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American Rifleman | Walther Arms Launches HEROES VIP Discount Program

American Rifleman | Walther Arms Launches HEROES VIP Discount ProgramAcross the country, firearm and accessory manufacturers have worked within state health guidelines in order to provide a steady stream of guns for those looking to protect themselves and their families in uncertain times, as many are, according to recent NICS numbers.

Companies have also donated time, money and manufacturing space to provide healthcare workers, first responders and essential personnel with the supplies they need to continue working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Walther Arms is looking to reward these front-line workers with its HEROES VIP program.

“Over the last several weeks, we have witnessed the countless hours of hard work to keep our families safe and our country moving forward,” said Adam Blalock, CEO of Walther Arms, Inc. “We have all seen examples of real-life heroes at work. That is why we wanted to extend special pricing for our heroes that have dedicated their time to helping others.”

This limited program is open to all first responders, hospital personnel and essential workers and will run to May 25, 2020. To qualify for the program, consumers need only send in a copy of their credentials along with the HEROES VIP form found at waltherarms.com/industry-vip-program/.

A limited number of Walther Arms factory offerings are included under the HEROES VIP deal. One gun offered under the discount is the CCP M2 chambered in .380 ACP, which retails normally at a suggested MSRP of $469. Under the VIP pricing program, the gun sells for $320.

For more information on the VIP program and other offerings from Walther Arms, visit waltherarms.com.

Source: American Rifleman | Walther Arms Launches HEROES VIP Discount Program

NRA-ILA | Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Covid-19 Order with Exceptions for Firearms Industry and Hunting/Fishing

NRA-ILA | Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Covid-19 Order with Exceptions for Firearms Industry and Hunting/FishingToday, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for Texas that will override previous local orders and be in effect through April 30th.  The protocols allow exceptions for essential activities and services based on the Department of Homeland Security’s guidelines on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, which includes “workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.”

The governor also mentioned in his press release that it does not prohibit people from engaging in essential daily activities, such as hunting or fishing, provided that the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.

Thank you, Governor Abbott, for ensuring that Texans’ Second Amendment rights are protected at this time and for allowing recreational activities with firearms to continue in a safe and responsible manner.

Source: NRA-ILA | Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Covid-19 Order with Exceptions for Firearms Industry and Hunting/Fishing

Walther PPQ Q5 Match M1 vs PPQ Q5 Match M2 size comparison 

Walther PPQ Q5 Match M1 vs PPQ Q5 Match M2 size comparison 

Dimensions
PPQ Q5 Match M1
Length 8.1″
Height 5.3″
Width 1.3″
Weight 3 oz
Barrel 5″
PPQ Q5 Match M2
Length 8.1″
Height 5.3″
Width 1.3″
Weight 23 oz
Barrel 5″

Walther PPQ Q5 Match M1 vs PPQ Q5 Match M2 size comparison 

Q5 Match | M1

NEW FOR 2019

VICTORY OUT OF THE BOX.

Breaking boundaries and shattering expectations. The Q5 Match is superior performance taken to the next level through heightened functionality and a relentless determination to deliver precisely what the experienced shooter demands. The real competitive edge begins here.

Showcasing Walther’s modern take on practical shooting, the Q5 Match series delivers extraordinary efficiency and adaptability, which garnered its immediate distinction in the industry. This platform allows you to maximize the accuracy, power, and speed necessary to dominate the competition completely!

A modern work of art in its own right, the slide is outfitted with features previously found only on custom handguns. It is ported and optic ready, with LPA sights as well as front and rear serrations.  Walther’s superior accuracy is quickly realized when shooting thanks to the 5” barrel with polygonal rifling and stepped chamber.

The interchangeable backstraps allow you to tune your grip, giving you a perfect, straight-back trigger pull. This adjustability also provides access to the magazine and slide releases without shifting your hand. Designed for right and left-handed shooters, the Q5 Match M1 features an ambidextrous slide stop and an ambidextrous paddle-style magazine release.

Compare the dimensions and specs of Walther PPQ Q5 Match M1 and Walther PPQ Q5 Match M2

Source: Walther PPQ Q5 Match M1 vs PPQ Q5 Match M2 size comparison | Handgun Hero

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

Caring for Elephant Leather Skin Products

FYI:

Elephant is an exotic leather that is thick and very durable with a course, rippled texture. MTR Custom Leather uses quality elephant leather from African origin. MTR Custom Leather follows the strict requirements of the Convention of International Treaty of Endangered Species (CITES) permits. Read more information on the legality of harvesting elephant hides from Bloomberg News.Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

By purchasing an MTR Custom Leather product made of elephant leather, one has achieved one of the most valued and precious leathers in the field of exotic leathers. It is also a very demanded leather in the market for its exclusivity. Not everyone can have an elephant item since its sale requires strict controls. Today we will give you some tips to know how to take care of genuine elephant leather. So that your products stay in excellent condition for much longer.Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

First, even though this leather is very resistant, you must bear in mind that you took a fine product. Therefore, you must use it with special care. Never expose this leather to sunlight in an extreme way, as it may lose its color and be affected. You have taken one of the leathers with greater resistance, but that does not mean you should neglect it.

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

To clean MTR Custom Leather elephant skin leather, you can clean it with a slightly damp cloth, never wet. Wait for the leather to dry and lightly rub with a suede sponge. Can also use Retile Cleaner https://www.mtrcustomleather.com/product/w-6-fiebings-reptile-cleaner/ to get the dirt and grim off your leather products.

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

Remember that you should NEVER polish this type of leather, as it would lose its natural finish. What you can do is to apply repellent, for greater care. Repellent such as Natural Atom Wax https://www.mtrcustomleather.com/product/natural-atom-wax-4-oz-w-2/.

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather 

One can also purchase MTR Custom Leather Care https://www.mtrcustomleather.com/product/leather-care-kit-w-3/. This includes a 5 piece cleaning set including a 4 oz bottom of natural atom wax.

 

 

Caring for Elephant Skin Leather Products-Holsters, Belts, Rifle Slings and Many More Products from MTR Custom Leather Leather Care Kit (Kit contains 1 each): *       4-ounce bottle leather cream (cleaner/conditioner) *       Cleaning Cloth *       Wool Cloth *       Foam scrub pad *       Application dauber MTR leather care kit is specially formulated to gently clean, condition and preserve the finish on leather products. The care kit helps to remove surface dirt and provide water resistance. MTR Custom […]

Source: Leather Care Kit (W-3) — MTR Custom Leather

Ukoala Bag- Sale-20% off- Conceal Carry Bag- Outdoor Bag MTR Custom Leather, LLC 

Ukoala Bag- Sale-20% off- Conceal Carry Bag- Outdoor Bag MTR Custom Leather, LLC 

 

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A Word about COVID-19 from MTR Custom Leather to our Customers and Potential Customers

A Word about COVID-19

To Our Customers,

We know that there is a growing concern surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is affecting our various supplies and resources. We’re reaching out to you to let you know that we’re keeping you and our surrounding communities in mind while continuing business in a safe and clean environment.

Please know that any of our employees that are concerned, or sick are able to stay home, while others are taking all precautions to keep your experience with MTR Custom Leather, LLC  a safe one and healthy. While we continue with limited staff, please note that some orders may have a slight delay. Our main concern is the health and safety of you, our customer, and our friends and families.

We have attached additional information about COVID-19 in the link below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.

Remember to stay safe and wash your hands!

Sincerely,

MTR Custom Leather, LLC

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Donald Trump, the coronavirus Update Today

Donald Trump, the coronavirus Update TodayDonald Trump, the coronavirus Update Today

The latest on the pandemic

According to Johns Hopkins data, the number of worldwide cases of coronavirus has reached 200,000.

-France, Spain and Italy are on lockdown; Americans have been told to limit gatherings to 10 people.

