Man Cave Makeover or Dame Den Remodeling Sweepstakes from Crimson Trace

Man-Cave-Makeover-Sweepstakes Prize PackageI just got an email from Crimson Trace about their Man Cave Makeover Sweepstakes. No worries ladies, the mega-gear giveaway is equally useful for a Dame Den Remodeling.

Visit the Crimson Trace BookFaceBook page to enter. You can win…

Grand Prize (1)

(1) Grizzly™ 75 Custom Cooler with Crimson Trace® Logo
(1) Crimson Trace® CMR-205 Rail Master® Pro™
(1) Crimson Trace® Neon Sign
(1) Crimson Trace® Rubber Floor Mat
(1) Crimson Trace® Wall Clock
(1) Crimson Trace® “Speed of Light” Tin Sign
(1) Crimson Trace® “Where There’s Red” T-Shirt
(1) Crimson Trace® “Laser-Bones” Trucker’s Hat
(4) Crimson Trace® Stainless Mason Jars
(2) Crimson Trace® Stainless Coffee Tumblers
(1) CRKT® R.B.T.™ (Range Bag Tool)
(1) CRKT® Picatinny Tool™
(1) BLACKHAWK!® CQB Rigger’s Belt
(1) BLACKHAWK!® Universal Bedside Holster
(1) Tactical Tailor® Medium Range Bag
(1) Tactical Tailor® Universal Laser Holster

Approx. Value = $1500

Second Prize (4)

(1) Grizzly™ 16 Custom Cooler with Crimson Trace® Logo
(1) Crimson Trace® CMR-201 Rail Master®
(1) Crimson Trace® Wall Clock
(1) Crimson Trace® “Speed of Light” Tin Sign
(2) Crimson Trace® Stainless Mason Jars
(1) Crimson Trace® Stainless Coffee Tumbler
(1) BLACKHAWK!® CQB Rigger’s Belt
(1) BLACKHAWK!® Universal Bedside Holster
(1) BLACKHAWK!® Universal Laser Holster
(1) Tactical Tailor® Small Range Bag

Approx. Value = $500

A Little Plinking Fun with Federal Premium’s What’s Your 20? Targets

It doesn’t take much of an excuse for me to go to the range for a little MSR shooting. Why right now, I need to go to test some different SilencerCo Saker MAAD mounts.  But what to shoot?

How about this? The folks at Federal Premium just launched a fun social media campaign called What’s Your 20?

They’ve produced six downloadable targets. The idea is to shoot them in whatever creative ways you can dream up, using Federal MSR ammo, and share the results on Federal’s Facebook page for some bragging rights and your moment of fame. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WhatsYour20 when sharing so your results get seen.

I’ve got some American Eagle that I’ll be using over the next couple of days. You can pick up bulk packs at Cabelas for a great price.

Here are the targets. Just click the ones you want to get the 8.5×11 downloadable version:

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Win Some Peace and Quiet from SilencerCo and SOG Knives

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If you feel the need for a little more quiet in your life, enter the SilencerCo and SOG Tactical Giveaway.

You can enter daily between now and November 25, 2014. If you win, you’ll get a SilencerCo Saker 762 and an assortment of high-end tactical cutters from SOG. Looks like the perfect Zombie neutralization kit to me…

Get Your Beam On! Black Friday Deals From Crimson Trace

1911 Master Series Lasergrip by Crimson Trace

1911 Master Series Lasergrip by Crimson Trace

If you have a gun for self and home defense, it ought to have a laser. It’s an extra tool that can make a huge difference in your ability to effectively use a gun, especially in low light conditions. Looks like Crimson Trace is offering some holiday deals…

Crimson Trace is offering discounts ranging from $20 to $50 off retail prices on products from Friday, November 28 through Thursday, December 25. The discount is determined by the product selected and is automatically applied during e-check out in the company’s online store.

Among the product lines that will be on sale only at www.crimsontrace.com are:

  • Master Series® laser sights which are designed for 1911 pistols and are available in multiple woods (from walnut to cocobolo) and in durable G-10.
  • Lasergrips® with Instinctive Activation™ and a master on/off switch.
  • Laserguard®, a laser sight that seamlessly attaches to the trigger guard on many popular pistol models. Many red or green laser Laserguard models are available.
  • Lightguard™ offers 100- or 130-lumen LED white lights and attaches to the trigger guard of numerous pistols.
  • Rail Master®, the compact red or green laser sights—or light— that can be attached to most rail-equipped firearms.
  • Rail Master Pros™, the small durable light and laser combination units that are machined from a solid block of aluminum. Each Rail Master Pro offers four operation modes: light, laser, light and laser and laser with disorienting strobe light.

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices of these products range from $129 up to $649. All Crimson Trace products are also designed to be easily installed by the user. For more details about Crimson Trace and its wide range of innovative laser sight and light products, visit www.crimsontrace.com or call the company’s customer service department at 800-442-2406.

