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Clean Your Guns With the Ultimate Setup: Tipton Ultra Gun Vise and Max Force Rod

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:57

The Tipton Ultra Gun Vise and Max Force Cleaning Rods are exactly what you need this winter to keep your guns clean, dry and operational.

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New Updated Receivers and Ultralight Handguards from Aero Precision

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:45

Aero Precision has a whole new line of super-lightweight free-floating handguards and updated enhanced forged lowers all at very desirable prices

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ATF takes down Colorado crews suspected of stealing over 400 guns

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:30

Viet Trinh poses with a stolen handgun. (Photo: Federal indictment)

The ATF arrested 17 members of crews suspected of stealing hundreds of firearms from Colorado gun shops.

So far in 2017, over 400 guns have been stolen in Colorado, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Arrests for those thefts have been made in connection to burglaries at several gun shops across the state, including South Platte Tactical gun store in Adams County, Top Dollar Pawn Shop in El Paso County, Best Way Sales in Baca County, Shooter Ready in Jefferson County, Dragon Arms in El Paso County, and Parker Arms in Jefferson County.

“These are no property crimes.  These are life and death crimes.  Stolen guns go straight into the hands of criminals, not hunters and target shooters,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer.  “The people who bring this violence into our communities will be introduced to federal justice, up close and personal, for a long time.”

“Investigating these thefts is ATF’s top priority in Colorado,” added ATF Special Agent in Charge Debora Livingston. “We will be relentless. If someone is involved, we will find them. A potential ten-year prison sentence is a significant punishment for two minutes of crime.”

Among the stores burglarized was Dragon Arms, owned by Mel “Dragon Man” Bernstein, the self-proclaimed “most armed man in America.” On Aug. 27, while Berstein was out to dinner, four suspects allegedly stole his truck and crashed through an electrically charged fence and metal garage to get inside the premises. They nabbed multiple handguns, shotguns, and rifles and now face charges of firearms theft from a federal firearms licensee.

Another suspect of note was 18-year-old Viet Trinh, who was arrested after posting selfies with guns he allegedly helped to steal from Shooter Ready gun store in Denver in November 2016. Trinh admitted to ATF agents he had stolen a car and acted as the getaway driver during the Shooter Ready burglary and also during another theft at Parker Arms gun store in Wheat Ridge. He now faces charges of possession of stolen firearms, conspiracy, and theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee.

Several other suspects have been arrested for the gun store thefts. The punishment for the various charges range from not more than 5 years in federal prison to not more than 10 years in federal prison per count. Defendants may also have to pay a fine of up to $250,000.

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Magpul introduces Tactile Lock-Plate to ID mags in the dark (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:15

Designed at the request of “professional customers who work nights” Magpul’s new Tactile Lock-Plates enable users to identify mag loadouts by tactile feel.

Available in Type 1 – single ridge and Type 2 – double ridge designs that work with  PMAG Gen M3s 30s without altering performance, the mag enhancement comes in the form of a 1/8-inch raise ridge that can be identified in the dark by touch– especially if mounted in a chest rig. By mixing and matching the single, double and the standard no-ridge variants, a user can carry and identify three separate ammo choices in no/low light situations.

A five-pack is $9.99 and you get your choice between gray and black– though in the dark it doesn’t really matter.

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YouTube to Censor Gun Conversion, Modification Videos

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:02

Is this the beginning of the end for gun videos on YouTube?

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Massachusetts man claims self-defense in fatal shooting of golden retriever

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:00

A couple from Lakeville, Massachusetts, is trying to make sense of why their dog was killed over the weekend, but the couple’s neighbor, who fatally shot the dog, claims he acted in self-defense after the dog began acting aggressively.

Krissy Dashner and Pat Bates told reporters they let their two dogs – Walle, a golden retriever, and Zeke, a German shepherd – out Sunday, but as they went to slip their leashes on, they both ran into a wooded area next to their property. The couple said they searched for the dogs for about an hour before they heard the sound of gunfire.

“When I heard the gunshots, I had a sinking feeling,” Dashner told WCVB.

The couple’s neighbor, who only wanted to be identified as Mark, was the one responsible for the gunshots, the couple later learned.

Mark, who said he has a lot of problems with animals getting into his chicken coop, heard a “frenzy” near the coop Sunday, so he grabbed his gun and headed outside. Outside, Mark said, he discovered the two dogs and a dead chicken.

Mark said he tried to “spook” the dogs, but was unsuccessful.

“The retriever turned and charged at me. I had no choice but to shoot him, it was self-defense,” Mark said. “It was either get bit by the dog or shoot him.”

Mark said he’s an animal lover and would never shoot a dog without reason. Nonetheless, Mark shot Walle a total of five times and said he does not regret his actions.

