Industry Notes

Shooting Sports Enthusiasts Can Support Military Families Through Patriot Range Days

Throughout the month of September, participating shooting facilities across the United States will support the Folds of Honor Foundation through Patriot Range Days. Participating public and private shooting ranges nationwide will request a minimum contribution of $1 from each shooter for the Folds of Honor Foundation.

New Videos on (August 22)

Here are new videos added to the week of August 22: Josephine Terry’s son didn’t die in a “phony” gunrunning scandal; Cabela’s Chamber Boresighter sleeves are easy to install and use, and Katie Pavlich asks the NYPD to answer questions about Bloomberg's gun safety violations.

Smith & Wesson Supplies M&P Rifles to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Smith & Wesson has supplied the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona with rifles from the company’s Military & Police Series. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has taken possession of 400 M&P15 Magpul Original Equipment (MOE) Mid rifles and is currently in the process of converting deputies to the new rifle system.

Infographic Shows How Gun Crimes Plummet while Gun Sales Rise

The first in a series of infographics that National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has created to highlight various firearms-related topics was released on Aug. 8 and immediately posted to the NSSF website.

Benelli USA Pledges $250,000 to NRA-ILA, NRA-Civil Defense Fund

Benelli USA owner Cav. Ugo Gussalli Beretta is doubling down on his concern about recent anti-gun legislation by matching up to $250,000 in contributions to NRA-ILA and the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.

National Rifle Association Debuts Great American Outdoor Show Website

The National Rifle Association is debuting a brand new website to provide information on the upcoming Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA.

Midnight 3 Gun Invitational Set For Aug. 14

Crimson Trace will host the 2nd Annual Midnight 3-Gun Invitational at the Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association range near Bend, Oregon beginning August 14.

Starline Brass Launches Reloading Help Area

Starline Brass has launched a media content platform on to help reloaders and shooters expand their knowledge of various topics. Included are videos covering various topics of interest to all skill levels of reloaders and shooters.

The Color Code of Mental Awareness, Part II: From Front Sight

Condition Orange is the next level of mental awareness. Condition Orange is best described as a specific, potential threat. Let's say you are in Condition Yellow and you're aware of what's going on around you and you see something out of the ordinary—you immediately ramp up to Condition Orange. In Condition Orange, you need to do Two Things: First, you must make some evasive maneuver which forces your opponent to show his hand. Second, you must start formulating that tactical plan in the event that this is a real threat. The evasive maneuver forces your opponent to show whether his actions are just a coincidence OR he's actually after you!

BAR history from The Browning Insider

Much of the fame of today's sporting BAR began through the fame of the original military BAR designed by John M. Browning near the end of World War I. This rifle, called the BAR M1918, was commissioned by the U.S. Army in an effort to break the stalemate of trench warfare in the battlefields of France and Belgium. It took John M. Browning three months to design it. Browning took this project so seriously that his son Val personally did testing and training of the American troops.

3D Printed Brake Available from Sintercore

Sintercore LLC of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is billing its Auxetik as the first 3D printed muzzle brake available on the commercial market.

Magpul Sues Four Mag Makers for Patent Infringement

Magpul Industries Corp announced today that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits against four companies for offering for sale, selling, and distributing magazines for AR15/M16 compatible weapons in violation of Magpul’s patents. The company’s lawsuits allege infringement of Utility Pat. No. 8,069,601 for a novel ammunition magazine, in addition to numerous Magpul design patents.

Court Ruling Supports Carry Reciprocity

I’m looking at a remarkable opinion by Massachusetts District Court Associate Justice John F. Coffey, who ordered on August 3, 2023, that the state’s...