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    Convicted murderer fatally shot by resident during home invasion (VIDEO)

    A North Carolina man with an extensive criminal record was slain as he and two others reportedly tried to rob an area home.

    Local media reports that Ryan Jermaine Allen, 40, was shot and killed Monday in the course of a shootout after he and two other men forced their way into a home on West New Hope Road in Goldsboro around 8:30 p.m. One of the men in the home shot Allen, sparking a retreat by the suspects.

    Responding police found the wounded Allen in a nearby wooded area and transported him to a hospital where he died during surgery.

    An unidentified resident was shot in the exchange of gunfire and was injured.

    Police confirm that Allen was convicted of manslaughter in 2007 and released from prison in 2013 only to be jailed again in 2017 for his role in an armed robbery. Since his release last June, he has been since processed by Goldsboro Police for common-law robbery in September.

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    UK to Issue Knife Crime Prevention Orders


    Knife Crime Prevention Orders

    Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- The Autochthonic Personal Paranoia of Leftist Politicians:

    UK’s Home Secretary’s latest plan to tackle the nation’s precipitous, amazing “Knife Crime Emergency” involves the issuance of “Knife Crime Prevention Orders” (KCPO) to persons over the age of twelve, who is believed by police to carry a blade routinely.

    There has been, of course, no response to the question what KCPOs are supposed to accomplish.

    And, once all knives in the UK have been confiscated and destroyed, and once all incarcerated bladesmiths, butchers, chefs, and cooks are tasked with destroying plastic straws during their mandatory lifetime residence upon the Isle of Wight, what will ever-meddling, hyper-paranoid leftists target next?

    Will it indeed be plastic straws, screwdrivers, hair-dryers, cricket bats, or human thought?

    Will the Home Secretary now commission a freshly-uniformed legion of “Thought Police” to go about and arrest all who have the audacity to think “non-government-approved” thoughts?

    Delusional political leftists, here and there, are at all times surrounding themselves with heavily-armed bodyguards (while simultaneously insisting that the rest of us be forcibly stripped of every single object whose use as a “weapon” could be imagined), are nonetheless continuously persuaded that everyone is “out to get them.”

    Oh, that it were true.

    “The idea of the ‘paranoid style’ as a force in politics would have little contemporary relevance, nor historical value, if it were applied only to men with profoundly disturbed minds. It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more-or-less ‘normal’ people that makes the phenomenon significant.” ~ Hofstadter


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    Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando in Kabul, Afghanistan -The Firearm Blog

    Knock-knock – is anybody home?

    Here is a string of photos of the Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    Below: This image has a lot of interesting things going on. Apart from the explosives, there are Heckler & Koch HK416s with short barrels and sound suppressors as well as a lot of other electronic aids: Aimpoint Red Dot and Surefire weapon lights.

    Note the short pump-action shotgun (below) on the left side of the EOD soldier. I am not sure which is going to be the “Master Key” this time, the shotgun or the explosives?

    Below: Note the SOG Pentagon dagger in the holster in front of the holstered handgun. Norway uses Glock 17.

    Suppressed Heckler & Koch HK416 and night vision goggles.

    Their contribution in Afghanistan has largely been kept secret, but from what little information is available, their missions included DA (direct action), Forward Air Control (FAC) and SR (Special Surveillance and Reconnaissance), and cooperating with other coalition forces in the fight against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. (Source)

    All photos are taken by Torbjørn Kjosvold / Forsvaret (Norway).

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    Hollywood Movie Suppressor Appearances! -The Firearm Blog

    Good morning everyone and welcome back to the 60th installment of TFB’s Silencer Saturday – a safe place to discuss all the fun things that most people think are absolutely illegal for civilian ownership. Because the only people who need suppressors are assassins and James Bond. Am I right? Today we will take a look at some of the best Hollywood movie suppressor appearances. Now before the comments fill up with “how could you forget…” or “my favorite movie isn’t listed” fear not. I’ve already planned for a user-submitted part two. There just is not enough room to include everything in one post. So drop me a messages or send me an email. Bribes welcome.

