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A Gucci Glock Goes to War with Top US General in Afghanistan


General Miller, America's highest-ranking officer in Afghanistan, is clearly not simply signing out any old sidearm from the armory.

General Miller, America's highest-ranking officer in Afghanistan, is clearly not simply signing out any old sidearm from the armory.
General Austin Scott Miller is a warfighter who knows a thing or two about firearms, and has previously been noted for preferring a 1911 over the Army’s recently-retired standard-issue sidearm, the M9. Now the former Delta operator has been seen carrying a modified Glock in Afghanistan, rather than the current M17/M18 handguns that have been chosen to replace the aging Beretta service pistol. Of particular interest is that this is no stock Glock, as some Special Operations personnel have been authorized to use in the past. The General’s gun features some auspicious modernizations commonly associated with high-end handguns, often meant for competition. In these photos, you can see Miller is employing a red-dot optic, a mag extension, and a compensator added to the gun’s muzzle. It’s not clear whether his holster is concealing the weaponlight that would be needed to qualify the pistol as a full-blown Roland Special-style sidearm, but given the General‘s other accessory choices, it would not be surprising if this was the case.
An older photo of the General shows him carrying a 1911, which he would've come up using in Delta.

An older photo of the General shows him carrying a 1911, which he would’ve come up using in Delta.
General Miller’s shooting experience and training/qualifications are almost certainly extensive, given his service record. Before pinning on his fourth star and assuming command over all of NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan in 2018, General Miller built quite a resume in the US Army’s Special Operations community. He’d already become a highly trained soldier from his time at West Point, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 2nd Infantry Division, and the 75th Ranger Regiment before he made the jump to the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment, better known as Delta, in 1992. The year after joining this elite unit, Miller served as the Delta ground force commander during Operation Gothic Serpent’s Battle of Mogadishu, of Black Hawk Down fame. He later saw further combat action during the Global War on Terror.
In another photo from the SECDEF's recent visit to Afghanistan, you can also see the comp and red dot affixed to Miller's Glock.

In another photo from the SECDEF’s recent visit to Afghanistan, you can also see the comp and red dot affixed to Miller’s Glock.
Of particular note, just one and a half short months after his promotion from Lieutenant General to General (3-star to 4-star), Miller was in the room when a Taliban mole managed to infiltrate an Afghan security element. This insider attack saw the ambusher shoot several high-ranking officials, including wounding a US Army Brigadier General, Jeffrey Smiley. Miller reportedly did not fire during the brief gunfight, but did draw his sidearm. That pistol was likely either his previous 1911, or it may have also been a Glock, as shown above, rather than a standard-issue M9 or M17/M18.
 

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Kinda cool but $1000?!?👀!?!
 

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Kinda cool but $1000?!?👀!?!
Watched the vid,Meh guess from shooting gun games all these years I have a good idea of what's in my magazines unless I'm at the range and really don't care what the mag. count is.
 
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Bump Stock Decision Reversed by Sixth Circuit


