Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tucson Guns February Newsletter

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SHOT Show 2017
 
For those of you that don't know what the SHOT Show is, it is the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show. It is the biggest event in the gun industry and I had the opportunity to attend again this year. The SHOT Show is where all of the new products for 2017 get released and it gives us a chance to meet with people we talk to on the phone and email all year long. What this means for you though, is that we get orders in for the coolest new products and sometimes we get special deals that we pass on to you. Some of those items, but not all are listed below-
  • Magpul X22 Backpacker Stock for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown
  • Colt Combat Unit Carbine
  • Colt Cobra Revolver
  • Trijicon MRO Patrol
  • Hudson Mfg H9
  • CZ P10c
Because of all the orders we placed at the show, we are stocked up on a lot of firearms and accessories now. We appologize for our shelves being bare for a bit but we are fully stocked on Slip 2000, Bladetech, AR small parts, AR accessories, Glock handguns, S&W handguns, Ruger handguns, and we are stocking a small amount of Taurus firearms again. We have orders from Blackhills Ammunition, Crimson Trace, Surefire, and Gun Storage Solutions on the way as well. Look for us to carry some new products in 2017. We'll post in the newsletter and on Facebook when these new items make their appearance.

-Shane

 



GUN LAWS

 
The following Arizona pro-rights bills are scheduled for committee hearings in the coming week.

HB2318, which would require a conviction of a crime before a concealed weapons permit can be revoked, is scheduled for a hearing in the House Judiciary & Public Safety committee on Feb 1.

SB1243, would exempt CCW permit holders from disarming in public (state & local gov't controlled) buildings or events that do not screen everyone entering for weapons, is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Government committee on Feb 1.

HB2216, which would make it illegal to track firearms or their owners via electronic systems, databases, etc., passed out of the House Judiciary & Public Safety committee on Jan 25.

HB2287, which would change the language regarding the culpable mental state required to prove a person unlawfully discharged a firearm, also passed out of the House Judiciary & Public Safety committee on Jan 25.


 

 



GUN OF THE MONTH


 
Browning HiPower 9mm Vector Arms Import
 
 
   The Browning Hi Power is a single action, semi-automatic handgun available in 9mm and .40 S&W calibers. It is based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and completed by Dieudonn√© Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium. Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. The Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols in history, having been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries.

This Hi Power is made in Belgium and imported by Vector Arms in 1994. It is similar to a GP Capitan but has a proprietary stock notch cut into the frame to accept a Vector Arms shoulder stock. Since it's a mid 90's build, it has the newer Harder Cast Frame and a larger, stronger sear and firing mechanism.
 
 


TECH
 
   In last month's newsletter we started to wade into the vast jungle of AR manufacturers and make sense of what we encountered. We had ended with a list of what we refer to as "Tier 1" guns.

   "Tier 1" rifles are the highest quality rifles on the market in the AR world. Why are they the best quality you might ask? Excellence in the firearms world comes from the quality of the materials used in manufacturing, the tolerances those materials are manufactured to, the finish applied to those materials, the quality of the labor used in assembling/manufacturing the firearm, and the quality control measures used to ensure all of the previous items indeed meet the standards of the manufacturer.

   One of the ways "Tier 1" companies differentiate themselves from lesser quality companies is in their testing of each individual component of the rifle. Some companies just do "batch testing". Say they get in 1,000 bolts. They might test 10 bolts and if they pass all 1,000 pass. "Tier 1" companies will test every single one of the 1,000 bolts to ensure that they all meet their standards. If 1 fails, guess what? They all fail and the entire lot gets rejected.

   Most "Tier 1" guns share a list of the same components. Forged 7075 T6 Hard Coat anodized  receivers, "Mil-Spec" receiver extensions, MPI'd bolts made from Carpenter 158 steel, & barrels made from 11595E steel (CMV) with a 1:7 barrel twist rate and 5.56 chambers that are High Pressure Tested (HPT) and Magnetic Particle Inspected (MPI). These components are often referred to as "Mil-Spec" as these parts are listed in the Technical Data Package (TDP) that Colt uses for their M4's built for the US Government. This TDP was mistakenly open sourced by the US Government in 1996. So this information is out there for every AR manufacturer to obtain and use. Ask yourself, why doesn't every company use it?

Next month we'll be back with more info!

To be continued.....

 

 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
 
    

S&W M&P M2.0's are here!

We have both the 5" FDE w/ Thumb Safety
& the 4.25" wo/Thumb Safety in stock.


 


FORT KNOX VAULTS
 
              
Fort Knox Defender 7241
 
  • 1680 Degree Fire Rating for 90 Minutes
  • 16 Gun Silver Carpeted Interior
  • Light Granite Exterior Paint
  • Deluxe Upgrade Package
  • Plywood Shelf Upgrade
  • S&B Electronic lock
  • Interior Light Kit
  • External Hinges
  • Pull Handle
 
This Vault is on display in our
showroom along with many others.

 
We don't protect just anyone's valuables, we protect yours...

 


Have a firearms collection you are looking to get rid of?
 
Remember, Tucson Guns also buys estates and individual firearms you may have for sale. Please keep us in mind if you are selling as we will give you a fair price and make sure background checks are conducted for all purchasers.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Tucson Guns Newsletter Jan 2017

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WELCOME TO 2017!
 

