SureFire To Exhibit At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

SureFire To Exhibit At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -( SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest, and most innovative, illumination tools and tactical products, will be a featured exhibitor at the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, held July 26th – 29th in Salt Lake City, Utah. SureFire will be debuting an all… Read More

No Charges For Man Who Shot, Killed Baby-Killing Neighbor

Bob Irwin highlights the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self defense with a gun. Leland Foster Bob Irwin USA –-( A follow up to a story from the June 8th, 2017 show………… WPIX 11 TV… Read More

Apex Welcomes Zanders Sporting Goods As Newest Distributor

Apex Reduces Trigger Pull Weight With Two New Triggers for Sig P320 PEORIA, Ariz. –-( Apex Tactical Specialties, the leading designer and manufacturer of aftermarket triggers and accessories for firearms, is pleased to welcome Zanders Sporting Goods as its newest distributor helping deliver Apex’s popular products to firearm retailers across the country. “Apex is excited… Read More

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Launches ‘BHA’s Podcast & Blast’ with Hal Herring

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers podcast spotlights people, places and issues central to public lands hunting and fishing, hosted by renowned journalist Herring Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Launches ‘BHA’s Podcast & Blast’ with Hal Herring MISSOULA, Mont. –-( Backcountry Hunters & Anglers has launched “BHA’s Podcast & Blast,” a podcast spotlighting people, places and issues central… Read More

Take Your Upland Hunting to the Next Level with Trulock Choke Tubes

Trulock Choke Tubes USA -( Upland hunters know that choosing the best choke tube for the upland hunting they do is a critical factor in how successful their shooting will be. The best choke for tight-sitting woodcock that flush at your feet is not going to be the best choke for a tough pheasant launching… Read More

Understanding Misfires

By Jeff Hoffman PRIMER RELIABILITYPrimers are composed of three basic components: a cup, the part that is visible in the cartridge; an anvil, a small tripod-shaped piece of metal; and an impact sensitive explosive. The cup contains the explosive primer mix sandwiched between the bottom of the cup and the anvil. Primers are designed to… Read More

The Accidental 6mm Creedmoor

The 6mm is what I’d call a “gentlemen’s rifle.” They have more utility than any .22 and are a little easier and more fun to shoot than the 6.5mm. The bullets move faster, and the ballistic coefficient (BC) in the heavier bullets is excellent, so they make for flat- shooting, low- recoiling cartridges. If you… Read More

The 7mm SAUM

By Caylen Wojcik When I began my search for a multi-purpose, long-range cartridge, I wanted it to be capable of playing dual roles as a tactical competition caliber as well as an effective long-range hunting caliber. Obviously, there are plenty that goes into that equation: ballistic efficiency, projectile availability, barrel life and reasonable recoil. With… Read More

Vortex Advanced Manufacturing Group

One of the most exciting scopes to come out this year is the new Vortex AMG. The “AMG” stands for Advanced Manufacturing Group and effectively describes what Vortex has built inside the company. AMG represents a serious investment of time and money so that Vortex isn’t beholden to outside manufacturing companies, their interests or their… Read More

5 Reasons This New Thermal-Imaging Scope Owns The Night

New thermal-imaging devices, like Pulsar’s Trail XP50, are a boon to predator hunters who do their hunting at night and they are also effective during daylight hours. While image-intensifying night-vision devices increase visible light, thermal imaging uses light in the infrared spectrum, making targets visible even in utter blackness. Thermal devices also can detect an… Read More

50 Years With Ruger No. 1

This article was first published in Guns & Ammo October 2016. Lyndon Johnson was president in October 1966. Already the Vietnam War wasn’t looking so good: On October 25, then Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara stated, “enemy … forces are larger; terrorists and sabotage have increased … we control little … of the population … the… Read More

My Life With Ruger No. 1

A much younger Boddington with a good Wyoming pronghorn, taken in 1978 with a Ruger No. 1 in .243 Win. and a 95-grain Nosler Partition. This was the author’s first No. 1. At this time he had owned it for about a decade. In the late 1960s, my dad and I had a friend, Dale… Read More

Del-Ton Echo 316M Review

There are no secrets when it comes to what makes an AR-pattern rifle tick. The design has been around for almost 60 years, and there are somewhere between 5 million and 10 million of them in homes scattered around the United States. The only real question is how efficiently can a manufacturer make and distribute… Read More

Ed Brown Alpha Elite IPSC Edition Review

Everyone knows that there was a time when the .45 ACP 1911 ruled IPSC ranges. Well, that isn’t entirely true. Oh, from the early 1960s through the late 1980s, you would have certainly found more 1911s than anything else on the ranges. And for many years, they would have been chambered in .45 ACP. But… Read More

Exclusive Test Fire of the Army’s new MHS pistol, the SIG Sauer M17/18

The SIG Sauer P320 has been selected to be the Army’s new modular handgun system (MHS) pistol. (Sean Utley photo) SIG Sauer has won the coveted U.S. Army Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract, beating eight notable challengers including submissions from Beretta, FN, Glock and Smith & Wesson. SIG Sauer’s P320-based XM17 (full-size) and XM18 (compact)… Read More

The Carry Rig: FirstSpear SSV

The SSV holster features a plastic IWB J-hook belt clip for 1½-inch belts. A cord serves as a belt-loop lanyard. If you’ve ever worn a uniform, you might already know of the folks behind FirstSpear. That’s because so many people that work at its design and production facility near St. Louis used to work at… Read More

Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield .45 ACP

Those who insist on big-bore handguns for carry are faced with a dilemma: A big bore usually means a big pistol. And when you fit a big bore into a small pistol, you usually end up with something that is not fun to shoot. Smith & Wesson breaks that trend with its M&P Shield in… Read More

Honor Defense Honor Guard 9mm

There are a lot of details that go into selecting a suitable self-defense tool. Reliability, ease of controls and accuracy are all important, but one that many overlook is hand-feel. The Honor Defense Honor Guard is a pistol that has no shortcomings in feel. Every person I’ve handed it to shares the same opinion. The… Read More

Suppressors 101: Matching Suppressors to Sights

David Fortier is with is with John Hollister of SIG’s silencer division where they discuss matching the right sights to a suppressor. Full Story Here Guns and Ammo July 25, 2017 2:40 pm Support Us

Investing In Your Gun Collection

Knowledge is power. Knowledge is wealth. The Dutch became rich world travelers because, early in the Age of Exploration, they found out how to get to and acquire the goods the wealthy would pay money for. Today, we take for granted that everything we need (or want) to know can be found on the internet.… Read More

Real World Training: Home Invasion

Eric Poole is in the simulator where he undergoes a home invasion scenario. Craig Boddington and Jeff Chudwin then discuss what to do in this situation. Full Story Here Guns and Ammo July 25, 2017 2:40 pm Support Us

Inland Mfg. M37 Trench Shotgun

There’s little doubt that the pump or semiautomatic trench shotgun, and its close associate the riot gun, are formidable small arms. Combining the handiness of a short-­­­barreled scattergun with the ability to get repeated shots off in a hurry while spraying various sizes and combinations of shot — depending upon range — over an increasingly… Read More

Legislation to Surplus 1911s with the CMP Moves Forward

The CMP may finally get the chance to surplus over 100,000 of these 1911 pistols. (Photo: M62/Wikimedia) The bill to surplus more than 100,000 1911 pistols through the Civilian Marksmanship Program is inching closer to passage. The Civilian Marksmanship Program, or CMP, has been unable to sell the pistols so far due to political pressure.… Read More

Maryland Ban on ‘Assault Weapons’ Is Now In Hands of SCOTUS

The state expanded its ban on black rifles and mags with “Maryland’s Firearms Safety Act of 2013.” The law was enacted on the heels of the 2012 mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. (Photo ABC2) The Maryland ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines” is now the hands of the… Read More

