AUGUST 6, 2019

Starline Brass has been asked by the trademark holder to cease using the name .50 Beowulf on cartridge cases. To comply with this request, Starline Brass is no longer manufacturing cartridge cases with the .50 Beowulf headstamp and will still manufacture brass to the original design as 12.7x42mm.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is proud to support National Shooting Sports Month, the annual month-long initiative created by the NSSF to encourage participation in the shooting sports throughout the month of August.The company's support includes the donation of an exclusive Team Ruger Gearbox, which participants can enter to win.


Primary Arms is proud to support the National Shooting Sports Month. In order to build excitement and get new shooters out to the range, Primary Arms worked with major industry brands to create a pair of amazing giveaway GearBoxes.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced two new, limited availability models of the 10/22 Carbine. Offered with either a gray or charcoal colored stock, both of these affordable 10/22 rifles feature a factory-installed combination scope base adapter.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. announced the release of the Mossberg MC1sc Stainless Two-Tone in 9mm. It’s available in standard-frame and cross-bolt safety frame versions and features a bead-blasted, stainless-steel slide over a matte-black polymer frame.
High Speed Gear has been contracted to provide Heckler & Koch with more than 30,000 rifle TACO pouches as part of their fulfillment of the Army squad designated marksman rifle contract.

ERGO welcomes new OEM & International sales professional Michael (MJ) Johnson. MJ brings over a decade of experience in the Firearms Industry and a deep knowledge of our community’s needs.
FN America, LLC announced that the company has been awarded an indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery contract by Defense Logistics Agency to supply complete receiver assemblies for the M240 machine gun.
Galco Gunleather introduced the new StukOn-U pocket holster for small frame revolvers from Colt, Kimber, Ruger, S&W, Taurus and others.  Its Gripper Shell exterior helps the holster grab the inside of the pocket, while the closed-cell foam substrate gives the holster shape and sturdiness.


Apex Tactical Specialties, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket drop-in firearm parts, announces available Apex upgrades for the new FN 509 Midsize MRD.
1791 Gunleather and Honor Defense announce confirmed fit premium quality holsters for all Honor Defense pistols, including the Compact, Sub-Compact and FIST models.
Hunters and shooters can gain great savings on Burris’ optics promotion running through December 31. Incentives range from an incredible $500 in savings with the purchase of an Eliminator III laser range-finding smart riflescope to $180 with the purchase of a Fullfield II and $210 with the purchase of a Fullfield E1.

Meopta USA Sport Optics’ Meopta Carbon Fiber Tripod is a lightweight, extremely durable tripod is ideal for hunters who need a rugged, easily portable, and highly stable tripod in the field that comes standard with a ball head, pan-tilt head, universal smartphone adapter, and premium carrying case.
Last week a small celebration was held in New York City to recognize all the many good people who contributed to the victory over NYC to stop the unconstitutional and immoral Gravity Knife arrests and prosecutions of honest folks carrying common folding knives
The National Shooting Sports Foundation announced the SIG SAUER Gearbox Giveaway as part of the National Shooting Sports Month celebration. The SIG SAUER donation includes the M400 TREAD Rifle with accessories, P320 COMPACT RX and more.

A significant portion of active killer events are contagious, encouraging other troubled individuals to commit similar crimes, according to a release from the Buckeye Firearms Association. Media sources stopped reporting suicides for that reason with some success.
Hoppe’s and STI Firearms are proud to announce a partnership. STI Firearms will begin using Hoppe’s products in their shop, and by September, every 2011 will ship with a sample of Hoppe’s Black included.
Odor Crusher announces a sale on their top gear bags and Deluxe Flex Closet through the end of August. Odor Crusher gear bags and the closet are odor and bacteria elimination systems that are chemical free.

