The photo above is evidence that the Denver PD does not mess around. That bullet hole is the aftermath of a single shot taken on Tuesday by a member of the Denver PD against a hostage taker after that man refused to release the woman he had held at gunpoint for over an hour, and then pulled her back as if to go back inside the store. That glass door is not the first thing the bullet went through, if you get my drift. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and died Friday night. Click the photo above for the (not-graphic) video and the rest of the story. . .
A Colorado group, Guns for Everyone, is going around Colorado attempting to bring gun safety and gun knowledge to all people regardless of their financial situation. They hosted a free concealed carry class—which could normally run to $150 or more—last Sunday in Grand Junction that was attended by more than 100 people, all of whom left the course having learned not only concealed carry techniques, gun etiquette and ethics, but having also met the requirements to obtain a concealed carry permit. Some folks had almost no exposure to firearms, some were simply using it as a free refresher, but regardless of their motivation, Guns for Everyone is doing a Good Thing.
The Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, via the Buckeye Firearms Association, is reporting that Ohio saw the second largest increase in silencer registrations in the country last year, growing 144 percent to a total of 25,353 registered items. Only New York (!) saw a larger percentage increase last year (up 156% to 2,948 registrations). Nationwide, the BATFE reports that silencer registrations increased by 37 percent between March 2012 and March 2013, to a total of 494,452.
The TSA continues to find more guns in passenger baggage each year, averaging five a day in U.S. airports. In 2013, TSA found 1,828 guns among travelers about to board planes, an increase of 20% over the previous year. (Lynchburg Regional Airport in Virginia was up too, finding two guns in 2013, and zero the previous year.) The rate shows a steady increase from the 1,123 firearms found in 2010, according to an analysis of agency data. According to the study, about 84% of the weapons were found loaded, and 1/3 had a round in the chamber. The most popular weapons found were .380s and 9mm. (But nobody wants a .380 GLOCK-brand GLOCK, right?)
SilencerCo Saker 762 promo video, just because.
That fully automatic 300 BLK at the beginning might be the closest I’ve ever heard a real silencer sound to a “movie silencer.”
Richard Ryan’s does another edition of The Breakdown, where he takes a facet of a popular movie or TV show and recreates it. This episode features the MK12 Mod 1 SPR. As always, the really good part is the slow-mo. It absolutely fascinates me to watch every little part of the rifle flex and give just a little when that round goes off. The jets of gas coming out of the bolt carrier at about 3:25 might be the best thing I’ve seen this year.