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What were you doing in the summer of 1996? Boris Yeltsin was re-elected in Russia, Dolly the sheep was born, and Kim Rhodes won gold in Double Trap in the Atlanta Olympics. She was was the youngest female gold medalist in shooting at just 17-years old. But she was already the Ladies World Champion in […]
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Things are changing rapidly as the COVID-19 epidemic sweeps the nation, and all signs point to the very real possibility of quarantines for all.
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The Second Amendment Foundation and the Connecticut Citizens Defense League are suing Connecticut law enforcement officials in federal court over the state’s ban on magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
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Described as ideal for self-defense, CZ just released the smallest and lightest pistol in its CZ P-10 series.
Purpose-built for daily concealed carry, the downright diminutive CZ P-10M is a micro pistol with the same lineage as the popular P-10C series handguns. Using a 3.35-inch barrel, the new polymer-framed 9mm runs 6.34-inches overall with a 20-ounce weight.
With that, the CZ P-10M is directly comparable to the Glock G43, which is also a single-stack 9mm, although it should be noted that the Czech gun has a 7+1 capacity against the Austrian’s 6+1 with standard flush-fit mags.
The new gun is only listed on CZ’s European website, not on CZ USA’s, and was likely meant to be unveiled at the now-canceled IWA Show in Germany this month. The event often sees new firearms from European gunmakers such as Beretta, Walther, and others debuted several months or even years before they are seen in the U.S., providing a sneak peek of sorts for what will show up on gun store shelves in America.
Likewise, it doesn’t appear the CZ P-10M has enough points due to its small size to be importable to the U.S. as a sporting gun.
But don’t despair! You see, CZ is currently building a 65,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, in Arkansas, which could point to the P-10M being on the facility’s “to do” list in the coming months. When the plant was announced last year, the initial start-up was planned for March 2020. Although no MSRP is available, it should be noted that CZ P-10 models currently on the market run between about $385 and $559, depending on features.
Earlier this week Union worker Jerry Wayne confronted Democratic Presidental candidate Joe Biden on guns– a confrontation that ended up with Wayne getting a new one.
In a video of the exchange that went viral, Wayne, who ran into Biden when the former Vice President visited the Fiat-Chrysler auto plant in Detroit on Tuesday, gets an earful from the increasingly combative candidate who in turn used profane remarks to the curious gun owner, slamming the need for an “AR-14” or why anyone needs “100 rounds.”
Wayne, talking on Fox & Friends in the above interview, said of the exchange, “It was a little bit disturbing to see that a politician wants to take away my right to defend myself,” going on to elaborate, “He doesn’t need to touch anybody’s weapon at all. What we need to do is we need to concentrate on teaching people how to respect firearms and how to use them – not take them away.”
The incident drew a quick response from the gun industry, with the National Shooting Sports Foundation slamming Biden’s actions, going on to point out the candidate’s anti-gun record and past gaffes when it comes to firearms. They also highlighted Biden’s recent embrace of former Beto “Hell yes we are going to take your AR-15, your AK-47” O’Rourke as “his gun control czar.”
Then there was Colion Noir’s perspective on the incident:
And for a bit of silver lining to the incident, Jenison, Michigan gun shop Next Level Armament hooked Wayne up on Wednesday with an actual AR-14, a gun which figuratively did not exist until this week.
“When a patriot stands up for the 2a community it is a great thing, especially when he’s from the great state of Michigan,” said the company on social media. “But when @jerrywaynear14 got all up in @joebiden ‘s feels, we decided we needed to get him taken care of. Next Level Armament AR-14 edition AR-15 lasered up by @armoryvalentine for our boy.”
Good job, Next Level, and keep up the fight, Jerry.
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While people often invest in precious metals, such as gold and silver, guns and ammunition are also wise investments. Guns are deeply ingrained in the American culture and psyche — an integral part of who we are and that’s not going to change. There will always be a demand for guns and ammunition.INVESTING IN GUNS
Gun prices fluctuate, but quality firearms retain their value and in many cases see an increase. This isn’t just relegated to collectible guns. We’re talking your average sporting rifles, handguns, and shotguns. As long as they’re well made, kept in excellent condition and properly stored, they will retain much of their value for many years. Guns.com knows because we buy and sell a lot of new and used guns.
