Inteliscope LLC has decided to refuse all future sales of Inteliscope smartphone-rifle-adapters to Russia and intends to maintain this policy until Ukraine is no longer occupied by Russian troops.
is headed to Germany and the 2014 IWA OutdoorClassics show at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg where the company will be exhibiting its popular Bore-tips® and Gun-tips® products in booth #5-230.
Command Arms Accessories ("CAA") and RWC Group, LLC ("RWC") is seeking a full time marketing coordinator located in Tullytown, Pennsylvania.
Jon Weiler's Survival Trial announces the NRA Whittington Center as the first Vanguard series sponsor of the wildly popular, physical and mental testing ground known as the Survival Trial. The NRA Whittington Center will be hosting a 'Race within a Race' by inviting Industry Partners to enter teams to compete in a 24 hour race during the STVIII: Sundowner held September 12-15, 2014.
Georgia is currently one of only eight states that permits the ownership of suppressors, but not their use by hunters in any capacity. Senate Bill 93 was passed to allow hunting, but was assigned to the House Game, Fish, and Parks Committee This marks the third year that a suppressor hunting bill has been assigned to this committee, with negative results in the preceding sessions.
Julianna Crowder, president of A Girl & A Gun Women's Shooting League
, announced that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF
), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, will host a special dinner for members of the organization's leadership team in attendance at the 2nd Annual A Girl & A Gun Training Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson.
The Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation (SSSF) announces that Beretta USA has contributed $10,000 to its Scholarship Fund. In keeping with the scholastic component of SSSF's mission, the donation will be used to fund scholarships for graduating high school seniors who participate in SSSF's Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) and will be entering college in 2014.
LaserAmmo, developer and manufacturer of dry fire training systems, has branched into the European market. This new venture will be publicly launched at IWA 2014.
Tom Gresham's Gun Talk welcomes KAOK AM in Lake Charles, LA, as our newest affiliate of Gun Talk. KAOK 1400 AM airs Gun Talk live on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time.
It's an update from the NRA, a firearms museum, gun cleaning tools, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports.
In 2014, Winchester Ammunition will expand its high velocity shotshell lineup with new Blind Side® offerings in both 12 and 20 gauge. Blind Side ammunition combines stacked HEX™ Shot technology and the Diamond Cut Wad.
Heizer Defense is sponsoring the Sweetwater Texas Rattlesnake Round March 8-10. The event, run by Sweetwater Jaycees, is celebrating its 55th year.
Streamlight®, Inc. has updated the brightness and design of its popular PolyTac® and PolyTac® HP polymer flashlights. Each light features a power LED that delivers up to 275 lumens and an improved grip.
Shooting Illustrated has surpassed 250,000 "likes" on Facebook, making it one of the top social media pages dedicated to self-defense and tactical firearms, gear and training. The page, which presents followers with the latest updates in the personal-defense arena, also fosters interaction and feedback from readers.
LaserLyte® has re-engineered the best-selling Kryptonyte(R) Center Mass laser system to give users a choice between two laser patterns; single dot or the popular Center Mass pattern.
Bullseye Camera Systems is excited to announce its native Android application (for all devices running the Android Operating System) is now available for direct download through the Google Play Store.
Crimson Trace, the recognized leader in laser sights and tactical lights for firearms, is pleased to announce recognition by the National Rifle Association for the new Rail Master Pro™ as an Editor's Choice.
Hoppe's has announced a sponsorship agreement with world renowned champion shooter Jessie Duff. In 2013, Duff became the first woman ever to earn the title of Grand Master (GM), the highest ranking the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) awards a shooter.
From March 1 to April 30, 2014, outdoors enthusiasts can receive a $25 rebate on Leupold® BX®-1 Rogue® and BX®-2 Acadia® binoculars.
Around the Water Cooler
has partnered with Canadian manufacturing and engineering company, FELLFAB®, to bring their cutting-edge tactical and outdoor gear to the Canadian market.
is a revolutionary "Range Finder" will assist in alerting you when any mobile item (including children or pets) has crossed over the configured range. By setting up the range alert paired with your location, your mobile device will alert you when the item has crossed over the configured range of up to 150 feet.
Second Amendment Foundation
and The Calguns Foundation earned a significant victory Wednesday when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the case of Richards v. Prieto, challenging the handgun carry license issuing policy of Yolo County, California, Sheriff Ed Prieto.