Cali DOJ Attempting to Expand Definition of ‘Assault Weapon’ without Public Comment

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (Photo: The Hill) The California Department of Justice has submitted its most recent slate of draft regulations that ostensibly implement the state’s new “assault weapon” registration process and its ban on “bullet buttons.” Gun rights advocates have also noted, however, that the regulations redefine, among other terms, “flash suppressor,” “pistol… Read More

It’s Happening

TrumpCare moves forward. A few notes: Saying that “this is just a vote to debate” is the 2017 equivalent of “I wasn’t voting for the Iraq War, just authorizing Bush to decide.” I don’t think passage is inevitable, by any means, but they’re probably better than 50/50. Portman has never been a viable target for… Read More

Beretta ARX 160A2 Among Peshmerga

A recent photograph has been posted on the Kurdish forum Kurdistan Sky Scrapers depicting a Peshmerga fighter with a Beretta Defense Technology 5.56x45mm NATO ARX 160A2 with a 12 inch barrel instead of a standard 16 inch. The rifle sports factory sights, and has an Aimpoint CompM3 (or at least an imitation) mounted on the… Read More

[Partner 2017] Bosnia & Herzegovina TRB RS 9

At the Partner 2017 Military and Defense exposition held in Belgrade, Serbia this year, an emerging company from Bosnia and Herzegovina named TRB (recently privatized) had a recently introduced handgun called the RS 9. The RS 9 is a 9x19mm Parabellum semi-automatic, recoiled operated, magazine fed design produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to TRB,… Read More

Wolf Gold (PPU) .45 Auto 185 gr SJHP gel test and review

We shoot Wolf Gold .45 Auto 185 gr semi jacketed hollow point ammunition produced by Prvi Partizan from a 1911A1 with a 5″ barrel into Clearballistics ballistic gel and measure velocity, penetration, expansion/fragmentation, and retained weight. Buy it at Ventura Munitions: Guns in this video:Springfield Armory GI Model 1911 A1 Thanks to our sponsors: Proxibid… Read More

Zbroyar Z-10 Rifles in Use by Ukrainian Forces, SF Interested

Several media outlets have reported that elements of the Ukranian Special Operations Forces are interested in procuring locally produced, Kiev based Zbroyar 7.62x51mm Z-10 rifles. The Z-10 is a locally manufactured AR10 derivative, spawning off a growing industry of Ukranian AR manufacturers in both 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm. We’ve covered the company’s 10.5″ SBR in a previous… Read More

.44 magnum gel test: Sig Sauer 240 gr V-Crown JHP

.44 magnum Sig Sauer 240 gr V-Crown jacketed hollow point fired from 4.25″ Smith & Wesson Model 69 Combat Magnum into bare ballistic gel and through heavy clothing. Guns in this video:S&W Model 69 Combat Magnum Thanks to our sponsors: Proxibid – Shop For Home Defense Pistols Online Here Ventura Munitions – Retailer of quality… Read More

American Built Arms Company Announces the A*B Arms Power to the People Program

American Built Arms Company Announces the A*B Arms Power to the People Program Glen Rock, PA –-( American Built Arms Company ( is pleased to announce the launch of the A*B Arms Power to the People Program. The Power to the People Program is being offered exclusively by American Built Arms Company on their web… Read More

Caldwell Stinger Shooting Rest Review

by Jim and Mary ClaryShooters Jim and Mary review the all new the Caldwell Stinger Shooting Rest for versatility, adjust-ability and weight performance. Caldwell Stinger Shooting Rest Jim Clary U.S.A. –-( There are many occasions when we go shooting or hunting that we either do not want to lug a heavy shooting rest along or… Read More

An All-Purpose AR-15: S&W M&P 15 Sport II— Full Review

It’s time to think about buying an AR-15. Selection is high and prices are falling; there’s never been a better time for the AR-15 market. Besides, can you ever really have too many black rifles? If you answered yes, stop reading now! The S&W M&P 15 Sport II is a versatile rifle. I have been… Read More

Top Five Fixed-Blade Knives

Editor’s Note: The following is a post by Mark Kakkuri, a nationally published freelance writer who covers guns and gear, 2nd Amendment issues and the outdoors. His writing and photography have appeared in many firearms-related publications, including the USCCA’s Concealed Carry Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @markkakkuri. Read Mark’s previous articles in this “Top Five” series:… Read More

Bed Your 10/22 For A Quick And Easy Accuracy Upgrade! 🎯

If you are looking to squeeze a bit more accuracy out of your Ruger 10/22 there is no easier way than an action bedding kit from Volquartsen. The kit is designed to work with all types of wooden stocks, including the standard birch carbine stock and includes the bit needed to install the bedding washer. Many thanks… Read More

LaserMax Now Offering Lasers for LCP II

With its low price, tiny size and relatively good reliability, the Ruger LCP has become one of the most popular handguns for concealed carry today. However, it is not without its flaws and Sturm, Ruger & Co. released a second version of the pistol, the LCP II, that addressed some of the original gun’s shortcomings.… Read More

POTD: Pakastani AKs in .223 And A Little .30 Cal

Haris Tareen shared these pics from his trip to Pakistan. I had to travel back to Pakistan for an emergency. I thought id revisit the 30 bore little Ak and a khyber 223 cal ak. Looks like a nice 103 style ribbed mag copy here in Pakistan. Ill try and get more pics. The little… Read More

Next Gen Polymer Ammunition Introduced from FightLite

FightLite is introducing a polymer cartridge case to the market with their newest offering. This particular case is unique because unlike hybrid polymer ammunition with a brass base, these rounds are entirely polymer, apart from the primer, powder, and bullet. Although very forward thinking in design, many current polymer rounds suffer from reliability and heat… Read More

Crosman Acquires Part of LaserMax

The Crosman Corporation announced that it had acquired the commercial business portion of LaserMax. At the time of this writing, LaserMax has not made a public statement about the acquisition. LaserMax is a company that specializes in laser technology. While many shooters know the company for its supplemental aiming tools for handguns and other firearms,… Read More

Atlas 46 – Yorktown Tool Roll

Atlas 46 – Yorktown Tool Roll Founded by John Carver, Atlas 46 produces specialized load carriage which is an amalgam of tactical and construction. Their Yorktown Tool Roll has an interesting inspiration: The Siege of Yorktown was a combination of American and French forces, resulting in a victory that began peace negotiations; eventually leading to… Read More

Armatix IP1 “Smart Gun” Hacked with $15 Worth of Magnets

Since its introduction, the Armatix IP1 “smart gun” has gotten oceans of free publicity from hopeful media mavens and gun control advocates, proclaiming the era of personalized firearms is finally upon us. Armatix’s advent has been the cause of much consternation from the gun control crowd, baffled as to why “smart guns” aren’t yet available… Read More

FPC Obtains New California “Bullet-Button Assault Weapons” Regulations

California State Flag SACRAMENTO, Calif. -( Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has obtained a copy of the newest version of the California Department of Justice (DOJ) “assault weapons” regulations. FPC has published the regulations on their website, established in 2016 for tracking the new California assault weapon laws and regulations. “FPC’s Regulatory Watch program has once… Read More

Australia Gun Culture (Part 7): The Feral Predator Problem

By Dean Weingarten Australian Predator Problem Dean Weingarten Arizona -( Australia has a feral predator problem. Feral dogs and dingo/feral mixtures kill large numbers of lambs and calves. They predate on native species. But as bad as feral dogs and dingo/feral mixes are, the top predator in most places is the feral cat. Exotic foxes,… Read More

Was Ronald Reagan Anti-Gun?

