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POF-USA Showing off Minuteman Direct Impingement AR Series

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 13:40

The Minuteman series, now available in 5.56 NATO with .350 Legend parts soon, showcases a full suite of features that demonstrates what POF can do with DI.

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Walmart CEO on Blowback from Customers after Halting Ammo Sales: ‘A little bit. But not much’

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:01

“A little bit. But no, not much. I think most people understand that we’re not trying to make a political statement here. We’re just trying to help create a safer environment.”

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3 Easy Gifts for the Concealed Carrier in Your Life

General Gun News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 10:00

Celebrate the gun lover in your life this holiday season with easy gifts that won’t break the bank. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

With the gift-giving season rapidly approaching you may be pondering what to get that gun owner in your life, specifically one that hits the range to train regularly with their concealed carry pistol. Guns.com has you covered with three easy-peasy gun gifts for your gun lover.

1. Ammo and Targets

Training and CCW specific ammo make great gifts for the gun owner. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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Ammunition is one of the best items to gift your loved ones because it’s sure to be used. Whether you opt for training ammo fit for range days or carry ammo they can pack in their favorite CCW, ammo is the gift that keeps on giving. When it comes to training ammo, some of our favorite full metal jacket rounds are Federal’s Train and Protect and Speer’s Lawman. If you need something a little more cost-effective Federal’s American Eagle, CCI’s Blazer and Aguila deliver for viable rounds in a plethora of calibers.

Gifting a box of carry ammo usually comes with a slightly higher price as hollow points tend to run a little more in terms of cost. When selecting carry ammo, look to popular loads like Hornady’s Critical Defense, Federal HST, and Speer Gold Dot.

While you’re stocking up on ammo, throw in a pack of targets or two.

2. Magazines

Spare mags allow for more training and more rounds. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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What good is ammo if you don’t have anywhere to put it? Pistol magazines make great additions to any stocking or gift pile. Not only are they relatively inexpensive, but we don’t know a single gun owner alive who doesn’t appreciate spare mags.

Magazines like Magpul’s PMAG offer concealed carriers the ability to carry more rounds on them for defensive situations while also bringing more rounds to the table when training. Even better, those extra mags come in handy at the range for those working to improve tactical reload skills.

3. Mag Loaders and Speedloaders

A Maglula makes loading mags quick and painless. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Mag loaders are a lifesaver on the range, greatly reducing the amount of time it takes to load and reload mags, not to mention saving thumbs in the process. One of our favorite on the go loaders is the Uplula by Maglula. Fitting on nearly any 9mm to .45 ACP magazine design, the Uplula easily loads pistol calibers into mags reducing time spent loading. Moreover, the Uplula is small and compact, fitting into any sized range bag and at $40 it makes a great mid-range gift.

If high volume loading is on your loved one’s docket, look no further than the Magpump Pro Mag Loader. Catering to the 9mm crowd, the Magpump does all the heavy lifting — sorting and loading 50-rounds of loose ammo into 9mm magazines. While this one comes with a heftier price tag, retailing for around $150, it’s a gem for those who seriously hate loading mags.

We would be remiss if we left out revolver fans in this round-up, so for those wheelgun aficionados in your life grab a simple speedloader to make range time quick and painless. Safariland, HKS, Tuff Products, and Lyman all make viable options for revolvers that slip into pockets or into belt pouches for quick access.

Final Thoughts

Shopping for the gun lover in your life doesn’t have to be a headache nor expensive. Sticking with gear staples like ammo, targets, extra mags, and mag loaders will win your gun guy or girl over without breaking the bank.

Looking for some gear for your gun fam? Check out Guns.com for holiday deals on new and used firearms and accessories.

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Ruger Adding Two New Brace-Ready 10/22 Charger Pistols

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:25

Both models feature tail-mounted Picatinny rail adapters for fixed and folding pistol braces like those made by SB Tactical.

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Ohio Supreme Court to Decide Whether People Can Have Firearms in the Home While Intoxicated

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 08:12

Should gun owners in Ohio be permitted to “carry” their firearms in their homes while intoxicated? That’s the question at issue in a case headed for the Ohio Supreme Court in February.

