JUNE 18, 2020

Speer has taken its law-enforcement proven Gold Dot G2 hollow-point bullet and modified it to create "Gold Dot Carry Gun." This ammunition, designed to provide superior feeding, ballistics and terminal performance through compact handguns, includes 9mm 135-grain, .40 S&W 165-grain, and.45 Auto +P 200-grain loads.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announced that Team Captain Doug Koenig claimed his third category win in a Precision Rifle Series Bolt Gun match. Koenig took first place in the Production Division at the Pigg River Precision H.A.M. PRS Pro Bolt Gun Series.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program is now offering housing and meal opportunities to interested competitors at its annual New England Highpower Rifle and Travel Games, set for Sept. 14-20, 2020.

Smith & Wesson Inc. launched the Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ, chambered in 9mm and featuring a variety of Performance Center upgrades. The Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistols are available with striking black, silver, and gold accents, and include a ported barrel, flat face trigger, tuned action, and more.
Primary Arms Government is proud to announce the hiring of Matthew Foust in the role of Eastern Region Law Enforcement Sales Agent. From 2003 to 2012, Foust worked within a Special Reaction Team of the USMC’s Military Police.
Walther announced the hiring of Rob McCanna as VP of Sales. His resume includes 15 years in a variety of executive sales roles with Remington Arms.

Beretta USA’s gunsmithing and service department located in Accokeek, Maryland is moving into the next phase of reopening and is expanding operations to three days a week.
NSSF praised the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. The Senate’s approval is a step forward toward delivering on the promise of sustained wildlife conservation, public land hunting and recreational shooting on behalf of current and future generations of outdoorsmen and women.
Comp-Tac recently added its basket weave (black) color option to the Warrior with Light Holster and the Twin Warrior Mag Pouch products.

Galco introduces multiple holsters for the Taurus 856 revolver. Fits include belt holsters and inside-the-waist holsters, pocket holsters, ankle holsters, and even off-body rigs like handbags and day planners.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce a two-volume Vickers Guide series featuring SIG SAUER pistols, submachine guns, rifles, and machine guns.

There are a lot of situations where you are performing an action that’s “right,” yet you can still be one hundred percent wrong. Just because you can do something, and these actions are legal in every sense of the law, doesn’t mean that you should carry through with your plans. And, as recent events have shown, there are some instances where carrying out your legal actions can land you in a heap of trouble.

The stop light turns from red to green. This is your cue, and legally you have every right to go ahead, get moving and pass through the intersection. But, if it’s a busy, dangerous piece of road and you don’t scan to ensure that it’s safe to proceed there’s a chance you may get hammered by a vehicle that failed to follow the traffic signal and come to a stop. They may even have sped up in order to get past the “obstruction.” Regardless of the reason why they didn’t stop, and the fact that legally you’re completely in the “right” to pull out after receiving the green light, you’re still paying the price. Maybe it’s just the hassle of dealing with an accident, filing paperwork and scheduling to have some work done on your car. Or, the accident results in serious injury; maybe death.

A lot of the conflicts that people become involved in, like auto accidents, are avoidable. As a younger man one of my second jobs was working as a bouncer – I think they call this “security” now - in nightclubs. One establishment had great music so it drew a cross section of society. It was sort of like the New York City club CBGB in the 1970’s. The clientele included bankers, bikers, hippies and every other personality you can imagine. There was never a shortage of disagreements; it was a great place to practice my unarmed techniques. Once a disagreement turned physical there was no “right” or “wrong,” and all participants were efficiently ejected from the bar.

The latest example of this is the incident on Monday in New Mexico. As “protesters” attempted to bring down a statue of a 16th century Spanish colonial official another group arrived to “counter-protest.” (There are a lot of quotation marks here because definitions are rapidly becoming blurred.) Then, it’s just like the bar scene above. Regardless of who was right or wrong about the statue, there were shots fired – avoidable – and everyone was wrong.

I’m not sure a statue is worth risking your life, injuring/killing someone or possibly going to jail for a long time. Just because you’re “right,” doesn’t mean it’s your job to dispense “justice” on those who are wrong. We have a legal system responsible for this. And, should you decide to jump into a pool that’s full of poisonous snakes – which may be your “right” – don’t be surprised when you get bitten.

Use common sense. Being right isn’t worth a lot if the battle is a Pyrrhic victory; yes, you win but the cost is unbearable. As I’ve said often, the only reason to enter into danger is if it’s worth risking your life. Avoid, escape and fight only if necessary.

Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, which is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary. He is the author of The Book of Two Guns, AR-15 Skills and Drills, has a regular column in American Handgunner and makes some cool knives and custom revolvers. Visit Shootrite’s Facebook page for other details.

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