Month: December 2017

Even regular readers of The Shooter’s Log can’t read or respond to all of the comments, so we have started a new weekly feature that will recap a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. Feel free to respond with your two cents at the bottom of this
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In case you’ve been living under a rock or maybe in your nuclear shelter, here’s a wrap-up of the notable new guns we saw roll out from manufacturers in 2017. Smith & Wesson M2.0 Compact The Smith & Wesson M2.0 Compact is a compact, lightweight striker fired pistol. (Photo: Chris Eger) On the heels of
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New York Police are enhancing the already typically heavy security in and around Times Square for the upcoming year-end events. NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill said the measures will make the highly-publicized annual gathering one of the “most well-policed, best-protected events, at one of the safest venues in the entire world.” While O’Neill said there
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Stephen Nolan, Vista Outdoor’s chief financial officer, will part ways with the company Feb. 1, 2018. (Photo: Vista Outdoor) A second top executive will depart Vista Outdoor in less than a year, according to the company’s regulatory filings published last week. Chief Financial Officer Stephen Nolan — in agreement with the company — will leave his
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Allegations surrounding the Honor Guard’s drop safety have reignited conversations regarding the gun industry’s regulations. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com) A YouTube video showing the Honor Defense Honor Guard discharging after being struck with a hammer has revived conversations regarding industry standards. The video posted by Patrick Roberts of The Firearm Rack caused some controversy late last
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Federal agents bough ttwo guns from anonymous dealers on the Dark Web: an AR-15, left, and an Uzi, right. (Photo: Government Accountability Office) A federal report released last week detailed a covert government investigation into illegal online gun sales, uncovering layers of complexity unaddressed by previous studies. The Government Accountability Office spent more than two years answering gun ads online to
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The Delta Waterfowl Alpha Dog Blind joins Alps OutdoorZ lineup of Delta Waterfowl gear. (Photo: Alps OutdoorZ) Alps OutdoorZ is bringing a new Delta Waterfowl Alpha Dog Blind to mans’ best friend in 2018. The company announced the new Alpha Dog Blind designed to offer comfort and concealment to hunters’ four-legged companions. Utilizing Realtree Max-5
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What comes to your mind when you think of first aid? Is it CPR? Or perhaps the Heimlich maneuver? Both are lifesaving skills that everyone should know. But have you ever thought about what happens when someone is bleeding out from a gunshot wound? If you were faced with this scenario would you know what
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The justices of the Supreme Court gather for an official group portrait to include new Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, top row, far right, on June 1, 2017, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. (Photo: Franz Jantzen/U.S. Supreme Court) Second Amendment litigation saw important gains in the restoration of gun rights, but also significant reverses
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The Mid Season Kit, shown above, is one of three new Stealth Reaper packages offered to female hunters. (Photo: Under Armour) Under Armour unveiled a new lineup of women’s hunting gear, known as the Stealth Reaper Kits, designed to help huntresses dial in gear for each season. The Women’s Stealth Reaper Kits follow the company’s
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Lifetime permit holders are now facing the watershed of a mandatory re-certification deadline next month, a process described as “a mess” by county clerks. To own a modern pistol or revolver in the Empire State requires a permit issued through the local county clerk’s office. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Secure Ammunition
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James D. Julia is known as a world leader in auctioning rare antique firearms. Owner Jim Julia sold the company to Morphy Auctions Dec. 14 after learning of his wife’s terminal brain cancer. (Photo: James D. Julia Auctioneers/Facebook) Two auction companies featuring collections of rare and antique firearms joined forces earlier this month. Dan Morphy, founder
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Over 40,000 acres of public land is administered by the Delaware Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Environmental Control and courts have ended a ban on visitors possessing firearms. (Photo: Delaware.gov) To comply with a Delaware Supreme Court ruling, state agriculture and parks agencies announced interim guidelines this week to modify gun free zones.
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California gun owners are making a mad dash for ammo, retailers report, ahead of Proposition 63’s looming deadline. Online ammunition retailer AmmoMan.com said sales have skyrocketed in the weeks leading up to January, with Californians snatching up 50 percent more ammunition than gun owners in other states. “Californians are ordering more than customers in other
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I have been shooting since I was nine years old. My grandfather taught me firearm safety and the .22 rifle. We kept a .22 for hunting squirrels and a shotgun for wing shooting or rabbits. The handgun was for personal defense. These stag handled Colts, a big gun and a small gun for concealed carry
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The first year of the Trump administration saw some forward movement at the federal level on gun rights issues while state legislatures were a mixed result. Appointments Moving to fill the seat left open on the Supreme Court with the sudden loss of Justice Antonin Scalia, President Trump nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the
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In 1868, the British—who subscribed to the theory that a slow-moving and heavy bullet provided good stopping power—brought out their first double-action handgun chambered for the .450 Adams. The Adams served until 1880 when the revolver and round were replaced by the .455 Mark I cartridge and the Webley revolver. (The Adams round, which is
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In August 2016, Kim Woodman was charged by a sow brown bear on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska and subsequently killed the animal with five shots from his sidearm. Such events invariably start conversations and debates, but much of this discussion revolving around this particular incident had to do with the caliber of Woodman’s weapon:
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The NX8 series is the latest addition to hit Nightforce’s optics lineup. (Photo: Nightforce Optics) Nightforce Optics unleashed a new short to medium range scope series, the NX8, crafted to set tactical hearts a flutter. Derived from the company’s NXS platform, the NX8 1-8×24 F1 is the first scope to launch under the NX8 banner.
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Verbal skills tend to come in handy during an armed encounter. As a police officer, I’ve used the “gift of gab” to great effect on a number of occasions, but verbal skills aren’t just for cops. Saying the right thing at the right time—and with the right delivery—can prompt a would-be assailant to back down.
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In my opinion, the CZ P-07 and P-09 pistols haven’t gotten the kind of attention they deserve. Maybe it’s because American consumers aren’t as familiar with the name CZ as they are with some of its competitors. Or maybe it’s because the P-07/P-09 pistols are “old school” double-action/single-action, hammer-fired semiautos. The American gun-buying public and
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The aggressive slide serrations separate the Beretta from the pack, and the gun features sturdy steel sights—which is good because the protruding firing pin block will make red dot mounting difficult. One of the worst-kept secrets in the firearms world in the past few years has been the Beretta APX. Word of it leaked more
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By Eve Flanigan Too many women approach shopping for a firearm the same way they shop for shoes—based on looks. Unfortunately, using that standard alone can result in disappointment. A gun that’s a poor fit is no fun to shoot. Often for women, and occasionally for men, finding a handgun that fits well can prove
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Ask a group of gun writers which gun you should buy for your first 1911, and there is a good chance most of them will tell you to buy the Ruger SR1911.  Actually, the same is true of Ruger’s AR-556 when the topic is buying your first AR-15, but that’s a different article.  The Ruger
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