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No Repairs for Hi-Point Pistols

GAT GUNS will not accept repairs for Hi-Point pistols.  Illinois “melt point” laws prohibit delivery of some handguns to individuals.  As a result, Hi-Point Firearms and MKS Supply will no longer be accepting warranty repair Hi-Point Firearms handguns from individuals or FFLs residing in Illinois due to the fact that we would not be able to return such to the customers, irrespectively of whether they originally purchased out-of-state, etc.

These pistols have major components made of "pot metal", also known as Zamak, or white metal which is a zinc alloy that has a low melting point. These guns are not available for sale in Illinois and cannot be transferred to residents of Illinois through a FFL transfer or a returning repair.

This does not apply to Hi-Point carbines.

INFO FROM STAG ARMS BLOG

Here are links to three articles from the Blog on Stag Arms Website:

FIXING MAGAZINE MALFUNCTIONS

TIPS, TRICKS, & SUGGESTIONS FOR SHOOTING TANNERITE WITH YOUR AR-15

MAGNIFICATION: CAN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH?

These are very good articles - lots of good information.

JULY 10, 2015 - THE GOVERNOR SIGNED SB236.

THE BILL TAKES EFFECT MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015.

SB 836 contains the following changes:


 Firearms Concealed Carry Act:

1. Limits the waiver of privacy rights regarding the concealed carry application to only those records pertinent to obtaining a concealed carry license.

2. Clarifies that if a concealed carry licensee presents their ICCL during a law enforcement investigative stop that it is presumed they are carrying a firearm.

3. Clarifies the definition of a "mental disability" as it pertains to persons seeking a concealed carry license.

4. Eliminates the requirement that a licensee unload his or her firearm when storing or retrieving a firearm from the trunk of their vehicle.

5. Provides that Emergency Service personnel may ask anyone lawfully carrying a firearm to secure the firearm for the duration of the contact.

6. Changes mental health reporting requirements.
 

FOID Act:

7. Allows the use of a concealed carry license when purchasing firearms or ammunition.

8. Allows concealed carry licensees to possess firearms and ammunition without being in physical possession of their FOID card.

9. Changes the FOID Act to ensure that non-resident competitors may purchase firearms and ammunition at events held at the World Shooting Complex.
 

Criminal Code:

10. Eliminates a contradiction between Concealed Carry Act and the criminal definition of unlawful use of weapon.

SHOOTING A REVOLVER

Learning to hold a revolver correctly can prevent a serious injury.

I see a lot of people who are not familiar with revolvers holding them incorrectly when handling them at the sales counter.  When holding a revolver, you must keep all parts of your body behind the front of the cylinder.  This photo, taken with a high speed camera, shows firing a Smith & Wesson 686 6"barrel .357 Magnum.  Note the flames on either side of the cylinder are over about 10 inches long.

REVOLVER-4X6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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