-Four members of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for the virus, including Kevin Durant.

-Once the hot spot for the virus, China has slowly started to return to normalcy as the number of domestic infections fall.

-The White House and members of Congress have proposed direct cash payments to Americans as people lose jobs and paychecks, but the Senate is yet to pass a smaller bill to fight the virus negotiated by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House.

Meet Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. coronavirus point man who helped save the world from AIDS

He knew at once that something was amiss. “Five young men, all active homosexuals, were treated for biopsy-confirmed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at three different hospitals in Los Angeles, California. Two of the patients died,” read the opening of the now infamous Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for June 5, 1981.

“I started to get goose pimples,” Dr. Anthony S. Fauci would later recall. Then a young epidemiologist with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which he now directs, Fauci grasped well before many of his peers that HIV/AIDS, which would kill all five of the men in Los Angeles, was going to kill many more. And even as many in the Reagan administration downplayed the disease as a “gay cancer” that did not deserve the attention of the medical establishment, Fauci understood with tragic clarity that HIV/AIDS was not going to discriminate over its victims.

 

 

Source: https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geJGpeGnJe2TwAXttXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEyc2Vwdm8yBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjk1MzVfMQRzZWMDc2M-/RV=2/RE=1584564958/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fnews.yahoo.com%2fcoronavirus-spreading-us-heres-everything-134318674.html/RK=2/RS=bp2OMEh2QvZ6VsqogZ1Q1JWJih0-Donald Trump, the coronavirus and the power of white privilege | Salon.com

Shark Leather Care – MTR CUSTOM LEATHER, LLC 

Shark leather is one of the strongest leathers on the market. Known for being seven to 11 times stronger than cow leather, shark leather offers the durability needed for work garments and the beauty you desire for high-fashion garments.

Shark skin is also known for its rough, textured surface. This gives each piece crafted from shark leather a unique appearance. When carefully tanned, the roughness is toned down so the material works well for shoes, handbags, wallets and belts, offering a slight texture without too much roughness.

Leather Conditioner & Cleaner for Shark Leather

If you own a piece made from genuine shark leather, your first goal is to keep it strong and well-maintained. Durability can be compromised without the proper care. Cleaning and conditioning the leather well will ensure that you get many years of use and enjoyment from your leather item.

Like all leather, shark leather needs moisture to remain soft and strong. Without moisture, the leather will dry out, and this will compromise the strength of the material, making it brittle and susceptible to cracking.

To care for your shark leather use Leather Honey leather conditioner. Leather Cleaner is easy to use and will not dry or damage your leather. Simply dilute the cleaner and spray a bit of it onto the leather, then wipe away the cleaner along with any grit and grime. Allow the leather to dry before moving on to the conditioning step.

 

How often should you use our leather conditioner & cleaner for shark leather? The answer depends on how much use your shark leather piece gets. The shark leather should be cleaned whenever it gets dirty, and it should be conditioned regularly.

You have invested much into your beautiful shark leather piece. Keep it soft and protected. Using A leather conditioner and cleaner products, you can provide your shark leather with the moisture it craves, so it will stay beautiful and functional for years to come.

CHECK OUT MTR CUSTOM LEATHER LEATHER CARE PRODUCTS!

Source: Shark Leather Care – Leather HoneY 

NRA-ILA | Aloha to Freedom: Hawaii Lawmakers Push Severe Ammo Restrictions

NRA-ILA | Aloha to Freedom: Hawaii Lawmakers Push Severe Ammo RestrictionsIn the last year, gun owners across the U.S. have watched in horror as California has rolled out its byzantine and unworkable ammunition restrictions. Since July 1, 2019, gun owners in the Golden State have been required to undergo a background check each time they purchase ammunition. NRA-ILA | Aloha to Freedom: Hawaii Lawmakers Push Severe Ammo RestrictionsThe program has been a disaster. In December, the Sacramento Bee reported that tens of thousands of law-abiding Californians have been improperly denied ammunition purchases under the program, while only 101 were prohibited persons who were rejected. According to the report, “between July 1 and November, nearly one in every five ammunition purchases was rejected by the California Department of Justice.”

