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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.
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.
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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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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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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John Paul Stevens Peddles New Memoir by Calling Heller the ‘Worst Self-Inflicted Wound in the Court’s History’
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.
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'
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.
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.
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 Guns.com wish you a happy hunting season filled with turkeys in your sights.
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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 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.
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.