US Army moves ahead with handgun replacement programme – Nothing happens fast in the military. “Entrants are understood to include Beretta’s APX, Ceská zbrojovka’s CZ P-09, FN Herstal’s Five-Seven Mk 2, General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) and Smith & Wesson’s M&P polymer handgun; the Glock 17 and 22; and Sig Sauer’s P320. However, sources informed IHS Jane’s that the DoD had yet to make a final decision regarding calibre of the MHS, although 9×19 mm and .40 calibre appear to be favourites at the moment. One defence source suggested that .45-calibre weapons appear to have been discounted because of size, weight, and accuracy issues. Most manufacturers are therefore supplying weapon systems in a range of calibres as part of their bids” . . .
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Why gun reform failed this year in South Carolina – “Last week, the two Democrats pointed to several reasons why: The legislative process, politics, filibusters and gun ideologies, plus other matters — including road funding and ethics reform — overwhelmed the time for legislators this year. Neither chamber ever entertained holding a hearing on the bills that had been filed back in December.” Also because the “gun reform” bills, as The Post and Courier compliantly refers to it, South Carolina Dems were pushing are more accurately described as more gun control.
Classic military vehicles a collecting bargain? – Pro tip: “’I can tell you from experience, never, ever drive through a school zone in a jeep with a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on it.’ That is probably applicable advice for any caliber.”
Record gun sales boost grants to wildlife agencies – “The money can be spent on things ranging from wildlife research and habitat management to hunter recruitment and education training, said Tom Busiahn, chief of the service’s division of policy and programs. In Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has had its share of Pittman-Robertson funding grow from $7.4 million in 2005 to a record $24.9 million in 2015, said federal grants coordinator Gary Camus.”