January 18, 2018

Million Gun Challenge

As a gun owners we should realize the importance of organizations like the NRA. Whether you are a hunter, participate in sporting type firearm events or carry for self defense the NRA helps to ensure we continue to have the right to use our firearms as we see fit. Although I do not agree with every decision the NRA makes, overall they help protect our second amendment rights and help protect them for future generations. It’s nice to see that gun manufacturers also realize the importance of the NRA for the entire industry – it benefits both the manufacturer and consumer. Ruger has once again announced it’s “million gun challenge”. They pledge to donate one million dollars to the NRA if one million Ruger firearms are purchased between the 2011 and 2012 NRA shows. You can read the press release here:

I have owned several Ruger’s over the years and they make reasonably priced, dependable and well made firearms. In order to help achieve the million gun challenge I will offer to sell any Ruger at 3% over my cost. This deal is only good for those that mention seeing this on my blog, so make sure you let me know where you saw this.

This week I will offer two firearms at an extra discount for anyone mentioning they saw them on the blog. The first one is a NIB Ruger LC9. It comes with Davidson’s/Gallery of Guns lifetime warranty. Local customers willing to stop by and pick it up can take it home for $341 out the door. If you are not local contact us for pricing, we can ship it to your FFL.

Ruger LC9

The second firearm I am offering is a Smith and Wesson M&P in 9mm. It has the 4.25″ barrel, two 17 rounds magazines and manual thumb safety. It also comes with a lifetime warranty through Davidson’s/Gallery of Guns. Local customers can take this one home for $497 out the door. Once again if you are not local call us for pricing, we can ship this to your FFL.
M&P 9 mm

Sig Sauer P250SC

I have recently purchased what looks like will be a decent small concealed carry gun. I have used several different smaller guns, Ruger LCP, Ruger LC9, Kahr Mk40, Kahr CW9 etc., when I need something small to carry. I normally carry 5” 1911, but depending upon what I am wearing it can be difficult to conceal. There are times when smaller is better.

As I was looking for my next “small” gun I decided that I wanted to have a minimum caliber of 9mm. I have used .380 ACP in the past but I want a bit more power with the option of using +P ammo. I recently read an article where a concealed carry individual shot a criminal four times in the chest with .380 self defense ammo and the criminal lived. As I stated in an earlier blog, you need to hit a vital area to stop someone – the larger the caliber the greater the chance of hitting a vital area.

I was going to try another Kahr, the PM9 to be exact, but I keep seeing the Sig P250SC and I wanted to give it a try to see how it would work. There are a couple of things I like about the P250SC, the price and getting three magazines with it. Not every 250SC comes with three magazines, I have purchased from one dealer who is throwing in the extra magazine. Since these magazines for the 250SC tend to run from $35 to $45 this was a real bargain. This particular gun will retail for $415, that is the out the door price which includes tax and shipping. The Ruger out the door retail would be $370, but it only comes with one magazine.

The P250 is a bit larger than the Ruger and Kahr. Like the Kahr, the double action trigger on the P250 is nice. I have heard complaints about the double action trigger on the P250’s, but it is better than the Ruger and not quite as good as on Kahr’s. It takes some getting used to, but I do not care for external safeties on a carry gun so it suits me fine. After running a few magazines through it and it shoots well, definitely more than adequate accuracy.

If you are interested in trying one of these send me an e-mail. The offer of three magazines is only through the end of August while supplies last. If you are interested in me shipping it to your FFL, contact me for pricing. Thanks for checking out the blog and be safe.

More new product lines – STI and Dillon

I have a couple more new product lines that I am carrying, STI and Dillon. I had the pleasure this week to fire an STI Trojan in 45 ACP. I am partial to STI products for a few reasons. First they are a Texas company and I like to support other Texas businesses. Second, they are employee owned and I think their products reflect this in their quality and workmanship. Third, they make almost all of their parts in house and hand fit the handgun. Fourth, they make quality guns with better workmanship than 95% of the firearms I have transferred or sold. STI has an 18 week wait for custom orders but their most popular models are usually in stock.

The second line is Dillon reloading presses. Anyone who reloads is bound to have heard of Dillon presses. They are also a quality product known for their lifetime warranty and quality. If you are looking for a new press e-mail us and we’ll send you a quote.

This weeks special is a neat little pocket gun, the Sig Sauer P250 sub compact in 9mm. I’m going to offer this at 3% over cost this week to the first three customers and as a bonus this particular model comes with three magazines. The magazines for these run around $45 each so this is a great deal. If you are interested in one of these use the contact form and send me a note. This particular model is like the one below except it is a two tone, not all black like the picture.


The Perfect Concealed Carry Gun

The perfect concealed carry gun – ask ten gun owners and you will probably get ten different answers. We have all heard the saying; the perfect gun is the one you are carrying. Having any gun is better than having no gun. I have been asked before why I carry concealed. As surprising as that question is to me, most of the time it is by non gun owners. What surprises me more is when gun owners ask why I carry multiple magazines. I carry concealed with 1 or more magazines to be prepared for what I hope never happen – the day when I have to use my gun in self defense.

So what is the perfect carry gun? I would say the one that you have spent time getting proficient using. The one you have spent hours at the range learning the ins and outs. The one you have fired hundreds of rounds through. The one you have test fired your carry ammo through. The perfect carry gun is the one you have practiced drawing concealed from. I won’t even get into calibers or size, but the perfect carry gun is the one you have learned to use proficiently. Do not wait until it’s time to use your carry gun to become familiar with it. Spend time dry firing, spend time holstering and drawing and spend time firing so you can become familiar with your carry gun. This week is the perfect time, pick up some ammo and head to the range with your carry gun. Practice drawing while concealed, moving while firing and re-holstering. When you get home spend some time dry firing. Maybe when you are done you will realize the gun you are carrying isn’t really the ideal concealed carry gun. You can learn a lot about your handgun in a couple of hours at the range. But, most of all make sure you have a carry gun with you at all times the law allows.

Our special this week will be the Ruger LC9. I have one in stock but I can get more as needed. For those of you that have the LCP, the LC9 is pretty similar but a bit larger. It also comes with real sights and a safety. These are selling online for $390 (plus you would have to add the FFL transfer fee which would push these over $400) but this week I am selling them for $360 out the door. This offer is only good until my distributor sells out of them.