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This is not your average Marlin 336 cowboy gun (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 02:30

Jeff with Practically Tactical covers an old department store “thudd-thuddy” that has been redone in a major way.

Officially a Glenfield Model 30A — the no-frills big box version of Marlin’s 336 lever action rifle made in the 1960s and 70s– it had seen a lot of hard use before Jeff got his hands on it. Outfitted with a cracked but heavily lacquered birch stock and a chipped forend, the original wood was in bad shape. This led to a series of wood repairs and a new M-Lok compatible forend by Overwatch Precision and Midwest Industries. Fitted with XS sights and a Holosun 503 on a modified scout rail, the old-meets-new Marlin has a solid upgrade over the legacy open sights.

Yeah, it looks kinda funny, but purists can’t knock it too much as Jeff took a beater with little collector value and made a great usable little brush gun with a lot to offer.

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Zero Tolerance 0460

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:07

When I saw the Zero Tolerance 0460 at SHOT Show last year I knew I had to get my paws on it. It checked all the boxes. It was nothing like I currently owned. It was incredibly cool looking. Well built. And priced just right.

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NRA Releases Grades & Endorsements for June 12 Primary Election

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:00
On behalf of our nearly six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Gov. Henry McMaster and Attorney General Alan Wilson for re-election in South Carolina. 
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Remington emerges from bankruptcy, clears $775 million debt

General Gun News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:00

A fan checking out a Remington rifle at the company’s booth during the 2018 NRA convention in Dallas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

A majority of shareholders approved Remington Outdoor Company’s plan for reorganization, lifting the gun maker out of bankruptcy court, the company announced Thursday.

The plan will convert $775 million of debt into equity as the Remington was turned over to its creditors and the company will emerge from the process with $193 million in financing along with at least $155 million more available in loans.

“It is morning in Remington country,” said Anthony Acitelli, Remington’s chief executive officer, in the statement. “We are excited about the future – producing quality products, serving our customers, and providing good jobs for our employees.”

The North Carolina gun maker, made up of more than a dozen brands, filed for chapter 11 protections in March hoping to restructure nearly $1 billion in debt.

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Judge denies NRA’s use of pseudonyms in Florida lawsuit

General Gun News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:00

A federal judge reluctantly denied the National Rifle Association’s use of pseudonyms instead of plaintiffs’ real names in a challenge to a new Florida law placing age restrictions on gun purchases. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker acknowledged the group’s concern for privacy amid the volatile debate over guns, but explained the request for anonymity lacks precedent.

“[T]he NRA has not really identified any information of ‘utmost intimacy’ that would be revealed if Jane and John Doe were forced [to] use their real names,” Walker said in his order. “All we know so far is that they’re nineteen years old, they live in Florida, they’re members of the NRA, they haven’t been convicted of a felony, they haven’t been adjudicated mentally defective, they want to buy firearms, and they want to support the NRA with this lawsuit.”

In court documents, the NRA said it feared that its plaintiffs — two 19-year-old NRA members, one male and one female — would be subjected to harassment and threats if they were identified by name. The organization pointed to nasty emails received by state representative and former NRA president Marion Hammer to show what kind of vitriol the debate spurs.

But, Walker explained the legal use of a pseudonym has been limited to cases where the subject matter is sensitive or personal like religion, sexuality or involving a minor. Whereas the NRA’s case challenges the government over public policy, so there’s no reputational or economic risk involved for plaintiffs like there would be if they sued a private party.

“If it were entirely up to this Court, this Court would not hesitate to grant the NRA’s motion,” said Walker, who added the emphasis. “One need only look to the harassment suffered by some of the Parkland shooting survivors to appreciate the vitriol that has infected public discourse about the Second Amendment. And this Court has no doubt that the harassment goes both ways.”

Walker added that he thought the rules for interpreting the law setting the precedent were dated. “Today we have the internet, social media, and the 24-hour news cycle. What this means is that if a person attaches their name to a lawsuit — and especially if that lawsuit is sensational — then everyone will quickly be made aware of it,” he said. “Articles get posted online, and the responding comments, tweets, and whatever-else-have-yous often devolve into a rhetorical barrage of hate. Unfortunately, it seems the internet just doesn’t always bring out the best in us.”

The NRA sued the Florida government in March after state lawmakers fast-tracked a gun control package that included restricting gun sales for buyers under the age of 21. Victims and students of the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Parkland high school pressured lawmakers to act before the end of the legislative session.

Per the order, the NRA has until May 21 to amend its complaint without pseudonyms.

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Kent State Graduate Explains Why She Openly Carried Her AR-10 on Campus

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:18

Upon graduating Sunday, Bennett decided to make a statement. She slung an AR-10 over her shoulder and strutted around the premises in a white sundress.  No longer a student, it was perfectly within the law and the university's policy on guns for her to do so.

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‘He’s a hero,’ Illinois Resource Officer Shoots Gunman to Prevent Massacre

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:36

A school resource officer in Illinois is being hailed as a hero after he successfully subdued an armed intruder who fired several shots near a crowded gymnasium.

