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  1. SJ 40

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  2. Danzig

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    Don’t see that coming. The best they could do in my estimation is their version of the Recover Tactical 20/20 but at a more expensive price point. I do believe they make a version of their “brace” for Glock though.
     

  3. Danzig

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    Sig innovating for the sake of innovating.
     
  4. j102

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    For Glocks, the Recover Tactical 20/20 is built better, stronger. IMHO.
    That Flux new version for the Sigs looks stronger than the original version.
     
  5. Southlake

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    I like the looks of that one.
     
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  6. Danzig

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    Wow this is kinda big news!
    German Military Cancels Contract With CG Haenel for New Rifles After H&K Alleges Patent Infringement
    October 9th, 2020
    Last month, the German Defense Ministry announced a contract award to CG Haenel for 120,000 of the MK556 carbine to replace the G36 manufactured by Heckler & Koch.

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    This sent shockwaves through the small arms industry as H&K had provided rifles for the German Army since the 1950s. The win was based primarily on price but as soon as the award was announced, many began to question whether CG Haenel could handle the scope of the contract.

    This is partly navies CG Haenel is part of the Merkel Group, which is under Tawazun Holding (United Arab Emirates) (Caracal). That being said, the Haenel plant was once used to manufacture rifles for the East German Army when that country still existed.

    The MK556 is quite similar in design to the HK416 and that is because the chief engineer for the 416 project left HK years ago, first for SIG where he worked on the MPX and MCX and later to Caracal where he developed a family of rifles.

    Heckler & Koch is suing CG Haenel for alleged Intellectual Property infringement. Consequently, the German government has cancelled the contract in what may well be a case of buyer’s remorse.

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    Funny how HK is suing for intellectual property infringement yet I believe the HK 416 is a product improved Armalite/Colt M-16/M-4 variant with no groundbreaking or original developments.
     
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    RM277 Next Generation Squad Weapons from General Dynamics-OTS, Manufactured by Beretta Defense Systems
    October 14th, 2020
    General Dynamics-OTS is competing with Textron Systems SIG SAUER in the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapons (NGSW) program which seeks to replace the current M4A1 Carbine and M249 Light Machine Gun in the close combat squads with a Rifle and Automatic Rifle designed to fire 6.8mm ammunition. The intent is to provide similar characteristics to 270 Win Short Mag. It’s important to note that the 6.8mm settled on by the Army is the equivalent of .277 in Imperial measurement.

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    General Dynamics-OTS is partnered with Beretta Defense Systems and True Velocity to offer their NGSW candidate system. The .277 ammunition size has influenced the naming of their rifle and ammunition, the RM277, which also makes it handy to begin marketing to other customers.

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    General Dynamics-OTS designed the bullpup RM277 and Beretta provides Research and Development support and future high-volume manufacturing capabilities at its new Gallatin, TN, facility.

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    When the Army decided on a 6.8 cartridge, they left it up to industry to develop the actual ammunition. True Velocity has named their composite cased cartridge the 277 TVCM.

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    The composite construction makes it 30-40% lighter than current, conventional ammunition. Additional benefits are reduced heat transfer as the composite insulates the chamber and bolt face, the production of extremely concentric and consistent case and precise powder drop which results in consistent pressure and muzzle velocities for improved accuracy, and elimination of heavy metals that produce adverse health effects on Soldiers.

    TV also boasts magnetic retrieval of spent cases during training and a case which is 100% recyclable.

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    Unlike the weapon candidates from their competitors, GD-OTS’ M277-R and RM277-AR are extremely similar. The AR is naturally longer and heavier for sustained fire.

    Rather than introducing a box-fed rifle and belt-fed automatic rifle like the others, the bullpup design called for both weapons to be box-fed. The bullpup also allows for longer barrels for both increased velocity and accuracy.

    They are gas and recoil operated and impulse averaged with short recoil to offer controllable, accurate automatic fire. They also incorporate dual firing modes, closed bolt in semi-automatic mode and open bolt in automatic mode. Naturally, the weapons feature ambidextrous controls. The suppressor is 3D printed and provided by Delta-P.

