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    Aero Precision Behind the Scenes: Manufacturing Expansion ~ VIDEO

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    Tacoma, Washington – -(AmmoLand.com)- This year has set an unprecedented demand for the firearms industry. All of us at Aero Precision are constantly being asked by our valued customers what we are doing to adapt to these extreme conditions.

    We pride ourselves on being able to provide an affordable product to the end-user without sacrificing the quality that you have come to expect from Aero Precision. Increasing our manufacturing capacity during these trying times while maintaining our high standards is something we take very seriously.

    Aero Precision FDE Products

    Watch in this video as Derek, our VP of Manufacturing shows you some of the steps we have taken to increase our overall output and adapt to the current climate of the firearms industry. Derek discusses the efforts that go in to keeping up with demand during industry surges at a rapidly growing firearms manufacturing company, including manufacturing expansion, machine setup, creating efficiencies, focus on quality control, and more.

    Shop Aero Precision Online here!


    About Aero Precision

    Aero Precision is known for two things: superior engineering & machining, and the ability to get the customer what they need when they need it. Their products have been recognized across the country by members of the military and law enforcement communities for one simple fact – they work better. Aero Precision’s roots are deeply tied to aerospace, and the company’s drive for clean, perfect engineering and machining stems from that. When you’re building something that will fly in the air, there is no margin for error. The team at Aero takes that same approach in the firearms industry. Not every manufacturer will have razor thin tolerance levels. Not every manufacturer will personally oversee the development, design, and machining of every part that comes off the line. Aero Precision is not every manufacturer.

    Manufacturing a great receiver isn’t just about what the end product looks like. It’s about what it feels like, how it works, how it handles and performs. Aero Precision pushes the boundaries of manufacturing and challenges the status quo by constantly looking for new ways to use, develop, or evolve existing processes. By personally designing and engineering state of the science tooling in-shop, they are able to leverage the latest machine tool technologies to provide you with components of the highest quality.

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    New Craftsman Collection Air Guns Designed by Benjamin AirgunsThe Firearm Blog

    New Craftsman Collection Air Guns Designed by Benjamin Airguns

    Crossman and Benjamin are two of the most recognizable names in the air rifle industry. Many people often do not realize that both actually belong to the Crossman family name as Crossman bought Benjamin back in 1992 with Crossman dating all the way back to 1924. The Craftsman Collection from Benjamin Air Guns has just been released focusing on hunters’ air gun needs out in the field.

    New Craftsman Collection Air Guns Designed by Benjamin Airguns

    The New Craftsman Collection of PCP (Pre Charged Pneumatic) air guns is available now from the Crossman website and comes in three variants. But be careful, while these are indeed airguns they are not toys!

    The Cayden

    New Craftsman Collection Air Guns Designed by Benjamin Airguns

    The Cayden feeds from a 12-shot rotary magazine featuring a side cocking lever and boasting 30 shots on a single 3000 psi charge.

    • Pre Charged Pneumatic (PCP) .22 Caliber Air Rifle
    • Up to 60 Shots per Fill at 3000 PSI
    • Delivers Pellets up to 1000 fps With 32 fpe
    • 12-Shot Rotary Magazine
    • Turkish Walnut Stock With Adjustable Cheek Piece
    • Threaded 1/2 x 20 Barrel for Aftermarket Sound Suppression
    • Includes a 5-Year Limited Warranty
    • MSRP: $599

    The Kratos

    New Craftsman Collection Air Guns Designed by Benjamin Airguns

    The Kratos differs from the Cayden slightly in that it doubles the amount of shots that can be taken on a single charge while still maintaining the 1000 fps shot velocity. This would make for a great all day pest control air gun. The Kratos also comes in a .25 caliber configuration.

