Monthly Archives: August 2013

NAGR Gray TShirt

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Second-Generation Cap & Ball Colt Sixguns in 36 and 44 Cal.

Second-Generation Cap & Ball Colt Sixguns in 36 and 44 Cal.
The collecting of really old Colt revolvers can easily threaten the bank account, or even shatter it. Not only is collecting the early Colts a costly pastime, you end up with guns not many would want to shoot, especially the black-powder percussion handguns from the Civil War or earlier periods. Of course there are many modern cap-and-ball guns made to satisfy the cravings of those who want to make lots of noise and smoke. But with most of them there’s something missing, as I’m sure many will tell you. The modern guns just are not Colts, though they may look the same. Our Technical Editor Ray Ordorica used to own an original Colt 1860 which, as might be expected, he shot on a regular basis. He shot a six-shot group at 15 yards with the gun that measured 1.4 inches center to center of the widest two, and four of ‘em made a hole less than half an inch between centers.

Czechoslovakia Vs. Serbia: Two Midsize 9mm Pistols Compete
In front of us for this report were two full-size 9mm pistols. They were a surplus CZ 75 (about $350) and a new Tokarev M70A, made in Serbia by Zastava (about $330). Would either of these guns be acceptable for home- or self-defense purposes? We tested with three types of ammo, Independent 115-grain FMJ, RWS 124-grain FMJ, and Black Hills 124-grain JHP +P. Here’s what we found.

Amnesty Begins for Unlicensed Guns in West Australia

Amnesty Begins for Unlicensed Guns in West Australia
Gun owners in Western Australia with unlicensed firearms have three months to hand them in without facing charges. The state government launched a firearms amnesty on Thursday and will run the program until the end of October. As long as the firearms have not been stolen or used in criminal activities, people will be immune from prosecution. Police Minister Liza Harvey said it was the first amnesty in WA since 2006. “This is the time to act because, outside the… [WA Today (Australia), via GunPolicy.org]

Man Shot By Instructor During Fairfield County Concealed Carry Class

Man Shot By Instructor During Fairfield County Concealed Carry Class

A Pataskala man is recovering after he was shot at a concealed carry class over the weekend.

Ga. recognizes Kansas concealed carry licenses

Schmidt said Georgia’s decision came after Kansas lawmakers passed new gun legislation this year.

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NAGR’s Commercial in ME, lobbying Sen. Susan Collins

In Washington DC, Even More Gun Control Cowardice

In Washington DC, Even More Gun Control Cowardice
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a new administrator. The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is finally official, as is the secretary of the Department of Labor. The president of the all-important Export-Import Bank is safely enjoying his second term. Notably absent from this list of presidential appointees is a new director for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Need we expend much energy wondering why? Since 2006,… [Bloomberg (USA), Opinion, via GunPolicy.org]

Changes to Israeli Gun Rules to Require Psychological Test for Permit
This year, 11 individuals were murdered and five committed suicide in Israel using privately owned weapons, said Internal Security Minister Yizhak Aharonovich Wednesday. At a meeting of the the Internal Affairs Committee on reducing weapons, headed by MK Miri Regev, Aharonovich stated that as part of the gun reform in Israel, anyone who wishes to receive a gun permit will be required to undergo a medical and psychological examination. “If they won’t pass the… [YNet News (Tel Aviv), via GunPolicy.org]

Christie cautious on guns: OKs 10 bills, leaves most controversial unsigned

Christie cautious on guns: OKs 10 bills, leaves most controversial unsigned

Governor Christie , facing pressure from gun owners leery of more regulation and anti-gun violence activists fed up with a wave of shootings this summer, signed 10 firearms bills into law Thursday.

Bullet Points – April 26

Bullet Points – April 26
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NAGR’s Commercial in MT, lobbying Sen. Max Baucus

NAGR’s Commercial in MT, lobbying Sen. Max Baucus