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  • Utah Sheriffs Missing M-16 Misegos

    The Truth About Guns
    Robert Farago
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    One week ago, TTAG named the Davis County Sheriff’s Office our Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day for losing a M16. (D’oh!) We were particularly captivated by this comment: “Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson said last week it’s only a matter of time before the rifle is found. And anyone who knowingly possesses the rifle will be prosecuted, even if that person is or was a peace officer.” Well, sltrib.com reports that the Sheriff’s found the missing full-auto firearm. And here’s the tough-talking po-po’s statement on the recovered rifle . . . Sgt.
  • Anti-Anti-Gun Agitprop Contest Entry

    The Truth About Guns
    Dan Zimmerman
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    By Mike Submit your [Zhivago] doctored image to guntruth@me.com with the word DA! (all caps) in the subject field. The winner gets a brick (500 rounds) of Thunderbolt .22LR.
  • Over 100 New Firearms Showcased In May Shooting Illustrated

    Daily Bulletin
    Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Gun, guns, and more guns — that’s what you’ll find in the May issue of Shooting Illustrated. This special edition, Shooting Illustrated’s largest-ever issue, features more than 100 new firearms. Novel features, technical specifications, and MSRP are included for all 100+ new firearms in the spotlight. From Alexander Arms to Yankee Hill Machine Company, if it’s a new handgun, rifle or shotgun introduced in 2014, chances are Shooting Illustrated has it covered this month. In addition to covering 100+ new guns for 2014, this issue also includes Shooting…
  • Perry County Finds Itself in Hot Water Due to Audit

    Shall Not Be Questioned
    Bitter
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    There’s an interesting situation going on Perry County, Pennsylvania. Auditor Kimberly McMullen may have put the county in some hot water due in a recent interview. First, she’s demanding permission from the County to spend $6,700 in legal fees to have lawyers research whether she’s allowed access to the confidential files of license to carry holders. (The sheriff won’t hand all of the records over because he notes that that it’s against the law to release the personal information.) The County gave her $2,000 to pursue it instead. Second, she told the media that…
  • Grand Funk Railroad Credited with The Best 2A Song Ever

    Mikeb302000
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    M LiveAdd a new type of recognition to the resume of Grand Funk Railroad, the Flint rock band that sold millions of albums in the 1970s and once sold out Shea Stadium faster than The Beatles. In a column from "Prepper & Shooter Magazine," Editor-In-Chief Vincent DeNiro calls Grand Funk's 1976 song, “Don’t Let Them Take Your Gun,” the "most pro-Second Amendment song ever." "Be sure to listen to the song ... and if you cherish the Second Amendment, you just can’t help but get goose bumps!" the column says. "It’s a real shame that with over 90 million gun owners out…
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    The Truth About Guns

  • Quote of the Day: This Is Not the American Exceptionalism You’re Looking For Edition

    Robert Farago
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    “New Jersey’s justifiable need standard is a longstanding, presumptively lawful regulation that operates as an exception to the Second Amendment.” – John J. Hoffman, acting attorney general of New Jersey, quoted in Supreme Court weighs appeal to concealed-carry gun laws [via washingtontimes.com]
  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: NY Pizza Delivery Man Shoots Mugger

    Robert Farago
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    TTAG’s run numerous posts about attacks on food delivery drivers. Click here for a report on the murder of  Papa John’s employee Daniel Jaffke. We’ve also put up more than a few posts celebrating delivery drivers who exercised their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms to successfully defend their lives from attackers. Click here for a defensive gun use by a pizza guy who didn’t have to fire a shot. [Video at link autoplays.] Or . . . check out the news package above, highlighting a tooled-up pizza dude who defended his life against…
  • Breaking: Senator Harry Reid Calls Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”

    Robert Farago
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    “U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called [armed, militia-supported] supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy ’domestic terrorists’ because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way,” Las Vegas’ reviewjournal.com reports. “’Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,’ Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal ‘Hashtags & Headlines’ event at the Paris. ‘… I…
  • Anti-Anti-Gun Agitprop Contest Entry

    Dan Zimmerman
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    By Mike Submit your [Zhivago] doctored image to guntruth@me.com with the word DA! (all caps) in the subject field. The winner gets a brick (500 rounds) of Thunderbolt .22LR.
  • ATF Adding More NFA Branch Staff, Reducing Backlog, Re-Designing eForms System. Again.

    Nick Leghorn
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    TTAG has just received the following email from the ATF about the current status of the National Firearms Act branch, the group responsible for approving the paperwork needed to own fun stuff like silencers and short barreled firearms in the United States. The long and the short of it is that they’ve hired yet more staff and they are finally making a dent in the backlog of paperwork, but it’s going to be a long slog ahead until they are caught up. Wait times are currently running about 10 months for Form 4 applications to come back, and with the eForms system now permanently down…
 
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    NRAblog

  • To avoid SAFE Act repercussions, New York member donates rifle to NRA Museum

    LDalseide
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Ruger SR 556 leaves New York for a new home at NRA headquarters in Virginia Fairfax, Virginia - New York's infamous "SAFE Act" (the Safe Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act) went into effect earlier this week. A largely cosmetic legislative offering, as are most gun control laws enacted over recent years, it instantly turned hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers into potential felons. Among other things, the act bans magazines holding more than 10 rounds, calls for the registration of so called "assault weapons", and outlaws commonplace features such as muzzle…
  • Florida names John Corry the Youth Hunting Program’s Landowner of the Year

    LDalseide
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - John Corry is Youth Hunting Program’s Landowner of the Year Tallahassee, Florida - At its meeting near Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today presented John Allen Corry Jr. of Tallahassee with the 2013 Landowner of the Year award for its Youth Hunting Program of Florida (YHPF). This program strives to provide quality hunting experiences for 12- to 17-year-olds to increase the number of youths involved in the tradition of hunting. Corry owns the 1,100-acre Corry Farms in Gadsden County. The…
  • Ted Nugent, Ollie North & more announce book signings at NRA Annual Meeting

    KJillson
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Get personalized autographs from Donald Rumsfeld, Ted Nugent, Rick Santorum, Oliver North and more this Annual Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana - This year's book signings during the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis feature some pretty big names. Lt Col. Oliver North, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Rick Santorum, and Ted Nugent are just some of the names lined up and you'll likely see even more the closer we get to this year's NRA convention. Already own a copy of the book? Bring it in and make it that much more treasured. Don't own one yet? Every title will be on…
  • Utah teaching potential hunters how to bag a wild turkey in Salt Lake

    LDalseide
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Learn how to hunt wild turkeys Free seminars in Logan and Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, Utah - You can learn how to hunt wild turkeys at free seminars in Logan and Salt Lake City. At the seminars, you'll learn how to set up for and call turkeys. The type of equipment you need, and how to hunt turkeys safely, will also be covered. Each seminar begins at 6 p.m. The first seminar will be held April 24 at the Cache Valley Public Shooting Range, 2851 W. 200 N. in Logan. The second seminar will be held April 30 at the Lee Kay Public Shooting Range,…
  • Keep up with the latest in gun laws at the NRA Convention's Firearms Law Seminar

    LDalseide
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Win a shotgun at the 17th Annual Firearms Law Seminar on Friday at NRA Annual Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana - It has been called the gold standard of firearms law classes. And if you're going to the Annual Meeting in Indy, then it's a day you don't want to miss. Join pioneering thought leaders such as Stephen Holbrook, David Kopel and Andrew F. Branca for a full day seminar covering the latest in firearm legalese. A day that earns attorneys in attendance with Continuing Legal Education credit. Better yet, you don't even have to be a lawyer to attend the 17th Annual Firearms Law Seminar. For…
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    NRA-ILA News

  • Missouri: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Constitutional Amendment Awaits Action in House

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Last week, the House General Laws Committee voted “Do Pass” on Senate Joint Resolution 36 and this measure is currently waiting to be added to the House floor calendar.  Sponsored by state Senator Kurt Shaefer (R-19) and being handled in the House by state Representative John Diehl (R-89), SJR 36 would strengthen Missouri’s current right to keep and bear arms constitutional amendment, Section 23, Article I.
  • Louisiana: Mandatory Training Bill Fails to Advance from Committee

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This Wednesday, House Bill 13 was voluntarily deferred by its sponsor, state Representative Austin Badon (D-New Orleans), after the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee failed to advance it on a 6-to-6 tie vote.  This NRA-opposed bill would have made it unlawful for a federal firearm licensed dealer (FFL) to transfer a firearm without verifying that the purchaser had completed a gun safety training course.  This was not about requiring training to obtain a permit to carry firearms for self-defense -- this would have required training to simply purchase a firearm to own…
  • West Virginia: Attorney General Seeks to Right a Legal Wrong

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    Today, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) filed a motion to intervene and dismiss a frivolous lawsuit filed by rabid anti-gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns member, Mayor Danny Jones, and the city of Charleston.
  • Arizona: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill -- Update on Legislative Activity in Phoenix

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    On Tuesday, House Bill 2103 passed in the state Senate by a 20 to 10 vote.  Introduced by state Representative Kelly Townsend (R-16), HB 2103 would allow an individual of at least nineteen years of age to obtain a concealed weapon permit if the person is currently in military service or has been honorably discharged.  This legislation is a good way to thank our military for their service and will benefit law-abiding gun owners in Arizona.  
  • Bloomberg's New Campaign: Take Guns from Women in Abusive Households

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    For all Michael Bloomberg's talk about simply wanting to secure expanded background checks, his newest gun control group "Everytown for Gun Safety" is on a broader mission to take away the guns women in abusive homes could use for self defense.
 
