Category: News

Just Arrived: PWS MK109 .300 BLK

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The mailman cometh and he hath brought me an upper! PWS apparently didn’t take it too hard that we took so long to get a review out for their MK 107 pistol, as a new .300 BLK upper showed up at my doorstep today. I’ll be slapping this bad boy on the SigBrace-equipped pistol lower that shipped with the MK 107 and hitting the range soon . . .

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Must Have Gun of the Day: Breda M37

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Let’s face facts. You and I along with most of the TTAG readership will never get the opportunity to own a big boy machine gun, and the chances of getting to shoot one aren’t much better. But RAP4 just might have the next best thing in the form of their machine gun paintball markers. The Breda M37 in the photo above will set you back about $4500 plus a nominal shipping fee. That might sound like a lot, but compared to the pricing for a true to life machine gun, that’s a steal! . . .

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Billings, Montana PD Gun Auction (Your FFL Need Apply)

In pro-gun states (e.g., Arizona), legislators have assented to their constituents’ desire to see donated or confiscated firearms re-homed, rather than destroyed. Under Montana code 46-5-313 the Treasure State requires police department to sell ballistic assets to federal firearms dealers. The Billings Montana Police Department and Yellowstone County Sheriff’s department are auctioning off a number of guns on Saturday, August 2nd, from 9 a.m. to noon. Here is the link to the Sheriff’s auction site. If you’re not a licensed gun dealer, you’ll need an FFL to bid for you. These pictures give us an idea . . .

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Philadelphia Pays $1.4m for Releasing LTC App Info

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It’s annoying: taxpayers paying for pol’s failed efforts to infringe on constituents’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Chicago Mayor Rahm’s mob recently shelled out a million bucks for trying to stop gun stores from selling guns in The Windy City. Today, The City of Brotherly Love announced that it’s opened its wallet for aggrieved gun guys and gals. “The Nutter administration [sic] has settled a class-action lawsuit with 3,265 people who appealed the revocation or denial of a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms and had their personal information posted on an interactive city website,” philly.com reports. “The 2,188 people whose information was part of the live database on the L&I website will receive . . .

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From the Annals of Police Militarization: MRAP “Sales” Back on Track

You may recall that Uncle Sam recently halted sales/transfers of of MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles) to local and state police after the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) decided that their emissions would cause flooding in coastal regions. After the bleating began, a suitable loophole (a.k.a., LEO carve-out) was created. “The Defense Department has resumed transferring excess military vehicles to civilian emergency personnel after reaching an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency,” armytimes.com reports. There’s one catch: the feds will now maintain ownership. So when martial law’s declared, Uncle Sam can confiscate the MRAPs from “dissident” police agencies. Or something like that. [h/t GM]

BREAKING: Beretta Pulls Out of Maryland

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The day after gun control supporters [falsely] claimed that the passage of an “assault weapon” and “high-capacity magazine” ban and increased concealed carry requirements reduced firearms-related crime in Maryland, Italian gunmaker Beretta announced that it’s moving all of its manufacturing out of Maryland and into Tennessee. GM Jeff Cooper left no doubt that The Free State’s post-Newtown push for civilian disarmament (a.k.a., Bill SB281) triggered the move . . .

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ShootingTheBull410 .380 Ammo Quest, The Sequel: Lehigh Defense Xtreme Penetrator

Finding a good-performing load for a .380 pocket pistol is tough. Really tough. That’s why I had to run over 30 different tests before settling on the winner, Precision One’s loading of the Hornady XTP bullet. But… even though that load met the penetration requirements and performed more consistently than any other, and has been loaded in my TCP ever since, I still keep an eye on the .380 ammo market to see if anything better has come along . . .

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