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Don’t Wait Until the HPA Rush to Buy a Silencer

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The huge drop-off in silencer sales was also a big topic of discussion at SHOT Show, though for the irony of it all. Buyers are waiting for the Hearing Protection Act to pass before purchasing their next silencers, and this is already hurting the industry.  Dealers and distributors both have been cancelling orders for new silencers as some have seen their …

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Online Auction for Our Wounded Special Operations Warriors

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On October 1st, 2016, the Green Beret Foundation and One Team One Fight will hold a 3-gun match and machine gun shoot benefiting wounded Special Operations warriors and Gold Star families.  The Warrior/Patriot 3-Gun Match pairs a patriot who has donated at least $500 with an active duty Special Forces soldier (aka, “Green Beret”).  It’s a really cool event that …

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All Content is Now Against YouTube TOS

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As all YouTube partners know, YouTube is constantly changing their TOS regulating what types of videos can and cannot get monetized.  I’ll be honest- most gun channel guys have felt our days have been numbered ever since Google banned all forms of weapons advertising after Sandy Hook. An outright ban on weapons-related content might have finally come, but it sure …

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RFID Luggage Tags Allow Delta Passengers to Track Their Firearms

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Delta Airlines has become the first airline to use RFID chips in all of their tags for checked baggage, and while this will benefit every flier, it will give special peace of mind to travelers who have checked firearms.  An app allows passengers to not only track where their bags have been last scanned, but it also pushes alerts set …

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The AutoMag is Back (Almost)

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The AutoMag is one of those old school cool guns that never achieved commercial success but generated a cult following nonetheless. The last one was made in 1982, yet it remains popular with collectors and enthusiasts, so much so that someone bought the rights and designs and is rebooting the company. The new AutoMag will keep the style and primary …

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Charlotte Police to Get Steel Plate Armor and Helmets for Rifle Protection

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The Charlotte Observer reports that Charlotte-Mecklenburg police will be getting $600,380 of armor upgrades for better protection against rifles.  680 Level III vests and 1,315 Level III helmets will be purchased in the next year.  Vests will ride in patrol cars, which is why the steel Level III plates make a good choice.  The ceramic typically used in Level IV plates …

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“No Easy Day” Author Agrees to Turn Over All Profits to DOD

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There’s a joke in the Special Forces community that asks, “How do you know you’re talking to a SEAL?  If you are, they would’ve already told you.”  It’s of course a good natured jab at their Navy friends, but I first heard it during a conversation about Mark Bissonnette publishing his account of the Bin Laden raid. “No Easy Day” …

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Mrgunsngear Talks Gun Durability with Battlefield Vegas

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Mrgunsngear was recently in Las Vegas and spent some time at Battlefield Vegas, one of the highest volume machine gun rental ranges in the world.  We’ve all seen plenty of videos of machine guns run at an indoor range, but that’s not what this video is.  Instead, Mike talks to the armorers about what fails on various popular guns and …

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NC Doctors Group Upset about Live Animal Training for Trauma Care- Prefer Human Patients for Training

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A doctors group with a very long name would prefer that trauma medicine trainees in NC train on human patients instead of live animals.  Somehow, they only recently found out that live animals have been a staple in trauma training since forever, providing not only the opportunity for a trainee to treat a real wound, but also providing the kind of …

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US Military Counter-Terrorism Teams on Ground in Rio

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NBC News reports that counter-terrorism teams from the US Navy and Marine Corps are in Brazil, working directly with Brazilian Federal Police and their navy to protect US athletes and spectators at the Olympics.  Larger units are on call to perform rescue operations, even at a large scale if needed. “The classified report outlines an operation that encompasses all 17 …