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Remington Rebounds! Successfully Emerges from Chapter 11

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:17

Big Green is back, baby! Remington, also known as "Remington Outdoor Company," announced Thursday that it has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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New Secret Government Watch List Targets Uncooperative Travelers

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 11:14
The Transportation Security Administration has created a new secret watch list to monitor people who may be targeted as potential threats at airport checkpoints simply because they have swatted away security screeners’ hands or otherwise appeared unruly.
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New York: Bill to ban high school rifle teams just makes NRA’s case

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:07
It is anti-gun zealots like this who make life so easy for the National Rifle Association. Every time you’re tempted to think the NRA is crying wolf to gin up support when it suggests "they" want to take away everyone’s guns, along comes more proof that the organization might be right.
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Virginia: Congressional candidates say NRA a "terrorist organization" and that it should be disbanded

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:06
“I believe it’s a terrorist organization,” Santana, a former Marine Corps officer who is now a logistics analyst, said of the NRA.
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Colorado: Boulder City Council passes semi-auto ban

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:05
The ordinance prohibits the sale and possession of assault weapons, as defined by the city. Also outlawed are high-capacity magazines and bump stocks.
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Illinois considers changing gun transfer rules

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:04
The Illinois Senate on Wednesday advanced new rules about the transfer of firearms.
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Minnesota: Eden Prairie leader presses gun shops to voluntarily restrict sales

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:04
Eden Prairie leaders know they can't stop gun sales, but one council member wants the city to formally ask gun sellers to stop selling military-style assault weapons and prohibit firearms sales to anyone younger than 21.
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Communities need more programs that teach firearm safety

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:03
Every spring as daytime temperatures begin to climb, so do the chances that someone’s loved one will experience a drowning.The national average was almost 3,600 unintentional drowning deaths annually from 2005 through 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s almost 10 deaths a day.
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Kent State graduate celebrates by strolling campus with her AR-10

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:02
Kaitlin Bennett, 22, wanted to make a statement after graduating so she shared pictures of herself on campus with an AR-10 slung over her shoulder and holding a graduation cap emblazoned with the words "come and take it."
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StencilTiger delivers new ammo caliber identifier ammo can stencils

General Gun News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:00

The bullet caliber stencil set allows users to mark ammo cans for easy identification. (Photo: StencilTiger)

StencilTiger adds new stencils to its line, announcing new ammunition caliber identifiers to ensure users never forget what ammo is in the can.

The bullet caliber stencil set includes 9mm, .45 ACP, 5.56 and .308 ammo spray paint stencils. With sprayed measurements of 3.25 x 3-inches, the stencils aim to save gun owners time by allowing them to quickly verify which ammo is stored in which ammo can.

Though the caliber stencils are relatively new to StencilTiger’s inventory, the company already has a large inventory of gun-related stencils. From generic to sarcastic and everything in between, StencilTiger is ready to offer a splash of pizzazz to ammunition crates, cans and even AR-15 magazines.

The set includes popular calibers. (Photo: StencilTiger)

“New to the Stencil Tiger lineup are these recently released line of stencils with ammunition caliber identifiers so you can stencil your ammo cans… Or your mom’s minivan, it’s cool either way,” the company told Soldier Systems. “Stencil Tiger also sells an entire line of stencils to fit AR-15 magazines and any other real estate you want to fill up with movie quotes, military humor, or general time wasting shenanigans.”

The caliber identifier stencils are available through StencilTiger, priced at $17.99.

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Century Arms announces arrival of Red Army Standard .223 FMJBT ammo

General Gun News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:30

Century Arms adds .223 to its series of Red Army Standard ammunition. (Photo: Century Arms)

Century Arms unveiled a new set of ammunition Tuesday, launching the Red Army Standard .223 FMJBT ammo.

The latest addition to the Red Army Standard brand, the .223 offering boasts a boat tail bullet designed for better accuracy. The ammunition also features a sealed neck and primer to resist environmental and weather factors.

Manufactured in Russia at the same facility as its sister ammo, the 7.62×39 FMJBT, the Full Metal Jacket Boat Tail ammunition in .223 touts a 56-grain bullet with bimetal jacket and lead core. Using non-corrosive primers and a lacquered steel case, the ammunition delivers an affordable option for .223/5.56 chambered firearms, according to Century Arms.

The ammo features a bimetal jacket with lead core and 56-grain bullet. (Photo: Century Arms)

“Building upon the success of our 7.62×39 FMJBT offering with a sealed neck and sealed primer, we wanted to offer similar features in the .223 cartridge”, said William Sucher the company’s VP of Business Development, in a news release. “Unfortunately due to capacity limitations, this will only be available in limited quantities, but we are excited to be able to get back into the .223 market.”

The .223 Red Army Standard FMJBT is available in 20 round boxes at $5 each or 1,000 round cases with MSRP at $249 per case.

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Oregon: NRA Files Comments Against Initiative to Restrict Your Right to Self-Defense

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:27
On May 15th, NRA filed comments with the Oregon Secretary of State opposing the proposed ballot title for Initiative Petition 44, which seeks to restrict the self-defense rights of Oregon’s law abiding citizens.  The state Attorney General will have until May 31st to review the comments and certify a final ballot title.  Proponents of the initiative have until July 6th to get 88,184 valid signatures to place the initiative on the November ballot.  The NRA also previously filed comments against Initiative Petition 43, which seeks to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines.
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Terminating Whistle Pigs: Clay’s Choice for Guns & Gear

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:20

I have had some people ask me about my preferred setup for terminating whistle pigs, so today I am going to discuss just that.

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