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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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The NRA Reveals Who’s to Blame for Ammo Shortage: You Are!

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Published on: February 17, 2014

If you own a gun — and surveys say that somewhere between 24% and 45% of you do — it will come as no surprise when I say that the price of ammunition is on the rise.

How much ammo costs have risen is hard to say precisely, because prices vary from place to place, brand to brand, and caliber to caliber. But by way of illustration, the price of Brown Bear 7.62x39mm rifle rounds (standard for an AK-47) on the popular guns ‘n’ ammo website AIM Surplus has risen from about $85 for a box of 500 rounds in 2007 to $120 near the end of 2013 to “sold out” today. Cheap .22 long-rifle caliber rifle rounds and 9mm pistol ammunition are both said to have more than tripled in price over the past five years, while .40 Smith & Wesson rounds have doubled and .45 ACP costs nearly twice what it did five years ago.

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In short, prices have gone through the roof — if you’re lucky. If you’re not lucky, you may have trouble finding ammunition for sale at all. Bare shelves are a common encounter at ammo retailers these days. The situation has gotten so bad that Wal-Mart , one of the cheapest sources of ammunition, instituted a policy early last year limiting customers to buying no more than three boxes of ammo per person, per day.

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New and deadly handgun ammo combines 3 bullets in 1 shell

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Published on: February 7, 2014

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If Robocop were real, he would probably use this ammo.

Multiple impact bullet, or MIB for short, is not your standard pellet-type round, such as the buckshot, and scattershot used in shotguns, but rather a .45mm handgun-type ammunition. MIB holds three projectile fragments that spread themselves in a specific pattern every time they’re fired, thereby increasing hit probability and decreasing collateral damage. In essence, they’re a law enforcement officer’s dream.

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Winchester Recalls Lots Of .22 Long Rifle Ammo (Double Powder Cherges)

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Published on: February 1, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Winchester’s Recall Page:

1/28/2014

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling two (2) lots of M*22™ 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Black Copper Plated Round Nose rimfire ammunition.

Symbol Number: S22LRT
Lot Numbers: GD42L and GD52L

Winchester has determined the above lots of 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition may contain double powder charges. Ammunition with double powder charges may subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury and/or death, or cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® M*22™ 22 Long Rifle RIMFIRE AMMUNITION WITH LOT NUMBERS GD42L or GD52L. The ammunition Lot Number is imprinted (stamped without ink) on the left tuck flap of the 500-round carton as indicated here. The 1000-round intermediate carton does not have a Lot Number.

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol Number and Lot Number. If it is Symbol Number S22LRT with a Lot Number containing GD42L or GD52L immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 866-423-5224 or visit http://www.winchester.com/Product-Service/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to Symbol Number S22LRT with Lot Numbers GD42L and GD52L. Other Symbol Numbers or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

If you have any questions concerning this 22 Long Rifle rimfire ammunition recall please call toll-free 866-423-5224, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: S22LRT Recall), or contact Winchester Customer Support online.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Inconvenience? INCONVENIENCE??? Does Winchester really appreciate how hard it’s been to find any .22 long rifle ammo in the last year? This recall notice doesn’t even promise to promptly replace the defective ammo; I’m sure they’ll win plenty of customer loyalty with that.

There have been rumors that ammo QC has been slipping over the last year. This is the first concrete example I’m aware of, showing the risks that manufacturers are running by pushing their production lines 24/7 and training up entire shifts of inexperienced employees.

This risk to shooters is aggravated in this instance, because M22 ammo was specifically designed to be used in AR-style semiautomatic .22s. A bolt-action or break-open .22 probably wouldn’t give a rat’s ass how much powder Winchester stuffed into a .22 long rifle case: it would rupture the case and maybe spit some hot gasses out of the breach but otherwise survive without damage. But a straight-blowback semiautomatic .22 could experience catastrophic internal damage as the still-burning cartridge blasted the bolt rearwards and continued to cook itself off while being ejected from the gun.

This miserable story is a reminder that even the lowly .22 rimfire still demands eye and ear protection. A ruptured .22 long rifle is damned unlikely to kill you, but escaping combustion gasses and case fragments can ruin your vision if you’re not protected.

