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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

How do our South African friends deal with criminal scum? Watch and find out…

thumbVideo: How to Reload a Revolver

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Published on: May 16, 2015

Chris from Lucky Gunner Lounge shows four techniques for speed reloading a revolver.

More info at http://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/how…

And don’t forget to buy some ammo at http://www.luckygunner.com

 

Ammo Test: DoubleTap 9mm 77-grain Lead-free for Compact Handguns

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Published on: May 16, 2015

This ammo is designed specifically for the new breed of compact 9mm handguns.

Do you suffer from a short barrel? Unfortunately, this problem afflicts millions of gun totin’ Americans.

With the explosive growth of pocket .380 ACP pistols like the Kel-Tec, Ruger LCP, Smith & Wesson Bodyguard and Glock 42, just to name a few, gun makers just had to up the power level as their next move. .380’s are still everywhere, but now we have a new crop of compact 9mm guns. Whether you carry a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, Beretta Nano, Sig P938 or one of the many other pocket nine’s, you’re probably dealing with a short barrel. And by short barrel, I mean right in the vicinity of three inches.

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The .357 Magnum for Survival: You Can’t Do Better

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Published on: May 16, 2015
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As a martial arts/firearms’ instructor, I’m often asked what constitutes the “best” gun for a survival situation. My stock answer is, “A good .357 Magnum stainless steel revolver with a 4-inch barrel.” However, when asked this question at other times, I’ll simply tell the person that the gun they are carrying is the “best” because it’s what they are carrying at the time they might need it.

But really, when it comes to the .357 Magnum, there isn’t a better gun/ammo combination anyone could ask for in an all-around “best” gun set-up. I don’t make this statement lightly, either. The .357 Magnum round in a good, solid, stainless steel revolver can put meat on the table or save your bacon if need be.

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Concealed Carry in the Era of Terror

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Published on: May 8, 2015

…Prepare yourself for mass chaos and carnage. Look at pictures from terrorist attacks and watch video of the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Watch the HBO specials on the first two incidents I mentioned above. That will be the reality confronting you at that time. This brutality cannot shock you into inaction. Be prepared to step over bleeding children, screaming for help, and having to leave them in that condition, possibly to die, as you press ahead to stop the attack, or fight your way out. Consider that terrorists will deliberately strike at our most vulnerable points, such as schools, malls, hotels, air ports, or in a rural area with limited capacity to respond. They will employ ruse and deception, and they will be ruthless and cunning.

Finally, and most importantly, decide right now what your purpose is going to be. Are you going to intervene with the goal of thwarting the attack, or are you going to fight your way out of the hot zone and escape? The “Die Hard” series of movies featuring Bruce Willis as a hardcore cop gunning down dozens of terrorists with a Beretta and a spare magazine are entertaining, but the hard cold reality is that about the best you can hope for is to “die well” in that situation.

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Saving Lives in Garland (and elsewhere)

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Published on: May 8, 2015

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Range time and training are imperative. The Garland officer’s quick reaction and accuracy kept himself and others from being murdered in the name of Islam.

An analysis of the events surrounding the heroic actions of a 60-year old veteran officer demonstrates the importance of proficiency with your weapon. Closing the distance on the Muslim attackers, he brought his sidearm, a .45 caliber Glock handgun, to battle beginning at 20 yards, closing to something like 7-10 yards, successfully, in less than 15 seconds against a Kel-Tec SUB-2000 rifle.

Designer of 3-D-printed gun challenges feds to Constitutional duel

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Published on: May 7, 2015

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Cody Wilson had a vision to forward the digital revolution by creating the nation’s first firearm on a 3-D printer, and, taking a page from WikiLeaks, share the blueprints with the world via the Internet in what he called the “Wiki Weapons project.” Now he is suing the federal government in hopes of keeping his dream on target – and staying out of prison.

Wilson was so taken with the idea, he dropped out of law school and designed “The Liberator,” the nation’s first pistol built exclusively on a 3-D printer, consisting of 12 separate parts made from plastic and a single metal firing pin.

Within two days of publishing the blueprints on the Internet, on May 5, 2013, 100,000 people around the world had downloaded them. The goal, Wilson said, was to invalidate the government’s “unconstitutional” hold on gun technology.

“The technology will break gun control,” said Wilson, who formed the non-profit organization, Defense Distributed, with his partner, Ben Denio, in Little Rock, Ark., in the summer of 2012. “I stand for freedom.”

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Officer Armed With Pistol Killed Two Jihadis With Body Armor, Rifles in Texas

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Published on: May 4, 2015

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The heavily armed Garland SWAT police that we’ve seen in most of the media coverage never fired a shot, as the terrorists didn’t get that close.

This incident clearly shows that a decently-trained and level-headed handgun shooter can engage with and destroy rifle-armed adversaries, and that a perceived firepower advantage is irrelevant if those with the firepower lack skill to aim their weapons effectively.

Practice, practice, practice, folks.

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Carjacking Suspect shot dead by shopper outside Utah grocery store

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Published on: May 2, 2015

Police say a shopper with a concealed weapons permit fatally shot a suspect to thwart a carjacking Saturday outside a Utah grocery store.

Investigators say the 31-year-old male shooter was in Macey’s parking lot in Orem, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, when he heard a woman’s screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect.

The man told police he went to assist the woman and fired one round after the 27-year-old male suspect lunged at him in an attempt to grab his gun.

The suspect, who was shot in the chest, later died at a hospital.

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Capitol Police Left Guns in Bathrooms

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Published on: May 1, 2015

 

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When a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s security detail left his Glock and magazine stuffed in the toilet seat cover holder of a Capitol Visitor Center bathroom stall, a CVC worker found the gun, according to a source familiar with the Jan. 29 incident and two other disturbing instances when Capitol Police left loaded firearms in problematic places.

A 7- or 8-year-old child visiting the Capitol with his parents found the next loaded Glock lost by a dignitary protection officer, according to the source. A member of the security detail for John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, allegedly left the firearm in the bathroom of the Speaker’s Suite on March 24.

A third Glock was found the night of April 16 by a janitor cleaning the Capitol Police headquarters building on D Street NE. The weapon was left in plain sight, sparking additional concern about the department charged with protecting one of the world’s most important and frequently visited complexes.

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