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McMillan Fiberglass Stocks Built for Small-Stature Shooters

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:02

The A-10 incorporates many features of McMillan's popular tactical stocks but in a compact format to facilitate the ergonomic needs of smaller-frame shooters.

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Kahr Firearms Group Completes Donations for Veterans

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:00

Kahr Firearms Group is proud to announce the completion of the Magnum Research "13 Hours Desert Eagles" Project to benefit veteran foundations.

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California: Firearm Excise Tax Bill Fails to Meet Fiscal Deadline While Other Gun Control Bills Move Forward

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 17:03
Last week, the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees took up their respective suspense files ahead of the Friday, May 17, fiscal deadline. Some of the more egregious gun bills failed to meet the deadline including the firearm excise tax, vehicle storage and dealer liability insurance bills, while other anti-gun bills continue on. 
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Taurus Adds Grip Laser To Small Frame Revolvers

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:47

The new grip option for the Taurus 856 and 856 Ultra-Lite provides fast target acquisition under high-stress defensive situations.

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A Supermetal Knife Sharper and Harder Than Any Other: Sandrin’s Nakiri

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:39

These knives from Sandrin represent innovation in the industry. They've completely changed the way tungsten carbide can be used and we think there will be applications across the industry.

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Woman Says Intruder Tried to Break Into Her Home Twice Just Days Apart

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:45
A homeowner said someone tried to break into her house for the second time this month -- until she shot at the would-be intruder and scared him away. Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman is in East Point, where police said there have been at least five break-ins in the Heritage Park neighborhood this month.
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Wabash Trail Homeowner Opens Fire on Intruder in Kitchen, two later Arrested in Burglary

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:31
Two suspects who traded gunshots with a Wabash Trail homeowner Wednesday used the victim’s stolen keys to enter the house. Amarion Meeks, 16, and Tyree Tillman, 20, used the keys, which were stolen along with the victim's car days earlier, to enter the home at about 3:40 a.m., according to the Tallahassee Police Department.
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Nevada Gun Bill Expected To Become 'Red Flag' Law

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 13:07
Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety says it supported a proposal at the Nevada Legislature that would have allowed counties to pre-empt state gun laws and pass stricter firearm regulations but it became clear that the measure could not pass this year in the face of opposition. The proposal was part of a broader gun bill moving through the statehouse but the bill's sponsor, Democratic Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, released a statement Friday saying she was removing the provision at the request of Everytown and other groups. 
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City Of Pittsburgh Agrees Not To Enforce Gun Control Legislation During Ongoing Court Proceedings

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:58
The city of Pittsburgh has agreed not to enforce recently passed gun restrictions until lawsuits filed by gun owners are resolved.  The city is also facing three lawsuits over the gun control laws. One has the support of the National Rifle Association, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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Oregon Gun control measure expected back after miss this session

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:42
A multifaceted gun control bill pushed by Oregon Democrats may be dead this session, but advocates and opponents alike are confident it will return.The measure would have required safe gun storage; placed liability on gun owners if a gun is stolen, but not reported, and used to injure a person or property; outlawed untraceable and undetectable firearms; granted local authorities the power to regulate firearm access in public buildings; and allowed retailers to set higher minimum purchasing age restrictions.  
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Maine: Governor Signs Bill to Expand the Use of Crossbows

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:07
Last week, Governor Janet Mills signed Legislative Document 27, "An Act To Allow the Use of a Crossbow for a Limited Duration during the Archery Season on Deer and the Fall Season on Wild Turkey."
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States without Grizzlies Move to Ban Such Hunts Elsewhere

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:29
Frequent author of anti-hunting bills and new chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced legislation last week at the behest of anti-hunting extremists and campaign donors to ban the hunting of grizzly bears “and other purposes.
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Homeowner Tried to Defend his Property with Stick; When that didn’t Work, he Used Gun

