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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., – -(AmmoLand.com)- Performance Center announced today that it has added a new, lightweight J-frame revolver to its growing line of unique concealed carry revolvers.

The new S&W Performance Center Model 442 revolver features the popular internal hammer design that is ideal for every day carry, providing a snag-free draw and quick holstering. This new revolver includes a number of hallmark Performance Center enhancements, including a sleek two-tone finish, high-polished features, Crimson Trace LG-105 Lasergrips, and a Performance Center Tuned Action.

Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, “For over 50 years, the J-frame revolver has provided firearm owners with an excellent personal protection firearm, designed to be lightweight and well suited for concealed carry. The new Performance Center Model 442 builds upon that heritage while delivering Performance Center enhancements designed to enrich the shooting experience. Shipping from the factory with Crimson Trace Lasergrips, the Performance Center Model 442 is a fantastic choice for concealed carry.”

Designed for concealed carry, the Performance Center Model 442 includes a Crimson Trace LG-105 laser grip with red laser for quick target acquisition in less-than-ideal lighting conditions. Chambered in .38 S&W Special +P, this new revolver is double action only with a five round capacity. Additional features include a stainless steel cylinder with high-polished cylinder flutes; a high-polished thumbpiece, plate screws, and trigger; and a Performance Center tuned action for a smoother, lighter trigger pull.

The Performance Center Model 442 revolver has an MSRP of $742. For more information about the Performance Center Model 442, including spec sheets and images, please click here.

For more information on Smith & Wesson products, please visit www.smith-wesson.com.


Smith & WessonAbout Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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SHOT Show 2019 – New Guns, Rumors & News

Source: SHOT Show 2019 – New Guns, Rumors & News

Welcome to our SHOT Show 2019 news page!

Every year, we strive to provide you with the most comprehensive coverage of the SHOT Show with information about new guns, new ammo and all of the other shooting accessories that are introduced at this giant industry event. In 2019, we have some amazing coverage planned!

If you are reading this page before the show starts, the SHOT Show rumor section may be of greatest interest. However, some companies may make announcements prior to the show start. The publicly announced guns will go into the “confirmed” categories.

If I am able to confirm a rumored gun prior to the show, these will also be listed in the confirmed categories.

If you are a website or news outlet that would like to use my photos in your coverage, you may be granted a limited license to do so. More information is in the photography section below.

New Handguns – Confirmed

New Revolvers for 2019

As we are able to gather information about new handguns at the show, we will post them here. Also, we will post new pistols and revolvers that we are able to confirm before the show starts.

Springfield Armory XD-E 3.8″ and 4.5″ Pistols

Springfield Armory XD-E Longslide

Springfield Armory pushes its hammer-fired, single-stack pistol line forward with two new additions: one with a 3.8″ barrel and one with a 4.5″ barrel. These new guns are based on the original XD-E and have the same height of those guns. As the barrel/slide assembly of a pistol tends to be the easiest thing to conceal when carrying IWB, and offers the benefits of both increased bullet velocity and a longer sight radius for more precise shooting, the longer barrels should be a welcome addition to the line. Both of the new versions have a MSRP of $542. The XD-E 4.5″ is shown above.

Ed Brown/ZEV 2019 RMR

Ed Brown ZEV Tech 1911 Pistol

Ed Brown Products and ZEV Technologies teamed up for a pair of new pistols in 2019. One of them is this new gun called the FX1 ZEV19 RMR 9. Catchy. The gun is a limited edition run that will only be offered this year. It is a 1911-style pistol chambered in 9mm. It has a single stack Government frame with a 4.25″ Commander slide and barrel. It includes the Orion slide cut package from ZEV along with the Alien metal treatment and dimpled barrel. The barrel is threaded for a suppressor. On top is a Trijicon RMR with tall night sights for co-witnessing. Additional features include VZ Grips, an ambidextrous safety, accessory rail and an included thread protecting cap. Pricing starts at $4995.

FN 509 Midsize

FN 509 Midsize at SHOT Show

FN America announced its new 509 Midsize pistol. Based on the full size 509 guns that have gotten positive reviews, the new gun offers a slightly more compact form for easier carry while maintaining enough size and capacity for duty use. The new 9mm handgun has a standard magazine capacity of 15 rounds with 10 round mags being optional for less free states. Full size FN509 magazines will work in this gun with a spacer sleeve. FN equipped this gun with a 4″ barrel, a new trigger (it has a flatter face) and redesigned adjustable back straps (new texture for better feel and control.) Standard pistols ship with fixed 3-dot photoluminescent sights. Base price: $649.

Springfield Armory 911 Pistols in New Colors

Springfield Armory will show all of its new color combinations for the 911 .380 ACP pistol at the show.

