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Rail Master® Tactical Light | CMR-208 | Official Crimson Trace

Price:   $99.99

Experience the power that increased illumination can provide to your defensive firearm. Introducing the CMR-208 Rail Master® Universal Tactical Light for rail-equipped firearms; a best-in-class tactical light from the brand that you trust for personal protection optics.

  • Instant Activation™: Tap-On / Tap-Off
  • 420 (high) or 110 (low) Lumen LED white light
  • High output Cree® XPL LED
  • Material: Anodized Aluminum
  • Waterproof up to 1 meter
  • Impact resistance up to 1 meter
  • Modes: high, low, strobe, momentary
  • Battery life: 1 hr 5 min 420 Lumens / 1 hr 50 min 110 Lumens
  • Weight: 4.1 oz with battery installed

Fits most pistols, rifles, and shotguns with M1913 Picatinny (or similar) accessory rail measuring at least 1″ from recoil lug to trigger guard.

Source: Rail Master® Tactical Light | CMR-208 | Official Crimson Trace

Cease-fire established in Angolan civil war – Jun 22, 1989 – MTR Custom Leather

After nearly 15 years of civil war, opposing factions in Angola agree to a cease-fire to end a conflict that had claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. The cease-fire also helped to defuse U.S.-Soviet tensions concerning Angola.Angola was a former Portuguese colony that had attained independence in 1975. Even before that date, however, various factions had been jockeying for power. The two most important were the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), which was favored by the United States, and the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), which was supported by the Soviets. Once independence became a reality in November 1975, the two groups began a brutal contest for control, with the Soviet-supported MPLA eventually seizing control of the nation’s capital. UNITA found support from Zaire and South Africa in the form of funds, weapons, and, in the case of South Africa, troops. The United States provided covert financial and arms support to both Zaire and South Africa to assist those nations’ efforts in Angola. The Soviets responded with increasingly heavy support to the MPLA, and Cuba began to airlift troops in to help fight against UNITA. The African nation quickly became a Cold War hotspot. President Ronald Reagan began direct U.S. support of UNITA during his term in office in the 1980s. Angola suffered through a debilitating civil war, with thousands of people killed. Hundreds of thousands more became refugees from the increasingly savage conflict.In 1988, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev set into motion a series of events that would lead to a cease-fire the following year. Gorbachev was desperately seeking to better Soviet relations with the United States and he was facing a Soviet economy that could no longer sustain the expenses of supporting far-flung “wars of national liberation” like in Angola. He therefore announced that the Soviet Union was cutting its aid to both the MPLA and Cuba. Cuba, which depended on the Soviet subsidy to maintain its troops in Angola, made the decision to withdraw, and its forces began to depart in early 1989. South Africa thereupon suspended its aid to UNITA. The United States continued its aid to UNITA, but at a much smaller level. UNITA and the MPLA, exhausted from nearly 15 years of conflict, agreed to talks in 1989. These resulted in a cease-fire in June of that year. It was a short-lived respite. In 1992, national elections resulted in an overwhelming victory for the MPLA, and UNITA went back on the warpath.In 1994, a peace accord was signed between the MPLA government and UNITA and in 1997, a government with representatives from both sides was established. Still, in 1998 fighting again broke out and democracy was suspended. In 2002, the leader of UNITA, Jonas Savimbi, was murdered; afterwards a cease-fire was reached, in which UNITA agreed to give up its arms and participate in the government. Observors are still waiting, however, for democracy to be reinstated.

Source: Cease-fire established in Angolan civil war – Jun 22, 1989 – HISTORY.com

Smith & Wesson Chief Special Model 36 and 37-MTR is making holsters for them 

Smith & Wesson Model 36
Model 36 38 calibre Smith & Wesson which was issued to women in the NSW Police.jpg

Smith & Wesson Model 36 Revolver which was issued to women in the New South Wales Police Force
Type Revolver
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1950–present
Used by Users
Production history
Manufacturer Smith & Wesson
Unit cost $751.00 MSRP[1]
Specifications
Weight 19.5 oz.
Length 6.22″
Barrel length 1.811″

Caliber .38 Special
Action Double Action/Single Action
Effective firing range 25 yards (23 m)
Maximum firing range 50 yards (46 m)
Feed system 5-round cylinder
Sights Fixed rear, front blade

The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is a revolver chambered for .38 Special. It is one of several models of “J-frame” Smith & Wesson revolvers. It was introduced in 1950, and is still in production.

History[edit]

The Model 36 was designed in the era just after World War II, when Smith & Wesson stopped producing war materials and resumed normal production. For the Model 36, they sought to design a revolver that could fire the more powerful[clarification needed] .38 Special round in a small, concealable package. Since the older I-frame was not able to handle this load, a new frame was designed, which became the J-frame.

The new design was introduced at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in 1950, and was favorably received. A vote was held to name the new revolver, and the name “Chiefs Special” won.[2] A 3 in (76 mm)-barreled version design went into production immediately, due to high demand. It was available in either a blued or nickel-plated finish.[3]It was produced as the “Chiefs Special” until 1957, when it then became the Model 36. The “Chiefs Special” continued to be manufactured as a separate variant.