OPresident Reagan makes an address at a rally for Texas Republican candidates at Wild Briar Farm, Irving, Texas on Oct. 11, 1982. (Photo: Reagan Presidential Library) The Gipper. The Great Communicator. Ronald the Right Anti-Gunner? For many, President Ronald Reagan stands as the paragon of conservative principles, American values, and Republican might. Reagan led what is… Read More

ICYMI: Trump Highlights Leupold in “Made in America” Week

I know Donald Trump is in the title, but stick with us here. We would like to applaud Leupold’s accomplishments and not make this political. We are sticking by our mantra of Firearms, Not Politics. A short overview for those who are unaware, but Donald Trump has been pushing a “Made in America” week highlighting… Read More

1:2 Scale Functional Copy of Volcanic Pistol

A company called Burke Gallery Guns manufactures functional (shootable) scaled down copies of American Old West firearms. What sets them apart from other miniature gun makers is that they make 1:2 scale guns (50% smaller). Most of other miniature replicas are much smaller. The most impressive of the Burke guns is the scaled down Volcanic… Read More

Chinese and Taiwanese Military Uniforms and Small Arms Compared (1911-2017)

Recently, I came across an interesting video, which shows the evolution of Chinese and Taiwanese (officially Republic of China) uniforms and firearms. It compares them side by side in chronological order. You can watch that video below or scroll down to see the screenshots for a quick reference. The screenshots cover only military uniforms and arms shown… Read More

Breaking: DC Carry Ban Ends?

The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit just issued a ruling that may have a profound effect on carry laws in America. A prior ruling in another court held that the District of Columbia has the authority to enact a general ban on the carry of arms within the District because there were exceptions… Read More

POTD: High Tower Armory’s Hi Point Bullpup Progress

High Tower Armory shared this photo of the CNC mold they had made for their bullpup stock. The bullpup stock is for Hi Point’s carbine. It will be molded polymer with some metal inserts and rails. Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your patience as we head into the home stretch. It could be… Read More

Pennsylvania State Capitol Police Upgrade to IWI US TAVOR X95

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Police were the first law enforcement agency in the United States to adopt the TAVOR SAR in 2013. Pennsylvania State Capitol Police IWI US Harrisburg, Pa. ( – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is proud to announce that the Pennsylvania State Capitol Police have upgraded… Read More

92-Year-Old Blind WWII Veteran Attacked Trying to Protect His Flag

The world is full of terrible people. The story of 92-year-old WWII veteran Howard Banks confirms as much. Banks said he was sitting in his home in Kaufman, TX on July 11, 2017, when he thought he heard something or someone outside his door. The WWII veteran is legally blind, but knowing someone had destroyed his… Read More

White House Hires Anti-Gun Communications Director

Anthony Scaramucci, the new communications director at the White House. (Photo: Wikipedia) Team Trump added an anti-gun advocate to its ranks, Friday. Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of SkyBridge Capital, was appointed to serve as communications director. The New York financier has made several public comments on social media over the years about his support for… Read More

XM17 MHS LIVE FIRE from Guns & Ammo: Shooting the Army’s New Handgun

In a recent article, Guns & Ammo editor Eric Poole gave us our first look at the Army’s new XM17 Modular Handgun System in action. Within the 3:12 runtime of the brief video, Poole gives a rundown of the handgun’s features and advertised benefits vs. the legacy Beretta M9 handguns currently in service, and gives… Read More

Strike Industries J-COMP V2 for 308/7.62 Rifles

Strike Industries is at it again with a new product release, this week’s new accessory is their J-COMP V2 muzzle brake for rifles (and pistols if you hate your hearing) chambered in .308 or 7.62x51mm with a 5/8×24 thread pitch. A few months back they released their J-COMP V2 for AK-47 variants, they’re also available… Read More

Lifestraw Universal

Lifestraw Universal We have some better photos of the Lifestraw Universal which will be making its debut tomorrow, at Outdoor Retailer. This is the packaging for the water filter, designed to be used with many of the popular water bottles. The 2-stage filter removes 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa while also reducing chemicals… Read More

Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Mrowe

More calls this gear his “creature comforts.” OK, but we’d call them must-haves. See what he’s carrying at Everyday Carry . . . Recommended For You Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Bob Itajones Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Ray Georgiano Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – A… Read More

Quail Forever Surges in Illinois: Group Sets Blistering New Chapter Pace

Quail Forever Surges in Illinois ST. PAUL, Minn. -( With the recent population increase of bobwhites in the United States, Quail Forever has captured the renewed interest of diehard upland hunters by forming new volunteer chapters, including three new committees in the state of Illinois. The McDonough County, Brown County, and North Egyptian Chapters of… Read More

Taurus USA Congratulates Team Captain Jessie Harrison-Duff

Jessie Harrison-Duff MIAMI, Fla. -( Taurus USA congratulates team captain Jessie Harrison-Duff as she finished another successful competition at the 2017 US IPSC Nationals. Jessie walked away with a first place finish in the Ladies Open, claiming this national title for the second year in a row. The highly competitive match was held July 15-16, 2017… Read More

State-Extirpated Piping Plovers Nest In Pennsylvania

Piping Plover USA -( Absent as a Pennsylvania breeding bird since the mid-1950s, two pairs of federally endangered Great Lakes piping plovers returned this year to nest in the Gull Point Natural Area at Presque Isle State Park in Erie County. “The return of nesting piping plovers to the Lake Erie shoreline demonstrates the resolve… Read More

Rep. Kelly: It’s Time to ‘Tear Up’ the UN Arms Trade Treaty

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly introduced an amendment to block the DoD from using taxpayer dollars to promote the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty. Last week, Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) called on President Trump to pull U.S. support for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) signed by the Obama Administration in 2013. You’re probably thinking to… Read More

Huge 2A Victory! D.C. Residents No Longer Need ‘Good Cause’ to Carry Concealed

(Photo: NRA-ILA) Washington, D.C. residents no longer need to provide a “good cause” or “good reason” to carry a concealed firearm after a federal appeals court placed a permanent block on the requirement this week. In a 2-1 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decided that requiring law-abiding citizens to provide a good… Read More

Wrenn v. DC: Big Win on Carrying

« Thug Culture and “Stop Snitching” | Main Posted by David Hardy · 25 July 2017 12:09 PM Opinion here. Alan Gura racks up another win, a big one. Rather dramatic. It involves two joined appeals, and below one court had temporarily enjoined the DC “may issue” carrying license law, and the other court refused… Read More

Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II PSR Limited Edition

As most readers know Schmidt & Bender (Germany) won the Precision Sniper Rifle Program of the United States Special Operations Command.  Since 2011 S&B have been been supplying the Special Forces of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines with high quality optics. There is a limited edition of that scope. There are only 300… Read More

New Surefire WARCOMP 556 CTN Flash Hider/Compensator Hybrid Released

Manufacturer Surefire has formally announced a new variant of their successful Warcomp combination flash hider/compensator. The new muzzle device, called the Warcomp 556 CTN, sports a closed six tine “birdcage” style flash hider configuration, versus the original Warcomp’s open three tine configuration. This change is highly reminiscent of the change from the M16’s initial production… Read More

3/5 Marines Experiment with PMAGs, Suppressors, UAVs, and Reduced Squads

Infantry Marines from Battalion Landing Team 3/5 aboard the 31st MEU are currently participating in Talisman Saber 2017, a joint U.S. and Australian training exercise working on the amphibious and warfighting capabilities of both forces. However, more than a standard bilateral training exercise, the “Dark Horse” Battalion is involved in a testing regime called SEA DRAGON… Read More

