Remington Recall of Model 700

Remington Recall

Remington Recall notice of Model 700 has determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge. A Remington investigation has determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process.

While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the XMP trigger, it is undertaking this recall in the interest of consumer safety to remove any potential excess bonding agent applied in the assembly process.



Remington Arms Company, LLC (“Remington”) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles which were manufactured from May 1, 2006 through April 9, 2014 and which have an X-Mark Pro® (“XMP®”) trigger. Rifles manufactured after April 9, 2014 are not subject to recall.

Remington is deeply sorry for this inconvenience, but we believe in safety first.  It is imperative that Model 700 and Model Seven rifles subject to this recall are not used until they have been inspected and specialty cleaned by Remington.

The Remington team is committed to the quality and safety of its products.

For full Remington Recall notice: read US notice

Concealed Carry Win

Concealed Carry Win

Senate lawmakers in Maine have approved a bill that would eliminate the need for concealed carry handgun permits, instituting a concept popularly known as “constitutional carry.” This is a “concealed carry win and a states rights moment”

In a 21-14 vote Thursday, the republican-controlled Senate approved L.D. 652, “An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit.”

The bill would allow members of the public “not prohibited from possessing a firearm to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.” Pro-gun politicians hailed the bill’s passage as a major step forward in securing the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
“This is a great day for the Second Amendment and a great day for Mainers,” Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason said, according to “Maine has a strong and proud tradition of supporting the right to bear arms. Passage of Constitutional Carry cements and protects that right.”

The bill’s sponsor, Senator Eric Brakey, also remarked on how the “common sense proposal” strengthens the protections enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

“Currently in Maine, you can carry a gun on your person, but once you put on a jacket that covers up that gun you’re carrying illegally if you don’t have a permit. It just doesn’t make sense,” Senator Brakey said. “This legislation changes that, and in doing so protects our Second Amendment Rights and lessens the burdens on local governments for permitting.”

The GOP states the bill only affects local permits and would not altogether eliminate the state permit system “so that citizens can enjoy reciprocity with other states.”

The bill must next overcome a House hurdle before heading to Governor Paul LePage’s desk, who has a strong history of endorsing pro-second Amendment proposals.

If passed, the bill would repeal the state’s century-old concealed permit law, making Maine the sixth state, alongside Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Vermont and Wyoming, to not require permits for concealed carry.

Hillary For President

Hillary For President

For those of you that have difficulty listing any (or all) of Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments, I have listed a few here. If you have any to add – just add a comment!!

Hillary Clintons Achievements:

1.) Whitewater Gate.
2.) Made $100,000 insider trading on cattle futures off a $1000 bet.
3.) Received the Margret Sanger award for aborting babies. Yup all you folks – learn a bit about that little honor
4.) Her girlfriend Huma is connected to Muslim Brotherhood terrorists.
5.) Defended a child rapist and laughed about it.
6.) $6 billion dollars from the State Department went missing.
7.) Covered up that the Ambassador to Belgium is a known pedophile.
8.) Threatened her husbands rape victims.
9.) Lied about being under sniper fire in Bosnia.
10.) Fined $300,000 under the Logan act for attending a Bilderberg meeting.
11.) Her law firm partner Vince Foster shot himself in the back of the head.
12.) Used al-Qaeda terrorists to destroy Libya.
13.) As a lawyer, she was thrown off the Nixon case for unethical behavior.
14.) Stole the dishes from the Whitehouse.
15.) Allowed Ambassador Stevens to die to cover up arms trafficking to al-Qaeda.
16.) Deleted her private email server used to do national security business.
17.) Promised to create 50,000 jobs for upstate New York in her campaign for the senate – we lost 300,000 people up here during her tenure!!



May 2015
Remington is voluntarily enacting a recall of their Model 887 shotgun. As a 100+ year old quality company, they are trying to take care of customers and keep them safe. The recall notice is below:



Remington is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 887 shotguns manufactured from December 1, 2013 to November 24, 2014.


Remington has determined that some Remington Model 887™ shotguns manufactured between December 19, 2013 and November 24, 2014 may exhibit a defect causing the firing pin to bind in the forward position within the bolt, which can result in an unintentional discharge when chambering a live round. While Remington has the utmost confidence in the design of the 887™ shotgun, it is undertaking this recall in the interest of consumer safety.


Any unintended discharge has the potential to cause injury or death. Immediately cease use of recalled shotguns and return them to Remington free of charge. Shotguns will be inspected, repaired, tested, and returned as soon as possible, at no cost to you. DO NOT attempt to diagnose or repair recalled shotguns yourself. For your safety, STOP USING YOUR SHOTGUN and immediately contact Remington.

