Source: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/state-ag-proposes-assault-weapons-ban/
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ource: http://atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-ferguson-proposes-ban-assault-weapons-high-capacity-magazines

 

It appears that Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is attempting to make a name for himself in the Democratic Party by announcing an "assault weapon" ban and ban on "high capacity" magazines.
The proposed legislation will be proposed next year.

It is hard to say what form it will take since it will be modeled after other states "successful" [sic] bans and focus on new sales. Supposedly, existing firearms will be grand-fathered and there will be no provision for "registration." hmm...we have heard that before. 

I guess we will have to wait and how they even define an "assault weapon" and if it is any closer to reality than the recent MA AG's interpretation: "I will know it, when I see it" ban.

 

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:45

SC adds CCW reciprocity with GA and NC

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SOURCE: http://constitution.com/south-carolina-governor-signs-new-concealed-carry-agreement-north-carolina-georgia/

South Carolina has some restrictive CCW laws. To get an out-of-state license you must own property in the state and they will not honor any CCW license for which you are not a resident.
If you live in a state that doesn't have reciprocity you are out of luck.

I am glad to see that they now honor their border states.

It is interesting to note that in this day and age (all 50 states states now have some form of CCW) that the detractors are still saying that CCW laws cost lives. 

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:54

Aurora shooting survivors suing now owe Cinemark $700K

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In a strange twist, the Aurora shooting survivors suing now owe Cinemark $700K.

They had a chance to settle with Cinemark for $150K (split 41 ways would have given them each $3658). One person refused the deal and it moved forward to court where it was almost assured that they would lose and they would be liable for Cinemark's legal fees - about $700K. 

37 (of the 41) immediately dropped the case prior to go to court. The remaining however now owe the legal fees.

Source: http://theweek.com/speedreads/646024/survivors-aurora-shooting-have-pay-least-700000-theater-chain

 

 

Thursday, 18 August 2016 11:52

real life 9mm vs grizzly!

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How much bandwidth on the internet has been used with the [my carry load] vs grizzly or "What's a good load against bear?" threads on forums?

Here is an actual real-life example of a 9mm vs grizzly that has surprisingly been making the rounds in mainstream media!

Original: https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2016/8/10/alaska-outfitter-defends-fishermen-from-raging-grizzly-with-9mm-pistol/
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eatured in online news: http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/fishing-guide-kills-grizzly-bear-charges-within-feet-clients/#AZtmkkEJvVttcmo5.97

 

You can read the articles, but the spoilers of it are:
S&W 3953 (alloy frame 3913) with an 8 shot capacity loaded with Buffalo Bore 9mm+p 147gr hardcast (1100fps rated) took down a grizzly.
The guide fired 6 shots before the grizzly began to flee, the 7th shot hit in the pelvis fleeing, leaving him with one round! 

Amazing story, and very lucky! 

 

This debate was just going on a local forum when I came across this link: https://sofrep.com/60925/former-army-ranger-nick-irving-compares-the-glock-and-1911/
The original article is here: http://loadoutroom.com/21293/glock-vs-1911-2/

The cool thing about this article is the fact that the opening pic is actually from this blog or my Flickr account!
They are actually of my Glock 23 and my Dan Wesson Classic Bobtail Commander (CBOB) chambered in 10mm.

And yes, that was before I figured out to perfect my crappy light box lol

 

Anyway, worth a read. 

 

 

 

Friday, 22 July 2016 11:30

Remington R51 to return August!

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I know that a lot of people are not excited about the Remington R-51, especially with the defective launch and continued problems. To make matters worse Remington said it would be fixed, recalled them and then went silent. 
All references were removed and even at SHOT 2016 when I asked it was definitely the 'elephant' that they didn't want to talk about. They did confirm that it wasn't dead, but people were skeptical - how many times have we heard that before? Recent in my memory is the VLTOR Fortis/BrenTen, which I didn't even bother asking them about. But I digress.

I received an email that the new R51 will be launched August 12th and there is a big page presence on their web page:
https://www.remington.com/handguns/remington-r51/remington-r51?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Image%20-%20Learn%20More&utm_content=THE%20PERFECTED%2051&utm_campaign=Remington%20Newsletter%E2%80%94%20R51&_bta_tid=25753419951054721914114673946897400905042185745505745581141958729401856

I am a big fan of the original R51 and the Pederson action. Yes, I understand that it is antiquated and scaling it up to 9mm +P was a tall order to begin with. However, kudos to Remington for even trying something out of the box, and at least in theory should reduce the felt recoil. I like big rounds, but quite frankly have you shot a Ruger LC9? Not horrible, but not exactly fun either.

At Shot 2014 I was super impressed with the sample R51's that they had (and they had a lot). I was suspicious at the time when they said that they were not ready to be SHOT MEDIA Days. In hindsight, it was a bad sign.
The pistol size, thinness, grip, etc. were very well designed and I said that if they worked I would get one. I guess we will see this time.

Incidentally, original MSRP (2014) was supposed to be $399. It looks like they are up $50 to $450. Still not too bad. 

 

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