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The Mossberg Shockwave 590M

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The Mossberg Shockwave is not a shotgun technically, but it revitalized the shotgun industry. This little guy gets by as not a shotgun because it has never had and never will have a stock on it. If this gun is not a shotgun it can have a barrel that’s as short as you want it to be, as long as the overall length is 26 inches. The Shockwave was released in 2017 to great acclaim, including my own. In 2018 we saw the unveiling of the 590M series. The 590M series are pump action shotguns that incorporated a detachable box …

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Defense Distributed Wins Big

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If there is anyone out there, who has caused as much grief for the anti-gun crowd as Cody Wilson? When he showed the plans and result of his 3D printed gun, the Liberator, he caught the attention of both the pro and anti-gun world. After releasing the plans for the 3D printed Liberator online, he was quickly shut down by the State Department who were making claims he was violating ITAR.

The Liberator is a single shot 380 ACP handgun that’s roughly the size of a Desert Eagle and very awkwardly built. Many claims said the …

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Mossberg Shockwave 590M

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The Mossberg Shockwave has both revived and created an entirely new portion of the firearms industry. While the Shockwave wasn’t the first company to produce a not a shotgun firearm, but they were the first major company to produce an NFA defying 12 gauge. The Shockwave spread like wildfire, quickly becoming one of the top selling guns in the world, and now we have a 20 and 410 version of these guns. The Shockwave family has expanded significantly, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

The Mossberg Shockwave 590 reinvigorated the shotgun industry, and in 2018 we saw …

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NRA Show Highlights

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The NRA Annual Meeting was in full effect earlier this month. The NRA show is open to all members and is a lot like a mini-SHOT show. The NRA show is an opportunity for not only the NRA to connect with members,m but for companies to show off some new guns and gear that we’ll likely be seeing sometime this year. We gathered our top 5 Highlights of SHOT Show 2018 and wanted to share with our faithful readers.

5. Mossberg Shockwave in 410

The Mossberg Shockwave was likely the biggest hit of 2017. These lightweight and compact totally not shotgun firearms …

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Gifting Guns – Is It Legal

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While as Americans we enjoy the freedom the Second Amendment grants us, some restrictions do apply. Most are mainly nonsensical and confusing. The difference between a braced AR pistol and an SBR for example. Or the fact we regulate suppressors like they are machine guns. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the red tape and walk away thinking what the hell? One topic we see a lot of confusion on is the ability to give guns as gifts. We are going to go ahead talk about gun gift giving on both a federal and state level.

So You Wanna Give …

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Expanding Your Gun Business

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You’ve got your FFL! You are buying guns at low prices, and selling them for a bit of profit, and of course keeping your favorites here and there. The business is doing well, but maybe you are looking for additional streams of revenue. It’s important to be diverse in terms of revenue. You want different streams to match the different needs of your customers. This allows you to not only make more money but also bring new customers in. A customer attracted to service A may be suddenly attracted to service B.

What services can a gun-slinging FFL offer? We …

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Little FFLs Get a Big Boost

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There has been a wave of hysteria over the Parkland School Shooting from all sides. The anti gun agitprop machine fires up and wars are fought over Twitter, Facebook, and of course in the halls of legislature. What was new about this particular tragedy is now the battles are being fought on the retail shelves.

Dicks Sporting Goods, announced they would no longer be selling modern sporting rifles like the AR 15. If this sounds like dejavueits because Dicks did the same thing years ago. They virtue signaled as hard they could, and it seems they didn’t want to miss …

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Checking the Other Box

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The year 2017 was the year of the 14-inch barreled, totally not a shotgun, 12 gauge pump action firearm. Mossberg unveiled the Shockwave at SHOT Show 2017 and shortly after Remington released the TAC 14. These two “not a shotguns” became extremely popular and their popularity has led to more and more “not a shotgun firearms.” This year at SHOT we saw 20-gauge models, hardwood models, models from Turkey and beyond.

What should also be known is that 12-gauge firearms aren’t the only firearms out there. This year we saw the Franklin Armory Reformation, an AR pattern firearm with an 11.5-inch …

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The Role of the FFL In Cali

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Oh California, you and your zany, crazy and criminal gun laws are at it again. In July 2016 the Governor of California signed a series of bills that became known as the ‘gunpocalypse.’ The gunpocalypse was a series of laws that greatly restricted the rights of California citizens and their right to keep and bear arms. One portion of the ‘gunpocalypse,’ was the new ammunition laws. The first of two major changes went into effect on January 1st, 2018. This change has made it illegal to order ammunition from a catalog or website and have it delivered to your home. …

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Shot Show 101

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One of the best things about having a Federal Firearms License is the ability to join the NSSF. The National Shooting Sports Foundation hosts a yearly event known as Shot Show. Shot Show is an industry show where the latest and greatest firearms are shown. At its heart, it’s a way for distributors and FFL holders to meet with the manufacturers, make deals and present their products. Shot Show is a bit like the world greatest gun show, except you aren’t buying Mosin Nagants and overpriced beef jerky.

Shot Show is a heaven for guys and …

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