    Having participated in Soldier Touch Points and reliability and performance testing at Aberdeen Proving Ground, next up for General Dynamics-OTS is to incorporate feedback from Prototype Testing #1into their design and produce the Prototype Testing #2 samples of weapons and ammunition.

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    For some more background on how the Army ended up with NGSW, read this. Admittedly, I was quite skeptical at first, particularly after the Army had just a failed to select a replacement for the M4 just a few years before with the Individual Carbine program and then the start-stop fiasco of the 7.62mm Carbine effort. But, after watching industry rise to the challenge, I quickly went through the stages of grief to acceptance and am now quite optimistic that the Army will field a new capability.
     
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  9. Danzig

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    Sig still growing!

    SIG SAUER Announces Expansion of New Hampshire Operations to Rochester
    October 13th, 2020
    NEWINGTON, N.H., (October 13, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc., a leading New Hampshire manufacturer, is pleased to announce an expansion of its New Hampshire operations to the city of Rochester, New Hampshire.

    Ron Cohen, President & CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc. began, “we are incredibly excited about completing the acquisition of a new facility in Rochester which gives SIG the much-needed flexibility to expand our manufacturing operations in the region and grow our workforce.”

    SIG SAUER is poised to acquire a multi-building campus in Rochester, to relocate its Dover operation and expand overall New Hampshire operations, located within Crossroads Industrial Park situated on 35+ acres with up to 210,000 sq./ft. of space. This expansion is spurred by the need for additional manufacturing space and SIG SAUER’s continued market growth.

    “The expansion of SIG SAUER’s New Hampshire operation is exciting and welcome news as our economy continues to grow,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “We pride ourselves on working hand-in-hand with our partners in the private sector to expand economic opportunity for working families across the Granite State – and this partnership between the State of New Hampshire, City of Rochester, and SIG SAUER does just that.”

    “We’re thrilled to welcome SIG SAUER to Rochester. The new location will provide great job opportunities to our state’s workforce and offer advanced manufacturing capabilities to the region,” added Mayor Caroline McCarley, City of Rochester, NH. “I also admire their commitment to work with our high school students in the Richard W. Creteau Regional Technology Center to gain skills that can be transferred into a wide variety of career paths.”

    The expansion of SIG SAUER operations in New Hampshire is a result of a collaboration with the city of Rochester and the state of New Hampshire, including the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority.

    “This partnership with SIG SAUER provides an exciting opportunity for the City of Rochester and will bring in 300 new, high-quality jobs to the city,” said James Key-Wallace, executive director of the BFA. “We were pleased to work closely with the state of New Hampshire and the city of Rochester to make this happen. Our collaborative approach shows New Hampshire is committed to growing our businesses here in the state and is always looking at creative opportunities. We want Granite State companies to know they can count on us for innovative solutions when they are ready to expand their operations.”

    SIG SAUER’s world headquarters is located at Pease International Tradeport in Newington, New Hampshire and the company operates six additional locations across the state of New Hampshire, in addition to operations in Arkansas and Oregon.

     
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  10. Danzig

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    This is bad!
    Superior Court of Pennsylvania Rules PLCAA Unconstitutional
    Posted 4 mins ago in Companies, Editorial by Benjamin F


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    In a shocking ruling issued Monday, September 28th, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion holding that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) of 2005 is unconstitutional under the 10th Amendment. This ruling comes from a lawsuit that emerged after the tragic death of 13-year-old J.R. Gustafson. It may have wide-reaching consequences, but it is not over yet.
    BACKGROUND OF THE CASE
    The background of the case is both simple and tragic. Two young teenagers, J.R. Gustafson and a 14-year-old friend (whose name is withheld) gained access to a Springfield XD-9 handgun while at the house of an unrelated adult, Mr. Hudec. The 14-year-old removed the magazine from the gun. Believing it unloaded, he pointed it at J.R. and pulled the trigger. The gun discharged, killing J.R. While J.R.’s friend eventually pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter, that was not the end of the case.

