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Introducing the New Ruger American Rimfire Long-Range Target Rifle

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:50

The Ruger American Rimfire Long-Range Target Rifle carries and handles like a bench rifle with a fully adjustable modular stock and vertical pistol grip.

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Connecticut: Ammo Tax Introduced in House

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:14
The 2020 Legislative Session in Connecticut has just started, and anti-gun legislators are quickly introducing bills to restrict your Second Amendment rights. House Bill 5040, sponsored by Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-18), will financially burden law-abiding citizens and their right to self-defense by imposing a 35 percent tax on ammunition sales. This is in addition to the current state and federal sales taxes.
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Everytown Recommends Schools Stop Conducting Active Shooter Drills Because They Traumatize Students

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 14:14

Everytown for Gun Safety has joined with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) to recommend that schools stop performing drills to prepare for “active shooter” incidents on campus.

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Packing for Range Day: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 12:11

No matter where you shoot, a little preparation goes a long way. The more remote the range, the more critical planning becomes. If you fail to plan, plan to fail. Spend your range time shooting and training.

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Schumer Calls on DOJ, ATF to Crack Down on ‘Ghost Guns’ (Gun Parts, Kits)

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 11:33

Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) to crack down on “ghost guns.”

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Gun Control Is A Solution to Non-Existent Problem Says Utah Gun-Rights Advocate

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 09:02

A Utah gun-rights advocate said that recent efforts to enact gun control in the Beehive State is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.

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The Hush Puppy Project Brings New Tech to Old-School Quiet

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 08:07

By combining three components, subsonic ammo, a modular suppressor system and their Slide Locking Device Hush Puppy wants to make the quietest handguns.

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Oregon: Committee Votes On Government Mandated Gun Lock-Up Bill

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 06:47
On February 12th, the House Judiciary Committee voted to refer House Bill 4005, which will impose one-size-fits-all standards for firearm storage, to the House Rules Committee. Also, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to refer Senate Bill 1538, a bill to allow localities to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding CHL holders, to the Senate Rules Committee.
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Throwback: The Gun Rack at the Navajo Lodge, 1940

General Gun News - Thu, 02/13/2020 - 06:19

Eighty years ago, a photographer captured a New Mexico lodge in time, and many of the guns on hand were classics both then and now.

In April 1940, Russell Lee, a 37-year-old prolific shutterbug who worked for the government’s Farm Security Administration, crisscrossing the country to document American life, stopped in at the Navajo Lodge along U.S. 60 in Datil, New Mexico.

“Navajo Lodge, Datil, New Mexico” (All Photos: Russel Lee/Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photograph Collection/Library of Congress)

As Lee noted with the Kodak prints he filed- now in the Library of Congress– the lodge “was an old ranch house in the mountains. About thirty years ago the rancher who owned it had it dismantled and moved it piece by piece and rebuilt it at its present location. He is now dead and the house is used as a hotel principally for summer visitors.”

It looked like a pretty sweet place, a rustic remnant of the Old West filled with Navajo rugs, trophies, furniture crafted long before the days of pressboard IKEA junk, and guns. Oh, the guns.

“Entrance to Navajo Lodge. Datil, New Mexico.”

“Interior of the living room of Navajo Lodge. Datil, New Mexico”

“Living room of the Navajo Lodge. Datil, New Mexico.”

“Proprietor of the Navajo Lodge before the fireplace. Datil, New Mexico.” Note the crossed cavalry sabers on the wall and what looks like an S&W Lemon Squeezer top-break revolver.

A photo of the living room shows cougar and wolf pelts on the wall as well as antlers on a stool and numerous cowboy images.

“Corner of the living room of Navajo Lodge. Datil, New Mexico.”

The story of the mountain lion pelt was even recorded in lore of the area, with a National Park Service history recalling that Ray Morley, proprietor of the Navajo Lodge, who reportedly “gained wide fame for the tall tales that he told the travelers,” said he harvested the big cat in a chance encounter when it “jumped on the running board of my car, and I killed it by sticking it in the eye with a hat pin.”

If you are curious about the guns by the pelts, closer inspection shows what looks to be a Sharps falling-block style rifle hanging upsidedown under another long gun that seems to be a Springfield rifle, possibly a Trapdoor breechloader conversion.

