Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gun With Wireless Arming Signal Goes On Sale Soon

Improving safety and technology is nearly always a good thing, but keep in mind the very specific tasks for a gun. They must work, every time and under nearly any condition, or you could be killed.

This type of tech must be vetted to the same standards of every other gun -- bury it, run it over with a car, throw it in water, etc. I don't know about you, but I certainly won't trust my life to something that could get as easily goofed up as a bluetooth headset or garage door opener. Failed batteries or loose circuits could get good guys killed, so take all these advancements with a grain of salt.

Even more important, let everyone know about the potential limitations (and consequences) of these technologies. Some local governments have already passed laws requiring all guns to be 'smart' as soon as the technology is available. We must push that this not be the case until all smart guns are reliable as regular guns, and make sure older guns don't get banned in the process.

An anonymous reader writes "Armatix has built a pistol that will disarm itself when it is taken away from a watch that sends it a wireless arming signal. The .22 caliber guns will go on sale in the US within months, and the initial price is 7,000 euro. Higher caliber models will follow. To activate the gun, users must enter a pin code on the wristwatch, and then keep it within roughly 20cm of the gun. If the person is disarmed, the gun can't be used against them. Also coming soon this year, civilians will also be able to buy three-shot Tasers, rubber bullets, as well as Heckler and Koch black rifles." This might not be good news for the citizens of New Jersey.

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Some great prices at Jerry's

Jerry's Sports Center 1-800-444-6744

Rossi 351 or 461 - $256 Blue $297.50 SS
XD $414.50 for sub-compact, hi-cap
PT940 Blue $419.90
PT1911 $489.90
PT111- $304.50

The FFL we mention in-class is on file with Jerry's--get these deals while you can!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Otis Cleaning kits- $45

If you're looking to seriously scrub your guns, Otis is the way to go. One of our instructors has acquired several marine-issue-style Otis kits and is selling them for $45. Let him know if you want one--

Friday, January 15, 2010

What happens in a serious disaster? It's every man (and family) for themselves.

In the wake of a disaster, environmental or otherwise, there is often chaos. Today's example is in Haiti, where gangs are fighting in the streets for food.

This is yet another reason why self-defense and gun-rights are critical. After the LA earthquakes, OJ trial, the floods in New Orleans, and countless other US-disasters we experienced similar disorder. The government can't and won't protect you when order is truly lost. It is your responsibility to protect yourself. And time and time again, it's been proven that a gun is the best way to do just that.

So remember when anti-gun folks say "why do you need a rifle in the city--there's no hunting," that this issue is much bigger than hunting.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A CHL is a good I-D, too.

Got a surprise at the airport today--my driver's license is expired. That means I don't have the required identification to fly. Oh, wait, I have a CHL. On the plane, no problem!

Another nice feature of having a CCW license--a state I-D that's still valid, despite the expired license.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Does class get cancelled if it snows?

No, but don't put yourself in danger if you're uncomfortable driving. Call 549-4045 if you need to re-schedule.

Will we survive the cold at the range?

If you've got a class coming up, you're probably a bit concerned about the frigid weather we've been having. Do we shoot outside? is a big question. Yes, we do, but there are good reasons.

First, most indoor gun ranges are not well heated due to ventilation requirements (the big range in Sharonville included). So it's just as cold inside as it is out, even at most indoor ranges.

Second, indoor ranges are much louder and more cramped than outdoor, making it very difficult to hold a class indoors. Especially for new shooters.

And finally, indoor ranges, especially older ranges, force you to breathe in pollutants as you shoot, including lead. We'd rather not do that, so we prefer to shoot outside for the health of our instructors and students.

Nothing wrong with going to an indoor range-- we go every now and then-- but an outdoor range tends to be better for classes and better for your health, and is typically just as cold as the indoor version.

So bundle up, jump in your car if you get too cold, and we'll get the fire pit and propane heaters cranked up so we can all survive the outing!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Need metal fabrication done? Talk to Dave.

A friend of the group just started his own metal fabrication company. Need machining, design or installation? Call Dave Schultz. 513-383-3131. Let's hope he starts working on guns--can't have too many good gunsmiths!