Lyman Products Acquires Mark 7 Reloading

Lyman Products Acquires Mark 7 Reloading Middletown, Conn. ( – Lyman Products is extremely pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mark 7 Reloading is now a Lyman brand and a part of the Lyman family, which includes Pachmayr, TacStar, A-Zoom, Trius, and Butch’s. In order to strengthen and expand upon their already well-respected position within… Read More

At Work, at Home, and as You Drive – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Self-Defense Gun Stories U.S.A.– ( Here is the news you won’t get from the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Jeff Street joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have a plan… Read More

Wild Things Shadow Watch Kit at Warrior Expo West

Visit Wild Things, booth 838, at Warrior Expo West, May 14-15, to see the Shadow Watch Kit and the Rescue Jacket FR-GT. The Shadow Watch Kit provides a user-configurable layering system to achieve a wide range of comfort, stealth, and protection to defeat the elements and the enemy. Mobile or static, cold or wet, mountain… Read More

Top 5 Rifles Of NRA 2019

Here are the Top 5 Rifles from the NRAAM 2019 (according to Joel). We’ve got everything from a $399.00 22LR all the way to a precision rifle that can cost upwards of $12,000! See which gun comes out on top. Leave your comments if you agree or disagree. ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» Go to… Read More

POTD: Reagan’s Rifle on Air Force One

Here’s not something you see every day: a President aiming a rifle on Air Force One. And yet, that’s exactly what this is. On a trip to California in November 1983, President Ronald Reagan was photographed aiming a bolt-action rifle out one of the windows aboard Air Force One. Staffers watch on and smile –… Read More

Daily Gun Deals: Ruger 10/22 SR22 Rifle Conversion Kit $119.99 FREE S&H

Ruger 10/22 SR22 Rifle Conversion Kit Deal 05-11-2019 USA – -( Brownells has a sale on the Ruger 10/22 SR22 rifle conversion parts kit for just $119.99 with FREE shipping if you use coupon code “MDX” at check out. This kit normally retails for $300.00 online so this is a great chance to change up… Read More

More Guns Get Sold Because Democrats Scare People, and We Love It!

Opinion: How the anti-gun left drove AR patterned rifle sales through the roof and saved the American Gun Industry. More Guns Get Sold Because Democrats Scare People, and We Love It! USA – -(  According to data from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System; gun sales soared 60 percent under Obama’s eight year… Read More

TFB FIELD STRIP: The U.S. Army SIG Sauer P320 M17 Pistol

Ah, the famous SIG Sauer P320 M17 pistol, placed into service by the U.S. Army and other branches after a long and pronounced testing and evaluation period that was not without controversy. But, besides a few slight specifications and material treatment variations, the M17 is nearly identical to the civilian P320 pistols laying on the… Read More

Ruger Adds .350 Legend To AR-556 MPR and American Rifle Lines

Ruger has just released their new offerings for the new .350 Legend cartridge in the form of their semi-automatic AR-556 MPR and American bolt action rifles.  Winchester’s introduction of the .350 Legend cartridge this year created a stir amongst hunters that are limited to “straight-wall” cartridges.  In continuance of listening to the desires of customers,… Read More

‘Rap Back’ or Rip-Off – Hawaii Gun Owners Sue for Disclosure of Information

Bigstock By NRA-ILA NRA-ILA has previously written about the FBI’s “Rap Back” service, a law enforcement tool allowing authorized agencies to receive automatic criminal history updates about particular individuals – a person under criminal investigation or subject to probation or parole, or for non-criminal purposes, to monitor an employment applicant or person in a position of public… Read More

Adderstone Group Back North East Based Counter Terrorism Firm ~ VIDEO

UK – -( North East based property and investment business, Adderstone Group, has invested a seven-figure sum into OpenWorks Engineering, an award-winning, hi-tech product company which is developing world-leading security and counter-terrorism products. OpenWorks, which operates from premises in Stocksfield, Northumberland, has developed a unique and innovative drone capture system named SkyWall, which is already… Read More

Reader’s Choice: BEST Compact Striker Fired Pistol – VOTE NOW

With summer approaching that brings us warmer weather and new options to carry firearms! We might be rockin’ cargo shorts versus parkas, and we may be looking for smaller guns to be rockin’ as well. So as we begin May we have made it into our 7th edition of the Reader’s Choice Awards! For the month of… Read More

Canik Introduce Budget-Friendly ONE Series Pistols

Canik USA have announced the launch of a pair of new 9x19mm TP pistols, the ONE Series. Available through Canik’s importers Century Arms, the ONE Series is described as a “distinctive packaging and are offered at incredible prices.” Here’s Canik’s press release about the new pistols: DELRAY BEACH, Florida — Canik, manufacturer of handguns and… Read More

Germany Needs Common Sense Crossbow Control NOW!

Bigstock It’s not only dragon-borne homicidal monarchs who are endangered by crossbows. It turns out that everyday Germans now need to watch out, too. As the Guardian reports, Police in Germany are investigating the mysterious discovery of three bodies shot with crossbow bolts in a Bavarian hotel room. Investigators are still trying to determine the relationship between… Read More

Standing Up to China

Art by Michael Ramirez Standing Up to China USA –-( Standing Up to China. A trade war continues to escalate between the United States & China as President Trump uses increased tariffs to fight intellectual property theft by a country that doesn’t have much respect for America. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for… Read More

Stag Arms Announces Release of Stag PXC-9 Series

Stag Arms Announces Release of Stag PXC-9 Series New Britain, CT –-( Stag Arms, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the highly-anticipated Stag PXC-9 Series. The 9x19mm chambered series has been purpose-built to bring reliability from the pistol caliber platform and addresses all the features that users have been asking for, including GLOCK… Read More

Taurus Adds Viridian Grip Laser to 856 Small-Frame Revolvers

Taurus Adds Viridian Grip Laser to 856 Small-Frame Revolvers Miami, FL –-( Taurus, a leading innovator and manufacturer of handguns for personal defense, competitive shooting, and hunting, has enhanced the performance of its popular carry concealed revolver with the introduction of Viridian Grip Lasers. The new grip option for the Taurus 856 and 856 Ultra-Lite… Read More

Democrats – Trying To Separate You From Your Firearms Since 1934

Democrats – Trying To Separate You From Your Firearms Since 1934 USA – -( Before there was an NRA/ILA to fight to protect our rights; back when the concept that owning a gun to protect yourself was part of just being an American and the 2nd Amendment was never a question, the Democrats wove into… Read More

The Courteney Boot Company – Hunting Boots

Hunting boots can be a topic of great debate. For warm weather boots, I’ve found a brand that has been impeccable—and made from exotic leather no less. The post The Courteney Boot Company – Hunting Boots appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns America Blog May 13, 2019 12:43 pm Support Us

Colombian Companies Present VR Training System To Military

Two companies in Colombia have produced a VR (Virtual Reality) shooting simulator for training soldiers and law enforcement.  Simultech and Brash3d gave the Colombian Army a chance to test out their new system, named the “Vulcano”. The Vulcano is said to offer all types of environments, including rural and urban settings, as well as various… Read More

Big Bore Handguns – Why It’s the Best and Worst to Own!

