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NRA Announces Personal Protection Expo, Sept. 6-8

General Gun News - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 04:42

Smith & Wesson pistols on display at a previous Expo. (Photo:

The National Rifle Association’s Personal Protection Expo, previously titled NRA Carry Guard Expo, is slated to return Sept. 6 through Sept. 8 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The three-day educational event centers on providing access to gun owners interested in furthering their knowledge and skill as it relates to personal protection and concealed carry. Designed to address both those new to the gun owning world and seasoned veterans to gun ownership, the event will showcase products and provide 120 seminars from which to learn. Seminar topics to be offered include self-defense, home defense, preparedness, situation awareness, concealed carry and medical training.

What to consider during a home invasion? A few people wanted to know during the NRA Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee on Aug. 25, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/

The NRA says the main exhibit hall of the Fort Worth Convention Center will bring firearms and accessory companies together to offer self-defense and concealed carry gear and guns. Additionally, a Concealed Carry Fashion Show will be held to show gun owners various ways to conceal guns.

“The NRA Personal Protection Expo is the firearms education event of the year,” the NRA said in a press release. “Visitors can attend more than 120 seminars and workshops featuring the best personal protection and concealed carry practices taught and demonstrated by leading experts and instructors from across the country, including NRA staff from Competitive Shooting and Education & Training.”

No information has been provided on the cost of tickets or registration for the event.

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A Cannon In Your Pocket: Why No One Messed with the Glock 30 Gun

Gun News Daily - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 03:06

The pistol 30 weighs 23.81 ounces unloaded and 33.69 ounces fully loaded. Like other Glock handguns, the Glock 30 features a polymer grip and frame coupled with a Melonite-treated metal slide. Glock’s most powerful—and compact—handgun is a mix of old and new technology. The Glock 30 subcompact handgun merges the .45 ACP round, a product […]

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How to Restore Antique Firearms and Guns – Beginner Guide

Gun News Daily - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:27

Antique firearms can make amazing showpieces, and they can be a heckuva lot of fun to shoot. However, antique firearms have often lived hard lives. Before they’re ready for display (or ready for the range), they need to be properly restored. Fortunately, it’s possible to restore an antique firearm yourself. You just need the right […]

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Disarm Hate Act Introduced: Would Permanently Revoke 2A Rights for Misdemeanor Hate Crimes

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 19:54

Two Democratic legislators introduced the Disarm Hate Act this week, which calls for the permanent revocation of 2A rights for any misdemeanor offense considered a hate crime.

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Alabama: Lifetime Carry Permit Bill Moving Forward in the Senate

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:10
Earlier today, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 392 with a bipartisan vote of 8 to 1, sponsored by Senator Randy Price (R-13).  SB 392 could be heard as soon as tomorrow by the full Senate. 
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John Paul Stevens Peddles New Memoir by Calling Heller the ‘Worst Self-Inflicted Wound in the Court’s History’

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:28

The former Associate Supreme Court Justice is back in the saddle, peddling a new memoir and rehashing the same failed arguments he’s been making since the historic D.C. v. Heller decision affirmed the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

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Father Shoots, Kills Home Intruder in Lancaster

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:06
A man was fatally shot after allegedly breaking into a Lancaster home on Sunday. The shooting happened around 6:45 a.m. in the 45100 block of Loma Vista Drive.
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King County Sheriff Releases 911 Audio of Fatal Home Invasion

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:47
Authorities released the 911 call recording of a home invasion in Seattle's White Center neighborhood, where the homeowner shot and killed the 29-year-old intruder. A newly-trained 911 operator received a call at about 2:40 a.m. on April 22 from a man who claimed an intruder was in the house. Within a minute of her asking the homeowner what he was reporting, crashes can be heard.
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NRA Supports Guns Save Life's Challenge to Illinois’s FOID Act

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:29
NRA is supporting a legal challenge to Illinois's FOID Act brought by Guns Save Life, an organization dedicated to defending the Second Amendment rights of Illinois residents. 
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Kamala Harris Will Ban Importation of ‘Assault Weapons’ via Executive Action

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:15

2020 presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is doubling down on her campaign promise to deliver gun control via executive action.

