If you have been wanting to purchase a Slidefire, Bumpfire or similarly related stock because of recent events in the US you may have tried searching online. One of the most popular sites where people buy, sell and research pricing for products related to the firearm’s industry is Gunbroker.com among others. If you have been finding it difficult to find much, if any at all on Gunbroker, there is a reason why. Many users who were attempting to sell their Slidefire stocks received a message worded as such today around roughly 6:00 PM Central Standard Time:
Dear Gunbroker User,
The Management of Gunbroker.com has made the decision to no longer allow listings of Bump/Slide Fire stocks or similar items on the site. All existing listings have been removed without winning bidders. Please do not relist these items.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued support.
The Management of Gunbroker.com
This is quite the statement Gunbroker is making by doing this. One individual who was selling his/her rifleon Gunbroker and received that exact message stated:
Well this sucks…my AR Bumpfire rifle was up to $960…then this happened…
To protect the privacy of the individual that this happened to, he/she will not be named. Their sentiments are very understandable considering no notice was given to Gunbroker users.
This is not a lone individual that has been affected either. If you jump onto Gunbroker’s own forum and start digging into “Slidefire” discussions people are talking about the newly developing ban on Slidefire’s.
We'd love to hear your opinion on this. Please leave a comment below.
Original article: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/10/07/breaking-gunbroker-reverses-their-stance-on-slidefire-bumpfire-stocks/
SAFETY WARNING & RECALL NOTICE
A Limited Number of Rifles are Affected
SIG SAUER, Inc. has determined that a limited number of rifles in the SIG716 DMR®, SIG516® Carbon Fiber and SIGM400® Predator models are subject to a Safety Warning and Recall Notice. Some models were built with a two-stage SIG SAUER trigger that may have an improperly heat-treated hammer. Over time, this could result in a trigger malfunction creating a significant safety hazard. SIG SAUER is issuing a mandatory recall to replace the hammer and trigger assembly in these specific rifles. This recall does not affect any military or law enforcement rifles or any SIG MCX®/SIG MPX® products.
SIG SAUER will correct any of the affected firearms at no cost to the customer.
The firearms affected by the recall can be identified by the presence of a SIG mark etched into the hammer. See image below.
RIFLE RECALL: HOW TO CHECK
To determine if a rifle is subject to the recall, take the following two actions:
SIG SAUER apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused and will service any affected rifle in the most expedited manner possible.
If you have any questions about this recall, the rifle, or its disassembly or reassembly, please contact SIG SAUER Customer Service at (603) 610-3000, Option 1.
FAQ – TWO-STAGE MATCH TRIGGER RECALL
Q: How do I know if my rifle is affected?
A: If you own a SIG716 DMR, SIG516 with a Carbon Fiber Handguard, or a SIGM400 Predator, you could “POTENTIALLY” be affected. Go to visual identifier and serial number lookup above to see if your specific rifle is subject to the recall.
Q: Why are only these specific models being recalled?
A: These models contained a version of the SIG Two-Stage Match Trigger that was identified to have a heat treatment issue.
Q: What is the cost of this recall?
A: There will be no cost to the end user.
Q: How long will it take to get my rifle back?
A: 2-3 weeks.
Q: What do I need to do if my rifle is affected by the recall?
A: Contact SIG SAUER Customer Service at (603) 610-3000, Option #1, and you will be issued a pre-addressed shipping label and box.
Q: Does this affect any Law Enforcement or Military rifles in the market?
Q: Will my new trigger still be a Two-Stage Match Trigger?
Q: Do I need to return my lower to SIG SAUER?
Q: Are all triggers in the listed models – SIG716 DMR®, SIGM400® Predator, SIG516® with Carbon Fiber Handguard –affected?
A: No. Use the visual identifier above and serial number lookup to determine if your rifle is affected.
According to a press release issued earlier today by Heckler & Koch, the Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of parent company H&K AG Norbert Scheuch has been terminated from his position by the supervisory board. The release also stated that Wolfgang Hesse, the current sole Executive Board member, would be taking over operations for Heckler & Koch until Scheuch’s replacement can be appointed.
