Introducing Texas Silencer Company!

Introducting the Hunter .308 Rifle Silencer from Texas Silencer Company!

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They’ve visited our store, we’ve tried out their product… and we like what we see!

The Strong Silent Type
Easy to use, easy to afford, and tough to break, the HUNTER is built from the ground up to specifically serve the needs of the American hunter and the millions of recreational shooters across the country.  

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Gunshow Loopholes, Assault Weapons, and Silencers

Here’s some great information from the National Sport Shooting Foundation concerning gun show loop holes, assault weapons and silencers. Check it out!

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Evolution of the Muzzleloader

There are many ignitions systems out there for sale these days, some dating back several hundred years. Usually the more modern the ignition system, the faster it will ignite the charge of black powder and the more reliable it will be in the field. However, all black powder guns can experience “hang fires.” This is when the propellant charge does not explode right away; instead, it burns a little and then explodes.

Some of the first muzzleloaders were matchlocks. Basically, a long smoldering cigarette was held in place by a clamp, and when you pulled the trigger, the burning end was pushed into the pan of loose powder, the powder would ignite, and the fire would go through a small hole in the barrel, setting off the main propellant charge of powder. As you might guess, these were not very good in damp weather.

The next step up the ladder was the wheel lock. Picture the striker on your lighter. This lock was wound up, and when the trigger was pulled, it spun against pyrite and sent a shower of sparks into the pan of loose powder. Again, not too good in damp weather, and the pyrites had to be changed every few shots.

While both of these ignition systems are available today from specialty gun makers, you most likely won’t find one in your local sporting goods store. They should be considered curiosities at best by the beginning muzzleloader.

The next big improvement was the flintlock. While the flintlock uses a pan of powder for ignition, it covers that pan with a piece of steel (the frizzen). The hammer holds a piece of flint in its jaws. When the trigger is pulled, the flint strikes the frizzen, flipping it forward off of the pan, while at the same time creating a shower of sparks that ignites the powder.

Flintlocks are still popular today since you don’t need anything to shoot them other than powder, a bullet, and a rock that will spark on steel. I know someone who makes his own black powder and bullets, and he claims his gun will keep shooting as long as the earth is made of rock. (Many rocks can be used to create the spark.)

Flintlocks are still a little problematic in wet weather, but if you take reasonable care of them while in the field, they should serve you well. The Kentucky Rifle is a prime example of a flintlock.

The caplock showed up in the early nineteenth century using a standard #11 cap to ignite the powder. The cap was placed on a hollow nipple, and when it was set off, the fire ran directly into the propellant charge. Most modern caplocks still use this ignition system. This closed system is much more water resistant, therefore much more reliable. The Hawken rifles carried by the mountain men were mostly caplocks.

Just before the Civil War, the musket cap was invented. This cap is larger and has a hotter spark for more reliable ignition. Most military arms of that era were fitted with nipples that require musket caps. The military wanted the most reliable ignition available. Even today you can replace your #11 nipple with one that takes musket caps.

In the mid 1980s they came out with inline muzzleloaders. These guns place the nipple directly behind the charge instead of to the side like all the other types. Today we have four basic types of inline guns. The earliest still used the #11 cap placed on an inline nipple, while most of the newest ones use a #209 shotgun primer for almost (yes I said almost) foolproof ignition.

The simplest is the break action. Picture a single shot shotgun, but when you break it open, instead of the chamber for your shotgun shell, there is a breach plug with a nipple. Just place you cap on it, close the action and you are good to go (after you have loaded it, of course).

The plunger type looks almost like a modern rifle. You pull back the bolt, exposing the nipple to place the cap. When you pull the trigger, a plunger comes forward and strikes the cap. These are the low-end models that you will see in a big-box store. (Although when I say low end, that is regarding price only, since most of them shoot very well.

A couple manufacturers make bolt-action muzzleloaders. These look just like any other big game rifle. The bolt is opened, the cap is placed, and the bolt is closed; it is then ready to fire.

The pivot action is the newest thing on the market. They are a simple design that is easier to clean (very important) and, as a result, have become very popular.

Want more information on muzzleloaders? Check it out HERE! at Offthegridnews!

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US Law Shield Seminar

Want to sign up for our US Law Shield Seminar?

Register for the seminar here!

We’re giving away a FREE Glock 19 to someone in attendance!

Join us on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 from 6:00-9:00pm!

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Firearms Safety — 10 Rules of Safe Gun Handling

Hunting and target shooting are among the safest of all sports. [The NSSF] website is intended to make them even safer by emphasizing the basics of safe gun handling and storage and by reminding you that you are the key to firearms safety.

