Uncle Sam is About to Sell 10,000 Surplus 1911s. Here’s How You Can Get One

Back in July we reported that the Civilian Marksmanship Programme was in line to receive 10,000 newly surplused M1911A1 pistols in 2018. With the United States Senate passing the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on the 18th November the bill will now be sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

For collectors, 1911 fans and the shooting community a couple of sections of the NDAA are important. First, Section 348‘Repurposing and Reuse if Surplus Army Firearms’, this states that in an effort to minimise storage costs all firearms “no longer actively issued for military service” currently held at the Defense Distribution Depot in Anniston, Alabama are to be repurposed or reused. How will the surplus small arms be repurposed? According to Section 348 they’ll be used in “the reforging of new firearms or their components” or melted down to make “force protection barriers and security bollards.”

But the good news is there are some important exceptions to the dirrective with “M–1 Garand, caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols, caliber .22 rimfire rifles” all being exempt from destruction. According to Section 1091 of the NDAA some of these weapons are destined to be transferred to the CMP.

Section 1091 calls for the “Transfer of Surplus Firearms To Corporation For the Promotion of Rifle Practice and Firearms Safety”. While the NDAA does not stipulate the transfer of any of the Army’s remaining surplus Garands, it explicitly mandates the transfer of at least 8,000, but no “more than 10,000 surplus caliber .45 M1911/M1911A1 pistols” during the 2018 fiscal year through to 2020.

At the same time the 2018 NDAA also repeals the 2016 pistol transfer pilot program. The Civilian Marskmanship Program are ready and waiting for the surplus 1911’s. On the 11th October, the CMP’s Chief Operating Officer Mark Johnson gave an update:

We are waiting patiently and quietly to see how the NDAA 2018 turns out. All prescribed steps have been taken by CMP to fulfill the mandated requirements for receipt of the 1911s from the United States Army. CMP is in a constant state of readiness. The CMP has no further information at this time.

With the passage of the bill and its imminent signing into law it looks like thousands of surplus 1911s will finally become available on the civilian market. But just when is unknown as the transferred pistols will need to be inspected, graded, test-fired and inventoried before they can be offered for sale.

Update: The CMP has clear regulations about how they sell their guns. You will need to file paperwork with them in order to be eligible. Instructions on buying guns from the CMP can be found HERE.

Source: TFB

Video: .50 Cal vs. Propane Tanks is Nothing but Pure Awesomeness

This is the perfect video to get your weekend kicked off right.

Edwin Sarkissian never lets us down with his YouTube videos, and we’re happy to say, nothing has changed.

In this video, Edwin is going to find out what happens when you shoot propane tanks with a .50 cal BMG, and you definitely don’t want to miss it.

Now, you’re probably saying “well duh guys, it’s going to explode…,” but we’re more visual, so our eyes are glued to the screen to check out this explosion:

Survival shotgun/rifle can fire 12 different calibers

Meet the Chiappa M6 X-Caliber 12 gauge survival shotgun, the only survival rifle you’ll ever need. It’s not quite as compact as the Henry AR7, but it’s pretty close and the versatility of the M6 far outshines the competition.

The rifle was originally designed to fire a 12 gauge shell and a .22lr, but with the X-Caliber adapter set the M6 can fire up to 12 different calibers including .380 , 9 mm , .357Mag/.38SP , .40 S & W, .44 Mag, .45 ACP , .410/.45colt, and 20 gauge.

The entire system is made of steel except for a foam insert in the butt stock to reduce weight. By pressing a single lever, the M6 can be folded at a hinge point to a compact 18″ that can easily fit in most backpacks. It features and optical fiber front sight with an adjustable rear sight.

There’s plenty of rails for any scopes, lights, or bipods that can be attached at your convenience. With an MSRP under $800 you can’t beat this apocalypse gun.

Take a closer look at the M6 X-Caliber in the video below.

U.S.Military’s Electromagnetic Railgun Shoots 100 miles at mach 7

Check out this cannon and the way it works. The canon mechanism is based on the principle of homopolar motor: a pair of parallel conductors (the rails) are fed by an electric current. The projectile is placed making contact with both, to close the circuit. The current that is produced interacts with the strong magnetic fields generated by the passage of electricity through the conductors and this accelerates the projectile linearly in the direction of the rails.

