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The Social Media Reload: October 7, 2016

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Laura Burgess Marketing Social Media Reload

If it’s entertaining, interesting or controversial, you can bet you’ll find it every Friday in our social media wrap-up, the Social Media Reload. Continue below to see what you may have missed.

Warning: Video contains NSFW language.
If you’ve watched any MattV2099 torture test videos, you know guns can maintain function through just about anything. Submerged under water? No problem. Baked in a cake? Delicious. Wrapped in rubber bands? Bring it on! However, as we recently found out, there’s one thing that will stop a gun cold—bees. During a training course, a man’s AR suddenly stopped firing. After attempting every method of clearing, he was instructed to break down the gun. Once open, he discovered a bee had flown into his chamber during a reload, causing his rifle to jam. Now if that’s not the weirdest malfunction we’ve ever heard, we don’t know what is. (via OutdoorHub).

Mark Serbu, of Serbu Firearms, is one of the most innovative men in the firearms industry. From a single-shot .50 rifle to a super-shorty shotgun, Mark always stretches the limits of firearm design and function as we know them. His latest creation, though, is something we can all build (or so he intends). Named the GB-22, or Gun Buyback .22, the pistol consists of just four parts that can be relatively easily assembled. The purpose of the project? To clog the system and make a profit. With seemingly more gun buyback initiatives popping up across the country promising up to $250 for each gun, Mark took it upon himself to revive an old project and release it to the masses. And with kits costing possibly as little as $40, that’s an easy $200 in your pocket! Check out the GB-22 test firing in a video from The NFA Review Channel. (via

Remember the joy of coloring books and the hours spent trying to decide if Superman’s cape should be red orange or orange red? You may not be five-years-old anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the calming activity of coloring. Thanks to the NRA, there’s now an adult coloring book just for you! Appropriately titled “Full Metal Coloring: A Book of Down Range Reflection,” the 70-page book contains dozens of action-packed, patriotic and firearm related designs, including favorites like the UZI, M9 and M1 Garand. Adult coloring books are nothing new, but this is the first gun-related activity book we’ve seen. Order your copy—crayons, markers and colored pencils not included—from the NRA Store or Amazon for just $9.99 and get coloring! (via

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