In 1951, Smith & Wesson introduced the Airweight Model 37, which was basically the Model 36 design with an aluminum frame and cylinder. The aluminum cylinders proved to be problematic and were abandoned in favor of a steel cylinder.[3]

In 1989, Smith & Wesson introduced the LadySmith variant of the Model 36. This was available with 2 in (51 mm) or 3 in (76 mm) barrel and blued finish. This model also featured special grips designed specifically for women, and had “LADYSMITH” engraved on the frame.[4]

Approximately 615 Model 36-6 Target variations were produced. This variant had a 3-inch full lug barrel with adjustable sights and a blued glass finish.

In 2002, Smith & Wesson reintroduced the Model 36 with gold features (hammer, thumbpiece, extractor, and trigger), calling it the “Model 36 Gold”. The gold color was actually titanium nitride.

In 2005, Smith & Wesson produced the “Texas Hold ‘Em” variant. This was produced with a blued finish, imitation ivory grips, and 24k gold plate engraving.

A large number of Model 37 variants with a lanyard ring attached were made for Japan. Part of this contract was cancelled, resulting in a large number of these being sold to a wholesaler, who then re-sold them for civilian use. These entered the civilian market in 2001. In 2006, the Model 37 was dropped from Smith & Wesson’s catalog.

Serial number 337 was shipped to J. Edgar Hoover and is engraved with his name.

In 1958, Spanish manufacturer Astra developed a high quality revolver line based on this weapon, under the name of Astra Cadix, Astra 250 and Astra NC6

 

 

 

 

Source: Smith & Wesson Model 36 – Wikipedia

Springfield Armory | XD-E™ Announcement-MTR Custom Leather is making holsters for them!

With a huge selection of pistols and rifles, Springfield Armory is the premier manufacturer of quality handguns for protection and competitive shooting.

Source: Springfield Armory | XD-E™ Announcement

U.S. Constitution ratified – Jun 21, 1788 – MTR History 

New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.

By 1786, defects in the post-Revolutionary War Articles of Confederation were apparent, such as the lack of central authority over foreign and domestic commerce. Congress endorsed a plan to draft a new constitution, and on May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention convened at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. On September 17, 1787, after three months of debate moderated by convention president George Washington, the new U.S. constitution, which created a strong federal government with an intricate system of checks and balances, was signed by 38 of the 41 delegates present at the conclusion of the convention. As dictated by Article VII, the document would not become binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states.

Beginning on December 7, five states–DelawarePennsylvaniaNew JerseyGeorgia, and Connecticut–ratified it in quick succession. However, other states, especially Massachusetts, opposed the document, as it failed to reserve undelegated powers to the states and lacked constitutional protection of basic political rights, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press. In February 1788, a compromise was reached under which Massachusetts and other states would agree to ratify the document with the assurance that amendments would be immediately proposed. The Constitution was thus narrowly ratified in Massachusetts, followed by Maryland and South Carolina. On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the document, and it was subsequently agreed that government under the U.S. Constitution would begin on March 4, 1789. In June, Virginia ratified the Constitution, followed by New York in July.

On September 25, 1789, the first Congress of the United States adopted 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution–the Bill of Rights–and sent them to the states for ratification. Ten of these amendments were ratified in 1791. In November 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Rhode Island, which opposed federal control of currency and was critical of compromise on the issue of slavery, resisted ratifying the Constitution until the U.S. government threatened to sever commercial relations with the state. On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island voted by two votes to ratify the document, and the last of the original 13 colonies joined the United States. Today the U.S. Constitution is the oldest written constitution in operation in the world.

Source: U.S. Constitution ratified – Jun 21, 1788 – HISTORY.com

Ruger EC9s – All You Need to Know in 90 seconds – Yes MTR is making holsters for this weapon. Purchase yours today! 

MTR Custom Leather is custom designing, hand boned, hand making all new leather holsters for the new Ruger EC9S.

Purchase your holster today from www.mtrcustomleather.com or call today for more information (336)879-2166. Feel free to shoot us an email at: sales@mtrcustomleather.com.

 

Caliber: 9mm Luger

Capacity: 7+1

  • Barrel Length: 3.12″

HP22A – Phoenix Arms-MTR Custom Leather is making holsters for them>IWB, OWB, Dual Carry, Magazine Pouches and More! 

MTR Custom Leather is now crafting and engineering holsters for the NEW Phoenix Arms HP22A 3″ barrel. Order yours today www.mtrcustomleather.com

PHOENIX ARMS MODEL HP22A IS A SINGLE ACTION SEMI-AUTO .22LR CALIBER PISTOL WITH A STAGGERED 10-ROUND MAGAZINE THAT MAKES FOR A COMPACT AND COMFORTABLE FIT IN THE HAND. WEIGHING IN AT JUST 20 OUNCES IN A SIZE 4.1 BY 5.5 INCHES, FEATURES INCLUDE 3-INCH VENTED RIB BARREL, SERRATED TRIGGER, ADJUSTABLE REAR SIGHT, MAGAZINE INTERLOCK WITH A MANUAL SLIDE HOLD OPEN, EXTERNAL HAMMER AND FIRING PIN BLOCK SAFETY. AVAILABLE IN SATIN NICKEL OR MATTE BLACK FINISH. DESIGN FOR STANDARD VELOCITY TARGET AMMUNITION.