Buckle up, buckaroos. We’ve got some dense legalese to get through today. On March 25, 2021, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, reversed and remanded a lower court decision that denied a preliminary injunction against the ATF’s enforcement of the bump stock ban. I know that many of you are thinking the same thing that I had thought. Wait, what? I thought the whole bump stock ban thing was already over and done? A done deal, set in stone, lost and never to return. But it appears this is not the case, so without any further ado, let’s get into the meat of the matter.
HISTORY OF THE BUMP STOCK CASE
As I’m sure many of you readers remember, on December 26th, 2018, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE, or ATF) published a ruling classifying bump stocks as machineguns (referred to as the Final Rule). A bump stock, for anyone who does not know, is a stock that simulates automatic fire. It is, for all intents and purposes, a range toy. Not quite as fun (or expensive) as a true machinegun, but definitely enjoyable.
First, the plaintiffs asked the court for a preliminary injunction. To put it simply, the plaintiffs asked the court to stop the government from enforcing the bump stock rule. At least while their lawsuit was pending. It’s a widespread legal practice across most of the legal profession. However, the lower court held that the ATF’s interpretation was entitled to Chevron deference and denied the injunction.
Chevron is a legal doctrine that comes to us from the Supreme Court case Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. Chevron’s essence is that so long as Congress has not specifically dealt with some issue, if a government agency has made some interpretation of the law dealing with that issue, the courts should defer to the agency’s interpretation. That is, so long as that answer or interpretation is not unreasonable. You can read more about Chevronhere at the Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute.
Cornell Law School’s LII writes:
The scope of the Chevron deference doctrine is that when a legislative delegation to an administrative agency on a particular issue or question is not explicit but rather implicit, a court may not substitute its own interpretation of the statute for a reasonable interpretation made by the administrative agency.
Like I said, we’re getting into some dense legalese today.
So to tie it back to the issue at hand. According to the lower court, the ATF’s interpretation gets Chevron deference. Because of that deference, the plaintiffs were unlikely to succeed in their case, and the court denied the injunction. The plaintiffs appealed this denial and requested that the Final Rule’s effective date be “stayed” (extended). The stay was denied by both the 6th Circuit and the Supreme Court, and the rule took effect on March 26, 2019.
TODAY’S RULING
The rule has been effective for just a day under a full year now. But, the wheels of the courts grind very, very slowly. So the plaintiffs-appellants appeal of the district court’s denial of their request for preliminary injunction (legalese is fun) has only just been decided on today.
The 6th Circuit held that the lower court erred in giving the ATF’s interpretation of a criminal statute Chevron deference. The court also wrote that the ATF’s interpretation wasn’t necessarily correct. For a court to reverse and remand, the higher court says that the lower court screwed up and needs to try again. It’s not at all dissimilar to your 5th-grade math teacher pointing out that you forgot to carry the four, and you need to re-do the problem. The lower court may consider the higher court’s opinion and still come out with the same answer. It’s not common, but it does happen.
THE COURT’S REASONING
But why? Why did the 6th Circuit come to a different decision than the district court? First, because the lower court made Chevron out to be more than it really is. In the legal world, Chevron is a big deal. No, really, it’s a Big Deal with capital letters. Courts still get it wrong on occasion, which is why we have the appellate process. Chevron has one huge, glaring, neon-pink exception to the deference, though. In 1990 SCOTUS made that drive-a-truck-through-it-big exception crystal clear when they said in Crandon v. United States:
we have never held that the Government’s reading of a criminal statute is entitled to any deference.
It was the late, the great, Justice Scalia who wrote those words.
In this instance, the ATF was interpreting a criminal statute. The court, therefore, shouldn’t give them any deference. Meaning that the lower court was definitely wrong to give the ATF’s interpretation of a machinegun Chevron deference.
THE INTERESTING PART
That’s not what’s really interesting about this case, though. Up until right about here, in the opinion, it’s all very standard legal stuff. Where it gets interesting is that the 6th Circuit disagrees with the ATF’s interpretation. In fact, they go so far as to say that:
a bump stock does not fall within the statutory definition of a machine gun.
Big happenings in the 6th circuit. The court’s reasoning is fairly straightforward and familiar to anyone who’s been paying attention to the arguments about “is a bump stock a machinegun”. A machinegun has a federal definition of “any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.” The sticky wicket here is the “single function of the trigger”. The ATF argues that “function” refers to either the mechanical process (the trigger’s movement) or the human process (the shooter’s pulling the trigger). Since a bump stock allows the shooter to only physically move their finger once, it’s a machinegun.
The court disagrees with the human process argument. The text of the law refers specifically to the function of the trigger, not the operator. Since the trigger itself still only functions once per shot, a bump stock is not a machinegun.
Thus, reverse and remand.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
To be clear, bump stocks are still machineguns on a federal level. If the ATF catches you with one, they will lock you up. You will have a bad time. The opinion of the court specifically states they are not making a broad ruling here.
[W]e would not purport to issue a universal or nationwide injunction, and we otherwise leave the issue of the scope of the injunction to be briefed by the parties and decided
by the district court.
However, there is a chance that this may change in the future. Don’t bet on it, don’t go dredging any lakes to see if something’s left after your “boating accident”.
 

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True Velocity Ammunition Consumer Sales

True Velocity is teasing commercial sales of their revolutionary composite cased ammunition, currently under evaluation by the US Army as part of General Dynamics’ Next Generation Squad Weapons candidate systems.

