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Black Canyon Labs SGS3

The Black Canyon Labs SGS3 is unlike any safety switch for Remington and Benelli shotguns that I have seen. It turns the cross bolt safety into a 90 degree throw lever switch much like an AR-15.

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If you spend most of your time shooting an AR-15, this could make a lot of sense. The selector on your shotgun would work exactly like you are used to on your AR-15 and it would be in a similar location when used with a pistol grip stock. This could simplify your training. I don’t have a law enforcement background but I suspect this could be attractive to LE trainers and decision makers looking to simplify the transition between different types of firearms for their students.

The SGS3 is designed to work with a pistol grip equipped shotgun. It is available to fit both Remington and Benelli shotguns. Check it out at Rally Point Tactical.

Plum Furniture Store Shirt from Russian Roulette Clothing

Now this is a furniture store I might actually enjoy visiting!

Russian Roulette Clothing’s latest t-shirt design is a clever play on the word “furniture”. Those of us who eat, sleep, and breath firearms recognize it as a collective term for hand guards, grips, and buttstocks and the term is especially prevalent in the AK market. To everyone else it just means couches, recliners, and dressers.

Check out the Plum Furniture Store shirt at Russian Roulette Clothing.


AR Pistols Aren’t An SBR Replacement…

AR pistols are not an SBR replacement… And that is a very good thing.

JTT AR Pistol 1

The hubbub surrounding the ATF’s opinions on shouldering the Sig SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace seems to have thrown a bucket of cold water on last year’s fever pitch AR pistol excitement. Now more than ever, it is clear that AR pistols are not the SBR analog that people want them to be and they never will be as long as the ATF says you shouldn’t shoulder them. I have owned my AR pistol(s) for quite a while now. I continue to enjoy training with it and shooting it. I won’t be giving it up anytime soon.

JTT AR Pistol 2

Certainly, the way owners shoot AR pistols may change based on the opinion letters, but I think many of the downers are being short sighted in writing them off completely. They can still do things some useful things that an SBR can’t…

  1. Pistols can usually be carried loaded in a vehicle under the owner’s CCW permit. This is not the case with rifles in all jurisdictions.
  2. Pistols can be carried across state lines without having to notify the ATF (via form 5320-20). This is especially nice if you, like me, live near state borders.
  3. The obvious one is that you don’t have a tax stamp and $200 tax tied up in it like you would an in SBR.
  4. Finally, there are still states and jurisdictions that do not allow residents to own SBRs.

To be clear, I am not saying AR pistols are better than SBRs because they aren’t – they’re different. It is probably better to think of AR pistols as an entirely different animal than an SBR, rather than a replacement. They offer different capabilities and have different strengths. When I stop looking at what I’ve been told I can’t do with an AR pistol and start looking at what I can, I wonder why everyone who has more than a couple AR-15s don’t have an AR pistol at their disposal.

JTT AR Pistol 3

Tease: Ballistic Advantage AR-15 Lower Receivers

We still haven’t seen the full potential of the recent Aero Precision acquisition of Ballistic Advantage but we are about to get a little bit more of a glimpse of it. Ballistic Advantage will be releasing their own lower receivers shortly. This makes perfect sense considering they were acquired by a group with plenty of experience making uppers, lowers, and working as an OEM.

BA lower

I can’t help but think this is just a preview of things to come. It seems to me that complete firearms can’t be too far behind since we know that they already have the required resources. As an owner of 2 Ballistic Advantage uppers, I hope that also means that they will offer complete upper receivers again soon.

Keep your eye on Ballistic Advantage’s website for interesting news. I expect there will be a lot it in the near future.

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