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Opening Day at the Online-only “SHOT Show On Demand”

January 18, 2021
Opening Day at the Online-only “SHOT Show On Demand”

By Mike Keleher OK, so it’s 2021 and all that 2020 weirdness and onerous COVID stuff is still here- yes just about a year ago we were told we had to restrict ourselves for two or three weeks to “flatten the curve.” I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty flat by now. The...
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NSSF Reports ATF Drops Stabilizing Brace Objective Factors After Only 1 Week of Public Comment

December 23, 2020
NSSF Reports ATF Drops Stabilizing Brace Objective Factors After Only 1 Week of Public Comment

  By Mike Keleher The National Shooting Sports Foundation sent out an email late today December 23, 2020 announcing the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has rescinded its Notice of “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with Stabilizing Braces” that was published just last week in the federal register! Yes just a week...
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ATF Invites Public Comment to Proposed Changing Pistol Wrist Braces to NFA Registration Items Like Machine Guns and Suppressors

December 18, 2020
ATF Invites Public Comment to Proposed Changing Pistol Wrist Braces to NFA Registration Items Like Machine Guns and Suppressors

By Mike Keleher The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives just dropped a gun registration whopper in full view of the apprehensive post-election public in a classic Washingtonian move. If you have never seen it play out, this is how bad news is put out in D.C. – you wait until a Friday...
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Ghost of Christmas Future Arrives Early This Year- ATF Raids Polymer 80, and Biden Staff Indicate Anti-gun Executive Actions Will Be Issued in January

December 11, 2020
Ghost of Christmas Future Arrives Early This Year- ATF Raids Polymer 80, and Biden Staff Indicate Anti-gun Executive Actions Will Be Issued in January

Photo credit: basementmedia.com By Mike Keleher Well I started the day with the idea of writing an article warning people to buy up high capacity rifles, pistols and magazines before the new administration starts in January, and to make mention of the fact the Democratic party may have enough votes in Congress to pass...
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Israel Weapon Industries Masada Pistol- What’s not to like?

December 9, 2020
Israel Weapon Industries Masada Pistol- What’s not to like?

By Mike Keleher I recently won an Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) 17 round polymer framed Masada pistol, and have been testing it with great glee. (Deep in the year 2020, I rarely get to use the word glee in a sentence.) Not only has this pistol been free…I have also found it to be...
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Hot Weather Holster Test

September 25, 2020
Hot Weather Holster Test

Photocredit: usmclife.com By Mike Keleher Due to a complete lack of temperature awareness on my part, I recently spent some high temps time in the California Mohave Desert, followed by driving over to Phoenix for an additional week-where the temperatures were even higher-up to 114. Now to be fair, it is a dry heat-...
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BATF Notifies Illinois FFL Holders of Possible “Civil Unrest” in Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties

August 26, 2020
BATF Notifies Illinois FFL Holders of Possible “Civil Unrest” in Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties

Photo Credit: Militant American.blogspot By Mike Keleher Well this is an oddity in the all time summer of oddities. Today, BATF sent out text messages and Emails alerting holders of federal firearms licenses to possible “civil unrest” in three Illinois counties, and reminds people with lots of legal guns to secure those guns, report...
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Flying With Pistols and Ammunition in Checked Baggage

August 20, 2020
Flying With Pistols and Ammunition in Checked Baggage

By Mike Keleher I took a trip this summer to the Mohave Desert. Don’t ask me why, just know no one else flies into Palm Springs, lingers and then drives to Phoenix in 114 degree heat during the high point of summer-except me. Crowds are at a minimum. I took two small 9mm pistols...
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Anatomy Of Yet Another Guns and Ammo Shortage

August 19, 2020
Anatomy Of Yet Another Guns and Ammo Shortage

By Mike Keleher Well here we are again. “Suddenly” ammunition has disappeared off the shelf, and we are all wondering just how long this shortage will last. Jumping ahead, my best guess, is to factor in the election plus six months…maybe longer before pre-Covid on the shelf availability and pre-Covid prices return and probably...
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Washington DC files civil suit against Polymer 80 claiming gun parts are really illegal partially assembled firearms.

June 26, 2020
Washington DC files civil suit against Polymer 80 claiming gun parts are really illegal partially assembled firearms.

By Mike Keleher Well, the esteemed governing heads of the District of Columbia through their Attorney General Karl Racine have just filed a civil suit against the company Polymer 80 for selling gun parts to D.C. denizens. According to D.C. area news station WTOP, the district is apparently calling unfinished polymer frames, and sales...
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