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Illinois: Committee To Receive Private Transfer Ban Legislation

NRA-ILA News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:56
On May 21st, the Illinois state House of Representatives Rules Committee will hear House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 1966 and send it to the Judiciary Committee for further consideration.  HA 1 to SB 1966 would impose various gun control schemes in Illinois, such as criminalizing private transfers and increasing the cost and red tape for a FOID card.
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VIDEO: Check Out a Navy SEAL Train Keanu Reeves ‘John Wick 3’

Gun News Daily - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 06:03

The latest chapter in the series picks up right after the events of John Wick: Chapter 2, which finds Wick excommunicated from the world of stylish super assassins and forced to either run or fight. Given the training Reeves’ has undertaken for this and previous films, it’s pretty clear which choice Wick will make. Keanu […]

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5.11 Tactical Brings Comfort to Range Day with Raven Range Tight

General Gun News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:42

The 5.11 Tactical Raven Range Tights bring a comfortable approach to carry and range days. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

5.11 Tactical is known for its sturdy, reliable apparel and gear that easily transitions from day-to-day life to range time. Looking to expand its market to include more options for women, the company unveiled its own take on leggings with the debut of the Raven Range Tight. Aptly named to imply the leggings are as comfortable on the range as they are in civilian life, the leggings bust into a budding leggings movement; but how do these leggings measure up on the range and what sets them apart from similar apparel? 5.11 Tactical was kind enough to send Guns.com a pair to find out.

What are the Raven Range Tights?

The Raven Range Tights aims to bridge the gap between functional and comfortable. Bringing a Ponte di Roma fabric to the traditional yoga look, the Raven Range is available in two styles – full length and Capri. The material feels durable, not thin like many other yoga type leggings. The leggings offer a compression like feel, fitting tightly and molding to the shape of the wearer. It’s reinforced at the knees with abrasion panels to accommodate any groundwork wearers want to incorporate while training at the range. The moisture-wicking material, despite feeling thicker, breathes well and there’s no swampiness involved while wearing.

The Raven range Tights aren’t as sturdy as jeans, so they can’t carry the full weight of a complete EDC setup. They manage with a midsize gun, though. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Offering the tights in black, gray and an olive drab color sizes range from XS to XL. The tights run true to size. In average life, I am an XS to SM wearer and that carried over to the XS leggings I was sent.

The Raven Range sets itself apart from other designs with the inclusion of belt loops. The saving grace of any gun owner sporting a traditional inside-the-waistband holster, the belt loop design allows wearers to outfit themselves with their everyday carry loadout.

Range Performance

For this review, I tackled the full-length version of the Raven Range Tight. With a. 26.5-inch ankle-length inseam, the full-length version hit my 5’2” frame almost perfectly, with just a little excess fabric bunched at the bottom. The Raven Range leggings offer a versatile approach to range-day wear excelling in environments where jeans or standard range wear feel to repressive — case in point, hot summer days in the South. With temperatures nearing 80 degrees and the sun beating down, the moisture wicking fabric on the leggings helps keep wearers dry while its breathable fabric allows for more air flow than jeans or standard pants.

The Raven Range Tights offer reinforced knee panels. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Now, I was skeptical about the durability of this material. Yes, it was cool but could it withstand the rigors of range day where movement is on the docket and you never know when you might go prone? In short, these pants have held up well. With over a year in use, the Raven Range Tights have accompanied me on many range trips with no signs of wear and tear. The reinforced material on the knees offers protection when shooting from a kneeling position or in the prone position, while the flexible material accommodates a full range of motion. In fact, I found myself able to move easier and more freely than in my usual skinny jean setup.

The addition of belt loops is really where this product shine, though. The ability to done a standard EDC holster without having to go the way of belly bands is a major bonus for this system. The belt loops are wide enough to fit an array of gun belts through and are also reinforced to support the weight of a gun. While the integration of belt loops is appreciated, it doesn’t completely stack up to the structure of jeans or khakis. I found the Raven Range pants handled my Glock 19 in Dark Star Gear holster but little else. Adding a spare mag or tourniquet quickly weighed the waistline down, tipping the grip of the gun outward enough to become noticeable. These aren’t jeans though so expecting them to hold the same structure and security isn’t really realistic.

