JUNE 21, 2022

CCI was recently recognized with the 2022 Gold Award in the category of Rimfire Ammo by the readers of Shooting Sports Retailer and Tactical Retailer.
Primary Arms Government is giving away a complete Grey Ghost Precision Light 5.56 MKII AR-15 package, which includes a Primary Arms® GLx® 2.5-10x44mm FFP Rifle Scope, a Primary Arms PLx® 30mm mount, and other duty-ready accessories. This giveaway is only open to Active-Duty Military, Veterans, and First Responders, who can enter to win for free—no purchase necessary.

FirstSpear will be exhibiting at the ADS Warrior Expo East in Virginia Beach, June 23 and 24.
Bushnell, in license agreement with Mirage Occhiali a sunglass design and manufacturing house for performance sports eyewear, announces that Spring / Summer 2022 Bushnell Performance Sunglasses are now available.
DeSantis Gunhide introduces the Slim-Tuk inside-the-waist holster for the SIG P365 when fitted with the Crimson Trace LG-422 "Laserguard" laser sight.

The MVP "Director" cross draw tactical vest with holster is available in both right- and left-hand versions. The Director offers a cross-draw holster on one side which is fully adjustable to fit nearly any handgun with or without a light or laser attached.
Comfortable and convenient, Galco's Summer Comfort features a snap-on design that allows the holster to attach and detach from the belt without removing the belt.
Firearms Policy Coalition and FPC Action Foundation announced that William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal will publish a scholarly paper authored by the foundation’s director of constitutional studies, Joseph Greenlee. The piece presents compelling evidence in support of the right to train with the very weapons protected by the U.S. Constitution, and provides courts with examples of history and legal precedent to establish it as a “core” human right.

With almost 20 years of firearms industry experience, John Piscione has accepted the Vice President of Sales and Marketing position at Dead Air Silencers.
GPO USA announces it has partnered with QuickFire to handle its social media and organic managed services. This is effective immediately. 
EOTECH, inventor and original manufacturer of Holographic technology for use on military, LE, hunting, and consumer firearms, has been awarded a follow up SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) contract for the development of a dual-color holographic head-up display for increased situational awareness and targeting in military aircraft.  

It’s been 45 years now, since Larry and Brenda greeted MidwayUSA’s first Customer in a small 1,600 square foot gun shop in Columbia, Missouri.
Primary Arms Optics’ new SLx 3x MicroPrism was just awarded ‘Red Dot of the Year’ in the 2022 Industry Choice awards.
On September 13-15, 2022 in Rapid City, South Dakota, the fourth biennial SAAMI Ballistics Conference will be held. The purpose of the Ballistics conference is to serve as a training workshop and discussion forum addressing a broad range of topics relevant to small arms ammunition ballistic laboratory/test facility operations.

SureFire, maker of tactical lighting and accessories, is looking for a select few enthusiastic, high-caliber professionals to join them in their mission. Open positions include Director, Product Management, Product Manager, PR Specialist and Contract Manager.
To compliment the AR platform’s versatility, top it off with a ZeroTech 1-6x24 RAR LPVO to make it adaptable to any shooting scenario.
“The Right to Train: A Pillar of the Second Amendment” in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal presents compelling evidence in support of the right to train with the very weapons protected by the U.S. Constitution, and provides courts with examples of history and legal precedent to establish it as a “core” human right. The paper was written by Joseph Greenlee, director of constitutional studies for the Firearms Policy Coalition’s Action Foundation.


It’s been a month of dueling narratives, gun control vs. a little gun control vs. “the deal’s off.” Add to that a bit of “no more ammo” vs. “we never said that … yet.”

As conflicting stories swirl around about a Senate compromise on ‘gun reform,’ a bipartisan agreement to infringe basic civil rights, the originating bill from the House was just a repurposed gun and magazine ban. It covers “ … the AR-15 rifle … an “assault weapon” or “weapon of war” … that should be banned.”

The AR15 above is an "M4forgery-" the S&W M&P15 patterned after the US Mil. M4 carbine. It's on a hunting trip, as opposed to the Bushmaster XM15 -a "ban" gun with no flash suppressor, bayonet lug or adjustable stock -- on a law enforcement range. Who's seeing the sense in this?

