Texas International Firearms Festival Sponsor of the Day: Slide Fire

(Sponsored content) The first annual Texas International Firearms Festival – November 8 & 9 at Best of the West Shooting Sports – is just weeks away! You need to buy your day pass today – it’s your chance to sample (and buy) firearms from over two dozen major gun makers. Click here for the full list. Click here to buy a $59 one-day pass or a $95 weekend pass. Ammo included! Slide Fire will be there. You’ve always wanted to shoot a full-auto gun. But renting one is expensive and buying one is, well, astronomical. Not to worry. Full-auto-style  fun is easy to come by with a Slide Fire bump fire stock. It’s affordable,…
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Gun Tweet of the Day: What’s The Second Amendment For, Exactly? Edition

I don’t share the general view that the above Tweet indicates that left-leaning political pundit Kirsten Powers’ is an ignorant slut (term used as a humorous reference to the Saturday Night Live sketch). Powers knows that the founders didn’t enact the Second Amendment to protect hunters from starvation. Or target shooters from boredom. Or even law-abiding citizens from criminal predation. She knows that the 2A is Americans’ bulwark against government tyranny. She just finds it, well, amazing! Amazing that . . . anyone would hold that view today. So when U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst told an NRA rally in Searsboro, Iowa . . . I have a beautiful little…
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Weekend Photo: A 3D Printed 10mm 1911

Eric from Solid Concepts, who developed the first 3D printed metal gun, printed this 1911 chambered in 10mm Auto. Its probably not everyone’s taste, but I really like the aggressive styling of the frame and slide. I also like how Eric printed an extract from the preamble of the Declaration of Independence directly into the grip. Submit photos […] Read More … The post Weekend Photo: A 3D Printed 10mm 1911 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

Apple Designer Designs Beretta Shotgun [Not Shown]

“Last month Apple proudly announced it had hired Australian-born aesthetic guru Marc Newson [creator of the "embryo chair" above] to join the tech company’s legendary stable of designers,” businessweek.com‘s Paul Barrett reports. “He’s about to come out with a decidedly low-tech masterpiece: a high-end engraved shotgun to be produced by the Italian firearm manufacturer Beretta.” Specifically . . . A variation of Beretta’s 486 Parallelo 12-gauge side-by-side. What’s the connection? “Its round action contains only very few straight lines,” Beretta’s website observes, “and looks like it has grown organically together with the stock into something harmonious and beautiful. To the outside,…
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Question of the Day: Do You Carry an Extra Magazine?

I’m inherently lazy when it comes to carrying. Yes, I pack daily. In some way, shape or form. But I rarely pocket an extra magazine or stripper clip (let alone a speed loader). It’s less a case of complacent slothfulness than not wanting to be weighed down by still more chazerai rattling around in my pockets. But when I’m not toting my 642 or the Bodyguard wheelgun I’m trying out, it’s usually a GLOCK 42 that’s nestled between my waistband and my Calvins. Which means, as Kevin Michalowski points out above, should my 42 prove to be less than Perfection…
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‘Sons of Guns’ Stephanie and Kris Arrested for Child Abuse

“Sons of Guns stars Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford were arrested Friday in Louisiana,” tmz.com reports, “for allegedly hitting a 9-year-old boy with a belt so hard he bruised. Parish of Livingston officials tell us Kris abused Stephanie’s son from another relationship last month by striking the kid on his lower buttocks area. Stephanie was also taken into custody because her son told cops she was present in the room. She’s not being accused of hitting her kid.” Another Adrian Peterson-style case of down home corporal punishment taken too far? Time will tell. But if the case(s) of Will Hayden,…
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‘Sons of Guns’ Stephanie and Kris Arrested for Child Abuse

“Sons of Guns stars Stephanie Hayden and Kris Ford were arrested Friday in Louisiana,” tmz.com reports, “for allegedly hitting a 9-year-old boy with a belt so hard he bruised. Parish of Livingston officials tell us Kris abused Stephanie’s son from another relationship last month by striking the kid on his lower buttocks area. Stephanie was also taken into custody because her son told cops she was present in the room. She’s not being accused of hitting her kid.” Another Adrian Peterson-style case of down home punishment taken too far? Time will tell. But if the case(s) of Will Hayden, Stephanie’s…
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