Barebones Living – Heritage Canteen

Barebones Living – Heritage Canteen Barebones Living was one of the vendors at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. They exhibited several items including this Heritage Canteen. This 28 oz canteen features double wall construction to keep the hots, hot snd colds, cold. The cap doubles as a drinking cup but underneath there’s a twist spout… Read More

NEW ‘AutoGlove’ Allows Simulated Full-Auto Fire for Pistols, Rifles, and Shotguns

[embedded content] (sponsored content) Have you ever wanted to own a fully-automatic pistol or rifle, but didn’t want to pay thousands of dollars? With the AutoGlove, you can now experience simulated full-automatic rates of fire with many of your semi-automatic pistols, semi-automatic rifles, and semi-automatic shotguns without modifying or attaching anything to your firearm. The AutoGlove can be ordered in… Read More

Cheetah 12 Shotgun , Cheat the Import Ban ~ Review and Video

By Graham Baates YouTube personality, Graham Baates, gives us a video review and breakdown of the Cheetah 12 Shot from SDS Imports. [embedded content] G B Guns USA – -( The recent expansion of the ban on Russian-made firearms has meant that the supply of Molot Veprs will soon go the way of the Saigas.  With… Read More

Leupold Joins Boone and Crockett Hunt Fair Chase Initiative

Leupold Joins Boone and Crockett Hunt Fair Chase Initiative MISSOULA, Mont. –-( American optics maker, Leupold & Stevens, has added its name to a growing list of supporters behind a new initiative led by the Boone and Crockett Club intended to highlight the core values of fair chase and strengthen the image of the North… Read More

Air Venturi to Offer Exclusive Diana PCP Airgun

Air Venturi to Offer Exclusive Diana PCP Airgun SOLON OHIO –-( Air Venturi, the importer of leading international airgun, airsoft, and ammunition brands, is announcing the newest precharged pneumatic rifle from German-based manufacturer Diana, the Stormrider PCP air rifle. Available exclusively through Air Venturi, the Stormrider marks the German manufacturer’s first entry into budget-friendly PCP… Read More

Honor Defense Partners with Jones & Company in the Southeast

Honor Defense Partners with Jones & Company in the Southeast USA -( Honor Defense is pleased to announce a partnership with Jones & Company for sales and marketing in the southeast. Honor Defense has been quickly established as the best single stack 9mm in America. Developed with more features than any other concealed carry pistol,… Read More

Motel Landlord Uses Firearm to Take Down Knife-Wielding Attacker

According to Chief Greg Jordan, a motel landlord was able to use his firearm to successfully stop a knife-wielding man advancing on him Saturday night. The incident occurred at the Driftwood Motel in Oak Island, NC., a quiet beach town “It’s so quiet and a family-friendly and a low-key place where you don’t expect any action or crime,”… Read More

Kimber Adds Three New Models to K6s Revolver Product Line

Kimber has expanded its popular K6s revolver product line to include three new models, the K6s Deep Cover (DC), K6s Custom Defense Package (CDP) and the K6s Stainless 3″. Marketed as the “world’s lightest small-frame six round .357 Mag. revolver,” the K6s has gained an impressive following since its launch in Jan. 2016.  These new additions… Read More

DC Circuit Overturns “Good Cause” Requirement

Jul 25, 2017 Posted by Sebastian in 2nd Amendment | 2 comments This opinion was just handed down today, before Judges Griffith and Williams who were in the majority, and Judge Henderson who dissented. I’d note that Judge Griffith was a George W. Bush appointee. Judge Williams was a Reagan appointee, and Henderson an George… Read More

Trijicon Awarded New Marine Corps RCO Contract

Marine Corps Systems Command has announced that it has awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Trijicon Inc, for a total cost of $8,169,996. This contract specifies that the optics will be the Trijicon 4x32mm Rifle Combat Optic (RCO) with the TA31 Bullet Drop Compensator reticle graduated for the trajectory of the M855 round. The award specifies that 28,092… Read More

Sharps Rifle Company Completes Florida Manufacturing Investment

Sharps Rifle Company .25-45 AR15 Rifle Stuart, FL –-( Sharps Rifle Company completes multi-million dollar machining investment in Florida manufacturing facility. Expansion of the Sharps Rifle Company has begun by increasing manufacturing capabilities with a multimillion dollar facilities expansion. The company is consolidating manufacturing with a new location on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Company… Read More

Arizona Big Game Super Raffle Nets Record $673,600 for Wildlife

Arizona Big Game Super Raffle Nets Record $673,600 for Wildlife PHOENIX, Ariz. -( Winners of the 12th annual Arizona Big Game Super Raffle were announced Thursday night at Arizona Game and Fish Department headquarters in Phoenix. The prizes included a total of 10 Special Big Game Tags, one for each of the state’s big game… Read More

Mother Of All Bombshells…

Art by A.F. Branco Get Trump Media Fake News AmmoLand Gun News USA –-( Mother Of All Bombshells… Another Trump Bombshell bites the dust. After all the fake news hype, it’s revealed to be a REAL nothing burger. Did you enjoy this cartoon? You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining anyone or all of these… Read More

Adaptive Tactical Gives Back & Sponsors NSSF Northwest Rimfire Challenge

Adaptive Tactical Gives Back & Sponsors NSSF Northwest Rimfire Challenge Adaptive Tactical Nampa, Idaho ( – Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturers of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, believes in giving back and as such is proud to announce it is a Gold Sponsor of the Northwest Championship Rimfire Challenge. The challenge will be held July 28-30,… Read More

Affordable Dangerous Game Rifles — Roundup

The active pursuit of dangerous game is far and away my favorite style of hunting. I don’t intend to demean any of the other game animals — I love it all, from rabbits to pheasants to deer — but when dangerous game is on the menu, you have my full and undivided attention. The gear… Read More

“There must be some way out of here,” said the joker to the thief

[embedded content] It looks like the vote on the motion to proceed on the literal death-political suicide pact the Republicans have been trying to ram through Congress will happen at 2:30. We shouldn’t forget, even as it becomes normal, how disgusting this is, procedurally as well as substantively: We are hurtling toward a health-care disaster… Read More

QBZ 95-1 Enters the Picatinny Age

Recent screen grabs from Chinese television have indicated that the 5.8x42mm QBZ 95-1 service rifle is being fielded among PLA soldiers with picatinny rails and assorted optics. Specifically, the unit shown is an Airborne unit preparing for an Airborne Platoon 2017 competition among the armed forces. Earlier we’ve covered the development of the QBZ 95-1 with… Read More

CapArms Question of the Day: Inform the Cops You’re Packing?

Considering this morning’s article on the Arizona DOT’s advice to armed motorists stopped by the police, given the Philando Castile case, should armed drivers treat every interaction with the police as a potentially fatal encounter? More specifically, should you inform the police you’re packing heat, regardless of the law? As I reported, some states have… Read More

California Launches Automated Application Process for Wild Bird Hunts

California Upland Game Wild Bird USA -( California hunters can now apply online for specially managed upland game bird hunting opportunities on private and public lands. Starting with the 2017 fall hunting season, hunters will need to apply through the Automated License Data System (ALDS) for special hunt drawings for pheasant, chukar, quail, wild turkey… Read More

Persistence & Icy Determination, the Keys to Success

By John Farnam Persistence & Icy Determination, the Keys to Success Defense Training International, Inc Ft Collins, CO –-( “Knowledge defeats fear. Preparation defeats failure. Discipline defeats panic” ~ Michael Lang Aspiring Operators! I trained a stalwart group of enthusiastic students of our Art last weekend. Some were new to gun ownership, but all were… Read More

Boone and Crockett Club Selects Ripcord as Official Rescue Insurance

MISSOULA, Mont. -( The Boone and Crockett Club announced Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance as their official rescue travel insurance provider. Ripcord provides comprehensive coverage and services for hunters and adventurers with remote rescue, emergency evacuation, medical expense coverage, trip cancellation/interruption, baggage loss and more. “Our members routinely travel to wild and remote places in search… Read More

