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postheadericon ZORE X Core Gun Lock [SHOT Show 2018]

We first heard about ZORE’s novel gun lock concept almost two years ago. Its design was innovative enough that their IndieGoGo fundraising campaign attracted more than half a million dollars to get them into production. So when we saw them hawking their ZORE X Core lock in the SHOT Show’s NEXT Pavilion, we had to see what all the fuss was about.

What makes their first product, the ZORE X Core, unique is its RAPIDial locking mechanism. Once the unit is locked, you simply need to rotate the dial the requisite number of clicks in each direction to open it. The detents are easy to feel and count as you go. And since the starting point doesn’t matter, you don’t need to look at the dial….you can do it in the dark.

The ZORE X Core uses a cartridge-shaped insert that rests in your pistol’s chamber. Once locked, you can’t rack the slide. If you try, a collar around the “cartridge” expands, clamping itself very securely in place. If you manage to saw or somehow break the locking mechanism off, the collar expands, making your pistol a paperweight (the ZORE folks tell us there is a way to free your gun that they’re not disclosing).

The ZORE X Core is caliber specific. Their first model is built for anything that takes a 9mm cartridge and will secure virtually any semi-auto firearm. They’ll be working on .40 and .45 caliber versions next.

The ZORE lock is electro-mechanical and has a series of colored LEDs on the top that alert you when your batter begins to run low. If you somehow let your CR2 battery run all the way down, the unit’s backup code — which ZORE tells us they do not keep a record of — will let you remove it.

We’ve seen a lot of interesting lock designs, but this one is definitely up there on the innovation scale. While we only tried it a few times at their booth, it seems like an ideal nightstand lock for gun owners with small children. The only thing that might hold you back is the price. They sell for $ 179.90. Let’s hope that price comes down as sales volume increases.

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postheadericon Alien Gear’s New Dry Tuck Air-Cooled IWB Holster [SHOT Show 2018]

What’s the biggest problem with an inside the waistband hybrid-style holster? They can get clammy and sticky, especially when it’s warm outside. Some have tried to mitigate that by using breathable mesh backing materials instead of the usual cow or horse hide. But Alien Gear will soon be offering something that will take a more active approach to keeping you comfy in those hot summer months.

Their not-yet-quite-ready Dry Tuck holster has a small motor and fan unit mounted just aft of the ShapeShift-compatible holster. The silent fan blows air that passes through a perforated neoprene backing, cooling your skin (I felt it myself…it works).

The fan unit is no thicker and won’t stick out any further than a Shape-Shift holster unit. They say they’ll eventually have a version for Cloak Tuck users, too. The Dry Tuck will run for 15 hours on a full charge.

What you see here is just a prototype. They hope to have production models for sale by summer. No word yet as to pricing, but Alien Gear keeps things reasonable in that regard so expect a price that’s relatively affordable for the world’s first USB-rechargeable holster.

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postheadericon SHOT Show 2018: What Are You Interested In Us Covering?

For the third year in a row, we’ll be attending SHOT Show to see what the industry has to offer. While we’re there, we’ll be checking out booths as we walk around aimlessly into the labyrinth, and hopefully make some new friends along the way.

Before we head out, we want to hear from you and see what your interests are. A new gun? A new holster? Something else related to concealed carry? Something totally not related to concealed carry?

If you want coverage on it, we’ll try and get it.

This year is going to be heavy on Facebook live video, so be sure to keep an eye on our page for the latest and greatest.

So, chime in below and tell us what you’d like to hear more about.

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postheadericon Father And Son Show No Restraint, Fire On Vehicle That Crashed Into Their Fence

If you want to see knee-jerk reactions, look no further than this father-son duo who decided to open fire on a vehicle that had crashed in their yard. The driver was uninjured, but retreated as quickly as he could to avoid being shot.

Local news tells us how things went down;

Mike Sanderson told police he was sitting on the couch watching television when he heard an engine revving outside. After looking out to see the truck in his yard, Mike Sanderson grabbed his gun, a .22-caliber pistol, and went outside, according to court documents.

The truck was still running, so Mike Sanderson approached, pointed his gun at the vehicle and told the driver to shut off the engine, according to court documents. When the driver started to back up, Mike Sanderson shot the vehicle’s front tire in an attempt to flatten it. As the driver continued to back up, Mike Sanderson shot a second time, this time taking aim at the vehicle’s rear tire.

Mike Sanderson then dove to the ground after hearing gunshots coming from behind him. Soon, he realized that his son had grabbed a gun and started shooting several times as the truck was leaving, according to court documents.

During an interview with police, the son stated that he wasn’t quite sure why he was firing on the vehicle.

Nice answer.

He said that he was sleeping when he heard the commotion outside. He grabbed his gun and went out, then emptied his magazine in the direction of the vehicle. He told police that he was scared and just started firing.

The driver was located by police and shared his side of the story;

[Adam] Smith told police he had been working two jobs and fell asleep behind the wheel, causing him to crash into the Sanderson’s yard. After waking up and realizing he had just crashed, he told police he saw the residence’s door fly open and a man walking toward the crash while shooting.

“I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry!” Smith recalled yelling at the man. “I’ll fix your fence!”

But when the man wouldn’t stop shooting, Smith said he drove away and later ditched his truck near the boat ramp because the vehicle’s drivetrain was damaged from the crash and he assumed that the men who were shooting at him weren’t “done with him yet.”

Regardless of how things went down, it seems that this father –and definitely the son– took things too far when reacting to this situation. The father may have had cause to fire if he felt his life was threatened, such as the driver trying to run him over. I’m not saying that happened, but it’d give credit to shooting at the vehicle.

The son, however, fired shots into the dark without having a single piece of knowledge of what was actually happening. That’s irresponsible beyond comprehension, and everyone in this story is lucky that the driver wasn’t injured or killed.

Both father and son are in jail, hopefully thinking about how things could have been handled better.

Police later arrested Mike Sanderson on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and first-degree attempted assault and is being held in lieu of $ 156,250 bail. Dillen Sanderson was arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree attempted assault and is being held in lieu of $ 150,000 bail.

That’s a bad day for everyone.

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postheadericon It’s Never A Good Idea To Show Up On Somebody Else’s Property Looking For A Confrontation — And This Is Why…

HENDERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY — It’s a brief headline in the local LEX 18 but you can be sure there’s plenty behind it.  A 69-year-old homeowner called police to tell them he shot a 36-year-old.  When Kentucky State Troopers arrived on … Continue reading
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postheadericon Armed Robbers Show Up Demanding Money And Drugs — One Leaves In A Bag

MERRITT, NORTH CAROLINA — An armed home invader was shot and killed following an armed incursion on a homeowner and his party.  The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office was called in by a 911 call in vicinity of 3 am after … Continue reading
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postheadericon [CCW IN ACTION] 50 Year-Old Resident Goes To ATM, Armed Robbers Show Up — Does The Right Thing

DETROIT, MICHIGAN — According to news sources at WXYZ – Detroit, a 50-year-old man and two armed robbers are currently being treated for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds following a shoot-out at an ATM.  Police say that a resident of the neighborhood … Continue reading
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