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    The Second Amendment Foundation Challenges Washington Gun-Control

    The SAF, NRA, and two Washington state gun retailers challenge gun-control Initiative 1639 IMG iStock-648978888

    U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Attorneys representing the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association, two Washington state gun retailers, and three private citizens have filed an appeal brief with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in their challenge of gun control Initiative 1639, a measure adopted two years ago in the Evergreen State.

    The 45-page brief asserts I-1639 “infringes the rights protected by the Second Amendment and enjoyed by law-abiding adults of all ages. The interstate sales ban violates the Interstate Commerce Clause.” A district court judge in Tacoma dismissed the case in August, and plaintiffs promptly filed a notice of appeal with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court in San Francisco.

    The initiative prohibits young adults ages 18-20 from purchasing and owning so-called “semiautomatic assault rifles,” which it defined as literally any self-loading rifle, regardless of caliber. Tens of millions of semiautomatic rifles are in use today by law-abiding citizens of all ages for a variety of endeavors including hunting, competition, predator and varmint control, recreational shooting and personal/home protection.

    “We’re asking the Ninth Circuit to reverse a ruling by the lower federal district court, and remand this case back for further action,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens should never be subject to a popular vote, and we are hopeful the appeals court agrees.”

    Plaintiffs are represented by Seattle attorney Joel B. Ard and Spokane attorney David K. DeWolf. The case is known as Mitchell v. Atkins.


    The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing, and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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    Jäger Shot Competition 2020 -The Firearm Blog

    Photo Of The Day: Above you can see two U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, fire at targets during the Jäger Shot competition at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area (GTA), Germany. Let’s say that the shooting support is a bit unusual.

    The 7th ATC conducted the Jäger Shot competition during October 2020, to promote team building, strengthen techniques, build esprit de corps and enhance mentorship within the sniper community.

    Below: My spotter has a spotter.

    GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany – Jäger Shot 2020 was a competitive sniper training event where Soldiers, assigned to different 7th Army Training Command units or areas of operation, learned and practiced sniper fundamentals, Oct. 18-23, here.

    As the world continues to face a pandemic, 7th ATC leaders held the event to continue to maintain and build operational readiness while including mitigation efforts to protect health of the force participating in the event.

    During Jäger Shot 2020, the observer/coach-trainers from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, one of 7ATC’s directorates, took precautions to protect the Soldiers and accomplish the mission of training competitors who are aspiring to be snipers.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael David Sanchez, the JMRC Warhog O/C-T Team senior enlisted advisor for Jäger Shot 2020, said the cadre members’ priority was to take necessary measures to ensure the safety of participants.

    “All team members are tested and screened daily,” said Sanchez. “We take temperatures every morning and evening, recording them every single time.”

    In addition to being screened for temperatures, Soldiers wore face masks and maintained social distance where possible.

    “Regardless if we have a pandemic throughout the globe, we still train and move forward to the best capacity possible,” said Sanchez. “At the end of the day, we try to mimic a real-world situation as much as possible.”

    First Sgt. Luis Hererra, JMRC Warhog O/C-T Team cadre member for Jäger Shot 2020, agreed with Sanchez.

    He said it was the cadre’ team effort protecting the young Soldiers who participated in the training.

    Even though the training often required a sniper and spotter team to be in close contact, the cadre directed teams to socially distance when not involved in training.

    “The sniper and spotter work in tandem in order to be lethal,” said Hererra. “When not involved in their training, the teams take necessary measures to protect themselves.”

    As lead sniper, Hererra said he understands the value of quality training.

    He said that Jäger Shot 2020 brought teams from all over to learn from senior snipers, hone their skills, and become more lethal. Yet, he was aware of COVID-19 and the serious impact on training, especially for snipers.

    “Even though we are in a bubble, we still try to be mindful of the impact of COVID-19,” said Herrera. “When you have people near that are not a part of our bubble, we have them take necessary precautions to protect ourselves, such as wearing a mask.”

    As the cadre continued training the young aspiring snipers, Sanchez reflected on what it takes to become a sniper. Sanchez said it is a combination of various traits in order to be a part of that family.

    “This skill set is among a small community and it takes a special, special Soldier to do it,” said Sanchez. “Once you’re a sniper, you’re a sniper for life.”

