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  1. The following is an op-ed from Donald Mihalek, the Executive VP of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation. Recently in Oklahoma, a 2A antagonist — as I’ll refer to him — attempted to perform what he called a “Second Amendment audit” in a local public park. This alleged “audit” included standing in the park with what looked to most like an AR-platform rifle, a pistol permit taped to it and a GoPro camera. RELATED STORY WATCH: Cops Respond to Oklahoma Open Carrier With AR Pistol Of course the expected 9-1-1 calls came in. Officers who responded — in mass and with rifles in hand — were dispatched for a “man with an assault rifle” call in a public park. A park where parents and their children were spending a nice day trying to enjoy the park, until some guy with a “rifle” and the many police officers showed up. According to the man, he was educating the public and police about Oklahoma open carry and Second Amendment rights. However, in my opinion, it was ill-conceived and dangerous. The only thing he did was paint Second Amendment activists as “extreme” in nature. He endangered the public, the police and himself. In reality, he’s lucky to be alive! Legal Use of Force We should commend the officers for their restrained response. Due to the danger, it would have been nice to see an arrest for Recklessness, Disorderly Conduct or Being a Public Nuisance, but I digress. In this situation, as in others where an individual is holding a gun, officers would have been justified using deadly force. A “man with a gun” or “active shooter response” call triggers a response to the incident location where officers rapidly deploy. They then try to find and stop the threat. Due to the current active shooter threat and training most officers receive these days, things like verbal commands may not occur. When they respond to a call for a “man with a gun,” an “active shooter,” or “shots fired,” and find an individual with a gun, the next step may be deadly force. Thanks to the Supreme Court case Graham v Connor, a “reasonable officer” standard is used for use of force incidents and in deadly force situations. If the officer perceives a threat to himself or others, they can and would be legally justified using deadly force. Even in cases where an individual didn’t mean to pose a threat and may have otherwise been lawfully present and in possession of a firearm, a quick Internet search shows that in almost every case the officers are justified in using deadly force. How? Due to the “perceived threat” and rapidly evolving dynamic of a use of force situation. In almost all of these cases, the police got a call for “man with a gun” and responded. Officers arrived, saw a man with a gun — who is usually unsure of what to do since, in their mind, they are a good guy — and shot the man. Tragic in some cases, but all judged lawful. Unfortunate Nomenclature Since we are not in the 1800s anymore, most Americans barely know the difference between a pistol and rifle, but not much else. They definitely don’t know gun nomenclature, which is why most call AR-platform weapons an “assault” or “automatic” rifle. Most Americans certainly don’t know an AR pistol, which is what this “advocate” carried in the park. Add into this dynamic that AR-type weapons are used in many active shooter incidents. In the aftermath, the media splashes the AR image everywhere it can. The media frames the rifle as an “assault weapon that kills people,” then the broader public identifies that rifle as an “assault weapon that kills weapon.” So if someone is standing with what appears to be an AR-platform weapon, in almost every case they can expect the police to receive a call about a “man with an assault rifle.” The Response The impending 9-1-1 call for a “man with a gun” triggers an “active shooter” type response since every police department these days is hyper-sensitive to the active shooter threat. That call goes into the 9-1-1 dispatch center. It causes a cascade of events including: Multiple police units responding to the scene; maneuvering through traffic at a high rate of speed; notifications to the department’s command staff and potentially other agencies; an Incident Command System involves the fire department, while EMS and others may spin up; the community and media receive emergency alerts and inevitably converge on the scene. The community explodes with lights, sirens and Blue Warriors running around with guns, heavy ballistic vests and helmets. In the Oklahoma open carry case, a park evacuated with panicked civilians. A day ruined because some guy holding an “assault rifle” felt it was his responsibility to conduct an audit. The result? Lots of police also running in with “assault rifles” and he created a potentially deadly situation. Final Thoughts