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Is There a ‘Debate’ Now Over Handing 9-Year-Olds Fully Automatic Firearms?

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Published on: August 28, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports that there is a new “debate” over firearms, in the wake of a terrible fatal accident at a gun range this week.

The death of a shooting instructor at an Arizona gun range when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a powerful automatic weapon has raised the issue of age limits at such operations.

The girl, on vacation with her parents at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz., accidentally shot and killed the instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, while firing an Uzi submachine gun Monday, officials said. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the gun’s recoil sent the weapon over the girl’s head, its bullets striking Mr. Vacca, who stood next to her.

Mr. Vacca, who was shot in the head, was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he died from his injuries Monday evening, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Video of the incident released by the sheriff’s office shows Mr. Vacca adjusting the girl’s stance and then saying, “All right, now go ahead and give me one shot,” apparently before the gun was set on fully automatic. With her back to the camera, the girl successfully fires a single round at a target.

“All right, full auto,” Mr. Vacca then says before the girl releases a series of shots, apparently losing control of the gun before the video ends.

The shooting touched off a debate on social media among gun-control advocates, parents and gun-rights supporters, with many questioning why the girl’s parents would let her fire such a powerful weapon.

I’m about as pro-Second Amendment as one can get, but this was irresponsible. The instructor evidently had the girl fire a single shot from the Uzi before telling her to go full auto. If that’s standard practice, then the practice needs to change.

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Darwin Award: Dumb Instructor Gives Full Auto Uzi to 9 Year Old & Gets Shot to Death

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Published on: August 26, 2014

Scene: The tragedy unfolded at Bullets and Burgers, an activity center 25 miles south of Las Vegas

A firearms instructor has died after he was shot by a nine-year-old girl when she fired an Uzi at a shooting range in the Arizona desert.

Mohave County sheriff’s officials said 39-year-old Charles Vacca, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died at the hospital on Monday after he was shot at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range.

Mohave County Sheriff Jim McCabe told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Vacca was standing next to the girl when she pulled the trigger. The gun recoiled and it went over her head.

The paper reported that the girl had successfully fired the 9mm weapon several times in “single-shot” mode before Vacca changed the setting to “fully automatic” mode.

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thumbTrick Shot – Shooting a Rifle Upside Down (Video)

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Published on: August 26, 2014

Gunsite Academy : Welcome To Gunfighter School!

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Published on: August 26, 2014

“This is a fighting school, not a shooting school.”

Rangemaster John Hall set the tone as he welcomed us to the 250 Pistol class is that is the core of the “Gunsite experience.” The 19 students in the class paid close attention as Hall introduced us to the concepts that Jeff Cooper introduced in the Arizona desert for the first time 38 years before. Nineteen of us were taking part in a five-day class to learn how to fight with a pistol, using methods that have become the standard by which all other forms of handgun fighting are judged.

Our four instructors averaged roughly 25 years of experience. Hall, who was performing rangemaster duties, has an Army and police background, including time as a SWAT team leader and department rangemaster. Bob Whaley has retired from nearly three decades of police work, including 15 years in St. Louis SWAT. Sergeant Major Walt Wilkinson spent 30 years in the U.S. Army, include 26 years in Special Forces. Provost Chris Curry spent 22 years in the Marines.

The students themselves were an interesting mix.

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thumbVideo: Stupid Liberals Shoot Guns For The 1st Time & LIKE IT!

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Published on: August 19, 2014

thumbHow to CeraKote Your GLOCK (Nutnfancy Video)

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Published on: August 12, 2014

Join us in the shop and kitchen as I apply this sick FDE CeraKote to a Gen 4 Glock 10mm, a favorite TNP GTW pistol. I go over the ins, outs, and fall into a few ourselves. You might even seen Mrs Nutnfancy’s work out routine along the way…a first! Reliability testing is shown at the end to perhaps provide some advice in your coating job.

Pentagon’s self-guided bullets leave enemies nowhere to hide

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Published on: July 13, 2014

The research arm dedicated to creating breakthrough technology for the Pentagon has shared video of a successful test of self-guided bullets.

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency conducted a test April 21 with Teledyne Scientific & Imaging. Video posted to YouTube earlier this month shows a round with a ballistic path far from its intended target. As the round makes its way along the errant trajectory it suddenly curves, corrects itself and hits the intended target.
DARPA had a promising prototype for its Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO) .50-caliber bullets in 2012, but the new video confirms that the agency has perfected the technology.

“The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance system seeks to improve sniper effectiveness and enhance troop safety by allowing greater shooter standoff range and reduction in target engagement timelines,” DARPA’s website stated.

The new rounds will make American snipers even more efficient, allowing them to acquire moving targets in any environment. A self-guided bullet makes eliminating a target with one shot more likely, which better safeguards the sniper’s exact location.

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thumbVideo: Meet the RIP round from G2 Research (Next Gen Anti-Personnel Round)

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Published on: June 8, 2014

Smart Gun Maker Filed Patent for Remote Kill Switch

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Published on: May 19, 2014

Armatix iP1 (courtesy armatix.com)An alert reader emailed TTAG central with news that Armatix GmbH – makers of the iP1 “smart gun” – filed a patent application that included a remote kill switch for the firearm. Click here to view patent EP 1936572 A1, dated 2006. (Not a bug; a feature!) I’m not a patent attorney or an electrical engineer, but as far as I can tell this is the bit (translated from the original German) that indicates remote disabling . . .

Preferably, the inventive device is designed such that the device or the activated identification medium authenticated in response to a signal transmitted from a remote station to the device wake-up and request signal, whereupon the remote station a logical and / or physical access or access to one and allows or prevents a target device . . .

