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N.R.A. Sues Longtime Contractor, Accusing It of Smearing Wayne LaPierre

The lawsuit, against the ad firm that operates NRATV, is the latest development in a power struggle that has rocked the N.R.A.’s leadership.
Tags: News, North, Firearms, Wayne, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Nratv, Suits and Litigation (Civil, National Rifle Assn, Oliver L, Ackerman McQueen Inc

Eugene Stoner: The Man Behind The Gun

If you don’t do anything else today, watch this video entirely.  It’s well worth your time. There is also information presented by Stoner that doesn’t fit the narrative, so it’s a good history lesson. Do you think it would have been fun to have worked with him? I do.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Stoner, AR-15s, Eugene Stoner

Gun Coatings And Treatments

Shooting Illustrated: Plated Reflective, plated finishes such as hard chrome, nickel and gold have been around longer than anyone presently reading this magazine. While no longer popular on long gun exteriors, surface treatments like chrome-plating work well on and in certain internal components. Most tactical-rifle shooters have experience with chrome-lined bores, which provide wear- and corrosion-resistance. We also find chrome in less-obvious places like piston-rod ends, the inside of an A...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Firearms Coatings

The Stoner 63 And Knight’s Assault Machine Guns

Forgotten Weapons covers a recent trip to Knight’s Armament. They covered the Stoner 63 earlier, and he seems to verify what I’ve heard so many times – the controllability is exceptional. I have always thought that the U.S. Military made a mistake in not buying into the full Stoner system of firearms.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Stoner 63

At the N.R.A., a Cash Machine Sputtering

As the gun rights group lavished pay and perks on its leaders and partners, fueling infighting, it increasingly relied on its own charity for funds. Tax experts have questions.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Conflicts Of Interest, North, Oliver, Firearms, Wayne, LaPierre, Executive Compensation, Nratv, National Rifle Assn, Ackerman McQueen Inc

The New Health Care: The Potentially Lifesaving Difference in How a Gun Is Stored

It could make more of an impact in saving children's lives than many legislative efforts that get more attention.
Tags: News, Research, Gun Control, Firearms, Children and Childhood, Suicides and Suicide Attempts, Accidents and Safety

Discussion On Custom AR-15 Barrels

Shooting Sports USA: Custom barrel manufacturers like Obermeyer, Krieger, Lilja, Hart, Douglas, Schneider and other companies which go by the maker’s last name, are your best assurance of good quality. That’s not to say that other maker’s barrels―let’s call them “semi-custom”―don’t shoot as well, but it is to suggest a lower element of risk involved in your satisfaction. I think it’s wise to request a stainless steel barrel since they will, on average, shoot a little better for a little longer. ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, AR-15s, Obermeyer Krieger Lilja Hart Douglas Schneider

Ten Things I Learned Working In A Gun Store

I have two comments about this. First, it isn’t really completely accurate to say that the Springfield Armory pistols (XD, XDm, etc.) are made in Croatia.  It would be more accurate to say that the parts were fabricated in Croatia and the gun was assembled in America.  But whatever.  And the HS2000 bears as much similarity to the modern XDs and XDms as Ford Ranger does to a F150. Second, I would question his brief assessment that more Taurus pistols are being sold and virtually none are coming b...
Tags: Guns, America, Military, Croatia, Firearms, Springfield Armory, Ford Ranger

Then Don’t Drop Your Gun In The Water

I know, there are legitimate Maritime operations where someone would be concerned about this.  I have neither an FN nor a Glock, so I don’t have a dog in this fight either.  But there are so many responses one could give (at least one of which comes from the comments). “Then don’t repeatedly submerge your pistol in water and try to shoot it immediately upon retrieval.” “Submerged till the bubbles stop. Would be a good test for politicians.” – video comments “If the striker channel a weak poin...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms

Machete Attack On The Appalachian Trail

From a reader, Fox News: James Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Mass., was arrested early Saturday on a federal complaint charging him with murder and assault with intent to murder in connection with the “senseless and brutal attack” on the two unidentified hikers, Abingdon U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said. Jordan was known to hike the Appalachian Trail under the moniker “Sovereign,” WCYB-TV reported. He was arrested in April for threatening hikers on the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee, pleaded gu...
Tags: Guns, Hiking, Military, Tennessee, Fox News, Jordan, Firearms, Thomas Cullen, Appalachian Trail, James Jordan, WSLS, Wythe County, WEST YARMOUTH Mass

