Hornady Black: 14 Loads Tuned To Run Black Guns

There are more firearm owners today than at any other time in American history, and a large segment of our gun-owning population are not hunters. For decades, the firearms industry has lumped those types of shooters together and sold hunting rounds as self-defense loads. I say, “No more.” Hornady has been observing the population growth… Read More

Review: Benelli Ethos 28 Gauge

The Ethos is one of Benelli’s more recent creations and serves as a retort to those who thought that the Vinci represented a pivot to a future of largely plastic construction. It uses the two-part receiver familiar from guns like the Legacy and SuperSport. This combines a silver-anodized aluminum lower receiver with a black-anodized upper… Read More

Carry Jeans: S&S Precision 757 Performance Denim

There are times when it is necessary to visit the wrong side of the tracks. When doing so, plan accordingly, and travel with your preferred tools on your person and ensure that they are easily accessible. Avoiding trouble begins by blending in. In the U.S., blue jeans are the most commonly worn trousers, especially after… Read More

Guns & Ammo Tests The New Tango6 Riflescope

The Tango6 is part of SIG Sauer’s premium riflescope line that caters primarily to long-range and precision rifle work. Tango6 riflescopes can be used for hunting, but weight becomes a factor once we get to the 3-18X model tested here. These scopes pack a ton of features into an optically high-performer and SIG Sauer serves them up… Read More

Shooting With Your Magazine On The Ground

While attending the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, a 30-something shooting instructor approached me from a large federal organization. His question caught me off guard: “How do you get shooters past the urban legend of not placing their M4 or AR-15 magazine on the ground while shooting?” I was befuddled; we had slayed this… Read More

Ruger LCP II – Modern & Modest

The original Ruger LCP was announced in 2008, and has been a smash success as one of the company’s top-selling models. Who wouldn’t want a compact, flat (.82 in.), lightweight (9.4 oz.) and reliable pistol? Ruger kept up with production as demand grew, but that didn’t prevent the company from trying to improve on the… Read More

Hogue Grips – An American Success Story

Impressed by Guy Hogue’s personal S&W M58, the author equipped his own square-butt model with Hogue’s rubber Monogrip. For its comfort and control, it remains a favorite. It was the late 1960s, and Guy Hogue had a problem: Like so many other shooters and Southern California law enforcement (LE) officers, the grips of his sidearm… Read More

Nikon’s New Black Force 1000 1-4X IL

Nikon’s Black Force 1000 1-4X IL scope allows shooters to engage targets at close range then quickly transition to other targets. The Black Force 1000 1-4X IL also provides reasonable capability of making more precise shots out to mid-ranges without over-magnifying your target. There are few things worse than shouldering your carbine and then having… Read More

Nikon’s New Black X1000 6-24x50SF

Designed for long-range shooting, Nikon’s new Black X1000 has a variable 6 to 24 magnification range and a 50mm objective lens, but there is also the option of a 4 to 16 power range. For those who want to touch targets at long range, Nikon’s new Black X1000 scope is well worth a look. Here… Read More

LaserMax’s New GripSense Activation Technology

The new LaserMax CenterFire with GripSense technology is currently available for the Ruger LC9, LC9S, LC380 and the S&W Shield. The unit offers a 100-lumen mint-green-colored light paired with either red or green laser. $200 (red laser) / $220 (green laser) In the consumer electronics market, good products become great products when they provide the… Read More

Glock Owners Are The New 1911 Crowd

Take a minute and reflect back to the days when we all had the same guns. We ran what we had because there hadn’t been a lot of innovation in many years. All of a sudden, out of the gate jumped the next generation of pistols. The old-school boys weren’t happy; they were content with… Read More

Hypervelocity ammunition? When is enough, enough?

What seems like a lifetime ago, I was working in radio broadcasting when I first heard the unofficial motto of rock ’n’ roll: “Some is good, more is better, too much is not enough.” Back then, handgun bullets were simply made of lead and copper. Bullets were full weight, and they didn’t move all that… Read More

Bloomberg-Funded Everytown Spending $1 Million on Virginia Elections

(Photo: Everytown for Gun Safety) Everytown for Gun Safety is dropping big bucks on the Virginia elections this November, pledging an “initial investment” of at least $1 million reports The Washington Post. Around $700,000 is going to be spent trying to get the Democratic nominee for governor, Ralph Northam, elected while the other $300,000 will… Read More

Choose A Carry Position

With so many holster and cover-garment options, deciding how to carry a firearm can be a daunting task for someone new to concealed carry. While much is open to interpretation, there are a few hard and fast rules. For instance, a “closed garment,” such as a T-shirt, a button-up shirt or a zippered jacket, is… Read More

Handgunning: Programming Your Brain

Ever watch a good shooter in a match? You might miss the reloads. How did they get that fast, that smooth or that good? Practice, yes, but what kind? Some practice models prove to be not just distracting, but also counterproductive. One is the medical school model. Aspiring physicians learn by the method known as… Read More

Five Ways To Better Secure Your Home

The goal isn’t to live like a hermit or an antisocial shut-in, but there are common-sense ways you can prevent being victimized in your home before we even get to the physical aspects of security. Don’t live in a violent area, and don’t associate with scumbags. The vast majority of violent break-ins that I’ve investigated… Read More

Seven Habits Of Highly Dangerous People

Habits which make you more effective in the pursuit of your security and the security and safety of your loved ones. Habits — we all have them. But just like there’s no such thing as a “good” gun or an “evil” gun, there’s no such thing as a good habit or a bad habit. There… Read More

Tru-Spec Concealed Holster Shirt

Designed for concealed carry of small- to medium-framed handguns, Tru-Spec’s Concealed Holster Shirt is also useful for transporting money and documents, and items such as small cameras, spare magazine, etc. The pockets are comfortably reinforced with moisture-wicking and microbial protection. $53 If you’ve been issued a uniform, chances are that you’ve worn a piece of… Read More

Operation Hearing Aid

Do I have your attention, or do we need to get the closed-­captioning going so that you will understand? It’s not really funny if you are one of those who has lost hearing on the job, in battle or during an unplanned emergency. Recently, here is what I heard on the range: “Our leadership says… Read More

Maglula To The Rescue – Loading Your Magazine Quickly

The Baby UpLula will load single-stack magazines without a projecting side pin for cartridges between .22 and .380. The 22UpLula is a new .22LR double-stack loader for wide-body pistol mags. $39 It’s an adage so old that I’m sure even Socrates thought it was a groaner: “When I was a kid, I had to walk… Read More

Spent Cases: Warren Page

Warren Page hunted this heavy-horned Persian ibex in the Elburz range in northern Iran close to the Russian border. As with most of his hunts, Page carried “Old Betsy,” a 7mm Mashburn Super Magnum scoped with a Redfield 4X and fed a 175-grain Nosler semi-spitzer bullet. An accomplished hunter, Page was fascinated by all things… Read More

Self Defense: Know The Law Or Suffer The Consequences

“Better to be tried by 12 than carried by six.” Like many clichés, it has a nice ring to it. However, uttering such a nonsensical remark reveals a fundamental lack of knowledge. While most would agree that it’s better to live with the consequences of our actions than to die, this overly simplistic, chest-thumping approach… Read More