The leggings do adequate when it comes to concealment. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The belt area would be less of an issue for me if 5.11 Tactical had included pockets to stow a spare mag or knife; but alas this version is pocketless. I get it. Pockets add bulk and for those wanting that traditional yoga pant style, pockets would interfere; however, it would be nice to have at least one rear pocket to stow a phone or keys.

Pockets aside, the Raven Range Tights do exactly as advertised – provide a functional yet comfortable take on the yoga look. They’re more athletically styled than fashionable but for a day at the range, they work well.

Final Thoughts

Priced around $55, they aren’t necessarily as cheap as what you can find at your local store, but they offer more in the way of concealment. The ability to carry my Glock or any gun for that matter while still achieving a zen-like yoga look makes the Raven Range Tights a winner in my book.

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Stag Arms Unveils Stag PXC Pistol Caliber AR

General Gun News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:37

The PXC-9 pistol caliber carbines will start shipping in July. (Photo: Stag Arms)

Stag Arms unleashes its latest creation, a pistol caliber carbine series chambered in 9x19mm known as the Stag PXC-9.

The PXC series comes in four flavors — a 16-carbine, 10-inch pistol, 10-inch SBR and 5.5-inch pistol — built on forged 7075 Aluminum receivers with Nitride coated 4150 CMV barrels. Stag redesigned its bolt for this PXC, completely revamping it to mate with the cone breech in the barrel. Stag says this construction brings strength, safety and better reliability to PCC shooters. In addition, the PXC offers last round bolt hold open and works alongside Glock pattern pistol magazines.

The PXC-9 comes in a few models to allow shooters to find their perfect length. (Photo: Stag Arms)

“The Stag PXC-9 Series is the newest addition to our ever-evolving line-up of AR-style firearms,” Anthony Ash, President for Stag Arms, said in a news release. “By looking at the proprietary bolt and the enhanced features on the receivers, customers will notice that the Stag PXC Series stands out from the competition. This model not only reaffirms our commitment to producing high-quality and reliable firearms but also our commitment to innovating for our customers.”

The PXC series will initially be offered in 9mm but will see the addition of .40 S&W, .45 ACP and 10mm later this summer. Stag also said left-handed versions will appear in 2020. Prices start around $1,249.

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USCAA Concealed Carry Expo Heads to Pittsburgh

General Gun News - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 04:08

The USCCA Concealed Carry Expo will appear in Pittsburgh Friday. (Photo: USCAA)

The US Concealed Carry Association’s Concealed Carry Expo is slated to hit Pennsylvania Friday as thousands of concealed carry enthusiasts descend upon Pittsburgh. Held at David L. Lawrence Convention Center the Expo will see renowned instructors conducting seminars as well as vendors and manufacturers showcasing their latest and greatest in concealed carry products.

Tim Schmidt, President and Founder of USCCA, sat down with Guns.com prior to the kickoff of the event to delve into what attendees can expect to see and the Pittsburgh politics plaguing the convention.

GDC: What sets the Concealed Carry Expo apart from other conventions?

Schmidt: First, the USCCA Expo is not a gun show. It’s primarily education and training. Literally, the first day alone there’s over 30 training sessions people can sign up for. There are tons of vendors, all sorts of firearms manufacturers, gear companies, holster companies but you don’t buy guns at the Expo. We also have a live training event that we are doing on Friday. There’s one of those remote ranges that is a big semi-trailer. You can shoot and test guns out there.

GDC: It seems to be really focused on providing gun owners with training opportunities they might not normally have access to with instructors they might not be able to see otherwise, correct?

Schmidt: Exactly.

GDC: This is the fifth year running for the Concealed Carry Expo and it seems like each year draws more attendees. Why do you think the Expo is gaining momentum?

Schmidt: The reason that our attendance is getting bigger and bigger each year comes down to two reasons. Number one, there’s more USCCA members — we grow between 30 and 40-percent per year in total membership. Number two, the perspective across our whole society is that firearm ownership is becoming more acceptable by a lot of people. There’s a lot of curious people wondering how they go about being a responsibly armed citizen.

GDC: How many attendees are you estimating to see walk through the doors and how does your estimate stack up against last year’s event?

Schmidt: Well last year in Louisville we had 15,000 attendees. I suspect we’ll get somewhere between 20,000 to 25,000 this year. The city of Pittsburgh helped us out a lot with that. You know three months ago they asked us not to even come.

GDC: Yes, I was going to ask about that. I saw that a local city leader wrote a letter to you asking USCAA to move the Expo to another city. Why do you think they are afraid of the event?

