Contest Entry: Gun Review – Primary Weapons Systems Piston .308 AR Comparison

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By Austin Knudsen

One of the groups of people that I had the good fortune of meeting at SHOT via my good friend E.J. Redding was the folks at Primary Weapons Systems (PWS). E.J. has been shooting PWS rifles in 3-gun matches for a few years now, and I’ve handled a few of their products whilst smoking cigars in E.J.’s workshop over the years. PWS is located in Parma, Idaho, and they manufacture high-end AR-platform firearms in various calibers (not to mention their wicked-cool Summit T-bolt .22 rifle) . . .

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Contest Entry: The Value of Airsoft Training

By The Mideast Beast

Carl and I were the only ones left. The rest of our squad had been wiped out and we were the only ones left to guard the left flank. We crouched in the foliage, straining our ears, hoping not to hear anyone approaching through the brush. About 100 yards way, we could hear the bulk of our team engaging the enemy with constant gunfire occasionally punctuated with explosions and calls for medics. I check my rifle mag, only to see that I’m nearly empty from the last engagement. Suddenly, with mag still in hand, fully automatic gunfire erupts from the bushes toward us at probably the worst possible moment. Immediately, I dropped everything, letting my sling catch my rifle, and drew my HK USP from my chest holster. Not even aiming, I fell on my stomach and fired blindly into the brush . . .

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Quote of the Day: It Won’t Work, But Let’s Do It Anyway Edition

“There are 250 million guns in this country. And as we heard earlier in the program, where there’s a will, there’s a way. And most of the killings are done with handguns. People find a way to have guns. I’m for (more gun control laws). But we have seen a 50 percent reduction in homicide in this country over a generation. And a lot of other things are more effective in reducing gun violence. Let’s do it. Let’s just not expect it will have a big effect.” – David Brooks in Shields and Brooks on guns, Iran and whether Clinton’s emails will turn into a scandal [at pbs.org]

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New From EAA: ABDO Concealed Carry Case

By Christina Vandivier via wideopenspaces.com

Only a few short weeks ago, we heard about a new phone case that was being mistaken for a gun in the state of New Jersey. However, it looks like EAA has a new product that is the exact opposite. Concealed carry permit holders are always looking for new ways to conceal their guns. However, it is not always the easiest task. Spending money on different styles and selections of holsters in hopes of trying to find one that is both comfortable and well-concealed is all part of the game. But what if it could be hidden in plain sight? . . .

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This Is Why We Carry: Maine Police Stand By During Murders, Arson

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By James England via concealednation.org

Civil society is based on one thing and one thing alone: the rule of law.  We abide each other, our neighbors, and strangers all upon the basis that the law will be enforced to protect us and enable good commerce. A lot of gun control advocates will tell you all about how the police are sufficient to protect you. They’ll say that if you’re robbed or mugged or attacked, just roll over and play dead. The police will fix everything. There’s no need to own a gun or carry a gun on you – that’s barbaric. And then we run into cases like this one . . .

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: LiveLeak Dad

We’re all for getting children acclimated to guns from an early age to teach them the respect and safe handling everyone should have for firearms. And from watching the little girl in the video manipulate the gun, odds are that’s only an airsoft pistol. Still. This isn’t the kind of safety training anyone who cares about instilling respect for firearms gives their children. We’re pretty sure the unidentified father has never even heard of Eddie Eagle, let alone the four rules. So for his conspicuous irresponsibility with his progeny vis a vis firearms safety, we award LiveLeak Dad our IGOTD title with an instant hall of fame nomination to boot.

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Last Call for the Summer Content Contest

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We’re in the home stretch now. There are still lots of Summer Content Contest in the hopper that we’ll be running for the next ten days or so, but you still have time to get yours in. That’s right, you still have a shot at a Henry Octagon Frontier lever gun or 250 rounds of Winchester AA ammo in a commemorative box. Just get your entry in by midnight Friday (click link above for details). What are you waiting for?

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Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Right Tool For the Job Edition

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“A woman in Charleston, W.Va., may have saved her own life and the lives of many other women, as well, when she shot and killed an alleged attacker in her home last week.” That’s nothing really new. People successfully defend themselves from home invasions every day. And those doing the invading are rarely first-timers. They’re typically career criminals with a wrap sheets longer than a live rendition of ‘Free Bird‘. But as the msn.com reports, when Neal Falls showed up at the un-named woman’s home, he had “a ‘kill list,’ multiple pairs of handcuffs and a Subaru full of weapons and tools, including a shovel, knives, a bulletproof vest, a machete, bleach, trash bags, sledgehammers and axes” . . .

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Marines Move to Scrap the M16 for the M4

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From marinecorpstimes.com: “Marine leaders have made the momentous recommendation to ditch the iconic M16 in favor of the M4 carbine as the new universal weapon for infantrymen. The recommendation to swap the venerated rifle that has served as the grunt’s primary implement of war since Vietnam now sits on the commandant’s desk, pending his final review and a decision. But, the swap appears imminent and if approved will relegate the M16 to a support role. It follows a similar shift already underway in the Army.” The move favors the shorter M4 for its CQB advantages in tight situations . . .

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Why Didn’t These Murders Make National News Last Week Too?

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“Two teenage brothers are in police custody on suspicion that they killed their parents and three siblings, ranging in ages from 5 to 12 years old, in their Oklahoma home Wednesday night, police said.” Wait. Five people murdered? That was the day before the Lafayette theater shooting in which the psychotic murderer only killed two (pardon us if we don’t count his suicide). As reader Scott L. wrote to us . . .

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