Saturday, September 19, 2009

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009



With Fall on our heels, why not stop in and see what you need at the gun shop? Stock up on ammunition, while you are able. Check out the Crickett 22 Single Shot Bolt Action Rifle before it disappears off the shelf.


Also in stock, a Henry, Lever Action, 22LR.




Saturday, July 18, 2009

COLT RECALL

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC has determined that the Slide Lock Safety (“Safety”) and/or the Recoil Spring Guide Pad (“Guide Pad”) in certain Colt model pistols were not manufactured to Colt specifications and must be replaced. All of these Colt models were sold after March 2007 and the range of serial numbers affected by this product recall is as follows:

Model Serial Number Range Safety Guide Pad

1911 WWI REPLICA (O1911) 4597WMK to 5414WMK X
1918 WWI REPLICA (O1918) 1001WWI to 3431WWI X
COMBAT ELITE (O8011XSE) CG10000E to CG11293E X
NEW AGENT (O7810D) GT01001 to GT04505 X X
DEFENDER (O7000D) DR33036 to DR35948 X
TALO NIGHT DEFENDER (O7000NDF) NDF0001 to NDF0400 X

In the chart above, an “X” beneath “Safety” and/or “Guide Pad” signifies that the part(s) of the listed model needs replacement. Only the NEW AGENT model needs replacement of both parts.

For all models listed above, except the DEFENDER and the NIGHT DEFENDER models, you must return the pistol to the Colt factory for part(s) replacement. The DEFENDER models do NOT need to be returned. Instead, we will send you a new Recoil Spring Assembly Kit that includes the Guide Pad to replace in your pistol. See the instructions below on how to obtain recall service.

The Guide Pad is located at the end of a recoil spring assembly, which is
positioned inside the slide between the recoil spring bushing and the barrel lug.

Colt has determined that the Safety and the Guide Pad in the affected pistols are of improper hardness. As a result, the Safety can prematurely wear or bend, especially if the pistol is dropped, possibly rendering the Safety incapable of preventing an accidental firing, and the Guide Pad have been replaced.

If you own one of these Colt models with a serial number listed above, please STOP USING YOUR FIREARM AT ONCE. Then, follow the instructions below to return it to us so that we can replace the firearm part(s) AT NO COST TO YOU.

FOR THE FOLLOWING MODELS:

1911 WWI REPLICA (O1911)
1918 WWI REPLICA (O1918)
COMBAT ELITE (O8011XSE)
NEW AGENT (O7810D)

1. Contact Colt Customer Service for instructions on how to return the
pistol to us and to obtain a mailing label so you can send it to us FREE OF CHARGE. Please provide us with your model and serial number. Customer Service can be reached by any of the following means:

♦ Complete our online form by going to Colt's website at www.coltsmfg.com/.

♦ E-mail us at Recall@colt.com
♦ Call Monday-Friday, 8:30AM–12:00PM; 1:00PM-5:00PM EST, 1-800-962-COLT (2658), press Option “2”.

♦ Write us at Colt’s Manufacturing Company, LLC, 545 New Park Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110.

2. Follow Customer Service’s instructions to send gun back to us.

3. We will replace the Safety (and, on NEW AGENT models only, install a new Recoil Spring Assembly Kit that includes replacement of the Outer Recoil Spring and Guide Pad) and return your firearm to you as quickly as possible.

Note: We cannot return your firearm to a P.O. Box address. Therefore, we will need your street address where the firearm will be returned.

DO NOT LOAD OR USE YOUR FIREARM until we have performed this repair.

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE THIS REPAIR YOURSELF. The Slide Lock Safety must be replaced at the factory in order to be done properly.

For 1911 WWI REPLICA and 1918 WWI REPLICA models on which the Slide Lock Safety has been replaced, our gunsmiths will stamp a small “-“ on the insidright rear of the slide, directly below the extractor, as confirmation that the retrofit has been performed. For COMBAT ELITE models on which the Slide Lock Safety has been replaced, our gunsmiths will stamp a small pennant “” on tbottom right side of the trigger guard. NEW AGENT models on which both the Slide Lock Safety and Recoil Spring Guide Pad have been replaced will have twmarks. Our gunsmiths will stamp a small pennant on the bottom right side of the trigger guard as confirmation that the Slide Lock Safety retrofit had been performed. The new Recoil Spring Guide Pad has a small dimple appearing othe top left, rear-facing, surface of the pad.

FOR DEFENDER MODELS ONLY, INCLUDING THE TALO NIGHT DEFENDER (O7000D and O7000NDF)

You do not need to return the DEFENDER model pistols to Colt. We will provide you with a free Recoil Spring Assembly Kit and instruct you how to install it yourself. If you would like us to install the kit for you, please make this request of Colt Customer Service. In either case, please take the following steps:

1. Contact Colt Customer Service for instructions on how to receive a free Recoil Spring Assembly Kit or obtain a mailing label to return the pistol to us. In either situation, we will replace this assembly FREE OF CHARGE. Please provide us with your model and serial number. Customer Service can be reached by any of the following means:

♦ Complete our online form by going to Colt’s website at www.coltsmfg.com.
♦ E-mail us at Recall@colt.com.
♦ Call: Monday-Friday 8:30AM–12:00PM; 1PM–5PM EST: 1-800-962-COLT (2658), press Option “2”.
♦ Correspond with us via US Postal Service at Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, 545 New Park Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110.

2. Follow Colt Customer Service’s instructions and prompts on how to receive a Recoil Spring Assembly Kit or how to send the gun back to us. Please be ready to provide the Colt model and serial number.

Note: We cannot return your firearm to a P.O. Box address. Therefore, we will need your street address where the firearm will be returned so that we can return it to you as quickly as possible.

3. DO NOT LOAD OR USE YOUR FIREARM until this repair has been performed.

Please note that, apart from this recall, we designed a symmetrical Outer Recoil Spring with closed ends on each side for the NEW AGENT and DEFENDER models. This design allows the spring to be inserted from either end into the recoil bushing. This replacement spring will be included as part of the Recoil Spring Assembly Kit being furnished in this recall. The new Recoil Spring Guide Pad has a small dimple appearing on the top left, rear facing, surface of the pad that will serve as confirmation that the retrofit has been performed.

In closing, Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is fully committed to the quality of its products and the safety of its customers. We regret very much the inconvenience that this situation is causing to our valued customers.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE

Olde Towne Sports Depot would like to wish owner, Charlie, a very Happy Birthday today!!!! If you get a chance, stop by and wish him one!!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

H.R. 45

We at OTSD hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter.

There is another important issue brewing in Washington. Please take the time to read the following article that was in the Washington Times yesterday:


EDITORIAL: 'We want them registered'

Democrats are going after guns


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, announced last week that she wants to register guns. Her next move will be to try to confiscate them.

The speaker picked a television show with a viewership of 4.6 million to float the Democrats' coming gun-control push. Questioned on ABC's "Good Morning America" about the prospect of new gun-control laws now that "it's a Democratic president, a Democratic House," she responded, "We don't want to take their guns away. We want them registered."

Politicians and bureaucrats routinely claim that registration helps solve crimes. If a registered gun is used in a crime and left at the crime scene, registration supposedly lets the police trace the gun back to the criminal. Though this turn of events might work on fictional TV crime shows, it virtually never occurs in real life. Criminals' guns are rarely left at crime scenes. When guns are left behind, it usually is because a crook has been seriously injured or killed and the police are poised to catch him anyway.

The few guns left at crime scenes rarely - if ever - are registered to the perpetrator. If they are registered at all, it is to someone else, whose piece was stolen. Despite what Mrs. Pelosi might think, those who use guns to commit major crimes such as robbing and killing are unlikely to respect her request to file paperwork so the government can catalog the tools of their trade.

Numerous examples disprove gun-control propaganda. Hawaii has had licensing and registration of guns for about 50 years. After all of the administrative expenses and inconvenience imposed on gun owners, police there cannot point to a single crime that has been solved as a result of those programs. Given Hawaii's remote island geography, this should be an ideal place to keep track of guns because movement in and out of the state is limited and legal importation is controlled. If registration is going to work anywhere, it should work there. Unfortunately, criminals seem to be able to get their hands on guns virtually anyplace in the world.

Other jurisdictions with a history of strict handgun bans, such as the District of Columbia and Chicago, have even required registration of hunting rifles and shotguns for more than 20 years. Neither the District nor Chicago can point to any crimes that have been solved using registration records.

The same rules apply across the border. Canada, which has imposed registration of handguns since the 1930s, does not have much to show for it. In 2006, when the Liberal Party under Prime Minister Paul Martin controlled the government, it was admitted in parliamentary debate that just three crimes in 70 years had been solved as a result of registration. A couple of those cases were debatable because other independent evidence helped solve the crimes. According to the Canadian Ministry of Public Safety, just 4 percent of Canadian handgun murders in 2005 and 2006 were committed with registered handguns, and none of those were registered to the people who committed the crimes. As for long-gun registration, at least as of 2006, not a single violent crime had been solved through registration.

Because registration doesn't help solve crime, it is important to ask why government wants to register the people's firearms. History provides the answer. In countries from Australia to England, registration has been used to create lists of guns that later were confiscated by their governments. Despite Mrs. Pelosi's assurances to the contrary, Americans' fear that registration will lead to confiscation is well-founded. Indeed, Mrs. Pelosi's own state of California already has used existing registration lists to confiscate so-called assault weapons just a half-dozen years ago.

The speaker claims registration won't lead to gun confiscation because of the Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down the District's handgun ban last June. She knows full well that this judgment was based on a narrow 5-4 decision that could be reversed when President Obama gets his opportunity to appoint an additional liberal justice to the court.

A Gallup poll released Wednesday shows that support for gun control is "at an all-time low" since the issue started being surveyed nearly 50 years ago. According to Gallup, just 29 percent favor handgun bans. Now that Democrats are in control of the legislative and executive branches of government, even the will of the people won't keep them from going after the guns of law-abiding Americans.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

TOP HUNTING & SHOOTING GEAR BRANDS

Want to know what the top brands and products were that hunters and target shooters preferred most in 2008? The list below has been compiled from the 24,206 surveys completed by volunteer hunters & target shooters last year for http://www.huntersafety.com/ and http://www.targetshootingsurvey.com/. You might want to check these sites out and take a survey - it puts you in to win a $100 gift certificate:

Top muzzleloader brand: CVA (40.8% of all purchases)
Top handgun brand: Smith & Wesson (18.4% of all purchases)
Top scope for firearms: BSA (16.1% of all purchases)
Top rifle ammunition brand: Remington (29.9% of all purchases)
Top shotgun ammunition brand: Winchester (35.7% of all purchases)
Top handgun ammunition brand: Winchester (26.1% of all purchases)
Top blackpowder brand: Pyrodex (39.0% of all purchases)
Top balls, bullets, or shot brand: Powerbelt (34.9% of all purchases)
Top bow brand: BowTech (22.0% of all purchases)
Top arrow brand: Easton (40.5% of all purchases)
Top fletching brand: Bohning (26.3% of all purchases)
Top broadhead brand: Muzzy (21.5% of all purchases)
Top game call brand: Primos (35.9% of all purchases)
Top reloading bullet brand: Hornady (23.0% of all purchases)
Top reloading powder brand: Hodgdon (33.0% of all purchases)
Top binocular brand: Bushnell (29.4% of all purchases)
Top knife brand: Buck (19.8% of all purchases)
Top shooting target brand: Shoot-N-C (37.7% of all purchases)

Launched in 2006, HunterSurvey.com and TargetshootingSurvey.com help the firearms and outdoor equipment industries, government officials, and conservation organizations track consumer activities and expenditure trends. The list above represents only a small sample of the vast amount of information that is available from the complete survey results. The results are scientifically analyzed to reflect all US hunters and target shooters.

Friday, March 13, 2009

FRIDAY THE 13TH


FIRST, let me assure you that this post is not intended as NOT bad news, since, after all, it is Friday the 13th. I just happened to notice that I haven't posted anything on here since Valentine's Day and thought maybe I should make an effort. I have been busy though, doing our personal income tax forms, along with the Corporate taxes, so, that in itself, has kept me quite busy these past few weeks. Business taxes are due March 16th, so I slid in right under the deadline......anyway, back to business.......

As some of our local customers know, we are down on inventory!!! Not because we can't afford to buy anything, no sir, there is nothing available out there. Handguns are getting harder and harder to find. And ammunition, well let's just say that's a conversation in itself. I just read an extremely interesting article on questioning the shortage:

Contrived US
Ammunition Shortage
From Charleston Voice
3-8-9

From an undisclosed, but reliable source. I'd like to know who told Remington to cut back on production....
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Less than 10 days ago I went to buy my wife a handgun from a large national sporting goods retail outlet near Boise. They have 3 very large sets of shelves that are normally stacked high with every imaginable type of ammo, but on this day they had maybe 2% of their normal stock and 0, yes ZERO .38 cal. When I asked the salesman about it he said that they have not been able to get much and when they do it sells within a few days.

Because I am so concerned about what is unfolding in our country I decided to check around. Out of 5 major outlets I was able to obtain 2 boxes of .40 cal. and 1 box of .38, 250 rounds total. The story from each salesman was the same, there is none available and they don't know when they will receive more.

At one location I got talking with the clerk and he told me that his brother works for Remington and has run their ammo making machines for over 10 years, in the past few years they have run 12 hours a day 7 days a week. TWO WEEKS after our last elections their management informed them that they were to cut back to 2 1/2 days a week and only run 8 hour a day. He said they had 50 semi-truck trailers waiting to be loaded but that they could not fill them.

A small family owned gun store I have dealt with for the last several years had quite a bit available but I was told again that they have scoured the entire area and bought everything they could find to resell, and they thought what they had would be gone by this Monday, tomorrow. After talking more with the owner he told me that last Wednesday and Thursday his staff had spent the entire time calling every gun store in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington and could not locate anything more than a few boxes here and there. While I was in the store he took off to drive all the way to Montana to get what was available there in a few small towns, that is at least a 16 hour round trip drive.

Apparently over thirty people were waiting for an ammo shipment in Mt. Home, Id. and when the Semi finally arrived it had only 12 boxes of pistol ammo aboard and they were told not to expect anymore in the near future.

I haven't heard this situation mentioned anywhere, and I would never have discovered it if I hadn't gone to purchase a gun.

Something very strange is happening out here. I can only hope that it is a local phenomenon, but I fear that is much larger. Please inform your readers so that they can find out for themselves.