Usually, in the shooting community, there are two types of people. The first are the people who love big bore handguns either for hunting or just a range gun. The second are the people who see zero purposes to big bore handguns. Big bore handguns can be intimidating but once people shoot them, they usually… Read More

Brady Should Apologize to Gun Owners for Vigil Exploitation

Brady Should Apologize to Gun Owners for Vigil Exploitation, photo @TrevorHughes BELLEVUE, WA –-( While the Brady Campaign has expressed sorrow that some anti-gun politicians tried to turn a vigil for victims of the STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting into a gun control event, Brady should apologize to all American gun owners for allowing the… Read More

Brownells Offers Inaugural 4WD Desert Adventure Experience

Brownells Offers Inaugural 4WD Desert Adventure Experience GRINNELL, Iowa –-( Brownells customers can now experience the overland 4X4 adventure of a lifetime by purchasing a spot in the inaugural Brownells Desert Dash by Yeti Built, October 10 through 15. Starting October 10, Desert Dashers will spend six days with Brownells Adventure Team members Yeti and… Read More

President Bolsonaro of Brazil eases Restrictions on Ammunition sales, Gun Imports

President Bolsonaro of Brazil U.S.A. -( On 7 May, 2019, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree further reforming Brazil’s extremely strict laws on gun ownership and carry. Keeping his campaign promises, President Bolsonaro signed an initial decree only two weeks into his presidency, in January of this year. The decree signed on 7 May makes… Read More

Recommended Reading: Elite by Former Navy SEAL Nick Hays

Editor-in-Chief’s Note: ITS wouldn’t be where it is today without the advisors that played a big role in helping me get it off the ground. Nick Hays is not only one of those people, but a great friend and still a frequent contributor here at ITS. I’m proud to not only endorse his new book,… Read More

FN 1922 Pistol Copies Produced in Illegal Gun Factory in Sussex, UK

Ghost guns from across the pond Pictures released by the UK Crown Prosecution Service show the handguns produced in an illicit workshop shut down in a well-publicized raid on an industrial unit in Hailsham Sussex to be copies of the Browning FN 1922 7.65 (.32 ACP) self-loading pistol. This is quite an unusual choice and… Read More

Hungary’s Solothurns – Swiss Machine Guns on WWII’s Eastern Front

A central powers stew The story of how Hungary came to equip its armed forces with Swiss machine guns, like many origins in WWII, goes back to WWI.  The treaty of Versailles prohibited or significantly inhibited arms production by any former Central Powers countries, Hungary being one of them.  Many small arms designers impacted by… Read More

USAF’s GAU-5A Takedown Survival Rifle Enters Service

Back in June 2018, we reported on the US Air Force’s new survival/self-defence weapon – the GAU-5A. The GAU-5A is an upgrade to the M4 which allows it to be stowed in the survival kit of US Air Force fighter jets. The Aircrew Self Defense Weapons (ASDW) is fitted with a takedown system that allows… Read More

Contemptible Jerry Nadler

Art by Michael Ramirez Contemptable Jerry Nadler USA –-( Contemptible Jerry Nadler. If you’re a political leader. You need them to check your excesses, compensate for your blind spots and correct your mistakes. Jerry Nadler has done none of this. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our… Read More

Max Michel Continues to Dominate in Carry Optics at the 2019 Magnus Cup

Team SIG’s Max Michel Continues to Dominate in Carry Optics at the 2019 Magnus Cup NEWINGTON, N.H. –-( SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain, Max Michel for his first-place finish in the Carry Optics Division at the 2019 Magnus Sports Cup held May 1-5, 2019 at the Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range in Washington,… Read More

Weatherby’s Wyoming Grand Opening Celebration Set For June 13th

Weatherby’s Wyoming Grand Opening Celebration Set For June 13th Sheridan, WY –-( Weatherby, Inc announced a plan to move from Paso Robles, California to Sheridan, WY at SHOT 2018. Since that announcement Weatherby, Inc has been planning, building, and moving towards a Grand Opening of its brand new facility in Sheridan, WY. Weatherby, Inc. moved… Read More

Why I Chose to ‘WalkAway’ from the Democratic Party

By Tammy LaPorte, Hartford, Connecticut* through Arbalest Quarrel. Why I Chose to ‘WalkAway’ from the Democratic Party Hartford, Connecticut – -( I was raised as a young woman to believe that the Democratic Party was the party that cared for all people. They were the party of acceptance, tolerance, and peace, unlike Republicans, I was… Read More

Murder Rates Drop in Bolsonaro’s Brazil: More Guns, Less Crime

Murder Rates Drop in Bolsonaro’s Brazil: More Guns, Less Crime Rio De Janeiro, Brazil -( During the first two months of President Bolsonaro’s term, the Brazilian murder rate fell by 25%.  From RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The murder rates in Brazil for January and February this year were 25 percent lower compared to… Read More

Kamala Harris: There Are Plenty Of Gun Control Ideas, Just Not Guts

I know a few pro-gun Democrats bouncing around out there. They do exist, though some folks think of them as almost mythical. They’re not as common as many of us would prefer, though. Instead, most Democrats tend to be hardcore anti-gunners, determined to restrict the Second Amendment to at least some degree. It’s a popular… Read More

3rd Grader In PA Kills Her First Tom Before Dad

The only thing better than hunting for yourself is hunting with your kids. When they successfully kill an animal and are excited about eating it, it makes you feel like you’re teaching them right. The post 3rd Grader In PA Kills Her First Tom Before Dad appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns… Read More

The Radical Left’s First Order Of Business: Disarm The Public, Part Four

Opinion Read Leftists Urge Americans to Betray Their God-Given Right to Bear Arms – Part Three AmmoLand’s Come and Take It Tee New York – -( The Purveyors Of Collective Guilt: Andrew Cuomo And Eric Swalwell. “False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that… Read More

Big Horn Armory Honors Active Duty Military Members

Big Horn Armory Honors Active Duty Military Members with Special Offer in Honor of Armed Forces Day Cody, Wyo. ( – Big Horn Armory (BHA), makers of big-bore firearms, would like to say thank you to members of the United States military branches with a special offer just for active duty military. Any active duty… Read More

Et Tu, Sen. Burr?

Donald Trump Jr and Donald Trump U.S.A. –-( How nauseating that RINO Sen. Richard Burr, as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is doing the bidding of vindictive Democrats in issuing a subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. Burr has joined the Democrats’ investigatory vendetta against President Trump, most recently exemplified in the House Judiciary Committee’s… Read More

Are All the World’s Problems Ours?

