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Review: Archon Mfg Glock Compensator

The Firearm Blog - 7 hours 42 min ago

Having compensators on pistols is not exactly new. Competitors have been porting pistols for a very long time. Go look at any open division pistol in USPSA or IPSC. However, since the Roland Special came out, we have seen an increasing trend in compensators for Glocks. This has led to companies like Archon Mfg to […]

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A young hunter perfectly captures the value of learning and loving our American hunting heritage and Second Amendment rights...

Preparedness Notes for Tuesday – February 20, 2018 - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:05

This is the birthday of novelist and screenwriter Richard Matheson (1926–2013). He wrote many sci-fi television scripts. His novella I Am Legend later was adapted into three different movies over the course of five decades, and his story Bid Time Return became the charming movie Somewhere In Time. o o o We are still looking for more contest entries. Make sure you get your’s finished and sent in soon! o o o SurvivalBlog Writing Contest This has been another entry for Round 75 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The nearly $11,000 worth of prizes for this round include: First …

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Surviving in an Urban Environment- Part 1, by J.M. - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:04

Let’s talk about surviving in an urban environment. In my younger days, one of my first jobs was in a mid-sized city in the Midwest. Being young, I wanted to enjoy all of the virtues and vices that the city had to offer. So, I got an apartment that was close to the city center. I had camping gear, and I always made sure to have a decent stock of food, water and medical supplies. However, with the knowledge and experience I’ve picked up in the ensuing decades, I look back and realize how unprepared I really was to survive …

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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:03

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on Rep. Matt Shea’s recent presentation on the proposed State of Liberty. (See the Eastern Washington section.) Region-Wide: Here is a good summary of demographics for the Inland Northwest region. o o o  11 Stunning Places To Visit In The Inland Northwest   Idaho Writing in Redoubt News, Rep. Christy Zito reports on some pending legislation: Idaho Stand-Your-Ground …

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The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods: - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:02

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. The Nuclear Football in Bejing I’m not completely familiar on how the infamous “nuclear football” works. For those more unfamiliar than I am, it is supposed to be a briefcase that has the nuclear launch codes. It goes where the president goes. President Trumps recent visit to Beijing caused quite a dust-up when the president was allowed in the Great Hall of the People, but the person carrying the briefcase was not. …

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The Editors’ Quote of the Day: - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:01

“You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.” – Winston S. Churchill, in: Blood, Toil, Tears & Sweat

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Shep Smith rebukes Trump in scathing monologue over Russian election meddling

The Blaze - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:40

Shepard Smith of Fox News offered another scathing rebuke of President Trump on Monday when he criticized him for attacking many of his political opponents via his Twitter account, but leaving Russia unscathed.

Here’s the video of his scathing monologue:

Here’s what Smith said:

“The president spent the weekend defending himself, misrepresenting the truth, and attacking others from his phone in Florida,” Smith began.

“The president attacked the Justice Department,” he explained, “the FBI, and his national security advisor, H.R. McMaster. He attacked Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Democrats, and the DNC.”

“He attacked Hillary Clinton, President Obama, the previous Congress, and the news media, before going after Oprah Winfrey,” he continued.

“He did not attack Vladimir Putin, or Russia,” he added, pointedly. “Nor did he express concern that the Russians attacked the United States, nor did he pledge in any way to put measures in place to stop future attacks.”

“The president storms Twitter from Mar-A-Lago,” Smith said, “after the special counsel Robert Mueller gave the most concrete evidence yet of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.”

Smith then read some of the president’s tweets and continued his critique of Trump’s actions.

“The reality is the president has questioned the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election over, and over, and over again,” Smith later added.

“The president’s spokespersons have been on television denouncing the meddling, the president has not,” he concluded. “Not once, not on camera, not on Twitter, not anywhere.”

