Colt is voluntarily initiating a recall to protect the safety of its customers because, under certain conditions, it is possible that some of these MSRs may discharge a second round when the trigger is released when there is a live round in the chamber. The recall only covers a portion of MSRs manufactured beginning on March 5, 2021.
MarineMax, Inc., the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, announces the completion of the acquisition of Intrepid Powerboats.
Team Beretta shooters recently achieved 12 podium finishes during the 2021 National Sporting Clays Championship at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, TX.
Team Krieghoff’s Kayle Browning won the ISSF President’s Cup Silver medal in Cyprus. Kayle realized a lifelong dream earlier this year when she won the Women’s Trap Silver during her first appearance as an Olympic athlete.
Following Wednesday morning’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, the Second Amendment Foundation predicts a victory for the right-to-carry a firearm in public for personal protection. “Based on questions from the Supreme Court Justices,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, “I’m confident we’re going to win either on a 5-4 or 6-3 vote.”

According to the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Virginia’s embattled gun owners were the margin of difference when it counted to take back the governor’s office, the Assembly and other key races, essentially setting the stage for “a return of common sense to the Commonwealth.”
POMA, SEOPA, and the NASGW have again partnered to host an industry-exclusive event at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
Industry Day at the Range, the one-day shooting and demonstration event held in conjunction with SHOT Show, is calling all long-range exhibitors to register before November 19, 2021. Extremely limited shooting exhibit space is available in the long-range section of the event.
U.S. LawShield will participate in the Lone Star Rally, to be held November 4-7 in Galveston, TX. The Lone Star Rally is the largest 4-day motorcycle rally in North America.

Ohio’s steelhead trout fishing is heating up now that colder weather is incoming, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. November through March provides peak action for anglers pursuing northeast Ohio’s silver bullets.
The Emergency Forest Restoration Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is available for landowners in case of catastrophic damage to private, nonindustrial forests.
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The Elite Survival Systems shooting belt rig incorporates special Scuba nylon webbing, structured inner core, reinforced stitching, and features a COBRA® quick-release buckle by AustriAlpin.
Comp-Tac releases an optics and light compatible, Level III Duty Holster – The CT3. The CT3 is designed so the user can deactivate the three levels of retention while maintaining their master grip.

Galco offers multiple options for carrying spare ammo for a revolver. These include the E-Z Loader, the 2X2X2 belt slide cartridge holder and a Belt Speedloader Carrier.
The Michigan Clean Boats, Clean Waters program is offering grants to support aquatic invasive species outreach efforts.
With high moose numbers in northeastern Vermont contributing to the abundance and negative impact of winter ticks, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is pleased to report a successful, regulated 2021 moose hunting season.
Veterans preference drawings at Michigan’s Wetland Wonders will take place Nov. 11 for properly licensed resident active-duty U.S. military personnel and veterans.

When bird dogs and blaze orange returned to the fields across rural Nebraska on October 30, the hunter success for pheasant, quail and partridge varied by conditions, with respectable numbers in portions of southeastern and south-central portions of the state.
Guidefitter announces that Beth Brennan has joined the company as Vice President of Marketing. Beth was formerly Chief Marketing Officer for Go Fast Campers.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announced Q3 2021 reported net sales of $178.2 million and diluted earnings of $1.98 per share, compared with net sales of $145.7 million and diluted earnings of $1.39 per share in the third quarter of 2020. For the nine months ended October 2, 2021, net sales were $562.7 million with diluted earnings of $6.64 per share, compared with net sales of $399.6 million and diluted earnings of $3.31 per share for the same period in 2020.
CMC Triggers revamping areas of the business to become a more agile and proficient supplier of their products to retailers, distributors, and end-users.

Big Daddy Unlimited is proud to announce it now offers import services to Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealers and the general public through Big Daddy Ordnance.
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Coonhound Sales & Marketing, Canada’s leading outdoor sales agency, is growing again and is looking to fill two new positions on the outbound sales team. The two new positions will cover the Western and Atlantic Canadian sales territories. Potential candidates can work remotely and would ideally be based centrally in either territory.
As a result of a growth trend, Sellmark is looking for a director capable of driving marketing efforts for all corporate brands including Sightmark, Pulsar (USA), Firefield, BulletSafe and Kopfjäger.
Gamakatsu’s new water-resistant Hybrid Duffel Backpack offers 110 liters of space to take gear wherever anglers may roam. The innovative pack can be carried in three different ways, thanks to the removable backpack straps, shoulder strap, or side-carrying handle.

