National Rifle Association

The NRA is just phoning it in to make more money.

It’s literally in your name, but not only did you get the sights on backwards and in the wrong place, but the ARs look like airsoft guns. This is why my gun organization donations no longer go to them, they go to the FPC.

More ATF Changes

The ATF continues the war on gun ownership in general, and self made firearms in particular. Since they can’t get traction for changing the law through Congress, they are using the bureaucratic apparatus to pass new laws. If you don’t already have the means for making your own firearms, I would suggest you do so soon, or your window of opportunity will close for good.

Important Update Regarding ATF Regulations and Easy Jig Sales Due to recent changes in ATF regulations, 80% Arms and 5D Tactical can no longer sell or support jigs directly.
Support and Warranty Service: For all Easy Jig and Pro Jig customers, will now handle support. Modulus Arms will honor warranty services, provide technical support, and offer replacement tools and parts for all Easy Jig and Pro Jig products.
Manufacturing and Sales: While Easy Jigs will continue to be manufactured by 80% Arms and Pro Jigs by 5D Tactical, all sales must now be conducted through their independent dealers to comply with the new regulation. They are no longer permitted to sell jigs or distribute manuals via their websites under these new ATF rules.
Legal Challenges: Both companies are actively challenging this government overreach in court. They are optimistic about a favorable ruling from the Supreme Court in 2024, as both the District Court and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals have ruled decisively in our favor.
Availability through Dealers: In the meantime, both jigs are still available through their dealers, despite the inability to sell them directly.

GoSafe Bill Text

I found a link to the actual text of the bill. Here it is, hosted here at Sector Ocho. It begins with dishonest bullshit definitions. The definition of “gas operated” are wrong:

The term ‘gas-operated’, with respect to a semi-automatic firearm, means any firearm that harnesses or traps a portion of the high-pressure gas from a fired cartridge to cycle the action using—
‘‘(A) a long stroke piston, where gas is vented from the barrel to a piston that is mechanically fixed to the bolt group and moves to cycle the action;
‘‘(B) a short stroke piston, where gas is vented from the barrel to a piston that moves separately from the bolt group so that the energy is imparted through a gas piston to cycle the action;
‘(C) a system that traps and vents gas from either the barrel or the chamber to directly strike or impinge the bolt, bolt carrier, or slide assembly, to unlock and cycle the action;
‘‘(D) a hybrid system that combines elements of a system described in subparagraph (C) with a system described in subparagraph (A) or (B) to capture gas vented from the barrel to cycle the action;
‘‘(E) a blowback-operated system that directly utilizes the expanding gases of the ignited propellant powder acting on the cartridge case to drive the breechblock or breech bolt rearward; or
‘‘(F) a recoil-operated system that utilizes the recoil force to unlock the breech bolt and then to complete the cycle of extracting, ejecting, and reloading.

As far as I can think of, there are no other means of operating a semi-automatic firearm. This law defines all semi-automatic firearms as being “gas operated” by making the definition extremely broad. So what, exactly are they planning to do to these gas operated firearms?

The law goes on to say that no one can import, sell, manufacture, transfer, receive, or possess any gas operated firearm or combination of parts that operates like a gas operated firearm, nor can you own any mechanical or electrical parts that can make a firearm approximate the rate of fire of a machine gun.

It grandfathers in firearms owned before the date of the proposed law by the person who owned it on that date and their immediate family members. For the firearm to be transferred from one person to a family member, it has to go through a dealer. I’m assuming that, if a firearm isn’t transferred to a family member, it will be confiscated using the “voluntary buyback” clause in this law.

It requires all new magazines that are capable of holding more than ten rounds be inscribed with a serial number. All magazines that are sold from that point forward can only be owned by the government.

The law goes on to say that any unserialized magazine can’t be transferred after the date of enactment.

It also says that before any new design of a semi-automatic firearm is allowed to be sold, the plans have to be submitted to the ATF for approval. The ATF has 240 days to review the firearm and either approve or deny the application.

IN GENERAL.—Any semi-automatic firearm designed on or after the date of enactment of this section shall be required to have an approval under this subsection prior to the manufacture, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of such firearm for sale to civilians.

The law also says that at any time, the Director of the ATF can remove a previously approved firearm from the list.

Make sure you have plans for what is coming.

Oh Look, More Gun Control From Dems

Democrats are introducing another assault weapons ban, this time by going after weapons that use expanding gases from a fired round to cycle the action. In other words, outlawing every semiautomatic weapon.

It also:

  • requires that all designs of new firearms be submitted to the ATF for design approval before they can be manufactured
  • outlaws “unapproved modifications to permissible firearms”
  • outlaws “unlicensed firearm self assembly and manufacturing”

No weapon would be approved for manufacture or sale if it accepts or can be modified to accept any magazine or other ammunition feeding device that holds, or is capable of holding, more than 10 rounds. Magazines that are permanently fixed to the weapon and cannot be changed out and hold less than 15 rounds in handguns, and 10 rounds in long guns, would be exempt.

I am getting this from Lefty press releases. I am looking for the text of the bill as I write this.

I am looking at getting a 3D printer and/or a Ghost Gunner.

Deal Alert

I have no technical problem with Glocks. They are well functioning firearms, and Gaston’s invention changed the way pistols are made and marketed. I own several. With that being said, I don’t like shooting or carrying them as much as I do other handguns. It isn’t a quality problem. They just don’t feel right in my hand.

My preferred handgun is the Smith and Wesson M&P series. I own them in multiple models and calibers: M&P, the M&P 2.0, the Shield, Shield EZ, and the Shield Plus. I have them in .380, 9mm, .40S&W, .357Sig, and .45ACP. I’ve even been considering a 10mm. Still, I think that Smith & Wesson hit it out of the park for concealed carry when they came out with the Shield Plus. I own several or three of them.

I did a review of a Performance Center Shield Plus about a year and a half ago. Smith and Wesson hit a home run with this handgun. It may very well be the ultimate concealed carry handgun. A micro compact 9mm holding 10, or 13 rounds, and it is the same size as 8 shot 9mms. Smith and Wesson also sells magazines for the Shield Plus that hold 15 rounds. The only real issue is that the pistol with a microdot installed isn’t always convenient for EDC. It won’t fit in my Vaultek Slide, and I had to have a Milt Sparks holster custom made to fit it. For that reason, I also have a couple without the microdot sight on them. The Shield Plus comes in a few versions.

If those prices aren’t low enough, Smith and Wesson is offering a $50 rebate for every Shield pistol sold during November and December. A new quality EDC handgun for $350? Yes, please. (I just got one with the microdot slide cut for $400, after the rebate. I paid for it with a cashback credit card, so that cuts the price down even more.)

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Prioritize ammo if you haven’t. You have to wonder if this is a coincidence or not.

EDITED to add:


Looking at my next rifle upgrade. I am thinking about an AR10 with this scope on it. I would like to be able to hit a 10″ circle consistently from 500 yards or more with factory ammo. My last AR10 project resulted in what I call a lightweight skirmish rifle. This rifle shoots 4″ groups at 100 yards with factory ammo.

This time I want something that can get reliable, accurate hits from distance while still being something that you can carry in the field. I need to double the accuracy with this new build, meaning 2″ groups at 100 yards, to get 10″ at 500 yards.

Opinions? Thoughts?