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U.S. Army In The Market For A New Sniper Rifle

  According to Military Times, “The US Army’s PM Soldier Weapons has put out a sources sought request over on FedBiz [Federal Business Opportunities, a government agency] looking for sources to manufacture a complete weapon system or reconfigure some or all of the existing 7.62 x 51mm M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) currently available...

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Firearms Writer Jerry Ahern Dies July 24, 2012

  Sources have informed Gun Digest that long-time firearms writer Jerry Ahern died July 24, 2012, at age 66. He contributed many articles to Gun Digest, as well as firearms books and even a survival guide. His fiction work included a series of novels called, The Survivalist. He was also an analyst of current...

Marine Special Operations will use Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols

Marines Special Operations to Use Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols

  Colt Defense LLC will manufacture more than 10,000 new .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols for the Marine Corps’ elite special operations. This new contract for the 1911-style pistols will phase out the M45s currently used by the Corps. As reported by Military.com, “The July 19 [2012] contract, which has a total value of...

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Former Thompson/Center Employees Form New Gun Manufacturer

  Rochester, New York, lost about 200 manufacturing jobs last year when gun maker Thompson/Center Arms was relocated to Massachusetts by its parent company, Smith & Wesson. Now, some former T/C employees have formed a startup business, LHR Sporting Arms, LLC, and plan to manufacturer long-guns for hunters and target shooters. As Foster’s Daily...

Henry Repeating Arms donated to the Roger Maris Cancer Center

Gunmaker Donates $61,000 to Roger Maris Cancer Center

  At the recent 2012 Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament in Fargo, North Dakota, Anthony Imperato, president of Henry Repeating Arms, presented a $61,000 donation to the Roger Maris Cancer Center. “Because of the proximity to Yankee Stadium [to the Henry facility] many of the Henry Repeating Arms staff are great fans of the...

U.S. Army bans after-market magazines

Army Bans After-Market Magazines

The U.S. Army has announced, “that soldiers may use only government-issued magazines with their M4 carbines, a move that effectively bans one of the most dependable and widely used commercial-made magazines on today’s battlefield,” Military.com reported. The Army’s “safety of use” message didn’t mention any specific make or model of magazines, though according to...

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NSSF Offers Free Gun Safety DVDs

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is offering schools the opportunity to receive–free of charge–educational videos about firearm safety and wildlife conservation. The firearm safety videos help teach students how to react when encountering a firearm in an unsupervised situation. In addition, the conservation titles educate students on how wildlife and wild lands are...

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Video: Kelly McMillan Discusses Bank of America’s Anti-Gun Discrimination

In this video, National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) Executive Vice President Dudley Brown interviews Kelly McMillan about Bank of America’s refusal to do business with his company. McMillan is the director of operations for McMillan Group International, a manufacturer of firearms and accessories. For more background, click here to read Gun Digest‘s article...

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Magnum Research Relaunches Its Website

USA-based Magnum Research – manufacturers of the Desert Eagle, Baby Desert Eagle and BFR revolvers – announces its newly reconstructed website. The new Magnum Research website offers: * Improved graphics * Dealers and wholesalers by state * E-commerce page complete with product specs and pricing * Accessories and parts page * Q&A page. *...