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    Advanced Armament Corp.

  • Hey Gator

    JohnHollister
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Brandon from Allen Arms Tactical bagged himself a 7 1/2ft Gator last weekend using his SPR/M4 5.56mm silencer. Well done sir! But we call that a Gecko where I’m from in Florida
  • DAMN the Man!! Get YOUR money back . . .

    JohnHollister
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    Here we are at TAX DAY and it SUCKS!! Buy an Advanced Armament Corp Silencer or Short Barrel Rifle between 04/14/2015 and 07/05/2014 and we will credit you the NFA tax on our web store. You can use it for Muzzle Devices, Shirts, Uppers, Hoodies, Barrels or anything else available on the web store!! You were going to spend it anyway, now you get $200 on us! DAMN the Man!! For more information, check out THIS PAGE
  • M4-2000

    JohnHollister
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Dave from FIRECLEAN sent over a great shot of his M4-2000 . . . and a rifle He tells me he had it at the Foreign Weapons shoot at Ft Bragg not long ago and all were impressed   Hell yea!!
  • “Why would anyone want to hunt with a silencer?”

    JohnHollister
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    From the NRA American Hunter site Why Would Anyone Want to Hunt With a “Silencer?” A columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was baffled as to why hunters might want to use a suppressor with their firearm. Keith Wood supplies the answer in this latest edition of “BullShooters.” by Keith Wood April 10, 2014 The Question In response to a comprehensive gun rights bill that was recent passed in Georgia, Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jay Bookman made the following statement: “It will now be legal in Georgia to hunt with weapons equipped with silencers.
  • What does sound look like

    JohnHollister
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Since we do a little with sound around here I thought I would share a video that Brent found on the YouTube:
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    The Gun Shots

  • 3 Drills to Improve Your Defensive Shooting Skills

    Alex Robinson
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Photo by Lee Thomas Kjos/The Raw Spirit When you head to the range to develop defensive shooting skills, keep in mind that it should be about more than hitting targets. Too often, people merely work on their marksmanship and not on their ability to apply shooting skills in the context of an unexpected life-or-death situation. To do that, you need to work your brain as much as your trigger finger when you drill. Defensive shooting is something that happens unexpectedly, but this is the opposite of how most people drill at the range. After all, if you knew you were going to be in a position in…
  • Personal Defense: Carry in Comfort With These 3 Holster Options

    Alex Robinson
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Photo by Mitch Kezar/Windigo Images The decision to carry a firearm for personal protection raises the critical question of how you plan to carry. Having a firearm on your person requires that you find a solution that fits your lifestyle and local ordinances, and meets basic criteria for comfort and ease of access. Keeping a weapon or two on my body became a daily reality in 2000, when I entered into law enforcement as a profession. Shortly after this, I began to experiment with different methods of carry, both on and off duty. I now carry pistols (plural) on me just about daily, and I have…
  • Using Laser Sights for Handguns

    Alex Robinson
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    Photo courtesy of Crimson Trace Twenty years ago, laser sighting systems on handguns were expensive and unreliable novelty items. Today, thanks to technological advances, 
they are in common use among law enforcement and military personnel, as well as civilians who carry a handgun for personal protection. Laser sights operate by projecting a visible beam of light directly onto a target. However, they’re not magic wands—they have limitations. Under bright-sun conditions outdoors, the traditional red laser beam is not visible beyond a few feet. Newer green lasers are visible at…
  • Bob Costas' Losing Bet on Guns

    Alex Robinson
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    Bob Costas once again waded into the gun control debate, this time voicing a curious and ill-informed opinion on late-night television. According to Politico, Costas wants to make a wager on whether athletes owning guns causes more harm than good. In a discussion with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, Costas said:“Let's make a bet, you and me. Let's say over the next five years we'll do a Google search. We'll have an independent party monitor it. You keep track of how many good and constructive things are associated with athletes having a gun, and I'll keep track of all the…
  • Illinois School Rewrites 2nd Amendment in Workbook

    Alex Robinson
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    When Rich Kinison's son showed him his U.S. Constitution workbook, Kinison couldn't believe the nonsense he was reading was actually being taught at Grant Middle School in Springfield, Ill., and, presumably, at other junior high schools across the state and the nation. In explaining the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights, the workbook states in clear black-and-white: “This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison. The founding fathers included this amendment to prevent the United States from…
 
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    Alphecca, by Jeff Soyer

  • Light Posting Alert

    Jeff Soyer
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    Not sure why, but my arthritis (hands) is really bad this morning. Too painful to work the keyboard. Talk amongst yourselves.
  • CT: First Arrest For (among other things) Unregistered “Assault Weapon”

    Jeff Soyer
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    From Bearing Arms: A 65-year-old man faces an array of charges after he allegedly shot a squirrel in his yard Monday morning. James Toigo, 258 Housatonic Dr., was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace, failure to register an assault rifle and three counts of possessing large-capacity magazines, according to a police press release. Granted, he violated other ordinances which is what brought the cops to his home in the first place. This confirms what I posted about when I reported that Connecticut…
  • Is There Finally a Blemish in Glock’s Perfection?

    Jeff Soyer
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    From the Herald Tribune: There is nothing wrong with the somewhat controversial Glock 42 pistol, according to Glock, Inc. Everything is fine with the much-anticipated .380, says Mike Robinson, a spokesman for the Smyrna, Ga.-based firm. “We’re still shipping it out,” Robinson said. “It’s not a matter of bad production, in our opinion.” More than 100 readers would disagree. I’ve been deluged by emails, comments and phone calls from folks around the country who say the pistol is extremely ammo-sensitive and unreliable — failure-to-feed and failure-to-eject prone.
  • More On Michael Blowhard’s New Anti-Gun Group

    Jeff Soyer
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    At Guns.com, his five strategical blunders.
  • An Appreciation of Tom Lehrer

    Jeff Soyer
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:11 am
    Growing up in the early sixties, everyone in my home played his two 10-inch LP’s at least once a week. His weird humorous songs were so bizarre that, not yet into my teens, I thought I was listening to something clandestine — except that my parents loved him, too. Anyway, of late there’s been several articles about Lehrer (who is still alive, BTW) including this excellent one at BuzzFeed. He’s also seemingly unconcerned about protecting his work — now, or after his death, as detailed at TechDirt: While Lehrer has made startlingly little effort to ensure a future…
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    John Lott's Website

  • New York pizza delivery man uses permitted concealed handgun to stop "a gang of robbers"

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    There might not be many permitted concealed handguns in New York state, but fortunately this pizza delivery man was able to protect himself.A gang of robbers attacked a pizza deliveryman just before 10:30 p.m. Monday as he brought food to a house in the 400 block of Cornwall Avenue, near Erie County Medical Center. In the front hallway of the house, one of the robbers, who wore a mask and had a brown hoodie pulled over his face, hit the deliveryman on the head with a hammer, according to police. The masked man also displayed what appeared to be a gun, police said. But then, the…
  • "Worst murder - mass murder - in Calgary's history" committed with a knife

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Of course, mass stabbings aren't just limited to China and the US.  Here is a case were five people were killed in Canada, none wounded.   From CBS News:A University of Calgary student was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party Tuesday that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. Matthew Douglas de Grood, the son of a 33-year veteran of the Calgary police force, picked up a large knife shortly after arriving at the party and stabbed the victims one by one, said police Chief Rick Hanson.  De Grood, 22,…
  • Want to donate to Moms Demand Action? Make the check out to Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:48 am
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  • Michael Bloomberg spending $50 million in 2014 pushing for gun control, 2.5 times more than the NRA spends annually

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Bloomberg is really spending much more than $50 million this year because it doesn't include the millions that he is spending to fund gun control research.  Gun control groups already massively outspent gun owner groups by 7.4 to 1 in 2013.  Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action are going to have more money than they know what to do with.  From the New York Times:Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly…
  • UC Berkeley police officer hailed as a hero is denied the ability to carry a concealed handgun

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    I am still surprised the extent to which people are willing to go to stop off-duty or retired police officers from carrying guns.  From the San Francisco Chronicle:The UC Berkeley police officer hailed as a hero for helping to rescue kidnap victim Jaycee Dugardis now suing her former employer, saying she was wrongfully denied approval to carry a concealed weapon after she retired on medical disability. Allison "Ally" Jacobs' instincts helped lead to the 2009 capture of Phillip Garrido, the man who kept Dugard captive for 18 years at his home near Antioch. A year…
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    SayUncle

  • Appendix Carry: What say you?

