Here’s an innovative product for gun storage, Tactical Walls is the name of it and it’s pretty self explanatory. Essentially, it’s a molded insert that you place between the wall studs in your house. The interesting part is that you can cover it with a mirror, picture frame, or similar house decoration. They even sell a bundle that comes with a sliding mirror for the added cool factor.
If you don’t have or need the space to stash an AR with a couple pistols, they also sell a smaller insert. All in all, it seems like a great product that helps mitigate some of the drawbacks that safes have in a home defense situation. You don’t need to worry about punching in a code in the dark while your adrenaline is pumping, you just have quick access to what you need.
Plus, who doesn’t want to feel like a secret agent sliding that mirror open?
As someone who has been a passive observer to the current ammo market, my shooting hobby hasn’t really been disrupted. I did get my dad to join my winter pistol league and experiencing the ammo search through him has been very eye opening to the extent of the drought. Helping my father locate enough 9mm to compete in our modest round count league has been rough to say the least. I’m sure I don’t need to explain it as you’ve experienced it yourself.
Luckily, we have the internet and gun owners who are much smarter than I. One such individual has created GunBot.net which is a super slick ammo finder.
I hope it proves as useful to you as it did for me. Feel free to share any tools or sites you use to find ammo.
As the fear of an impending semi-automatic rifle ban has lead to a leap in ammunition demand and has impacted the general public, the corresponding increased prices are also effecting law enforcement’s budgets as well. Orland Park’s Police Chief Tim McCarthy requested an early purchase of ammunition for “training” amounting to almost $10,000 in 38 cases of ammo from Ray O’Herron Co. in Lombard, IL.
Have you tried to purchase ammunition lately and suffered from sticker shock, or even empty shelves?
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund is working to back out of its investments related to what it calls military-style rifles. The reported value of these investments varies (as does the casino known as the stock market fluctuates). The holdings are somewhere between $125,000 and $260,000 in Sturm Ruger & Co. and Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.
The Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois recently made a similar move to exit about $77,000 in holdings.
The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund announced on Tuesday that it plans to dump its minimal investments in companies that make military-style semi-automatic rifles following the Sandy Hook school shooting, an effort that started before Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on city pension funds to divest from such companies.
But by the end of the day, fund officials were unclear how many companies they were targeting, illustrating the tricky nature of such measures.
About $260,000 of the fund’s $9.5 billion in assets, or 0.003 percent, is invested in three “assault weapon manufacturers,” the pension fund board said in a news release.