    Here’s a video from the event. Shooting from a lorry looks like a challenge.

    All photos by the U.S. Army. Photo by Sgt. Audrequez Evans.

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    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P vs Ruger 77/357The Firearm Blog

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P vs Ruger 77/357

    Good afternoon subsonic shooters and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we looked into the classic three lug mounting system and the YHM R9 as a capable and affordable pistol caliber carbine suppressor. This week we return with more information on the Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P integrally suppressed bolt action rifle and a comparison to one of my all time favorites, the Ruger 77/357 suppressed SBR. There’s no use holding out on you, the Curtis Tactical CT700P is one of the quietest centerfire rifle setups available today.

    And as you’ll see below, it’s also available in 10mm, .357SIG, .45ACP and .40S&W.

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, KRG Chassis, Trijicon MRO

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, Trijicon Accupoint 1-4X, KRG Chassis

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    The CT700P is currently available in 3 models, KRG, MPA, and Pork Sword. We are currently designing our own chassis that will be close to the Pork Sword design and have interchangeable magwells so no adapters will be needed.

    The KRG and MPA are sold as rifles and the Pork Sword is sold as a pistol. All three models have the same basic features with the chassis being the difference. The receiver is machined from 6AL-4V titanium and is DLC coated. The receiver accepts R700sa scope bases, triggers, firing pins, and stock/chassis.

    The bolts are machined from 17-4ss bar stock, the bolt has a threaded handle and is UltraOX nitrided. The design on the bolt face is where the design is critical to get the pistol rounds to feed in a front lug action. Our patent pending angled t-slot machined into the face of the bolt makes this a true controlled round feed and is necessary to feed the pistol cases. As the round exits the magazine the t-slot on the front of the bolt captures the case rim, it is machined to the perfect profile to allow a smooth feed up the feed ramp into the chamber while being retained the whole time.

    The side mounted bolt stop also plays a big roll in the ejection, as the bolt is moved rearward the bolt stop actuates the ejector which is spring loaded to the rear. The magazine adapters are also an integral part of the system.

    Three adapters are available:

    • 9mm, .357SIG, .40S&W adapters use small frame glock magazines
    • .45ACP, 460Rowland, and 10mm can use 1911 or G36 mags.
    • All the adapters fit AICS pattern mag wells to adapt the pistol magazines.

    All stainless parts are finished with UltraOx nitride, all aluminum is type III hard black anodized.  All models come with a 20moa scope base, Trigger Tech Primary trigger, mag adapter, and one magazine. The barrels on all models come in a medium profile with a threaded muzzle.

    • KRG Bravo chassis – $1475 MSRP 
    • MPA Ultralite chassis – $1999 MSRP
    • Pork Sword chassis with side folder brace and 8” forend – $1744 MSRP 
    • CTSR Chassis with a side folder brace or fixed rifle stock – $1744 MSRP 

    Standard options with no additional cost include:

    • Rifles 16” or 20” barrel
    • Pistols 3”-12” barrel
    • 45acp and 10mm choice of 1911 or G36 magazines

    Options with additional costs include:

    • Integrally suppressed barrel rifle or pistol +$600 (barrel assy. Is Cerakoted)
    • Match barrel (Douglas) +$125
    • Ultra match barrel (Krieger) +$200
    • Barrel fluting straight +$125, Helical +$200

    Shooting the Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P

    I won’t bury the lead – the CT700P is the quietest centerfire rifle I’ve shot to date. However there are some close contenders. The Remington Model 7 in 300BLK with a quality round like one from Discreet Ballistics or SIG Sauer is also super quiet. And the Ruger 77/357 with a subsonic .38Spc wadcutter round is almost as good as it gets. But the large internal volume on the Curtis Tactical rifle pushes it over the edge. Let’s take a look at some attribute comparisons other than just pure sound reduction.

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, Trijicon Accupoint 1-4X, KRG Chassis,

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, Trijicon Accupoint 1-4X, KRG Chassis, Seismic Ammo 185gr 9mm

    Magazines: Advantage CT700P

    A 9mm bolt action rifle is made infinitely better with the ability to use widely available GLOCK magazines. Capacity is not a huge deal in a bolt action rifle, but the five round limitation for the 77/357 mags is a bit anemic. There are some aftermarket possibilities on the horizon for the Ruger.