Rosco Manufacturing, an American manufacturer of high-quality gun barrels & accessories, announced the launch of their newly released products – the “Sauce Pack” product bundles.These bundles feature a Bloodline barrel, Bloodline BCG, Bloodline Gas Block, and Bloodline Gas Tube.
This week on Guns & Gear, hear the story behind the creation of Black Hills Ammunition. Plus, pocket-sized protection with Springfield Armory's 911 in .380, Timney Triggers' AR Impact value trigger, 300 BLK ammo from SIG, and the Canik TP9SFx handgun.
This week the NRA’s American Rifleman TV features the SIG Relentless Warrior Championship, the premier competitive shooting championship of America’s future military leaders.

Same old stuff again . . .

Yes, a pair of marginal, intellectually deficient homicidal maniacs plied their trade last weekend. Before the crime scene tape was deployed, the political left went into its blood frenzy, as it always does, trumpeted by its co-conspirators in legacy media. The typical calls for “action now, without any thought, just with feelings for the victims and families of victims” drowned out the legitimate, non-politically inspired grief.

The question “why does this happen?” is consistently answered “easy access to guns,” penned by people who have neverpurchased firearms. Opinion makers like Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) have determined that “ARs will be banned,” with the Dilbert cartoonist also noting it won’t happen this week and maybe not this year – but that this weekend will be the cornerstone date that will be referred to in that silly, ineffectual infringement. (He also said it will be of no positive effect in the rate of violent crime, but we have only to look at the Chicago crimes stats from last weekend to see that . . .)

Meanwhile, pols on the left are saying that white supremacists – a miniscule group with no political or social power – are the root cause of all this, ignoring the devaluation of human life across the social spectrum, including entertainment vehicles such as television, video games and motion pictures.

Is entertainment “at fault?” I don’t know. There was a time I could watch a Sam Peckinpah picture and only mildly flinch. The level of inhumane, toxic and pathologically violent fare available today makes a classic like The Wild Bunch seem quite tame.

Meanwhile, faces are buried in streaming devices as people sleep-walk through the reality of corporeal existence. Stunned by sudden death – a feature of existence in this universe – they don’t realize the simple fact: the death rate is 100%.

No one gets out alive.

Considering that no place is a “safe space,” being obsessed by the ‘nanny-in-a-box’ is magnitudes of order worse than my television childhood. Not only are people allowing themselves to be programmed by strangers, they’re ignoring the real world they pass through. Being so wrapped up, they take precious moments to realize, “Hey! That’s gunfire!” Being asleep at the wheel is no way to go through life.

Of course, cries for increasing infringements abound. @realDonaldTrump is even singing the infringement song, saying “Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks . . .”

How much stronger? In what way stronger? We already have agencies bound to upload information on those “under information or indictment” (let alone conviction) for felonies or domestic violence crimes to the National Instant Check System. Meanwhile there’s no criminal penalty for failure to notify authorities of those known to be prone to violence or expressing violent fantasies.

The point is, many of these violent criminals were known to be potentially dangerous – by family members, associates, coworkers – and no one said a thing to anyone in authority. In the rare cases where the person was known to be problematic by members of law enforcement, there was no apparent attempt to contact, interview, or seek 72 hour involuntary commitments for evaluation. That should be actionable. If you want people to drop a dime, put the burden on them to do so unless they’re okay facing the consequences of their silence.

The run to ‘red flag’ (sic) laws ignores the rather standard, nearly never used involuntary commitment process existing in many (if not all) states. A ‘red flag’ call from someone is akin to someone complaining to Facebook or Youtube about content. The defendant is then forced to “prove” there is no credible threat. How that is better than a 72 hour hold for evaluation is beyond me.

If you don’t want more BS gun laws, you need to contact the White House and your representatives in Congress to tell them (respectfully, please). Let them know that jumping on the ‘feel-good’ band wagon will predictably inform your decision in the voting process next go-around.

As to the motives and the underlying excuses for the mass killings, I find myself lacking interest. I don’t care why, I care what. It matters not whether left-wing or right, cowards hiding behind their firearms as they ‘video-game’ through crowded venues are irrelevancies. They face too little a chance of being summarily dropped by an armed citizen/off-duty cop. For their cowardice and bullying behavior, they minimize themselves even more.

Sadly, they have willing accomplices who seek to memorialize their misdeeds with silly legislation and grandstanding for political gains.

These are sad times.

- - Rich Grassi

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