Posts Tagged firearms

Weapons: Arizona Makes The Colt Single-Action Army Revolver The State’s Official Firearm!

Right on and how cool is this?  Arizona has made the Colt Single-Action Army revolver the state’s first official firearm. Hell, I should petition the state of Idaho to make the AK 47 the state’s official firearm. lol So I wonder if any other state’s have official firearms? –Matt

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model.

Arizona governor signs bill making Colt state gun
April 28, 2011
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s governor has signed a bill designating the Colt Single-Action Army revolver as the state’s first official firearm.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill without comment on Thursday. Legislative supporters argued that the designation was appropriate because the revolver was widely used during Arizona’s territorial days.
Opponents say it was inappropriate to give the official designation to an out-of-state company’s commercial product. Colt is based in Connecticut.
Democratic Rep. Albert Hale also says the gun was an instrument of destruction that was used against Native Americans.
Story here.

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Training: Tigerswan Inc. Plans Shooting Ranges

   This is great news if they can get this going.  That would be awesome to see these guys expand their training facilities so they can offer more classes.  Although I wouldn’t mind seeing them put up a facility out west. I realize thought that it pays to be near the action.

   Also, I don’t work for these guys or instruct for them, and this article is totally being posted for information’s sake. I promote all sorts of training companies. I like it all. –Matt

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Tigerswan Inc. plans shooting ranges

By Francis X. Gilpin

Fri Dec 04, 2009

An Apex-based military training contractor plans five shooting ranges on 50 acres of rural Cumberland County farmland. Some neighborhood landowners have expressed concern about the proximity to their property.

The bullets could start flying as soon as next month, TigerSwan Inc. President Brian J. Searcy told Cedar Creek area landowners this week.

The proposed site is part of an 1,800-acre agricultural spread that Southern Produce Distributors Inc. nearly sold two years ago for more than $5 million to the military contractor formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide.

The sale was derailed after Moyock-based Blackwater, now called Xe Services LLC, came under criticism for defense-related work in Iraq and Afghanistan, TigerSwan Chief Executive James P. Reese told the property owners.

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News: LAPD Officer Probed for Smuggling Handguns To Belize

   Thanks to Jeff for sending this.  Hopefully there is an explanation for why this officer did this, or he could be in some serious trouble. I could not find a website for Elite Security out of Belize, and if anyone can find it, I will put it up on FJ. –Matt

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U.S. is investigating LAPD officer

A department veteran allegedly bought guns at the Police Academy and sent them to Belize, where he runs a security firm.

By Richard Winton and Scott Glover

December 21, 2008

A veteran Los Angeles police officer who operates a security company in Belize is under federal investigation for allegedly smuggling handguns into the Central American nation, according to law enforcement sources and internal LAPD documents.

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