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Throwback Pump-Action Rifle: The Remington Model 14

General Gun News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 06:33

The Remington Model 14 sparked a century-long run of slide-action rifles for Big Green (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

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In 1912, Remington introduced a repeating take-down sporting rifle that shared some attributes of a shotgun, namely the pump-action.

This new rifle was designed by John Pedersen, the same noted firearms engineer that produced the Model 51 pistol, the “Pedersen device” of Great War fame, and a host of early slide-action shotguns. The latter, to include the Model 10 and 17– a gun that went on to be the base for such popular scatterguns as the “bottom feeder” Ithaca 37 and Browning BPS— are perhaps his most enduring contributions to gun culture.

Pedersen’s new Model 14 was developed to use the same closely-related quartet of in-house auto-loading rimless cartridges that Remington had introduced for the Model 8 rifle, a semi-auto that was designed by John Browning in the early 1900s. These included .25 Rem, .30 Rem, .32 Rem, and .35 Rem, which were described in company literature at the time as “high power” cartridges. For those who wanted to shoot older rimmed “low power” rounds popular in lever guns and single-action revolvers, the Model 14 1/2 was also produced, chambered in .38-40 and .44-40.

The guns and the calibers they used were seen at the time as ideal for harvesting deer and black bear. This particular example is chambered in .32 Rem. (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

Fed through a bottom-oriented opening in the five-round magazine tube Pedersen’s Model 14 rifle was made in both a standard format with a 22-inch barrel and a carbine with an 18-inch barrel. The shorter example was pitched as a “suitable arm for saddle use.”

The tube was fed, and spent brass ejected from, a gate in the bottom just forward of the receiver. (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

As for the magazine tube itself, it is very interesting as it has a spiral pattern, which was presumably designed to allow for the use of pointed or “spitzer” bullets, although most of the loads the Model 14 was chambered for used round noses. This makes Model 14s, 14 1/2s, and its final version, the Model 141 Gamemaster, easy to spot from a distance.

Another interesting aspect of the design was that it had a bolt release button located inside a dimple on the bolt itself.

So if you can’t figure out how to release the bolt of a Model 14 series rifle, press this thing…

Coming in at a handy 6-pounds, the Remington Model 14 slide-action was a hit with early 20th Century sportsmen and the rifle remained in production until the eve of World War II, with the follow-on Model 141 lingering around into the 1950s.

This photo shows a deer hunter in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania in Dec 1937. Note the Remington Model 14 rifle with its distinctive spiral magazine tube. (Photo: Library of Congress)

This example, in the Guns.com Vault of Certified Used Guns, is complete with a period-correct aftermarket flip up tang sight, has a serial number that dates it to about 1931. Remington specifically adapted tapped the tang of these rifles for the use of such sights, which were popular at the time. (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

This specimen, late in Remington’s production run of the series, boasts several generational improvements not seen on earlier examples such as the “thumbnail” safety and larger loading port. There is a light freckling of rust and a general patina on metal surfaces, as commonly seen with rifles that have honest field use. (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

Remington’s pump-action rifles proved popular enough on the consumer market that the more modern Model 760 took the place of the 14/141 in the company’s catalog around 1956 and the second generation of that gun, the Model 7600, remains in production. The more things change…

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Three Best Dangerous Game Calibers to Stake Your Life On

General Gun News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 05:00

Big bore ammo allows hunters to down large game. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

Standing face to face with some of the meanest animals on the planet will raise the hair of any dangerous game hunter. When the hunt of a lifetime, and even your own life, is on the line both caliber selection and bullet selection become paramount.

With that in mind, here are my top three choices for proven dangerous game hunts.

.375 Holland & Holland

Though on the light end of the dangerous game spectrum, the .375 H&H is nonetheless a favorite. (Photo: Stan Pate/Guns.com)

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The .375 H&H made its way to hunters in 1912 when gunmaker Holland & Holland introduced the belted magnum. Since it has become one of the most accessible and versatile chamberings in the world. Though on the light end of the dangerous game spectrum, the .375 H&H is nonetheless a favorite among professional hunters for its wide range of bullet weights and types. The load also boasts considerably manageable recoil allowing even recoil-sensitive hunters to confidently place shots on everything from Duiker to Cape Buffalo.

