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CA Gets First “Smart” -cough- Gun

It’s probably fine in ideal conditions (like before criminals learn to defeat the RFID and use it anyway, or even better, just kill yours so you are holding a paperweight), but you usually aren’t having to shoot at someone under ideal conditions. I’m sure some will buy one as a novelty, but at $1800 before tax, DROS, and whatever other costs, this is not a solution for the average person. No doubt, some city council will decide their LEOs need them, when that money would much better spent on ammunition and a good gunfighting course. Hardware solutions for software problems.

When the RFID-equipped watch is activated by a PIN number and placed near the gun — like when a shooter grips the handle — it sends a signal to unlock the gun and a light on the back of the weapon turns green, according to the report. Otherwise, the firearm stays locked and the light on the back remains red, it stated.

I prefer my firearms like my cars, as “dumb” as possible, with the fewest number of ways they can be digitally tracked or rendered useless.

Man Defends Home, In Custody

A man who defended his home against two masked intruders is now in custody as police determine whether he will be charged.  Apparently he should have let them in and offered them tea and cookies.

The resident at 85 Esmond St. is also in custody, but has not yet been charged with any crime because police are trying to determine if he was licensed to possess a firearm, according to Evans and Gross.


CGF Wins CCW Suit

“This decision means that all Californians need not jump through more hoops than those required under state law in order to apply for a handgun carry license and exercise their Second Amendment rights,” explained Gene Hoffman, the group’s Chairman.

Way to go Calguns!  We have some big battles on the horizon,  the importance of fighting these battles on the front lines cannot be stressed enough.

Cuomo’s Appointee Muzzle Sweeps Foreign Delegation

Yep, that anti-2A Cuomo, who doesn’t trust the average citizen with their firearms.  His “Director of Homeland Security,” Jerome Hauer, used the laser on his pistol as a pointing device during a presentation.  According to the article, he suffered a stroke recently.  How is this allowed to happen?  Somebody needs to slap that moron and disarm him.  A pistol is not a laser pointer unless you intend to destroy whatever you are pointing at- I wasn’t present, so I can’t verify that the presentation was worthy of destruction.  These are the people, who can’t even follow the 4 basic rules of firearms safety, are making policy that effects your 2nd Amendment right.   This is not OK.

Finally Finished



It has been a brutal few weeks, as a few delays turned into some concerns, then concerns became borderline panic.  Managed to get those who specified they had Christmas gifts overnighted on the 23rd, of course USPS doesn’t really post their 3pm cutoff time, so when I arrived at 3:30, I was rebuffed and had to take the packages to USP for twice the cost.  Now that the dust has settled, and processes and products have been streamlined, future runs should be a lot more smooth.

Thanks to everyone for your patience, I really hate not be able to follow through on a promised deadline.  


LaRue 7.62 PredatOBR

Finally breaking this picture out, been sitting on it for months.pred



LaRue Tactical 7.62  PredatOBR w/ quick change barrel
Surefire brake
LaRue Tactical APEG grip
LaRue Tactical RAT stock
Aimpoint T1 optic
Magpul magazine

Really trick setup.  I don’t have a personal need for the  quick swap barrel and total breakdown functionality, but it’s tough not to want one after seeing it in the flesh.  High probability of a Ballistic.US shirt based on this rifle in the future.

LAST DAY to Comment on BATFE’s NFA Modification

I’m just going to quote the whole thing, too important not to.   Get your comments in NOW.  It is already too late for some states, but this is coming from the Fed level.   Legal NFA weapons simply aren’t used in illegal activity.


As we previously reported, the Obama administration, via the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has proposed a new rule governing applications by legal entities such as trusts and corporations to make and transfer National Firearms Act (NFA) firearms.  To justify the proposed rule, the administration and BATFE have stated that over 39,000 applications for transfers of NFA firearms to trusts or corporations were received in 2012 alone.  Nevertheless, the agency cited not a single case in which an NFA firearm transferred to a legal entity was used in the commission of a crime.

The proposed rule would significantly complicate transfers of NFA firearms to legal entities. An especially burdensome provision, for example, would create new classes of “responsible persons” for each type of legal entity and require that each of these persons submit fingerprints and a photograph with a transfer or making application, as well as undergo a background check.  BATFE seems to ignore or misunderstand that many NFA firearm owners choose to use trusts to hold their NFA firearms and other property for estate planning reasons, one of which is to simplify the transfer of the firearms to the heirs of the owner. Thus, children, including those who are very young, are often beneficiaries of trusts.  The proposed rule seemingly would require even such children to be included in its expanded background check procedures.