The original idea of ​​this device was to use it to shoot projectiles at high speed to destroy targets. However it is difficult to use as a weapon due to the enormous amount of energy required to operate with a minimum of efficiency and because the space occupied by the power supplies and capacitors used to generate the magnetic field makes it very difficult to transport For the infantry. Even so the United States Navy announced a test done on January 31, 2008 in order to equip their ships with this type of weapons. Leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

How would you like to be paid to hunt? Full time.

How would you like to be paid to hunt? Full time. You get to live on your own “preserve” with one job: hunt wild animals that are damaging other endangered animals. All you have to do is kill as many feral hogs as you possibly can.

“I never would’ve imagined that this would be my job,” (Codey) Elrod says, trundling through Ossabaw (Island, Georgia)’s swampy midsection in a scruffy Chevy truck with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle riding shotgun. “But I sure do enjoy doing it.”

He is, officially, a “hog control technician” for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources — the only full-time, government-paid wild boar hunter in the South. The uniqueness of his job owes to the rapaciousness of the hogs. They’re a nasty, eat-everything, invasive species that are alien to Ossabaw and run roughshod over flora and fauna.

The primary fauna Elrod’s trying to protect are loggerhead sea turtles. The hogs love the turtles’ unprotected eggs that are laid in nests along the beach. Elrod’s apparently pretty good at his job.

“There he is,” Elrod whispers followed by three quick shots. A 50-pound sow, full of milk, squeals one last time.

Five minutes later, he fires again. And again. And again. And again. And again, the muffled shots nonetheless ricocheting around the tree-lined marsh. In all, eight shots fired. Five hogs dead.

But the smelly buggers are prolific. Which makes for good hunting..

Elrod hustles, particularly during turtle nesting season when he speedwalk-hunts the island every day. He kills, on average, 1,117 hogs a year. (Another 400 or so pigs are taken annually by other DNR officials or during managed hunts.) In 2016, he killed 1,561 hogs – an Ossabaw record for the 12-year-old program.

In the five years before Georgia hired a marksman (Elrod was the third sniper), 31 percent of loggerhead turtle nests were partially destroyed by hogs and other predators. In the last five years, only one of every 10 nests has been partially destroyed.

“Predation has been low and hatching success relatively high since Codey’s been around,” says Mark Dodd, a senior DNR wildlife biologist. “Having a skilled predator control person around is very important on our remote islands.”

He’s not restricted to using his silenced AR.

Elrod uses every hunting tool in his bag to kill pigs: dried corn bait; thermal-imaging scopes; dogs Bobo (pit bull) and Rudy (black mouth cur); and traps. Trapping garners the highest yield, but takes a lot of time. He won’t hunt the dogs in hot weather; cool-down ponds also attract alligators.

Mostly, though, Elrod shoots hogs one at a time with non-lead bullets that won’t harm bald eagles and other scavengers. High tides, he says, push hogs onto higher ground making them easier to spot. Wind swooshes everything around, masking his movements. Rain silences his footsteps.

You can help Elrod out on the island if you want.

Georgia runs two hog-only hunts on Ossabaw each year. They’re quite popular. A lottery system winnows down hunters. It typically takes three tries before a hunter is chosen. Forty-five hunters killed 27 hogs during the four-day hunt in February.

Gilboa Snake Double Barrel AR-15 Enters Full Production For US Availability

Gilboa has announced they will start full production of the double barreled AR-15, the Snake, here in the United States.   This rifle was developed in Israel as part of a series of AR variants under the brand name Gilboa.  When a pair of 16″ barrels are attached, this twin trigger rifle is legal for civilian use without a tax stamp.

History Of The Double Barrel AR-15

The concept of a double barreled rifle isn’t new. Similar weapon prototypes were built in the 1950s and 1960s to fire multiple bullets at the same time or in rapid bursts known as “salvo fire.” Several multi-barrel salvo weapons have been tested, but the Gilboa Snake double barrel AR-15 may be the first of its kind to enter full production.

Gilboa Snake Background

Gilboa’s Snake rifle is built by the Israeli weapons manufacturer Silver Shadow. It is available as a semi-automatic civilian rifle and a selective fire model for military and law enforcement.

The select-fire variant has a pair of barrels connected to two gas blocks with two separate gas impingement systems.

