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Video: Standby, Revolution Is on the Way — SilencerCo Maxim 9

Suppressor ownership is on the horizon and hopefully coming to your home soon—without waiting months or paying for costly tax stamps. Talking with suppressor manufacturers, few believe we will see the legislation in the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency, but all are confident that it will come.

SilencerCo Maxim 9 pistol right side profile

SilencerCo Maxim 9s are set to begin shipping in the next few months.

That begs the question, where will the market go if suppressors are commonly available? How will technology be affected? Most importantly, which one would you buy—first?

It is the last question that SilencerCo is most concerned with. After almost a decade of development—because they believed there was no point bringing a product to market until it had been perfected—SilencerCo has timed perfectly timed the release of the new MAXIM 9.

For now, we will all have to keep our fingers crossed. However, in the meantime, here is a video and a few facts from SilencerCo to salivate and dream over.


Nine years of dreaming.

Ten thousand hours of trial and error.

Numerous failures that served as valuable learning experiences.

One holster-able, integrally suppressed 9mm pistol that is hearing safe with all types of ammunition: the Maxim 9.

The time has come, the kinks are worked out, the details are dialed, and now the world will experience true innovation.

In honor of the official production launch of the Maxim 9, take a look behind the curtain for a glimpse into the journey to create the most disruptive product to hit the firearms industry in decades.

Maxim 9s will begin showing up around the country as early as April 2017. Standby, revolution is on the way.

Crossbreed Resistor Ark bag

The Ultimate Protection from an EMP for $20 — The Resistor ARK

Perhaps the hottest new product to come out of the 2017 SHOT Show will not be a gun or new bullet. While at a large press lunch with more than a dozen vendors, Crossbreed Holsters was causing a stir. My first thought was, “All that for another new holster?” Something wasn’t right. Finally, after my curiosity got the best of me, I set a bee line for the front. After elbowing my way to the front of the line, I learned the reason for the commotion.

Crossbreed Resistor Ark bag

Crossbreed Resistor Ark

Crossbreed branched out with a new product launch—The Resistor. The Resistor is part of the ARK Protector Series. Essentially, it is protects your stuff from the elements. No big deal right? Well it is also a shield from one of the biggest and most likely global threats—Electromagnetic pulse. I was a bit skeptical, but it kept getting better. The material used to make the ARK Resistor bag is the same as is used to protect missile guidance systems for U.S. Military weapon systems. The Shooter’s Log will be reviewing The Resistor ARK in future. For now, here is the full release from Crossbreed.

ARK RESISTER BAG

The Ark Resister Bag by CrossBreed offers superior electronics protection that significantly exceeds all military requirements for EMP and static discharge resistance including the stringent standards of MIL-PRF-81705. Previously available only to the military to protect high value guided weapon systems, the Ark Resister Bag is now available exclusively through CrossBreed. Reusable by design with 20 years of proven field use, the Resister Bag can also be used to line a case and serve as a Faraday Cage for sensitive and valuable electronic devices. When heat sealed, the Resister Bag is also waterproof, dustproof, corrosion, and puncture resistant.

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Thompson/Center Arms Adds 6.5 Creedmoor to the T/C Family

Thompson/Center Arms, has announced that it has added the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber to its line of products. Danielle Sanville, T/C Brand Manager, said, “The flat-shooting caliber has found a home. The master gunsmiths at Thompson/Center have added the popular caliber to four of our award-winning product lines, ensuring that T/C and Creedmoor fans are ready for a once in-a-lifetime shot.”

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The T/C Dimension opens a whole new world of hunting possibilities, with interchangeable barrels that put every type of hunt within reach. But the first step is selecting the Dimension platform that best suits your hunting needs.

The Thompson/Center Compass rifle is now available in the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber, the Thompson/Center Compass rifle is now chambered in 11 calibers, ranging from .204 Ruger to the .300 Win Mag. This rifle takes the long-range characteristics of the 6.5 Creedmoor and matches it with an adjustable trigger, 5R rifling and a threaded match-grade barrel for guaranteed MOA accuracy. These and a host of other features allow the T/C Compass to point users in the right direction – every time – all with an MSRP under $400.

Recognized by the NRA with a Golden Bullseye Award, the Thompson/Center Venture Weather Shield bolt-action rifle has earned a reputation as a high quality American-made rifle. Now chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor, the rifle comes with an MOA guarantee. The corrosion-resistant Weather Shield coating offers superior protection whenever and wherever the hunt requires. The Venture rifle has a 22-inch barrel with 5R rifling, a 1:8 twist rate and an adjustable trigger.

Thompson/Center Dimension rifle fans can now purchase a 22-inch blued accessory barrel in the 6.5 Creedmoor. The Dimension rifle platform extends its versatility by adding this popular caliber. T/C Dimension rifle owners already love the Dimension’s interchangeable system as it allows hunters to change calibers without changing rifles. The new barrel has a 1:8 twist rate and comes equipped with a magazine kit.

The Thompson/Center Encore Pro Hunter rifle owner can also choose a new barrel option in 6.5 Creedmoor. The Encore Pro Hunter rifle, with the addition of this accessory barrel, offers new opportunities for Encore Pro fans and collectors, making it the top choice of hunting enthusiasts everywhere. The stainless, fluted 28-inch barrel comes with a 1:8 twist.

Carrying and protecting a T/C firearm is easy with the new T/C soft-sided rifle case, which is reinforced along the sides and edges and is fully padded. The case will fit any scoped T/C muzzleloader or T/C family firearm and the zippered pockets are perfect for carrying T/C accessories and ammunition. This rifle case is a must-have for the serious competitive shooter, hunter and rugged outdoor enthusiast.

The 6.5 Creedmoor is the big news caliber for 2017. Do you own a 6.5 Creedmoor? What has your experience been with the caliber. Share your answers in the comment section.

Proposition 63 new California laws sign

California Proposition 63 — Magazine Bans, Ammo Licensing, and More!

The election of November 8, 2016, caused in elation to many and sorrow to others. Regardless whom you voted for in the Presidential election, we should all be feeling more than a little sorrow for the residents of California. In fact, we should be downright outraged. While California has never been known as being overly friendly to gun owners or manufacturers, new laws have truly changed the game and made it easier than ever for residents or travelers to run afoul of the law.

YouTube video cover of Shotgun versus Handgun for home defense

NSSF Video: Shotgun vs. Handgun for Home Defense — Thunder Ranch

The argument between which firearm is best for home defense is almost as old as the 9mm vs. .45 ACP debate. However, we are still debating it because neither camp has conceded. The primary argument against the shotgun is a longer length leading to less maneuverability. On the other hand, the pistol offers better maneuverability, but lacks the stopping power of a shotgun and you may be giving up some accuracy according to the critics.

In this video, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Clint Smith, president and director of the Thunder Ranch training center, talks about why the comparative length of a handgun—when used properly—is insignificant to that of a shotgun and that length alone should not be a deterrent when choosing a firearm for home defense.

Did the video change your opinion or strategy for protecting your home? Which do you depend on—shotgun, handgun, or both? What caliber, or gauge? Share your answers in the comment section.

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Reader Comments of the Week — January 7, 2017

Even regular readers of The Shooter’s Log can’t read or respond to all of the comments, so we have started a new weekly feature that will recap a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. Feel free to respond with your two cents at the bottom of this article or by clicking the story link and adding it directly to the discussion.