Further complicating the transfer process, the proposed rule would require each “responsible person” of a legal entity to get a certificate or “sign-off” from a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) before a transfer could be approved.  Not only will this further tie up limited government resources by potentially requiring multiple sign-offs and background checks to be done for each transfer, it will allow CLEOs who refuse to process NFA transfers for even the most law-abiding of citizens effectively to veto the transfer.  In these CLEOs’ jurisdictions, the proposed rule would act as a de facto ban on the otherwise perfectly lawful transfer of NFA firearms.

BATFE is now seeking comments on the proposed rule and has made multiple commenting options available.  NRA encourages you to make thoughtful and respectful comments to BATFE on the proposed rule. To comment, there are several options available:

Through the federal eRulemaking Portal;

By fax to:  (202) 648-9741; or

By mail to: Brenda Raffath Friend, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice, 99 New York Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20226; ATTN: ATF 41P.

All comments must include the agency name, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the proposed rule’s docket number, ATF 41P.  The federal rulemaking website has tips on writing an effective comment that covers what agencies look for in the rulemaking process.  Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments submitted on or before December 9, 2013.  The electronic submission site will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 9th.  Please note that all materials submitted for comment, including personally identifying information, will be made available to the public on the federal rulemaking website.  Note, too, that comments will continue to be accepted during the government shutdown.

BATFE has already received over 1,200 comments regarding the proposed rule.  We hope that the number and quality of comments in opposition to the proposed rule will encourage BATFE to abandon this poorly conceived rule, that will have zero impact on public safety, in favor of effective measures that truly target the criminal perpetrators who commit crimes.

Lest We Forget, Tyranny Never Sleeps

While most of the country is in a turkey induced haze, or frantically ramming their fellow shoppers with carts to get the last discounted bag of Cheetos, NYPD is sending out confiscation letters.  Just warms the heart, no?  Why would we worry about registration, again?  Coming  soon, to an utopia near you!

1. Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City of New York thereafter.

2. Permanently remove your Rifle and/or Shotgun from New York City


Disgusting.  Absolutely disgusting.


Here are a couple pictures from the weekend activities out in New Hampshire.

Bushmaster BA50, muzzle blast spraying debris everywhere.  Shooter had never fired a gun before that day, one of the Aransas Firearms crew (rocking a Ballistic shirt, of course) is keeping an eye on things.  She went through most of a magazine, loving every minute.

Bushmaster BA50 | Ballistic.US


Really clean Barrett 99 with AAC Cyclops suppressor.  Very smooth shooter.

Barrett 99 AAC Cyclops | Ballistic.US

Stay tuned, more to come.

GOC Hopes to Capitalize on CO Recall Momentum in CA

I hope we can do something here…

Thursday at 10:45 a.m., a grassroots group called “Free California” launched Colorado-style recalls on the west steps of the California State Capitol.
These come less than two weeks after California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed sweeping new gun control measures, including a lead ammo ban and an expansion of the criminal firearm storage statute.
The recalls are being announced “for potential targeted seats from San Diego along the border, up to Orange County, to the Central Valley, all the way up to Northern California.”

NY LE Enforcing Counting Competency Law

Lockport Police Chief Lawrence M. Eggert said this is the first time city police have made an arrest involving the New York SAFE Act and admitted they were getting compared to Nazis on social media.

“One of the comments said, ‘When are you going to start loading people into cattle cars?’ ” said Eggert.

New York’s notorious”SAFE” act is just as inane in practice as it seemed in theory.  A man was arrested for loading his 10 round magazine with 10 rounds (for those of you just coming out of hibernation, NY passed a 7 round load limit, despite capacity, in the wake of the Newtown shootings). This came on the heels of a short chase.  My first reaction is to be quite critical of the LEO in this instance, we are all pretty tired of hearing that they are “just doing their job.”  It appears the driver was fleeing from police, probably due to being unlicensed, and when you run, you might as well be taunting with a bull horn to charge everything they can think of.  The passenger, who legally owned and possessed the weapon, was compliant, and turned it over when the officer asked if there were any weapons in the vehicle.  If you are a LEO, is this a tough call?  Do you forge ahead enforcing these anti 2AM laws?