Want a CMP 1911? . . . Here’s the plan for the sale of the Army’s surplus M1911 pistols
In light of the extreme interest in the Army surplus .45 ACP M1911 pistols authorized for public sale as part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s board of directors has spent the last few weeks examining how to reconcile the organization’s existing rules for firearms sales with the “limited number and the exceedingly high demand” of handguns up for grabs.
While the CMP’s existing rules provide an essential guide to restrictions and requirements of every sale, details of the M1911s remained scarce — until now. On Dec. 4, the CMP sent an update on the board’s “preliminary decisions” regarding 1911 sales to its mailing list.
Here are the important details.
Social media outrage . . . Facebook photo of workers brandishing guns at Milwaukee city work site draws protest
A photo showing three white, city-hired subcontractors brandishing guns while on a work site near N. 19th and W. Meinecke Ave. was shared on Facebook Monday.
The photo, which was shared and commented on hundreds of times on Facebook, showed two of the workers had holstered weapons on their belts, while a third had a gun in his hand. The photo angered people in the African-American community and three Milwaukee aldermen issued a news release Monday, calling the photo “appalling.”
Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and Alds. Russell Stamper II and Milele Coggs said they were shocked and angered by the image.
“Behavior as dangerous and disrespectful as this is appalling and has no place in any neighborhood and by any city contractor, subcontractor or representative,” Stamper said.
Murdered by a “career criminal” who should have been in jail . . . Missing Pieces: Family of Officer Killed by Stolen Gun Speaks
When Auburn, Massachusetts, police officer Ron Tarentino was murdered last year, it was a chilling reminder of how many stolen or lost guns are on the street in the hands of criminals.
Tarentino was gunned down on Sunday morning, May 22, 2016, killed with a stolen gun in the possession of career criminal.
NBC Boston Investigator Karen Hensel teamed up with NBC stations to trace thousands of stolen guns across the country, collectively analyzing more than 842,000 records of stolen or lost firearms. It is the first tracing of its kind to determine where the guns come from and where they end up.
JP Enterprises is proud to announce pricing and shipping details for their adoption of Federal’s new long-range cartridge, the .224 Valkyrie. In addition to their EnhancedBolt assembly for 6.8 SPC II / .224 Valkyrie, JP will be releasing three new Supermatch barrel contours to support this new caliber:
20” 1:7 light-weight contour
20” 1:7 medium-weight contour
22” 1:7 medium-weight contour
JP is confident that this variety will provide options for hunters and long-range competition shooters excited about the .224 Valkyrie. All three contours feature an XL gas port position for better dwell time and reduction of pressure issues.
Lawyers for the company, Westfield, Massachusetts-based Savage Arms, were expected to appear Wednesday in federal court in Iowa to defend against a lawsuit filed by Hansen. He is seeking damages for his injuries, alleging the company failed to warn customers about the defect.
It’s one of several lawsuits that have claimed the company recklessly kept the muzzleloaders on the market even as they kept occasionally mangling hands, damaging hearing and burning faces. At least three have been settled on a confidential basis since last year.
Martin Crimp, a Michigan State University metals expert who examined a 10ML-II that exploded and caused a hunter to lose multiple fingers in 2009, told the AP the barrel of that gun was “metallurgically defective.”
Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturer of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is proud to announce it now has a complete line of stocks and barrels for Ruger® 10/22 autoloading rifles. Adaptive Tactical previously manufactured several items for the Ruger 10/22® rifles that were marketed and sold under the Lyman® Products brand. Adaptive Tactical will now be the sole provider of these products and is pleased to reintroduce them to the industry. These products include the TacTRED™ Monopod, the Tac-Hammer RM4 Takedown® Rifle Stock and the Tac-Hammer RM4 Ruger 10/22 Rifle Stock.
“We are very excited to bring the TacTRED Monopod and Tac-Hammer RM4 Takedown and Ruger 10/22 Rifle Stocks under the Adaptive brand. With these ‘new’ products and our existing line of Tac-Hammer products, we now have a complete line of stocks and barrels to serve every Ruger 10/22 rifle owners needs,” commented Gary Cauble, director of sales and marketing for Adaptive Tactical.
Look out, Yogi! . . . 68 bears killed on December shotgun season’s first day
On one side of the road, protesters believed this week might be the last black bear hunt in New Jersey.
Across the street, bear hunters brought in their kill to be checked by state and university biologists, and officials talked about science, data and the need to control the black bear population.
By the time the mandatory check stations closed for the evening Monday, a total of 68 bears had been brought in to have samples taken and data collected from the hunters, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.
In the October archery/muzzleloader-only segment of the 2017 hunt, 26 bears were checked on the first day. In 2016, the October segment saw 206 bears killed on the first day; 27 were taken on the first day of the December segment. In 2015, when there was just a December shotgun season, 216 bears were harvested on the first day of the hunt.
Let’s hope so . . . Congress Is About to Let People Carry Guns Anywhere in the U.S.
It is ironic that during a period in which gun deaths have been increasing and mass shootings are claiming an unprecedented number of victims, our first national law in many years would prioritize the rights of gun owners rather than enhance public safety. It is also a paradox that we would have a national law that, rather than setting a high national standard for individuals who carry lethal weapons, would instead preserve a system of disparate state laws in which the lowest standard would be imposed on all states. The NRA and Republicans also violate conservative doctrine by undermining the right of states to protect their residents through the imposition of rigorous requirements on gun permit applicants.
Shooting a 50 Cal Air Shotgun with Crossbow Bolts