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Federal background checks tripled last month in the nation’s capitol after city officials said they wouldn’t appeal a circuit court ruling on its concealed carry law. Some 217 Washington, D.C. residents submitted applications to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in October. More than two-thirds sought concealed handgun licenses, according to federal data, compared with just one permit
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Long gun sales spiked in October, the same month as the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. (Photo: Associated Press) Long gun sales hit an annual high last month after the Las Vegas shooting sparked new debates about gun control and stoked fears about personal safety across the country. Dealers processed more than 480,000
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Gun sales increased last month, but still trail 2016 by a double digit margin (Photo: Morgan Lee/AP) Estimated gun sales climbed over 12 percent in October after a sluggish third quarter, according to federal data. Dealers processed just over 2 million applications through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System last month — a 13
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The new XC1-B from SureFire was created with the help of industry experts who contributed their knowledge in order to improve the design and function of the weaponlight. (Photo: SureFire) SureFire debuted the latest in its series of weaponlights, launching the all new XC1-B compact handgun light designed for concealed carry. The XC1-B was created
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The new Reactor caters to the Springfield XD-E design and is equipped with Instant-On technology. (Photo: Viridian) Viridian Weapons Technologies expands its Reactor laser sight series, adding a new model tailor made for the Springfield Armory XD-E 9mm compact pistol. Available in either green or red, the newest Reactor includes a bi-color battery indicator, multiple
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Besides a Critical Defense rifle offering for defensive situations, other new ammo lines include Hornady Dangerous Game, Subsonic and Frontier Cartridges as well as new additions to existing lines. The new Critical Defense rifle line, for personal protection, includes offerings in two different .223 loads– 55 and 73-grain– as well as a 155-grain 308. Joining
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The H30 lineup of scopes is aimed at hunters, serving up features that make it easier to traipse through wooded areas. (Photo: Barra) Optics maker Barra improves on its series of scopes, announcing the latest hunting riflescope to hits it product lineup —  the H30 series. The H30 offers shooters a fully multi-coated optical system
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The bill would add definitions of bump stocks and trigger cranks to Massachusetts state law, directing a ban on both (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) A joint conference committee of the Commonwealth’s legislature on Thursday forwarded a ban on bump stocks and trigger cranks to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The language, part of H.4008, an appropriation bill,
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The M&P10 Sport is the latest rifle to hit Smith & Wesson’s popular M&P series of firearms. (Photo: Smith & Wesson) Smith & Wesson brings a new rifle to its M&P series, introducing the M&P10 Sport Rifle chambered in .308 Win/7.62×51 NATO to the company’s M&P10 lineup. The rifle boasts a medium-contour 16-inch barrel with
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Springfield Armory released Wednesday the newest in the Saint (in all caps, please) platform, adding a pistol model to the line up. “We’re always looking for new ways to give our customers more shooting options, and more firearm for the money,” said Dennis Reese, Springfield’s chief executive officer, in a statement. “The Saint AR-15 Pistol
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Your humble author test firing a Bond Arms derringer with a Mag-Na-Port ported barrel. (Photo: Team HB) Bond Arms is partnering with Mag-Na-Port International to offer the first ported barrels in its derringers, the Texas-based gun maker announced at an exclusive tour attended by Guns.com this month. During the tour and later on the Defender
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California Democrat Rep. Mike Thompson, chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, pictured center, wants to encourage states to get tougher about gun regulations related to mental health issues. (Photo: Congressman Mike Thompson/Facebook) A new bill introduced last week aims to strengthen the federal government’s ability to keep guns out of the wrong
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DeSantis offers leather holster fits for the new Hudson Mfg. H9, now shipping to dealers. (Photo: DeSantis) Holster maker DeSantis announced two new holster fits designed to accommodate this year’s highly anticipated Hudson Mfg. H9. DeSantis unveiled that the Speed Scabbard and Thumb Break Scabbard will launch models to accommodate the H9. The Speed Scabbard
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The Stag 15 SL SBR falls under the National Firearms Act, requiring potential owners to gain ATF approval and pay the $200 tax stamp prior to ownership. (Photo: Stag Arms) Stag Arms continues to offer consumers more choices when it comes to rifles, adding the Stag 15 SL SBR to its product lineup. The Stag
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(The basic Iside models is one of seven side-by-side models imported by Italian Firearms Group. (Photo: Italian Firearms Group) The Iside series of side-by-side shotguns, made by Fabbrica Armi Isodoro Rizzini, lands stateside courtesy of importer Italian Firearms Group. The shotguns, offered in seven total models, offer functionality paired with a sleek look. All models
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