Weapon Transport Accessory, Who is it for?

The weapon transport accessory is intended for anyone wishing to transport, protect or store a weapon in the best safety conditions.

One might think that these accessories are superfluous or that one would easily do without them, but the law concerning the transport of weapons stipulates that a weapon carried must be made unusable immediately by several processes such as a cover, a briefcase or a trigger guard padlock. It is therefore a question of the safety of the owner of the weapon as well as his entourage.

These are over-the-counter items.

The different techniques
There are two main categories of items for the transport and protection of the weapon: the case and the cover.

The briefcase
It consists of two rigid plastic shells articulated and lined with honeycomb foam for optimal support and protection of the weapon.

The variety of existing dimensions makes it possible to satisfy both handgun and long gun owners.

It is the most effective protection, both in terms of strength and discretion, and the weapon is protected from any impact. It usually leaves enough space inside to store accessories or fragile objects in addition to the weapon.

The case also allows you to insert a padlock into its locking system.

The cover
It is a sheath made of fabric or leather that can be resealed by zipper or strap. The cover is padded in its inner part to limit shocks. It is very common in the field of long guns but there are also handgun covers.

Lightweight and space-saving protection, it is ideal for small transport or temporary storage but does not offer the same level of protection and discretion as a briefcase.

It also allows you to lift several weapons in each hand thanks to its large handles.

On the other hand, its textile nature allows it to have pockets and loops and some rectangular models serve as shooting mats.

Add to these products the very useful locks that make the weapon inoperative when you decide to do so.

The trigger guard lock
With code or key, it is generally universal and blocks access to the trigger tail of the weapon thanks to a metal rod that crosses the trigger guard from side to side. It has rubber edges to prevent damage to steel or tanning.

The cable lock
Like a bicycle anti-theft cable, the cable lock slips into the breech and long gun magazine housings to prevent any insertion of the moving parts essential to their operation.

Briefcase, cover, how to choose yours?
The choice of a briefcase or cover often depends on the tastes and habits of each gun owner. A particular attraction for a material or an aesthetic are criteria of choice, but choosing the right storage accessory for your revolver or pistol is above all a matter of size.

Before buying, determine the dimensions of your weapon and consult the characteristics of the desired cover or case on the website. Just as it is not necessary for your weapon to float in a large storage space, be careful with the different lengths!

Don’t forget either that your weapon gains in height once the optics are mounted, and that this requires a storage model that takes into account this increase, which will result in an increased width of the storage. It is distinguished by its name, which is called “with a mounted bezel”.

Finally, to dispel preconceived ideas: a cover is not necessarily more economical than a briefcase, everything depends on the level of finish and services offered by the product!

Blank Weapons,  Who is it for?

They are intended for individuals or professionals wishing to equip themselves with defence weapons to ensure the security of their home. These are non-lethal weapons that are freely available to any adult citizen upon presentation of an identity card.

Blank defence weapons can also be used for historical re-enactment or filming of cinema films, in accordance with the regulations in force.

The proposed technologies
In the defence blank gun registry, we find the two main handgun technologies whose operation they resume: the pistol and the revolver.

The blank guns operate in a semi-automatic way and have a straight magazine housed in the stock. With each shot, the slide on top of the weapon moves back and ejects the empty shell, then rechambers a new ammunition when it returns forward, ready to be fired, this system is also called the unlocked breech.

The revolver has a cylindrical barrel parallel to the barrel of the weapon, which has a variable number of holes that can accommodate cartridges. After a shot, the magazine rotates to present a new ammunition in the axis of the barrel and percussion hammer. Empty cases are not ejected.

Defense blanks are very accurate copies of authentic handguns and are intended to imitate their operation with blank ammunition, i. e. without projectiles and non-lethal, which consists only of a powder charge.

They are designed to act as a deterrent because of their realistic appearance and the strong detonation caused by the ammunition during firing.

The different calibres and their uses

These weapons use blank ammunition of different calibres depending on the model. There are 9 mm, 8 mm, 6 mm and .22 long caliber ammunition. They operate on the same principle as authentic ammunition, i.e. on the principle of central or ring percussion for the smallest calibres.

The larger the size, the higher the powder charge and the greater the detonation and combustion gases delivered.

Pistols use throat ammunition known as PAK, while revolvers use bulge ammunition marked with an R following the calibre reference.

This means that there is 9 mm PAK as well as.380/9 mm R.

Attention, the ammunition for pistol and revolver are not compatible with each other!

Similarly, if you already own an old or new defence weapon, the ammunition is accessible separately. In case of doubt about the caliber to use, refer to the indications on the product sheets or ask one of our gunsmiths for advice.

Finally, some ammunition contains an irritant agent (CN, CS) that is projected several metres towards the target during firing, producing an incapacitating effect on the aggressor. There are also ammunition with increased pyrotechnic effects, such as Flash ammunition, which produces a flame and an improved detonation.

Precautions for use

This is a product that requires precautions for use and proper maintenance to keep it operational and in good working order, for the final safety of the user.

Here are some rules of use for beginners so as not to risk damaging their pistol or blank revolver due to an error in use or negligence:

Use appropriate ammunition:

Care must be taken not to switch calibres and ammunition because they are not necessarily compatible with each other. The calibre must be respected because a weapon has been designed to work properly only with the designated calibre. Therefore, comply with the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid any technical inconvenience.

Do not attempt to insert real ammunition into the weapon to fire them either, there is no compatibility and the gun/revolver is not proven for such life-threatening operations.

Do not make any modifications to the weapon:

The manufacturer of blank weapons is a weapons professional, and the layout of the weapon components must not be random or fanciful. Mechanical parts are subject to high stresses during firing and their resistance is ensured by respecting precise dimensions and a complete mechanism.

Do not remove or modify any original parts to maintain proper operation and avoid the risk of mechanical failure or injury. For example, removing the ring inside the barrel of a blank gun will prevent the slide from moving backwards due to gas compression, and the ejection of the empty sleeve will no longer be ensured.

Avoid complete disassembly
The mechanism of a firearm is meticulous and contains many small parts, springs and pins. Complete disassembly is not recommended even in the event of a breakdown, you risk a loss of warranty and our technicians are competent to carry out repairs.

A summary disassembly is possible as on real weapons of which they are replicas, which allows access to the most important elements of the weapon and to clean them. This disassembly is easy and will not put you in difficulty.

Maintenance

As far as general maintenance is concerned, it is like on real handguns, essential. Whether it is cleaning or storage, it is important to offer the best conditions to your mechanics for optimal operation:

 

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