Preferably, the apparatus of the invention can be controlled remotely, for example via satellite and can send information to a satellite.

This would be a good time to point out that TTAG’s been trying to get ahold of a iP1 for some time, so that hi-tech members of our Armed Intelligentsia could develop a jamming device. Thank goodness we didn’t! We could have been sued!

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Swedish gun club sees surge in client numbers

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Published on: May 1, 2014

Swedish gun club sees surge in client numbers

In a Stockholm suburb, The Target lays claim to a dark basement, the gloom broken only by door stoppers in the shape of giant rats with glowing red eyes. Gun shots and the stand-clear beep sound every 30 seconds.

“People often ask whether the guns are real? Are these airguns or BB guns?” says Thomas Amnebring, manager of The Target, of the 44 Magnums, SIG Sauers, and Glocks that are on offer alongside Walther PPKs and Colt M1911s.

The answer is yes, this is all for real, claims Amnebring. Police and military officers work as The Target’s instructors, ensuring the safety of an ever-increasing number of clients here at Stockholm’s only commercial and indoor shooting range.

“Ninety-five percent of the people who visit Target have never fired or held a gun before,” says Amnebring.

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NRA Recruiting More Female Firearm Instructors

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Published on: April 27, 2014

The group wants to increase the amount of NRA certified female instructors nationwide.

If you’re a woman and you’re licensed to shoot, the National Rifle Association wants you! The group wants to increase the amount of NRA certified female instructors nationwide.

Ariel Lewis grew up knowing how to shoot. Her parents were military and her grandfather was a hunter.

“It’s just kind of a thing where you want to be one of the boys. You want to be able to do what they can do,” she said.

Now, Lewis is an NRA certified firearms instructor. She’s one of two at Sharpshooters indoor gun range in Greenville. She’s noticed the rise in women wanting to learn, often wanting a fellow female instructor.

“Men come in and kind of want to take charge and bark orders, so you need a woman to kind of slow it down and approach it at a different level,” she explained.

It’s a trend not going unnoticed by the firearms industry with pink and pastel guns infiltrating the market. Now, the NRA is responding. They say they’re trying to boost the current 8,000 females teaching across the nation.

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Chicago CCW Permit Holder Becomes First To Engage Criminals

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Published on: April 8, 2014

Cops: No charges for man with concealed carry permit

A 53-year-old South Austin man with a valid concealed carry permit was able to shoot at two men who tried to accost him outside of his home early this morning.

The incident happened about 2:40 a.m. on the 5400 block of West Van Buren Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

The man was walking from his garage to the front of his home when two males in hoodies appeared in a gangway between his home and the neighbor’s home, Sullivan said.

One of the two men pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed at the man who took out his own gun and managed to fire several times at the males, Sullivan said.

The males fled the area without being struck and the shooting did not result in any property damage, police said.

After the shooting, police responded and determined that the man was shooting in self-defense. The man had a valid firearm owner’s identification card, a valid concealed carry permit and police were able to determine that he had completed a required concealed carry class and was properly trained, Sullivan said.

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thumbCarnikCon’s AK47 Comedy Video

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Published on: April 8, 2014

(Part A of AB)
Showcasing of various AK variants

Featured Rifles
Poly Technologies Legend 7.62x39mm
Type 56 7.62x39mm
Type 56-1 7.62x39mm
Type 56-2 7.62x39mm
Type 84S 5.56x45mm
Type 86S 7.62x39mm
SGL 31 5.45x39mm
Wz. 88 Tantal 5.45x39mm
AK-74U (AKS-74U) 5.45x39mm

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Gun Entrepreneur Dick Cabela Is A Hero

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Published on: February 24, 2014

Entrepreneur Richard Cabela—the late founder of sporting goods empire Cabela’s—did more than create jobs. He protected our natural, God-given right to bear arms.

Cabela passed away last Monday in his home state of Nebraska at the young age of 77. His story is empowering to entrepreneurs, gun owners and Second Amendment supporters.

As tens of thousands of gun owners in the state of Connecticut commit civil disobedience and refuse to register their semi-automatic firearms, Dick Cabela’s legacy reminds us of the importance to never give up and never stop fighting for what we believe in.

Cabela’s first attempt at advertising hand-tied fishing flies was a flop. Instead of giving up, he adjusted his marketing techniques and launched a mail-order sporting goods catalog. Within three short years, he and his family had more business than they could manage from their kitchen table.

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IDPA Competition: “It’s Like a Lay’s Potato Chip, You Can’t Just Have One”

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Published on: February 20, 2014

After nearly 10-hours of coaching me through my first International Defensive Pistol Association Nationals, world shooting champion and Smith & Wesson Team Captain Julie Golob left the range with a smile on her face, and I did too. My first shooting competition was an overwhelming success. I shot pretty well for my first go-round, but more importantly, I got to spend time with incredibly special people who really care about sharing their sport.

The match Wednesday morning started early with registration at 7 a.m. All I had to do was show up with my ammo, eyes, ears and belt. Julie took care of the rest. Not only did she let me borrow her M&P Pro, but she also kept my magazines full all day. We made our way through thirteen stages, each providing a different real life scenario. She guided me through each stage, encouraged me to focus on the task at hand, taught me new things about cover, reloading, IDPA rules and was a tremendous help when it came to explaining which targets to shoot first in order to have the greatest tactical advantage.

“When the light goes on, when someone has that aha moment, when they have a great stage and see their potential, it’s really fun to be a part of that,” she tells me after a long day on the range. It’s clear Julie’s generosity and personal dedication to mentorship have benefited the shooting sports a huge deal. Not only does she share her knowledge at the range, but wrote an entire book to help newbies get acclimated to the sport.

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