Rock Island sold one in 2010 for $80,500 . . .
In 1939, the U.S. War Department contracted the Singer Sewing Machine Company to build 500 1911A1s. The contract, Educational Order W-ORD-396, was a test to see if Singer could produce 100 guns a day, a number it thought was doable. The War Department got its handguns, serial number series S800001-S800500, but the company was unable to live up to the pace of 100 guns a day.
Rather than complaining, the War Department gave Singer something much better to work on. The War Department realized Singer’s pistols were of such high quality that the company was qualified to do more important work, and that Singer’s expert machines abilities would have been wasted on mere handguns.
Washington put the Singer Company to work on aviation-related components that required precision machining, particularly navigation and targeting equipment. During the war, Singer produced components for the Sperry T-1 bomb sight, B-29 bomber gunfire control computers, directional gyro and artificial horizon instruments, and automatic pilot parts. Singer built the sort of equipment pilots relied upon to find their targets, fend off enemy fighters, accurately deliver their bombs, and get home.
Good news for NRA-endorsed, pro-gun candidate Brian Kemp . . .
Former Vice President Joe Biden is planning to join Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams for a campaign event for the first time in Atlanta next Thursday, an Abrams campaign spokesperson told ABC News.
Abrams is running against White House-backed Republican and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who leveraged the president’s endorsement to leapfrog over Republican favorite Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in May’s primary.
Abrams’ has been thrusted into the national spotlight for galvanizing Democrats’ hopes of a victory in a southern conservative stronghold. She handily defeated her opponent in the primary, scoring more than 75 percent of the vote statewide and capturing all but six of Georgia’s 159 counties, including rural areas across the state where Democrats have struggled to make inroads in their ongoing effort to turn Georgia blue.
No…you don’t say . . .
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has drawn the ire of the National Rifle Association over claims that the AR-15 – which the group calls “America’s rifle” – is not “in common use.”
In a statement Friday, the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action called into question the California Democrat’s assertions about the weapon and said the rifle has gained popularity in recent years.
The group cited figures from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The firearms industry trade group calculated that between 1996-2016 more than 16 million AR-15 and AK-pattern rifles have been available for sale in the U.S.
The gun rights group went on to accuse Feinstein of distorting facts in what it described as the senator’s ongoing effort to limit Second Amendment gun rights.
It’s Montana, but it’s also a college town . . .
Missoula’s ban on carrying firearms in some public buildings could be expanded under an emergency amendment to a city ordinance that will be discussed by the council Oct. 15.
The emergency amendment is needed if the city wants to prohibit people from bringing weapons into polling places during the Nov. 6 midterm election, and was created at the request of the Missoula County Attorney’s Office, the Missoula Public Library and the Missoula Art Museum, according to Marty Rehbein, the city clerk and legislative services director.
“There has been some concern about open and concealed carry at polling places,” Rehbein told the city council on Wednesday. “So the county attorney’s office has kind of found a gray area in the laws with respect to whether that’s allowed or not.
There’s no depth to which they won’t sink in pursuit of their goal of total civilian disarmament . . .
A new ad targeting Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) for his gun-friendly policies features a hypothetical text conversation between a mother and child during a school lock down.
The ad was released by a PAC run by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.). According to Politico, the PAC intends to spend almost $1.5 million on TV and digital ads against the vulnerable congressman.
Democrats are optimistic about their chances in November against Coffman, who is facing Jason Crow in Colorado’s 6th district. Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss up.”