PA State Capitol Police Upgrade to Tavor X95

The Tavor X95 is a solid choice for urban environments. Once you go bullpup, you never go back.  Right? Such is the case with Pennsylvania State Capitol Police who announced this week that they were upgrading their duty rifles from the original Tavor SAR to the new and improved Tavor X95. “We’re honored that the… Read More

The Jobless Future is Going to Be Great

If Democrats are going to start articulating pro-worker policies again as central platform planks, they need to get on board real fast to the problems that automation is already causing, problems that will grow rapidly. Robot developers say they are close to a breakthrough—getting a machine to pick up a toy and put it in… Read More

Zeroed In: Dan Brokos

Sergeant Major Dan Brokos Has Spent 21 Years in Army Special Forces Doing Bad Things to Bad People, and He’s About to Start Dropping Knowledge in RECOIL. Here’s His Story. Photos by Kenda Lenseigne When you first encounter Dan Brokos, you immediately start casting around in the far corners of your brain for a connection,… Read More

Chevy ZH2 – The Element of Surprise

Meet the Hydrogen-Powered Chevy ZH2. One-off Prototype or Prelude to the Future of Transportation? Photos by Robert McGaffin When it comes to describing the Chevy ZH2, we hesitate to label it with the term “concept.” Most vehicles bearing that moniker never seem to get beyond being displayed on a carousel at auto shows with sultry-voiced… Read More

Purina Renews Partnership as Official Dog Food of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever

Pheasant Hunting Bird Dog St. Paul, Minn. –-( Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever is proud to announce the continued partnership of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company as a national sponsor and Purina Pro Plan as the official dog food brand of “The Habitat Organization.” The long-term relationship provides support of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s wildlife… Read More

Safariland Announces 2017 Safariland Training Group Conference

Four-day ICP Instructor Course, which includes OC aerosol, less lethal impact and chemical and Distraction Device training. Jacksonville, Florida –-( The Safariland Training Group today announces that their fall Conference will take place September 19-22, 2017 in Homestead, Fla. Twenty-two classes in all are being offered during this four-day event, providing law enforcement officers with… Read More

California DFW Seeks Information Related to Foothill Yellow-legged Frog

Foothill Yellow-legged Frog California Department of Fish and Wildlife USA -( The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Foothill Yellow-legged Frog as a threatened species. The Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii) inhabits lower elevation creeks, streams and rivers throughout the Klamath, Coast, Sierra Nevada… Read More

Obama Care Improvements

Art by Michael Ramirez Obama Care Improvements AmmoLand Gun News USA –-( Obama Care Improvements. From the horse’s mouth: “You know, you can put lipstick on a pig,” Obama said, “but it’s still a pig.” “You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called ‘change.’ It’s still gonna stink after eight years.” Added… Read More

Laura Carno Says Public Schools Hold a Civic Duty to Boost Firearms Training

Laura Carno, brilliant author of Government Ruins Nearly Everything, ardent Second Amendment protector, political dynamo, and my dear friend, penned an insightful article recently on how to ensure public safety in our nation’s public schools. Carno, who believes citizens are adults who shouldn’t be told how to live and instead need to tell the government to back… Read More

Iconic Scattergun: An Affordable FAIR Iside 20 Gauge — Full Review

With a company name of Fabricca Armi Isidoro Rizzini (FAIR), this little 20-gauge jewel has definitely pulled off an under promise and over deliver scenario with the Iside model. FAIR is a northern Italian firearms manufacturer that has been in business since 1971. They have been building and providing fine firearms for years and are… Read More

Tips for Lightweight Backpacking – Gear Tasting Radio 25

No matter what your definition is for lightweight backpacking, we can all agree that saving weight is the priority. Today on Gear Tasting Radio, Bryan and Rob discuss some tips for lightweight backpacking. After calculating the weight for all your gear, you can use some of these tips to start shaving ounces, which will turn… Read More

Finally, White People are Outraged about Police Violence

There’s no question that the killing of the Australian woman by a police officer in Minneapolis is a terrible thing. It goes once again to show that one of the nation’s biggest problems is that the police carry weapons on all occasions. Stripping the police of their guns is one of the biggest moves toward… Read More

Arizona Department of Transportation Adds Armed Driver Guidelines

The Arizona Department of Transportation doesn’t go that far, but it’s added a section to its drivers’ manual on the proper behavior for an armed driver stopped by police. From , page 57 of the Drivers’ License Manual : Inform the officer of any weapons on your person or in the vehicle. In addition… Read More

BREAKING: District of Columbia’s “May Issue” Carry Law Struck Down

Judge Thomas B. Griffith, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has just issued a permanent injunction against the District’s “may issue” firearms licensing scheme, holding that the Second Amendment’s “core lawful purpose” of “self-defense” included the right to carry a firearm beyond the home. The opinion, written by Judge… Read More

Mother Jones’ Latest Claim Has Gun Owners Laughing

Oh, Mother… Jones, what the fresh heck is this steaming pile!? and what is that featured image?! To help wee-wee the gun control agenda up in response to the continued spike in gun owners and concealed carry permit holders, Mother Jones’ writer Bryan Shatz boldly declares in one hell of a sensationalized headline Only 3 In… Read More

Granada Scientists Develop Gun-Spotting Artificial Intelligence

Researchers at the University of Granada in Spain developed a type of artificial intelligence that can identify guns on camera. The technology was developed for security systems at large public events, but it can be applied in other ways as well. The artificial intelligence can spot guns on video in real time, with an accuracy… Read More

Women, Water, and Labor

In thinking about both labor issues and global development, the connection between women’s work and water supplies must be central. In much of the world, women work incredibly hard hauling water from often distant sources to homes. In the United States, this was the case into the 1940s, at least in rural America (Caro’s The… Read More

Russian 7.62x25mm Factory Ammunition with Backwards Loaded Bullets from 7.62x39mm

Russian company TechCrim (known for designing the .366 TKM round) makes cartridges with very strange looking bullets. These are 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridges with backwards loaded bullets. It is possible that a single round could mistakenly be loaded backwards, but not entire lots, right? It turns out, that they’ve deliberately done so. Further research shows, that these are actually not… Read More

Find Out What Barrel Length is Best for Your AR

With so many barrel length options, which one is the best for new shooters? The AR-15 is America’s rifle, at least for the moment. Everyone should own two. We have been using 5.56/.223 in this gun for over 40 years and like it or not it is combat tested as the day is long. One… Read More

Trump Planning to Get Rid Of Sessions Because He’s Not Authoritarian Enough

When the president is an authoritarian who thinks the Attorney General should work for him personally — not over overlooking crimes related to his administration but punishing his political enemies over nothing — it’s hard for even really bad ones to be bad enough: President Trump and his advisers are privately discussing the possibility of… Read More

Verney-Carron Veloce: Almost a Semi-Auto Shotgun

French firearms manufacturer Verney-Carron makes a hunting shotgun called Veloce which features their Stop&Go technology earlier seen in their Speedline family of hunting rifles. The way the Stop&Go concept works is that after each shot, the bolt cycles back (extracts, ejects, cocks the hammer) and gets caught in its rearmost position. Imagine a bolt hold open mechanism… Read More

SilencerCo Omega 9SD For the H&K MP5SD

As I prepare to become two years older since the day I decided to invest in an MP5SD from TPM Outfitters (and I still don’t have it in hand), I find myself staring longingly at pictures of random MP5s and other H&K clones. Don’t feel bad for me (I knew you wouldn’t anyway), I bit into this… Read More

