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December 2017

It is the end of 2017, and our next newsletter will be a post-SHOT Show summary.

In the meantime, we’re blowing out a number of products, including all remaining poker chips and challenge coins.

In addition, we have a sale on the Christmas ornaments, so hurry and get yours on your tactical Christmas tree!

We’ve also just got our hands on a couple of new products, the NeoMag pocket mag carrier as well as the new Mid-Evil 360 rotating foregrip which will be under evaluation for the next few months.

Lots of other content in this newsletter from the NRA, TNVC, Gun Digest, training videos from Springfield Armory, and entertainment from Crowder.

Below we’ve also highlighted all the new videos since our last newsletter. Check out the product reviews as well as the ballistic performance videos.

Next month we’ll be bringing you videos from the 2018 SHOT Show in partnership with Brownells.

If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, they’re having a holiday sale!


If you haven’t planned a future build with us, swing by and give it a try!

Or if you are more of a mobile fan, we have mobile apps available for iOS and Android users.

We thank you for your continued support, and don’t forget that we can only make this possible through you-the firearms community, and the support of our partnered companies!

Please feel free to give us feedback in our forum or visit us at our Facebook page.

If you make an AR15 or AR308 or Remington 700 rifle and would like to get your rifles or parts into GUNSTRUCTION, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

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Testing Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group w/ Suppressed Machine Gun

CATI’s new IIIA+ steel armor vs pistol caliber carbine threats

M&P Shield 2.0 Review

Keep Your PVS-14 on Your Head
Charles Lasky, Tactical Night Vision Company

I’m often asked about using a PVS-14 as a weapon-mounted night vision device. Short answer: I don’t really recommend it. But, I’m sure you guys want to know a little more than that.

First off, we need to understand that night vision, thermal, and lasers are one-trick ponies. They are designed for warfighters who will use them in a professional capacity to smoke the enemies of freedom across the globe. Like all military gear, it starts out as identification of a problem/challenge facing the warfighter and turns into a solicitation for development of a product that will solve said problem/challenge (yes, that’s way over-simplified).

But unlike the commercial market, the military is usually only interested in solving one problem. They don’t want a product “as seen on TV” that is designed to do everything for everyone because (while it’s a noble goal), the result tends to be a mediocre-poor execution of everything. So, it’s really best to have one product that does one thing really well, therefore increasing the chances of mission success and soldier survivability (no; I’m not saying that all issued gear is great. But, I don’t have the time or motivation to write a ten-volume series). On the flip side, the commercial products tend to follow market trends. Consumers want products that do everything. This culture clash leads us to some misconceptions about night vision use.

The was designed to be the standard issue NVG for US Army and first saw the widespread issue in 1998. As such, it was designed to be on the head 99.9% of the time. A crappy weapon mount was developed due to some initial requests, but warfighters so rarely found a reason to use it, that the piece was often lost to the bottom of dudes’ gear lockers.

As an NVG, it needed to be small, lightweight, and handy; all things that lead to a nice goggle, but crappy weapon scope. There is no shock mitigation built into the system (weight/size savings), so the system was “rated” for no more than 5.56x45mm recoil. MILSPEC Night vision monoculars are not designed with weapon mounting in mind because there is no real need for that feature. They are designed with professional end users in mind.

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Direct from Modern-Musket / NRA-ILA Updates
Military Funding Bill Establishes Mandatory Program to Sell Historic Pistols to the Public

On Tuesday, President Trump signed into law H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA). Included in the law is a provision long sought by collectors of vintage firearms and militaria that would require military surplus M1911/M1911A1 pistols (1911s) to be made available for sale to the American public. The military currently has some 100,000 excess 1911s sitting in storage at taxpayer expense.

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The Washington Post Exposes Pelosi Lie on National Reciprocity

As the saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Of course, such a record would be an improvement for the Washington Post’s gun coverage. However, over the past year, the Post’s Fact Checker column has provided readers with a handful of well-researched pieces challenging the ridiculous assertions made by some gun control advocates. This week brought their latest, where writer Glenn Kessler admonished House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her recent comments on H.R. 38, or the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.

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Concealed Carry Reciprocity Passes U.S. House of Representatives!

In a resounding show of support for the Second Amendment, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a legislative package that included H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, and H.R. 4477, the Fix NICS Act of 2017. The bipartisan vote of 231 to 198 advanced a measure that would allow law-abiding Americans who are eligible to carry a concealed handgun under the law of a state to do so in all other U.S. states and territories that recognize the right of their own residents to carry concealed. Without a doubt, this is the strongest piece of self-defense legislation to ever come before Congress. It would also help shore up the National Instant Criminal Background Check System used for licensing and retail firearm purchases by adding additional layers of transparency and accountability to the system.

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State Attorneys General Back National Reciprocity

Fairfax, Va.— Today, H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, gained support from a coalition of America’s highest-ranking law enforcement officers. Twenty-four* attorneys general from across the country signed a letter spearheaded by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley supporting this common-sense legislation.

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The Science of Selling Gun Control: Picking the Right Data

In a Science Magazine article titled, “Firearms and accidental deaths: Evidence from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting,” economists Phillip B. Levine and Robin McKnight claim to find a causal link between the spike in gun sales after the Sandy Hook shooting and the number of fatal firearms accidents in the “Post-Sandy Hook Window” running from December 2012 to April 2013.

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