Guns, Ammo, and Silencers from Desert Tech

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You’re looking at the SRS-A1 Covert from Desert Tech. It’s an incredibly compact — 27 inches overall length — bolt action, bullpup sniper rifle with a “1/2 MOA or better” guarantee. In 60 seconds the operator can swap out the barrel and bolt for any one of seven calibers in an array of barrel lengths. The one seen above is rocking .308 Win in a 16″ barrel. Desert Tech has a lot of other cool stuff in the works, too, including ammo and suppressors . . .

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Carhartt Jacket Stops NYPD Speer Gold Dot 9mm 124-Grain +P Hollow Points

Nearly bullet proof man (courtesy nypost.com)

“Four of the shots that cops fired at a madman waving a knife in Midtown failed to penetrate his jacket — which was not bulletproof — and the NYPD will now check the weapons for malfunction, law enforcement sources told The Post.” The Post reports that the non-bullet-resistant jacket in question was a Carhartt. Regular reader will instantly wonder: how many bullets did the notoriously inaccurate NYPD fire at one Garry Conrad, how many hit him and how many failed to penetrate his outwear? Glad you asked . . .

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New from Freedom Munitions: Boar Buster Ammo

Freedom Munitions Boar Buster Ammunition

Press release [via ammoland.com]

Lewiston, ID – Freedom Munitions – America’s largest direct-to-consumer manufacturer of ammunition– announces the immediate release of their first line of hunting ammunition, Boar Buster. As with all of Freedom Munitions’ offerings, Boar Buster is proudly made in Lewiston, Idaho, USA. Freedom Munitions’ Boar Buster ammunition was designed for flawless function and performance when hunting with modern sporting rifles. Utilizing only . . .

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“High-Powered” Ammo At Nuclear Power Plants. Not the Dumbest Firearms-Related Article Ever. But One of Them

San Onofre Nuclear generating Station (courtesy wikipedia.org)

“Shortly after the horrors of 9/11, a curious package landed on Dave Lochbaum’s desk,” ocregister.com reports. “It was flat but heavy. Inside the bubble pack was a battered steel plate, blasted with dents and holes from semiautomatic weapons fire. Each pockmark and perforation was carefully labeled – by hand, in permanent ink – with the type of ammunition used to produce it. Security forces at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and nuclear plants nationwide had increased their firepower to take on a more formidable terrorist threat. The steel plate, sent by a San Onofre security manager, graphically illustrated . .

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Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson on How to Pick Self-Defense Ammunition: Guns for Beginners

SIG SAUER and ammo (courtest The Truth About Guns)

Written by Jason Hanson. Republished with permission from spyescapeandevasion.com

Peoria, Arizona man named Dave B. awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of his security alarm going off. Dave immediately jumped out of bed and retrieved his handgun loaded with hollow point rounds. As Dave went to investigate the alarm an intruder with a blowtorch was setting the carpet in his home on fire . . .

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Winchester’s New Steel Shellcase Ammo Aims to Leave More Money in Your Wallet

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In order to maximize range time while minimizing cost, lots of shooters feed their guns steel cased ammo. The only problem – most of it is imported from Comblock countries. East Alton ammo giant Winchester’s out to give gunnies a domestic option. They’ve just announced their new USA Forged line of steel cased ammunition that will let you shoot more and spend less. Press release after the jump . . .

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Is There Any Point to .22LR Any More [Content Contest]

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By Bryce Adam Prescott

It seems like not long ago a shooter could enter a gun store or Walmart and pick up a bulk pack of .22LR (usually around 500 rounds) for about $20 and have at least one fun trip of shooting; if not more. Unfortunately, those days are gone. Will they ever come back? Who knows. There are many hypotheses as to why the shortage and increased prices exist. Theses hypotheses vary from increased interest in shooting, more guns chambered for .22LR (which includes conversion kits), “prepping”, worries about ammo restrictions, etc. There is probably some truth in each of these hypotheses. Many also claim the small profit margins of .22LR offer little incentive for companies to pump out more ammo . . .

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