Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hearings On Target Range Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee will hold a hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24, at 10:15 a.m., on several bills important to sportsmen and sprotswomen, including NSSF's priority this legislative session--S. 1249, the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act. The bill, introduced by Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), would allow states to expand their use of Pittman-Robertson funds to develop or expand public target shooting facilities. Amending the restrictions on Pittman-Robertson funds for this purpose is long overdue. More public shooting ranges are needed throughout the country to accommodate the rapidly growing number of target shooters who contribute to P-R funding through purchases of firearms and ammunition. Learn more about this bill and write your senators to support it.

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Congrats to K.C.!

From Michael Bane:

Got a note from Glock this AM that K.C. Eusebio will be joining Team GLOCK...good for Glock and good for K.C.! You've seen him many times on SHOOTING GALLERY, and you no doubt will be seeing him many more times.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Light & Laser

For the past several months, I've been toying with the S&W M&P40 fitted up with Crimson Trace Corporation's LaserGrip LG-660 and LightGuard LTG-760.

We're familiar with the LaserGrip for M&Ps. We simply remove the existing palm swell/backstrap unit and replace it with the LaserGrip. For this M&P40, which has been around here since the line was introduced, I set the Laser's zero to be at the top of the front sight at about 20 feet. As it's a red laser, easily visible in dim light but not outstanding in daylight, I'm more concerned with indoor distances.

The pair of laser controls is at the rear. The master ON/OFF is the bottom button and, for me, requires the use of a tool to get it pressed. The upper switch is the activation pad. The LightGuard is trim, no wider than the host pistol, has a master ON/OFF switch on the front of the unit at the bottom. A strip runs from the unit under the trigger guard to the front strap of the grip frame. The activation pad is there.

Galco introduces Shield holsters

Galco Gunleather is excited to introduce multiple holster fits for the new Smith and Wesson M&P Shield™! Following the Shield's smashingly successful introduction at the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Galco is pleased to offer its popular Stinger™ and Yaqui Slide belt holsters, the extremely concealable Stow-n-Go™ IWB and UnderWraps™ belly band, along with magazine carriers and a broad line of off-body carry methods.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tactical Bacon


This falls under the category of either the most absurd thing you've ever heard of, or pure genius. Of course, when it comes to bacon one should always give the benefit of the doubt in favor of pure genius. CMMG had this stack of cans in their booth. A 9oz can of Tactical Bacon sells for $17.99 and features 54 slices of cooked bacon rendered down from three pounds.

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Smith & Wesson® Unveils New M&P Shield™ Pistol

Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the introduction of the company's new slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol with the unveiling of the M&P Shield™. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the new M&P Shield features a slim design combined with the proven and trusted features found in the M&P Pistol Series. From the pistol's easily concealed one-inch profile to its optimized 18-degree grip angle, the M&P Shield offers professional-grade features that provide simple operation and reliable performance.

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Bianchi(r) Allusion(tm) Concealment Holster Line - Now Available

Safariland®, a BAE Systems business, announced today the release of the Bianchi® Allusion™ series of concealment holsters. These models combine the best of existing leather and synthetic holster technologies into a holster that offers both traditional good looks and long-lasting high-performance.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bar shooting: "No guns" sign fails to save the day

by Jeff Thomas

One of those magical signs that stops anyone with a gun from entering.

The sign's great powers were set up to keep people from bringing guns into any place posting it - the anti-gunners' version of kryptonite.

Criminals check your gun into your glove box before entering. And by the way, for all the robbers out there: if your mask blocked your vision on the way in and you missed the sign, should the business owner point to it, the Bloomberg rules dictate you must put your gun away, apologize and quietly walk out trying not to disturb anyone.

The fact of the matter is four people were shot on April 1, inside this bar in Lima, Ohio, that posted this sign. No one died and by local media accounts, all will survive.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ruger 22/45 Lite™

Gold Anodize
Barrel 4.40"
Overall 8.50"
Weight 22.80 oz.
SMP $469.00

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Vortex releases the Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24

Vortex Optics new Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24 is set to dominate the tactical market. Every component, feature and performance characteristic of this riflescope is so well thought out and executed, it's almost scary.

The Way of the Gun

Iconic characters from crime fiction's most popular writers reflect on the tools of their trade!!!

LA Times Magazine -


Karen Sisco - GUN: SIG SAUER .38


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Birchwood Casey Adds New Color To Shoot-N-C Target Line

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For 2012 Birchwood Casey has introduced a new line of White/Black Shoot-N-C targets. The white targets leave a black "halo" around each shot that can easily be seen at many distances.

LED Target Hit Reactive System

LED Target™ Hit Reactive Targets are an EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT immediate feedback training system!
When"It's Hit, it's Lit"™ with LED Targets™
... now trainers can immediately identify accurate shots
(or misses) and correct the shot instantly. No more walking down range to confirm a hit or miss. Save training time and confirm shots immediately!

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First Aid Gear For The Range Bag

Great article by Adnrew Tushy

Available from DownRange.TV

Whether you’re setting up a medical kit for the first time or you’ve already bought one, there are a few things that are probably not at the front of your mind. I’ll start from the top in terms of life-saving importance.

Having a Plan
Emergencies, by definition, occur when they are not expected. Getting over the shock that something bad has happened can take time – often too much time. The sooner you call for help, the better off the injured person will be. But before the paramedics arrive, you need to take effective action. In order to do that, you should have a plan in place for how to respond to an emergency. It doesn’t have to be complicated.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Beat the Tax Man

Put the Sales Tax Back in Your Pocket

Winchester helps you beat the tax man. Put a new Winchester rifle or shotgun in your gun rack and put the sales tax back in your pocket with the 2012 Winchester Repeating Arms® Spring Tax Cut Offer. Buy a new Winchester firearm and we'll pay your sales tax as our tax day gift to you. Purchase a new Winchester firearm at retail between April 1, 2012 and April 30, 2012 and get reimbursed up to 8% in U.S. funds for the sales tax. See your Winchester Repeating Arms dealer for more information on how to beat the tax man!

Uncle Sam has picked your pocket all year long; now is the time to take advantage of Browning's tax relief offer.

Purchase a new Browning firearm at retail from April 1, 2012 thru April 30, 2012 and Browning will reimburse you up to 8% in U.S. funds for the $ales tax. See your dealer before this offer, like your tax refund, is history. (Offer excludes Buck Mark and 1911-22 pistols. Offer only available in the U.S.)

Steiner Introduces New 5-25x-56mm Military Riflescopes

Designed for use on long-range, tactical and sniper rifles in a combat environment, the new Steiner Military 5-25x-56mm extends the shooting range and provides outstanding visibility even in the lowest light conditions, thanks to its high magnification, large objective and unmatched optical elements.

Steiner 5x-25x-56mm Riflescope Specs
Field of View (m @ 100 yds): 7.23 (low) - 1.43 (high)
Exit Pupil (mm): 9.80 (low) - 2.24 (high)
Click Value (cm @ 100 m): 1 cm (0.10 mRAD)
Elevation Adjustment: 260 cm (26.0 mRAD)
Windage Adjustment: ± 60 cm (6.0 mRAD)
Eye Relief (inches): 3.5
Length (inches): 16.61
Weight (ounces): 36.3
Eye Relief (mm) 90
Suggested Retail Price $3,095.99

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NICS is Roaring

The March 2012 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) shows another big jump over last year's record numbers. The 1,189,152 NICS number indicates a twenty percent jump. It's the twenty-second consecutive month that NICS fires have increased over the prior year.