Fundamental Right To An AR-15

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has ruled that Americans have a “fundamental right” to so-called assault weapons, a major victory for gun rights.

A three judge panel ruled that Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013, ban against what the court called “the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens”, is a blunt violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

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Russian Doll Drill

This is a shooting drill to practice target acquisition, and transitioning between targets of different sizes (or distances). It’s called the “Russian Doll Drill”. The targets are free to download and print to standard 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper. The different sized dolls help simulate different sized targets (or targets of the same size at different ranges).

Russian Doll Drill

Russian Doll Drill

Suggestions for running the Russian Doll Drill:

  • 3 TARGET DRILL – Tape 3 Targets Up at a Time. Shoot 1st Row of Targets Left to Right, One Shot Each. Shoot 2nd Row of Targets Right to Left, One Shot Each. On the last Row, run the Board (Shoot Left to Right, then Right to Left, One Shot Each).
  • 3 TARGET DRILL – DOUBLE TAPS – Perform the “3 TARGET DRILL” Except Perform Double Taps (2 consecutive shots) on each target before moving along instead of one.
  • 3 TARGET DRILL – STRONG AND WEAK (PISTOL) – Tape 3 Targets Up at a Time. Shoot 1st Row of Targets Left to Right, One Shot Each, using a standard two-handed grip. Shoot 2nd Row of Targets Left to Right, One Shot Each, with your Strong Hand Only. Shoot 3nd Row of Targets Left to Right, One Shot Each, with your Weak Hand Only. Feel Free to Replace Single Shots with Double Taps.
  • 3 TARGET DRILL – STRONG AND WEAK (CARBINE) – Tape 3 Targets Up at a Time. Shoot 1st Row of Targets Left to Right, One Shot Each, using your Strong Shooting Side. Shoot 2nd Row of Targets Left to Right, One Shot Each, with your Weak Shooting Side. Switch Back to your Strong Shooting Side for the 3nd Row of Targets, Shoot from Left to Right, this time with Double Taps.
  • BUDDY DRILL – Have a friend go to the range and call out numbers. Shoot the doll corresponding to the number called out. Call out multiple numbers at once and shoot them in that order. Feel free to make your own variation!

Downloads can be found at the location below:!free-sht/c1inb

3D Printed 9mm Shuty-MP1

On Sunday, a West Virginia carpenter who goes by the name “Derwood” released a new video (above) of his “Shuty-MP1” firearm, a small semi-automatic 9mm weapon that is almost entirely 3D-printed with inexpensive PLA plastic. The only parts of the gun that are metal are the steel barrel and springs.

Derwood’s gun illustrates the evolution of 3D-printed firearms, which have rapidly evolved in nearly three years since the debut of the simple Liberator and the printed AR-15 lower receiver.
“This gun has been a work in process for about a year now,” Derwood told Ars. He posted a video of its assembly last week.

“The first model required some welding and machining, and the goal was to keep it simple so that anyone could build it,” he added. “It is now to that point.”

The Shuty-MP1 appears to be largely based on the AR-15 lower design but with a much smaller upper.

Derwood is part of a group called FOSSCAD, which is “dedicated to the datalove of open source CAD, 3d-printing, awesomeness, and firearms.” However he has not yet released the relevant CAD files that would allow anyone to duplicate his design.

The United States Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 allows anyone to manufacture their own firearm without a license, but manufacturing such weaponry for sale or transfer does require a federal license.

Derwood told Wired that the Shuty-MP1 isn’t perfect; the plastic around the barrel apparently begins to melt after 18 shots if it’s not allowed to cool.


TacticalWalls Lights the Way with New Tactical Lamp

TacticalWalls has announced the release of the Tactical Lamp – a discreet new home storage solution for firearms, every day carry items and other valuables.

The Tactical Lamp is a fully functional home lighting appliance that features a hidden storage compartment inside its wooden body. The hidden compartment is accessed by removing a detachable side panel from the base of the lamp. The detachable side panel is kept in place by magnetized placeholders.

Inside the hidden compartment is a protective layer of loop-sided Velcro to protect valuables from marring and allow the use of a variety of mounting options. Behind the loop-sided Velcro, there is also a retention magnet that makes it possible to secure a firearm, knife or other metal valuables to the rear of the internal compartment.

The exterior dimensions of the lamp base are 11.5”H x 9”W x 7.25”D. The interior dimensions of the storage compartment are 9”H x 6”W x 4”D.

The Tactical Lamp is sold with or without the lampshade and can also be purchased as a single unit or a set of two. There are different types of finishes available, including Dutch Walnut, Black and Cherry. MSRPs range from $119 to $129 for a single unit and $179 to $199 for a set of two (depending on whether lamp shade is included).

TacticalWalls is a family owned and operated business, based in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Our products are proudly manufactured in the United States. Every product is hand-crafted using U.S. sourced materials. We make products that are simple to install, easy to use, and offer discreet storage solutions for every room.