You can help meet this responsibility by enrolling in hunter safety or shooting safety courses. You must constantly stress safety when handling firearms, especially to children and non-shooters. Beginners, in particular, must be closely supervised when handling firearms with which they may not be acquainted.

Don’t be timid when it comes to gun safety. If you observe anyone violating any safety precautions, you have an obligation to insist on safer handling practices, such as those on this Web site.

 

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Election Countdown- Get to know your candidates!

Election season is upon us!  Each and every election #2A supporters must pay close attention to who they’re voting for… each election is an important one!  Thanks to the National Sport Shooting Foundation (NSSF) and National Rifle Association (NRA), there’s an easy way to check your favorite candidates’ positions.  Want to get started? Do it by clicking HERE! or HERE!

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Some Suppressor FAQ’s brought to you by Liberty Suppressors

 

Steps for Suppressor Purchase:

The steps to suppressor ownership is simple and your dealer will walk you through the process each step of the way.

  1. Locate a class III dealer in your state to handle your transfer.
  2. Place your order through Liberty Suppressors or your Class III Dealer.
  3. Pick up your prefilled ATF Form 4 packet, from your dealer.
  4. Complete your ATF Form 4 packet, which will require:
    1. a $200 check payable to the ATF for your Transfer Tax Stamp
    2. a trip to your local Sheriff’s office or CLEO to have him sign the forms and do fingerprint cards. (If your suppressor is owned by your Trust or Corporation, you will skip this step)
    3. Attach a passport portrait onto the form. (If your suppressor is owned by your Trust or Corporation, you will skip this step)
  5. Mail your form 4 packet to the ATF. Allow a minimum of one month (4-6 month Average) for processing w/ the ATF. Once the form 4 is approved, it will be sent back to your dealer and you can go pick up your Suppressor !

THATS IT! YOUR SUPPRESSOR IS NOW YOURS TO ENJOY
FOR A LIFETIME!

 

Got more questions about Liberty Suppressors? Check them out here!

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Try This to Overcome Your Fear of Carrying with a Round in the Chamber

We found this great article over at USA Carry who originally got it from Concealed Nation and we thought it was so great that we had to share.

For many, carrying with a round in the chamber is a step that hasn’t been taken yet. The reasons vary, but it’s definitely an issue for a lot of people. In this article, I am going to discuss a simple thing that you can do to ease your mind.

If you came here to say something along the lines of “Carrying with an empty chamber is stupid” or “Why even carry if your pipe is empty?”, save it. This article isn’t for you.

If you’re still reading, I hope that you’re here for the tip in this article.

First, keep this in mind: For a modern handgun to fire, the trigger needs to be depressed. For the following example, I am going to be referring to Glock pistols as the example, since they have no external safety (aside from the trigger safety).

Want to read more? Check it out HERE!

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5 (of many) Reasons to Own a Suppressor

We don’t know about you, but we don’t really need any more reasons to own a suppressor.  BUT! Since you can never really have too many reasons, here are a couple more courtesy of American Hunter:

5. You’ll spook less game.
Have you ever been hog hunting and saw three hogs, but only got one because the other two hogs ran off when you fired? With a suppressor there’s a greater chance you can knock all three of them down. If you want the ultimate in spook-less shooting, use sub-sonic ammo. Ifdeer are more your bag, being able to shoot does for management without making the bucks go as nocturnal as vampire bats is worth the $200, albeit ridiculous, tax stamp to me.

4. They can save your ears.
It’s like a muffler for your gun; hearing protection that you make your rifle wear at all times so you can forget yours. After all, if I lose my hearing now due to repeated gunfire, I won’t be able to hear them announce my winning numbers at the bingo hall later on in life. Silencer owners are winners. Remember that.

3. Happy neighbors make happy hunters.
Most of us just want to live and hunt in peace. If we never see a Bambi-hugging neighbor who rushes to the sound of our gunshots and attempts CPR on our dying venison, we’d be peachy. Reality is, most land owners and Americans aren’t anti-gun, they’re just anti-getting-rocked-off-the-rocking-chair-while-they-watch-Tom-Selleck-do-his-thing-in-Blue Bloods. Perhaps you can’t help it that your hard-earned five acres in the country butts up to Mrs. Wallace’s living room window, but if you choose to, you can help limit th noise produced from your 7mm shoulder cannon. It’s called a silencer. Check them out on the Internet.

 

Want to see more? See the rest of the list here.

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November Rimfire Challenge Results!

Stock Pistol

T. Bryant                2.64
B. Richardson       3.02
G. Miller                 3.43
W. Hathaway         3.88
T.  Miller                 4.97
D. Leavins               4.48

Stock Rifle 

B. Richardson     2.56
T. Bryant             2.87
T. Miller               3.00
G. Miller               3.17
W. Hathaway       3.93

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