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Girls Gun Wild — The Wild Bunch
Girls Gun Wild opened a year ago as a new concept store for female shooters. Located at 95 Highland Ave NE in Largo, FL 33770, it became the only gun shop in Pinellas County totally dedicated to female shooters. The goal of Girls Gun Wild is to help more women become comfortable around firearms: owning, shooting, maintaining, and more importantly carrying them for personal protection.
They started The Wild Bunch, a women only shooting club that meets on the second Monday of each month. Past meetings have featured firearm awareness and safety, product demos and reviews, ammunition reloading, as well as, fun shoots at a nearby range. All women are welcome and there is no membership fee.
The store features a variety of products to satisfy the firearm needs of women such as: CCW purses, holsters, hearing and eye protection, clothing, and firearms all with the women shooter in mind. Women own and staff Girls Gun Wild, so there is no fear of being ignored or intimidated. Stop by for a Girls Gun Wild visit and check out Girls Gun Wild and learn more about The Wild Bunch and their fun activities.
Now Stocking VZ Grips
GS Custom has become an authorized dealer for VZ Grips. We now have grips in 14 different styles in stock. Stop by and check them out. If you do not see grips you would like, we would be happy to order them for you from the hundreds of combinations of styles, cuts, and colors that are available. In addition to all 1911 designs, they also manufacture grips for:
- EMP (Springfield)
- HI POWER
- SMITH & WESSON
Bang … pop … BOOM
Note: No GS Custom goods or services were involved in this incident.
Squib, what’s a squib?
Though it’s extremely rare, a squib load/round is one whose propelling energy is less than necessary to push the projectile out of the firearm. This results in the bullet being lodged somewhere between the chamber and the muzzle, a condition that will cause a major problem if you keep shooting. Firing another round behind the squib might result in that next round and the gases propelling it getting stuck behind the lodged bullet. Consequences range from a mortally damaged firearm to a very seriously injured shooter.
When shooting, it is extremely important that you stay aware of what is happening with your firearm. If you hear a “pop” instead of a bang, stop shooting immediately and keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Wait 30 seconds and then unload your firearm, still keeping it in a safe direction. To avoid further damage, take it to a qualified gunsmith. Avoiding this potential disaster is one of the key reasons most ranges don’t allow rapid fire shooting. Stay alert and stay safe.
What You Need to Know About Red-Dot Optics
Understanding Red-Dot Sights
All red-dot sights are not created equal. In fact, many supposed red-dot sights are not really red-dot sights at all. Well, they kinda are, but… The term “red-dot sight” has been around for a long time and people use it, generically, to describe non-magnifying sights that use an illuminated red dot as an aiming point. It’s kind of like ordering . . . READ MORE
We Are The Suppressed
Sales of suppressors have skyrocketed over the last few years. They have become commonplace at the range due to the fact that people have become aware that they are legal in 41 states. Florida is among the 41 states supporting your gun rights. States that prohibit them are the same ones that highly restrict your constitutional right to keep and bear arms. The following NRA article by Steve Adelman is extremely informative.
Yes We Can: Learn About Suppressors
Quiet guns make for happy shooters and happier neighbors. Regardless of firearm type, reducing sound at the muzzle is good for everyone’s ears, and tends to reduce complaints about “noise pollution.” Sound suppressors (also known as silencers, suppressors or cans) offer a way for the average shooter to reduce noise, whether shooting in the backyard or at a range. Muzzle flash is also greatly reduced, since most of the hot gasses that follow a projectile out of a rifle or handgun barrel are . . . Read Article
Concealed Carry Myths
If you carry a firearm or are thinking about carrying a firearm for self-protection, this Ammoland article by Scott Polk points out 6 myths you should consider before carrying. For example, one myth is that you don’t need to carry with one in the chamber. The simple truth is that in a self-defense situation you probably will not have time to rack the slide. Carrying a firearm is a huge responsibility and it is important to consider all aspects of being a responsible gun owner. Read Article
We Are Starting to Win
There has been a massive, broad-based increase in the support of gun rights over the last few years according to a 2014 Pew Research Center study. More people say guns do more to protect them than put people at risk. Currently, 52% say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns, while 46% say it is more important to control gun ownership.
Protecting gun rights is particularly high among conservative Republicans (83%). Conversely, liberal Democrats say that it is more important to control gun ownership (81%) than to protect the right of Americans to own guns (14%).
Twenty years ago, 34% of people were for gun rights and 57% of people were for gun control. Today, 52% of people are for gun rights and 46% of people are for gun control. This is the very first time since the Pew study began that more people were for gun rights than for gun control.
Even with all the gun related tragedies hyped-up by the mainstream media, there has been a massive shift in the demographics supporting gun rights. Over the last 2 years, support for gun rights has increased within unlikely groups. Moderate Democrats shifted from 37% for gun rights to 61% for gun rights, women 43% to 54%, and African-Americans 29% to 54%.
What are the things driving these changes? People are becoming more informed about firearms and their rights because of organizations like the NRA. The blatant hypocrisy of politicians is more out in the open. This has caused 49% of Americans to say that the government is an immediate threat to their lives according to Gallup’s September 9 through the 13th governance poll.
What can we do? We need to reach out to all people and educate them about standing up for their second amendment rights. We need to get them involved in organizations like the NRA. There are over 100 million gun owners in the US, but only 5 million are members of the NRA, the organization that has fought for their constitutional right to keep and bear arms since before the United States became a nation. If each NRA member would convince just one person to join, the membership would grow to 10 million strong. Please join us by clicking on the NRA icon on the right side of the screen and help continue the fight for your rights.
New Gun Sales Records Continue
FBI statistics show that Guns Sales Have Spiked 40% Since the Orlando Shooting. Gun sales have surged by about 40% in three out of six months in 2016, and we’re on track for another record-breaking year.
February 2016 was the tenth consecutive month of record background checks for retail gun sales in the US since the law took effect in 1998. February was the third highest month on record for background checks totaling 2,613,074 in a single month.
The current record for the top two single-month background checks are December 2015 with 3,314,594 checks and December 2012 with 2,783,765. This means that the streak of record-breaking months that began in May of 2015 continues.
Experts estimate that the number of firearms sold is much higher since the ATF paperwork allows multiple (up to 5) firearms on a transaction by a single customer.
Political posturing that hints (or talks openly) of confiscation of firearms or taxing guns and ammunition out of existence causes American citizens to react.