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With a full semester of the state’s new campus carry law in the rear view colleges and universities in Arkansas have little trouble to report.
Officials with Arkansas State University, the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, explained to lawmakers that the once-controversial new law trimming gun free zones at state-funded colleges and universities for those with a carry permit hasn’t created problems on campus.
“We have not seen an issue yet on campus — I’m gonna knock on some wood here,” said Capt. Chris Bentley of the University of Central Arkansas Police Department.
The state adopted Act 562 two years ago, prompting 30 pages of proposed rules for the new program drafted by the Arkansas State Police last October. The Arkansas Legislative Council then approved the state’s contentious new enhanced concealed carry program, which mandates increased training to carry in more places.
Under the aegis of the program, applicants for an Arkansas CHL could opt for an enhancement granted after 8 hours of additional training including a graded live-fire course that would enable them to carry their handgun on the campus of a public university, college, or community college in the state as well as some other areas currently off-limits to CHL holders. Neighboring Mississippi, a constitutional carry state, has a similar optional enhanced carry endorsement which, after training from a certified instructor, drops the types of gun free zones where a licensed CCW holder is excluded from bringing a gun.
University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz points out that, while Act 562 will allow campus carry, it only applies to those with the enhancement, only covers concealed carry, and that other state laws prohibit the storage of guns in university facilities including residence halls. However, they may be stored in locked unattended vehicles on campus.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 10 states allow the carrying of concealed weapons on public post-secondary campuses.
Similar to the news from Arkansas, Texas in 2017 reported few problems after campus carry came to the Lone Star State while costs of implementing the new standard proved less than schools had forecasted.
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Beretta came to the 2018 NRAAM with the hopes of turning the waterfowl hunting world on it’s head with the release of the all new A400 Xtreme Plus. They took an already stellar shotgun and made some substantial improvements all in the hopes of making this the most versatile and rugged waterfowl shotgun on the market.
The first notable upgrade that Beretta made with this shotgun was to give it an all Steelium Plus barrel, making it the first semi-auto hunting shotgun to have such. The 7×7 stepped rib also gives you a wider sight picture, meaning more birds on the ground. Moving to the stock they added a soft comb which increases comfort in the cold weather climates and will also help reduce the felt recoil. This is in addition to the adjustable length of pull which will also help with recoil. Some ergonomic upgrades that Beretta also made here were the extended bolt release and charging handle. Moving to the bottom of the gun they made the loading port larger and increased the length of lifter, giving the user a full length lifter which should mitigate all thumb bite. Inside they also included a new bright green follower which should clearly show you when you’re out of ammo and in need of a refill.
To prove the versatility and ruggedness of this gun they have put six branded guns on a torture tour around the US. They have vowed to take these guns to some of the harshest waterfowl hunting grounds in the US to show that there is no stopping this newly updated waterfowl gun. To follow along with the torture tour as they make their way across the US you can search #a400xtremeplusTT on social media to stay updated. What do you think of the new upgrades Beretta has made to the A400 line of shotguns? Let us know in the comments below!
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About 3-inches thick, the 200-pound door can take a lot of punishment from your average small arms — and we do mean “small” arms.
Matt at Demolition Ranch starts rimfire with an Amtac-suppressed Ruger MK IV .22 pistol and works his way up the ballistic food chain from there. Moving up, the door shrugs off an array of pistol rounds including from an FN 5.7 and a .50AE Deagle.
Then the gloves come off and the door proves to be pretty basic when confronted with rifle caliber rounds.
Now go and watch Heat again. You know you were thinking about it…
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Steyr Arms announced a new logoed Drago 36-inch soft gun case the company said is ideal for toting the Steyr AUG and pistols to and from the range.
Constructed of durable 600-denier Cordura, the Steyr/Drago gun case divvies up MOLLE front panels for easy attachment of external bags and accessories while offering a well padded and water resistant design.
