Category: Business

SilencerCo Launching New Shotgun Silencer

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The idea of a shotgun silencer isn’t anything particularly new — ever since No Country for Old Men came out a few years ago, people have been wanting to get their hands on such a device. Not many people, but people nonetheless. A couple companies have come out with their own version of a shotgun can, most notably Red Jacket Firearms as shown on one of their episodes. And every time someone mentions the idea to me, my response is always the same: why? I understand the George Mallory effect, but somehow I doubt that such a thing would be commercially viable. SilencerCo seems undaunted, and appears to have invited some people out to an event to show off their brand new shotgun silencer (our sources have already confirmed the product’s existence — there’s not really any doubt left at this point). The only question: will it sell? Make the jump for the press release.

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Another Restaurant Welcomes Armed Citizens

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A Maryville, Tennessee restaurant, Shiloh Brew and Chew, has made the decision to openly welcome armed citizens. Owner Sharma Floyd made the decision after she read about a convenience store manager who was shot shortly after posting a “No Weapons Allowed” sign…and after Floyd lost business herself because some customers thought that she didn’t allow armed citizens inside . . .

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SIG SAUER Announces Layoffs Due to Slack in Firearms Market

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The following is a press release from SIG SAUER

NEWINGTON, N.H. (July 10, 2014) — SIG SAUER® has instituted a series of work force adjustments to adapt to ever-changing market conditions and manufacturing efficiencies.

The firearms market has begun to cool from the record highs experienced over the past couple of years. Additional resources, including new employees, were brought on to help meet this spike in demand. Now that sales have began to return to normal, an adjustment in staff numbers is needed to maintain an efficient and cost-effective workflow . . .

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BREAKING: Obama Administration Bans Import of Izhmash & Kalashnikov (Saiga) Firearms

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Earlier today, the Department of Commerce announced new sanctions against Russian products and companies operating in the United States. Previous sanctions only tangentially impacted the import of cheap and reliable firearms from Russia into the United States, but now the Obama administration is specifically targeting the makers of Saiga rifles and shotguns, as well as other companies. From the Executive Order. . .

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Daniel Defense Announces Financing Plan to Goose Rifle Sales

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It’s no secret that the modern sporting rifle market has come back down to earth following the post-Newtown panic. Anyone who’s visited their local gun store knows that inventory is plentiful and prices are back down to their previous levels. If not lower. And given the frenzied buying that sucked up every black rifle that producers could turn out last year, you’d expect that demand would take some time to catch up with the newly refreshed supply again. Hence, Daniel Defense has announced a new financing program for their retail customers, providing an added incentive to get that weapon of war you’ve been wanting. That’s right, you can now put the rifle of your dreams — up to $7500 — on a payment plan. Press release after the jump . . .

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The Texas International Firearms Festival is Go! (sponsored content)

Hey Sharp Shots! I’m Kirsten Joy Weiss and I’m inviting you to the first Texas International Firearms Festival in Austin, Texas on November 8 and 9 at Best of the West Shooting Sports. Basically, it’s the SHOT Show media day for the general public. For one price, you can shoot the latest and greatest guns from FN, GLOCK, Taurus, SIG SAUER, Mossberg, Barrett, Beretta, McMillan Firearms, Springfield Armory, Henry Repeating Arms, Armalite, PWS, Underground Tactical and Tracking Point. Test the latest Winchester ammunition. Sample suppressors from AAC, SilencerCo and The Silencer Shop. Try SlideFire’s bump-fire stock. I’ll tell you more later. But isn’t that enough? Buy your tickets now at texasgunfest.com. Tickets are strictly limited to 5k per day. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Be one of the first 1000 buyers and you may win a $2500 Underground Tactical AR-15. I’ll see you at the show!

BREAKING: Remington Scrubs All Traces of R51 from Websites

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I don’t want to say I called it, but I called it: the R51 is a massive blunder from start to finish. We’ve seen report after report coming from end users and other reviewers that the gun has serious design issues and has been plagued by poor manufacturing processes and shoddy quality control, and even when those guns were returned to the factory to be repaired Remington was unable to find a fix. Now, it looks like Remington is finally pulling the plug and has scrubbed all traces of the R51 from their website.

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