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Gun silencer sales are booming!

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Published on: July 30, 2015

The number of registered silencers surged 38% from last year to 792,282 in February 2015, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. There were 571,750 licenses in March 2014.

“It’s getting to be more mainstream,” said Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, which makes and sells silencers.

Waldron said his company has nearly doubled its workforce in the past year to 215 employees and also added more machinery as it tries to work through a backlog of orders.

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Red Dot Sights Are The Way To Go

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Published on: July 23, 2015

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Try to explain to a new customer how to use iron sights — whether on a handgun or a rifle, it can be a little difficult. And then when you tell them they should focus on the front sight and let the rear sight and the target go to a blur, they often look at you like you’re crazy.

They are trying to hit the target, and to do that they need to see it, right? Many shooters struggle with the problem of front sight focus. After all, the natural tendency is to focus on the object you want to shoot. And that’s especially so if the target is a charging dangerous animal that wants to eat you for dinner or a two-legged assailant who wants to kill you.

Telescopic sights have their drawbacks, too. These become obvious when one tries to shoot a moving target, particularly if the target is at close range where keeping it in the field of view is not easy. And if the target is far away, even if it isn’t moving, it can be hard to find in the scope.

The red-dot solution benefits shooters both new and experienced, especially those who have difficulty focusing on objects that are close or those who have trouble changing focus quickly. The solution also makes it a lot easier to train a new shooter — they just learn faster, because getting a sight picture is a lot less complicated. Special operations forces solved the problem years ago and use red-dot sights on a regular basis.

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thumbPistol Grip Lesson – Shannon Smith – Grand Master and World Champion Shooter (Video)

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Published on: July 20, 2015

thumbHow to Properly Grip a Pistol – Kay Miculek – Babes with Bullets (Video)

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Published on: July 18, 2015

Lessons Learned from a Home Invasion Attempt

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Published on: July 14, 2015

Home-Invasion-300x177I was working day shift police patrol when a call went out at about 9:00 a.m. I was dispatched to a very large house in a nice neighborhood. The dispatcher said that the resident had called to report suspicious activity. The resident said that she had heard someone banging on her back door. She was worried because no one ever came to the back side of her house. She thought that the knock was a burglary attempt and she had locked herself in an upstairs bedroom until we could arrive.

This isn’t an exceptionally unusual call. I work in a very wealthy city that has a high percentage of elderly residents. Many of these residents live alone, are disabled, or suffering from dementia. They tend to call us fairly often whenever they think something strange is happening.

As I drove to the call, the dispatcher gave me an update. They had received an additional call from the resident’s alarm company stating that a lower level door had been opened. The dispatcher was still on the phone with the resident. She hadn’t moved from her upstairs bedroom and no one else should have been in the house.

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FBI Finally Decides On Standard Service Rounds For Its Use

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Published on: July 12, 2015

The great caliber debate will more than like rage on for a long time. Everyone is passionate about their platform and rounds they use. At the end of the day, what you are trained with, is what you shoot well with and will be the best caliber for you. But, for now lets dig into the information and evidence that the FBI published on a PDF file about this issue. Remember before you want to get up and arms about this what is posted below, this comes straight from information and the scientific evidence comes from the FBI ballistic labs that helps solidify and justify their recent move to the 9mm caliber.

Earlier in 2014 the FBI announced their return to the 9mm after finding that 40S&W rounds were causing too much excessive wear to their firearms.

The FBI report was first reported by looserounds.com. The information and their justification below is worth the read. It may change your mind once and for all, and change what you think you may know about the 9mm cartridge. Or who know after it’s all said and done your still passionate about your specific round.

After reading below, let us know if this changes your mind about what you will carry in the future.

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Texas Gun Sales Continue to be Strong

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Published on: July 10, 2015

This is not the kind of news that will make the Obama Administration happy. Gun sales are on the rise.

Background checks in June were up 11% compared to last year. Lars Dalside at the NRA told KTRH it’s not just because you’re concerned about what President Obama may try to do as far as your gun rights are concerned.

“Most of that number is because of new shooters, especially women, Dalside said.

But Patrick Woods at Spring Guns and Ammo says his customers are also concerned about what the President may do about gun rights following last month’s church massacre in South Carolina.

