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ATF Rules

The comment period on ATF’s proposed nonsensical pistol stabilizing brace rule change ends September 8th. If you have not already done so, you may submit comments, identified by docket number ATF2021R-08, by any of the following methods—

  1. Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  2. Mail: Denise Brown, Mail Stop 6N-518​, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Ave. NE, Mail Stop 6N-518, Washington, DC 20226; ATTN: ATF2021R-08.
  3. Fax: (202) 648-9741.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number (ATF2021R-08) for this notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM” or “proposed rule”). All properly completed comments received will be posted without change to the Federal eRulemaking portal,, including any personal information provided.

alchohol deaths vs homicides and suicides


Constitutional carry is now legal in Texas. I believe that makes 21 states that know about the Constitution.


For 2021, the Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms are offering the Gun Rights Policy Conference as a virtual online event September 25-26, 2021. The entire virtual online event will be archived for future watching. Free. It’s always free. Register here.



  • The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a police forensic examiner violated defendants’ due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment by withholding and hiding exculpatory ballistics reports.


Talladega, AL, Mayor Timothy Ragland announced Monday that he has joined Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns gun ban group.

The Only Ones

A Florida Department of Corrections trainee was killed by an “accidental” gun discharge during firearm training. No other staff were involved. We have no other details, but the report suggests the trainee unintentionally shot herself.

September Newsletters

  • Rangemaster. It has a good article on military use of shotguns. This one’s for you, Clyde. (pdf link)

“Because it is not taught in law school, part of our job is explaining use of force to the defense attorney… …The dynamics of violent encounters are not taught in law school, either.”

Misc. Items

Like I said last week – giving aid to the enemy. Maybe the Biden Administration gave them to terrorists to keep them from falling into the “wrong” hands, like patriotic American citizens. Meanwhile, the State Department has admitted that Biden administration officials recently directed federal agencies to scrub their websites of official reports detailing the $82.9 billion in military equipment and training provided to the Afghan security forces since 2001.

Next stop for the Taliban? Your neighborhood.

Botched evacuation of Americans

Crime reduction

Want to reduce crime in your neighborhood? Fix the place up. The old broken windows theory. Or – one of my theories – folks who fix up and care for their property also pay more attention to their surroundings, and that leads to lower crime. Correlation, not causation.


NSSF-adjusted numbers for August reveal Americans bought more than 1.3 million guns last month, making it the second-best August on record for gun sales in the United States, with 2020 being the only year to see higher sales. 2021 has now seen four straight months with gun sales at second-best levels. The FBI has now run over 400 million background checks since the NICS was implemented in 1998.


The gun used to kill Billy the Kid has sold for $6 million – a world record auction price for a firearm. The 1880 Colt Single Action Army revolver chambered in .44-40 WCF that Sheriff Pat Garrett used to knock off the outlaw was sold to an anonymous buyer.


As always, I’m looking for a free/cheap place to dove hunt in central Mississippi. Contact me here.

Does anyone else miss the days when we could leave a gun on the gun rack in the pickup window at a shopping center parking lot?



EAA Corp. has announced that they’ve collaborated with Turkey’s Girsan to produce the new MC P35, a 15+1 update on the classic, but sadly out-of-production Browning Hi-Power pistol design. Just $528. They have some other cool guns as well. I wonder if they’ll make me a package deal on this pistol and a sub-gauge tactical semiauto shotgun?

Remington Ammunition’s (now a VISTA brand) new Core-Lokt Tipped features a pointy polymer tip and an adjusted rearward center of gravity for match-grade accuracy. Available in 13 popular chamberings ranging from .243 Win. to .300 Win. Mag. Eight of those are 30 caliber. We hear more innovations are coming to the Core-Lokt line.

FN America’s new optics-ready 502 Tactical .22LR pistol sort of mimics the company’s excellent 509 Tactical 9mm. It features the industry’s first slide-mounted red dot capability on a rimfire handgun, using an optics mounting system inspired by the patented FN Low-Profile Optics Mounting System™ and offers unmatched sighting options with co-witness sights. Single action, hammer-fired, with a 4.6-inch threaded barrel. It’s close enough to the 509 Tactical’s footprint to fit in most holsters made for the 509 Tactical. Now if there were only a few good holsters for the 509 Tactical… $500.

Anybody want a three pound shotgun? Check out the Rossi Tuffy.

Heckler & Koch now offers rimfire versions of the legendary MP5. Made by Umarex, the rifle variant has a sleeved barrel and mimics the MP5SD, while the pistol variant is more like an MP5/SP5 with buttcap. $479 each.

CZ’s P-10 M micro compact pistol is now offered in the U.S. Very small. $500. CZ released the first P-10 in 2016 as their flagship defensive pistol. The P-10 was introduced as a compact pistol first, with the P-10 C, followed by the full-size P-10 F, and then the subcompact P-10 S. Now the P-10 F Comp Ready and the P-10 M join the family.

Timney now has a replacement trigger for the CZ 457 rifle, adjustable from 10oz. to 2 lbs. They have triggers for other CZ rifles as well, though I don’t hear any complaints about CZ triggers. $157.

5.11 Tactical’s EDC K-USB aluminum-bodied keychain flashlight offers 150 lumens of USB-rechargeable light with a battery status indicator. $30. Now on sale for $24.

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