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  • 1 Rifle That Can Fire 23 Calibers? The Scavenger 6 Survival Rifle

    01/25/2016 6:55:06 AM PST · by The Working Man · 35 replies
    Weapons Media ^ | January, 2016 | Staff
    Tim Ralston has been the subject of a handful of Discovery Channel and History Channels spots, and was the inventor of the Chiappa X-Caliber as well as other firearms. His niche is survival or "bug out", and the ability to scavenge ammo is a top priority. The most common feedback from X-Caliber fans was "make it multi-shot!" In answer, Tim presents the Scavenger 6. It's a rifle that can fire 21 different calibers and swap between them in seconds . . .
  • Chiappa's Little Badger Survival Rifle

    09/21/2015 7:54:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 9/21/2015 | Frank Jardim
    I first encountered the Chiappa Little Badger single-shot, I pegged it as a survival rifle. It comes in basic black, either in 22LR or 22WMR, both of which are fine for small game. With an overall length of 31 inches, it is already small, but it also folds over and onto itself, creating an extremely compact triangle about 16.5 inches tall and 8 inches across the base. It weighs less than 3 pounds, making it only slightly heavier than large center-fire pistols. The Little Badger’s overall design principal is minimalistic. The Chiappa engineers gave the little gun everything it needs...
  • TTAG Exclusive: Chiappa President Ron Norton on RFID Controversy

    08/04/2011 6:32:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3 August, 2011 | Chris Dumm
    When the story recently broke that Chiappa Firearms was going to start installing RFID chips in all their guns, I had deep misgivings. When I read the PR broadside from their publicists at MKS, I cringed. Like most shooters, I donÂ’t want anyone to have even the theoretical technical ability to point a Tricorder or an RF scanner at me and know exactly what IÂ’m packing, where it was made, and how much I paid for it. I didnÂ’t think any gunmaker would be so foolish as to set me up like Will SmithÂ’s character in Enemy Of The State,...
  • MKS Disses Gun Rights Supporters, Confirms Chiappa RIFD Chip

    07/31/2011 8:02:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 29 July, 2011 | Ryan Finn
    A few days ago we reported that Italian firearms manufacturer Chiappa was going to start placing RFID chips into their firearms as part of an internal tracking process. The hairs on the back of American gun owners’ necks tingled at the thought (and not in a good way). Missing the “golden 24″ (hours) of PR response time, MKS Distributing has released their own press release in response to the increased blog traffic regarding the the RFID chips. The American Distributor for Chiappa and Hi-Point promptly shot themselves in the foot . . . RFID “Chip” in Chiappa Firearms-what’s up with...
  • Awareness Seen in Vegetative Patients

    10/30/2003 9:41:52 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 8 replies · 297+ views
    ABC4- Charleston ^ | 10-30-2003 | AP
    Awareness Seen in Vegetative Patients Thursday October 30, 2003 8:06am Chicago (AP) - A small study suggests that some brain-damaged, vegetative patients may have greater awareness than doctors previously thought. The findings could have a bearing on right-to-die cases such as the one involving Terri Schiavo, who suffered severe brain damage in 1990 and is the subject of a family dispute over whether she should remain alive. The researcher who conducted the study said the results could lead to changes in how patients like Schiavo are diagnosed and treated. Other scientists call the work provocative but far from proof, and...