Lucky Gunner Labs has recently conducted a very extensive ballistics gelatin test on 117 different handgun loads. With five rounds fired per variation, that is 585 individual measurements for penetration depth, expansion and velocity. If the Average Joe shooter were to attempt to recreate this test, just the cost of ammo alone would be well over $1700 (hoping that the average box of ammo would only cost $15).
Luckily (pun intended), Lucky Gunner has taken the task on themselves so you can reap the benefits of their hard work.
Check out their page by clicking HERE. There is a lot of information to click through and you have the ability to click on the round that suits your needs the best and it will take you to their store for purchase.
A small disclaimer: The handguns used in the testing were shorter barreled variants unlike the FBI Standard, which is full-size handguns. This is a Catch-22. There really is not a lot of data out there for compact-type guns, which is great, however, if you are shooting a full-size handgun, make sure you compare the differences with testing done with full-sized variants. There will be a difference, even if it is slight.
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Gas Pedal Racing Team Members won an unprecedented triple win at the USPSA Open National Championship. The GoGun® USA Gas Pedal® grip was on the winning guns in Men’s, Women’s, and Junior National Titles in very hard fought competition of most of the fastest shooters in the world.
Chris Tilley won overall and Men’s Category. Kaci Cochran won Women’s, Kincaid Ross won Junior. All are Gas Pedal® Racing team members. Kaci dominated for her second National Title in a Row. Chris and Kincaid were very close second place winners in 2014.
The Gas Pedal® brand grip pioneered the concept of the opposable grip in pistol shooting. The opposable grip, which is fundamentally different than the classic neutral grip, has been increasingly the method of choice for some of world’s fastest shooters.
Almost a quadruple crown as the Senior Category was won by Keary Pearson who also used an opposable grip thumb assist made by another manufacturer.
Chris, Kaci, Kincaid and Keary are firm believers in the Opposable Grip method and give it credit for their improved consistency and acquisition speed.
GoGun® USA has claimed that use of the Gas Pedal® opposable grip is simply the fastest way to shoot, period. As Benny Hill, the Texas gunsmith, not the comedian says, “It aint bragging, if you can do it…. Winning don’t lie”.
GoGun® USA is also noted for its SuperComp® Rifle Muzzle brakes and also the Gas Pedal® Thumb Assist for rifle or Shotgun.
GoGun®, Gas Pedal®, and SuperComp® are registered trademarks owned by Grip Holdings, LLC. SuperComp® muzzle brakes for Rifle and Gas Pedal® thumb assist for pistol are patented. Gas Pedal® for Rifle is patent pending.
Rhino Arms is handing out free entries into the Mammoth Sniper Challenge via a random drawing for you and a teammate. The Mammoth Sniper Challenge is a three day precision rifle competition from January 7-10, 2016 at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky with targets out to 1,100 yards.
Competitors must negotiate the Kentucky terrain and engage targets at up to 1,100 yards — it’s the real deal.
Thordsen Customs had 25 of their FRS-15 Stocks Cerakoted in Battleship Gray and the finish was damaged while shipping. Thordsen is offering the stocks at their blemish pricing at $84.99, which is $50 OFF the MSRP.
Thordsen Customs has just released their new Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter which will allow for the attachment of a standard AR-style buffer tube to any AR-Pistol, such as a Sig MPX, Sig P556XI, Rock River PDS, or any other pistol with a rear vertical picatinny rail.
This attachment will give the shooter the ability to add a cheek rest or a stock to convert the pistol into a SBR (federal restrictions and tax-stamp laws apply).
The Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter is attached using STANAG protocol. Here is how Thordsen Customs describes STANAG:
The mounting method follows true STANAG protocol using the two back angles and the top of the rail as the contact points. The result is perfect alignment with the centerline of the firearm. A feature that is not attainable with typical side clamping adapters. Another bonus is that there are no visible fasteners or holes on the top and sides of the adapter for a clean sleek look.
The Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter is made from 6061 T6 Aluminum with 304 Stainless Steel hardware and is compatible with multiple platforms, will fit any picatinny rail using a true STANAG mount and will include a set screw for carbine buffer tubes.
The Adapter is finished with Type III Hard Anodize finish and weighs in at 2.5 oz.
For more information on this product and other products from Thordsen Customs, please visit:
THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM DANIEL DEFENSE.
Black Creek, GA – October 8, 2015. Daniel Defense—engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems, and accessories— announced today that it has added the Daniel Defense Tornado and Mil Spec+ Cerakote colors to its best-selling DDM4V11 SLW rifle lineup.
“The V11 SLW was originally launched at the start of 2015 as a Lipsey’s Exclusive. Jason Cloessner, Product Development Manager at Lipsey’s, was the lead on the rifle specifications,” said Bill Robinson, Vice President of Sales. “These colors paired with the small, agile V11 SLW will be a very popular setup for our customers.”
