Friday, February 04, 2011


Too damn cold to shoot a match tomorrow in Wyoming! Bummed out.

Interesting that Sabre Defense went down after they assured me at SHOT the sale was going through...from the Shooting Wire this AM:

Sale by Secured Creditor, Cadence Bank, N.A., as Secured Party under Article 9 Uniform Commercial Code including: all accounts; inventory; general intangibles, equipment; documents; all Government Contracts (subject to approval and novation process).

Sabre is a licensed manufacturer of ordnance including automatic weapons. It is a contractor for the United States government, Department of Defense and also engages in the manufacture and sale of semiautomatic weapons.

They made a good product, and there are government contracts on the table...

Good news in Montana on the bill to legalize Suppressors for civilian ownership. From my email:

House Bill 174 passed out of the House Judiciary committee unamended this morning. The vote was 16-4.

The bill now goes to the House floor for debate and two votes. I encourage all of you to again contact your legislator and all the reps from your county as well.

After the floor votes in the House, the bill will be transmitted to the Senate where the process begins all over again.

Thanks to all of you who contacted your legislators and the committee members. A great big thanks to John Snow and Justin Marks for taking the time to testify in front of the

My good friend John Snow from Outdoor Life is on-board with our attempt to move Suppressors off the $200 transfer tax to the $5 AOW nationally.


Anonymous said...

Well if it's any consolation down here in NM it's so cold we have shoot our IDPA match indoors with Rimfire under non-sanctioned IDPA rules this weekend... probably no consolation at all eh ? LoL

BTW, I linked your blog to mine, we're just getting started over there....

ZM said...

Question, why do you think Sabre failed?

Was it their prices as a specialty AR brand?

Was it a sign of the black rifle bubble burst?

Or something no ones talked about, financial mismanagement, to far extended on credit, etc?


Dan said...

On a completely unrelated note, I just read that Ronald Reagan sometimes carried a pistol concealed|main5|dl3|sec1_lnk1|41630. Anyone know what he carried?

FM451 said...


In response to your post, many years ago, I read an article that, sometime during the 1950s, Ronald Reagan carried a concealed weapon in response to threats received while He was President of the Screen Actors Guild. I believe it had something to do with communist infiltration of the film industry/unions at that time. Reagan's choice for a concealed pistol was a .32 revolver that He wore in a shoulder holster. Most likely a 6 shot Smith and Wesson or Colt Small Frame revolver. I recall this because I thought at the time that this was an odd choice - why not a .38 Special? This happened long before the incidents mentioned in the article you referenced.

Ryan said...

@Michael Bane: Michael, I believe your story about HB174 in Montana was a little off; HB174 repeals the prohibition against HUNTERS using suppressors in the field while harvesting game. Actual OWNERSHIP of suppressors by individual civilians has been legal for quite some time. :)

Michael Bane said...

Thanks, Ryan, for setting me straight! And have a quiet hunt!


Anonymous said...

What match was in WY?

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