Last year GLOCK went small with the GLOCK 42. This year GLOCK turned 180 degrees in the other direction by releasing the largest piece of Perfection to date: the Gen 4 G10 in 10mm. This hand cannon will undoubtedly be well-received by both GLOCK desciples and hunters alike. I’m thinking this pistol will be good medicine for whitetails and feral hogs . . .
Accuracy International is one of the top manufacturers of military precision rifles. Chris Dumm and I really enjoyed testing the AX-308, and really hated to send it back to AI. Needless to say, AI was on my short list of “must see” booths on day one of the SHOT Show. Among the cool stuff they are offering this year is the updated version of the AX “Covert” urban sniper rifle . . .
Sub-5 pound hunting rifles in big game calibers are a rare sight. So when I happened to stop by Wild West Guns in Las Vegas before SHOT Show and saw this svelte little rifle, I just had to share it with the armed intelligentsia. WWG starts with a Remington 700 or Winchester Model 70 action, mates it with a custom contoured, hand chambered, polished, match grade cryogenically-processed barrel, a Timney Trigger and a custom bedded Kevlar stock. The action is squared, trued, and lapped, and the action and bolt are lightened in non-critical areas . . .
Wait, an over/under from Benelli? You bet your cannoli. It’s hard not to love Italian shotguns and Benelli’s foray into the double gun game is, as you’d expect, extremely impressive. It’s a modern, sleek take on a traditional design. The 828U features an aluminum receiver (with steel hinges), carbon fiber rib, cushy gel comb, shim-adjustable drop and cast, a fully removable trigger group, a fiber optic front sight and more. All in a very light package – a slight 6.6 lbs. for the 28″ model . . .
Billionaire Elaine Wynn, co-founder of the Wynn casino empire (along with her ex-husband, Steve) and president of the Nevada Board of Education, has earned a new title: anti-civil rights activist. USA Today reports that Ms. Wynn has joined fellow billionaire plutocrat Michael Bloomberg in working to roll back the Constitutionally protected liberties of Nevadans. “Wynn, the co-founder of Wynn Resorts, will chair an advisory board that is working to pass a background check initiative that recently qualified for the 2016 ballot. The effort is backed former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.” . . .
On 15 January, someone loaned Police Chief Louis Ross a bullet resistant vest. After donning the vest, Chief Ross raided a home in Sentinel, Oklahoma. Homeowner Dallas Horton shot Ross three times in the chest, and once in the arm. The vest stopped three of the bullets. Horton wasn’t charged for the shooting. There are many details about this case that have not been widely reported . . .
LANTAC’s Dragon muzzle brake has proven extraordinarily popular. In fact, when a bit of a miscommunication led to the absence of a Dragon in the 5.56 Muzzle Device Shootout, it immediately became the #1 most-requested “please include it in the next test!” muzzle device. Yes, it will be in Shootout Part Deux and we hope to also include LANTAC’s new Blast Mitigation Device, aka BMD, seen above and after the jump. A handful of other AR-15 parts that are new for 2015 from LANTAC also follow. . .
In November Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership’s Robert Young, MD was invited to attend a meeting in Dallas of the American Medical Association’s Litigation Committee. This AMA management committee assembled to discuss the ongoing litigation aimed at overturning Florida’s Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act (FOPA), also known as the Docs vs. GLOCKs law. DRGO has been involved in this case since before FOPA was enacted, having written editorials on the subject and weighing in through an amicus curiae brief in the federal Court of Appeals case Wollschlaeger v. Governor of State of Florida. Dr. Young presents here the remarks he gave as an invited guest representing Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership. His own comments are included before and after the transcript . . .
The Campaign to Stop Gun Violence Facebook page issued a collective huzzah! when Sean Penn announced his new gun-collection free status. “Kudos to this ‘strong woman’ (Charlize Theron) for making herself and Mr. Penn safer. Thankfully, our country is full of strong women.” All of whom the CSGV’s Ladd Everitt & Co. would like to see disarmed. Needless to say, Mr. Penn and Ms. Theron are not without firearms protection, chaperoned by armed bodyguards. Anyway, get this: some CSGV commentators reckon Sean’s commitment to civilian disarmament is not morally inspired (i.e. he let his little head do the thinking for the big head). How’s that for common ground? . . .
Not one to rest on their laurels, Polymer80 is back at it with a world first. They are starting production on the world’s first reinforced AR10 308 lower. Following the Ares Armor raids by the ATF last year, many became hesitant to purchase such items. During this scary time I was in constant contact with Loran Kelley, the co-founder, and chief product architect at Polymer80. When news of the Ares Armor situation broke they were proactive in understanding and making sure their customers were safe . . .
Like most first time concealed carriers, I was still getting used to the idea of having a piece of metal strapped to my hip. At the time I was rocking a M&P compact with 180 grain HST. I still wasn’t quite used to the idea of having a gun on me, and I felt like a pariah in civilized society. Of course, every day without fail, I would put my gun faithfully following the rules of Ayoob Massad to carry all the time. Of course I began to think I was paranoid, but one day changed all that . . .
If someone like this tries to attack you, I recommend you shoot him early and often. Of course, there’s no way of knowing how much time you’ll have to ID and respond to a threat – just as there’s no way of knowing what skills an attacker or attackers will bring to your very bad day. The one thing you can be sure of: it ain’t gonna be pretty. Unless you’re a shopkeeper of some sort, you could easily find yourself ambushed, assaulted and then, down on the ground. Where the real ass whoopin’ begins. If you’re Sensei Roy Elghanayan. . .