Finding the right shooting instructor

I often hear stories about this or that instructor. They range from awesome to keep it positive to not awesome. This column started with the idea that I regale you with a few of these stories concerning my fellow man (and, in some cases, woman). Then it occurred to me, why not discuss what to… Read More


In recent discussions here on police use of force, it has been suggested that since cops know they’re doing a risky job, they should wait longer than a civilian might before using force to defend themselves or effect an arrest.  After all, don’t they have more equipment and training? And didn’t they “assume the risk”?… Read More

Hurricane Harvey Claim Your CCW Card? TX Gov. Greg Abbott Has You Covered

Gov. Greg Abbott addresses the media during Hurricane Harvey. (Photo: CNN) If you lost or damaged your License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) or your Private Security Board License during the wrath of Hurricane Harvey, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has you covered. Gov. Abbott has instructed the Texas Department of Public Safety to replace gun… Read More

Springfield Releases 1911 EMP Concealed Carry Contour in .40S&W

The Springfield EMP Concealed Carry Contour. Alright, I’m not afraid to say it, but some guns are just plain sexy!  Take a look at any Springfield EMP Concealed Carry Contour and tell me otherwise.  I dare ya. The truth of the matter is that when all things in terms of functionality and reliability are equal, our choice… Read More

Good Ol’ Days

Art by A.F. Branco Good Ol’ Days AmmoLand Gun News USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Good Ol’ Days. Where would the indigenous people of America be had the Europeans never arrived? Are they not now better off than they were? Did you enjoy this cartoon? You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining anyone or all of these… Read More

Rimfire Shootout: Savage B Series .17 HMR vs. .17 WSM

In our 17 HMR vs .22LR shootout, .17 HMR was the clear winner. So the obvious question is, why not go to .17 WSM ( Winchester Super Magnum) instead of .17 HMR? Savage B Series The author shot two Savage B Series rifles during testing. Savage once again stepped up to support the rimfire circus… Read More

CDFW Offering Free Tundra Swan Tours This Fall and Winter

California Swans USA -(Ammoland.com)- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will offer free swan tours near Marysville on Saturdays beginning in November and extending through mid-January. Co-hosted by local rice farmers, the naturalist-led tours will focus on tundra swans in one of the premier locations for viewing swans in California. Ducks, geese, shorebirds,… Read More

When Bears Attack — Top Sidearms to Carry in Bear Country

As an outdoorsman, I enjoy being afield in all sorts of capacities. While hunting is one of my favorite pastimes, fishing and hiking are a wonderful means of spending time with friends and family and living in close proximity to both the Catskill and Adirondack mountains, there is ample opportunity for both of those activities.… Read More

Relive History at 15th Annual Kansas Fall River Rendezvous

Relive History at 15th Annual Kansas Fall River Rendezvous TORONTO, Kan. -(Ammoland.com)- Step back in time to when mountain men and American Indians roamed the recently acquired Louisiana Purchase territory. A time when the success of Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” had others clamoring to follow in their footsteps, anxious to explore the unknown.… Read More

10 Lessons Bugging Out Ahead of Irma – Prepping 101

What is the best way to make G-d laugh? Tell him your plans. That was my experience in bugging out from South Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma. If you are a regular reader here, I’m sure you would think that I was well prepared for a short term natural disaster. And overall I would say… Read More

Trijicon To Hold One Millionth ACOG Celebration in October

Trijicon ACOG 1 Million WIXOM, Mich. -(Ammoland.com)- Trijicon is proud to announce the soon-to-be-produced one millionth ACOG 4×32 riflescope. From the home of Trijicon founder Glyn Bindon to the front lines of America’s greatest fighting forces, the Trijicon Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight (ACOG) has grown to become one of the most durable, combat-proven, versatile aiming… Read More

Firearms Instructor Tracy Thronburg, This Week on Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast

By Rob Morse- On Training Firearms Instructor Tracy Thronburg, This Week on Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast Louisiana- -(Ammoland.com)- Here is some news you won’t find in the mainstream media. Responsible gun owners defending themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Tracy Thronburg joined the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at three new examples.  Were these… Read More

Benelli USA Invitational Raises $55,000 for Freedom Hunters

Proceeds from sporting clays event to fund hunting, fishing opportunities for soldiers (L-R) Christopher Parkhurst, Anthony Pace, Tim Joseph, Tom Debolt, Bud Deplachett (Deplachett, Parkhurst and Pace are with Freedom Hunters) ACCOKEEK, Md. –-(Ammoland.com)- The third annual Benelli USA Invitational Shoot drew 152 shooters from within the outdoor industry and across the region to raise… Read More

The Perfect Kid’s Rifle: The Browning BL-22

I can still remember the days when I longed for my first rifle; the thought of a long shiny blued steel barrel and glossy walnut stock of my very own almost more than I could stand. Now I saw the same look in my little son Josiah’s eyes as he stood, hands shoved deep in… Read More

Helikon-Tex Backblast Mat Recommended By NTOA

In Helikon-Tex® one of our greatest passion is shooting. We are successfully introducing new products to help shooters, both dynamic and long distance, in their training. Nothing is so much pleased as the recognition of our satisfied users. Today we can happily share the joyful news that we have also received confirmation and recognition from… Read More

Question of the Day: Off-Body Carry?

“A week ago, four-year-old Yanelly Zoller was staying at her grandparents’ home in Florida when she reached into her grandmother’s purse looking for candy, but instead found a gun,” dailymail.co.uk reports. “Yanelly, known to her family as ‘Nelly,’ accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting herself to death.” As you’d expect, gun control advocates are exploiting Ms. Zoller’s death… Read More

So that’s an upside…

Remember how one of my pastimes on this blog was whingeing about lower back pain? Turns out that the best medicine I could take for that was 25 pounds of Fatbegone. Oh sure, I still can get some soreness started up with enough stoop labor, but it’s not the near-crippling levels of pain that it… Read More

Knives of Alaska Elk Hunter – Hunting Knife Review

Tom Claycomb reviews the Knives of Alaska Elk Hunter Knife agrees it is worth the investment. Knives of Alaska Elk Hunter Knife – Hunting Knife Review Tom Claycomb U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- If you like a drop point knife you need to check out the Knives of Alaska Elk Hunter blade. It has to be one of… Read More

Tom Claycomb Knife Reviews: Forschner Eight-Inch Breaking Knife

Forschner Eight Inch Breaking Knife Tom Claycomb USA -(Ammoland.com)- I’ve written articles lately on a couple of Forschner knives that are great for boning out game and filleting fish. Today I want to write about another Forschner knife that is great to use for processing your game, their 8-inch Breaking knife. You need to have… Read More

Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6×24 Riflescope

Editors Note, Due to editor mistakes the original article has been replaced and will be re-posted soon. Update :9/22/2017 Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6×24 Riflescope Vortex Optics USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Speed and versatility – that’s what 1X Variable optics offer AR shooters who need to engage targets from point-blank out to extended ranges. And that’s exactly… Read More

CA Legislature Approves Bill to Disarm Misdemeanor Hate Crime Offenders

Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.  (Photo: His website) The California State Legislature approved a bill this week that would disarm all hate crime offenders for a period of 10 years, including those with misdemeanor convictions. The Disarm Hate Act, AB 785, cleared both chambers with unanimous support.  It’ll now head to the desk of Gov.… Read More

Special Introductory Offer from Maelstrom Boots

Take advantage of this special offer by using the code WWCZ to purchase these boots for $58.00. A savings of almost 50% off MSRP! Sale ends 9/26 at 12AM. http://www.maelstromboots.com/footwear/boots/maelstrom-tac-athlon-6-black-waterproof-tactical-boot.html This entry was posted on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 16:29 and is filed under Sales. You can follow any responses to this entry through… Read More

NRA-ILA: Washington Post Mischaracterizes “Children” and Guns

The NRA-ILA writes: The Washington Post has surpassed the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety to take a place alongside the New York Times as the premier anti-gun propagandists in the country. While those gun control groups have been known to pervert the facts to fit their agenda, a recent Post article and accompanying editorial go… Read More

How Well Do Suppressors Work? Or is Hearing Protection Still Needed?

