuals who break into a dwelling expecting, even hoping, to find you home.

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Dick's Sporting Goods Strikes Again: This Time They Destroyed Millions In AR-15s

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:25
Dick's Sporting Goods stopped selling AR-15 (or what they like to refer to as "assault weapons") and "high capacity magazines" following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. The chain's CEO, Ed Stack, decided to go a step further and completely stop selling rifles to anyone under the age of 21.
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