    SayUncle
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    In the 1990s, when I first started going heeled, there was not a lot of info out there. The concealed carry market was smaller and most shooting rags focused on carry for police and not armed citizens. I wasn’t police. So, I was not about to strap on a duty belt and try to cover it with a parka. I did learn from my dad to get a good holster, so I never really went through that cheap holster phase. As an aside, one thing people don’t think about when buying a new gun is accessories. And one should really buy a quality holster. So, I had a damn fine gun and a decent holster (it was…
  • Bad Dog Owners and Collateral Damage

    SayUncle
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Yes, this pit bull should die. Because it had ban owners. The bad owners are responsible for the dog’s eventual death and the mauling of a child. But the dog is a lost cause. Period. Bad owners make bad dogs. And we can’t euthanize bad owners. If you’re going to have a large breed dog, you need to treat it like it can be dangerous. Because it fucking is. And you need to know to restrain them, watch them, and remember that they’re dogs. Dogs are killers. Without a steady supply of kibble, socialization and love, they’ll rip a throat out and kill. I’m…
  • The gun fight was over on the first day of session

    SayUncle
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Campfield on the death of TN’s pro gun bills
  • Shooting one handed

    SayUncle
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Words of wisdom from Matthew: The truth is you do not “need” two hands on the pistol. You do not. Does it help? Absolutely. But, what you “need” more than anything else is to control the entire situation, and when there are folks with you this means you have to gain control of both them and the bad guy. If you don’t read his blog, you really should.
  • Speaking of SAFE

    SayUncle
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Sloppy lawsuits make sloppy case law
 
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    Shall Not Be Questioned

  • Perry County Finds Itself in Hot Water Due to Audit

    Bitter
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    There’s an interesting situation going on Perry County, Pennsylvania. Auditor Kimberly McMullen may have put the county in some hot water due in a recent interview. First, she’s demanding permission from the County to spend $6,700 in legal fees to have lawyers research whether she’s allowed access to the confidential files of license to carry holders. (The sheriff won’t hand all of the records over because he notes that that it’s against the law to release the personal information.) The County gave her $2,000 to pursue it instead. Second, she told the media that…
  • A Useful Alternative to Firearm Freedom Acts?

    Sebastian
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    With a lot of states passing what are essentially meaningless laws “nullifying” federal gun laws, or new federal gun laws, that are essentially symbolic acts with little meaning, why not look at passing something that actually might have meaning? I had an idea that perhaps we should encourage states to pass laws refusing extradition or warrant service on gun charges that would not also constitute a violation of federal law? In other words, if someone has a SAFE act warrant out on them, or they get pinched in New Jersey for, say, having a paperwork problem with an FOID card, no…
  • Epic Screw-Up by Bloomberg?

    Sebastian
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    I’ll be the first to say that “Everytown for Gun Safety” is about the dumbest name I’ve heard for a new gun control group. What do you shorten it to? ETGS? EGS? Who doesn’t like EGS with their bacon in the morning? Though, to be fair to Bloomberg’s organizations, they’ve pretty much run the gauntlet with names. Americans for Gun Safety has been tried and failed. You wouldn’t want that dead fish stinking up the place, even if you could convince Third Way to part with it (not like they are currently doing anything with it). But there’s a…
  • Registration of “Rurales” in Mexico

    Sebastian
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    West Side Late Shift takes a look at a new demand from the Mexican central government to register “rurales,” which I think is Spanish for “cousin humping redneck.” According to West Wide Late Shift, these groups “have banded together to resist the abuses of a cartel in their state.” Given the level of corruption in the Mexican government, there’s no way in hell I’d comply with something like this, considering the likelihood the right bribe to the right official could probably get the list, and all the people on it. If their government could…
  • SAFE Act Upheld In Sloppy Lawsuit

    Sebastian
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Last week a judge of the New York Supreme Court held that the SAFE act was constitutional. This danger hit the news last year when both Schultz and NYSRPA were filing their suits against SAFE. It was run by a pro-se plaintiff who enjoys filing lawsuits for what he views as constitutional violations. These people are the greatest threats to our Second Amendment rights out there; even more than the anti-gunners. Robert Schultz quite possibly just lost for New Yorker’s any substantive right which they can claim against SAFE. The New York Rifle and Pistol Association suit is still in…
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    The Firearm Blog

  • Desert Eagle Takes Bronze

    Richard Johnson
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    The Olympics are long over, but the Desert Eagle has still taken bronze.  Well, a bronze Cerakote finish anyway. Magnum Research is now selling .50 AE and .44 Magnum versions of the Mark XIX Desert Eagle pistol in a Burnt Bronze color.  The pistols will be available only through the distributor Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd.  Both models will retail for $1,696.
  • Diamondhead Folding 45deg BUIS

    Nicholas C
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Diamonhead USA has a set of folding BUIS. Sure that is nothing new but these pop out at a 45 degree angle. What’s the big deal? They just mount to your flat top and BAM! open up at a 45 degree angle. They retail for $298.00 and you can get them from the Diamondhead web store.  
  • Trick Shotgun Shell Reload

    Nicholas C
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Ok, so it isn’t the most practical shotgun shell reload but it is a nifty trick. It kind of reminded me of the “someone give me a bullet” scene from The Quick and the Dead. Where Russle Crowe’s character is out of bullets and has a kid toss him a bullet. Go to 2:14min into the video to see the scene I am talking about.   So now I want to see the combination of these two videos. Someone tossing a shotgun shell to the shooter, the shooter catching it with the open chamber and then shooting said round. Or to really make this challenging toss a bullet and catch it…
  • Comparative Weapon Analysis of Crimea Troops and Eastern Ukraine Militias

    Steve Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    In both the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine anti-government troops, without identification on their uniforms, popped up supposedly from nowhere. Nobody had any doubt that the troops in the Crimea where professional Russian soldiers. They were highly disciplined, armed with the latest Russian equipment and well supported. It has been assumed by many that the Eastern Ukraine militias occupying government buildings are also Russian soldiers. Arto Pulkki at Suomen Sotilas, a Finnish Military magazine, makes a compelling case that the Ukraine militias are not Russian troops, but rather an…
  • Franken-AR-AK-.22 Spotted in Cambodia

    Steve Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The NY Times has published an interesting article back in 2012 about the tourist shooting ranges in Cambodia. Its well worth reading, but what especially a reader’s attention was the .22 AK AR-15 in leading photo (click though to see the full resolution photo). The rifle’s upper receiver is some variant of an AR-15,  maybe originally an M16. The lower receiver looks hand fabricated. The rifle furniture looks to be taken from a couple of different Type 56 Chinese AK rifles (or some other AK variants … I am frequently criticized by readers for getting my AK…
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    Traction Control

  • Today’s New Additions: 4/17/2014

    USCitizen
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
    TKTB431 $651.99 Tikka T3 Lite Left Hand Bolt Action Rifle, 300 Win, 24.38″ Barrel, Stainless Finish, Black Synthetic Stock, 3 Rounf Capacity, No Sights TKTB420 $651.99 Tikka T3 Lite Left Hand Bolt Action Rifle, 30-06 Springfield, 22.44″ Barrel, Stainless Finish, Black Synthetic Stock, 3 Round Capacity, No Sights TKTB416 $651.99 Tikka T3 Lite Left Hand Bolt Action Rifle, 308 Win, 22.44″ Barrel, Stainless Finish, Walnut Stock, 3 Round Capacity, No Sights SG250F-40-2SUM-C $599.99 Sig Sauer P250 Double Action Only Full Size Semi-automatic Pistol, 40 S&W, 4.7″ Barrel,…
  • Today’s New Additions: 4/16/2014

    USCitizen
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    DB9FS $396.99 Diamondback DB9 Full Size Double Action Only Semi-automatic Pistol, 9 mm, 4.75″ Barrel, Blue Finish, Polymer Frame, One 15 Round Magazine, Fixed Sights CZ207591754 $582.99 CZ RAMI Semi-automatic Pistol, 9 mm, 3″ Barrel, Black Finish, Plastic Grips, Two Magazines: One 14 Round, One 10 Round , Night Sights CMMG22BA67B $171.99 CMMG Bravo Conversion Kit, 22 LR. One 10 Round Magazine for AR Rifles CM4043LM $454.99 Kahr Arms CM40 Double Action Only Semi-Automatic Pistol with Laser Max Red Laser, 40 S&W, 3.1″ Barrel, Matte Stainless Steel Finish, Black Polymer…
  • Today’s New Additions: 4/15/2014

    USCitizen
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:12 pm
    CHP500-095 $342.99Chiappa Firearms M422-Gen II Pro Upper, 22 LR, 16″ Barrel, Black Finish, 11.8″ Forend 8 Position Picatinny rail, Two 28 Round Magazines CHP500-093 $329.99Chiappa Firearms M422-Gen II Pro Upper, 22 LR, 16″ Barrel, Black Finish, 7.8″ Forend 8 Position Picatinny rail, Two 28 Round Magazines CHP340-140 $1,030.99Chiappa Gold Rhino Revolver, 357 Magnum, 6″ Barrel, Steel Frame, Gold Finish, Rubber Grips, 6 Round Capacity, Fixed Sights CH53840FCMA $343.99Charter Arms Lavender Lady 5 Round Ultra Lite Revolver, 38 Special, 2″ Barrel, Aluminum Frame,…
  • It’s Here! April 15 is Buy A Gun Day!

    USCitizen
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    h/t to Aarons.cc and buyagunday.net   The post It’s Here! April 15 is Buy A Gun Day! appeared first on Traction Control.
  • Today’s New Additions: 4/14/2014

    USCitizen
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    DRDP762-NIK18 $4,983.99 DRD Tactical Paratus Semi-automatic Rifle, 308 Win, 762 NATO, 18″ Threaded Barrel, Nickel Boron Finish, Magpul Stock and Grip, Two 20 Round Magazine, Hard Case BCM-KMR-1913-A5 $34.99 Bravo Company Gunfighter KeyMod 5.5″ Picatinny Rail for AR Rifles, Aluminum Alloy Finish ARM51447FC $490.99 Armscor Rock Island 1911 Full Size Single Action Semi-automatic Pistol, 45 ACP, 5″ Barrel, Duo Tone Finish, Steel Frame, Synthetic Grips, One 8 Round Magazine, Novak Adjustable Sight The post Today’s New Additions: 4/14/2014 appeared first on Traction Control.
 
