Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) mourns the loss of William B. Ruger, Jr., former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ruger. Mr. Ruger, who was the second CEO of the Company and the son of the Company’s founder, passed away this past weekend. [Read more…] about A Sad Day for Gun Owners — Bill Ruger Jr. Passes Away
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The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has teamed up with the Ad Council to launch “End Family Fire,” a new national multi-platform campaign they say is designed to promote safe storage of firearms in the home. [Read more…] about Anti-Gun Group’s New PSA Misfires With “Family Fire”
Love him or hate him, you never have to scratch your head and wonder what is on President Trump’s mind. The Armory is guns, shooting, hunting and self-defense, so we can all check our politics at the door. However, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearms industry’s trade association has declared, “It’s here! Throughout August, all of America will be celebrating the shooting sports. Get out there and enjoy the pastime we all love with the ones you love!” and President Trump has weighed in to support the effort with the following Presidential message. [Read more…] about #LETSGOSHOOTING: National Shooting Sports Month
“Dick’s investor threatens NRA boycott over gun-sales restrictions,” a June 13 Washington Examiner Business report notes. “The top executive at Dick’s Sporting Goods is facing renewed pressure from a conservative shareholder to reverse a policy raising the minimum age for gun purchases to 21.” [Read more…] about Dick’s Investor Pushback Too Little Too Late
The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) held their Level V Shotgun World Shoot match June 3rd – June 10th in France. Team USA won Silver in the Ladies Open Division! Team USA (Lanny “Oakly” Barnes Siggins, Claudia Vidanes, Heather Miller, and Sky Killian) took second place in the 8-day long competition held in Chateauroux, France.
Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center Arms have established a new military appreciation program — Thank You For Your Service. This new program offers eligible United States Armed Forces personnel a discount on qualifying Thompson/Center and Smith & Wesson firearms purchased from June 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. This program applies to all active duty, honorably discharged, retired, or disabled members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Reserves. [Read more…] about Smith and Wesson: Thank You For Your Service Program
The Trump administration is attempting to reduce red tape for firearms manufacturers, which would allow them to be more profitable and compete on the international market. However, legislation has been introduced by anti-gun members of Congress that could derail the effort. [Read more…] about New Rules Could be a Boon for Firearms Manufacturers
My conversation with Brady Speth, Owner of Riton Optics, began like this:
I would challenge anyone—in or out of the industry—to find a better, higher quality product on the market today at any of our price points. We looked and continue looking and can’t find it.
An estimated 80,000 proud gun owners are descending on Dallas Texas May 4-6 for the National Rifle Association’s 2018 convention. Of course, K-Var and The Armory are on hand to represent our faith and support for the Second Amendment and to bring you all of the latest news from the show. Here is the Day 2 coverage. [Read more…] about 2018 NRA Show — Day 2
An estimated 80,000 proud gun owners are descending on Dallas Texas May 4-6 for the National Rifle Association’s 2018 convention. Of course, K-Var and The Armory are on hand to represent our faith and support for the Second Amendment and to bring you all of the latest news from the show. Here is the Day 1 coverage. [Read more…] about 2018 NRA Show — Day 1
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF®) Board of Governors unanimously voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from their organization. The Board cited Dick’s for “…conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation” in a press release today. The NSSF is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting, and shooting sports industries. The decision by the board was unanimous and was based upon the fact that Dick’s recently hired lobbyists pushing for gun control measures, though the specific measures are not stated. [Read more…] about NSSF Gives Dick’s the Boot
As a result of recent regulation, we have lost yet another firearms related business—not to the forces of the market or competition and not due a slowing number of sales or profits. Instead, Slide Fire is closing its doors due the whims of the feel-good politics of politicians and the efforts of gun control advocates. [Read more…] about Slide Fire Throws in the Towel and Ceases Operations
Second Amendment groups, including the National Rifle Association (NRA), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR), and hundreds of grassroots organizations, have preserved our right to self-defense and the Second Amendment. This has been done by making our voice heard to lawmakers at all levels of government. We have won some battles and lost others, but for the most part, our continuing efforts to keep lawmakers honest (regarding firearms legislation) have been successful. However, we now face a new threat that could easily derail the Second Amendment without a lawmaker filing a single vote. [Read more…] about Gun Control: If you control the banks (money), who needs the legal system?
Firearms manufacturer Remington Outdoor Company has filed for bankruptcy protection. In the face of falling sales, product recalls and a failure to introduce products in trending market segments, this is not much of a surprise. Besides, we knew this was coming. The Armory reported the pending bankruptcy a short time ago. [Read more…] about Remington Files For Bankruptcy
According to Reuters’, Remington Outdoor Company Inc., one of the largest U.S. makers of firearms, has reached out to banks and credit investment funds in search of financing that will allow it to file for bankruptcy. [Read more…] about Remington Seeking Money to File Bankruptcy
We’ve all seen them soaring in the skies, whether it be for surveillance or just pure recreational fun… Drones! Ever looked up and saw a drone and wondered how could you stop it without having to discharge physical ammunition at it? A Virginia-based company may have the solution for you.
Taran Butler is a monster on the 3-gun course and makes gear that has lightened to many of our collective wallets—yet we run back for more. He turned his love for the shooting sports and experience into Taran Tactical specializing in Glock conversions. He also trained Keanu Reeves for the movie John Wick. [Read more…] about Taran Tactical Shooter Goes Anti Gun
By the afternoon of Day 3 of the 2018 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, one thing above all others is clear. Media attempts to frame this year’s 40th anniversary event as the gun industry gathering near the scene of the Las Vegas mass shooting have failed. [Read more…] about Despite Media Meme, SHOT Show Rolling Along in Las Vegas
In an age when everything plastic rules, a handgun made of steel with a design more than 100 years old still drives the market. We are talking, of course, of the fabled 1911, and a third of the new guns that follow are based on this legendary platform. That’s not to say that there is no interest in itty-bitty pocket pistols, and it’s clear the revolver is not the antiquated firearm many assume. In fact, when it comes to new handguns for 2018, there is a good mix of old, new, plastic, and steel, with a wheelgun or two thrown in for good measure.
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