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President Obama last week announced new, wide-reaching economic sanctions on Russia in reaction to the situation in Ukraine. The restrictions cover certain major financial institutions, energy companies, Russian government leaders and eight arms manufacturers, including the Kalashnikov Concern. In a FAQ document, the Treasury Department offered guidance on AK-47s already in the U.S. that will not be affected by the new sanctions.
Love shooting shotguns, but hate the noise? SilencerCo has you covered. They announced today that they will be producing the first commercially produced shotgun sound suppressor. Here is the full press release.
WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – July 21, 2014 | Confirming its place as a trailblazer in the firearms industry, suppressor manufacturer SilencerCo has unveiled the first commercially-viable shotgun silencer ever produced. The company made the announcement today at an exclusive event near its Utah headquarters.
Every year, millions of sportsmen and women venture into the field to hunt. While advances in technology have spurred a record-breaking proliferation of rifle and handgun suppressors, shotgun owners have been without a real solution for sound protection. Some choose hearing protection in the form of earmuffs or plugs for relief in controlled environments, but most spurn their use in the field or in a home protection scenario, where the ability to detect other sounds is critical.
The new product, named the Salvo 12, provides a much needed option for shooting enthusiasts.
“The Salvo 12 represents a revolution in silencers, not just an evolution,” asserts Joshua Waldron, Chief Executive Officer for SilencerCo. “There is a huge installed base of shotgun hunters and shooters that has been waiting for a product like this for a long time, and we are proud to deliver it.”
In addition to its inherent novelty, the Salvo 12 is a modular design that allows the shooter to add or remove sections to balance length, weight and sound suppression needs. It arrives as a 12 inch suppressor, but can be reduced to 10, 8 and 6 inch configurations as needed.
For SilencerCo, answering the call for new products is nothing new. Since its origins in a Utah garage in 2008, the company has earned a fiercely loyal customer base by pioneering much-needed advances such as this. Among many others, its first and best-selling product, the Sparrow 22, is the quietest and easiest-to-clean rimfire suppressor on the market. The Osprey pistol suppressor still holds the only eccentric design in existence, allowing the host gun to maintain a flat sight plane.
Adding value to the sale, the Salvo 12 will carry with it the same celebrated lifetime warranty as all other SilencerCo products. To learn more or to find out how to purchase a SilencerCo Salvo 12, visit www.silencerco.com/salvo.
Founded in West Valley, Utah in 2008, SilencerCo started with a belief in the fundamental premise that firearms don’t have to be loud and has now become the market leader in sound suppressors, muzzle devices, and related products. By investing in innovation, customer service, organic manufacturing, advocacy, education, and talent, SilencerCo is now focused on making firearms hearing safe for all hunting and shooting applications, making products that have never been made before, and making the buying experience a better one.
The rollout of the Remington R51 handgun has been full of controversy. The firearm was mysteriously absent from SHOT Show’s Media Day at the Range this year, despite the fact that Remington brought along numerous R51′s to be handled on the showroom floor.
Then, the reviews started rolling. Some experienced reviewers even had malfunctions that they considered to be unsafe (see Military Arms Channel’s review below). It seems that most of the reviewers encountered multiple failures to feed, return to battery and properly eject spent brass. To be fair, some reviewers did give the little gun rave reviews, but it seemed like something was up with quality control at best, and the actual design of the gun at worst.
Now, it seems that Remington has scrubbed their website of nearly all mentions of the R51 pistol (H/T Tactical Existence). It is not easily found listed among their other firearms, and using thewebsite’s built in search engine returns only 1 hit for the website homepage. However, when you actually visit the homepage there is no mention of the R51 (except for an image of this year’s catalog cover).
There are still a few mentions of the R51 in old press releases on the website, but not in the list of current products. While you can find tidbits here and there, the compact 9mm is notably absent from all of the areas one would expect it to appear in.