Avidity Arms PD10

Avidity Arms PD10 now shipping

The Avidity Arms PD10 is a great idea, but I know some people have lost interest in it due to the perception of it being vaporware. While that may not be an entirely fair position – it takes years for new guns to develop – having a multi-year lead time between announcement and delivery isn’t necessarily a winning position. Especially when new competition like the Glock 48 comes to the market in the intervening time.

I am not claiming that the PD10 is now shipping, only that it will be shown at the SHOT Show. It has been shown before, and it will be shown again. Eagle Imports – the US based distributor for Bersa, Grand Power, Llama and others – is the distributor for the PD10. Expect to see it at that booth. The gun is given two full pages in the Eagle Imports 2019 catalog (see the photo above.)

Will we see the single stack 9mm pistol make its way onto dealer shelves in 2019? Only time will tell.

Standard Manufacturing S333 Thunderstruck

Standard S333 Thunderstruck

Standard Manufacturing announced a new revolver that looks very different, has two barrels and claims to fire “2 rounds simultaneously.” The new S333 (this is different from the Brownie-like S333 prototype the company showed at previous SHOT Shows) presumably doesn’t meet the US federal law definition of a machine gun. I’m not an NFA expert, so I’ll just give you the details on the gun as they are presented by the company.

The gun is a compact revolver chambered for the .22 WMR cartridge. It holds 8 rounds in the cylinder and has two barrels. Instead of a normal trigger guard, this weapon has a partial guard with a shallow W shaped trigger. Oddly, the trigger has Glock-like trigger safety on its face.

Both the 1.25″ barrels and cylinder are made of steel while the frame is crafted from 7075 anodized aluminum. Unloaded, the gun weighs 18 ounces. Both of the hammers are contained within the gun’s housing. The suggested retail price will be $369.

The company claims “THESE REVOLVERS ARE FAR MORE SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER AUTOMATIC PISTOL WHICH ARE RENDERED USELESS WHEN THEY JAM OR MISFIRE.” Your mileage may vary.

Mossberg MC1sc 9mm Pistol

Mossberg MC1sc at SHOT Show

O.F. Mossberg & Sons announced an all-new handgun for 2019. The Mossberg MC1sc is a 9mm pistol designed for concealed carry and self defense. It offers 6+1 rounds of 9mm in a flush fitting magazine with a polymer frame and stainless steel slide and barrel. There are a number of interesting variations on this gun right out of the gate, and it has a very competitive price with a MSRP starting at $421.

More information on the gun can be had in this Mossberg MC1sc article.

Nighthawk Custom VIP Black

Nighthawk Custom VIP Black

Nighthawk Custom announced a new 1911-style pistol called the VIP Black. As with many of this company’s pistols, the gun offers top end customization and a price tag to match. The $7,999 pistol is hand engraved by Bertram Edmonston and has a black diamond-like coating (DLC). It features a 14k solid gold front bead sight and grips made of giraffe bone. It comes in a walnut presentation case. And yes, it is chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge.

3″ Ruger LCRx in .357 Magnum

Ruger LCRx 357 Magnum

 

One of several new guns introduced by Ruger is the 3″ version of the Ruger LCRx in .357 Magnum. While the company already offers 3″ and .357 Magnum versions of this revolver, this is the first time it has offered the gun with both of those options. It is not a major new revolver announcement, but one that will likely please a number of wheelgun shooters.

Walther PPQ M2 Q5 Match Steel Frame

Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame

Walther continues to build on the PPQ line of pistol’s with a new competition gun. The new Q5 Match Steel Frame takes a hard turn away from the polymer frames used in much of the company’s current production. Walther uses all steel construction with extended frame rails with a wrap around grip panel. A Quick Defense Trigger is standard as is a fiber optic front sight, adjustable rear sights, a reversible magazine release, an optics mounting system, a ported slide and an accessory rail. The MSRP starts at $1,499.

Magnum Research BFR in .500 Linebaugh

Magnum Research 500 Linebaugh

Magnum Research will show a new version of its BFR revolver chambered for the .500 Linebaugh cartridge. Versions of the gun will be available with 5.5″ or 7.5″ barrels and with your choice of standard polymer grips or Bisley grips. Pricing runs from $1,399 – $1,482.

Glock 48

Glock G48 New Handgun

Glock formally announced the G48 pistol ahead of the SHOT Show. The new pistol for 2019 had been rumored for several weeks. Perhaps more importantly, the gun finally addresses the demand that many shooters have requested from Glock since the mid-1990s: a slim, single-stack G19 sized pistol.

More information on the gun can be had here.

Glock 43X

New Glock 43X Pistol

This is an interesting addition to the Glock family of handguns. The G43X will hold 10+1 rounds and use the same magazine as the G48 (above.) Although it has a longer grip, the new pistol will retain the short barrel and slide of the existing G43. Glock elected to use a silver nPVD finish on the slide instead of the traditional black.

While I don’t care for this design – short barrel with larger grip – I know that some consumers do. I expect that Glock will sell many of these.