Their powder loads are measured to the hundredth of a grain, resulting in SINGLE-DIGIT standard deviation.
 

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GLOCK’s 35th Anniversary & April Global Broadcast


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This year has been one of the major ups and downs in the firearms industry and community. However, one thing we can all celebrate is the success of one of the most prolific and dependable firearms manufacturers of all time. 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of GLOCK, Inc., and they are celebrating in a big way.


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This year (2021) marks the 35th anniversary of GLOCK, Inc. in the United States. To celebrate, GLOCK will be running a yearlong campaign consisting of monthly live videos covering various topics relating to the brand and its involvement in the industry over the past 35 years. We look forward to spending the year engaging with our fans and educating them on ways to be more involved with the GLOCK community beyond purchasing our products.

Each month, participants will be able to register for a chance to win a giveaway along with earning entries for the grand prize announced at the end of the year during our December broadcast.


Thirty-five years is a long time for anything to exist. Not even my beloved Blockbuster could go that distance. Due to Glock’s innovation, reliability, and vast aftermarket support, the company continues to produce more firearms year after year. Arming militaries, police departments, and civilians all over the world has made Glock a household name.


To celebrate their anniversary, Glock is releasing monthly videos, giving customers a look behind the curtain. Each video also gives fans of the brand the chance to win a giveaway, as well as a grand prize after the December video is released. The next video will launch at 2:00 PM EST on April 7, 2021. The topic is Glock’s expansion across the globe. You will see an up-close look at Glock’s US headquarters in Smyrna, GA, as well as interviews that will shed light on how the company is reaching every corner of the world.


You can head to Glock35th.us for information on the campaign, links to earlier videos, and to register for future events and giveaways. If you’d like to take a look at the full lineup of Glock pistols, go visit James Reeves. A less expensive way, however, would be to visit the Glock, Inc. website. Don’t forget to like, follow, and all of that jazz on Glock’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube pages. Now go win yourself some cool Glock prizes!




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Taylor’s & Company Introduces the New ACE Revolver as a Part of Their Master Pistol Series

Winchester, VA – (March, 30 2021) Taylor’s & Company, the world’s leading marketers and importers of state-of-the-art historical firearms utilizing the latest innovative designs, is pleased to announce the addition of “The ACE” pistol to their product lineup for 2021.

Included in the Master Pistol Series, the ACE is a compact snub nose revolver based on the 1858 Remington model. A classic blued finish with a brass trigger guard compliments the short 3” barrel length making it a more comfortable pistol to carry. The ACE has an overall length of 8.38 inches and it weighs in at just 38 ounces. That’s incredibly light for a steel-frame revolver. The ACE is offered in Black Powder .44 and a conversion cylinder model to shoot smokeless .45LC ammunition. The ACE comes standard with a fixed front blade sight and a rear notch for quick target acquisition. This firearm is available with three grip options: checkered walnut, smooth walnut, and white PVC.
“The ACE’s ammo flexibility has transitioned into a huge demand for it already this year,” said Rob Girard, VP of Sales & Marketing, Taylor’s & Company. “Besides the standard .44-caliber black powder format, it accepts a 6-shot .45 LC conversion cylinder (sold separately). This is huge these days when certain calibers of ammo are impossible to find.”
Available models:
Item: #341PIE Grip: Checkered Walnut Caliber: .44
Item: #342PIE Grip: Smooth Walnut Caliber: .44
Item: #343PIE Grip: White PVC Caliber: .44
MSRP: Starting at $350.00
To learn more about the ACE line and the complete product offerings from Taylor’s & Company, please visit www.taylorsfirearms.com.
 

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“Biden-Harris” Administration Announces Initial Actions to Address the “Gun Violence Public Health Epidemic”
April 8th, 2021
Yes, the quotes in the headline were added by the editor. When more people are beaten to death each year by fists than killed by all rifles (including hunting accidents), you know someone is intentionally lying to you. Words have meanings, well until MINITRU redefines them at least, and an epidemic this is not. As for the “Biden-Harris” administration, that’s more telling than anything else that has happened, including falling up stairs repeatedly.