    • Pre Charged Pneumatic (PCP) .22 Caliber Air Rifle
    • Up to 60 Shots per Fill at 3000 PSI
    • Delivers Pellets up to 1000 fps With 32 fpe
    • 12-Shot Rotary Magazine
    • Turkish Walnut Stock With Adjustable Cheek Piece
    • Shrouded Barrel With Integrated Sound Suppression
    • Includes a 5-Year Limited Warranty
    • MSRP: $699

    The Akela

    New Craftsman Collection Air Guns Designed by Benjamin Airguns

    The Akela is a bullpup style air gun that shares the same high-volume shot capacity and shot velocity as the Kratos. As with the previous two hunting air guns, the Akela also features a Turkish walnut stock with an adjustable cheekpiece.

    • Pre Charged Pneumatic (PCP) .22 Caliber Bullpup Air Rifle
    • Up to 60 Shots per Fill at 3000 PSI
    • Delivers Pellets up to 1000 fps With 32 fpe
    • 12-Shot Rotary Magazine
    • Turkish Walnut Stock With an Adjustable Cheek Piece
    • Shrouded Barrel With Integrated Sound Suppression
    • Includes a 5-Year Limited Warranty
    • MSRP: $649

    All three of these new air rifles from Benjamin are available now from the Crossman website. Airguns like these work well for those who want a non-firearm solution for their hunting needs.

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    SIG Sauer Introduces “X-Change Kit” for P365 Pistols -The Firearm Blog

    SIG Sauer has introduced an X-Change kit to convert your P365 into a P365XL.

    When SIG Sauer released the original P365, it quickly became a hit. It made TFB’s “Prancer’s Perfect Pistols” list for Christmas 2018, it earned Reader’s Choice honors in 2019, it was listed as a “Best Summer Carry Gun”, and James “Sky’s Out Thighs Out” Reeves declared it a game-changer in his “Guns of the Decade” list, among a host of other accolades. Today SIG advertises their P365 series as “America’s #1 Selling Handgun”. The SAS version followed the original, and given the smaller P365’s success, many pistoleers cheered when SIG came out with its big brother: the aptly-named P365XL.

    The P365 has been a big hit with many handgunners.

    The P365 has been a big hit with many handgunners.

    This new version maintained everything that people loved about the original, like its concealed carry-friendly slim frame, but grew the gun in many other aspects. The XL gained 0.6 of an inch in barrel length, a half-inch in height, and just shy of an inch in overall length. Additionally, where the smaller version is typically a 10- or 12-round handgun, the XL takes 12-round flush-fit magazines as standard and 15-rounders can be used with ease. Even with the extended mags, the P365XL is still more compact overall and generally considered more concealable than the Glock 19, which has been widely accepted as the gold standard for EDC sidearms for years.

    The line's big brother, the P365XL, gave shooters what they liked about the smaller pistol while slightly increasing size and magazine capacity.

    The line’s big brother, the P365XL, gave shooters what they liked about the smaller pistol while slightly increasing size and magazine capacity.

    The P365XL’s release did make some shooters scowl, however. Some early P365 adopters looked longingly at the bigger version and wished they’d had the XL option at the time they purchased their original. Thankfully, SIG Sauer has heard these customers loud and clear. Given that the series’ internal Firing Control Unit (FCU) is the actual serialized, controlled component – not the grip module or the slide assembly – that means that the grip and slide can be freely and easily swapped out, bought, sold, and shipped without cumbersome requirements like ATF paperwork and FFL transfers. SIG recently came out with a kit for just this purpose: the P365 X-Change Kit.

    Turn that, with no need for additional ATF forms or FFL transfers... into this!

    Turn that, with no need for additional ATF forms or FFL transfers… into this!

    This convenient package includes an XRAY Night Sight-equipped XL-length slide assembly and barrel, an XL grip module, and two 12-round magazines. This allows you to use your existing FCU from a regular or SAS P365 and convert it over to a P365XL. This flexibility may not come cheaply, with an MSRP of $499.99, but it is less than buying an entirely new gun. To be fair, many of you will argue that this is too much, too close to the cost of a full-blown P365XL handgun – and that’s probably a fair complaint. But the X-Change Kit does give you the option of upsizing or downsizing depending on your preferences or situation, and it’s actually in stock at the time of this writing – during a time when most guns are exceedingly difficult to find available anywhere. What do you think about the P365XL X-Change Kit? Cool product or would you take a pass? Let us know in the comments. See you at the range!