Hornady offers the 250-grain Outfitter’s GMX bullet which brings a rapid expansion for lighter game while the .300-grain DGX Bonded penetrates the big boys. Hornady’s 270-grain SP-RP SuperFormance round offers a nice middle ground. Federal serves up the 250-grain in the Trophy Bonded Bear Claw for thinner skinned animals, the 300-grain Swift A-Frame for heavier dangerous game and the 270-grain in the Power-Shok for everything in between.

For my purposes, I used both the Hornady Dangerous Game Series ammunition and Federal Premium Safari ammunition in 300-grains. Whether shot in a custom Savage or a fine old Winchester 70, both brands turned in groups under a minute of angle. Though there have been many .375 spin-offs over the years–including those from Ruger, Remington, Weatherby, and Steyr—there’s no replacement for the original.

.416 Rigby

Three solid options in modern .416 Rigby ammunition are the Barnes VorTX and Hornady Dangerous Game Series Bonded or Solids, which performed flawlessly in the author’s Dakota Arms Model 76. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)

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Designed by gunmaker John Rigby in 1911, the .416 Rigby was the first cartridge to use the .416 diameter projectile. A favorite among adventurous Safari hunters, the .416 Rigby is capable of stopping thick-skinned game like Cape Buffalo, Elephant or Brown Bear.

Two solid options in modern .416 Rigby ammunition come by way of the Barnes VorTX and Hornady Dangerous Game Series. Hornady offers both DGX Bonded and DGS Solid projectiles, while Barnes is a bonded solid round nose.

Both performed well in the Dakota Arms Model 76, shooting impressive groups at 75-yards using only standard express iron sights. Though calibers like the .416 Remington Magnum, .416 Weatherby Mag, and .416 Ruger offer similar ballistics, there’s no replacement for Rigby’s original design.

.458 Winchester Magnum

The .458 Winchester Magnum is a revered big-bore among Safari hunters and PH’s alike. Though both the .458 Lott and .458 Ackley Improved represent a step up in performance, the Win Mag is a proven classic winner. (Photo: Stan Pate/Guns.com)

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The youngest of our trio, the .458 Winchester Magnum was created by Winchester in the mid-1950s to coincide with the gun maker’s Model 70 rifle. The .458 Win Mag delivers a belted, straight-taper cased round with a single purpose – to stop dangerous game quickly. A time-tested winner, this big-bore is a favorite among Safari hunters and professional hunters.

The .458 Win Mag has been big medicine for dangerous game for generations, seen here on a Frank Pachymar custom Remington 30 safari rifle crafted in the 1970s (Photo: Richard Taylor/Guns.com)

Hornady provides the Dangerous Game Series DGS SuperFormance while Federal Premium delivers the Safari Grade Swift A-Frame. I used both offerings in 500-grain with great results at 50-yard though it is not a gentle round to shoot from a bench. Both Federal and Hornaday ammunition turned in sub-minute of angle groups with many approaching half minute groupings when fired through the Winchester Model 70 Super Express.

Conclusion

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Though any of these rifle chamberings will further increase the odds of bagging some of the most dangerous trophies of a lifetime, as with anything outdoors, a prepared hunter will be a successful one. Regardless of the rounds you choose, head to the range to build confidence first before heading out for the hunt.

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Beretta 92X Review After 2 Months & 2,000 Rounds

General Gun News - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:32

Building on 40-years of Model 92 history, the 92X series has lots of upgrades over past models while remaining (well) under the $1K mark. (Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

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We have been shooting and carrying one of Beretta’s newest versions of their iconic Model 92, the 92X, and have a few things to report.

What is the 92X?

Unveiled this year by the historic Italian gunmaker, the 92X series is an American-born descendant of the now-classic combat pistol that first debuted in the 1970s and is produced at their Gallatin, Tennessee plant. Announced in July in Full-Sized, a slightly shorter Centurion  and handy Compact variants– the latter both with and without an accessory rail– the new handgun line is packed with features and upgrades not found in the more basic 92FS/M9 pistols while coming in at a price that is more affordable than the M9A3 and the semi-custom LTT/Wilson Combat 92G series guns.