Regardless, a couple of these proposed actions could directly affect the US firearms industrial base as well as the US citizens who buy from them. As such executive actions cannot be directly implemented without the publication of proposed rules changes and a mandatory 30-day comment period, be prepared to provide feedback to the executive branch. In the past, ill informed schemes hav even foiled by responses to proposals. The stabilizing brace issue is particularly sticky for the “Biden-Harris” administration as they were created to assist disabled Americans to safely and effectively use firearms, not to mention the fact that they are currently employed on firearms owned by millions of Americans.
The “Biden-Harris” administration couldn’t even wait until Thursday like they had announced, to unveil their initial list of executive actions to curtail civil rights. This list was published on Wednesday evening. In case you missed it elsewhere, here it is:

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing six initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic. The recent high-profile mass shootings in Boulder – taking the lives of 10 individuals – and Atlanta – taking the lives of eight individuals, including six Asian American women – underscored the relentlessness of this epidemic. Gun violence takes lives and leaves a lasting legacy of trauma in communities every single day in this country, even when it is not on the nightly news. In fact, cities across the country are in the midst of a historic spike in homicides, violence that disproportionately impacts Black and brown Americans. The President is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence – community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, and suicide by firearm.
President Biden is reiterating his call for Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence. Last month, a bipartisan coalition in the House passed two bills to close loopholes in the gun background check system. Congress should close those loopholes and go further, including by closing “boyfriend” and stalking loopholes that currently allow people found by the courts to be abusers to possess firearms, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, repealing gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Congress should also pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own.
But this Administration will not wait for Congress to act to take its own steps – fully within the Administration’s authority and the Second Amendment – to save lives. Today, the Administration is announcing the following six initial actions:
The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of “ghost guns.” We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.
The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act. The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable.
The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states. Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so.
The Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions. Community violence interventions are proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration. Because cities across the country are experiencing a historic spike in homicides, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking a number of steps to prioritize investment in community violence interventions.
• The American Jobs Plan proposes a $5 billion investment over eight years to support community violence intervention programs. A key part of community violence intervention strategies is to help connect individuals to job training and job opportunities.
• The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is organizing a webinar and toolkit to educate states on how they can use Medicaid to reimburse certain community violence intervention programs, like Hospital-Based Violence Interventions.
• Five federal agencies are making changes to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible. These changes mean we can start increasing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to appropriate additional funds. Read more about these agency actions here.
The Justice Department will issue an annual report on firearms trafficking. In 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) issued a report summarizing information regarding its investigations into firearms trafficking, which is one way firearms are diverted into the illegal market where they can easily end up in the hands of dangerous individuals. Since the report’s publication, states, local, and federal policymakers have relied on its data to better thwart the common channels of firearms trafficking. But there is good reason to believe that firearms trafficking channels have changed since 2000, for example due to the emergence of online sales and proliferation of “ghost guns.” The Justice Department will issue a new, comprehensive report on firearms trafficking and annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking today.
The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and it needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability. But ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Chipman served at ATF for 25 years and now works to advance commonsense gun safety laws.
 

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Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell Released
Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell Released

Tyrant Designs has been busting out the aftermarket accessories this year and has just released their latest set of precision CNC machined pistol parts. The Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell has a couple of new features like their custom crosshair patterned screws, and compatibility for Generations 3 through 5 of Glock’s 17, 22, 31, 34, 35, and 45 handguns. The new Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell is available now for $69.95 from the Tyrant Designs website. Color options include black, red, gray, blue, gold, and machined aluminum. The colors for the crosshair patterned mounting screws are either black or gold.
Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell Released
Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell Released

Guide your loaded magazine smoothly and quickly into the Glock pistol’s grip with the sleek Glock 17/22/31/34/35/45 Magwell from Tyrant Designs. Made of high quality materials, these carefully designed magwells make it so easy that with just a little practice you can load a fresh magazine without ever looking at the pistol. Win competitions or defend yourself better with those added seconds.
How it all works
The magwell adapter flairs out to create a wider opening to guide the magazine into the firearm. Shaped like a funnel, it cuts down on the fumbling and the need for an exact aim to get the magazine into the firearm. Less fumbling equals faster reload speed. Our Glock magwells for the Glock 17, 22, 31, 34, 35, 45* ( GEN 5 version for GLOCK 45 ) line also improves magazine change consistency.
Magwells made to fit Gen 3, Gen 4, Gen 5
Designed to work on all, these Glock Magwells offer the tightest fit in the industry. Gen 3/4/5 Glock frames offer a solid one-piece design. The magwells for the Glock 17/22/31/34/35/45 are optimized for use with standard Glock factory magazines and a variety of aftermarket floor plates and extensions.
Tyrant Designs Glock 17 Gen 3 Magwell Released
 

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World Record NBRSA 1000-Yard 10-Shot Benchrest Group Achieved
What is likely the best 10-round group in benchrest match history was shot by Charles Greer in February.

