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  • Note to VICE NEWS’ Anti-Gunners: We SEE You!

    The Truth About Guns
    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Watching VICE NEWS’ international vox populi Do We Need Stricter Gun Control? one question dominates. What’s the point (other than wondering why two ostensibly Israeli citizens speak with a New Zealand accent)? I reckon VICE NEWS was trying to show their journalistic objectivity. In fact, their anti-gun bias is so deeply ingrained they probably don’t realize that the final product of their selective editing process is horribly lopsided . . . One out of eighteen interviewees was pro gun rights. Eight were anti. Nine were neutral. Bottom line: this is anti-gun…
  • The Three Reasons American Gun Owners Won’t Surrender Their Guns

    The Truth About Guns
    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    I recently posted The Three Reasons Anti-Gunners Want to Disarm You: they think you’re crazy, they think you’re a threat to the government and they hate you. After spending a few hours with a French TV crew investigating “American gun culture,” I thought I’d share some of my arguments for gun rights – a concept as alien to the French TV channel’s urban audience as Nick’s no-carbs, yes-bacon diet (which helped TTAG’s T&E twenty-something shed thirty pounds). Here are my top three reasons why…
  • Question of the Day: Do You Lock Up Your Guns?

    The Truth About Guns
    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Over at fox4kc.com, former police officer Brandon Plunkett runs through a number of options for locking-up your guns inside the home. Great landing at the wrong airport. While locking up your firearms is a good idea to protect children from harming themselves and others, not to mention making your guns that much harder for bad guys to steal, it’s not the idea. Teaching your kids the four safety rules is the thing. After all, other families might not lock up their guns. Or you may forget. Or clever kids may crack your code/find the key to your safe. And what if one of your…
  • A Grieving Mother Hoping To Help Save Lives

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    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    I can’t change the facts that my son kept a gun handy and that in a moment of despair, he methodically used it in a way that left him no second chance. What I can do as a grieving Mom is share my story in the hope of helping to save another life.
  • Why I Love Shooting an AR-15 – A Progressive View on a Controversial Rifle

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    Pro Gun
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:47 pm
    I think you know by know that I fully feel that liberals can be gun enthusiasts.  I understand that gun control can have its’ pitfalls and I’m all for a stronger control mechanism around people that have had potential mental health issues in the past, but I truly feel that any person that leans more towards the left can still enjoy gun ownership at a very responsible level. With that being said, I know a lot of my friends will scoff at me when I talk about shooting an AR-15.  I know it’s looked down upon in most left leaning political circles, but the AR-15 honestly is…
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  • Question of the Day: Do You Lock Up Your Guns?

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Over at fox4kc.com, former police officer Brandon Plunkett runs through a number of options for locking-up your guns inside the home. Great landing at the wrong airport. While locking up your firearms is a good idea to protect children from harming themselves and others, not to mention making your guns that much harder for bad guys to steal, it’s not the idea. Teaching your kids the four safety rules is the thing. After all, other families might not lock up their guns. Or you may forget. Or clever kids may crack your code/find the key to your safe. And what if one of your…
  • The Three Reasons American Gun Owners Won’t Surrender Their Guns

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    I recently posted The Three Reasons Anti-Gunners Want to Disarm You: they think you’re crazy, they think you’re a threat to the government and they hate you. After spending a few hours with a French TV crew investigating “American gun culture,” I thought I’d share some of my arguments for gun rights – a concept as alien to the French TV channel’s urban audience as Nick’s no-carbs, yes-bacon diet (which helped TTAG’s T&E twenty-something shed thirty pounds). Here are my top three reasons why…
  • Man Who Believes He’s a Werewolf Claims Self-Defense Against a Vampire

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s not every day I receive an email with the above headline in the subject bar [h/t PetitionForRedress]. True story! “An Atascadero, [CA] man accused of gunning down his neighbor has believed he was a werewolf for about 20 years,” sanluisobispo.com reports. “The District Attorney’s Office says Mark Andrews, 51, committed murder when he shot Colleen Barga-Milbury, 52, twice on May 22, 2013. But Andrews has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.” Ya think? That said, the explanation raises several important unanswered questions . . .
  • Note to VICE NEWS’ Anti-Gunners: We SEE You!

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Watching VICE NEWS’ international vox populi Do We Need Stricter Gun Control? one question dominates. What’s the point (other than wondering why two ostensibly Israeli citizens speak with a New Zealand accent)? I reckon VICE NEWS was trying to show their journalistic objectivity. In fact, their anti-gun bias is so deeply ingrained they probably don’t realize that the final product of their selective editing process is horribly lopsided . . . One out of eighteen interviewees was pro gun rights. Eight were anti. Nine were neutral. Bottom line: this is anti-gun…
  • Quote of the Day: Blind and Stupid Edition

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    “Like I’ve always said, the Second Amendment, the provision that gives every American the right to keep and bear arms, is blind and stupid. In its relentless pimping for the gun industry, the NRA has unleashed an avalanche of deadly weapons on this gun-crazy country.” – Geraldo Rivera in Gun-Grabbing Geraldo: ‘Far Too Many Creepy Untrained People with Deadly Weapons’ [via newsbusters.org] The post Quote of the Day: Blind and Stupid Edition appeared first on The Truth About Guns.
 
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  • Highlighting California's Yolo Sportsmen’s Association junior rifle team

    LDalseide
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    California paper shares the story of discipline & fun found in rifle team 12-year-old Elijah Morton reloads his weapon at a February practice for the Yolo Sportsmen’s Association junior rifle team. Wayne Tilcock/ Enterprise photo Savannah Holmes of California's Davis Enterprise shares the story of the Yolo Sportsmen’s Association junior rifle team ... Rifle Team has a blast with competitive shooting By Savannah Holmes The muzzle of the gun is pointed straight ahead at the targets — 11, 13, 15, 17. Those are not the distances in yards to the target, but the ages of the kids holding the…
  • All the Essentials & more in the NRA Store Cleaning Kit

    LDalseide
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Get a jump on your spring gun cleaning with 42 piece kit NRAstore™ Senior Merchandise Buyer Brian Evans dug up a cleaning kit ready to tackle an gun cleaning challenge ... Fairfax, Virginia - Every shooter knows a clean firearm is essential to maximizing performance, accuracy and dependability. But piecing together a quality cleaning kit can be a tedious and expensive process. Don’t worry, at the NRAstore, we did the work for you! Our Essentials+ Cleaning Kit comes with everything you need to clean handguns, rifles, shotguns and even modern sporting rifles. This 42-piece set contains…
  • West Virginia tops Kentucky Wildcats for GARC title

    LDalseide
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Mountaineers win exclusive Rifle Conference Championship in March Madness prelude Oxford, Mississippi - One of the last big matches leading up the NCAA Rifle Championships is the Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) tournament. Made up of nine NCAA recognized rifle teams without an NCAA recognized rifle conference, GARC is a power rifle club onto itself. So powerful that three out of the eight teams invited to compete in this year's NCAA Rifle Championships are GARC teams. Now that's muscle. The 2015 tournament was practically a repeat of the 2014 championships as the University of West…
  • American Rifleman offers options for first time gun buyers

    LDalseide
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    What questions to ask and what to look for when purchasing your first firearm My man B. Gil Horman traverses the tips of the Rockies with tips for the first time gun owner ... Defensive Gun Options for New Shooters Recently, one of my best friends called to ask if I would help him choose a defensive handgun. Now, we’ve been friends for years, and more than once I have brought up the topic of defensive firearms to no avail. He had no interest in owning a gun. So, needless to say, I was surprised to get this call. Like many non-shooters, who suddenly decide to join the shooting community,…
  • NRA Range Development Conference Headed to Boston and Kansas City

    KJillson
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Learn how to take your range to the next level at NRA's comprehensive range development conference Fairfax, Virginia - If you're a range owner or are thinking about opening one, what's it worth to make sure you're doing everything right? In four days the NRA can give you the information needed to transform your facility into the best and safest option for shooters in your area at the NRA Range Development & Operations Conference. This four-day industry seminar walks range owners and operators, of both existing and proposed range facilities, through identifying all of the potential…
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  • When it comes to kids and guns, home is where the danger is

    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    We all know that guns pose a serious risk to children. Every day in the United States, seven children and teens are killed from gunfire and many more are seriously injured.
  • Doing More to Prevent Gun Violence after a Violent January in Minnesota

    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    An insightful op-ed by Joan Peterson, co-president of the Northland chapter of the Brady Campaign and a member of the Brady Campaign Board of Trustees, shines a light on the recent, tragic gun violence in Minnesota.
  • Two Simple Conversations to Save a Life on a Playdate

    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    On a nearly daily basis I hear of a tragedy where a young person gets a hold of a gun and kills another child by accident. Just last week there were three reported deaths. It is heartbreaking and preventable.
  • Lawdragon Recognizes Brady Legal Director Among Top 500 Lawyers in America

    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    "Every decade there are more than a million victims of gun violence in America, but only a few take on the gun industry in court. Every case we bring is representative of the thousands that never get to court.” Jonathan Lowy
  • A Grieving Mother Hoping To Help Save Lives

    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    I can’t change the facts that my son kept a gun handy and that in a moment of despair, he methodically used it in a way that left him no second chance. What I can do as a grieving Mom is share my story in the hope of helping to save another life.
 
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    Progunprogressive.com

  • A Response to Those that Disagree with my AR-15 Choie

    Pro Gun
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    I get it.  I’ve been getting a lot of folks reaching out that disagree with my AR-15 post stating that even as a progressive lefty, I shouldn’t be promoting the option of people getting out there and shooting a gun that has a really bad reputation like the AR-15.  I understand the frustration, but I also understand that even as someone that typically leans a little more to the left side of the fence, I also understand that we have a right that was promised to us by our founding fathers.  We have the right to bear arms and if I choose to go and enjoy my time shooting at the…
  • Why I Love Shooting an AR-15 – A Progressive View on a Controversial Rifle

    Pro Gun
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:47 pm
    I think you know by know that I fully feel that liberals can be gun enthusiasts.  I understand that gun control can have its’ pitfalls and I’m all for a stronger control mechanism around people that have had potential mental health issues in the past, but I truly feel that any person that leans more towards the left can still enjoy gun ownership at a very responsible level. With that being said, I know a lot of my friends will scoff at me when I talk about shooting an AR-15.  I know it’s looked down upon in most left leaning political circles, but the AR-15 honestly is…
  • What I think of Gun Safety as a Progressive Thinking Liberal

    Pro Gun
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:29 pm
    While most people are quick to judge and suggest that most liberals would rather ban firearms than propose methods for their safe use, many liberals are interested in gun safety and continuing to use firearms. When it comes to general gun safety from a left-leaning liberal point of view, much of the views are the same but an emphasis on control and safety is how we can solve a lot of the issues with gun safety in the United States. Many liberals that are interested in firearms are quick to join into gun clubs where they can feel safe. Organizations like the liberal gun club are just such a…
  • Why I Love California But Couldn’t Live There as a Gun Enthusiast

    Pro Gun
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:23 pm
    California has some of the strictest firearms and ammunition laws in the whole of the United States. Gun laws in California were to effectively regulate the sale, the use of firearms as well as police the sale of ammunition, address safety issues and more. While many of these additions to the law have been added to protect the public and provide a greater level of safety, ultimately for gun enthusiasts they can be extremely restrictive especially when you consider that many neighboring states don’t have the same waiting period or issues with purchasing guns and accessories. The state…
  • Why I Think Liberals Can Be Gun Enthusiasts

    Pro Gun
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Quite often when we think of gun enthusiasts our first thoughts turn to people of a conservative political background. Although we often think of a typical political stance for a gun enthusiast, the truth is no matter what your views are politically, there is still a universal appeal or at least some small subset of enthusiasts across the entire political spectrum. This means that liberals are getting out on weekends and enjoying guns just like the rest of us. No one person can be placed in a box based off of their political views and although someone may vote liberally, doesn’t mean…
 
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    Advanced Armament Corp.

