WED | JULY 6, 2022

The R100 National Archery Tour heads to Lindsborg KS, July 8-11, 2022. This event is hosted in partnership with Smoky Valley Shooting Sports.
Sierra Bullets is proud to congratulate Team Sierra shooter Matt Fox and Sierra Bullets employee Andrew Sparks for their recent successes at the Missouri 3-Gun Championship. Matt won the 2x4 class and finished 19th overall, and Andrew was 2nd in the 2x4 and 9th overall.
Gearfire announced that it will be exhibiting at and serving as the Education and Mobile App Sponsor of the 2022 NSSF Range-Retailer Business Expo set for July 11-13 in New Orleans.

Galco's Front Pocket Horsehide Holster is now available for the SIG-Sauer P365. The user can casually place a hand on the holstered/pocketed pistol if a nonspecific threat materializes – and the fastest draw is to have the gun already in hand.
Regardless of how you travel – by car, RV, boat, air, or even by backpack – one item you don’t want to forget is a high-quality binocular like those offered in the GPO USA ED series.
The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund is proud to award a $100,000 grant to the National Archery in the Schools Program.

EasyExport announces that American merchants who use its export processing service can now ship firearm parts, optics, and accessories to consumers in Slovakia and Luxembourg.
Heckler & Koch USA is seeking new Law Enforcement dealers to join their team. Heckler & Koch’s Law Enforcement dealers work directly with local and state agencies on their small arms requirements.
Outdoor Edge, a manufacturer of knives and tools for all things outdoors, is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with Fred and Michele Eichler and their three boys, Jeb, Seth and Trent for their popular TV show Everything Eichler for the fourth consecutive year.

4473 Cloud announced their newest integration partner: Rapid Gun Systems. With this partnership, 4473 Cloud offers a 4473 digital storage solution for any FFLs that utilizes Rapid Gun Systems to manage their business.
Christensen Arms has chosen the first five lucky winners of the Bakcou e-Bikes Ultimate Giveaway Promotion. Twenty e-bikes will be awarded in total with drawings for five (5) e-bikes to occur on four different days - July 1st, July 15th, August 1st and August 15th.
“...FPC refuses to stand idly by while the state of New York threatens peaceable conduct with imprisonment, injury, and death. We see this bill for what it is: a grave injustice upon the people of New York. Restoring New Yorkers’ natural rights is of paramount importance, whether the tyrants in Albany think so or not. The governor and her cadre of anti-rights legislators should have no doubt that FPC will utilize every available instrument to remedy this historic wrong."
"The Delaware legislature chose to follow other hostile regimes ... by advancing multiple pieces of anti-rights legislation to Governor John Carney’s desk. ... with Governor Carney’s stamp of approval, this package of bills promises to further throttle liberty in The First State."
Firearms Policy Coalition announced that it has filed a new Second Amendment lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s ban on so-called “assault weapons.” The complaint in Cheeseman v. Platkin, along with other case information, can be viewed at FPCLegal.org.
Firearms Policy Coalition sent a letter to California Attorney General Rob Bonta informing him that if local concealed-carry issuing agencies use the state’s so-called “good moral character” requirement in the way he recently called for in response to NYSRPA v. Bruen, it will cause them “to defend far more Second Amendment claims than they have ever faced.”

Firearms Policy Coalition filed a motion to lift the stay that was imposed last year in Miller v. Bonta, its lawsuit challenging California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” that resulted in the district court striking down the ban under the Second Amendment.
Firearms Policy Coalition and FPC Action Foundation announced the filing of a brief with the Supreme Court in the case of Torcivia v. Suffolk County, which challenges the government’s ability to enter private homes and seize firearms from an individual suspected of no crime, and subject to no penal control or supervision. These seizures were categorized by the Second Circuit as a “special-needs exception” to our Fourth Amendment rights.
Available in either 9mm or .380 the newest derringers from Bond Arms are their lightest, smallest derringers yet.

