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Gun Control or Merely Incompetence? New Jersey Towns Are "Out of Permits"
New Jersey's gun owners have largely heard most of the excuses when it comes to applying for pistol permits, from the classic "The Chief has not been able to sign them yet, he is (on vacation, too busy,  lunar calendar has not aligned)" to the "we only process pistol permits once a week from X to Y o'clock, by appointment only."

Now legal, law abiding citizens have a new one they can add to the list... "we ran out of pistol permits."

What was surely supposed to be yet another joke of a topic or a new gun owner being pushed around by an anti-gun municipality is unfortunately, seemingly true.

Earlier today an NJGF member posted that when speaking with a friend, they were told by Clark township, a municipality known for fairly speedy processing times, that the background check was complete however the township was "out of actual permits and were waiting on a delivery."

Another member quickly responded with a similar story posted in a different NJ gun group about the city of Hoboken.

This... is not a joke.

This begs the question, how was this incompetence allowed to happen?  Or perhaps this is a more sinister ploy and a measure of gun control?

No Permits, No Hand Guns

Unfortunately, as everyone knows, the only thing that results from this is the rights of law abiding citizens are being trampled and is unacceptable and a reminder of the Soviet Union days of waiting in line to purchase bread with your coupon.

While it is no secret that many gun owners are applying for multiple permits in order to get ahead of the draconian price increase that Governor Murphy is trying to push through, there is simply no excuse today.

A question for the community,  has the state ever "run out" of pistol permits in the past?

What other townships and municipalities are "running out" of permits?

If you have not done so already, take a look at the topic here.

 
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6/4/2019 - NJGF Meetup @ Garden State Shooting Center
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Franklin Armory® Now Accepting NJ Orders For Reformation™
Minden, NV, April 19, 2019 – Innovative firearms manufacturer, Franklin Armory®, is now accepting orders from the State of New Jersey for the Reformation™ RS7™ and RS11™. 

Franklin Armory™ President, Jay Jacobson, noted, “We have been working with the New Jersey State Police to confirm the legality of the Reformation™ firearms in the state.  Department personnel were unable to provide any statutes that would prohibit the legal purchase, transfer, and/or possession of the RS7™ and RS11™ within the state of New Jersey.”

Reformation™ firearms shipping to New Jersey will feature ten round Magpul Pmag magazines and a Franklin Armory® custom tuned trigger.  Since Reformation™ firearms do not readily fall under the definitions of rifle, shotgun, or pistol under state law, they have not been shown to trigger the New Jersey Assault Weapon classification.  Additionally, since they have not been shown to be classified as a state defined rifle or shotgun, they cannot be defined as a state defined short barreled rifle or short barreled shotgun.  Reformation™ firearms are still considered NON-NFA firearms under federal law and will NOT require a $200 tax stamp.

To order, visit: https://franklinarmory.com/products/complete-firearms/reformation/   

For more information and dealer inquiries, please email us at info@franklinarmory.com
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Breaking Down The Barriers To Long Range Shooting!
Today we find a massive rise in popularity of both long range and extended long range shooting.  Most impressive is that you can find plenty of videos of gun owners shooting milk jugs from 1,000 yards to over a mile away with stock guns!

So what's changed?
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Precision Rifle series with tons of footage from Ftw ranch in Texas
Precision Rifle series with tons of footage from Ftw ranch in Texas
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Sightmark Citadel 5-30x56 Front Focal Plane Scope & Why It Is NOT in the Precision Rifle Series
As some of you may know, I was recently flown out to a media event in Texas where I had a chance to shoot some new Ruger rifles at 2,000 yards plus.   This re-ignited a bug and started working on a budget series for long range shooting, primarily 1,500 yards for $1,500 and 1,000 for $1,000.  While right now it is on the guns,  I think I will push it and try to do $1,500 and $1,000 including optics.

The Citadel, while it accomplishes what it is supposed to with fairly good glass, did have some nagging operational issues.

Video premier tonight at 9PM.  Like and share the video, subscribe if you have not already done so and comment.  One person on the premier and one over the next 24 hours will get a goody from a sponsor.

 
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Next NJGF Meetup is our "regular" outdoor Clays shoot. Shotgun Shootout - The May Flowers Edition - May 18th
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NJGF Invades Garden State Shooting Center 5/7/2019
So who wants to go shoot but is too cheap or broke after buying new guns?

NJGF meetup at Garden State Shooting Center, first Tuesday of every month, starting 5/7/2019. GSSC is offering $5 walk ons, $5 gun rentals, member pricing on ammo and 2 months free membership if you join!

 
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Ruger Wrangler - The Perfect Gun For New Shooters & Trainers?
First look at the newly announced Ruger Wrangler 22 LR revolver. This gun was just announced for the 2019 NRA Show and is available in three Cerakote finishes, Black, Silver and Bronze.

