Because it’s the weekend, I’m leading off with a video. Just a quick one of 22Plinkster neatly severing a piece of swinging dental floss, with slow-mo. We loves the slow-mo, don’t we precious?
Several months back we told you about Liberty Safe’s SafElert system, a small wifi-enabled box that you could install in your safe that would notify you if your safe (any safe) is jarred, hit, pried, moved, opened, over heated, the handle is jostled or most anything else out of the ordinary, as well as sending you weekly humidity reports from inside the safe. Now from The Tactical Wire comes an announcement that Liberty Safe is doing away with the monthly monitoring fee (formerly about $40/year). Once the $199 device is purchased, e-monitoring services will be free for the life of the unit. Most of the objections last time had little to do with price, and more to do with Big Brother, but hey, more money for ammo, right?
BRADENTON, FL (December 2013) – Liberty Ammunition, global leader in high performance, lead-free ammunition for military, law enforcement, personal defense and the hunting markets, has announced a second shift for production of ammunition. Liberty Ammunition’s Civil Defense line of personal defense ammunition for civilians and law enforcement personnel is available in 9mm +P, .45 ACP +P, .40 S&W and .380 Auto. The .223 Silverado ammunition, Liberty’s first round in their new hunting line, is included in the increased production runs. For more info, the rest of the press release is here, or visit their site at the link above.
Embattled farmers met at Concord Bridge to confront British regulars who had marched from Boston in the dark of night in order to seize their firearms. There, they fired “The Shot Heard Round the World.” Patriots in Concord, NY will fire a symbolic shot at noon, Jan. 11, 2014, to protest the first anniversary of the NYS Safe Act, passed in the dark of night. The Springville Field and Stream Club (Springville, NY) is urging gun owners throughout New York state to fire their symbolic shot, The Shot Heard Throughout New York State, at noon, too. All gun owners, hunters and shooters will fire in a legal, safe manner. [Wouldn’t it be cool if there wasn’t anywhere in the state that you couldn’t hear a gunshot at noon on the 11th?] [h/t: John B]
In Redding, CT on Thursday, two images of guns posted to local teens’ Instagram feeds prompted a police response. In the first incident, a 13 year old boy posted an image of two handguns above a caption that read “I think I’m ready to go to school.” Police immediately located the boy and determined that the pictured guns were pellet guns, but the boy was still charged with disorderly conduct and released to his parents. In the second incident, the student posted a photo of a revolver with the caption “Colt Anaconda .357. Damn I love revolvers.” Redding police investigated and learned the boy had pulled the photo from the internet and did not actually have access to it, so crisis averted, I suppose. That teen will not face charges. But… Disorderly conduct, really?
Doug Koenig, champion (over and over again) competition shooter, takes us through the process of crafting a Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911. It’s thinly veiled advertising, I know, but it’s still interesting to see a little of what goes into making them. [h/t ENDO]
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