Measuring 37-inches by 14-inches by 10-inches, the gun case comes in gun owner’s choice of black, green or tan. The case delivers padded backpack straps for hands-free travel, three large pouches for ammo and extras and four zippered storage areas. The design is topped off with two padded pistol pockets to pack extra heat on the way to the range.
The Steyr/Drago gun cases are available directly from Steyr Arms and ship with a Steyr AUG PVC patch that can be attached to the case’s hook-and-loop panel. The gun case retails for $70.
With everything Solo suddenly popular again, here is a look at the Umarex Legends M712, a full-auto airgun send-up of the classic Broomhandle Mauser.
Based on the C96, as noted in the model’s designation the Umarex airgun is a take on the interwar M1932/M712 select-fire Schnellfeuer (rapid fire) variant that used a detachable mag. True to form, the blowback-action CO2 .177-caliber BB pistol is pretty swag if you don’t have the change or desire to get an original.
Check out the review from David Higginbotham above. And yes, the BlasTech DL-44 comes up.
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An investigation by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and Chicago police lead to a series of weapons charges for a courthouse worker in Missouri.
Victor Nahum Vargas, 40, of Jefferson City, was charged on Saturday for his role in selling 11 firearms to a convicted felon who was working as an ATF confidential source, the Justice Department announced in a press release.
According to court documents, the felon contacted Vargas, who worked as a custodial supervisor of the federal courthouse in Jefferson City, over a two-day period last month and negotiated the purchase of 10 firearms for $7,500. Vargas, according to the complaint filed with the court by an ATF agent from the Chicago Field Office, knew the individual contacting him was a felon unable to legally possess firearms.
While under surveillance, Vargas went to a local gun store and bought 11 guns last Wednesday which he agreed to resell to his contact for $8,300 cash. Meeting the informant at an area Wal-Mart two days later, he was taken into custody by the ATF and Jefferson City Police after the guns and money changed hands.
Court minutes show that Vargas had his initial appearance Monday and remains in federal custody pending a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.
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The 2018 NRAAM were full of guns, innovation, and freedom loving patriots all surrounding themselves in a show of strength. There was so much to see and so many vendors on display that we couldn’t possibly show you everything there was to see. But Guns.com did take the show floor to take a look at some of the products we’re most excited about in 2018. Below is the list of booths that we stopped at and why we think they’re so great.1. Battle Arms Development – “Paratrooper”
We decided to stop by Battle Arms Development to check out the much talked about “Paratrooper” SBR which they had on display. This rifle has a 7.5 inch barrel and sports an overall length of just 20.1 inches. This rifle is chambered in .300 BLK and is meant to serve as an homage to those who served in WWII sporting the same finish matching that of the M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, 1903A3, etc. Finally they finish it off the Grade A French Walnut handguard and pistol grip, which sets that gun apart from everything else out there and makes more of a work of art. But make no mistake, they intended for this rifle to work and to work well, the trigger break and reset is about as crisp and clean as you’re going to find on the market. Match all that with the enhanced pin set, bolt catcher, and ambidextrous safety, charging handle, and mag release, and this rifle is ready to do work while looking good too. They do have the same model of rifle available in pistol form if you want to go that route as well.2. Unity Tactical – TAPS
The guys from Tactical Night Vision Company (TNVC) and Unity Tactical teamed up to bring you the new TAPS. This stands for Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch, and it’s designed to be a complete one point command and control system for all weapon-mounted electronics. This switch allows the user to mount lights and lasers where they see fit on their rifle but be able to access and operate those multiple units from a single point of reference. The switch can mount to M1913 Picatinny, KEYMOD, and M-LOK rail systems with little effort, and as a bonus you don’t need any third party rail adapters. This switch has a hardened case and can be submerged in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.3. Streamlight – TLR-7