Colt King Cobra

Colt King Cobra

Colt will be showing the new King Cobra revolver at the SHOT Show. The new gun is an extension of the return of revolvers that began in 2017 with the Cobra. As expected, the new Colt King Cobra will be chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge and hold six rounds in the cylinder. It has an exposed hammer, polished stainless steel finish and fixed sights with a brass bead front. The barrel is 3″, and the grips are synthetic Hogue Overmolded.

Kel-Tec CP33 Pistol

Kel-Tec CP33 Pistol

Leading up to the SHOT Show, there were some vague rumors about a new Kel-Tec pistol based on the existing PMR-30. Now, I have confirmed that the company will show a new gun called the CP33. However, details are still few on this gun.

The new Kel-Tec CP33 pistol is similar in appearance to the PMR-30, but it does have some significant differences. First, the CP33 is chambered for the .22 LR rimfire cartridge and feeds from 33 round magazines. Second, it has a non-reciprocating operating handle located at the rear of the extended portion of the upper.

Next, the new gun has a full length optics mounting rail in addition to the adjustable fiber optic sights. Also, there is no under barrel accessory rail. Instead, the barrel shroud has M-LOK attachment slots. As an added bonus the barrel is threaded for the addition of a sound suppressor or other muzzle device. The suggested retail price is $475.

Kel-Tec seems to be marketing these as competitive guns suitable for long range targets. As I confirm additional information, I will post it here.

Stoeger STR-9 Pistol

Stoeger STR-9

Stoeger Industries will introduce a full size 9mm pistol at the SHOT Show. The new gun is a striker-fired, polymer-framed pistol that is similar in size to the Glock 19. However, the gun will be much more affordable than the Austrian offering. The Stoeger has a suggested retail price of only $350.

The STR-9 features 15 round magazines as standard capacity with a 4.17″ barrel. Unloaded, the gun weighs about 24 ounces. The back strap is swapable to better fit different hand sizes. It has an accessory rail for adding a light. Other features include front slide serrations and a rear sight with a hard front edge that should work for one hand slide manipulation.

Stoeger is known for making good quality shotguns. As the company’s Cougar pistols started life as Beretta handguns, I wonder what, if any, role the APX had in the development of the STR-9.

Iver Johnson Pocket Ace

Iver Johnson Pocket Ace

Iver Johnson will be showing (again) its four barrel pepperbox-style handgun this year. This seems to be a gun that is always shown at the SHOT Show, but never quite makes it into production. I’ve seen prototypes of this gun for years now. It used to be called the Frontier Four. Iver Johnson states the gun should begin shipping in January 2019. If true, the Pocket Ace pistols at the show should be actual production guns.

These guns are four barrel handguns that weigh about half of one pound. They are chambered for .22 LR and are about 4″ total in length.

EMF Great Western II U.S. Marshal

US Marshal Revolver

Manufactured by Pietta and imported to the USA by EMF (Early & Modern Firearms Co.), the new U.S. Marshal is a single action revolver designed to honor the US Marshals Service. Available in both .357 Magnum and .45 Colt, these wheel guns are part of the Great Western II (GWII) line. Unlike the existing Californian in the same GWII line, these guns will have brass trigger guards and backstraps. Additionally, the one piece walnut stock will have a laser engraved US Marshals badge on both sides. This gun will have a 4.75″ barrel. The MSRP on this gun is $535.

Charles Daly PAK-9 w/ Glock, Arm Brace Adapters

Charles Daly PAK-9

Charles Daly will show a new PAK-9 kit at the SHOT Show. The kit includes adapters so you can run Glock pattern magazines and attach an arm brace to it. Neither Glock magazines nor an arm brace are included with the kit. The standard PAK-9 pistols use Beretta 91 pattern magazines. The kit will have a suggested retail price of $619. This gun was originally introduced at the 2016 SHOT Show and had a working name of AK-9 then.

Chiappa Nebula

Chiappa Nebula

Chiappa surprised a number of people with its Rhino revolver. I was one of them that was surprised at how little recoil these .357 Magnum guns had compared to traditional revolvers. For 2019, the company is offering a limited Neblua edition that uses a special PVD finish. The grips are a blue laminate. If you like the style, it will cost you. The MSRP is set at $1,509.

More Color to the Taurus G2C Line

Taurus G2C pistols seem to be popular. In an attempt to expand the appeal of the line, Taurus will introduce a number of new color combinations in 2019 for the pistols. This piggybacks on the company’s history of offering color options for its handguns like the Spectrum.

Remington RM380 Executive

Remington RM380 Executive

Remington’s RM380 has not been without its share of reported problems on the internet. Nevertheless, it appears to still be popular with many shooters. For 2019, the company is expanding the line to include an Executive version of the gun. Unlike the base model RM380, the Executive has a stainless finish on the slide and laminate grips. Remington lists the MSRP as $405, which is less than the price listed for the standard RM380. I wonder if we will see an overall price reduction on this line of pistols from the company in 2019.