This news comes at a fairly delicate time for the German gunmaker. The company is building a new factory in the US, as it seeks to penetrate further into the US military and civilian gun markets. As part of this aggressive push, H&K’s product lineup has been significantly revised, as well, with the introduction of the HK433 and several other new models based on the HK416 and G36. On the other hand, the company has also had persistent financial difficulties to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars of debt, coupled with serious management issues.
The failure to deliver XM25 CDTE weapons to the US government due to a company officer decisions, as well as the firing of experienced HK USA President Wayne Weber, both point to deeply buried threads of management shortcomings within the company itself. Whether Scheuch’s firing will be good or bad for the company in the long run remains to be seen, but it does seem to mark a turning point for the company. What is clear is that Heckler & Koch cannot afford any more management issues moving forward. Whoever steps into Scheuch’s shoes will need a sound strategy and a steady hand to guide the company through both its new endeavors and its current obstacles.
Firearm manufacturers and finish applicators are always experimenting with new ways to create stronger finishes. The coordination of guns and technology between Daniel Defense and Cerakote has recently been able to produce just that. Daniel Defense’s new Cerakote Elite finish is being touted as not only stronger, but more impervious to scratches and abrasions.
This new coating will also be coming at consumers in a new color that Daniel Defense is calling “Deep Woods.” This new Deep Woods color is a green, Earth-toned shade that is more neutral or flat in appearance than traditional Olive Drab Green (OD Green).
The new Cerakote Elite Deep Woods will be initially available on 5 of Daniel Defense’s rifle models:
· DD5V1 Keymod
· DD5V1 M-LOK
Marty Daniel, the President and CEO of Daniel Defense was quoted as saying this in regards to their new finish and color offering for Daniel Defense rifles:
We are excited to be working with Cerakote to release Daniel Defense Deep Woods on several of our rifle models. We debuted the Deep Woods finish on our DDM4A1 rifle at the 2017 NRA Show in Atlanta, Georgia, this past spring. The response was very positive to not only the Deep Woods color but also to the look and feel of the Cerakote finish.
This is something that you should see immediately available through Daniel Defense supporting dealers. The full press release for the new Cerakote Elite finish in Deep Woods can be read below.
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Without rule changes, regulation amendments, politicians or legislation, a partnership between the U.S. government and a small private industry group has dramatically changed the process in which National Firearms Act (NFA) controlled items are transferred between individuals and entities. There is now a system in place within the BATFE’s NFA DIvision, that will allow nearly everyone who files a Form 4 to transfer controlled items, such as silencers, a genuine chance at receiving approved forms in a few short months. Alongside the ATF, three silencer industry stalwarts spearheaded the best modernization of the registry in 83 years: Dead Air Armament, GEMTECH and Silencer Shop.
The goal is to have wait times down to a fraction of current levels.
We have been following this story, quietly, for about eight months. And while there is obviously going to be a lot of details to discuss, I will try to keep everything short and sweet. Because, for the most part, the system itself is pretty simple.
One of the biggest aspects to remember as we walk through this process, is that the new system is free and open to everyone – all manufacturers, distributors, dealers and customers can use the new ATF process for any NFA item transferred via Form 4. Not only that, but it is completely voluntary, if you want to continue to use the old submission process, it is still available – the choice is yours.
MODERNIZED NFA PROCESS OVERVIEW:
Silencer Shop, along with Dead Air and GEMTECH, has developed a bar code generation/scanning system that allows the ATF NFA Division to forego the bulk of the manual data entry associated with processing NFA forms. It is this mundane process that takes up the majority of the assistant’s time processing applications – before it even reaches an examiner’s hands.
Besides being labor intensive, there is a high potential for data entry errors (as high as 50%), slowing the process even further. Not only that, but the NFA Division has constantly shifted resources to cover the current processing ‘rush-of-the-month’ (EForms popularity, 41P/41F panic, etc); the lack of focus makes human resource consistency a challenge.
All of this used to take up the majority of the time to get a form approved. Used to.
About a year ago, Silencer Shop CEO Dave Matheny approached the ATF about updating the NFA application process to include an automated data entry system. The goal was to use basic technology to speed up the transfer approval system currently in place. At the time, no one showed significant interest.