on the Oklahoma Open Carry Situation It’s a dangerous dynamic when responding officers confront an individual at gun point; this was the case in the Oklahoma open carry incident. Such a situation elevates adrenaline and the potential for a shooting is literally at the trigger point. The individual, like many others, missed this concept when recklessly conducting his “audit.” As the responding officers said in this incident, they support the Second Amendment. They are the “blue line” that protects that right. However, when an action causes concern and panic, and endangers the responding officers and broader public, you lose the argument and mute the conversation. No one in law enforcement would try to infringe on an individual’s Second Amendment rights. However, when those rights use no common sense, while recklessly and dangerously putting others at risk, the end result could be a hail of bullets in the individual’s center mass. The post An LEO Examines the Oklahoma Open Carry Video Nearly Gone Wrong appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  2. A suspect lead police on a wild, dangerous chase that had his car weaving in and out of oncoming traffic at high rates of speed. The suspect barreled down the wrong lane, spun out and sped through numerous officer attempts to deploy stop sticks. Finally, the suspect pulled over and fled into the woods. That’s where the K-9 gets him. RELATED STORY Laguna Beach Residents Upset Over Patriotic, American Flag Police Cars “Bijan Johnson drove recklessly at high speeds on I-95 and through the Ormond Beach area as Air One monitored his location from overhead,” said a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office release. He eventually drove behind a business complex on Division Avenue and went into an area of heavy brush.” Dash cam and body cam footage shows the wild scene ensue, first as Air One provides remarkable footage of Johnson speeding across Florida. Then when he finally bails out, footage shows the K-9, Lasco, go to work. Officers and Lasco comb through dense vegetation before the dog finally gets the scent. Then a tremendous sound shrieks from the woods. Then the suspect screams and cries when Lasco takes a bite out of crime. “My hands are up bro, get him,” Johnson squeals, begging an officer to call of the dog. “Inside Johnson’s vehicle, deputies found a loaded Glock 9mm handgun, a quarter pound of methamphetamine, about $5,600 cash and small amounts of marijuana and drug paraphernalia,” said Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities treated Johnson for a bite from Lasco then eventually transported the suspect to the Volusia County Branch Jail. Johnson faces several warrants, plus new charges. His total bond is well over $1 million, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. The post WATCH: Suspect Leads Cops on Chase, Cries When K-9 Gets Him appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  3. Leupold recently announced the release of five new optics to its VX-Freedom line of riflescopes. The additions include models with illuminated reticles, 30mm maintubes and caliber-specific ballistic turrets. RELATED STORY Leupold Finally Goes MOA With Leupold Mark 5HD MOA Riflescope This third wave of VX-Freedom riflescopes comes on the heels of the 16 models that launched last year. Additionally, the new lineup delivers more usability to the VX-Freedom line, according to Leupold. Two models incorporate FireDot illumination. Meanwhile, two others deliver greater magnification that previous models. The final new model comes with a special ballistic turret paired to the 350 Legend cartridge. “The VX-Freedom line has been designed from the ground up to deliver the versatility and performance that hunters and shooters have come to expect from Leupold,” said Vici Peters, Product Line Manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The addition of illuminated reticles and greater magnification range to the line provides our consumers with even more options when selecting a riflescope for their favorite activity – all at a tremendous value.” Leupold VX-Freedom Features Both new illuminated options feature 30mm maintubes and a fast-focus eyepiece. A 3-9×40 features an illuminate FireDot Duplex reticle. Meanwhile, the 3-9×40 AR model comes with a .223 ballistic dial and milliradian turrets to run alongside its FireDot Tri-Mil reticle. New 4-12×40 and 6-18×40 scopes feature a 30mm maintube, a Tri-MOA reticle, and Leupold’s Custom Dial System (CDS). Both models also incorporate a side-focus feature, allowing for a more rapid, convenient parallax adjustment, according to Leupold. The 350 Legend scope comes as a 3-9×40 with a Duplex reticle and one-inch maintube. It also comes with a ballistic turret precut to support adjustments for 350 Legend, 150-grain bullet with a muzzle velocity