Remington RM380 Light Blue

The company will also offer another version of the gun that has light blue grips with a stainless finished slide. The general color scheme is similar to that used by Taurus on some of its firearms. Interestingly, when the light blue RM380 was being developed, Anthony Acitelli was still the CEO of Remington. Acitelli, who reportedly resigned from Remington in November, was the former boss at Taurus USA. While I find it unlikely he was involved in such a small thing, it appears to be an interesting coincidence.

Taurus 856 Ultra Light Revolver – Now in Full Color

Taurus Revolver Colors

For 2019, Taurus is introducing a number of new frame colors for the 856 Ultra Light revolver. I have confirmed this with a Taurus representative and seen advertising for the new guns.

Taurus will offer these in a number of “exclusive color combinations for added consumer appeal.” Taurus seems to be making a heavy push into color variation as a selling point for its new guns. Some of my readers have commented that they own three and four Spectrum pistols despite numerous reliability concerns posted about the guns around the internet.

According to the Taurus representative I spoke with, some of the guns have shipped at the time of this writing (December 2018). So, we may see some of these in the stores prior to the start of the show. However, Taurus has not yet made a formal announcement about them.

The new wheelguns are an extension of the Model 856 Ultra Lite revolvers that debuted in mid-2018. They are significantly lighter than the standard Taurus 856 revolverthat was re-introduced at last year’s SHOT Show: 15.7 ounces vs. 22.1 ounces unloaded.

Taurus 856 Ultra Light Revolver

The 38 Special handguns have 6-shot cylinders instead of the five often associated with smaller revolvers. The downside is that they are not +P rated. So, your defensive ammunition choices are limited.

Legacy Sports Citadel 1911 Madagascar

Legacy Sports 1911 Madagascar

Legacy Sportsannounced it will show the new Madagascar 1911 at the show in January. The new pistol will be available in both 9mm (10 rounds) and .45 ACP (7 rounds) with a Series 70 system. The guns will have 5″ barrels with full length guide rods. While the slide looks like Damascus steel at first glance, it is not. Instead the company uses a gray Cerakote finish with laser etching to give it a Damascus-like appearance. While the real thing would likely look a lot better, I expect that it would be very expensive. This gun is still affordable with a projected MSRP of $959.

DoubleStar ARP7 Pistol

DoubleStar ARP7

DoubleStar announced the ARP7 late in 2018, and it will show the new semi-automatic pistol in Las Vegas. The new gun is based on the direct impingement AR platform and appears to have a number of nice features standard. The guns will be available in 5.56 NATO, 300 BLK and 9mm allowing you to address a wide range of defensive and sporting needs. The 5.56 & 300 feed from standard 30-round AR magazines. The 9mm feeds from a Colt-style stick magazine. All of the calibers come with a 7.5″ barrel with a heavy profile and Big Timber brake. A billet StrongArm pistol brace suggests very solid support – and frankly, it looks good. The short accessory rail uses M-LOK attachment points. Pricing varies based on caliber selected: from $1,299 for the 5.56 to $1,599 for the 9mm.

New Rifles & Shotguns – Confirmed

New Rifles for 2019

When we find new long guns at the SHOT Show, we will list them here. If we are able to confirm new rifles and shotguns before the show starts, we will have them in this section also.

Volquartsen Summit 17 Mach2 Rifle

Volquartsen Summit 17 Mach2 Rifle

Volquartsen Firearms announced a new version of its Summit bolt action rifle chambered for the 17 Mach2 cartridge. It uses a straight pull action and a carbon fiber barrel. The muzzle is threaded (1/2-28) for a suppressor or other muzzle device. As shown above, the rifle is equipped with a black Magpul stock. However, it can be had with an FDE, gray or OD green Magpul stock, a Hogue stock or a blue lamiate TH Silhouette stock. Pricing starts at $1,135.

Savage 110 High Country

Savage High Country

Based on the company’s 110 platform, the High Country rifle was designed with weight reduction and long range accuracy in mind according to the company. Available in a range of hunting calibers, the 22″-24″ barrels are threaded and spiral fluted. The synthetic stock uses the company’s AccuFit system to adjust both length of pull and comb height to fit the shooter. The barrel, bolt handle and action are all PVD coated, and the stock is finished in the TruTimber Strata Camo pattern. The suggested retail price for these rifles is $1,129 regardless of color.