Not to be outdone, California’s neighbor to the left is seeking to outdo the Golden State tyrants with an even more intrusive scheme to harass law-abiding gun owners and ammunition buyers.

In late January, Hawaii lawmakers introduced HB 2736.

This legislation would mandate that an ammunition buyer prove to an ammunition seller that they own a registered firearm in the caliber they are seeking to purchase each and every time they buy ammunition. A firearm owner would have to show their firearms registration along with another form of government issued photographic ID in order to complete the purchase. Gun owners would not be permitted to purchase ammunition in calibers that they do not own a registered firearm in.

That means that a gun owner couldn’t pick up ammunition for himself and his friend who shoots a different caliber on the way to a hunting trip or a range. A son or daughter couldn’t pick up ammunition on the way to a gun-owning parent’s home in anticipation of some recreation shooting.

The legislation would permit one “alternate person” to buy ammunition for a registered firearm. However, the owner of the firearm must designate this person as an “alternate person” with the government on the firearm registration form. The “alternate person” must undergo a background check and be fingerprinted. This “alternate person” would then be issued a permit to purchase ammunition for that firearm.

Further, as gun owners are well aware, many firearms can use multiple calibers of ammunition. For instance, a .357-caliber revolver can typically be used with .38 Special. Other revolvers can chamber .45 Long Colt and .410 shotshells. Many AR-15 pattern rifles can use both .223 Remington and 5.56x45mm NATO. Firearms may have different barrels that can chamber different calibers, as is the case with separate upper receivers for an AR-15 or separate barrel sets for an over/under shotgun.

In order to purchase different calibers based on a single firearm registration, there is another hoop Aloha State gun owners would have to jump through. The legislation states,

A registered owner of a firearm may be issued a permit to purchase ammunition of a caliber that is not the caliber listed on the registered firearm by demonstrating to the police department in the registering county that the firearm is capable of firing a caliber of ammunition that is not the caliber listed on the registration of the firearm.  This permit shall designate which caliber of ammunition the firearm is capable of firing.  The registered owner of the firearm or their alternate person designated under subsection (f) may purchase ammunition, pursuant to section 134-   , that is the caliber designated under this subsection. A permit to purchase ammunition of a caliber that is not the caliber listed on the registration of the registered firearm under this subsection shall not last longer than three years.

Mainland gun owners might be tempted to dismiss the woes gun owners face in America’s Pacific outpost. However, gun rights supporters would do well to follow the developments in Hawaii. With the favorable political climes of the Aloha State, anti-gun activists are revealing their gun control plans for the entire U.S.

Source: NRA-ILA | Aloha to Freedom: Hawaii Lawmakers Push Severe Ammo Restrictions

Smith & Wesson Announce New Shield 9mm EZ

Smith & Wesson Announce New Shield 9mm EZSmith & Wesson Announce New Shield 9mm EZSmith & Wesson Announce New Shield 9mm EZSmith & Wesson Announce New Shield 9mm EZSmith & Wesson Announce New Shield 9mm EZSmith & Wesson Announce New Shield 9mm EZSimply put, Smith and Wesson took the popular Shield .380 EZ and kept it’s most successful features while bumping up the caliber to 9mm.

Smith and Wesson has announced an all new member to the Shield EZ lineup, now available in 9mm.  Much like with it’s predecessor the .380 EZ, the Shield 9 EZ is available in two versions, one with thumb safety and one without.  Let’s cover the technical specs and then I’ll dial you in with my hands-on time at the Smith and Wesson factory, to include a range report.

