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The Well Armed Woman Launches #NotMeDay Movement

General Gun News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:24

The #NotMe movement encourages women to protect themselves through training and education. (Photo: The Well Armed Woman)

The Well Armed Woman continues to advocate for women with the launch of #NotMeDay — a social movement encouraging women to take up their own arms for protection.

Slated for June 1, the organization encourages women to head to a local range decked out in the color purple or official #NotMe clothing from Nine Line Apparel to “stand in solidarity with sister self-protectors.” At the range, participants will fire three symbolic rounds to represent empowerment, preparation and the refusal to be a victim.

#NotMe participants are encouraged to wear purple on June 1 as they head to the range. (Photo: The Well Armed Woman)

“Women are tired of being the prey of violent criminals and are doing what it takes to protect themselves and their loved ones,” Carrie Lightfoot, #NotMe Day Organizer and founder of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters, said in a news release. “#NotMe Day is an opportunity for all women to join together and show the world that women refuse to be forever bound to the unequal battlefield of violence.”

Women participating in the #NotMeDay event are encouraged to take a selfie and share it on social media with the hashtags #NotMe. Survivors of previous violence are also encouraged to include the hashtag #NeverAgain in their social media posts. The goal is to show the world that women refuse to be victims.

Registration through The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters is free, though a $10 donation is encouraged. For more information and to find a local Well Armed Woman Chapter, head over to the official event registration page.

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Every Law Kentucky Gun Owners Should Know in 2019

Gun News Daily - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:03

Compared to a lot of other states, Kentucky is a fairly permissive state when it comes to owning and carrying a firearm. You’re not required to register your firearm in this state, which is great news for Kentuckian gun owners. However, that doesn’t mean there are zero gun laws. In this article, we’re going to […]

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Oregon: Anti-Gun Bills Will Not Be Moving Forward

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 19:16
Last week, a pro-Second Amendment group of Senators took a stand against Senate Bill 978 by refusing to participate in floor sessions until the omnibus gun control bill was withdrawn from consideration.  Yesterday, Oregon Senate Leadership reached an agreement that anti-gun legislation, which includes SB 978, will not be moving forward this year and is defeated for the session.
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Buckshot in the Night: The New TL-Racker Shotgun Forend Light From Streamlight

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 18:20

Streamlight's new integrated forend light fits both Mossberg 500/590 models and Remington's 870. Producing 850 lumens, the TL-Racker is a must-have.

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Colorado Representative Facing Recall after Sponsoring Red Flag Law

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 17:51

A Colorado state representative is facing a recall after sponsoring a controversial gun control bill recently signed into law.

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Nevada: Policy Committee Deadline Rapidly Approaching, Continue to Contact Members of the Judiciary Committee!

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 17:04
May 17th is the deadline for legislation to pass out of the policy committee in the second chamber.  Assembly Bill 291 and Assembly Bill 153, which were previously heard in a joint Judiciary Committee hearing, can be scheduled for a work session and vote at any time.
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Louisiana: Your Action Needed - House to Consider Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation Tomorrow

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 14:00
Tomorrow, the Louisiana House is scheduled to consider preemption legislation, House Bill 281. 
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New York Democrat Threatens Extinction of Local Gun Shops with New Bill

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:55

Last week, freshman Democratic Rep. Joe Morelle announced a different kind of gun ban. Dubbed the Gun Theft Prevention Act, the proposed legislation would mandate strict security requirements on gun shops, impose stiff penalties for non-compliance, and hold shops accountable for crimes committed with stolen firearms.

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Vermont: Waiting Period Legislation Passes House Committee

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:14
Monday afternoon, the House Judiciary Committee passed S.169 on a 7-4 vote, setting up a potential gun debate on the House floor during the last days of the 2019 legislative session.
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Would-be Robber Shot Dead by Grand Prairie Homeowner

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:49
A home invasion suspect was shot dead by a Grand Prairie homeowner early Monday. Police said the suspect, Rayme Castilleja, 20, “specifically targeted the residence” in the 2000 block of Plains Court about 1:15 a.m. Monday in an attempt to rob the homeowner.
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Pa. Lawmakers Move to Bar Local Gun Laws in Wake of Pittsburgh Measures

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 11:14
When Pittsburgh passed restrictions on guns last month, it reignited a fight over which level of government should regulate firearms. In recent weeks, two Republican lawmakers began pushing to strengthen the state’s control over gun regulations and make it easier for some groups, such as lobbyists, to recoup legal fees to fight cities’ rules.
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Anti-Hunting Congressman Introduces Grizzly Bear Hunting Ban