The civilian variant features a pair of separate and independent gas blocks and tubes. The double trigger configuration avoids the ATF’s definition of a machine gun as a firearm that fires multiple rounds with a single trigger pull. The select-fire version features a single trigger.

Both versions feature separate ejection ports that eject spent brass to both the right and left sides of the rifle. In both variants, two separate magazines or a magazine coupler feed below the rifle.

Three Picatinny or keymod rails can support a variety of optics and other accessories above and around the twin barrels.

Gilboa has built various prototypes with barrel lengths ranging from 9.5″ to 16″. Each version has included ambidextrous controls and standard AR parts.

Specifications

  • Caliber: .223 Rem/5.56 NATO
  • Weight (empty): 10 lbs, 13 oz. (4.9 kg)
  • Barrel Length: 9.5″, 11.5″, or 16″
  • MSRP: $2,399

See The Double Barrel AR-15 On The Range

Guns & Ammo got their hands on an early model back in 2014. Take a closer look at this unique rifle and see it in action with the video below.

1 MILLION ROUNDS PER MINUTE GUN

1 Million Rounds Per Minute GUN

Metal Storm Limited was a research and development company based in Brisbane, Australia that specialized in electronically initiated superposed load weapons technology and owned the proprietary rights to the electronic ballistics technology invented by J. Mike O’Dwyer. The Metal Storm name applied to both the company and technology.

Check the video below for more info

ROSSI 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN PISTOL THAT WILL BREAK YOUR HANDS!

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Rossi 12 Gauge Shotgun Pistol That Will Break Your Hands! – credits to The Canadian Gun Vault
Would you shoot a shotgun transformed into a handgun? This person did, and his response is invaluable. Look at what this hard-recoil Rossi 12 Gage Shotgun Pistol is about. Ever ask why shotguns tend to come standard with shoulder stocks? This is a direct result of the giant force they can create. That is the reason a gun loaded for a 12-gauge shotgun shell is a truly terrible idea. In a video shared on Youtube by The Canadian Gun Vault Inc. demonstrates a weapon that has been assigned as a gun. That bizarre event occurred through a delivery blunder and the laws then considered these handguns rather than shotguns.

USMC OFFICIALLY CONTRACTS H&K TO REPLACE THE M4!! VIDEO

H&K has officially been contracted by the United States Marine Corps to replace the M4 carbine with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.

The M27 is a variation of the H&K 416 and features a 16″ barrel.

FEATURES

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 16″
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs empty
  • Overall Length: 33″ – 36.3″
  • Unit Cost: $3,000

H&K is building a new factory in Georgia just a few miles down the road from Fort Benning. All of the new M27s will be built here in the USA along with countless other weapons to meet the growing demand in the US market.

Bill Dermody of Heckler & Koch discusses the M27 with Guns America’s Clay Martin at SHOT Show 2018 in the video below.

.44 Auto Mag, Dirty Harry’s favorite semi-auto is back in production

AutoMag History

In 1966 the Auto Mag Corporation created a semi-automatic handgun chambered in .44 AMP. The pistol’s unique look and reputation made it popular in movies, books, and TV of the 1970s and 80s.

The pistol was featured in the 1983 film Sudden Impact by Clint Eastwood’s character “Dirty” Harry Callahan. In one famous scene, Callahan’s friend boasts about a new shotgun that reduces a target into mush that must be “strained for fingerprints”. Callahan replies, “This is the .44 Magnum AutoMag, and it holds a 300 grain cartridge, and if properly used it can remove the fingerprints.”

Sadly, disagreements between the design team, high production costs, and even higher wholesale pries led to huge losses for the AutoMag Corporation. The pistol hasn’t been in production for more than 30 years. AutoMags that once sold for $217 in the 1970s are now sold for $3,000 to $4,000.

AutoMag’s Future

In 2015, Walter Sanford sold all of the company assets including name and trademark to Auto Mag Ltd. Corp. in South Carolina.

Now the “aristocrat of Big Bore Handguns” is back through a cooperative project between Auto Mag and Excel Arms. A small line of “77 Founders Edition” pistols with an 8.5″ barrel have already been sold for $3,995 each, six of which have already been shipped to their owners. Auto Mag is also offering a 6.5″ barrel “Classic Edition” models for $3,495.

Larry Grossman, AutoMag’s head of production, took a moment to discuss the beloved pistol’s return at SHOT Show 2018. Hear his full statement in the video below.