I'm in the process of getting my first NFA weapon. It's a short barreled AR-15 (12"), chambered to .300 AAC and with a integral suppressor ...
So I've had to deal directly with the BATFE on two occasion so far, both having to deal the required paperwork.
I have to admit. It's been a very professional process thus far. I know they've contacted an old neighbor if mine for the background check.
Spoke too soon.
Just checked the mail. My application is on hold due an "irregularity" in my paperwork.
Have to call them tomorrow to find out what it is.
Can't fire my lawyer for this. Dagger. :)
I forget I'm carrying sometimes.
Hey look, the Tea Party and Democrats have found common ground:
I loved this quote justifying that their rights were more important than the Average Joe's rights...
“We face a higher degree of risk because we’re known and people might not like our opinions..."
This "higher degree of risk" argument is pure bunk.
The common citizen is far more likely to be a victim of crime than any politician, celebrity, etc.
Glad the measures were defeated. Nice to see there are a more than a few responsible politicians in Texas.
Rented a Kimber 1911 at the range yesterday.
Fine firearm. Compared to my compact glock, it had a weight and feel to it that made my glock almost feel like a child's toy. Surprised that the recoil wasn't overwhelming from the first shot. MY tiny little wife noticed it moreso then I(logically) but was accurate from self defense distances, and not overwhelmed. With 2 Glock's in 9mm, I will never buy a smaller caliber for the purpose of reduced recoil again. Reduced ammo cost is another story entirely, will likely train more with 9mm in the future even after a larger caliber purchase.
Not sure if it was the well used rental gun, or my own recoil "apprehension" but I was shooting consistantly 4-5" low at the yellow line distance(50'??? maybe???). Compensated correctly on my last mag and hit 3 straight rounds through the same hole dead center. Pretty happy with that.
I believe a full size, nicely appointed Kimber 1911 is in my future, but with 2 cars that just hit 100k and are nearly paid off, I think I have a couple of major purchases that will precede it. Maybe the 12+ week wait time for "Brady Bill' investigations ill be reduced by the time I am ready. Not sure that I will replace my glock for daily carry purposes, but would more likely become my go to Home Defense weapon. Though, due to my lien of work and requirements as such not requiring me to conceal, the full-sized 1911 poses no problems there. The G19 would be far easier to conceal.
My .45 is one of the smoother guns I've shot, at least as a pistol.
1911's are one of top ten guns everyone gun owner should own.
Kimber makes an exceptional version.
Starting to see more ammo.
Picked up three boxes of 300 Blackout at Cabelas last night.
Nice. Wouldnt be surprised to see the gubbermint take it easy for the next year considering the amount of egg on their face they have recently gotten.
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Guns too. Went to the gun store for some ammo and their shelfs and cases were stocked.
I'm a big believer that folks in urban areas suffer with higher crime because big cities tend to be more restrictive on who can own a weapon.
This group is trying to change that dynamic in urban areas via activism and giving away free shotguns / training:
Well played ....
BOSTON- National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.
Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.
Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.
The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.
Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.
Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large...