Video Of Home Invasion In Kentucky

News from Kentucky: Startling video released by the Warren County, Kentucky sheriff’s office gives us a front seat to a real-life home invasion. This is not a drill, and the bullets are real. It happened in Bowling Green at the Country Living Estates Mobile Home Park. The video shows four intruders busting through the front door and charging into the living room. The apparent leader of the crew has a gun. He turns a corner and suddenly he is confronted by another man with a gun, the homeowner Au...
Tags: Guns, Kentucky, Military, Louisville, Firearms, Bowling Green, Home Invasion, Orwig, Warren County Kentucky, Country Living Estates Mobile Home Park, Austin Orwig

Performance Center Thompson Long Range Rifle

Guns Magazine: My first impression upon decanting the rifle from the shipping carton was “it’s heavy.” It weighs 11.5 lbs. A suitable optic brings it to 14.5 to 15 lbs. The centerpiece — and the source of most of the weight — is the heavy barreled action mounted in an aluminum alloy chassis — free-floated, biologically inert and pretty much immune to the vagaries of nature. [ … ] Groups at 600 and 1,000 yards hovered around the 1 MOA mark for all three of us with three or four of each five round...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Moa, Stan, Creedmoor, Performance Center Thompson Long Range Rifle, CMMG Endeavor

Top Selling New And Used Semi-Automatic Rifles Of 2018

Via Ken’s place, American Rifleman has the top selling new and used semi-automatic rifles of 2018. How weird am I when I’m not interested in a single rifle on the list, not even an M1 Garand?  If I had my choice given everything else being equal, I’d take an AR-10 over an M1 any day.  Many manufacturers are making better pistol caliber carbines with AR functionality than the Kel-Tel Sub-2000, and I don’t like the Bullpup design for any gun with it’s chamber closer to the ear. The Ruger 10/22 is ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Ken, Ruger, Rifleman

We Have 2 Dead Young Heroes. It’s Time to Stand Up to Guns.

It’s too late to save Kendrick Castillo and Riley Howell, but we can honor them by taking on gun violence.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Firearms, Howell, Politics And Government, School Shootings and Armed Attacks, National Rifle Assn, Riley Howell, Riley C (1997-2019, Kendrick Castillo

David Hogg: “You’re A Terrible Shot” If You Need An AR-15 To Defend Yourself

Washington Examiner: David Hogg: “If you need an AR-15 to defend yourself you need more target practice because you’re a terrible shot.” First of all, he’s a liar and doesn’t really believe this because he’s not advocating that the police be disarmed of long guns, and has never done so.  He just wants the state to have a monopoly on violence.  It’s always enlightening to run things like this through the grits mill in order to see the hypocrisy of their views.  If you advocate disarming people ot...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Hogg, Washington Examiner, Jerry Miculek, AR-15s, Stephen Bayezes, David Hogg

Bullet Tractability And Barrel Twist Rate

Wirecutter has this video up on barrel twist rate.  Go to his place to see it. I don’t think the author of the video understands the basic concept and what’s going on here.  This is a screen shot of the video I linked on barrel twist rate. Bullet tractability is the degree to which the nose of the bullet follows the trajectory.  In the screen shot above, it doesn’t.  This can indeed happen if the bullet is overstabilized, something we concluded in our assessment of this. In the video (screen sh...
Tags: Guns, Military, Army, Firearms, Wirecutter, Ammunition, AR-15s

How Cerberus Drove Remington Out Of Business

New York Times: By choosing to place Remington in a Southern state, Press was acknowledging how much the gun business had transformed. Historically, gun makers operated in the North, in New England’s “Gun Valley” or, like Remington, in upstate New York. Smith & Wesson and Colt were established in the 1850s by businessmen in Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively. During the Civil War, arsenals in Massachusetts furnished huge quantities of firearms to the Union Army. But social mores had cha...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Montana, Massachusetts, Alabama, America, Georgia, First, Military, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, Connecticut, Treasury, North, New England