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:56
Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has introduced legislation that would ban the hunting of grizzly bears anywhere in the country except for Alaska. Grijalva, who chairs the House Resources Committee, is a frequent author of anti-hunting bills and is consistently rated at 100% by the Humane Society of the United States. 
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Keep It Simple Stupid: Everything You Need (And Nothing You Don’t) to Carry Concealed

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:37

After carrying for most of my adult life, I have concluded that what most of us really need is simply a solid, reliable gun that we can shoot well and carry comfortably.

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Alabama: Bill to Create Lifetime Carry Permit to be heard in House Committee

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 08:43
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, the Alabama House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee will hear House Bill 595, sponsored by Representative Proncey Robertson (R-7).  HB 595 would create a new lifetime carry permit issued by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) to state residents. 
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Finding Romance in a Single Shot .410 and Heavyweight TSS (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 07:00

Savage is now in the business of bringing new life to previously forgotten platforms. First, it was the recent revamp of the Model 220 which resurrected the bolt action shotgun, and now, one of the most sought-after items is also one of the smallest and more inexpensive in the company’s lineup, the Stevens-by-Savage Model 301 single shot .410 bore.

There’s nothing generally romantic or terribly interesting about a single shot shotgun. They’re quite basic. They’re inexpensive. They are not usually overly attractive.  So how can a company bring that back and have it achieve stunning success?  All those things—save price—change with the introduction of the Model 301, a purpose-driven turkey hunting shotgun dressed for success and built to excel with the partner company Federal Premium’s ammunition.

Meet the 301

Heavyweight TSS turkey loads, with dense tungsten alloy #9 shot, have transformed the previously inept .410 into a serious gobbler gun.  Partner that capable ammunition with the most tightly-choked specialty gun hell-bent on putting out deadly patterns with minimal recoil, all in one of the most inexpensive platforms on the market and we have the Model 301.  There’s not much to say about the gun design-wise. It’s a single shot, break action which is a simple design with few moving parts that has a track record of reliability.  For looks and field stealth, Savage spruces up the Model 301 with molded details in the durable synthetic stocks, all finished in either Mossy Oak Bottomland or Obsession camouflage.

The Stevens-by-Savage 301 Turkey single shot wears a 26” carbon steel barrel that is topped with an extended extra-full turkey choke, all optimized for the Federal Premium TSS 410 specialty turkey loads. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/

The three-inch chambered .410 wears a 26-inch carbon steel barrel that is topped with an extended, extra-full turkey choke, all optimized for the TSS payloads. A removable one-piece rail makes it easy to mount an optic, a current booming trend amongst turkey hunters. Metalwork is finished in matte blue for an unassuming look in the field. MSRP is a surprisingly low $199, with real-world prices already coming in around the $150 mark.

Field Thoughts

Length of pull on the 301 is a reasonable 13.75-inches which fits me very well but may be slightly long for youth or small-frame shooters. The rubber butt pad is a clean addition, though really, recoil is non-existent.  Though the gun ships with only the one extra-full turkey choke, the company makes use of the Win Choke thread pattern, so additional tubes will be available. Swivel studs come standard and are a welcome addition for turkey hunters often carrying decoys and other gear. A manual hammer-block safety, while not entirely expected, is a nice addition.

One of our favorite features on the gun are the sighting options. The 301 has a brass front bead as well as a removable optics rail. So, right off the bat, it is suitable for either iron-sighters or red-dot, scoped shooters. Taking that one step further, the bead sight has been designed to be compatible with Tru-Glo fiber optic systems, meaning the front can be easily transformed without a gunsmith.

Not only is the Model 301 a light-recoiling shotgun with the .410 bore, but it is also a lightweight gun, weighing barely over five pounds. What a treat in the turkey woods! (Photo: Kristin Alberts/

The most immediately noticeable thing about the gun is the weight, or lack thereof.  Tipping the scales just a few ounces over five pounds, the 301 is incredibly light while also remaining well-balanced.  This may just be the most pleasurable gun to carry afield that yet has next to no recoil. At 41.5-inches overall, it’s also a maneuverable gun that conjures feelings of youth, while at once packing the potency of a bonafide turkey killer. Either of the two Mossy Oak camo patterns are ideal for turkey hunters, with Bottomland perfect for thick timber or darker field terrain, while Obsession disappears in the greenery.

