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3D Printed 10/22 Rifles Are a Reality

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Published on: August 22, 2015

3d Printed Ruger 10/22 Rifle

These early prints were done in 2013 but with all the recent hype about 3d printed Ruger 10/22 Rifles being printed we wanted to confirm that yes its possible and we’ve done it before.

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thumbOfficer Involved Shooting Shows How Quickly a Gunfight Develops

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Published on: August 22, 2015

What does this officer involved shooting teach LEO and CCW alike?

1. In the moment of need, the old saying goes that you will not rise to the occasion but fall to the level of your training. Usually, you’ll fall to the level of your WORST DAY in training. That means you want to train hard, train regularly, and make no excuses (to paraphrase one of my martial arts mentors, Skip Hancock) so that your worst day is good enough for the fight you’re in. These officers were ready for the fight and in the moment of need there was no hesitation. That’s what it takes.

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Why Shooting To Wound, Warn, Or Brandishing Is A Bad Idea

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Published on: August 21, 2015

We have heard the vice president years ago speak of firing in the air to ward off would-be home invaders. It would appear that with every 1 piece of good advice comes a trail of 9 pieces of bad advice along with it. Ideas of what to do and what not to do can usually come with common sense (which is in short supply these days). So we look to Ken Hanson’s book The Ohio Guide to Firearm Laws, as a good rule of thumb to follow even for gun owners outside of Ohio.

In the fourth edition on pages 76-77 you will see this advice…

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.22LR Rimfire Ammunition Is Slowly Returning to Store Shelves

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Published on: August 20, 2015

I went to one of my local gun shops earlier today to pick up my Beretta 92 Compact* and saw this lovely sight on the counter.

Yes, they were actually stocking .22 LR from three different manufacturers (Federal, Remington, and Aguila) at the same time.

There were 2,600 rounds of Federal Automatch.

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Welcome To The Guntry Club, Where There’s A Boardroom And A Shooting Range

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Published on: August 4, 2015

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A couple years ago, I wrote on this blog about a “firearms superstore” in the Midwest, where I took a gun class. It was fun, but it was your daddy’s gun store. Taxidermied animals stood guard over endless cases of firearms. A small, dusty section for women offered me a pink bottle of mace, a pink rifle bag, and a T-shirt featuring a sexy zombie in a bikini top and hot pants with the slogan: “ I ONLY WANT HALF YOUR BRAIN NOT HALF YOUR STUFF.”

A couple weeks ago, I walked into The Alamo in Naples, Florida, a state-of-the-art, self-described “shooting destination.” The newly-constructed, 26,000-square-foot facility into which its owner has invested over $10M is bright, airy, and modern. It was built from the ground up on what was once a dirt lot; it opened in early May. Kevin Creighton, The Alamo’s marketing manager, describes the opening as more of a “squishy” launch than a soft launch because this is the area’s off season; “snowbirds” from the East Coast and the Midwest will flock down here en masse come winter.

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Self-Defense Myths That Just Won’t Die: 11 Experts Weigh-In

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Published on: August 4, 2015

The world of civilian defensive firearms training is currently moving through a period of incredible evolution and progress. Through careful analysis of defensive shootings via video footage, interviews with gunfight survivors, research of violent criminal behavior, and new scientific findings on physical stress responses, we now have a better understanding of exactly what wins gunfights than ever before. We also have a plethora of experienced and dedicated instructors willing to pressure-test what we are learning. They are protecting the practices that need to remain, but also alerting of areas where we might need to start making changes for the edification of the community and our defensive craft.

This was not always the case. Not long ago, much of what passed for self-defense training was based on guesswork and anecdotal evidence. But despite the wealth of knowledge we’ve now accrued, certain flawed practices and beliefs are still widely accepted within the firearms culture. They just refuse die.

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Taurus model pistols recalled for causing fatal misfires

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Published on: August 1, 2015

This recall involves nine different models of Taurus pistols six of them Milleniums.

If you have one, you can file a claim to get it fixed or get a refund starting in October.

Judy Price, a gun owner, said she knows all about them – how to handle them safely and she even speaks to people taking concealed carry classes.

Price says no amount of gun knowledge could have saved her from what happened in 2009.

Her concealed carry holster fell to the floor as she was undressing, then her Taurus pistol went off with a bullet going through her groin, through her stomach, and into her liver.

“I laid down on the floor, I looked up into his eyes and I said, ‘Paul, I’m going to die tonight. But I love you,’” Price said.

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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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