Walle’s owners learned of his death some time later after police arrived on the scene. They said they are “heartbroken by the dog’s death, but also questioned their neighbor’s claims.

“I can’t extrapolate that situation in my mind, where you would need lethal force against a 50-pound golden retriever,” Bates said.

The couple described him as a “goofball” who got along well with children and loved to play in the water. Dashner said the neighbor should have just called animal control or contacted them directly.

The incident remains under investigation by local authorities.

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‘American Horror Story’ cuts mass shooting scene in light of Las Vegas tragedy

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:45

A mass shooting scene that was originally part of the Tuesday night episode of American Horror Story: Cult, was cut in response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas this month that left nearly 60 dead and more than 500 injured.

Although the episode was filmed two months ago, the show’s writer, Ryan Murphy, as well as the producers determined that the scene in question “portrays an occurrence of gun violence that has sadly become all too common in our country,” and felt some may find the sequence traumatic.

Murphy said he struggled with the decision of whether or not to air the scene, while questioning how to be sensitive, but in the end felt the decision was the right one.

“My point of view was I believe I have the right to air it, but I also believe in victims’ rights, and I believe that now is probably not the week to have something explosive or incendiary in the culture because someone who was affected might watch that and it could trigger something or make them feel upset,” Murphy explained.

While the edited version was aired on the FX linear channel, the unedited version can still be seen via video-on-demand or FX’s non-linear platforms.

[ Rolling Stone ]

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Texas Democratic Party apologizes for tweet blaming campus carry law for Texas Tech shooting

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:18
The Texas Democratic Party apologized on Tuesday for a tweet it had posted after a fatal shooting at Texas Tech University.As news broke Monday night that a 19-year-old student had allegedly shot and killed a Texas Tech University police officer, the Austin-based organization posted the following tweet on its official account:The Texas Democrats' tweet quickly came under sharp criticism.
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Fore! Kicking out golf balls via AR blanks (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:15

Matt from Demolition Ranch hits the links and pits a ballistic gel torso against a .223 blank-powered golf ball launcher.

These things have been available for a few years but they never get old, and in typical Demo Ranch style, Matt moves through a number of different loads starting with some used driving range balls and moving on to sponge balls and wiffles.

Then comes the potato.

And somehow, despite the multitude of ricocheting balls, there were no on-camera injuries.

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Robbery victim wrestles gun from suspect (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:45

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The victim of an early morning robbery near Temple University in Philadelphia on Monday turned the tables on his attacker when he wrestled the suspect’s gun from him.

The victim told police the suspect approached him and asked to borrow his cell phone, but when the victim pulled out his phone, the suspect pulled out a gun.

The two became engaged in a tussle, during which time, the 34-year-old victim was shot in the leg. The injured victim, however, was able to wrestle the suspect’s gun away from him and run away, while the suspect fled from the scene on a bicycle.

The victim then ran to a nearby police station for help, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The suspect remains at large.

[ NBC Philadelphia ]

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Adam Savage goes behind the scenes to check out Blade Runner 2049 blasters (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:15

Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame visited with Blade Runner 2049 prop master Doug Harlocker to lay hands on more than a dozen blasters from both the classic original film, as well as the new models.

Rick Deckard’s original LAPD 2019 Blaster was based on a Charter Arms Bulldog .44SPL revolver inside a Steyr Mannlicher .222 Model S bolt-action rifle receiver with some added extras to make it all work. This enabled the gun to fire blanks for the film, as noted by the Internet Movie Firearms Database.

Well, unfortunately, the new model is not built around two different real firearms but uses a single LED with the muzzle flash added later in post-production via CGI.

Talk about tears in rain…

Anyway, if this has you wanting to know more about the OG Ford piece, check out the below from 2016 with the original from the collection of Dan Lanigan with Mammoth Props.

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Man accused of crashing into cruiser, trying to take cop’s gun

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:45

Michael Williams (Photo: Cleveland Police Department)

A 33-year-old man faces charges after he crashed his truck into a police cruiser Sunday and then tried to take an officer’s service weapon, Cleveland police said.

According to local reports, Michael Williams crashed his pickup truck into a police cruiser that had been parked to block off the scene of an accident. The officer suffered a concussion.

Then, a second officer confronted Williams and instructed him to exit his truck. But then Williams began reaching around the inside of his cab, which forced the officer to respond. There was a brief struggle, but officers eventually got Williams out of the truck. However, before he was handcuffed, he pulled on an officer’s duty belt and service weapon.

Williams is charged with aggravated robbery and assault on a police officer.

[ Cleveland.com ]

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Kirsten Joy Weiss now has ‘world’s largest female gun channel on YouTube’ (VIDEO)

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:15

With more than 100,000 subscribers, pro shooter Kirsten Joy Weiss now has the world’s largest female gun channel on YouTube, and she recently took a few minutes to thank her many fans for helping her achieve such a feat.