  • The Truth about AAC

    Nick
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Having been at SHOT 2015 and hearing some of the wild rumors and unfounded speculation going around about AAC, I felt I needed to step in, clear the air, and set the record straight. RUMOR: AAC is going out of business. FACT: AAC is not going out of business. We are, however, moving to a new facility in Huntsville, Alabama, that will include most of the other companies that make up Remington Outdoor Company. The AAC facility in Lawrenceville, GA will cease production in February. The relocation of equipment and personnel will take place between the cessation of production and early May. We…
  • BREAKING NEWS from Florida

    JohnHollister
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    As of approximately 30 minutes ago, Florida’s FWC has approved the use of Silencers for hunting in the state, ending a 57 year ban and making Florida the 33rd state to allow Hunting with silencers. Florida joins Alabama and Georgia who both passed hunting this year. Nicely filling in the South East corner of the map Well done Florida Big THANKS goes out to the American Suppressor Association and Buck Holly from #TEAMAAC for all the support and moving this forward
  • Kendall Jones and AAC

    JohnHollister
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    It was our great pleasure to meet up with Kendall Jones last weekend and getting her and Taylor shooting AAC Silencers and 300 Blackout. You may remember Kendall. Recently she dang near broke the Internet when she was on Safari in Africa and posted pictures on her Facebook page. Recently Kendall, with Taylor’s help, has launched a YouTube Channel where they go on further adventures, including an Alligator hunt and learning Modern Sporting Rifles with AAC. Her YouTube channel can be found HERE These are two AWESOME young ladies who did an unbelievable job training with Billy Birdzell…
  • Threats to America?

    JohnHollister
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    MSN did a story this past weekend where they ranked the top six threats to Americans What was number three you ask? Ebola? ISIS? Space Aliens? Gun . . . no really, your guns!! huh? And just to make a point . . . an AAC logo in the photo
  • Evolution9 on the cover of SAR

    JohnHollister
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    Small Arms Review did a cover story on the Kel-Tec 9mm Integral SBR based off the Sub-2000 made by RASE Industries. You may remember this rifle being at our booth at the 2014 SHOT Show or the Blog post by TTAG (that included a picture of me with hair, a rare event) some time back. Great fun
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  • Arsenal Krink length Quad Rail system

    Murdoc
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
    Krink Quad Rail from Arsenal: The Arsenal Krink Quad Rail is designed and manufactured to exceed the most stringent military specifications and requirements. This T7075-T6 rail installs easily with its precision machined tabs, vents heat very effectively, and is capped on both ends to keep debris... ...This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
  • Video: ATI Omni Hybrid Upper Torture Test

    Murdoc
    4 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    "We tested the Omni Hybrid Upper in full-auto. We fired 2,000 consecutive rounds without any malfunctions or cleaning, an accomplishment most aluminum receivers couldn't make." ...This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
  • Battle Rifle Company BR4 Attache 9mm AR Pistol

    Murdoc
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    The BR4 Attache is new for 2015 and it is Battle Rifle Company’s first entry into the 9mm AR pistol market. The BR4 Attache 9mm is a blow back, Colt SMG configuration and comes with a 32 round straight magazine and a 10.5” barrel. ...This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
  • Zero-Tolerance for Rings of Power

    Murdoc
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Texas boy suspended for saying he could make classmate ‘disappear’ with ‘Lord of the Rings’ sorcery ...This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
  • Making .22LR at CCI from the Outdoor Channel

    Murdoc
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    VIDEO: .22LR How it is made courtesy of Ammo Labs from the Outdoor Channel. ...This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
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    Alphecca, by Jeff Soyer

  • SCOTUS to Rule on Gun Possession vs Gun Ownership

    Jeff Soyer
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:48 am
    There’s an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal: The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to allow a felon to sell his firearms collection, with justices across the ideological spectrum skeptical of government arguments that such transfers should be strictly limited. Several justices said the government had conflated the concepts of possession and ownership—the former prohibited by federal law, the latter untouched by it. “If I leave my car with a garage for a month, the garage has possession, but they can’t sell the car. I don’t have possession, but I can sell the…
  • VT Gun Control Group Admits Defeat — For Now

    Jeff Soyer
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:42 am
    From Seven Days Vermont: Gun Sense Vermont cofounder Ann Braden conceded Tuesday that her group is unlikely to achieve its goal this year of requiring near-universal background checks for gun buyers. But she expressed hope that two other provisions in a controversial gun control bill may still move forward before the end of the legislative session. “We have a very long view on this,” Braden said. “Two years ago, there wasn’t any way any gun provision would be debated. This is a long-term campaign to really change the conversation, so we can pass legislation to keep guns out of the…
  • WV & KS: Constitutional Carry Coming?

    Jeff Soyer
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:46 am
    In moves that must have Bloomberg’s flunkies turning green: 1. In West Virginia: West Virginia would become the fifth state not to require concealed handgun permits under a legislative proposal that started moving Monday. A state Senate panel cast a unanimous voice vote to drop the need to get concealed carry permits. Only Alaska, Arizona, Vermont and Wyoming don’t have the requirement. It’s the first major pro-gun push under newly minted Republican majorities in the 60-day legislative session, which ends in mid-March. Gun-friendly Democrats likewise loosened firearms restrictions…
  • Alien Star Buzzed Our Solar System

    Jeff Soyer
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:10 am
    And it wasn’t that long ago, either. From the BBC: An alien star passed through our Solar System just 70,000 years ago, astronomers have discovered. No other star is known to have approached this close to us. An international team of researchers says it came five times closer than our current nearest neighbour - Proxima Centauri. The object, a red dwarf known as Scholz’s star, cruised through the outer reaches of the Solar System - a region known as the Oort Cloud. Scholz’s star was not alone; it was accompanied on its travels by an object known as a brown dwarf. These are…
  • Gary Kleck Responds

    Jeff Soyer
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:34 am
    Because defensive gun use is not a myth.
 
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    John Lott's Website

  • Nevada's concealed handgun permits surge by 11.5% over the last year

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Click on figure to enlargeThat is about an 11.5% increase in permits over the last year.
  • Greg Gutfeld gives a shoutout on The Five to my research

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The text of Gutfeld's monologue is available here. Greg's discussion about our work is at 4:35 into the video.At about 3:00 into the video, Juan William claims that “half of killings are done by families,” it is completely wrong. In the latest year the data is available, 2013, if you add up murders involving Husband, Wife, Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Brother, or Sister, you get a total of 1,419. That same year there were 12,253 murders. So rather than 50%, we are talking about 11.5%. If you include "other relatives," including up to cousins twice removed, you can get the…
  • Newest piece in the Pittsburg Tribune Review: Comments on FBI Director James Comey's recent speech on police and race

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:59 pm
    My newest piece in the starts this way:FBI Director James Comey's recent speech on police and race was about as politically incorrect a speech as you will get these days from a high-ranking government official. Comey acknowledges “the existence of unconscious (racial) bias,” but he doesn't think that racism is responsible for so many blacks being in jail.Unlike President Obama, he doesn't see a need to change the way police are trained. Comey recognizes that there are real problems, but he believes they arise from drugs, underperforming schools and unemployment.Comey's comments are…
  • Newest Fox News piece: Police are extremely Law-abiding, but concealed handgun permit holders are even more so

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:36 pm
    My newest piece at Fox News starts this way:. . . Gun control advocates just can’t accept the fact that concealed handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding.  The New York Times’ recent attack on permit holders is typical.  It is filled with triple-counting of legitimate self-defense cases. Murders or suicides by permit holders are blamed on guns, even when no gun was involved.  In point of fact, permit holders are incredibly law-abiding.  Some new evidence puts things in perspective. Police are the single most important factor for…
  • Newest Chicago Tribune piece: "Take a gun to the mall"

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:35 pm
    My newest piece at the Chicago Tribune starts this way:Over the weekend Somali terrorists threatened to attack the Mall of America in Minnesota. They called for a massacre similar to the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed and injured scores of people. With the large Somali population in the Twin Cities area, the threat is hard to ignore. On Sunday, when asked a couple of times if Americans should still go to the mall, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson would only say: "I'm not telling people to not go to the mall."Unfortunately, Americans have…
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    SayUncle

  • Safe Draw passive safety for Glock

    SayUncle
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
    Here’s their site. I don’t see a need for one but if you’re fond of heavy first trigger pulls, I guess it might work for you:
  • Civil rights victory

    SayUncle
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    Judge tosses possession case against felon.
  • More is better

    SayUncle
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Preparedness: Magazines. Personally, I like the PMags from Magpul.
  • Even more SB-15: ATF letter: AR buffer tubes on non AR pistols

    SayUncle
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Says ATF: Use of a buffer tube on an AK-type firearm that has no use for such an item may be evidence that the weapon is intended to be fired from the shoulder. Therefore, adding a buffer tube to an AK-type pistol, where the barrel is less than 16 inches in length, would result in the manufacture of a “firearm” as defined in 5845(a)(3). However, if an AK-type pistol were to utilize an AR-type buffer tube to facilitate the attachment of a (sic) SB-15 stabilizing brace accessory, a “firearm” as defined in 5845(a)(3) would not be made and consequently lawful to possess. This SB-15…
  • In local news

    SayUncle
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    A local restaurant that made national headlines for welcoming gun owners has closed. The owner cites taxes, permits and general bureaucracy. As a small business owner myself, I can attest to the expense, hassle and general pain in the ass that permits, licensing and taxes on my bottom line and on my time. Time and money better spent running the business.
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    Shall Not Be Questioned

  • What They Think of You

    Sebastian
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    NRA Testimony starts at about 4:25. After that, anti-self-defense advocates start at 5:20. We’re all just a bunch of unstable people just itching to shoot people, apparently. It even includes a defense attorney arguing that it’s wrong to put the burden on the state, when it comes to self-defense. Note that NRA was the only one to speak in favor of the law. Where were all the gun owners? Related posts: Self-Defense Law in Pennsylvania Changing? Speaking Different Languages Zimmerman Update from TalkLeft
  • News Links for Monday 03-02-2015

