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Electronic Gun Lock.

ZØRE X’s revolutionary electro mechanical dial is designed to allow quick unlocking under any circumstances, even in the dark. To unlock, just turn the dial a few notches back and forth according to your PIN code, regardless of the dial starting point and the initial dialing direction. You won’t realize how fast it is until you try it yourself.

 

 

ZØRE products ship with an optional smartphone app that allows you to be always connected to your guns. The ZØRE APP lets you define different notification profiles in accordance with various situations. For example, while your gun is stored at home, you can receive gun-movement notifications, as well as notifications for dial movement.

You can even unlock your gun directly from the app, although locking the gun is only possible through the mechanical lock button.

Simply owning a gun isn’t useful if you don’t know how to operate it, or even worse – if you can’t unlock it. To make sure you never have any trouble unlocking your gun, we created the ZØRE Trainer. According to your training settings, the trainer will surprise you and measure how long it takes you to reach your gun and unlock it. Nothing beats practice.

ZØRE X’s uses a standard CR2 battery that is designed to last for over a year under normal operation.

But batteries run out, so we have built in 5 precautions so you’ll know when to replace it. Watch the following video to learn more.

 

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Smart guns

At this year’s CES trade show in Las Vegas, you’d have been hard-pressed to find one newfangled piece of consumer technology. Among the 3,631 exhibitors hawking smart cars and drones, not to mention alarm clocks that emit smells, this month’s gadget extravaganza included just one presenter showing off smart-gun technology, according to the show’s organizers. And the Consumer Technology Association, which runs CES, hasn’t discussed encouraging more smart guns at future shows. At the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, which starts Tuesday in Vegas, it’s a similar story. Smart-gun tech will almost entirely be absent from the list of the 1,600 exhibitors at the self-billed “largest and most comprehensive” annual gun show.


“There might be some people talking about it, but nothing that comes to my attention indicates there will be any such authorized-user technology demonstrations,” said Mike Bazinet, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which runs the SHOT Show.

That’s how far smart guns — which use radio signals or fingerprint scanners to ensure a weapon can be fired only by its owner — are from the mainstream. They’re a no-show at both these major conferences, and they’re apparently not much of a topic of conversation among those who might be most interested.

It’s not as though the broader public hasn’t had guns on the mind. The past year brought a number of high-profile mass shootings, in San Bernardino, California; Charleston, South Carolina; and Roseburg, Oregon, which prompted stirring calls for some sort of response, be it political or technological. President Barack Obama has called for more research into smart-gun technology, helping highlight the handful of small players developing these products.

Proponents say such weapons could cut down on stolen guns, gun accidents and school shootings. But many gun enthusiasts are steadfast against the technology.

“It’s not just a question of lack of demand,” said Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor who focuses on the Second Amendment and gun control. “There’s very strong opposition to smart-gun tech in the gun world.”


That’s because a vocal contingent of gun owners see smart guns as a potential form of gun control. They’ve raised concerns, Winkler said, that if such guns gain a foothold, the technologies behind them could become a requirement for all guns, resulting in a ban on sales of traditional guns. Those fighting against smart guns need only point to a New Jersey law passed in 2002 called the Childproof Handgun Act. It mandates that three years after smart guns become available for sale anywhere in the country, Jersey gun dealers sell only smart guns.

Such concerns led to customer boycotts of gun manufacturers, including Colt and Smith & Wesson, when they pursued smart-gun technology. Gun dealers who have considered selling such firearms have been boycotted too. One Maryland dealer even faced death threats when he attempted to offer smart guns. Currently, there are no US gun dealers who stock smart guns.

Critics of smart guns also point to their potentially unreliable electronic parts, as well as their higher cost when compared with traditional guns.

Despite the blowback, there’s evidence the general public is interested in smart guns. In a survey of US consumers last year by researcher Penn Schoen Berland, two-thirds of respondents said they believed dealers should be allowed to sell smart guns, and 40 percent of those who identified themselves as gun owners said they’d consider swapping their firearms for smart guns. Respondents were evenly split on whether all firearms sold should require smart-gun technology.

Though the NSSF, the gun industry’s main trade group, and the National Rifle Association say they aren’t against smart-gun technology, they’ve been seen as working to suppress smart guns and fighting against any law that mandates their use, Winkler said. Because of that situation, he added, it would seem a maker of smart-guns would be a rather unwelcome sight at the SHOT Show.

