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New CPRC Research: Mass Public Shootings are much higher in the rest of the world and increasing much more quickly

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:35
The U.S. is well below the world average in terms of the number of mass public shootings, and the global increase over time has been much bigger than for the United States.
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State police: Homeowner held would-be burglar at gunpoint

NRA-ILA News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:32
NEW CASTLE, Ind. – A local man held a would-be burglar at gunpoint until authorities reached his northern Henry County home.
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Army begins testing new, improved ghillie suits for snipers (PHOTOS)

General Gun News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:30

Key to a military sniper’s success is remaining concealed, which the Army’s new ghillie suit hopes to be better at. (Photos: U.S. Army)

The Army’s proposed next generation of sniper camouflage began its first round of testing in Florida last month.

Termed the Improved Ghillie System, or IGS, contenders for the new lightweight system designed to break up the outline of a sniper’s figure while in a shooting position or stalk was put through several days of visual tests at Eglin Air Force Base in Western Florida by snipers drawn from across the Army. The system is intended to be the service’s first new ghillie suit in a decade, replacing the legacy Flame Resistant Ghillie System first fielded in 2008.

“The current kit is thick and heavy and comes with a lot of pieces that aren’t used,” said Maj. WaiWah Ellison, with the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier, tasked with the update. “Soldiers are creating ghillie suits with their own materials to match their personal preference. We want to make the IGS simpler and modular so the snipers will use what is issued to them instead of relying on outside resources.”

The current Flame Resistant Ghillie System, shown above, was first fielded in 2008…

…but the Army says many snipers don’t use much of the current kit that is supplied with the suit, electing to make their own camo instead. The new IGS is planned to be more accommodating.

The requirements for the IGS, announced earlier this year in a request for information to prospective contractors, detailed that the suit must not weigh more than 5 pounds, be capable of stowing in the top flap of a MOLLE pack, and able to be donned and doffed in less than 2 minutes. The suit must also be quiet while the wearer is moving, a benchmark determined by creating “no audible signature” at greater than 50 meters.

While the IGS doesn’t address flammability in its title, its material should have a slower burn rate than burlap and self-extinguish when an ignition source is removed.

The Florida tests last month saw snipers from Special Forces, Ranger regiments and other units wearing the proposed IGS models while concealing themselves in Eglin’s mixed woodland and scrub environments while other snipers tried to locate them at distances ranging from 10 to 200 meters.

An Army sniper scans for a fellow sniper wearing a proposed new Improved Ghillie System in visual testing at Eglin AFB in November

The Army intends to field 3,500 of the new suits, which will be enough to equip snipers across active, guard and reserve units as well as those in the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Further trials include planned acoustic testing by the Army Research Laboratory to find out how much noise the IGS proposals create under field conditions followed by limited user evaluations slated for early 2019 that will see the suit fielded in small numbers.

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NSSF Explains Dip in Black Friday Gun Sales

Gun Reports - Special Reports - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:03

So, the takeaway from all of this number-crunching and obsession with Black Friday 2018 sales is that while NICS checks were down overall from 2017, it’s not enough to focus on that one specific day.

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Double Star adds .22 Nosler and .224 Valkyrie to upper lineup

General Gun News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 09:00

Doublestar introduces new .22 Nosler and .224 Valkyrie upper receivers. (Photo: Double Star)

DoubleStar extends its upper receiver choices, adding .22 Nosler and .224 Valkyrie to its lineup of receivers.

The .22 Nosler variant comes in a 1-in-8-inch twist and the .224 Valkyrie ships with a 1-in-7-inch twist. The uppers are offered in either an 18-inch heavy barrel or bull barrel configuration or 24-inch bull barrel configuration.

The 18-inch barreled uppers feature a mid-length gas system with low profile steel gas block. The barrel is made from 4140 Chrome Moly and topped with an A2 flash hider. The standard Milspec flattop upper comes with a DoubleStar 15.5-inch Cloak Handguard. The 24-inch models offer a rifle length gas system with Picatinny rail aluminum gas block. The barrel, made out of 416 stainless steel, does not feature a muzzle device. The flattop upper provides a DoubleStar Diamond Patterned National Match Free Float Handguard.

The .22 Nosler and .224 Valkyrie offerings are available from DoubleStar with MSRPs as follows:

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GSL announces tiny Pill Box .22LR suppressor (VIDEOS)

General Gun News - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:30

Billed as a last-ditch defense option rather than a range plinker, the Pill Box is a throwback of sorts, but an interesting one.

Announced Monday, the tiny Pill Box uses a special wipe which GSL Technology says “should last at least 50 rounds minimum before needing replacement,” providing a sound reduction of some 24 dB. The wipe, a standard of suppressors dating back to WWII, has largely been phased out in recent years in favor of larger but more durable internal baffle systems.

The small black suppressor is made of 7075 aluminum and features standard 1/2x28TPI threads (Photos: GSL)

It delivers 24 dB of sound reduction on a .22LR

It is also able to carry on your keychain where it is available should a need arise.

At a length of 1.44-inches and a diameter of under an inch, Pill Box weighs in at less than an ounce. The company says that it is the smallest can available on the market at the moment. As such, it stands to take the place of the old Gemtech Pill Bottle and gives newer cans such as the Armtac Covert some serious competition in size.

To replace the wipe once it is worn out, GSL says a Type 7 FFL can do the work or they can replace it for $25 in-house. Sorry guys, they can’t ship spare wipes as they are considered to be regulated “suppressor parts” by the ATF.

MSRP is $285.

Check it out in action, below.

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What New Gun Control Measures Are Being Considered?

Gun News Daily - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 18:45

As this year draws to a close, lawmakers in states all over the country are already working on crafting new pieces of legislation for 2019. And of course, many of the new pieces of legislation being considered by lawmakers in different state are related to restricting gun laws. Specifically, there are new gun control laws […]

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