    Sebastian
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    March is here, but it still feels like February. I hate to drop a news link dump, but I’m feeling positively uninspired by the current news cycle. So here we go: Alan Gura: Putting Teeth in Heller’s Promise. Dave Kopel:”Lyman Trumbull’s role as a Second Amendment champion was somewhat accidental, for he was not a “gun guy”; he didn’t carry a gun for protection, even when traveling,  and his preferred sports were sailing and croquet. The reason that he ended up doing so much for Second Amendment was that  during public career of 1840-96 he was always an ardent…
  • NRA Convention vs. CPAC

    Bitter
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Charles C. W. Cooke of National Review did this interview with a Philadelphia radio station yesterday, and I loved a comment that he made about the size of CPAC – a general right-of-center, every issue you can imagine convention – versus the NRA annual meeting which is largely single issue. “And this is going to sound ungrateful, but it’s small because I’m used to the NRA convention which is Madison Square Garden-sized.” This is the argument I used for years with people in the conservative movement when pointing out that they need to look more to what the…
  • Not just gun control

    Ian Argent
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Remember, it’s not just guns they want to control. I find several parts of this whole fiasco disturbing. Right from the beginning of the article, DHS and FAA held a “conference was open to civilians, but explicitly closed to the press. One attendee described it as an eye-opener.” When one of those attendees (who runs a small drone shop) posted a picture and notes from the conference, DHS asked him to take it down (he complied). Then we get to the meat of the issue – that a drone manufacturer unilaterally chose to add all of DC to their drones’ internal…
  • Another one bites the dust

    Ian Argent
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:24 pm
    While not herself a Mayor Against Illegal Guns, NJ State Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D) has been a consistent and loud voice against the RKBA in NJ’s legislature, and is a close political ally of MAIG member Mayor Colleen Mahr (D) of Fanwood, NJ. So there’s some fresh schadenfreude for me to find in the news that she’s resigning ahead of a couple of scandals involving residency and political payback, and that the state AG’s office is investigating her and her husband’s actions. She’s run twice that I know of for the US House of Representatives, getting…
 
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    The Firearm Blog

  • POTD: HK MR 556 A1 Competition

    Steve Johnson
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    “HKGuns” sent us these gorgeous photos of his Heckler & Koch HK MR556A1 Competition. The Competition models features a new 14″ handguard, a Magpul CTR stock and a very nifty-looking Operators Suppressor Systems (OSS) compensator. Thanks HKGuns!   The post POTD: HK MR 556 A1 Competition appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
  • How do Rifle-Caliber Pistols Perform: Spike’s Tactical ST-15 vs Kel-Tec PLR16 vs Arsenal SAM7K

    Steve Johnson
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Oleg Volk has written a excellent series of articles comparing three pistol-variants of full sized rifles, each chambered in a different caliber and compared ballistic performance and handling characteristics. I highly recommend reading the series. I originally dismissed them as loud, awkward, and ballistically compromised, but an opportunity to test them side-by-side was too good. […] Read More … The post How do Rifle-Caliber Pistols Perform: Spike’s Tactical ST-15 vs Kel-Tec PLR16 vs Arsenal SAM7K appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
  • Rainier Arms .22 LR AR15

    Ray I.
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Rainier Arms released their RUC 22 .22lr Rifle upper last year but it seems to have flown under the radar. I just recently stumbled upon it and it seems to be pretty darn nice. It includes a Rainer Arms RAPTOR charging handle, Mission First Tactical stock and grip, Rainer Arms KeyMOD rail, forged upper and […] Read More … The post Rainier Arms .22 LR AR15 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
  • Larue Drone DropAR

    Nicholas C
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    Larue shows off their PredatOBR by air dropping it out of a Cessna. To shoot down a drone, LaRue Tactical packaged a pre-sighted and disassembled PredatOBR rifle kit…then dropped it not once, but twice, from an aircraft. The first attempt bounced out of camera range, so the package was dropped a second time. Impact was […] Read More … The post Larue Drone DropAR appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
  • LANTAC BMD Blast Mitigation Device

    Ray I.
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    It seems like almost ever muzzle device maker is releasing their own version of a muzzle device shroud. LANTAC showed off their version at the 2015 SHOT Show and it looks pretty good. Called the BMD, or Blast Mitigation Device, it works with their Dragon brake and it has a pretty unique feature that sets […] Read More … The post LANTAC BMD Blast Mitigation Device appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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  • Today’s New Additions: 3/2/2015

    USCitizen
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    WYVTH308NR2O $902.99 Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Typhon Bolt Action Rifle, 308 Win, 22″ Barrel, 1:10 Twist, Matte Finish, Monte Carlo Stock, 5 Round Capacity, 3-Position safety, Right Hand, No Sights CHP920-338 $918.99 Chiappa Firearms 1892 Trapper Skinner Carbine Lever Action Rifle, 357 Mag, 16″ Round Barrel, Blue Finish, Synthetic Pistol Grip Stock, 8 Round Capacity CHP920-332 $956.99 Chiappa Firearms Mares Leg 1892 Lever Action Pistol, 45 Long Colt, 9″ Barrel, Blue Finish, Alloy Frame, Wood Grip, 4 Round Capacity SPXDG9845SCHSP $519.99 Springfield XD-MOD.2 Sub Compact…
  • Today’s New Additions: 3/1/2015

    USCitizen
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    STY2634631 $1,370.99 Steyr Arms, Scout, Bolt Action Rifle, 308 Win, 762 NATO, 19″ Barrel, Blue Finish, Grey Synthetic Stock DD02-151-20026-055 $1,305.99 Daniel Defense M4 Carbine Semi-automatic Rifle, 223 Rem, 556 NATO, 16″ Barrel, 1:7 Twist, Carbine Chamber, Black Finish, Bullet Button, Pistol Grip, One 10 Round Magazine MPA5700SST $633.99 MasterPiece Arms MPA570 Semi-automatic Rifle, 5.7x28mm, 16″ Threaded Barrel, Black Finish, Fixed Stock, One 20 Round Magazine, Side Cocker
  • Today’s New Additions: 2/28/2015

    USCitizen
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    62233 $478.99 Mossberg Model 835 Ulti-Mag Turkey Pump Action Shotgun, 12 Ga, 3.5″ Chamber, 24″ Overbored Ported Vent Rib Barrel, Mossy Oak Obsession Finish, Mossy Oak Obsession Synthetic Stock, 5+1 Round Capacity with 2.75″ Shells, Sling Swivel Studs, Fiber Optic Front Sight, Marble Bullseye Rear Sight XGBR92C $11.99 X-Grip, Magazine Spacer, Fits Beretta 92C, 9MM UTGTLU001D $21.99 Leapers, Inc. – UTG, UTG PRO Receiver Extension Tube, 6 Position, Mil-Spec, Flat Dark Earth Finish TSOLRACKER $15.99 Tactical Solutions Slide Racker for Ruger 22/45 & MK III Series…
  • Twenty Seven 1911 Pistols under $600

    USCitizen
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:58 pm
    1911 Pistols under $600 AU1911BKO $434.99 CIM1911 $450.99 ARM51429FC $470.99 51453-ARM $479.99 CHP440-030 $496.99 ATIGFX45MILNB $497.99 51447 $499.99 ATIGFX45TIB $500.99 CIM1911P $502.99 AU1911PKZSE $508.99 AU1911PKZSEW $520.99 CIM1911N00 $526.99 1911PKZSE $530.99 ATIGFX45TIL $530.99 51484 $539.99 CIT45FSP $540.99 2247001 $541.99 ACCC45B $548.99 51486 $553.99 51487 $560.99 51433 $561.99 ACC45DT $562.99 ACA45B $573.99 ACC45C $580.99 ARM51470FC $592.99 96323 $597.99 96336 $597.99
  • Today’s New Additions: 2/27/2015

    USCitizen
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    H001MML $359.99 Henry Repeating Arms Lever Action Mare’s Leg Pistol, 22 WMR, 12.5″ Barrel, Blue Finish, American Walnut Stock, 8 Round Tubular Magazine, Lanyard Ring, Large Loop Lever, Fully Adjustable Rear Sight, Hooded Front Sight PMC357A $23.99 PMC Bronze 357 Magnum, 158 Gr, Full Metal Jacket, Box of 50 Rounds PH5MRT $10.99 Phase 5 Weapon Systems Magazine Release Tool, Tool, Black Finish, Magazine Release Tool, 6061 Aluminum LASXTL $160.99 Viridian Green Laser Generation 2 Tactical Light, Universal Fit, 338/418 Lumens, ECR Enabled, Black LANE-BCG $229.99 LanTac USA Enhanced…
 
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  • Campus Carry is About Civil Rights, Unelected Bureaucrats

    Justin Stakes
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    by Gary Marbut Gary Marbut – Editorial on Campus Carry Montana Shooting Sports Association Missoula, MT -(Ammoland.com)- It is predictable that whenever Montana officials seek to justify government restrictions of rights that we have reserved to ourselves specifically from government interference, the officials first declare that they fully support such rights, then oxymoronically add the ubiquitous “but …” That’s the message of the opponents of campus carry in the Missoulian’s Feb. 22 article, an article which also conveniently misses the primary thrust of the…
  • Game and Fish/Sportsman Magazine Reveals Fishing-Gear READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

    Michelle Scheuermann
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    USA (Ammoland.Com) – Several surprises emerged when more than 2,200 bass anglers selected their favorite fishing gear in Game & Fish/Sportsman magazines’ Readers’ Choice Awards. According to Senior Editor John Geiger, Shakespeare’s revamped Ugly Stik scored an impressive victory over top-end baitcasting rods such as G-Loomis’ IMX and St. Croix’s Avid X. “We weren’t sure how readers would like the new Ugly Stik, considering the success of the traditional rod and the higher price tag of the new Elites,” said Geiger. “But it looks like they are a hit with our hardcore…
  • Boss Buck Feeders Partners with Winchester Deadly Passion

    Michelle Scheuermann
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    (USA – Ammoland.Com)  — Winchester Deadly Passion with Melissa Bachman is proud to announce a new partnership with Boss Buck Feeders for 2015. Winchester Deadly Passion currently airs on Sportsman Channel Sundays at 11:30 a.m. ET. “Boss Buck proudly offers the most user friendly, moisture resistant, versatile wildlife feeder system on the market today,” said Tiffani Boyer, vice president, Boss Buck Feeders. “Our patented design and unique features, such as our gravity heads and feeder hoppers, top off each unit in style and function. The high quality standards we’ve…
  • SCI Announces Introductory Member Offer, New Option for Renewing Members