 

“There’s no such technology that is ready for a store,” he said. “Distributors and retailers come to the show to see products that they can order and put in their inventory for sale.”

With a crowd of tech enthusiasts, CES might seem to be a more promising place for smart-gun makers to show their products. The show, however, would have to change its regulations to allow firearms. At the 2016 show, no “weapons of any kind” were permitted on the premises, and demonstrations involving guns were banned. The Las Vegas Convention Center, long the marquee venue for CES, requires several special approvals to allow the display of guns there.

Getting those approvals doesn’t appear to be high on the Consumer Technology Association’s list of priorities.


“We don’t have an official stance on growing smart guns’ presence on the CES 2017 show floor,” a CTA spokeswoman said, “but we are always keeping an eye out for tech that solves real-world problems.”
That situation proved frustrating for Omer Kiyani, founder of Detroit-based Sentinl, the sole smart-gun presenter at CES this year. Kiyani wanted to show his first gun-safety product, a $300 biometric gun lock called the Identilock. In 2014, he received a $100,000 grant from a foundation backed by investor Ron Conway that offers prizes to groups designing safer guns.

Because of CES’ restrictions, Kiyani was prevented from bringing a fake gun onto the show floor to demonstrate his gun lock. Instead, he had to show a video of the product on his laptop.

Likely mindful that smart-gun tech would draw disapproval among at least some SHOT Show attendees, Kiyani will be presenting there under a different category name. The NSSF has his company’s product listed as a firearm lock.

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Gun Review: Colt Mark IV Series 70 .45 ACP. From Guns.com

Perhaps the most iconic handgun of all time is the Colt M1911A—semi-automatic .45ACP sidearm that served with distinction in the U.S Armed Forces from World War II until the mid-1980s. Today however it has been largely replaced in both militaries and on the civilian market by updated 1911s featuring extended grips, thumb safeties, skeleton hammers, raised sights, and front tactical serrations (often bearing more of a resemblance to the original M1911 produced before the M1911A1). On the surface, this may suggest that the original M1911A is a relic of the past, though this is not strictly true.

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Colt Mark IV Series 70 at rest. (Photo: Nicholas Oetken)

There are a few clones of the original M1911A1 produced today with an arched mainspring housing, short trigger, small sights, G.I style hammer, and a standard grip and thumb safety.  None of them, in my opinion, come close in quality or attention to detail as the Colt Mark IV Series 70 reproduction pistol.  In fact, other than a precious few deviations, the M1911A1 and the Series 70 are practically the same firearm.

The story goes that many decades ago Colt sold the M1911A1 to civilians as the “Colt Government Model,” a name that still exists today on many Colt 1911s.  After a few years of that run, Colt redesigned the barrel bushing in an attempt to improve accuracy. The resulting Colt Government Model was officially termed the “Colt Mark IV Series 70.”

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Colt Mark IV Series 70 branding. (Photo: Nicholas Oetken)

Then next major design came in 1983 with the Colt Mark IV Series 80.  On this model, Colt added a safety feature in the form of a firing pin block system that made it impossible for the weapon to discharge if dropped or thrown on a hard surface.  The new Colt Series 80 also incorporated the new barrel bushing of the Series 70, while being more reminiscent of the original M1911 by having a long trigger and flat mainspring housing.

The Series 80 was a monstrous success on both the commercial and military/law enforcement markets and promptly replaced the Series 70.  The design spread to virtually every other manufacturer of 1911 as well, until almost all of the 1911s being sold on the market, regardless of manufacturer, could trace themselves to a Series 80 design.  Even today whilst the Series 70 has been making a comeback, the overwhelming majority of 1911s sold are a Series 80 variant.  I guess people are just drawn to the idea of having a 1911 that can simply not fire unless the trigger is depressed.

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Colt Mark IV Series 70 barrel view. (Photo: Nicholas Oetken)

Nonetheless, the Series 80 is by no means a flawless design.  As a result of more components in the gun, the trigger is undeniably harder to pull.  Granted, that’s not to say it’s a bad pull (since any single action 1911 trigger pull is desirable) but it is slightly rougher than the Series 70.  Many also feel that those same components simply means more moving parts and an increased potential to fail.

The Series 80 may have been here to stay, but that didn’t mean that the Series 70 was out.  Listening to the demands of customers, Colt revived the Series 70 as the “Colt’s Mark IV Series 70 Reproduction, the exact same gun you see pictured here.  In 1988, Colt got rid of the change to the barrel bushing, so the result is that this Colt Series 70 is essentially a modern reproduction of the first Colt Government Model—in military terms, the M1911A1.