Alien Gear Holsters’ editor Sam Hoober goes over just how well do suppressors work, as they have been an item of great concern in recent years. How well do suppressors work? Sam Hoober U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- One of the biggest news items in the gun world of late has been suppressors and the National Hearing Protection… Read More

Mother Jones’ Attack on Suppressors a Litany of One-Sided Talking Points

By David Codrea Hyperbole is no substitute for reality, and should not be allowed to go unchallenged when collectivists use it to attack our rights. (Bev Fitchett’s Guns Magazine) David Codrea in his natural habitat. USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “A GOP bill deregulating silencers could have ‘devastating effects’ on public safety, law enforcement leaders say,” an hysterical… Read More

Dave Johnson Resigns as Interim CEO of USA Shooting

Jamie Beyerle and Dave Johnson during his time as National Rifle Coach. Celebrating Beyerle’s top notch ISSF World Cup USA performance. USA -(Ammoland.com)- Longtime USA Shooting employee Dave Johnson has resigned from USA Shooting, effective immediately. Johnson had been serving as the organization’s interim chief executive officer since September 1, 2016. “It is with regret… Read More

The Best Bargain in CCW: Honor Defense’s Honor Guard 9mm

The CCW market is one of the fastest growing segments of the firearms world and has held that position for years. It should come as no surprise then, that a good chunk of it is snake oil and hyped up nonsense. Sadly, grifters naturally gravitate to any segment of the market based loosely on fear,… Read More

HuffPost: How Many Guns Do We Need?

How many guns do you need? Robert J. Benz, a contributor for “The Huffington Post,” is talking to “concerned citizens” about the “outrageous levels of gun violence” in the U.S. In his latest post, Benz asked a person named “Gabi” the following question, “In 2008, the year Obama won the presidency, there were 12.7 million… Read More

The Trump Doctrine

Art by Michael Ramirez Ramirez Trump Doctrine AmmoLand Gun News USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Trump Doctrine Unlike the previous apologist administration, the Trump administration sets a new tone for the UN. Did you enjoy this cartoon? You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining anyone or all of these fine civil rights organizations: Give Me Liberty or… Read More

Wisconsin: Constitutional Carry Passes Committee Vote

Wisconsin: Constitutional Carry Passes Committee Vote National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- This week, Senate Bill 169 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee with a vote of 3-2.  SB 169 would allow for the concealed carry of a firearm without a concealed carry license anywhere in the state where an individual is legally… Read More

Utah’s Waterfowl Hunt Looks Promising this Season

Two opening days this year Utah’s Waterfowl Hunt Looks Promising this Season Utah –-(Ammoland.com)- If you enjoy hunting ducks, geese or swans in Utah, get ready for a good hunt. And give a nod to the snow and rain that fell from the sky earlier this year. Blair Stringham, migratory game bird coordinator for the… Read More

Magnum Research John Nagel Pro-Staff to Attend Copa Aguila in Mexico

John Nagel PILLAGER, Minn. -(Ammoland.com)- Magnum Research (MRI) is proud to announce that John Nagel, Pro-Shooter for Magnum Research, will be participating in the 3rd Annual Copa Aguila 2017 shooting match. This is the first time that Nagel has competed in this match. The event runs September 21-24 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Copa Aguila is the… Read More

Honor Defense Honor Guard Rated Most Accurate by Gun Tests Magazine

Honor Guard Weapons USA -(Ammoland.com)- In a recent article, Gun Test magazine claimed that the compact 9 mm single-stack pistol is the most popular carry gun in America. That same article also claimed that the Honor Defense Honor Guard was the most accurate of four guns tested. In fact, when compared to three other compact… Read More

Reuniting The United States With Reciprocity

United States Map with Names National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Most concealed-carry permit holders understand the potential pitfalls of traveling with a firearm, given the outrageous patchwork of state laws involved in even a short interstate trip. And while we haven’t posted much about reciprocity of late, important national… Read More

The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry ~ New Book

New third edition of The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry offers readers valuable advice and perspective on a dozen methods of concealed carry and over 160 different products. The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry Tom McHale Charleston, SC – -(Ammoland.com)-  The Practical Guide to Gun Holsters for Concealed Carry… Read More

SilencerCo Maxim 50 Another reason to Reform National Gun Law

by Dean Weingarten SilencerCo Maxim 50 Another reason to Reform National Gun Law Dean Weingarten Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- SilencerCo, the innovative silencer company that produces most of the silencers for the United States market, has developed a revolutionary new product. It is an integral silencer on a modern muzzleloader, called the Maxim 50. Josh Waldron of… Read More

Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research Team Up on Limited-Edition PROOF of Life Axe

PROOF Research and Jake Hoback’s collaborative limited edition PROOF of Life Axe. Priest River, ID –-(Ammoland.com)- Hoback Knives and PROOF Research are pleased to announce the release of a collaborative project, the limited edition PROOF of Life Axe. Jake Hoback started making knives in 1990 in his backyard, pounding them out with a framing hammer and… Read More

Depends what you consider “retro”…

So, there’s a running joke on Facebook where Caleb will post a picture of one of the issue M4’s from work and I’ll crack wise about the Air Force issuing “retro” guns. Mind you, they’re pretty standard M4’s, it’s just that the guns found out in the non-SOCOM parts of the armed forces are, by… Read More

Kansas Duck Hunters Invited to Free Breakfast in Great Bend

Kansas Duck Hunter GREAT BEND, Kan. -(Ammoland.com)- Duck hunters and friends hitting the marsh on Oct. 7 are invited to stop by the Kansas Wetlands Education Center (KWEC) – located at the southeast corner of Cheyenne Bottoms along K-156 Highway – from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a free Hunter Appreciation Breakfast. Biscuits and… Read More

173 Trillion People Have Never Read the Constitution – New Book Looks to Fix That

The historically accurate and decidedly entertaining owner’s manual, The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story covers the how, what, and why of that 200-year-old parchment. New Book Offers Constitutional Edu-tainment 
. The Constitution – A Revolutionary Story Tom McHale Charleston, SC (September 7, 2017) – These days, the debate over what’s constitutional and what isn’t is a daily… Read More

