Skip to comments.NBC Goes After Remington, Remington Responds to Its 'Anti-Gun Agenda'
Posted on 04/22/2012 9:27:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
The gun manufacturing company Remington is standing strong against NBC, which has been going after the manufacturer for what it deems a flaw that allows the gun to be fired without the trigger being pulled. Despite the fact that Remington and the plaintiff came to an agreement, NBC kept on pressing and indicated Remington has been hiding the truth for years.
Remington's statement is a strong response to what it indicates is much more than a concern about gun safety:
"NBC continues to attack Remington and the firearms industry through sensational and factually inaccurate reporting. On April 11, 2012, Brian Williams again demonstrated NBC’s anti-gun agenda with the claim that the Model 870, Model 1100 and other Remington firearms have a design flaw. That claim is demonstrably false and Remington stands fully behind the safety and reliability of the most popular shotguns in the world. It wasn’t enough for NBC to attack over 20 million Remington firearms; they also called the Second Amendment into question by suggesting that there is a need for increased government regulation of firearms. Model 870 and 1100 owners know the truth – these shotguns are used extensively under the most demanding conditions. Tens of billions of rounds have been fired through these firearms, which are valued for their performance and durability by millions of hunters, shooters, law enforcement and military personnel who have relied on Remington. As the basis for its attacks, NBC continues to rely upon paid “experts” who have been repeatedly hired by plaintiff’s attorneys to testify against Remington and at least 16 other firearms manufacturers. The facts show that the Model 870 and 1100 are two of the most reliable shotguns ever produced – only one lawsuit has been filed in the last seven years and no litigation is pending against the trigger mechanisms of these firearms. Deceptively editing and ignoring readily available documents and video evidence to drive NBC’s agenda is an all too familiar tactic. Remington stands by the reliability and safety of its firearms and will fully respond to NBC’s attempt to disparage these iconic American products."
If you want to watch the NBC pieces, there are several videos here, and have Remington's full responses by checking out respectremington.tv.
NBC's integrity in this matter, according to the NRA-ILA, isn't spotless, either. They document why viewers should think twice about trusting NBC on this here.
Very recently, yes. They used the 870 from WWI to Gulf War I and a little later.
Just make sure the thief you have in your sights is not one of our esteemed GOP Senators (reaching across the aisle) or about half the GOP House. In that case you are unlikely to hit any spine.
Did you ever see what #1 shot does to a bowl of jello?
I do love my Benelli M3 Super 90 as well ;)
There's a YouTube vid of some woman firing one with a pistol grip...barrel recoil swung up & back hitting her in the head! LOL!
Did NBC use a model rocket motor to cause the shotgun to fire?
Well, I have never heard of such a thing. Now I want one.
Can civilians buy one?
I don’t think I’d use anything heavier than turkey shot with a pistol grip.
I have an 870 thats at least 40 yrs old and hasn’t seen a shell in at least 20. I might see an accidental discharge if I put a shell in it as the firing pin is probably no longer floating but fixed.
Which is why I don’t plan to load it until I get it to the gunsmith.
Great versatility, w/2 magazine tubes you can fill one w/7 slugs and the other w/7 buck and switch back and forth as needed. Bad news, I just ordered one and was told there were customers ahead of me and their wait looked like it might be close to a year. I've heard that Kel-Tec does this a lot, introduces some brand-new wiz-bang new technology firearm, then fiddles around for several years getting production on-line.
If you don't mind my asking what were you quoted for price? There is an automatic that was just introduced (not Kel-Tec) w/a four tube rotating magazine (manual) for SRP over $2300. That seems kinda high given that the tubes only hold 4 rounds and you index them by hand.
Get two of these!
Good choice. Either that or the equivalent 870, it’s pretty much a coin toss from what I can tell.
There’s a good chance your 20 ga. was made by Winchester.
I have tried a pistol grip on a Mossberg 500 12 ga. Even with #4 shot it tries to separate your thumb from the rest of your hand. Standard stock went back on...
If it has a plastic safety catch, have a gunsmith replace it with a metal one. That’s about the only weakness of the 500.
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