Category: Business

BREAKING: Remington Scrubs All Traces of R51 from Websites


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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AAC Gutting Continues: Mike Mers Latest to Leave


As we reported previously, Freedom Group has decided to move AAC from their home base in Georgia to a new facility in Alabama and fired just about everyone in the process. The reason behind the move seems to be a decision among the Freedom Group executives to consolidate AAC and Tapco (as well as some other brands) under a “Remington Accessories” brand instead of their constituent brands. As part of that consolidation, Freedom Group seems to be cleaning out any last vestiges of the Kevin Brittingham dynasty and starting completely fresh down in Alabama. The latest KB-era employee to leave is probably the most visible person at AAC: Mike Mers.

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How NOT to Buy an NFA Device


It seems like more and more of my day is filled with handling the administration of items regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934. And with the influx of new silencer, SBR and machinegun buyers, there’s a flood of people who don’t know what they’re doing. Last week I had a fellow purchase a silencer on my webstore and he had his FFL send me over their license. There was no SOT attached, so I asked his dealer to send theirs over so I could get forms filed at ATF. What I expected was a scan, or in a pinch – a cameraphone photo of an SOT. What I got was a teachable moment . . . continue reading

An Open Letter to Target


By Tyler London

An open letter to the leaders of Target and all other companies taking anti-gun positions:

I am writing to voice my disappointment with the decision made today requesting law-abiding gun owners to leave their firearms outside of Target stores. Before I elaborate, though, I’d like to tell you a little about myself. I am a 30 year old father of three. I served as a firefighter in the Air Force from 2003-2007. I am a psychology honor student at my local college with a 3.9 GPA. with one semester left before earning my AA I shop at your store frequently; in fact my last visit was two days ago with my two daughters . . .

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Filling Out a 4473 Should Be As Simple As Ordering A Cheesesteak


I’ll be the first to admit it – I am an unrepentant meataholic. This evening while working late pushing forms around, I got a hankering for a bite of one of Philly’s world famous cheesesteaks from Pat’s King of Steaks (provo wit, if anyone is wondering what my personal meat delivery system preferences are). The sign posted outside Pat’s is remarkably blissful in it’s simplicity, sarcasm and gets the point across brilliantly. But it can teach us much about buying a gun, too . . . continue reading

SIG SAUER to Produce All Guns in US by 2015


At the moment, SIG SAUER is a company that straddles the Atlantic ocean. Most of their manufacturing is done at their Exeter and Newington plants in New Hampshire, but for the older models and some of the more high maintenance designs the guns are still manufactured at their plant in Germany. Guns like the P210, the higher polish X-FIVE and X-SIX series, and the P232 were being made in Germany and imported into the United States for sale, which made them much more expensive to manufacture and added import costs to the price tag. I had the opportunity to chat with Ron Cohen (above), the CEO of SIG SAUER, and one of the details that he let slip was that the company would be producing all of their guns in the US by 2015 . . .

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