Concern Kalashnikov/Izhmash Added to Sanctions List – No More Imports… For Now
The US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) last week released a list of Ukraine-related sanctions as part of Executive Order 13662—Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine. To the dismay of AK-type rifles and shotguns, that list included Concern Kalashnikov.
The relevant portion of the sanctions list reads:
The following entities have been added to OFAC’s SDN List:
KALASHNIKOV CONCERN (a.k.a. CONCERN KALASHNIKOV; a.k.a. IZHEVSKIY MASHINOSTROITEL’NYI ZAVOD OAO; f.k.a. IZHMASH R&D CENTER; f.k.a. JSC NPO IZHMASH; f.k.a. NPO IZHMASH OAO; a.k.a. OJSC CONCERN KALASHNIKOV; f.k.a. OJSC IZHMASH; f.k.a. SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION IZHMASH JOINT STOCK COMPANY), 3, Derjabin Pr., Izhevsk, Udmurt Republic 426006, Russia; Registration ID 1111832003018 [UKRAINE2].
The latest “sporting purpose” comments over tactical weapons have sparked renewed new backlash against one firearms publication.
SWR/SilencerCo, in a recent blog posting, announced that they are pulling their ads from Recoil Magazine, stating that the have written to the editor to request that they “discontinue all scheduled advertising for both Silencerco and SWR products.”
The backlash comes after editorial comments by Recoil magazine that SWR/SilencerCo describes as “concerning the illegitimacy of a certain firearm ( and by extension, an entire class of firearms).” The text in question is as follows: Continue reading
Moran, TX – Slide Fire Solutions, LP today announced that the United States Patent Office issued a Notice of Allowance concerning its patent application, Sliding Stock For Firearm. The allowed patent claims solidify and expand Slide Fire’s exclusive right to make and sell gun stocks that enable a shooter to repetitively discharge a firearm without spring force assistance.
“We received our first patent on this technology just a few weeks ago,” said inventor and Slide Fire president, Jeremiah Cottle. “Now it looks like we’ll soon have another patent to add to our portfolio. We’re very pleased that the patent office agrees that our inventions are unique and deserve protection.”
Slide Fire has aggressively pursued patent protection for its inventions, both in the United States and internationally. “Based on the favorable decisions by the patent office we have already, we are confident that we will be receiving more patents covering related innovations in the near future,” said Cottle.
About Slide Fire Solutions:
Slide Fire Solutions is a privately held company based in Moran, Texas and owns all rights in its ground breaking “slide stock” technology. Building on principles of “bump firing,” Slide Fire’s inventions allow a shooter to discharge a semi-automatic firearm such as an AR-15 or AK-47 as quickly as desired, without springs and without automatically functioning mechanical parts. The exclusive design offers many hours of entertainment for recreational shooters. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has concluded that the Slide Fire device is not regulated as a machine-gun under the Gun Control Act or the National Firearms Act.
For more information, please visit www.slidefire.com.
Well, the 2012 NSSF Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show has come and gone from Fabulous Las Vegas and the 1,600 exhibiting companies brought with them many great innovations in the firearms, law enforcement, personal and home protection and outdoor realms. It also brought out many faces familiar to firearms and outdoor enthusiasts. The NSSF reports record setting buyer attendance (36,383 to be exact – which lead to record-setting numbers of sales orders being written at the show) and what they describe as “what may be the highest level of enthusiasm our industry has shown to start a new year.” The record-setting attendance of 61,000 may have been a part of what prompted the 3-year contract extension which guarantees that the show will remain in Las Vegas at least through 2015.
With a show as huge as SHOT, it can take a little time to digest everything that one sees and does during the show. The 2012 SHOT Show festivities lasted from January 16th through 20th 2012 and included shooting range time, company exhibits, movie screenings, celebrity appearances, meetings and more. By now, we’ve had just about enough time to come up with a brief list of some of our favorite things from this year’s show. Continue reading