    Photos courtesy of SIG Sauer.

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    Involuntary Commitment Case Shows Intent to Deny Right to Arms is Forever

    Someone ought to tell the Ninth Circuit Court about that “No left turn” sign in front of their building because when it comes to guns, they make a lot of them. iStock-1055138108

    U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A man who was involuntarily committed to a mental institution as an adolescent, but who has since been shown “free of depression” and  “not considered a significant risk” by “multiple psychologists,” is prohibited from ever owning a gun by federal law, an act of deliberate indifference by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals “decided” Thursday. By refusing to consider an earlier panel decision, Thai refugee, and now citizen, Duy Mai will forever be condemned to government infringement of his right to keep and bear arms over a commitment order issued when he was 17 that expired 20 years ago.

    That’s despite no further history of mental, criminal, and substance abuse issues, positive testimony from friends and family, “a stellar academic and professional career,” a stable and loving family life, and a Washington court agreeing that his rights have been restored under state law.

    The bottom line: Denial of rights by a three-judge panel will be allowed to stay. The full court isn’t interested in pursuing the matter further.

    “The panel judges have voted to deny Appellant’s petition for rehearing,” Thursday’s order declared. “The matter failed to receive a majority of votes of non-recused active judges in favor of en banc consideration … Appellant’s petition for rehearing and petition for rehearing en banc…are DENIED.”

    And here’s the upshot from the panel’s decision filed last March:

    “We emphasize that we reach only Plaintiff’s Second Amendment challenge and that our holding is limited to § 922(g)(4)’s prohibition on those who have ‘been committed to a mental institution.’ We emphatically do not subscribe to the notion that ‘once mentally ill, always so.’ We accept, as we must and as we have no reason to doubt, that Plaintiff is no longer mentally ill. We decide only that § 922(g)(4)’s application to him withstands Second Amendment scrutiny.”

    In other words, “We know the guy is being hosed but sorry – Catch 22 applies.”

    Arguments can go back and forth citing legal minutiae and levels of scrutiny and precedent, and if you want a concise legal analysis of what’s going on, you won’t do better than Reason’s “The Volokh Conspiracy” blog. For those who would rather just cut to the chase, some observations in the dissent break it down in terms every supporter of the Second Amendment understands and properly resents the hell out of:

    “To the rational observer, it is apparent that our court just doesn’t like the Second Amendment very much. We always uphold restrictions on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Show me a burden—any burden—on Second Amendment rights, and this court will find a way to uphold it.” *

    That’s unacceptable. The mandate from the Bill of Rights is “shall not be infringed.” The mandate from the Preamble is “to secure the Blessings of Liberty.” The mandate from the Declaration is “consent of the governed.”

    The next time some supposedly “pro-gun” politician or “gun rights organization leader” starts talking “mental health” as a “solution” that can help get the gun-grabbers off our backs, throw Mai v. U.S. back at him. Then demand he spells out the specifics about how what he’s proposing won’t ultimately play into the hands of the citizen disarmers and make things worse.

    * The dissent also mentioned a case (p45) featured in exclusive AmmoLand reports but virtually ignored by mainstream media, when it observed “There was a glimmer of good sense in Young v. Hawaii, where a panel of our court held that the Second Amendment ‘encompasses the right of a responsible law-abiding citizen to carry a firearm openly for self-defense outside of the home.’”


    About David Codrea:David Codrea

    David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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    The GM6 Lynx .50-cal Reciprocating Bullpup -The Firearm Blog

    The Hungarian-made GM6 Lynx .50-cal is now being imported into the US.

