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Lawmakers agree on deal to tighten Mass. gun laws
(www.bostonglobe.com) By David Scharfenberg and Michael Levenson | Globe Staff   July 31, 2014 -Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday night on legislation that would tighten what are already some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. Police departments could go to court to keep rifles and shotguns out of the hands of people they deem dangerous un...

US Army Buys More Beretta M9 Pistols
TheFirearmBlog.com: Beretta Defense Technologies (BDT) have announced that the US Army has purchased an additional $250,000 worth of Beretta M9 pistols. While the Beretta M9 will not be around forever, I think it will be a round for a while yet. "Accokeek, MD (July 28th, 2014) – Beretta Defense Technologies announced today the purchase by the U.S. Army of a quarter million dollars worth of additio...

You Might Be a Gun Guy if:
From fishgame.com- You Might Be a Gun Guy if: By Dustin Ellermann. Feel free to add any to in comments below! 1. Flying freaks you out, because you know you’ll test positive for GSR (if that’s what they are swabbing for), find a magazine or cartridges in your bag, or maybe the Ruger LCP you misplaced. 2. At a traffic stop, the officer asks many guns are in the car, not if. 3. What others call...

TheOutdoorwire.com FEATURE Taurus: New Owner, Same Country?
From TheOutdoorwire.com: Yesterday, shock in the executive suite of Florida HQ of Taurus USA as President and CEO Mark Kresser was suddenly dismissed. After all, since joining the company, Kresser had been given credit inside the industry for making changes to address frequent customer service complaints as well as fundamental changes in the way the company positioned itself- and its products- ins...

Millett Tactical Introduces Three New Versatile Red Dot Sights
Overland Park, Kan. — (AmmoLand.com) Millett, a performance-driven and trusted brand in the shooting industry for decades, has announced the release of three new tactical red dot sights. The new M-Force, M-Pulse and Speed Point red dot sights from Millett provide shooters with a versatile selection of precision sighting options equipped for a variety of shooting disciplines. The M-Force features a...

Echoes of the Great War Resonate a Century Later
On July 28, 1914, exactly one month after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were shot dead, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. The stage was set for World War I, an inevitable result of decades of political maneuvering, militarization, alliances and planning for a conflict that would shatter the great European epoch, laying waste to empires and ascendant nations. At the heart o...

VA Home Owner Fires Warning Shot At Unannounced Police – Wins Case
Covington VA -(Ammoland.com)- Police, dressed up like ninjas in black tactical gear and unannounced, try to open a locked door on a house, the WRONG house, in the middle of the night. The homeowner hears the noise and tries to see who is in his yard.  Men in dark clothing point guns with lasers at the homeowner. Homeowner, with a laser beam on his chest and in fear for his life fires a warnin...

Global authorities on alert over Ebola outbreak
(www.usatoday.com) Fear is growing internationally as the Ebola virus spreads across Western Africa, and health officials are quarantining airline passengers with symptoms of the deadly disease. Kim Hjelmgaard and Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY 5:57 p.m. EDT July 30, 2014- Health officials in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, fearing that the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa could go gl...

Breaking: Taurus Manufacturing fires CEO Mark Kresser
(gunnuts.net) by Caleb • According to multiple credible reports received this morning; Taurus International Manufacturing, the US division of Forjas Taurus, fired multi-year CEO Mark Kresser early this morning. Based on the information received, Mark’s firing was a sudden change for a company that had been attempting to re-invent its image under his leadership in the past several years. There is n...

Don't Get Bit: Ultimate Snake Survival Guide
(www.fieldandstream.com) Article by Keith McCafferty- Summer is snake season, so you'd better watch your step. Consider this your serpent survival guide — complete with tips on how to identify venomous species, lessons to learn from near-death snake stories, and measures to take if you (or your dog) are bitten. ROCKED "Before I saw the snake, I felt its bite.  Randy and Daniel were 10 yards a...

[Video] 14 Year Old Uses 12 Gauge Shotgun to Defend His Mother From Abusive Boyfriend
(gunssavelives.net) Locust Fork, Alabama – A 14 year old boy used a 12 gauge shotgun to shoot and kill a man who was romantically linked to his mother. The suspect in the case, identified as 34 year old Ayatollah Mohammad, was actually escorted by law enforcement off of the property owned by the boy’s mother that morning, but walked 7 miles back to the home and snuck onto the property. When the su...