Where things get interesting is when there’s panic in the marketplace. Many of us remember the Great Shortage of 2013 when there was a dearth of both ammunition and anything Black Rifle. Rifle prices doubled, or worse yet, were unavailable and store shelves were empty. Times like these would make owning guns a wise investment, allowing owners to sell them for profit if times get tough or, alternatively, have them on hand for personal security.
Up until a few years ago, .22 LR ammunition was hard to come by, and if you did find it you paid a premium. Those days are, fortunately, behind us– at least for the time being.
Ammunition manufacturers have ramped up production and people aren’t panicking; however, with the Coronavirus causing a stir at the same time that progressive politics are bubbling across every channel, things could rapidly change. In the last few weeks, Guns.com has seen an increase in ammo sales on its site.
Having a good supply of ammunition is never a bad idea. As Jeff Quinn of GunBlast told Guns.com a few months ago, “A lot of people have guns and half a box of ammo to feed it. A gun does you no good, it may as well be a stick if you don’t have the ammo for it. And now’s a good time to get it.”
He’s right. It’s an excellent time to stock up. Prices are fair and, not to mention, ammo delivered to your door is a bonus. If ammo is stored at normal room temperatures with low humidity, it can function reliably for decades.
Collectible guns retain their value and prove to be a solid investment. While the days of $39 Mosins, $99 SKS rifles and $250 Colt Pythons are gone, there are still tons of affordable and collectible guns out there.
We recently spoke to Mark Sims, the Senior Buyer at Guns.com. Sims spends his time crisscrossing the country looking for used guns and collector’s items. Sims said there are a lot of good deals out there on guns that will only gain in value.
Browning Hi-Powers are seeing a big surge in value right now since the model has been discontinued by FN and they’re reasonably abundant — no need to re-mortgage your house to get one. Sims also thinks revolvers are trending. There are some great deals on Smith & Wesson Model 29s and Colt Pythons. Quality guns with solid popular references can often skyrocket in value. For instance, a new Colt Python in the 1950s cost $150 smackers– which adjusts to about $1,400 in today’s greenbacks. Fast forward to today and that same gun, in good condition, can touch $2-$3K easily beating inflation.
Sims also suggests looking for oddities like Remington Nylon 66 rifles. “Some of the fun of collecting is going back and picking up some of those guns that you had as a kid, or maybe wanted as a kid,” said Sims. “And again, it will just continue to climb in value as long as you take good care of it.”
Another Guns.com employee who has made money buying and selling guns over the years is editor Chris Eger. “I used to buy M1895 Nagant revolvers from the distributor for $49 in 1998– even less if you bought three or more. Today they are more like $400-$500 for the exact same gun. The same thing can be said for Turkish and Spanish Mausers. So that’s, what, a 1000% jump in about 20 years? Sure, there is inflation that erodes that a bit, but you still have to recognize, all day, that those guns gained value in the span of a generation,” he said.
Regardless if you’re looking to invest in new or collectible guns, or simply securing a good supply of ammo, now is an excellent time to do so.
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Likely Democratic presidential nominee and 12-gauge shotgun owner Joe Biden made headlines yesterday after he told a Michigan construction worker he’s “full of shit” in a heated interaction about the candidate’s stance on the Second Amendment.
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IWI is calling the updated handgun the Jericho Enhanced and like the original, comes chambered for 9mm Luger with an improved 17+1-round capacity.
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Two Glock owners in Connecticut have filed a federal lawsuit against the state over a 2013 law that limits how many rounds they can put in their standard capacity magazines.
Connecticut residents Susan Ross and Domenic Basile are challenging the current statute that bars the from loading more than 10 cartridges into a so-called “high capacity magazine.” This means that the Glock owners, who have a G19 that comes standard with 15-round mags, and a G17 which comes from the factory with 17-round flush-fit magazines, have to download them to just 10 rounds to remain legal.
Backed in their lawsuit by the Second Amendment Foundation and Connecticut Citizens Defense League, the pro-gun groups argue Ross and Basile have their guns for personal and family protection, yet they fear they could be prosecuted for carrying them fully-loaded under the state prohibition.