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, Trijicon Accupoint 1-4X, KRG Chassis

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, Trijicon Accupoint 1-4X, KRG Chassis

    Precision: Advantage CT700P

    Given my mediocre skills and the ballistic limitations of the 9mm bullet, I was surprised at being able to shoot 1.25 and 1.5 MOA groups with the 185gr Seismic Ammo round at about 100 yards. The 300BLK round will allow for better bullets if you are looking for precision. However, the CT700P out performed the 77/357 by a good margin. Maybe there’s a better subsonic .38Spc round for shooting 100 yard groups?

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, Trijicon Accupoint 1-4X, KRG Chassis

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, Trijicon Accupoint 1-4X, KRG Chassis

    Action: Advantage CT700P

    Both the 77/357 and CT700P have an average feel when working the action, but the Curtis Tactical rifle feeds the 9mm rounds more smoothly and reliably. Granted, the wadcutters are a less than ideal comparison round, but even with a JHP .357 Magnum round, the CT700P fed, extracted and ejected more consistently than its Ruger counterpart.

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, Trijicon Accupoint 1-4X, KRG Chassis

    Curtis Tactical 9mm CT700P, Trijicon Accupoint 1-4X, KRG Chassis

    Price: Advantage Ruger 77/357*

    When comparing MSRP’s, the Ruger wins. However, there are a few caveats. The first is availability; the 77/357 was out of production for a few years and, even when it’s being manufactured, they can be hard to come by. The second caveat is customization: there are only a few stocks made for the Ruger, whereas the CT700P is built on an action with dozens of stock and chassis options. And don’t forget to factor in ammunition prices – in normal times feeding a 9mm with commercial subsonic ammo will be cheaper and easier than subsonic .38Spc or .357Mag ammo. Lastly, barrel threading and NFA SBR registration will add nearly $400 to the Ruger’s price tag .

    Conclusions:

    I love both of these guns – they are super quiet, accurate and fun. But a suppressed 9mm bolt action rifle that takes GLOCK magazines has always been a grail gun of mine. And Curtis Tactical has made it a reality. With the right ammo and optic, the CT700P is a rifle you’ll shoot at every range session and is capable enough to take medium sized game. If it wasn’t for the slight bit of recoil and a heavy bullet impact, you’d swear you were shooting a suppressed rimfire rifle.

    Thanks for reading. Be safe, have fun and we’ll see you here next weekend for another Silencer Saturday.

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    Let me see now…are you ready for a little math quiz??

    I HOPE THE SUPREME COURT CAN DO SIMPLE MATH…BECAUSE THIS IS ALL THEY NEED TO RULE FOR TRUMP!!

    OK…America has 157 million registered voters who are legally allowed to vote…of those voters, only 80% of them ever do vote…that leaves 125.6 million legal votes in America on 11/3/2020 for both Biden and Trump….about as many total who voted for Trump and Hillary in 2016.

    OK…the fake news media is reporting 73.9 million votes for Trump…which is probably accurate enough because we can assume he got NO fraudulent votes added to his score from the crooked states who dragooned him in this election….unless they actually SUBTRACTED votes from him to give to Biden….then he’d actually have gotten MORE than 73.9 million votes.

    OK…if my math is right, that leaves only 51.7 legal votes available for Biden at best.

    My question is…since the fake news is reporting Biden’s count as 80.06 million votes…so far…where did he get the other 28.36 million votes…and why can’t I assume these votes were fraudulently “cooked” up for him to Unconstitutionally steal this election…ya think??

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    What Else Is At Stake In The Georgia Runoffs?

    Kelly Loeffler For U.S. Senate

    Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Whether or not President Trump’s legal challenges succeed, the Georgia runoffs are critical for Second Amendment supporters. In addition to what might or might not be passed into law, there are a number of other things on the ballot in these races. Second Amendment supporters need to pull both David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler over the line because a 50-50 Senate under President Trump would still be bad news.

    Why would that 50-50 Senate be bad news? Because we’d have to rely on Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski to stick with us in every fight. Do you consider them reliable? They’re arguably less reliable than Jon Tester and Joe Manchin, and those two, while they vote against most anti-Second Amendment legislation, stink on the secondary issues, like judicial nominations.