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:53
A man in Thurston County was forced to defend himself Friday when a homeless intruder broke into his home. Police say the suspect trespassed onto the property and refused to leave after being told by the homeowner. That's when things took a turn for the worse.
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Hypocrite Alert: Gillibrand Admits She Never Truly Believed in the 2A

NRA-ILA News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:32
Sen Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently came out with a proposal to "end gun violence." In her plan, she called for the typical points ant-gunners love to cling to.
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USCCA Concealed Carry Expo unveils Proving Ground Live

General Gun News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:00

The Proving Ground Live event kicked off May 17 to a packed crowd. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The Concealed Carry Expo was a flex of concealed carry muscles, lined with vendors, attendees and seminars are centered on personal defense, but nothing proved as powerful as the Proving Ground Live.

Proving Ground Live builds on the U.S. Concealed Carry Association’s Proving Ground concept — a series of training DVDs that showcases scenarios and then analyzes the events so concealed carriers can grasp a better understanding of personal defense situations.

The Proving Ground Live kicked the concept up a notch by introducing a true-to-life situation played out live in front of USCCA members. The event kicked off with an introduction by USCCA CEO and founder Tim Schmidt. Elaborating on the Proving Ground idea, Schmidt detailed how the training is relevant to the concealed carry community.

“We’ve been doing the Proving Grounds for about two years and the scenarios are getting better,” Schmidt told the crowd. “ I think tonight is going to be a great show that will pave the way for even more cool shows in the future.”

USCCA Founder and CEO Tim Schmidt addresses the crowd at the start of the event. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Handing the program off to Kevin Michalowski, Executive Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, the audience witnessed two pre-recorded Proving Ground altercations to give them an idea of what to expect. Each scenario was followed by a discussion with Michalowski, the participant in the scenario, attorney Tom Grieve and Associated Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine Beth Alcazar. After watching two different situations unfold and the reaction of USCCA employees on the screen, the event moved into the live version. Cordoning off the area and preventing guests from standing or moving around during the event, Michalowski explained the chain of events.

Jessica, a recent USCCA employee with only 12 weeks of concealed carrying to her name, was the star of the show. Equipped with a stress vest — which would track any hits on her and also alert her with a small electric zap — Jessica was told that she would be meeting her friend Kris for a chat on a park bench. What Jessica didn’t know was a deranged man claiming to love Kris would present a gun. First, in an apparent suicide, then turning the gun on Jessica and Kris. Jessica reacted, firing off one round in under 0.6 seconds. The bad guy was down.

A pre-recorded video from the Proving Ground videos plays ahead of the event. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Immediately after, a shaky Jessica was brought to the stage to relive her experience, hear expert opinions on her reaction and take audience questions. “I like to say that when somebody pulls out a gun, something bad’s going to happen,” Michalowski said as the panel began picking apart Jessica’s actions. “You shot him one time and I asked you about that on the way up (to the panel stage.) We don’t always get that immediate reaction. We want you to continue shooting until the threat stops.”

Attorney Tom Grieve talks about the legal aspect of a self-defense shooting. From left to right: Kevin Michalowski, Jessica, Tim Schmidt, Tom Grieve and Beth Alcazar. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The event served as another learning opportunity for Concealed Carry Expo members. The panel tackled questions about how to deal with a suicidal individual, how to interact with 911 operators and police in addition to what happens following the legal use of deadly force.

All in all, USCCA members walked away with an understanding of the responsibilities of armed citizens and the scenarios they should be mentally playing out in preparation.

USCCA members flooded into the event excited to gain knowledge on self-defense scenarios. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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Taurus adds Viridian Grip Lasers to 856 Series Revolvers

General Gun News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:30

Taurus is now offering their 856 & 856UL with a Viridian laser grip module. (Photo: Taurus)

Taurus has announced they will be offering their Model 856 and 856 Ultra-Lite revolvers with new options that include a factory-installed Viridian red grip laser.

The new Viridian models offer a dual sighting system as a backup for the standard serrated ramp front/fixed rear iron sights in daytime use and give better performance in low-light situations. The laser, incorporated in the right side of the grip, is billed as having a 25-yard range in daylight and up to one mile at night. Adjustable for both windage and elevation, the laser module has a battery life of up to four hours.

