Double The Gun, Double The Fun: Magpul's New DAKA Double Pistol Case

Magpul is back again with another new DAKA product. This time it is the DAKA double pistol case. It stores two handguns, magazines, and small tools in a layout that roughly resembles a laptop case.

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Vang Comp Releases "Chair Cover" Discreet Shotgun Case

Vang Comp is renowned for its custom shotguns and the Vang Comp System, which provides reduced recoil and tighter patterns. Their latest product is a long gun transport case disguised to look like a folding chair cover. Now, you can keep that scattering close while looking like you’re headed to a campout.

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[BREAKING] 9th Circuit: California Magazine Ban Unconstitutional – Again

This morning, August 14th, 2020, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down California’s law against magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Those who have been following this case for some time may recall that back in March 2019 the Honorable Judge Benitez temporarily struck down California Penal Code section 32310. This is the section of California law that relates to magazine capacity limits. Specifically, it makes it illegal to have any “large-capacity magazine”.  Punishments ranged from a $100 fine per magazine up to a year in county jail. That ruling resulted in “Freedom Week”, also known as the California Airlift or the Great California Magazine Rush, before the ruling was stayed pending a hearing by the 9th Circuit.

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No, Nevada Did Not Declare AR-15s to be Machineguns

Fairly recently, I was made aware of some rumors circulating on various forums and boards. This rumor suggests Nevada has somehow declared all AR-15s to be machineguns. Sounds a bit too ridiculous to be true, doesn’t it? After much hunting and scouring of the internet (five minutes of effort, thereabouts), I came across a Court Order that seemed to be the source of so much confusion. You can read it for yourself here if you would like, but I’ll cover the salient points. If you just want the quick summary, no, Nevada did not declare all AR-15s machineguns. Not even close.

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NYSRPA Argued Before SCOTUS – Question of Mootness Remains Prominent

Early on Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) vs. New York City. Unfortunately for those hoping for a big decision in favor of gun rights, it seems unlikely.

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Shooting from the Hip: The Covert Krink Briefcase (AKS74U)

Essentially the Soviet response to the H&K MP5 covert briefcase, the KGB invented this briefcase in response to a need to covertly carry an AKS74U while guarding high-level dignitaries. Unlike the MP5 briefcase, the AKSU case is designed so that it simply camouflages the rifle in plain sight, allowing a user to easily deploy the rifle by depressing a “trigger” which allows the briefcase to fall apart, leaving the rifle attached to a carrying handle that becomes part of the suitcase.

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SCOTUS Denies New York City's Motion – NYSRPA Case To Move Forward

Today there is a new and exciting word from the Supreme Court in the case brought by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) against New York City. The case, with potentially national implications, can move forward. New York City’s motion (discussed here) which would have paused the case was denied. Had their motion been accepted, New York City would have been able to enact a rule change theoretically rendering the case “moot” (meaningless), resulting in an eventual dismissal.

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GOA Files Case Before SCOTUS To Fight Parts Of The NFA

The Gun Owners of America’s legal arm, the Gun Owners Foundation, is pressing further in their full-throated defense of Jeremy Kettler, a disabled US Army combat veteran. Mr. Kettler was convicted of possession of an unregistered firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act (NFA) in November 2016.

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The Home Team Advantage: Ammunition, Compatibility, and Why Change Is Bad

If we can make a round that is significantly better than the existing 5.56mm or 7.62mm ammunition, shouldn’t the military just bite the bullet and switch, to the benefit of the servicemen and women in harm’s way? What’s stopping the powers that be from making the incremental improvements that everyone knows are possible?

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MidwayUSA's New (Not-So) "Discreet Tactical Rifle Case Nose Art"

There are times where we gun scribes and bloggers just have to stop and scratch our heads. I swear is not because they itch, but because a company can call something one thing when it is really something else. Perhaps the name and purpose may just be polar opposites, but perhaps the antithesis of what they were going for.

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Modern Personal Defense Weapon Calibers 013: The .22 TCM and .22 TCM 9R

It has been a little while since we visited the subject of modern personal defense weapon calibers, so to start it off again we’ll be taking a look at a new high velocity round that is only a few years old: Armscor’s .22 TCM. This round was reportedly developed by Fred Craig as a high velocity caliber for the 1911 platform, and picked up by Philippine company Armscor. Originally called the “.22 Mini Mag”, the .22 TCM (Tuason-Craig Magnum, after Craig and Armscor’s president) is designed to fit inside the magazine well of a 1911 and function from .38 Super 1911 magazines. Although a pistol round, the .22 TCM is based off the .223 Remington case, shortened by about three quarters of an inch. Thanks to the thick web of its parent case, the .22 TCM is capable of handling high pressures of 40,000 PSI. A version with a shortened projectile, the .22 TCM 9R, is compatible with shorter 9mm magazines for weapons like the Glock 17.

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High End Negrini Cases Now Available For Glocks

Sure, that black plastic case that came with your Glock is perfectly serviceable, but what if you want something nicer? INTELCASE company, a distributor of the high-end Italian gun luggage, has introduced a custom shop line of fine cases for all Glock models.

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What Is a Caliber System, and How Does It Affect Ammunition Design?

In a previous post about the sometimes ambiguous meaning of the word “caliber”, we discussed how the word had mutated through the centuries, picking up different definitions and connotations along the way. In that article, I wrote:

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Future Firearms Ammunition Technology 002: Polymer-Cased Composite Ammunition - Lightening the Load, Pt. 2

In the last installment, we talked about the growing need throughout the 20th Century to reduce the weight of the cartridge case, to lighten the burden of the soldier. Experiments in aluminum have thus far proven unsuccessful, but another material is even more promising: Polymer. Plastics and polymers burst onto the scene in the post-war era, and it didn’t take very long for engineersto start looking at them as a way to reduce the cost and weight of ammunition. If feasible, polymer is an ideal solution for cartridge cases, as it is even less dense than aluminum, while being cheaper and using no metals or other expensive strategic resources, just crude oil.

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Future Firearms Ammunition Technology 001: Aluminum Cased Ammunition - Lightening the Load, Pt. 1

The metallic cartridge case was invented in the 1840s, and – starting in the 1860s – its military application brought with it a host of of advantages for the soldier: Now, ammunition was self-contained, weatherproof, and durable. Yet, despite it being a massive advance, the metallic cartridge wasn’t an across the board triumph. With the addition of a metal case, ammunition became heavier, and cost more to manufacture. In the early days of metallic cartridges, military weapons were slow to fire, and fired heavy bullets that made up the overwhelming percentage of mass of the ammunition, so this advantage was small. Ironically, though, the metallic cartridge allowed the invention of faster firing designs that expended ammunition more quickly, and as ammunition caliber shrunk and average bullet weight dropped, the percentage of mass contained in the metallic case grew.

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