Schmidt: I think a lot of that comes from ignorance and unfamiliarity with firearms. They don’t understand that the only language evil people or bad guys understand is the fear of force. The responsibly armed citizen is the most effective deterrent to crime.

GDC: Do you see these politics impacting the Expo? The mayor did just recently sign local anti-gun ordinances.

Schmidt: They don’t take effect until June so there won’t be any direct effect on us. Certainly, I suspect there may be some protestors. We may have to deal with that but I hope that doesn’t happen.

GDC: What is something new that attendees will get to experience this year in Pittsburgh?

Schmidt: We’re doing a live USCCA training ground. We do a simulated self-defense exercise where we put a responsibly armed American in a simulated situation where they defend themselves. We’re going live on Friday night at the convention center.

GDC: That sounds really cool! Is there anything else you think our readers need to know about the Expo?

Schmidt: Just that it’s turning into the biggest group of like-minded, responsibly armed citizens in the county. It’s a great place. We’re people who think just like you do and we’re all willing to be our family’s first line of defense.

The USCCA Concealed Carry Expo will run Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

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Vermont: Your Action Needed - Waiting Period Legislation Heads to the Governor

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:22
Yesterday, the Vermont House passed waiting period legislation S.169 by an 82 to 58 vote.
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Vermont House passes 24-hour waiting period for gun purchases

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:06
The Vermont House on Wednesday evening gave preliminary approval to gun violence prevention measures in S.169 (link is external) on a vote of 82-58. The law is intended to provide a "cooling off" period for people considering suicide. The bill also updates language regarding the purchase and use of high-capacity ammunition magazines. The law, if signed as is by Governor Phil Scott, would: •Establish a 24-hour waiting period for the purchase of handguns; and, •Update and provide clarity on several restrictions on the transfer and use of high capacity ammunition feeding devices.
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NRA Applauds Attorneys General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:02
NRA Applauds Attorney General and Governors Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Challenge.
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Alabama: Committee Vote Scheduled for Lifetime Carry Permit Legislation

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:42
Yesterday, Wednesday, May 15 the Alabama House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 595, sponsored by Representative Proncey Robertson (R-7), with a vote scheduled for next week, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Trump Administration Files Brief Urging SCOTUS to Overturn NYC Gun Law

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:45
The Trump administration late Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn New York City’s controversial rule that bans individuals from transporting handguns outside their home in most cases. In a brief filed with the high court, attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice, which is not a party to the litigation, argued in a brief to the court on Wednesday that the rule contradicts the Second Amendment and unlawfully restricts interstate commerce by limiting where gun owners can bring their firearms. The rule is being challenged before the high court by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, which appealed a lower court decision upholding the regulation from last year. The group is affiliated with the National Rifle Association.
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Springfield 1911 EMP Unboxed at the Gun Counter

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:36

Springfield has completely redesigned, and patented, the 1911 EMP with a shorter action and overall smaller dimensions than a standard 1911. The result is a reliable, ergonomic design that’s easy to conceal and a pleasure to shoot.

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Robbery Suspect Shot by Cleveland Cellphone Store Employee Charged in Separate Hold-up

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:00
A Cleveland man shot by a Metro by T-Mobile employee during an attempted robbery also committed a hold-up days earlier at another cellphone store, court records say.
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You Can’t Enact ‘Near-Universal’ Background Checks via Executive Order

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:07
Kamala Harris is upping her gun-control game, apparently in a desire to keep up with Cory Booker. Specifically, she’s threatening executive action if Congress fails to act in the first 100 days of her presidency, and she’s gradually putting out details of what she thinks she can accomplish this way.
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John Lott: Gun controls backed by Dem presidential candidates would hurt poor and minorities

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:05
Name a gun control regulation, and you’ll find Democratic presidential candidates who enthusiastically support it. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., promised Wednesday that if she becomes president she will use executive orders to mandate background checks on the private transfers of guns, revoke the licenses of gun makers and dealers whose guns are used in crimes, and ban the importation of many semi-automatic guns. Her proposals follow Sen. Cory Booker’s push for licensing gun owners and an even longer list of gun regulations. Like Harris, Booker, D-N.J., is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Major overhaul of Illinois gun card program would require fingerprinting

NRA-ILA News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 09:00
New legislation introduced late Wednesday afternoon in Springfield would, for the first time, require gun owners to be fingerprinted. Under the proposal, a Firearm Owners Identification Card would surge in price from $10 to $50 and the duration of the card would be cut in half from ten years to five years. 
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SIG’s New Limited Edition Commemorative Pistols Will Benefit Law Enforcement Memorial Fund

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 08:22

SIG Sauer is rolling out three awesome commemorative pistols to benefit the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund.