The 6-shot DA/SA handguns both feature 2-inch snub barrels that yield a revolver that runs 6.55-inches in terms of overall length. Chambered in .38 Special +P, the 856 and 856UL vary in weight with the standard model tipping the scales at 22.6-ounces while the Ultra-Lite is a trimmer 16.3-ounces.

Offered in either black or stainless finishes, MSRP on the new laser-equipped models vary from $469 to $489 depending on options.

For a look at the base models, which Guns.com carries in both new and certified pre-owned models,  check out the below videos.

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A Look at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo (PICS)

General Gun News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:30

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association’s annual Concealed Carry Expo was held May 17-19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The event drew thousands in to see concealed carry gear, meet with vendors and attend seminars. Guns.com headed to Pittsburgh to attend the event and snapped some photos along the way.

The USCCA Concealed Carry Expo was expected to bring 20,000 guests. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

A line quickly formed ahead of the opening of the Concealed Carry Expo. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Guests were greeted at the USCCA booth immediately upon entering. USCCA hosts the Concealed Carry Expo annually. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

A man looks through Ruger’s offerings on day one. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Concealed Carry Expo attendees watch a presentation on drawing from the holster. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

An attendee checks out a virtual range set-up. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Darlene Cary with Can Can Concealment demonstrates how to use the Hip Hugger Elite. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Can Can Concealment showed off their latest holster design — the Hip Hugger Elite system. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Wilderness Tactical Products showcases its holster system for hikers and runners. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The Man-Pack Spitfire can is a low-profile means to carry a gun off-body. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The Spitfire by Man-Pack includes a concealment pocket for guns. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Michael Martin teaches a short medical seminar on how to treat basic gunshot and knife wounds. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

During a medical demo, volunteers participate in a timed demonstration. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

A woman looks at the concealed carry bags by Ukoala. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

An attendee tests his skills against a reaction based target. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

John Lovell’s, aka Warrior Poet Society, presentation covered the basics of home defense. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The Expo hosted a live shooting range within the walls of the convention center where attendees could test out various guns. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

A woman practices her shooting skills at the practice range. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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USAF Shows off New Aircrew Takedown Bailout Rifles

General Gun News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:00

Airman First Class Zack Day, 366th Operation Support Squadron, assembles an Aircrew Self Defense Weapon (Photo: USAF)

The U.S. Air Force recently highlighted the new Aircrew Self Defense Weapons that make up part of the survival kit pilots would rely on should they have to eject.

The compact modified GAU-5/A rifles, which have folding pistol grips and a quick-detach barrel/handguard, have been in development for the past several years and are a component of a 40-pound bailout set that includes flares, a flashlight, a life raft, medical and survival modules, noted the Air Force earlier this month. The guns can be quickly assembled and are packed with four, 30-round 5.56mm magazines.

“Survival kits are there to make sure our aircrew have everything they need should a bad day occur,” said Master Sgt. Mark Caron, with the 366th Operation Support Squadron, supporting F-15E Strike Eagle units at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. The 366th trains and outfits aircrews for what the military terms survival, evasion, resistance, and escape– in short, keeping bailed out pilots alive on the ground in often unfriendly areas until they can be rescued.

For decades, the military issued various revolvers and pistols to aircrews but in 2017 began to switch to the modified GAU-5, a rifle the Air Force has fielded in one form or another since Vietnam. “Having this self-defense weapon rather than a handgun greatly improves an aircrew member’s ability to survive if they are ever stranded and engaged in a fire-fight,” said Airman First Class Zack Day of the 366th.

Providing more details on the handy rifles, the Air Force’s Alaska-based 673rd Security Forces Squadron last month also posted several photos of the newest variant of the GAU-5 as the guns were shown off to F-22 unit commanders with a note that the guns, “will increase the firepower of our pilots if they ever have to eject over enemy territory.”