    Mr. and Mrs. Gustafson, represented by an attorney from the Brady Campaign, sued both Springfield Armory and Saloom Department Store. Saloom is the gun store that Mr. Hudec purchased the firearm from. In the case, they are jointly “Gun-Industry Defendants”. Under the protections of the PLCAA, the Gun-Industry Defendants filed a motion to dismiss. The lower court agreed with their defense and dismissed the case. The Gustafsons appealed, and the Superior Court of Pennslyvania heard the case on appeal.

    WHAT IS THE PLCAA?
    The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) of 2005 is a law that protects parts of the gun industry from lawsuits after their products were used in a crime. Both manufacturers and dealers benefit from this protection. This does not shield them from lawsuits alleging that a product is defective. The Gustafsons do allege that Springfield created a defective product, but that is not the focus of this ruling.

    The PLCAA came about due to fears that various state and local governments would begin suing members of the gun industry in an attempt to bankrupt them through legal fees. After a bipartisan vote in both the House and Senate, President George W. Bush signed the act into law on October 26th, 2005.

    WHAT IS THIS RULING?
    The Gustafsons made two claims in their filing. First, and least important to the ruling, that the XD-9 is defective. Springfield created a gun that can fire without the magazine in it, and further, that Springfield did not provide an “adequate warning” that such could happen. That really is almost entirely unimportant to the ruling. The court gives it some small note but eventually instructs the lower court to deal with that issue. Second, and far more importantly, that the PLCAA was unconstitutional under the 10th Amendment. It does not cover a power granted to the Federal Government.

    The US Government, and various other courts, have maintained for years that the PLCAA is in fact constitutional under the commerce clause. The commerce clause of the US Constitution gives Congress the power to regulate interstate commerce. It has become a broadly applied, and extremely powerful, tool for Congress to use for legislation.

    The Pennslyvania Superior Court has held that the PLCAA is too broad of power under the commerce clause to be constitutional.

    Selected Quotes from the Ruling:
    the PLCAA encompasses local activities involving any “firearm, including any antique firearm, or ammunition, or a component part of a firearm or ammunition that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce,” forever. This so-called “jurisdictional limitation” is essentially no limitation at all. Once PLCAA immunity attaches to a qualified product under Section 7903(4), that immunity lasts into perpetuity, even if the product has ceased its transportation, injures someone who never entered any commercial transaction, and never again returns to interstate commerce.

    The court further argues that:

    the filing of a state lawsuit, in state court, based on state tort law, “is in no sense an economic activity that might, through repetition elsewhere, substantially affect any sort of interstate commerce.” … It is interstate litigation.

    Having decided that the PLCAA is not facially valid under the commerce clause, the court held that under the limitations imposed on Congress by the 10th Amendment, the PLCAA is unconstitutional.

    In sum, the constitutional safeguards that override the PLCAA are the structural pillars of American government. These principles ensure that local matters remain under the local authority of the States, and they prevent the Federal Government from becoming all powerful.

    SO, WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
    It is entirely possible that this case will be appealed again. The defendants, Springfield Armory and Saloom Department Store, can request an en banc hearing. An en banc hearing would involve 9 judges re-hearing the case to issue a ruling. It is very likely they will do so. If they do, it is very likely the court will issue an injunction. What that means is that this court order would not be enforced until the en banc hearing results in a decision.

    However, until that happens, Pennslyvania courts will be instructed to presume that the PLCAA is unconstitutional, and does not provide a reason to dismiss a case against a member of the gun industry.
     
  11. Danzig

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    60 day deferment?
    My take? BATFE is going to make a decision AFTER the election. Based on who wins, makes their decision easy.
    So we might have the first shot at dismantling the 2A by the new Biden administration or a small victory and hopefully a shakeup on BATFE and their priorities with a Trump administration paying gun supporters a piece of good will.
     
  12. SJ 40

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    Sqeaky wheel gets results
     
  13. Danzig

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    https://youtu.be/UKl3FdlGHjs
     
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    That is unf***king believable!!!!
     
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  16. Danzig

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    His earlier design. I always pondered why it wasn’t adopted over the M249.
     