Registration Is Open for California Sandhill Crane Tours

California Sand Hill Cranes USA -(Ammoland.com)- The online registration period is now open for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) popular Sandhill Crane Wetland Tours at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve near Lodi in San Joaquin County. Online registration is required to participate in these late-afternoon guided tours, which start in October and run through… Read More

Hearing Protection Act Gets Heard on Capitol Hill, Clears Committee

Were HPA to become law, there would be no NFA application, registration or $200 tax levy for suppressors. The suppressor de-regulation bill known as the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) got heard this week on Capitol Hill by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee as part of a larger, pro-gun omnibus package known as the SHARE Act. … Read More

SIG Issues Safety Warning, Recall Notice for Certain Rifles

The recall is for the trigger, which may have a hammer that has been improperly heat-treated. (Photo: SIG Sauer) SIG Sauer issued a mandatory recall notice and safety warning Friday for certain rifles from the SIG716 DMR, SIG516 Carbon Fiber and SIGM400 Predator lineup. The problem appears to be with the two-stage trigger that may… Read More

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The Left Wing Emmys

Art by Michael Ramirez Ramirez Left Wing Emmys AmmoLand Gun News USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Left Wing Emmys The clearly left-wing slanted Emmys aired this week to, no surprise, low ratings. Did you enjoy this cartoon? You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining anyone or all of these fine civil rights organizations: Give Me Liberty or Give… Read More

Crimson Trace Honors Their Long Serving Employees

Crimson Trace Long Term Employees WILSONVILLE, Ore. -(Ammoland.com)- Since its founding 23 years ago, Crimson Trace has become one of Oregon’s preferred employers – and many of the company’s employees agree. Many are classified as long-term employees, having worked five, ten, or more years. The company recently recognized those employees who have been with the… Read More

Ruger Announces New AR-556 Multi-Purpose Rifle (MPR)

NO!!! Not another AR!!!  Grrrrrrr.  I can hear some of you already… Yes, it’s another AR-15.  I’m not going to complain, though.  I like the idea of manufacturers continuing to upgrade and refine and re-introduce America’s most popular rifle.  Why?  Because as consumers, we win!  The stiffer the competition the better the product, and when… Read More

Amazon Canoeist Emma Kelty: It Should Have Been A Defensive Gun Use

Whenever pro-gunners suggest that a victim of rape, murder or torture should have been armed, the anti-gunners accuse them of “blaming the victim.” No, the blame for any violent attack rests squarely on the shoulders of the attacker or attackers. Full stop. But providing we’re talking about healthy adults . . . the responsibility for… Read More

Grinding away…

At Indy Arms Co. again yesterday morning with the HK P30L and two hundred rounds of ammunition. I had the pistol bay to myself, and so I was able to break the speed limit with impunity without worrying about setting a bad example for other customers. I was experimenting with grip and seeing the effects… Read More

NASGW & POMA Announce Finalists for New Caliber Awards

NASGW & POMA Announce Finalists for New Caliber Awards ANKENY, Iowa -(Ammoland.com)- The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, is proud to announce the finalists for the brand new NASGW-POMA Caliber Awards. For the first time, NASGW in partnership with the Professional Outdoor… Read More

Presenting The 2017 NRA World Shooting Championship Winners

Note: This article was originally posted on NRA Blog: http://bit.ly/2xqDFnc (Photo courtesy/Jim Powell) NRAblog.com USA -(Ammoland.com)- The 2017 NRA World Shooting Championship presented by Kimber was an event for the books and produced four winners in its annual event: 2017 NRA World Shooting Champion: Greg Jordan Second Place: Nick Atkinson Third Place: Tim Yackley High Lady: Lena… Read More

Kinetic Research Group Releases Highly-Anticipated Bravo Chassis

The Bravo Chassis from Kinetic Research Group. After several months of teasing us with pictures on Instagram and Facebook, Kinetic Research Group (KRG) has finally released the Bravo Chassis! The Bravo Chassis looks and feels like a classic target or varmint-style stock. It features a full-length aluminum backbone that allows an end user to simply… Read More

SIG Goes Quiet — Save Your Hearing: Why It’s Smart To Buy A Can.

With the Hearing Protection Act being heard on Capitol Hill and the introduction of the Maxim50 this week, suppressors are front and center in the shooting community. SIG has actually been in the suppressor business for quite some time, but you would never see one on store shelves. They basically only worried about the overseas and… Read More


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Zenith to Focus Business Model on Roller-Delayed Blowback Firearms

Zenith Firearms plans to continue their ongoing investment in roller-delayed blowback firearms and accessories manufacturing capability. ZENITH Z-5RS SB RAIL Afton, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- Zenith Firearms has eliminated three product lines to make way for a heightened and exclusive focus on its signature roller-delayed blowback firearms. This move is the logical result of Zenith’s recent decision… Read More

Automotif CXLI…

Well-maintained E30 325i ragtop encountered on a recent walk to The Gallery Pastry Shop. An ’85 or ’86 model, judging by the extended aluminum “diving board” bumpers required by NHTSA regs (shorter, body-colored units came about in the ’87 facelift.) These things vied with Porsche’s 944 for being the Cabbage Patch Kid of automobiles of… Read More

Reader Comments of the Week — September 23, 2017

Even regular readers of The Shooter’s Log can’t read or respond to all of the comments, so we have started a new weekly feature that will recap a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. Feel free to respond with your two cents at the bottom of this… Read More

TFB Wants You 👉 We are Looking for News Writers

Are you a gun news addict?  Do you compulsively refresh Reddit, Gun Forums, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds hoping to catch the latest news before your friends? If so, TFB wants you! TFB is looking for new writers. We have a close-knit team and only rarely open up job applications. It must be years since… Read More

How to Deal With the Firearms and Ammunition That Were Damaged By Flood

This article is written to help people who suffered from the recent floods to deal with the firearms and ammunition which have been damaged by the water. It is important to know how to properly restore, salvage or dispose of firearms and ammunition because unlike other items they can be dangerous if not taken care… Read More

Visit – Idaho Military Museum

Photos by Q Concepts If you’re in the Boise area and looking for a healthy sampling of vehicles and weaponry to check out, you’re in luck. You can even save a few bucks doing so. History and firearms buffs will definitely want to pay a visit to the Idaho Military Museum. And since admission is… Read More

POTD: B&T TP9 In Deep Stealth Mode

We have featured the B&T TP9 as TFB’s ‘Photo Of The Day’ in the past, but not in the form of near complete signature reduction and light and laser glory. This TP9 is in full stealth mode. One issue with attaching a weaponlight to a gun with a silencer mounted is the fact that the shadow cast… Read More

Geissele Introduces VSASS Semiautomatic Sniper Rifle at Modern Day Marine 2017

Geissele has taken the step from manufacturing accessories, to making the guns themselves: The company released its new VSASS semiautomatic sniper rifle system at the Modern Day Marine 2017 industry demonstration. News of the new rifle was first broken by Soldier Systems Daily, via an article available at this link. The VSASS (which stands for… Read More

S&W 500 Explodes In Shooter’s Hand

Cole McCartney posted up this cell phone video of Ian shooting a S&W 500. It explodes in Ian’s hands and the barrel goes flying. Unfortunately the video ends before Ian reacted to the explosion. I hope he is alright. This looks rather violent. Full Story Here The Firearm Blog September 23, 2017 5:53 am Support… Read More