Clicking on “Handguns” under Products takes you to 1911r1.com, a page dedicated to Remington’s 1911 line of pistols.
The only official Remington source I can find online that even mentions the R51 besides old press releases is on therock.remington.com, Remington’s R&D website, and that is only a promo video from over six months ago.
Does this mean Remington is scrapping the R51 pistol? Ceasing advertising while they address issues? Your guess is as good as ours, but one thing is for sure, they certainly aren’t pushing it online right now.
The move comes as the firearms buying “bubble” has seemingly burst, with many major gun manufacturers reporting slower sales than previous years. Sig says it staffed up to meet the increasing demand for firearms over the last several years, but a return to “normal” sales made those employees no longer necessary.
“The firearms market has begun to cool from the record highs experienced over the past couple of years,” Sig said in a release. “Additional resources, including new employees, were brought on to help meet this spike in demand. Now that sales have began to return to normal, an adjustment in staff numbers is needed to maintain an efficient and cost-effective workflow.”
Sig sources say about 100 employees were let go from both facilities, with modernization initiatives at the Newington plant enhancing “productivity and efficiency” that made a larger labor force redundant. The company announced the cuts to its workforce July 10.
“These difficult, but necessary, measures will allow SIG SAUER to continue to deliver innovative, high-quality firearms to its customers,” the company said. “As SIG SAUER continues to grow into new business categories, including ammunition and accessory products, these market-driven decisions will play a significant role.”
The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 was defeated in the Senate last Thursday after it failed to garner the necessary 60 votes that would have allowed it to proceed. The bill, which had been voted through a procedural motion just days earlier by a 82-12 margin, was significant in that it was supported by both Republicans and Democrats. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the bill would have provided states with the ability to build more public shooting ranges, increase access for sportsmen and women on public land, and prevented the banning of lead ammunition.
“This historic legislation is simply the most important package of measures for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation,” the NSSF stated.
The bill became a hotbed of controversy when both Democrats and Republicans attempted to add gun-related amendments to the act. Among the 81 proposed amendments were provisions that would have overturned Washington, DC’s ban on “high-capacity” magazines and “assault weapons” as well as expanded the right to buy or transport firearms and ammunition across state lines. Republicans also pushed for amendments that allowed gun owners to carry weapons into certain federal buildings and limit when a veteran can be denied gun ownership due to mental illness. On the flip side, Democrats advocated amendments that would expand the background check system, deny gun purchases to those under temporary protective orders, and increase penalties for straw purchasers.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked the amendments, which he blamed on Republicans attempting to derail the Sportsmen’s Act.
“They want amendments because they want to kill the bill, like they’ve tried to kill everything in the last six years,” he told the Washington Times.
In turn, Republicans criticized Reid for what they view as the majority leader attempting to muzzle the Senate.
“We’ve never operated like that,” Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) told McClatchy’s Washington Bureau. “That is a new normal that Harry Reid is trying to sell as being a Senate tradition.”
The NRA also made a statement on the failure of the Sportsmen’s Act, which it calls a victim of Reid’s “political agenda.”
“By refusing to allow a reasonable amendment process, Sen. Reid effectively killed this legislation—a bill with substantive measures that would have enriched America’s hunting and sporting heritage,” Chris Cox, the director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said in a statement.
The initial reaction among sportsmen and women was of surprise. The bill’s popularity and bipartisan support led many to believe that the act would have an easy time maneuvering through the Senate.
“There is no such thing as a slam dunk in the legislative arena but this certainly had all the makings of one after Monday’s 82-12 procedural vote,” Mark Holyoak, Director of Communications at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, told OutdoorHub. “Then the wheels came off. We are really disappointed for sportsmen and women because they are the biggest losers—by far! So are conservation, hunting, fishing, and public access.”
Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), who introduced the bill along with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), said that she did not intend on giving up after the Thursday vote.