    What are those secondary issues that are at stake in the Georgia runoffs? Let’s look them over.

    Judicial Nominations

    The last two Supreme Court nomination battles saw unified Democratic opposition, including from those who proclaim their support for the Second Amendment (looking at you, Tester and Manchin). Should Trump’s legal challenges succeed, a 50-50 Senate could very well see Romney or Murkowski announce they will not support the nomination of any judge Trump nominates.

    On the flip side, a 50-50 Senate under Biden would see anti-Second Amendment extremist Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote, which means there would be no way to stop any anti-Second Amendment judge. To say nothing of the potential for a packed court (do you really think Tester and Manchin would stand against such efforts?).

    Campaign “Reform”

    We have outlined the dangers of various campaign “reform” schemes pushed by anti-Second Amendment extremists. When we get the chance to present our arguments, we usually win our fellow Americans over, particularly when the emotions are not running high after a horrific crime or act of madness. Anti-Second Amendment extremists know it, too. Why else are they specifically targeting the ability of pro-Second Amendment groups to get their message out?

    Trump’s veto pen can stop it, but it is better to avoid a veto in the first place. A 50-50 Senate could very well see Mitch McConnell forced to bring up a bill (if Pence presides) or unable to stop the For The People Act should Schumer be running the Senate (if Harris presides). Once they have this tool, a lot of Lois Lerner’s wannabes will be coming for Second Amendment supporters.

    Who Runs The Senate

    In a 50-50 Senate, no matter if the tie-breaking vote is cast by Mike Pence or Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer will have power. The GOP would be one defection away (remember Jim Jeffords?) from being in the minority. Would Murkowski cut a deal? Would Romney go “independent” after “examining his conscience” in the wake of a Trump win? The cloud would be hanging over Second Amendment supporters.

    The fact is, a 50-50 Senate places our rights at extreme risk. Not only do we risk losing our Second Amendment rights, but we could also easily see our First Amendment rights abridged as well… with the system rigged against us for the foreseeable future. To build a firewall to protect our rights, Second Amendment supporters need to back Loeffler and Perdue, then also support the National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund and their Institute for Legislative Action, in order to be ready for 2022 and 2024.


    About Harold Hutchison

    Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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    Potential Safety Concern For All Cross RiflesThe Firearm Blog

    SIG Cross Recall: Potential Safety Concern For All Cross Rifles

    SIG Sauer has just announced a safety recall for all Cross bolt action rifles. The SIG Cross recall is related to a delayed discharge observed in a single rifle and confirmed after it was returned to SIG for further evaluation. SIG advises owners to stop using their rifles, immediately unload them and contact customer service for guidance. Additional details can be found below.

    SIG Cross Recall: Potential Safety Concern For All Cross Rifles

    SIG Cross Recall: Potential Safety Concern For All Cross Rifles

    https://www.sigsauer.com/crossrecall

    WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU OWN A CROSS BOLT-ACTION RIFLE?

    • Stop using and unload your CROSS Rifle immediately.
    • Please enter your serial number. If your serial number is included in the recall you will be directed to a product return registration page.
    • Please review the following communication.

    Safety Recall Notice: SIG SAUER Cross Bolt-Action Rifles

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (November 25, 2020) – Today Sig Sauer, Inc. is announcing a safety recall for the CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle, and consumers should immediately discontinue use of the rifle. This recall applies to all CROSS Bolt-Action rifles currently manufactured.

    Sig Sauer has viewed an online video that presents a single CROSS Bolt-Action Rifle with a potential safety concern.  This gun has been returned to Sig Sauer and upon evaluation it has been confirmed that the rifle exhibited a delayed discharge after the trigger was pulled.  Sig Sauer has decided to issue a safety recall in order to implement a modification to the firing action to address this potential safety concern.

    To register for the recall process please visit sigsauer.com/crossrecall or call Sig Sauer Customer Service at 603-610-3000, option 1.  Following registration Sig Sauer will further communicate with you to arrange for the return of your rifle to Sig Sauer for the safety improvement.  All shipment and replacement costs will be covered by Sig Sauer.

