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News | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SIG SAUER Academy Adds Rifle and Shotgun Fundamentals Classes

SIG SAUER Academy is pleased to announce the addition of Rifle Fundamentals and Shotgun Fundamentals to the 2019 course schedule. The new courses are geared towards new firearms owners and provide students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to safely handle, load, fire, and unload common types of rifles and shotguns.

U.S. DHS Awards Contract to Federal Ammunition for .223 Remington

Federal Ammunition was recently awarded a major contract from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Starting delivery in 2019, the multi-agency contract provides for up to $75 million of .223 Rem duty ammunition to multiple Department of Homeland Security law enforcement components and other federal agencies for up to five years.

SB Tactical CZPDW Pistol Stabilizing Brace

SB Tactical is now shipping the CZPDW. Designed specifically for the CZ Scorpion EVO S1 pistol, the CZPDW offers three-position adjustability with a fast and convenient pull-through design.

ERGO Graphic Grip

ERGO is proud to release the Graphic Grip, the customizable AR Grip solution. The ERGO Graphic Grip can be customized to user preferences. Any image or logo can be embedded into their textured overmolded SUREGRIP.

Four Days Of Deals Left In The 12 Days of Apexmas At

There are just four days left in Apex’s annual 12 Days of Apexmas promotion, with a special discount announced each day only on Today’s featured trigger kits are those for the Ruger MkIV and MkIV 22/45.

Sauer S100 Classic Bolt-Action Rifle Chosen by Friends of NRA

J. P. Sauer & Sohn, Germany’s oldest gunmaker, is pleased to announce its Sauer S100 Classic bolt-action rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor has been chosen as a 2019 Friends of NRA Standard Package offering. This special-edition Sauer S100 Classic, with the NRA logo lasered into the pistol grip, will be available at all 1,100 Friends of NRA banquets nationwide in 2019.

Mossberg Pump-Action Shotgun Retrograde Series

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. introduced the Retrograde Series of pump-action shotguns; the 500 Persuader Retrograde and 590A1 Retrograde. Commemorating Mossberg’s 100th anniversary in 2019, the Retrograde Series features the two most iconic police and military pump-action shotguns, built with the retro look and feel of a walnut stock and matching corncob forend.

SureFire Shipping X400U & X400UH Weaponlights

SureFire, LLC is proud to announce the launch of the all-new 1,000 lumen X400U and X400UH models. The X400U, features 1,000 lumens of stunning white light focused by a Total Internal Reflection lens.

Samson Manufacturing Holiday Sales Continue

Get more for less with Samson by enhancing your lightweight build with Samson Manufacturing's Lightweight Low-Profile Gas Block. Save 20%, now through the end of December.

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season

Doug Koenig’s Championship Season visits Doug taking on the role of Match Director at the thirty-first annual Sportsman’s Team Challenge National Championships. More than 50 teams, traveling from three countries and 14 states, will compete at Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Shooting Academy.

German Precision Optics USA Expands Passion 3X Riflescope Line

German Precision Optics USA has expanded its PASSION 3X riflescope line with the addition of the new 6-18x50 riflescope. German designed and engineered, this new scope features the perfect range of magnification for long range shooting and a large objective lens for shooting in low light conditions.

Hornady to Supply 300 PRC Ammunition to U.S. DoD

The 300 Precision Rifle Cartridge, released by Hornady earlier this year, was tested and selected by the Department of Defense for its extended long range sniper program following a rigorous evaluation process.

Remington Joins WTU as National Sponsor

Remington has signed on as a Whitetails Unlimited national sponsor, WTU President Jeff Schinkten has announced.

MidwayUSA Foundation Seeks Executive Director

The MidwayUSA Foundation Inc., a national public charity working to sustain the shooting sports industry by providing long-term funding to youth shooting teams, is actively seeking an Executive Director.

USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals on Shooting USA

Shooting USA covers the USPSA Multi-Gun Nationals. Plus, the French MAS 36, the last bolt rifle in World War Two, is now one of History’s Guns.

