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    Steyr Arms, Inc. will be holding their 4th Annual Open House and Factory-Direct Sale from July 20th to 22nd at their newly renovated US Headquarters in Bessemer, AL. It will be open to the public from 9am to 4pm, and will have lunch provided from 11am-12pm on Friday and SaturdayRead More...

    created: 7/11/2017 2:16 PM

    I am, at the moment, sitting in a relatively nice hotel room in the African city of Niamey, Niger – a francophone former French West African colony in the Sahel region, where the Saharan Desert meets the jungle. Tomorrow I’ll be training Nigerien soldiers preparing to deploy in support of peace efforts for the conflict going on in neighboring Mali, which, of course, has an Islamic terror component to it. But tonight I’ve decided to turn on my dusty little TV and tune in to the only English-speaking station available, the French news outlet ‘France 24’. Continue Reading...

    created: 6/10/2017 9:28 PM

    created: 6/8/2017 9:57 PM

    A petition has been field on (I know, is gross), following the cancellation of ABC's hit comedy Last Man Standing, featuring conservative 2A supporter Tim Allen.  The show was cancelled in spite of the fact that it was ABCs second most popular comedy, with a 1.2 rating and 6.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen live-plus-same day numbers.  The show's conservative lead, played by Allen, has many crying foul and pointing the finger at ABC for cancelling the show due to corporate political affiliation.

    created: 5/19/2017 3:53 PM

    Duh: Arguments for Basic Common Sense Policies 

    Part 1 – Illegal Immigration

    The “Duh” series of articles will aim to provide our readers with only the finest of arguments in favor of things we all kind of used to just accept as common sense in this country. Things such as: if you’re anatomically equipped to use a urinal, you should probably use the men’s room. Also, perhaps American taxpayer dollars should be prioritized to help Americans, rather than foreign nationals living in their own countries. We’ll even explore the now-bigoted idea that if your doctor tells you you’re 200 pounds overweight, he’s not fat-shaming you, and maybe even why sticking scissors in an electric socket is a bad idea...Read More...

    created: 5/12/2017 3:25 PM

    Mark Barnes, Esq., outside counsel to SB Tactical, makers of what is commonly referred to as the "Sig Brace," or a pistol brace, wrote a letter to ATF Jan. 5 2017 asking for clarification of the ATFs 2015 open letter regarding the redesign of "Stabilizing Braces" into full blown stocks when used against the shoulder.  Not so good if you had it on a pistol like everyone and their mother, because now you're violating the NFA everytime the brace so much as makes contact with your shoulder.  As is typical with anything ATF said or did during the Obama administration, much of the industry panicked, while others simply shrugged their shoulders at the stupidity and lack of logic the ATF continually possesses in these matters.

    Dated March 21 2017, the ATF responded, reversing the 2015 open letter's opinion, stating that "...the January 2015 Open Letter implied or has been construed to hold that incidental, sporadic, or situational “use” of an arm-brace (in its original approved configuration) equipped firearm from a firing position at or near the shoulder was sufficient to constitute a “redesign”, such interpretations are incorrect and not consistent with ATF’s interpretation of the statute or the manner in which is has been historically enforced."

    Long story short, I guess you can just go ahead and shoulder that SB Tactical Brace pretty safely (IANAL).  I don't know about the GHW Tailhook (which looks awesome), or the Shockwave Blade, but I sure as hell wouldn't go writing 20,000 letters to the ATF asking for their permission.  Let's just move along, and not write any further letters asking for clarification.

    Here is a link to the letter itself:

    created: 4/25/2017 2:34 PM

    Tuesday's meeting of the PA Board of Game Commissioners legalized hunting with semi-automatic rifles in Pennsylvania, but unlike the original unanimously approved proposal, it did not include the legalization of semi-autos for big game.  Read More...

    created: 3/30/2017 6:00 PM

    I had never attended an event anything like the CAA Train the Trainer event in my life.  We did live fire drills in circumstances rarely available to the average person like me.  Circumstances including complete darkness, running toward the targets, and clearing a building in a "shoot house" are just some of the things offered by CAA at this event.  The facility itself is the stuff of legend as well...(Continue Reading)

    created: 1/25/2017 4:01 PM

    Welcome to the ArmslistMedia SHOT Show 2017 Blog.  We'll be updating live from the SHOT Show floor with exciting new products the industry has to offer!

    created: 1/14/2017 2:56 AM

    What would you like to see from this year's SHOT Show?  The ArmslistMedia crew will be on scene, live blogging what you want to see!  

    Sound off in the comments below what you want us to cover and we'll try our damnedest to blog it!

    created: 1/12/2017 12:44 AM