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Delta Force Guns Over The Years Part 3

Finally getting back to this popular series today after accumulating some high-ish quality photos. This set is from the 1989 operation in Panama. ACID GAMBIT. Above is a photo of Paul Howe, famous firearms trainer, with his “CAR15” with M203 attached. I believe the carbine to be the Colt R723.

Above are some more Delta force guys with the same carbines which were popular at the time and still highly thought of by the users. You can see the taped and bracketed on dive lights used at the time and some of the earl surefire red dots on a few of the carbines. Bottom right guy has a chest rig that hinted at things to come in the tactical gear world. Fellow on far right is using a mag coupler.

Some more of the same guns. Guy on far left who I am sure is Howe, has suppressor attached to his carbine. You can see the dive lights and early aimpoints on two other carbines.

A good look at the light rigging in this photo.

Not a lot to see in this one but I include it because you get a clear look at the use of a dual mag coupler.

Above is a great shot of the representative Delta carbine at the time. Colt carbine with early red dot, the dive light and dual mag holder.

Missouri Leftists Attempts Gun Control Again

Some news out of Missouri about an attempt to amend the state’s constitution to force people of the state to have background checks on all firearms transfers. Before you run to facebook and post the news all over the place keep in mind there is more chance I flap my arms hard enough to fly to the moon than there is of this passing. That doesn’t mean you should yawn and go back to sleep if you live in the state though.

Missouri State Representative Peter Meredith introduced House Joint Resolution 91 that would amend the Missouri state constitution to require a background check for all firearm transfers, as well as requiring a permit to carry a concealed firearm. If this resolution were to pass the state legislature it would appear on the November ballot and require a majority of Missouri voters approval. HJR 91 is awaiting a committee referral.

In Missouri, under current law, introducing colleagues, friends and family to shooting sports is simple and hassle-free. Private firearm transfers do not require a background check in Missouri. Also, anyone 19 and older can carry a concealed firearm without a permit.

Amending the Missouri State Constitution to require background checks and concealed carry permits would be unprecedented in any state, but especially a state with firearm transfer laws that in their current form are among the most notable in the U.S. for upholding citizen rights.

“The author’s proposed constitutional amendment is not only radical, but also a truly dangerous infringement on the inalienable rights of Missourians,” said Jacob Hupp, associate director of state services at the Sportsmen’s Alliance.

Missouri Constitutional Amendment Mandates Background Checks

EFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) – Lawmakers in the Missouri Senate and House have proposed to create an Act to regulate its own firearm laws.

The “Second Amendment Preservation Act” under SB 367 would repeal section of the Missouri Revisor of Statutes to enact nine new sections to the right to bear arms.

By repealing section 1.320, some federal laws under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would be declared invalid. This would allow the State of Missouri to act as its own agent in enforcing firearm laws and void laws passed on a federal level.

Some laws declared invalid under the act proposed in Missouri include: certain registration and tracking laws, certain prohibitions on the possession, ownership, use, or transfer of a specific type of firearm, and confiscation orders.

State Senator Eric Burlison is the sponsor of SB 367.

Den. Burlison represents District 20 in Christian and part of Greene County.

Rock Island Auction MK4 Sniper

RIA is showing some of their better pieces coming up for auction next month. Below is one they teased on their Instagram account. The Enfield Mk 4 Sniper rifle. In my opinion the best combat sniper rifle of WW2.

The rifle was eventually reworked and rechambered into 7.62 NATO and served on until replaced by the Accuracy International.

Back in the early 90s, I was deer hunting on an old fella’s farm in Yatesville , Ky and stopped to talk to the farmer on the way out for the day. He showed me his rifle that he bought “years ago” at a yard-sale. It was a Mk4 sniper with optic and was complete. I offered everything I could think of to get it from him but he declined. He said he’d never even fired it but had it so long he didn’t want to let it go.

NOVUS Silencer

Statesboro, GA, January 25, 2020— Enfield Rifle Company, a new US silencer manufacturer, recently announced the release of their Patent Pending NOVUS™ Silencer System. Designed by an Army Ranger turned Mechanical Engineer, this new take on multi-caliber and modularity allows for a new level of user optimization never before seen.

NOVUS, the first silencer introduced by Enfield Rifle Company, is a Patent Pending game changer. This multi-caliber silencer allows the user to optimize the silencer for any firearm ranging from .17 HMR through 458 SOCOM and pistol calibers up to and including .45 ACP.

While being constructed from the most durable materials on the market, the NOVUS™ can be optimized within minutes to fit a multitude of firearms. What does this mean for the consumer? Multiple rifles or handguns, one silencer.

The Modular Baffle Core™ technology not only allows quick caliber class configuration, but also makes it easy to clean the baffles as well as change the blast baffle. This will allow for optimal life of the silencer. While easy at home routine cleaning keeps the carbon build up from diminishing performance and adding weight to the silencer over time.

Not only does the NOVUS deliver superior value with its revolutionary 3-in-1 design, it also provides dB levels comparable to dedicated caliber suppressors. All in a lightweight package weighing in at only 14 ounces in its max configuration.