Leveraging industry relationships, Matheny contacted the CEO of Dead Air Armament, Eric Rogers, who was able to organize a high-level meeting with the ATF NFA Division leadership. Together, Matheny, Rogers and Ron Martinez, the CEO of GEMTECH, attended the meeting where Matheny demonstrated a prototype of the automated data entry system. Key aspects of the proposal focused on three simple, yet very important facts:
1. The modernization would not require a rule or regulation change
2. The updates would not affect the substance of the NFA process or systems
3. The cost of the new system to the government is virtually insignificant
The NFA leadership, realizing the impact the new process would have on wait times, approved a pilot program allowing Silencer Shop to create a data entry system and bar code generator for applications. Silencer Shop coded the new systems and the two leading manufacturers advised and supported it at the ATF.
“WE WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE AT THE NFA DIVISION AND THE ATF WHO WERE OPEN TO WORKING WITH US TO DEVELOP A MORE EFFICIENT DATA TRANSFER SYSTEM. MANUFACTURERS, DEALER, AND CUSTOMERS WILL ALL BENEFIT AS NFA WAIT TIMES COME DOWN, AND STAY DOWN, WITH THE APPLICATION OF THIS AND SEVERAL OTHER NEW TECHNOLOGY-BASED SOLUTIONS.”
– DAVE MATHENY, CEO SILENCER SHOP
For eight months, these three silencer industry leaders, met with a very receptive group of ATF leadership, and hammered out the details for a system that is simple, free and available to anyone who is filing an NFA form, no matter which manufacturer, distributor or dealer is handling the transfer.
Enough of the background, let’s talk about the process.
HOW IT WORKS:
Buy a silencer, any silencer from anywhere (or any NFA item):
When it comes time for your local dealer to transfer your NFA item(s) to you or your legal entity, they head over to one of the three websites setup to generate barcode enabled NFA forms: available now at Silencer Shop and coming soon to Dead Air Armament, GEMTECH and silencer wholesalers. There are no costs or fees for either the consumer or the dealer.
After your dealer completes the Form 4, they print out all the copies with the barcode imprinted on the top (if you are buying through Silencer Shop, the bar code process occurs entirely behind the scenes):
Obviously, then you mail your forms to ATF Atlanta for payment and processing. Once they hit West Virginia, however, instead of waiting in stacks of boxes for an assistant to manually enter all of your information, your barcode is scanned and the form is all ready for the background check portion of the application phase.
“WORKING TOGETHER AS A TEAM, THE COOPERATION BETWEEN INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT HAS RESULTED IN A STREAMLINING OF THE NFA APPLICATION PROCESS AND DRAMATICALLY REDUCED WAIT TIMES FOR ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS.”
– ERIC ROGERS, CEO, DEAD AIR ARMAMENT
Here’s where the only caveat comes in – the background check for NFA forms usually takes three weeks for the FBI to complete. In a small amount of applicant submissions, the background check can take longer, depending on some unknown variables. (Don’t ask, I don’t know. And yes, I know we have an instant NICS system for Title I guns and, no, I don’t know why it can’t get used for NFA).
If you are lucky, your background check is done in about three weeks, your form is approved and everything, including your minty fresh stamp, is mailed back to your dealer so the transfer can proceed as planned. Again, the goal is ultra-fast approvals. It may take a little time for everyone involved to get used to the new data entry process, but everyone involved agrees that wait times will drop dramatically.
THE WAY FORWARD:
Boom, there it is. A simple system with basic technology has now upgraded the NFA application and approval process as well as reduced wait times. Besides Silencer Shop, who developed the bar code system and Dead Air and GEMTECH who harnessed their decades of experience and industry relations, much of the credit should be given to the ATF. It would have been easy enough for the NFA Division to politely decline outside industry assistance and maintain the status quo. On behalf of NFA aficionados everywhere, thank you BATFE for making this possible.
“WE ARE EXCITED THAT THE PUBLIC SECTOR (ATF) AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR CAN WORK TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN WAIT TIME FOR OUR CUSTOMERS”
– RON MARTINEZ, CEO, GEMTECH
Want some more good news? Starting on July 11, 2017, all Form 4s from Silencer Shop were imprinted with the new barcode, meaning if you purchased a silencer in the last 30 days, chances are your forms have been “upgraded” and are in line for expedited processing as we speak.
