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11Jan

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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26Dec

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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07Dec

Trump Slump? No Such Thing.

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The phrase Trump Slump has hit the ground running in both the firearms and anti-firearms communities. Both sides parading the term to try and convince others that firearms sales are way down due to lack of ‘fear-based’ buying. If you’re considering obtaining an FFL you are probably thinking, well now is a terrible time. Fortunately, that’s just not true. Now is actually a great time to get into the market, and to get your Federal Firearms License.

Let’s Talk Trump Slump

The supposed Trump Slump is a perceived downturn in firearm’s sales. The idea …

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29Nov

Opportunities of a Class 3 – Hunting

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Do you own a gun store already? Are you thinking about owning one and getting your FFL? Great, it’s a great time to join an ever expanding and evolving industry. If you are thinking about getting your standard FFL and calling it a day you are missing out on a major revenue stream that recently attached itself to the hunting industry. Especially with hunting season in full swing. If you already have an FFL you are also missing out on a major revenue stream. Where does this stream flow from? From Lake Class 3 of course. A class …

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24Oct

Now’s the Time to Get your FFL

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I don’t want this article to become political, and I’m not endorsing any politicians or their plans outside of the firearms industry. Regardless of your political views if you are a firearms enthusiast you know that the current administration is quite gun friendly and quite business friendly. It’s a winning combination for those looking to acquire an FFL.

Right now is the time to acquire an FFL.


It’s critical to remember an FFL is for people interested in any of the following; …

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13Oct

FFL License Types

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We’ve made a business of helping individuals get their FFL. My favorite question to ask is what type of FFL do you want? This question is often met with a weird look and a ‘what’. In case you’re asking ‘What’ yourself it’s important to understand that there are multiple types of FFLs out there. Today we are going to cover the difference in FFLs and who the different levels of FFL apply too.

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27Sep

Home Based FFL License – All the Benefits

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Benefits of a Home-Based FFL

For most serious shooters and gun owners the idea of having one’s own FFL is a bit of a dream. A wish we all have as we browse Slick Guns and lust after deals, or when we comb through internet classifieds finding rare and exotic firearms that just so happen to be hundreds or even thousands of miles away. An FFL would just make life simpler.

The thing is, it doesn’t have to be a dream.

While most of us assume acquiring a Federal Firearms License is difficult, and nigh …

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28Aug

Blue Force Gear Vicker’s Sling

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Larry Vickers is one of the premier firearms instructors we have today. His long career as a member of Delta Force gave him massive amounts of experience and training he now passes on in a variety of ways. One such way was designing the Vickers Combat Application Sling, or simply the Vickers sling. Blue Force Gear produces the sling and it’s gained a monumental following. So today we are going to focus on why the Vickers sling is so universally approved of.

What Makes it Different?

In the mid to early 2000s two …

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14Aug

Mantis X Training System

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It’s nice to finally see the tech industry and the gun industry merge together to benefit gun owners. The Mantis X program is likely the most professional attempt I’ve seen to blend tech and firearms without costing an arm and a leg. The Mantis X is a consumer grade app and electronic device that measures just how well you are pulling that trigger. It’s designed to function with dry fire, live shooting, and even Co2 powered air guns. 

The Mantis X is a small, but tough electronic device designed to fit on the picatinny rail or any …

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24Jul

The Meosight 3 Review

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First Impressions

The Meopta Sports Optics Meosight 3 is my newest, and favorite, optic to join the family. It’s admittedly my first miniature red dot optic and has made me see the light. The tiny red light. The Meosight 3 is a teeny tiny red dot that’s made a big difference in my shooting ability. This little fella weighs 35 grams! That’s 1.23 ounces. That’s like two good sips of water.


There are a variety of mounts available for the Meopta Meosight, and it can directly attach to a pistol, or you can make use …

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