    HCom
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    (AmmoLand.com) Safari Club International leadership is pleased to announce its New Member Campaign for 2015. New members can join SCI for just $35*. SCI President Craig Kauffman said, “This campaign is the culmination of months of data research and member feedback. We have listened to our members and chapter leaders and believe this campaign will pay tremendous dividends for the programs of SCI.” These new members will enjoy every benefit of joining SCI, including 7 issues of Safari Magazine, 12 issues of Safari Times, access to the SCI Online Record Book, the ability to purchase SCI…
  • NH: Constitutional Carry at Critical Point

    Dean Weingarten
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    By Dean Weingarten New Hampshire Capitol Building   Dean Weingarten Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- Constitutional carry is moving in New Hampshire.  The bill is SB116 in the Senate and HB582 in the House.  It passed the Senate on 12 February.  It was introduced by the Senate Majority leader.  Constitutional carry came within a hair of being passed in 2011.  Many believe that hamhanded tactics by the NRA representative killed the process.  In 2011, it had passed the House, 244 to 109.  The bill is to be voted on in the House Committee on Tuesday, 3 March.  Here is the analysis of…
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    Josh Horwitz

  • Texas Open-Carry Movement Turning to Terrorism

    Josh Horwitz
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    Merriam Webster definition of "terrorism": The use of violent acts to frighten the people in an area as a way of trying to achieve a political goal. I've been blogging here at The Huffington Post for quite some time about the threat of insurrectionism in the pro-gun movement. Typically, pro-gun activists are coy when confronted about their perverted belief that the Second Amendment provides an individual right to shoot and kill government officials in response to perceived "tyranny." But last week, a threat that is so often implicit was made perfectly explicit by a leader in Texas' open-carry…
  • Texas House Lawmakers Push the Panic Button

    Josh Horwitz
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    Permissive Texas gun policies are giving armed insurrectionists leeway to openly intimidate elected officials Yesterday, legislators in the Texas House of Representatives approved new security measures to protect themselves. Members can now install panic buttons in their offices at taxpayer expense. They took this step less than 24 hours after the events in this video, which was the impetus for the change. I was deeply disturbed watching this encounter between open carry activists and Texas state House Representative Poncho Nevárez, a Latino legislator who was named the Freshman…
  • "Gun People" Making Bad Bets, and Lives are the Cost

    Josh Horwitz
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:26 am
    "When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger, I know no one can do me no harm." - The Beatles, "Happiness is a Warm Gun" Over the holiday break, the gun-related death of a woman in an Idaho Walmart captured the nation's attention and stirred debate about the costs/benefits of gun ownership. 29 year-old mother Veronica Rutledge had taken her son and three other children to the store that day to redeem gift cards they received for Christmas. Rutledge also had another Christmas gift with her that day--a customized purse given to her by her husband with a special pocket for…
  • The Racial Double Standard on Gun Violence

    Josh Horwitz
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    One week ago, in an op-ed for the far right wing website World Net Daily, National Rifle Association (NRA) Board Member Ted Nugent commented on the violence that has made national headlines in Ferguson, Missouri, and stated, "The overwhelming majority of violent crime across America is conducted by young, black males who, sadly, are on the self-inflicted expressway to prison or an early grave-or more often than not, both." Where to begin... For starters, Nugent has blatantly misstated the facts. In truth, more whites are arrested for violent crime in the United States than blacks (even though…
  • Dr. Paul's Perilous Prescription

    Josh Horwitz
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    Demilitarizing the police sounds wonderful, but what about the civilian stockpile? Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was the subject of attention recently after he authored a rather sensible sounding editorial in Time magazine, entitled "We Must Demilitarize the Police." The piece focused on the excessive police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, which began after unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown, Jr. was shot at least six times and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. With a possible eye on a 2016 presidential bid, Paul made a rather overt effort to reach out to…
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    Daily Bulletin

  • Surprising Results in .223 Rem Barrel Cut-Down Velocity Test

    Editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    With barrels, one always wonders “Can a little more length provide a meaningful velocity gain?” To help answer that question, Rifleshooter.com performed an interesting test, cutting the barrel of a .223 Rem rifle from 26″ all the way down to 16.5″. The cuts were made in one-inch intervals with a rotary saw. At each cut length, velocity was measured with a Magnetospeed chronograph. To make the test even more interesting, four different types of .223 Rem/5.56 ammo were chron’d at each barrel length. READ RifleShooter.com 5.56/.223 Barrel Cut-Down Test Article. Test…
  • California Microstamping Requirement Upheld in Court

    Editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    Californians may be relegated to shooting revolvers soon. On February 27, 2015, a Federal Judge in California over-ruled objections to a California state law requiring that all new semi-auto handguns have microstamping capability. In granting summary judgment to the State, Eastern District Judge Kimberly Mueller halted legal efforts to over-turn microstamping requirements for semi-auto pistols. Unless this District Court ruling is overturned on appeal, this Federal Court decision would effectively ban the sale or possession of most (if not all) new semi-auto handguns in the state.
  • Offset Scope Mount Helps Shooter with Vision Problem

    Editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    Forum member Roy Bertalotto did a real nice off-set scope installation on a bolt gun to help a sight-challenged shooter. Roy explains: “A friend of mine shoots left-handed and has lost the sight in his left eye. I built him a scope mount so he can still shoot left-handed, but now use his right eye.” Roy’s fabrication work is impressive and we praise his efforts to help a fellow shooter stay in the game. Roy bolted a plate to the existing scope rail on the top centerline of the Rem 700 action. This plate extends a few inches to the right. On the outboard end of the plate, Roy…
  • Firing Line Funnies — Humor from the Range

    Editor
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    Shooting can be a frustrating sport at times, prompting shooters to say some funny things in the heat of the moment. Here’s a collection of humorous range riposts, supplied by Shooters’ Forum members (who are listed after each quote). Enjoy. (CLICK HERE for full Forum Funny Saying Thread). “I paid to use all of the target and I’m getting value for money on all of the real estate!” (Macropod) “How did I do?” “Well the gun went off and nobody got hurt, we can build on that….” (Mr. Majestic) “Treat that trigger likes it’s…
  • Bullet Barcodes — Sierra’s Secrets Revealed

    Editor
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    Ever wonders what the bar code (and all those numbers) mean on the side of a box of Sierra bullets? Well here’s the answer, thanks to something we uncovered in the archives of the Sierra Bullets Blog. How to Decipher Sierra Bullets Barcodes The Lot Number (indicated in green below) identifies a specific batch of bullets. The lot number remains the same for bullets made at the same time from the same material. The Packaging Code (indicated in blue below) is an internal number representing the number assigned to the persons who inspected and packed the box of bullets. The Serial Number…
 
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  • LAPD Caught On Video Shooting Homeless Man To Death

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    Huffington Post with video report
  • U.S. Has More Guns – And Gun Deaths – Than Any Other Developed Country

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 am
    ABCThe United States has more guns and gun deaths than any other developed country in the world, researchers found.A study by two New York City cardiologists found that the U.S. has 88 guns per 100 people and 10 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people — more than any of the other 27 developed countries they studied.Japan, on the other hand, had only .6 guns per 100 people and .06 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people, making it the country with both the fewest guns per capita and the fewest gun-related deaths.Drs. Sripal Bangalore, who works at NYU Langone Medical Center,  and…
  • Alabama Woman Barbara Grice Entered Elementary School with a Loaded Gun and Threatened her Sister

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Barbara GriceLocal news The Foley woman accused of walking into Elberta Elementary School Wednesday with a loaded gun and threatening her sister will be held in the Baldwin County Corrections Center on $1 million bond, Judge Scott Taylor ruled Friday.Barbara Grice, 51, will also undergo a mental evaluation, cannot go within one mile of a school and will be placed on house arrest if she is released on bail. Her actions inside the school's cafeteria prompted authorities to lock it down, causing panic to ripple through the South Baldwin County community."When you have someone come into…
  • South Korea to Tighten Gun Rules After Man Kills 3, Himself

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:59 pm
    ABCA man fatally shot three people Friday and was found dead with a suicide note in the second deadly shooting in three days, prompting South Korean police to announce plans to tighten regulations on gun ownership.Gun possession is tightly controlled in South Korea, with only one civilian murder with a firearm reported last year. But hunting weapons, like a shotgun in Friday's killing spree, are allowed.The victims included a policeman, who was one of the first officers to respond, according to police in Hwaseong city, near Seoul. The 75-year-old suspect is believed to be the brother of an…
  • Texas 3-Year-old Dies After Accidental Shooting

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:47 am
    Local news reportsA 3-year-old boy died at the hospital after he was struck in what investigators characterized as an "accidental shooting" at his home in northwest Harris County.Sheriff's deputies said the incident happened about 12:30 p.m. Friday inside the two-story home in the 7400 block of Betanna near Elmont.The boy, his mother, and another young sibling were the only ones in the house at the time.The mother was in another part of the house when she heard a gunshot, officials said.She rushed to her two children and found the 3-year-old with a gunshot to the neck or jaw area, deputies…
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  • national firearms museum

    Linoge
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Last weekend, I had the chance to visit the National Firearms Museum at the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, and let me just say this upfront – if you ever are in the area, you should definitely make the time to stop by.  I am not going to say that I am the world’s leading expert on firearms, but the number of things I saw that I had never heard of before was… impressive, plus I got to add all kinds of items to my “I always wanted to see…” list.  For example, I can now say I have seen a Gyrojet Pistol (and Rifle – one of the things I…
  • allow me to introduce you to adam mermer

    Linoge
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    According to his Facebook page and now-closed Twitter account, Adam Mermer is 42 years old, a present resident of Boston, Massachusetts, and unsurprisingly single.  Predictably, he somewhat vociferously supports the Patriots, though I do not at all understand his liking of Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged.  He used to work at Burque Jewelers a few years ago (which he apparently inherited from his father – only notable on account of how happy he seems to not work there any more), and, oh, by the way, he wants to murder you.  I wish I were joking.  How’s this?  Gun…
  • on vaccines

    Linoge
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:29 pm
    As I grow older, I discover that my political leanings appear to be somewhat approaching those of Professor Bernardo de la Paz of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, in that I am increasingly voluntarist – I do not like the idea of forcing people to do things – but I am willing to work within the current political construct simply because the cost-benefit analysis of bucking it does not end in my favor.  Professor de la Paz is, unsurprisingly, a bit more revolutionary than me, as perhaps best summed up by this interchange between he and Wyoming Knott:  Knott:  Professor, I…
  • *zing*

    Linoge
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Apparently Robert Farago of The Truth About Guns recently tried to refer to Mr. Colion Noir as the “James May of guns”, or so a friend of mine recently brought to my attention.  Honestly, I do not watch Top Gear, and have not watched many of Mr. Noir’s videos, so I am not going to wade into what amounts to a schoolyard “he smells bad!” screaming match*, but my friend provided this counterpoint:  Is Robert Farago the Piers Morgan of gun blogging? Yes. Yeah, that seems about right.  (* – In retrospect, “match” is rather the wrong word, as I highly doubt Mr. Noir…
  • this time, i was successful