SILENCER SHOP PRESS RELEASE:
SILENCER SHOP PROVIDES ENHANCEMENTS TO ATF NFA PROCESSING
Silencer Shop partners with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) to expedite the Form 4 process.
Austin, Texas – Silencer Shop, through collaboration with Gemtech, and Dead Air Silencers, has partnered with the ATF in the development and implementation of a brand-new process that makes Form 4 submissions more streamlined and convenient.
With a recent surge in applications due to the 2016 implementation of Rule 41F, which requires the submission of fingerprints, photographs, and a background check prior to receiving any NFA item, the wait-time has spiked to nearly a year.
“After collaborative discussions between industry leaders and the ATF, we’ve devised a new barcode system that will benefit the ATF, industry members, and consumers, without requiring time-consuming process changes or system upgrades.” said Dave Matheny, Founder, and Owner of SilencerShop.com. “With this new system, the ATF will be using 2D barcode scanners that read forms submitted by Powered By Silencer Shop dealers – or any other dealers that choose to use the free Form 4 generator.”
The new solution consists of a form generator which encodes information in a 2D barcode on the ATF Copy of the generated forms. The generator will be free to any dealer or individual, and hosted on the Silencer Shop, Gemtech, and Dead Air Silencer websites. Powered By Silencer Shop dealers will automatically have the barcode added to any forms processed by Silencer Shop – and nearly 3,000 barcoded Form 4s have already been submitted as of today.
Using these forms, the data entry staff at the NFA Division can simply scan a barcoded form to enter data, error free, in seconds. This frees up Division resources to work on other tasks, and virtually eliminates a time-consuming and error-prone process.
“This solution will help reduce NFA wait times and will benefit both customers and industry members” adds Matheny. “We would like to extend our thanks to the ATF for working with industry members to make the NFA process more efficient.”
With the integration of barcode technology, and other changes, consumers could be looking at 30-60 day wait-times.
About Silencer Shop
Silencer Shop is a full-service suppressor distributor that carries a variety of silencers, accessories, and other types of firearm equipment.
Passionate about providing consumers with the simplest buying experience possible for suppressors, Silencer Shop works round the clock with regulatory bodies to make registration as streamlined as possible.
In the wake of the news that the P320 has failed when drop tested by independent sources, Sig Sauer has offered to upgrade P320 pistol in the wake of the failures. Note that Sig Sauer is not issuing a recall of any kind, just that they are offering a program to upgrade the existing pistols with parts that Sig may have already developed.
Just 4 days ago, Sig reassured us that the P320 was safe and did not indicate that they were aware of a problem. They even stated, “All SIG SAUER pistols incorporate effective mechanical safeties to ensure they only fire when the trigger is pressed.” in the press release 4 days ago, recent independent testing indicates that this may not be the case after all. While I am not saying that Sig concealed anything from us, I do find it interesting that Sig seems to indicate in the most recent press release that the parts needed to upgrade the P320 have already been developed.
Sig Sauer has not returned our request for further comment at this time.
Sig does state that the upgrade program details will be released on their website on Monday, August 14, 2017 but does not indicate how the program will be run and what parts will be replaced. I have pasted the whole press release below.
SIG SAUER Issues Voluntary Upgrade of P320 Pistol
P320 pistol meets requirements for industry and government safety standards;
performance enhancements optimize function, safety, and reliability.
Newington, NH (August 8, 2017) – The P320 meets U.S. standards for safety, including the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Sporting Arms AmmunitionManufacturers’ Institute, Inc. (SAAMI®), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), as well as rigorous testing protocols for global military and law enforcement agencies.
The design of the SIG SAUER P320 overcomes the most significant safety concern in striker-fired pistols today: the practice of pressing the trigger for disassembly. This can be performed with a round in the chamber which has resulted in numerous incidents of property damage, physical injury, and death. The disassembly process of the P320, however, uses a take-down lever rather than pressing the trigger, eliminating the possibility of discharge during the disassembly process.
Recent events indicate that dropping the P320 beyond U.S. standards for safety may cause an unintentional discharge. As a result of input from law enforcement, government and military customers, SIG has developed a number of enhancements in function, reliability, and overall safety including drop performance. SIG SAUER is offering these enhancements to its customers. Details of this program will be available at sigsauer.com on Monday, August 14, 2017.