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Colt Mark IV Series 70 grips and grip safety. (Photo: Nicholas Oetken)

At first glance, the Series 70 and M1911A1 are seemingly identical aside from the finishes.  The original M1911A1 utilized a dull grey parkerized finish while the Series 70 reproductions are offered in blue or stainless steel.  While the blued finish on any Colt 1911 is nothing short of beautiful, functionality wise I definitely prefer the stainless on this model because I find it’s far more resistant to rust and corrosion and therefore more suitable for duty or outdoor use.

Plus, the stainless steel finish on this Series 70 is not just functional, it’s stunning.  When nicely polished on the sides, it shines under the light. Pair that with some gorgeous rosewood grips and the Series 70 is a pretty much a universally appealing handgun.

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Colt Mark IV Series 70 slide serrations. (Photo: Nicholas Oetken)

One strange choice, to me at least, is that the finish on the top of the slide and bottom part of the frame on the gun are a matte stainless rather than a polished stainless.  It’s not a huge deal, but I would prefer that the entire gun to be polished like it is on the sides; not only does it look better, I’ve noticed that the matte is more susceptible to scratches.

I’ve carried and used my Series 70 countless times in a leather holster while hunting and hiking, sometimes on very rainy days. Other than a few minor scratches—the kind you would expect from real world use—I can report that there is no significant surface damage or rust present anywhere whatsoever on this gun.  Plain and simple, the finishing job on the Series 70 is of the utmost quality both in terms of looks and functionality.

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Colt Mark IV Series 70 with slide back. (Photo: Nicholas Oetken)

As with any 1911, the Series 70 is balanced perfectly and feels solid in the hand; indeed, one of the most appealing aspects of any 1911 is how natural the gun points.  The Series 70 is no exception.  It’s a fun gun to hold and aim with just as much as it is to shoot.

Operation is incredibly smooth across the board: no roughness whatsoever when racking the slide, cocking the hammer, flicking off the thumb safety, or when pulling the trigger.  This is a very desirable gun to operate, and that’s more important than the looks of the gun.

Additional differences between the Series 70 and the M1911A1 are slight.  The M1911A1 had a lanyard loop on the bottom grip of the gun while that’s missing on the Series 70.  The thumb safety on the M1911A1 is also slightly shorter than on the Series 70 and the markings between the two guns are obviously different other than the Colt name.

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Touting the Colt Series 70 to the range. (Photo: Nicholas Oetken)

I have found reliability on the Series 70 to be excellent.  While it is widely held that 1911s require a break-in period, my Series 70 functioned flawlessly right out of the box during a session of over two hundred rounds of brass and steel cased .45 ACP 230 grain ammo.  This, combined with the stellar fit and finishing job on the gun, has me convinced it could be run as a duty gun if needed.

The Series 70’s biggest flaw—though in keeping in with the traditional M1911A1 pistol—is the sights.  They are the only part of the gun that is blued and they are also quite small with no white dots or any sort of indicator to make them pop.  It’s nothing that can’t be replaced or even remedied at home, but if you plan on using your Series 70 for serious work I would also plan on swapping out the sights.

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In this owner’s estimate, Colt has scored a winner with the Mark IV Series 70 reproduction.  It successfully duplicates the original Government model while maintaining the smooth fit and finish, natural balance, and out of the box reliability and accuracy that you would expect from a duty pistol.  It’s definitely not a cheap gun, selling in the neighborhood of $900 or up, but it’s worth every penny.  If you’re a fan of the original classic M1911A1, the Colt Mark IV Series 70 is your by far your truest option out of the clones being produced today.That being said, despite the under average sights, out of the box accuracy from the Series 70 was right on target.  I was putting rounds on paper every time with the Series 70 and very close to if not on the bulls eye with many of them.

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Top 5 Deadliest Sniper Rifles

The sniper has been a common component to the battlefield since the rifle made its first appearance. The designs and capabilities of these weapon systems are similar and their abilities are further enhanced by the addition of specialized scopes, buttstock and bipod arrangements. However, the amount of training and experience separates the average sniper from the true marksman. The sniper rifle has been a mainstay of the army for over a hundred years now. The sniper itself has become the ultimate assassin capable of avoiding detection, making his way to within a few hundred yards of his target, dispatching said target and returning to his extraction point – all the while going days without contact, communications or a healthy dose of sleep and eats. Ultimately, it is the designated sniper’s responsibility to remove a targeted threat in the form of a high ranking official, military officer or rogue enemy element from being an effective part of the modern battlefield. Today we have rounded up Top 5 Sniper Rifles.

