News | Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Remington Acquisition Announcement: Giant PR Stunt?
Executives with Remington Outdoor Company have described yesterday's late afternoon announcement of plans by by Global Digital Solutions, Inc (OTC-QB:GDSI) to acquire Remington as "attention seeking in it's worst form". Officials at Remington say they will be addressing Global's PR NewsWire announcement of their planned all-cash acquisition of Remington of nearly $1.1 Billion. The Outdoor Wire Digital Network will have the full story as it develops.
Birchwood Casey's new Rigid 10-Clay Silhouette Target is constructed of heavy corrugated cardboard that will last for hundreds of shots. It features die cut holes to fit any standard size clay bird.
HatsanUSA has extended their AT-P PCP airpistol line with the release of the AT-P2. The AT-P2 uses the same popular design of the AT-P1 but gives users the option of an extendable stock for a steadier shot and increased accuracy.
, maker of manufactures high-quality new and remanufactured ammunition, has been named the official ammunition supplier for the 2nd Annual A Girl & A Gun
Training Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson.
Detroit Gun Works, a precision component supplier to the firearms industry, today announced the launch of its new website: www.detroitgunworks.com.
3-Gun Nation hosted its first 3GN Regional Championship the 2600 acre Clinton House Plantation shooting facility in Clinton, South Carolina. Team MGM shooters gave solid performances over the unique match.
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the X Bullet®. This landmark innovation, made available to the public in 1989, launched a new era in bullet technology.
Birdsong Manufacturing (www.BirdsongMfg.com) has selected The Media Group, a creative services agency based out of Chicago, Illinois, to manage its Public Relations and Communications efforts.
Instructional website MyGunTips.com is now live and nationally known personal defense instruction Steve Moses has joined the team. The subscription site will deliver subscribers at least one new instructional video every week.
Bushmaster will again be the primary sponsor of the Tarheel 3-Gun Challenge Match, a two-day match to be held Saturday April 5 and Sunday, April 6 at Woody's Hunting and Rifle Club in New Hill, North Carolina.
MidwayUSA announces the release of "Crocodile at Fifty Paces" a short story by Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA.
On Saturday, March 15, the world's best 3-Gun competitors will take center stage at the United States Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma as they launch full-throttle into the highest level of 3-Gun competition: the 3-Gun Nation Pro Series.
RedHead® introduces their new soft-sided, scoped shotgun case, made of heavy-duty, PVC-backed 600D polyester, designed to hold a shotgun with a mounted scope.
Bushnell Outdoors has introduced five new flashlights in its new RUBICON line of lighting products. From the compact, do-it-all 152-lumen flashlight to the almighty 1080-lumen flashlight, there are a total of six RUBICON flashlights for virtually every task and adventure.
In the cover story for the GUNS Magazine May issue, Mike "Duke" Venturino examines the newly-released Ruger SR-762, chambered in .308/7.62 NATO, and finds the heavy-duty rifle offers great accuracy and function.
The National Rifle Association's Coach Education Program is now accepting applications for the annual small bore intermediated junior rifle camp. This year the camp will be July 5th through July 10, 2014.
Headlining "Idaho's Official Kickoff to Spring" this weekend at Cabela's Boise's Spring Great Outdoor Days Event, hosting two seminars, is 3 Gun Shooter and MGM Targets, Travis Gibson.
The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce the Winter Edition of The Tactical Edge is now available.
Skill Set: AR Pistol
Editor's Note: The following first appeared in our companion service, The Tactical Wire (www.tacticalwire.com)
For the past year or so I've been playing around with an AR pistol, and since I've seen a lot of talk about AR pistols lately I decided to share some of my experiences. It's been a learning curve, but I have to say that the time and effort has created - for me at least - a great PDW, or personal defense weapon.
With an AR pistol you can have a short barrel, but no stock or ability for the weapon to accept a stock. Put a stock on it and you've got a short-barrel rifle, which requires license/paperwork from the BATF. And even though it is a "pistol" there are still strict guidelines that must be followed. (Note: It is up to you to know and comply with all federal/state/city laws, so do not take my word for any of this.) Gas impingement systems use a buffer group, but the receiver extension or tube can't be capable of accepting a stock.
The biggest advantage of the AR pistol is length. The pistol length gives you a weapon that is ideal for vehicle defense, if you're forced to fight from inside the vehicle, or in the home, where things can get compressed due to the environment. For these type personal defense situations you need something that will stop the threat, which a rifle cartridge does much better than a pistol round, yet a package that's small enough to maneuver in tight quarters. It's not like you're going to be using it for surgical accuracy, although mine will fire a three-inch group from one hundred yards, or assaulting a house with it. With the AR pistol you've got more stopping power and increased accuracy over the handgun in a smaller and lighter package than the carbine. Another advantage over the AR pistol is magazine capacity. I run twenty round mags, keeping it lightweight and compact. That's more rounds than a handgun, not that I will need them but having 'em or being able to run a thirty-round mag is comforting.
With the AR pistol you've got the ability to easily add a red-dot, which works out really well since you don't have a stock to get a cheek-weld on for a traditional sight picture. I use Aimpoint's "Micro" dot. On the handguard you can add a light that's bright enough to work well, regardless of how dark it is or how far you need to see. I'm running a Streamlight Pro Tac 2L, which is small but puts out 260 lumens of light on high.
My AR pistol is a small, powerful, reliable and accurate weapon. In keeping with the PDW concept - short-range quick developing situations - my next mod will be to install a laser. I've never worked with lasers much, but I think this weapon will benefit from the ability to get hits from compromised positions. Once I've had time to work with the laser I'll post an update.
In the past I always viewed the AR pistol as a handgun that was too big and bulky to shoot, or a rifle that was too small to operate. After spending some time with one I'm starting to change my mind. It ain't the answer to everything, but it may do everything you need in a few specific defensive applications.
Tiger McKee is director of Shootrite Firearms Academy, located in northern Alabama. He is the author of "The Book of Two Guns," writes for several firearms/tactical publications, and is featured on GunTalk's DVD, "Fighting With The 1911 -http://shootrite.org/dvd/dvd.html Website: www.shootrite.org
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