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  • ATF eForms back online within the week

    David M. Goldman
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Today Marvin G. Richardson, Deputy Assistant Director of the ATF Enforcement Programs and Services sent a letter stating that ATF eForms is expected online this week.The ATF has reduced the backlog of applications from 80,000 to 73,000.Adding 15 additional staff to help process NFA applicationsCross training an additional 15 staff to assist in NFA processingPrioritizing Form 3 and Form 4 paper application processing while eForms is being bolsteredHired a private company to assist in enhancing the functionality of eFormsWill limit maintenance to WednesdaysWill bring eForms back online for Form…
  • Status Update on 41P

    David M. Goldman
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    The Americans Opposed to ATF 41P reported today that the American Silencer Association has talks with the ATF during the Shot Show where the ATF stated that they never anticipated the number of comments to 41P that they received and only had one person working part-time on addressing the comments. At that time ATF anticipated that it would take a year or two before they were able to determine whether they were going to move forward and if so to what extent they would try to implement any changes. There were several major comments to 41P including ours that can be reviewed at…
  • Ohio Bill to allow Hunting with Suppressors

    David M. Goldman
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    The Ohio House passed a bill to allow hunting for some game species. The legislation that would permit the use of suppressors while hunting white-tailed deer, rabbits, squirrels and other game. The suppressors would need to be legal and registered with the ATF. The ATF permits individuals, Trusts, and business entities to apply for a $200 Tax Stamp to purchase and be in possession of a suppressor or silencer. While a suppressor reduces the noise it does not make a gun silent. The Ohio bill would require that hunters who want to use a suppressor must submit to a background check and complete…
  • ATF takes down eForms "until further notice"

    David M. Goldman
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you were planning on submitting a form electronically to save time, you may not be able to use eForms. I logged onto the ATF eForms website yesterday and saw the following message:The eForms software is not performing to our expectations. As a result, we are taking the eForms system down until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work with our industry partners to deliver a quality product. Any eForm submitted will continue to be processed. The finalized forms will be sent to the user via email. Until the eForms system is returned to service…
  • ATF Says it is OK to fire SB-15 Pistol from the Shoulder

    David M. Goldman
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    In a response to a recent letter the the ATF, the ATF stated:FTB has previously determined (see FTB #99146) that the firing of a weapon from a particular position, such as placing the receiver extension of an AR-15 type pistol on the user's shoulder, does not change the classification of a weapon. Further, certain firearm accessories such as the SIG stability brace have not been classified by the FTB as shoulder stocks and, therefore, using the brace improperly does not constitute a design change. Using an accessory improperly would not change the classification of a weapon under Federal law.
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  • Help me choose my new carry weapon

    Hugh Jorgan
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:06 am
    I had originally purchased an M&P Shield 9mm for my daily carry, but less than 24-hours after I brought it home the wife saw it and commandeered it for HER personal defense weapon. And that's fine...it was a great price, but thats about the only reason I bought it...it didn't make my heart skip a beat like the Kimber Solo Carry did. But now I need to buy myself another carry weapon. I know this is probably going to sound odd, but even though I really like the Shield (for the price) I do NOT want two of the same weapon in the family, as I may get the Shield back someday because the wife…
  • Obama’s Birth Certificate EXPOSED: Made In Adobe

    opsspec1991
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Obama’s Birth Certificate EXPOSED: Made In Adobe By: Robert Rich The birther conspiracy theory is nothing new, but according to recent reports, the truth may be coming into the blinding light. Exposed by an Obama supporter, it appears as though Obama’s birth certificate may have been constructed in Adobe Illustrated. As the battle continues to march on with Sheriff Joe Arpaio leading the way, more than astounding new evidence has recently been discovered. Apparently, when downloaded off the White House website, the document is able to be broken down into about a dozen or so layers. Had…
  • Public Servant Explains Why Obama Wants Your AR-15...YHGTBSM! What-the-hell?

    r1derbike
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Un-effing-believable! The next governor of Nevada in 2014 (self-professed, of course), puts tripe like this out for the public trough to ingest? An idiot wouldn't spew such effluent! A card-carrying dumbass would. Read the captions and links for a good laugh as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SalSaKmSDMA
  • New Navy Commercial

    whodat2710
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    I've looked for a link to post but have come up empty. Anyone that notices it, pay attention to the fact that they will "Support and defend the Constitution, and obey the orders of their superiors" but omit the part about "enemies, foreign and domestic". Sad.
  • This really makes me sick the Freedom from Religion Foundation

    opsspec1991
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:06 pm
    This really makes me sick. There is an atheist group called “Freedom from Religion Foundation” that has erected a sign in NYC beside an Easter display saying “Nobody died for our sins, Jesus Christ is a myth”. It seems that at every Christian Holiday this group goes out of their way to discredit the Christian God loving people of the United States. My question is, if they are so angry concerning their so called Freedom from Religion, why aren’t they putting up various displays and items in areas when the Muslim’s have a Holiday or a display? I know why, they know that the…
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  • DNR Awards Wildlife Habitat Grants for Projects Around the State

    Justin Stakes
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan -(Ammoland.com)-The Department of Natural Resources today announced recipients of the 2014 Wildlife Habitat Grants. A total of $737,720 was awarded to various conservation and nonprofit organizations, units of government and landowners. Examples of funded projects include planting native grasslands for pheasant habitat at Lake Hudson State Recreation Area, planting fruit trees for wild turkey and ruffed grouse food sources in several locations across the state, and improving accessibility for limited-mobility hunters and wildlife enthusiasts…
  • Don’t Miss The Chance To Hunt Wild Turkey This Spring

    Justin Stakes
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan –(Ammoland.com)- Missed the application period for a spring turkey license? Opportunities for licenses are still available. New this year, spring turkey hunters may purchase a Hunt 234 license, a statewide hunting license valid for all open areas except public lands in Unit ZZ (southern Lower Peninsula and Beaver Island). Hunters can purchase a Hunt 234 license through May 31. Turkey hunters may also purchase a leftover license for areas where licenses are still available. For a list of available licenses, go to…
  • Delaware Waterfowl Trout Stamp Contest Set For April 24

    Justin Stakes
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife DOVER (April 16, 2014) -(Ammoland.com)– Wildlife art enthusiasts, stamp and print collectors, waterfowl hunters, anglers, birdwatchers and wetland conservationists will gather at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Delaware Agriculture Museum and Village in Dover for the judging of Delaware’s annual Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp contests. Entries will be on display at the museum through Friday, May 9. Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife in partnership with Delaware Ducks Unlimited, the annual waterfowl stamp competition draws…
  • Youth Turkey Hunt Saturday Season Opens Monday April 21

    Justin Stakes
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Turkey Hunters New Jersey -(Ammoland.com)– The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that the 2014 Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season opens Monday, April 21, and runs for five weeks. With turkey populations restored statewide, Garden State hunters can enjoy some of the finest turkey hunting on the East Coast. Youth hunters will get the first chance to harvest a bird during the Youth Turkey Hunting Day scheduled for Saturday, April 19. Youth hunters with a Youth License who have obtained a turkey permit may begin their spring turkey season on this day prior to the opening…
  • Smith & Wesson® Names Denzil Tallent as Director of Key Retail Accounts

    Justin Stakes
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Smith and Wesson SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (April 17, 2014) -(Ammoland.com)– Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it has hired sporting goods industry veteran Denzil Tallent as Director of Key Retail Accounts. In this newly created role, Tallent will serve as a strategic business resource to support the growth and development of the company and the strategic objectives of its key retail customers. Tallent is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and key account management in the sporting goods industry. Most recently, he served as Director…
 
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  • Save up to 42% this Month on PT&G Bottom Metal Kits

    Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Do you have a tactical rifle project in the works, or are you looking to upgrade the bottom metal on your existing bolt gun? Then head over to the PT&G website before the end of month. During April Pacific Tool & Gauge (PT&G) is running a Bottom Metal Blow-Out Sale. You can save 15-42% on quality Bottom metal for a variety of rifle types — Colt, Howa, Remington, Ruger, Winchester. On sale this month are both flush and extended options for detachable box magazines. In addition, you’ll find a variety of hinged, flush bottom metal sets for conventional internal…
  • Over 100 New Firearms Showcased In May Shooting Illustrated

    Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Gun, guns, and more guns — that’s what you’ll find in the May issue of Shooting Illustrated. This special edition, Shooting Illustrated’s largest-ever issue, features more than 100 new firearms. Novel features, technical specifications, and MSRP are included for all 100+ new firearms in the spotlight. From Alexander Arms to Yankee Hill Machine Company, if it’s a new handgun, rifle or shotgun introduced in 2014, chances are Shooting Illustrated has it covered this month. In addition to covering 100+ new guns for 2014, this issue also includes Shooting…
  • Save Hundreds during EuroOptic.com’s Spring Clearance Sale

    Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    EuroOptic.com is running a huge Spring Clearance Sale on scopes, rifles, handguns, accessories and more. Now through the end of April, you can save hundreds of dollars. Here are some examples: 20% Off all Bushnell Elite Tactical Riflescopes (in-stock) Free Leupold 4-14x50mm MK 4 LRT scope with Purchase of Barrett M82A1 18% Off all HK Handguns (in-stock) 15% Off all Sig-Sauer Firearms (in-stock) The Spring Clearance Sale runs through the end of April, so don’t delay — you have two more weeks to enjoy these savings. NOTE: in addition to the Clearance Specials shown below,…
  • How It Works: Stunning 3D Animation Shows Ammo Being Fired

    Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Here’s a great video from German ammo-maker GECO (part of the Swiss RUAG group of companies). Employing advanced 3D rendering and computer graphics, this animation unveils the inside of a pistol cartridge, showing jacket, lead core, case, powder and primer. Next the video shows an X-ray view of ammo being loaded in a handgun, feeding from a magazine. Then it really gets interesting. At 1:32 – 1:50 you’ll see the firing pin strike the primer cup, the primer’s hot jet streaming through the flash-hole, and the powder igniting. Finally you can see the bullet as it moves…
  • Recommended Seminars at NRA Annual Meetings Next Week

    Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    We know many of our readers will attend the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits next week in Indianapolis. There is plenty to keep you busy, notably hundreds of industry vendors displaying their latest firearms and shooting-related products. But if you can break free from the guns and accessories in the Exhibit Hall there are some interesting seminars you many want to attend. First, Chris Cheng will explain his experiences — how a Google techie became the Top Shot Season 4 Champion. Second, 3-Gun Ace Travis Gibson talks about the rapidly growning sport of multi-gun competition. Finally,…
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  • Grand Funk Railroad Credited with The Best 2A Song Ever

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    M LiveAdd a new type of recognition to the resume of Grand Funk Railroad, the Flint rock band that sold millions of albums in the 1970s and once sold out Shea Stadium faster than The Beatles. In a column from "Prepper & Shooter Magazine," Editor-In-Chief Vincent DeNiro calls Grand Funk's 1976 song, “Don’t Let Them Take Your Gun,” the "most pro-Second Amendment song ever." "Be sure to listen to the song ... and if you cherish the Second Amendment, you just can’t help but get goose bumps!" the column says. "It’s a real shame that with over 90 million gun owners out…
  • Iowa Law: Children Under 14 Cannot Fire Guns Even with Parental Supervision

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:34 am
    Local news reports with videoA Johnston father of two young daughters is joining with gun-rights advocates in seeking a change to an Iowa law that makes it illegal for children young than 14 to fire handguns.
  • Poor Persecuted Gun Owners Being Turned into Criminals for Owning "Sporting Rifles"

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    Watch the latest video at video.insider.foxnews.comYa get that? The law is MAKING them criminals.  It's not their decisions to not obey the law, it's the law's fault.And did you notice how many times she said "sporting rifles?"  It sounds like a sinister conspiracy to purposely deceive the gullible listeners as to the true nature of those guns.
  • Isn't That Uncomfortable?

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:20 am
  • Southern Beale's Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Week

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Southern Beale• April 9, 2014:1- A drunken Kingsport man was handling his 12-guage late at night when it accidentally fired, sending shots into his elderly neighbors’ house.• April 13, 2014:A Chattanooga man thought he was “dry-firing” his 9mm Glock but — woopsies! — there was a bullet in the chamber. The gun fired through his living room window and took out a neighbor’s car tire.Is there any reasonable person who doesn't agree that people like these two are unfit to own guns? Guys like these don't show up on anyone's statistics or on any surveys, at least…
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  • dear remington arms and bud’s gun shop

    Linoge
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    When I open the box of a brand-new-from-the-factory Remington 700 SPS Varmint, this is not what I expect to find:  It is important to note I did nothing to touch up these images – I did not even “I’m feeling lucky” them; all I did was resize them.  The red, remarkably-rust-looking residue on the bolt body was powder of some kind, and wiped off with a cotton swab and Hoppe’s, but that crusty crap on the actual bolt face?  Repeated soakings in Hoppe’s and scrubbing with a brass brush yielded only marginal results.  Full cleaning eventually took inserting an empty…
  • destroying your faith in humanity, one tweet at a time

    Linoge
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:13 pm
    If there is one thing Twitter is good for (and there may be only one), it is exposing the somewhat filthy, naked underbelly of those who work to deprive us of our basic human rights.  Take, for example, this friendly chap:  @ConstantGeek:  Or, maybe rather than build a border fence w/Mexico, we build a Thunderdome-style fence for retrogressives. #MadMax #politics Of course, by “retrogressive”, he means anyone who is not a progressive, and we all know how the Thunderdome was a fight to the death… Sadly, wishing death on their ideological opponents is not something uncommon…
  • Boomershoot 2014, an analysis of Linoge’s ammunition

    fuzzyKBP
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    First off, I’m way behind on posting.  I’ve had a post in my head for the past month and moved beyond it before I was ready to post.  That being said, ammunition analysis has been near and dear to my heart for weeks and I’ll take Linoge’s Ammunition post as an opportunity to add some hopefully helpful information. I’ll discuss more and provide citations in an upcoming post, but it isn’t enough to hit a target at Boomershoot, you need to hit it with velocity. Specifically, you really want to have a bullet moving 1700 fps at the target. Otherwise…
  • boomershoot 2014 preparations, the ammunition

    Linoge
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    So we have already covered the caliber (in depth), rifle, and optic options I have available to me for this year’s Boomershoot, now it is time to delve into the little pieces of metal I will be sending downrange to hopefully detonate those boomers.  Given the timeline I have, and the fact that I have on reloading equipment whatsoever, I am going to be sticking with COTS ammunition just to simplify things.  After talking things over with fuzzyKBP and running simulations through various programs, we concluded that the order of importance for the ammunition is “grouping, ballistic…
  • boomershoot 2014 preparations, the optics

    Linoge
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    I may have sorted out my caliber and rifle for Boomershoot, but that is only half the equation – to hit those targets, I first have to see them, and that is where optics come in.  There are two big take-aways from the Boomershoot information pages:  A 10 x or greater scope is desirable although some people get by with a 3 or 4 x scope. The closest targets and easiest targets are 4"x4" at 375 yards. Most of the more distance targets are larger, 7"x7" inch squares, but the increased distance makes them more difficult to hit. … and… Whichever rifle you choose…
 
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  • Save up to 42% this Month on PT&G Bottom Metal Kits

    Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Do you have a tactical rifle project in the works, or are you looking to upgrade the bottom metal on your existing bolt gun? Then head over to the PT&G website before the end of month. During April Pacific Tool & Gauge (PT&G) is running a Bottom Metal Blow-Out Sale. You can save 15-42% on quality Bottom metal for a variety of rifle types — Colt, Howa, Remington, Ruger, Winchester. On sale this month are both flush and extended options for detachable box magazines. In addition, you’ll find a variety of hinged, flush bottom metal sets for conventional internal…
  • Over 100 New Firearms Showcased In May Shooting Illustrated

    Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Gun, guns, and more guns — that’s what you’ll find in the May issue of Shooting Illustrated. This special edition, Shooting Illustrated’s largest-ever issue, features more than 100 new firearms. Novel features, technical specifications, and MSRP are included for all 100+ new firearms in the spotlight. From Alexander Arms to Yankee Hill Machine Company, if it’s a new handgun, rifle or shotgun introduced in 2014, chances are Shooting Illustrated has it covered this month. In addition to covering 100+ new guns for 2014, this issue also includes Shooting…
  • Save Hundreds during EuroOptic.com’s Spring Clearance Sale

    Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    EuroOptic.com is running a huge Spring Clearance Sale on scopes, rifles, handguns, accessories and more. Now through the end of April, you can save hundreds of dollars. Here are some examples: 20% Off all Bushnell Elite Tactical Riflescopes (in-stock) Free Leupold 4-14x50mm MK 4 LRT scope with Purchase of Barrett M82A1 18% Off all HK Handguns (in-stock) 15% Off all Sig-Sauer Firearms (in-stock) The Spring Clearance Sale runs through the end of April, so don’t delay — you have two more weeks to enjoy these savings. NOTE: in addition to the Clearance Specials shown below,…
  • How It Works: Stunning 3D Animation Shows Ammo Being Fired

    Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Here’s a great video from German ammo-maker GECO (part of the Swiss RUAG group of companies). Employing advanced 3D rendering and computer graphics, this animation unveils the inside of a pistol cartridge, showing jacket, lead core, case, powder and primer. Next the video shows an X-ray view of ammo being loaded in a handgun, feeding from a magazine. Then it really gets interesting. At 1:32 – 1:50 you’ll see the firing pin strike the primer cup, the primer’s hot jet streaming through the flash-hole, and the powder igniting. Finally you can see the bullet as it moves…
  • Recommended Seminars at NRA Annual Meetings Next Week

    Editor
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:32 am
    We know many of our readers will attend the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits next week in Indianapolis. There is plenty to keep you busy, notably hundreds of industry vendors displaying their latest firearms and shooting-related products. But if you can break free from the guns and accessories in the Exhibit Hall there are some interesting seminars you many want to attend. First, Chris Cheng will explain his experiences — how a Google techie became the Top Shot Season 4 Champion. Second, 3-Gun Ace Travis Gibson talks about the rapidly growning sport of multi-gun competition. Finally,…
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  • Guns for the mentally ill

    GunNutmegger
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:57 pm
    After the latest shooting at Fort Hood, which was committed by a mentally-ill soldier with a spotty performance record, who was on numerous psychotropic medications, who never saw any combat (and thus the anti-military liberals cannot chalk up the crime to PTSD), the cry has once again gone out to leave law-abiding gun owners alone […]
  • The Experts Agree: The 1911 Sucks!