It should be noted that 19th-century cartridge rifles such as these were sold in the 1940s as obsolete surplus with a common price of about $10-$15. Good enough for a wall hangar at the time, if nothing else.

Then comes the manager’s desk.

“Manageress of Navajo Lodge at the desk. Datil, New Mexico.”

Note that beautiful gun rack on the wall. Lee apparently was interested enough in the rack to get at least two other pictures of it, showing much better detail.

Now that is nice

From left to right seems to be a pump-action rimfire rifle with a tubular magazine, perhaps a Winchester M1890 or M1906 by the look of the 12-groove slide grip– but on closer inspection is a Stevens Model 70.

Next are a trio of what seems to be lever-action Winchester rifles including an M1894 rifle, M1892 carbine, and “The Gun That Won the West,” an iconic Model 1873 rifle with an octagon barrel.

Then comes a Springfield trapdoor carbine, likely in .45-70 Government, complete with a saddle ring bar on the left side of the stock.

Next is what looks like another 1892 cowboy gun that has a stock repair and sports very well-used furniture. A gun with lots of stories.

Then there is a Remington Rolling Block rifle with an octagon barrel.

Finally, at the far right end of the rack, is a military surplus Krag-Jorgensen .30-40 U.S. Army rifle that has been sporterized with a rubber butt pad and chopped-down Monte Carlo-style stock. The proverbial $99 SKS of its day, we found ads for these guns for $11.50 in the 1930s, shipped right to your door.

Of course, fast forward eight decades and all of the above are incredibly collectible and highly sought after these days.

As for Datil, the town is listed with a current population of 54 and we can’t tell if the old Navajo Lodge is still around, although U.S. Route 60 still intersects it. For Lee, the photographer who captured the images, he died in 1986 and is seen today as a pioneer in terms of the modern photo essay, and more than 23,000 of his images are in the Library of Congress.

While we can’t take you back literally in time to browse the gun rack at the Navajo Lodge, you can always take a look at the interesting pieces we have curated in the Guns.com Collector’s Corner, where history is just one click away.

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Idaho: House Committee to Consider Shooting Range Preservation Legislation Today

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 20:01
Today the House Resources and Conservation Committee is scheduled to consider shooting range legislation, House Bill 396.
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A Single Florida County Seized 412 Guns Last Year Under the State’s Red Flag Law

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:34

A new report from a gun control group has found that law enforcement officials in Broward County, Florida, seized 412 guns last year by filing 255 petitions under the state’s extreme risk protection order law (aka, “red flag” law).

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Iowa: “Red Flag” Gun Seizure Bill Introduced

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 14:29
Not long after a Michael Bloomberg backed anti-gun group announced a $250,000 ad campaign, House File 2367 was introduced to suspend Second Amendment rights and confiscate firearms without sufficient due process.
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West Virginia: Carry Permit Fee Reduction Bill Introduced

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:44
On February 12th, House Bill 4955 was introduced to reduce the application fee for a License to Carry Deadly Weapons (LCDW).
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SIG AIR Reflex Sight: Airsoft Meets Duty Optics

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:44

“We have seen strong demand for reflex sights on our SIG AIR pistols,” said Matt Handy, Director, SIG AIR.

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Democratic Debate Groupthink Drinks From Same Frozen Ideas

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:26

Democratic candidates were finally forced to take questions on their plans for gun control. None of the answers were original and offered only ignorance of facts, vilification and double-speak.

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Maryland: Senate Committee to Consider Legislation to Increase Carry Permit Training Requirements

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 12:11
Tomorrow, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 422, legislation that would significantly increase the training requirements for obtaining a license to carry a firearm f​or self-defense. 
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New Mexico: House Committee Passes “Red Flag” Gun Surrender Bill to the Floor

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:47
The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee considered and quickly passed extreme “Red Flag” gun surrender legislation, Senate Bill 5 by a 3-2 vote.
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Texas Dishwasher Charges $60K to Design Custom Guns

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 10:14

“The gun, thanks to it, we have certain freedoms. But it lacks, let’s say good taste,” explains Arturo. “A custom gun looks pretty. It removes the ugliness.”