On the Patterning Board

Naturally, the bulk of our patterning was done with Federal Premium TSS loads. At 25-yards, that #9 shot on the turkey target appears to have nearly decapitated the bird, which represents a stunning increase in the lethality of the baby bore.  In fact, the shot on target at 25 yards with the .410 would easily rival the pellets in the kill zone put out by a 12-gauge a dozen years ago using larger lead shot. From 25, we walked that back to 30, 35, and even 40 yards with slowly expanding, but still incredibly tight groups in the vital zone. While I will never advocate for taking long shots on turkeys when I find the greatest joy in getting them in close, a .410 has never shot like this. Clearly, the extra-full choke works wonders with TSS.

We sent nearly 50 rounds through the 301, and the gun performs admirably, as we expected.  Though patterns were not nearly as impressive with either Federal Game Loads or Winchester Super-X, both functioned just fine. Operations on the 301 are smooth, from the hammer and safety to the trigger. The ejector, meanwhile, sends empties flying with authority.

The Case for Single Shot World Domination

Normally, I’d say I have little interest in talking to you about a single shot shotgun. But we’re both still here, and there’s a reason for that. First, the Model 301 is the most reasonable entry point into the specialized sub-gauge turkey hunting market.  With Federal Premium’s TSS .410 turkey loads putting devastating patterns on target with #9 shot from the small bore, the 301 has been optimized from the choke down to excel with that load.

Our 25-yard pattern with Federal Premium Heavyweight TSS #9 shot fired through the Model 301’s extra full choke is absolutely devastating. That gobbler would not have taken a step. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/

Second, not only does that combination make for an interesting and more challenging hunt for experienced hunters, but also, with the increased potency from the rounds, the .410 now becomes a viable youth and beginners gobbler-getter. The reduced recoil of the smaller bore, which heretofore had a severely limited range, has been rejuvenated with TSS and made accessible with the Model 301. The other smooth benefit to the platform is the ambidextrous nature of the single shot. Even for those not completely sold on the .410 bore, but still appreciating the affordable platform, the company offers the 301 Turkey in 20-gauge as well.

While Naysayers Nay, the 301 Bags Birds

There will always be hunters who proclaim the .410 as “not enough gun” to cleanly harvest turkeys, but those willing to buy the correct ammunition and put in some time at the patterning board quickly find that not only can a .410 do more now than ever before but is also both an incredibly pleasurable gun to take afield and a potent one as well.

There’s no one single gun or chambering that is “the” turkey gun. We hunters can all agree, though, that respecting the quarry means making a clean kill. And I have no doubt that with TSS loaded in the Model 301 Turkey, I can cleanly harvest a trophy gobbler inside of 40 yards with a single shot. Whether you’re new to the baby bore gobbler craze, have a new shooter in need of a gun, or just want a different challenge in the turkey woods, the Model 301 deserves a long look. There’s a reason that demand still outweighs supply, but trust me, this little baby is worth the wait.

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Vincent Hancock Wins Fifth Consecutive World Cup

General Gun News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 06:00

Vincent Hancock, center, dominated the latest World Cup event taking first. (Photo: USA Shooting)

Vincent Hancock turned in another dominating performance at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in South Korea, earning another first-place skeet shooting victory.

This first place finish is Hancock’s fifth consecutive World Cup win and his sixth international win overall. Hancock earned the top spot Saturday, qualifying with 123 targets then beating second place winner, and fellow American Christian Elliot, in a shoot-off for the finals position. In finals, Hancock slammed 57 of the 60 targets, claiming the top spot.

“Thank you God for the opportunity to do what I love,” Hancock said on social media. “Thank you to my wife and little girls at home that put up with me being gone so much and thank you to my sponsors that help make this dream a reality. I couldn’t do it without any of you!”

Hancock, left, and fellow American Christian Elliot on the podium. (Photo: Vincent Hancock via Facebook)

Hancock added about teammate and silver medal winner Elliot, “Congratulations to Christian for an amazing competition and for winning his first World Cup Medal. He’s one of the best teammates, competitors and friends that somebody could ask for. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be there to witness his first medal of what I am sure will be [many] in the future. “

The World Cup event continues, with Women’s Trap headed into qualifications Tuesday.