5. MCMILLAN TAC 50

Mcmillan TAC 50

The Mcmillan TAC 50, also known as “Big Mac”, is a 50 caliber sniper rifle. It currently holds the record for the world’s longest “confirmed kill” shot at 2,657 yards (over 1.5 miles). The TAC 50 is precision engineered to sling the incredibly large 50 BMG cartridge, the largest bullet used for military sniper rifles. Shooting this large round at effective ranges up to 1,800 meters, the TAC 50 is often used to take out engine blocks as well as personnel.

4. BARRETT .416 MODEL 99

Barrett Model 99 .416

Introduced in 1999, the Barrett Model 99 shoots a .416 (10.6×83mm) centerfire rifle cartridge. Being smaller than the .50 BMG, this bullet flies at a higher velocity because of its aerodynamics. While a 50 BMG carries more weight, this specially designed cartridge cuts through the air at faster speeds which reduces the sniper’s obsticles (wind speed, moisture and temperature). Its effective range is 2,600 meters (approximately 1.6 miles).

3. AWSM

AWSM

AWSM (Arctic Warfare Super Magnum) is a light-weight sniper rifle built to withstand extreme weather conditions. It is a bolt action sniper rifle that fires the .338 Lapua cartridge, which is the first round designed specifically for sniper rifles. The primary feature of the AWSM has de-icing features via the fluted bolt design. It fires in all weather conditions, every time with extreme accuracy. The effective range using its .338 round is just over 1,200 yards.

2. BARRETT M107A1

Barrett M107A1

The Barrett M107 is a tried-and-true sniper rifle. However, its large length and overall weight made it quite the task for moving in and out of locations. With those issues in mind, Barrett redesigned the beloved .50 caliber with weight in mind, hence the M107A1. This is the latest version that dropped 5lbs in weight while still maintaining its deadly accuracy. In addition to the reduced weight, the M107A1 was designed to be used with a suppressor. Like other .50 Cal sniper rifles, this weapon can be used to take out engine blocks in vehicles as well as personnel up to 2,000 meters away.

1. CHEYTAC M200 INTERVENTION

CheyTac M200

Without a doubt, the world’s deadliest sniper rifle is the CheyTac M200. The flawless design pushes its .408 round down range well over 3,000 feet per second. The cartridge was designed for accuracy by balancing the linear and rotational drag, helping the bullet to fly flatter and farther. The CheyTac Intervention currently holds the world’s record for best group at a distance of 2,321 yards (3 bullets were fired within 16 & 5/8 inches). In addition to this record, the M200 was featured on the TV show “Future Weapons” where a former U.S. Navy SEAL hit a human-sized target at 2,530 yards, 3 out of 6 shots. Its effective range is roughly 1.4 miles.

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DOUBLE BARRELED 1911. VERY COOL VIDEO 4К.

The AF2011 double barrel pistol is the very first industrial double barrel semiautomatic pistol of all time. Arsenal Firearms wanted to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the legendary Colt 1911 by making a true industrial market-ready double barrel semi-automatic .45 caliber pistol. Arsenal Firearms achieved success in the brief span of six months after intense around-the-clock 3D designing, stereo lithographic modeling, and parts machining. The result is an amazing gun that can be handled by any shooter able to shoot a standard 1911.

Performance
The AF2011 has amazing target performance for the shooter. It will group all eight double .45 caliber rounds (16 bullets) held in the dual column magazine, in a target the size of an orange at 15 yards. The stopping power of the AF2011 is tremendous. Two bullets weighing a total of 460 grains impacting at 1 to 2 inches apart (depending on the distance of the target) will knock down a bull, while the full total of 16+2 bullets, (payload exceeding 4000 grains) can be delivered to the target in less than three seconds.

Replacement Parts

The most interesting feature of Arsenal Firearms new pistol, which they strived to keep during the development of the project, is the interchangeability of the majority of internal parts. Most come as standard 1911 replacement parts. These include firing pins, firing pins plates, sear groups, triple springs, inner parts of the mainspring housing, recoil springs, recoil rods, magazine bodies and inner parts, adjustable sights, grips, grips screws, and bushings.

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