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 112

This is the grave of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Wilbur Wright was born in 1867 in Indiana and his younger brother Orville was born four years later in Dayton. Neither finished high school, which was hardly uncommon at the time. They got involved in the printing business in Dayton, publishing a series of short-lived newspapers,… Read More

Bigshooterist Talks About His Frankengun (971D)

Jeff of Bigshooterist YouTube channel has released a video where he talks about the machine gun that he has created. This is a very strange looking firearm, to say the least. This gun is made of all kind of different gun parts fitted together to become an ultimate Frankengun. Bigshooterist even has a model designation for this… Read More

Social Media is Not the Place to Show off Your Dumbassery

Okay, guys – can we talk? I’m in a few different gun groups across several social media platforms. For the most part, they’re informative and I love going in to see what people are talking about, asking advice on, or just generally sharing. It helps me to gauge what I’m writing on Bearing Arms and… Read More

TYR Tactical Tuesday – PICO-DS Assaulters Chest Rack

TYR Tactical Tuesday – PICO-DS Assaulters Chest Rack The TYR Tactical® PICO-DS Assaulters Chest Rack (TYR-DSCR005) provides true “Mission Adaptability” for the end user. It was designed to be worn as a stand-alone rack or it can be attached to the PICO-DS Assaulters Plate Carrier via the Quick Attach Surface Mount (QASM) buckle system. Each… Read More

Former Bloomberg Lackey Comes Clean on True Anti-Gun Agenda

Sponsored by NRA-ILA Back when Mark Glaze was executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and later Everytown for Gun Safety, he went to great lengths to portray his master’s anti-gun positions as moderate. Glaze used the typical gun control advocate refrain that his groups were merely seeking “common sense” gun laws. The… Read More

[VIDEO] Is Keanu Shredding the Firearms Course With John Wick 3 in His Sights?

Looks like Keanu has started taking the red pill daily. A few weeks ago, Taran Tactical posted another video of Reeves shredding the firearms course with 87eleven Action Design and Taran Tactical Innovations. Keanu, who trained hard for his roles in the popular first two installments of John Wick, now definitely knows ‘gun fu’! But is he… Read More

High Speed Gear – Duty-Grip Padded Belt

High Speed Gear – Duty-Grip Padded Belt SWANSBORO, North Carolina – July 25, 2017 – High Speed Gear® has a history of producing some of the most versatile tactical pouches and platforms in the industry. A proven performer, HSGI® continues to show tremendous popularity in law enforcement, military and shooting sports markets worldwide. Our extensive… Read More

Blueridge Armor Releases Vengeance Series Hard Armor Shield Line

BlueRidge Armor announced the launch of the VENGEANCE™ series, a new hard armor tactical shield line. Introductory models of the new ballistic shields were displayed July 13th and 14th at the ADS Warrior Expo East in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The VENGEANCE™ Series builds off BlueRidge Armors popular WMX1 Transporter Platform. Partnering with Dix Defense distribution… Read More

New Gerber Sharkbelly Now Available

PORTLAND, OREGON (July 25th, 2017) – GERBER, an industry-leading manufacturer of personal knives, multi-tools, and gear, announces the introduction of the new Sharkbelly. This smartly designed knife is an update to the classic everyday carry pocket knife with lightweight utility and standout features. Designed and built in Gerber’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, this American made… Read More

Propper 4PV Armor Records First Save

St. Charles, MO — Troup County (GA) Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Hockett, 24 years old and newly married, recently became the best kind of statistic – a survivor – thanks in part to his Propper 4PV concealable armor. According to the sheriff’s office, Hockett was responding just before noon on January 9 to a welfare check… Read More

California Magazine Ban Stopped in Its Tracks

Gone are the days when the law required Americans to be armed. Instead, we face a new bans on guns, ammunition, or firearms accessories every time we turn around. In fact, many people see no reason for civilians to have guns at all, let alone the weapons they view as designed specifically for the military.… Read More

Gentex Awarded $13M U.S. Army Contract for Apache Aviator Integrated Helmet

Direct contract enables better pricing, and streamlined engineering and integration support Simpson, PA, July 24, 2017. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel has been awarded a $13,443,811 firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army for the delivery of Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets… Read More

California City Councilman Uses Gun to Repel Home Intruder

Councilman Luis Chavez.  (Photo: The Fresno Bee) It’s safe to say that the words “California city councilmen” don’t evoke images of gun-wielding neighborhood defenders. But that’s exactly what one would-be home intruder stumbled upon in Fresno, Ca., when he tried to cross Councilman Luis Chavez. “Out of the corner of my eye, I see this… Read More

Return of the TangoDown iO Cover for the Aimpoint T-1 Optic

TangoDown is pleased to announce the return of the iO Cover for the Aimpoint™ T-1 (iO-003). The iO-003 maintains the same sleek & snug fit of the original iO cover. Manufactured from durable thermoplastic polyurethane, the caps resist solvents, oils and UV exposure. Additionally, they accept most spray paints and hydro-dip processes. The iO-003 offers… Read More

Maryland Residents Challenge the 4th Circuit’s Kolbe v. Hogan Ruling

In April 2013, Maryland passed the Firearm Safety Act (FSA). Among other things, the FSA bans law-abiding citizens, with the exception of retired law enforcement officers, from possessing the vast majority of semi-automatic rifles commonly kept by several million American citizens for defending their families and homes and other lawful purposes. In truth, the law went… Read More

$12 Instructions for 3D-Printed Firearms have Anti-gunners Sweating

The 3D-printable RAMBO system. (Photo: U.S. Army) Readily available homemade firearms have long been the ultimate gun-control nightmare, and a new report suggests that Michael Bloomberg’s bad dream may become reality sooner than even he could have imagined. The RAND Corporation recently released a study that found instructions for 3D-printed firearms being sold on the… Read More

Enter the ‘Go Hunt’ Giveaway! Win $3,955 Worth of Hunting Gear!

This is a no-brainer.  Stop what you’re doing right now and enter the ‘Go Hunt’ Giveaway to win almost $4,000 worth of hunting gear.  It’s really easy to do and it takes all of two seconds. Here is the LINK TO ENTER. Deadline to participate is August 11, 2017. Prizes include all of the following:… Read More

Surprise Scheduling

One of the many indignities low wage workers suffer is with their schedules. Whether the constant shift of their schedules week to week, reporting to work and being sent home after an hour if business is slow, and surprise scheduling are all practices that should be banned. They seriously interfere with the ability of an… Read More

Bruce Willis’s ‘First Kill’: The New York Times Is Not Impressed

First Kill (trailer below) looks like a terrific, if predictable movie. Given the lack of buzz surrounding the film (the trailer only has 384,000 hits) and Mr. Willis restrained performance, it could well be a sleeper hit. Especially for The People of the Gun. The plot . . . [embedded content] A dad takes his… Read More

Epoxy AR-15 Mold Ghost Gun Kit – Clay Eats Some Crow!

I, for one, will never understand the fascination with 80-percent firearms. I don’t need an unregistered lower receiver or care if it has a serial number in a database. As my old mentor from the U.S. Marine Corps once told me, “If it’s time to start burying guns, it’s already time to start digging them… Read More

Not So Smart Gun

Jul 24, 2017 Posted by Sebastian in Guns | 0 comments Really, this can never work without some kind of electronic primer. Anything else is just feel good theater. [embedded content] Related posts (automatically generated): Electronic Tolling on PA Turnpike A Bit More on Smart Guns Busy Beaver Leave a Reply Your email address will… Read More

Man vs Wife Challenge: Who Shoots Better?

