You gotta hand it to Arex firearms. The makers of the Rex Zero 1S hammer-fired semi-automatic handgun entered a polymer pistol market more crowded than a Black Friday Walmart. By offering an excellent product at an affordable price — earning four stars in our TTAG review — they’ve made some commercial inroads. Since launch their marketing efforts have been relentless. Including this entirely questionable “Make America Great Again” commemorative pistol presented to — and accepted by — once and future Veep Mike Pence. Here’s hoping we can make cursive script great again! Moving on . . .
Nagan fans unite! This whole zombie post-apocalyptic thing is so good for gun rights . . . ‘The Walking Dead’ Recap 7×04: Coming for Your Guns – “He takes all of their guns, and when two show up missing, he threatens to kill helpless inventory woman Olivia unless they find them. In doing so, he makes the Alexandrians police themselves, forcing them to question each other, ransack each other’s homes— pressing them into service, effectively making them extensions of his all-seeing surveillance state. He’s told them that they work for him now, and now he’s making it happen . . .
“On the other hand, Negan seems to have made a tactical error, even with all of his careful scheming. Because in taking all of their guns away, he has signaled that he’d be nervous about what they were capable of if they were armed. He may have had to take them, but that necessity also sent the message that an armed Alexandria could still be a threat to the Saviors. Martyred old Saint Rick (who all but climbed up on a cross in this episode) may not see this, but certainly Rosita does. She goes out into the woods and finds a new gun, tasking Eugene with making her a bullet.”
Utah’s Action Target has put their “Bo and Hope” target (“designed for fun at the range”) into their sales bin. Yours for just .59 a pop. I kinda like the floating brain — did it pop out of our vic’s head? But I don’t know if I could bring myself to shoot a contestant on Dancing with the Zombies. Especially someone named Hope. Unless it was Hope from Thirtysomething. Just saying . . .
Axl Rose just couldn’t help himself, could he? During a concert in the low-crime, gun-free paradise known as Sao Paulo, Brazil [/sarc], the Guns ‘N Roses front man changed the lyrics of Civil War to suggest that the President Elect is feeding the fears of John Q. Public. This despite the fact that Mr. Trump is a GNR fan. The good news? “Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the U.S. Presidential election on Twitter. Ashba said, “Congrats to our 45th President Donald Trump MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! #UnitedWeStand #DevidedWeFall #ElectionNight.”
Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a Hexmag out of my hat! . . . Hexmag History: Two Guys, A Lot of Work, and A Good Idea – “To get a magazine to correctly lock up tightly in the firearm, feed reliably and add additional desired features such as a sturdy and functional slots for reliably charging the magazine from 10-round strippers is a real trick . . . A couple of clear thinking guys saw a way to make a better mouse trap, the guts to try it and the ability to get it done. It is the American way, so American in fact that every single part of their products as well as the assembly is made and done in America.” ‘Merica!
Is putting Wilson Combat-branded grips on your non-Wilson Combat 1911 like putting an M badge on a non-M BMW sedan or SUV? Yes. Yes it is. Shame on you!
Who knew guns could get discouraged? . . . Kenya burns 5,250 guns to discourage illegal weapons – “Kenya has stringent gun laws and obtaining a license is difficult. Applicants must go through several interviews and background checks. Despite the precautions, hundreds of illegal guns are smuggled into Kenya through porous borders, especially from Somalia, Kenya’s war-torn neighbor to the north. Authorities estimate that at least 500,000 guns are illegally held by civilians. The guns are used in cattle raids, extremist attacks and robberies.” And there you were thinking only Chicago suffered from porous borders.
Three Decades Later, Star Wars Finally Gives Warwick Davis a Blaster Rifle – “It’s hard to imagine that after three decades and a bunch of roles in different Star Wars films, Warwick Davis has never actually wielded a blaster rifle. That is, until Rogue One . . . Davis plays an alien insurgent on the planet Jedha who currently does not have a name, but will have one.” Let’s hope Mr. Davis has better aim than those hapless Storm Troopers. And now for something remotely plausible . . .
Henry Repeating Arms and the NRA complete successful record breaking 1000 Man Shoot in Arizona
Phoenix, AZ (November 14, 2016) – Less than a week after one of the most important elections of our lifetime, Henry Repeating Arms and the National Rifle Association (NRA) came together in an unsurpassed display of support for the Second Amendment at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
On Monday, November 14th 1000 proud shooters from 16 states stood side-by-side in a line spanning a mile and a half long and simultaneously fired two shots from a commemorative Henry Golden Boy Silver 1000 Man Edition .22 caliber rifle under the close supervision of the NRA.
The world record-breaking event was a combined effort between Henry Repeating Arms, one of the country’s leading firearms manufacturers, and the National Rifle Association. Henry donated the custom engraved rifles and all proceeds will support various NRA initiatives, including those targeted towards promoting Firearms Safety, Youth Shooting Sports, Disabled Shooters, and the Eddie Eagle Child Safety programs, as well as the NRA’s unwavering efforts to protect our country’s Second Amendment rights. A million-dollars is expected to be raised.
Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms commented on the event, “The Henry 1000 Man Shoot was all that I had hoped it would be and more. Looking out at a sea of 1000 participants, their families, and 400 volunteers was very emotional. There was a tremendous sense of patriotism and I’ll never forget it.”
During his welcome speech Imperato reminded the crowd, “Whether we have a President that supports the 2nd Amendment or not, we should never be asleep at the wheel and we must always continue to fight for our freedoms and traditions. So let’s send a loud message to whatever powers that be, that we will never give up the fight. Let Freedom Ring!”
For more information about Henry Repeating Arms and its rifles visit www.henryrifles.com