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From The Washington Post:
The ability to “print” or manufacture guns privately will allow individuals to bypass background checks, the primary way that guns are regulated today. And that challenge will expand exponentially as the technology advances, one day enabling individuals to print chemical, biological and nuclear weapons of mass destruction at home.
The threat of privately printed weapons will soon grow beyond the lethal handguns now in circulation. As we argue in research forthcoming in the October issue of the Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, considering expected advances in the technologies, terrorist groups will threaten nations with 3-D printed chemical, biological and nuclear weapons within a couple of decades.
From The Washington Times:
Smith & Wesson announced it will stop selling its handguns in California rather than manufacture them to comply with the new microstamping law. The other publicly traded firearms manufacturer in the U.S., Sturm, Ruger, also said this month that it will stop new sales to California.
The announcement late Wednesday came a week after the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for firearms manufacturers, filed suit against California for requiring that all new semi-automatic pistols that are not already on the state’s approved gun roster have the microstamping technology.
Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, has
released two new models as part of its X-Series family of WeaponLights designed for handguns but can also
be mounted to long guns with Picatinny rails. The versatile X300®V and X400®V IRc feature SureFire’s
ingenious V-Series head, a sealed, selectable head that contains both a white-light and infrared LED inside,
to accommodate missions requiring visible and virtually non-visible (to the naked eye) illumination. By
simply pushing and rotating a self-locking selector switch on the head, a user can switch from white-light to
IR illumination (for use with night vision devices) on the fly, with no infrared filter required. The X400 model
even boasts an infrared laser.
The X300V generates 150 lumens of blinding, tactical-level light on its white-light setting and 120 mW of
infrared illumination when set to IR mode. Light output from either mode is shaped by a proprietary optic—
a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens—into a high-intensity beam with significant reach and sufficient
peripheral illumination for maintaining situational awareness, crucial in military, law enforcement, and
The highly anticipated X400V IRc generates the same high-intensity beam at identical outputs in white light
and infrared as the X300V, but it also features a commercially available <0.7 mW infrared laser sight,
suitable for force-on-force training and ideal for stealth operations using night vision devices. As with all
laser-equipped SureFire X400® WeaponLights, the X400V IRc’s laser-adjustment mechanism uses Nylok®
screws that won’t back out from the effects of recoil. And because the IR laser is not visible to the naked
eye, an amber-colored LED indicator illuminates whenever the laser is on, to help prevent unintended
Like all X-Series WeaponLights, these new models are constructed of lightweight aerospace aluminum
that’s hard anodized with a Mil-Spec finish and are O-ring and gasket sealed for added durability and
weather resistance. The X300V weighs in at less than four ounces—including the weight of the two 123A
lithium batteries that power it—while the X400V model is just under five ounces fully loaded, so neither
model weighs down a weapon. One-finger activation is achieved via a push/toggle switch located on the
rear of both lights; optional DG pistol grip and long-gun remote tape switching is also available. Both
models attach quickly and securely to both Universal and MIL-STD-1913 (Picatinny) rails, and optional
SureFire adapter mounts are available for several popular rail-less handgun makes and models.
The X300V has an MSRP of $389, while the X400V IRc retails for $875. They are currently available for
purchase through authorized SureFire dealers or will soon be available direct from SureFire by calling 800-
828-8809 or by visiting www.surefire.com online.
Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire, LLC is the leading manufacturer of high performance
flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm’s way, or
anyone who demands the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance. SureFire illumination tools are
used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations groups than any other brand. SureFire is an ISO
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The Army’s Delta Force adopted .40 caliber, but the elite unit is having the same problems as the FBI – the heavier caliber is causing excessive wear problems in guns that were originally designed to be 9mm. Delta is now using 9mm Glock 17s, 19s and 34s.
…the court said that the Second Amendment does not confer a right to carry weapons beyond the home, and therefore the law was within the Legislature’s authority.
What!? The Second Amendment doesn’t allow a person to carry a firearm beyond the home? What world are those justices living in? At 18 a person can join the military and vote for the leader of the free world, both of which impart far more responsibility on that person than carrying a firearm. This is another example, out of hundreds, of our inconsistent laws.
From USA Carry:
I know that some would say (and have) that training a client to shoot and move with a loaded firearm is unsafe. Yet I would argue that not training a client to shoot and move safely with a loaded firearm does more harm than it does good, as doing so only transfers the training risk from the relative safety of the range to the much more hazardous real world environment where the safety net is not present. In the end, I would say that training and learning to safely move with a loaded firearm is safer than not training to safely move with a loaded firearm.
This guy has some good information on what type of personalities a new shooter will encounter at the gun shop. His main point is don’t be intimidated by your lack on knowledge and after this video you will be able to recognize a “fanboy” from a “gun snob”.
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Senior editor Emily Miller has been on a quest, determined to navigate the insane bureaucracy of Washington, D.C. to get a handgun for self defense. Even after the Heller case it is still a nightmare. You can read the final installment of her series here.
When I first started the “Emily Gets Her Gun” series, I thought I would be waiting in long lines and filling out lots of paperwork. I never could have imagined that the D.C. gun laws made it so unearthly difficult to get a legal handgun. However, I also never could have believed that this newspaper series would encourage change in Washington’s gun laws.
Now, this series is far from over. As I’ve found, the hurdles placed before gun owners do not end here. I need to figure out the laws on getting ammunition and transporting the gun to a state that allows practice shooting.
From Gear Scout Blog:
“We welcome Para into the Freedom Group Family of Companies,” stated. E. Scott Blackwell, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Freedom Group Inc. “Para USA is a leader in handgun technology and their fine products exemplify quality, innovation and performance. Para is a perfect complement to our industry-leading family of brands, and our success in 2011 with the Remington R1 – 1911.
The Taurus 22PLY and 25PLY in polymer frames make the already light guns into super-light guns weighing only 10.8 oz. Both models feature a blowback action and tip-up barrel design for the added convenience of not having to rack the gun before shooting. The reverse fish-scale serrations on the slide add to the sleek look of the gun. The extended magazine base and full body contouring provides a larger, improved and more comfortable grip. The trigger guard is designed for added finger purchases. The magazine release is conveniently located on the trigger guard for quick changes. Taurus is constantly mindful of safety and has incorporated the magazine disconnect and a manual safety on the 22PLY and 25PLY. More info at taurususa.com