Apple iWatch Designer Recreates the 486 Shotgun

Many of us know Marc Newson as the designer for the next generation of Apple products. However, his recent design is even better than the iWatch.

Marc Newson, designer of Apple’s latest iWatch creation, has partnered with Italian firearm manufacturer Beretta to design a more modernized version of Beretta’s 486 side-by-side double barreled shotgun.

Newson was first approached by Gussalli Beretta over three years ago and agreed to take part in designing a 21st century version of the Beretta 486 shotgun. The results are absolutely phenomenal and make gun-enthusiasts like me ask “what iWatch?”

Watch the video and read the full article here!

NRA Convention Coming Hits Nashville This Weekend

Join the National Rifle Association this weekend for the 144th annual NRA Meeting & Exhibits at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pack your guns and your NRA membership card because this weekend will be full of concerts, gun shows, competitions, family activities, speeches, and more.

Friday, April 10 through Sunday, April 12, the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee will be housing over 550 exhibitors during the 144th annual NRA Meeting and Exhibits. With an expected turnout of over 70,000 attendees, this event is not only one of the largest shooting and outdoor shows in the country, but will also be the largest convention ever to be held in Nashville.

Want to know which Republican presidential hopefuls will be speaking at the event? Click here to read the full article.

Purchasing a Handgun

Well cheers to me everybody! I am finally a happy owner of my OWN Beretta PX4 9mm semi-automatic pistol. No more borrowing from the shooting range. Hey, that’s a big step for me. 

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I was actually pleasantly impressed at how easy it was for me to make my purchase today. I was upset the first time I tried because I was denied for not having my in-state driver’s license for more than 30 days. I guess that’s one of the many disadvantages of having to move. So I waited my 30 days and kept my money stored away in an account where I wouldn’t touch it, which was a good move on my part. My husband got off work early today so we grabbed a late lunch and were on our way! First, I stopped into REI and asked if they sold handguns. The guy looked at me like I was insane and told me to go to Dick’s Sporting Goods. It was only a couple of miles away from my home but I said no anyways. I don’t really feel like supporting stores who are helping the anti-gun movement. Heck, they even run background checks on the purchase of ammo. Being that we’re near DC, if it weren’t Dicks it would be purchasing from a shooting range or purchasing online and transferring the weapon to a dealer. So instead, we ended up driving about an hour south to Gander Mountain. 

Obviously they had to run a background check, which there seems to be almost no way around that now. I needed 2 forms of I.D. and to fill out a couple of forms. After that, it was all mine. They had a large selection, the employees were helpful and kind, and I finally got my gun! Honestly, I was expecting a much more difficult time being that DC makes it nearly impossible to legally purchase a firearm. I’m sure you’ve all heard about the ONE licensed dealer in DC named Mr. Sykes. He’s been DC’s only licensed dealer since 1994. But thankfully, purchasing was a breeze. 

Coming home, I immediately read the manual and familiarized myself with the gun. Now that I finally have one of my own, I hope to start posting how-to’s and videos for new handgun owners.

What was your first purchase experience like?