Chase is a huge fan of Streamlight and has run the lights on his guns for years. This year Streamlight has introduced the new TLR-7 and TLR-8. These lights can fit securly on without the need for tools or putting your finger in front of the muzzle. Both models feature the super bright 500 lumen light, which can be programmed to strobe, while the TLR-8 gives an upgrade with the addition of a red laser as well. They both come with a CR123A battery which powers the light and can give the end user a total run time, with just the light, of 1.5 hours. Finally they both sport a low-profile ambidextrous on/off switch which gives the greatest flexibility to power on the light in a time of need.4. Beretta – APX Centurion and Compact
We stopped by the Beretta booth and we were fortunate enough to be run through Beretta’s new line of pistols, the Centurion and Compact, by none other than John “Chappy” Chapman himself. At 2018 SHOT Show Beretta released the full size APX and here at NRAAM they were not going to sit quietly on the sidelines. Beretta released both the Centurion and Compact version of the APX family. What’s really cool about this platform is that the whole family uses a single trigger chassis, which is the serialized part on the gun. This means that you can have a single chassis and be able to fit it to a full size, mid-size (Centurion model), or Compact size gun. The Centurion model is their mid-size introduction which is meant to function as either a duty gun or a concealed carry gun while the Compact is meant to function solely as a CCW gun. Centurion and the Compact both sport the same length of slide so you’ll have the same sight radius on each gun. As Chappy told us Beretta is quickly approaching M4 territory where you can you can just buy a trigger chassis and then build the gun you want around it. The full size model packs 17 rounds while the Centurion and Compact hold 15 and 13 rounds respectively.5. High Threat Concealment
Lastly we stopped by the High Threat Concealment (HTC) booth to see what new holsters and mounting solutions could be found at this year’s show. The big release for HTC this year was their APS, or Adapt-a-Platform-Series, which allows you to mount a holster in a variety of locations and be versatile with the attachment hardware you use. You can use mounting hardware from Safariland, G-Code, and Blackhawk! to work with this series. Next HTC showed us their tried and true Spektre series of holsters, which includes their appendix carry wing which really pushes the gun back against the body for a deeper concealment of the pistol. The also showed us their Cobra tactical belt, which has a sticky inside, allowing the user pull the needed items off the belt without worry of the belt slipping free. This belt was also outfitted with a Vantage holster, a quick release med kit, and an M4 Mag Stacker which allows you to keep both pistol and rifle mags in a very compact space.
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Krytos Industries recently released a new “revolutionary” titanium finishing process alongside titanium Glock handgun slides.
The patented finishing process, ArmorTi, permits titanium to be used for various applications to include handgun slides and frames. Krytos said previously this was not possible due to galling and other friction related problems associated with titanium.
ArmorTi uses a precisely controlled, forced diffusion in order to harden titanium surfaces. The result is a black finish that is durable and adheres to the strength and integrity of titanium. The ArmorTi process, which has been tested extensively according to Krytos, allows shooters to completely replaced Glock handgun slides with a lighter, more attractive Titanium version. Weight is reduced by 25 percent or more while still adhering to Glock’s notorious performance.
“A factory Glock 19 (Gen 3) slide weighs 11.5-ounces while Krytos’s G19 slide weighs in at a mere 6.4-ounces,” Krytos said in a press release. “Further, all participants involved in testing reported that the increase in felt recoil was negligible, but did state that sight recovery on target was dramatically faster (this was attributed to increased slide velocity and reduced slide mass resulting in less ‘muzzle dip’ upon returning to battery).”
Offering ArmorTi handgun slides for the Glock 17 and 19, both offered with optional cuts for Trijicon TMT, Krytos also announced titanium guide rods for the G17 and G19 as well as bolt carriers for the AR-15 and AR-10 platforms.
“This is an exciting time for our young company,” said the company’s President, Ben Cook. “ArmorTi has consistently amazed us with what it allows titanium to do and we truly believe it will change the face of material design considerations in the firearms industry and many others.”