While Weiss’ compilation of gun games, reviews, and trick shots certainly are entertaining, she admits the goal of her channel also includes “sharing the positive reality of shooting and the freedom it protects,” despite some bouts with negativity.

“We are changing hearts and minds, and it is incredibly exciting,” Weiss said in closing, while expressing gratitude to the subscribers and all who helped make her YouTube channel a success.

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Russians Set New Long Range World Record: 2.6 Miles!

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 08:08

A team of Russian shooters claims it broke the long range world record, shooting a 1-meter target at 4,604 yards or approximately 2.6 miles away!

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California Democrat Dianne Feinstein offers wise words on Las Vegas Strip shooting

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:55
“Could there have been any law passed that could have stopped it?” Dickerson asked about the shooting.“No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” Feinstein replied.Feinstein’s exactly right, and it’s a point gun-rights advocates have been making for decades. Passing another law won’t stop people who’ve already decided to break existing ones.
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Counties may regulate the location of gun shops, 9th Circuit Court rules

NRA-ILA News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:54
Counties may restrict the location of gun stores as long as residents have the ability to purchase firearms, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday.
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Conservative Armory: Bump stock demand ‘overwhelming’

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:30

Slide Fire Solutions SSAR-15 MOD bump stock. Some retailers appear to have stopped selling bump stocks in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. (Photo: Slide Fire Solutions/Facebook)

One of the few vendors still selling bump stocks said Tuesday demand has been “overwhelming” since the Las Vegas shooting.

Conservative Armory — an online retailer offering bump stocks for AR-15s and AR-47s for $229 — said customers placed nearly 100 orders for the modification devices Oct. 3 after a lone gunman rained bullets down into a crowded country music festival from a high rise hotel on the Las Vegas strip two days earlier, killing 58 and wounding 489 others.

“Before this shooting we mostly received inquiry emails from enthusiasts about the bump stocks,” Benjamin Roberts, managing director of Conservative Armory, told Guns.com Tuesday. “Put it this way, we’ve sold more in the past 10 days than we have this year.”

Bump stocks, legal devices that mimic automatic gunfire, made headlines last week after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed 12 of the modifiers were found in 64-year-old Stephen Paddock’s two-room suite on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay and Casino.

Typically retailing for as little $99, major retailers — including Walmart and Cabela’s — pulled the devices from shelves in the days after the shooting. SlideFire Solutions, a Texas-based bump stock manufacturer, temporarily halted new orders. Requests for comment from all three companies went unanswered last week.

The devices face an uncertain future as congressional Republicans express a willingness to re-examine current federal regulations for bump stocks — a sentiment echoed, in part, by the National Rifle Association last week.

“We didn’t talk about banning anything,” Chris Cox, NRA-ILA’s executive director, told Tucker Carlson during an interview last week on Fox News. “We talked about the ATF going back and looking at if these (bump stocks) comply with federal law.”

“Fully automatic weapons have been banned for a long time, apparently this allows you to take a semi-automatic and turn it into a fully automatic, so clearly that’s something we need to look into,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday.

Meanwhile, online bids for bump stocks skyrocketed to more than $800 over the weekend. Two separate auctions on Gun Broker feature Slide Fire bump stocks for $830 and $755, respectively. Half a dozen users placed bids on the cheaper, left-handed version while the more expensive listing attracted 15 bids as of Sunday. It sold Tuesday for $1,575 after 19 bids.

Roberts told Guns.com he expects demand for his store’s remaining supply of bump stocks won’t slow anytime soon as Congress mulls a bipartisan-backed ban and a class action lawsuit against bump stock manufacturers, including Slide Fire Solutions, pends in Clark County, Nevada.

“We’ve had a great deal of support over the past week from our customers, but we’ve also received several vitriolic emails from those falsely accusing us as a ‘brand who attempt to market off a tragedy,'” he said. “Our goal isn’t to ‘market off a tragedy,’ as our company is veteran owned. Our goal is to preserve the 2nd Amendment.”

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Garage turns out to be made from surplus Brit .303 ammo boxes (PHOTOS)

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:15

Even after their use as the center of a sheetrock wall, the crates were still “surprisingly stout.”

A contractor in Prescott, Arizona was amazed to find out the garage he was hired to demo was made up primarily of WWII-era British ammo crates.

The house was made in 1926, but as contractor Phil Nugent told the (Prescott) Daily Courier, the wooden ammo boxes were all dated 1943.

While marked as holding 1248-rounds each, Nugent thought he hit the milsurp motherlode or perhaps some other treasure until he cracked open the first one and found it empty– an act that was repeated dozens of times.