of 2,325 fps. The entire VX-Freedom delivers a versatile platform for hunting, from .22 to AR to bolt gun. The line features military-spec lens coatings and low-profile selector rings. Finally, Leupold’s Twilight Light Management System aids in low-light situations and prevents glare. Like all of the company’s riflescopes, Leupold backs the VX-Freedom with a Full Lifetime Guarantee. For more information, visit leupold.com. The post 5 New Riflescopes Added to Leupold VX-Freedom Line appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  4. SIG Sauer recently announced that the Indiana State Police selected the SIG P365 as its official back-up duty pistol. Comprised of 1,250 troopers, Indiana State Police Officers will now have the option to carry P365s as back-up to P227 pistols already in service. RELATED STORY SIG Sauer Launches P365 BB Pistol, Modeled From SIG P365 9mm Indiana State Police Selects SIG Sauer P365 “The SIG Sauer P365 gives Indiana State Police Troopers primary carry capabilities in a sub-compact configuration,” began Matt Bilkey, Lt. Colonel, Assistant Chief of Staff Operations, Indiana State Police, “Its high level of accuracy, small size, and high round capacity make it a perfect firearm for our officers, both on and off duty, and is a great counterpart to our primary duty firearm the SIG Sauer P227.” Billed as an everyday concealed carry pistol, the P364 micro-compact is smaller and lighter than other pistols in its class, according to SIG Sauer. The P365 also features a high-capacity, modified double-stack magazine. The overall magazine capacity is 10+1, however 12+1 models are also available. “It’s a tremendous honor for SIG SAUER to continue to support the Indiana State Police with the addition of the P365 pistol as their back-up duty firearm.” added Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The micro-compact P365 pistol gives the Indiana State Troopers full-size capacity with little additional weight or bulk added to their patrol equipment, allowing them to easily maneuver as they carry out their duties to protect and serve the citizens of Indiana.” For more information, visit sigsauer.com. SIG Sauer P365 Specifications Caliber: 9mm Action Type: Semi-Auto Grip Type: Polymer Frame Size: Micro-Compact Frame Material: Stainless Steel Finish (Slide & Frame): Nitron Slide Material: Stainless Steel Trigger: Striker Trigger Type: Standard Overall Barrel Length: 3.1 inches Overall Length: 5.8 inches Width Overall: 1.0 inches Overall Weight: 17.8 ounces The post Indiana State Police Selects SIG Sauer P365 Pistol appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  5. Ruger recently announced its newest single-action revolver, the Wrangler. Built on the legacy of the Ruger Single-Six, the Ruger Wrangler is chambered in .22 LR. RELATED STORY Ruger Reintroduces Hawkeye Alaskan in 3 Powerful Cartridges The Ruger Wrangler delivers an economical price, and shoots an even more economical round in the .22 LR, making this revolver one poised to spark family fun on the range. Bill Ruger’s Single-Six, introduced in 1953, ushered in a new era in the use of modern investment casing in firearms manufacturing, one that brought new affordability to single-action revolvers, according to Ruger. “Through the use of modern CNC-machining methods, lean manufacturing techniques and a new aluminum alloy cylinder frame, the Wrangler continues this tradition and sets a new bar for affordability while maintaining the rugged reliability that is the hallmark of Ruger firearms,” said a Ruger company release. The Ruger Wrangler comes in three different Cerakote models, including black, silver and bronze. The single-action revolver also includes checkered black grip panels. Further, these panels can be swapped out with Single-Six panels, delivering many more options via aftermarket. The Wrangler also fits Single-Six holsters that accommodate 4 5/8-inch barrels. For more information, visit ruger.com. Ruger Wrangler Specifications Grips: Checkered Synthetic Capacity: 6 Front Sight: Blade Barrel Length: 4.62 inches Cylinder Frame Finish: Cerakote Black, Bronze or Silver Cylinder Frame Material: Aluminum Alloy Rear Sight: Integral Overall Length: 10.25 inches Overall Weight: 30 ounces Twist: 1:14″ RH Grooves: 6 MSRP: $249 The post Ruger Wrangler Brings Rimfire Fun in Single-Action Package appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  6. Rise Armament announced a limited run of its RA-140 Flat trigger. The DTOM, or Don’t Tread on Me, variant, pays homage to the Gadsden flag. RELATED STORY Rise Armament Debuts Gen 2 RA-902 Stinger Handguard Rise Armament DTOM Triggers “If you’re planning to attend the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings, our DTOM RA-140 Flat should be on your list of must-see products,” stated Matt Torres, president of RISE