    Over the years, TFB has brought you some occasional tidbits about the GM6 Lynx. In 2018 it featured in a “Picture of the Day” post, in 2016 Nick brought you some cool factory tour content, and in 2014 he gave you a cool video of this behemoth in action. This unusual rifle is almost undeniably cool, but there have been two primary problems with it so far. For one, access: the Lynx is made in Hungary by a company called SERO International – and they don’t appear to have a US-based direct subsidiary or sister company to provide this .50 to potential buyers in the states. The second issue has been cost. On the rare occasion you could find one, you were looking at a price tag probably somewhere in the neighborhood of $15,000. Not exactly budget-friendly for most shooters!

    The GM6 Lynx's most distinctive features are the bullpup design and the reciprocating barrel.

    The GM6 Lynx’s most distinctive features are the bullpup design and the reciprocating barrel.

    Fortunately, it looks like one of those two problems is seeing a resolution. Based up in the Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle, there is an interesting outfitter with an equally interesting name: Hurricane Butterfly. They have begun importing these uncommon bullpups stateside, an apropos endeavor for this uncommon company. For background, Hurricane Butterfly’s “About Us” section on their website reads:

    et bella viribus mortiferum – Beautiful Yet Deadly Strength (latin)

    paradox |noun | par-a-dox | per-e-daks  1: a statement or argument that is so seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet true.

    Like an avenging angel, vengeance so swift, elegant and formidably deadly. Beautiful and devastating, a significant paradox inspiring foreboding reverence.  Simultaneously striking divine majesty and oppressive trepidation.

    Prior to becoming an international arms dealer, the now-owner’s very first project was building an M2HB .50 caliber machine gun.  The founder’s needed a company name, behold, Hurricane Butterfly was born.

    ante omnia armari aut pax aut bellum – “before all else, be armed in either peace or war.”

    Hurricane Butterfly was founded in 1997 and moved to the Great Pacific Northwest in 2010. Located just south of Seattle, WA, Hurricane Butterfly is proud to outfit enthusiasts, Law Enforcement, Military and Federal Agency personnel alike.  We truly believe in fostering excellence in the shooting sports community and firearms industry based on our core beliefs for great quality, our dedication to exemplary customer service, and honorable reputation.

    With the Lynx tipping the scales at more than 25 pounds, you'd better be working out if you want to haul this bad boy around and shoulder-fire with it.

    With the Lynx tipping the scales at more than 25 pounds, you’d better be working out if you want to haul this bad boy around and shoulder-fire with it.

    So Hurricane Butterfly is now importing this amazing .50-caliber semi-automatic anti-materiel rifle that features a bullpup configuration and a reciprocating barrel design. What are the rest of the specs? According to Hurricane Butterfly’s product page, the details are as follows.

    GM6 Lynx

    $14,750.00

    Product Info & Specs

    The GM6 ‘Lynx’ is a semi-automatic anti-material rifle. The rifle was designed to be compact, lightweight, accurate, low-recoil, portable and easily deployable for immediate use. Most rifles chambered in .50 BMG are heavy, long, bulky, heavily recoiling and are of a slowly operated bolt action. Many not even magazine fed.

    Due to the bullpup configuration, most of the weight is re-distributed to the rear of the rifle allowing for the possibility of off hand firing. This is near impossible with most other .50 BMG rifles. Thanks to the unique barrel recoil technology, the rifle’s recoil is less than the other rifles in the same category. This design also allows the rifle to be transported at a length of only 915mm/36.5″. It weighs just 25lbs, with a slight rear bias weight distribution. Assembled with match grade barrels, capable of sub-MOA accuracy with match grade ammunition.

    Comes with spare magazine, pair of 34mm 50 BMG scope rings, spare barrel spring, bi-pod, cleaning kit, Pelican 1750 hard case and manual.

    Features:

    • Durable mil-spec design and construction
    • Unique barrel recoil technology dissipates most recoil energy
    • Semi automatic design
    • Magazine fed for ease of reloading
    • Bullpup design for compact size and optimum weight distribution
    • Sub-MOA with match grade ammunition
    • Barrel capable of retracting for transportation at an overall length of just 36.5″
    • Lightweight, just 25 lbs

    Specifications:

    Caliber .50 BMG
    Effective Range 1500m/1640 Yards
    Magazine Capacity 5
    Method of Operation Long Recoil Action
    Operating Length 1126mm/44.3″
    Transportation Length 928mm/36.5″
    Barrel Length 730mm/28.7″
    Barrel Twist 1 in 15
    Picatinny Rail built-in Elevation 10.6 mils/36.2 MOA
    Weight, Empty 11500g/25.3 lbs

    Photos courtesy of Hurricane Butterfly.


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    C.G. Haenel MK556 Wins German Army Tender To Replace G36The Firearm Blog

    After almost six decades with Heckler & Koch, the German Bundeswehr appears to have selected a new supplier for its assault rifle. TFB has followed the process closely and while the decision had been delayed we knew that a decision from the was due this autumn. We also knew that regardless of the outcome of the German Army’s choice the result would be of great importance for decades to come.

    According to several sources (see bottom of page for reference) the German Ministry of Defense has chosen C.G. Haenel GmbH to supply the next German Assault Weapon. The initial report came from the German Press Agency (DPA) and has been widely quoted. At the time of writing neither the Bundeswehr nor Haenel have made official statements.

    Haenel is already supplying the Bundeswehr with the Haenel RS9 sniper rifle (designated the G29 in German service), which we reported about on 2016. Despite this they have long been seen as the underdog in the Bundeswehr’s search for a new service rifle. 

    The MK556 (Haenel Defense)

    The total deal is probably worth in the region of 245 million euros (over $290 million) and will see the procurement of some 120,000 new firearms. As I am typing this article the Haenel homepage has crashed, most likely due to a server overload.

    The bidding process started in 2017, and TFB has followed C.G. Haenel over the years, with several articles covering their products. The company belongs to the Merkel Group, which is part of the Tawazun Holding (United Arab Emirates). The group also owns Caracal.

    HK433 & Mk556

    The Bundeswehr’s Choices: Heckler & Koch HK433 vs Haenel Mk556

    Note that the decision of the award is still subject to a possible complaint or judicial review proceedings. The two companies – Heckler & Koch and C.G. Haenel – were reportedly informed of the decision very recently.

    A MK556 configuration shown on Haenel’s site (Haenel Defense)

    As it seems today, the MK556 from C.G. Haenel won over the Heckler & Koch HK416 and the HK433, both of which are believed to have been under consideration. It also beat out the RS556, an entry from Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher.

    The “MK” stands for “Maschinenkarabiner” (Machine-Carbine) and was presented in 2017. As you can see in the pictures it follows the AR15 layout, but uses a short-stroke gas piston system with an adjustable gas system.

    Just weeks ago, the author had the privilege of instructing some soldiers from an undisclosed unit, from another European nation, on the C.G. Haenel CR223 which is the civilian version of the MK556.

    At the range recently with the CR223 – the civilian, semi-automatic version of the MK556.

    The exact configuration of the weapons and the accessories they will be equipped with is still unconfirmed. We will continue to monitor the story and report further as we gain confirmation of the selection and more details about the rifle itself.

    Sources: Soldat-und-Technik, Focus.de, Spartanat, Zeit

     

    For more in-depth coverage of the topic check TFB’s previous articles:

    New Haenel at Enforce-Tac

    News (2017) from Heckler & Koch – HK433 A New Rifle

    Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher offer new RS556 assault rifle system.

    ITAR: SIG Sauer is Out. Withdraws from the German tender.

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    Below the Radar: Jaime’s Law

    Second Amendment Activist Protest Activism Take Action

    United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- While we place a lot of the focus on defending against laws that target firearms, anti-Second Amendment extremists also target ammunition. In a way, this ammunition control can be worse – because those who exercise their Second Amendment rights need to purchase ammunition.

    Now, those who exercise their Second Amendment rights will buy ammunition for any number of reasons: Actual use for personal protection or hunting, training and practice to ensure familiarity with the firearms that they might own, and even storing some for emergencies. These days, getting ammo is pretty easy, all things considered. In most states, you can either order online or pick it up at a local FFL.

    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wants to change that, proposing S 1924, Jaime’s Law. A companion version, HR 1705, was introduced in the House by Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz. This legislation would place background checks on any and all ammunition sales. It was also, like a number of anti-Second Amendment proposals, is also named for someone who was a victim of someone’s misuse of firearms, in this case Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the Parkland shooting.

    Those living in California know what messes that the background checks can cause for law-abiding citizens who simply want to exercise their constitutional rights. It has been a host of red tape that these people have to deal with. Lucky ones can go across state lines to stock up, but it is often a big problem for people like Olympian Kim Rhode.

    This legislation is particularly maddening for Second Amendment supporters. We know just how badly the bumbling cowards of Broward County botched the numerous chances they had to stop the Parkland shooting from happening at all. In fact, Scott Israel was rightly removed as Broward County Sheriff by Ron DeSantis. He’s trying to get his old job back – and hopefully, that run fails.

    But Second Amendment supporters also know how the FBI fumbled at least one opportunity to stop it. Yet Blumenthal and Wasserman Schultz are instead punishing millions of Americans for this shooting – for a crime they did not commit. This is a clear example of an injustice being inflicted – and for what? It’s not about making the country safer.

    The fact of the matter is that existing laws provide an opening to deal with prohibited persons who have even one round of ammunition in their possession. Second Amendment supporters need to contact their Senators and Representative and politely urge them to oppose S 1924 and HR 1705.


    About Harold HutchisonHarold 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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    Smith & Wesson Optics-Ready M&P9 M2.0 Compact Pistol -The Firearm Blog

    The interest for mounting optics on handguns continues to increase, and as a result, Smith & Wesson is expanding their line of M&P M2.0 Compact pistols to include optics-ready versions. Chambered in 9x19mm the two models feature a slide cut for optics and co-witnessed white-dot front and rear sights. There are also enlarged forward slide serrations.

    Below you can read the Press Release in full:

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (September 9, 2020) – Smith & Wesson today announced that it has expanded its line of M&P M2.0 Compact pistols to include an optics-ready variant, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4” OR.  Building on the award-winning M&P9 M2.0 Compact pistol series, the new models are chambered in 9mm and feature a slide cut for optics, co-witness white-dot front and rear sights, and enlarged forward slide serrations.

    Vince Perreault, Smith & Wesson’s Brand Marketing Manager, said, “The use of optics has become increasingly popular as handgun owners look for ways to enhance their accuracy and shooting experience.  To meet the demands of our consumers, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact is now able to accept many popular slide-mounted optics, straight from the factory.”

    Purpose-built for both personal and professional use, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact pistols include the M2.0 feature set and are available with or without an ambidextrous manual thumb safety.  Chambered in 9mm with a 4” barrel, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact OR comes standard with seven mounting plates designed to fit popular slide-mounted optics, two 15-round magazines, four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts, and more.

    The model is available with (pictured below) or without an ambidextrous manual thumb safety (pictured above).

    The MSRP of M&P9 M2.0 Compact Optics-Ready pistol is $616.

    To learn more about the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 pistol series please check: http://www.smith-wesson.com/

    Unfortunately, there are no pictures of the gun with the actual optics on the slide.

    What do you think about compact handguns with optics?

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    Boyds Gunstocks Awarded for Supporting People with Disabilities -The Firearm Blog

    Boyds Gunstocks is being recognized by South Dakota’s state government for their commitment to provide employment for people with disabilities.

    Boyds Gunstocks has been in the firearms industry for nearly four decades, since their founding in 1981. The South Dakota-based shop specializes in aftermarket rifle and shotgun stocks made out of a variety of hardwoods. They have amassed an impressive amount of expertise in this niche over the years, and today they can make stocks for a massive array of different firearms from a list of over two hundred supported manufacturers. From Adams Arms to Zavasta and in between, they’ve got your wood stock needs covered. They can even outfit some old-school or obscure makes and models, like JC Penney and Sears (yes, they used to sell guns – many moons ago!) with replacement wood. You can even have them outfit your modern AR-15 with wood furniture, with brands like BCM, Knight’s Armament, and Spike’s Tactical on the options list.

    Want some wood furniture for your AR-15? Boyds can do that.

    Want some wood furniture for your AR-15? Boyds can do that.

    In addition to having built a solid company, the leadership at Boyds are reported to be quality human beings. A former vendor turned employee heartwarmingly said of founders Randy and Sheila Boyd, “They are good people, people of midwestern values, people of integrity. I am proud and honored to be a part of this team.” Though Randy handed over the reins to new leadership in January of this year, they are continuing the Boyds’ legacy. An excellent example of this is the company’s initiative to provide employment opportunities to people with disabilities, in particular those who are blind or visually impaired. The company’s home state has taken note of their efforts, and the company is being honored with an award given by the South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Statewide Independent Living Council. Boyds has issued a press release announcing the award, which reads as follows.

    From mild to wild - Boyds can make you traditional wood furniture or something bolder, like this bright green stock.

    From mild to wild – Boyds can make you traditional wood furniture or something bolder, like this bright green stock.

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                   September 10, 2020

    Boyds Gunstocks, Mitchell, SD Receives Outstanding Large Private Employer Award.

    MITHCELL, S.D. – The South Dakota Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Statewide Independent Living Council accepted nominations to recognize individuals and employers for their contributions to improving employment opportunities and independent living for people with disabilities.

    September 15, 2020 Gov. Kristi Noem will recognize awarded businesses at the 2020 Governor’s Awards ceremony starting at 11 a.m. CDT. The event will be held at the Capitol Rotunda inside the South Dakota State Capitol Building located in Pierre.

    Gov. Noem will present awards to the following 2020 recipients:

    • Kendra Gottsleben of Sioux Falls – Outstanding Individual with a Disability
    • Chris Peterson of Ft. Pierre – Outstanding Employee with a Disability
    • The Fox Stop of Yankton – Outstanding Private Employer (Small Employer)
    • Boyds Gunstock Industries of Mitchell – Outstanding Private Employer (Large
      Employer)
    • Mitchell School District – Food Service Department of Mitchell – Outstanding
      Employer (Other)
    • Karen Schmeiser of Aberdeen – Outstanding Transition Services
    • Eugene “Gene” Murphy of Sioux Falls – Distinguished Service

    Boyds Gunstocks est. 1981 is located in Mitchell, South Dakota, and delivers gunstocks
    worldwide. With over 100 employees, Boyds dominates the aftermarket wood gunstock
    industry providing the largest selection of gunstocks to hundreds of gun brands and
    thousands of gun models worldwide. Products can be purchased through dealers or
    directly from Boyds www.boydsgunstocks.com.


    Photos courtesy of Boyds Gunstocks.


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    New ‘Republicans & Independents for Biden’ Group Led by Same Old GOP Gun-Grabbers

    Can the intent be any clearer? This is what “Republican” enemies inside the gates like Christine Todd Whitman are trying to bring down on their countrymen. (Joe Biden/Facebook)

    U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “It’s Time for ‘Republicans and Independents for Biden’,” former New Jersey Governor Rhino Christine Todd Whitman claims in a Thursday Inside Sources opinion piece.;

    “That’s why today, I invite my fellow Republicans and right-leaning Independents to join me and the nearly 100 other current and former Republican elected officials, members of previous Republican administrations, and party leaders in forming a coalition of the decent, to elect a decent man President of the United States.”

    Joe Biden is “a decent man”? According to Whitman, he’s more than that.

    “Joe Biden wants to be a president for all Americans,” Whitman lies.

