Dallas Arms Collectors Show At Dallas Market Hall This Weekend

When we went to set up today we learned some very sad news. Nemo, a wonderful dog and devoted service animal was killed by a hit and run driver.  Didn’t even stop.  How scummy can you get and still consider yourself a human being?

Nemo will be seriously missed by both his family and by a lot of us vendors.

We are at our usual spot in Section Q, but the folks from Lone Star Knife Makers Supply didn’t make it this time so we are next to our friend Wes who sells various surplus gear.

We are carrying a lot more Microtechs than we were.  We still have a good selection of other knives as well.  Not to mention a good selection of revolvers and a parade SKS.

Show Hours Are:
Saturday      9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday         9:00am-4:00pm

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NOIR | S6: “7 Types of People at the Range”

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Vote Democrat, Love Guns? There’s a Group For You, Too.

I know it may come as a shock to some but there are Democrats who own guns and support the Second Amendment.  Just as there are women, LGBT people and people of color who own guns and support the Second Amendment.  Just at there are Christian gun owners there are also Jewish ones, Muslims and Atheists too.

The thing we all share in common is our support for the Second Amendment and our owning gun for various reasons.

From The Trace:  https://www.thetrace.org/2017/09/liberal-gun-club-firearm-geeks/

Firearm geeks from blue America say they’ve found a home in the Liberal Gun Club.

September 15, 2017

Word had already spread at the Livermore Rod and Gun Club, about 50 miles east of San Francisco, that a group of self-described liberals were at the range.

“A liberal gun club. Isn’t that some kind of oxymoron?” cracked one of the shooters to another as he leaned back on a bench to rest between rounds. “Yeah,” said his friend. “I guess we could use some liberals who don’t hate guns.”

Members of The Liberal Gun Club are used to snarky remarks from other shooters. The club formed in 2009 as a loose community of gun owners who wanted to shoot and talk firearms, but were put off by the rhetoric of gun confiscation and the evils of Democrats that they often encounter at gun stores, shooting ranges, and in gun forums.

“When those people who weren’t fitting the stereotypical role would discuss firearms they’d get lambasted for their views,” says Lara Smith, the organization’s national spokesperson. “The club was started by people who said, ‘Hey, look. There’s this whole other group of people out there who shoot.’”

Jim Ridgeway served in the Navy for 23 years and now works in aircraft maintenance for a utility company. He’s held concealed-carry permits in multiple states and owns a wide array of firearms. He favors rather strict restrictions, including background checks for all gun sales. He says the NRA and allies are too cavalier about the dangers of so many people having weapons.

“I don’t feel like the NRA represents me at all, and I don’t feel like they represent their members at all,” he says. “That’s an opinion based on 30 years of observing them.”

Despite the group’s name, politics are mostly absent from its discussion boards. Members instead use the forum to discuss reliability, accuracy, and cost of firearms, and to get advice.

Liberal Gun Club members tend to support universal background checks and other efforts intended to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals. Yet they also feel that many gun laws, especially those that single out specific types of weapons, are ineffective. Some members have concealed-carry permits, and feel that fellow progressives too often don’t recognize that there are legitimate uses of guns for sport and self-defense.

Continue reading at:  https://www.thetrace.org/2017/09/liberal-gun-club-firearm-geeks/

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Premier Gun Show at Mesquite Big Town This Weekend

We’re back in our neighborhood this weekend doing a Premier Gun Show at Big Town.

It’ll be good to see some old friends who took the summer off.

As always Premier puts on a good show.  We have a bunch of hand guns we are bringing along with our ever changing stock of EDC and tactical knives.

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Be sure to tell the cashier the word “COLT” for a dollar off admission!

We’ll see you there!

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Why Are Millennial Women Buying Guns? A Surge In “Female Carry” Products Is Making People Wonder

We make a point of being patient and respectful with people new to gun ownership.  Many women are intimidated as much by the process of buying a first gun as they are by the idea of owning one.

We need to expand the base of gun ownership so that support for the Second Amendment doesn’t ride on a single or limited demographic.

At first I was ambivalent with regards to pink and other colored guns. (I still question the idea from the stand point of the police having to make snap judgments. Gun or toy?) But I listened when a woman told me how her Muddy Girl AR was a range gun and the MG Camo made it easily identifiable from other ARs.

Remember the Second Amendment applies to all.

From Bustle:  https://www.bustle.com/p/why-are-millennial-women-buying-guns-a-surge-in-female-carry-products-is-making-people-wonder-79976

Sept. 6, 2017

We often think of millennials as being more liberal than older generations, usually based on their voting patterns. But when it comes to individual issues, millennials can’t all be painted with a uniformly left-wing brush. One such issue is gun control. In October 2015, a Gallup poll found that, while 57 percent of 30-49 year olds and 56 percent of 50-64 year olds support stricter gun laws, gun control was only supported by 50 percent of people aged 18-29. (Millennials, in case you forgot, are technically people 35 and younger.) It’s a mistake to think that all pro-gun or anti-regulation millennials are men; millennial women are buying and using guns, too. Bustle talked to a few of them to figure out why.

The amount of women with guns in general is substantive enough for there to be a big industry in “concealed-carry” female accessories. Pew Research data from 2017 reveals that 22 percent of American women own guns, but that they tend to buy them later in life; the average age of first gun ownership for women is age 27, compared to an average age of 19 for men. While that’s a distinctly different life stage, it’s still well within the millennial age range. So why do some of the women in a young, relatively liberal generation feel invested in the idea of gun ownership?

The National Rifle Association has been looking to a new generation of young women to boost gun ownership, as a $6.5 million ad campaign in 2016 targeted at millennial women demonstrated. But manufacturers have also increasingly geared advertising toward women, marketing special firearms models with smaller frames, custom colors (pink is a favorite), and accessories like the “concealed carry” leather handbag in “salmon kiss” offered by Cobra Firearms, or the leopard shooting gloves and Bullet Rosette jewelry sold by Sweet Shot (“Look cute while you shoot!” is the company’s motto).

Millennial women interviewed by Bustle tended to have grown up with guns. “I’ve grown up shooting firearms both recreationally and for hunting, my entire life,” Taylor Giardina, who currents resides in Texas, tells Bustle. “My family always did this together as a family activity, and I was taught a lot about gun safety and ownership rights at a young age.”

Shea Drake from Salt Lake City tells Bustle, “I grew up in a hunting family, and while I haven’t gone hunting in about 10 years, I still target shoot fairly regularly.” But it’s not just about culture; it’s about security.

Continue reading at:  https://www.bustle.com/p/why-are-millennial-women-buying-guns-a-surge-in-female-carry-products-is-making-people-wonder-79976

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Glock 19 Gen 5

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Premier Gun Show in Lewisville This Weekend

This weekend we are up in Lewisville doing the Premier Show. At the Premier Event Center, Lakeland Plaza Shopping Center, 1165 S. Stemmons, Exit 450. Take the Fox Avenue exit going north on the 35E. It is on the west side of the 35E, south of Fox Avenue.

Great news for those traveling north on the 35E, they seem to be  done with most of the of the construction and repaving, at least between the 635 and Fox Avenue exit.

We have a bunch of new Microtechs, and other knives as well as a few guns.

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission is $8, Kids 11 and Under are FREE.Tell the cashier the word “SHOTGUN” for a dollar off admission!

Hope to see you there!

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