Caliber choices:

  • .243 Win
  • 6.5 Creedmoor
  • 6.5 PRC
  • .270 Win
  • .280 Ack Imp
  • 7mm-08 Rem
  • 7mm Rem Mag
  • .308 Win
  • .30-06 Sprg
  • 300 Win Mag
  • 300 WSM
Savage MSR10 Precision

Savage MSR10 Precision

Savage announced the new MSR 10 Precision rifle. The new AR-style rifle is a competition rifle designed for accuracy. Called “complete and ready to compete” by the company, the guns feature 22.5″ stainless steel barrels with 5R button rifling, an 18″ Arca handguard, Magpul PRS stock and an adjustable gas system. The two-stage trigger breaks at 4 pounds. Savage uses the TangoDown Battlegrip that has an adjustable grip angle. Available in three calibers (6mm Creedmoor, 6.5mm Creedmoor and .308 Win), the guns carry a MSRP of $2,499.

Rock Island VR-80 Shotgun

Rock Island VR80

This might be the semi-automatic AR-style shotgun you’ve been looking for. New from Rock Island Imports (aka Rock Island Armory aka Armscor) is the VR-80. Among its many features are:

  • buffer tube compatibility with most commercialAR stocks
  • compatible with most AR pistol grips
  • compatible with existing VR series shotgun magazines
  • detachable 5-round magazines included with 9- and 19-round magazines available in the aftermarket
  • reversible bolt handle and ambidextrous controls
  • M-LOK attachment points
  • folding sights included
  • fluted barrel shroud

The MSRP is $699 and it will be offered exclusively through Gallery of Guns until March.

JP Enterprises JT-19 Precision Rifle

JP Enterprises LTC-19

JP Enterprises is well known for making quality rifles and parts. One of the latest is the JT-19, a light weight AR-style precision rifle. It is chambered for the 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Rem and .308 Win. Features include a JP Supermatch 416R cryogenically treated barrel with a black Teflon finish, JP Compensator, machined 7075-T6 billet upper and lower, Hogue pistol grip, adjustable gas system, JP Fire Control Package and your choice of a variety of stocks such as the Magpul CTR and LUTH-AR MBA-2. The base price is $2,999.

Henry Long Ranger in 6.5 Creedmoor

Henry Rifle in 65 Creedmoor

Henry Repeating Arms announced its Long Ranger rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. This cartridge continues to grow in popularity with more ammunition and firearms being made for its fans. This lever action gun has a free floating 22″ blued steel barrel, chromed steel bolt with 6 lug head, removable 4-round box magazine and a beautiful American walnut stock. The suggested retail price will be $1,066.

Performance Center T/CR22 Rifles

Performance Center TCR22 Rifles

Smith & Wesson announced the Performance Center was now offering a pair of customized T/CR22 rifles. The collaboration between the Performance Center and Thompson/Center Arms resulted in a pair of .22 LR rifles that have a light trigger pull, heavy contour barrels with button rifling, a threaded muzzle and your choice of an Altamont Laminated Thumbhole stock or a Hogue Overmolded Thumbhole stock. The rifles are compatible with a wide range of Ruger 10/22 parts and accessories and come with lifetime warranties. The Hogue stocked version of the gun will have a MSRP of $497 while the laminate stock gun has a suggested retail price of $616.

Read the original article here:http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/shot-show-2019/. Make sure you visit GunsHolstersAndGear.com for all of the latest gun news, reviews and SHOT Show coverage.

RingLizard Front Pocket Holster — MTR Custom Leather

Front Pocket Holster (B-7) is a very simple yet effective holster for carry of small .380, 9mm and a small snub nose .38/.357. The front pocket design is small sleeve that encases the barrel and trigger guard of the weapon. Allowing easy access to the weapon.The front pocket holster keeps the weapon upright in the pocket. To access the gun easier and prevent the gun from moving around. While keeping the holster and weapon comfortable in the pocket for long term carry!This is also, a great choice for cargo pocket, jacket pocket, purse pocket, vehicle pocket or bedside.

Source: RingLizard Front Pocket Holster — MTR Custom Leather

Happy Thanksgiving to All 

As we prepare for Thanksgiving celebrations this coming week, many of us are counting the days until that special time with family and friends, tables full of amazing foods, competitive football rivalries and possibly even some Black Friday shopping.  Some of us will be traveling long distances to be “home” for the holiday.  Let’s be sure to take time to remember what Thanksgiving is all about, one of this country’s finest traditions.