The USAF Aircrew Self Defense Weapon shown together, top, and taken down, bottom (Photos: USAF)

The ASDW must stow inside a 16 x 14 x 3.5-inch ejection seat compartment, according to a June 2018 Air Force Times report. The guns get that small due to the use of an M4 style collapsible stock, flip-up backup iron sights, an Israeli FAB Defense AGF-43S folding pistol grip, and a Cry Havoc Tactical Quick Release Barrel (QRB) kit.

Cry Havoc, which confirms their QRB is being utilized by the USAF,  has demonstrated that guns with their barrel kit installed can be assembled and fired in under six seconds.

Joseph Trevithick with The Drive writes that the ASDW has the same 14.5-inch overall barrel length as the standard M4 series.

In all, some 2,137 ASDWs are reportedly being constructed by the U.S. Air Force Gunsmith Shop in San Antonio to equip the ejection seats in A-10, B-1, B-2, B-52, F-15, F-16, and F-22 aircraft.

A USAF Security Forces combat arms instructor shows Maj. Gen. James Dawkins Jr., 8th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, 8th Air Force command chief, how to assemble an Aircrew Self Defense Weapon at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 4, 2018. (Photo: USAF)

The guns are not the first rifles to accompany USAF aircrews. Going back to the 1940s, the M4 Survival Rifle and then the M6 Air Crew Survival Weapon– the latter a double-barrel break action .410 shotgun over a .22 Hornet– were included in the bailout kits on several aircraft. Those guns, removed from service in the 1970s, are now considered museum pieces.

A Cold War-era M6 on display at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Armalite’s AR-5, a floating semi-auto rimfire rifle that could be stowed inside its own buttstock, was adopted as the M1A but never put into production, leading the company to produce it for the commercial market as the AR-7. Likewise, the M6 has also gone on to be produced commercially in various configurations. The Bushmaster Arm Pistol in 5.56mm was another planned Air Force survival gun that made it about as high as a lead balloon.

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The Army’s New Sniper Rifle: Here is All We Know About It

Gun News Daily - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:39

The modifications improve reliability, durability, ergonomics and extended range performance.” Despite a brief period of ambiguity wrought by budget-jousting among lawmakers in Congress, the Army’s new and improved sniper rifle is alive and well. Heckler & Koch showed off its M110A1 7.62mm semi-automatic sniper rifle, selected for the Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program […]

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President Trump Signs Bill Making It Easier to Build, Maintain Public Ranges

General Gun News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:30

The new law makes it easier for states to use already-existing federal funds to create public gun ranges (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

President Donald Trump recently signed a measure backed by pro-gun groups to increase the number of shooting ranges available on public land. The bipartisan proposal, H.R.1222, was introduced in February and passed in a voice vote in April while the Senate likewise approved a similar bill earlier this year.

Currently, states looking to begin work on public shooting ranges must match federal government grant funds to the tune of 25 cents on the dollar. The range bill signed by Trump this month drops the matching formula to 90/10 while also allowing funds to accrue for up to five years – up from two.

Now law, the move tweaks the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act. This 80-year-old law uses an 11 percent excise tax levied on all guns and ammo commercially sold or imported into the country to perform conservation-related tasks such as restoring habitat, funding hunter safety programs and establishing public ranges. Paid for by firearms industry manufacturers, conservation officials announced over $670 million in Pittman-Robertson funds would be available to states this year alone.

The change, which has been proposed in one form or another no less than 29 different times over the past 14 years, was a top priority for the gun industry’s trade group.

“We deeply appreciate President Trump’s swift enactment of this legislation that will give state fish and game agencies greater flexibility to build new recreational shooting ranges and expand and improve existing ranges,” said Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The latest National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, compiled by the federal government every five years since 1955, counted a population of least 11.4 million hunters in the country. These sportsmen, in turn, pumped $25.6 billion into the economy in 2016.

Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation President Jeff Crane said the new range law is important as, “Now more than ever, America’s sportsmen and women need places to hone their skills and learn the fundamentals of hunting and the shooting sports.”

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