, manufacturer of the ARAK-21 Upper Receiver, announces the addition of barrels to its product lineup. Faxon Firearms currently manufactures both 4150 / 4150 MIL-B-11595 GBQ (Gun Barrel Quality), and 416 R GBQ Stainless Steel barrels in several standard profiles and calibers.
Midwest Gun Works Inc.
announced they will offer Caldwell Shooting Supplies' new product line. MGW will carry a full line of the Caldwell shooting accessories, including targets, target stands, eye and ear protection, brass catchers and quick attach AR bipods.
Contour Design, Inc.
, a maker of ergonomic computer input devices, will showcase their award winning RollerMouse Red at the SXSW Interactive Event held in Austin, Texas, March 9 - 12, 2014.
, a manufacturer of tactical equipment, has launched their new website, TacprogearBLACK.com, featuring American-made products specifically designed for tier one and special forces operators.
Second Amendment Foundation
announced that I Love Guns & Coffee renewed their SAF Silver Corporate Sponsorship for 2014, a second year of commitment to joining the Second Amendment Foundation in the fight to restore and protect firearms rights.
made a statement on the Facebook posting policy as related to firearms. It reads, in part, "We are in agreement that all applicable laws should be observed in the private transfer of firearms. We would have welcomed the opportunity to provide our industry's perspective, however, and regret that we were not consulted. Facebook's clarification will not affect the lawful commerce in firearm and ammunition products for NSSF members and their customers."
Skill Set: Revolver Trigger
by Tiger McKee
Most custom revolvers have bobbed hammers and have been modified to double-action only firing.
A lot of people carry revolvers for self-defense. Students often show up for class with a semi-auto but admit that they normally carry a "J" frame revolver. If you carry a revolver that's what you should train/practice with, especially when it comes to manipulating the trigger.
The majority of revolvers can be fired double-action, pressing the trigger to cock and release the hammer for each shot, or single-action, cocking the hammer prior to the shot. Each technique has its place, but for the majority of defensive work it's double action only.
Firing double action is fairly easy, but takes time to learn how to do properly. You should start slowly, concentrating on pressing the trigger as smoothly as possible. Not fast, but carefully, holding your sight picture as you press. Once the shot has fired you want to reset the trigger by slowing relaxing your finger, at the same speed you pressed the trigger, letting the internal springs push the trigger all the way forward. The reset is critical because if you don't release the trigger fully, which often occurs when someone is shooting too fast, the internals won't reset to fire the next shot. As you practice and get the feel for what's happening you begin to speed up the press and reset cycle. Eventually you can rapidly place accurate hits on target.
Thumb cocking the hammer to fire in single-action greatly reduces the amount of pressure required for the trigger to drop the hammer. But this is also a dangerous mode for the pistol to be in. You should not be walking 'round inside your home in the middle of the night with the hammer cocked. However, having said that, there have been and will be situations when the solution is to fire in single-action so it is something that should be practiced. Think about single-action as a premeditated act, an exception to the rule, and only for specific applications, such as when you have more time and need surgical type accuracy.
Normally the support thumb cocks the hammer, which allows you to maintain your firing grip with the primary hand. Once the sights are on target, and only when the sights are on target, you place the finger on the trigger - lightly. The pressure to release the hammer in single-action is a lot less than the double-action press. Press smoothly to fire the shot, and reset the trigger. If you're going to fire in single-action mode again take your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard before cocking the hammer.
In addition to knowing how to fire the pistol in single action you need to know how to "decock" the pistol safely. You may have it cocked but end up not having to fire. Learn how to decock the revolver through dry practice in a safe environment before ever attempting it with a loaded revolver. Make sure the muzzle is always pointing in a safe direction. Make sure your trigger finger is off the trigger and out of the trigger guard. Bring your support thumb up, placing it between the hammer and frame. After the thumb is positioned place your finger on the trigger, pressing and releasing the hammer. Once the hammer is released take your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard. Use the primary thumb to hold the hammer spur, easing the hammer down as you remove the support thumb.
Revolvers are great firearms, but regardless of how simple they seem to be keep in mind if you have one time and practice are the only way to learn how to operate it properly and safely.
Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, located in northern Alabama. He is the author of "The Book of Two Guns," writes for several firearms/tactical publications, and is featured on GunTalk's DVD, "Fighting With The 1911 - http://shootrite.org/dvd/dvd.html