    I know I promised part two of last week’s AAC TiRAID 30 review that would included decibel metering data. Unfortunately the weather hasn’t cooperated until today, so we’ll need to delay those results for another week. We ask that you bear with us during this difficult time.

    What’s wrong with this picture?

    The idea for today’s article came to me earlier this week when a friend, who shall remain nameless, sent me a picture of the above 12’x10’ poster from a booth at an industry trade show this week. Can you spot the issue?

    Yes, that is a Gemtech Trek II 5.56 rifle suppressor. So while the image is all kinds of sexy, the firearm-silencer combination itself is far from functional.

    Which leads me back to today’s topic: movie suppressor appearances. While elite prop houses like ISS are stocked with all sorts of legitimate firearms and silencers, I can only imagine some other options being less trained and outfitted with more generic guns and gear. Besides, I imagine that no matter how well the prop house is run, they are at the mercy of both the director, writers and the project itself.

    SILENCER SATURDAY #60: Best Movie Suppressor Appearances

    Based on a very unscientific analysis and years of watching movies, it appears that military and war movies are better at accurately outfitting actors with the correct firearms and acccessories than more generic Hollywood action movies. This observation may come from the fact that period war films may hire better advisors with actual military experience.

    American Sniper

    An obvious pick, American Sniper is chocked full of special operations goodness. Although it is not one of my preferred war movies, I can appreciate the historically accurate firearms choices. Two examples:

    Knight’s Armament SR25

    Knight’s Armament NT4

    Zero Dark Thirty

    Based on the events leading up to the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, the last 20 minutes of Zero Dark Thirty featured Delta operators carrying H&K 416 carbines outfitted with Advanced Armament M42000 suppressors.

    The a slightly less expensive equivalent available is the AAC 556SD.

    Credit: Marc Owen, No Easy Day

    Lone Survivor

    The Allen Engineering (possibly Ops Inc) line of suppressors gets top billing in Lone Survivor. While there is a lot of love for the MK12 and the AEM5, there were also appearances from what appears to be AEM4’s on carbine-length guns.

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: Film 44; IMFDB

    Credit: Film 44; IMFDB

    Black Hawk Down

    Ops Inc (really Allen Engineering) also got a lot of screen time in Black Hawk Down, I’m not familiar with the old Ops Inc model numbers, so I’ll have to ask Ron Allen to take a look at some of these images for a final determination.

    In the Hollywood action, suspense and crime drama genres, the firearms and especially the silence choices for props a bit get more obtuse.

    No Country For Old Men

    Anton Chigur suppresses his shotgun with a homemade suppressor. The most well known modern commercially available shotgun suppressor is the SilencerCo Salvo 12.

    Credit: Paramount Vintage


    Pistol silencers in movies mostly end up being small, direct-thread models that are either generic or of a home-built style. This one from Inception doesn’t seem to have a commercial counterpart.

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: Warner Bros

    Credit: Warner Bros

    The Professional

    Everyone seems to remember Leon carrying a suppressed Beretta in The Professional. Not true, the Beretta pistol was outfitted with a compensator. In the sniping scene however, the rifle was outfitted with a suppressor. I hope this gun was chambered in .458 SOCOM, baecuase anything smaller is just going to be downright loud with such a large bore diameter.

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: Gaumont

    Die Hard

    One of the best gun movies of all time is Die Hard and it only features one silencer that Hans Gruber removes from his H&K P7 before shooting stubborn Takagi for affect. Sadly it’s probably not based on a commercial variant, the outer diameter and short length leave little room for internal volume.

    Today’s equivalent might be the Dead Air Odessa 9.


    What a great movie for firearms. But the silencers are either based on generic, one-off models or euro companies that we don’t see here in the U.S.