Glock Ti Slides start at $549 for non-cut slides and $599 for RMR cut slides while the Ti Guide Rod is priced at $59. The AR-15 Bolt Carrier comes in at $369 for 5.56 and .223, while the AR-10 Bolt Carrier for .308 retails for $429.
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Last week, a group of 11 influencers belonging to the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) published an open letter in The Huffington Post calling for “responsible firearm regulation.”
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The .327 Federal Magnum chambering entered the market with little fanfare more than a decade ago and is just now coming into its own with a full complement of serious guns. From Henry’s Big Boy line to multiple Ruger revolvers, the stout little round is barking its praises. Seeing that potential and success, the folks at Sturm, Ruger, Co have added yet another to its lineup—long-awaited, full size GP100. Has the wait been worth it? Guns.com finds out.Meet the Ruger GP100 in .327 Fed Mag
With previous Ruger .327 Fed Mag models in the SP101, LCR, LCRx, and Single Seven, it was only a matter of time until the chambering found the GP100, which is at the top of Ruger’s DA/SA line of revolvers. Offered in both 4.2 inch and 6 inch models, the GP100’s show off a hefty stainless steel build with a satin finish.
The 1/16 inch twist barrel is topped with a ramp front and adjustable rear sights. Our shorter barreled version measures 9.5 inches overall and weighs 40 ounces empty, even with the full shroud. A transfer bar safety protects against accidental discharge. The triple-locking cylinder, which engages into the front, rear, and bottom of the frame, assures both cylinder alignment and Ruger’s durability. The factory Hogue Monogrip wraps the frame while adding serious comfort. The wheelgun comes in Ruger’s gray hard plastic case and is stamped Newport, NH, USA. Regardless of barrel length, the new GP100 in .327 retails for $899 with online retailers already listing the wheelgun for $650.About the .327 Fed Mag
Not only is the .327 Fed Mag a stout defensive round, pushing the .357 Mag’s ballistics with considerably less felt recoil, it is also an option for smaller game hunting, backup protection in the woods, and just an all around enjoyable range master. Another benefit is capacity—the GP100 holds seven rounds of .327 to only six rounds of .357. Will one more round make that big of a difference? Maybe, maybe not. Yet it never hurts to have more firepower with less recoil. Just as you can fire .38SPL from the .357, .32 aficionados can also feed the lighter recoiling .32 H&R Magnum.Range Time
At just over three pounds loaded, the GP100 has more than enough weight to negate the already manageable recoil of the .327, while still maintaining good balance in the hand and on the hip. The rear sight is easily adjustable for both windage and elevation. The white outline rear is easy enough to align on target, but could be slightly more prominent for faster acquisition. Hogue grips coming standard is a boon for accurate shooting. Coming from a shooter with smaller hands, I can testify that this gun fits me just as well as it does the fellas with larger paws. The GP100 is controllable, a joy to shoot, and a confidence builder not only as a sidearm, but as a knockdown caliber as well.
Recoil is practically non-existent in a weightier handgun like the GP100. Fired single action, the trigger broke repeatedly at just over 4-1/2 pounds, crisp and clean which allowed for accurate shooting. In double action, the pull is obviously extended, but equally smooth in it’s weightiness and easy enough to learn to shoot well quickly. From the bench, we were shooting repeatable three shot, three-to-three-and-a-half inch groups offhand at 25 yards. Rapid fire at defense distances was equally as pleasing.