    GunNutmegger
    6 Mar 2014 | 12:02 pm
    I promised Crapgame that I wouldn’t gloat. But a very well-known gunblogger and 1911 gunsmith has come out against the 1911 design: Hilton Yam: My Personal Path Away From The 1911 SaysUncle picked up the story, and it’s going to get a lot of attention. (more) Amongst Mr. Yam’s arguments: The 1911 trigger and ergonomics […]
  • Big Brother is Watching (Updated)

    GunNutmegger
    17 Jan 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Just a quick post, without a lot of opinion. You may have heard the story about the Florida gun owner who was pulled over while driving through Maryland: http://tbo.com/list/columns-tjackson/jackson-gun-owner-unarmed-unwelcome-in-maryland-20140112/ A troubling story on all counts, but disturbingly vague on specifics. Well, you really need to read the background on how/why it happened: http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/01/16/driving-through-maryland-how-the-lawful-florida-gun-owner-was-targeted-hint-maryland-coordination-and-analysis-center/#more-75456 So, to […]
  • Dick Metcalf Goes Full Retard

    GunNutmegger
    15 Jan 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Wow. Dick Metcalf really REALLY doesn’t ever want to work in the gun industry ever again. Sebastian discusses it here: Dick Metcalf Triples Down But there is so much deception and so much fail in Dickie-boy’s fuddy-duddy whining that I am going to have to fisk it thoroughly.  A lot of hidden issues reveal themselves. […]
  • First CT Gun Registration Rejection

    GunNutmegger
    10 Jan 2014 | 4:21 pm
    And here is that other shoe that we were all waiting to hear drop: Registration rejected due to lack of postmark Well, I do not know the circumstances of this particular situation (i.e. how/when the registration was submitted), but the person who got that letter is up a creek without a paddle. They are now […]
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  • The Five Extra Words

    Aaron Spuler
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position…
  • Strength In Numbers

    Aaron Spuler
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
  • D.C. Investigating Mark Witaschek’S Taxes After Conviction For Muzzleloader Bullet

    Aaron Spuler
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The District of Columbia has spent almost two years persecuting a good man because they wrongly thought he had guns in the city. It wasn’t enough to prosecute Mark Witaschek for having one shotgun shell and a box of muzzleloader bullets. After a three-month trial that ended in a conviction, the city started an investigation into the businessman’s taxes. This abuse of power must end. On the word of a bitter ex, the police searched Mr. Witaschek’s Georgetown home twice in 2012 looking for guns. They never found the bounty of firearms since Mr. Witaschek, a hunter, keeps his guns at his…
  • The Obama Import Ban

    Aaron Spuler
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    It seemed as though we had relative peace and quiet on the 2nd Amendment front after handing Feinstein and her merry band of anti-freedom clowns a smack-down post Sandy Hook. We soundly defeated all attempts by leftists to grab our semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines at the federal level. Sadly, some states enacted new laws in the wake of the tragedy and further encroached on their citizens Constitutionally protected rights, but the rest of us escaped mostly unscathed due to the quick and decisive action of gun owners. For the most part the gun-grabbers had whimpered off,…
  • 800 Yard Mosin Nagant 91/30 Shot

    Aaron Spuler
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
 
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  • Kimber Classic Carry Pro

    Staff
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    Users’ Rating (Click a star to rate this gun.) Summary: The description, specs, pricing, photo and user ratings for the Kimber Classic Carry Pro pistol. Manufacturer’s Description The Kimber Classic Carry Pro pistol is a 1911-style semiauto pistol built on a steel, rounded-heel frame with a steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP. Other features include: A 4″, match-grade steel barrel; low-profile, three-dot night sights; 24 LPI front strap checkering; a full-length guide rod; a charcoal blue finish finish on the frame, with polished flats; The Classic Carry Pro from the…
  • Kel-Tec PMR-30

    Walt Rauch
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Editor’s Rating Users’ Rating (Click a star to rate this gun.) Summary: Walt Rauch’s review, photos and rating of the Kel-Tec PMR-30 pistol, plus user ratings, user comments, specs and a range report. (Click here to see all of Rauch’s handgun reviews.) Editor’s Review The author’s PMR-30 from the left. I’ve reviewed a number of Kel-Tec firearms and found them both functional and inexpensive, but somewhat lacking in overall finish. However, Kel-Tec’s PMR-30, a handgun chambered in .22 WMR, is both well made and an attention-getter if for no other…
  • Smith & Wesson Model 986

    Staff
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    Users’ Rating Summary: The description, specs, photo, pricing and user ratings for the Smith & Wesson Model 986 revolver. Manufacturer’s Description Smith & Wesson‘s (S&W) Model 986 is a seven-round revolver chambered in 9mm. It’s built on S&W’s stainless steel, large-medium L-frame with a fluted, titanium alloy cylinder cut for moonclips. S&W’s Performance Center builds this revolver. Other features include: The Model 986 from the right. A 5″, precision-crowned barrel; a bossed mainspring; a glass bead finish; a…
  • STI Marauder

    Staff
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
    Users’ Rating (Click a star to rate this gun.) Summary: The description, specs, photo and pricing for STI’s Marauder pistol. Manufacturer’s Description STI‘s Marauder is a 1911-style pistol built on STI’s 2011-style, high-capacity, modular steel frame with a polymer grip. It’s designed for 3-gun competition, and it’s chambered in 9mm. STI says the gun delivers high-capacity magazines without over-sizing the grip’s circumference. Other features include: The Marauder from the left. An industry standard tactical rail; a tactical magwell; a 4140…
  • Ruger 22/45 Lite

    Staff
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Users’ Rating (Click a star to rate this gun.) Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the Ruger 22/45 Lite pistol, plus info on two new models. Manufacturer’s Description The 22/45 Lite with the gold anodize finish and the serrated cuts. The Ruger 22/45 Lite pistol is a .22 LR-caliber semiauto pistol built on a polymer grip frame with an aircraft-grade aluminum upper receiver. Three receiver models are now available, including: the original, which features a gold anodize finish and serrated cuts to lower weight; a receiver with a cobalt anodize…
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  • AR-15 P90 Hybrid

    Ray
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    Ever wonder what it would look like if an AR-15 and an FN P90 had a baby? Someone on the AR15 sub Reddit did and Photoshopped the above picture. I kind of dig it, minus the limp foregrip. Click here to see the full-size version.
  • Iconic Guns from TV and Movies

    Ray
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Pretty cool collection, here’s a few more iconic guns from TV shows and movies.
  • AR-15 Soda Can Launcher

    Ray
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    AR-15 drum mag maker X Products posted on their Facebook page a new soda can launcher they’re working on. They’re going to partner with another company to make the barrels and can that attaches to a standard AR upper and uses blanks to lob soda cans up to 150 yards. While no prices, launch date or additional info is known yet, X Products did say they’ll sell them as a parts kit or complete upper if they do bring them to market. They kind of remind of the AR-15 golf ball launchers available online, but this soda can launcher seem a lot cooler.  
  • Oblivion Replica Prop Guns Build

    Ray
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
    A member over on the Replica Prop Forum made this awesome build of the rifle and pistol from the movie Oblivion. Any of those parts look familiar? Those are definitely Magpul PMAGS. A .22lr version of this rifle would be awesome. It just needs the Magpul MS3 Sling to complete the look from the movie. If there was some way to make a real version of this pistol it looks like it would be an amazing shooter, talk about a low bore axis! “Are you an effective team?”
  • Chris Costa, p.i.

    Ray
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:43 pm
    If this was really a TV show I’d watch it!
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  • R.I.P. One AR-15 Rifle – Another 300 Blackout / .223 Kaboom

    Tom McHale
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:06 pm
    I’ve read a few stories recently about someone, somewhere, shoving a 300 AAC Blackout cartridge into a .223 / 5.56mm rifle and pulling the trigger – subsequently blowing their gun to bits. Some folks call BS and say it can’t happen as the rifle won’t go into battery and fire. Well, I’m a believer now, considering a guy 3 lanes down from me blew up his fairly nice looking AR today. In the confusion, I was not able to get the brand of the rifle, but that matters little. Containing 55,000 pounds per square inch of pressure is not in the job description. This was the…
  • Tennis Anyone? The Award Winning Blackhawk! Diversion Concealed Carry Rifle Case

    Tom McHale
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Talk about the ultimate diversion! We covered some of the Blackhawk! Division concealed carry products in the brand new 2nd Edition of the Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters. Just today, I saw that the Blackhawk! Diversion line won the prestigious NRA Shooting Illustrated Golden Bullseye award for 2014. Well deserved – these products are fantastic and will blend right in to the urban and suburban lifestyle. We saw the Blackhawk! Diversion rifle case at SHOT Show 2013 and it’s stunningly effective for toting an AR type rifle. It looks like a tennis racquet case, so un-enlightened…
  • The Looper Prohibition Capone Holster

    Tom McHale
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    The Prohibition Capone holster is an inside the waistband hybrid design, featuring a tough leather backing and Kydex mold for the gun pocket. Metal clips, fastened at the bottom only, fasten to the belt, allowing your shirt to be tucked in over the gun and behind the clips. Only you will see it, but you can choose red or blue stitching for the Capone hybrid holster. Image: Flashbang Holsters. I’ve been using a top-secret version of this for a large gun and have found it to be comfortable and solid. The leather backing is stiff and will require a little break-in period to adjust to your body…
  • Celebrating Diversity with the 300 AAC Blackout

    Tom McHale
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    The most interesting thing about the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge is the diversity of projectiles and velocities. Left to right: .223 Remington Hornady A-Max, 300 Blackout 125 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip, 300 Blackout Cooper Cartridge 245 grain subsonic, 300 Blackout 220 grain Sierra MatchKing subsonic People get all worked up about whether the 300 AAC Blackout is better than the .223 Remington, 5.56mm or perhaps the AK-47’s 7.62x39mm. I don’t care, mainly because I’m all about celebrating diversity. To me, the 300 AAC Blackout is a fascinating caliber on it’s own merit. It doesn’t…
  • Reloading Ammunition: The Final Steps, Seating, Crimping and Inspecting