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Top Four Premium Hunting Ammo Choices for the .308 Win

General Gun News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 09:27

Federal Premium, Sig Sauer, Hornady and Barnes performed admirably in both our hunting handgun and rifles. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Despite stiff competition from newer calibers, the .308 Winchester remains one of the most versatile hunting rounds on the market. Selecting a great .308 Win load to accompany your shooting may seem like a daunting task, which is why Guns.com is here to help.

We’ve selected four of our favorite .308 hunting options that work well in most firearm platforms, tackling everything from predators to big game.

1. Barnes Vor-TX

The TTSX used on the .308 Win rounds are blue polymer-tipped, spitzer boat tail, lead-free projectiles available in three different bullet weights. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Barnes Vor-TX is premium factory ammunition loaded with the company’s world-renowned projectiles. Whether hunting North America, Africa, or anywhere in between, Barnes has been there. The TSX bullets of the Vor-TX ammo offer maximum tissue and bone destruction while also bringing pass-through penetration and “devastating energy transfer.”

The Tipped Triple Shock, or TTSX, used on the .308 Win rounds are blue polymer-tipped, spitzer boat tail, lead-free projectiles. Barnes delivers three options in .308 Win Vor-TX TTSX:

The Barnes Vor-TX retails around $52.99.

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2. Hornady Outfitter

The .308 Winchester variant comes loaded with Hornady’s copper alloy GMX bullets. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

The new line of Hornady Outfitter ammunition is, as the name suggests, built for hunting with features desired by outfitters who earn their keep in harsh conditions. Nickel-plated casings are advertised as watertight with both the primer and case mouth sealed, as well as a “waterproofed case” built to perform even in adverse conditions. The .308 Winchester variant comes loaded with Hornady’s copper alloy GMX bullets — acceptable in areas requiring non-lead projectiles, yet capable of performing well on big game.

Hornady Outfitter .308 Win ships in a 165-grain GMX with a .447 BC and muzzle velocity of 2,610 at the muzzle. The load is priced at $35.99.

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3. Sig Sauer Elite Hunter

Sig Sauer’s Elite Hunter Elite Hunter Tipped rounds use nickel-plated casings and blackened-jacket boat-tail bullets with a controlled expansion yellow tip. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Sig Sauer’s line of hunting ammunition continues to fly under the radar, yet Elite Hunter has been proving itself in the field. The new Elite Hunter Tipped rounds use nickel-plated casings and concentric blackened jacket boat-tail bullets with a translucent yellow controlled expansion tip.

While the rounds are ideal for deer-sized game, there are reports of Elite Hunter taking down much larger game. We like the Elite Hunter Tipped in .308, but for those seeking alloy bullets, Sig also offers an Elite Copper option better suited to smaller deer, hogs and varmints.

Sig Sauer Elite Hunter Tipped ships in 165-grain loads with a .530 BC and a velocity of 2,840 FPS at the muzzle. Elite Hunter offers a price tag of $36.95.

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4. Federal Premium Terminal Ascent

Federal Premium’s Terminal Ascent match-grade, bonded, all-range bullets are designed to have the BC of a match bullet yet the terminal hunting performance to cleanly harvest big game from 50-yards and beyond. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Federal’s new-for-2020 Terminal Ascent rifle ammunition delivers a match grade, bonded, all-range bullet. The load is designed to have the same ballistic coefficient of a match bullet yet the terminal hunting performance to cleanly harvest big game from 50-yards and beyond. The projectiles feature a copper shank and bonded lead core, but it’s the dual AccuChannel grooves that company engineers say brings accuracy at distance. Terminal Ascent’s .308 Win option offers the highest BC we’ve found in hunting ammo and, as such, is the best choice for long-range .308 hunters.

Federal Premium Terminal Ascent ships in a 175-grain version with .536 BC and a velocity of 2,600 FPS at the muzzle. Terminal Ascent retails for $47.99.

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Access to Federal Lands under Review by the Department of the Interior

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 02/12/2020 - 08:43
Nearly a year ago, President Trump signed into law the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act (S.47, the Dingell Act) directing the federal land management agencies to develop a priority list of lands that have significantly restricted or no public access where access could be improved.
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