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18-year Ban on Exporting American-made Suppressors Lifted 

18-year Ban on Exporting American-made Suppressors Lifted 

The 2002 State Department blocked suppressor exports from U.S. companies to overseas commercial markets. That prohibition was lifted this month. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

President Trump’s administration last week quietly dropped a longstanding ban on the commercial export of firearm suppressors, effective immediately.

In 2002, during the administration of President George W. Bush, the U.S. State Department dropped the hammer on commercial suppressor exports, which barred potentially lucrative overseas markets to American can makers. Now, after years of lobbying by pro-gun industry groups, the door is now open.

“Effective immediately, the Department of State has rescinded its April 18, 2002, firearms sound suppressor policy,” said a notice posted Friday to the Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls website.

Suppressor trade groups feel the move will allow American companies to compete in already-existing foreign markets, which will in turn generate millions of dollars in revenue for small businesses as U.S.-built suppressors are exported overseas, creating jobs in the process.

“We applaud the Trump Administration for taking charge and allowing American businesses to compete in thriving markets abroad,” said Knox Williams, president of the American Suppressor Association. “This change in policy will create hundreds of jobs at a time when our country needs them most.”

The ASA helped back the Suppressor Export Act in 2016, which aimed for a legislative solution to lift the 2002 ban. However, that bill only garnered 21 co-sponsors, all Republicans, and never made it out of committee despite GOP control of the chamber.

Firearms trade groups welcomed the news from the State Department.

“This is a commonsense decision to allow U.S. manufacturers to compete in overseas markets where suppressors are not only legal, but are often required for recreational shooting and hunting,” said Lawrence G. Keane, National Shooting Sports Foundation Senior Vice President, and General Counsel.

Keane said the move is another win for the firearm and suppressor manufacturers by the Trump Administration, following up on a decision earlier this year to transition control of elements of the U.S. Munitions List to Commerce Control List away from the State Department, which streamlined firearm exports. “That was an export reform years in the making and only held up for domestic political reasons. U.S. manufacturers, domestic production, and U.S. workers will all benefit from this practical decision,” said Keane.

 

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Source: 18-year Ban on Exporting American-made Suppressors Lifted :: Guns.com

Wilson Combat-SIG SAUER WCP320 – Wilson Combat–NEW RELEASE-MUST SEE

 

Wilson Combat-SIG SAUER WCP320 - Wilson Combat--NEW RELEASE-MUST SEE

Wilson Combat gunsmiths and engineers have completely reworked a SIG SAUER P320 chassis and unfinished SIG manufactured slide into our ideal version of a high performance, perfected striker-fired pistol.

Using the all-new Wilson Combat SIG P320 grip module, our in-house re-machined slide and Wilson Combat performance battle sights, the Wilson Combat Optimized WCP320 will become the new standard in hard-use, striker-fired handguns. Our modifications have tailored and tuned the 320 platform for precision tactical pistol shooting.

This robust, fast handling pistol wears our Wilson Combat engineered polymer grip module. This newly designed and manufactured grip has enhanced traction, smoother reloading, improved pointablity and superb recoil control in dynamic shooting. This grip turns an already solid platform into an ergonomic shooting machine.

The slide has been machined with the Wilson Combat X-TAC pattern for improved manipulation under stress. The front and rear cocking serrations, as well as the slide top, wear this signature Wilson Combat pattern. The stainless steel slide and chromoly barrel wear the most advanced black DLC (Diamond-like-Carbon) physical vapor deposition finish available. This finish has chromium and tungsten underlayers for long lasting corrosion and abrasion resistance.

The SIG SAUER flat-faced XFULL trigger is standard on the WCP320 and gives shooters a lower finger position on the trigger which increases leverage for a lighter, smoother trigger pull. The pull can be further enhanced by Wilson Combat gunsmiths with our optional action tune using Grayguns custom trigger parts.

