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Reporting from Las Vegas SHOT #1

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    As SHOT Show opens, eyes on industry, politics

    A few hours ahead of Sunday’s final Democrat debate before the Iowa caucuses, a veteran in the gun industry on his way to check progress on his booth at the 2016 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas had an interesting observation about guns, and how people feel about the Second Amendment.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/as-shot-show-opens-eyes-on-industry-politics
     
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    GURU Washington New Member

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    You should post the whole article in here or write for a different source.
     
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  3. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  4. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    That guy comes here and tries to get people to go over there. I never click his links anymore as my machine blows up with pop-ups.
     
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  5. Tbucket

    Tbucket Olympia,Wash. Active Member

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    Personally I like Dave's writing, all I run is Firefox and Ghostery and have not seen one ad or pop up.
     
  6. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Very scary stuff here. Why on earth would Hillary Clinton be in favor of outlawing firearms being transported in checked baggage on Amtrak trains?

    What the hell would doing that accomplish???? o_O

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  7. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Same for me Tbucket, and I use Chrome. Chrome's default setting is to block all pop-ups.

    I don't get a single pop-up or ad either. This is hardly rocket science.
     
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  8. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yawn. Don't see anything special about the Ruger American Pistol. Interesting, though, that it is being released in 9mm and .45 ACP, but not .40 S&W. What does that imply??

    And a 2 inch barrel 357 magnum revolver that is the smallest and most compact one on the market? I'm not sure what Kimber was thinking. They both look like duds to me.

    Kimber-enters-wheelgun-market-drops-K6S-snub-nose-revolver-8.jpg

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  9. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Savage announced new models of the A17 autoloader:

    http://www.rifleshootermag.com/shot-show-2016/new-savage-a17-models-for-2016/

    They also announced new B.MAG models, but I could not find any detailed info anywhere on them yet.

    Browning has brought back the 16 gauge, with the new A5 Sweet 16:

    http://www.outdoorchannel.com/artic...type=article&key=browning-a5-sweet-16-revival

    Walther has update their compact PPS model to the new PPS M2. It has the new, improved ergonomics already introduced on other Walther pistols, and it switches to using a push button magazine release.

     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Dave does good work but I won't go to the "Examiner" because of the BS pop up crap. I am on Mozilla and still get them.
    I wish he would give us a safer link,but obviously he's doing good enough business as is.
     
  11. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Examiner doesn't really pay worth squat, but it has reach to a lot of people.
     
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  12. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks for the update Dave
     
  13. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Sharps Rifle Company has introduced the SWINE SMASHER load for the 25-45 cartridge for the AR-15. Designed for hunting hogs and bears at close range:


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  14. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    NSSF’s Sanetti issues call to action; F&F story back in headlines

    The president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation last night issued a call to action during his annual State of the Industry address just hours after a federal judge ruled that the Justice Department could not claim executive privilege to withhold documents tied to the Fast and Furious scandal.


    http://www.examiner.com/article/nssf-s-sanetti-issues-call-to-action-f-f-story-back-headlines
     
  15. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    is that actual size?
     
  16. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I sure hope not, as that sure would be one humongous AR-15 to be able to shoot that! :eek:

    Seriously, the bullet is a .257 caliber 100 gr A-Square. And muzzle velocity is quoted as being 2,650 fps, for 1,559 ft/lbs of energy at the muzzle.


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  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I don't really think I'd call that swine smashing.. especially out of a 24" barrel.. on a good day.