Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stay Tuned! Custom STI Build Coming Soon

Over the weekend I confirmed pricing from STI and will soon place an order for the heart and soul of a new custom pistol designed for USPSA Limited division competition.

The gun will start as a factory-fitted 5" Tactical frame and slide configured for a .40 S&W bull barrel. It will be set up with front and rear serrations, milled to a flat-top and include Bomar rear sight cuts.

I'm looking hard at a Scheumann Ultimatch barrel, the Pro Series trigger group from Brazos Custom Guns, and safeties from Ed Brown or Wilson Combat. Rounding out the package, sights will hopefully come from Henning here in Colorado, it will wear a Dawson magwell, and be fed from a set of tuned mags.

Some of the fitting and assembly will be done within the company and other work will be sourced locally. I'm hoping to have the project completed sometime this Fall or Winter.

Stay Tuned! Pics and step-by-step build coverage to come!

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Cars of Death and Destruction

US auto deaths are up 13.5%
Someone had better call Bloomberg - these horseless carriages are DEADLY!

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Colorado Background Checks Are UP

I ran across a Fox News article this morning explaining background checks for firearm purchases are up by more than 40 percent over the weekend.

It's a fair guess to assume many of these folks are new gun owners who may have been on the fence or debating whether to buy a firearm for personal protection.

I see this as a huge positive from the perspective that more citizens are exercising their uniquely-American rights and that common sense (even if driven by a singular event) is starting to prevail. That common sense notion, of course, being we all have a right to defend ourselves from violent criminals both in and out of our homes.

I also see this for its potential need to educate folks about basic firearm safety, carry and defensive laws, and practical skills. Those of us who've spent considerable time in the gun universe know and regularly see how little experience the average owner has and just how proficient you will need to be on the day we all hope will never come.

Click HERE for the story.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

A Few Thoughts Following the Aurora Shooting

The gunman committed a true act of domestic terrorism.

The gunman did not use an "assault rifle" - I contest any weapon used to attack another (regardless of design) is an assault weapon.

This is ANOTHER tragic mass-casualty Active Shooter event to take place in a so-called Gun Free Zone.

Security in movie theaters is an absolute joke, WHEN it's present.

While a person with a permit to carry a concealed firearm probably could have shut down the shooter long enough to gain advantage, he or she probably would have been walking into the last moments of life.

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