    Well, 2016 sure was a crazy year! We made it through the elections. With a Republican majority in the House & Senate, and with Trump as President, 2017 looks to be a good year for gun owners! Nationwide CCW Reciprocity is on the horizon as well as passage of the Hearing Protection Act. For the first time ever, the NRA is going on the offensive. Hopefully we can see some gunlaws on the books get repealed.

    All of us at Tucson Guns hope you and your families have a safe and prosperous New Year!

-Bob, Shane, James & Howard

 

 



GUN LAWS
 

H.R.3799 - Hearing Protection Act of 2015

http://americansuppressorassociation.com/hearing-protection-act/
 

Hearing Protection Act of 2015

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) eliminate the $200 transfer tax on firearm silencers, and (2) treat any person who acquires or possesses a firearm silencer as meeting any registration or licensing requirements of the National Firearms Act with respect to such silencer. Any person who pays a tax on a silencer after October 22, 2015 may receive a refund of such tax.

The bill amends the federal criminal code to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers.

This bill has a high probability of passing given the Republican majority in the House, Senate and with Trump as President. Don't wait until it passes to buy a suppressor though. The way things work in our government, it might still be a few years before it is voted on and approved.

Click on the link above to show your support! 

 



GUN OF THE MONTH
 
Wilson Combat Tactical Elite 1911 .45acp
 
 

    If you are looking for a nice 1911 for the New Year, look no further than this lightly used Wilson Combat Tactical Elite. This 1911 comes with the factory blue Wilson Combat pistol case and one Wilson Combat 47D magazine.
  
     With all the combat-proven features of a typical CQB, the Tactical Elite provides the additional advantage of a fully-supported, hand-fit, heavy-flanged cone match-grade barrel. The extra weight of the heavier-than-standard barrel gives the shooter softer recoil and faster recovery time between shots. Possibly the easiest .45ACP pistol to shoot well in today's market, it is the highest-performance self defense pistol available. When nothing less than 100% functional reliability, fast handling, rapid shot-to-shot recovery and accuracy is demanded, you want to have a Wilson Combat® Tactical Elite On Your Side®.
 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Full-Size Carbon Steel Frame
  • 30 LPI High-Cut Checkered Frontstrap
  • High-Ride Bullet Proof® Beavertail Grip Safety
  • Ambidextrous Bullet Proof® Thumb Safety
  • 3 ½# – 4 ½# Crisp Trigger Pull
  • Bullet Proof® Magazine Well
  • 5″ Carbon Steel Slide
  • 5″ Stainless Match-Grade Heavy Flanged Cone Barrel, Hand Fit
  • One Piece Guide Rod
Accuracy Guarantee: 1″ at 25 yds
 


TECH


 
M4, M4gery, AR, AR-15, Black Rifle, Modern Sporting Rifle, Assault Rifle, etc.... Whatever your preferred term is, we will refer to them as AR's for the duration of this article. We get tons of questions everyday concerning AR's so we decided to start a series of tech articles covering the majority of questions we have been asked over the years.  The number one most asked question we get is, "what is the difference between that inexpensive model and the way more expensive one? The simple answer is quality. The more complex answer will likely take a few newsletters to explain.
 
    At one time there was only what we call the ABC's of the AR world. Armalite, Bushmaster, & Colt. Now there are 100's of different AR manufacturers making every barrel length and configuration imaginable. With all these choices it can be a bit confusing as to which brand you should buy. Well, we are going to help you wade through the sea of AR's and determine which one is right for you.

    To start with, higher quality materials, more Quality Control Inspectors, higher standards, tighter tolerances all cost more money. Now just because the rifle costs more, doesn't necessarily mean it's better. We'll break down the main features that affect quality and what to look for when you are searching for your next AR.

    If you've been in our store asking about AR's you've probably heard us mention different "Tiers" of Manufacturers. We break down all AR manufacturers into 3 Tiers; Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 with Tier 1 being the high end and Tier 3 being the bottom of the barrel, quality wise. Tier 1 has the highest quality control, highest quality parts, and generally costs more than the other Tiers. Lets get into Tier 1 first.

    Tier 1 includes the following AR manufacturers-
  • Colt
  • Bravo Company (BCM)
  • Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT)
  • Noveske
  • Daniel Defense
  • LWRC
  • LaRue Tactical
  • FN
In our next article we will go into more detail about Tier 1 guns and what makes them so special.

To be continued.....

 

 PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
 
North American Rescue      

We are now stocking North American Rescue medical products. Accidents happen all the time, Be Prepared! If you don't have a med kit in your range bag you should...

We currently have the following items in stock-
  • S-Fold Gauze
  • 4" Emergency Trauma Dressing
  • Black Talon Nitrile Gloves Size Lg 50pk
  • Individual Aid Kits


FORT KNOX VAULTS
 
                

Did you know that Fort Knox makes Vault Doors???
You can turn any room into a Gun Vault or even a Panic Room.
We don't protect just anyone's valuables, we protect yours...
 


Have a firearms collection you are looking to get rid of?
 
Remember, Tucson Guns also buys estates and individual firearms you may have for sale. Please keep us in mind if you are selling as we will give you a fair price and make sure background checks are conducted for all purchasers.

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