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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cody Wilson: Happiness is a 3-D Printed Gun

In a new interview at ReasonTV, Cody Wilson reveals he’s being represented by attorney Alan Gura (District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago) in his ongoing legal dispute with the State Department over 3-D printed firearms.

Wilson outlines his legal strategy, including how this Second Amendment case is inextricably tied to the First Amendment and freedom of expression over the Internet. It’s pretty interesting stuff.

Read the full article HERE at Reason.com

The video runs 27 minutes, but worth it if you have the time...

h/t Todd Krainin

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Remington 700 Recall...

This is from AmmoLand.
Please Help spread the word about this recall.
Urges Model 700 and Model Seven Owners to Take Immediate Action.
Remington Model 700 Rifle
Madison, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) today announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (“XMP”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.
Senior Remington engineers determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge.
Remington’s investigation determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause an unintentional discharge. Therefore, Remington is recalling ALL affected products to fully inspect and clean the XMP triggers with a specialized process.
Remington Bolt Action Model Seven Rifle
Remington has advised customers to immediately cease use of recalled rifles and return them to Remington free of charge. The rifles will be inspected, specialty cleaned, tested, and returned as soon as possible. Do not attempt to diagnose or repair recalled rifles. Remington established a dedicated website and toll-free hotline to help consumers determine whether their Model 700 or Model Seven rifle(s) are subject to recall:
The website and hotline provide guidance on returning recalled rifles free of charge.
“Remington takes safety extremely seriously,” said Teddy Novin, Director of Public Affairs and Communications.
“While we have the utmost confidence in the design of the XMP trigger, we are undertaking this recall in the interest of customer safety, to remove any potential excess bonding agent applied in the assembly process. We have established significant safety and technical resources to determine which rifles are affected and to minimize any risks. Our goal is to have every recalled firearm inspected, specialty cleaned, tested and returned as soon as possible.”
“We’re putting our customers and their safety first by voluntarily recalling all potentially affected rifles. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety,” Novin concluded.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New Addition to the GBBL

I just recently ran across Firearms History, Technology & Development and I just added it to the GBBL.  If you know of a Gun Related Blog that is not listed send us a message and we'll check them out for inclusion.

Remember we can't read ALL of the great blogs out there, so we need your help to get them listed.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ruger Rifle Recall!!!

Ruger has announced that some of their rimfire Ruger American rifles are being recalled.
The issue is a possibly missing vent hole that allows gas to escape during certain malfunctions such as a ruptured case or obstructed barrel.
Here are the details from Ruger’s recall page:
We have determined that Ruger American Rimfire™ rifles chambered in .22 WMRF (Magnum) and .17 HMR manufactured between November 17, 2013 and January 8, 2014 were manufactured without a vent hole. This hole appears just below and behind the serial number on the left-hand side of the receiver. The hole does not serve any function during normal operation of the rifle, but is a safety feature and may help vent gas in the event of a problem such as a ruptured case head or bore obstruction, for example. We want to recall the rifles and add the vent hole.
First, only Ruger American Rimfire™ rifles chambered in .22 WMRF (Magnum) and .17 HMR within the serial number range 830-34831 to 830-43880 are subject to the recall. IF YOUR RIFLE IS CHAMBERED IN .22 LR OR FALLS OUTSIDE OF THIS SERIAL NUMBER RANGE, IT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE RECALL. If you do have an Ruger American Rimfire™ rifle chambered in .22 WMRF (Magnum) or .17 HMR, you need only examine the left side of the receiver, just below and behind the serial number. If there is a hole there (Figure 1), then you do not need to return the rifle. If there is no hole (Figure 2), then the rifle should be returned.
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Although we have not had any reported incidents involving the rifle, and it is perfectly safe during normal operation, we discovered that the rifle was manufactured without a vent hole that was part of the design. The vent hole does not serve any function during normal operation, but may help relieve pressure in the event of a ruptured case head or bore obstruction, for example.
We would like to arrange the return of the rifle to have the vent hole machined into your rifle. We will pay all costs of shipping and will return your rifle to you within a week of the day it is shipped to Ruger.
We recognize that this is an inconvenience so, as a thank you, we will include an extra magazine, a $24.95 value, at no charge to you when we return the rifle. For Connecticut residents (only), we will send you a ShopRuger.com gift certificate in lieu of the magazine.
Pretty nice of Ruger to include the extra magazine and cover all shipping costs up front. If you think your rifle is one affected by the recall, visitRuger’s recall page for instructions on how to send your rifle in to Ruger.

NRA Annual Meeting

We're looking at trying to plan a get-together for folks at the NRA Annual Meeting on the 26th of April (Saturday).  We're trying to gauge interest to see what we can do.  If you're interested, please let us know and how many folks you'd bring...