Are All the World’s Problems Ours? U.S.A. –-( In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of freedom and prosperity in the Middle East. Tuesday, Mike Pompeo flew clandestinely into Baghdad, met with the prime minister and flew… Read More

Raising the Barr

Art by A.F. Branco Nadler William Barr USA –-( Raising the Barr. Because Attorney General Barr won’t release the unredacted version of the lightly-redacted Mueller report, that would be illegal to release, Nadler is charging him with contempt for upholding the rule of law. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your… Read More

POTD: Maschinengewehr 74

The highlight of any training within the military? Shooting fully automatic firearms for sure, as well as blowing things up, and in Today’s Photo, you can see soldiers of the Austrian Bundesheer working their issued Maschinengewehr 74. Perhaps running with the 12 kg heavy (plus ammo and other gear) isn’t the highlight of the day,… Read More

Steinel Ammunition Co. Receives Large Ammo Contract to Load Inceptor ARX Bullets

Inceptor 458 ARX ammo loaded by Steinel Ammo. Twinsburg, Ohio ( – Steinel Ammunition Co., manufacturers of American-made premium self-defense, hunting, and target ammunition, is pleased to announce their partnership with one of the largest ammunition makers to provide rounds of their most advanced Inceptor ARX projectiles. Steinel Ammunition is initially producing 45 Colt Lever… Read More

Attacking Silicon Valley Censorship of the Second Amendment

Attacking Silicon Valley Censorship of the Second Amendment Silicon Valley – -( A recent series of bans by Facebook and Twitter is bringing the question of censorship by the giant technology companies from Silicon Valley to the fore. This is not a minor issue – how this shakes out will decide whether or not Second… Read More

Top 5 Tips for Baiting Bears On Public Land

As a hunter and conservationist, harvesting bears is an important aspect of sound wildlife management practices. Having the ability to construct a bait site on public land- where it is legal, is a great way to hunt bears. Below are my top 5 tips for baiting bears on public land that have worked for me.… Read More

Colin Furze Builds An Uzi Machine Gun Briefcase

For those not familiar with Colin Furze, he is an eccentric mad tinkerer in England. He has a substantial following on his YouTube channel and he makes some really cool gadgets. I first came across Colin 5 years ago when he made working Wolverine claws from X-Men. Then he made wrist mounted flame throwers based… Read More

When the King of England Tried to Kill an American President, Kind of…

President Jackson was notorious for settling his differences with his fellows via gunfire. Estimates hold Jackson as having participated in between five and one hundred duels over his long and craggly life. The post When the King of England Tried to Kill an American President, Kind of… appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here… Read More

Sneak Peek! Bond Arms Developing Lightweight Aluminum-Frame Derringer – NRA 2019

Small, powerful, convenient, and maybe even stylish, Bond Arms’ derringer handguns have been described using a wide variety of positive adjectives. But “lightweight” hasn’t been one of them. At something around 22 ounces, all-steel derringers are hefty little guns for their profile, especially when compared to half-polymer semi-autos. That’s set to change in October, when… Read More

Shooter Symposium – 2019

If you aren’t familiar with the Shooter Symposium, let me fill you in. The Symposium is a 4-day annual event put on by The Ranch TX, southeast of Austin, TX. They bring together some of the top names in the firearms industry to put on classes and share knowledge with all those in attendance. It… Read More

Top 5 Guns from the 2019 NRA Show [NRAAM 2019]

In this episode of TFBTV’s #NRAAM2019 coverage, James tells you which of the NEW guns from NRA Annual Meeting 2019 were his top 5 favorites. This list does NOT include rifles – check Joel Wise’s Top 5 Rifles from NRA vid for those. ««« PATREON GIVEAWAYS »»» Go to for details on our monthly… Read More

Mossberg’s New MC1 SC – Elmer Fudd Gets His CCW

Mention the name Mossberg to anyone at the range, and they will almost certainly have a mental image of a shotgun. Depending upon the individual, that image might be a long shotgun for hunting waterfowl or it might be the more tactical Model 500, but you can bet that mental image is not of a… Read More

LWRCI’s SMG 45 Is Ready

LWRCI’s submachine gun is finally ready for the public and looks like it may have been worth the wait. This is LWRCI’s first pistol caliber carbine. It takes .45 ACP cartridges and uses HK’s UMP magazines. It’s all made in the USA in Cambridge, Maryland, and the HK mags aren’t the only parts you’ll recognize.… Read More

Review: ALPS OutdoorZ Enforcer Predator Pack

Staying comfortable while waiting on deer has the fantastic side effect of, well, being able to stick around and wait for deer. Fortunately for me, sitting against trees was cool this year despite my admittedly bad back and it was all thanks to the latest pack from ALPS OutdoorZ: the Enforcer Predator Pack. The post… Read More

POTD: Old School New Zealand SAS

This vintage photo of New Zealand SAS operators has been doing the rounds on social media lately. It features a pair of operators armed with MP5s. New Zealand’s SAS was established in 1955 but their counter-terrorism element was only established in the 1970s. The photos are annotated with a 1980 date and the operator on… Read More

TFB LIGHTNING REVIEW: Strike Industries UDC – Ultimate Dust Cover

In terms of parts of the AR15 platform, is there anything more seemingly trivial than the ejection port cover? Even the flappy little trigger guard protects, well, the all-important-trigger. Heck, I would be willing to bet that most of you rarely, if ever, stretch that trigger finger up between strings of fire and close that… Read More

Lyman Acquires Mark 7 Reloading

Lyman has published a press release announcing the acquisition of Mark 7 Reloading ammunition reloading equipment manufacturing company. Here is Lyman’s press release in full: Lyman Products is extremely pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Mark 7 Reloading® is now a Lyman brand and a part of the Lyman family, which includes Pachmayr, TacStar, A-Zoom, Trius, and… Read More

Pincus: This is What NRA Members Can Do Now to #ChangeTheNRA

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy) By Rob Pincus [ED: You may have seen our post regarding documents recently leaked which detail questionable spending by National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre as well as tens of millions of dollars in legal fees paid to an outside attorney. Rob Pincus posted the following on his… Read More

Remington to Offer Military/LE Grade Rifles, Shotguns to Civilians – NRA 2019

Police departments and military units require manufacturers like Remington to guarantee a higher level of quality control than most civilian customers, but now Remington Defense is making that quality available to the consumer marketplace. The post Remington to Offer Military/LE Grade Rifles, Shotguns to Civilians – NRA 2019 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story… Read More

Springfield SAINT Victor Pistol Unboxed at the Gun Counter

The new SAINT Victor Pistol from Springfield Armory is their latest AR pistol model.  Watch the full SAINT Victor Pistol Unboxing video on GunsAmerica. The post Springfield SAINT Victor Pistol Unboxed at the Gun Counter appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns America Blog May 13, 2019 10:57 am Support Us

POTD: Bond Arms “Liberator“ Derringer in .45ACP

Derringer – Today’s Photo Of The Day here at TFB. Derringer is a collective name for a type of compact gun that usually lacks a magazine, for it to become as small as possible. Some Derringers are available in multi-shot design; this is achieved with the help of several barrels instead of a magazine. Typically… Read More

POTD: Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando

“Prepare for tomorrow’s threats, today” – that is the motto of the Norwegian Marinejegerkommandoen (MJK), a unit name that translates to the Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando. Today’s Photos are nothing short of amazing, as they show off a live fire exercise from their speed boats. Below: Operators from Norwegian Naval Special Operation Commando in… Read More

Dog Training: Setting a Plan for Success

Having clearly stated goals will tell you if you need to spend extra time with your dog doing more drills to meet one of those goals, or if you need to add to your goal list. The post Dog Training: Setting a Plan for Success appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns America… Read More

Latest Revelations Within NRA

A bunch of fresh revelations. Many are wondering what Wayne is doing flying charter, which, as you can see, is horrendously expensive. However, I’d encourage everyone to look at the dates on this. It’s immediately after Sandy Hook. I’m not really believing Wayne was off cavorting in the Bahamas on vacation just a few weeks… Read More

Paper vs Steel Targets – Pros and Cons of Both

In the past, I’ve seen this debate all over, whether it’s online or in a gun store. There is a common misconception that you are only allowed to shoot paper or steel and one MUST be better than the other. The truth is both paper and steel targets have advantages. Both can be beneficial for… Read More