We hear it all the time; “my wife shoots better than I do, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!”, “women in my classes are a better shot because they listen better than men.” and “women are notoriously great shots!” Since tomorrow is the 14 year anniversary of the first date I had with… Read More

The Return of the King: Single-Stack 1911s in Competition

Although more “advanced” guns have dominated in competition in recent years, the tried-and-true single-stack 1911 is making a comeback today. “Looks like you’ve come full circle,” that’s what an old friend of mine said when he saw me wearing a single stack .45 on my side at the Area 6 Championship in April. It was… Read More

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up Greetings from the Atlantikwall Museum Nordwijk, The Netherlands. This picture shows a distance meter made by Carl Zeiss Jena. The museum opens on Sundays. Thanks JP! This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 00:00 and is filed under KCRF. You can follow any responses to… Read More

5,000 Guns Confiscated So Far from Chicago in 2017

The city of Chicago is the poster child for the graveyard spiral that happens when gun control activists have a stranglehold on the local politicians. The shared belief in that city: stricter gun control laws are all that’s needed to stop the insane number of murders which happen in the city on a daily basis.… Read More

John Lott Uses Facts, Stats to Show Why We Need National Reciprocity Passed NOW

Sponsored by NRA-ILA A report from the Crime Prevention Research Center estimates that the number of concealed carry permits issued last year was the largest increase ever – continuing a four-year trend of record setting increases in the number of concealed carry permits. This rapid growth of permits has been attributed to increases among African-Americans and women.  Economist… Read More

Cabela’s Shareholders Greenlight $4B Sale to Bass Pro

Cabela’s is being sold to Bass Pro for $4 billion.(Photo: Wikipedia) The Shareholders of Cabela’s gave the thumbs-up to the sale of the sporting goods retailer to its competitor Bass Pro Tuesday in a deal that will pay them $61.50 per share. The sale price of the Nebraska-based chain was $4 billion. Bass Pro’s intent… Read More

WATCH: Optimus Prime Gets Butt kicked Trying to Rob Fresno Starbucks

“Big knife. Fake gun. Optimus Prime mask. Oh, yeah. I’m ready.” Ryan Flores must have been thinking something along these lines before trying to rob a Fresno, Ca., Starbucks last Thursday. But the 30 year old quickly discovered that wearing an Optimus Prime mask and being as badass as Optimus Prime are two very different… Read More

17-Year-Old Girl Uses Dad’s Gun to Defend Home From Intruder

If you’re a parent of a young woman, it’s probably your worst nightmare. She’s home alone. There’s a criminal on the loose in the area. You, the authorities and everyone else are miles and miles away. The father of Kimber Wood (is it slightly ironic that her first name is the same as that of… Read More

Radian Weapons – RAPTOR-LT Ambidextrous Charging Handle

Radian Weapons – RAPTOR-LT Ambidextrous Charging Handle Radian Weapons’ new Raptor-LT ambidextrous charging handles are machined from 7075 aluminum, MILSPEC Type III hard anodized, then over-molded with high-strength, fiberglass reinforced polymer. They are compatible with AR15/M16 or AR10/SR25-pattern rifles ans available in black, flat dark earth, and grey, which are designed to match standard Magpul… Read More

Obscure Object of Desire: AR-15 Drone Defender

The image above – courtesy — is slightly incendiary. The drones used by IS and its allies don’t look like B1 bombers. And there hasn’t been an incident where members of the Islamic death cult have deployed [obviously smaller] bombs on drones have been used against Allied forces in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan. Yet.… Read More

Trijicon Enters the Thermal Optics Market

Trijicon is one of the most respected and recognizable names in the optics industry. In fact, you would be hard pressed to go anywhere in the world and not be able to find someone who recognizes the ACOG optic. Their innovation has continued over the years and in January of 2017, they made a bold… Read More

Russia Developing Artificial Intelligence-Controlled Combat Drones

The Kalashnikov Concern is working on fully-automated combat drones. (Photo: TASS) The Russian ministry of defense, along with the Kalashnikov Concern, is working on self-guided combat drones. The drones will be equipped with cameras and guns, to identify and attack targets according to their on-board artificial intelligence. “In the imminent future, the Group will unveil… Read More

Daniel Defense Unveils it’s 3-D Printed Suppressor

Daniel Defense is showing off its new DD Wave, a one-piece suppressor created in a 3D printer for increased strength and durability. The DD WAVE is a unique one-piece, 3D printed Inconel baffle/tube that “eliminates the need for welds—typically the weakest points of a traditional suppressor—providing unmatched strength and durability,” according to a Daniel Defense… Read More

NDIA Applauds Trump’s Intent For Defense Industrial Base Review

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association applauded Friday President Donald Trump’s intent to sign an executive order for a wide “whole of government” review of the defense industrial base, saying the action is a long time in coming and offering its hand in research and study. “The review is long overdue,” said retired… Read More

GLOCK vs. McDonald’s: Why the Pistol Maker Reins Supreme

“To lure more mid-afternoon customers, McDonald’s is rejecting its recent health-food kick and rolling out the sweets: croissants, muffin tops and a new sundae-topping station for ice cream lovers,” reports. Wait. What? Back when I was a kid, McDonald’s sold hamburgers. And that was it. And boy were they fast. Even after the chain… Read More

Sign Calls Out the Idiotic Debate on Campus Carry

On Thursday, a picture of a sign reportedly posted outside a lab at the University of Georgia rose to the top of Reddit and triggered a bold command from Moms Demand harpy-in-chief Shannon Watts. The sign informs students that “in the interest of personal safety”, open-toed shoes, shorts, and loose clothing are safety hazards and therefore not… Read More

Finally, Economics Departments Will Teach Free Market Capitalism

For whatever reason, the University of Utah was a long resister in the dominance of the free market fundamentalism that has made the field of Economics a joke. Luckily, there has been some meaningful pushback against this new orthodoxy in the last decade, but many Economics departments are still dominated by right-wing hacks. That was… Read More

Top Five Guns of the National Firearms Museum

There are approximately 3,000 firearms on display at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. If you spent every minute of the 7.5 hours a day that the museum is open and tried to look at every gun on display, you’d only have, well, I’m not very good at math, but you wouldn’t have… Read More

The NRA: America’s Second Largest White Supremacist Organization

The Republican Party is of course the nation’s largest white supremacist organization. But the NRA is second. And in case you thought the goal of this organization was to protect gun rights, let’s be clear that it is only part of the answer. The goal is to give white people lots of guns to “protect”… Read More

2017 National Scout Jamboree – USSOCOM Leadership Experience

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the National Scout Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit near Beckley, West Virginia. It’s held every four years and hosts contingents from all over the US, as well as international Scouts. The military presence was impressive, with representatives from each of the services, including their SOF elements. There… Read More

Random Thoughts About My Anti-Gun Mother’s Passing

Daphne Farago (above) passed away quietly on Sunday, at the ripe old age of 94. It was the end of a tough life for my Mom, psychologically speaking. She lost both her parents at an early age. She left her native South Africa as soon as she could, met my father in post-war Germany, emigrated… Read More

Greatest Albums by Women

Normally, I would save this for one of my occasional Saturday night music posts, but this is worth a stand alone conversation. Usually, when someone tries to rank music, it ends up a disaster, either too orthodox or too contrarian or just hackish. But this NPR attempt to rank the best 150 albums by women… Read More

Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day: Matt in FL

TTAG commenter Matt in FL says, the “belt, SuperTuck, & Cryo go to work. Remora & Leek go everywhere else.” Sounds like a plan. See all his gear at Everyday Carry . . . Recommended For You Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Ryan Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day: Jo Ad… Read More

Road Rage – Let *sshole Drivers Be: Self-Defense Tip

Back when I was in high school, my best friend (not shown) flipped off the driver of an enormous Lincoln Continental for cutting us off. The barge pilot — license plate “Johnny” — proceeded to ram us, trying to kill us. Even though I was in a Pinto station wagon (with Pirelli tires!), I managed… Read More

