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FPS Russia star arrested in Georgia on drug charges

YouTube gun personality Kyle Lamar Myers, best known for his character Dmitri Potapoff on the FPS Russia channel, was arrested earlier this month.

As reported by the Athens-Banner Herald, Myers, 30, was arrested on Aug. 8 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on charges of illegally obtaining drugs shipped to his post office box in Carnesville, Georgia.

Myers was taken into custody earlier this month on drug charges, though the ATF subsequently searched his residence for guns and explosives. (Photo: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via Athens-Banner Herald)

Myers was taken into custody earlier this month on drug charges, though the ATF subsequently searched his residence for guns and explosives. (Photo: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office via Athens-Banner Herald)

According to jail dockets, Myers was booked on possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession and use of drug related objects. Under Georgia law, the intent charge is a felony punishable by anywhere from one to 30 years in prison.

As detailed by the Herald, following his arrest agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives obtained a warrant for Myer’s property and seized more than 50 firearms.

Myers’ home was raided in 2013 by the ATF over questions about the use of explosives by the YouTube personality, known for blowing up random household items as part of the show’s productions, though no charges were filed. That raid came three months after Keith Ratliff, Myers’ business partner, was found shot execution-style in his home workshop. An investigation by Georgia state police into Ratliff’s murder has been unproductive.

The FPS Russia YouTube page, started in 2010, has over 6 million subscribers and has chalked up nearly 800 million views. However, the last video posted, a comparison of personal flamethrowers, was in April 2016. The channel’s formerly very active social media accounts, likewise, have been dormant since then.

Guns.com contacted both the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department as well as the ATF and will update this piece if they offer any additional information.

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Sig Sauer Just Unveiled A Fiesty New Compact Personal Defense Weapon

Hot off its new contract with the U.S. Army, Sig Sauer has unveiled a new compact carbine which the company claims is its most “discreet platform” ever: the MCX Rattler.

The Rattler, a compact personal defense weapon built at the request of “elite military units,” is based on the Sig Sauer’s popular line of MCX gas-operated piston AR-15-style rifles. But MCX has the benefit of not needing a buffer tube in the stock like a conventional AR-15, allowing the rifle to host a more compact folding stock. As a result, the company claims that the is “shorter than any M4 ever produced.”

sig sauer MCX rattler body photo

Sig Sauer’s new carbine goes even further, with a short 5.5-inch barrel and a specialized PDW upper giving the carbine an overall length of just 16 inches when the stock is folded. The Rattler offers “M4 ballistics in a subgun-sized package,” the company says, a manageable weapon just three inches longer than the ultra-compact MP5K.

So who gets first dibs on this shiny new toy? Those “elite units” Sig Sauer referred to might be U.S. Special Operations Command.

In March 2017, SOCOM released a Request for Information calling for a new PDW conversion kit chambered in primarily .300 Blackout cartridge, but also the standard 5.56x45mm round. The command is apparently looking for a kit that can convert a standard M4A1 lower by adding a new upper receiver, a PDW that weighs no more than five-and-a-half pounds and extends no longer than 26 inches with its stock folded.

The Rattler meets all of these requirements. Sig Sauer’s product page for the weapon explaining that the Rattler was “designed from the ground up to be as discreet as possible while retaining all the capabilities of the MCX.” In addition to a lightweight aluminium folding stock, the carbine also has a free-floating M-Lock handguard and a three-prong flash hider and can easily attach a suppressor.

Sounds perfect for U.S. special operations forces, and Sig Sauer knows it. On Aug. 22, the company released a slick new video, as part of a series of four short films on the MCX series of rifles, titled Tango Down. The video shows the Rattler in action with a SOCOM operator undercover in an Iraqi market when a firefight erupts. The operator is told he needs to “roll as heavy as you can without blowing your cover”; naturally, he readies up with a Rattler in a sports bag.

While it’s unclear if any contract will be awarded for SOCOM’s PDW, Sig Sauer has brought its new compact rifle to the civilian market with prices starting at $2,719. The Rattler is available in two packages: the Rattler PSB, which ships with a three-position pistol brace rather than a conventional stock, or the Rattler SBR, which has a folding stock but requires a short-barrelled rifle tax stamp to own legally.

sig sauer mcx rattler photo

It seems that Sig Sauer is only immediately offering the Rattler in .300 Blackout, but some buyers might hold out for the 5.56x45mm that Tactical Life hints is on the way at a later date. You might not be fighting it out in an Iraqi bazar anytime soon, but if you’re looking for a compact truck or pack gun or a slick new rifle that will turn heads at the range the MCX Rattler might be for you.

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Alt-Left Protesters Show up to Phoenix Rally Armed With AR-15’s and Bullet Proof Vests (PHOTOS)

Open carry is legal in Arizona.

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/900146123352023042

UPDATE: A person claiming to be a descendant of John Brown warned protesters against using the name of his homicidal ancestor.

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Two Invaders Forget They’re in Texas &Try Burglaries During #Harvey. Both Dead.

As Hurricane Harvey made landfall, two alleged burglars were shot by homeowners in separate incidents. One intruder was found dead at the scene while the other, who had a gunshot wound to the head, was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Local authorities are still investigating both incidents to determine the circumstances surrounding the homeowner’s actions.

