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  • December 22, 2011

    Weatherby's New Semi-Automatic Turkey Gun-3

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    Winter’s a great time to start thinking about your next turkey hunting gun, and to help kick start that process Weatherby is now offering the SA-459™ Turkey semi-auto, available in 12 or 20 gauge.

    New for 2012, the SA-459 Turkey offers a trim forend and pistol grip-style buttstock that gives it a nearly tactical look. The shotgun has a 13.5 inch length of pull, and an hourglass bolt handle that is oversized for easy location and operation. The 21 ¼-inch barrel comes with a removable and extended ported choke tube (Extra Full). A mil-spec Picatinny rail, LPA-style ghost ring rear sight and blade front sight with fiber optic pin are standard. The 20-gauge model is a good choice for females or smaller shooters.

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  • December 20, 2011

    Winchester Adds New Blindside Waterfowl Loads For 2012-6

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    When it was launched in 2011, Winchester’s Blindside steel waterfowl loads exceeded all the ammo maker’s expectations – selling a whopping three times better than the company’s initial estimates. What sets Blindside apart is the six-sided, Hex™ Steel Shot pellets stacked inside the shells which packs 15 percent more pellets in the same space versus traditional round pellets.

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  • December 19, 2011

    Gun Grabber Denied Seat on DC Federal Appeals Court-4

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    It didn't garner much media attention, but Second Amendment advocates won a significant victory on Dec. 6 when Republican Senators blocked President Barack Obama’s nomination of a former New York state solicitor general to serve on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
               
    The nomination of Caitlin J. Halligan failed in a 54-45 vote – six 'yeas' short of the 60 required. Republicans opposed Halligan because of her work against gun rights and pro-abortion stances. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the only Republican to vote with Democrats.
               
    Why is it important? The D.C. Circuit Court has jurisdiction over constitutional challenges to decisions made by federal agencies. It is regarded as a pivotal "stepping stone to the Supreme Court."

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  • December 16, 2011

    Kahr Arms Releases The New CM40 Concealed Carry Gun-1

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    Concealed carry practitioners have many options to choose from these days, and the list just got a little longer as Kahr Arms recently added to its CM series of Kahr pistols with the CM40. This new model will start arriving to wholesalers and gun dealers in 2012.

    The CM Series, which debuted in spring 2011 with the CM9, takes the value-priced features from Kahr's CW series (a 3.6" barreled pistol in 9 mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP) and incorporates these features into a smaller 3" barrel package, making it ideal for concealed carry by licensed civilians and law enforcement personnel.

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  • December 13, 2011

    Field Test: The Benelli Super Vinci - A Reliable Waterfowl Gun-3

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    I put Benelli's Super Vinci through the ringer this year first on a duck hunt in Saskatchewan where I ran a number of boxes of 3-inch and 3 ½-inch waterfowl loads through it I didn't have a single jam or ejection problem. I mostly hunted from layout blinds in agricultural fields and alongside prairie potholes, in the wind, some rain and a brief snow flurry. 

    Then, less than two weeks later, hunting sea ducks on a chilly Lake Michigan, the shotgun went through more than a box of Blindside Steel #2’s without a hitch. And I still hadn’t cleaned the gun!

    I don’t recommend not cleaning a shotgun. But duck and goose hunting can be a dirty business, and it’s good to know your shotgun can take it, and come back for more. After this season I can offer an honest opinion on the Vinci from a shooter's perspective. Here's what I found out about the gun.

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  • December 9, 2011

    Black Friday Sets a Record for Firearm Sales-3

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    According to the FBI, this year’s Black Friday saw the most background check requests for gun buyers ever in a one-day span: 129,166.
               
    The numbers shatter the previous record -- 97,848 -- set on the same shopping day in 2008.

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  • December 9, 2011

    New Laser Rangefinder: Bushnell Sport 850-1

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    Knowing exactly how far away that game animal stands from you could be the difference between a big miss or a huge trophy. Up your odds of connecting on that all-important shot with the new Sport 850 laser rangefinder from Bushnell. 

    At the push of a button, the Sport 850 quickly acquires distances from five to 850 yards (or meters) with the +/- one-yard accuracy.  Featuring four power magnification, fully multi-coated optics and a 430-foot field of view, the Sport 850 provides a crisp, clear view, even in low light conditions.

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  • December 5, 2011

    Hoppe’s Elite T3 Gun Oil Keeps Your Firearms Working at Extreme Temps-0

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    Keep your firearms clean and provide them with long-lasting corrosion protection, with Hoppe's new Elite T3 Gun Oil. Elite T3 is an upgrade of Hoppe’s popular Elite Gun Oil, made even better with a special T3 additive.

    T3 contains liquid molybdenum and liquid PTFE, a synthetic polymer with the lowest coefficient of friction known to man. The Elite T3 Gun Oil disperses in a thin coat across the entire surface of the bore and penetrates deep into every pore of the metal to condition the metal and provide long-term protection against fouling.

    With winter upon us, it’s good to know that T3 won’t break down to temperatures as low as -40 degrees, and keeps doing the job when your firearms heated up—up to 320 degrees.

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  • December 5, 2011

    Santa’s Gun Club Visit Sends Anti-Gun Advocates Into a Tizzy-13

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    Last year, a member of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Gun Club came into the club dressed as Santa Claus. Fellow members had their photos taken with the Big Elf while sporting their favorite firearms. It was fun--and it seemed a great way to generate some money for the club. So, on Nov. 26, the club invited the public to have their photos taken with Santa at its 32-lane indoor shooting range, which includes a gun sales and rental shop.

    About 500 people showed up to take 150 photos. Members paid $5 while non-members were charged $10. Many used the photos for Christmas cards and Facebook posts. "Our customers have been looking for a fun and safe way to express their holiday spirit and passion for firearms," said Ron Kennedy, general manager of the Scottsdale Gun Club.

    It's a private club. What members do in a private club is their own business, right?

    Ho, ho, no.

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  • December 1, 2011

    New ICON Spotting Scopes From Brunton Hunting-0

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    Brunton Hunting, a top optics manufacturer, is introducing its new ICON Straight Spotting Scope and new ICON Angled Spotting Scope.
       
    The ICON Spotting Scopes intensify dim light for spot-on clarity, deliver true color and exceptional definition, while eliminating halos and fading. 

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