Armament. “It’s a special edition of our most popular trigger that pays homage to our ancestral patriots, and we’re proud to offer it to NRA members at an unbeatable price.” The Rise Armament DTOM RA-140 Flat allows shooters to easily and inexpensively upgrade their rifles’ performance. In support of America’s founding ideals, the trigger is encased in a yellow anodized aluminum housing. Also, the housing features the coiled snake and “Don’t Tread on Me” text of the Gadsden flag. The DTOM RA-140 is a drop-in unit and delivers a clean break with a short reset, according to Rise Armament. DTOM triggers feature a flat, straight trigger blade. Further, the single-stage trigger system delivers a 3.5-pound pull weight. It weighs 2.6 ounces overall. Rise Armament CNC machines the unit’s from high grade, heat-treated tool steel and aluminum. The trigger fits AR-style platforms built to mil-spec dimensions in calibers .223/5.56, .308, 6.5, 9mm and more. For more information, visit risearmament.com. The post Rise Armament Releases Limited DTOM Triggers for NRA appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  7. The Savage Arms MSR 15 Long Range platform, chambered in 224 Valkyrie, is designed to take full advantage of the cartridge’s potential. With long-range shooting on the rise, including gas gun competitions, .224 Valkyrie is a popular choice. RELATED STORY Savage Arms Introduces 110 Apex Hunter XP Combo Savage engineers tuned the barrel length specifically for the 224 Valkyrie cartridge. The goal is to achieve peak accuracy at extreme range, according to Savage Arms. Additionally, the MSR 15 Long Range barrel features a two-port muzzle brake. Also, the brake mounts to the barrel using Savage’s proprietary taper-lock interface. The adjustable brake enables shooters to tune the recoil impulse and stabilize the muzzle for faster, more accurate follow-up shots, according to Savage Arms. The rifle also features a custom-length gas system paired with a low-profile adjustable gas block. The system fits inside a free-float handguard with M-LOK attachment system. The gas block itself also features adjustability to deliver optimum cycling with a full range of bullet weights. Further, the unit helps users adjust to fit suppressor needs as well. The MSR 15 Long Range utilizes a Nickel boron bolt carrier. Meanwhile, the upper and lower receivers are forged. Finally, a two-stage trigger, non-reciprocating side charging handle and Hogue pistol grip round out the features. For more information, visit savagearms.com. Savage Arms MSR 15 Long Range 224 Valkyrie Specifications Caliber: 224 Valkyrie Action: Direct-Impingement Semi-Auto Barrel Color: Natural Barrel Finish: Type 3 Hard Anodized Overall Barrel Length: 22 inches Barrel Material: Stainless Steel Overall Magazine Capacity: 10 Overall Length: 42.85-44.25 inches Receiver: Matte Black 7075 Aluminum Stock: Black Synthetic Overall Weight: 10.54 pounds MSRP: $1,735 The post Savage Arms MSR 15 Long Range 224 Valkyrie Built for Extreme Distance appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  8. FN America recently announced it won an a contract from Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply machine gun barrels to the U.S. military. The contract value is approximately $9.9 million. RELATED STORY South Carolina Department of Public Safety Selects FN 15 Patrol Carbine FN Machine Gun Barrels The contract lasts up to five years and will send machine gun barrels to the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. The contract is for an indefinite quantity, indefinite delivery, with work slated to end by 2024. FN says it will produce all barrels in the company’s Columbia, South Carolina manufacturing facility. Just last September, FN won a contract to Supply USSOCOM with MK 46, MK 48 Light Machine Guns. That award valued $13.4 million and included spare parts and engineering services. Eighty-five percent of that work was announced to take place at FN America’s Columbia, S.C. facility as well. The other 15 percent will be performed in Herstal, Belgium. The expected completion date is August of 2023. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane is the contracting activity here. For more information, visit fnamerica.com. Below, check out the specs on the 5.56x45mm NATO FN MK 46, and the 7.62x51mmNATO MK 48. FN MK 46 CALIBER: 5.56x45mm NATO OPERATION: Open-bolt WEIGHT: 15.44 lb. BARREL LENGTH: 16.3″ OVERALL LENGTH: 36.22″ EFFECTIVE RANGE: 800m, point target MAXIMUM RANGE: 1,800m RATE OF FIRE: 730 RPM HEIGHT: 9.33″ TRIGGER PULL: 7.87 – 15.7 lb. FN MK 48 CALIBER: 7.62x51mm NATO OPERATION: Open-bolt WEIGHT: 18.26 lbs BARREL LENGTH: 19.75″ OVERALL LENGTH: 39.75″ EFFECTIVE RANGE: 800m, point target MAXIMUM RANGE: 3,600m RATE OF FIRE: 730 RPM HEIGHT: 9.33″ TRIGGER PULL: 6 – 13 lb. The post FN America Wins Contract to