As part of the 100-year anniversary celebration, Federal Ammunition is featuring monthly online content celebrating Federal’s rich history. The month of June highlighted Federal’s role in supplying war-time ammunition and conservation-focused advertising.
The National Collegiate Shooting Sports Athletic Association, a newly formed program focused on the growth and protection of the long-standing history of competitive shooting sports, has announced a partnership with Remington Ammunition. The Lonoke, Arkansas based company has committed to the organization as a Patron Partner and an official ammunition brand of NCSSAA.
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says: "Amid rising violent crime, Washington has reported a stunning number of active Concealed Pistol Licenses issued in a single month; proving that extremist gun control efforts in the Evergreen State have failed miserably and people realize it."
"To the peaceable people of New Jersey, who have for years been victimized by those representing them in Trenton: FPC sees you. The elites of the state of New Jersey should enjoy their day of celebration while it lasts. To that end, FPC will utilize every available instrument to remedy these abominable wrongs. FPC encourages anyone who would like to participate as a plaintiff in litigation targeting these newly signed bills to visit 2Ahotline.com."
"To the peaceable people of New Jersey, who have for years been victimized by those representing them in Trenton: FPC sees you. The elites of the state of New Jersey should enjoy their day of celebration while it lasts. To that end, FPC will utilize every available instrument to remedy these abominable wrongs. FPC encourages anyone who would like to participate as a plaintiff in litigation targeting these newly signed bills to visit 2Ahotline.com."
The National Collegiate Shooting Sports Athletic Association, a newly formed program focused on the growth and protection of the long-standing history of competitive shooting sports, has announced a partnership with Remington Ammunition. The Lonoke, Arkansas based company has committed to the organization as a Patron Partner and an official ammunition brand of NCSSAA.
Trijicon Inc offers a $100 consumer rebate on the Trijicon RMRcc beginning July 1 and running through September 30, 2022. Only RMRcc optics purchased during this period will be eligible for the $100 rebate.
Shooting Industry’s annual “U.S. Firearms Industry Today” report looks at the latest available data from ATF to report on U.S. firearms production — revealing the top producers across all firearm categories — and including analysis on historical NICS background check trends and the latest import/export figures.
CZ-USA is offering a rebate on the purchase of select P-Series pistols. This rebate, a $50 Visa gift card, is available from July to September.
Polymer80, Inc. today announces that its popular PFC9 and PFS9 complete pistols will now come with an optic cut slide that fits the RMR footprint - at the same MSRP as the previously offered non-optic cut pistols.
Wilson Combat announced the availability of Lehigh Defense loaded ammunition on shopwilsoncombat.com. This includes Xtreme Defense ammunition in 9mm, .45 ACP, .380 ACP, 10mm, and .40 S&W.
The A-G Cup Championship is the biggest cash money match in Precision Rifle Competition and Shooting USA is there to cover it. Plus, the first look at some of the new products introduced at the dealers-only SHOT Show.
 

The midyear has me looking at the recent new products and news items that didn’t make it into the releases section of our wires – and at a product I have in hand.

Image from Fix It Sticks.

To start with Fix It Sticks, a company known for modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters, has introduced the Field Toolkit for Glock pistols. The GLOCK is known as a nearly tool-free maintenance item. There are some areas of the design that require a specialized device; otherwise, it’s the things we add on to the pistol that need the help. In this kit, Fix It has provided the Fix It Sticks Front Sight tool, Magazine Base Plate Removal Tool, and Channel Liner Tool. In addition, the kit also includes the Fix It Sticks Ratcheting T-Handle, the Mini All-In-One Torque Driver and the most common bits necessary for properly mounting optics on handguns. The kit is contained in a compact, soft zippered carrying case with a molded low profile bit holder that is designed to hold any bit / accessory with a standard 1/4" Base, and any 8-32 threaded component. The kit easily fits in glove boxes, tool storage compartments, or range bags, and the kit is now available with an MSRP of $184.

In news, the two-man team from JP Enterprises claimed first place at the recent Burris Optics Team Challenge presented by Competition Dynamics. The team consisted of JP General Manager Adam Burt and Juan Valencia of the Minneapolis Police Department. This marked the first top placement for Burt and Valencia against a field of 36 teams.

It looks like Liberty Ammunition is going strong. A company known for lead free ammo with lines geared to defense and to hunting, “light for caliber” projectiles are a specialty in some calibers. High speed and light weight – what could go wrong? Well, lots of stuff could, but it seems they could have cracked the code for penetration with considerable wounding potential. I’ve shot their ammo before but not recently – it was consistent and functionally reliable. From 2014, I recovered the following report I did on their ammunition from that era: “I had Liberty Civil Defense Ammo (NON-LE) in .380 Auto, 9mm and .45 Auto. The loads were fired from 12 feet over a Shooting Chrony Beta Model (picked up from Brownells). The .45 Auto loads were fired from a GLOCK 30s, the .380 ACP was fired from a Ruger LCP/CT and the 9mm +P from my old service Glock 19 … The following results were noted -

Caliber Velocity

.45, 78 gr. 1,887 fps

.380, 50 gr. 1,397 fps

9mm+P 50 gr. 2,083 fps

“Nominal velocity in .45 is 1,900 feet-per-second, in the .380 is 1,500 fps and in 9mm +P is 2,000 fps. I’d say their packaging is correctly marked as to velocity of the rounds contained therein. “

I have a very little bit of current production and will be checking it for zero and velocities. In this era, having one more ammo manufacturer is a good thing. I’m glad to see they’re still in the game.

 

I recently received the AXIL GS Extreme 2.0 combination in-ear hearing protection/ear buds with Bluetooth connection for test and evaluation. A few things to note about these that are different from similar, competing products. First, there are separate controls on separate “control sticks.” The left controls the amplification of ambient sounds – on/off switch for this component alone. The right controls Bluetooth function. While I paired it with my phone, I don’t listen to music at the range – I have it for communication. You can use the rig for hearing protection only or use them as earbuds. The set comes with tips geared more to use as ear buds for music or phone calls.

The compression sound protection doesn’t “clip” all sounds at a loud report. Instead, it continues to amplify ambient noise while limiting the louder sounds to 85db … not sure how they do that. All that and they are rechargeable. Instructions are available here – and they bear examination. These devices are interesting and will take some getting used to. You can get them from AXIL or you can purchase SIG SAUER – branded GS Extreme ear pro online.

-- Rich Grassi

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