 

Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/12/smith-wesson-announce-new-shield-9mm-ez/#ixzz68IdBmToy
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Construction specs:

  • Model:M&P®9 SHIELD™ EZ®
  • Optional thumb safety
  • Frame Size: Compact Slim
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Action: Internal Hammer Fired
  • Capacity: 8+1 Rounds
  • Barrel Length: 3.675″ (9.3 cm)
  • Front Sight: White Dot
  • Rear Sight: White Dot, Adjustable for Windage
  • Frame Width: 1.04” (2.6 cm)
  • Overall Height: 5.05” (12.8 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.85” (17.4 cm)
  • Sight Radius: 5.875” (14.9 cm)
  • Weight: 23-23.2 ounces (depending on optional thumb safety)
  • Barrel Material: Stainless Steel with Armornite® Finish
  • Slide Material: Stainless Steel with Armornite® Finish
  • Frame Material: Polymer

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Features:

  • Easy to Rack Slide
  • Crisp, Light Trigger with Tactile and Audible Reset
  • Includes 2 Easy-To-Load Magazines
  • Grip Safety
  • Disassembles without Pulling Trigger
  • Grip Texture Optimized to Size and Recoil
  • Tactile Loaded Chamber Indicator (TLCI)
  • Picatinny-Style Rail
  • Reversible Magazine Release
  • Optimal 18º Grip Angle for Natural Point of Aim
  • Backed by Smith & Wesson’s Lifetime Service Policy

In early December, Smith and Wesson invited around 10 people from the firearms industry out to Springfield, Massachusetts for a secretive event.  Members of the firearms press, firearms instructors and a couple of social media influencers were gathered, but for what, we didn’t know.  Not only were non-disclosure agreements signed, we still weren’t told what was being released until we got here.  Now, after Smith and Wesson have had time to not only perfect the design but also make sure logistics were set up for a fully supported product launch, we’re able to spill the beans.  S&W has been pumping out Shield 9 EZ’s for a little while now, to make sure there are as few impediments to buyers having quick access to them as possible.  Unlike with a couple other pistol releases lately…

 

For those uninitiated with the flagship .380 EZ, the intent is to make the gun as easy as possible to operate in all facets of function.  This is meant to be easy to load, easy to rack and easy to shoot.  Most shooters in my circle know one or two potential gun owners who like to shoot, but need to have the mags loaded and the slide racked before they’re confident enough to take over.  I think almost all of us know someone who could use one of these!  Build confidence with a gun that’s easy to run or arm someone who has had their hand strength weakened through age of injury.

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The slide is indeed easier than normal to rack.  This is assisted by small, flared edges on the back of the slide, giving an easy spot for fingers to find purchase.  The internal hammer reduces drag when compared to a striker assembly as well.

The grip is nice and aggressive.  After a hundred rounds or so, I could see a fine layer of epithelial cells coating portions of the frame where my grip is strongest.  This helps keep the gun firmly in hand, but didn’t leave me feeling like I’d given a backrub to a cheese grater.

Smith & Wesson Announce New Shield 9mm EZ

The mags have a thumb stud to allow you to preload the spring, common in .22 caliber mags.  It does make things a lot easier when you’re near full capacity.

The trigger was workmanlike, and that’s no insult.  It’s good for defensive use, but neither too light as to be a liability in a stressful life-or-death situation, nor so heavy as to wreck any chance of accuracy.  While the sights were zeroed low and left (for me), the groups were what you’d expect from compact gun-running defensive drills.  I spent most of my ammo doing Mozambique/failure drills (two to the chest, one to the head) or the same drill but using the right and left circles surrounding the target’s “head”.

Simply put, Smith and Wesson took the popular Shield .380 EZ and kept it’s most successful features while bumping up the caliber to 9mm.  I really enjoyed spending the day at the range with the Shield 9 EZ, and I am looking forward to spending more time doing an in-depth review.  I think Smith and Wesson have the makings of a hit on their hands, especially given the price point.  While MSRP is $479, street price at launch is $369.99.  Check it out!

Source: Smith & Wesson Announce New Shield 9mm EZ

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