Used as the core of the garage’s walls, the sturdy Winchester-marked crates once used to carry the King’s Enfield and Bren gun cartridges were nailed together as the meat in a drywall sandwich.

Note the Winchester logo on some of the boxes. From 1940 onwards, Peters, Remington Arms, Winchester Repeating Arms and Western Cartridge cranked out millions of .303 rounds for the British and Commonwealth military under Lend-Lease.

The Mk VII cartridge, standardized in 1915, used a cordite packet charge and a 174-grain cupro-nickel coated pointed lead bullet. WRA made the nitrocellulose version, the Mk ViiZ, packed 26 48-round boxes per crate.

Nugent theorized the original builder lucked into the crates for free and recycled them as building materials, and they have stood the test of time.

“They were surprisingly stout. Pretty solid. I was amazed,” said Nugent, who said he kept a few but hauled the rest away.

Maybe someone else will find the pile and this whole thing will happen again decades down the line.

Speaking of found again, the British-run Range Days in France recently came across some 1943 Winchester .303 Mk ViiZ rounds– the same type that was in the hidden wall crates– that were dropped in France to Resistance fighters that still look like they came from the factory. Small world.

What was originally in the crates…

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Houston Police Chief calls for more gun control

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 07:00

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. (Photo: Houston Public Media)

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has joined the chorus of people calling for stricter gun regulations after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history went down in Las Vegas last month.

Acevedo took to the Twitter machine Sunday to express his views, saying that lawmakers have “failed thousands of families” by not imposing stricter gun laws.

“When will we stand up and say enough?” he said, linking to a Washington Post article that profiled the Las Vegas victims. “On this Sabbath Sunday I can say I’ve spoken out against gun violence, can you? If not now, then when?”

Acevedo then rolled out another tweet, condemning those who argued it was too soon after the Las Vegas shooting to talk about gun control.

“To those that say it is too soon, I say it’s too late,” he said. “We’ve failed thousands of families, of all ages, races and faith. Stand up and be heard.”

The police chief also re-tweeted several news stories covering the gun control debate, including a letter released by the Everytown Survivor Network in which hundreds of gun violence survivors urged President Donald Trump and members of Congress to pass gun control legislation.

“Together, we ask you to stand up to the leadership of the NRA and vote against legislation gutting our gun safety laws regarding silencers and concealed carry reciprocity,” the survivors said in the letter. “We ask you to reject the NRA’s extremist agenda and pass meaningful legislation, such as comprehensive background checks legislation, to help prevent gun violence in America.”

Acevedo, who became HPD’s police chief in November, has supported stricter gun control laws for years. In September, he called the country’s gun violence problem a “health epidemic” and in 2013 expressed support for universal background checks and closing the so-called gun-show loophole.

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Ten House Republicans join bipartisan bump stock ban

General Gun News - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 06:30

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla, has joined with a mix of 20 House members across the political divide to outlaw bump fire stocks (Photo: WLRN)

House GOP members on Tuesday unveiled their own version of a ban on bump fire stocks, joining with a like number of lawmakers from across the aisle to enact prohibitions on the devices.

The measure, H.R.3999, was filed by Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, joined by U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts Democrat, with members from each party in tow. The move aims to prohibit the manufacture, sale, and use of “bump stocks,” which have become a hot-button item after their use in the Route 91 Harvest shooting in Las Vegas where a gunman reportedly had as many as a dozen rifles equipped with the devices.

“This common-sense legislation will ban devices that blatantly circumvent already existing law without restricting Second Amendment rights,” said Curbelo in a statement.

The bill, though only three pages, is sweeping in its language, barring the production or possession of any gun part or parts that increase the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle without converting it to the legal definition of a machine gun. This would potentially include not only the now-vilified stocks but also various binary or modified triggers and cranks which are currently legal.

The bipartisan move joins S.1916 and HR 3947, a pair of bills introduced last week by Democrats banning both bump and slide-fire style stocks as well as “crank triggers” with exceptions for military and law enforcement use. At least nine of the 11 Dems backing the Curbelo-Moulton act– to include Moulton himself– have signed on to the all-Democrat bill as well, which as of Wednesday had 168 co-sponsors from 37 states but no Republican representation.

This week is not the first time Curbelo and Moulton have worked together on bipartisan gun control efforts. Last summer, in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, the lawmakers proposed a no-fly/no buy bill that drew little interest.

The National Rifle Association, along with trade associations representing the gun industry, are urging Congress to wait for federal regulators to complete a review of bump stocks before jumping off the legislative cliff and proceeding with a ban.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., has indicated he might be willing to put a proposal restricting the stocks on the agenda, saying it was “something we need to look in to.”

Meanwhile, lawmakers at the state level are moving forward with their own legislation to slam the door on the devices among other gun control proposals.

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