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Bob Owens

  • The revolution will be app’d
    Something, something, and communicate: Founded in Austin in 2011, Zello allows individuals to communicate to one another walkie-talkie style via a simple broadband connection. The app interface looks a like button on your phone. You press it to speak…
    - 52 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 2:52pm -
  • Idiots: Everyone knows you use Instagram to plot domestic terrorism.
    These moron think that “op-sec” is a couple of aisles over from the Jim Beam: Three Georgia men were charged in federal court this week with plotting an attack against the government designed to trigger martial law and encourage other militias to…
    - 55 days ago, 22 Feb 14, 2:55pm -
  • LOL. I was just “fired” by Infolinks.
    I just got this via email from Infolinks, a company that posted advertising here for over two years: …upon a scheduled review of your website our Quality Assurance Team found that there are multiple gun-related posts under . I’m a…
    - 57 days ago, 20 Feb 14, 4:50pm -
  • Any advice on a custom kydex holster maker?
    I have a Walther PPQ M2 (5″ barrel version) coming in soon that I hope to run in a number of courses. I’m looking for a Kydex OWB holster with the options of running detachable belt loops for a conventional pistol course, which can be swapped out…
    - 57 days ago, 20 Feb 14, 3:30am -
  • I swear, you write one little post on how to bring down the electrical grid and you never hear the end of it…
    More than a year ago I wrote Shock the System, a brief description of the inherent fragility of the electrical grid. I thought nothing about it at the time, as the information I’d posted was common knowledge to anyone who had ever worked even on th…
    - 71 days ago, 6 Feb 14, 3:25am -

Western Rifle Shooters Association

  • newIBD: Beware The Increasing Militarization Of Government
    The awakening continues, as Investor’s Business Daily – hardly a “patriot” or “prepper” media outlet – joins the warning cries over out-of-control, dangerously-armed Leviathan government. More, faster, please. Tyrannis delenda est.
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:35am -
  • newThis Weekend: Georgia Oathkeepers Rally – GA State Capitol – 1300 EDT – 19 April 2014
    Hope to see you there. I guarantee after listening to MSG Mullen, you WILL be motivated to do what is necessary to fight and win back freedom. Get your GAOK shirts here; POC is
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  • newRepost: Bracken’s ‘What I Saw At The Coup’
    Short-fuse fiction by Matt Bracken intended to spread alarm among progressives, in the spirit of dispiriting them from ever attempting such a mad folly in order to cling to power. Matt Bracken is the author of the Enemies Foreign And … Continue rea…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:20am -
  • newGFY, Harry
    Dethguild wields the wounding mace. Those wishing to send a message to Senator Reid can go to his FB account here. One FB commenter sends: Harry, I have prayed to the Lord that you get cancer very soon. I went … Continue reading →
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:47am -
  • newZH: Liberty Movement Rising
    A good overview. Harden your hearts. Toughen your bodies. Clear your minds. Liberty or death. Your enemies want you dead or enslaved. Let’s win.
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:49am -
  • newExactly
    From David Codrea.
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:28pm -
  • newFM, FY
    LVRJ: Reid calls Bundy supporters ‘domestic terrorists’ And before you just chuckle and move along, remember all of those anti-terrorism laws that have been passed since 9/11? You know, for things like “providing material assistance to terroris…
    - 8 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:49pm -
  • “You’re a serf and even the ivory tower will say so out loud now”
    (Graphic via The People’s Cube from this original) As submitted by a reader: Telegraph (UK): The US is an oligarchy, study concludes Fundamental transformation. Bi-partisanship at its best. But let’s all just felch away at the local “Rule of La…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:20am -
  • MRAP Vulnerability Points
    (Click each image to embiggen) For your education, from a WRSA reader.
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:44am -
  • Term Of The Day: LGOP
    Reprinted in full from Wings Over Iraq: Well, with another sandstorm blocking us in for most of the day, it was time for another philosophical discussion. Today, everyone’s favorite 82nd Airborne Division Alumnus (me), discussed the concept of “L…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:28am -

Patriot Rising

  • newCongressman introduces bill to end Federal funding for states with gun registration
    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) is taking aim at state gun registration schemes by introducing a bill to cut federal dollars for those jurisdictions. His bill would eliminate Department of Justice funding through grant programs for state agencies that mai…
    - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:44pm -
  • 90% of NY Gun Owners Refuse to Register Guns