Source: Happy Thanksgiving to All – Southern EDC

Krakatau explodes – Aug 27, 1883 – 

The most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history occurs on Krakatau (also called Krakatoa), a small, uninhabited volcanic island located west of Sumatra in Indonesia, on this day in 1883. Heard 3,000 miles away, the explosions threw five cubic miles of earth 50 miles into the air, created 120-foot tsunamis and killed 36,000 people.Krakatau exhibited its first stirrings in more than 200 years on May 20, 1883. A German warship passing by reported a seven-mile high cloud of ash and dust over Krakatau. For the next two months, similar explosions would be witnessed by commercial liners and natives on nearby Java and Sumatra. With little to no idea of the impending catastrophe, the local inhabitants greeted the volcanic activity with festive excitement.On August 26 and August 27, excitement turned to horror as Krakatau literally blew itself apart, setting off a chain of natural disasters that would be felt around the world for years to come. An enormous blast on the afternoon of August 26 destroyed the northern two-thirds of the island; as it plunged into the Sunda Strait, between the Java Sea and Indian Ocean, the gushing mountain generated a series of pyroclastic flows (fast-moving fluid bodies of molten gas, ash and rock) and monstrous tsunamis that swept over nearby coastlines. Four more eruptions beginning at 5:30 a.m. the following day proved cataclysmic. The explosions could be heard as far as 3,000 miles away, and ash was propelled to a height of 50 miles. Fine dust from the explosion drifted around the earth, causing spectacular sunsets and forming an atmospheric veil that lowered temperatures worldwide by several degrees.Of the estimated 36,000 deaths resulting from the eruption, at least 31,000 were caused by the tsunamis created when much of the island fell into the water. The greatest of these waves measured 120 feet high, and washed over nearby islands, stripping away vegetation and carrying people out to sea. Another 4,500 people were scorched to death from the pyroclastic flows that rolled over the sea, stretching as far as 40 miles, according to some sources.In addition to Krakatau, which is still active, Indonesia has another 130 active volcanoes, the most of any country in the world.

Source: Krakatau explodes – Aug 27, 1883 – HISTORY.com

New York Sergeant Who Shot Unarmed Man Is Fired Amid Investigation – The New York Times

After the off-duty shooting in Brooklyn, Sgt. Ritchard Blake was caught on video dropping a knife near the man and then picking it up again.

A police sergeant who was under investigation in connection with the off-duty shooting of an unarmed man in the face in Brooklyn was fired on Friday, a police official said.

Moments after the shooting on Aug. 2 in the East New York neighborhood, video surveillance footage captured the sergeant, Ritchard Blake, patting down the man, Thavone Santana, as if looking for a weapon.

The sergeant then pulled a sheath knife out of his back pocket and dropped it out of its covering beside Mr. Santana. After briefly pacing, Sergeant Blake picked it back up, the video shows.

Mr. Santana, 21, survived the shooting.

The surveillance video, which was described by two law enforcement officials and later posted by NBC New York, raised questions about what had happened, and the Brooklyn district attorney’s office said it would conduct “an independent and thorough” review.

Source: New York Sergeant Who Shot Unarmed Man Is Fired Amid Investigation – The New York Times

How to conceal a weapon while driving?-MTR Custom Leather tells all…Holster options for carrying a weapon in a vehicle or sitting. 

Concealment while walking is easier than driving in a vehicle. While it may be challenging to conceal your weapon when driving, there are a few things to consider doing to better assist you with concealing your weapon while driving.

Logically, first thing you think of is housing your weapon in a glove box or some sort of compartment in the vehicle. It’s a better fitment and comfortable for you. It’s the perfect shape and compartment to store a weapon and conceal it and it’s not too hard to access. While storing the weapon in the compartment, it should be retained in some sort of holster. The trigger of the weapon should always be covered while storing or wearing at all times. This is very important for safety reason. That’s a whole other topic. If you do decided to carry in a compartment or door compartment, please always use caution and practice drawing your weapon unloaded to work on your speed and accuracy in case of emergency. Attention and awareness should be taken to avoid excessive vibration, bouncing or movement while the vehicle is in motion or worst case scenario an accident.

On the other hand, there are many positions to carry a weapon on your body for concealment when standing, but while riding/driving may be a weird position or uncomfortable or even a struggle due to the seat belt. Wearing a holster in the appendix iwb may work for some depending on the size of the weapon and the person’s built, but for others it may not. So one may want to consider a crossdraw hip holster on the OWB like MTR’s A-8 Paddle holster. MTR’s paddle holster can be worn in several different positions due to the paddle on the back of the holster can be moved to adjust the ride height and the cant of the holster by easily using a screw driver. Being that it is a paddle holster, one can take on and off the holster fairly easily due to it clips inside of the pants while the holster sits on the OWB. A forward cant on a holster, can make it easier to sit and drive in a vehicle. Some may call this position an FBI cant or others call it a crossdraw.  MTR dose offer an A-1C Crossdraw holster that slides onto a belt and is about a 10-15 degree cant forward. This type of cant clears the direction of the seat belt and puts no pressure on the hip or gut while driving/sitting.