SILENCER SATURDAY #71: Suppressor Height Sights Are OVERRATED

Good morning everyone and thanks for reading yet another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday, a safe space for common people preserving their hearing, not government-backed movie assassins. Today we will be talking about a peripheral issue effecting suppressed shooters: sight picture. The question (or comments) regarding the use of suppressor height sights on pistols is… Read More

Turkeys: Public Land Diplomacy

We have all looked in the rear-view mirror while driving at 3:30 in the morning on the way to the local parking lot, only to get that sinking feeling in your gut when you see headlights. This is when you know that the race is on and your day just went from exciting and hopeful… Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill to Arm Teachers

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Wednesday that would allow teachers to be armed inside the classroom.  SB 7030, as it’s known, expands the state’s voluntary Guardian Program to include teachers.  Prior to the passage of this bill, only school staffers, coaches, and other personnel whose primary job didn’t involve teaching could carry on… Read More

Killer cars

The discussion below about self-driving cars inspired me to look at some historical stats on auto fatalities in the USA. Some general points: (1) At the dawn of the era of mass automobile ownership, cars were, by contemporary standards, fantastically dangerous machines. In 1920, there were 11.4 fatalities per 100,000 Americans, which is exactly the… Read More

Ruger Commemorates 70th Anniversary with Limited Edition Mark IV

Generations have grown up with Bill Ruger’s iconic .22 calibre pistol. Hundreds of thousands have learnt to shoot and spent countless hours plinking with the Ruger Standard. The Standard was the pistol Ruger was launched on and 70 years later the company have announced a commemorative 70th-anniversary edition of the Standard MkIV. The limited edition… Read More

Surefire X300 Ultra – My Thoughts After Five Years…

In the gun community, the Surefire X300 Ultra has one of the best reputations for reliability and quality among the flashlight companies on the market. My X300 journey started around five years ago. I picked up my first Surefire light and started using it for daily carry. Fast forward five years and countless rounds later,… Read More

How Gun Control Activism Has Created Backlash Following Mass Shootings

AP Photo/David Zalubowski I get sick of the gun control crowd. In particular, how they latch onto every mass shooting, spouting off how we need gun control, often before we even know the details of the shooting. None of it matters to them. There’s a shooting and that means we need to ban “assault weapons,”… Read More

The Dangers of Complacency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, from left, Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, stand during a meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Senate Republicans are pledging a swift confirmation process… Read More

Max Talk 21: Team Patrol Formations

This is the twenty first installment of ‘Max Talk Monday’ which shares select episodes from a series of instructional videos. Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training. MVT is dedicated to developing and training tactical excellence at the individual and team… Read More

Gold IWI Tavor Rifles Spotted With The Thailand King’s Guard

The Thailand King’s Guard was recently seen sporting a gold colored Tavor rifle. Curiously, there appears to be only two photo thus far posted on Reddit, 9gag and Bron Milmag’s Facebook page. The first photo below is blurry and appears to come from a screen capture from television footage, while the second image is much… Read More

TFB Review: Remington 1911 R1 Double Stack Threaded

Double the lead, half the noise I’m no stranger to double stack 1911’s, as I used to carry a Para Warthog over a decade ago, and I’ve shot many competition configured STI’s.  That Para Warthog went by the wayside years ago after I discovered improperly heat-treated parts (via them breaking while at the range). Remington… Read More

Kimber Expands Their EVO SP Family to Include EVO SP Stainless Raptor

Kimber have introduced a new entry to the EVO SP family, their line of high-end compact carry 9mm pistols. The Stainless EVO SP Raptor is part of Kimber’s Raptor line of pistols which also includes 1911s. It has top strap serrations and scaled Millenium Wood grips. Here’s what Kimber have to say about the Raptor:… Read More

Top 5 Most Expensive Firearms Sold in April 2019 MORPHY Firearms Auction

The April 2019 Morphy Extraordinary, Sporting, & Collector Firearms auction has ended and the list of prices realized has been published by the auction house. As always, we examined the list and found the five most expensive firearms sold during this auction. Our list goes in a price ascendancy order. The lot names are linked to… Read More

My First Handgun – My Thoughts Then Vs Now

In 2003, I was a young shooter and really my only other experience with a handgun was with a 2nd generation Glock 17. Prior to owning my first gun, I spent a lot of time on Glocks and a Smith and Wesson 686 I loved. I researched for a couple months and still couldn’t figure… Read More

California Teacher/Cop Suspended for Having a Gun in the Classroom

Courtesy KTLA “Only police and similarly trained individuals should be allowed to carry firearms.” That’s a standard argument of made members of the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex. If they had their druthers, the only people in the US to be “allowed” to carry a gun would be members of the military, the national guard and… Read More

Shannon Watts Apparently Wants Centerfire Rifle Ammo Banned

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Shannon Watts is always good for a laugh. Well, she would be if so many people didn’t take her seriously. Instead, they do, and we’re stuck with legions of people who think she understands the topic at hand, namely firearms and the supposed need for laws surrounding them. Unfortunately, for anyone… Read More

Register On-site For Warrior West

Pre-registration is closed for this week’s Warrior West Expo, Tuesday & Wednesday at the San Diego Convention Center. Instead, register on-site. Participation is restricted to those with valid government ID. Also, make sure you’re there on Wednesday, May 15 @ 1130 – 1230 in Classroom 5B for “LEADERSHIP: Becoming the Sheep Dog” featuring Celebrity Guest… Read More

The Anti-Trump

Josh Voorhees offers a summary of Elizabeth Warren’s many worthwhile policy proposals, and observes that they’re part of a larger, coherent view of how politics has to work for problems to be solved: With nearly every proposal, Warren identifies something she sees as a serious problem—and often the specific entities that are causing that problem—and… Read More

Cory Booker Wants To Sic IRS On NRA

Cory Booker has decided to make gun control a central part of his platform as he runs for president, basically stealing the anti-gun spotlight from Eric “Nuke ’em All” Swalwell. As Booker is a far more viable candidate, this will likely sink Swalwell’s bid in the long term while giving Booker something to hang his… Read More


Walter Kuhn has been taking race photos for more than 40 years, and he’s got the scars to prove it:“Kuhn said he was “less than an inch” from losing his life in March 1998 when a driver crashed during the last practice before a race in Phoenix, causing a tire to fly through the fence… Read More

At least it’s entertaining?

From the WaPo:“Then, this past February, Trump announced on Twitter that Americans should “HOLD THE DATE!” on July 4 for a “Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!”“This is, of course, like anything else done by President Camacho (to include breathing) an absolute red cape waved before the bull of… Read More

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 473

This is the grave of Henry Wise. Born in Accomack County, Virginia in 1806 to parents from the Virginia slaveholding plantation elite, Henry Wise grew up in luxury. He graduated from what is today Washington and Jefferson College in 1825, studied with the Virginia legal expert Henry St. George Tucker, and was admitted to the… Read More

See MATBOCK’s New Cobra Sled At Warrior West

At this week’s Warrior West Expo, MATBOCK is displaying the brand new Cobra Sled. Easy to assemble, it’s the lightest and smallest hoistable evacuation stretcher. Features: Total Weight – 8.5 lbs Carrying Capacity – 600 lbs Decontamination Ready – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Material, Kevlar Stitching, Kevlar Webbing All straps included and configured for… Read More

Learn To Code!