It’s Time to Get Your Sig On! (If You Want to Win a Boatload of Free Guns)

Sig Sauer Take a Shot ContestWow! The folks at Sig Sauer are getting into the holiday spirit pretty early this year. A heads up on their P320 Take A Shot contest landed in my inbox today. Not only are they giving away guns and gear, two people are going to SHOT Show for a shoot off at the top-secret and super-exclusive Sig Sauer range day event. You want to win this, trust me. Here’s the prize list:

  • 20 P320 pistols
  • SIG MPX
  • SIG MCX
  • M11-A1
  • P226 Mk 25
  • Threaded barrels
  • A case of 9mm
  • A case of 300BLK
  • Spare mags
  • Trips to Vegas
  • Invites to range day
  • SHOT Show passes

From the Sig Sauer announcement, here are the full details:

SIG SAUER, Inc., wants you to “Take a SHOT” at winning one of (20) P320™ Carry pistols, which will also give two lucky semi-finalists a trip to SHOT SHOW 2015 to compete at the SIG SAUER VIP Range Day for the Ultimate SIG SAUER Collection of firearms and accessories, including the brand-new SIG MCX™ and a SIG MPX™. The total prize package is valued at $10,000!

There are two ways to enter to win on www.sigsauer.com:

1. Sweepstakes
Starting today, enter the P320 Take-a-SHOT Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of (10) P320 pistols. One pistol will be given away at random for 10 business days at 3:20pm from December 1, 2014 through December 12, 2014. From these ten winners, a semifinalist will be chosen at random to win the trip to SHOT Show 2015 in Las Vegas and compete at the SIG SAUER VIP Range Day for the Ultimate Grand Prize Package.

2. Video Contest
Starting today and running through November 30, 2014, fans can submit a creative video with the theme “The P320 is Epic Because (fill in the blank)”. From these videos, SIG SAUER will select the ten best videos and send a P320 pistol to the 10 winning contestants.

The top 10 videos will be posted on December 5th, and voted on by SIG SAUER® fans thorugh December 22nd. The contestant whose video receives the most number of votes will be the second semifinalist to win the trip to SHOT Show 2015 in Las Vegas and compete at the SIG SAUER VIP Range Day for the Ultimate Grand Prize Package.

The two semifinalists will then compete in a series of shoot-off challenges at the SIG SAUER VIP Range Day, with the winner taking home the grand prize Ultimate SIG SAUER Collection: a SIG MPX-P with a Pistol Stabilizing Brace in 9mm, a SIG MCX™ in 300BLK, an M11-A1 Flat Dark Earth pistol, an MK25 Flat Dark Earth pistol, a P226® Threaded Barrel and an M11-A1 Threaded Barrel. But that’s not all. These guns need to be fed, so SIG SAUER will throw in a case of SIG V-Crown Elite Performance 9mm JHP and Elite Performance 300BLK rifle ammunition, plus additional SIG MCX and SIG MPX magazines.

A custom Pelican case keeps it all together, and a SIG SAUER PVC patch lets you show your pride every day.

Fans can enter via both methods to double their chances at winning. For complete rules and regulations, please visit www.sigsauer.com.

A Story of Students and Shotguns

Note in ascending order the wad, shot cloud and short-lived clay.

Note in ascending order the wad, shot cloud and short-lived clay.

The Clemson squad has taken to naming each other's shotguns. This new 692 Sporting is "Leonidas." a 682 Gold on the same squad is "Maximus Decimus Meridius"

The Clemson squad has taken to naming each other’s shotguns. This new 692 Sporting is “Leonidas.” a 682 Gold on the same squad is “Maximus Decimus Meridius”

What do you get when you combine 133 college students, from seven colleges with over a quarter of a million dollars worth of competition shotguns?

You get boatloads of clay dust and a lot of smiles.

I just returned from the annual SCTP Florida shoot. SCTP is the Scholastic Clay Target Program. It’s a nationwide initiative for students of all ages, including college, to compete in clay target sports. This particular event is a combined discipline event where each squad shoots 50 targets of skeet, trap and wobble trap. Combined scores determine school team placement, but competitors are also awarded individual honors in each of the three disciplines.

In its fourth year at the Jacksonville Gun Club, host school Jacksonville University arranges the match and logistics (thank you!) and invites participation from a number of southeastern schools with shotgun teams and clubs. As a side note, Jacksonville Gun Club is the oldest shooting club in the United States. Some locals claim that Ponce DeLeon founded the club shortly after stumbling ashore in what’s now known as St. Augustine, Florida in 1513. I’m not so sure…

Read the rest at Beretta USA!

Wanna Win a Glock 42, Holster, Tac Light and Lots of Ammo?

