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February 2018

I’ve managed to maintain my lurker status on for most of the last 20 years. Not because I’m not on the site all day every day, but simply because I’m not a talker. The polite say I’m a ‘man of few words.’

Over those 20 years though, I’ve seen a lot of good come from this community. It’s been an incubator for friendships, products, and even entire companies.

If you need a technical question answered, or if you need some obscure information about anything, or if you need to keep up with the latest news as it happens, has been the place to go.

Our members are in every industry, every state, and all over the world.

So with a few words, thanks to all for being a part of my family, and each others for over 20 years. – EA

Below we’ve highlighted all the new videos since our last newsletter. We’ve got more ammo and product tests for you.

When talking about new products, the Wilson Combat EDC X9 came out last year and has been extremely popular.

Despite it’s hefty price tag, the magazines it comes with still come with a plastic baseplate.

For those that don’t like plastic, or find that dropping a mag on a hard surface will eventually break them, you will want to upgrade to our new black-anodized aluminum baseplates.

This month we’ve also got a couple of new patches in the store. These include the #MAGA, and the Join the Dark Side patches.

See the store products column on the right for details.

In addition to the new patches in the store, there are two new patches available that can’t be bought!

The first is a “Flash Bang” patch, obtained by posting on Instagram.

In order to earn the “Flash Bang” patch, members need to have their photos shared 10 times on our official Instagram account.

Members that have their photos featured on our Instagram feed will also receive the new Instagram Icon. For those members who are featured multiple times, the icon will continue to upgrade at different tiers 5, 10, 25 & 50. Tier 3, which is reached at 10 photos, will earn the member a “Flash Bang” patch.

For example, SDMF_Rebel our first member to hit tier 3, did so in around 6 months. We typically share up to 10 photos from the thread each week. Requirements are explained in detail on the thread.

The second patch will be available only in person at trade shows or special events. Look for it at the NRA Annual Meeting in May!


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].

New ARFCOM Videos
Are Match Bullets Suitable for Defense? Hornady 75gr BTHP Gel Test

Fail Zero Lightweight Bolt Carrier Group

224 Valkyrie Gel Test – CMMG

Best .223 Defense Ammo Ever? Federal 5.56mm 62gr FBIT3 Gel Test

Amazing AR15 Silencer – The AAC SR5

Direct from Modern-Musket / NRA-ILA Updates
What the Media Doesn’t Want You to Know: Enactment of National Reciprocity is Closer than Ever!

Anybody who is exposed to the so-called news media these days faces a barrage of bewildering and often outlandish claims. “Breaking news” cycles through the public eye with such frequency and speed that knowing what’s important, much less what’s true, is becoming increasingly difficult.

That’s why it’s more critical than ever to stay focused and resolute when it comes to your Second Amendment rights. Because the media wants you – and your elected representatives– to forget why you elected this pro-gun Congress. And for gun owners, there is no more important political objective than enacting a national reciprocity law.

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Outback Steakhouse: No Rights, Just Rules

The word “Outback” used to conjure images of Australia’s tenacious frontier spirit; of hunters, ranchers, and other adventurers who carved out a harsh existence from an unforgiving land.

Thanks to a decades-long campaign to distance the island nation from certain elements of its rugged heritage and the proliferation of an Australian-themed casual dining restaurant chain, today the word “Outback” is more likely to bring to mind a 3,000 calorie deep-fried onion.

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Waivers of Gun Rights: A New Shot at Gun Repression

Lawmakers in California must have temporarily exhausted their store of ideas for legislating against law-abiding gun enthusiasts.

After years of padding the bureaucracy with ever more complicated rules, restrictions and bans for people who legally own and enjoy guns, lawmakers are now considering a measure to strike a preemptive declaration against gun ownership.

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Illinois Supreme Court Voids Firearm Exclusion Zone Around Public Parks

On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state prohibition on firearm possession within 1,000 feet of a public park violates the Second Amendment. The case is People v. Chairez.

Chairez pleaded guilty in 2013 to possessing a firearm within 1,000 feet of Virgil Gilman Trail, a public park in Aurora, IL. He later sought to void the conviction, arguing that the state’s 1,000 foot exclusion zones around various public places essentially amounted to a ban on carrying firearms in public, a right that has been expressly recognized by Illinois’ high court.

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New Hampshire Attorney General Opines on School Carry

The scope of New Hampshire’s permitless carry law expanded this week with reports that the state Attorney General’s office has determined that local school officials cannot prohibit firearms on school grounds.

Under New Hampshire law, the only places lawfully possessed firearms are prohibited are courtrooms. The state Legislature has reserved to itself the authority to regulate firearms, and all local regulations are preempted and should, therefore, be unenforceable.

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