Gun Review: TriStar TT-15 Top Single Trap Shotgun

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Trap shooters are an odd lot. While every kind of shooting has its own variations of guns and equipment, trap devotees and their tools seem just a little more out there than most. Whether it’s the glasses, the gear or the extra-long barreled smoothbores, shooting trap is its own animal. So when TriStar announced that they were introducing a new line of reasonably priced, nicely equipped dedicated trap shotguns, it was good news for those who like to bust clays but don’t have the cost of a used Kia to lay down on a gun . . .

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New York: Where Possessing an Unregistered Shotgun Can Get You Hard Time

Mr. Waldron's shotguns (courtesy slive.com)

OK, let’s try this again. The first version of this blog got the facts wrong, as the story upon which it was based was confusing, to say the least. Thanks to TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia, I now have a clearer idea of WTF happened. Let’s start with the slive.com account: “A New Jersey man was arrested in Great Kills Park Friday night after two shot guns and shell casings were recovered from his vehicle. Gerald Waldron of New Jersey was approached after an officer noticed his Jeep parked in the parking lot after hours without a permit . . .

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A Tour of Kel-Tec’s Cocoa, Florida Operations

While on vacation in Florida recently, I was able to sneak away for a day and drive up to Kel-Tec CNC Industries for a tour of their facilities. Seems like a lot of people think Kel-Tec is four guys in a garage assembling a couple dozen guns a month, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Cranking out over 150,000 firearms each year, Kel-Tec is the fifth or sixth largest U.S. firearms manufacturer, and the video above and gazillion photos below show how they do it . . .

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Fudd Alert! Only Landowners Can Lend a Shotgun in the UK

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Gun control advocates hold a “gun free” UK near and dear to their disarmament-loving hearts. American Fudds — hunters and sportsman who couldn’t give a toss about the gun rights of people who own or aspire to own handguns or ARs — are OK with the UK’s gun control regime. Yes, well, civilian disarmament is a slippery slope. The gun banners will have your shotguns and hunting rifles too, mate. Here’s proof from The Land of Hope and Glory via shootinguk.co.uk . . .

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Battle of Gate Pā Replica Maori Shotguns for Sale

“To mark the 152nd commemoration of the Battle of Gate Pā exact replicas of the shotguns used by Maori warriors will be available for history fanatics and gun enthusiasts to own,” nzherald.co.nz reports. “The Pukehinahina Charitable Trust has decided to sell its collection of 20 handcrafted tupara, or double-barrel shotguns, which were manufactured in Italy and assembled in New Zealand.” With “carvings on the butt” from Thailand. Kidding. As for the battle itself, the Brits got their you-know-whats handed to them. wikipedia.org:

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New from Wilson Combat: CQB Shotgun

Wilson Combat CQB Shotgun

Wilson Combat makes some of the world’s most beautiful firearms. This isn’t one of them. It’s a good thing, then, that “This customized Remington 870 12 gauge has been tuned by our gunsmiths for smooth, flawless function and reliable performance in extreme use. From the low-maintenance Armor-Tuff® finish to our time tested Trak-Lock® fiber optic adjustable sights, this model is all business-on the range and on the street.” That’ll be $1695. Interested?

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Holland & Holland Range Rover Revealed

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During my decade or so living in The Land of Hope and Glory I noticed that the landed gentry were generally skint (financially bereft). The Labor Party’s death taxes had stripped them of their wealth with the kind of speed and finality that might, well, should shock Bernie Sanders supporters. All that was left: titles and the idea of titles. Sensibly enough, Brits now sell the romantic allure of the English aristocracy — embodied by the enormously wealthy, tax-exempt Royal Family — to foreign tourists and luxury-loving members of the nouveau riche. Enter the Holland & Holland Range Rover . . .

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SHOT Show 2016 Final Roundup

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The TTAG crew brought you lots of great coverage from SHOT Show 2016 this January, and while I think we hit the most exiting and newsworthy items we certainly didn’t — couldn’t — cover it all. After two months, I’m officially tired of seeing the “2016 SHOT” folder chock full of unpublished photos languishing on my desktop. So, complete with captions where appropriate, here are all of the rest of the [gun-related] photos I took this year (warning: very photo-heavy post follows!) . . .

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New From Blaser: F16 Over/Under Shotgun

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Blaser, known for their high-end long guns — from straight-pull bolt action rifles to competition over/unders to drilling guns — has just announced a new scattergun model, the F16. It’s available in Sporting and Game configurations, both only in 12 gauge for the time being. It appears to be an evolution of Blaser’s F3, which has been popular on the competition circuit for years. A really slick promotional video along with Blaser’s (by the way, that’s “bläh-zer”) press release follow . . .

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