    Linoge
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    In that I did manage to give myself a procedural error at last night’s Wake County Action Pistol Match.  One of the stages ended with proceeding down a short hallway, stopping at a foul line, and engaging four targets hiding behind no-shoots and barrels.  By the time I took care of the targets and was preparing to show safe and clear, I suddenly realize that I had both feet well over the foul line in question.  Whoopsies.  I certainly was not the only one to make that particular error, and no one got hurt, so it falls under “Live and Learn”.  The good news is…
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  • Surprising Results in .223 Rem Barrel Cut-Down Velocity Test

    Editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    With barrels, one always wonders “Can a little more length provide a meaningful velocity gain?” To help answer that question, Rifleshooter.com performed an interesting test, cutting the barrel of a .223 Rem rifle from 26″ all the way down to 16.5″. The cuts were made in one-inch intervals with a rotary saw. At each cut length, velocity was measured with a Magnetospeed chronograph. To make the test even more interesting, four different types of .223 Rem/5.56 ammo were chron’d at each barrel length. READ RifleShooter.com 5.56/.223 Barrel Cut-Down Test Article. Test…
  • California Microstamping Requirement Upheld in Court

    Editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    Californians may be relegated to shooting revolvers soon. On February 27, 2015, a Federal Judge in California over-ruled objections to a California state law requiring that all new semi-auto handguns have microstamping capability. In granting summary judgment to the State, Eastern District Judge Kimberly Mueller halted legal efforts to over-turn microstamping requirements for semi-auto pistols. Unless this District Court ruling is overturned on appeal, this Federal Court decision would effectively ban the sale or possession of most (if not all) new semi-auto handguns in the state.
  • Offset Scope Mount Helps Shooter with Vision Problem

    Editor
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:51 am
    Forum member Roy Bertalotto did a real nice off-set scope installation on a bolt gun to help a sight-challenged shooter. Roy explains: “A friend of mine shoots left-handed and has lost the sight in his left eye. I built him a scope mount so he can still shoot left-handed, but now use his right eye.” Roy’s fabrication work is impressive and we praise his efforts to help a fellow shooter stay in the game. Roy bolted a plate to the existing scope rail on the top centerline of the Rem 700 action. This plate extends a few inches to the right. On the outboard end of the plate, Roy…
  • Firing Line Funnies — Humor from the Range

    Editor
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    Shooting can be a frustrating sport at times, prompting shooters to say some funny things in the heat of the moment. Here’s a collection of humorous range riposts, supplied by Shooters’ Forum members (who are listed after each quote). Enjoy. (CLICK HERE for full Forum Funny Saying Thread). “I paid to use all of the target and I’m getting value for money on all of the real estate!” (Macropod) “How did I do?” “Well the gun went off and nobody got hurt, we can build on that….” (Mr. Majestic) “Treat that trigger likes it’s…
  • Bullet Barcodes — Sierra’s Secrets Revealed

    Editor
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    Ever wonders what the bar code (and all those numbers) mean on the side of a box of Sierra bullets? Well here’s the answer, thanks to something we uncovered in the archives of the Sierra Bullets Blog. How to Decipher Sierra Bullets Barcodes The Lot Number (indicated in green below) identifies a specific batch of bullets. The lot number remains the same for bullets made at the same time from the same material. The Packaging Code (indicated in blue below) is an internal number representing the number assigned to the persons who inspected and packed the box of bullets. The Serial Number…
 
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  • CT Gun Control Update

    GunNutmegger
    8 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    When the headline-hungry CT legislature passed Public Act 13-3, and it was signed into law by the stuttering dipshit Gov. Malloy, CT gun owners were legally obligated to take action with regards to any newly-redefined “assault weapons” that were currently in their possession. Specifically, they were instructed that by 12/31/13, they must either: Register them […]
  • What You Gonna Do When They Come For You?

    GunNutmegger
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:45 pm
    “Bad Boys” doesn’t quite do them justice, these ignorant terrorist cavemen that attacked the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris and killed 12 people and wounded 7 more.  It takes a special kind of backwardness for a religion to be born in the Iron Age and yet never progress past the Stone Age, but Islam pulled […]
  • Happy New Year!

    GunNutmegger
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Welcome to 2015! 2014 was certainly an interesting year. SigArms and HK released their first modern striker-fired pistols. (Not HK’s first striker design, which was the P7, but their first modern, market-focused design). Glock released their first ultracompact single-stack pistol (the G42)…in .380, much to the disappointment of their fans.  4 years too late, Gaston. […]
  • Gun Ownership in a time of Civil Unrest

    GunNutmegger
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    The aftermath of the Darren Wilson grand jury wasn’t a surprise to you was it? While not discussing the merits of the case, the many clear signs leading up to the announcement all pointed to two conclusions: that a decision not to indict would be forthcoming, and that there would be potentially violent “protests” in […]
  • Optics for Combat Rifles (updated)

    GunNutmegger
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Buying a scope for a hunting rifle is pretty straightforward: determine the terrain you will be hunting in, and the distance that you typically take your shot at, and buy a scope of suitable magnification. Hunting prairie dogs across an uncluttered plain calls out for very high magnification.  Hunting whitetail in the Northeast probably means […]
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  • Is the BATF trying to ban 5.56 ammo?

    Michael
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    The BATF has posted a document on their website that tried to justify the banning of 5.56 NATO ammunition. The TL;DR version of how they are trying to justify the ban is in the 1968 Gun Control Act, Congress decided to try to define “armor piercing” ammunition in which they only name handgun “projectiles”. However they are not trying to justify the ban on 5.56 or as they would love to call it “assault rifle ammo” because of the increase in popularity of the AR Pistol platform. If this is not a stretch to try to ban something then I do not know what is. What are…
  • Vests, Guns, and Ammo: Choosing the Right Bulletproof Vests

    Guest
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    With an estimated 270m to 310m American civilians possessing guns (legally and otherwise), the safe use of firearms is of paramount importance. From handguns to armor-piercing rifles, a weapon in the wrong hands can prove fatal, even by accidental means – two people die each day by accidental shooting. When handling guns, whatever the circumstances, body armor should always be available. However, with so many types of guns and ammunition available today, how do you know which type of armor will keep you safe against specific weapons? The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) rates vests on…
  • 50 States Renamed For Countries With Similar Gun Ownership

    Michael
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:23 pm
    This is a pretty interesting map of the United States that shows the amount of gun ownership per state in relation to entire other Countries. The stats were gathered by what appears to be a real estate company. You can read more about their process in the link below. Needless to say it’s an interesting map. Check out the full map imageAll 50 States Renamed For Countries With Similar Gun Ownership By Movoto Real Estate
  • TALOS: The Iron Man suit for operators?

    Michael
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    The TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit) in the military’s next-generation body armor system for special forces operators. This is by far the closest we have come to an “Iron Man” type suit. While this video does not detail all the functions or features the TALOS will have it give you an interesting look at what the TALOS may look like. Watch the TALOS promo video Check out the Fox News coverage:
  • SHOT ’15: Kalashnikov USA Opening US Factory in 2015

    Michael
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:57 pm
    LAS VEGAS, NV – The official importer of Russian-made AKs announced at SHOT Show today that they would be opening an AK factory in the United States this year. However the location of the new factory is still unknown but representatives from the company state they have it narrowed down to a handful. We look forward to finding out which state Kalashnikov picks to open their US factory in. Read more at the Outdoor Hub Images by Matt Korovesis
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  • Andy On The Possible M855 Ammo Ban

    Aaron Spuler
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    I stand behind the man 100%.
  • 5.56 Flying Off Shelves

    Aaron Spuler
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    From Nutro over at AR15.com: I went to Cabelas after work this afternoon to check the bargain cave but decided to stop by the ammo area for some .308 that is on sale.  Someone mentioned the Federal American Eagle 5.56 being on sale for around $6.50/box of 20 so I thought “Fuck it, I will pick up 100 rounds” I walked over and there was roughly 55k rounds of that and PMC on sale. I grabbed a case of 500 and walked over to the bargain cave for about 9 minutes. When I came back to see the 308 ammo, everyone was stacking cases in their carts. They said they just went through 55k…
  • 3D Printed Suppressor

    Aaron Spuler
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 pm
    More details: http://fishgame.com/2015/02/3d-printed-suppressor-video/
  • Wayne LaPierre – CPAC

    Aaron Spuler
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
  • New Bill Gives the Attorney General the Power to Block Gun Sales to ‘Suspected’ Terrorists

    Aaron Spuler
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    More than two dozen Democrats in the House and Senate — and one Republican — want to give the U.S. attorney general the power to block the sale of guns and explosives to known terrorists, and also to anyone who is “appropriately suspected” of being a terrorist. The Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act was introduced this week by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). They say it makes no sense that people on the terrorist watch list are prohibited from boarding airplanes in the United States, but are still free to buy guns and explosives.
 
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  • FNH FNS-40 Compact

    Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    Users’ Rating (Click a star to rate this gun.) Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the FNH FNS-40 Compact pistol. Manufacturer’s Description The FNH FNS-40 Compact is a striker-fired pistol built on a black polymer frame with a stainless steel slide, and chambered in .40 SW. Other features include: An external extractor with a loaded chamber indicator; front and rear cocking serrations on the slide; a cold hammer forged stainless steel barrel; a polished chamber and feed ramp; This photo shows the FNS-40 Compact with (bottom) and without (top) the…
  • Beretta APX

    Staff
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:41 am
    Users’ Rating (Click a star to rate this gun.) Summary: The description, specs, photos and user ratings for the Beretta APX pistol. Manufacturer’s Description Beretta‘s APX is a semiauto pistol built on a polymer frame with a stainless steel chassis and a machined stainless steel slide. It’s chambered in 9mm, 9x21mm and .40 SW. Other features include: A Browning-type locking system; The APX from the left. a striker-fired trigger system; a Mil-Std 1913 picatinny rail; front and rear grip serrations on the slide; a nitride coating on the slide; interchangeable…
  • Cobra Firearms Denali .380

    Staff
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Users’ Rating (Click a star to rate this gun.) Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the Cobra Firearms Denali .380 pistol. Manufacturer’s Description Cobra Firearms‘ Denali .380 is a single-action semiauto pistol built on a black polymer frame with an alloy slide, and chambered in .380 ACP. This pistol appears to be closely related to Cobra’s alloy framed CA380 pocketgun. Other features include: A blowback design; fixed sights; The Denali .380 with the tan finish on the slide, from the right. a manual thumb safety; a push-button…
  • Springfield Armory Range Officer Champion

    Staff
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    Users’ Rating (Click a star to rate this gun.) Summary: The description, specs, photo, pricing and user ratings for the Springfield Armory Range Officer Champion pistol. Manufacturer’s Description The Springfield Armory Range Officer Champion is a 1911-style semiauto pistol built on a commander-size aluminum frame with a forged steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP or 9mm. Other features include: A 4″, stainless steel, match-grade barrel with a fully supported ramp; a dual-spring recoil system with a full-length guide rod; a beavertail grip safety; a single-side thumb…
  • Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander

    Staff
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    Users’ Rating (Click a star to rate this gun.) Summary: The description, specs, photo, pricing and user ratings for the Ruger SR1911 Lightweight Commander pistol. Manufacturer’s Description Ruger‘s SR1911 Lightweight Commander is a 1911-style semiauto pistol built on a black anodized aluminum frame with a stainless steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP.  Other features include: A classic, Series 70 design; a polished titanium feed ramp designed to limit wear; an oversized ejection port; an extended magazine release; thin hardwood grips; The SR1911 Lightweight Commander,…
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  • DIY Surplus Ammo Can Speaker Box

    Ray
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Got a few old surplus ammo cans sitting around? Here’s a cool DIY to turn an old .50 cal ammo can into a portable speaker box. Don’t have a .50 cal ammo can? You can get surplus .50 cal ammo cans online and at most surplus stores for cheap, the rest of the parts needed to complete the project shouldn’t be more than $50 or so. The full list of needed parts with links to where to buy them (in red). 1. One .50 caliber ammo box 2. Two 5.25″ speakers 3. Two sets of speaker wires- these will come with your speakers typically 4. 12 volt amplifier 5. 3.5mm panel mount plug 6.
  • LEGO KRISS Vector SMG

    Ray
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Check out this KRISS Vector SMG made out of LEGO. It has a moving charging handle, selector switch, trigger, folding stock, flip up sights and a removable magazine. Pretty bad ass. If LEGO made these as sets I’d throw money at them.
  • CheaperThanDirt at it Again with Huge 5.56 M855 Price Hike

    Ray
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Remember back in 2012 after the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy when Cheaper Than dirt ceased firearms sales and were selling Magpul PMAGs at $100 each? Well the scumbags are at it again, ever since the ATF announced a ban on 5.56 M855 ammo the prices for said ammo has shot up significantly EDIT: Cheaper than Dirt posted on their blog about the M855 ammo price jump, apparently it was a pricing mistake.
  • James Bond Switches to HK VP9 in Spectre

    Ray
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Click Here for the full-sized image The first official image of Daniel Craig as James Bond in the new Bond film titled “Spectre” shows Bond using a H&K VP9 striker fired pistol. What do you think of Bond’s new sidearm choice?
  • Mother Russia Comic Featuring PU Sniper Mosin Nagant

    Ray
    6 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    I stumbled upon this cool new zombie comic that was posted over on r/MosinNagant that takes place in Stalingrad, Russia during WWII, only there’s zombie Nazis. The main character is a female Russian Sniper that uses a PU Sniper Mosin Nagant to take out zombies. Check out the 10 page preview here. It’s a pretty cool comic, there is one minor issue I’m sure any PU Sniper Mosin Nagant owner would notice. You can’t use stripper clips with a PU Sniper Mosin Nagant.
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  • We Test Sig Sauer’s New 300 Blackout Match Subsonic Ammo

    Tom McHale
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
      We’re starting a new project at GunsAmerica.com – The Great GunAmerica Ammo Adventure. Each week, we’ll take an in depth look at a specific cartridge. Not a brand, but a specific brand, model, caliber and loading. Ammo performance is a tricky subject, and just because brand “Mega-Doom Blaster Expander” works great in the 9mm +P loading doesn’t mean that the .45 ACP ++++P+++++++ load works properly. With that said, we’ll take an in-depth look at velocity, consistency and performance in ballistic gelatin where appropriate. Want to see your…
  • 5 Best Non-traditional Concealed Carry Methods

    Tom McHale
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    What do you choose when you can’t use something like this Galco KingTuk IWB holster? When you stop and think about it, all forms of concealed carry represent a compromise. Unless you’re stumbling through life carrying your gun at eye level, like characters on the Walking Dead, you’re always going to have to sacrifice some degree of speed, concealment and/or gun security with any carry method. Let’s be clear about the carry methods discussed here. If you subscribe to the popular assumption that belt carry is the most accessible way to carry a gun, by definition, all of the methods…
  • Six Gun Words That Should Be Banned

    Tom McHale
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Words have power. Even the ordering of words can have dire consequences. As the ancient Greek philosopher George Carlin used to say, “It’s OK to prick your finger, but don’t finger your…” Well, you get the idea. Careful use of words is always prudent. As a freedom-loving liberty champion, banning things goes against my grain. But just this once, I suppose I could take a lesson from the anti-gunners and be OK with bans as long as it’s something I agree with. A little hypocrisy never hurt anyone, right? So if I did fall off the anti-hypocrisy wagon, I might…
  • Doubletappin’ with a Trio of Sig Sauer .357 Sigs.

    Tom McHale
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:18 pm
    A trio of Sig .357 Sigs A couple of months ago, I wrote about the .357 Sig caliber. That got me all worked up to dig into the topic a bit more. You can read that article here at AmmoLand for more detail about the caliber, but in case you have a short attention span like I do, here’s the short version. The basic intent of the .357 Sig caliber is to have a cartridge suitable for semi-automatic pistols that approximates the terminal performance of the famous .357 Magnum using a 125 grain projectile. As we know from the stories and internet anecdotes, .357 Magnum is so powerful that it’s…
  • A Striker-Fired .357: The Sig Sauer P320

    Tom McHale
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Sig Sauer’s new P320 – this one chambered in .357 Sig. When you think of Sig Sauer pistols, you think of classic double/single-action. Or single action like the new P938 and classic 1911s. Or maybe that Double Action Kellerman (DAK) design. What you don’t think of is striker-fired. While the new P320 clearly inherits some ideas and inspiration from the modular Sig P250 design, the action is all new. It’s a constant action, striker-fired pistol, complete with the internal safeties you would expect in a striker design. Being a .357 Sig caliber but, I just had to try one out in…
 
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  • Why You Need to Practice a “Cold Bore” Shot

    Jason Hanson
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    When you hear the term “cold bore” shot, it’s usually associated with a sniper rifle, and in simple terms it means the first shot to come out of a clean barrel of a rifle. After the first shot, the barrel has residue in it, which can affect the flight path of a bullet. As someone […] Read the original story: Why You Need to Practice a “Cold Bore” Shot
  • A Backup Gun for Carry: Consider the NAA Black Widow in .22WMR

    Ben Findley
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:17 am
    Should you carry a backup gun (BUG)? Will you actually carry the BUG? What is a BUG and what is its real purpose? Are there laws that regulate the number of concealed carry firearms you can carry? Is a BUG really necessary? Is the North American Arms (NAA) Black Widow Mini-Revolver in .22WMR (Mag) a […] Read the original story: A Backup Gun for Carry: Consider the NAA Black Widow in .22WMR
  • Handgun Safeties: Types and Characteristics

    Ben Findley
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    There are many types of safeties on today’s modern handguns. Of course, a safety mechanism’s primary purpose is to help prevent the accidental or negligent discharge of a firearm and to help ensure safer gun handling. A lot question whether or not today’s modern handguns will fire when dropped without a trigger press and I […] Read the original story: Handgun Safeties: Types and Characteristics
  • How Would You Handle These 4 Intruders?

    Jason Hanson
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:36 am
    Everyday, I scan the Internet looking for personal safety stories that I can learn from. After all, there’s so much going on in this world that we can always learn something from a natural disaster, mall shooting, or a home invasion, to name a few. When thinking about home invasions some people probably believe it’s […] Read the original story: How Would You Handle These 4 Intruders?
  • Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense

    Ben Findley
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    To know and apply handgun shooting fundamentals and to employ a handgun effectively in a defensive situation, you must be able to access your handgun properly and make accurate hits before the attacker injures or kills you. So you must practice the skills you probably would use in a life-or-death situation before it occurs. Some […] Read the original story: Shooting Drills for Fundamentals and Self-Defense
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    The Truth About Guns

  • Facebook’s New Suicide Reporting Policy a Threat to Gun Rights

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    by Jake Middleton (republished with permission from ruggedamericangear.com) If you haven’t been paying attention recently, Big Brother Facebook and their “safety” team are now going to be stepping through your computer screen and into your home. In case you missed it, the new policy is in its entirety below . . . “Keeping you safe is our most important responsibility on Facebook. Today, at our fifth Compassion Research Day, we announced updated tools that provide more resources, advice and support to people who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts and their concerned friends and…
  • Question of the Day: Do You Lock Up Your Guns?

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Over at fox4kc.com, former police officer Brandon Plunkett runs through a number of options for locking-up your guns inside the home. Great landing at the wrong airport. While locking up your firearms is a good idea to protect children from harming themselves and others, not to mention making your guns that much harder for bad guys to steal, it’s not the idea. Teaching your kids the four safety rules is the thing. After all, other families might not lock up their guns. Or you may forget. Or clever kids may crack your code/find the key to your safe. And what if one of your…
  • The Three Reasons American Gun Owners Won’t Surrender Their Guns

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    I recently posted The Three Reasons Anti-Gunners Want to Disarm You: they think you’re crazy, they think you’re a threat to the government and they hate you. After spending a few hours with a French TV crew investigating “American gun culture,” I thought I’d share some of my arguments for gun rights – a concept as alien to the French TV channel’s urban audience as Nick’s no-carbs, yes-bacon diet (which helped TTAG’s T&E twenty-something shed thirty pounds). Here are my top three reasons why…
  • Man Who Believes He’s a Werewolf Claims Self-Defense Against a Vampire

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s not every day I receive an email with the above headline in the subject bar [h/t PetitionForRedress]. True story! “An Atascadero, [CA] man accused of gunning down his neighbor has believed he was a werewolf for about 20 years,” sanluisobispo.com reports. “The District Attorney’s Office says Mark Andrews, 51, committed murder when he shot Colleen Barga-Milbury, 52, twice on May 22, 2013. But Andrews has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.” Ya think? That said, the explanation raises several important unanswered questions . . .
  • Note to VICE NEWS’ Anti-Gunners: We SEE You!

    Robert Farago
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Watching VICE NEWS’ international vox populi Do We Need Stricter Gun Control? one question dominates. What’s the point (other than wondering why two ostensibly Israeli citizens speak with a New Zealand accent)? I reckon VICE NEWS was trying to show their journalistic objectivity. In fact, their anti-gun bias is so deeply ingrained they probably don’t realize that the final product of their selective editing process is horribly lopsided . . . One out of eighteen interviewees was pro gun rights. Eight were anti. Nine were neutral. Bottom line: this is anti-gun…
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    Gears of Guns

  • Poll: What type of reviews do you prefer to read on Gearsofguns.com

    Atticus
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
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  • Editorial: Standardizing vs. Proprietary

    Atticus
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    A few weeks back I reviewed a Windham Weaponry .308 AR style rifle. When I finished the review I contacted my local gunsmith as well as Windham and asked if they knew of any standardization in the .308 AR market.  I wanted to know if anyone had made a pattern for the upper and lower as well as the Bolt Carrier Group (BCG). The question seemed straight forward, however the answer isn’t. Long story short, no. No one has made a standard to which everyone is following. (Note: I am using the 5.56×45 and the .223 Remington interchangeably in the article even though they are not the same…
  • Henry Repeating Arms – Golden Boy Eagle Scout Tribute Edition Rifle Review

    Atticus
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Some of you may already know I received the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, in 2004. This is the highest rank one can receive and it must be earned and is never just given. My father was a big part as to why I made it to Eagle because he cared enough to be a part of the program and help make scouting worth what it should be. A place for boys to grown into men. History in a Rifle Henry Repeating Arms has been reproducing the Henry lever action since 1997 based on the 1860s rifle designed by Benjamin Tyler Henry. Henry Repeating Arms makes a very large variety of different…
  • Poll: With .22lr prices and stocks not yet fully recovered, what do you mainly shoot now?

