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Evolution Of The Submachine Gun

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 20 hours ago

Via Ken.

Paul Harrell: 12 Gauge 3 Inch Versus 3.5 Inch Shot Shells

BY Herschel Smith
4 days, 19 hours ago

Your Tax Dollars At Work!

BY Herschel Smith
6 days, 21 hours ago

News.

GEORGETOWN, TexasOct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Staccato 2011, LLC announced today a company milestone: over 250 law enforcement agencies across the country have approved Staccato 2011® pistols for duty use. Law enforcement is embracing Staccato not only for the company’s high-performing pistols, but also for its ongoing support that includes training. Major departments approving Staccato include LA County Sheriffs, Riverside County Sheriffs, and the Long Beach Police Department.

“We forged our first law enforcement relationships under two years ago. In this short amount of time, the positive response for Staccato has been humbling; we are proud to serve thousands of officers who carry our pistols both on and off-duty,” said Marine Corps veteran Nate Horvath, CEO, Staccato.

“Departments are approving Staccato 2011® pistols for their superior performance in qualification tests that include pistol reliability, accuracy, and ergonomics/efficiency,” said Buck Pierson (USMC GySgt ret.), Staccato’s Director of Law Enforcement and Military Business. “Departments are also choosing Staccato for our partnership mentality and ongoing support. We provide free 2011® transition courses for law enforcement, a 2011® armorers course, and other specialized on-site department instruction. Instruction is led by senior Staccato team members like Mike Pannone [former US Marine Reconnaissance, Army Special Forces (Green Beret), 1st SFOD-D (Delta) and the Asymmetric Warfare Group)], Matt Little (former Army Special Forces and Chicago PD SWAT), and Master Gunsmiths,” said Pierson.

Patrick Dougherty, Sgt. Long Beach Police Department, was a part of LBPD’s year-long evaluation of Staccato. Beyond pistol qualification, Dougherty explains that LBPD’s partnership with Staccato is valued deeply, especially in today’s climate. “LBPD appreciates everything Staccato has done for us, and the stance the company has taken alongside law enforcement when very few will publicly do that. Courage is the rarest of traits, and we thank Staccato for supporting us.”

Staccato provides law enforcement, military, and first responders a discount on pistols and magazines. As a veteran-led, Texas-based company that only uses American materials and parts, Staccato is proud to serve those who protect our freedoms daily.

Did you know that?  Law enforcement serves to protect your freedoms.  Who knew?

And notice that the company gives a “discount” to law enforcement, but they won’t give one to you.  You’re not special like law enforcement is.

We’ve discussed this boutique firearms market before.  The gun is a 1911 design rebuilt for 9mm with a bull barrel and double stack magazine and flared mag well.

By the way, this model sells for $4299 (optics not included).  It’s nice to know your tax dollars are hard at work buying the best for the best.

You’re not the best – otherwise you could have one of these.  This is for when a Glock, or S&W M&P, or Springfield XDm, or FNX just isn’t good enough.

Lucky Gunner: .357 Magnum vs .44 Magnum Lever Actions

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 2 days ago

I knew it would be a great series.  I wasn’t mistaken.  He uses the Henry X-Model for all tests.

Brownells: .45 Caliber Revolver Cartridges

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

Red Dot Sight Buyer’s Guide

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 6 days ago

Forrest Cooper writing at Recoil.

Aimpoint Micro

The T1 was later replaced by the T2 with a redesign including an even more protective body, and an improvement to the glass, reducing the blue-tint common across led-reflecting sights. While the cost of the Aimpoint T-2 Micro rides higher than similarly designed red dots, they bring with them not only the reputation of being the trend-setter, but also considerable aftermarket support. Featuring night vision settings and a 5-year battery life, the Micro Series by Aimpoint isn’t going away any time soon.

Holosun 403/503/515/530

The Holosun lineup continues to impress with a variety of options, and confuse with difficult to remember naming conventions. Early to adopt the implementation of a small solar panel into some of their designs, a Holosun can still run batteries down, but sells itself on sporting multiple reticle options that can be selected by the user. Options in dot color or to have an EOtech-like ring, Holosun has effectively found their way onto more than one professional rifle.

Trijicon MRO

Breaking the pattern of straight-tube optics, the Trijicon MRO is a red dot sight that bears a larger front aperture that turns the body of the optic into a funnel facing outward to minimize the tunnel-vision feeling of many alternatives. Ruggedized just like we expect from Trijicon, the MRO entered into the tight market and has since retained a place complete with various mounting options. Bearing similar size and weight to that of an Aimpoint T-2 Micro, but with a larger field of view and a variety of reticles and dot colors, the MRO sacrifices some durability while retaining the excellent glass quality typical to MRO.

There’s more at the link.  If readers want to supply comments or observations, fill them out in comments.

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Paul Harrell: Identical Ammunition In Different Guns

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 6 days ago

Police Need “Offensive” Weapons!

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 2 days ago

Because police need offensive weapons, while you only need defensive weapons.

Idiots.  It has to do with how the weapon is used.  Besides, I’m surprised the judge didn’t say something like, “You’re flat out wrong according to Supreme Court precedent.  Tennessee v. Garner says police can only use firearms for the same reason all other citizens can use them – for self defense.”

Here’s A Warning For Ruger

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 3 days ago

Listen up.

Now Remington’s guns and ammunition businesses has been sold off to various bidders:

  • Ruger got the Marlin firearms business.
  • Vista Outdoor paid $81 million for the Remington brand ammunition business.
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse purchased the Tapco parts and accessories business.
  • Sierra Bullets bought the Barnes ammo business for $30 million.
  • JJE Capital Holdings, which placed a $65 million stalking horse bid for Remington to kick off the auction process, acquired various firearms and accessories manufacturers.
  • Investment company Roundhill Group acquired the historic Remington brand of guns, for $13 million.
  • Franklin Armory bought the Bushmaster brand.

Altogether, the auction process raised over $150 million for the various pieces, and now that they are in the hands of better financed companies, the brands can grow once again.

Ruger will be moving the manufacturing of the Marlin firearms business to its own facility.  “The value of Marlin and its 150-year legacy was too great of an opportunity for us to pass up,” said Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy. “The brand aligns perfectly with ours and the Marlin product portfolio will help us widen our already diverse product offerings.”

Ruger will be moving the manufacturing of the Marlin firearms business to its own facility.

What does that mean?  Connecticut, Arizona or North Carolina?

You’d better stay away from union (collective bargaining) states and move South into right-to-work states like North Carolina.  And you’d better stay away from states (like Connecticut) where they want to see your industry perish.

Can you grok that, Ruger?

You’ll be sorry if you don’t.

Hunting Rifle vs. Tactical Rifle

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 3 days ago

I know someone who has the Bergara rifle and he likes it a lot.

Texas Plinking has spent a lot of money on rifles and optics.


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