To participate in the recall, please follow the instructions below:

STEP 1      Visit or call 1-800-243-9700 (Prompt #3 then Prompt #2) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT. You will be asked to provide your name, address, telephone number, and shotgun(s) serial number.
STEP 2      Upon receipt of the information requested in Step 1, Remington will send you boxes and written instructions, and arrange for UPS to pick-up your shotgun(s). Please do not return your shotgun on your own. Remington will arrange for pick-up of your Model 887™.


Upon repair of your shotgun, you will note a punch mark on the bolt (see photo below). This mark confirms your shotgun has been inspected and repaired by Remington under the recall program.
Even after your shotgun has been inspected and repaired under this recall program, always follow the Ten Commandments of Firearm safety, printed below, whenever you handle any firearm.


The Ten Commandments of Firearms Safety

1. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2. Firearms should be unloaded when not actually in use.
3. Don’t rely on your gun’s safety.
4. Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it.
5. Use proper ammunition.
6. If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
7. Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
8. Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
9. Don’t alter or modify your gun and have it serviced regularly.
10. Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.
Remington is deeply sorry for this inconvenience, but we believe in safety first. It is imperative that Model 887 shotguns subject to this recall are not used until they have been inspected and repaired by Remington.

Flawed Gun Law in Oregon Passes

Oregon: House Votes to Pass Deeply Flawed Background Check Bill

Monday May 4, 2015, the Oregon House of Representatives voted against your Second Amendment rights by passing Senate Bill 941 with a 32-28 vote.  SB 941 seeks to expand background checks to private transfers.  During today’s lengthy floor debate, even supporters of the bill recognized the many flaws and shortcomings of this gun law. Despite the concessions, the bill still passed by a narrow margin, subjecting Oregonians to faulty legislation with only inferences of future fixes to come.  The legislators who cast their vote on this gun law in favor did so despite overwhelming opposition from constituents, law enforcement, county commissioners and licensed firearms dealers.  SB 941 now makes a final stop with the Governor’s office where it awaits her signature.  It is critical that Governor Brown hear from you!

Please call Governor Brown TODAY at (503) 378-4582 and urge her to VETO Senate Bill 941.

As previously reported about this gun law, SB 941 would require individuals to appear before a gun dealer to request a criminal background check prior to privately transferring a firearm, absent limited exceptions.  Transfers include, but are not limited to, sales, gifts, loans and leases.  Failure to comply with this mandate could result in stiff penalties and possible loss of an individual’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Bear Kills Man

Bear Kills Man in New Jersey

September 22, 2014

A bear kills man in New Jersey. A question that I need to ask before and need the reader to think about as they read the following is: What if the victim was armed? If he had a pistol for protection would he be alive today?

A 299-pound black bear attacked and killed a 22-year-old man who had been hiking with friends in a northern New Jersey nature preserve Sunday, wildlife officials said. According to state officials it is the state’s first deadly bear attack on a human since 1852. West Milford police said four friends from Edison were hiking in the Apshawa Preserve, a 576-acre natural area when they encountered the bear.

Apparently the bear began to follow the group.  The four men scattered, three later regrouping. A search team found the man’s body a short time later. Officials stated the victim had bite and claw marks on his body that indicated he’d been attacked by the bear. The bear was found 30 to 40 yards from the body and killed. Authorities said it was 4 years old. The animal is at a lab where authorities will conduct a necropsy to confirm if the bear was sick or healthy.

New Jersey Department of Fish, Game and Wildlife Biologist, Kelcey Burguess said about the attack, “It’s more likely the bear was looking for food”.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Larry Ragonese said bears are endemic to the region and have been sighted in all 21 counties, but the number of human encounters with the beasts has decreased in recent years due to population management and hiker education.

New Jersey has recorded about one instance a year of bears being aggressive to humans, or in rare cases, swiping or swatting at people, but none of those cases have been deadly, authorities said.

“What happened this week is almost unheard of,” said Ragonese.

There are between 2,000 and 3,000 bears in New Jersey during this time of year, Burguess said. About 200 to 300 are killed during an annual hunt in December. West Milford, which is part of the hunt away, has a particularly high number of bears per square mile compared with other counties nationwide.

No hunting is permitted in the nature preserve where the man was attacked.

The answer to my question is: Unfortunately New Jersey knows better. Trying to purchase a handgun is damn near impossible there. Here in the Adirondacks, when I hike I typically carry a pistol. I have never encountered a bear but know I am capable of protecting myself if such an encounter as described above happens.

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