Some buzzword-spouting tech people came to West Virginia promising everyone a new monorail jobs, and really, what could possibly go wrong? She had every reason to believe. Joe Manchin III, her Democratic senator, had invited the group to come into the state. The National Guard hired it to teach at its military-style academy. County commissioners… Read More

Rainy Monday Rolex Submariner: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Mioduszewski from Erie, Pennsylvania sends his “Rainy Monday” carry ensemble via Everyday Carry. Aside from the H&K USP Compact in 9mm, the Rolex Submariner (Red) watch looks pretty nice.  Easily the nicest watch to wander through all the Everyday Carry posts I’ve seen.  Me, I’d be worried about it getting stolen from the locker at… Read More

“Where the image breaks down”

Concept 26 If I may attempt to summarize the current state of Uber/Lyft according to their PR departments: Of course the companies can’t reach their full potential while the services rely on sentient autonomous fleshbags that drive their own cars. But once these companies have their own fleets of fully autonomous vehicles and are free… Read More

The Second Amendment Ensures Americans Are Not Subservient to Government

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By Roger Katz No other Nation on Earth accepts the notion that its citizens have an inherent, independent right to keep and bear arms. But, the founders of our Nation conceived Americans as individuals who have their own personal needs and desires; their own… Read More

ATF contractor busted for stealing guns from the agency

Plea agreement here. It gets interesting around page four. He was a security guard, and at night he would take guns and parts from guns that were supposed to be destroyed, take them home, and sell them. He stole quite a load, including some full-autos, and including 3,000 Glock slides! Full Story Here Arms and… Read More

Detroit to Pay $60,000 Settlement for Shooting Dogs

Detroit Police HQ, Image: Mr. Granger [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons Sadly, for all of you (us) canine lovers out there, we’ve published more than our share of stories about cops shooting dogs over the years. Whether it’s during a no-knock raid, a standard call or just a random encounter, pooches and police can be a… Read More

Sunday Playoff Open Thread

One has been requested, and what with fundraising day coming up and all it had been provided. While we’re here, this is an amusing microcosm of how analytic knowledge gets absorbed by mainstream reporters who spent years attacking it: Mark Spector then and Mark Spector now. Unbelievable that the man writes this without even a… Read More


Photo by Becca Lavin on Unsplash When it comes to right wing entrepreneurship, Brian Kolfage is a pro. A December fundraising campaign brought in more than $20 million over the course of a few weeks, its thousands of donors united by a common goal: To throw their money away because they’re xenophobic assholes, which the… Read More

The Brady Campaign Owes Gun Owners (and STEM Students) an Apology

Bouquets of flowers sit on the sign outside the STEM School Highlands Ranch late Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) In case you missed it, students of the STEM School Highlands Ranch walked out of a vigil for a murdered student the other night when it (not so spontaneously) turned… Read More

Serious Gear Fail

Remember a couple years ago when an IMPD officer had his Glock discharge in the holster when the officer sitting next to him got some bit of gear inside the light-bearing Safariland and then stood up? Well, just this past week another IMPD officer was tussling with a shoplifting suspect who got on top of… Read More

Houston Pastor and Wife Both Open Fire on Home Intruder

Bigstock A Houston area burglar chose poorly last week when he broke into a home belonging to a pastor and his wife…both of whom know their way around a gun. Residents were alerted to something amiss about 11:30pm. From Jeff Powers and his wife told police they were awakened by noises coming from their… Read More

I’d Like To Meet Paul Manafort’s Tailor

Where there are Republican elites, there is almost certainly elaborate grift happening, but Wayne LaPierre ranks high on the Trump Index: National Rifle Association Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre billed the group’s ad agency $39,000 for one day of shopping at a Beverly Hills clothing boutique, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe and had… Read More

Does Shannon Watts Want to Ban All Centerfire Rifle Ammunition?

Shannon Watts (AP Photo/J. David Ake) By NRA-ILA Shannon Watts has developed her persona as a “full-time volunteer” who wants nothing more than to bring “common sense gun laws” to this country. However, she once again reminded gun owners of her true agenda with a recent tweet. They’re proud of this? “In response to claims that… Read More

Does Shannon Watts Want to Ban All Centerfire Rifle Ammunition?

Shannon Watts (AP Photo/J. David Ake) By NRA-ILA Shannon Watts has developed her persona as a “full-time volunteer” who wants nothing more than to bring “common sense gun laws” to this country. However, she once again reminded gun owners of her true agenda with a recent tweet. They’re proud of this? “In response to claims that… Read More

SCUBAPRO Sunday – Dive Logs

When you first started diving, your instructors taught you to log all your dives. A typical entry consists of the dive location, date, time, duration of the dive, depth, water temperature, wetsuit with thickness, equipment, and other facts relevant to the dive. Like if that suit was suitable for that water temp if your foot… Read More


One of the most common questions I get in class is about the value and application of weapon mounted lights (WML). Here are some thoughts on the topic, from an article I did for Backwoods Home magazine in 2011. My … Read more Full Story Here Masad Ayoob May 12, 2019 7:27 am Support Us


We live in a golden age of quality firearms which, when adjusted for inflation, require proportionally less of our income to purchase than their predecessor models cost our parents and grandparents.  Offered as evidence: the Springfield Armory’s new Defender 9mm … Read more Full Story Here Masad Ayoob May 12, 2019 7:12 am Support Us

Beto: Wait! I’ve Changed My Mind on Guns! [VIDEO]

Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Robert Francis O’Rourke’s presidential campaign has gotten off to a less-than-rousing start. But when you don’t really believe in anything except continuing to fail upwards, it’s easy to change your mind overnight. Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke changed his position on whether gun licensing… Read More

Brazilian President Keeps Campaign Promises, Liberalizes Gun Rules

The president of Brazil vowed during his campaign to liberalize gun laws in the South American nation. After all, it’s plagued by violence, so clearly the laws in place aren’t really working. It seems he looked to the north and recognized that the United States and our protected right to keep and bear arms offered… Read More

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 472

This is the grave of Rob Bironas. Born in 1978 in Louisville, Kentucky, Bironas lettered in four sports in high school, including both soccer and football. He was recruited as a kicker to Auburn, where he played between 1997 and 1999. He was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award for college football’s best kicker… Read More

Schiebel Wins Norway’s Tender For Unmanned Air System Deployment In The Arctic

Vienna, 2 May 2019 – Norway’s Andøya Test Center selected Schiebel’s market- leading CAMCOPTER® S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 was selected for its exemplary international reputation and its successful record of accomplishments in the… Read More

Music Notes

It’s been entirely too long since I did one of these posts. Since I published the last, I’ve seen three live shows. Most important is seeing Kris Kristofferson playing with The Strangers, Merle Haggard’s old band, at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts. I had seen Kris once before, at an event in Santa Fe… Read More

Wallet Costs Twice As Much As The Gun: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Deangelo J Vickers sends his pocked dump to us entitled, “Wearing Black.”  Courtesy of the good folks at Everyday Carry. Deangelo describes himself as working “public safety.”  His carry choice?  A Taurus G2C.  Holster unknown. Now I have had plenty of harsh things to write and say about Taurus’ semi-autos in the past, but this… Read More

The Shoes Just Set The Whole Thing Off

This 1970s-era image is of a Swedish police officer equipped with experimental body armor, helmet, and Carl Gustav SMG. Full Story Here Soldier Systems May 11, 2019 6:12 pm Support Us