    Tom McHale
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Most seating dies will also crimp in the same step, but I prefer to treat seating and crimping as separate actions. Last time we covered the powder charging step and briefly touched on the whole concept of pressure curves. While reloading is a safe pastime when proper care is taken, the care-taking part is a really big deal. The last steps, seating, crimping and inspecting cartridges, are equally important when it comes to safety. Seating the new bullet Seating the bullet simply means pressing it into the cartridge case to the proper depth. Precise seating depth is important for a number of…
 
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  • Why Bunkerville, NV Was Good For America

    Jason Hanson
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Bunkerville, NV is about 90 minutes south of my house. I didn’t head down there during the recent standoff with the cattle rancher and the BLM, but like many people, I was watching everything unfold with interest. To tell you the truth, I don’t agree with everything the rancher is doing but I love seeing […]Read the original story: Why Bunkerville, NV Was Good For America
  • The Last Training Opportunity

    Lynn Sherwood
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:24 am
    “Unload. Show Clear. Hammer Down.” Wait – SCRATCH THAT! “Unload. Show Clear. Take your last training opportunity.” I’ve followed the commands “Unload;  Show Clear;  Hammer Down” a hundred times on ranges in Falling Plate and other competitions and training scenarios.  It translates roughly to: Eject your magazine, show the RSO or instructor that your gun […]Read the original story: The Last Training Opportunity
  • The Smith & Wesson 1911 Pro Series 9mm Review

    Col (Dr) Benjamin Findley
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Are Beauty and the Beast different creatures? Smith & Wesson has one of the most attractive 9mm 1911s on the market today and it is the SW1911 9mm Pro. The Pro is a full-size 1911 built with a stainless steel slide, frame and barrel, with a matte silver finish. As you can see from the […]Read the original story: The Smith & Wesson 1911 Pro Series 9mm Review
  • Should Gun Owners Study Martial Arts?

    Jason Hanson
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Years ago, I was spending time with well-known firearms instructor Massad Ayoob. Since he’s been in the shooting business more than 40 years, I asked him, “What’s one thing you wish you’d known or done when you first started out?” To my surprise, he said he wished he’d started studying the martial arts and hand-to-hand […]Read the original story: Should Gun Owners Study Martial Arts?
  • Stoeger Cougar Compact Review

    Rob Tuck
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Somewhere along the way, big brother Beretta gave the tooling and equipment necessary to manufacture the venerable Cougar pistol to Stoeger. They moved the whole operation to Turkey and now Stoeger is the main brand on the Cougar model. I’ve had some dealings with other Turkish made firearms, and I have to say, they are […]Read the original story: Stoeger Cougar Compact Review
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  • Defensive Gun Use of the Day: NY Pizza Delivery Man Shoots Mugger

    Robert Farago
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    TTAG’s run numerous posts about attacks on food delivery drivers. Click here for a report on the murder of  Papa John’s employee Daniel Jaffke. We’ve also put up more than a few posts celebrating delivery drivers who exercised their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms to successfully defend their lives from attackers. Click here for a defensive gun use by a pizza guy who didn’t have to fire a shot. [Video at link autoplays.] Or . . . check out the news package above, highlighting a tooled-up pizza dude who defended his life against…
  • Breaking: Senator Harry Reid Calls Bundy Supporters “Domestic Terrorists”

    Robert Farago
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    “U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday called [armed, militia-supported] supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy ’domestic terrorists’ because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way,” Las Vegas’ reviewjournal.com reports. “’Those people who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,’ Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal ‘Hashtags & Headlines’ event at the Paris. ‘… I…
  • Anti-Anti-Gun Agitprop Contest Entry

    Dan Zimmerman
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    By Mike Submit your [Zhivago] doctored image to guntruth@me.com with the word DA! (all caps) in the subject field. The winner gets a brick (500 rounds) of Thunderbolt .22LR.
  • ATF Adding More NFA Branch Staff, Reducing Backlog, Re-Designing eForms System. Again.

    Nick Leghorn
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    TTAG has just received the following email from the ATF about the current status of the National Firearms Act branch, the group responsible for approving the paperwork needed to own fun stuff like silencers and short barreled firearms in the United States. The long and the short of it is that they’ve hired yet more staff and they are finally making a dent in the backlog of paperwork, but it’s going to be a long slog ahead until they are caught up. Wait times are currently running about 10 months for Form 4 applications to come back, and with the eForms system now permanently down…
  • Utah Sheriffs Missing M-16 Misegos

    Robert Farago
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    One week ago, TTAG named the Davis County Sheriff’s Office our Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day for losing a M16. (D’oh!) We were particularly captivated by this comment: “Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson said last week it’s only a matter of time before the rifle is found. And anyone who knowingly possesses the rifle will be prosecuted, even if that person is or was a peace officer.” Well, sltrib.com reports that the Sheriff’s found the missing full-auto firearm. And here’s the tough-talking po-po’s statement on the recovered rifle . . . Sgt.
 
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  • A Change in the Wind

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” —Bob Dylan And you don’t need to be able to sing to make a fortune in the music biz, but that’s not important now. Those of you who remember the 1960s recall that, after the assassination of John Kennedy, there was no significant gun control law passed by Congress. What led to GCA ’68, which was the most significant piece of firearms legislation of the last century, was the nearly back-to-back murders of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy. Then, the impetus for a sweeping…
  • High-Speed Video: Shooting Federal Shotgun Loads

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    During my recent visit to the Federal factory we got to film quite a bit of what we were doing (more about that in a future column in the magazine) with high-speed cameras. We took video of me shooting two loads designed for completely different purposes. It’s fascinating how shotshell engineers can make pellets do what they want them to by switching components. The video may appear slightly squished to you viewers at home. The first shell I’m firing is a buckshot load intended for home defense. Most HD encounters take place at very close range, and while a shotgun is devastating…
  • I Have Pressing Business Elsewhere

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:26 am
    This was prompted by the convergence of two forces. First, I’m engaged in compiling a list of the people I’d least like to hunt with, and first on it is Old Five Deferrals himself, Dick Cheney, game hog and general menace. The second was the announcement that a member of a club I belong to had acted unsafely on the pistol range and had his shooting privileges suspended until he could be re-educated. Poor behavior with a gun can lead, in an instant, to a tragedy. The military, when I was in it, dealt decisively with unsafe gun handling on the range. You would be spoken to…
  • Gunfight Friday: Mini-14 vs M1 Carbine

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Writing about his M1 carbine, Dr. Ralph supplied the theme for this gunfight: Big Boys’ .22s. Both rifles were designed for shooting more than paper and tin cans, but these two are primarily peaceful plinkers. Critics might say plinking is all they are suited for, since they are chambered for rounds that many argue are underpowered for combat. The Mini-14 is a .223, while the M1 is chambered in .30 Carbine. Both rifles were also designed, at least partially, by two very different American firearms geniuses. Sturm Ruger’s William Ruger adapted the Garand action to the Mini 14,…
  • Barrel Length: Shorter is Better

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Warren Page was once asked why most of his barrels, including his beloved 7mm Mashburn Old Betsy, had short barrels. “Because I gave up pole vaulting after high school,” Lefty snarled. Like most highly experienced hunters, Page came to learn that a barrel even an RCH longer than the absolute minimum is a hiss and a byword — more weight to carry, more length to snag on brush, and less accurate than a short barrel.  Even the U.S. Army has cast its vote in the matter by going increasingly from the 20-inch-barreled M-16 to the 16-inch-barreled M-4, and I’m willing to…
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  • Kershaw Injection 3.0 Review

    Dan
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    These days in the world of high value folding knives we have some pretty stiff competition. Old standbys like the Spyderco Tenacious and CKRT Drifter continue to be tough to beat while recent contenders like the ESEE Zancudo, Ontario Rat II, and CKRT Swindle are re-defining what is possible with a low budget folder. But when you are paying less than $40 a pop there is plenty of room for more, which is why my reinterest in budget blades has led me to the recently released Kershaw Injection. Sporting a Todd Rexford design and lots of “custom” details, the Injection has the potential…
  • Chris Reeve Mnandi Review

    Dan
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:34 pm
    When I think Chris Reeve Knives, I first think of the Sebenza, their flagship blade. Then my mind wanders to the Umnunzaan, their amped up tacticalicious offering. Only after sampling both of those knives did I ever take a genuine interest in the Mnandi. It was one of those knives that I knew that I wanted to check out, but would have to get around to it eventually. My guess is that frame of mind holds true for a lot of collectors, especially those getting into knives within the past 10 years like I did in the middle of the tactical knife boom. And that really is a shame because the Mnandi is…
  • CRKT Swindle Review

    Dan
    8 Mar 2014 | 8:12 am
    I have been on a bit of a high value folder kick recently, focusing especially on the $30-40 segment. I’ve neglected this part of the market over the past year or two, favoring fixed blades and higher end folders, but a good deal of interesting stuff has come out in the $30-40 arena, hence the recent reviews of the Ontario Rat II and ESEE Zancudo, and I have a few more in the works. While the knives I have handled at this price point are solid and very functional, they are somewhat formulaic, and have a heavy emphasis on being tools rather than design objects. There is nothing wrong…
  • ESEE Zancudo Review

    Dan
    1 Mar 2014 | 6:03 pm
    By now most people are well acquainted with ESEE knives and their variety of fixed blade offerings. Hallmarked by their thick powder coatings, 1095 steel, USA origins, and unlimited lifetime warranty, I have grown to be quite a fan of ESEE products, and hold their Junglas and Izula II in especially high regard. ESEE is known for their no nonsense form over function tools, so it was quite interesting to see that ESEE was taking on a folding knife, and a sub 3″ framelock at that. The design of the Zancudo, which, by the way, is the Spanish word for mosquito, is unassuming enough. Whether…
  • Ontario Rat II Review

    Dan
    22 Feb 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Not everyone who reads the site knows about this, but I do have a couple sections dedicated to knives I have reviewed and recommend. Of particular interest could be the recommended EDC knives section, and the recommended tactical knives section, as these types of knives are generally pretty popular. When browsing those lists there are a few special knives that make the cross over to both categories. Typically, these are gold standard blades like the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 and Benchmade Griptilian which are great knives, but clock in at $110+ and $70+ respectively. But then there is another…
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  • AR500 Armor® Tactical EPIK (IFAK) Review

    248 Shooter
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    We have discussed the importance of carrying a true trauma kit. Not a boo boo kit, or a basic first aid kit. First Aid kits are useful and you should be keeping one in your car especially if you’re a parent. However we are talking about a true trauma kit that is designed to deal with potentially fatal injuries associated with gun shot wounds or massive trauma. AR500 Armor makers of some of the best quality steel plate body armor, have expanded their offerings to include medical supplies. Chances are if you’re buying armor plates you’re going to want to have an IFAK or EPIK . IF…
  • Building an AR Pattern Rifle: An Interlude of Quietly Mumbled Profanity (Part 2)

    Keith Finch
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Keith our resident instructor and build fanatic is back again to share his journey of mumbled profanity commonly known as his building an AR series.  This time around we are focusing on actually building the AR rifle as opposed to the decision to build or buy. Personally this is my 6th AR15 (not counting the M16A2’s, M16A4’s, M4’s or M27’s during my time in the Marine Corps.) and it was time, to build one exactly the way I wanted it. For this second installment we will be focusing on the assembly of the lower receiver. The lower is easier and less expensive to assemble than the upper…
  • Breach Bang Clear Everyman Tactical Series

    248 Shooter Review
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Every once in a while I read a blog article on another site that just makes me say wow these guys get it. We have done a few series on the importance of training both with medical tools and with firearms. Unfortunately speaking to the instructors in the area it is clear to me that those articles often fall on deaf ears. Breach Bang Clear one of my favorite blogs to read when I am not writing for 248Shooter did a series on training the “Everyman” or “Typical Person”. The full article can be found…
  • Criminals Move to Gas Stations for Easy Targets

    248 Shooter Review
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:01 pm
    If you follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/248Shooter you may have noticed us sharing several articles related to Detroit Citizens defending thier homes and family from intruders. We have even seen the city Police Chief encourage homeowners to own guns and protect themselves. We have seen reports of violent crime decrease in the city over the last few months as CPL holders have been actively increasing. However we all know that life is not always good and unfortunately the bad guys usually find a new way to do bad. In true form when one door closes another opens. While home…
  • Mil-Spec Monkey Adapt Pack Review

    248 Shooter Review
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    Mil-Spec Monkey, Tactical Tailor Adapt Pack Mil-Spec Monkey has a knack for taking great products and tweaking them a bit via some very high profile collaboration projects. In conjunction with Tactical Tailor Mil-Spec has developed the Adapt Pack. As you may notice we are using pictures from the MSM site. The fact is Monkey or whomever he uses for photography is much better at taking pictures than me. While the images are pulled from the site the bag has been in our possession for about a month now and used very heavily. It has shown no signs of loose threading or significant wear. This…
 
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  • Save Money at the Gun Range

    admin
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:14 am
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Sport shooting is a great way to be active, challenge yourself, and have a great time. Unfortunately, the cost of enjoying this sport is rising – just like pretty much every other expense we have. You can save some money at the gun range, though, and still enjoy yourself. These money-saving tips will help you do just that. Consider purchasing an annual membership at your favorite shooting range. At many ranges, memberships cost you less than the recurring range fees. Depending on how often you visit the range, this might save you a good chunk of cash. Look into…
  • How to Select a Concealed Carry Handbag that Accentuates Your Figure

    admin
    13 Jan 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Susan M. KeenanMonday, January 13, 2014 The purses that we carry with our outfits are just as important as the clothes themselves.  Choosing a concealed carry handbag, however, can be a bit more difficult since there are fewer manufacturers and styles of these bags. If you are trying to capture someone’s attention, then you want the eye to be drawn to one of your best features.  The size and style of the purse can be a critical decision in this process.  The place where the handbag meets the body determines where the eyes will be drawn to look. The handbag should not be glaringly…
  • Check Out Our January Inventory Reduction Sale Going On Now!

    admin
    7 Jan 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Great deals are here with our once-a-year inventory sale.  If you’ve been waiting for a great sale to grab a new gun range bag or a small gun case, check out these deals.  Take a look – you can find them all here. Illinois Residents Start Applying for Concealed Carry Permits On Sunday January 5, 2014, Illinois residents became legally allowed to file for concealed carry permits.  The expected rush of new applicants has launched many new businesses as a result.  Concealed carry instructors are reportedly filling classes as fast as they announce them.  Nearly…
  • Ohio Conceal Carry Licensees Welcome New Stand Your Ground Law Changes

    admin
    19 Nov 2013 | 6:58 pm
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013 With new concealed carry permits exploding in Ohio, changes in the state’s stand your ground statute are seen as a welcome change by many.  This week, an Ohio legislative panel cleared a measure that makes broad changes to the state’s gun laws.  The changes would include the addition of a “stand your ground” self-defense rule.  The measure would change the circumstances in which Ohioans could use force to defend themselves without having a duty to first retreat from an attacker. Currently, Ohio law requires people to retreat if they are attacked unless…
  • Urban Moxy Offers Fashionable Choices in Concealed Carry Handbags for Animal Lovers and Non-Conformists

    admin
    23 Oct 2013 | 10:52 am
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Looking for a concealed carry purse that is not made from real leather or fur without sacrificing fashion and a chic design?   Women opting out of leather now have new choices in concealed carry purses that offer style and flair.  The Urban Moxy collection is a new, successful design of concealed carry purses that appeal to fashion conscience women. Urban Moxy bags include a signature “Lock It Pocket,” made of soft neoprene, with a custom lockable zipper slider pull-chain for easy access to the weapon. Stylish charms are attached to each bag’s pull-chains.
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  • Lower For Hire

    Exurban Kevin
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Speaking of that Fealty Arms Lower, I know have an extra one hanging around, or at least I will when my 80% lower FINALLY ships. I’ll use the Fealty lower to build a lower for my long-range gun, and the … Continue reading →
  • Pink Is The New Flat Dark Earth

    Exurban Kevin
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    My Team GunBlogger.com co-blogger Jaci J. has some words of wisdom for her fellow female firearms enthusiasts: If you like your pink guns, you should keep your pink guns.  Personally, I think a AR with the Black Watch tartan on … Continue reading →
  • Can You Buy A Bad Gun?

    Kevin Creighton
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:37 pm
    On the Gun Show podcast this week, there was an interesting statement made about today’s guns to the effect that you can’t go into a gun store these days and buy a bad gun. This got me thinking, can you? I’m … Continue reading →
  • Today Is Buy A Gun Day

    Exurban Kevin
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    And for once, I have something to contribute.  First up is the Fealty Arms Lower I won at the Superstition Mountain Three Gun match.  It’s a lower, so it counts, right?  The second is something even cooler, a left-handed Savage Model … Continue reading →
  • In Case You Missed It The First Time…

    Exurban Kevin
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    The “Zero To Hero” episode of Shooting Gallery that featured Alf Sauve and myself is being re-broadcast on Wednesday. Maybe this time it airs I’ll learn more than last time…  … Continue reading →
 
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  • Interview With Oscar Broca Of Republic Arsenal

    algorithmist
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    I know it’s been a couple years, but it seems like only yesterday when I walked by a couple tables at the Lewisville show and talked to the nicest couple about a Glock 17.  I purchase a lot of handguns.  Some of them make it past the 750 or so round-count evaluation and enter into my personal defensive collection.  Others just get a detailed evaluation and then I sell them.  My preferred vendor has historically been Republic Arsenal and a lot of other people seem to think the same way based on RA’s growth. I recently had an opportunity to sit down and talk with Oscar Broca at…
  • Dallas Market Hall Gun Show April 12, 2014

    algorithmist
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    This is a brief review of the Market Hall Gun Show on April 12, 2014, sponsored by Dallas Arms Collectors Association.  An unexpected traffic delay due to construction on I-35 caused me to arrive about ten minutes after opening, so I do not have pictures of the opening line.  I walked up to the entrance just before 9:20AM and I was able to pay and walk right in. My initial impression of opening traffic was lukewarm at best.  I immediately went into the north hall to check vendor participation since this entire hall was nearly empty at the last show.  This was supposedly the ‘big gun…
  • Say Hello At Market Hall On Sunday

    algorithmist
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    Just a quick post to let everyone know that in addition to reviewing Market Hall on Saturday, I will be working with Pat Harrington (a TGR Sponsor) behind the tables all day Sunday.  We’ll be doing some joint promotion, so if you are in the area, then drop by SHOTGUN BLASTERS, say hello, and let’s talk awesome shotguns. I will be showing off The Predator (custom Mossberg 500) build and would enjoy an opportunity to meet and talk with readers. Thanks and have a great weekend!
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