We fired a mix of factory premium ammunition, which before you gnash your teeth, is in fact readily available on store shelves: American Eagle 85 and 100 grain JSP’s, Speer Gold Dot 100grn JHP, Federal Premium 85grn Hydra Shok JHP, and Great Lakes 100 grn RNFP. There’s much more bark than bite in terms of noise over recoil. When shooting the .32 H&R in Federal Premium Personal Defense in 85grn JHP and 95grn SWC, there’s certainly less velocity, but also less report, while still maintaining excellent accuracy and nearly identical point of impact. Caliber versatility is as interesting in the GP100 in .327/.32H&R Magnum as it is in the .357/.38 Special. Regardless of your chambering favor, though, the fact remains that the Ruger GP100 just plain fits and is not just attractive, but capable.Close Companions—SP101 & GP100
With very similar outward appearances in the 4-inch barreled .327 Federal revolver market, we’d be remiss not to consider whether the GP is worth more money than it’s older, albeit smaller brother, the SP. There is only one close competitor, Ruger’s own SP101 which is considerably lighter at 29.5 ounces, and only a six-round capacity, the GP100 ultimately throws down the trump card. A larger, rugged frame with room for an additional round in the cylinder, upgraded grips, and all done in an attractive, well-balanced package for just over a hundred dollars more. The SP101 wears a fiber optic front that some will prefer over the GP100’s ramp front, but not I. The biggest benefit to the SP101 is as a crossover carry wheelgun. Its lighter weight and smaller frame and grips make it a bit more concealable but not quite as much fun on the range as the GP100. They’re both fine guns that more than do justice to the .327 Fed Mag chambering, but after getting my hands on both, the GP100 was an easy choice for my purposes as a woods sidearm, plinker, and backup carry tool.Conclusion
The new Ruger GP100 in .327 Federal Magnum is the first true full-frame revolver in the caliber, and at the end of the day, it has been a long-awaited win. While the LCR family covers the carry market with some rollover into the SP101, and the Single Sevens are capable single action plinksters and hunters, the GP100 is Ruger’s ace in the hole. In our 4 inch barreled model, not only could it moonlight as a carry gun, but excels as a woodsman’s sidearm, a small-game and varmint slayer, and darn enjoyable all-around shooter.
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Trump administration moves to shift small arms gun export approval from State Department to Commerce
Florida: NRA must publicly name plaintiffs fighting anti-gun law, despite high risk of 'harassment,' judge rules
Less than a month after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a press release directing New York insurance companies to “review” their relationship with the NRA, the National Rifle Association has sued the Governor, New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), and DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo on First Amendment grounds.
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Milestone Auctions announced its offerings this week for a premier firearms and militaria auction scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.
The Ohio-based auction house hopes the artifacts — newly released from private collectors and spanning from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War — will fetch over $1 million. Featured items include a 14.75-inch hand-forged bayonet haldberd from the 1770s, an original photo cabinet card of Annie Oakley holding her signature Marlin lever-action rifle circa 1899, and a Nazi German Knight’s Cross Certificate signed by Adolf Hitler in June 1941.
“Everything in this auction is high quality,” said Milestone Auctions co-owner Chris Sammet. “There are some very unusual and rare guns by the most desirable makers, as well as many historically significant pieces. Collectors love bidding on things that are fresh to the market from private collections, as opposed to dealer stock, and that’s exactly what we are offering in this auction – fresh goods.”
The auction begins May 26 at 10 a.m. EST, with all forms of bidding available including online through LiveAuctioneers, AuctionZip, Proxibid, HiBid, Invaluable or Milestone’s own bidding platform.
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Winchester introduces new calibers into its popular Deer Season XP rifle ammunition line, adding 117-grain .25-06 Rem and 250-grain .450 Bushmaster loads.
Introduced in 2015, the Deer Season XP ammo series features a large diameter polymer-tipped bullet that Winchester said delivers “devastating terminal performance.” Offering an Extreme Point polymer tip, the tapered bullet jacket and precision swaged lead core were created to provide the energy needed to transfer massive takedown power.
Already available in 15 popular hunting calibers, Winchester adds the .25-06 and .450 Bushmaster for even more options for serious hunters.
“Winchester continues to make Deer Season XP available to even more hunters as they take to the woods in pursuit of our nation’s most popular big-game animal,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of marketing and sales for Winchester Ammunition, in a news release.
The newest calibers of Deer Season XP ship in 20-round boxes, like their brethren. Average price on the ammo series hovers between $20 and $40 per box.
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