Beretta’s new 92X series comes in several flavors, varying primarily in size

Built on the Vertec profile frame with a straight backstrap and updated grip options, the guns all feature a round trigger guard, beveled magazine well, chrome-lined barrel with a recessed target crown, front and back cross checkering on the grip frame, and combat sights with dovetailed fronts. The guns use a steel trigger and mag release.

Expanding on the original line, the 92X series is backward compatible with all 92-series magazines and railed accessories while the front sights and grip panels are compatible with M9A3 models. Internal components are square with legacy 90 series parts of similar size while the double-action/single-action types (F/S, G) can be swapped. While some scoff at external safety levers, those searching for guns that sport them are in the money.

Related: Unboxing the Beretta 92X Compact & Comparing it to its Rivals

Carry

Since late September, we have been shooting and evaluating a new Beretta 92X, specifically the Compact variant with the smooth dust cover.

While the standard/full-sized 92X uses a 4.7-inch barrel to produce an 8.5-inch long handgun that tips the scales at 33.4-ounces while unloaded, the smaller Centurion is a more Commander-style offering with a shorter 4.25-inch barrel which boils down to a 7.75-inch overall length.

Going even shorter, the 92X Compact has the Centurion-length slide and barrel on a shorter frame (5.25-inches high, versus the standard 5.4-inch) to produce a handgun more suited for concealed carry.

The Beretta 92X Compact is shorter and not as long as the Full-Size Model 92

Due to the chopped down frame, the Compact has a smaller mag capacity — 13 rounds– but also comes in a little lighter, hitting the scales at 27-ounces, unloaded. This puts the Compact in roughly the same class, size-wise, as guns such as the Glock G19, Sig Sauer P229, and S&W M&P M2.0 Compact.

Weight and size are very similar to the P229, G19 and M.20 Compact with the 13-round capacity of the Beretta Compact matching the Sig but falling two rounds short of that provided by the 15+1 Glock and S&W.

When it comes to carrying, the size makes it a bit tough for some to use the Beretta 92X Compact in an IWB appendix carry holster unless you go awkwardly high-waisted, but if carrying strong-side in the 3′ or 4′ o-clock position with a good belt then you are good to go. We carried the test gun for nearly 400 hours in such a manner without issue during both winter and summer weather as well as in urban and field conditions. Likewise, pocket, ankle, and small of the back carry can be ruled out unless you want to shuffle in a comic book-worthy gait or print like a 1900s daily newspaper.

We used an older Kramer IWB leather holster for a 92FS as we had one on hand and had no issues with the gun. Carrying a spare mag gave us 27 rounds of 9mm on hand.

Be warned that, should you use a holster without a barrier between the grip and the user, the texturing on Beretta’s factory grips is aggressive and will chew at your side. This can be fixed with aftermarket grips or by sanding down the factory panels. Also, the open-barrel construction and pinky extension magazine pad are collection points for dust, grime, and clothes lint, so be sure to inspect your 92X regularly if carrying one. Likewise, as we used an open-bottom holster, the face of the muzzle, which has a recessed target crown, showed some wear after a month or so.

The 92X Compact after two months of carrying and about 2,000 rounds, post-cleaning. None too worse for wear mechanically. Note the schmutz that collects around the inside rim of the pinky extension mag pad and the wear high on the grip panel.

Range time

While many more diminutive “carry” style versions of full-sized guns are not enjoyable to shoot, the 92X Compact does not suffer from the same problem

In the course of six range visits, we sent 2,000 rounds of factory 9×19 Luger through the Beretta 92X Compact. This included a selection of loads from Winchester, Federal, CCI (Blazer), Wolf, and PMC in weights between 115- and 147-grain with a mix of various training and self-defense ammo in standard commercial, military, and +P velocities.

This example includes Winchester’s new Active Duty M1152 flat-nosed 115-grain FMJ, American Eagle 115 and 147-grain target FMJ, Federal Train & Protect 115 JHP, Federal Premium 147-grain HST, Federal 147-grain white box JHP, and Winchester 124-grain NATO FMJ.