It’s Possible that Building a City of 20 Million On Top of a Drained Lake Bed Was Poorly Conceived

Welp. Impresionante: digital map of Mexico City’s collapsed buildings, with Tenochtitlán’s ancient lake superimposed. h/t https://t.co/90Rwwy6Qqb pic.twitter.com/z3dd7rkJun — Christy Thornton (@llchristyll) September 21, 2017 Still looking forward to my week in Mexico City in a month. Post navigation Prev Post A True Maverick and an American Hero Full Story Here Lawyers Guns Money September 23,… Read More

Early Night Vision: Vietnam Era AN/PVS-2 Starlight Scope

Fortunately night vision has come a very long way in terms of thermal and Infrared optics choices that today’s grunts have. However, once upon a time, 6 pound passive starlight PVS 2s were considered state of the art when it came to the capabilities of U.S. troops fighting at night. The scope first entered service… Read More

Lake City to Come Under New Management? – Northrop Set to Buy Orbital ATK

Orbital ATK, the defense contractor who manages and operates the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, will soon be bought by defense giant Northrop Grumman, according to an article released on Reuters. The purchase price is expected to be close to $8 billion USD. From Reuters: NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N)… Read More

New Super Night Owl Suppressor from Geissele at Modern Day Marine 2017

Gun accessory manufacturer Geissele has revealed its first ever production suppressor. The new can, called the “Super Night Owl”, was revealed at the Modern Day Marine 2017 industry demonstration. Soldier Systems Daily broke the story with a teaser post, and a single image: Bill Geissele, holding Geissele’s newly announced Super Night Owl suppressor. Image credit:… Read More

RE Factor Tactical – VS-17 Marking Panel

RE Factor Tactical – VS-17 Marking Panel RE Factor Tactical has introduce their take on the VS-17 Marking Panel. One side is Yellow with a silk screened American flag and the other side is Orange with a 4″ x 2″ Velcro section to add an IR light. In addition to the four removable bungees in… Read More

Breaking: SilencerCo Maxim 50 Faces State Legal Challenges

A day after a dramatic product release that included “firearms” toting shooters carrying silencers moderators across the border into California, SilencerCo has announced that they are suspending sales to some states in the face of pending legal challenges. If you haven’t heard, the Maxim 50 is a muzzleloading rifle that includes a permanently attached silencer… Read More

POTD: Suppressed CZ Skorpion VZ 61

Today’s Photo Of The Day comes from Czechoslovakia (indirectly via Mac Tactical) in the form of a VZ 61 Skorpion machine pistol. This particular Skorpion is chambered in .32ACP and is outfitted with a Schreyer Weapons Systems Aculeus silencer which uses the traditional compression fit quick detach system that seals down on the bulge on the… Read More

Geo-Pak Hunting App for your iOS and Android Devices

Billing itself as “The Ultimate Hunting Multi-Tool,” the Geo-Pak Hunt app offers hunters a variety of planning and stalking tools that are run from your phone or tablet. The Geo-Pak Hunt app can be had on the Google Play and Apple App Store. Believe it or not, you can also get it for a Windows… Read More

Police seize homemade semi-automatic handgun

One mans humble dream of becoming a master craftsman at Taurus was cut short after Police in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil seized this entirely homemade .380 semi-automatic pistol (excluding the magazine) which was made in his backyard, presumably from melted down Coca-Cola cans. Such enterprising cottage industries operating out of garage workshops are regularly… Read More

What is Old, Is New: Graham Combat FAST Sight

Back in July Graham Combat released a video introducing the Graham Combat FAST sight system. Developed by Matthew Graham, a firearms trainer and former law enforcement officer, based in Washington state. The Fast Acquisition Sight (FAST) claims to use ‘focal banding’ which Graham Combat claim to have discovered during their research & development programme. Graham… Read More

WARNING: 80% Full Auto Glock Kits For Sale

Listen, I want the NFA repealed, the 1986 ban on new machine guns abolished and complete firearms freedom as much, if not more, than any other flag-waving American. However, the current law of the land is, well, the law of the land. So if the internet equivalent of a van offering free candy pulls up,… Read More

How Early Handgonnes Work

Mike Beliveau has uploaded an interesting guest video on his Duelist1954 channel. Alexander Spiridonov, a Russian engineer and black powder scholar, explains how Europe’s earliest firearms worked in battle. [embedded content] Gunpowder reached Europe via Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire in the 13th century. Early European firearms began to emerge in the 1320s. By the 1500s Handgonnes were… Read More

Serbian Zastava Special Forces AK Magazines

In the the constantly expanding category of ‘things I didn’t know existed’, TFB reader “ABKThereal” sent me these pictures of Zastava 7.62×39 AK magazines made specifically for the Serbian Special Forces. These mags are made with a combination of polymer and steel, feature a heavy duty baseplate and are “available” in 30 and 40 round… Read More

Poland Renames Its MSBS Rifle ‘the Grot’

The Polish Army look set to renamed the MSBS-5.56 rifle the ‘Grot’, according to a recent report from MilMag. The move to rename the MSBS comes as Poland looks to make another large order for the rifles made by FB Radom. Radom confirmed the name change in a press release last week. While to English… Read More

CZ Scorpion Evo 3 Machine Gun | FULL AUTO!!!

The CZ Scorpion Evo 3 made a heck of a splash when it was introduced in 2010 and an even bigger splash when it hit the US market in 2015. In this episode of TFB TV, Patrick gets a chance to put some ammo through a factory machine gun and really get acquainted with the… Read More

Another early .40 S&W subgun prototype from IMBEL

As already mentioned in an earlier TFB article, Brazilian police agencies were quick to follow a trend to adopt the .40 S&W round, introduced in the early 1990s as a wonder solution for most LE pistol and submachine gun needs. The local IMBEL – Indústria de Material Bélico do Brasil company soon came out with… Read More

DSEI17 – H&K Unveil Upgrades to British SA80

At this years Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exposition in London Heckler & Koch have brought along their Mid Life Improvement of the British military’s SA80. The first images of the L85A3 appeared last summer. But some photos from the expo floor, posted by Soldier Systems Daily, show off the rifle’s new configuration. The L85A3 at DSEI17… Read More

Silent Single Shot Fun: AAC .300 Blackout H&R Handi Rifle

The H&R Handi Rifle is one of those guns that we all kind of looked over for years, that is until AAC teamed up with them to put out the AAC .300 Blackout H&R Handi Rifle. The single shot rifle used to be in just about every gun shop in America until H&R closed. Patrick… Read More

Breaking: GEMTECH CEO Ron Martinez Fired

I do not like reporting bad news – there’s plenty of it everywhere else in the world, why does it need to creep into one activity that I do primarily for fun. In any event, as confirmed by multiple industry sources, Smith and Wesson has fired Rob Martinez as CEO of Gemtech effective immediately. It is… Read More

B.E. Meyers BOARS-M2 Optic Mount

B.E. Meyers has announced a new optic mount for M2, M2A1, and M3 series of .50 caliber heavy machine gun platforms. The BOARS-M2 is a two part low profile QD optic mount. A base is installed onto the receiver and then the mount is attached. This replaces the older TVS-5 mount. While the TVS-5 mount… Read More