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U.S. High Schools Embrace Shooting as Hot New Sport

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Published on: July 9, 2015

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The giddy 13-year-old boys oohed and aahed as they stared down the black shotgun barrels and aimed at clay targets they imagined whizzing through the air.

“You guys are welcome to test any of these out,” said Dusty Minke, a sales agent for Browning, as the teens elbowed each other for spots at his kiosk. “We’ve actually had a couple of kids who did so good on the test range that they were like, ‘Can I use this for my rounds?’ We let ‘em, and their scores went up — and they’ll hopefully go and buy one.”

It was day six of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League championship, the world’s biggest shooting-sport event. Minke could see potential customers in every direction, kids as young as 11 who’d tumbled out of their parents’ cars in camouflage T-shirts beginning at 7 a.m.

In 2009, the contest’s first year, it drew 30 shooters. In June there were 5,134, more than 20,000 spectators and sponsors including Benelli Armi SpA and SKB Shotguns. Trap shooting is the fastest-growing sport in Minnesota high schools, and was recently introduced in neighboring Wisconsin and North Dakota. While it may make anti-gun activists uneasy, it’s a boon for manufacturers and retailers that have stoked its growth.

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US gun, ammo tax revenue hits record high – creating windfall for wildlife programs

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Published on: July 5, 2015

Gun owners across the U.S. continued their unprecedented spending spree in 2014, buying firearms and ammunition at a record clip and, whether they knew it or not, pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into wildlife conservation programs.

The federal excise tax on new firearms, ammunition and archery gear — collected at the manufacturer’s level — jumped to $824 million in 2014, up from the all-time high of $812 million in 2013 and more than triple the amount from a decade ago, according to recent federal data.

This summer, all that gun and ammo tax raised in 2014 is being doled out to state wildlife agencies across the country by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including projects to help moose, pheasants, deer and waterfowl in Minnesota.

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Man shoots himself in groin with .40-caliber pistol (Negligent DISCHARGE Indeed!)

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Published on: June 30, 2015

A 25 year old man accidentally shot himself in the groin at his Lancaster Township home Sunday, police said.

He picked up his .40-caliber pistol to put it away when the weapon accidentally discharged the bullet into his groin area, Sgt. Timothy Ponessa said Monday.

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Gun shop offers pastors free classes

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Published on: June 19, 2015

Gun Shop Tulsa, OK ( Oklahoma ) - Bear Beam Firearms

Quick Facts:

  • Pastors will receive free concealed carry classes with verification
  • Sign up begins Friday, June 19
  • Classes are held at Bear Beam Firearms on East 41st Street

 

In the wake of a shooting that killed 9 at a Charleston, N.C. church, a gun shop is offering free concealed carry classes for Pastors.

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Smith & Wesson Chief Executive Says U.S. Gun Sales Have Normalized

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Published on: June 18, 2015

The head of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. said Thursday that U.S. gun sales had normalized after a boom fueled by concerns over tougher ownership laws turned into a bust as manufacturers were left with unsold inventory.

The largest U.S. firearms’ maker by revenue also plans to expand in the military market, targeting a U.S. Defense Department contract scheduled to be awarded in 2017 for almost 500,000 new pistols.

Sales of handguns to consumers have started to recover after falling as much as 20% last year, outpacing a still-sluggish rifle market and helped by the introduction of concealed carry legislation in states including Illinois and Wisconsin.

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thumbVisit To The Gun Store – Three Pieces Of Incredible Advice! (Video)

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Published on: June 17, 2015

Visit to the Gunstore! from Michael Seeklander on Vimeo.

Colt Defense Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

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Published on: June 15, 2015

Gun maker Colt Defense LLC said late Sunday it is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy-court protection, amid business- execution issues and a heavy debt burden.

The company has secured $20 million in financing from its existing senior lenders to continue operating while in bankruptcy and expects to remain in business after the restructuring.

The West Hartford, Conn., company, with a legacy dating to 17th century New England, developed a pistol it calls “the gun that won the West” and enjoyed a lucrative stretch in the late 1990s and early 2000s as supplier to the U.S. military of the M4 line of firearms widely used by front-line troops.

thumbVideo: Woman Opens Fire on Armed Home Invaders!

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Published on: May 17, 2015

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