When it comes to reliability, the 92X was on point with only a single malfunction observed across the range testing. That was a failure to fully extract while using Wolf Military Classic 124-grain on a gun that was super dirty– like 800 rounds dirty. Range testing was done on a pistol right out of the box with no additional lube or prep. The pistol was cleaned with Ballistol at the midway point of 1,000 rounds as well as at the end of testing with no cracks, breakages or damage observed.

Practical accuracy, with the serrated rear sights and orange post, was well within what you would expect for a self-defense or duty use handgun. We had no problem dropping plates or eating out the center of silhouette targets to 25 yards.

Accuracy wasn’t half bad. The slight left-leaning tendency is all mine.

The trigger pull, being DA/SA, was significant on the first shot when in double-action– about 11 pounds– but this dropped to a nice 5.75-pounds in single-action after the reset. I am no trigger snob, but I found the stroke on the factory pack smooth, if long, on DA, and crisp on SA with about a half-inch reset.

Control of the pistol, between the front and back cross checkering on the grip frame and the enhanced panels, was no issue. Note the shell casing midway between my beak and the sights

The surface controls, with the oversized and reversible mag release, are ergonomic and easy to use. The mags fell free during both administrative and emergency reload drills. The extended pad on the mag makes it easy to strip out if it doesn’t. It should be noted that all the guns in the 92X series use a beveled magazine well.

While some carry or personal defense guns are not enjoyable to shoot, the 92X Compact is still fun at the range.

Although a chopped-down model with a shorter Type L grip and 13-round magazines– shown to the right– the 92X Compact ran fine on full-sized 15/17-round 92F magazines– although you can see they hang out a bit further, with a standard 92 mag shown fully inserted.

Final thoughts

The 92 series, when it first hit the market in the Disco Era, was innovative and soon proved wildly popular the world over on the consumer, LE and military market. Over the generations since then, Beretta has worked hard to keep the gun with the front-runners of the pack (see= Vertec and M9A3 F/G models et.al) and the 92X line is a continuation of that concept.

In the end, the 92X gives the modern shooter a reliable handgun that stands on 40+ years of legacy while having a lot of features– DA/SA hammer-fired action, all-metal construction, slide-mounted safety/decocker– that you aren’t going to find on the average plastic fantastic. Further, it does it all in three available sizes with a ton of aftermarket support. The 92X series may not get people to drop their polymer striker-fired handguns, but it does give those who are familiar with, or prefer, the 92 families a more contemporary pistol that is both fun to shoot and dependable.

Back-to-back…

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Wilson Combat Unveils a Cheaper 1911: The American Combat Pistol

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:24

Wilson Combat introduced a new line of pistols this week for more budget-conscious consumers. Known as the American Combat Pistols (ACP), these 1911s feature the same love, care, attention and materials that make Wilson Combat pistols popular just with fewer options and customizations which ultimately lowers the price.  Three sizes are available, so far, chambered […]

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To Pass Gun Control, Treat Guns like Cigarettes says Academic

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:01

"The NRA has framed the issue at the individual level, as gun owner vs. non-gun owners. They paint it as a highly controversial issue that is basically a question of the Second Amendment versus the desire to reduce gun violence.”

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California: City of Carson Defeats Unconstitutional Resolution Targeting Lawful Gun Owners

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 12:38
For the second time, the Carson City Council defeated Mayor Robles’ resolution (4 to 1) that would only effect law-abiding citizens.  The City Council also voted 4 to 1 to not bring this resolution back up for another vote. 
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SAF Says Shootings Again Prove Failed Logic of California Gun Control

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:49

The school shooting near Los Angeles and Sunday’s multiple homicide in Fresno are more examples of the failure of extremist California gun control, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

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WATCH: Michigan Man Jumps Into Retention Pond to Save Guns from Sinking Car

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 10:24

How much do you love your guns? Enough to jump into a frigid retention pond to save them from a sinking car?

