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DIY Backyard Berm Project

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:03

Personally, I would have liked to have seen holes drilled in the ties and then supported with metal rods to aid in long term stability. After that step, I would recommend back filling the dirt to be flush with the ties on the back and sides.

Extremely Extreme

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:28

Annie Oakley Inspired Trick Shot

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 10:53

Shooting An Egg At 300 Yards With .22LR

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 12:49

January 2018 Gun & Gear Contests

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 14:44

At the risk of reducing my own chances to win, http://www.weapon-blog.com/contests/ has been updated with all the gun and gear related contests that I am aware of for the month.

Go forth and win… As always, feel free to share wherever you can.

If you are aware of any that are not on the list, please submit the details on the contact form to get it added to the list.

No Blog For You

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 16:00

Christmas activities + flu = little to no blog for you

Sig Sauer Safety Warning and Recall Notice

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 13:06

SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR®, SIG516® Carbon Fiber and SIGM400® Predator models are subject to a Safety Warning and Recall Notice. Some models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer. Over time, this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles. This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX®/SIG MPX® products.

SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.

The firearms affected by the recall can be identified by the presence of a SIG mark etched into the hammer.

More information: https://www.sigsauer.com/support/safety-center/rifle-safety-warning/

CMP 1911 Pricing

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:35

The buzz surrounding the World War II-era 1911s destined to be released to the public through the Civilian Marksmanship Program is amazing.

CMP is ready to sell thousands of surplus pistols, assuming President Trump signs the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Congress recently passed.

It’s one of the hottest events the gun community has ever seen.

CMP is feeling the heat too.

Steve Cooper is the general manager of CMP North as well as their marketing manager.

He said 1911-hungry collectors need to “pump the brakes” a bit.

Read the rest of the article: https://www.thegunwriter.com/23661/cmp-general-manager-can-expect-pay-surplus-1911/

CMP To Sell 1911 Pistols

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 08:01

The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was approved Thursday to include a plan to transfer the U.S. Army’s remaining stock of .45 ACP M1911A1 pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

Added as an amendment while the NDAA was in debate in the House Armed Service Committee, it would speed up the transfer of potentially the largest remaining stock of military surplus World War II-era handguns in government hands to the public. The mammoth legislation, which outlines $700 billion in overall defense spending, cruised to final approval on a voice vote in the Senate and now heads to President Trump.

“I call upon the President to sign this important legislation into law—and in doing so acknowledge that this is the level of defense spending necessary to meet current threats, prepare for the challenges of an increasingly dangerous world, and keep faith with our men and women in uniform,” said U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the Armed Services Committee chairman.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.guns.com/2017/11/20/congress-passes-spending-bill-that-includes-selling-milsurp-1911s-through-cmp/

It’s ‘insane’ that civilians can buy semiautomatic assault rifles

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 15:36

A Trump administration nominee for a top Pentagon job told Congress on Tuesday that it’s “insane” civilians can buy semiautomatic assault rifles — like the type used in Sunday’s deadly church shooting in Texas.

“I’d also like to — and I may get in trouble with other members of the committee — just say how insane it is that in the United States of America a civilian can go out and buy a semiautomatic assault rifle like an AR-15, which is apparently the weapon that was used,” said Dr. Dean Winslow, the nominee for assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, during his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Read the rest of the article: http://abcnews.go.com/US/top-trump-pentagon-nominee-insane-civilians-buy-semi/story?id=50996546

November 2017 Gun & Gear Contests

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:18

At the risk of reducing my own chances to win, http://www.weapon-blog.com/contests/ has been updated with all the gun and gear related contests that I am aware of for the month.

Go forth and win… As always, feel free to share wherever you can.

If you are aware of any that are not on the list, please submit the details on the contact form to get it added to the list.

Paul Ryan Killing Major Pro-Gun Legislation in Congress

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:43

Congressman Jeff Duncan is warning that his legislation, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (Share) Act, is on life support in Congress.

He has been pressuring Paul Ryan to schedule a vote on the bill and he has finally received a response.

Congress will vote on it, but he will have to remove the most important pro-gun provisions. No concealed carry reciprocity… no deregulation of suppressors… just a bunch of token, feel good provisions. On top of that, Ryan and the GOP want Duncan to add Dianne Feinstein’s latest gun ban bill as an amendment. Yes, it is that bad.

The Left has done a number on Congress, convincing them that it would be suicide to pass these major pro-gun reforms. Many are running scared and refusing to vote for any pro-gun bill.

Read the rest of the article: http://msgfocus.conservativedailyalerts.com/q/17HslXAD0nt0W4MlktyvZ5/wv

I’m Pro-Gun | Change My Mind

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:47

Never Let A Good Crisis Go To Waste

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:35

House democrats have proposed bills in reaction to the Las Vegas murders:

  • HR.3962
    Banning online ammunition sales
  • H.R. 4025
    Requiring gun dealers to report the sale of two or more rifles to the same person in a five-day period
  • HR. 4052
    Banning magazines able to hold greater than 10 rounds

Chris over at Guns.com has the full details:

House Dems propose bills to stop online ammo sales, ban mags

AAC Halcyon – Short and Sweet

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:45

Glock Gen5 Rundown

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 09:21

Our friends over at The Firearm Blog have all the details on Glock’s Gen5 models. Would love to get my hands on one!

OFFICIAL: The New GLOCK Gen5 Has Arrived

Sight Picture Alignment

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 08:09

Top Shot Chris Cheng covers the basics of sight picture alignment with a pistol to help you get on target.

Sig P320 hammer test with Glock, HK, Ruger, Kimber…

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:56

While I wish that he wouldn’t have expressed his preconceived notions and would not have stated that he wasn’t going to do the full 50 attempts with particular pistols in an effort to maintain objectivity and impartiality — I do like how many other striker-fired pistols were tested with the same methodology.

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