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Sig Sauer’s Tiny Machine Gun Won’t Join the U.S. Army: Meet the Cooperhead

Gun News Daily - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:48

In shrinking the gun down, SIG may have gone a bridge too far. While the U.S. Army SCW wanted a tiny SMG for the PSD role, stocked pistols or more svelte guns may be a better choice. SIG’s “Copperhead” pistol is one of the smallest guns of its type on the market. With a 3.5 […]

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Demolition Ranch Asks Are Extinguishers Bulletproof? (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:35

Demolition Ranch, known for some crazy shooting antics, tackles fire extinguishers in the channel’s latest series of shooting hijinks.

Determined to discover how the fire safety tools stack up against a variety of weaponry, Matt at Demolition Ranch pits the extinguishers against .22 LR, 9mm, .308 and 50 BMG in addition to armor piercing and incendiary rounds. Noting that things could easily go awry, Matt hunkers down with each volley of fire.

Demo Ranch’s conclusion? Well, you’ll have to check out the video yourself but needless to say, fire extinguishers are built pretty tough.

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Toughest Hunters in the Alps Set to Hit Austria in October

General Gun News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 05:05

The 2nd Annual Steyr Challenge will kick off in the Alps Oct. 5. (Photo: Steyr Arms)

Steyr Arms brings the 2nd Annual Steyr Challenge to Seetaler Alpe in Austria, challenging teams from all over the world to compete for the title of “Toughest Hunters in the Alps.”

The match puts a four-person team, plus one alternate, through a seven-kilometer mountain run with 300 meters of elevation gain, different shooting disciplines, abseiling and sawing. The Steyr Challenge will allow a maximum of 25 teams representing countries from around the globe to compete in the match scheduled for Oct. 5.

Steyr Arms is currently on the hunt for teams to represent the U.S.The company says interested teams should send in an audition video detailing why their team wishes to meet the challenge head-on. The audition must be sent in before the deadline of July 15. Audition submissions are free; however, should the team be selected there is a $250 registration fee. Teams are also responsible for their own travel to and from Austria, though lodging and food will be provided at no additional cost. Teams must fly in by Oct. 4 to receive preliminary information and training on rifles used for the competition. The actual Steyr Challenge will occur on Oct. 5 with an awards ceremony after.

“Don’t miss this opportunity to represent the U.S., be a part of this ultimate challenge and claim the title of “Toughest Hunters in the Alps,” Steyr Arms said in a news release.

For more information on the event, head to the Steyr Challenge website.

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Sig Sauer Introduces Commemorative Pistols to Benefit LE Fund

General Gun News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:28

Sig Sauer releases commemorative pistols honoring law enforcement. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

Sig Sauer brings three new commemorative pistols to market, benefitting the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

The 1911 Nitron, 1911 Stainless and P320 Carry will raise funds for the NLEOMF, with a portion of proceeds headed towards the non-profit. The Sig Sauer 1911 Nitron boasts a Nitron coated stainless steel frame and slide engravings. The top of the slide offers an American Flag and Thin Blue Line with the right side offering the memorial badge and rose while the left is outfitted with the words “Respect, Honor, Remember” and a Protector Lion. The .45 ACP pistol brings a hammer-fired design with SigLite Night Sights, Rosewood grips and three 8-round mags.

The 1911 Stainless features a stainless steel frame and similar engravings, though the Stainless version is equipped with a left side slide quote — “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes it is how they lived.” The Stainless is a .45 ACP handgun, hammer-fired, with SigLite Night Sights. The pistols sport Blackwood grips and also ships with three 8-round mags.

Rounding out the NLEOMF pistols is the Sig Sauer P320 Carry. Another Nitron coated pistol, the 9mm striker fired handgun delivers a stainless steel frame with engravings. The pistol is outfitted with a Carry grip module, SigLite Night Sights, ambi slide catch and ships with three 17-round mags.

“This week is National Police Week and Sig Sauer honors our law enforcement officers that put themselves in harm’s way every day while remembering those that paid the ultimate sacrifice,” Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President Law Enforcement Sales, said in a news release. “The production of these unique pistols will raise awareness for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and provide funding to support the important work they do on behalf of our nation’s law enforcement officers.”

Both the 1911 pistols will see $100 from each sale go towards the NLEOMF, while $50 from the P320 Carry will go towards the fund. The NLEOMF originated in 1984 to remember fallen officer in addition to making the job safer for current LEO. The fund also built and services the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, honoring those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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