The Glock 43 Single Stack 9mm Has Arrived!

The new Glock 43. A sub-compact, single stack 9mm.
The new Glock 43. A sub-compact, single stack 9mm – it’s officially here! (Photo courtesy of The Firearm Blog – TFB)

Preparing for SHOT Show this year a wealth of media releases about new products, and upgrades were released. Conspicuously missing was an announcement from Glock about the handgun everyone has been seeking for a long time.

Well, the BlueSheepDog Crew can finally share with our readers that Glock has produced that long-awaited pistol – the single stack, compact Glock 43 in 9mm.

Much thanks, and full credit, goes to our friend Phil White at The Firearm Blog for breaking this announcement and providing us the confirmation that the Glock 43 is coming! For a look at Phil’s article and his Glock 43 shooting experience check out the link below:

The Firearm Blog Glock 43 Shoot.

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PA Bill Would Reduce Knife Restrictions

Legislators in the State of Pennsylvania have just introduced a bill that would reduce or eliminate several legal restrictions on knives as “Prohibited Weapons”. The act was strongly supported by the American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI), and would delete “dagger, knife, razor or cutting instrument razor which is exposed in an automatic way by switch, push button, spring mechanism, or otherwise” from current Pennsylvania law (Title 18, Section 908 (c), Section 2).

Benchmade HK Soldat Knife

 

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Remington 700 Trigger Recall

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Remington Arms, the nation’s oldest continuous firearms manufacturer, has announced a major recall on one of the most iconic firearms ever made – the Model 700.  The recall covers all Model 700 X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers in rifles made from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.  The recall also covers Model 7 rifles with the XMP trigger system.  The recall recognizes a growing concern that the rifle will unintentionally discharge without the trigger being depressed.

What seemed to start as an internet rumor, and something vehemently denied by Remington up until now, it appears there is in fact a manufacturing fault in the XMP triggers that could cause disastrous results.  Remington has now acknowledged there could potentially be an excess compound in the trigger/safety mechanism from the manufacturing process.  Though not officially stated, it seems this excess bonding agent can hinder the trigger’s ability to reset.  Manipulating the bolt for another round, or simply flipping the safety to fire, could then result in the rifle firing.

It should be noted that ONLY the Model 700’s and Model 7’s with the XMP triggers manufactured during the recall period are affected.  The vast majority of Model 700 rifles ARE NOT a part of the recall.  Here is how to know if your rifle’s trigger may be a part of the recall:

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Target Vision Wireless Spotting Camera

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Target Vision has just announced a new addition to their wireless target camera systems – the Short Range Wireless Spotting Scope.  Target Vision is a Texas company with a mission to produce 21st Century target tracking tools, especially for precision rifle applications.

The Target Vision short range camera provides real-time digital shooting information.
The Target Vision short-range camera provides real-time digital shooting information.

With the Target Vision Wireless Spotting Camera the shooter can receive real-time shot placement images on their laptop, tablet, or smart phone. The Short Range scope is designed for recording and transmitting images from short ranges out to 300 yards, meeting the operational and training range needs of most police snipers.

The camera is placed around 10-15 feet from the target, and slightly off set from the shot angle to reduce the risk of shot or ricochet damage.  The shooter then logs into the WiFi network to open the Target Vision app.  Once in the app is open the shooter is able to aim the camera for the perfect view.  That’s it!  You’re ready to shoot and receive.

The shooter and up to 9 more device users can then wirelessly receive video feedback to their electronic device of choice.  This allows the shooter to  remain in a fairly consistent shooting position, and make real-time adjustments from the data received on their device screen.

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The New Police & Security News

The new look of Police & Security News (P&SN)
The new look of Police & Security News (P&SN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police & Security News (P&SN) has announced a brand new look, logo, and website starting in January 2015. P&SN has been a popular and familiar law enforcement bi-monthly news source for many officers across the country for over 30 years.

Historically, P&SN has delivered a full-color “tab-sized” periodical. The larger format was unique and offered plenty of space for articles and advertisements. According to Al Menear, Associate Publisher of P&SN, “we feel the time is perfect to advance our appearance and streamline the size of P&SN”.

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TPG BLACK Marine Plate Carrier

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The TacProGear BLACK Marine Plate Carrier (MPC) has recently achieved the “Member Tested and Recommended” stamp of approval from the National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA). TacProGear (TPG) is a well known manufacturer of tactical equipment, including apparel, armor, bags, packs, pouches, footwear and accessories. TPG claims the BLACK line of products rely completely on new concepts and designs from end user feedback.

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