The last ten years it seems there’s been an attack on masculinity. “Toxic masculinity” has been thrown around and beat to death. The truth is, we need MORE real men in this country. More TRULY masculine men. Our Podcast, the Life’s Short Live Free Podcast covers this topic and it’s a great one! Make sure to tune in!
Chad Groepper was a local soldier. In fact, Sam went to school with him. He was killed in Iraq back in 2008 in service to our country. His family started a memorial golf benefit to help provide for this wife and child he left behind. It’s been going strong ever since, and has moved to benefitting worthy causes around the community.
For the last 5 years we’ve been donating a gun to the auction. Our awesome customers help donate the gun, then we donate the cerakote work. We were lucky enough to have one amazing donor who wanted to cover an additional gun, so we were able to donate 2. We used Taurus Tracker 357 Mag Revolvers. We removed the branding and engraved it with Chad’s information and “All Gave Some, Some Gave All.” We were super pleased how these turned out and the response on the auction to them. Thanks to Ballistic Imagery for the amazing photos as usual.
Boondocks Saints is one of those movies with a cult following, so we weren’t surprised when someone wanted a gun done. And a Desert Eagle was just perfect for the job.
First, we disassembled the entire gun, as usual. But then we threw it under the laser and deep engraved some Irish scrollwork and wording on the frame, slide and barrel. Next we blasted it all, and applied some Titanium Cerakote in our battleworn style. And lastly, we engraved a cross on the front strap, as well as the prayer from the movie on top of the slide to really stand out in that white.
All in all, this turned our amazing and we’re extremely happy with it. As usual, Ballistic Imagery’s photography really brings it to life. What do you guys think, did we do the movie justice with this build?
A lot of what we do for our customers is bring their ideas to life.
So many of our customers work with a specific product and want that conveyed in the artwork on their firearm. This is what we specialize in.
This particular Glock was the perfect canvas for the job, and with Cerakote, laser stippling, frame undercut, memory cut, horn removal, and a custom backplate, this custom piece turned out amazing.
And of course, the photography by Ballistic Imagery certainly helps.
New gun control bills have passed the House and have been sent to the Senate.
HR8 and HR1446 have bipartisan support and have a real chance of passing. They would effectively make you a felon for loaning or selling a gun to a friend without a background check, and possibly even for HANDING a gun to a friend. Also allows the government to deny your right to purchase a firearm for up to 30 days.
We need to be acting on these immediately. The gun community for too long has depended on ‘someone else’ to take care of it for us. This is no longer an option, as there’s a very real chance these will pass and makes felons out of law abiding citizens.
Contact your Senators now and often! Join 2nd amendment rights groups! Below is a link to the Firearms Policy Coalition to help you make your voice heard. DO NOT assume someone else will take care of this guys. We need all the help we can get!
Recently got the opportunity to cerakote a Rainier Arms Overthrow AR set. These are really cool designed AR lowers, machined to look like an old knight’s or crusader’s metal helmet. The customer just told us he wanted it to look old and worn and gave us free reign to make it look awesome. (We love getting free reign.)
Well it definitely turned out bad ass, so we had Ballistic Imagery come in a snap some pictures for us. Let us know what you guys think and leave a comment below!
Check out more work by Ballistic Imagery on his website or Facebook page.
Look at our other projects in our Gallery.
So we just recorded our fifth episode which will be out this week and we’re now an actual podcast! We’ve been published on iTunes, Google Music, Stitcher, and Spotify as well as Podbean. If you listen somewhere else, let us know and we’ll get it put up on that platform as well.
Check it out, subscribe and share, and let us know what you think! Feel free to give us a shout with any topics you’d like to hear us talk about.
We’ve started a video podcast. Uploaded every other Thursday on Youtube, and will be up on major podcast apps soon. It’s about everything Freedom, and of course with a heavy dose of firearms. Whiskey, cars, hunting, anything associated with Freedom. Check it out!
We’re learning as we go, the audio will be improving with every episode. so bear with us.
Any gun owner that’s spent time on gun forums or Facebook gun groups knows that gun owners are split over the bump stock ban. Half of them respond with “bump stocks are stupid anyways, who cares,” and the other half are pretty sure it’s the end of the 2nd amendment as we know it. The truth? Probably somewhere in the middle.
Let’s be honest. Are bump stocks useful for personal defense, target shooting, or hunting? No. But that’s not the point. No one is claiming they are. The reason anyone is upset about it is the ATF is claiming they are machine guns. So, let’s examine what a machine gun actually is, according to the parameters set by Congress.
The National Firearms Act of 1934 regulated machine guns and defined them as “any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.” Meaning, you pull the trigger ONCE, and it fires continuously until the trigger is released, or the magazine is depleted.
The ATF’s latest stance on bump stocks is that a bump stock works with a single function of the trigger. But that is outrageously false. And flies in the face of the Obama Administration’s ATF entire reasoning to approve them in the first place. They acknowledged that the trigger is still pulled and reset every time a shot is fired. It is a still a semi automatic weapon. This video, courtesy of The Gun Collective, clearly demonstrates that.
So, it’s pretty clear that a bump stock does NOT convert a semi automatic firearm to fully automatic according to the laws passed by Congress, and the ATF is using its own definition. Is that a problem? Absolutely, for several reasons.
You don’t need a bump stock to bump fire. It’s nothing new, has been around for years, and anyone with a little time to practice can reproduce the rate of full auto fire by ‘bumping’ the trigger. So, since a bump stock only aids in bump firing, and is now considered a machine gun, wouldn’t anything that aids in firing quicker fall under that category as well? Triggers with lighter pull weights, lightened bolt carriers, adjustable gas blocks, etc. Technically, these things could aid in firing quicker, or bump firing, and would therefore fall under the machine gun category? Far fetched? Yes, but under an extremely anti gun administration, not so much. We’ve seen how far they’ll go. (Remember the SAFE Act in New York, where you could possess ten round magazines but only load 7 rounds in them?)
Second, remember it said “or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot” in the definition of a machine gun? “Readily restored to be a machine gun,” in other words. Since installing a bump stock on an AR15 takes only a few minutes, or even installing a trigger that would aid in bump firing(remember, that falls under machine guns now) would definitely fall under readily or easily restored to a machine gun, any anti gun administration could use the same powers used to ban stocks, that half of gun owners are cheering, to ban entire categories of weapons.
Far too many gun owners just say ‘well we gotta give em something, give em bump stocks’ as that’s going to satisfy them. Why compromise? We’ve given far too much already that we’ll never get back. And giving in on this issue that could become a massive problem next time an anti gun administration is in office is foolish. Truly shooting ourselves in the foot.
We did some cerakote for 1776 or bust, and he just put his review up. Check it out!
We get lots of questions about how our products are made. Yes, they’re made completely by us, in house. Here Jesse shows us how a Slimline wallet is made.
Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli were the latest officers shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a 911 hangup call.
(2-11-2018) Every day when officers put on those colors and badge, they know they’re putting their life on the line. All of those lost this week leave behind a wife and kids. You’re all in our prayers and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless you. And to all those officers still in the line of duty, be safe. We got your back.