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    New Raptor F1 Shotgun Forend From Shockwave Technologies
    Posted 2 mins ago in Daily News, Product Announcement, Shotguns by Luke C. with 19 Comments


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    If you’ve owned a shotgun for any length of time, you’ll notice that they aren’t exactly made from the factory to be modified. As a result, many companies have to spend time developing new parts to accommodate the ever-changing trends and tactics that set upon the shotgun niche. Shockwave Technologies has just introduced their new Raptor F1 Forend which instantly turns your traditional shotgun into an M-LOK compatible rig able to accept almost any M-LOK compatible accessory.

    Remington 870 and Mossberg 500 pattern shotguns, but it is also extra space for you to add accessories. The forend adds extra length to accommodate accessories like lights or lasers and simultaneously serves as a heat shield should you choose to add that feature to it. The full details of the Raptor F1 forend are below:

    When you want to turn up your shotgun’s badass factor to 11, reach for the Shockwave Raptor™ F1 forend. Cutting-edge design meets improved handling and fast target acquisition. A bolt-on replacement for your factory or aftermarket forend.

    Compatible with Remington 870 12-gauge firearms, Remington Tac 14 12-gauge firearms, and Mossberg Shockwave and Mossberg 500/590 firearms its features include:

    – A total of 10 M-LOK® slots for mounting lights, vertical grips, angled grips, Picatinny rails, and more

    – The optional upper heat shield prevents burns and offers rifle sights for fast target acquisition

    – Rugged glass-reinforced polymer

    – Lightweight

    – Extra length lets you personalize forward handhold

    – Ribbed inset area provides secure gripping

    – Front and rear handstops improve safety

    – Veteran designed

    – Packages include installation tool

    Our new forend fits the 6 ¾ slide action tube and the 7 ¾ slide action tube for 12 gauge Mossberg firearms. We created an adapter so it will work on both. This means that it will fit the Mossberg Shockwave, Mossberg 590 and Mossberg 500 shotguns and firearms (and it’s the only one on the market). We have a Remington 870, Tac 14 version, as well as a tool that works for both Mossberg and Remington.

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    If you’re interested in modifying your shotgun with a Shockwave Technologies Raptor F1, you can visit their website here for a full listing of their shotgun forends. For Mossberg owners, there is a full kit here and for Remington 870 owners there is a full kit for sale here. Each of the kits is the same price at $69.95 and comes in Black, Flat Dark Earth, OD Green, or Grey depending on your preference. Each kit includes a forend wrench which should help speed along the self-guided installation process. Options without the grips are also available.

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  18. Danzig

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    Lone Wolf Family,

    Due to the success of our last Facebook Live event we are excited to announce that we will be going live again this Thursday, October 29th at 6pm PST! We had over 10,000 viewers last time, and we hope even more of you tune in, because we’re going to take it to another level next Thursday.

    During this Facebook Live event we plan to:
    -Unveil the much anticipated Lone Wolf Guardian - our first complete production pistol. We’ll not only break it down for you, we’ll talk about the cool new proprietary features we’ve purposely built into the weapon. Operators designed this from the ground up for close range self defense and to foster good shooting techniques to increase accuracy.

    -I will be joined by my friend and former Army Special Operations Officer John Porambo, who led one of the first A-teams into Afghanistan in the Fall of 2001. John is helping us launch a cool new self defense training service, and he’s going to talk about what it feels like you receive that first inbound fire, and why our Self Defense Training approach is unique and gives you foundational skills you wouldn’t otherwise get, without all the filler that wannabe warriors talk about.

    -We will not only provide details on the upcoming launch of new Lone Wolf < 80%’er... We want your help naming it, and we’ll be showing our “thanks” to the Wolf Pack members who provide the best input.

    -Finally, you’ll not only see the first batch of Lone Wolf Guardians roll off our assembly line, we’ll reveal the winner from last event’s raffle, and in real time… we’ll give the raffle winner the very first one. Don’t miss this… it might be you!

    Be on the lookout on our social media channels over the next few days as we provide additional details and Guardian teasers heading into next Thursday’s event.

    See you there.

    Clay Tippins,
    CEO - Lone Wolf
     
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  19. Southlake

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    Kimber, welcome to the South. Kimber has wisely decided to move to Troy , Al. For those interested they are hiring.
     
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  20. Danzig

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    Always wondered, “Yonkers New York! Of all places!?!?”
     
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