BREAKING: Optics Planet Has Magazine Sales Restrictions? Try Looking Deeper…

The Firearm Blog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:20

Optics PlanetEarlier today, news began to trickle through online forums and social media platforms that retail giant Optics Planet had stopped selling magazines with a capacity over 10 rounds. With the internet being, well, the internet, we decided to have a look for ourselves. A cursory search of Optics Planet’s site revealed a couple of noteworthy concerns: […]

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Trump tweets about Romney’s run for Senate – and Mitt responds

The Blaze - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 20:17

President Trump tweeted about the announcement from Mitt Romney, once his greatest critic, that he would be running for the U.S. Senate seat for the state of Utah.

Here’s what he tweeted:

“[Mitt Romney] has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah.

“He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to [Senator Orrin Hatch],” he added, “and has my full support and endorsement!”

Romney responded and thanked him for his endorsement. “Thank you Mr. President for the support,” he tweeted. “I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.”

“Choked like a dog!”

Trump was very critical of Romney in the primary election in 2016, as the former presidential candidate assailed him for not reflecting the conservative values Romney believed the Republican party stood for.

Trump hit him back hard, especially from his Twitter account:

Many expect that Romney could become one of Trump’s biggest critics again, this time from a likely seat in the U.S. Senate.

Polling shows Mitt Romney has as much as an overwhelming 50 point advantage over his Democratic opponent, Jenny Wilson.

Florida shooting survivor calls Trump tweet ‘insane’ – here’s why

The Blaze - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:34

Anderson Cooper spoke to Alex Wind, a Parkland school shooting survivor, on CNN Monday and had him respond to the tweets sent by the president about the shooting.

Here’s what he said

“I know you definitely feel some anger, understandably, at the FBI,” Cooper said after reading one of President Trump’s tweets about the Florida shooting.

“I wonder what you think of this tweet and others from the president this week?” he asked.

“You know the first half of that tweet is semi-fine,” Wind responded. “The FBI did make a mistake in not investigating Nikolas Cruz further. However, it’s insane that he went into detail about Russia.

“This is not about him,” he continued, “this is about us, this is about the residents of Parkland.”

“Children are dying, and the FBI didn’t do anything about it,” he concluded, “the president should have said there needs to be changes within the FBI, instead he started talking about Russia and collusion and his campaign.”

Here’s the video of the exchange:

“A 19-year-old who can’t purchase an alcoholic beverage should not be allowed to purchase an AR-15, a weapon of war, a weapon of destruction,” Wind said later in the interview. “It’s absolutely absurd.”

President Trump appeared to blame the FBI’s investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign for their failure in preventing the Florida shooting.

“Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” he tweeted. “This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!”

The White House indicated Monday that Trump was willing to support legislation to encourage better cooperation between federal authorities and local law enforcement in an attempt to prevent further shootings.

Senator Ted Cruz: TTAG Gun Hero of the Day

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:18

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is not the most photogenic politician. But he could well be the most conservative. An adjective that certainly applies to his support for the Second Amendment. For standing up to Hollywood hypocrisy, for giving us a rallying cry while the NRA maintains its radio silence, Senator Cruz is our Gun Hero […]

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LeBron James has a surprising reaction to Laura Ingraham telling him to ‘shut up and dribble’

The Blaze - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:41

NBA star LeBron James had a surprising reaction to a scathing critique from Fox News host Laura Ingraham where she told him to “shut up and dribble” instead of offering his comments about President Trump.

Here’s video of LeBron James’ comments:

Here’s what he said:

“I would not shut up and dribble because I mean too much to my two boys here,” James told reporters, “their best friend right here, my daughter that’s at home, and my wife, and my family, and all these other kids who look up to me for inspiration, and try to find a way out.”

“The best thing she did is gonna help me,” he added, “is create more awareness, so, I appreciate her for even giving me even more awareness. For me to sit up here, in the greatest weekend of the NBA All-Star weekend and I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice, equality, and why a woman on a certain network decided to tell me to shut up and dribble.”

“So, thank you, whatever her name is,” he concluded, “I don’t even know her name, but I appreciate it.”

“Tiago says no one knows, and that’s perfect,” he added, laughing.