Yeah Jeets! And Other Sports News

Derek Jeter is upset that the Marlins’ strategy of…trading all of their players of any quality for a fraction of their value has not produced results, and also fired the team’s head of business ops, because clearly it’s his fault the team can’t sell “we’ll take your money and stuff it all directly into our… Read More

How Different Societies Develop ‘Common-Sense’ Gun Laws

Bigstock By MarkPA This thought experiment presumes some definition of “common-sense gun laws”. The phrase has no generally accepted meaning. Pacifists might imagine an army with no guns. Black Lives Matter might imagine an unarmed police force. American gun controllers imagine an American army and police force with guns, but keeping guns out of the… Read More

Hi-Point’s New Pistol Won’t Be Keeping Your Boat In Place – NRA 2019

Hi-Point Firearms has announced a new pistol that will offer significant updates to their popular 916 series of pistols. Hi-Point has a reputation for affordable firearms, and at a planned MSRP of just $200, that tradition will continue. The post Hi-Point’s New Pistol Won’t Be Keeping Your Boat In Place – NRA 2019 appeared first… Read More

Elk Draw – Tips For Success

When the early spring rolls around, there’s one thing I can’t get off my mind; applying for upcoming big game draws. In today’s draw systems, there are two prevailing ideas for the distribution of tags, opportunity, and trophy. Opportunity places emphasis on getting hunters in the field and trophy places emphasis on developing a larger… Read More

Bergara Unveils Feature-Rich 10/22 Clone at a Sweeeet Price Point – NRA 2019

Hot take time: semi-auto .22s are the new subcompact striker-fired handgun. They’re everywhere! A different company introduces a new angle on Ruger’s plinker every year, and given the increasing popularity of .22LR competition, there’s no sign of slowing down. Bergara joined the fray at this year’s NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits, and we swung by… Read More

Air Venturi Wing Shot: .50 Caliber Air Shotgun Built for Hunting

Weighing less than 7.5 pounds, the Wing Shot is perfect for new shooters. The lightweight, low noise level and the lack of recoil will let you shoot all day without a sore shoulder and you can hear your coach because you don’t need ear muffs. The post Air Venturi Wing Shot: .50 Caliber Air Shotgun… Read More

Camouflaged Silkies Now Available From Perseverance Survival

Woobie Pullover makers Perseverance Survival have introduced Tigerstripe and Woodland camouflage silkies. Heads up, my experience is that sizing is a bit on the snug side. Full Story Here Soldier Systems May 11, 2019 2:12 pm Support Us

Joe Rogan Educates Vegan Actor Russell Brand on Benefits of Hunting

Renaissance man Joe Rogan explained the benefits of hunting to vegan actor Russell Brand recently, on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” The post Joe Rogan Educates Vegan Actor Russell Brand on Benefits of Hunting appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns America Blog May 11, 2019 1:57 pm Support Us

To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Here is the Answer

Learn what to do when the police stop you for a suspected traffic infraction and you are armed. The post To Disclose or Not to Disclose: Here is the Answer appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns America Blog May 11, 2019 1:57 pm Support Us

Disarmed Venezuelans Lose Momentum After Days of Conflict

Interim President Juan Guaidó of Venezuela is admitting that the populist push to remove the Nicolas Maduro regime from power is losing ground. The post Disarmed Venezuelans Lose Momentum After Days of Conflict appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns America Blog May 11, 2019 1:42 pm Support Us

CZ-USA’s New Shadow 2 Orange Pistol – NRA 2019

CZ-USA introduced a couple of significant upgrades at the NRA Annual Meeting. First up is the Orange edition of the Shadow 2 pistol, bringing it up to competition standards. The post CZ-USA’s New Shadow 2 Orange Pistol – NRA 2019 appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns America Blog May 11, 2019 1:42… Read More

Minnesota Legislators Take Steps to Ban Wolf Hunting

Minnesota legislators passed a ban on hunting wolves by a single vote in advance of potential federal hunting deregulations. The post Minnesota Legislators Take Steps to Ban Wolf Hunting appeared first on GunsAmerica Digest. Full Story Here Guns America Blog May 11, 2019 1:42 pm Support Us

Cook County, IL: 14-Year-Old Charged With Shooting Two, Freed Without Supervision

Courtesy the Chicago Police Department Welcome to Cook County, Illinois, where crime often has no meaningful consequences.  Between a State’s Attorney’s Office reluctant to file charges and judges who mollycoddles defendants, Chicagoland has become the modern Wild West. Case in point: a 14-year-old who (reportedly) shot and tried to kill two in a nice uptown… Read More

And They’ll Never Stop Hating You Anyway

It is indeed hilarious watching British conservatives treat Ben Shapiro with precisely the level of respect he deserves: Here’s the thing: Andrew Neil is an old school Tory (a Rupert Murdoch janissary & chairman of The Spectator) yet he gave Shapiro a deserved drubbing. By comparison the putatively liberal New York Times has repeatedly celebrated… Read More

Hill People Gear – Coyote Knife

The Coyote Knife is inspired by a custom knife belonging to the Hill brothers’ had, who had made the late 1960s by Robert’s Roost in St. Ignatius Montana. To this day, that knife is the archetype for what they like in a knife. The HPG Coyote knife, made by LT Wright Handcrafted Knives to their… Read More

Strike Industries’ New AMBI Magazine Release for AR-15 Rifles

Courtesy Strike Industries Whether you’re a lefty or a righty, it can be faster/easier/preferable to drop your AR-15 magazine using your left hand rather than your right. If you agree, Strike Industries new AMBI Mag Release is just what you need. Here’s their press release . . . Options. Most would prefer to have more… Read More

The Art of Losing Money

Sometimes markets can be rational! Rideshare unicorn Uber doesn’t do anything small. When it was in the game of raising money, it raised close to $25 billion. When it loses that money—and it does every single quarter—it loses it at astronomical burn rates. It finally debuted on the New York Stock Exchange today, in the… Read More

UF PRO Gear Now Available From Tactical Distributors

UF PRO clothing is finally available in the US thanks to our friends at Tactical Distributors. Initially, they have Striker Pants and Shirts, as well as knee and elbow pads. Over time, they will bring more styles and colors in. Full Story Here Soldier Systems May 11, 2019 8:12 am Support Us

Vox: Letting Teachers Carry Guns Means More Minority Students Will Be Shot

Or something . . . Supporters of the Texas and Florida measures argue that these proposals will make students safer by allowing school officials to respond to on-campus shootings. But these measures have been sharply criticized by students, legislators, and policy experts who note that there’s no evidence backing up the benefits of more guns… Read More

Booker’s Proposal Would Ban New Pistol Models

Sen. Cory Booker has gotten a lot of attention lately due to his anti-gun proposal. After all, if you tell someone you expect them to get a license to not just buy firearms, but to keep the ones they have, you’re going to get some attention. However, one thing some of us (looking squarely at… Read More

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 471

This is the grave of Olive Thomas. Born in 1894 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Olive Duffy was the oldest of three children born to Irish parents. Her father died in a factory accident of 1906, an incredibly common fate for workers of that era. She and her brothers then moved in with her grandparents while her… Read More

DDR Grenzaufklärer

If you ever patrolled the border trace of the Inter-German Border between East West during the Cold War, you invariably encountered the Grenzaufklärer, or Border Troops of the German Democratic Republic. Full Story Here Soldier Systems May 11, 2019 4:11 am Support Us

