Tuesday, 04 April 2017 14:27

2017 CZ and Dan Wesson now available

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Hello,

I have received many requests for this and got it today. I will warn you though, last year I inquired on a number of products and was told that the only thing readily available for the program were P07's and P09's due to demand. It looks like this year the program reflects this. There are no CZ75 variants listed. :(

And before anyone asks, also removed: Scorpion EVO pistol, and definitely no P10. 

 

Hello all,

My apologies that I have been a little slow on starting to compile the NRA Instructor discount programs for the year. I have started, however, and now have Ruger and Sig Sauer in the price list section.
If you have any already I would be appreciative if you forwarded them our way.

Thank you! 

 

Thursday, 19 January 2017 22:28

US Army selects a SIG as standard sidearm

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{jcomments on}Source: https://www.armytimes.com/articles/army-your-new-handgun-will-be-a-sig-sauer

This has been going on so long that I have lost track of what everyone submitted but if it is anything like the P320, I think folks will be impressed. 

Not much for details yet. 

The media and anti-gunners continue to proclaim the "smart gun" as the next big thing and something that has been opposed by gun nuts.
The truth however is that they simply are not reliable.

Here is an article from today: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/smart-gun-fingerprint-reader-biofire-kai-kloepfer-pushback-firearm-community/

The decry the fact that no one has made a firearm that works with a fingerprint sensor - like your phone:

“Why did it take four and a half years to put a fingerprint reader on the side of a gun?”

and 

 "I think it could really be the future of firearms”

 

Seriously? I have had Androids and iPhones with the fingerprint sensor. It is neat but I sure wouldn't want to rely on it. You have to have your correct finger in the right spot. Heck, it doesn't even work when it is wet and your firearm has to be charged? Imagine relying it in a life and death situation.

As the NSSF Rep. in the article said: 

“The firearm has to work. And a firearm is not the same as a cell phone,” Sanetti said. “The consequences of a cell phone not working are inconvenience. The consequences of a firearm not working could be someone’s life.”

Bingo.

 

As King County Sheriff (WA) said at the 2015 Smart Gun Symposium in Seattle:

"I’m probably the only person in this room who has zipped kids into bodybags," Urquhart told the crowd. "We pick up kids who have killed themselves with other people's handguns. We don’t like that." He also mentioned a statistic about over 500 American police officers in the past decade being killed with their own handguns by apprehended suspects—including one he personally knew. "Any tech to make that better is a good thing. That being said, [smart gun technology] is not ready for my officers yet. If it worked 110 percent of the time, I’d be interested."  Source: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/nations-first-smart-gun-symposium-talks-safety-risks-and-delays/

 

So, new article about smartguns CBS. But, does it work?

Kloepfer said his gun is “relatively reliable.”

 

“I know, like, when I’m using it, when I’m testing it, it functions almost every single time,” Kloepfer said.

 

Well, that's earth shattering and news worthy. And when he demonstrated it for CBS? It failed. 
And they wonder why there is no market for this?

 

Well, anti-gun Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has made good on threat to attempt to ban so-called assault weapons (based on language similar to the California definitions).
This ban would include all sales moving forward of "assault weapons" and of course "high capacity" magazines. Current owners would be grand-fathered in, until they are not. If I sound skeptical that this will satisfy the anti-gunners it is because he has also introduced an alternate bill if he can't get the ban passed - and the alternate includes a special LICENSE and TRAINING and age requirement (21) and a mandatory 10 day waiting period! Funny that this is not in the "ban" bill. You can bet that if passed - it will be next year.

Oh, and you can't be a felon - which you already cant. Felony means no guns - DUH. This is our state's attorney general folks.

But WAIT - You only have to be 18 to buy a rifle!
But WAIT - There is no training requirement currently for firearms or even a concealed carry license!
But WAIT - 10 days is longer than the current handgun waiting period! 

So, what can we surmise? There is no either/or option for these bills. Both of these bills are bad.

SOURCE: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/ag-bob-ferguson-unveils-assault-weapons-ban-and-a-backup-plan/

 

The Hearing Protection Act has been reintroduced! 
Source: http://americansuppressorassociation.com/asa-announces-reintroduction-of-hearing-protection-act-a-bill-to-remove-suppressors-from-the-nfa/

 

In a nutshell, it removes suppressors from regulation under the NFA. It was added originally due to the request of the U.S. Forestry Service to combat POACHING! 
For those that do not know, suppressors are currently regulated like a NFA-registered firearm - like a short barrel rifle or machine gun, even though it is essentially just a muffler.

The current process is extensive and includes background checks, fingerprints, passport-style photo, local law enforcement notification, and pay for a $200 tax stamp. 
You essentially go to your dealer, purchase the item (yes, it has to be there), file all your paperwork and WAIT....and WAIT....and WAIT. The wait currently is quite long -- 6 months is a good turn-around, however current purchases are being estimated around a year to possibly longer as the ATF has yet to process any applications from July under their 41F regulation changes.

There is a lot of misunderstanding about supressors. 
This is a great article on the topic: http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/09/progressives-dont-understand-how-gun-silencers-work-here-are-some-facts-to-help-them/

 

UPDATE 1/10/17: Stupidity around suppressors continue. A "Washington Post" article claims the sky is falling and that they are dangerous because 22's can be pretty darn quiet and they are a "high powered rifle" round used by the military. WHAT??
Here is an article on it (because I refuse to link fake news and give them the clickbait credit): http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/10/washington-post-reporter-doubles-down-on-fake-news-about-guns/

 

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