Ingraham was criticized by many for her derisive comments, while some opined that her critique was at least partly animated by racism against the star basketball player.

“It’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball,” she said in the commentary on her show.

On Friday she released a statement denying the charges of racism, saying there was “no racial intent in my remarks,” and characterized the attacks on her as “an attempt to immunize entertainment and sports elites from scrutiny and criticism.”

Oregon: Bill Expanding Firearm Prohibitions to be Heard

NRA-ILA - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:01
Tomorrow, February 20th, at 8:00AM the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing on House Bill 4145.  HB 4145 was passed by the Oregon state House of Representatives last week with a 37-23 vote.  This legislation, which was introduced at the request of Governor Kate Brown, would significantly expand the class of persons who could be stripped of their Second Amendment rights.  Please contact Senate Judiciary members and urge their strong opposition to House Bill 4145!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact Senate Judiciary members.

TTAG Daily Digest: Full Force Anti-Firearms Freedom Firehose

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:00

Today’s Daily Digest is an embarrassment of riches — if you like to read about American citizens working to degrade and destroy your natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. I haven’t seen this amount of anti-gun agitprop since Newtown. That’s despite the fact . . . that the FBI could […]

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Review: Unique AR’s Self Adjusting Unique Grip

The Firearm Blog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 17:00

After posting up the article about the Unique AR’s self-adjusting grip, Unique AR reached out and asked if I wanted to review their Unique Grip. I was intrigued by this grip and wanted to see what it could do. Unique Grip Modularity As advertised the grip does adjust to your hand. You just loosen the […]

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São Paulo Military Police Glock G22 Gen5 initial test setback

The Firearm Blog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:30

Following the recent arrival in Brazil of test samples of the .40 S&W Glock Gen5 pistol that emerged as the winner of a competition to supply 5,000 units to PMESP – Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Military Police), it has been disclosed that the very initial testing process, carried out […]

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Here’s what the White House says Trump is going to do about school shootings

The Blaze - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:15

The White House indicated that President Trump is willing to back some changes in order to try to prevent more gun shootings in the wake of the horrible Florida school shooting that took 17 lives.

Here’s what the White House said:

“The President spoke to Senator Cornyn (R-Texas) on Friday about the bi-partisan bill he and Sen. Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced to improve Federal Compliance with Criminal Background check Legislation,” said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a statement Monday.

“While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system,” the statement concluded.

Missed warnings

Various law enforcement agencies were criticized after it appeared that several warning signs of the Florida shooting were ignored. Police admit that they had contact with the troubled teen multiple times for various offenses, but he was never arrested.

The legislation supported by Trump would “enhance state and federal record-sharing with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System,” but it’s unclear whether it would have prevented the Florida shooting.

Gun rights in the crosshairs

Others criticized the administration for not seeking remedy for the shootings in gun control. Some students who survived the Florida shooting have begun campaign heavily on cable news outlets for gun control and specifically calling out the president and other Republicans.

Trump tweets

Trump appeared to blame the negligence of the FBI in preventing the Florida shooting on their investigations into Russian interference and alleged collusion in a tweet on Saturday.

“Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” he said. “This is not acceptable.”

“They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign,” he added, “there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!”

Earlier the president also referenced the missed warnings from the 19-year-old shooter.

Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, and may face the death penalty.

OpticsPlanet Stops Sales of “High Capacity” Magazines

The Truth About Guns - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:00

We’ve received the above copy of an email sent to an OpticsPlanet customer. In informs the aspiring magazine buyer that the company will no longer sell ammunition magazines with greater than a 10-round capacity to the general public. We called OpticsPlanet . . . and confirmed this new policy with a customer service rep. No doubt […]

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Ruger 9mm PCC

The Firearm Blog - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:00

The new Ruger 9mm PCC has generated a great deal of interest. People have been asking for a gun like this for years and Ruger listened. It is packed with features requested by shooters. A very special thanks to BROWNELL’S – check out their new Retro line here: Many THANKS to: Proxibid: Shop For […]

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