I had a chance to shoot this gun at the private Ruger media event in conjunction with Hornady and Leupold.
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Thompson Center TCR-22 - Ruger 10/22 Copy? Video Premier 3PM, giveaway
Letting the inner Slav continue to come out.  Second video will launch today at 3PM Eastern.  

To help grow the Slavness, have a few companies helping out with giveaways.

Subscribe if you have not done so yet, like the video and share it with your friends, hashtag #slavguns.

One person will be selected at the premier and another over the next 24 hours after launch!  A very cool AR-15 accessory and some stuff from previous Shot Shows.

 
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My First SHOT Show (The Takeaways and Realization it's work)
We have an astounding ability as humans to progress, apply yourself for one month and the results become noticeable, 6 months can be substantial, 12 months? Limitless. Subjectively speaking, January 2018 I was just another "gun guy" who bought guns and gear entertaining myself with endless amounts of 2A media, January 2019 I was attending SHOT show as an "industry insider" media creator. If you told me a year earlier this would happen I wouldn't believe you, but stranger things have happened.

With pure luck I connected with a media mogul of industry early 2018, I contributed content to his media platform, becoming a writer in the industry as result. Late summer 2018 I was asked about attending SHOT to be at the forefront of the industry for 2019. Candidly it never crossed my mind being new to the industry, but in the weeks following I'm still digesting my first experience and which direction to take my writing. 

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Good day everyone,

Was about time.  With many new sections added over the year and with more and more of the members here now living outside of New Jersey, needed to better organize our sections and content!

Made a few changes so that if you are browsing the main index, some sections have moved.

The first change is in the Gun Laws discussions.  There were a few sections and things were getting messy.  Furthermore, we did not have a specific area for national gun law discussion yet had plenty of them!

Added new "National Gun Law Discussion," consolidated the three NJ gun law sections together under current New Jersey Gun Laws Discussion.  Legislative Alerts and Rallies remains.


Furthermore, consolidated the broader discussion sections together.

Generation Discussion, NJ Prepared, the !st Amendment Lounge and Made In America.  "Made in America" was moved to this section.


Next, reframed the  Shooting related sections together with outdoors stuff.

Moved the Firearms Hobby/Sport discussion section here, together with New Firearms Owners Corner, Events & Meetups, Ranges & Gun Shops, Training, Competitive Fun Shoots, together with Hunting & Fishing section and lastly blades.


Re-organized Firearms Discussion around specific types of firearms and accessories.


Lastly, I locked down the old Experience/Feedback section.  It was left up to search for old feedback as we already have two other ways of leaving feedback.  For users, use the Feedback app/tab in the menu bar.  For vendors, leave them a review on their gun listings page. 
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Clay shooting will be held at Stafford Forge wma from 9am to 1sh?

https://www.google.com/maps?q=Stafford+Forge+WMA+(Wildlife+Management+Area)+Shooting+Range,+County+Rd+539,+Barnegat,+NJ+08005&ftid=0x89c105051dbeec4b:0x710588922b40b138&hl=en-US&gl=us&shorturl=1

Bring chairs, clays,guns and boolits. No porta pots at clay range... da woods.

 

 

Bbq will be at Atlantic Shore pines campground. It’s approximately a 10 minute drive from the clay range. $5 per head visitor fee paid to campground ( sorry can’t do anything about that). BYOB, And please bring food for the bbq. 

  https://atlanticshorepines.com/

 

If you say you’re attending, make sure you show up! This thread will be utilized to generate a headcount for food! Rain or shine. If you would like to camp, cabins and sights are discounted as it’s early season. Look forward to meeting you.

1 Mr and Mrs Zeke, clays, thrower, and famous Polynesian Grilled meatloaf. 2 grills.

2 Tex and Mrs Tex. Probably the best brisket ever! And chili.

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Menu: Famous Polynesian Grilled meatloaf , smoked beef brisket ( world class), chili 
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M&P15-22 CONSUMER SAFETY ALERT
This has been posted on S&W's facebook page and I know not everyone is on facebook.   Not sure how else they are going to release this info so here it is just in case anyone owns one of these:

 

Smith & Wesson has identified two M&P15-22 firearms from recent production on which the breech face counter bore depth was not within manufacturing specification. In those firearms, the lack of depth may allow the bolt, upon closing, to crush the rim of the case, causing the round to fire, cycling the bolt, and potentially resulting in multiple discharges without depressing the trigger.

We are asking consumers of all M&P15-22 firearms manufactured before February 1, 2019 to inspect their firearms bolts for this condition.

STOP USING YOUR FIREARM UNTIL IT HAS BEEN INSPECTED AND YOUR BOLT REPLACED (IF NECESSARY).

To determine whether your firearm is affected by this condition, please inspect your firearm by following the inspection instructions provided at MP15-22SafetyAlert.com.

 

 
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Hey guys and gals,

Just a quick update... there was a security update that needed to be applied to the site which forced me to upgrade a bit earlier than I planned.

