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MN – Military – SALUTE Southern Minnesota hosted a free conceal and carry class for veterans and people currently serving in the military.

At Coyote Creek Gun and Archery, the group went through classroom training before hitting the gun range to practice firing a hand gun. 

Nat’l – LE – Coaching gun retention on the ground (VIDEO)

WA – LE – Washington city ends gun sales by police after AP probe

Nat’l – Military – Coast Guard Buys Sig P229 Airsoft Clone as Its New Training Sidearm

MILITARY.COM November 5, 2018 – The U.S. Coast Guard recently selected an airsoft pistol as its new training pistol. The service will acquire the SIG AIR Pro Force P229 airsoft pistol — a high-end airsoft pistol designed to be an exact replica in look, weight, balance and handling characteristics of the Coast Guard’s Sig Sauer P229 service pistol, according to a Nov. 2 company news release. The Coast Guard, which falls…

NY – LE/Training – News10NBC Investigates: Cop describes his moment of shoot or don’t shoot? (VIDEO)

WHEC.COM October 31, 2018 – When he saw the barrel of the shotgun come towards him, he fired.  “And you remember seeing the gun?” reporter Berkeley Brean asked. “Oh yeah,” Sgt. Jared Rene said. “Oh yeah.”  It was November of 2014. Sgt. Rene was called to a house where the dogs were loose, the doors were open and the oven was on. Sgt. Rene says after identifying themselves, he and his partner found…

The Army Is Reinventing The Machine Gun, Launching A $500M Market

FORBES.COM October 30, 2018 – The American soldiers working in hotspots worldwide are equipped these days with attachments for their M4s and M16s, with everything from range finders to aim lasers to night vision scopes. The problem: They are all battery powered. “To make them all work, soldiers were carrying 10-15 pounds of batteries for a 30-day mission,” said Don Mclaughlin, president of T-Worx. Five companies are developing prototypes…

Int’l – Military – The Military Is Back in Brazil

FOREIGN POLICY.COM October 29, 2018 – Today, the military is aligned with the so-called bancada da bala, the congressional caucus tied to pro-gun and weapons lobbyists. Together, the two will likely halt any further attempts at gun control even as they attempt to boost international arms sales. Bolsonaro supports allowing law-abiding citizens to arm themselves and has called for a legislative repeal of Brazil’s “disarmament statute,” which restricts gun ownership and the ability…

NM – Military – New optic needed for machine gun, .50 caliber and automatic grenade launcher

ARMY TIMES.COM October 24, 2018 – The Army wants a new optic for a variety of machine guns that will allow soldiers to get the first rounds on target faster. Officials with Program Manager Soldier Weapons posted the notice for a new Mounted Machine Gun Optic recently on the government website fbo.gov. In their Request for Proposal, officials want an optic that can achieve faster target acquisition times and increased first-burst probability of…

DC – LE – D.C.’s Aggressive Confiscation Of Illegal Guns Leaves Residents Feeling Targeted (VIDEO)

NPR.ORG October 24, 2018 – Few police departments are better at confiscating illegal guns than Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department. Every day, teams of officers, often driving unmarked cars, scour the streets looking for people who might be carrying a firearm. These tactics have helped D.C. police seize thousands of illegal weapons. The aggressive search for guns has come with a cost, however — residents in heavily patrolled neighborhoods…

Weapons: The Devil You Know, Flaws And All

STRATEGY PAGE.COM October 24, 2018 – Earlier in 2018 the U.S. military confirmed a rare problem with its M4 and M16 assault rifles that results in the weapon firing without pulling the trigger. The flaw is encountered rarely because less than eight percent of all M4s and M16s have it and even then it only occurs under specific conditions. For those weapons with the mechanical defect you must first…

Nat’l – Military – Sapphire gem-based ‘transparent’ armor protects soldiers from snipers (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS October 19, 2018 – Made from a synthetic version of the highly-prized sapphire gemstone, new transparent armor is lighter, thinner and pulverizes bullets on impact. Even extremely aggressive and lethal rounds that can tear through bodies shatter on impact when they come in contact with the sapphire-based armor. Currently used by the military on powerful missile launchers and state-of-the-art fighter jets, the unusual transparent armor also has…

Int’l – Military – Russia Rages At Pentagon Plans To Build U.S. Made Derivatives of Soviet-Era Small Arms (ARCHIVED VIDEO)

THE DRIVE.COM October 17, 2018 – The U.S. military has supplied hundreds of thousands of Soviet-style assault rifles and machine guns to allies and partners over the years and acquired some of its own for special operations and other training purposes, but it has had to largely source those weapons from friendly third-party countries that still make them. U.S. Special Operations Command has hired contractors to build derivatives of certain guns in the…

Police Department Confirms What Gun Owners Already Know: Suppressors Limit Hearing Damage

TOWNHALL.COM October 14, 2018 – Police in Spokane, located in eastern Washington state, will soon have all 181 rifles equipped with suppressors, something the department says will protect officers and civilians from hearing damage. The move is said to protect the department from workers compensation claims and civilian lawsuits. “It’s nothing more than like the muffler you put on your car,” (said) Lt. Rob Boothe, the range master and…

OR – LE – Defendant Lunges for Oregon Officer’s Gun in Court (VIDEO)

OFFICER.COM October 15, 2018 – A man tried to grab a police officer’s gun in a Lincoln County courtroom this week and the Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that a 1-year-old federal appeals decision contributed to the near-disaster. A judge had denied a request by deputies to restrain defendant Scott Patrick Lemmon, 27, according to the Sheriff’s Office. In a scuffle caught on courtroom video Wednesday, Lemmon suddenly stands up…

NY – LE – Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Cop? Web weapon designed to subdue mentally ill troublemakers (VIDEOS)

RT.COM (Via Reuters) October 13, 2018 – New York police are testing a new weapon that wraps the target in Kevlar cord. The device consists of a hand-held remote that shoots barbed Kevlar cords at suspects at a speed of 640 feet per second, wrapping tightly around their body almost too quickly to see. 

Nat’l – Military – This smart tech can tell instantly whether or not a US Army soldier is ready for war

MY SAN ANTONIO.COM October 12, 2018 – The Army is changing the way it prepares for war, and one of the ways the service is doing this is by turning to augmented reality and artificial intelligence for advanced training, putting combat readiness not only in the hands of experienced officers but also smart machines.

California man pleads guilty to shooting at US Navy SEALs in training with a BB gun

BUSINESS INSIDER.COM October 12, 2018 – A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to firing “multiple shots” at a group of Navy SEALs in training on July 23 with his BB gun. Scott Weaver was arrested for firing on a “flotilla” of Navy instructors and SEAL trainees from a bridge while they were on a night-time exercise on water around Liberty Station, near San Diego Thursday. After the Navy called…

Army Eyes New ‘Ribbon-Gun’ Rifle That Fires Four Rounds at a Time

MOTHERBOARD.COM October 11, 2018 – An independent gunsmith working out of a garage in Colorado has invented a potentially revolutionary new rifle, and it’s got the US Army’s attention. Martin Grier’s L4 “ribbon gun” combines four bores in one barrel. In other words, its business end has four holes instead of one, and can simultaneously fire up to four bullets. That’s not the L4’s only possible advantage over existing…

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