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General Talk / Re: USCCA Starts Tomorrow
« Last post by masfonos on April 16, 2018, 07:24:13 PM »
It was a nice show but a LOT smaller than the NRA show, maybe a quarter of the size. A few major gun manufacturers (Glock, Sig, Ruger, Walther), some smaller gun makers, and a lot of accessory makers and service providers (training, carry insurance, Front Sight pyramid scheme resellers, etc).  Alan Gottleib from 2A Foundation was there, so it was cool to get to meet him and talk about what kind of cases they are working on.

I got to shoot the Sig P365 also in the indoor range that they had set up. I shot a tight group at 9 o'clock of my POA, but we only got five shots out of a pistol that was being treated pretty roughly, so I don't know if it was me or the gun. It didn't feel like a lot of recoil, but I noticed that I had to readjust my grip after the first shot. I'd been considering getting one, so it was nice to get to shoot it. It wasn't as impressive as I hoped it would be, so I'll have to think about it some more.

I wouldn't fly anywhere for this show, or even drive a long way, but if it's close again, I'd probably go. NRA is back in Indy next year and has a lot more companies exhibiting, so I'll hold out for that one. It's good to see competition at the trade show level and good to see companies doing well enough to get out and fly their flags. I talked to a few of them and they said it's been rough with MSM and social media stuff going on, banks not wanting to work with gun related companies, etc.
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Firearms Related / Re: Gun maker Remington files for bankruptcy
« Last post by masfonos on April 16, 2018, 07:13:02 PM »
It's self inflicted and it has nothing to do with Newtown or any other crap like that. They drove themselves straight into the ground. They used to be a quality maker of good shotguns and rifles that could be passed from one generation to the next. Then they turned out a bad run of rifles with safety issues, then they released that R51 turd before it was ready, recalled it, re-released it, and released the even bigger turd of the RM380. With rebates it was selling for around $150 recently. And the huge RP9? It was just over $200 with rebate recently. The writing was all over the walls.  And it didn't help that their customer service went to hell since the big Cerberus/Freedom Group rollup.
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General Talk / Re: USCCA Starts Tomorrow
« Last post by LivingDeadGirl on April 16, 2018, 04:14:44 PM »
I made it out to Louisville for the show. It was nice. There were a lot of women-geared products this year. I also got to fire the new Sig 365. Not entirely sure what I did wrong but I managed to lock the slide back while firing. While it felt great in my hands and didnít have bad recoil, I was kinda disappointed. It had more recoil than i expected.

It seems like there were a lot of off body carry options ring displayed.  Is this normal?

I think all accessories are the trend right now. Holsters for on body carry have kinda hit a point where there isnít a whole lot separating many companies other than quality. And thereís only so many places to carry on the body. As for off body carry, women tend to carry purses so thereís always going to be a market for that and thereís a need to be able to carry off body for many situations, such as in an office. I think weíre going to see a lot more companies popping up with off body carry options as well as light weight armor (think bullet proof backpacks) options. The more discreet the better.

I personally enjoy the overall feel of smaller shows like this. The people working the booths (especially when itís consumer vs industry shows) tend to me more excited about their products and able to spend more time talking about it.


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According to his official twitter account, the Gunny, R Lee Ermey, probably most well known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, passed away from pneumonia complications. RIP, Gunny. Semper Fi.



I met him at my first SHOT Show. He was signing autographs and taking pictures. There was a very long line to meet him. Very nice man.


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General Talk / Re: USCCA Starts Tomorrow
« Last post by MutantMaker on April 16, 2018, 01:40:02 PM »
I made it out to Louisville for the show. It was nice. There were a lot of women-geared products this year. I also got to fire the new Sig 365. Not entirely sure what I did wrong but I managed to lock the slide back while firing. While it felt great in my hands and didnít have bad recoil, I was kinda disappointed. It had more recoil than i expected.

It seems like there were a lot of off body carry options ring displayed.  Is this normal?
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General Talk / Gunny R Lee Ermey passes away from pneumonia complications
« Last post by GunLink on April 15, 2018, 07:02:50 PM »
According to his official twitter account, the Gunny, R Lee Ermey, probably most well known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, passed away from pneumonia complications. RIP, Gunny. Semper Fi.

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General Talk / USCCA Starts Tomorrow
« Last post by LivingDeadGirl on April 13, 2018, 11:37:36 PM »
The annual USCCA Expo has some classes and a short exhibit time today. Saturday and Sunday are the two full days of the actual show in Louisville, KY this year.  Is anyone else going this year?


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General Talk / North Carolina Man Takes On City Council
« Last post by LivingDeadGirl on April 08, 2018, 10:13:23 AM »
A man in North Carolina goes to a city council meeting to speak his mind about proposed gun control measures and the possible cancellation of gun and knife shows.

Good stuff starts about 4 minutes in.


https://whas.iheart.com/featured/leland-conway/content/2018-04-05-gun-owners-impassioned-speech-to-city-council/


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General Talk / Re: Are they going to ban bump stocks now?
« Last post by Panther97 on March 28, 2018, 12:19:27 PM »
478.11 Meaning of terms.

Machinegun. A "machinegun", "machine pistol", "submachinegun", or "automatic rifle" is a weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. The term shall also include the frame or receiver of any such weapon, any part designed and intended solely and exclusively, or combination of parts designed and intended, for use in convelting a weapon into a machinegun, and any combination of parts from which a machinegun can be assembled if such parts are in the possession or under the control of a person. For purposes of this definition, the term "automatically" ... means functioning as the result of a self-acting or self-regulating mechanism that allows the firing of multiple rounds through a single function of the trigger; and "single function of the trigger" means a single pull of the trigger. The term "machinegun" includes bumpstock-type devices, i.e., devices that allow a semiautomatic firearm to shoot more than one shot with a single pull of the trigger by harnessing the recoil energy of the semiautomatic firearm to which it is affixed so that the trigger resets and continues firing without additional physical manipulation of the trigger by the shooter.

It sounds to me like this would cover the echo triggers too. They changed it from the original text that just said "single function of the trigger" to say that "function" means "pull."  https://atf-eregs.18f.gov/478-11/03-1657#478-11-p3589220758
The echo triggers can fire two rounds with one "pull" even though there are two "functions"
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Firearms Related / Gun maker Remington files for bankruptcy
« Last post by Panther97 on March 28, 2018, 12:03:17 PM »
According to Fox News 

Its sad to see a 200 year old company go down like that.  From the article:

Firearms manufacturer Remington Outdoor Company has filed for bankruptcy protection in the face of falling sales and lawsuits stemming from the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night.

According to the Journal, Remington announced that it would file for Chapter 11 last month but the actual filing was delayed after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17 people.

The paper reported that Remington officials plan to hand over the reins to its creditors in exchange for writing off most of the company's debt. Cerberus Capital Management LP bought Remington for $118 million in 2007, assuming $252 million in debt in the process.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/25/gun-maker-remington-files-for-bankruptcy.html
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