Should be done and working right now.  Some features are still being upgraded and database being reindexed.  So for now may be a tad slower... update in a bit.
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NJ has now switched to the Firearms Registration and Application System (FARS).

https://www.njportal.com/njsp/fars

Instead of applying for your FID or Pistol Permits at your township PD, you'll go directly to the online system now.  

Step 1: log on to https://www.njportal.com/njsp/fars
Step 2: Enter your Township's ORI Number (You will have to contact your local PD to obtain this information.  Some may list it on their township website)
Step 3: Complete the online application. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop or desktop computer. When completing the application you will need the email addresses of two (2) reputable references. Your references can be family members.
Step 4: You must appear at your police department to pay for your initial Firearms Identification Card (FID Card) and/or Pistol Purchase Permits. Your application will not be processed until you have paid for the FID Card/Pistol Permits. Non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per NJSC 13:54.1.4.

* You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.
* Once your application is complete, a station representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or Pistol Purchase Permit documents.
* Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop or desktop computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background application. 
* The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well the best email addresses for you and your references.

Edit:  If you go through the NJSP - here's the list of ORI Numbers:  https://www.nj.gov/njsp/firearms/fars.shtml
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Palmetto is having more ammo sales that are even better with Vista/Federal rebates.

Case of Blazer Brass, 9mm 115 grain, $169.99 free shipping, minus $20 rebate which brings it to $149.99 for 1,000 rounds, or 20 boxes.


PSA Link

For 5.56/223, there is Federal XM855LC1, FMJBT, Steel Core on stripper clips, with ammo can!  $139.99 with free shipping, minus $21 rebate for $118.99 for the package, or $5.66 per box with free ammo can.


PSA Ammo Link
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Guys and gals, FYI... Winchester just issued a recall for 38 Special 130 Grain FMJ ammo.

Notice below.

PRODUCT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE

 WINCHESTER® 38 Special 130 Grain Full Metal Jacket

Olin Winchester, LLC (“Winchester”) is recalling three (3) lots of 38 Special 130 Grain Full Metal Jacket centerfire ammunition.

Symbol: USA38SPVP

Lot Numbers: KF21, KL30 and KM52

Winchester has determined the above lots of 38 Special ammunition may contain incorrect powder charges. Ammunition with excessive powder charges may cause firearm damage, rendering it inoperable, and subjecting the shooter and bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury or death.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® 38 SPECIAL 130 GRAIN SYMBOL USA38SPVP WITH LOT NUMBERS KF21, KL30 or KM52. The ammunition Lot Number is ink stamped inside the right tuck flap of the 100-round carton as indicated here. The symbol is printed above the UPC bar code. 

 


 

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Symbol and Lot Number. If it is Symbol USA38SPVP with Lot Number KF21, KL30 or KM52, immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 844-653-8358 for free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to Symbol USA38SPVP with Lot Numbers KF21, KL30 and KM52. Other Symbol or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.


If you have any questions concerning this 38 Special centerfire ammunition recall please call toll-free 844-653-8358, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: USA38SPVP Recall), or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

 

 











For more information contact media@winchester.com
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Where the heck did the individual range groups go?

They were integrated into the new "Clubs" feature!

By user request, over the years we created small forum sections for individual gun clubs and 2A groups.  While it served the purpose, it was an administrative nightmare granting permissions while at the same time lacking organization and features.

Part of the software upgrades for the community was the ability to launch clubs, or groups around the community.

For our gun community I see it going three ways, 1. Social Groups (like NJ Zed), 2. 2A Rights Groups (NJ2AS, SAW, CNJFO), and 3. Gun Ranges/Clubs.

Already, converted the older groups to the new clubs and anyone who had access to the gun range section previously, currently has it for the club.  If you do not have access and want it, click the request to join.

Here is a video I put together showing you where to find it and how to use it.

If you would like a club added, either for a range or a new social group, let me know.  Better yet, if you hold a position in the gun club and want to help run it, even better!

I hope you enjoy it and it makes your NJ gun experience just a little bit better!

Lastly, don't forget to check out the Store & Range Directory! and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest videos.

 

 
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Palmetto State Armory Daily Deal.... 9mm S&W M&P Shield on sale for $249.99!!!

The Shield is an awesome little gun.

 
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2nd Amendment Supporters Hold Rally to Stop Democrats from Criminalizing Private Gun Sales Vote no on HR8!
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Whats the story behind this? Henry Rifle Kaboom
Henry Rifle Goes KABOOM
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My Stag Arms AR is short stroking. I've owned it for 3 years and put about 2-3000 rounds through it.  Swapping in another BCG (also from a STAG AR) seems to have solved the issue.  Is the problem really solved, or is this just a band aid fix?
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Welcome to the NEWSWIRE!  This is where to look FIRST if you want to know what's happening or will happen on the Second Amendment scene in NJ!
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When 'Good' is Good Enough
When "Good" is Good Enough! Discussion of overspending and a video review of Sightmark Wolfhound 6x44 and Mini Shot M-Spec RDS sights.
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