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Ruger Debuts New Brace-Ready 22 Charger Pistols

General Gun News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 04:19

Ruger has made it easy for those looking to add a brace to one of their 22 Charger pistols, by including a rear-mounted rail. (Photos: Ruger)

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Ruger’s 22 Charger pistol series grew this week with the addition of two new models geared to buyers who are looking to add a pistol brace.

The two new .22LR-chambered Chargers both feature a rear-mounted Picatinny rail with integrated QD cup, making them “brace-ready” and easily customized. Both of these models accept additional muzzle accessories or suppressors as they come factory-threaded with a 1/2x28TPI pitch.

Based on Ruger’s tried-and-true 10/22 platform, they accept standard 10-shot rotary mags as well as extended BX-series bananas and ship with a single 15-round BX-15 mag, which the company says is ideal for shooting the Charger from the included bipod. They also have an integrated top-mounted pic rail for optics and red-dots.

The Takedown Lite configuration features a cold hammer-forged, 10-inch threaded barrel tensioned in an aluminum alloy barrel sleeve. As its name implies, it can quickly break down into two sections for storage and transport. The overall length is 19-inches when assembled while weight is 57-ounces.

The standard model features a shorter, 8-inch barrel for a more compact package that runs 17-inches overall. Weight is 52-ounces.

Both models also include an adjustable bipod that mounts on the pistol’s sling swivel post, a nice added extra.

The Ruger 22 Charger Takedown Lite with rear-mounted pic rail has an MSRP of $599 while the more standard model runs $349.

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Pennsylvania: Sunday Hunting Bill Heads to Governor

General Gun News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 03:20

Sportsmen in the Keystone State will see more open days in the woods next year under a new bill that is headed to the Governor. (Photo: Pennsylvania Game Commission)

A bill that will end Pennsylvania’s ban Sunday hunting passed the state legislature this week and is headed to Gov. Wolf for signature.

The measure, SB 147, passed the House without a single “no” vote last month while the Senate gave a 38-11 concurrence to the bill this week. The move would legalize hunting on at least three Sundays throughout the year — which is three more than what the Commonwealth has currently.

“Weekends are the only free time for many hunters,” said state Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49), head sponsor of the bill. “Those two days are essentially the only time that most working men and women can get out into the woods. The same could be said for many young people, the ones who represent the future of the sport. Lifting the ban will give them increased opportunities to pursue the activity that they love.”

The bill, supported by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, mandates the three Sundays to include one day during deer rifle season, one day during deer archery season and another day designated by the Commission. The law would not take effect until 90 days after it’s signed by the Governor, which Wolf is expected to do in the coming days. Unfortunately, this means there will be no additional Sunday hunting opportunities until 2020.

Pennsylvania is one of just three states, along with Maine and Massachusetts, that maintain a total ban on Sunday hunting, an enduring remnant of old puritanical “blue laws.”

A fiscal analysis by the state found that SB 147 would likely increase revenue for the Commonwealth’s Game Fund due to an expected increase in license sales. According to PCG, Pennsylvania saw 885,632 licensed hunters in 2017, the lowest number in a decade that began with 924,448 hunters in 2007.

The measure was supported by local and state sporting groups as well as national pro-hunting organizations such as the NRA and Safari Club International. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade group for the gun industry, said in a statement that removing all Sunday hunting barriers in the Keystone State would inject over $700 million to the state’s economy including jobs and wages created from hunter expenditures ranging from licenses and ammo to food and fuel.

“Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania is a phenomenal victory for sportsmen and women,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “This simple act removes the barrier to many to enjoy and pass along to the next generation of conservationist-hunters the respect for sustainable wildlife and the hunting traditions for which Pennsylvania is proud.”

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Sig Wins $10 Million Army Ammo Contract for .300 Win Mag

General Gun News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 02:31

A Soldier from the 2-151 Infantry 76th Brigade Combat Team prepares to fire an M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle at sniper event during the TAG Marksmanship Competition at Camp Atterbury Oct. 19, 2019 (Photo: U.S. Army)

The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois announced this week that Sig Sauer won a major ammo contract.

The $10 million firm-fixed-price contract, made public Tuesday by the Pentagon, is for the procurement of .300 Winchester Magnum ammunition. While Sig is headquartered in New Hampshire, work locations will be determined with each order and the contract is set to run through September 2024.