Supply Machine Gun Barrels appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  9. RELATED STORY T4SA: Taurus’ New Vision for the M4 Carbine Platform Taurus recently updated the Raging Hunter big-bore line, adding the versatile .357 Magnum chambering to the hunting-themed revolver. The Taurus Raging Hunter line previously released in .44 Magnum. Taurus Raging Hunter Features Firstly, the Taurus Raging Hunter features a sleeved barrel construction and factory-tuned porting. Also, a gas-expansion chamber helps reduce muzzle rise. The Raging Hunter is also designed for quick follow-up shots for short- and mid-range big-game hunting, according to Taurus. Moreover, the revolver’s balance, lightweight barrel housing and cushioned insert grips help deliver ergonomics and shooter comfort, according to Taurus. The new .357 Magnum Raging Hunter joins the .44 Magnum to give shooters another big-game handgun option. Taurus also makes the revolver in three different barrel lengths, including 8.375, 6.25 and 5.125 inches. Further, the Raging Hunter line utilizes a spurred hammer DA/SA. Additionally, the cylinder holds seven rounds. The gun features fully adjustable rear sights for open-sight shooting. However, the included Picatinny rail is perfect for mounting optics. The Raging Hunter also comes in two frame colors, matte black or stainless. Each model also features matte black barrels and cylinders. Above all, all barrel lengths and color combinations of the new Raging Hunter .357 Magnum are available and currently shipping to dealers nationwide. For more information, visit taurususa.com. Taurus Raging Hunter Specifications Caliber: .357 Magnum Overall Frame Size: Large Overall Capacity: 7 rounds Action Type: DA/SA Overall Height: 7.10 inches Overall Width: 1.80 inches Front Sight: Fixed Rear Sight: Adjustable Overall Barrel Length: 5.125, 6.25, 8.375 inches Overall Length: 15.75 inches Safety: Transfer Bar MSRP: $919.55 The post Taurus Raging Hunter Revolvers Now Available in .357 Magnum appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  10. SIG Sauer‘s SIG Air division recently announced its newest gun, the P365 BB Pistol. Modeled after the SIG P365, this CO2-powered, semi-automatic BB pistol features realistic blowback action and is an exceptional training tool for personal defense. RELATED STORY SIG Sauer M18 Sets New Standard for Army MHS Reliability Testing The P365 BB pistol is designed to fit in available P365 holster systems for easy practice of efficiently drawing from concealment. The 12-round drop magazine holds 4.5mm (.177 cal) steel BBs and also houses the 12gr CO2 cartridge for fast reloading. “The SIG P365 9mm pistol has won numerous awards for its concealability, performance, and exceptional magazine capacity and has quickly become the top choice for concealed carry,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “Our new P365 BB Pistol will give P365 owners and others who carry for personal protection a training tool of the highest quality when a trip to the range for live fire is not possible. The P365 BB Pistol has similar balance and handling characteristics as the centerfire model and holds 12-rounds for realistic training. The drop magazine also allows fast and easy reloading.” The P365 BB Pistol shoots up to 295 fps; however, velocity results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. For more information, visit sigsauer.com/airguns. SIG Sauer P365 BB Pistol Specifications Overall Length: 5.75 inches Overall Barrel Length: 3.25 inches Finish: Black Overall Weight; 0.8 pounds Muzzle Velocity: up to 295 fps Caliber: 4.5 mm steel BB Overall Magazine Capacity: 12 Power Source: CO2 MSRP: $99.99 The post SIG Sauer Launches P365 BB Pistol, Modeled From SIG P365 9mm appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  11. In this week’s sign the apocalypse is upon us, the Laguna Beach Police Department debuted new American flag-inspired paint jobs on its squad cars. And people freaked the freak out over it. Sigh, Kalifornia. RELATED STORY FIRST LOOK: The Lever-Action Henry American Eagle .22 Rifle In a shocking display of all things un-American, some local residents became very disturbed over what many found to be a striking, inspiring paint job. The offending part of the new look? American flag-inspired stars and stripes within the font of the word “POLICE.” “There was like a little panic going on, and I was like, ‘What’s happening?'” local resident Chris Prelitz said in a story reported by yahoo.com. “When one of [the cars is] there, it works. But all of a sudden, I saw, wow, when there are three, maybe four of them together, folks thought it was a SWAT team, federal agents. So it had a very striking, strong impact, so much so that I think there might be some unintended consequences.” Really? Then on Twitter, @ThePoliceStateX said “One