The exodus continues apace . . . More gun jobs in Gallatin: Beretta supplier uproots HQ from San Diego – “On Jan. 11, Axem Distributing Inc. announced that it is moving its corporate offices to Gallatin and planned to break ground this year on a facility in the Gallatin Industrial Center, near the Beretta plant, which is 35 miles northeast of Nashville. … Axem’s move will immediately involve 15 jobs, according to the Gallatin Economic Development Agency. The company expects to employ as many as 50 people when its new facility opens. Certain details were not immediately clear on Wednesday, including the amount Axem intends to invest and what types of jobs it would generate.”
Ready for anything . . . Trump’s ‘Cadillac One’ limo will have tear gas cannon, shotgun: report – “Donald Trump’s new presidential limousine will be fully stocked with weaponry, bullet-proof windows and doors, and even bottles of the president-elect’s blood type in case of emergencies, according to new reports. The ‘Cadillac One’ limousine, set to debut on Inauguration Day, will replace a fleet of nearly a dozen limos that have served President Obama since 2009, Autoweek reported. The new presidential limousine, also known as ‘The Beast,’ will cost as much as $1.5 million, the New York Post reported.”
The Performance Center® By Smith & Wesson® Unveils Innovative Lineup for 2017 – The Performance Center by Smith & Wesson announced today a number of new products including pistols, rifles, revolvers, and slide kits for 2017. Performance Center fans have always appreciated the blending of world-class precision machining with the hand-work of Performance Center Gunsmiths. In 2017, fans will be happy to see that tradition continue with the launch of a number of new products.
The soft bigotry of low expectations . . . CBS News Awed by ‘Relatively Reliable’ Smart Gun – “On January 12 CBS News was awed by a smart gun that is unlocked by a smartphone-style fingerprint reader and is ‘relatively reliable.’ The gun is a .40 caliber Glock that MIT freshman Kai Kloepfer altered by making it inoperable unless activated by the swipe of an authorized user’s finger across the reader.”
But she already has so many in the running for the title . . . ‘Dumbest tweet of all time’? Gun grabber Shannon Watts’ latest warning is ‘pure ignorance’ – “Gun grabbing head of the Michael Bloomberg-funded group Moms Demand Action is at it again, and this time the ‘silence’ is golden in its stupidity.”
Gobble, gobble, BOOM . . . MOJO® Outdoors, announces a re-designed and improved Tail Chaser Max Turkey Decoy to be unveiled at SHOT Show in Las Vegas next week. MOJO® revolutionized turkey hunting in the last few years with the introduction of the MOJO® Scoot & Shoot style of turkey hunting by use of the Tail Chaser and Scoot & Shoot Decoys, both developed to facilitate the most aggressive and exciting style of turkey hunting where they come to you instead of you going to them, often called fanning. The Tail Chaser was a convenient method whereby the turkey fan (decoy) was attached to the shotgun barrel. The new Tail Chaser Max contains the basic original barrel clamp and support legs which allows the hunter to set the shotgun on the ground while it remains erect and to remain hidden without holding the gun.
Looks like 30 Cal Gal is is destined for bigger and better things . . . Gun TV out of ammo after less than year on air – “The closure of Gun TV is not surprising, considering the fledgling home shopping network had been troubled since before aired. Gun TV was envisioned as a 24-hour channel but launched with six hours of programming from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. PT. The channel also faced a lukewarm welcome in a nation where gun-law reform advocates argue people already have too many guns, not too few. One late-night talk-show host, Samantha Bee, teased the channel for being ‘dedicated to gun fondling.'”
IWI US Introduces the DAN .338 Tactical Precision Rifle to the US Market at the 2017 SHOT Show – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., proudly announce the arrival on the US shores of the first IWI bolt-action tactical precision rifle in the DAN .338. Manufactured to the exacting qualities that define all of the Israel Weapons Industries (IWI) products, the DAN delivers the highest standards of performance in reliability, ruggedness and sub-MOA accuracy in the .338 Lapua Magnum caliber.
Dash Cam Catches Chilling Shootout with Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy – “In the video, (Deputy) Hockett is heard yelling at the suspect, ‘Drop the gun now!’ Moments later he’s seen running away as the armed suspect chases him. Hockett jumps a fence and the suspect begins firing at him. Hockett returns fire, hitting the suspect in the shoulder. Hockett was also hit in his forehead, elbow and waist by pellets from a shotgun blast during the shootout. Both Hockett and Edmondson survived.” The action starts at about the 9:20 mark when the suspect drives up.
In ‘open carry’ Florida, more guns could mean safer citizens, advocates argue – “Proponents of Second Amendment rights say both the Fort Lauderdale shooting and the Pulse nightclub massacre last summer in Orlando are examples of why restrictions on permitted gun owners don’t help prevent tragedy — and why Florida’s gun laws should be opened up to afford more freedom for people to defend themselves.”
God bless free market capitalism . . . Manufacturing Machine Guns by the Thousand, 1917 – “Strikingly typical of ‘impossible’ things made possible is the story of how a group of American businessmen, appreciating the importance of the machine gun in modern warfare and foreseeing the coming big demand for this class of weapon, conceived a giant industry devoted entirely to the manufacture of machine guns.”
Sentry Product Group introduces new packs and cases with 1080 Technology – SENTRY Products Group will release a series of bags and cases at SHOT Show 2017 incorporating newly developed 1080 technology the most flexible molle mounting system in the industry.