Media Lodge Adds GATDAILY to GunUp Digital Network

Media Lodge is excited to announce a new sales-driven partnership with GATDAILY. As part of the agreement, Media Lodge will be responsible for all advertising and sponsorship strategy and sales for GATDaily.

FN 509 Tactical in the February GUNS

FN America’s latest iteration of the 509 series — the FN 509 Tactical — is featured in the February issue of GUNS Magazine. And February’s Gun Of The Month Giveaway is topped by a Bravo Company Mfg. Inc. BCM RECCE-9 QRF pistol chambered in 300 AAC Blackout.

Four Days Of Deals Left In The 12 Days of Apexmas At

There are just four days left in Apex’s annual 12 Days of Apexmas promotion, with a special discount announced each day only on Today’s featured trigger kits are those for the Ruger MkIV and MkIV 22/45.


Giving A Firearm As A Gift? Some Reminders From NSSF

Editor’s Note: Today’s feature appears courtesy of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). It’s solid advice for anyone considering gifting someone a firearm.

The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others. What better way to do that than to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend or relative?

The first thing to remember if you’re thinking about giving someone a gun is that . . . it’s a gun! You already know that ownership of a firearm brings with it some serious legal and ethical obligations that other consumer products don’t. So let’s look at some questions you may have about giving a firearm as a gift.

Buying a Gun as a Gift

The first question you have to ask is whether the intended recipient can legally own the firearm where he or she lives. With more than 20,000 different gun laws on the books, even the kinds of firearms that law-abiding citizens can own vary from place to place; for example, juveniles (under age 18), generally speaking, are precluded by law from possessing a handgun. Check out the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) website for an overview of local laws and, whatever you do, don’t forget that you can never under any circumstances transfer a firearm to someone you know — or have reasonable cause to believe — legally can’t own one. That’s a federal felony, so be careful.

Consider using a gift certificate from a firearms retailer near where the recipient lives.

There’s no federal law that prohibits a gift of a firearm to a relative or friend that lives in your home state. Abramski v. United States, a recent Supreme Court decision involving a “straw purchase” of a firearm did not change the law regarding firearms as gifts. The following states (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington State) and the District of Columbia require you to transfer a firearm through a local firearms retailer so an instant background check will be performed to make sure the recipient is not legally prohibited from owning the gun. Maryland and Pennsylvania require a background check for private party transfer of a handgun. There are exceptions, so it’s important to carefully check the law of your state or ask your local firearms retailer.

Consider a Gift Card

The ATF recommends that if you want to give someone a new firearm, rather than going to a gun store, buying it on your own and giving it to, say your father, consider instead purchasing a gift certificate from that retailer and giving it to Dad as his present. That way he’ll get the exact gun he wants, and there’s no question about who is “the actual buyer of the firearm,” which is a question any purchaser must certify on the Federal Form 4473 at the time of purchase.

Shipping a Firearm

You can only ship a handgun by common carrier (but not U.S. Mail) and a long gun by U.S. Mail or common carrier to a federally licensed retailer, but not to a non-licensed individual in another state. With all carriers, federal law requires you to declare that your package contains an unloaded firearm. To be safe, always consult your carrier in advance about its regulations for shipping firearms.

Giving a Gun as a Gift

What if you want to give “Old Betsy,” your favorite old deer rifle, to your son or daughter as a college graduation gift? Again, in most states, there’s no law that says you can’t, but some states require even inter-family transfers to go through a licensed retailer. Remember, you can never transfer a firearm directly to another person who is a resident of a different state. In that case, you must transfer the firearm through a licensed retailer in the state where the person receiving the gift resides. Using a gift certificate from a firearms retailer near where the recipient lives might be a good solution. Pre-1898 antique firearms are generally exempt from the retailer requirement. Be safe and check with your retailer or local law enforcement before you hand over your prized possession.

It’s often an emotional moment when a treasured family heirloom is passed down to the next generation. These moments are part of what our cherished enjoyment of firearms is all about and represent that unique bond that sportsmen have with their fellow enthusiasts.

So enjoy the holidays and do it right!

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