The M17 variant of the P320, selected by the U.S. government as the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS), is not affected by the Voluntary Upgrade.
“SIG SAUER is committed to our approach on innovation, optimization, and performance, ensuring we produce the finest possible products,” said Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER. “Durability, reliability and safety, as well as end-user confidence in the SIG SAUER brand are the priorities for our team.”
Does this confirm that there is a problem with the P320? My personal opinion is that it does. I don’t believe that a manufacturer would offer a voluntary upgrade program for a problem that does not exist if there wasn’t some truth to the claims that the P320 is not drop safe. But again, that is merely my opinion.
I do find it interesting that the M17 variant of the P320 is not going to be upgraded like the rest of the guns, I wonder if the contract will not allow for any changes to the design after it has been adopted. I would like to see ALL P320s upgraded to include the M17 models, but that is not Sig’s current plan. We should have more information coming out soon, make sure to check back for updates.
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If you want to own an SBR do it right and spend the $200 for the Tax Stamp and it won’t cost you $20K in Legal fees.
The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office has posted an announcement on their Facebook page describing a sting operation in which they cooperated with ATF agents to purchase an unregistered SBR from a local trying to sell the rifle online. Peter Chirco, the owner of the rifle even knew that the rifle was under the legal 16-inch barrel length when he posted it online, in addition to even being barred from several local shooting ranges because the range staff realized the illegality of the rifle itself.
From the Facebook post-
"Sheriff Detectives and members of the ATF set up an undercover buy of this illegal short barreled AR-15 style rifle yesterday. The gun was listed for sale online by Peter Chirco, 25, who told detectives he knew it was illegal and had even been banned from gun ranges because of it. Chirco was arrested and charged with possession of a short-barreled gun/rifle and booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on a $15,000 bond."
To think that a mere pistol buffer tube could have made the difference between this fellow being charged with a felony and having a successful purchase just baffles those of us who pay so much attention to staying within the legal limits that we have to adhere to on a daily basis. Or even the fact that he was a mere several inches to be within a legal barrel limit. It appears that the barrel is probably 12 inches with a compensator attached to it. If this was a case of he probably didn’t realize the extent of NFA laws or was just ignorant about the barrel length, maybe we could have some sympathy, but it is hard to with this blatancy.
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Could the complete deregulation of silencers (also called “suppressors”) be near? That’s the goal of a new bill introduced simultaneously to the House and Senate, which seeks to invalidate the provisions pertaining to silencers of the National Firearms Act, entirely. The bill, called the SHUSH (Silencers Help Us Save Hearing) Act, would nullify the NFA’s requirements for silencer registration via two modifications: First, by making anyone seeking to purchase a silencer (who is otherwise acting within the law) automatically meet the NFA’s requirements; and second, by invalidating all state regulations regarding silencers. Further, these changes would retroactively apply to all silencer transfers more recent than October 22, 2015.
Essentially, these provisions would deregulate silencers to the status of general firearms accessories, apply this deregulation across the board to all states, and release all silencers currently in tax stamp limbo to their respective purchasers. This differs from the Hearing Protection Act (HPA), which would down-regulate silencers to the same level as a standard longarm.
Whether the SHUSH Act will compete against or complement the HPA remains to be seen. It is possible that the more aggressive SHUSH Act could drive more moderate members of Congress towards the HPA – lest the SHUSH Act be forced through, anyway. However, it is also possible that the SHUSH Act could fragment the faction seeking to deregulate silencers by drawing away those members who are more strongly pro-deregulation.
Crushing a record previously held by a British sniper, a Canadian special forces member now holds the title title for the longest confirmed kill. Measured at 3,450 meters, or approximately 2.2 miles, the member of the Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent in Iraq using a McMillan TAC-50 rifle. For obvious reasons, officials are not releasing the name of the soldier, but say that the shot was “confirmed by video and other data”. Now that’s a LiveLeak video I want to see.
A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,450 metres.
Sources say a member of Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target.
“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” said a military source, who stressed the operation fell within the strictures of the government’s advise and assist mission. “Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”
A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,450 metres. Sources say a member of Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target.