 A-3A Tuckable Adversay with Ulticlip3 Crossdraw IWB 

 A-8 Paddle

When driving a vehicle and trying to conceal the weapon, there are a few things to consider, one is the position of your body. Your posture can affect the comfort of a holster and concealment as well. Sitting straight up can cause pressure off the weapon and holster. Also, can cause less printing of the weapon through the shirt. A tip: some may recline the seat just a tab for better comfort and posture of the weapon on you. Secondly, keep in mind safety precautions. For instance, if you get stopped by police, one should communicate with the officer that the weapon is currently being stored in the compartment, whether it’s in a glove box, under the seat, door compartment or elsewhere BEFORE reaching for it. Upon communicating to the officer about your weapon, keep your hands in plain sight. Ask the officer how they wish to proceed about the weapon. Keep in mind that each state and country may have different laws and regulations concerning storage and concealment of weapons, whether it’s on you or being stored in a vehicle. So please do your thoroughly research before concealing your weapon.

 

Other Options:

 Consider a bag or purse, using MTR A-3A Tuckable Adversary with Ulticlip3 

 

Consider out Ukoalabags.. great for riding on bikes or motorcycles

 pocket holsters MTR B-7 Front Pocket Holster  or B-6 Back Pocket (cargo pocket, jacket pocket, etc)

 

 

 

 

 

Source: MTR Custom Leather,LLC

NRA Carry Guard Expo- Coming to Richmond VA

 

CONCEALED CARRY • PERSONAL PROTECTION • HOME DEFENSE

 

 

RICHMOND, VA | SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2018

 

JOIN US FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL NRA CARRY GUARD EXPO IN RICHMOND!

 Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

Box Office opens 8:30 am daily • Seminars & Workshops start as early as 8:00 am daily.

 

Join us for a three-day experience for individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills in personal protection, concealed carry and home defense.

You’ll find over 120 seminars and workshops on the best personal protection and concealed carry methods taught by best-in-class industry leaders, within an Exhibit Hall with leading firearm and accessory companies, showcasing their most advanced firearms and gear for self-defense and concealed carry.

Admission to the NRA Carry Guard Expo is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with discounted ticket prices for NRA members. Admission ticket is good for all three days of the show!

Tickets are on sale now! Event registration and NRA membership sign-ups also take place on-site.

BUY TICKETS NOW!

 

Concealed Carry Policy

During the 2018 NRA Carry Guard Expo, lawfully carried firearms will be permitted in the Greater Richmond Convention Center in accordance with Virginia law. When carrying your firearm remember to follow all federal, state, and local laws.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Sep 14, Friday
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sep 15, Saturday
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sep 16, Sunday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The NRA Carry Guard Expo is a 3 day educational and interactive experience dedicated to Individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection, concealed carry and defense tactics.

Source: NRA Carry Guard Expo | Home

Smithsonian Institution created – Aug 10, 1846 – 

After a decade of debate about how best to spend a bequest left to America from an obscure English scientist, President James K. Polk signs the Smithsonian Institution Act into law.

In 1829, James Smithson died in Italy, leaving behind a will with a peculiar footnote. In the event that his only nephew died without any heirs, Smithson decreed that the whole of his estate would go to “the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” Smithson’s curious bequest to a country that he had never visited aroused significant attention on both sides of the Atlantic.

Smithson had been a fellow of the venerable Royal Society of London from the age of 22, publishing numerous scientific papers on mineral composition, geology, and chemistry. In 1802, he overturned popular scientific opinion by proving that zinc carbonates were true carbonate minerals, and one type of zinc carbonate was later named smithsonite in his honor.

Six years after his death, his nephew, Henry James Hungerford, indeed died without children, and on July 1, 1836, the U.S. Congress authorized acceptance of Smithson’s gift. President Andrew Jackson sent diplomat Richard Rush to England to negotiate for transfer of the funds, and two years later Rush set sail for home with 11 boxes containing a total of 104,960 gold sovereigns, 8 shillings, and 7 pence, as well as Smithson’s mineral collection, library, scientific notes, and personal effects. After the gold was melted down, it amounted to a fortune worth well over $500,000. After considering a series of recommendations, including the creation of a national university, a public library, or an astronomical observatory, Congress agreed that the bequest would support the creation of a museum, a library, and a program of research, publication, and collection in the sciences, arts, and history. On August 10, 1846, the act establishing the Smithsonian Institution was signed into law by President James K. Polk.

Today, the Smithsonian is composed of 19 museums and galleries including the recently announced National Museum of African American History and Culture,nine research facilities throughout the United States and the world, and the national zoo. Besides the original Smithsonian Institution Building, popularly known as the “Castle,” visitors to Washington, D.C., tour the National Museum of Natural History, which houses the natural science collections, the National Zoological Park, and the National Portrait Gallery. The National Museum of American History houses the original Star-Spangled Banner and other artifacts of U.S. history. The National Air and Space Museum has the distinction of being the most visited museum in the world, exhibiting such marvels of aviation and space history as the Wright brothers’ plane and Freedom 7, the space capsule that took the first American into space. John Smithson, the Smithsonian Institution’s great benefactor, is interred in a tomb in the Smithsonian Building.

Source: Smithsonian Institution created – Aug 10, 1846 – HISTORY.com

Ninth Circuit California Gun-Law Ruling: Good News for Second Amendment Rights | National Review

The stage may be set for Brett Kavanaugh’s first Second Amendment test as a justice.