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Don Summers’ Beretta PX4 Storm Every Day Carry Pistol (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 07:21

As a writer for Guns.com, I am often tasked with recording the stories of everyday gun owners and their concealed carry setups. For once, though, I want to turn the story on myself.

When I received my concealed carry permit I faced a lack of time and cash. Unable to head to the local gun shop to peruse the offerings, let alone purchase, I opted to start my carry journey with a gun I already owned — the Beretta PX4 Storm.

The smallest gun I owned, I purchased an Outside-the-Waistband, leather holster from Beretta for the sub-compact. It seemed fine and was intended as a temporary solution, just to get me by until I could drum up another holster and gun. After a few months, though, my hopes for a newer gun faded. I headed to the range with the PX4, realizing the need for practice and training since this would serve as my dedicated CC pistol.

The PX4’s heavier frame helps mitigate recoil and gives the author a secure hold. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)

My expectations on performance were low — the PX4 lacks the hype of other models in the gun world and I expected to be disappointed. I was wrong. I was pleasantly surprised at the accuracy of the model and its handling. I achieved better results with that Beretta than with my full-size Sig 226. The success of the platform comes down to its heavy steel slide, which offsets recoil and provides a better-balanced gun. Its large, white-dot sights help me achieve fast target acquisition while its magazine with snap-down flange provides more space for my larger hands to rest. When extended, I have enough room to fit all my fingers against the grip for a secure hold.

Outfitted with a decocker, the PX4 allows me to chamber a round, decock, then flip the safety on with the ability to fire the first round with a double action trigger pull. The safety also adds an extra layer of security in preventing an accidental discharge when drawing the gun, which I prefer. I also appreciate the 13+1 capacity. In my opinion, 14 rounds for a carry gun creates a bigger advantage. Within that, comes a drawback — the 9mm gun is a little wide and a bit harder to conceal.

The “right gun” means different things for different people. In my time talking to everyday gun owners about their concealed carry guns and gear, I’ve learned it’s all about personal preference. For me, that preference resides in the Beretta PX4.

The Beretta PX4 Storm nestled inside a leather Outside-the-Waistband holster. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)

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Savage 99: The Non-Traditional American Lever Action

General Gun News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:55

This Savage Model 99 example from the Guns.com warehouse is chambered in .250-3000. It’s a good example of the design, which is commonly seen in well-loved yet completely serviceable condition. (Photo: Guns.com Warehouse)

Few things are as American as the lever action rifle, a major design offering from the U.S. to the greater firearms world. While the names Winchester and Marlin are more quickly associated with the platform, none may be more endeared in the hearts of American hunters than the Model 99 from Savage Arms.

The Savage Model 99

Arthur Savage was an inventor and man of the world, creating things from railroad and streetcar lines to naval torpedoes. In the midst of it all was born his design for a rotary magazine lever action rifle, and the rest is history. Savage saw the shortcomings of contemporary lever actions and set about to improve the platform.

Where traditional lever actions were limited in their use of spitzer-tipped centerfire rounds in a tubular magazine due to dangers of accidental detonation, the Savage 99’s rotary internal design solved that problem and allowed the use of more accurate bullets.

The Ninety-Nine’s, manufactured for nearly a century, were chambered in 15 different calibers. Four of those were Savage’s own chamberings: .303 Sav, .250-3000 Sav, .300 Sav, and .22 Sav Hi-Power. Pictured here is a takedown Hi Power, takedown .250-3000, and standard .300 Sav. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

In addition to building a better mousetrap in terms of the magazine style when compared to Winchester and Marlin, Savage also did away with the external hammer in exchange for his patented hammerless, striker-fired action. This, in turn, allowed the use of a much heavier bolt, which gave the 99 the ability to safely handle higher pressure smokeless cartridges than comparable lever actions of the time. If those improvements were not enough, Savage also incorporated an angled side-eject that was a more friendly alternative to top ejecting lever actions, especially as the use of scopes was embraced by hunters.