What is likely the best 10-round group in benchrest match history was shot by Charles Greer in February.
In pretty much any circumstances or shooting discipline, scoring a 10-round group all in the center ring is something to be striven for and proud of, for virtually any shooter. The vast majority of shooters out there today would struggle to make those consistent hits. Now consider achieving this feat at 1000 yards. Impressive stuff! Even more impressive is that the man who is making headlines in the benchrest shooting world for this accomplishment, seasoned NBRSA competitor Charles Greer, is 83 years old. How many octogenarians do you know who you think could pull this off? Odds are, it’s not too many. Greer used a .300 WSM “heavy gun” – that is to say, a rifle weighing over seventeen pounds, according to the National Benchrest Shooting Association’s official classifications – at an NBRSA match near Tuscon, Arizona on February 13th. Though official NBRSA measurements are still pending at the time of this writing, the grouping is being hailed as the most accurate 10-round in competition history and is almost certain to be confirmed as a new benchrest world record.
A closer look at Greer's impressive 1000-yard NBRSA (National Benchrest Shooting Association) target.

A closer look at Greer’s impressive 1000-yard NBRSA (National Benchrest Shooting Association) target.
The record-pending group was measured at the NBRSA match using Ballistic-X software, and found to have a spread of just 2.680″. This gives an MOA measurement of just 0.256, or in layman’s terms: extremely accurate. The spread covered 2.526″ wide by 1.664″ high, with nine out of the ten roundslanding completely in the white inner circle. The tenth and final round’s perforation bled over into the next-largest blue circle by less than half, with the bullet’s center punch well within the innermost 3″ diameter X-ring. The involved rifle and ammo details are as follows, as quoted from AccurateShooter.com:
CHARLES GREER NBRSA 1000-YARD HEAVY GUN SPECIFICATIONS:
Action: Borden BRMXD drop port
Barrel: Krieger 30″ 4-groove, 1:10″ twist, custom contour 1.35″ tapered to 1.00″
Chambering: .300 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM)
Chamber Specs: .337 neck with .280 freebore
Stock/Weight: McMillan/Wheeler LRB (solid fill) stock at 27 pounds
Gunsmith: Gerald Reisdorff
Optics: Vortex Golden Eagle 15-60x52mm
Front Rest: Sinclair Competition with 4″ Edgewood bag
Rear Rest/Bag: Wahlstrom mechanical rear rest with custom Edgewood bag
Load Details: Norma .300 WSM brass, Alliant Reloder 23 powder, Federal 210M primers, Berger 220gr LR Hybrid bullets at 2800 FPS
Mr. Greer with the .300 WSM Heavy Gun category rifle that allowed him to set this (pending) 1000-yard record.

Mr. Greer with the .300 WSM “Heavy Gun” category rifle that allowed him to set this (pending) 1000-yard record.
Though this will likely end up being his best one, Mr. Greer is no stranger to setting NBRSA records. In 2008, he set an aggregate score record for the Light Gun category, and two of the three Highest Three Target Score records he set in 2010 are still standing today. Greer’s new 100-10X at 1000 record is lined up to replace two existing records. The first is Bill Schrader’s 2005 single target Heavy Gun score record of 100-6X. NBRSA competitor Tim Height set a single target Heavy Gun group record of 3.650″ in 2019, which Greer’s group edges out by 1.008″. To further put this in perspective, the current 10-Shot 1000-yard Heavy Gun group record noted by the International Benchrest Shooters organization is 2.871″, set in 2016 by Michael Gaizauskas. Greer’s 0.229″ smaller measurement should make not only the best 10-round set ever fired in an NBRSA competition, but the tightest group from any benchrest competition ever. Congrats to Mr. Greer! See you at the range.
 