“I believe the Senate should have considered sportsmen-related amendments, including those dealing with gun issues important to sportsmen and women, and I am disappointed that politics prevented us from reaching an agreement this week,” she stated. “However, I will continue working with Senator Murkowski and my colleagues to find a path forward so that this bill that benefits hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts in North Carolina and across the nation doesn’t fall victim to political posturing.”
Image courtesy the Office of Senator Kay Hagan
Stag Arms is going over the top with its newest Model 3 and 3L star-spangled rifles. These right-handed and left-handed AR-15s have been water-dipped with American Flag prints for a lasting patriotic finish.
The Model 3 is a fairly straightforward M4-profile carbine with a railed handguard. The 3L is its left-handed variant. For a limited time Stag is offering them with a $25 discount, bringing their prices down to $970 for the Model 3 and $995 for the 3L.
These are great ways for shooters to show their true colors with America’s favorite rifle. And to make this even better, Stag is giving away one $970 prize, a gift card that can be put towards any Stag Arms products.
Stag Arms is hosting the contest through Facebook. People who invite their friends to enter are automatically entered to the contest additional times.
The gift card can be used to “show your American pride” and purchase one of these custom Model 3 rifles or any other Stag Arms products. Stag is accepting entries placed up to 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 11 of this year. Participants may enter once per day. For all the details surrounding the contest hit up the giveaway page here.
If you’re more interested with the direct route you can purchase an American Flag Model 3 or 3L straight from Stag Arms. The flag pattern adds less than $100 to the cost of the rifle and will guarantee your rifle will stand out at the range.
Models 3 and 3L are AR-15 carbines chambered for 5.56 and .223 Remington. The rifles have 16-inch M4-profile barrels with a 1-in-9 button-rifled twist. This will guarantee good accuracy with a wide variety of ammo types and weights. The barrel is 4140 steel with a chrome-lined bore and a phosphate finish and is fit with an A2-style flash hider.
The handguard is by Diamondhead, a drop-in VRS forend that’s railed to match the flattop receiver. The rifle doesn’t come with sights, leaving that decision up to the individual user. Sights and optics are pretty personal so this leaves the door open to all options and helps keep the overall price down. The gas block sports a Picatinny rail for use with backup iron sights.
Stag’s receivers are all 7075-T6 hard-anodized aluminum for MIL-SPEC compliance and are finished with a MIL-SPEC parts kit. They come with standard A2 pistol grips and six-position telescoping buttstocks.
Stag ships every rifle with a 30-round magazines except where restricted, in which case they ship their rifles with 10-round mags.
After hitting their stride last year, PSE archery is once again teaming up with Drury Outdoors for the Outdoor Channel hit shows “Dream Season: The Journey” and “Bow Madness.”
Now in its ninth season, “Dream Season” presents The Journey. With this new season comes a permanent cast of bowhunters made up of past “Dream Season” contestants, and the drama has never been greater. A six-part competition about the highs and lows of the 2013 whitetail hunting season, “Dream Season: The Journey” puts its teams to the test like never before. The pressure and the stakes are at their highest, and so is the drama.
From Arizona to Argentina, this season of PSE’s “Bow Madness” documents some of the best big game hunts ever filmed. Join a ragtag team of bowhunters who go anywhere and everywhere to get that elusive kill. The higher on the hit list, the greater lengths they’ll go to in order to take it down. It’s going to be an unforgettable ride this year with PSE and Drury Outdoors.
“Dream Season: The Journey” airs in primetime on Outdoor Channel Tuesdays at 9:30 pm CST, and “Bow Madness” airs primetime Thursdays at 9:00 pm CST on Outdoor Channel.
More at: http://pse-archery.com
Position changes everything, and with the right position you can go from being vulnerable to a position of complete strength. In Media Lab Episode 10 “Fatal Funnel,” Dom Raso breaks down a scene from The Bourne Legacy to show how positioning in hallways can be used to defend and escape.
Image courtesy NRA Freestyle