Now that a basic amnesty is in place and a new Common Sense Firearms Act is in its infancy, the RCMP have responded to a Freedom of Information Request by reddit user Adipose Fin and published over 200 pages of information relating to their investigation and reclassification of the SAN rifles.
Both William Etter and Murray A. Smith from the RCMP have documents in the report, which paint a picture of their investigations into the history of SAN and how the initial import of Classic Green rifles happened. There are also details from the request to investigate, although they are marginally redacted.
The conclusion is quite damning. As we’ve heard before:
“Physical inspection of the sample “genuine” Classic Green rifles and “bogus” Classic Green rifles revealed no significant differences and established both kinds of rifles as following the SG550 design, and not the SG540 design.”
If you’re looking for the full text, complete with historical articles from US publications, internal SAN documents, and an entire distributor catalog, you can find it right here:
There are only so many blog posts that can be written about the Crimson Trace Midnight match without using “shot in the dark” or “lights out” or similar “moons out goons out” phrases.
But the heart of it is: this looks like a really cool shoot, and I’m really excited to be participating.
Starting in 2012, the light & laser masters at Crimson Trace have hosted a 3 Gun match in Bend, Oregon. The entire event runs from sun-set to 3 am, which certainly ups the challenge.
I’m back! And finally decompressing from the amazing 3 Gun shoot that is the MGM Ironman. This was my first year at Ironman, and my second officiated 3 Gun shoot.
The short of it:
I’ve never run my guns so hard, experienced so much shooting stress, or had so much fun.
I find first person clips of entire stages are pretty boring if you’re not the guy who shot them, but here’s a highlight reel of some of the best moments from MGM Ironman 2014!
The RCMP’s briefing to the Public Safety Minister regarding the Swiss Arms reclassification has been retrieved and published by the CBC. There is a particularly interesting segment of “strategic considerations.” I would encourage all Canadian gun owners to read this document carefully, as it is at least one of the documents that led to this decision. Note some of the key names have been redacted, but little else.
Rifle packs are a great way to carry a gun, especially if you’re climbing up trails and over hills.
I’ve been using various carriers for years, but at the start of 2014 I received a new and unique system: the Tasmanian Tiger Trojan.
The Trojan has a lot to offer as a rifle carrier, and after a few months of using it I can see myself retiring some of my older packs.
The Akdal Mka 1919 is a wild shotgun with massive magazines unlike anything I’ve ever shot before. Carrying them can be something of a challenge, as they’re much wider and much longer than your standard AR-15 magazine.
Through my years shooting the Tavor, many different people have suggested a six o’clock rail to be a great upgrade for the rifle. I like the factory hand-guard quite a bit. An integrated hand-stop, solid texturing, and natural angle are all good things as far as I’m concerned. But I can see the appeal in more rail space, especially when you start looking at bipods and wanting to plant yourself down on the ground. Continue reading Tavor TREx Rail Review
As part of my preparation for the MGM Ironman it was easy to identify my shotgun skills as a weak spot. Juggling shells into a tube isn’t something I’ve trained for in the past. I’m much more accustomed to indexing magazines and activating bolt releases.
Enter the Akdal MKA 1919: A semi-auto, magazine-fed, 12 gauge shotgun that replicates the controls of an AR-15. Continue reading Akdal MKA 1919 First Impressions as 3-Gun Shotgun
As part of the ongoing reclassification reaction, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney had mentioned a 5 year amnesty during question period. He promised that no charges would be laid against law abiding gun owners, and that action would be taken to make sure this could not happen again.
Documentation is finally circulating, and the amnesty is officially in-effect. I am attaching the details here: