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Dealer Blog 006: Capitol Armory

“As soon as I walked in the door, I knew Capitol Armory was different.” Texas is the renowned Lone Star state  famous for barbecue, football, and, of course, firearms. In order excel in gun-friendly Texas, Capitol Armory needed flawless expertise  far and wide. Based on the edge of Austin, they’ve been serving customers since 2009. Capitol Armory’s knowledge spans from gunsmithing to NFA filing. They’ll bend over backwards for a customer and their famous Easy Pay program gives four months to pay off NFA items a nice offset to the dreaded tax stamp. But what really makes them unique is

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Mayhem Maketh Man

Because sometimes you need to blow up an RV. When SilencerCo and Travis Pastrana team up, you can be sure of two things: it will be awesome, and something will explode. We headed out to the Utah desert with Pastrana, Streetbike Tommy, and gang to do what we do best. This meant shooting a lot (a LOT) of guns at some…unusual targets. Watch the video to see how much damage a bowling ball and some Tannerite® can do to a Breaking Bad-worthy camper van. WARNING: The people in this video are semi-trained professionals. Don’t try this at home. *Click the

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Arsenal Blog 003: Dragunov SVD

SILENCERCO’S ARSENAL SERIES showcases guns we love for various reasons that reside in our in-house Arsenal. While we are best-known for making guns quiet, in order to do so we interact with a great variety of amazing platforms. In these posts we will tell you about each platform we like, why it’s different and relevant, and why we think it belongs in our pantheon of greatness. THE DRAGUNOV SVD(Snayperskaya Vintovka sistem’y Dragunova or Sniper Rifle, System of Dragunov) sniper rifle is a semi-automatic designated marksman/sniper rifle from the former Soviet Union chambered in 7.62x54mmR (rimmed) and introduced in 1963. The

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Firearms & Travel

Should I Carry? Blog 002: Firearms & Travel No one wants to think worst case scenario but it is something that should always be considered when venturing outdoors. Whether hunting, camping, or just hiking you should always consider the “what if” and be prepared with a plan — who can I call, where can I run to for help? No one enjoys the thought of having to defend yourself with an armed response, which should always be a last resort, but an armed response is something you should be prepared to execute if the situation arises. As responsible gun owners,

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Camping

Should I Carry Blog 001: Camping? No one wants to think worst case scenario but it is something that should always be considered when venturing outdoors. Whether hunting, camping, or just hiking you should always consider the what if and be prepared with a plan  who can I call, where can I run to for help? No one enjoys the thought of having to defend yourself with an armed response, which should always be a last resort, but an armed response is something you should be prepared to execute if the situation arises. As responsible gun owners, it’s our duty

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Arsenal Blog 012: MP5

SILENCERCO’S ARSENAL SERIES showcases guns we love for various reasons that reside in our in-house arsenal. We are best-known for making guns quiet in order to do this, we must interact with a great variety of amazing platforms. In these posts we will tell you about each platform we like, why it’s different and relevant, and why we think it belongs in our pantheon of greatness. Arguably the world’s most common submachine gun: the MP5. The only notable competition? The Israeli Uzi. We can’t pretend to argue for or against either admired platform; they’re both outstanding. But there are a

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Arsenal Blog 011: VZ61 Skorpion

SILENCERCO’S ARSENAL SERIES showcases guns we love for various reasons that reside in our in-house arsenal. We are best-known for making guns quiet–in order to do this, we must interact with a great variety of amazing platforms. In these posts we will tell you about each platform we like, why it’s different and relevant, and why we think it belongs in our pantheon of greatness. Miroslav Rybar, ’61 Skorpion’s inventor, was determined to invent a holster-able short-barreled rifle. During creation stages in the late 1950’s, it held the name Model 59. The product was finished in 1961 and deemed Samopal

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Dealer Blog 005: Kentucky Gun Company

“We quickly realized if we wanted to stay relevant as a business, we had to find a niche in our community.” The 70+ year story of Kentucky Gun Co is one that entails a business successfully navigating the twists and turns of a fluctuating  and sometimes volatile  economy. Through perseverance and always keeping an eye on market trends and demographics, since 1946 Kentucky Gun Co has evolved from depot store to grocery store to ice house, and eventually into what they are today – a sporting goods store where you can buy just about anything. In 2002, sensing the end

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