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“Trump Slump”: American Outdoor Brands Sees 48.5% Drop in Firearms Revenue

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American Outdoor Brands, owner of Smith & Wesson, just reported a nearly $100 million fall in firearms revenue for second quarter FY2017 compared to the same quarter last year.  Shipments of long guns were down 57% and shipments of handguns were down 35%, resulting in a 40% drop in overall revenue year-to-year. Chief Executive James Debney told shareholders that the …

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Online Auction for Wounded Special Forces Soldiers

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On September 23rd, 2017, the Green Beret Foundation will hold a 3-gun match benefiting wounded Special Forces warriors and Gold Star families.  The Warrior/Patriot 3-Gun Match pairs a patriot who has donated at least $500 with a Special Forces soldier (aka, “Green Beret”) for six stages including pistol, carbine, precision rifle, shotgun, and submachine gun disciplines.  Two of the rifles …

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Florida Mandatory Evacuations Trigger Permitless Concealed Carry

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Residents of Florida in areas under mandatory evacuation orders can carry a concealed weapon without a permit under SB 290, passed then signed into law by Gov. Scott in 2015.  The bill was authored in response to the experiences of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, some of whom faced charges for taking their firearms when fleeing their homes. The law limits permitless …

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Smith & Wesson M2.0 Compact Now Available for Pre-Order

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Brownells has the brand new Smith & Wesson M2.0 Compact available for pre-order in all four configurations: Smith & Wesson M2.0 Compact 9mm 4″ Barrel 15rd Pre-Order Here–> $499.99 Smith & Wesson M2.0 Compact 40S&W 4″ Barrel 13rd Pre-Order Here–> $499.99   Smith & Wesson M2.0 Compact 9mm 4″ Barrel Ambi Safety 15rd Pre-Order Here–> $499.99 Smith & Wesson M2.0 …

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XS Sights Introduces F8 “Figure 8” Night Sights

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I bought XS Big Dots for my Glock G20 back in the 90s because I fully bought into the idea of having a large front aiming dot for fast sight acquisition. The V-shaped rear, however, is what killed the experience for me.  As fast as the Big Dots were for me up close, I never adapted to the sight picture …

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Aimpoint to Launch New CompM5 at DSEI

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Malmö, Sweden – September 6, 2017 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sighting technology, will launch their new Aimpoint® CompM5™ sight at DSEI in London, England. The CompM5 can be viewed in the Aimpoint booth N2-229 during the show dates September 12 – 15. This is the newest member of the Comp Series and product details will …

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Governor of US Virgin Islands Signs Gun Confiscation Order

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If I didn’t read this myself, I would say the headline was sensationalistic, but it’s not.  Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp signed an emergency order activating the Virgin Islands National Guard into Territorial Active Military Service in preparation for Hurricane Irma.  By most measures, this would seem to be a prudent and reasonable step for a governor to take. Here’s where …

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CMMG Adds 6.5 Grendel to Its Growing MkW ANVIL Rifle Line-Up

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Boonville, MO – CMMG has ushered in a new caliber to its MkW ANVIL line-up with the announcement of three new rifle models chambered in 6.5 Grendel.  The addition of the 6.5 Grendel models comes just less than a year after the company first unveiled the innovative MkW ANVIL platform, initially chambered in .458 SOCOM. “Our mission is simple. We …

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Petitions Are Fine, But Legislation Is Final

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Recently, a whitehouse.gov petition calling for a repeal of the National Firearms Act reached the 100,000 signatures required for a response from the White House.  That’s certainly great news, but the bad news is twofold: first, this White House hasn’t responded to a single petition and will possibly never do so; second, the petition itself doesn’t change a thing even with a …

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Guns & Ammo Circulation Continues Decline

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I owe Guns & Ammo what I am today.  When my mother would drag me to the Acme grocery store, I’d often wait at the magazine rack, and just like you’ll find today, gun magazines were displayed on the bottom rack… right where a curious boy could gawk and dream about owning a gun one day. My family wasn’t anti-gun …