The Daniel Defense M4 Carbine V11 SLW is one of the lightest, fastest-handling rifles available in the DDM4 line-up. Built around a Cold Hammer Forged, 14.5” Lightweight profile barrel, the V11 SLW has an Extended Flash Suppressor, which is pinned and welded to reach the NFA, required 16” minimum barrel length. The Mid-length gas system provides smooth and reliable cycling under any condition and reduces both perceived recoil and wear on moving parts. A free-floating SLiM Rail 12.0 handguard offers incredible weight savings as well as superior cooling, ergonomics, and modularity while maintaining the strength and durability expected from Daniel Defense. With the KeyMod attachment at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock and an uninterrupted 1913 Picatinny rail on top, the V11SLW has plenty of room for the sights, optics, and accessories the user may require. The rifle is finished off with the rugged and comfortable Daniel Defense Buttstock and Pistol grip.
The DDM4V11 SLW is available for purchase from authorized Daniel Defense stocking dealers or directly from Daniel Defense. MSRP is $1649.00
About Daniel Defense
Located in Black Creek, Georgia, Daniel Defense is a leading manufacturer of premium firearms, rail systems, and accessories. Its iconic brand remains unmatched in quality, precision, and world-class customer service. President/CEO Marty Daniel founded Daniel Defense and started out creating rails and accessories for the AR-15 platform in small batches. Today, with two locations and a combined 137,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Daniel Defense designs and manufactures some of the world’s highest-quality firearms for civilian, law enforcement, and military customers.
Aero Precision, a company that does not appear to have any thought of slowing down anytime soon, has recently acquired VG6 Precision.
In Aero Precision’s Press Release they state; “This acquisition is a key component to our future success and will allow us to provide competitive pricing on a premium selection of muzzle devices and other firearm components.”
VG6 Precision is an AR-15/AR-10 accessory and component manufacturer that has produced several highly effective muzzle devices such as the Epsilon and Gamma Muzzle Brakes as well as the CAGE Device.
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If you are familiar with the benefits of Amazon Prime and the free two day shipping and are a consistent purchaser of firearms, parts and accessories, then the Rainier Arms Apex Program is perfect you.
The program is in the initial offering stages and has some very promising perks. Once you become a member of Apex, you have 90 days to decide if it is or is not for you and will receive a 100% refund if you decide to cancel.
As for pricing, Apex members will also receive specially discounted pricing that is possible due to Rainier Arms massive inventory.
Free Shipping! On a huge order, free shipping may not be overtly noticeable. However, if you only need a small inexpensive part, free shipping can be huge, especially when the shipping is more expensive than the part being ordered. With the Apex Program, all orders to the Contiguous United States will come with free ground shipping.
The Apex Program will also come with Special Club Access to new product listings, special access to events, demo days and more.
The Apex Program’s cost is $99.00, with a special intro price of $79.99.
Check out the video for more information on the Apex Program from the Big Bossman himself, John Hwang.
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Black Creek, GA- September 30, 2015. Daniel Defense—engineer and manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms, precision rail systems, and accessories—is proud to announce the release of its much anticipated rifle for the 7.62 x 51mm NATO (.308) cartridge. The new DD5V1 is a groundbreaking, performance-driven platform engineered from muzzle to buttstock. Incorporating over a decade of expertise from industry-leading Daniel Defense engineers and designers, the DD5V1establishes a whole new standard in the .308 platform.
“I couldn’t be happier with the way this rifle turned out,” said Daniel Defense President & CEO Marty Daniel. “Our engineers utilized existing technology where appropriate and developed entirely new designs when necessary to optimize the performance of this gold-standard rifle. Those who demand legendary Daniel Defense quality and the increased range and terminal ballistics of 7.62mm ammo are going to be very pleased with this rifle.”
With innovative features like a 4-bolt connection system, an optimized upper receiver, an improved bolt carrier group, ambidextrous controls, a configurable modular charging handle, and a cold-hammer-forged barrel, the DD5V1—although built around a traditional AR platform— establishes a new tradition in 7.62 rifles. It also features a Geissele SSA two-stage trigger for precise fire control. Even with all of these features, plus a DD Superior Suppression Device and 15” Picatinny top rail, the DD5V1 weighs only 8.3 lbs.
The DD5V1 rifle has an MSRP of $2,899 and will be available for purchase beginning October 23rd from authorized Daniel Defense dealers or directly from Daniel Defense at danieldefense.com.
About Daniel Defense
Located in Black Creek, Georgia, Daniel Defense is a leading manufacturer of premium firearms, rail systems, and accessories. Its iconic brand remains unmatched in quality, precision and world-class customer service. President and CEO Marty Daniel founded Daniel Defense, which originally created rails and accessories for the AR-15 platform in small batches. Now, with two locations and a combined 137,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Daniel Defense continues to make the world’s leading firearms for civilian, law enforcement, and military customers.