    Atticus
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    While some of us in the country are seeing our .22lr supply and prices returning to pre-December 2012 stock and price, not everyone has yet recovered. What are you mainly shooting while waiting for it to recover? Take Our Poll
  • Editorial: Modernizing the Wheel vs. Newly Invented

    Atticus
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    I was talking with someone the other night about guns (Yes, I do talk about other things than guns… sometimes) when they asked what I thought was the 5 top new innovations were in the industry. This is a topic I have been wanting to write about for a while, I just have never had the words. When it comes to the gun industry we have cycles we go through. The inventing and learning cycle and what I call the modernizing of the wheel. In the inventing and learning cycle we have invented things like the tube sights for long distance shooting and learned things like rifling. With the modernizing…
 
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    BladeReviews.com

  • Al Mar Mini SERE 2000 Review

    Dan
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    The SERE 2000 is one of the more iconic folding tactical knives of our time. The knife was originally designed in the 80s by Al Mar and Colonel Nick Rowe for the Army’s SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) school. The fact that you can even still buy the knife is a testament to the efficacy of the design.As an enthusiast of modern folding knives, I have had my eye on the SERE 2000 for some time. It’s one of those “cornerstone” tactical knives like the Paramilitary 2 and Benchmade 710 that I feel almost obligated to try (twist my arm).So why the hell would you…
  • Spyderco Rubicon Review

    Dan
    7 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Spyderco has released a number of high end knives of the past year. Blades like the Slysz Bowie, K2, Firefly, and Burch Chubby are all retailing at north of $200. Meanwhile, there doesn’t seem to be much of interest going on in the ~$100 price point or sub $100 price points – both of which have been sweet spots for Spyderco in the past with cherished blades like the Paramilitary II, Sage, Caly 3, Dragonfly, Manix 2, and of course the Endura and Delica.So I have been forced to pick my battles a little bit. I can’t review everything Spyderco turns out (although I have still…
  • CRKT Eros SS Review

    Dan
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    It is cool to see the trickle-down effect at work. 5 years ago, if you wanted to buy a bearing equipped manual action framelock flipper you either forked over the dough for a custom knife, or it simply didn’t exist. 3 years ago, if you wanted one you had to shell out the $225 for a Zero Tolerance 0560. Today, you can get into bearing equipped manual flippers for as little as 30 bucks. Some might think that if you are spending that little money the knife is going to be a piece of garbage – in some cases they are absolutely right.I must admit that I was a touch skeptical when I…
  • Fallkniven F1 Review

    Dan
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:07 pm
    I am not sure if I have the patience for a compact survival knife. I tend to favor a brute force approach when working in the outdoors. Maybe I am lazy, or stupid… or lazy and stupid… but when in doubt I often find myself reaching for the biggest, heaviest tool I can find. That’s probably why I get such a kick out of knives like the Junglas and Ontario Machete. I get that heavy piece of steel in my hand and say, “Hey, I can probably chop down a tree with this thing,” and then proceed to blast whatever lies in my path. Hours later my shoulder is aching, my shirt…
  • Cold Steel Rajah III Review

    Dan
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    I almost entitled this review “confessions of a mall ninja”. Yup, your buddy Dan has something of a dirty secret: I’m a fan of ridiculous knives from Cold Steel. You may have guessed as much after reading reviews of the Spartan and XL Voyager. I just didn’t talk openly about it.The truth is I think some of these more outlandish Cold Steel knives are fun, and some are also legitimately good knives. And let me add that there is something about buying a folding knife knowing you can blast through a side of beef with it (whilst rocking out to heavy metal music) that lends…
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    248 Shooter

  • Michigan Female CPL Licenses up 134%

    248 Shooter
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe Detroit News ran the following article today on the increase of female gun owners. This is something we have covered in the past and is directly inline with the national changes as well as a major shift we started to see at Shot Show. 2014 and 2015 are the years of the female shooter with women becoming the fastest growing segment of the market. This is great news for gun owners politically as well as individually. I do truly hope that this new group of shooters takes the time to go and get proper training and regular range time so they are not only licensed to…
  • Highland TWP Teen in Custody after School Shooting Threat.

    248 Shooter
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:58 am
    Advertise here with BSAHIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — Oakland County sheriff’s deputies say a 14-year-old from Highland Township used KIK, a popular instant messaging cell phone application, to make threats against Milford High School. He said he was going to “shoot up” the high school “like Columbine, ” sheriff’s officials said in a statement. Oakland County investigators served a search warrant at the teen’s home Saturday and found multiple firearms. He’s now been detained and is awaiting possible charges at the Oakland County Children’s…
  • First Impressions MI Custom Hybrid M-Lok Rifle

    248 Shooter
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    Advertise here with BSAIt is no surprise that Steve of Sentinel Concepts has worked with many top companies in an effort to refine pre-production guns. Midwest Industries a company I have been following for some time now recently entered into a partnership with Steve to produce a hybrid but affordable rifle. Wednesday I finally got a chance to hit the range and break in that gun. It was 19 degrees and misting sleet, That’s not uncommon for Michigan so train like you fight right! So we took the 16 inch Custom Hybrid M-Lok out to get sighted in and run a few rounds through her. Specs: 7075 T6…
  • Vanquest VPacker Mobius and Tolcat EDC Bag Review

    248 Shooter
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    Advertise here with BSAVanquest has sent over some serious quality gear that we have reviewed before. After a putting a face with the name at Shot Show and a chance to see what is coming, there is no doubt you will be hearing much more from them this year. Today we are taking a step back to one of their earliest products. The VPacker Bag Series consisting of the Mobius and Tolcat packs. These are single sling small EDC packs designed to carry a surprising large amount of gear in a very small form factor. The Tolcat is the smaller of the two having a similar layout to the Mobius but about ½…
  • SilencerCo Announces $129.99 Gun Trust Via New EasyTrust Service

    248 Shooter
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Advertise here with BSAThis is Huge! A top name in silencers with a reputable background offering an inexpensive solution to get into owning NFA regulated items. While I have seen cheaper they have never been backed by such a large company. Legal in all 50 states is a huge win as well. We will be filing with them to set up an NFA trust and let you know how it goes. WEST VALLEY CITY, UT – Feb. 11, 2015 – Utah-based firearm suppressor company SilencerCo today announced the debut of EasyTrust, a service that both simplifies and lowers the cost of creating a legally-valid gun trust. Priced at…
 
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    Conceal Carry HQ

  • Instructor says more women taking concealed-carry classes

    concealcarry
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    CALLAWAY COUNTY, MO. — Annie Duffner runs a paper target out to a distance of seven yards. She takes aim and squeezes the trigger.Duffner is one of a growing number of women taking concealed-carry classes. Instructor Doug Alley said the number of women taking his CCW class has grown steadily since Missouri’s concealed-carry law became effective in 2004. Men used to make up “the overwhelming majority” of his classes.Now, “We’re seeing about a 60/40 split, working toward a 50/50 split” of male and female students, he said.Women made up about half of…
  • Concealed Carrying Customer Kills Criminal In Milwaukee Barbershop Robbery

    concealcarry
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    An armed robber got more than a close shave when he attempted to rob a Milwaukee barbershop Friday afternoon, as it turns out that one of the customers was a concealed carrier who waited for just the right moment to put him down:The robbery happened about 12:30 p.m. at the Level Up Barber Shop and Auto Body Repair near 31st Street and Cameron Avenue.A co-owner of the store, who asked only to be identified as Ty, talked about the fatal shooting and attempted robbery.“He asked some questions about how much a haircut costs, then went into the bathroom to put his mask on and get his gun ready…
  • Hawaii concealed carry law could change

    concealcarry
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    A court case in California could dramatically re-shape Hawaii’s law on carrying concealed firearms. Harvey Gerwig, head of the Hawaii Rifle Association, gives his definition of Hawaii’s current concealed carry law.“For all practical purposes, this is a no issue state. Not a maybe, not a shall issue state, and that’s wrong”.In Hawaii, a person applying for a concealed carry permit must show reason to carry more than self defense. Southern California’s used to be similar.“You had to show them something, some extraordinary cause why you would carry a…
  • Lawmaker wants to allow weapons on public transit

    concealcarry
    7 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    It does exempt people with permits to carry concealed weapons, or people carrying them with the permission of the owner of the bus or train. Thurston says the law, as written, could allow police to arrest innocent people carrying items they don’t consider to be dangerous weapons. “I ride the bus and train. Sometimes I bring a cake into work for someone’s birthday.Click here to view original web page at uspolitics.einnews.comThe post Lawmaker wants to allow weapons on public transit appeared first on Conceal Carry HQ.
  • Texas lawmaker seeks to remove concealed carry limits in public buildings

    concealcarry
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    If a bill submitted by a Texas state senator becomes law, concealed carry permit holders in the Lone Star state could soon see fewer “gun-free zones” — under threat of a $1000 fine.The measure would not only prohibit many state and local public buildings from barring lawful concealed carry, it would strip sovereign immunity from governmental bodies and officials who pursued such policies and allow them to be sued by gun owners for damages.“We need to fortify our Second Amendment rights any time we can,” state Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels), the bill’s sponsor, told WOAI…
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    Misfires And Light Strikes »

  • Competition Will Get You Killed On The Streets Of Iraq, Part Deux

    KevinC
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    First it was the Army, now it’s the Marines.* The most dramatic recommendations from the fiscal 2015 Marksmanship Symposium at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, in October call for studying the overhaul of the Corps’ service rifles. But those comprise … Continue reading →
  • I’m not much of a hunter but…

    KevinC
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    I went to the local Safari Club International dinner over the weekend, and there was one trip up for grabs on the live auction that I would have bought in a heartbeat had I anything resembling the spare cash/credit to … Continue reading →
  • Still got the shutter bug.

    KevinC
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    Even though it’s been at least a dozen years since I tripped the the shutter for a living (and five years since my last big gig), I can still pull out a good shot or two when needed. Did a … Continue reading →
  • Getting paid for what you know.

    KevinC
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    I had an idea while listening Ben and Luke talk about Apprentice/Journeyman/Master shooters during this week’s Triangle Tactical podcast. Would people pay to have their match performance reviewed/critiqued by a GM level shooter? Imagine this: You and five other people pay $25 each to shoot … Continue reading →
  • Competitive Shooting Will Get You Killed On The Streets Of Iraq.