    Sig Sauer is committed to providing the highest quality, industry leading firearms in the marketplace and is requesting that consumers take immediate action and follow the recall process as described.

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    U.S. Air Force Buys The B&T APC9K Sub Compact Weapon -The Firearm Blog

    Last year B&T won the new Sub Compact Weapon contract in competition with five other companies, with an initial order for 350 APC9K semi-automatic carbines. The United States Air Force is the next service to add the B&T APC9K to its list of firearms. They have ordered 65 pieces of 9×19 mm carbines with magazines and associated spare parts from B&T USA in Tampa, Florida. It’s not known which configuration the APC9 will be in, but supposedly the APC9K PRO version.

    The contract is called “Prototype Opportunity Notice (PON) for Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) System” which may indicate that this is an initial order for evaluation, with a potential for more. The value of the contract is $128,300. All the details of the contract are available here.

    APC stands for Advanced Police Carbine. You can find the background of the development here (SAM.gov).

    It is likely, but not mentioned or confirmed, that the new B&T APC9Ks will end up with the security personnel of the U.S. Air Force and that they may be replacing their existing Heckler & Koch MP5s.

    About B&T

    B&T AG (formerly known as Brügger & Thomet AG) is a privately owned company located in Thun Switzerland that specializes in the production of small arms, sound suppressors, weapon upgrades systems and accessories. With its current product range, the company meets the needs of many police agencies, intelligence services, military units and special units the world over. Since its foundation in 1991, B&T’s guiding principle has been innovative product development driven by close contact with the end-user. Behind this development is an efficient production capacity to manufacture and fill all orders in a timely and efficient manner regardless of size. This capacity combines both the highest quality material and exacting precision. This comes as second nature in Switzerland.

    The Miami Beach Police Department is another user of the B&T APC9K.

    As a coincidence, before finding out about this contract, I had just been to the shooting range with my own APC9K Pro. It’s a great gun and I can only congratulate the Air Force on their choice. The integral hydraulic buffer makes it really smooth to shoot.

    You can find B&T USA here: https://bt-arms.com/

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    Buying Your Firearms In Tennessee

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    Buying your firearms in Tennessee is pretty straightforward, although there are few regulations that you may find odd. Still, the state is relatively gun-friendly, so expect your relationship with your firearm to be easy and enjoyable.

    Here’s how to buy your gun as a Tennessean.

    Buying a Handgun in Tennessee

    Tennessee makes gun purchases quite simple. You don’t need a permit before walking into a local store and going out with a Golden Glock. Notwithstanding, there are some requirements to meet before a purchase can be successful. You must:

    • Be 21 at least;
    • Own a valid state ID;
    • Have a crime-free background (as the dealer will run a check on you).

    However, note that unlike others, the state of Tennessee conducts the background checks herself, rather than leaving it to the FBI. More often than not, this hastens up the purchase process.

    Again, unlike other states, there are very few reasons that will make a firearm unavailable to you in Tennessee. You cannot be a gun owner in the state if you:

    • Are an ex-convict of a felony involving force or its attempted use, violence, or a weapon considered deadly;
    • Are an ex-convict of a felony drug crime;
    • Are not up to 18. 

    NB: If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice the difference in the age limit mentioned for both. This is because the federal government’s fundamental laws (21) are put in place, but the state of Tennessee just wants you to be up to 18.

    The implication of this contradiction is that a person who’s 18 or older but not yet up to 21 cannot buy a gun from a federal dealer. He can only buy from a private seller, and, in most cases, it is a used pistol.

    Under-18 Restrictions in Tennessee

    Tennessee allows children (U-18) to use a pistol even if you cannot buy from any store. Note that there’s a difference between buying and owning. 

    In the state of Tennessee, you can own and use a pistol even if yet to be an adult if you are:

    • Attending a hunting or gun safety course;
    • Target shooting at a legal shooting range;
    • Engaging in an authorized competition;
    • Practicing for an event involving firearms;
    • Are being guided by parent or guardian;
    • On a property owned by an adult and are permitted by a parent or guardian;
    • At home, and are permitted to use the firearm, and are justified to do so. This may be in case of a home burgle or related scenario.
    • Trapping or hunting with a license;
    • Learning how to shoot from an adult.