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Check out the Brownells Glock 42 package giveaway. Enter and you can win the Glock 42, holster, a Brownells tactical light and 250 rounds of Hornady .380 ACP ammo. That’s about $1,000 of guns and gear. Not too shabby.

From Brownells…

More specifically, the package includes:

The Hornady RAPiD Safe can be opened with the included RFID bracelet, key fob and wallet card or with a personalized keypad combination the user can set or change. It retails for $249.99.

The Galco Pocket Protector Holster safely covers the trigger guard and its special hooked shape is designed to keep it inside a front pants pocket or jacket pocket as the pistol is drawn. It retails for $21.99

The Brownells Versatile Light adjusts from 13 to 530 lumens, and will run up to 150 hours on the lowest setting and up to 2.5 hours on the highest setting. It retails for $79.99.

Hornady Critical Defense .380 ammunition features the FTX bullet that delivers controlled expansion with deep penetration for maximum effect. It retails for $19.99 per box, and the package includes 10 boxes for a total of 250 rounds.

“All 50 states now have some form of concealed carry,” said Matt Buckingham, President/COO of Brownells. “Millions of law-abiding Americans are exercising their Second Amendment right to self-defense, and getting their permits. This Glock 42 Personal Defense Handgun Package gives you a great carry gun and a high-tech way to safely store the gun at home. Not only that, we’re including lots of ammo, a creatively-designed holster and a handy flashlight, too.”

For a chance to win this exciting package, customers may enter on the Brownells Facebook page or on the Brownells Contest Page starting October 15. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on October 27, 2014. The winner will be announced on October 29.

NEW PRODUCT: SilencerCo Threaded Barrels

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Wandering the halls of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers show, I stumbled across a brand new product from SilencerCo.

Literally arriving in town this morning, threaded barrels for Glock 21 and 17 models are now in production. Threaded barrels for the Glock 19 and Sig P226 will be available over the next couple of months.

Perfect threading for suppressor use is a big deal as slight variations can result in baffle strikes or internal damage for expensive silencer devices.

Pricing and availability details to follow.

You Really, Really Want to Win This…

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So Crimson Trace is giving away an all expenses paid trip to the world famous Gunsite Academy to take the gold-standard of handgun training classes – Gunsite 250. But, this one has a twist. It’s the Laser Course, which adds practical use of laser sights.

At risk of reducing my own chances of winning, I’m sharing this information with you. Yes, I know, I’m such a giver…

The famous Gunsite Academy, based in Arizona, is known to many gun owners as a place to learn in-depth firearms shooting and handling skills. Now Crimson Trace, America’s leading developer and supplier of laser sighting systems and tactical lights, will be sending a grand prize winner and guest on a trip to Gunsite Academy. Those two shooters will be enrolled in the Crimson Trace Gunsite 250 Laser Course scheduled during November 3-7. This program will utilize the innovative 250 Course Doctrine—plus the practical use of laser sights on a firearm.

“The 250 Laser Course is an intense, one-of-a-kind experience for shooters,” said Gary Killingsworth, Crimson Trace Digital Marketing Manager. “Not only will they gain hands-on training from some of the best instructors in the business, they will learn the intricacies of shooting with both fixed sights and laser sights. We’re extremely proud of this partnership with Gunsite Academy, and pleased to be able to help offer this unique training opportunity.”

The contest winner— and guest—will have airfare, ground transportation, lodging and course registration fees provided. The deadline to enter the contest is September 30, 2014 and entrants must be U.S. citizens age 21—or older. Full contest details are at http://www.gunsite250lasersweepstakes.com.

Feds Target Firearms Businesses in Banking Crackdown

Image courtesy of GrandViewOutdoors.com

Image courtesy of GrandViewOutdoors.com

A recent initiative launched by the top government regulator of financial institutions to restrict access to credit services by businesses like porn shops, payday lenders and so-called “pyramid schemes” has expanded to ensnare gun stores and ammunition sales, Grandviewoutdoors.com has learned.

According to documents and interviews, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Department of Justice have been working through a program dubbed “Operation Choke Point” to squeeze businesses the Obama Administration deems at “high risk” of committing fraud on their customers.

“Operation Choke Point [is] attempting to shut off the financial oxygen of what are called Third Party Payment Processors,” the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Iain Murray told NRA News.  “What they do is remotely create checks to allow you to buy a product online or sometimes over the phone.”

In a document obtained by Grandviewoutdoors.com, the FDIC deems high-risk merchants and activities to include “get rich” products, pay day loans, home-based charities and credit repair services. The goal of Choke Point is to put banks that service these industries under additional scrutiny from federal regulators to make sure they’re not defrauding their customers.

But in a move that has alarmed many firearms retailers, the FDIC document also includes “ammunition sales” and “firearms/fireworks sales” as being potentially subject to Operation Choke Point’s mandates.

Read the rest at GrandView Outdoors!

 

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