Massachusetts: Time is Running Out, Contact Conference Committee Members TODAY
NRA-ILA: The conference committee appointed to iron out differences between Senate Bill 2265 and House Bill 4285 has only three days left to act in the 2014 Massachusetts legislative session.  It is possible that the conference committee report could be voted on by the end of today, and it is absolutely critical that you continue calling and e-mailing your state legislators, PL...

Gun retailers, payday lenders out of Choke Point’s crosshairs
By Kelly Riddell, The Washington Times- Gun retailers are no longer on a hit list deemed “high risk” by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after the banking regulator formally withdrew Monday the list it put together that outlined what merchants may be considered risky for banks to do business with as part of the Obama administration’s “Operation Choke Point.” The agency said its explanatory warn...

In Gridlocked Congress, Guns Are Back
(www.usnews.com) By Lauren Fox- Elvin Daniel lost his sister, Zina Daniel, in 2012 when she was gunned down by her estranged husband during work at the Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Zina had obtained a restraining order and filed for divorce, yet her husband still was able to go online, find a gun and buy it in a McDonald’s parking lot without a background check. “It happens much ...

AR 101: Hitting Your Target
Now that you have your AR and know how to maintain and handle it safely, it’s time to find out how to hit your target. First, let’s get on paper, then we’ll work on a drill designed to help you become proficient with your rifle. (www.americanrifleman.org) By Sgt./Maj. Kyle E. Lamb, U.S. Army (Ret.)- In “Getting Started,” I discussed how you should prepare your carbine for a session at the ran...

NOAA Considers Ban on Bluefin Tuna Fishing
(TheOutdoorhub.com) By Daniel Xu- Last week the National Marine Fisheries Service, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced that it will be considering whether there should be a ban on commercial and recreational fishing for bluefin tuna. If the service decides to move forward with the ban, anglers will be required to immediately release any bluefin ...

What Makes a 1911 a 1911?
(TheOutdoorhub.com) Tom McHale | July 29, 2014 | Love it or hate it, the 1911 pistol is kind of a big deal, even if just for its longevity. Just past the turn of the previous century, the Army figured out it wanted an autoloading handgun with similar ballistic capability to the .45 Colt, which had served them well. Since our military folks rode around on horseback at that time, features like easy ...

Judge Scullin Grants 90 day Stay to D.C. on Firearms Carry in the District
By Dean Weingarten, Arizona (Ammoland.com)- Judge Scullin has granted a 90 day temporary stay on enforcement of the injunction placed on the District in the Palmer v. D.C. case. For a brief period, people were able to legally carry handguns in the District of Columbia.   Except for government agents, this has not been the case for 37 years for concealed carry, and 70 years for open carry...

First Look: Ruger LC9s
(www.gunsandammo.com) Ruger has introduced a new companion to their popular LC9 with the addition of the striker-fired LC9s. The Ruger LC9s was designed for shooters who prefer the feel and performance of a striker-fired pistol to hammer-fired double actions. The LC9s maintains similar dimensions and is compatible with all accessories, holsters and extended 9-round ma...

Photo Gallery: 8 New Handguns for 2014
(gundigest.com) By Dick Jones, David Hart and Doug Howlett- Diamondback DB FS Nine- The release of this new full-size, polymer 9mm semi-auto was just announced prior to the NRA annual meetings in Indianapolis and is a new step for Diamondback, which has built its handgun name around more compact models. Billed as “Full-Size Fury,” the glass-fiber reinforced polymer pistol is a double-action, strik...
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Winchester model 42 magazine tube problem

  I am working on a model 42 Winchester model 42 pump .410 sn 10313X manf. in 1953.  The magazine tube is buggered up a bit on the interupted thread area that locks it into the receiver extension. In the past it has been abused and it is missing the magazine band key between the barrel and magazine and also the action slide spring. I have the 2 missing parts on order (most pa...

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30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 14: Pesky Mosquitoes, Scorpions, Bees and Other Critters that Bite and Sting

Spring and summer brings out the bugs. Try having a Fourth of July barbecue without mosquitoes and flies. Camping, hiking, hunting and even a picnic in the par...