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: FGM Entertainment; IMFDB

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: FGM Entertainment; IMFDB

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: FGM Entertainment; IMFDB

    The Accountant

    Finally, an action movie that takes pistol silencers seriously. The Accountant features a Knight’s Armament USP-T and a SilencerCo Osprey 45K.

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: Warner Bros; IMFDB

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: Warner Bros; IMFDB

    Pulp Fiction

    Obviously there are lots of guns in Pulp Fiction, but only one that I could find sporting a suppressor. The MAC10 that takes Vincent Vegas’ life is sporting an old Sionics suppressor. Today, I’d recommend a Bowers Vers 45 to tame your 45ACP MAC10.

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: Miramax; IMFDB

    Escape From New York

    Snake Plisken’s MAC10 setup had to be one of the most unique ways to run a suppressed micro sub gun. But I guess if your also issued throwing stars to rescue the president on the prison island of Manhattan, you take what you can get.

    Movie suppressor

    Credit : Embassy Pictures; IMFDB

    Credit : Embassy Pictures; IMFDB

    Patriot Games

    I love this little suppressed beretta micro pistol that Samuel L. Jackson’s character “procures” from an IRA terrorist in coastal Maryland.

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: Paramount Pictures; IMFDB

    Mr. And Mrs. Smith

    While I enjoyed the movie, Mr. And Mrs. Smith wasn’t the goldmine of Hollywood silencers. But this one looks like a Form 1 Maglite build that Brad Pitt‘s character made in his basement after a series of Amazon purchases.

    Movie suppressor

    Credit: Regency Enterprises; IMFDB

    Finally, I do realize the irony of Hollywood actors wielding NFA items while most of them believe that lowly citizens should be left with five shot revolvers or worse. But look at it this way, these images are always a great way to throw their ‘morals for money’ right back in their faces.

    Have fun. Be Safe. Shoot suppressed. And we’ll see you back here next week for TFB’s Silencer Saturday

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    Shooting ice balloons left over from the polar vortex (VIDEO)

    When Mother Nature gives you frozen water balloons just add .45ACP. Gun vlogger Gordo-Boom, who seems to work solo with just a 1911 and a couple cameras, took advantage of the recent cold snap in Wisconsin to create some spectacular targets to blow apart in slo-mo.

    Gordo is slim on the editing and the video works in a lo-fi kinda way which is sort of refreshing. Feels like hanging out with your buddy who wants to shoot ice balloons before you go grab some beer. What’s not to like?

    If you came this far, check out Gordo zapping a milsurp helmet with everything in his gun safe.


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    Federal launches new models in Heavyweight TSS ammo series

    The Heavyweight TSS ammunition tackles turkeys with new loads. (Photo: Federal)

    Federal delivers new models into its Heavyweight TSS ammo series, bringing five new loads designed for turkey hunters.

    The new ammo includes blended loads with No. 7 and No. 9 or No 8. and 10 Tungsten Super Shot. The blends double the shot count, offering more hits on target than similar turkey loads, according to Federal. The loads provide a tungsten-alloy construction with 18 g/cc density that is 22-percent higher than standard tungsten with 56-percent more lead overall.

    The Heavyweight TSS is available in 12-gauge and 20-gauge. (Photo: Federal)

    The design is topped off with a Flitecontrol Flex wad, working with ported and standard turkey chokes for consistent patterns. Federal says the result of this is lasting energy and higher velocities at extreme ranges.

    “Federal is proud to introduce five new Premium Heavyweight TSS turkey shotshell loads, extending the revolutionary shells’ deadly reach on gobblers,” Federal said in a news release. “New blended and fine-shot payloads offer unprecedented pellet counts.”

    Available in 12-gauge or 20-gauge, the Heavyweight TSS ammunition is priced between $39.95 and $63.95.

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    Have Beer, Lose Guns – Are Anti-Gun-Rights Warriors Drunk With Power?


    Have Beer, Lose Guns – Are Anti-Gun-Rights Warriors Drunk With Power?