The new lightweight, portable G100 Shooting Chair allows you to take it on the go or leave it in the blind to slip into the next morning. The G200 Shooting Chair is a specialty design for elevated and box stands.
Chaos is offering a versatile collection of Classic ragg wool beanies for men that are available now in a large selection of fine retailers and online.
The Rocky ProHunter Rain Jacket features a two-layer Taslon shell with tricot lining providing all-day comfort, while Rocky's guaranteed waterproof construction, taped and sealed seams and durable water-repellent (DWR) coating ensures you stay dry in even the harshest conditions.
iRayUSA, a Texas-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of premium thermal night vision devices is proud to announce the US availability of a new series of thermal imaging monocular, CABIN Series, from InfiRay Outdoor.

Springfield Armory announced the addition of two variants to its Emissary 1911 pistol line: the new 4.25” .45 ACP and 5” 9mm versions.
Savage Arms is proud to announce the culmination of a new project: Savage Migration. This video series follows four avid hunters as they seek out waterfowl across the country.
The X-Vision Optics ZONE Red Dot -- ZRD1 -- has reinforced housings, waterproof ratings, and an easy to attach Picatinny mount. The optic features a 2 MOA center dot, 1.45” co-witness mount and 11 brightness settings.
The South Carolina Waterfowl Association announces the promotion of TJ Morgan to the position of the Camp Woodie Director.

The Grand National organizations recently teamed up to give $30,000 to support Quail Forever’s Call of the Uplands campaign. On top of that, longtime club member John Groendyke donated an additional $20,000. 
Shoot Like A Girl has released its third quarter report for 2021. For the third quarter, 977 women participated in Shoot Like A Girls’ experience and were introduced to pistol, rifle and bow skills during the Home of the Brave Tour.
The Pope & Young is proud to announce Anxynt footwear has committed to preserving, promoting, and protecting the sport of bowhunting by joining Pope and Young as a Silver level Corporate Partner.
The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) applauds the collaborative efforts that led to completing a twenty-plus year project in Arizona that will open public access for hunting, hiking, equestrian, and other outdoor recreational uses in an area that has historically been locked off to the public.
Primary Arms has announced their November gun giveaway, which focuses on a custom-built Nightfighter AR15 from Battle Arms Development. Valued at over $4,800, this unique rifle build offers optimal performance in low-light and no-light environments.
Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) and “Hunting Matters” welcomes Scott Leysath, The Sporting Chef.
This week, Outdoors Radio features author Larry Polenske, North American Non-Lead Partnership co-founder Chris Parish, Vortex Optics marketing team member Mark Boardman, and McFarland guide Ron Barefield.
Wildlife Forever is honored to announce Curt Quesnell of Williams, Minnesota as the inaugural recipient of the Clean Drain Dry Ambassador of the Year Award.
Gun Tote’n Mamas recently launched a novel tool that allows a consumer to see how a GTM bag can fit on her body and as close to her size as possible. I
Colt has recently discovered a potential safety issue with certain Modern Sporting Rifles and is voluntarily initiating a recall to protect the safety of its customers. Under certain conditions, it is possible that some of these MSRs may discharge a second round when the trigger is released when there is a live round in the chamber.
Select Indiana State Park properties will close temporarily for controlled deer management hunts in the coming weeks. Each hunt runs two days.
All veterans and active-duty military personnel, and everyone in their vehicle, will be admitted free to DNR state parks, reservoir properties, state forest recreation areas and state off-road vehicle riding areas on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.
The draft agenda for the Wednesday, Nov. 10, meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission has been posted to the NRC website at
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL), located in Burlington County, New Jersey, is finding success using iSportsmanTM HazRDS to report and record the discovery of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in the local deer herd.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will not move ahead with proposed projects to extract sand and gravel or establish a tree seed orchard on two parcels of land in Genoa Township, southeast Livingston County.
This week on MOJO TV, Randy travels south to Oklahoma to meet up with the guys at Crash Landing Outdoors.
Food from wild animals can be sometimes strange, sometimes scary, but not inedible if properly prepped and cooked, which is what viewers will learn on the season premiere of Dead Meat with Scott Leysath on Saturday, November 6 at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sportsman Channel.
Vermont Fish and Wildlife is reporting that several important fall foods for wildlife are abundant this year following last year when many foods were lacking.

