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New California Laws to Take Effect in 2016

New California Laws to Take Effect in 2016

Three gun safety laws will go into effect in beginning January 1st. in California. AB 1014 will allow family members to obtain a restraining order temporarily barring gun ownership for a relative they believe to be at risk of committing an act of violence. SB 199 will expand existing law to require realistic looking airsoft guns to have special features to distinguish them as toys. SB 707 will pro... »

FAMARS Shotguns: Style of the Old Country

FAMARS Shotguns: Style of the Old Country

[schema type=”product” url=”http://www.famars.com/” name=”FAMARS Shotguns: Style of the Old Country ” manfu=”Fabbrica Armi di Abbiatico e Salvinelli” model=”Castore, Quattrocanne, Rombo, Jorema, Sovereign, Excalibur, Avantis” ] Somehow, “Holland & Holland” (est. 1835) and “Westley Richards” (est. 1812) double-barreled rifles became a ... »

Beretta AR-70/90: The Patriot

Beretta AR-70/90: The Patriot

[schema type=”product” url=”http://www.beretta.com/en/” name=”Beretta AR-70/90″ manfu=”Beretta” model=”Beretta AR-70/90″ ] In spite of the well-developed defense industry, primarily oriented towards small arms, Italian Armed Forces have been using a clone of M1 Garand rifle up to 1990. The BM-59 was a big, heavy battle rifle firing .308 W... »

The Big Five Combo: Mauser 03 Africa and .404 Jeffery

The Big Five Combo: Mauser 03 Africa and .404 Jeffery

[schema type=”product” url=”http://www.mauser.com/en/” name=”Mauser 03 Africa and .404 Jeffery” brand=”Mauser 03″ manfu=”Mauser” model=”Africa” ] The reasons for disappearance of .404 Jeffery caliber can be traced to the shortage of ammunition in markets, as well as decreased interest in weapons that use it. It’s a pity that s... »

Ethan Allen Percussion Revolvers: Father of the Pocket Gatling Gun

Ethan Allen Percussion Revolvers: Father of the Pocket Gatling Gun

[schema type=”product” name=”Ethan Allen Percussion Revolvers ” manfu=”Ethan Allen” model=”Bootleg, Lipfire, Rimfire” ] In 1847, Captain Walker wrote to “Colt” saying, “Nine out of ten men in our parts know nothing about your weapons, and, although I tried to explain all the superiorities of your revolver when compared to Ethan Allen’s Pepperboxes, t... »

Airforce Colt

Airforce Colt

[schema type=”product” name=”Airforce Colt” brand=”Colt” manfu=”Colt’s Manufacturing Company” model=”Colt M1911″ ] At the very beginning of the First World War, British and French pilots saluted their German and Austrian counterparts whenever they met in the air. However, the situation changed as the air warfare heated up. At the ti... »

South African Police Service Special Task Force – Grueling Training for a Dangerous Job

South African Police Service Special Task Force – Grueling Training for a Dangerous Job

[schema type=”organization” orgtype=”GovernmentOrganization” url=”http://www.sapstf.org/” name=”South African Police Service Special Task Force (SAPS STF)” country=”ZA” ] South African Republic is one of the most violent countries on the planet. Their special police force units are always occupied with high risk operations. Every week, th... »

School Bus Drivers Facing Embezzlement And Gun Charges

School Bus Drivers Facing Embezzlement And Gun Charges

Two school bus drivers are faced with multiple felony charges for embezzling over $50,000 which they used to stockpile an arsenal of firearms. Steven Nick and Sarah Nick, residing in Davidson Township are accused of 15 different felonies after Robert Pickell, the County Sheriff accused them of embezzling money from Sarah’s mother. According to Pickell, the Nicks were managed to acquire over ... »

How Mauser almost killed WW2

How Mauser almost killed WW2

[schema type=”product” url=”http://www.mauser.com/en/” name=”Mauser C-96″ brand=”Mauser” model=”Mauser C96″ ] How a Mauser C-96 Almost Killed Churchill and Changed World History The story of the ‘broomhandle’ Mauser gun begins between 1890 and 1895, when Feederle brothers (Fidel, Friedrich and Joseph), employees of Paul Mauser, owner of t... »

German Accuracy – Haenel RS 8

German Accuracy – Haenel RS 8

[schema type=”product” url=”http://www.cg-haenel.de/en/haenel-jaeger/products/” name=”German Accuracy – Haenel RS 8″ brand=”Haenel” manfu=”C.G. Haenel” model=”Haenel RS 8″ ] Henel is a German company that specializes in making hunting and sports rifles. Their Haenel RS 8 model rifle is numbered among top five sniper rifles mad... »

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