more step towards a total police state. next step is to require everyone to salute as they drive past.” Another “local artist,” Carrie Woodburn, said it was “shocking to see the boldness of the design” and that it “felt very aggressive,” according to Yahoo.com. What in the name of Skillset is going on in Laguna Beach? California law required the city council to listen to this buffoonery, along with any positive remarks from the public, prior to voting whether to keep or shun the red, white & blue. However, fortunately cooler heads prevailed, and the council voted 4-1 to keep the American flag font on all squad cars. Those in attendance, apparently overwhelmingly in support of keeping the graphic, belted out the National Anthem following the vote. ‘Merica. The post Local Residents Upset Over Patriotic Laguna Beach Squad Cars appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  12. Savage Arms recently introduced its newest addition to the vaunted Model 110 rifle line, the 110 Apex Hunter XP. The new bolt-action rifle pairs the Model 110 platform with a 3-9x40mm Vortex Crossfire II scope. Further, the scope comes mounted, bore-sighted and ready to hunt. RELATED STORY Savage Arms Upgrades MSR 15 Recon LRP for Long-Range Use The 110 Apex Hunter XP features the Savage AccuTrigger, thread-in headspacing, a floating bolt head and a precision button-rifled barrel. Additionally, length-of-pull adjusts quickly and easily to fit different sized shooters, according to Savage Arms. The redesigned Model 110 platform improves rifle ergonomics, according to Savage Arms. Meanwhile, a detachable box magazine provides easy loading/unloading while afield. The 3-9x40mm Vortex Crossfire scope provides additional versatility. Its Dead-Hold BDC reticle makes it easer to place accurate shots at extended range, according to Savage Arms. The optic mounts to the rifle via a one-piece EGW 0 MOA rail. The combo comes in several different big-game hunting calibers, ranging from 7mm-08 Rem and .223 Rem on the low end to more powerful cartridges such as 7mm Rem Mag, 6.5 Creedmoor and .338 Win Mag. The 110 Apex Hunter XP also comes in left-hand models, Muddy Girl Camo options and stainless steel receiver and barrel variants. For more information, visit savagearms.com. Savage Arms 110 Apex Hunter XP Specifications Calibers: 223 Rem, 204 Ruger, 22-250 Rem, 243 Win, 25-06 Rem, 260 Rem, 270 Win, 270 WSM, 30-06 Spfld, 300 Win Mag, 308 Win, 338 Win Mag, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5×284 Norma, 7mm Rem Mag, 7mm-08 Rem Action: Bolt Barrel Finish: Matte Black Overall Barrel Length: 20-24 inches Magazine Capacity: 3-4, depending on caliber Barrel Material: Carbon Steel Overall Length of Pull: 13.75 inches Magazine: Detachable Box Magazine Receiver Finish: Matte Black Stock: Black Synthetic, Sporter type Overall Weight: 7.67-8.05 pounds, depending on caliber MSRP: $699 The post Savage Arms Introduces 110 Apex Hunter XP Combo appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  13. Vortex recently released its newest optic, the Razor HD 4000 rangefinder. The new rangefinder delivers ranging capability out to 4,000 yards, giving hunters and long-range shooters a valuable tool to take afield. RELATED STORY Sight Beyond Sight: Vortex Optics Viper PST Riflescope The Razor HD 4000 ranges out to an impressive 4,000 yards in ELR (Extended Laser Range) mode. At that distance, it reads ranges within 5 yards. Meanwhile, distances display with .1 increment accuracy out to 199.9 yards/meters, according to Vortex. The Premium HD optics provide a clear view, while 7X magnification helps identify targets at extended ranges. The illuminated display delivers fast readouts and is easily picked up by the eye, according to Vortex. Five brightness settings enable users to match environmental lighting conditions. Also, a battery indicator illuminates when battery life hits 25 percent. Vortex Razor HD 4000 Settings The HCD (Horizontal Component Distance) setting displays an angle-compensated distance reading. The LOS (Line of Sight) setting displays straight line of sight distance. The LOS feature aids when calculating long-distance, high-angle shots, with external ballistic software. Finally, Scan Mode gives range readings as the user pans across the landscape. This feature also aids when tracking a moving target. Four ranging modes accommodate situational-specific scenarios. Normal Mode returns the strongest reading. Meanwhile, First Mode displays the closest object it meets. Last Mode returns the range reading of the object furthest away. Finally, ELR mode provides ranging at extended ranges. The lightweight magnesium housing features rubber armor for protection and solid grip in all weather conditions. Additionally, a multi-position twist-up eyecup helps customize eye relief. Also, the unit accepts a tripod