“When the other side talks about ‘remand’ you know they think they lost.”

That’s the initial uptempo feedback I received immediately after the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association’s challenge to New York State’s 100-year old concealed carry permitting law.

The lengthy session featured give-and-take between attorneys for both sides and the justices. As the court asked questions, listeners began to wonder if they were debating the merits of the case, or looking for suggestions that would allow them to narrowly tailor a decision.

If they can’t, they’ll have no alternative but to toss a longstanding, but fundamentally flawed, law. That would have nationwide repercussions, especially for other laws based on New York’s statute.

Of course, “flawed” is a subjective description.

If you goal is to limit the ability of average citizens to exercise a fundamental right, it’s optimal. Carrying a litany of stipulated requirements, it is then ultimately decided by the subjective decision of an “examining officer.”

An average citizen commuting through high-crime areas in low-traffic times, might disagree. For them, it’s a longstanding, but deeply flawed law that, for more than a century, has served as a criminal protection statute.

On its surface, it seems an open-and-shut issue.

If a state enacts a regulation with questionable and admittedly subjective standards on a Constitutionally-guaranteed right, it changes a right into a privilege.

New York Solicitor General Barbara D. Underwood struggled to defend the statute, but stuck to New York’s assertion that from fourteenth century England to the colonies, through the post-Civil War 1800s, and into the last century, it was acceptable to require “good cause” before granting the right to carry a concealed weapon.

“Under that historical perspective,” she said, “the New York law fits, it is not an outlier.”

That, Paul Clement argued, ignored more recent history.

The thirteen years of legal opinions following the Heller decision should be considered before taking the much longer, historical perspective, he argued.

Viewed through that lens, Clement said, the lower courts absent Supreme Court directed standards of scrutiny or guidelines had“made a muddle of it.”

Justice Gorsuch essentially agreed, pointing out that lower courts have been all over the legal map when it came to deciding Second Amendment issues.

“Some,” Gorsuch observed, “waited, leaving it up to us to decide questions, others applied rational scrutiny, and still others applied their own ‘watered down’ version of intermediate scrutiny.”

“Others,” he continued, “refused to consider historical perspectives, or refused to consider strict scrutiny.”

The Supreme Court exists to clarify those murky questions.

Justice Elena Kagan argued that rather than stipulating intermediate or strict scrutiny, the court should rule based on post-1871 history. That position, she said was more “relevant” as it would embrace a “collective rights interpretation.”

That interpretation would also be the one most likely to allow New York State’s restrictive statute to survive in some form.

At one point in the arguments, Associate Justice Steven Breyer asked the question that seemed to be on each of the judge’s minds.

“What,” he asked, “are we supposed to say that won’t create a gun-related chaos?”

That, fortunately, isn’t a question for anyone except the Justices to decide.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh quizzed Underwood regarding why it was essential that a citizen demonstrate a unique need to protect themselves. “Why isn’t it good enough,” he asked, “to say I live in a violent neighborhood and I want to be able to defend myself?”

“With any constitutional right,” he continued, “if it’s up to the discretion of an individual officer, that seems inconsistent with an objective constitutional right.”

In defense of the New York law, Underwood then pointed out, the unrestricted concealed carry sought by the plaintiffs but denied by the state, was more readily available in “more rural areas.”

That prompted this pointed question from Chief Justice John Roberts: “How many muggings take place in the forest?”

Justice Samuel Alito, regarded as one of the most conservative of the Justices, wasn’t having any of the urban/rural argument either.

“How many illegal guns were seized by the New York Police Department last year,” he asked.

Underwood replied that it was “likely substantial.”

Alito then asked a pointed question at the heart of the matter: “All these people with illegal guns, they’re on the subway, they’re walking around the streets. But the ordinary, hard-working people I mentioned, no, they can’t be armed?”

Second Amendment advocates are cautiously optimistic that the Supreme Court will rule in their favor. When the other side offers up a suggestion that the law be sent back to the state to be revised into something that would be workable (remanded), it’s not unreasonable to think they believe the question decided.

A remedy, however, is always the issue. That’s the Supreme Court’s job. Next summer, we’ll see what they come up with.

We’ll keep you posted.

— Jim Shepherd

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