High Powered Headlines: August 7, 2014

By CTD Suzanne published on in News

High Powered Headlines

Rumor Mill: GLOCK’s Single-Stack 9mm

Lenny Magill, owner of The Glock Store in California, said in interview with Guns.com that he hears the single-stack 9mm GLOCK is coming later this year.
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Nine New Smart Guns in Development

Besides the German Armatix iP1 fingerprint recognition pistol, The Firearm Blog is reporting testing of nine other “smart” guns currently. Included are guns that operate via remote monitoring, bullets that record DNA and a system that automatically locks the trigger of a gun when in a gun free zone.
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Winchester Ammunition Launches WinchesterTV.com

Winchester Ammunition just announced its launch of the free website WinchesterTV.com. The new website streams full-length Winchester television shows, short movies, product videos and hunting tips. There are over 175 episodes of your favorite Winchester television shows
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Picture shows a Saiga.

Starting September 1, 2014, RWC Group, importers of Kalashnikov Concern and Izhmash rifles and shotguns will release the Saiga IZ132Z and IZ109T in limited quantities.

RWC Group to Release Kalashnikov Concern Saigas

Starting September 1, 2014, RWC Group, importers of Kalashnikov Concern and Izhmash rifles and shotguns, will release the Saiga IZ132Z and IZ109T in limited quantities. For email alerts on product availability, sign up on the product’s webpage:

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Gun Owners of America Posts Open Letter to President Obama

Gun Owners of America posted an open letter to President Obama requesting a change on the White House website that incorrectly states the U.S. Constitution. The language on the Whitehouse.org page reads, “The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms.”
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Former Sheriff’s Deputy Convicted on Firearm Charges

A Sacramento, California superior court convicted Ryan James McGowan, former sheriff’s deputy on two felony firearms charges. The man sold firearms illegally to undercover ATF agents while he was still a member of law enforcement.
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Open Carry Children’s Book Gets Attention

After appearing as a joke on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” a 2012 illustrated children’s book garnered a lot of attention. The book, titled “My Parents Open Carry,” is about a day in the life of a 13-year old who runs errands with her parents who legally open carry. The authors of the book, Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew are founders of Michigan Open Carry, Inc. The book’s illustrator is hunter and shooter, Lorna Bergman. The book is available on Amazon.com.
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Jury Acquits Man Involved with Botched ATF Sting

In an all too-familiar story of a botched ATF sting in Florida, the agency lost a case against Alexis Davis, a man with an IQ of 59. Jurors acquitted Davis by finding the ATF had entrapped him into buying and selling guns illegally.
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Cheaper Than Dirt Featured Product


Pictutre shows the left side of a Smith & Wesson Shield .40 S&W pistol.

Designed with concealed carry in mind, Smith & Wesson’s M&P Shield has many of the same features as the reliable M&P series of handguns, only in a slimmer, lighter profile.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

Designed with concealed carry in mind, Smith & Wesson’s M&P Shield has many of the same features as the reliable M&P series of handguns, only in a slimmer, lighter profile. For those who feel they want more than a .380 ACP or 9mm self-defense handgun, the Shield’s .40 S&W holds either six rounds in a flushed-fit single-stack magazine or seven rounds in an extended magazine. The extended magazine gives the shooter with larger hands an advantage over many of the Shield’s competitors. An 18-degree grip angle and robust full grip size is textured and makes the gun easy to handle and control. The double-action, striker-fired trigger breaks around 6.5 pounds and there are no external safeties in the newest models. The bright, 3-dot low profile sights are quick to aim and will not snag on a holster when drawn. Though the Smith & Wesson Shield is not the least expensive of the polymer-framed, concealed carry bunch, it is less than the GLOCK 27, Springfield Armory XD and even the Ruger SR40c. For around $350, the Shield is a reliable, accurate and smoother shooter that conceals and carries easily and comfortably.

Specifications and features

  • Caliber: .40 S&W
  • Capacity: 6 rounds & 7 rounds
  • Action: Striker Fire
  • Barrel: 3.1″
  • Sights: White 3-dot
  • Frame: Black polymer
  • Barrel and Slide: Black 68 HRc, Melonite-finished
  • Trigger pull: 6.5 lbs.
  • Sight radius: 5.3”
  • Length: 6.1”
  • Height: 4.6”
  • Width: 0.95”
  • Weight: 19 ounces

The Shield is also available in 9mm.

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Suzanne Wiley started shooting at a young age when her older brother bought a Marlin 60 and taught her to shoot. She took to shooting and developed a love for it when she realized she was a natural with a .22 LR rifle at summer camp. Suzanne has been an outdoor adventurer since she can remember-being from the Ozarks, there were bountiful caves, national parks, lakes, and camping spots to explore. From a young age, she has camped, fished, rode horses, went ATV exploring, rappelling, and even dabbled in beginner spelunking.
Suzanne joined the content team with over eight years experience at Cheaperthandirt.com. Starting out as a product description writer, Suzanne has extensive knowledge of the Cheaper Than Dirt! product base and is a good resource for suggestions on which products you need. Suzanne specializes in writing for the female shooter, beginner shooter, and the modern-day prepper. Though she prefers plinking with her S&W M&P 15-22, Suzanne also loves revolvers, the 1911, short-barreled AR-15s, and shooting full auto when she gets the chance. Suzanne is a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!

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Comments (2)

  • Mc Ruger


    Nine New Smart Guns in Development
    Friends we cannot allow the further development, distribution or sale of theses guns. Consider if you will reaching a point where our government will only allow ownership of “smart guns”, guns that are rendered useless when in a gun free zone. This would be computer controlled so that when you drove onto the school grounds your gun would not fire. What then would it take to make a city, county, state or the country gun free with the flip of a switch or transmitting a tone. It would so easy. The government could even lull many asleep be loosening gun restrictions “so long as you trade in your real gun for a Smart Gun”.
    No friends we cannot let this move forward. It is all fun to argue about Glocks and poorly written anti gun articles but this bears very serious consideration. We need good open discussion on this one.


  • Dave L.


    In relation to “Smart Guns”……I believe our free market capitalist system will eliminate this garbage from ever becoming a truly viable product. The companies making this junk will have to get a steady stream of government subsidies to even exist, since mainstream gun owners will never willingly buy this trash.

    My brain and trigger finger is the only intelligence required to safely and effectively operate MY firearms.


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