    Buying A Long Gun in Tennessee

    The laws guiding the purchase of a long gun are more lenient than those guiding a handgun purchase. 

    To buy a long gun in Tennessee, you have to be;

    • Be up to 18;
    • Own a valid state ID;
    • Have a crime-free background (as the dealer will run a check on you).

    You can even avoid a background check by buying from a private dealer!

    Concluding Thoughts on Buying Your Firearms in Tennessee

    As you can see, buying your firearms in Tennessee is straightforward. The state has perhaps the most lenient laws when it comes to gun ownership, allowing even u-18s to handle firearms in certain scenarios. If you’re a legal resident of Tennessee, it’s smooth sailing all along. For residents of other states, what do you think of these simple laws?

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    Civet 12 Box Magazine Pump-Action Shotgun

    Civet 12 Box Magazine Pump-Action Shotgun – Video Review

    USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Box-magazine-fed, pump-action shotguns gained a lot of attention when Remington and Mossberg released their respective versions of the 870 and 590.  Ironically the tube remains under the barrel to help guide the pump, but there’s something about the speed and simplicity of box magazines that people can’t resist.  A few highly-skilled professionals aside, most of us can’t reload a traditional pump through the bottom of the gun faster than we can change a magazine.  The wet blanket for many however was the cost.

    @Maddy_A.R with the SDS Imports Civet 12. Photo by Graham Baates. No velociraptors or Predators were found that day.

    Both Mossberg and Remington increased the price tag of their pump guns by about $200 for the ability to use box magazines.




    Even worse is the cost of those magazines themselves.  After all what’s the value of using box magazines if you only have one or two? The lowest price I could find at the time of composing this piece was $35 for a Remington 6-round and $55 for the Mossberg.  Buy the shotgun and a magazine or two and you’re paying nearly double the going rate for a conventional 870 or 590.  SDS Imports, known for their Lynx 12 and Cheetah 12 Saiga-pattern shotguns saw the problem and created a solution with the Civet 12.

    Instead of proprietary magazines the Civet 12 uses common and affordable Saiga 12 pattern magazines.  Yes this does mean AK-style rock-and-lock insertion, but if you can’t learn to master that you’re welcome to simply pay double for an alternative shotgun and magazine combination.  Thanks to the pre-ban popularity of the Saiga 12 a wide variety of magazines can be readily found from several manufacturers including SDS Imports’ own house brand or even steel options from CSSpecs.  Making the Civet 12 even more attractive is the ability to use Remington 870 furniture.  As seen in our photos and Shooting Impressions video we were able to easily install a set from Adaptive Tactical.  We chose Adaptive Tactical for ours as model and GBGuns co-hostess @Maddy_A.R is normally not a fan of 12 gauge.  To see if the Civet 12 and Adaptive Tactical could change her mind check out out Shooting Impressions video.

    Shooting Impressions video:

    As expected malfunctions don’t happen with a pump gun unless they are user-induced.  We had no issues with ours aside from the occasional short stroke as Maddy learned her way around the gun.  It is worthy to note that the Adaptive tactical stock and lighted forend shifted the weight balance forward on the gun which made it a little more tiring for Maddy, but the recoil-absorbing qualities of the stock meant she handled even slugs with relative ease.

    Are there any drawbacks?

    After a day of shooting in the Oregon rain and letting the gun sit for a couple of days some surface rust had appeared on the receiver.  While some consider this abuse others might consider it appropriate for an affordable shotgun.  I’m pleased to report that the rust wiped off easily, and most definitely could be prevented with better care or a simple Oregon paint job that I’ve used in the past to protect firearms I intend to get wet often.  Even after a couple cans of spray paint and a handful of magazines the Civet 12 still costs less than the alternatives.  The first shipment of Civet 12 appears to have sold out, but at last listing Atlantic Firearms had them for just $239.00.


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    About Graham Baates



    “Graham Baates” is a pen name used by a 15-year active Army veteran who spent most of his time in the tactical side of the Intelligence community including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Post-Army Graham spent some time in the local 3-Gun circuit before becoming a full-time NRA Certified defensive handgun instructor and now works as an industry writer while curating a YouTube channel on the side. Visit Graham on Youtube .

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