About Aaron Spuler

Founder and Executive Editor for The Weapon Blog, Aaron is a firearms enthusiast and recreational shooter.

Calls For Banning Guns In Checked Luggage

Following the January 6th shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz quickly pushed the idea of making it illegal for travelers to pack their firearms in their checked luggage. Though the incident happened in a gun free zone, the suspect had pulled his gun from his luggage in the baggage area before he began shooting.

Wasserman Schultz, the Democrat Congresswoman from Florida, said, “We certainly need to revisit and review whether or not you should be allowed to check firearms in your checked baggage and travel with them.” One option she is considering is creating a secure area where people who check guns have to go to pick up their firearm or to place a complete ban on checking ammunition.

Read the rest of the article: http://americanmilitarynews.com/2017/01/debbie-wasserman-schultz-calls-for-banning-guns-from-checked-bags-following-airport-shooting/

Trijicon 1-8×28 AccuPower LED Riflescope

Trijicon has created another Brilliant Aiming Solution™ with the introduction of the new 1-8x 28mm AccuPower riflescope. The latest model of the newly introduced AccuPower series is destined to become an immediate success, offering the ultimate in versatility, durability and function for a variety of applications.

Packed with features for the serious shooter, Trijicon’s new 1-8x AccuPower is built around a first focal plane reticle to enhance speed and accuracy. Users enjoy superior optical clarity and brightness with Trijicon’s multi-coated broadband anti-reflective glass. An increased exit pupil delivers better light transmission through the 34mm tube with a true one (1) power setting and a full eight (8) power at maximum using an integrated zoom ring and optional extender. Knobs are locking and resettable without the use of tools. Graduated in .25 MOA or 0.1 mils, the 100 MOA (29.6 MIL) adjustment range provides users with control and accuracy without the need of tools. Available in either red or green illumination, the control knob with aggressive knurling on the left side of the scope offers 11 settings with an “off” setting in between each. Powered by a single CR2032 lithium battery, the battery can be easily replaced without tools.

Two new reticles have been added, the Segmented Circle in either MIL or MOA. Each is in the 1st focal plane and allows subtensions and drops to remain true at any magnification, allowing the shooter to quickly and accurately apply the correct hold while the segmented circle allows for unparalleled use at CQB ranges.

Compact enough for any AR, hunting rifle, or carbine it provides a power range meeting most any practical need. Whether on the field of battle, competition, or the mean streets the 1-8 power is just about perfect. Either the MOA or MIL Segmented Circle reticle make it easy to range, hold, and place accurate shots on target. Optical clarity, rugged construction, and intuitive features make this the most versatile scope you will ever own. Trijicon’s unparalleled strength, commitment to excellence, and customer service make it the perfect choice.

For more information on the AccuPower™ line and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon®, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit http://www.trijicon.com

7 Must-Have Outdoor Survival Items For Everyone

Are you preparing for a trip or a hike? You always need to keep in mind the fact that sometimes you can get lost in the woods. These things happen, which is why it can be a good idea to create your own survival kit as fast as you can. It will offer you some impressive results and in the end you will be very impressed with the value here.

A tactical flashlight
Such a flashlight is the perfect item if you want to survive during night time. It can also help you if you want to reach safety during the night as well, so try to keep that in mind! Of course, this means you will need to acquire some extra batteries or at least a spare accumulator as it will help you a lot.

A good first-aid kit
You never know when you might need it. Usually, it’s a good idea to have some band aids, tape, sterile gauze and so on. You shouldn’t purchase a kit, instead try to figure out what items you might need and create your own DIY first aid kit. You will end up paying less and the value will be a lot better in the end.

A compass
You might not see this as something relevant, but with its help you can identify potential signs of life and you will also get some insight into where you should be headed.

A knife
You won’t survive in a forest without a good knife. Let’s face it, investing in a good knife should always be a priority and that’s exactly why you need to take your time and figure out which one is the best. You will certainly appreciate the use of a good knife, so try to find a suitable one as results can be amazing in the end.

Cordage
Chords will be needed many times and you should consider that regardless of the situation. It might be a challenge to find the right chords, but the value will pay off immensely if you need to stay away from certain areas. Plus, it’s a solid tool for camping.

Water bottle
You can easily get dehydrated when you go in the wild. It will be very important to keep some water with you at all times. Try to get at least one water bottle with you, if not two!

Shelter building materials
Let’s face it, being stranded in the wilderness can be very challenging. This is why it can be a very good idea to take with you some high quality shelter building materials. These can offer you a great value and the experience will be an incredible one this way.

Of course, it can be hard to get all these tools with you while camping or hiking. Keep in mind that accidents can happen though, so even if they bring some extra weight, you will see that results can be worth it. So, try to use these products and the outcome can be an incredible one!


About author: FRANÇOIS DUMAINE, letsgoplayoutside.com editor-in-chief, traveler, adventurer, hiker.

Texas Legislative Session Opens

The bi-annual legislative session has opened today. The session runs through May 29, 2017. Bills relevant to firearms will be tracked at the location below.

Please take this time to politely get in contact with your state legislators and ask for their assistance in passing pro-gun bills.

2017 Texas Legislative Roundup

LaserMax announces GripSense Activation Technology

The new activation technology from LaserMax is coined GripSense™ and offers users dual activation choices via instant on with capacitive touch or button controlled activation.

“Offering consumers the ability to choose between modes of button activation or GripSense activation is really incredible” said Chris Tinkle, Chief Sales Officer for LaserMax. “Our GripSense Technology is a safe and tactically sound instant on capability that consumers have desired for years, while still providing the ability to have controlled activation.”

The Patent Pending GripSense Technology utilizes similar capacitive sensing technology to smartphones, in that the product contains a detection zone in the area that users middle finger indexes the trigger guard of the firearm and senses the user’s grip on the firearm and activates the light or laser instantly. The user has the option to turn off the light or laser with the push of a button or disable the GripSense Activation and rely solely on the button activation.

“I am very proud of our team and excited to see the market’s reaction to our new GripSense Technology,” said Chris Tinkle. He added, “Our team has been very careful to work on an ‘instant on’ solution for laser aiming devices. We challenged our Engineering team to develop a solution that met customer demand while ensuring that the product doesn’t comprise proper doctrinal use of laser aiming devices in law enforcement or self-defense use cases. Our team delivered an incredible solution in GripSense Technology.”

LaserMax released its GripSense technology at distributor shows last week and plans a full debut at the 2017 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 17, 2017.