Beretta to Move Manufacturing to Tennessee
Beretta USA is moving all manufacturing from Maryland to Gallatin, Tennessee. The passage of Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act of 2013, prohibits Beretta from making, importing and keeping many of its products in its Maryland facility. Originally, Beretta had planned to use the Tennessee operation for manufacturing new products only. Beretta USA General Manager, Jeff Cooper says, “…We have decided that it is more prudent from the point of view of our future welfare to move the Maryland production lines in their entirety to the new Tennessee facility.” The company plans to hire 300 people for the new plant in Gallatin.
Cheaper Than Dirt! Ceases Sales of Knives to California
Due to recent lawsuits filed by the California Health and Safety Code enforcers against industry peers, Cheaper Than Dirt! will no longer be selling knives and cutlery to residents of California, effective immediately. Due to the lead levels found in some brass alloys in certain knife parts, HSC 25249.6 prohibits these items. California residents, if you have a knife or other restricted item in your cart, you will not be able to complete your order. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
70-Year Old New York Gun Range Closes Due to Anti-Gunners Pressure
The Westchester County Police Revolver and Rifle League shooting range located in Greenburgh, New York has been closed for weeks due to a pending investigation after a resident claimed she was injured by bullet fragments. The shooting range has gone 73 years without incident, but now the property owner is terminating the lease. Members of the range claim closing the range is politically motivated and not an issue of safety.
Rep. Maloney Asks Police to Investigate Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney asked police to investigate the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt. Rep. Maloney alerted police and the House Sergeant-At-Arms, Paul Irving, of an article published in Rolling Stone magazine in which Pratt exclaimed the Second Amendment is “for restraining tyrannical tendencies in government … especially those in the liberal, tyrannical end of the spectrum.” Rep. Maloney claims the quote is a direct threat against her.
Concealed Carry License Holders Win Lawsuit in Philadelphia
After a year and a half of litigation, a settlement between John Doe, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, et al. has been made in favor of John Doe, et al. The City of Philadelphia violated the privacy rights of 2,188 holders of Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms. The City will pay $1.425 million in the settlement, along with having to follow 12 other agreed-upon policy changes.
Massachusetts Gun Owners Action Alert—Support S. 2284
The Gun Owner’s Action League is asking Massachusetts gun owners to call their state representatives in support of S. 2284. The bill passed the Senate and now goes to the House. S. 22984 makes positive changes to Massachusetts legislation regarding the Second Amendment.
Rock Island Compact Tactical
We aren’t one to keep secrets—when we find a reliable, awesome-shooting and affordable gun, we like to share it with the world. Cheaper Than Dirt! has been singing Rock Island Armory’s praises for a little over two years now. They make rock-solid 1911s at a price that cannot be beat and none of us is ashamed of owning one. The Rock Island Compact Tactical is a scaled-down model of the classic 1911. Available in 9mm or .45 ACP, the Compact Tactical 1911 has a 3.5-inch barrel, four to six-pound trigger pull, a black parkerized frame, upgraded Novak sights and an extended Beavertail. One of The Shooter’s Log contributors, Bob Campbell received one for testing and evaluation and had this say, “The Rock Island came out of the box running without a single failure to feed, chamber, fire or eject.” Look for his full review in the near future.
Specifications and Features
- Caliber: 9mm Luger or .45 ACP
- Barrel: 3.5”
- Capacity: 7
- Trigger Pull: 4-6 lbs
- Action: Single-action only
- Sights: Low profile dovetail Novak
- Frame: Parkerized finish
- Overall length: 7.31”
- Height: 5.125”
- Weight: 2.23 lbs empty