    U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- In the incessant effort to disarm the American public and turn the nation socialist—evincing a design to reduce us under absolute despotism—Congress and the states, with mass media and misguided countrymen in tow, have been using the joy of alcohol to take your firearms.

    They have come a long way, boiling the frog slowly under the radar, but you and I know it. Permits for carrying firearms discreetly already come with a ban on possession in places serving alcohol. That’s almost anywhere decent you might want to eat. There’s no inherent danger in owning sidearms in a restaurant, especially if you don’t consume alcohol (the typical requirement), but the gun ban tied to the eating ban is now virtually complete across the nation. Several narrow exceptions exist.

    We were all taught that guns and alcohol don’t mix. It’s a reasonable safety rule. How many of you remember a traditional rural Christmas, where after a giant family meal with plenty of wine or whatever, a bottle followed the men and their shootin’ irons to mix on the back porch for some plinking, cigars, and talk unfit for polite company? People survived it and grew up healthy and strong. I’m just sayin’. In a truly free society, you’re responsible for yourself. No blood no foul. Anti-rights advocates don’t buy any of that.

    Guns and Cars

    A close parallel and “good next step” to the no-drinking restaurant ban for antis is the frequent demand to treat guns the same way we treat vehicles. Aside from the obvious license and registration elements getting all the attention, the restriction on drinking and driving is an underplayed back story here.

    If you can’t operate a car with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08, easily reached after a few beers, how could you possibly justify possession of “dangerous loaded handguns” under similar intoxication? This point has morphed into the carry-permit schemes of some states, further poisoning those already gross paperwork-permit infringements.

    By extension, the point goes much further. However, it just hasn’t been discussed openly, for fear of tipping the socialists’ hands. If a person is watching sports at home, and consuming as much beer or other adult beverages as the game demands, why wouldn’t the drunk driving rules apply to firearm possession indoors? Don’t laugh; these rules already exist—in a slightly different form at home.

    Remember, the left and their disarmament cohorts have dreamed up other absolutely outrageous schemes for justifying “legally” taking away your guns, remember? The guns are made of the wrong materials (they melt too easily), the magazines are the wrong size (they hold as much ammo as police think they need for crime prevention and self-defense), the hunting scopes are really sniper scopes, the guns are too inexpensive, have the wrong safeties, aren’t on the list, you know the litany. It doesn’t end.

    So how can “we” (the collective socialist “we” where government is “we” enforcing its notions through the use of armed force) allow “you” (the proletariat under control for the good of society) be “allowed” (that dangerous word, allowed, implying your freedom exists because someone else says so, not because you are free to act), to possess arms at the same time you possess enough alcohol to incapacitate the Coast Guard? The left wing already has announced plans to limit how much ammo you ought to be “allowed” to have. A full gallon of bourbon?


    If you suspect regulating your alcohol possession, and tying it to your gun possession seems far-fetched, think of it in context of the larger issue of mental health and capacity to safely own and operate, well, anything.

    The rules already exist, at the federal and state level for banning guns based on possession of other inebriants, Schedule 1 drugs. Work is underway to add people to the banned list based on prior legal prescriptions. The attempt was made to ban gun ownership based on a secret police list (secret police? in America?) for air travel (which failed, fortunately, for now).

    You are also banned from gun possession if anyone living in your home is a prohibited possessor because that person can’t have access to even a single round of ammunition. So any gun or ammo out in the open, where it might be used, puts you in felony violation of the law (without any harm or actual malum in se crime done). But wait, there’s more. We’re way beyond beer here.

    While you can’t walk into a restaurant in many states to eat with your discreetly carried sidearm, even if you don’t imbibe, you can walk into a convenience store and buy a 24-pack of beer and two-fifths of bourbon to wash it all down, while armed to the teeth. You know where that booze is going—down the gullet. How can polite society allow that? (Now the left is polite?)

    Worse still, if you’re dead drunk (still legal) and you legitimately shoot a murderous intruder in your home, can prosecutors enter your blood alcohol into the record and use it against you? Sure they can, there’s no protection against this—but maybe there should be some. “§101: Blood-alcohol level is not a factor in justifiable self-defense if no tangential harm is done.” That’s good law. How about if you’re out in public at the time? “See §101.”