BREAKING: Army 7.62mm Rifle Program CANCELLED – ICSR is No More

The US Army’s program to field a new standard-issue 7.62mm caliber rifle is dead in the water, it seems. Multiple anonymous sources have informed TFB that the Interim Combat Service Rifle program has been cancelled as part of a massive review of US Army small arms programs. The program was officially announced on August 4th, and lasted… Read More

POTD: Trench12 aka Short Barreled Cheetah12

The Cheetah12 is a Saiga style shotgun made in China and imported by SDS Imports. It is the replacement for the DDI12. Well Advanced Weapon Systems is working with SDS to get virgin receivers and barrels and is making the Trench 12. It is not a shotgun and just like the Mossberg Shockwave or the… Read More

World’s FIRST Automatic Railgun Tested by US Navy

Yes, you don’t own a flying car, but at least some of the promises of the future are coming true: The United States Navy has successfully tested its railgun prototype in multi-shot (autoloading) mode, earlier this summer. Although the US Navy has been testing railguns since 2006, this latest test was the first time such a… Read More

Hornady’s 6mm Creedmoor

Since its introduction in 2007, Hornady has continued to hit the sweet spot among long-range shooters with the 6.5 Creedmoor. A modification of the .30 TC and ultimately an offspring of the .308 Win., the 6.5 Creedmoor is effective because it capably seats bullets with high sectional density and ballistic coefficients, which are remarkably adept… Read More

AFLoader, the Automated Universal Pistol Magazine Loader

Say hello to the AFLoader, it loads pistol magazines. The AFLoader isn’t a tool to assist people loading magazines — it is an automated pistol magazine loader. Give it mags and ammo and it gives you loaded mags. The AFLoader can load any style of pistol magazine, single- and double-stack and extended mags including long… Read More

Waterfowl Artillery: CZ Swamp Magnum

Waterfowl hunters are a dedicated lot; heading off to the lakes and swamps before daylight, stringing out decoys, shivering motionlessly in the blind as the morning fog cuts through their best camo jacket, all for the sake of making the skies rain ducks and geese. CZ has just the ticket for those of you who… Read More

National Park Service Seeking Volunteer Grand Canyon Bison Hunters

The National Park Service is asking for volunteers to help manage the overpopulated Grand Canyon bison herd. (Photo: NPS/Facebook) The National Park Service is looking for competent hunters to volunteer to help thin the Grand Canyon bison herd. The herd size is getting too large for the area, damaging park resources including water sources. The… Read More

A True Maverick and an American Hero

As has been the position of this blog on exactly one or two occasions respectively a consistent basis, Rand Paul and John McCain are admirably independent political figures: The latest Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act stood on the brink of failure Friday after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced his opposition to the proposal… Read More

Emerging Tactical Solutions To Display MAWL At NTOA 2017 Trade Show

Phoenix, AZ, September 22, 2017 –Emerging Tactical Solutions will be displaying the B.E. Meyers MAWL at booth #433 at NTOA 2017. Emerging Tactical Solutions, an Official Reseller of B.E. Meyers products, will be displaying the MAWL-DA at their NTOA 2017 exhibition (booth #433). The MAWL-DA is a high power infrared and visible green aiming and… Read More

The Best Rifle Scope Ever Built? NightForce ATACR 7-35X

At this year’s SHOT Show, “Sniper Jesus” told me the new Night Force ATACR 7-35X was the best deal going in optics. I have anxiously been wanting to put this to the test. I begged, borrowed, cajoled, harassed, and arguably stalked NightForce for a review sample. Arguably stalked is a loose interpretation or so my… Read More

Should You Get a First or Second Focal Plane Riflescope?

This Vortex PST 2.5-10 is a second focal plane rifle scope. Perfect for hunting. (Photo: Thomas Gomez) When a prospective buyer is shopping for a new riflescope, he or she will quickly realize that riflescopes are available in first and second focal plane configurations. In this situation, he or she may ask, “What is the… Read More

Nationalize Credit Reports

Bryce Covert is right. In the aftermath of the Equifax fiasco, shouldn’t we be asking why we allow private companies to determine credit ratings in the first place? Because of lax security at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting companies, the private financial and personal details of as many as 143 million Americans… Read More

A Hi-Cap, Magnum Snubbie? The S&W Performance Center 327

The Performance Center Model 327 from Smith & Wesson packs eight rounds of .357 Mag power into a very compact package. It seems like every year we hear that revolvers are dead, and then every year some magic happens with the wheel guns. The Performance Center Model 327 is no exception to this. The 327… Read More

Julian Assange Has Thoughts About Lincoln

Were you waiting with baited breath for Julian Assange’s thoughts about Abraham Lincoln? I don’t get it. If the buck stops with the President Isn’t Lincoln the worst? Surely more tools to kill slavery than killing 2.3% of the pop — Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) September 22, 2017 If we accept that the buck stops… Read More

Get a Diamond D Leather Chest Holster for Your Man-Sized Gun!

The Diamond D Custom Leather Guide’s Choice Chest Holster is a great option for bear country. What do you do when you need to carry a man-sized gun? I’m not talking about the one you use for bad guys. I’m talking about the one you need for lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Yes,… Read More

Christian University Values

Above: The only thing on I-40 in the Texas panhandle more offensive to the senses than the giant cattle feedlot Praise Jesus for Baylor University. Finally, young men can engage in the Christian values of rape without getting busted, or at least until the PC POLICE got in the way of a successful football program!… Read More

RECOIL Event: Summit in the Sand

RECOIL’s inaugural training event, Summit In The Sand, is just around the corner. Attendees will be able to learn from experts in their respective fields and get to know many of the RECOIL staff. Summit In The Sand includes instruction from: This one-and-a-half-day event will give you the opportunity to run the latest guns and gear, and… Read More

One Stake in the Heart Isn’t Enough. Drive in Another!

Thanks to Senator Mavericktastic, the 38th Republican attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act and create a fun Gilded Age era of health minus the over the counter laudanum to kill the pain is probably dead. I am sure they will keep trying and trying so long as they have the majority. They only need… Read More

Educators Balking at Active Response to Active Shooters

Despite the massacres at Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook, despite President Trump’s pledge to remove concealed carry restrictions from schools on “day one,” most American schools remain “gun-free zones.” Parents, teachers, administrators and school employees remain disarmed under Bush the Elder’s Gun Free School Zone Act of 1990. And yet there is some good news… Read More

Kitfox Design Group Releases Service Weapon Themed Coloring Book

BOISE, IDAHO (September 22, 2017) – Today, Kitfox Design Group launched pre-orders for their second Firearm Coloring Book, this time with a Service Weapon theme. The Kitfox Design Group Firearm Coloring Book: Service Weapon Edition is available on their website as of 9 a.m. MDT this morning. “This book is to celebrate our military,” said… Read More

Devon Grube BBQ Classic Fundraiser

Dates: October 6-8Where: KOA Campground Virginia Beach, VATickets: 420.00 for 2 day passWhere to buy the tickets: www.devongrubebbqclassic.com This entry was posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 21:00 and is filed under Fundraising. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave… Read More

