High Powered Headlines: July 24, 2014

Beretta's PX4 Storm 9mm compact pistol


Senate Bill 3659 Referendum on Cook County, Illinois November Ballot

Citizens of Cook County Illinois will be asked on the November ballot if they agree with Senate Bill 3659, Illinois Public Safety Act banning assault weapons and enacting a universal background check. Voters will be asked “”Shall the Illinois General Assembly enact the Illinois Public Safety Act (Senate Bill 3659) which would require universal background checks for firearm transfers and prohibit the sale and transfer of assault weapons, assault weapon attachments, and high-capacity ammunition magazines?” In which a space will be provided for them to answer. Cook County board president, Toni Preckwinkle says, “Requiring universal background checks and banning semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are simple common-sense measures which should be enacted at the State level.
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Action Alert! Campaign Against HSUS Petition on Public Land

The Humane Society, along with other anti-hunting groups and individuals has filed a 50-page petition with the Interior Department calling for a ban on hunting with lead ammunition on public lands. Ammunition manufacturer, Hornady is urging all sportsmen and women to call Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell and ask her to reject the petition.
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USSA Forms Task Force to Tackle Cyber Bullying Against Hunters

A group of sportsmen, celebrities, conservationists, and hunters met at the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance headquarters to form a task force to stop cyber threats against hunters. The Hunter Advancement Task Force plans to not only stop cyber bullying of hunters, but also educate the public on conservation and the benefits of hunting. Bill Horn, the USSA director of federal affairs says, “”In the short-term we are developing aggressive legal approaches to pursue both civil and criminal legal actions to prosecute anti-hunting harassers.”
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The Firearm that was Really Lost in Boating Accident

An angler caught a Ruger SR-556, complete with EoTech sight and magnifier. The amount of rust on the rifle and optic indicated the rifle was submerged for at least a few weeks. The owner of the rifle had reported it stolen.
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Governor Rick Perry Welcomes the Texas International Firearms Festival

On November 8 and 9, 2014, Austin Texas’ Best of the West Shooting Sports gun range will host the first Texas International Firearms Festival. Governor Perry says, “. Texas is a perfect home for this festival, an event that brings together members of the gun community from all across our country.” The festival will feature firearms from ArmaLite, Advanced Armament, Barrett, GLOCK, SIG Sauer and many more.
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Salina, Kansas Bans Open Carry in City Buildings

After a man dressed in a Star Wars Stormtrooper costume put the city on lock-down on July 7, Salina, Kansas city commissioners voted to ban the open carry of firearms in city buildings despite the state’s expanded gun rights bill. However, Salina was given a four-year exemption.
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Cheaper Than Dirt Featured Product

Picture shows Beretta's PX4 Stom 9mm compact pistol.
In my opinion, the PX4 is one of the best-looking pistols on the market.

Beretta PX4 Storm Compact 9mm

In honor of Beretta USA’s move to Tennessee, I am highlighting my favorite Beretta pistol, the PX4 Storm Compact in 9mm. In my opinion, the PX4 is one of the best-looking pistols on the market. With its rounded corners and robust grip, it definitely cannot be mistaken for other polymer-framed pistols, especially since it is a hammer-fired pistol and not striker fired. It operates from a locked breech and tilting barrel system. This versatile handgun, going from training to home defense to fun is comfortable in almost all shooters hands due to the three interchangeable backstrap sizes. The ergonomic, full grip on the compact model gives you a  secure hold on the pistol. To further accommodate all shooters, the Beretta PX4 Storm’s controls are ambidextrous. Beretta has a few models available—9mm, .49 S&W,.45 ACP, full-sized, compact and sub-compact. However, the compact 9mm with 3.27-inch barrel and 15-round magazine suits me best. For its ease of use, accuracy and extreme reliability, the Beretta PX4 Storm Compact has a surprisingly low price.

Specifications and Features

Caliber: 9mm Luger

Capacity: 15 rounds

Barrel: 3.27”

Action: Double/single-action

Frame: Polymer

Sights: 3-dot, fixed

Grip: Black, textured

Overall length: 6.1”

Weight: 27.4 ounces

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1 Comment;

  1. ALLTHE BASTURDS NEED IS A LITTLE VICTORY HERE AND A LITTLE VICTORY THERE. One city or one state at a time. If one falls the second one is easier. The 2014 and 2016 elections are vital to saving the nation and any gun owner that does not get out and vote should be ashamed.

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