• Suppressor Demonstration

    February 13, 2015

     

    This video by SilencerCo does a great job demonstrating the real life effectiveness of a firearm suppressor. Despite their inaccurate Hollywood portrayal suppressors are not “silencers.”

    The average firearm generates approximately 140 to 170 decibels of noise each time it is shot. Repeated and prolonged exposure to this level of noise can quickly lead to permanent damage to a shooter’s hearing.

    A suppressor brings a firearm’s noise level down by approximately 30 to 35 decibels. This is accomplished by capturing and slowly releasing the hot gasses used to propel a bullet. Mechanically speaking a suppressor works the exact same way the muffler works on your car or truck.

    As this video clearly demonstrates, a suppressor drops a firearm’s noise level by approximately 20% – hardly what Hollywood has lead most Americans to believe.

    These useful safety accessories are already legal in 39 other states. If legalized in Iowa suppressors would still be regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934. This means any Iowan wanting to purchase a suppressor would have to pass a federal background check, pay $200 tax, and be added to a Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives registry.

     


    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.

     

  • Recall Alert: Hevi-Shot 12 Gauge Shells

    November 21, 2014

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    Attention shooters and waterfowl hunters:

    Hevi-shot has announced a recall of its popular HEVI-Metal, and HEVI-Steel  3 inch, 12 gauge shotshells. It seems that in subfreezing temperatures some users are finding the shell’s wads are cracking and sometimes leaving an obstruction within the barrel. These “squib loads” can lead to injuries to the shooter or serious damage to your shotgun on follow-up shots.

    The shells in question were sold between July and mid November of this year. The lot numbers are as follows (you can find the lot number on the inside of the top flap of each box of shells):

     

    201576 – 201584

    301571 – 301609

    401335 – 401345

    500001 – 500016

    201600 – 201637

    301643 – 301659

    401381 – 401422

    201640 – 201659

    301672 – 301689

    401437 – 401463

    201665 – 201671

    301698 – 301701

    401466 – 401486

    201677 – 201680

    301713 – 301722

    401489 – 401504

    201683 – 201699

    301725 – 301726

    401507 – 401519

    201702 – 201722

    301730 – 301734

    201732 – 201736

    If you have any of these shells DO NOT SHOOT THEM.

    Instead contact Kelly Sorensen, VP of Sales and Marketing by phone: 541.367.3522, or by email: sales@hevishot.com

    Hevi-shot will replace the recalled shells for free. They’ll even send you a shipping label to ship the recalled shells back at no charge, they will ship the new ones back to you at no cost.

     

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    Iowa Firearms Coalition is an entirely volunteer, grassroots, 2nd Amendment advocacy group. Responsible for bringing uniformity to Iowa’s Concealed Weapons Permitting process, IFC’s members work to protect and enhance 2nd Amendment rights in Iowa. An affiliate of the National Rifle Association, the IFC actively seeks to foster and promote the shooting sports. Sign up for our email list for the latest on 2nd Amendment issues in Iowa. You can support our work by becoming a member, or making a donation.