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Leaving on a jet plane

Will be in Dallas to cover the 147th NRAAM event for Guns.com this week. With some 800 exhibitors from big name companies to collector groups and 80,000 in attendance, there is sure to be something of interest. If there is anything you are curious about or want me to check out, hit me at egerwriter@gmail.com and I’ll get back with you.

Meet the (very quiet) Integra

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Yes, that is a suppressed AR with the suppressor attached. (Photo: Chris Eger)

Gemtech last month brought out a sweet new production Nemo Arms AR upper that includes a pinned suppressor body and titanium core– with an all up barrel length that’s still firmly in the carbine arena.

I shot the Integra, shown off for the first time in public, at the ASA Suppressor Shoot in Knob Creek and have to admit its wicked quiet in .300BLK when using one of Gemtech’s suppressor optimized BCGs which reduces carrier speed to non-suppressed levels and reduces felt recoil.

How quiet? It mics at 128dB, and for comparison, dry-firing an unloaded AR is 124dB

The upper features a 10.1-inch barrel with suppressor tube pinned and welded onto the end to make it 16.1-inches overall and thus a “one-stamp” device.

The core can be removed for cleaning and maintenance. Removal is by a 3/8″ socket.

It costs a good bit more than the similar concept over at Hardened Arms, but this is Gemtech here and we are talking about a Nemo upper for a base, so there’s that.

More in my column over at Guns.com

 

Inside the Collectors’ Corner in Louisville

With over 800 booths and vendors, the sprawling National Rifle Association Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Louisville two weeks ago had something for everyone– especially collectors.

Tucked away in the “6000s” the collector section at NRAAM took up one almost forgotten corner of the Kentucky Exposition Center but for those who were lucky enough to find it, the assemblage of collectors, auction houses and relic curators had a rare firearm exhibit open to the public rivaling anything you could see in a museum.

How about a prototype Radom VIS, serial number 108, in unfired condition. One of just 134 early guns made, there are only five left in circulation today and  won the 2015 Silver Medal at the NRA’s Meeting in Nashville?

How about a prototype Radom VIS, serial number 108, in unfired condition. One of just 134 early guns made, there are only five left in circulation today and won the 2015 Silver Medal at the NRA’s Meeting in Nashville?

Or the only known low serial number Polish Army Radom Model M.31 (SN#45) in existence and a super rare Maroszek rifle Kbsp wz. 1938M (SN#1030). Speaking of NRA Silver Medals, the Maroszek picked up one of its own in 2014 in Indianapolis.

Or the only known low serial number Polish Army Radom Model M.31 (SN#45) in existence and a super rare Maroszek rifle Kbsp wz. 1938M (SN#1030). Speaking of NRA Silver Medals, the Maroszek picked up one of its own in 2014 in Indianapolis.

The Smith and Wesson Collectors Association came correct with a table of rare guns owned by former NRA directors and well-known shootists Col. Rex Applegate, Bill Jordan, and Cecil King. King’s .44 Military smoothbore, the only gun known to have been made by S&W in this configuration, has a 6.5-inch barrel with a BATFE C&R approved smoothbore barrel– the attachment on the muzzle is the choke!

The Smith and Wesson Collectors Association came correct with a table of rare guns owned by former NRA directors and well-known shootists Col. Rex Applegate, Bill Jordan, and Cecil King. King’s .44 Military smoothbore, the only gun known to have been made by S&W in this configuration, has a 6.5-inch barrel with a BATFE C&R approved smoothbore barrel– the attachment on the muzzle is the choke!

The rest in my column at Guns.com

Welp, headed back to NRAAM

Yup, that time of year again.

Headed to cover the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville, KY filled with ranges, the Leadership Forum with everyone from Trump to Ron Paul speaking, the counter-protest by gun control advocates, and other such fun.

Actually looking forward to running into Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army, (Ret.), sniper guru-extraordinaire and attending his Sniping in Vietnam seminar. It’s the little things.

Will keep you all bored to tears with imagery and anything new (or old but interesting) that I run across.

Then again there are also 830~ vendors and 480,000 sq. feet of guns...

Then again there are also 830~ vendors and 480,000 sq. feet of guns…

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