Product highlights for Nov. 14, 2014

We reported several weeks ago on the new Browning .380 ACP version of its reduced-size 1911 pistol, which is 85% of the size of a full-size 1911, similar to their 1911-.22 version. It has now occurred to me that this 85% gun may be a great platform for a 9mm version. Whaddaya say, Browning? Yet another AR-15 caliber choice in …

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Remington, Colt, and the ATF

Remington has laid off another 126 employees from its Ilion, NY plant. This is after a 105-man layoff in August. Remington has moved the bulk of its operations to Alabama, due to onerous anti-gun laws and labor unions in NY. Remington is the oldest manufacturer in NY. We don’t need no stinkin’ unions or gun laws down here…. ——————————————- Colt …

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Under pressure and Army boots . . .

5.56 NATO vs .223 SAAMI “…the throat really matters. NATO is loaded to higher pressures than SAAMI. This can be to the tune of 15,000 psi difference. That much, folks, can cause ruptures and even upper receiver cracks. Another issue is NATO rounds can sometimes stick the bullet into the lands in a SAAMI chamber. That radically raises pressures.” – …

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Kroenke Sports and Entertainment buys the Sportsman Channel

Denver-based Kroenke Sports and Entertainment is the parent company of the Outdoor Channel. It will now also be the parent company of the Sportsman Channel. They announced last week that they have purchased InterMedia Outdoor Holdings, Inc. from the private equity group InterMedia Partners VII, LP. In addition to the Sportsman Channel, they received 15 magazines, 17 websites, and TV …

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Lions in Arkansas!

An Arkansas deer hunter recently shot and killed a 148 lb. mountain lion in Bradley County, east of Hermitage (about 60 miles west of Greenville, MS).

MS training, discounted NRA membership, FL hunting license sale

MS Training SURVIVING SOCIAL UNREST, TERRORISM, AND PANDEMICS A two day/two night course taught by an EMT and a US Army combat infantryman. Topics include: Preparing a Bug Out Bag Making a Shelter Making a Fire Purifying Water Preparing Food Map Reading First Aid for Trauma Wounds Protection from Ebola Day and Night Small Unit Movement Team Leader Course Exercises …

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911 & SWAT, gov gun stealing, CCW in MO?

In Vancouver, WA, a man who called 911 to report that he had seen a shooting suspect was mistakenly shot by the responding law enforcement SWAT team on Oct. 31. The suspect for which the victim was mistaken was the subject of an ongoing manhunt. ——————————————- Buffalo, NY police are now visiting the homes of those recently departed in search …

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Wet or bloody fingers can’t call 911 on cell phones?

I just learned this week that apparently some of the new and improved cell phones utilize touch screen interfaces which do not work if your fingers are wet or bloody. Good luck with that 911 thing.