Christopher Dorner: The Face of Opposition to Silencer Deregulation

You may remember Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner. If not, those who oppose making it easier and less expensive to buy a silencer want you to remember the cop who went seriously rogue. That’s because Officer Dorner is the only example they can find of a bad guy using a silencer to shoot and kill… Read More

Oops! Monument to Mikhail Kalashnikov Shows Him Holding Sturmgewehr 44 Rifle

As our regular readers can attest, we all make mistakes from time to time. Typos, mis-stated stats, loading the wrong photo. When that happens, we fix it and move on. Electrons are cheap and rectifying those kinds of problems is easy. Not so much, though, when your medium is bronze. So imagine artist Salavat Shcherbakov’s chagrin… Read More

Army Says 7.62mm Rifle Competition is not Dead Yet

The commander of Program Executive Soldier today refuted recent media reports that the Army’s senior leadership has not killed a requirement to field a new 7.62mm Interim Service Combat Rifle capable of defeating enemy body armor. “It is not dead. The decision has not been made,” Brig. Gen. Brian Cummings (P) told Military.com. Cummings’s comments… Read More

BioLite FirePit – Now On Kickstarter

BioLite FirePit – Now On Kickstarter BioLite has a very successful history of using Kickstarter to launch products. Their latest effort is the FirePit. It’s a smokeless wood-burning device that cooks your meals and gives you a front-row seat to everything going on inside your fire. There are 51 airjets which inject the fire with… Read More

The Perfect Anti-Robot Shotgun Round: Neodymium Slugs

What’s TAOFLEDERMAUS up to today? Well, he just so happens to be test firing some Neodymium shotgun slugs. What’s Neodymium, you ask? It’s essentially producing shotgun rounds that contain crushed up computer hard drive magnets. Should you ever encounter a serious robot problem, these Neodymium slugs should do the trick. The guys also loaded up some more Bucky Balls, which… Read More

Women Defends Self With Gun, Gets Suspended From Work

Folks who work at convenience stores probably think a fair bit about what to do if they’re faced with an armed individual. After all, their stores are common targets for armed robbery, regardless of the relative safety of a community. For one cashier at a Circle K in Albuquerque, that meant a trip to the… Read More

Technically America

On Thursday, it seemed that forecasters’ dire scenario played out with the storm’s direct hit of the state, home to 3.1 million Americans. When it descended from the skies, the tornado took a course that bisected the state from the Southeast to the Northwest. “A 50- to 60-mile-wide tornado raged across Iowa like a buzz… Read More

USSOCOM Small Business Roundtable

USSOCOM Small Business Roundtable The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is hosting a Small Business (SB) Roundtable in Tampa, FL on 17 October 2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm, with a no host social from 4:00pm-5:00pm. Government participants will be the USSOCOM Acquisition Executive, Director of Procurement, and Director of the Office of Small Business Programs. SB… Read More

One in Three UK Police Officers Wants All Cops Armed

“Support for a fully armed police service has grown among the rank and file as [UK] forces confront an unprecedented terrorist threat” theguardian.com reports, popping a pic of a rifle-wielding cop with an ancient cell phone at the top of the post. Nothing to do with the alarming rise in the number of your garden… Read More

Question of the Day: Is President Trump A Gun Rights Champion?

In the video below, a “comedian” does the redneck gun owner thing. Before descending into uncontrolled laughter [/sarc], notice the introductory glimpse of a Trump wife beater T-shirt (above). This stereotypical appeal to the elitists favoring gun control demonstrates that the post-Trump gun rights battleground remains the same. Of course things have changed . .… Read More

Help Us Grow Our Video Content by Becoming a Patreon Supporter!

At ITS, we work hard to bring you high quality articles, videos and podcasts that empower you with knowledge and skills to prevail against threats and explore the world around you. As we grow our video content, we’ve rolled out a new way for you to help support us with Patreon. We’ve been pushing further with… Read More

We’re So Cillizza’d

CNN’s Editor At Large does a little of the ol’ Both Sides Do It with respect to the extraordinary effort of Republicans to eliminate health coverage for tens of millions of people with a quarter-assed bill that will be subject to none of the typical legislative process and little public debate. You probably already know… Read More

How One Crook Stole Guns From A Bass Pro Shops

The one thing both pro-gun and anti-gun forces agree in is that we don’t want firearms in the hands of criminals. Where we differ is that we understand no amount to gun law will keep a crook from getting his grubby little paws on firearms while they don’t seem to comprehend that fact. Take the… Read More

Gear Review: Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24mm Riflescope

The AR-15 is one of the most versatile firearms platforms in the world, available in a myriad of calibers and configurations. Without the proper optic, though, the AR’s flexibility — for hunting, self-defense, target shooting or plinking — is easily greatly diminished. Is the Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 variable magnification rifle scope up… Read More

Chicago Anti-Gun Advocate Talks About Why SHE Bought A Gun

Activist Camiella Williams is referred to by NPR as an “anti-violence” advocate, but she’s a gun grabber. She actively seeks to disarm the average American, and on one level, I can understand that. Williams has reportedly lost a large number of friends and family, and that would lead anyone to look for answers. Since the… Read More

Did Sanders Provide a Blueprint for Progressive Foreign Policy?

I am, overall, very pleased with yesterday’s foreign-policy speech. At its core, Sanders laid out an internationalist agenda, one that recognizes the interdependence of progressive domestic and foreign policy. He opened with a call to “broaden our understanding of what foreign policy is,” and laid out how core progressive concerns—the use of force, budget priorities,… Read More

Conservation — Good Idea, Great Tradition

Saturday, September 23, is National Hunting and Fishing Day. Take a new shooter or angler afield and introduce them to the outdoors sports. Over 100 years ago, hunters and anglers were the earliest and most vocal supporters of conservation and scientific wildlife management. They were the first to recognize that rapid development and unregulated uses… Read More

Tab Clearing…

My current camera experiment. Amazon’s algorithms were like “We noticed you bought a Ricoh GXR and a Leica M-mount lens. Customers who bought these products also bought skinny jeans, home coffee roasters, and Ray-Ban Clubmasters. Would you like to add these to your cart?” Beware buzzword bingo in someone purporting to offer defense advice. As… Read More

CSASS Update

CSASS Update Naturally, if word gets out that the Interim Combat Service Rifle effort has stopped midstream, folks are going to wonder about other 7.62mm programs, especially CSASS. Despite a contract award in early 2016 to H&K for a G28 variant, the US Army has yet to field any M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper Systems.… Read More

IMI Systems Quote of the Day: Suppressors for Hunting Just Aren’t Sporting

“Hearing loss is a serious issue, and hunters should protect their hearing. But given that silencers cost several hundred to over a thousand dollars, earplugs seem like a more efficient solution. When I worked as a park ranger in Montana and Alaska, I had to become proficient with rifles, shotguns and handguns. I spent many hours on firing… Read More

Four Atlanta PD Officers Hailed As Heroes After This Incident

Four Atlanta police officers are being hailed as heroes after they responded to an auto accident. A car had hit a support column for a bridge on I-85, near the infamous site of the I-85 collapse. Police respond to auto accidents all the time, but this time it was a little more intense. You see,… Read More

