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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.

Sig Sauer P320 Fails Drop Test

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:19

Video description:
In the last week, Omaha Outdoors decided to test internet rumors about the Sig P320 firing when dropped. Although the issues seemed to be settled, the results of our tests were in contradiction to the prevailing wisdom of the internet. We found that when dropped at a certain angle, the P320 would fire. This was repeatable among multiple P320s in multiple calibers even when they were dropped from as low as thigh height.

Please note: We did not use live rounds for this drop fire testing. In accordance with drop testing protocols from every known organization and our own common sense, we pulled bullets from factory ammunition, leaving us with primed cases which were safe to use for these purposes. Still, you shouldn’t try this at home, even with primed cases.

300 Blackout VS Bulletproof Glass

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:43

How a Hacker Fired a Locked Smart Gun Using Only Magnets

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:46

The Armatix iP1 pistol and its RFID watch, are sold as one of the most secure firearm systems available. But a hacker, who goes by ‘Plore’, has found flaws in the Armatix that entirely defeat its security measures.

Diagnostics

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:09

More information:

Fundamentals Training

Canadian Elite Special Forces Sniper Makes Record-Breaking Kill Shot In Iraq

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:43

A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.

The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed Thursday that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the record-breaking shot, killing an Islamic State insurgent during an operation in Iraq within the last month.

Read the rest of the article: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-elite-special-forces-sniper-sets-record-breaking-kill-shot-in-iraq/article35415651/

SHARE Act Update

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:12

What’s going on with the Hearing Protection Act???

Good question. Well, we got news this week from the American Suppressor Association that key components of the HPA were being rolled into a larger piece of legislation known as the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act.

The SHARE Act was scheduled to go before the Federal Lands Subcommittee Wednesday — that was until there was a shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice that left five people wounded, including Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA), the Majority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives.

House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee spokeswoman Molly Block told CNN that the hearing on the SHARE Act will be canceled until further notice.

That stinks, but is understandable.

However, moving forward, when the SHARE Act does go before the subcommittee, it will include under Title XVII, all of the following provisions:

Read the rest of the article: https://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/important-hearing-protection-act-update/

Shots Fired At Congressional Baseball Practice

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:53

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Roger Williams were shot and multiple congressional aides were also hit by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed.

The gunman was shot by U.S. Capital Police, apprehended and taken to the hospital, officials said. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/14/virginia-gop-baseball-practice-shooting-multiple-people-shot.html

Man Dies After Kamloops Shooting Competition Accident

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 00:12

Condolences to the family. If the gun falls, do not try to catch — most pistols are drop safe. Better to DQ in the competition than risk your life.

A Vancouver man is dead after an accident at a Kamloops shooting competition.

Kamloops RCMP say the man was participating in a pistol competition at the Kamloops Target Sports Shooting Complex on West Trans Canada Highway yesterday.

Investigators say the man lost control of his firearm and it fired a shot into his torso.

Read the rest of the article.

Bill Advanced To Ease Suppressor Purchases

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:49

Suppressors get more than their fair share of negative attention, thanks in no small part to their association with Hollywood blockbuster snipers. They are much more than the cliche go-to of the cinematic assassin, though, and the GOP has taken up the defense of suppressors as one of its more quiet ambitions.

The Hearing Protection Act seeks to remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act. The current regulations require the purchase of a $200 tax stamp along with a complex application process. Even those qualified to own suppressors aren’t guaranteed that they can get approved in some locations. The Hearing Protection Act seeks to change that.

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to hold a hearing tomorrow and the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement Act is on the agenda. This new measure includes almost all of the meat of the Hearing Protection Act.

Read the rest of the article: http://tribunist.com/politics/gop-pulls-legislative-maneuver-to-advance-bill-making-silencers-easier-to-purchase/

Lighting A Match With A Bullet

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 00:43

June 2017 Gun & Gear Contests

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:23

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.

Ruger Mark IV Recall

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 08:18

Ruger recently discovered that all Mark IV™ pistols (including 22/45™ models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017 have the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the “safe” and “fire” positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from the mid position to the “fire” position, the pistol may fire at that time.

More details: https://ruger.com/dataProcess/markIVRecall/

Dirty, Dirty, Dirty

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 13:01

Dustin works through the aftermath of a 2,000 round suppressor torture test.

Suppressor Cleaning – 2,000 Round .22LR Torture Test

Aiming Is Uesless

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:33

Daniel Defense — Disconnector Safety Recall Notification

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:42

Daniel Defense is committed to the highest level of quality and safety. In keeping with that commitment we are issuing a safety notification related to a condition we identified with the Disconnector in the Fire Control Group. This safety notification applies to certain firearms manufactured between April 1, 2016 and March 3, 2017. In a few cases, a double fire condition has occurred with a single pull of the trigger. In the Company’s spirit to always do the right thing, Daniel Defense will correct any and all potential conditions at no cost to the consumer as part of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Does This Safety Notification Apply to My Firearm?
Daniel Defense firearms containing a single-stage Fire Control Group, manufactured between April 1, 2016 and March 3, 2017, MAY fall within the scope of this Safety Notification.

This is an important Safety Notification and should be followed by all owners of Daniel Defense firearms.

Find out if your rifle is affected:
https://danieldefense.com/safety

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