Magpul Lawsuits: Additional Details

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Magpul filed lawsuits against four manufacturers as I reported last week.  Those lawsuits all allege patent infringement related to AR-15 magazines. Reading the complaints filed in all four cases, Magpul cited a total of six different patents they allege have been infringed.  One of those patents, US Patent No. 8,069,601, is listed in each of […]

Info on Ruger’s New Plant and New Guns

Ruger Plant Expansion

Ruger’s CEO, Michael Fifer, gave additional details today about the company’s pending purchase of a third manufacturing plant, and perhaps provided some insight into what new guns will be made there. The comments were made by Fifer during Ruger’s Q2 2013 earnings conference call. The Mayodan facility is “ideally suited for what we want to […]

Ruger Posts 79% Earnings Increase

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Sturm, Ruger & Company announced net sales of nearly $180 million for the quarter ending June 30, which represents an earnings increase of 79% compared to the same quarter in 2012.  The company reported fully diluted earnings of $1.63/share compared to 91¢/share for the same quarter last year. From January 1 – June 29, 2013, […]

Magpul Sues ProMag, Plinker Tactical, Others

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Magpul Industries filed four lawsuits in US District Court of Colorado claiming patent infringement. The lawsuits, filed on July 25, name the defendants as Big Rock Sports (dba Swamp Fox Combat Gear), Brookshire Tool and Mfg. Company Inc. (dba ProMag Industries), Cole Industries and Plinker Arms (dba Plinker Tactical).  Magpul claims the lawsuits are “…the largest […]

ArmaLite Acquired by SAC

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ArmaLite has been acquired by Strategic Armory Corps (SAC) according to a press release issued by  SAC. Based in IL, ArmaLite manufactures a range of rifle products, including the AR-15.  SAC currently manufactures bolt action rifles under the Surgeon Rifles brand, suppressors under the AWC Silencers brand and ammunition under the AWC Ammo brand. Exact […]

Arsenal to Introduce a “Game Changer”

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Arsenal, Inc. sent out an e-mail Friday announcing the introduction of a “game changer” on August 7.  The announcement states that the gun will be “the most advanced member of the new SAM family of firearms.”  Maybe they are going to start making AR-15 rifles? (I kid. I jest.)

A Beautiful Sight…

Bass Pro Shop

It is always great to see one of these, but even better when you find it in your own neighborhood.

SC Governor Rocks Out at FNH-USA

Nikki Haley at FN-USA

South Carolina’s governor, Nikki Haley, spent some time at FNH-USA.  Head over to Facebook to see more photos and her comments.

Ruger Opening Third Plant in NC

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Ruger announced they will be opening their third manufacturing plant in North Carolina.  There has been a great deal of speculation since Ruger president and CEO Michael O. Fifer announced a search was underway at the April 30 shareholder meeting. The new facility will eventually employ about 500-700 people and will produce about ten new […]

Awesome Paris Shooting Range

I may have discovered one of the coolest indoor shooting ranges.  While cruising YouTube, I found this promo video from Caracal.  The content of the video isn’t terribly interesting, but the locale is amazing. I am guessing – and this is purely a guess – this is a range set up underground for the Police […]

Independence Day: What Action Will You Take?

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Today is Independence Day. Independence Day just happens to fall on July 4, but it is not a celebration of some date on a calendar.  It is the day we commemorate the birth of a nation that would become the United States of America. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.  That […]