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Pavlich blasts Kamala Harris' proposed executive action on gun control: 'Attack on Second Amendment rights'

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:57
Katie Pavlich said Sen. Kamala Harris’ proposed executive action on gun control would be “an attack on Second Amendment rights.” Harris, D-Calif, is expected to pledge at a campaign event in New Hampshire Wednesday that if she’s elected president, she would sign an executive order banning the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons, Politico reported. "If by my 100th day in office when elected president of the United States, the United States Congress fails to put a bill on my desk to sign with all of the good ideas or any of the good ideas that I'm prepared to take executive action because that's what's needed," Harris said on CNN Sunday.
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Georgia: Gov. Kemp Signs Bill To Improve Hunting Opportunities

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:32
On May 7th, Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 72 into law. 
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Joe Biden pitches fingerprint-locked firearms to reduce gun violence

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:56
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he is open to a federal firearm licensing system and suggested fingerprint-locked guns as a way to combat gun violence.  “I’ve never heard of that before, I think it’s worth looking into,” Biden told the Washington Examiner Tuesday at a campaign stop when asked his position on federal firearm licensing. “I don’t know whether, where that is in terms of under the Constitution whether we’re able to do that. My guess is we could.” 
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Kamala Harris escalates gun control agenda

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:53
Kamala Harris' unilateral crackdown on guns is expanding. At a presidential campaign event Wednesday in New Hampshire, Harris will pledge to take executive action banning the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons — a move that comes just three weeks after the California Democrat rolled out her sweeping gun-control proposal.  Harris — a former career prosecutor who appears intent on owning the gun issue in the crowded primary — said if Congress fails to pass stricter gun laws in her first 100 days as president, she would take matters into her own hands. That involves signing executive orders requiring near-universal background checks on gun sales, closing the so-called "boyfriend loophole," reversing the Trump administration's move to allow fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants to buy guns, and repealing a law that prevents victims from holding gun-makers and firearms dealers liable for their losses.
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Senator Harris to promise ban on U.S. imports of some "high-powered" guns

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:28
Expanding on her gun control proposals, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris will announce on Wednesday that if elected president she will prohibit imports of some high-powered guns into the United States.  Harris has already endorsed a swath of gun control measures, but at a campaign stop in New Hampshire, she will promise to institute a ban on “AR-15-style assault weapons,” a senior campaign official said.  There is legal precedent for such a ban, the aide said, pointing to similar measures by former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush taken in order to study permanent bans. 
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Minnesota: Conference Committee Votes Down Anti-Gun Language for Omnibus Legislation

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:05
On Tuesday, the Judiciary/Public Safety Conference Committee voted down the addition of anti-gun language from House Files 8 and 9 onto the Omnibus Bill, SF 802.
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Hot Gobbler Optics: Aimpoint Micro H-2 Red Dot Proves Itself on Turkeys

General Gun News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 05:15

Our test Aimpoint Micro H-2 sits atop the new Savage 220 bolt action shotgun. With Federal Premium TSS loads, we cleanly harvested trophy toms from 16 yards to 53 yards, and the dot size and brightness settings of the Aimpoint were ideal. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/

While optics on turkey smoothbores are becoming the norm these days, many hunters — current company included — are reluctant to make the transition. That all changed when we spent a Texas Rio Grande turkey hunt with the Savage Model 220 bolt action shotgun topped with an Aimpoint Micro H-2 red dot. The rest is happy history.

Aimpoint Micro H-2

Though we have always hunted with irons or fiber optic open sights, there’s finally a red dot optic we can get behind for turkey slaying. We had the pleasure of using the Micro H-2’s atop Savage’s 220 bolt action 20-gauge turkey-specific smoothbores, and it worked flawlessly. The sight is classified by the company as a “reflex collimator sight with LED” but to us, it’s a hardcore red dot.

Integral Weaver/Picatinny-style base allows easy mounting on most guns, while Aimpoint offers a half-dozen additional mounts for easy mating with a variety of specific rifles and shotguns. It ships with a set of see-thru, flip-up lens covers and uses stainless steel mount threads for added durability. The housing is anodized aluminum finished in an unassuming matte black.

