Thursday, May 1, 2014

Eight for Eight

Here is part of the pile gotten by our buddy Bobby from Streamlight. No doubt I know that light he was running :)

You may remember Bobby with a HUGE Hog almost a year ago on the Blog

posted by JohnHollister at 11:00 am  

Thursday, May 1, 2014

OKLAHOMA SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETOED

From the American Suppressor Association:

OKLAHOMA SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION VETOED

This morning, Oklahoma House Bill 2461 was vetoed by Gov. Mary Fallin. The bill would have required Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) in Oklahoma to sign NFA applications within 15 days of receipt, unless the applicant was found to be a prohibited person. HB 2461 previously passed the House by a 92-1 margin, and the Senate with a unanimous 46-0 vote.

During a press conference, Fallin explained her decision by stating, “I’ve used my executive power, my executive authority to set aside ‘minor issues’ so that we can have more time to deal with major issues here at the Capitol and hopefully get the attention to get those things done.”

The ASA strongly condemns Gov. Fallin’s decision to veto a bill which was passed with near unanimous support through both chambers.

“Any bill that is passed by a legislature with only one dissenting vote is not a ‘minor issue’. We are currently exploring all options, and will work to ensure the passage of this legislation this session,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the ASA.

In recent weeks, Shall Sign legislation has advanced in a number of states across the country. On April 2, Governor Herbert signed House Bill 373 into law, making Utah the first state this session to pass this type of legislation. On April 11, Gov. Beshear of Kentucky signed House Bill 128 into law, an omnibus bill which included shall sign language from Senate Bill 232. On April 23, Gov. Brownback of Kansas signed House Bill 2578 into law, and on April 23, Gov. Brewer of Arizona did the same when she signed House Bill 2535.

Please contact Gov. Fallin IMMEDIATELY and voice your disapproval of the veto. Contact information can be found here:

Phone: (405) 521-2342

Email: Governor Fallin Email Link

posted by JohnHollister at 8:46 am  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NRA Freestyle

NRA FreeStyle LINK

A few weeks ago I got a sneak peek at a new NRA Web Site and content that is amazing. All my favorite YouTube Gun folks have been joining the ranks of the NRA as contributors and now they will live under the same virtual roof.

The NRA Freestyle site is up today and content being added. Do yourself a favor and check it our.

posted by JohnHollister at 5:12 pm  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Few more photos from NRA 2014

posted by JohnHollister at 1:34 pm  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bear Article is out

Blog watchers may remember the two Bears taken with Barnes 120gr VOR-TX 300 Blackout a while back. Just got confirmation that the article is in the May 2014 issue of American Hunter.

Original Blog Post

posted by JohnHollister at 1:09 pm  

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Best use of an AAC patch at the 2014 NRA Show

Jack, whio is James Yeager‘s Camera guy, found a superb patch holder . . . his beard!!

Big thanks to James and Jack for coming by the booth

posted by JohnHollister at 11:12 am  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hey Gator

Brandon from Allen Arms Tactical bagged himself a 7 1/2ft Gator last weekend using his SPR/M4 5.56mm silencer.

Well done sir!

But we call that a Gecko where I’m from in Florida :)

posted by JohnHollister at 9:02 am  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

DAMN the Man!! Get YOUR money back . . .

Here we are at TAX DAY and it SUCKS!!

Buy an Advanced Armament Corp Silencer or Short Barrel Rifle between 04/14/2015 and 07/05/2014 and we will credit you the NFA tax on our web store. You can use it for Muzzle Devices, Shirts, Uppers, Hoodies, Barrels or anything else available on the web store!!

You were going to spend it anyway, now you get $200 on us!

DAMN the Man!!

For more information, check out THIS PAGE

posted by JohnHollister at 8:46 am  

Monday, April 14, 2014

M4-2000

Dave from FIRECLEAN sent over a great shot of his M4-2000 . . . and a rifle :)

He tells me he had it at the Foreign Weapons shoot at Ft Bragg not long ago and all were impressed :)   Hell yea!!

posted by JohnHollister at 9:22 am  

Monday, April 14, 2014

“Why would anyone want to hunt with a silencer?”