LAPD and ATF Moloned A California Man’s Labe

My god they treaded on him: Not a lot of information coming out of this one yet.  So far they are saying  “that a person was selling and manufacturing illegal firearms at the location”.    The bond was $50k and the guy is currently out.  If he was dumb enough to be modifying guns to… Read More

If You Don’t Want It Don’t Ask For It – COME AND TAKE IT

Poetry: View this post on Instagram Like…he specifically requested this, I hope he’s not surprised that he got his LABE MOLON’D . How much do you want to bet he goes and makes an insurance claim for it like a lil girl, rather than tracking down the guy who did this Liam Neeson style. @turd_fergusson… Read More

Police Chief’s EDC: Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day

Joe Kump, a police chief from Georgia, sends his everyday off-duty carry lineup entitled “Chief” courtesy of the fine folks at Everyday Carry. How does his stuff stack up compared to others? Well, let’s have a closer look. First up, in writing these EDCs for the last couple of months, I haven’t seen a Rosary… Read More

NDIA Favors Executive Order Moving Security Clearances to Pentagon

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Defense Industrial Association offers the following statement regarding the executive order from the White House, signed Wednesday evening, that transfers the governmentwide suitability, credentialing and security clearance portfolio from the Office of Personnel Management to the Defense Department: NDIA supports the administration’s decision, announced today, to transfer responsibility for all… Read More

Avoid States That Might Make Your Miscarriage A Felony

Meryl Woo Rice, right, takes part in an abortion rights protest near the Capitol on the opening day of the second session of the 109th General Assembly, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) This is entirely appropriate action: Georgia, no stranger to threats of boycotts due to controversial legislation, finds itself… Read More

Dick’s Ed Stack Keeps Virtue Signaling While Competitors Take His Market Share

Image via YouTube. Dick’s CEO Ed Stack, who took over his father’s company, has embraced virtue-signaling as a marketing strategy. Ed’s leadership hasn’t gone well for him, his company or shareholders. Indeed, as Stack has pursued gun control as a corporate policy to promote his company since the Parkland shooting, competitors have happily taken Dick’s… Read More

Introducing HPG Mobility

From the time they were kids in 1970s Alaska, Hill People Gear’s founders Scot and Evan Hill had lots of experience getting vehicles stuck in the backcountry. That led to a lifelong interest in NOT getting stuck miles from nowhere. They’ve always tried to have vehicles capable enough to get them to remote locations for… Read More

American Immigration Policy is to Hope Migrants Die

This is both typical and disgusting: Teresa L. Todd pulled over one recent night on a dark West Texas highway to help three young Central American migrants who had flagged her down. Ms. Todd — an elected official, government lawyer and single mother in a desert border region near Big Bend National Park — said… Read More

Trump: Symptom or disease?

Greg Sargent argues that the correct answer is “both,” and that Elizabeth Warren is the Democratic presidential candidate who has the best grasp on this dynamic: Is President Trump an aberration whose defeat in 2020 would allow the nation to begin rebounding toward normalcy? Or does his ascendance reflect long-running national pathologies and deeply ingrained… Read More

Pour one out

Photo by Toby Stodart on Unsplash The blandening of American craft beer continues. Dogfish Head Brewery and The Boston Beer Co. — the maker of Samuel Adams Boston Lager — announced Thursday that they have reached an agreement to merge. The deal, which is expected to close late in the second quarter of this year,… Read More

Darley Defense Days 19 – Serket Lightweight Ankle Height Athletic Sock

In addition to a range of Skis and clothing, Serket displayed their Lightweight Ankle Height Athletic Sock. The Serket Lightweight, ankle-height athletic sock is designed for optimum performance, comfort and durability. Terry-loop cushioning under the foot resits packing out over time and protects against pressure points, while the comfortable wool cushioning throughout protects the foot from hot… Read More

Real World Personal Defense Lesson: Hesitation Can Be Fatal For Good Guys

Bigstock A Marine Corps veteran’s trial — and ultimate acquittal — for shooting an ‘unarmed’ attacker in Champaign, Illinois relied heavily on proving how hesitation can prove fatal for good guys with guns. Indeed, moments before Alva Thomas shot Christina Newman, Newman had threatened to get her gun from her car and settle things right then… Read More

AMLO, Bernie, and the Structural Limits of Governing

Mexico and the United States are two very different nations with different problems and different ways of governing. But both are deeply troubled and so both have attracted charismatic politicians who claim that can create major changes by themselves that can overcome the structural realities of government. Trump is one of those in his way,… Read More

Florida Gov. DeSantis has Signed SB-7030 Allowing Teachers to Carry Guns

Senate president Bill Galvno R-Bradenton, shakes hand with Gov. Ron DeSantis at the end of session Saturday May 4, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon) By NRA-ILA Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB-7030 within hours after receiving it. SB-7030 contains the language that authorizes local school boards to allow classroom teachers to go through training… Read More

The Railroads: An Indigenous History

Today is the anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s completion in Utah. I have written in the past about the horrific labor history behind this. I was happy to wake up this morning to see my friend Alessandra Link telling this story from the Native perspective. Today marks the 150th anniversary of the union of the… Read More

Darley Defense Days 19 – DFND Shield Hooded Sun Shirt

Offered in a variety of colors including Coyote, the lightweight polyester Sun Shirt is Moisture Wicking and Antimicrobial with 50+ SPF protection. It incorporates a hood, thumbholes and zippered chest pocket. DFND clothing is available for unit and agency orders through Darley Defense. Full Story Here Soldier Systems May 10, 2019 1:43 pm Support Us

Living Legend Kim Rhode Earns Historic 4-Peat in Korea

Courtesy USA Shooting It’s difficult to appreciate how consistent and dominant shotgun sports champion Kim Rhode has been for more than two decades. She’s medaled in six — that’s 6 — Olympic games, including three gold medals. She’s the only Olympian to win a medal on five different continents, the only summer Olympian to win… Read More

Let’s Remember the Heroes, Not the Killers

Bigstock David French at National Review has written a great piece, The Hero Solution to the Mass-Shooting Contagion.  In short, he recommends we remember the heroes from these tragedies, not the evil-doers. I couldn’t agree more. It’s why I go out of my way not to mention the names of spree killers. If I quote a news… Read More

The parable of the Good Samaritan in Trump’s America

Great piece by Manny Fernandez on how the Trump administration is trying to intimidate anybody who gives even life-saving aid to desperate migrants: Teresa L. Todd pulled over one recent night on a dark West Texas highway to help three young Central American migrants who had flagged her down. Ms. Todd — an elected official,… Read More

Darley Defense Days 19 – M9A1 Light Equipped Holster from Military Hardware

Manufactured by CJP Custom Concealment for Military Hardware in response to requirements for a level 2 holster for M9A1 pistol’s equipped with SureFire X300 lights. As you can see, it can be configured for use with the G-Code RTI system. Military Hardware products are available for unit and agency orders through Darley Defense. Full Story… Read More

Washington State Supreme Court Overturns Ruling On Felon Pistol License

There’s a reason why have a separate justice system for juveniles. Mostly it’s because kids don’t have all the same tools that adults are supposed to have, so they colossally dumb things for colossally dumb reasons, but rarely out of any malicious intent. We have to punish them, of course, because it’s vital they learn… Read More