A piece from the Washington Times noted that it’s “… the same gun … beloved by firearms enthusiasts so much that it is the most popular style of rifle sold in the U.S. More than 20 million AR-15-style rifles are legally in the possession of Americans, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a national firearms industry trade association.”

This whole “assault weapon” – “weapon of war” – “military rifle” riff is silly, as most of our readers know. There’s a (currently dwindling) segment of the population who buys the Biden fairy tale, but I’m not sure it’s a majority anymore.

Those on the inside of the gun culture hear “military weapon” and may think K98 Mauser, 1903A3 Springfield, the 1873 Model P or the “US Pistol, Cal. 45, Model 1911A1.”

A legit 'military' firearm, the Colt 1911 pattern (this a National Match, carried on uniformed police duty in the US in the 1970s) above and a more current rendition of the Army 1873 Model P, below -- these are guns of the type used by the military in the past.

That’s because they were guns built for the purpose of arming military forces – just like the 1851 Navy revolver. But these aren’t the guns under consideration for federal bans … yet.

I remember gun magazines of the 1960s (that’s no typo) in which the writers were concerned about federal bans on handguns, bolt action rifles – but not stack barrel or side-by-side shotguns. In those innocent times, a population beaten by the Great Depression, Prohibition, massive violent crime and yet another global war was staring the new Cold War in the face. War weary, tiring of crises, they turned to escapist entertainment while their children rebelled against “business as usual.” They recoiled from protests about civil rights and the war in Vietnam. They wanted peace and were willing to give up some freedom.

The gun writers were right; prohibitionists weren’t going to be satisfied with one new gun law or a hundred of them. They play the long game and want them all banned. It’s why you’ll periodically see a prohibitionist try to shame an opponent by saying “No one’s taking all of your guns.”

Yeah. The check’s in the mail, right?

We all know why the AR is “the people’s rifle.” Light recoil, modularity to fit shooters from the smallest to the largest, parts and ammo availability and institutional knowledge from fifty years of using the platform all contribute to its justified popularity.

Correspondent Stephen Wenger notes that there’s another potential reason an increasing number of people are buying AR15 rifles and magazines right now: it could be that some number of new AR15 owners are buying in specifically because government functionaries and their accomplices in the media want to ban them.

He goes on to note that the “military looks … make the rifles so dangerous” riff from the left is of small moment. It’s not cosmetics they want to ban – it’s all centerfire autoloading rifles. Like me, he doubts they’d stop there, eventually going after semiauto rimfires and more.

It’s happened in the UK, Australia and other countries.

In a related story, “if we can’t kill the rifles and magazines, let’s bottleneck the ammo supply.” NSSF’s Larry Keane noted on Twitter that “The U.S. Military is actively considering shutting down the sale (of) M855/SS109 ammo from Lake City to the commercial market. @NSSF @NRAILA #GreenTipAmmo @POTUS @JoeBiden”

Any time you think you have them stopped, they find another way through … it’s about like trying to keep water out of a basement.

The phony reason for all the gun ban talk – and red flags and background checks and the rest of it – was the most recent school shooting. Like all of them, it was a criminal outrage, but it seems like there has to be more to the story.

What was ever uncovered about the Las Vegas lunatic who shot out of a hotel window at a crowded venue … and where are investigative reporters, if government is declining to examine it?

Still, some locales are working to make schools safe from these threats (unlike the federal government).

Ohio’s governor signed a bill allowing teachers, principals and other school staff to carry guns on school premises after 24 hours of training. Previously, 700 hours were required …

The news story went on to note that the training bill was signed the same day as the “lawful carry without permit” bill was signed. Meanwhile, it’s alleged that the New York Times ran a story saying “… an emboldened gun industry and its allies target buyers with rhetoric of fear, machismo and defiance.”

Culturally tone deaf, the “fear” aspect is rather silly. Without paying to read the story, something I will not do, it appears the self-protection aspect to firearms industry advertising is troubling for the paragon of journalism.

I suppose they’ve not seen what big media has been reporting about violent crime generally – it seems outlets like theirs are driving the ‘fear’ motivation - and they’re pretending not to know about mob violence in particular.

Around and around we go – where we end up, no one knows.

-- Rich Grassi

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