for stability. The Razor HD 4000 also features an adjustable utility clip mounted to the body. The clip enables quick, convenient attachment/detachment to a bino harness, belt, pocket or pack, according to Vortex. Also, an auto-coiling lanyard leashes the unit to the anchor point of choice. The Razor HD 4000 runs on an included CR2 battery. For more information, visit vortexoptics.com. The post Vortex Razor HD 4000 Rangefinder Stretches 4,000 Yards appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  14. Officers with the LAPD used a less-lethal solution recently to diffuse a tense situation in a local restaurant. Officers fired bean bag rounds to disarm a knife-wielding suspect, ending the standoff. RELATED STORY WATCH: Officers Chase, Kill Armed Carjacker in Wild Florida Shootout The incident began when officers responded to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon, according to an LAPD report. Once on scene, officers learned a woman stated she had been threatened by a man, later identified as 68-year-old Kenneth Sylvas. According to the woman, Sylvas threatened to cut her throat. Officers then tried for 10 minutes to coax Sylvas from the restaurant. However, the suspect refused to comply. Officer body cam footage shows the scene unfold, including when the suspect claims to have a gun. An LAPD officer immediately draws from the holster, before stating flatly, “Yeah, he’s got a knife.” Footage shows officers repeatedly attempt to get the suspect to comply with orders to stand down. “Hey, if you don’t drop that knife we might have to use less-lethal force, and its going to hurt,” one officers shouts out. But the suspect continues to shout obscenities and threats. While most police videos feature dramatic, chaotic scenes. This footage is remarkable in just how calm the officers remain throughout. They speak calmly and plainly to the suspect, give him multiple chances to comply, and then finally make a move to end the situation. Of note, with the officers’ positions, the suspect poses no immediate threat to others. LAPD Deploys Bean Bag Rounds Finally, officers deployed a 40mm less lethal device, firing bean bag munitions, striking the suspect. Footage shows the round strike the suspect, causing him to drop the knife. Officers immediately moved in and detained the suspect without further incident. Authorities transported Sylvas to a local hospital where he was admitted for an injury to his right hand, according to LAPD. No officers or other civilians suffered injury during the incident. Finally, the incident remains under investigation by local officials, according to LAPD. The post WATCH: LAPD Fires Bean Bag Rounds, Stops Suspect Armed With Knife appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article
  15. Apex Tactical’s new CZ Action Enhancement Kits are designed to fit the CZ Shadow 2 and CZ 75 B pistol platforms. Apex designed the CZ Action Enhancement Kits to deliver better trigger pulls and accuracy for CZ shooters. RELATED STORY Apex Tactical Transforms 2 Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols Apex Tactical CZ Enhancement Kits Features The Action Enhancement Kits reduce the disparity in trigger pull weights between single-and double-action trigger pulls in the CZ pistols. Also, that weight difference reduces to approximately 2 pounds, according to Apex Tactical. CZ Action Enhancement Kits provide a hammer and sear with matching single-action engagement surfaces. Additionally, these surfaces help deliver a clean, consistent single-action-style trigger break. Meanwhile, the double-action pull features reduced stack, according to Apex Tactical. “The matched sear and hammer engagement surfaces are precisely machined to eliminate the need for any polishing or stoning, providing the shooter with the kind of drop-in trigger performance they have come to expect from Apex,” said a company release. For more information, visit apextactical.com. Features and Specifications CZ Shadow 2 Reduces overall trigger pull to approx. 6 lbs. DA with 4 lbs. SA, using Carry Mainspring Reduces overall trigger pull to approx. 5.5 lb. DA with 3.5 SA using Competition Mainspring Delivers crisp overall trigger break Maintains factory safety values Direct replacement of the factory hammer and sear MSRP: $144.95 CZ 75 B (thumb safety models only) Reduces overall trigger pull to approx. 7 lbs. DA with 5 lbs. SA, using Carry Mainspring Reduces overall trigger pull to approx. 6 lb. DA with 4.5 SA using Competition Mainspring Delivers crisp overall trigger break Maintains factory safety values Direct replacement of the factory hammer and sear MSRP: $144.95 The post Apex Tactical Releases CZ Action Enhancement Kits appeared first on Tactical Life Gun Magazine: Gun News and Gun Reviews. View the full article

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