• "Ring of Fire" Saturday Night Specials

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    We did some research on a fascinating part of U.S. firearms history, the small, low caliber, inexpensive pistols made by manufacturers in the Los Angeles area who were given the nickname, the "Ring of Fire" companies.
    Raven, Jennings, Davis, AMT, Bryco, Lorcin, Phoenix, Cobra and Jimenez are linked in various complex ways to each other through family, business practice or firearm design.

    Click Here to download (free) the research from this video:

    We share our research on this fascinating and often overlooked aspect of firearms.

    No matter how you feel about the guns, the people and companies who built them, the lawsuits and regulation that shaped the industry, the people who bought and use these low end guns, or any other facet of this story.. you'll find new ways to look at these cheap little guns

    Explore the history of circumstances that created the market demand for these Saturday Night Specials (made in the US)

    Table of Contents:
    0:53 Disclaimer
    1:06 John Moses Browning
    1:20 .25 acp
    1:32 FN Model 1906 & Colt Model 1908
    1:56 1968 Gun Control Act
    2:53 ATF Form 4590
    4:20 "Saturday Night Specials"
    5:08 "Ring of Fire"
    5:22 "Ring of Fire" Map
    5:50 "Ring of Fire" chart
    9:08 "Ring of Fire" Family Tree
    10:59 "Ring of Fire" Firearms Lineage
    12:19 Raven Arms
    12:44 Jennings Firearms
    13:02 Davis Industries
    13:32 AMT - Arcadia Machine & Tool
    13:54 CalWestCo
    14:33 Sedco
    15:04 Bryco Arms
    15:57 Sundance Industries
    16:12 Lorcin Engineering
    16:52 Phoenix Arms
    17:17 Republic Arms
    17:27 Standard Arms
    17:33 Talon Industries
    18:23 Cobra Enterprises
    18:37 Jimenez Arms (J.A.)
    19:02 "Ring of Fire" Company Chart
    19:29 "Ring of Fire" Company Timeline
    19:39 "Ring of Fire" Timeline w/ events
    20:34 Brandon Maxfield vs. Bryco Arms
    22:06 Jason Davis
    22:28 "Ring of Fire" in the News
    22:47 "Fire Power" by Alix Freedman
    23:16 Ring of Fire: The Handgun Makers of Southern California
    by Dr. Garen Wintemute
    24:13 FRONTLINE: "Hot Guns"
    25:08 Gun Tests Magazine
    25:55 Conclusions

    Points to remember:

    Who Decides what has a "Sporting Use"?

    Defending the "Saturday Night Special" is Defending the right to own a "non-sporting" firearm

    "Ring of Fire" Saturday Night Specials

    Other videos we have done on the ring of fire:

    "Ring of Fire" Pistols: Family Tree

    Shooting the Phoenix Arms HP-22

    J-22 "Saturday Night Special" Collection

    "Ring of Fire" Collection Jennings Firearms

    "Ring of Fire" Collection Raven Arms

    "Saturday Night Special" Rifle?

    "Ring of Fire" Collection Sundance Industries

    "Ring of Fire" Collection Lorcin


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