Marine Corps’ Acquisition Command Gives Congresswoman Insider View of Newest Gear

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Virginia— Marine Corps Systems Command welcomed U.S. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas to the Gruntworks Squad Integration Facility aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico July 11. During her visit Tsongas received an insider view of advancements in personal protective equipment and load bearing equipment for Marines. Massachusetts Congresswoman Niki Tsongas joins Marine Corps Systems… Read More

Meet the Maker: Behind the Scenes with Jake Hoback of Hoback Knives

Like many of you out there, we’re blade geeks. Whether it’s a folding knife for Every Day Carry or a solid fixed blade for bushcraft adventures, we’re always on the lookout for good quality knives. Recently, we had an opportunity to take a look at a couple knives from Jake Hoback and also ask him a… Read More

Today’s Innovation in Anti-Anti Trump Discourse

Evidently, at this late date it’s becoming hard to argue that there’s nothing to the Trump/Russia story, what with the Trump campaign now boasting about their collusion and all. So the anti-anti Trump left needs some distracting non-sequiturs. One favorite is the (utter falsehood) that Russia is a DISTRACTION that is preventing Democrats from talking… Read More

CapArms Questions of the Day: What’s Wrong with “Guns Everywhere”?

“Rosalind C Hughes [above] is an Episcopal priest and immigrant from the United Kingdom,” reports, by way of an introduction to her Op Ed Guns everywhere, but our safety is never more compromised. Reverend Hughes isn’t happy with Ohio’s gun law liberalization. Her hand-wringing harangue asks the following questions of her readers — which… Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of Concealed Carrying During a Traffic Stop

We’ve all been there. You’re jamming along, not really paying attention to speed, lanes, stop signs, whatever, and suddenly it’s all blue lights and sirens! You’re jamming along, not really paying attention to speed, lanes, stop signs, whatever, and suddenly it’s all blue lights and sirens! I recently spoke with my local sheriff who told… Read More

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 111

This is the grave of Phil Sheridan. Born in 1831 in Albany, New York, Sheridan’s family moved to Ohio when he was young. He was a very lucky young man. He worked as a bookkeeper as a teenager but got to know his local congressman, who set him up with an appointment at West Point,… Read More

US Tactical Supply Now Offering Skeleton Optics

U.S. Tactical Supply is excited to offer the new line of Skeleton Optics! Skeleton Optics use Carl Zeiss Vision lenses with handcrafted Grilamid TR-90 frames designed and manufactured in Italy. Every pair of Skeleton Optics sunglasses use cutting edge Tri-pel / Ri-pel coating technology, with Polarized & 100% UVA/B/C, ANSI Z80.3-2015 protected lenses. We are… Read More

The Trump/Ryan/McConnell War on the Rule of Law

I have a piece for The Week about what Congress will do if Trump fires Robert Mueller. (SPOILER: nothing, because tax cuts and neoconfederate judges): And despite the (not actually true) cliché that “it’s the coverup, not the crime,” it’s nearly certain that Trump is engaging in a coverup because he’s guilty of serious wrongdoing.… Read More

Gun Review: Weatherby Mark V Accumark in .308 Win

There’s no doubt that Remington’s 700 is the champ, the long-time gold standard in bolt action rifles. But much as Romeo y Julieta is (arguably) the gold standard of cigars, that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of room for improvement. To push that analogy just a little further, you might say that Weatherby’s Mark V… Read More

…and Sunday’s shooting…

I have decided that weekends are for shooting my own stuff. I can do work shooting on weekdays. Sunday saw another hundred rounds of TulAmmo sent downrange through the Gen3 19. I started out shooting at the upper target box at seven yards, at about the pace I’d use on the 3×5 in a FAST…call… Read More

Bushmaster ACR Upgrades: 18” CHF Barrel & Geissele Super ACR Trigger Review

Mr. Guns ‘n Gear wasn’t thrilled with the accuracy performance of the Bushmaster ACR. But did adding a factory CHF 18” barrel and the Geissele Super Performance trigger help? 18” CHF barrel (use code LDN for $20 off and free shipping currently): Author’s Bio: Jenn Jacques Born and raised in northern rural Wisconsin, she… Read More

“She Persisted.” Gun Owner Fights Unlawful “No Return” Gun Policy

Sponsored by NRA-ILA On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed that law enforcement officials in New York acted unlawfully with respect to guns confiscated from a Nassau County woman in 2012.   We had previously written about the legal battle to recover the guns and the initial court decision, Panzella… Read More

SureFire To Exhibit At Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, will be a featured exhibitor at the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, held July 26th – 29th in Salt Lake City, Utah. SureFire will be debuting an all new booth with new illumination tools and products for the outdoors community.… Read More

New From Daniel Defense: DD WAVE 3D Printed Suppressor

Daniel Defense has announced their first suppressor, the DD WAVE. Built for .223/5.56, 7.62 and .300 Win Mag ammo, the one-piece 3D-printed WAVE is available in direct thread ($986) or quick detach ($1157) models. Here’s their press release: Black Creek, GA – Daniel Defense, manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, has released its… Read More

Vintage Swamp Water

Like a dog returning to its sick, Jeff Sessions is returning to those favorite themes from the Nineties: “Pot Is Bad” and “Asset Forfeiture Is Cool“. In a letter to Congress, Sessions asked for a ban on using federal funds to go after medical marijuana distributors in states that have legalized medical weed to be… Read More

Quote of the Day: Rising Crime Has Women Tooling Up in Chicago

“Things happen in the neighbourhoods all the time. You see people shooting on expressways. You see people shooting everywhere. You just never know. So you’d better be prepared [rather] than unprepared.”  – Shandrea Boyd in Rising violence prompts worried Chicago women to join gun clubs [via] Recommended For You Quote of the Day: Praise the Lord… Read More

Mawashi – UPRISE Tactical Exoskeleton

While the UPRISE™ Tactical Exoskeleton has popped up in various future soldier system program demonstrations, it was officially unveiled to the market at an offsite during SOFIC. I got a good look at it not long after, while attending CANSEC in Ottawa., Canada, in late May. There are a whole slew of companies developing wearable… Read More

Will McConnell Be Willing to Destroy the Filibuster to Pass TrumpCare?

Because that’s apparently his only option: Efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act ran into big trouble on Friday afternoon, when the Senate parliamentarian ruled that nearly a dozen key provisions of GOP repeal legislation violate special procedural rules that Republicans are using to pass their bill. The list of provisions includes a clause, which many… Read More

Saturday, Caturday, Gaturday…

I think Huck had the right idea for Saturday, nevertheless I saddled up and headed over to the range. The weather was glorious, with temps in the mid-70s and low humidity. A few puffy white clouds to add some texture to a mostly clear blue sky… It’s weather such as this that makes one mighty… Read More


After not walking on Friday, and generally wasting the day in a funk (other than that range trip) I had a pretty productive weekend. Got some writing done, went out to lunch with Bobbi, got the lawn mowed, and got to bed shortly after ten last night with the intention of bouncing out of bed… Read More

This modern world…

You can be pondering the infinite in The Smallest Room and ask your phone what year Jeff Cooper was born, and it will answer you. What a fascinating modern world in which we live! Full Story Here Books Bikes Boom Sticks July 23, 2017 10:15 pm Support Us

Changing up…

From ’01 to ’07, my bedside gun was a Beretta 96D. The big double-action-only horse pistol functioned essentially like an eleven-shot .40S&W-caliber revolver. From ’07 until now, the job has belonged to a 2″-barreled S&W Model 64, a stainless steel snubbie K-frame in .38 Special. I’m in the process of auditioning a replacement for the… Read More