Flashback Friday: The “Raga-Rock Riot” of “Paint It Black”

A 60’s Indian sitar melody lives on in funk, soul, and a TV Western soundtrack  Let’s go all the way back to the days of the British invasion in 1966 when the Rolling Stones claimed their third big hit on the American charts. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards co-wrote a dark tune about the death… Read More

Autumnal Equinox…

Wunderground says the high around here yesterday was 92°, measured at IND. I know I saw “95°F” on the Zed Drei’s thermometer as well as the one in Bobbi’s RX300. It was humid, too. It was, not to put too fine a point on it, too hot to put the top down on the convertible.… Read More

Agility and Core Training to Build Your Shooting Skills

WARNING!The exercises and content expressed in this column are for illustrative purposes only. Consult your physician before trying any physical activity or nutritional plan. RECOIL and its contributors are not responsible for any harm or injuries sustained while attempting these techniques. Combat skills like shooting on the run aren’t just a fun way to play… Read More

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Molded Speed Tab Kit

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Molded Speed Tab Kit The all new Molded Speed Tab Kit from FirstSpear was designed to give the user a low profile and light weight solution for adding a secondary measure of retention to magazine and pistol pockets when desired. 2-molded speed tabs and 2- 20” pieces of color matched bungee… Read More

NOIR Brings It With The Throwback Funny Fid On Shooting Range Types

To recycle a joke I’ve made 1000x + a Drake line I like – “They say they miss the old NOIR.  Girl don’t tempt me”: [embedded content] Good stuff.  Man that production value is so on point now, it’s like watching a multimillion dollar movie.  These “types” are all so true. LaSorte was damn funny… Read More

How To Legally Buy A Machine Gun

TheAKguy telling us how it’s done: [embedded content] Real talk.  I’m looking to more AK-50 vids from Brandon once he gets that beast cycling well enough to do mag dumps.  RIP the man’s shoulder. Is it just me, or is the “You haven’t met America” pic, easily the most usable pic on basically everything I… Read More

Curated Offers: This Portable Seat is Very Versatile

When something is wrong, you take a stand. When you do something well, you take a bow. When you’re tired of standing or bowing, you take a seat. But what if there’s no seat around? The Sitpack 2.0 Compact Collapsible Seat has got you covered. And you can pick one up for just $40 —… Read More

BE Meyers MAWL C1

Dominate the Dark Photos by Rob Curtis Laser-aiming devices have come a long way in the past decade, with reduced form factors and increased functionality across the board. The latest iteration from B.E. Meyers is their MAWL -C1+, and it’s now available on the civilian market — if you can stump up the cabbage. I’ve… Read More

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up Taaken in Dubrovnik, Croatia by my friend Kel. This entry was posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 00:00 and is filed under KCRF. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging… Read More

Sounds like my kind of town….

« Pretty funny…. | Main | A bit of history » Posted by David Hardy · 22 August 2017 05:49 PM Man attempts to assassinate a Steubenville Ohio judge, is shot down by the judge and a probation officer. Leave a comment Name Email Address URL Remember personal info? Comments (You may use HTML tags… Read More

SureFire Field Notes – Bill Blowers

SureFire Field Notes – Bill Blowers SureFire Field Notes is a multi-segment informational video series with tips and techniques from subject matter experts of all backgrounds. In this episode, Bill Blowers of Tap-Rack Tactical discusses his setup for running a ballistic shield. [embedded content] www.surefire.com Tags: Bill Blowers, Surefire, Tap-Rack Tactical This entry was posted on… Read More

Post-Irma Thread

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Ferro Rod Review and Usage Guide: Weekly Product Review

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One Family’s Experience with Hurricane Irma

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Dental Health Off the Grid and When SHTF

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What did you do to prep this week?

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Indivisible: With Justice for Some by Troy Grice

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There Is No Peak Schlichter

Would someone check on Kurt Schlichter? I don’t think he’s doing so well, judging from his latest Townhall entry, a book review where he never actually reviews a book. It’s very strange. It’s all spittle-flecked invective, no actual cataloguing of the book’s merits, aside a solitary throwaway quote from its author. In a culture where… Read More

MDM 17 – National Molding Two-Point Release Evil Twin

MDM 17 – National Molding Two-Point Release Evil Twin National Molding is always working on new products.  The Two-Point Release Evil Twin is a direct pull cable release system which can be built into an armor vest or other system.  www.nationalmolding.com Tags: National Molding This entry was posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 21:00… Read More

New From Ed Brown: CCO LW 9mm 1911

We’ve recently seen a wealth of highly desirable, premium priced 9mm 1911 carry pistols hit the market. Guns like STI’s impressive DVC Carry and Wilson Combat’s drool-worthy EDX X9 are compelling everyday carry options for anyone who reveres John Moses Browning’s venerable design, values the comfort and capacity of a commander length 9×19 1911 and… Read More

Alabama Primary

Sep 21, 2017 Posted by Sebastian in Politics | 1 comment The Trace is setting up the Alabama Senate primary as an epic struggle of NRA against NAGR and GOA, given that NRA is backing Strange and NAGR and GOA are backing Moore. It’s been said, “If you don’t like Trump, you really won’t like… Read More

Surprise, Surprise – The Empire Strikes Back

Sep 21, 2017 Posted by Sebastian in Guns | 0 comments From SilencerCo: Upon launching the Maxim 50, SilencerCo received several immediate legal challenges from authorities and lawyers in the states of New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California. Since we have no desire to place any consumer in a situation where they may get arrested and… Read More

MDM 17 – Geissele Automatics Super Modular Rail MK16

MDM 17 – Geissele Automatics Super Modular Rail MK16 The Upper Reciever in this photo is equipped with the M-Lok standard, Super Modular Rail MK16 Rail, from Geissele Automatics (but in Desert Dirt Color rather than Black), and Super Charging Handle as well as a Daniel Defense Barrel and Gas Block and finished off with… Read More

New Yorker Writer, Thinking He’s Being Funny, Writes the Truth About Guns

The New Yorker is nauseatingly elitist. The publication’s “satire” articles are the best place to see the condescending gits behind the curtain. Andy Borowitz’ attempt to make his readers laugh demonstrates a weird irony: he’s got his head so far up his anti-gun fundament that he inadvertently stumbles onto the truth about guns. Like this:… Read More

SilencerCo Suspends Maxim 50 Sales to Three States. Guess Which Ones

“For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians across the country can enjoy suppressed shooting with SilencerCo’s latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader,” the company’s website proclaimed. “In addition, this product can be purchased right now on the web with no regulation (no 4473, no $200… Read More

Trump Pushes to Lower Firearms Industry Restrictions

President Obama did two major things to help the firearms industry – one he never meant to do and the other he tried to do but didn’t succeed. The first thing our industry can thank him for is being our #1 firearms salesman. Sales clearly surged during his presidency. The second thing we should be grateful… Read More

MDM 17 – Bike Track Modular Plastic Flooring

MDM 17 – Bike Track Modular Plastic Flooring I was walking past Quantico Tactical’s booth and I noticed this flooring sample on one of the tables. For a lot of our readers this is going to seem very mundane, but if you’ve lived in a tent, or worked in a tent, for weeks and months… Read More