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That was quick!


For Immediate Release: Salt Lake City, UT – A:er a successful partnership and collaboration, Iron Horse Firearms and Blackwater Worldwide have mutually agreed to end the relationship and pursue endeavors more in alignment with the respective brands.

Iron Horse Firearms will continue to manufacture their flagship products of the Sentry 12 and the Iron Horse line of thumb operated AR-15 style rifles. All products remain in full production and dealers will continue to receive orders on schedule.

“We’re grateful for our time with the team at Blackwater Worldwide and all of the opportunities that the relationship created. As we move into this next chapter, we’re looking forward to the continued development and manufacture of our line of products under the original Iron Horse Firearms brand, as well as branching into some of our E-Commerce and manufacturing software offerings designed for businesses in the firearms industry.”
– Ryan McDonald, CEO of Iron Horse Firearms
 

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SureFire Now Shipping XSC family of micro-compact handgun WeaponLights
April 12th, 2021

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is now shipping the all-new, rechargeable SureFire XSC family of micro-compact handgun WeaponLights. SureFire previously launched the XSC but ran into battery supply issues related to Covid-19. These logistics issues have since been corrected.

Extremely compact, lightweight, and durable, the XSC’s micro-footprint keeps your weapon concealable while providing the added security of a duty-grade WeaponLight. It measures less than 2 inches in length and weighs a mere 1.7 ounces—you won’t even know it’s there unless you need it. Every model in the XSC family seamlessly and securely attaches to specific handgun models: The XSC-A fits the GLOCK 43X & 48 with accessory rail, and also GLOCK 43X MOS and 48 MOS models; the XSC-P365 fits the SIG SAUER P365, P365 X RomeoZero, P365 SAS, P365 XL, and P365 XL RomeoZero; the XSC-HELLCAT fits the Springfield Armory Hellcat and Hellcat RDP.

The XSC’s ambidextrous switching offers easy, intuitive momentary- or constant-on activation with one or two hands. Its premium LED delivers 350 lumens of intense white light via SureFire’s parabolic reflector technology, creating a concentrated hot spot with significant throw and surrounding spill. The resulting beam pattern provides excellent illumination at target distances up to 25 yards.
The XSC’s rugged aerospace aluminum body is MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 2 hard-anodized for scratch and corrosion resistance. The lithium polymer battery can easily be changed without removing the WeaponLight from the host handgun, an essential feature for those who train with their gear. Every XSC comes with a SureFire cradle charger capable of charging two batteries simultaneously. Each battery features a LED fuel-gauge, displaying charge level upon the press of a button. If you’re serious about personal protection, there’s no excuse. The XSC is your only option.
Learn more: www.surefire.com/products/illumination/weapon-lights/xsc-weaponlight
 

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Iowa Becomes 19th State To Establish Constitutional Carry For Firearms


Iowa Constitutional Carry

The state of Iowa has just passed legislation that will make it the 19th state to enact Constitutional Carry, also known as Permitless Carry. Governor Kim Reynolds signed House File 756 on April 2, but the law won’t go into effect until July 1, 2021. Iowa becomes the third state just this year to legalize Constitutional Carry, following Utah and Montana. Governor Reynolds’ public comment on the bill follows:


“Today I signed legislation that protects the 2nd Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals. This law also takes greater steps to inform law enforcement about an individual’s mental illness helping ensure firearms don’t end up in the wrong hands. We will never be able to outlaw or prevent every single bad actor from getting a gun, but what we can do is ensure law-abiding citizens have full access to their constitutional rights while keeping Iowans safe.”
IOWA CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY
There seems to be some confusion when it comes to the issue of Constitutional and Permitless Carry, in the sense that people tend to think that the permit to carry system or process goes away altogether. I can’t speak for the other 18 states, but in Iowa’s case the carry permitting process is still alive and may be required for Iowans that carry in reciprocating states. The following excerpt is from the current Iowa Code 724.5, which is being replaced by the text from HF756 below it.
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724.5 Duty to carry permit to carry weapons.

1. A person armed with a revolver, pistol, or pocket billy concealed upon the person shall
have in the person’s immediate possession the permit provided for in section 724.4, subsection
4, paragraph “i”, and shall produce the permit for inspection at the request of a peace officer.
Failure to so produce a permit is a simple misdemeanor.