Shoot safe. Always.

‘The Last Round You’ll Ever Need’: The Awesome New Bullet Billed as a ‘One-Shot Manstopper’

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Published on: January 28, 2014

New expanding bullet (G2Rs RIP) gets attention; President says NOT a new cop killer

Gun owners who prefer a hollow point design to a full metal jacket might have found a new favorite.

G2 Research (G2R) released it’s new Radically Invasive Projectile (R.I.P.) this month, hoping to “take the civilian and law enforcement markets by storm, and truly become the last round you’ll ever need.”

G2R, based in Winder, Ga., highlights that the bullet points are manufactured with trocar angles — or simply put, edges with three angles reaching one point — to “penetrate the dermis layer more efficiently.”

The G2R website explains the R.I.P. acts like a full metal jacket when it impacts solid objects: “It is capable of going through barriers such as sheet rock, plywood, sheet metal or glass and still performs its original intent. The bullet shreds through solid objects and only then, expands its energy.”

Gun owners often choose to use expanding bullets as a safety measure to avoid over-penetration — referred to as a through-and-through — and to eliminate potential ricochets. Solid bullets can bounce unpredictably wildly off of solid rocks and concrete, exponentially increasing danger to bystanders.

Cliff Brown, G2 Research President, told The Blaze that excitement for the new round “went viral” after they visited the Las Vegas Shot Show in January, and published their research videos online.

“We went around and talked to several vendors and it knocked their socks off,” Brown said. “I’ve been in the ammunition business for many years and I wanted to create a round that would work well against a home intruder — there were so many stories out there about a woman trying to defend her home and having to shoot someone five or six times and they’d still come after her, we wanted to create an effective one-shot manstopper.”

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Background Checks for Ammo Purchases Bad News for Gun Shops in NY

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Published on: January 27, 2014

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Local gun shop owners say new state-mandated ammunition background checks will hurt business, but just how much damage they will cause is hard to guess.

That’s because the state has failed to reveal how or when the proposal will be implemented.

Joe Russell owns Hilltop Hunting, a gun shop in Canton that has operated for 34 years. He says the entire SAFE Act is frustrating and detrimental to his business, but the background checks for bullets are among the worst of its provisions.

Russell said he can’t prepare for ammunition background checks because he doesn’t know when the law will be enforced or how the procedure will be handled.”

“Since (Gov.) Cuomo started fooling around with the SAFE Act, not one shop owner has received anything from his office or state lawmakers outlining how this is going to be implemented,” he said. “It basically means we are supposed to run a business by watching the evening news.”

Russell said the entire law has caused nothing but problems for small shop owners and the background checks are going to cut into his profits.

Since the 1990s, shop owners have had to run background checks on anyone who purchases a gun.

Rick Jones, who runs North Wood Outfitters in Potsdam, said that process takes around 20 minutes and requires a phone call to the state.

“How long it takes depends on if it’s accepted or denied, or if there is a wait on it,” he said. “If there is a wait it can take a lot longer.”

Russell said the problem is worse during the peak sales season. During the recent holidays, he said the process often took an hour or longer for each transaction.

“Sometimes you couldn’t even get through at all,” he said.

Since shops sell far fewer guns than boxes of ammunition, Jones said even a 20-minute wait will consume huge amounts of time, and in business that means money too.

“It’s just not realistic,” he said.

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Utah gun maker turns down $15M deal with Pakistan

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Published on: January 6, 2014

A Utah-based gun manufacturer has turned down a $15 million deal to supply Pakistan with precision rifles, citing concerns they could eventually be used against U.S. troops.

Mike Davis, sales manager at Desert Tech, said the company was on a short list for a contract with Pakistan, but spurned the opportunity because of unrest in Pakistan and ethical concerns.

It was a difficult decision because of the amount of money involved, he said, and the sale of rifles to Pakistan would have been legal.

“We don’t know that those guns would’ve went somewhere bad, but with the unrest we just ended up not feeling right about it,” Davis told KTVX-TV.

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