    KevinC
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    Or, you know, not. Master Sgt. Scott Satterlee is really good at shooting things. He’s a member of the U.S. Army’s elite 1st Special Forces Group based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state. He’s also a nationally ranked competitive precision rifle … Continue reading →
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  • New Focus For Texas Gun Show Review

    algorithmist
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    If you are a regular blog reader, then you have probably noticed a lack of gun show reviews and pricing updates since December.  Unfortunately, I am in a severe time crunch as of late 2014/early 2015.  I’m in the process of moving into a full-time position in the private security industry. On top of that, I now do volunteer work for the Carrollton PD.  As if that was not enough, I must still devote regular weekly time to martial arts and firearms training.  And, if that was still not enough, I am in a situation where I must deal with a number of health issues with my parents. So,…
  • PowerTac Hero Gen II Tac Light Review

    algorithmist
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    I’ve owned a PowerTac Hero Gen II for a few months as of the posting of this review, although I suppose the unit should be described as a combination tactical flashlight and portable charger.  The flashlight features a CREE XM-L2 U2 LED with 960 LM max output. It is powered by a single 26650 Li-on battery, which produces a throw in excess of 400m according to the manufacturer. Based on nighttime tests of my own, the power and throw of the Powertac are more than sufficient for my anticipated use cases. The PowerTac HERO features four operation modes and a strobe. Manufacturer-listed run…
  • Nightcore P10 Tactical Flashlight Review

    algorithmist
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    The Nightcore P10 is described as a compact, tactical flashlight, specially designed for military, law enforcement, and home defense.  As a security professional, I was glad to take advantage of a nice discount price at a gun show last August to evaluate this product. The technical details of this product are listed below: – Light: LED: Cree XM-L2 T6 with max output of 800 lumens – Beam intensity: 9,300 CD – Beam distance: 200+ yards – Battery: 2x CR123A or 1x 18650 – Length: 5.28” – Diameter: 1” – Water resistant – submersible to 1.5 M The…
 
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  • UTAH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE #2

    Aaron
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
      HOUSE BILL 0260 Rep. Oda — CONCEALED FIREARM PERMIT AMENDMENTS — Status: TABLED This was the bill that would allow concealed carry by any non-exempt citizen.  As you may have seen in the news, this bill has been tabled at the urging … Continue reading → The post UTAH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE #2 appeared first on .
  • WHY YOU SHOULD BE DRY FIRING!

    Aaron
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Can you improve your shooting skills without spending a fortune on ammunition? According to sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss, the answer is an enthusiastic “yes!” Weiss claims you can significantly improve your shooting skills by using a simple training technique called “dry firing.” … Continue reading → The post WHY YOU SHOULD BE DRY FIRING! appeared first on .
  • UTAH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE #1

    Aaron
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Currently, only one bill is in play, at this time, on the hill that would spark an interest to Concealed Firearm Permit holders.  Last year Rep. Oda proposed a similar bill that was vetoed by Governor Herbert.  In this version of … Continue reading → The post UTAH 2015 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE #1 appeared first on .
  • MAN STABBED WITH SCREWDRIVER DURING CAR BURGLARY

    Aaron
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    I often use a car burglary as an example during class and found this news story related to the class. SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City man was stabbed with a screwdriver after attempting to stop a car prowler … Continue reading → The post MAN STABBED WITH SCREWDRIVER DURING CAR BURGLARY appeared first on .
  • THE NANNY STATE

    Aaron
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    Police in Small Wisconsin City Want Residents to Volunteer to Have Their Homes Searched for Guns Police in Beloit, Wisconsin, want residents to volunteer to let officers search their homes for firearms as part of a new initiative that officials … Continue reading → The post THE NANNY STATE appeared first on .
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  • CTT Custom Holster for the VP9

    Joe
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    As many of you know the H&K VP9 has quickly risen to become one of my favorite pistols.  In fact it replaced my long standing G19 in the carry rotation several weeks ago.  One I determined my VP9 was to the task of being a reliable EDC (Every Day Carry) the hunt for a solid Appendix Inside the Waist Band (AIWB) holster became my top priority. Enter CTT Custom .  The folks down at Chi-Town Tactical have a custom shop that provide different services, from Duracoating to custom holsters and being a somewhat local Midwest company, especially one behind enemy lines fighting for RKBA issues…
  • That “Blue Code Of Silence”, That’s Not…

    Matt
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    Over the last several years, there has been a huge surge in hatred and distrust directed at law enforcement.  That sentiment has recently culminated in protests across the country, and in recent months, a HUGE increase in unprovoked assaults on officers around the country.  One of the cries I often see repeated by those denigrating my profession is that cops protect their own, no matter what.  I can’t count how many times I have read “why don’t good cops turn in bad cops” on social media and in reader comments on “news” sites lately.  To anyone who knows better, that mantra is…
  • The Middle East is On Fire

    Stereotactical
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    Last week marked the 10th International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated by the UN. It is also the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz concentration camp liberation by the Soviet Union. Auschwitz was the biggest concentration camp operated by the Nazis during WWII in Southern Poland, which camp suffered the largest “death toll” of more than 1.2 million people. Although the threat today wears a different mask, with the rise of Islamic terrorism, ISIS and the nuclear threat from Iran, a recount of history could help to thwart another world war. My family, and its current make…
  • WA: Open Carry ban in State House aka Keep your hands OFF your carry piece.

    Joe
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    Jason McMillon in the WA State House. Last week there was a pro-gun rally at the Washington State Capitol building.  It’s estimated hundreds of activists showed up, many of which were Open Carrying.  This article will focus on the man who made headlines and is being cited as the main reason for the ban. Warning: Rant ahead. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  “Keep your fracking hands off your fracking carry gun!!!!!” What the hell is wrong with some people?  Who in their right mind thinks it’s ok to carry a firearm like the guy to the right? I…
  • My SHOT Show 2015 Picks

    Matt
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    This was only my second SHOT Show, and this was the first year that I did not get deathly ill and bail after one day.  In that regard, it was a huge success for me.  The show itself is really beyond compare.  It is absolutely astronomical in size.  I spent all of day one on the second floor, which is mostly military and law enforcement gear, plus all of the major gun and accessory manufacturers.  On day one, we logged 12.1 miles on my buddy’s pedometer app.  On day two, 13.4 miles and day three saw 11.1 miles.  After day one, my feet and legs were reminding me that I’m getting…
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  • Steyr Advanced Combat Rifle

    Guns Weapons
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    The Steyr-Mannlicher entrant for the U.S. Advanced Combat Rifle competition was considered to be an excellent example of modern technology, but, like the other entries it could not reach the 100 percent improvement over the M16A2 demanded by the U.S. Army. The company have said that it represents their view of the next generation assault rifles and they will continue to develop it privately and will probably offer it for consideration some time early in the next century. The rifle uses a gas system to actuate the breech mechanism, which is quite unusual and which is built around the special…
  • Singapore Assault Rifle SR88A

    Guns Weapons
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Chartered Firearms Industries began rifle manufacture by making the U.S. M16A1 rifle under license form Colt for the Singapore Armed Forces. They saw that there was a potential market in the Far East for a modern assault rifle, and since they could not market the M16, set about making a rifle of their own. In 1980 a design from Sterling Armaments of Britain went into production as the SAR80 rifle; it has gone through two stages of modification and improvement to reach the present SR88A model. The SR88A, like its predecessors, uses the conventional gas piston, bolt carrier and rotating bolt…
  • Sako P-72

    Guns Weapons
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Sako have been making firearms for many years, concentrating particularly on center-fire sporting rifles in their export markets, but they have always made .22 rimfire rifles for home consumption. They have now begun exporting this P-72 rimfire rifle and, and as well as making it in the standard. 22 Long Rifle chambering, offer P-72 models in .22 Winchester Magnum RF and a center-fire version in .22 Hornet. The general appearance echoes the lines of their larger-caliber sporting rifles, and the Sako is definitely not intended as a child’s first gun or a plinker. The action gives the…
  • Kimber Model 82

    Guns Weapons
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:39 pm
    The bolt action .22 rifle was common in the United States of America in years gone by, but in the past decade American makers have become extremely scarce, and in order to remedy this the Kimber company was formed for the sole purpose of making and selling this rifle. The Kimber Model 82 is well finished and elegantly checkered – even the butt-plate. The receiver is tubular, milled from the solid, and attached firmly to the one-piece trigger and magazine housing. The bolt is sturdy and the handle positioned above the trigger, while the trigger is easily adjustable for pressure and…
  • Ruger Mini-14 series

    Guns Weapons
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Sturm Ruger & Co introduced their Mini-14 carbine in 1973, a lightweight weapon using the well-proven Garand system of gas operation and rotating bolt, allied to the .223 cartridge. As might be imagined, such a useful combination of reliability and light weight, allied to a modern service cartridge, attracted several military and paramilitary forces to the extent that Sturm Ruger have developed some specific variants of the Mini-14 for use by such agencies. In the expectation that readers might be less familiar with these models, we append some notes on them. The Ruger Mini-14/20GB…
 
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  • Can I Take My Concealed Carry Gun On An Amtrak Train?

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
      By James England | Contributing Editor   Trains are possibly one of the most fuel efficient modes of ground transportation in the country. And for those living in densely populated areas, they're also the safest. However, that doesn't stop crime from happening on the platform or rail car. A big question a lot of concealed carry permit holders ask us is, “can I take my gun on an Amtrak train?” ...
  • Having The Right Mentality For Concealed Carrying

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
      By James England | Contributing Editor   Everybody has the right to protect themselves and their family from harm – gun or no gun. However, those who can have a concealed carry firearm are in a unique position to be able to protect themselves and their family with the power of a fully loaded handgun. That truly is unique when we look at everywhere else in the world where the common citizen is not eligible to wield a firearm much less conceal it legally on his or her person ...
  • Top 5 Jobs That Should Allow Concealed Carry

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
      By James England | Contributing Editor   The fundamentals of a good firearm owner begin when we're young. In some places, it's getting increasingly difficult to find the right programs, though, that foster the basics of marksmanship and above all – safety. This is why we've compiled a few programs to look for when scouting for good youth shooter programs in your area ...
  • 4 Great Nationwide Youth Shooting Programs

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
      By James England | Contributing Editor   The fundamentals of a good firearm owner begin when we're young. In some places, it's getting increasingly difficult to find the right programs, though, that foster the basics of marksmanship and above all – safety. This is why we've compiled a few programs to look for when scouting for good youth shooter programs in your area ...
  • How To Prevent Revealing Your Concealed Carry Firearm

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
      By James England | Contributing Editor   It's a classic problem in the concealed carry world – we have a legally valid permit and we're allowed to use it. Yet daily things like taking off our coat or bending down to pick up the newspaper can inadvertently reveal that we're armed. While in an ideal world, those who legally conceal carry can simply nudge off the added exposure – there's other incidents where it simply turns irrationally bad...
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