14 New Rifle-Caliber Pistols For 2019

See the list at Shooting Illustrated.  This one was particular interesting. Alexander Arms Highlander Available in 6.5 Grendel, .50 Beowulf, .300 BLK and .17 HMR, the Highlander offers the added efficiency of a carbine-length gas system in select models. The .50 Beowulf is a large bear round.  I cannot imagine shooting that out of a pistol length barrel.  It’s interesting that they have engineered this down to the .17 HMR, which of course is a rimfire round.  I wonder about the reliability of c...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, HMR, AR-15s, Grendel

BCM AR-15 Run-To-Failure Test, Continued

Following up his first video, Tim Harmsen adds to the round count on his BCM rifle.  He explains what he does and doesn’t intend with this test.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, AR-15s, Tim Harmsen

Arizona Department Of Public Safety Bulletin On FNS Pistol

I had missed this.  If you happen to have an FNS, I would recommend calling FN.  I’m sure they have a fix, but I don’t know what it is.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms

N.R.A. President to Step Down as New York Attorney General Investigates

Oliver L. North announced that he would not serve a second term as the N.R.A. deals with bitter infighting and a new inquiry into its tax-exempt status.
Tags: News, Gun Control, North, James, Cuomo, Nonprofit Organizations, Firearms, Wayne, LaPierre, United States Politics and Government, Andrew M, Letitia, Nratv, National Rifle Assn, Iran-Contra Affair, Oliver L

Oliver North Says He Will Not Serve Another Term as N.R.A. President

The announcement came at the group’s convention but it was not clear whether his power struggle with Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, was over.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Firearms, National Rifle Assn

In N.R.A. Power Struggle, Insurgents Seek to Oust Wayne LaPierre

A rift between Mr. LaPierre, the chief executive, and Oliver North, the president, threatened to turn the N.R.A.’s annual convention into outright civil war.
Tags: News, Gun Control, North, Sexual Harassment, Trump, Firearms, Cox, Wayne, Wayne Lapierre, LaPierre, Oliver North, Politics And Government, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Donald J, Nratv, National Rifle Assn

Trump Pulls Out of Arms Treaty During Speech at N.R.A. Convention

The N.R.A. is dealing with inner turmoil, lawsuits and a newly empowered Democratic House. The president’s visit is being thought of as a needed pep talk.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Trump, Firearms, Democratic House, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, National Rifle Assn

The N.R.A. Has Its Share of Problems. Trump Is Not One of Them.

The N.R.A. is dealing with inner turmoil, lawsuits and a newly empowered Democratic House. The president’s visit is being thought of as a needed pep talk.
Tags: News, Gun Control, Trump, Firearms, Democratic House, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, National Rifle Assn

New York to Join Handful of States That Mandate Locking Guns Away From Children

New York would join a small handful of states that require gun owners with a minor in the house to lock up their weapons.
Tags: News, Gun Control, New York State, Firearms, Law and Legislation, State Legislatures, Children and Childhood, Accidents and Safety, Second Amendment (US Constitution

Ruger Introduces Three New Rifles Chambered in .350 Legend

Ammoland: Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) proudly introduces three rifles chambered in Winchester’s all-new .350 Legend cartridge: two Ruger American Ranch rifles and one AR-556 MPR. These new rifles give hunters and shooters a variety of options to use this exciting new cartridge in both traditional bolt-action and modern sporting rifle configurations. [ … ] The AR-556 MPR has proven to be an excellent hunting platform, and the .350 Legend chambering expands that role. The nitrided 16.3...
Tags: Guns, Military, Winchester, Firearms, Sturm Ruger Company Inc, MPR, Ruger, Moe, AR-15s, AR Trigger

No-Go On A Hot AR-15: Does It Go Out Of Head Space Because Of Heat?

I understand what Tim is doing here.  While this isn’t the typical use of Go / No-Go gauges I’ve seen, he’s trying to get a hot rifle and use the No-Go gauge to see if the expansion of the chamber from heat is enough to give too much tolerance for proper head space. Here are two other videos I have watched before on head space check with gauges.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Tim, AR-15s

Military Arms Channel Does Big Bore Wheel Guns

To be fair, he does some pistols as well as revolvers.  Reader ‘The Alaskan” will like this. BTW, the look of the flames coming out between the cylinder and the forcing cone is cool.
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms