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    Resurrecting the Bolt Action Shotgun: Savage 220 Turkey (VIDEO)

    For a glorious week, I hunted Rio Grande turkeys in the warmth of Texas spring with a Savage 220 Turkey, the company’s first bolt-action smoothbore shotgun.

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    Border Militia a Reaction to Government Betrayal

    Larry Hopkins / Johnny Horton (Dona Ana County Jail/Facebook)

    U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico,” Reuters reports. “Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.”

    Compounding that, if it’s true Hopkins was making statements about assassinating “George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, because of these individuals’ support of Antifa” that were then phoned into the FBI’s snitch line, we are looking at a group infiltrated with CIs and maybe even provocateurs. Heavy.com further reports Hopkins was convicted of impersonating a police officer.

    While a spokesman for United Constitutional Patriots said they weren’t worried and Hopkins would be cleared, that’s problematic. Assuming the feds did not make a mistake it should be expected that if you loudly call attention to yourself while opposing power interests, they’re going to bring actionable charges if they have them.

    And call attention UCP did, compounding their leader’s colorful optics with armed members reportedly detaining more than 300 “asylum seekers” for the Border Patrol, which couldn’t distance itself far enough from the group and its actions. With Mexico, the American Civil Liberties Union, Democrats, and a sympathetic media joining forces, the government moving in became a foregone conclusion.

    That’s because those ensuring a porous border and thwarting all efforts to fix things “legally” are the same ones who won’t let private citizens protect their own interests. They’ve created a “Catch-22” scenario, and worse brought us all a step closer to John F. Kennedy’s warning about “mak[ing] peaceful revolution impossible.”

    Prominent in the betrayal is New Mexico’s Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham, who says there’s no emergency and ordered the National Guard to withdraw from the border and further advocates:

    • Earned path to citizenship for DREAMers and others
    • Fight funding the border wall; advocate for DREAMers
    • Prohibit local law enforcement from enforcing federal law
    • Oppose exiting the U.S. to apply for citizenship.

    The true guilty parties here are those who are making “violent revolution inevitable” through their deliberate betrayal of their country and by disallowing the one thing the Founders considered “necessary to the security of a free State.”

    We shouldn’t be surprised that the media portrays UCP as “Trump’s army.” What the “journalists” don’t realize, because they’re trying to smear rather than report, is that a Constitutional militia would be in terms of command. Article. II. Section 2. Of the “supreme Law of the Land” designates:

    “The President shall be Commander in Chief … of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;”

    Further, Article I. Section. 8. assigns to Congress the power:

    “To provide for calling forth the Militia to … repel Invasions;

    “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States…”

    And what is the militia?

    “It is the whole people, except for few public officials,” founder George Mason noted. That vision is codified in federal law, 10 U.S. Code § 246. “Militia: composition and classes,” to be exact, as:

    “[T]he unorganized militia … consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.”

    Basically, it’s you and me, with effective organization, qualified leadership, training and arms necessary to be a viable defensive force. Yet do you see any “conservative Republicans” in Congress touted as “pro-Second Amendment” making an effort to do their duty – and that’s what it is – to activate a sustained militia? Did they when they controlled the House, the Senate, and the Executive? Instead, the arms-related initiatives they are enacting will enable the states to conduct more “red flag” confiscations.

    The Swamp has no intention of trusting that kind of power to the citizens whose birthright it is. So instead we see an invasion going unimpeded, and the “official” response being one of catch and release and, as we saw happen the other day, surrender.

    “Armed Mexican troops disarmed two United States soldiers while they were on the American side of the border,” The Washington Times reports. “Officials confirmed that the Mexican troops were armed with what seemed to be rifles. They raised their weapons when they saw the two U.S. soldiers, and then took a pistol from one and put it in the CBP vehicle. [T]he two Americans obliged ‘in an attempt to de-escalate a potential volatile situation.’”

    So Americans get arrested for “gun law violations.” Mexican troops illegally armed on our side of the border get obeyed. And an unchecked foreign flood continues as traitors at the highest levels of government do everything in their power to subvert original intent and bring about a tyranny that George III could not have imagined in his most fevered bout of madness.


    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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    State Firearm Laws – What Works, What Doesn’tThe Firearm Blog

    I want to get this out of the way before I get into the meat of this article. I’m going to be discussing an academically fascinating study, that relates to gun laws. In this article, I may tread close to the line of politics, though I will strive to the utmost not to. Our managing editor, Pete, suggested that I do this write-up, and I eagerly accepted. During my writing process, the article has been subject to close editorial oversight. I want to inform you, my readers, without stepping over the line into politics. I believe I succeeded.

    So, with that in mind, lets jump right in. What exactly am I talking about? Doctor Michael Siegel of Boston University and a team of four others; Molly Pahn, Ziming Xuan, Eric Fleegler, and David Hemenway, conducted an evaluation study of 10 different state-level gun laws over a 26 year period from 1991 to 2016. They made 1222 “observations”, 47 states times 26 years. The reason they only evaluated 47 states was that three, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming, did not have a complete set of data for those 26 years. The authors, accordingly, did not include these states in the study.

    State Gun Laws

    As I mentioned, Dr. Siegel et. al. evaluated 10 different state-level gun laws for effectiveness. In no particular order, they were

    1. Universal Background Checks. Individuals must undergo a  background check to purchase any type of firearm, either at the point of purchase or through a license/permit application.
    2. Violent Misdemeanor Laws. Prohibition of handgun ownership for individuals convicted of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than 1 year in prison.
    3. Handgun Possession Age Restriction. No possession of handguns until age 21.
    4. Shall-Issue Laws. The licensing authority must issue a conceal-carry permit to an applicant unless they meet pre-established disqualifying factors.
    5. Permitless Carry. Also known as Constitutional Carry. There is no requirement for a permit to conceal and carry a handgun in public.
    6. Trafficking Prohibited. Also known as a straw purchase ban. No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to sell to a prohibited person.
    7. Junk Gun Ban. Also known as a ban on “Saturday night specials.” A law prohibiting the sale of handguns meeting specific criteria such as drop testing, melting point testing, certain safety features, and/or an approved handguns roster.
    8. Stand Your Ground. There is no duty to retreat from an attack in a public place where you have the right to be.
    9. Assault Weapons Ban. A ban on “assault weapons,” usually patterned after the Federal Assault Weapons Ban of 1994-2004, which banned various cosmetic features on rifles.
    10. Large Capacity Magazine Ban. Exactly what it sounds like, a ban on the sale (though not necessarily possession) of “large” (standard) capacity magazines.

    Data Analysis

    Before the findings, a few quick notes. First, the study excluded homicides due to legal intervention (i.e., death by cop), which accounted for 1% of firearm deaths, unintentional firearm fatalities which accounted for 2.5% of firearm deaths, and fatalities of undetermined intent which accounted for 1% of firearm deaths. They also controlled for 12 variables that might have skewed the data. These variables were: (1) the percent of the population that is black; (2) the percent of population ages 15–29 that is male; (3) per capita law enforcement officers; (4) the violent crime rate (excluding homicide); (5) the divorce rate; (6) the unemployment rate; (7) the poverty rate; (8) per capita alcohol consumption; (9) the incarceration rate; (10) population density; (11) log of population; and (12) household gun ownership percentage.

    Interestingly, mostly to statistics nerds, the authors tweaked the most common (and somewhat controversial) estimate for household gun ownership. Most authors use the ratio of firearm suicides to all suicides as a proxy for household firearm ownership. This proxy has a good (r=0.8) correlation with the results of surveys on gun ownership. The authors incorporated the state’s hunting license rate into this ratio and found an improved correlation (r=0.95).

    The Findings

    In as clear of English as I can put it, this is what the authors found. Firstly, universal background checks correlated with a 14.9% reduction in overall homicide rates. Secondly, violent misdemeanor laws were correlated with an 18.1% reduction in homicide rates. Thirdly, shall-issue laws were associated with a 9% increase in homicide rates. This third finding, a 9% increase in homicide rates correlating with shall-issue laws, is the weakest of the three in terms of supporting evidence from other publications. Numerous other studies have both supported and disagreed with the notion that shall-issue increases homicide rates, something the authors mention in the paper.

    Further, it’s interesting what the authors did not find. The authors found no correlation between overall homicide rates and any other law in the study. Not assault weapons bans, or magazine-capacity limits were shown to have a measurable correlation with homicide rates.

    Interestingly, the study found that bans on “junk guns” were associated with slightly lower (6.4%) suicide rates, and permitless carry laws with modestly higher (5.1%) suicide rates. Both of those findings, however, failed the author’s falsification test. A falsification test is an effort to make sure that there isn’t some external X factor influencing the data. Both findings were shown to have a similar correlation with the non-firearm suicide rate, not just the overall suicide rate. Since these failed the falsification test, they were excluded from the final conclusion.

    Strengths and Limitations

    The study has many strengths that lend credence to its findings. First, it clearly defines each assessed law, with attention to its provisions, scope, and exceptions. Secondly, the analysis used a difference-in-differences analysis model. A difference-in-differences analysis evaluates both test and control groups when you cannot randomize participants in either group. Since the populations were those of entire states in past years, obviously randomization was impossible.

    However, the study also has limitations. First and foremost, the study begins in 1991 and ends in 2016. Therefore it covers several changes in Federal law (most notably the 1994 AWB and its expiration). Secondly, the authors included as one of their laws being evaluated a straw-purchase ban. This ban is Federal law, as well as in some cases a state law. This already existing prohibition may explain why that particular intervention failed to show a measurable impact.

    Conclusion

    To wrap things up, I will borrow the author’s words. “Further research on the impact of state firearm laws is necessary to assess causality and should rely upon detailed definitions of each law.” This study is a strong indicator that some things work, and other things don’t. It has both its limitations and its strengths. Hopefully, we will see future research of this type, to better inform both the public and our elected officials.

    A Note on the Source

    An outline of the article being analyzed can be found here. Doctor Siegel was kind enough to furnish me with a copy of his research free of charge, so I do not have a link to the full study that I can provide.

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    Rifles Stolen From Kenyan Police, Officers Busy Watching Football -The Firearm Blog






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    Testing Sig’s .300 Blackout Short Barrel Loads :: Guns.com

    The Sig Sauer BLK SbR Elite Copper Duty Ammo brings 120-grains to the table. (Photo: Josh Wayner)

    Sig Sauer recently released a new 300 Blackout ammo offering for shooters looking to elevate their short barrel game. The 300 BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammo aims to bring more capabilities to AR shooters, delivering a new round designed specifically for short-barrel firearms. As something of an ammo guy, I wanted to bring the Guns.com readers an in-depth look at the brand-new Sig Sauer 300 Blackout 120-grain Short Barrel load.

    Unpacking the Sig 300 Blackout

    While the box is relatively unassuming, what lies within is anything but. The load is visually appealing and features a long, slender copper projectile, blackened brass, and a silver primer. The cartridges resemble classic Russian military ammo. Unlike the old Soviet ammo, the Sig load is not lacquer coated.

    Russian ammo cases were traditionally made of steel and had a thin coating on them to allow for extraction and to reduce wear on the gun. Sig’s opts for a brass case with a dark, non-reflective wash. This quality is both attractive and distinct from other 300 Blackout ammunition.

    Surprisingly, most makers do not build 300 BLK ammo for short barrels despite the fact that most people consider the cartridge to be dedicated to short pipes. This is the same problem that exists with cartridges like .38 Special. Ultimately, this means ballistics on the box aren’t always what you get when you fire.

    Sig Sauer 300 BLK

    The ammo performed well during testing, holding up against a variety of targets. (Photo: Josh Wayner)

    Understanding the 300 BLK requires forgetting everything you know about rifle rounds. The round is in a class of its own and is more akin to 30 Carbine and .45 ACP than it is 5.56mm, 308 Win or 6.5 Grendel, but it plays in the same fields as the latter rifle rounds. The round reaches peak pressure and velocity in only a few inches of travel in the barrel due to the fast-burning magnum pistol powder it uses. This allows it to be chambered and used in barrels as short as 5-inches but also in barrels three times as long or longer. The execution of the Sig 120-grain Short Barrel load is extraordinary as it managed to tackle three difficult things perfectly — accuracy, velocity and bullet performance.

    Testing the 300 Blackout

    Just for fun to test these loads out, I loaded them into Magpul PMAGs dyed to look like the famous AK-74 bakelite mags so common in 1980’s action films. The gun used to test the Sig ammo sported a Faxon Firearms 7.5-inch barrel. This barrel is well-used despite being two years old and has seen roughly 10,000 rounds. I trust this barrel to deliver accuracy as it has shown very little, if any, change in group size for control ammunition over time. A control load is handy as it gauges barrel performance over the life of the barrel. Control ammo for this review is handload featuring a 125-grain bullet and prepared to match-grade standards.

    The load averaged 2.5-inches at 100-yards for 50 rounds and ten groups, which to many isn’t impressive, but to me, it is pure gold. The 300 BLK is essentially a pistol round that masquerades as a rifle round and behaves as such. The cartridge uses pistol powder and pistol ammo tolerances as far as accuracy is concerned. Extraction and ejection were healthy with no Signs of overpressure or primer separation.

    The velocity of this round was calculated via an Oehler 35P chronograph. Sig’s box states a predicted velocity of 1,897 feet-per-second from a 6.75-inch barrel. The 7.5-inch barrel I used generated a bit more at 2,010 fps. The combination of the barrel used for this review and the adjustable bleed-off gas block from Superlative Arms on the gun produced a faster velocity. The standard deviation on this load was 51 fps for 20 rounds — fantastic for 300 BLK.

    Sig Sauer 300 BLK

    In bare gel, the lead free monolithic copper bullets expanded reliably. (Photo: Josh Wayner)

    When it came to bullet performance, Sig did this one just right. I tested the load against barriers, bone, and in gel. The lead-free monolithic copper bullets performed with great repeatability in the mediums I tested it in. In bare gel, the bullets expanded reliably and passed fully through the 16-inch block from Clear Ballistics. Recovered projectiles maintained 99-percent of their weight, but it’s fair to say that they didn’t lose mass at all.

    In bone and hard mediums, the bullets tended to pass through without expansion and then open up in the hiding behind. The recovered bullets were almost indistinguishable from the ones fired into bare gel and did not show Signs of material loss. Passing through bone yielded the occasional bullet that exited the gel completely, simply plopping out on the other side having lost most their energy.

    Fianl Thoughts

    The results I obtained with this ammunition were nothing short of exceptional. I have a great deal of experience with Sig Sauer ammunition and was pleased that they delivered here where so many others have failed. Out of the 25,000 or more rounds I have fired in the last several years, through a great many physical objects and barriers, I can honestly say that I was impressed with what Sig did here. Do yourself a favor and check out the 120-grain 300 BLK Short Barrel load for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.

    The Sig Sauer 300 BLK SBR Elite Copper Duty Ammo retails for $29.95 for a box of 20.

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    Check Out This Video of a Walther Q5 Steel Frame Being Born

    How it’s made – The Q5 Match Steel Frame

    The Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame is just that. A steel frame, not cast metal… It is a cold hard solid piece of steel that is meticulously machined. The Q5 Match SF is not just another gun it’s a fully functional precise work of art.

    Posted by Walther Arms, Inc. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Walther recently posted a behind-the-scenes video of how the Q5 Match Steel Frame models are produced.

    “The Walther Q5 Match Steel Frame is just that. A steel frame, not cast metal… It is a cold hard solid piece of steel that is meticulously machined,” said the Arkansas-based company of German origins. “The Q5 Match SF is not just another gun it’s a fully functional precise work of art.”

    The 9mm Q5 Match Steel Frame, as its name implies, replaces the standard polymer frame and the internal guide rod of the original model with one made entirely of steel. While the change tacks an extra pound to the gun, it results in smoother, faster shooting. Retail on the gun is $1,399.

    Check out more in our video, below.

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    Threat of A Chinese Internet Requires “Action this Day”

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    Threat of A Chinese Internet Requires “Action this Day”

    USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- What will it be like if the internet America invented and designed is replaced in the next technological cycle by one that is controlled, developed, implemented, and managed by the Chinese?

    This is a real possibility we must confront – right now.

    The danger of America giving up and allowing the Chinese to win was driven home by a senior United States government official this week. The Washington Post published a story headlined: “U.S. officials planning for a future in which Huawei has a major share of 5G global networks.”

    The newspaper quoted Sue Gordon, the principal deputy director of national Intelligence saying, “[w]e are going to have to figure out a way in a 5G world that we’re able to manage the risks in a diverse network that includes technology that we can’t trust.” She added, “We’re just going to have to figure that out.”

    I read this while I was having highly productive talks about China, 5G, and Huawei in the Netherlands in a series of conversations arranged by US Ambassador Pete Hoekstra, a former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. In six different meetings, I communicated what I have been told is the absolute position of the President, the Vice President, the National Security Advisor, and the Secretary of Defense. Furthermore, I have been told that the head of the National Security Agency and the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency have both been very clear that Huawei is an enormous national security threat.

    I have been focusing on this growing challenge for months, and I devoted two episodes of my Newt’s World podcast to 5G, referring to it as the 4th Industrial Revolution.

    Newt’s World Ep 6: 5G – The 4th Industrial Revolution – Part 1

    The Trump Administration position has been that 5G is extraordinarily important and so powerful that Huawei and China cannot be trusted to run it. Administration officials have gone all over the planet urging countries to block Huawei technology in their networks because it poses a national security risk. I was in the Netherlands urging the Dutch to block Huawei and develop a European alternative with Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, and advanced secure 5G technology from the United States.

    So, while I was advocating the rejection of Huawei, The Washington Post reported an administration official suggesting that we have to learn to live with it.

    In all fairness, the story was simply reporting the confusion, incompetence, and hostility which has characterized the Department of Defense bureaucracy’s inability to act effectively against the Chinese threat.

    For months, the President and his senior national security team have been clear that America must be proactive and aggressive in meeting and quickly overmatching the Chinese challenge.

    Meanwhile, for months, senior bureaucrats at the DOD have been blocking any effective response.

    The large, older telecommunications companies have been encouraging the bureaucrats to take a slow motion, risk averse, “don’t worry about Huawei” approach. They have also been deliberately distorting the ideas of reformers and misrepresenting a proposal for a wholesale network as a plan for government-run nationalization of the American 5G network.

    However, the reformers – the people who are most committed to defeating Huawei – are totally committed to a free market system funded by private capital and implemented by private companies.

    Those seriously analyzing the Huawei threat believe that only a wholesale approach (which allows every company to share spectrum in a competitive environment) is capable of dropping prices enough to undercut the Huawei strategy of buying business through Chinese government-subsidized special deals.

    I want to be crystal clear: The stakes are enormous. It represents the greatest American technological failure since the Soviets launched Sputnik.

    Now, I know a great many people are thinking, “what’s the big deal? Who cares if China builds out the global internet through Huawei’s 5G network?”

    The answer is: A Chinese internet should be totally unacceptable to everyone who believes in freedom.

    As I said, again and again, in the Netherlands: China is a Leninist totalitarian state. The Chinese government has put at least 1 million Muslim Uighurs in concentration camps. It regularly locks up Catholic priests and bishops. It has outlawed the Falun Gong and persecutes them. It recently put the most popular movie star in China (and therefore the world) under “residential surveillance,” or house arrest, for months without trial. It is developing and implementing a “social credit” system which will track the private behavior of 1.4 billion people and judge them without trial.

    Xi Jinping is chairman of the Central Military Commission, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, and President of the People’s Republic of China, in that order.

    His military commission post is most important because the People’s Liberation Army is first and foremost an extension of the Party – not the government.

    Xi’s number one duty is to the nearly 90 million members of the Chinese Communist Party (by contrast President Donald Trump received 63 million votes).

    In excerpts from a 2013 speech that were just released this week, Xi made the case for the life and death struggle between Chinese Communism and the West. As Xi said:

    “Our party has always adhered to the lofty ideals of communism. Communists, especially leading cadres, should be staunch believers and faithful practitioners of the lofty ideals of communism and the common ideals of socialism with Chinese characteristics. The belief in Marxism, socialism, and communism is the political soul of the communists and the spiritual prop of the communists to withstand any test. The party constitution clearly stipulates that the highest ideal and ultimate goal of the party is to realize communism.”

    In a nod toward Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Xi told the Party Central Committee:

    “Facts have repeatedly told us that Marx and Engels’ analysis of the basic contradictions in capitalist society is not out of date, nor is their historical materialism view that capitalism must die out and socialism must win. This is an irreversible general trend in social and historical development, but the road is tortuous. The final demise of capitalism and the final victory of socialism must be a long historical process. We should have a deep understanding of the self-regulation ability of capitalist society, fully estimate the objective reality of the long-term dominance of western developed countries in economic, scientific, technological and military aspects, and earnestly prepare for the long-term cooperation and struggle between the two social systems…”

    Xi concluded the Chinese people and the Chinese Communist Party must “continuously build socialism with superiority over capitalism, and continuously lay a more solid foundation for us to win initiative, advantage, and future.”

    Huawei is a brilliant example of long-term planning and a decisive effort to “win initiative, advantage, and future.”

    If the United States does not get its act together, we should expect to suffer a strategic defeat in the emergence of a Chinese controlled internet which may define the next half century.

    Vice President Pence’s speech to the National Space Council last Tuesday captured the right sense of urgency and willingness to change organizations and innovate despite the bureaucracy.

    The 5G challenge is an even more immediate crisis than securing our leadership in space – and American leadership in space is critical to our ultimate survival as a nation.

    We need the Trump-Pence team to drive into the bureaucracy the Churchillian motto of “action this day.”

    Bureaucrats who don’t take beating Huawei seriously should be replaced until we find a team capable of winning for America and for freedom.

    Your Friend,
    Newt


    Newt Gingrich
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    P.S. My new book, Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback is out and available for order.

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    Egyptian Navy SOF with SIG-516s -The Firearm Blog

    Today’s photo features Egyptian and French operators during joint naval exercise Cleopatra 2019. The stack is led by two French marines, both armed with the new Heckler & Koch HK416-FC while three members of the Egyptian Navy’s special forces are seen armed with new SIG Sauer SIG-516. From their patches, it looks like the Egyptians could be from Sa‘ka Forces. The SIG-516 is SIG’s variant of the M4, recently adopted by India and in service with Turkish and Pakistani special forces.

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    CZUSA Rimfire Suppressors “Little Bird” -The Firearm Blog

    Good afternoon friends and welcome to our latest edition of Silencer Saturday, where all your suppressor dreams come true – well, except for faster tax stamps and over-the-counter NFA purchases. Looking at the episode number of today’s article and the title image, I can’t help but think that I missed a gloriously inappropriate innuendo opportunity. It’s probably for the best. On today’s 69th edition we bring you an initial look at the CZUSA rimfire suppressors and their unique baffle features. Time allowing, I’ll follow up with additional information after shooting a few thousand rounds.

    SILENCER SATURDAY #69: CZUSA Rimfire Suppressors

    A few weeks ago we had a chance to handle CZUSA’s centerfire reflex suppressor that impressed me in terms of weight, modularity and suppression. And like its larger kin, CZUSA rimfire suppressors have some unique characteristics not found in other modern models. But do these features equate to overall performance? Let’s take a look.

    SILENCER SATURDAY #69: CZUSA Rimfire Suppressors

    CZUSA Rimfire Suppressors – Specifications

    https://cz-usa.com/product/cz-rimfire/

    • Product Name CZ Rimfire
    • SKU 90503
    • MSRP $339.00
    • Weight 2.5 oz.
    • Diameter 0.866 in.
    • Overall Length 6.9 in.
    • Distributors: Lipsey’s

    Simplicity. With the same thread-in baffle system as the Integral suppressor, the CZ Rimfire is built to blend into the heavy cylindrical barrels of our 455 Varmint line, with a 0.866” diameter and a 6.9” length.

    The same tuneable baffle system allows users to set the baffles to factory specs, or choose their own depths chasing just the right spacing for the load they prefer to use. Able to be easily taken apart for cleaning, the Rimfire can be used on any rimfire round under .224 in diameter, including 17 HMR, 22 WMR and even 17 WSM. Due to the dirty nature of rimfire ammunition, cleaning every 300 rounds is recommended.

    SILENCER SATURDAY #69: CZUSA Rimfire Suppressors

    With a .87 inch diameter and a weight around 2.5 ounces, the CZUSA “Little Bird” is the Kate Moss of the rimfire silencer world. With a presence that is less than a permanent marker, it almost seems impossible that the Little Bird can keep pace with some of the larger contenders on the market.

    While the CZUSA rimfire suppressor is made out of aluminum, which can be a non-starter for some buyers, it promises a nearly self-cleaning feature without the need for harsh chemicals or ultrasonic cleaners that aren’t compatible with aluminum.

    Above, the end cap of the Little Bird unscrews similar to those in other traditional user-maintained suppressors.

    SILENCER SATURDAY #69: CZUSA Rimfire Suppressors

    However, the rest of the baffles are where we depart from tradition. Rather than pressed in, click together baffles or shielded monocore designs, the CZUSA rimfire baffles are threaded to be screwed into the outer tube one at a time. The threads are designed with cutouts that slice through lead and powder buildup that cleans as it is disassembled and reassembled. As concerning as the design is at first glance, I love the out-of-the-box engineering.

    SILENCER SATURDAY #69: CZUSA Rimfire Suppressors

    The disassembly tool has six prongs that fit into both the end cap and each of the four remaining baffles. As new, the baffles unscrew with ease. But as the internals get caked with debris, the bolt head end can be chucked into a drill and (carefully) used to unscrew the baffles that will cut through the deposits. The takedown tool is also notched with the recommended depths for each baffle. While the user can stick with the recommended baffle settings, you can also experiment with different configurations – smaller/larger blast chamber, baffle distances or removing baffles all together. Pretty neat.

    A word of caution: it may be tempting to use a vise or clamp to hold the tube while unscrewing the baffles, but too much force applied unevenly could crush your Kate Moss rimfire silencer.

    The four baffles are clipped for efficiency of fluid dynamics (he said in his most official mechanical engineer voice).

    Getting the disassembly tool to seat in the six points of the baffle was easy, almost like fitting a screwdriver onto the head of a screw.

    Besides cleaning after a heavy buildup of deposits, my only remaining concern was the fact that baffle alignment will be slightly different after each disassembly, meaning that the point of impact may be slightly different.

    Czusa Rimfire suppressors

    A Little Bird baffle perched on the disassembly tool.

    Czusa Rimfire suppressors

    A close up of the debris-cutting baffle threads.

    Shooting CZUSA Rimfire Suppressors

    Before we begin, it is important to note that I am extra critical on rimfire suppressor performance. Most buyers of rimfire silencers are chasing decibels and are looking for the best possible results for their money. So while I may be lenient with small differences in perceived decibel fluctuations on centerfire suppressors, rimfire silencers don’t get the same pass. I wish I still had a decibel meter at my disposal for a more scientific analysis, but I’m working on getting one back in-house for future tests

    Let’s start with the initial shot: I didn’t notice any first round pop on either the rifle or pistol host. The report did not differ much from round one to round three and four.

    Each shot on the CZ455 rifle using CCI Quiet was amazingly stealthy. On an outdoor range or in your backyard, you’d be hard pressed to notice a difference between shooting the CZUSA rimfire Little Bird and cracking an Easter Egg. I’d rank the CZ silencer among the top performers of all rimfire cans I’ve ever shot.

    On the Ruger MKII/TacSol pistol host, the CZ rimfire was only slightly louder than than the SiCo Warlock. Almost imperceptibly so. If I had to guess, I’d say the longer length doesn’t overcome the smaller diameter. However, the Little Bird was still very quiet using the Gemtech Subsonic Ammunition.

    Conclusions:

    For a sub $300 street price, this sleek, lightweight rimfire silencer seems like an awesome option. However, if you are concerned about maintenance, give me a few weeks to put about two thousand rounds through the CZUSA rimfire silencer Little Bird to see if the baffles still unscrew reliably. I’ll report back with my observations.

    Thanks for reading TFB’s Silencer Saturday, be safe, have fun and we’ll see you next week.


    American Suppressor Association – Raffle And Membership Drive

    TAX DAY RAFFLE! WIN A RUGGED OBSIDIAN9, GLOCK 17 GEN4, AND SILENCER SHOP PAYS YOUR TRANSFER TAX

    Don’t let the Tax Man get you down! ASA is kicking off our Tax Day fundraising raffle! Help us fight for your right to protect your hearing by entering for your chance to win a Rugged Obsidian 9 suppressor paired with a Lipsey’s exclusive Glock 17 Gen 4 9mm handgun, all in FDE, and a match grade threaded barrel from Grey Ghost Precision. This raffle is Powered by Silencer Shop, meaning they’ll cover the winner’s $200 transfer tax! It’s like a tax refund miracle! Every dollar you spend on raffle tickets helps keep our dedicated team on the road, meeting with legislators, and working to advance pro-suppressor reform across the country!

    Visit www.ASARaffle.com to purchase tickets. Contest ends Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be announced Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 5:00pm EST on our blog, Facebook, and Instagram feeds. Scroll down to view complete contest rules.


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    Published on Mar 17, 2019 – Suppressed Nation

    TBA Suppressors Trooper has been a favorite at almost every shoot we have been to with friends and family. From its sleek stylish looks to the quieter then bb gun sound it is one rifle that people don’t like to put down. We didn’t have access to a sound meter at the time of the first video but now thanks to Hansohn Brothers we do.


    special Thanks: Mac Tactical



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