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Sec.13. Section 724.5, Code 2021, is amended by striking the section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
724.5 Availability of permit not to be construed as prohibition on unlicensed carrying of weapons. The availability of a professional or nonprofessional permit to carry weapons under this chapter shall not be construed to impose a general prohibition on the otherwise lawful unlicensed carrying or transport, whether openly or concealed, of a dangerous weapon, including a loaded firearm.
This is good news for people that can’t afford the permitting process, as well as for those of us that don’t agree with having to ask permission to be able to exercise our 2nd Amendment rights. Iowa’s new law as written in HF756 also clarifies a number of other firearm-related issues, such as landlord and tenant laws, emergency medical personnel, preemption, and strengthening notification to enforcement databases following disqualifying court judgments.
The new bill eliminates the requirement to obtain a permit to purchase pistols or revolvers as long as the person is able to pass a National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS). It would appear that a permit to acquire handguns privatelywould still require the permit to acquire (not carry), or complete the transaction at a local gun store for the NICS check.
If your state has already passed Constitutional Carry, how smooth was the transition? If your state has yet to pass Constitutional Carry legislation, how long do you think it’ll be before such laws are enacted?
 

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We need Florida and many more states to do it too.
Constitutional Carry shows that we believe, not only in our 2nd Ammendment, but in our entire Constitution as well.
 

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We need Florida and many more states to do it too.
Constitutional Carry shows that we believe, not only in our 2nd Ammendment, but in our entire Constitution as well.
I’m disappointed after reading this:

 

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GunMag Warehouse Launches Training Division
April 18th, 2021
Carrying a gun is (or should be) a gestalt of conditions, not just a mastery of marksmanship. It’s as much about being a good human being, controlling emotions, and practicing compassion as it is honing weapon manipulation skills and practicing situational awareness. A responsible armed citizen doesn’t need to be a Tier One Ninja, but does need to be ready for the hard part.
And the hardest part of any defensive shoot occurs prior to and after the trigger press.
GunMag Warehouse is proud to announce the launch of GunMag Training.
GMT will be the instructional arm of GMW. It will be led by Daniel Shaw, formerly of Shaw Strategies and the USMC. Additional cadre members will be announced in the coming months.
“The more I learn, the more I understand that being less wrong every day is the best that I can hope for. I tell my students this and want them to understand that there are no absolutes, there is no one way or one magic technique that works for everyone in every situation.” Daniel Shaw, GMT
GMT’s mission will be to prepare those who carry a gun for such difficulties and to promote a well-trained, reasoned, and humanistic armed citizenry. It will also be practicing civic responsibility by setting aside slots in each course for law enforcement officers from the local (-ish) area.

GunMag Training

GunMag Training's Daniel Shaw and Security Force Marines from the D.C. area.

GunMag Training’s Daniel Shaw and Security Force Marines from the D.C. area.
Because of GMT’s atypical approach, students will gain more than a high level of technical proficiency.
GunMag Training courses will address such things as:
• Life safety as it relates to the armed citizen and the use of force
• Contextual safety beyond the traditional four rules
• Effective weapon handling
• Mental and emotional preparation prior to an Event
• Pragmatic expectation of what happens after an Event
• Awareness of positional and locational engagement
• Practical understanding of the spherical environment
• Practical understanding of the public environment
• Practicable marksmanship on demand not command
GunMag Training Daniel Shaw

A scene from one of Shaw’s most recent courses. Students included local first responders, several tactical officers, and many responsible armed citizens – including a handful of teenagers.
Shaw, a retired Marine infantry leader and combat veteran, will pull from his extensive military career and a lifetime of experience to combine tactical acumen with the moral ethos appropriate to carrying a firearm. He has instructed civilians, LEOs, and military personnel from all walks of life across the United States.
Family training with Daniel Shaw

Looking for a way to bond with the kids while helping prepare them for life, and simultaneously develop the next generation of Second Amendment proponents? Take them to a class and train together.
Courses will begin almost immediately with firearms training classes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and others in Ohio (including Shaw’s seventh year teaching at the Ohio Tactical Officers Association Training Conference). Additional classes and locations will be announced soon.
 
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