    Public drunkenness is illegal, but a difficult charge if you’re not exhibiting symptoms. But if you’re armed and drunk, well, it depends. Which state? Got a permit? Who’s the prosecutor? The left would love to make a case for: “got alcohol – no guns” because anything that disarms the public is a good idea (to them).

    A national blood-alcohol limit on being able to carry—the step before banning possession, or even ownership, for people in possession of dangerous inebriants (beer), is in their playbook, and already on the playing field. Arizona’s laws, like some states, makes the alcohol driving charge stick if “impaired to the slightest degree.” Yes, that’s the rule.

    Next, we’re going to look at the medical-marijuana craze sweeping the country. That one is already on the books. Your pot card, and your gun card (which libertarians warned you about), both databased, are easily compared. Barack Hussein Obama knew that when he said, sure, go ahead, enjoy your dope as I did back in college, we’re not going to do anything about that. Yet.

    Got medicine?

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    Adjusting the Trigger -The Firearm Blog

    Have you ever been to the shooting range and been forced to modify a firearm?

    When the custom trigger on my Vepr Molot 12 gauge shotgun failed me after years of use, it was time to change to a new one. Big competition ahead, no time to waste.

    The ideal would have been to go home – or to a gunsmith – where the possibilities to do a perfect job would have been far better. Due to time constraints, we had to do an urgent-at-the-range-upgrade. At least it wasn’t raining.

    The new trigger from ALG Defense was already in the back-up, but it had to be modified Russian style.

    Luckily we have some battery powered tools at the range, so it was time to get the grinder up to full speed.

    Below you can see the poor hammer being grinded to fit, held in place by a Victor Inox. Be sure to wear safety glasses when doing this, no exceptions!

    After a few modifications, the ALG Defense AK47 trigger fit right down the Molot receiver, and we could continue practicing shooting clays and steel.

    Have you had similar experiences of improvised DIY at the shooting range or in action? Please tell us in the comments below. I am sure there are a lot of funny stories and pictures to be shared.

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    Tippmann Armory 9mm Gatling GunThe Firearm Blog

    It seems like a bunch of companies debuted their own version of a Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) at SHOT Show 2019. Check out our Top 5 new SMG / PCC list from SHOT 2019. There was seriously a lot of them this year. Well the folks over at Tippmann Armory didn’t debut a new PCC, they showed off something even better then some tacticool operator toy.

    They released a 1/3 scale version of an 1865 Gatling gun chambered in 9mm. It functions very similar to the real deal 1865 model Gatling Gun. It’s multi-barrelled, hand cranked, fires from the four o’clock position and spent casings drop out the bottom of the gun. And because making everything accept Glock magazines is in vogue right now, it uses Glock mags.

    The Tippmann Armory 9mm Gatling gun in action.

    Tippmann Armory 9mm Gatling Gun

    A look at the rear sight as well as elevation adjustment crank for the 9mm Tippmann Armory Gatling Gun, and yes, it takes Glock mags!

    Tippmann Armory 9mm Gatling Gun

    A look at the hand crank on the Tippmann Armory 9mm Gatling Gun. It functions just like an original 1865 Gatling Gun. It’s hand cranked and fires from the four o’clock position and spent shell casings fall out of the bottom.

    Wait, Tippmann? If that sounds familiar it’s because they’re the same Tippmann that makes paintball guns. These days they’re getting back into the firearms business with their Rolling Block rifles and cool mini Gatling Guns. The street price on the new Tippmann Armory 9mm Gatling Gun hasn’t been officially set as of yet, but expect it to be around $3500 to $4000 (according to one of the reps at Tippmann’s SHOT Show booth) and it should be released within the next few months. I have no practical reason for one of these, but I bet they’d be a blast to shoot at the range.

    Check out tippmannarmory.com for more info.

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