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And now a word from The Chairman… The Latest From Nighthawk Custom

From GAT Daily The latest release from Nighthawk Custom is here! The first pistol in their Boardroom series is titled “The Chairman” The Chairman is a signature, handcrafted, executive level, longslide 1911. From NHC The Chairman is the first in our Boardroom Series of Pistols. The Chairman is a 6” Long-Slide Government 1911, available in 9mm or .45 ACP. Windows in …

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On Armored Threats

From Travis Pike and Keith Finch The tragedy in Texas was an abhorrent event that should have never happened, but it did. The small community is still healing. We’d be remiss however  if we didn’t take time to learn lessons from this tragedy and use these lessons to help minimize future tragedies. Dust it off, stow your anger, put your …

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The Debate on H.R. 38

As many of you have heard the U.S. House of Representatives passed both National Reciprocity and Fix NICS this week. You can find the full text Here and following my commentary in it’s entirety. National Reciprocity is something the Firearms Community has been chasing for a long time but it has been my observation that the passage has been very divisive …

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AMABILIS: Tactical Inclement Weather Apparel

From GAT Daily   Quality outerwear is something often hard to come by, but here is an opportunity for all of you that I would be remiss if I didn’t pass on. AMABILIS is a brand new tactical outwear start up that has a campaign going on Kickstarter right now. The great news for you all… They’ve already surpassed their …

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Reloading “Accidents” Do Happen

Why the quotes? Because most reloading “accidents” aren’t “accidents” at all. They are failure to follow established rules. Or failure to be attentive enough. Or deliberately doing something wrong for the umpteenth time because you have always gotten away with it in the past.   Like the reloader with 30 years accident-free experience who decided to seat a primer just …

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PERFECTION?  GOING HANDS ON WITH GLOCK’s 5th GENERATION PISTOL

From Mike Westra Thirty six years ago a man who made knives, shower curtain rods and kitchen cabinet accessories in his garage set out to make his first handgun.  What he came up with some would say is the best handgun ever produced.  Log into any gun forum and you will see lovers and haters going at it.  What caused …

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Dakota Tactical DTAC Modular Handguard

The MP5 platform of today is experiencing a second discovery. A child of the 20th Century action scene both on screen and down range with Military and Law Enforcement the MP5 was the pinnacle standard of the submachine gun/pistol caliber carbine. But times they are a changing… With several newer options hitting the market the MP5 and it’s kin, my …

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On HR 3458

From Mike Westra According to a study done by the World Health Organization one person dies every 100 seconds in an armed conflict somewhere in America.  That means in the time it took you to shower and drink your first cup of coffee this morning 20 people died.  In the time it takes you to read this article another 6 …

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For the First Time Since the Law Change in 2001, Michigan’s Active CPL Numbers Have Dropped.

For the first time since the current shall issue CPL change in 2001 Michigan’s number of active Concealed Pistol Licenses has dropped month to month. Just slightly though… In July 2017 there were 617,873 licenses active according to the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, that number dropped to 616,941 as of August 1st. A down …

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