Every now and then the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — arguably the nation’s most progressive federal circuit — can offer up a legal surprise. Yesterday, it gave us a legal shock, when a divided panel of its judges affirmed last year’s federal district-court injunctiontemporarily blocking enforcement of California’s confiscatory ban on so-called large-capacity magazines.

Under California law, any person who possesses a legally purchased magazine capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition must either remove the magazine from the state, sell it to a licensed firearm dealer, or hand it over to law enforcement. Those citizens who retained their magazines after the law went into effect risked a fine or up to one year’s imprisonment in county jail.

The district court’s 66-page opinion was a legal tour-de-force that not only dismantled California’s justifications for the ban, but also reiterated and reinforced the constitutional and historical basis for the right to keep and bear arms. As I wrote last year, this paragraph from the district-court opinion is nearly-perfect:

Violent gun use is a constitutionally-protected means for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves from criminals. The phrase “gun violence” may not be invoked as a talismanic incantation to justify any exercise of state power. Implicit in the concept of public safety is the right of law-abiding people to use firearms and the magazines that make them work to protect themselves, their families, their homes, and their state against all armed enemies, foreign and domestic. To borrow a phrase, it would indeed be ironic if, in the name of public safety and reducing gun violence, statutes were permitted to subvert the public’s Second Amendment rights — which may repel criminal gun violence and which ultimately ensure the safety of the Republic.

Lest anyone think that the Ninth Circuit has suddenly discovered the original meaning of the Second Amendment, its ruling upholding the district-court injunction was limited. It merely held that the trial court didn’t abuse its discretion when it temporarily blocked enforcement of the law. But despite the limited holding, there was encouraging rhetoric in the court’s ruling.

For example, the appeals court held that the lower court “did not exceed its permissible discretion by concluding, based on those cases, that (1) some part of the Second Amendment right likely includes the right to bear a weapon ‘that has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia’ . . . and (2) the ammunition for a weapon is similar to the magazine for a weapon.”

Much of the modern argument over gun control revolves around the effort to label certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles (and magazines over ten rounds) as “military style” weapons that are effectively unprotected by the Second Amendment. Yet the Ninth Circuit’s language — rooted in the history of the amendment — links constitutional protection to a weapon’s potential militia use. In other words, the “military style” moniker actually connects the guns in question to the historic purpose of the right to bear arms.

If the Court takes the case (and that’s far from certain; SCOTUS has been reluctant to review recent Second Amendment decisions), it will have an opportunity to reset the gun-control debate.

Combine this standard with Heller’s clear statement that the Second Amendment was intended to protect weapons in “common use” for “lawful purposes like self defense,” and one begins to see that merely comparing AR-15s or Glocks to military weapons doesn’t render them unprotected. Instead, their common ownership, combined with their “reasonable relationship” to militia use, should enhance, not diminish, their constitutional status.

While gun owners in California can breathe a temporary sigh of relief, the fight is far from over. As David Kopel notes in a good piece over at Reason, California may petition for en banc review (don’t expect the wider panel of Ninth Circuit judges to rule so favorably), or the trial court may issue a permanent ruling in the weeks or months ahead. Either way — sooner or later — this case will reach the Supreme Court, and it may very well be Brett Kavanaugh’s first chance to look at a serious gun-rights cert petition, assuming he is confirmed to the Court.

If the Court takes the case (and that’s far from certain; SCOTUS has been reluctant to review recent Second Amendment decisions), it will have an opportunity to reset the gun-control debate. If it rules that weapons in common use for lawful purposes enjoy categorical constitutional protection, then most assault-weapons bans and large-capacity-magazine bans would fall. Prohibitions against the sale of “dangerous and unusual” weapons (machine guns, for example) would remain.

But all that’s speculation. For now, hundreds of thousands of California gun owners remain law-abiding. They don’t have to face the choice between surrendering the magazines that help keep their families safe and complying with a confiscatory law. Already, there were indications of passive resistance. As the Sacramento Bee reported last year, “Talk to gun owners, retailers and pro-gun sheriffs across California and you’ll get something akin to an eye roll when they’re asked if gun owners are going to voluntarily part with their property because Democratic politicians and voters who favor gun control outnumber them and changed the law.”

Gun-owners choose large-capacity magazines for good reasons, the same reasons why police carry large-capacity magazines in their service weapons. When a deadly encounter occurs, the amount of ammunition can make the difference between life and death. The state cannot be permitted to take a common means of self-defense from its citizens. Thankfully, even in the Ninth Circuit, confiscation has been held at bay.

The stage may be set for Brett Kavanaugh’s first Second Amendment test as a justice.

Source: Ninth Circuit California Gun-Law Ruling: Good News for Second Amendment Rights | National Review

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