*Photos may include features and/or upgrades not included in the base price.Wilson Combat-SIG SAUER WCP320 - Wilson Combat--NEW RELEASE-MUST SEE

 

 

 

 

Source: Wilson Combat-SIG SAUER WCP320 – Wilson Combat

 

VA: New gun laws go into effect July 1st | Gun Owners of America

New Gun Laws Are Now In Effect Governor Northam’s anti-gun laws are now in effect in Virginia. Rest assured, Gun Owners of America will use every tool we have in our arsenal to get these anti-freed…READ MORE CLICK LINK BELOW.

Source: VA: New gun laws go into effect July 1st | Gun Owners of America

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Colt Now Shipping AR-15s to Consumers again 

Colt Now Shipping AR-15s to Consumers again 

Colt first began marketing the semi-auto AR-15 Sporter to consumers in 1963 and it has continued to be a popular model for the company. After a brief break to fill military orders, they have resumed the practice. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Just nine months after the historic AR-15 maker signaled a curb in selling the rifle through consumer channels, Colt says they are now back on the market.

Last September, the Connecticut-based firearms maker began a hiatus in their sales of rifles to the public while continuing to produce such long arms to fulfill outstanding military and law enforcement contracts– a move they said at the time was only temporary. A market decision and not politics, despite what anti-gun advocates and avowed “we’re coming for your guns” Democratic Presidental candidates heralded as a win in their quest for gun control.

At this year’s SHOT Show in January, Colt told Guns.com that AR-15 production for the consumer market was going to resume once the company’s current rifle production line gets some breathing room on their full plate of military contracts. It seems that time has come.

Now, as first reported by American Rifleman  last week, new Colt AR-15s are shipping to dealers nationwide with Mark O’Keefe writing that over 2,000 Colt LE6920s recently left the factory, bound for eager consumers.

With record interest in gun purchases of AR-15 style rifles, especially from first-time buyers, you can bet those numbers are going to increase.

Source: Colt Now Shipping AR-15s to Consumers again :: Guns.com

Bond Arms brought Boberg Arms-Change weapon name from Boberg Arms XR9-S to Bond Arms Bullpup

Bond Arms brought Boberg Arms-Change weapon name from Boberg Arms XR9-S to Bond Arms BullpupBond Arms is taking a big step in a new direction by offering a sub-compact semi-automatic concealed-carry pistol dubbed the Bond Bullpup. Based on the Boberg Arms XR9-S, the Bullpup provides a variety of uncommon features designed to keep the pistol small and lightweight while reducing felt recoil. This 9 mm Luger +P pistol is just 5.1″ long, 4.2″ tall and 0.96″ wide. It weighs just 17.5 ozs. with a seven-round magazine. The rear-feeding magazine rests directly below the rotating barrel’s chamber allowing for a longer barrel without the need for a longer slide. The stainless steel slide is topped with dovetailed three-dot sights. The 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum frame features a round trigger guard and hardwood grips. bondarms.comBond Arms brought Boberg Arms-Change weapon name from Boberg Arms XR9-S to Bond Arms BullpupBond Arms brought Boberg Arms-Change weapon name from Boberg Arms XR9-S to Bond Arms BullpupBond Arms brought Boberg Arms-Change weapon name from Boberg Arms XR9-S to Bond Arms Bullpup

Source: American Rifleman | Editors’ Picks 2016—Bond Arms Bullpup

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Rail Master® Pistol Light | CMR-209 | Crimson Trace-NEW LASER-MTR CUSTOM LEATHER HAS HOLSTERS FOR IT 

Rail Master® Pistol Light | CMR-209 | Crimson Trace-NEW LASER-MTR CUSTOM LEATHER HAS HOLSTERS FOR IT 

Introducing the CMR-209 Rail Master® Universal Pistol Light for rail-equipped firearms, a versatile tactical lighting option at an incredible value – from the brand you trust for personal protection optics.Instant Activation™: Tap-On / Tap-Off200 Peak Lumens LED White LightMaterial: PolymerWater Resistant (IPX4)Impact resistance up to 1 meterModes: On/Off • MomentaryBattery life: 1 hr 30 minWeight: 1.98 oz with battery installedFits most pistols with M1913 Picatinny (or similar) accessory rail measuring at least 1″ from recoil lug to trigger guard.

Source: Rail Master® Pistol Light | CMR-209 | Crimson Trace

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