    Of course, he does not. He does not want to be a president for Americans who oppose new taxes. He does not want to be a president for Americans who believe in the sanctity of the lives of the unborn. He does not want to be a president for Americans who see, and don’t agree with, the inevitable tyrannical cultural shifts enabled by uncontrolled “immigration” with a “Day One pathway to citizenship.” And he does not want to be a president for Americans who believe unbendingly in the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

    Not only does Joe Biden threaten to eviscerate all those interests, if elected, he will make sure judges are appointed to the Supreme Court and at all levels within the federal court system to reverse gains gun owners have made to date and to uphold new infringements. As far as political and “legal” means of redress go, it will be “Game over” for the Second Amendment, leaving the only options to be “Surrender or resist.”

    Not that Whitman minds. Despite hollowly crowing about her “Republican” credentials and connections, she has always been part of the establishment swamp and has been betraying gun owner interests for decades.

    “In 1993, gun owners once again presented intense opposition to entrenched Governor Florio, electing Christine Whitman on her promise to legislatively review the 1990 gun ban, and to support the 2nd Amendment rights of law-abiding firearms owners,” Gun Owners of America noted. “Gun owners contributed massive campaigning efforts on behalf of Whitman, including phone banks, fax networks, donations, and personal sacrifice well beyond any other group.”

    How Whitman repaid that loyalty should be all the testament to her character, or lack thereof, anyone needs.

    She signed a trigger lock law because she didn’t have the political juice to force through her favored option, “smart guns.”  She “initiated” a “zero-tolerance” bill mandating “gun-free school zones” to further favor psychopaths by law. Her best friend and former campaign manager became a gun-grabber lobbyist. And after the Orlando murders, she clued us in on what she would do if she did have the power:

    “From what we know now, the shooter had acquired his automatic weapon legally just days before the shooting. Who, besides law enforcement and the military, really needs a weapon designed for the battlefield [sic]?  Really. It is time we look a hard look at our gun laws. We can protect the Second Amendment, which I wholeheartedly support, and the right to bear arms in a sane and balanced way.”

    How many lies can you find? You read that and wonder if this woman is even capable of recognizing the truth, let alone speaking it.

    That goes for the other “former Republican governors” joining Whitman in trying to turn the country over to the Democrats.

    In an act of political duplicity brazen enough to make heads spin, Michigan’s Rick Snyder managed to swindle out support from both Michael Bloomberg and the NRA! He showed whose side he was really on by denying both due process and concealed carry permits to citizens that have been accused, but not charged nor been convicted of any crime. He joined Everytown in bragging about “vetoing priority legislation” for NRA.

    And where do we start with Bill Weld of Massachusetts? “Republican governor” turned “Libertarian vice-presidential candidate” Weld wants to ban semi-autos and their magazines, and deny guns to citizens who appear on secret lists for unknown reasons, again without due process, and without even being charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. Wholly unsurprisingly, he endorsed Barack Obama and then worked against Donald Trump (and his new LP BFFs) to Hillary Clinton’s advantage in 2016.

    With all this deception going on, it’s fair to wonder why Whitman is expanding her anti-Trump role that she currently fills as part of the insufferable William Kristol’s “leadership” team for “Defending Democracy Together.” It’s just another front in a coordinated coalition of useful idiots we’ve seen manifest itself in collective efforts from groups and individuals like The Lincoln Project, John Kasich, and Jeff Flake & Co.

    What that does is gives the DSM (Duranty/Streicher Media) fodder to inflate in headlines and further sway the election in favor of the Democrats. Just look at the Google News feed on the “new” Whitman venture and see for yourself how the public is being inundated with parroted talking points.

    That’s nothing but beneficial to those intent on advancing an agenda. Does anyone think that’s coincidental?

    The deliberately unstated truth in all of this is that it’s not so much about defeating Donald Trump, who in many ways is an avatar. It is about defeating the citizens he has rallied who support the platform and promises he campaigned on – and rubbing their faces in it.

    With “Republicans” like these, who needs Democrats?


    About David Codrea:David Codrea
    David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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