Source: HP22A – Phoenix Arms

War of 1812 begins – Jun 18, 1812 – 

The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law–and the War of 1812 begins. The American war declaration, opposed by a sizable minority in Congress, had been called in response to the British economic blockade of France, the induction of American seaman into the British Royal Navy against their will, and the British support of hostile Indian tribes along the Great Lakes frontier. A faction of Congress known as the “War Hawks” had been advocating war with Britain for several years and had not hidden their hopes that a U.S. invasion of Canada might result in significant territorial land gains for the United States.In the months after President Madison proclaimed the state of war to be in effect, American forces launched a three-point invasion of Canada, all of which were decisively unsuccessful. In 1814, with Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire collapsing, the British were able to allocate more military resources to the American war, and Washington, D.C., fell to the British in August. In Washington, British troops burned the White House, the Capitol, and other buildings in retaliation for the earlier burning of government buildings in Canada by U.S. soldiers.In September, the tide of the war turned when Thomas Macdonough’s American naval force won a decisive victory at the Battle of Plattsburg Bay on Lake Champlain. The invading British army was forced to retreat back into Canada. The American victory on Lake Champlain led to the conclusion of U.S.-British peace negotiations in Belgium, and on December 24, 1814, the Treaty of Ghent was signed, formally ending the War of 1812. By the terms of the agreement, all conquered territory was to be returned, and a commission would be established to settle the boundary of the United States and Canada.British forces assailing the Gulf Coast were not informed of the treaty in time, and on January 8, 1815, the U.S. forces under Andrew Jackson achieved the greatest American victory of the war at the Battle of New Orleans. The American public heard of Jackson’s victory and the Treaty of Ghent at approximately the same time, fostering a greater sentiment of self-confidence and shared identity throughout the young republic.

Source: War of 1812 begins – Jun 18, 1812 – HISTORY.com

Magna Carta sealed – Jun 15, 1215 – MTR

Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter.” The document, essentially a peace treaty between John and his barons, guaranteed that the king would respect feudal rights and privileges, uphold the freedom of the church, and maintain the nation’s laws. Although more a reactionary than a progressive document in its day, the Magna Carta was seen as a cornerstone in the development of democratic England by later generations.

John was enthroned as king of England following the death of his brother, King Richard the Lion-Hearted, in 1199. King John’s reign was characterized by failure. He lost the duchy of Normandy to the French king and taxed the English nobility heavily to pay for his foreign misadventures. He quarreled with Pope Innocent III and sold church offices to build up the depleted royal coffers. Following the defeat of a campaign to regain Normandy in 1214, Stephen Langton, the archbishop of Canterbury, called on the disgruntled barons to demand a charter of liberties from the king.

In 1215, the barons rose up in rebellion against the king’s abuse of feudal law and custom. John, faced with a superior force, had no choice but to give in to their demands. Earlier kings of England had granted concessions to their feudal barons, but these charters were vaguely worded and issued voluntarily. The document drawn up for John in June 1215, however, forced the king to make specific guarantees of the rights and privileges of his barons and the freedom of the church. On June 15, 1215, John met the barons at Runnymede on the Thames and set his seal to the Articles of the Barons, which after minor revision was formally issued as the Magna Carta.

The charter consisted of a preamble and 63 clauses and dealt mainly with feudal concerns that had little impact outside 13th century England. However, the document was remarkable in that it implied there were laws the king was bound to observe, thus precluding any future claim to absolutism by the English monarch. Of greatest interest to later generations was clause 39, which stated that “no free man shall be arrested or imprisoned or disseised [dispossessed] or outlawed or exiled or in any way victimised…except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.” This clause has been celebrated as an early guarantee of trial by jury and of habeas corpus and inspired England’s Petition of Right (1628) and the Habeas Corpus Act (1679).

In immediate terms, the Magna Carta was a failure–civil war broke out the same year, and John ignored his obligations under the charter. Upon his death in 1216, however, the Magna Carta was reissued with some changes by his son, King Henry III, and then reissued again in 1217. That year, the rebellious barons were defeated by the king’s forces. In 1225, Henry III voluntarily reissued the Magna Carta a third time, and it formally entered English statute law.

The Magna Carta has been subject to a great deal of historical exaggeration; it did not establish Parliament, as some have claimed, nor more than vaguely allude to the liberal democratic ideals of later centuries. However, as a symbol of the sovereignty of the rule of law, it was of fundamental importance to the constitutional development of England. Four original copies of the Magna Carta of 1215 exist today: one in Lincoln Cathedral, one in Salisbury Cathedral, and two in the British Museum.

Source: Magna Carta sealed – Jun 15, 1215 – HISTORY.com

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