Following proof of concept with a short Marlin production, Savage opened the doors on his own factory in Utica, New York and commenced building the Model 1899. Though Arthur Savage himself moved on from his firearms factory to pursue a sundry of other ventures from orange growing to radial tire patenting, the Model 99 would remain by far his greatest testament with over a million rifles produced in nearly a century’s time.

Calibers and Variants

The Savage 99 has a track record of success as a blue-collar hunter’s rifle, and as such, the majority of the calibers were ideal for harvesting the gamut of North American game. A few of the most popular calibers were the original .303 Savage, .30-30 Winchester, .300 Savage, .250-3000 Savage, .243 Winchester and .308 Winchester. One of my personal favorites, the .22 Savage Hi-Power–better known to our European counterparts as the 5.6x52R–was an ahead-of-it’s time heavy-varmint, light-bigger-game round that remains incredibly popular across the ocean.

The hammerless, rotary magazine design of the Savage quickly won the hearts of American hunters and shooters, proven by the 99’s near-century-long production run. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

While the vast majority of 99’s to appear on local gun store shelves and online outlets will be one of the aforementioned, collectors of the model gravitate to the less common.  That means the shorter-run chamberings like .25-35 Win, .32-40 Win, .38-55 Win, .284 Win, and even the later .22-250 Rem, 7mm-08 Rem, along with the harder-hitting .358 and .375 Winchester calibers.  While the vast majority of 99’s utilize the blind five-round rotary internal magazine, a number of later variants made use of a dropbox magazine. There was even a .410 shotgun top end that was often partnered with the .300 Savage as a hunter’s takedown cased combination.

A short run of saddle ring carbine variants dominates the unusual, with perhaps the most rare being only a few known full-stocked Model 99 military muskets. If our production count holds true, that’s a total of fifteen rifle chamberings and one shotgun bore, all based on the ingenious Savage 99.

Guns.com Savage 99

Though used guns move in and out of stock quickly at the Guns.com warehouse, there always seems to be a Model 99 available in one caliber or another. Current stock at the time of this writing includes one of my favorite calibers, the .250-3000 Savage.  This specimen is perfectly representative of a typical Model 99. It has a 22-inch barrel with original iron sights, while the tang is adorned with an aftermarket peep.

Hints of case color remain at the lever, while the steel buttplate is reminiscent of the utilitarian nature of the rifle. Most of the specimens, like this one, weigh just over seven pounds and balance incredibly well in the hand at the oft-worn rounded lower receiver. The brass rotary round counter remains as one of the most immediately recognizable features on the 99.  The tang-top cocking indicator was unique at the time as well.

The Savage 99 lever action design improved upon contemporary lever guns of the time by utilizing a rotary magazine which allowed safe use of spitzer bullets, an angled side eject compatible with optics, and a hammerless design with a stronger bolt allowing for higher-pressure rounds. (Photo: Guns.com Warehouse)

Walnut stocks on the Guns.com example are worn with the patina of age as is typical of the majority, while these are checkered, a later and deluxe option. The earliest models used a straight grip buttstock, and while this one wears a pistol grip, its shapely Schnabel forend is indicative of the trim and attractive lines of the 99.

While later models were drilled and tapped for scope mounts, early gems made use of Stith mounts—which attach at existing points of dovetail and tang—and such creative optics attachment helped save marring the virgin receivers of what are now much more collectible untapped rifles. Condition and scarcity always drive price, but even more common examples of the 99 such as this one have seen prices steadily climbing over the last decade.

Sentimentality of the Ninety-Nine

For their 125th Anniversary this year, Savage opted to commemorate the years with a beautiful Model 110 bolt action in chamberings including .300 Sav and .250-3000 Sav. While that is a fantastically beautiful gun, Savage lovers will always clamor for the return of the Ninety-Nines. While the Model 99’s have been out of production for several decades, the space they hold in the hearts of their owners knows no measurements of time.

Will we ever see the return of the lever action platform from Savage? Sadly, it is rather unlikely given the pure cost alone of building the rifle, coupled with the waning lever gun market. Yet for us lovers of that smooth-running, easy-handling, straight-shooting hunting rifle, hope springs eternal. Until then, however, the Savage 99 will remain both a collector and a shooter, a testament to the strength of American spirit and ingenuity, and an heirloom gun that–in my family as well as thousands of others–will continue passing from one generation to the next.