According to the Caller-Times, a man was shot in a Southside home in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday. Local authorities received a call at approximately 11:00 pm local time, around one hour after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, and found a man with a gunshot wound to the head.

Officers at the scene stated the man broke into the home and was subsequently shot by the homeowner. He was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline for treatment for his injuries. The man’s current condition is unknown.

The second incident occurred early on Saturday in Houston on the Greater East End. As reported by the Houston Chronicle, the alleged intruder was killed after being shot by the homeowner.

Police officers received the call around 3:00 am local time and found the intruder shot dead.

Local authorities are still investigating the incident, and the Houston Police Department was released no further details.

Police have confirmed that some other thefts have occurred during the storm.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm, bringing 130 mph winds into the area. The center of the storm was located approximately 30 miles east-northeast of Corpus Christi at 11:00 pm local time on Friday.

It is the first major hurricane to hit US soil in 12 years and was expected to cause significant damage and a high risk of flooding. Isolated areas may receive rainfall in amounts of up to 40 inches.

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GLOCK 21: 18 Years And 200K Rounds – Dropped, Buried, Frozen

If you are anything like me, at the beginning of your career retirement was something that barely registered on the radar. But as the years and miles stack up, handing over the reigns to the next generation becomes more and more attractive. For the most part, guns are different – unlike disposable accessories such as magazines, most guns are built to last a lifetime, depending on round counts, environmental variables and maintenance schedules. In the case of this soon to be retired Glock 21, it has been tested in more ways than one over nearly two decades of use.

Steve, owner/operator of ADCO Firearms and one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on the MK12 AR15 platform, recently posted some pictures of his personally owned Glock 21. Over 18 years of ownership, he has torture tested this pistol by burying it for two years, freezing, salting and dropping it from an airplane. After noticing damage to the locking lug, Steve may finally decide to retire his piece, although I personally think it just needs a new barrel to keep running.

EPIC GLOCK 21 FROM STEVE AT ADCO FIREARMS:

Yes, that’s my 21. I had records and more pics but lost most everything in a hard drive crash several years ago. A few of us started doing that stupid stuff as a joke. I never expected it to be as popular as it became. Yesterday I was thinking about when we dropped it off a garage onto the blacktop with a primed case. It didn’t go off but hit hard enough to smash the bullets out of round.

 

Glock 21

All I replaced were the sights and recoil springs. The only pic I have of the bore is when it went 13K rounds without cleaning

LINK TO THE GLOCK TALK THREAD – 200K GLOCK 21

Sadly, I think it’s about finished. The front locking lug is noticeably worn, probably to the point where it is unlocking sooner than it should.

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POTD: H&K’s New HK433

Larry Vicker’s was sent some photos of the HK433 by a German fan. The HK433 is H&K’s new rifle.

It is interesting that they are going with Keymod but the rest of the gun reminds me of the FN SCAR,  the Beretta ARX 100 and the Remington ACR.

Behind the magwell I see what looks like a bolt catch/release similar to the ACR. Beneath that it looks like H&K went with a lever style mag release.

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Belt-fed Mk 19 Grenade Launcher in action on full auto

The Mark 19 grenade launcher is an American made 40 mm belt-fed automatic tool of destruction.

Developed during the Vietnam War, the first version of the Mark 19 (Mod 0) was considered too unsafe and unreliable in 1966. By 1972 the Navy had improved the weapon significantly with the Mod 1. By 1983 the US Army adopted the Mod 3, which remains in service even today.

The practical fire rate of the Mk 19 is about 60 rounds per minute for rapid fire, or 40 rounds per minute for sustained fire with a maximum distance over 2,400 yards.

The US Army is rolling out a variety of new features for the Mk 19 that could be introduced as early as the end of this year. Those features included faster muzzle velocity, increased cyclic rate, a redesigned round-positioning block that will reduce misfires, improved durability, and more.

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LEAKED: Glock Gen 5 – NEW Models to Be Released by the End of August

It seems Glock’s Generation 5 may be nearly upon us. According to a photo posted to the Glock Talk forums, one law enforcement officer was able to pre-order a Glock 17 Gen 5 through his dealer. The slip, clearly marked “Gen 5” is shown below:

Note the price is Glock’s Blue Label LEO only rate.

Also released via Facebook was a Glock promotional image for August, announcing an event to be held on the 26th at 100 ranges across the United States, where attendees would be able to get their hands on the newly released pistols. It’s not clear whether this event is for the Gen 5, but given the pre-order above, chances seem good.

What, exactly, the Gen 5 Glock will be is yet unknown, however it seems likely that it will include features from the FBI’s Glock 17M and/or Glock’s XM17 MHS submission to the US Army. While an MHS-style 17/19 hybrid compact/full size might actually pique my interest, I doubt we’ll be so lucky as that.

The Glock 17M includes the following features, most or all of which we can probably expect to see on the Gen 5:

  • A new tougher finish
  • Changes in the rifling
  • Longer recoil spring assembly
  • Reinforced forward notch for the recoil spring assembly
  • A smoother trigger similar to the G42/43
  • Flared magwell
  • No finger grooves
  • Changes in the safety plunger
  • Ambidextrous slide release
  • Magazines may have an extended front lip
  • Magazine well cutout

Poor Glock. They have such a leaky boat!

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