In a solicitation published by the ACC in July, requests for bids were sought for MK 248 Mod 1 and Mod 0 .300 Win Mag ammo with the latter listed as using a 180-grain bullet loaded to SAAMI specs and subject to a wide range of lot verification tests.

While standard small arms rounds in the U.S. military are 5.56 and 7.62 NATO, the Army and SOCOM units have fielded precision rifles chambered in .300 Win Mag for over a decade, noting that it allowed for shots at ranges past 1,300 meters. Current platforms chambered for the round include the M2010 ESR, the AICS/Remington Mk.13, and the new Mk 21 Precision Sniper Rifle (MSR).

Sig produces a number of .300 Win Mag loads commercially including an Elite 165-grain JHP with nickel-plated shell casings a 190-grain OTM Match grade open-tip series, both listed as delivering over 3,400 ft/lbs of energy.

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Freedom, Passion, Precision: Select-Fire Daniel Defense Factory Tour

General Gun News - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 00:30

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In this episode of Select-Fire, we packed our bags for Daniel Defense’s factory in Black Creek, Georgia to see how they make the magic happen.

Founded in 2002 by President/CEO Marty Daniel, the company sprouted from Marty’s vision to create custom rifle accessories for his personal AR-15s– and because he sucked at golf.

By 2009, Marty decided to move into making the rifles themselves and the DDM4 was born.

Rather than just assemble parts made by other players in the AR game, Daniel Defense has resolutely sought to produce their own components in-house, controlling the quality to maintain a top-notch product.

As word of mouth spread about their guns, DD had to expand to meet the demand and give the people what they wanted– more Daniel Defense guns. This led to the DD5 line, the MK 12, MK 18, Ambush series hunting rifles, and AR pistols. In 2017, they even started making suppressors with the innovative 3D-printed WAVE series.

Daniel Defense has a little something for everyone in the AR rifle market these days– and is expanding into other lines.

Currently in a new 300,000 sq. ft facility so clean you could eat off the floor, they crank out 40,000 guns a year. Not bad for a company that has only been making firearms for a decade.

You could eat off these floors (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

All upper and lower receivers are made from 7075-T6 forged aluminum and milled on a series of Okuma horizontal milling centers under a strict quality control program verified by top-of-the-line equipment. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Besides making barrels and receivers, Daniel Defense makes over 50 components in-house, ranging from bolts to suppressor baffle cores.

Everything from DD is American made in Georgia (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

With strict attention to detail (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Did we mention that they also have a Cerakote robot? (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

In addition to out of the box ready firearms, Daniel Defense still makes any number of rails, accessories, and even URGs (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

This year the company branched out into the Delta 5, a modular bolt action rifle available currently in .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor, with other calibers possibly on the horizon.

The Daniel Defense Delta 5 was introduced earlier this year and is the company’s first bolt gun (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

A different kind of bolt gun, the Delta 5 hosts a bevy of features including a Timney Hunter Elite trigger, fully modular carbon-fiber-reinforced stock, and threaded barrel for muzzle devices just to name a few. With their quick barrel change system, a barrel swap can be done on the bed of a truck.

It’s incredible to think of what Daniel Defense has done in ten short years of making guns. We’re excited to see what they do in the coming ten.

40,000 rifles a year is a lot of Freedom (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

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Firearms Industry Celebrates Pennsylvania Sunday Hunting

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 18:13

The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry trade association, applauds the Pennsylvania legislature for passing legislation that will allow for Sunday hunting in the Keystone State for the first time in more than 100 years.

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Toronto City Officials Call for Nationwide Handgun Ban

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:58

The process to own a handgun in Canada is unbelievably onerous by American standards, but that isn’t stopping Canadian officials from calling for a total, nationwide handgun ban.

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80 Percent Arms Announces Modular Glock-Pattern Frames, Pistol Kits for 2020

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 11/19/2019 - 14:37

At-home gunsmithing firm 80 Percent Arms just announced a newly designed Glock-pattern 80 percent pistol system with a modular frame.

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