The Aimpoint Micro H-2 with its 2MOA dot worked perfectly on gobblers. It mounted quickly to the Savage 220’s top rail, though if your gun is not picatinny/Weaver friendly, the company makes a host of other rifle and shotgun mounts. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/

This second generation of Micro H-2 is advertised to allow greater light transmission, and while we have not viewed a Gen 1, we had no problem scanning the terrain at dusk and dawn. In addition, the twelve brightness settings were more than ample to master any lighting conditions.

Both windage and elevation adjustments can be made using the top of the protective caps, so no additional tool is required at the patterning board. Sighting in the Savage shotguns with the Aimpoints was a breeze, and we were quickly placing a devastating group at 40 yards. The unlimited eye relief of a such a red dot sight allows even inexperienced shooters to hunt successfully with both eyes open, thus allowing a full and brighter view of the surroundings.

Run-and-Gun Ready

The Micro H-2 — like other Aimpoint optics — is fully waterproof, not just water resistant, and submersible to a depth of 15 feet. Hunters have a choice of 2MOA, 4MOA, or 6MOA dot sizes. We used the 2MOA, which was perfect on both turkeys and the patterning board from 5 to 50+ yards. Larger dot sizes tend to obscure hunting targets, especially at longer ranges. Another boon, especially for the more mobile, run-and-gun hunter, is weight, or in this case, the lack thereof. The H-2 weighs in at only 3.28 ounces bare and 4.79 ounces with the flip covers and additional mounting base, making the Micro H-2 a lightweight addition to most any turkey rig.

Ridiculous Battery Life

Quality doesn’t come cheap, with the Aimpoint Micro H-2 retailing from $717-$812. But get this, the ACET technology using a 3V lithium, type CR 2032 battery allows 50,000 hours of operation on one battery. That’s over five years of continuous use! Twelve brightness settings handle everything from the brightest sun to faded dusk.

Vista Outdoor’s JJ Reich ready to pull the trigger on a gobbler from behind a Surroundview Stakeout blind with the Aimpoint on point. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/

There is zero worry about the battery giving out and ruining a hunt, nor about recoil breaking down the optic, which is a common occurrence with lesser sights. This piece is purpose-built for hunters.

Happy Hunting

Next time you find yourself wishing for a quality optic atop that turkey-thumping shotgun, give Aimpoint a look. Even if the Micro H-2 doesn’t fit the bill based on either price or compatibility, there are a number of other optics and mounting options, including a Micro S-1 that attaches directly to the ventilated rib of most shotguns. There’s no concern about lining up the beads or taking odd-angle shots when using a red dot. If you can see the dot and get it on the gobbler’s neck, pull the trigger and the shot should be right on the money. No matter your choice of aiming solution, we at wish you a happy hunting season filled with turkeys in your sights.

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22Plinkster Pings Ejected 22LR Casing in Mid-Air (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:55

Plinkster extraordinaire 22Plinkster takes on 22LR cases in his latest YouTube video, shooting ejected brass in mid-air.

Using a Ruger Mark IV with Volquartsen parts and add-ons, 22Plinkster attempts to shoot the ejected CCI casings before they hit the ground. Holding the pistol flat as he shoots, he must quickly flip the gun upright to take aim at the falling brass. Though it takes a couple of practice shots, 22Plinkster eventually nails it — as if anyone is surprised.

Check out the video for the sweet shot, in slow-mo no less.

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Federal Unleashes Hydra-Shok Bullet Components

General Gun News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:39

The newly released components extend the Hydra-Shok family to handloaders. (Photo: Federal)

Federal launches new Hydra-Shok components, delivering a popular self-defense load to handloaders.

Originally debuted in 1989, Hydra-Shok occupied the personal protection space, presenting an ammo option geared towards protecting home and family. The hollow point design paired with center post offered shooters a consistent, reliable performance and expansion.

Boxes come in either 50 round or 100 rounds. (Photo: Federal)

Federal has since expanded its options to bring the design to handloaders. Available in a variety of weights and diameters, the components ship in 50-round or 100-round count boxes with prices ranging from $16 to $18 for 50 round boxes and $30 for 100 rounds. Current offerings include 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .357 Mag. and .38 SPL.

“Federal Premium Hydra-Shok, the bullet design that’s defined self-defense for a generation, is now available as a component for handloaders,” Federal said in a news release. Federal says shipments of the components are currently headed towards ammo dealers.

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