“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” said a military source, who stressed the operation fell within the strictures of the government’s advise and assist mission. “Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.” The kill was independently verified by video camera and other data, The Globe and Mail has learned.
“Hard data on this. It isn’t an opinion. It isn’t an approximation. There is a second location with eyes on with all the right equipment to capture exactly what the shot was,” another military source said. A military insider told The Globe: “This is an incredible feat. It is a world record that might never be equalled.”
The world record was previously held by British sniper Craig Harrison, who shot a Taliban gunner with a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle from 2,475 metres away in 2009.
Previously, Canadian Corporal Rob Furlong had set the world record in 2002 at 2,430 metres when he gunned down an Afghan insurgent carrying an RPK machine gun during Operation Anaconda.
Weeks before, Canadian Master Cpl. Arron Perry briefly held the world’s best sniper record after he fatally shot an insurgent at 2,310 metres during the same operation. Both soldiers were members of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
JTF2 special forces are primarily tasked with counterterrorism, sniper operations and hostage rescue. Much of the information about this elite organization is classified and not commented on by the government. The unit’s snipers and members of Canadian Special Operations Regiment, who are carrying out the main task of training Kurdish forces, have been operating in tough conditions in Iraq.
The Trudeau government pulled CF-18 fighter jets out of Iraq in 2016 but expanded the military mission, which will see the number of Canadian special forces trainers climb to 207 from 69 in an assist, train and advise mission. Canadian commandos are not supposed to be involved in direct combat, but are authorized to go up to the front lines on training missions with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and to paint targets for coalition air strikes.
For operational security reasons, sources would not reveal the names of the elite Canadian sniper and his partner, nor the location where the action took place.
A sniper and his observer partner are often sent to remote and dangerous locations to hunt down insurgents while having to carry heavy equipment. Once they have located the target, snipers follow the same methodical approach before each shot. Breathe in, out, in, out, find a natural pause and then squeeze the trigger.
Canada has a reputation among Western military forces for the quality of its snipers, despite the small size of the Canadian Armed Forces compared to the United States and Britain.
“Canada has a world-class sniper system. It is not just a sniper. They work in pairs. There is an observer,” a military source said. “This is a skill set that only a very few people have.”
The skill of the JTF2 sniper in taking down an insurgent at 3,450 metres required math skills, great eyesight, precision of ammunition and firearms, and superb training.
“It is at the distance where you have to account not just for the ballistics of the round, which change over time and distance, you have to adjust for wind, and the wind would be swirling,” said a source with expertise in training Canadian special forces.
“You have to adjust for him firing from a higher location downward and as the round drops you have to account for that. And from that distance you actually have to account for the curvature of the Earth.”
U.S. Sergeant Bryan Kremer has the longest confirmed sniper kill shot by a U.S. soldier. He killed an Iraqi insurgent with his Barrett M82A1 rifle at 2,300 metres in 2004.
Gemtech is moving. Not far, mind you, but in three months the historic silencer company will expand into a brand new headquarters in Meridian, Idaho. The new facility will feature upgraded manufacturing and research and design facilities that will aid in product development.
If the silencer market is stagnant at the moment, don’t look to Gemtech for proof. In the last year they have released the Integra, Aurora II, Trek II and the QDA-22, a four lug rimfire attachment system (TFB review in process). Let’s see what the new facilities will bring us in the next 12 months.
GEMTECH—The Professional’s Choice For Decades. Gemini Technologies, known as Gemtech, began as a super group of already leading silencer designers with roots in the silencer business going back to 1976. With decades of experience, innovation, quality, honest business ethics and a customer first attitude, Gemtech has grown to the world’s leading silencer company.
Mixing this old-school experience with modern CNC machines, honest business ethics, and a customer-first attitude, GEMTECH has grown year after year, proving itself over time while other companies with their “lifetime guarantees” came and went. We do our job quietly and do it well: Designing, testing, manufacturing, servicing, and selling best quality silencers and accessories available.
GEMTECH is in duty use around the world with many Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines of the United States military, Intelligence Community, Federal Law Enforcement, state and local peace officers, wildlife and agricultural agencies, friendly foreign military and police, and providing excellent service with tens of thousands of civilian shooters. We serve each part of our diverse client base to the best of our ability, and every day we come to work to serve people just like you.
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