From the NRA American Hunter site

Why Would Anyone Want to Hunt With a “Silencer?”
A columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was baffled as to why hunters might want to use a suppressor with their firearm. Keith Wood supplies the answer in this latest edition of “BullShooters.”

by Keith Wood
April 10, 2014

The Question
In response to a comprehensive gun rights bill that was recent passed in Georgia, Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jay Bookman made the following statement:

“It will now be legal in Georgia to hunt with weapons equipped with silencers. Why? I do not know. I do know that suppressing the sound of gunfire in the woods will make it more difficult for hikers, birdwatchers, farmers and other outdoorsmen to know that active hunters are out there.”

Mr. Bookman claims to want to know “why?” Well, here are some good reasons.

The Facts
1. First of all “silencers,” which are more accurately described as “suppressors,” do not render a gun’s report silent. Like the muffler on a car, a suppressor reduces the noise signature from the discharge of a firearm to a more reasonable level. You see, Mr. Bookman, guns are loud—loud enough to cause permanent hearing loss. While most shooters wear hearing protection on the range, many hunters don’t wear earplugs or muffs when hunting because it makes it more difficult to hear an animal’s approach. A suppressor can reduce the risk of hearing damage associated with discharging a firearm. When my children are old enough to be exposed to hunting, I hope that I will be able to legally equip their rifles with suppressors to protect their hearing.

2. Suppressors reduce recoil and muzzle blast. High-powered rifles (such as those used for deer hunting) produce a great deal of muzzle blast and significant recoil, neither of which is conducive to good shooting. Humans are susceptible to the “overpressure event” of a gunshot, which can cause a flinch when the trigger is pulled: the body knows what’s coming and it reacts to protect itself from the perceived danger. Suppressors reduce the recoil and muzzle blast therefore making rifles easier to shoot accurately: less recoil and blast, less flinch. This means an increased likelihood of an accurate shot, which means a quick and humane demise for the game animal.

3. Even suppressed, guns are still loud. The vast majority of hunting cartridges produce supersonic muzzle velocities, which means that even suppressed, they produce an audible sonic “crack” or “boom.”

Let’s look at a practical example. One of the most common deer hunting rounds in the U.S. is the .30-06. The cartridge has been around since before World War I and remains the “All American” big game round. It is used by hundreds of thousands of hunters each season. The .30-06 produces a sound signature of approximately 158dB out of a 24” barrel. On the decibel scale, the smallest audible sound (near total silence) is 0 dB. A sound 10 times more powerful is 10 dB. A sound 100 times more powerful than near total silence is 20 dB. A sound 1,000 times more powerful than near total silence is 30 dB. A good suppressor, such as an Advanced Armament Corporation’s $1050 762-SDN-6, reduces a supersonic rifle’s report by about 25dB. That means that equipped with a suppressor, our .30-06 will still produce a noise level of around 133dB. So how loud is that? A lawnmower is 90 dB, a car horn is 110dB and a rock concert is 120dB.

The Lame Policy Argument
The author’s final statement is that “suppressing the sound of gunfire in the woods will make it more difficult for hikers, birdwatchers, farmers and other outdoorsmen to know that active hunters are out there.” Beside the fact that we just established that the suppressed gunfire will still be louder than a car horn, jet engine or rock concert, there is another reason why this is ridiculous. Shotguns are impractical to suppress so we’re talking about rifles here—in Georgia, that means that we are hunting deer. Based on his comments, I am assuming that Mr. Bookman hasn’t done a lot of deer hunting. Deer are prey animals with an excellent sense of hearing. Loud noises put deer into flight mode and send them running for cover, which is why we deer hunters don’t go firing-off a bunch of rounds to let birdwatchers know that “active hunters are out there.” In two decades of deer hunting, I can count the number of times that I’ve fired more than a single shot on one hand.

As a journalist, I’m sure Mr. Bookman has access to databases such as Lexis-Nexis. Perhaps he can do a search and tell us how many birdwatchers have been shot by hunters in the 30 states that allow the use of suppressors for hunting big game or varmints?

The Call
I’m calling “BullShooters” on this one. Mr. Bookman’s comments are devoid of facts or a rational policy argument. Suppressors are a safe and effective tool for hunters and shooters and pose no increased risk to society. Georgia’s legislation does nothing to legalize the ownership of suppressors, that is still strictly-regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934 which requires a $200 fee, fingerprinting, and background checks beside the nearly yearlong wait for an approval.

posted by JohnHollister at 8:44 am  
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