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Legally Armed in Detroit Brings Free Gun Training to Women

General Gun News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 05:21

Legally Armed in Detroit teaches women basics of gun ownership and shooting. (Photo: Legally Armed in Detroit)

Legally Armed in Detroit sets an ambitious goal to train 900 Michigan area women May 19 in a free training class teaching gun safety and fundamentals.

Inspired after a tragic newscast caught his attention, Rick Ector, founder of Legally Armed in Detroit explained to Guns.com in an interview that hearing the unfortunate details of a young woman brutally murdered in Detroit spurred him to action.

“One day on the news it was broadcast that a woman had unfortunately been killed. She was found in a deserted field. I saw that and it really bothered me,” Ector said. “I wondered, what if she had a gun? What if she had a concealed pistol? She could have mounted a defense. I kept thinking about it and decided I had to do something.”

Settling on the idea that a free, women’s only event would garner more participation, Ector began diligently working to make his vision a reality. The very first event, held eight years ago, yielded 50 women. Since then, its numbers have continued to grow with last year’s training reaching over 700 women. This year he plans to make that number even higher, aiming to teach 900 women the basics of 9mm pistols. Using volunteer instructors and Range Safety Officers as well as donated range time, Ector’s class takes a time slot approach in order to process hundreds of women through the course. Women begin in an auditorium like setting, learning the basics and fundamentals before they are steered out onto the range for one-on-one, guided instruction.

The brunt of planning, coordination and supplies has largely fallen on the back of Ector who tirelessly works to better each year’s event. Cobbling together ammo and guns for the event, Ector says procuring the tools and resources he needs isn’t always easy. Frequently, he turns to social media requesting donations from local gun shops and followers. This year, however, Ector received a boost from Gun Owners of America who offered to donate a free gift to each attendee. In addition to training and range time, participants will walk away with a pink hat featuring the Gun Owners of America logo.

An attendee poses with her target and Legally Armed in Detroit founder Rick Ector, right. (Photo: Legally Armed in Detroit)

Though time and resources are somewhat limited, Ector said the goal comes down to teaching women the basics of firearms safety and handling in addition to encouraging interest and further education. Most importantly, though, Ector hopes to foster a sense of community among female gun owners and those interested in self-protection.

“There’s this phenomenon that happens when there’s a whole bunch of women that are into guns. You see networking and friendships blossom and flourish, all from this movement,” Ector elaborated. “I hear stories about people meeting here and then forming a gun group. They’re all shooting together. It’s a great side effect.”

In addition to forming friendships, Ector hopes his annual event inspires other instructors, 2A advocates and gun ranges to create their own events in their local areas. “My fingers are crossed that someone from a surrounding state or from around the country will have the courage to do this somewhere else. I haven’t seen one yet but it would be great to grow this thing outside of southeastern Michigan.”

The class is slated to run Sunday, May 19 at Top Gun Shooting Sports Gun Range in Taylor, Michigan. Pre-registration was required for the event but if you missed this year’s sign up, Ector says plan on attending next year — the event is always held the Sunday after Mother’s Day.

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Nosler Debuts 6mm, 115 Grain Reduced Drag Factor Bullets

General Gun News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 05:21

The RDF 6mm bullet is designed for long range efficiency. (Photo: Nosler)

Nosler’s Reduced Drag Factor Bullet Line will see a new addition as a 6mm, 115-grain HPBT joins the series.

Designed to push shooting distances even further, the 6mm bullet looks to bring consistency to long range shooters. Though the RDF bullet setup is not intended for big game, the Nosler creation is engineered for long-range efficiency.

Its optimized compound ogive allows handloaders to seat bullets easily — a bonus for handloaders prepping hundreds of rounds pre-match. Comparing the design against other match bullets, Nosler says gun owners will see a marked difference in the bullet constructions. Nosler’s RDF boasts a “tightly profiled design” with a 40-percent reduction in meplat size. The result? Handloaders no longer need to point and trim tips.

The RDF bullets are designed to be easy on handloaders. (Photo: Nosler)

Nosler says the RDF line in itself eases the loading experience while producing flat trajectories and the least amount of wind drift possible.

“The RDF line was designed from the ground up by Nosler’s world-class team of engineers with the goal of delivering exceptionally high BCs that result in the flattest trajectory and least wind drift possible,” Nosler said in a news release. “With the introduction of this bullet, distances that were once too far to consistently and accurately shoot are now a reality.”

The 6mm, 115-grain RDF bullet is currently available online and in stores in 100 count and 500 count boxes.

 

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