STEM School Sued to ID Parent Who Warned of Another Columbine

STEM Highlands Ranch school early Thursday, May 9, 2019 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) As we’ve said, time and again, the true story behind mass shootings takes days, weeks, or even months to come out. Which is why the keyboard commandos who jump onto Twitter and other platforms to instantly blame guns, the NRA or even the… Read More

Darley Defense Days 19 – New Grey Ghost Assault Back Panels

Grey Ghost Gear is set to introduce a new laser cut armor carrier as well as three new Assault Back Panels. The packs are compatible with back panel zipper equipped Grey Ghost armor carriers as well as Crye Precision carriers. They also plan to introduce a two-piece PALS compatible adapter which will mount zippers to… Read More

CA Moving Towards Allowing Co-Workers, Bosses to Seek Red Flag Orders

Bigstock California continues to look less and less like America and more and more like a socialist cesspool. The formerly Golden State’s legislators just voted 54-16 for a massive expansion of Cali’s so-called “Gun Violence Restraining Order.” The expansion of the law would allow an individual’s co-workers and supervisors to seek a “Red Flag” order, stripping… Read More

Whoopi Goldberg: Anti-Gun Rally Masquerading As Vigil Was ‘Too Soon’

Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File One doesn’t watch “The View” for a balanced discussion of events. Oh, sure, they have a conservative on the show, but Meghan McCain is outnumbered by design. She may not be restrained from articulating her positions, but the number of women on that panel means the liberal point of view… Read More

Team Wendy Participates in a Ceremony at the JUSMAG Office in Manila to Replace a Battle Damaged EXFIL Ballistic Helmet that Saved The Life of a Filipino Marine

Team Wendy®, in conjunction with the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group (JUSMAG) and the U.S. Embassy in Manila, recently participated in a ceremony to replace a battle-damaged helmet for a member of the Philippine Force Reconnaissance Group. A Filipino Marine was recently hit in the helmet by a rifle round at close range while conducting… Read More

Slim Down Your Gear with the New ITS Slimline Pouch

The all-new ITS Slimline Pouch is perfect for storing pocket-sized items like our EDC Trauma Kit, compasses, cell phones and other electronics. Additionally, with our patent-pending 4-Way Mounting System, the ITS Slimline can be mounted to virtually any piece of gear. ITS Slimline Pouch The fold-over cover of this GP (General Purpose) pouch features a… Read More

Type 002

Some new pictures of China’s new aircraft carrier have emerged… To be clear, this will be the largest and most advanced aircraft carrier ever built outside the United States. It will likely be larger than even the Ulyanovsk class carriers laid down, but never completed by, the Soviet Union. This ship represents China’s maritime ambitions,… Read More

Darley Defense Days 19 – The Punch Hammer From Chameleon Solutions

Behold the glory of The Punch Hammer! I spoke with designer Martin Lambert, himself a former paratrooper and founder of Chameleon Solutions. I originally designed this tool for some of my sniper customers. They were having trouble with noise security while setting up hide sites in high threat areas. Building those things is essentially construction… Read More

Donald’s Army Is On Their Way

Eric Levitz sums up why Trump’s kidding-on-the-square — a kidding that is an integral part of fascist discourse — about vigilante violence against immigrants is so dangerous, and why it’s outrageous that it’s not being taken more seriously: To review: Trump’s decision to brand Central American families fleeing adverse conditions in their home countries as… Read More

One Dem Candidate Pushes Back On Booker’s Gun Licensing Plan

AP Photo/Steven Senne Cory Booker thinks it would be a hell of an idea to require Americans to get government permission prior to exercising constitutional rights. Well, maybe not all rights, just second-class rights like the right to keep and bear arms. Those rights don’t really matter to someone like Booker. On Thursday, I wrote about… Read More

Bullet Penetration in Home Environments

When choosing a home defense handgun, rifle, or shotgun, the gauge, caliber, and load are important considerations. If you are…Read More > The post Bullet Penetration in Home Environments appeared first on Cheaper Than Dirt. Full Story Here Cheaper than Dirt Blog May 10, 2019 8:13 am Support Us

Darley Defense Days 19 – DZSO Kit from Combat Defense Systems

Assembled by CDS for airborne units, this Drop Zone Safety Officer kit can be customized based upon a specific requirement. For example, this kit is destined for use by an SF batallion so it contains extra sets of the Core Survival ACL-500 series Airborne Caution Light which provide portable aircraft jump lights. Not only can… Read More

News of the World…

BBC News has a fascinating photo essay on the chaotic conditions in the backcountry of the Sahara, a region that has gone completely Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome with the collapse of the government in Libya and the atomization of ISIS and Al Qaeda.. Full Story Here Books Bikes Boom Sticks May 10, 2019 6:58 am… Read More

Gun Control Group Apologizes For Anti-Gun Rally Disguised As Vigil

The STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting was still fresh in everyone’s memories. Students, families, and teachers were still trying to process just what the hell happened. They no doubt thought a vigil would help, would allow them to mourn as a community. What they walked into, however, was a gun control rally. To their credit,… Read More

Meanwhile, in North Korea news…

We seem to have taken possession of a North Korean cargo ship that the Indonesians busted last year for running around with its paperwork shady and its maritime safety tracking doohickeys turned off. Maybe we can file a mechanic’s lien and rename it MV Pueblo. As a side note, I’m looking at pics of Kim… Read More

Anti-Vax: The New Republican Movement

I had long associated anti-vax idiocy with the body purity section of the left. Most of us know people like this or know people who know people. I could tell stories but probably shouldn’t implicate specific people, even if I have no respect for them. But these days, while those people still are out spewing… Read More

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Ragnar Pocket Series

Today we are taking a closer look at FirstSpear’s versatile Ragnar pocket suite. Constructed with a full hook backing for fast attachment or removal from any vest using a loop field including the Ragnar Vest, Deceptor, DOV, as well as the Overlap and Adaptive Cummerbund. Ragnar Pockets also work great with absolutely any other bag… Read More

Range Report: Remington R1

I own a number of nice 1911-type handguns. Several are high-end custom handguns with super fitting; good, tight tolerances; a…Read More > The post Range Report: Remington R1 appeared first on Cheaper Than Dirt. Full Story Here Cheaper than Dirt Blog May 9, 2019 11:12 pm Support Us

Trump Is A Disaster For Rural Areas

Trump’s policies have been devastating for his most loyal supporters: At the same time, the assault on the safety net is especially harmful to rural America, which relies heavily on safety-net programs. Of the 100 counties with the highest percentage of their population receiving food stamps, 85 are rural, and most of the rest are… Read More

Imitation: The Sincerest Flattery

The progressive side of the American political debate has declared itself and its policies immune to federal, state, and sometimes…Read More > The post Imitation: The Sincerest Flattery appeared first on Cheaper Than Dirt. Full Story Here Cheaper than Dirt Blog May 9, 2019 9:13 pm Support Us

ITS Launches the Foldanizer

[ARLINGTON, TX, 5/9/2019] Imminent Threat Solutions is proud to release one of the most versatile organization systems you’ll ever use, the ITS Foldanizer™! It’s a perfect Dopp Kit, First Aid Kit Pouch or solution for organizing all the charging cables floating around in your bag. The ITS Foldanizer™ can fit perfectly into your travel bag, daily… Read More