“This law does nothing more than penalize law-abiding citizens while criminalizing components of handguns they own that were previously legal,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb in a statement emailed to Guns.com. “This is a textbook example of turning honest citizens into criminals by the mere stroke of a pen by the governor.”
Gottlieb went on to explain that original capacity magazines are not dangerous or unusual, saying “They’re in common use all over the country. But the Connecticut law makes it illegal to use such magazines, which amounts to a deprivation of rights under federal law.”
CCDL President, Holly Sullivan, stressed the challenged law has little effect on crime.
“Only a law-abiding gun owner is going to heed the State’s requirement to load only 10 rounds into a magazine capable of holding more ammunition,” said Sullivan in a statement. “Criminals who are intent on doing harm will not follow this same law.”
This lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, names Connecticut State Police Col. Stavros Mellekas, state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella, and Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo as defendants. It alleges violations of both the Second and Fourteenth Amendments, seeking an injunction against the defendants from enforcing the statute.
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Controversial big-box retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods said Tuesday they planned to eliminate hunting offerings and guns from over 400 stores.
The announcement came as part of regular investment disclosure for the fourth quarter of 2019 and forward-looking statements released this week. In all, the company stands to remove the hunting departments at least 440 additional stores this year, resulting in a $13.1 million write-down of inventory.
The move continues on the 800-store chain’s sometimes dramatic exit from the firearms industry. Last year, Dick’s announced they would pull guns from 125 locations, replacing the items with other types of sporting goods and outdoor recreation inventory. That move came after the company removed the gun departments from 10 stores in 2018.
Dick’s has had a rocky history with the shooting sports industry following the decision by the company two years ago to hire a government affairs group for gun control lobbying. The move, coupled with the retailer’s past choices to destroy their existing inventory of AR-15s and refuse firearm sales to those under age 21, didn’t sit well with some employees– 62 left the company. In the end, several firearms icons such as Mossberg, Springfield Armory and others cut ties with the retailer and the National Shooting Sports Foundation booted Dick’s from their trade group.
In 2019, Dick’s shed a series of eight Field & Stream-branded outdoor stores in a $28 million sale to Sportsman’s Warehouse, with the new owner quickly reversing course on gun sales. It still maintains 27 F&S locations, with the media company of the same name taking great pains to distance themselves from the outlets.
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Daniel Horner took first place in the Tactical-Optics Division at the 2020 ExCommunicado 3-Gun Match held in Arizona.
Horner competed in seven stages against a total of 147 competitors Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. In total, he fired 320 rounds. The Phoenix match saw Horner using his P320 XFive Legion with iron sights and Sig 147-grain Match Elite 9mm Competition Ammunition. The P320 XFive Legion features a full-size design with an 8.5-inch overall length and a 5-inch barrel. The XFive Legion offers Dawson Precision Adjustable sights, an M1913 rail for accessories, a skeletonized flat-faced trigger and TXG Full-Size XGRIP Module grips.
Horner also used a Sig Sauer M400 Competition rifle topped with Sig Sauer’s Tango6 riflescope for long-distance shots alongside Sig 40-grain .223 Rem Varmint and Predator ammo. The M400 sports a 16-inch barrel and a bevy of proprietary parts from its adjustable stock to its handguard.
To better help gauge distances, Horner also opted for the Sig Kilo2400ABS Rangefinder. Horner said the match was challenging but a fun one to tackle.
“This was a great match and every stage presented challenges that required on-the-spot tactical adjustments in order to put myself in a position to place at the top of the field,” added Horner. “This match required significant strategic adjustments depending on what equipment I was shooting and helped me further develop the mental aspect of my competition. This was a really fun match, the staff was great, and I can’t wait to return next year to defend my title.”
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Called the P10 M for Micro, the new handgun is small, lightweight, and chambered for 9mm Luger with a 7+1-round capacity.
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Dick’s Sporting Goods is removing guns and hunting-related products from 440 stores, the retailer announced this week.
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Rock River Arms is continuing to expand its lineup of hunting-minded sporting black rifles with a new LAR chambered for .450 Bushmaster.