    90% of NY Gun Owners Refuse to Register Guns

    Standing shoulder to shoulder in defiance with their “brothers-in-arms” inConnecticut, New York gun owners are rebelling against their soon-to-take-effect gun control law. Gun owners have already stood in defiance by burning their registration f…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 6:09pm -
  • The DoJ wants to “explore” tracking bracelets for gun owners

    The DoJ wants to “explore” tracking bracelets for gun owners

    Eric Holder testified Friday to the House Appropriations subcommittee about gun violence prevention programs and upcoming technological advances — advances that could force gun owners to wear a bracelet to activate their firearms.  The post Th…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 8:22pm -
  • The Obama Administration Wants Gun Owners To Wear RFID Tracking Bracelets?

    The Obama Administration Wants Gun Owners To Wear RFID Tracking Bracelets?

      Attorney General Eric Holder says that gun owners in the United States could eventually be forced to wear RFID tracking bracelets.  In fact, in recent testimony in front of Congress he gave the impression that this was something that the Obama ad…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 4:38am -
  • The Guns And The Glory

    The Guns And The Glory

    This article was written by Ben Crystal and originally published at Personal Liberty Digest   A traveling gun show visited Savannah, Ga., this past weekend. As always, I gladly paid the entry fee to spend a few hours browsing the arena-sized showroo…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 10:21pm -
  • How to Handle a Gun Safely
    Rules of Safe Gun Handling   Guns are dangerous and if not handled carefully, can  kill or mutilate you or someone else. The consequences of the misuse of guns are disastrous. Handling them in a safe way is the top priority once you own a gun.   R…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 9:59pm -
  • IN: Governor signs pro-gun bill into law, protects guns in school parking lots

    IN: Governor signs pro-gun bill into law, protects guns in school parking lots

      On Wednesday, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed SB229 into law, which changes the way gun laws are enforced in school parking lots. The new law comes from Senate Bill 229, which allows otherwise legal gun owners to have a firearm on school proper…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Mar 14, 2:44am -
  • Illinois bill would make it a felony, $500 fine if concealed carrier brings gun into school

    Illinois bill would make it a felony, $500 fine if concealed carrier brings gun into school

    House Bill 3669 adds the felony charge. The specific language addresses “a licensee who knowingly carries a firearm on or into a building, real property, or parking area under the control of a public or private pre-school, elementary or secondary…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 4:07pm -
  • Gun Effort Underway At U Of M

    Gun Effort Underway At U Of M

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A campaign is underway to allow some students, faculty, staff and visitors to carry firearms at the University of Minnesota.The post Gun Effort Underway At U Of M appeared first on Patriot Rising.
    - 23 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 4:05pm -
  • NJ: Magazine-limit bill nearing Gov. Christie’s desk
    A controversial bill to limit magazines to just 10 rounds has passed the New Jersey Assembly and is now close to becoming law. The bill, after rigorous debate and dramatic testimony from both pro-gunners and pro-gun control supporters, passed the Ass…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 5:31pm -

The Armed Lutheran

  • New Offerings from Armscor
    During an interview with Jake Challand at Gun Guy Radio, Rock Island Armory CEO Martin Tuason teased some of RIA’s new product offerings in development and coming soon to a store near you. One of my favorite guns is my Rock Island 22 TCM, so much o…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
  • Why Firearms Suicides Don’t Count
    Despite reports from hysterical press outlets and demanding moms, rates of gun violence and violent crime in general have been falling for decades. Despite the breathless hysteria, the American public is not interested in more restrictive gun control…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
  • Diamondback Announces New Full-Sized Pistol
    Since reviewing the Diamondback DB380 back in 2012, I have been a fan of the company’s products. The DB380 is now my dedicated pocket pistol, for days when my wardrobe requirements won’t allow me to carry inside or outside the waistband. Since th…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
  • Gas-Only Airsoft Reload Drill
    If you're like me, reloading under pressure — slide lock or tactical reloads — is not as smooth as it could be. I tend to fumble with magazines and not seat them cleanly, especially when I'm out of practice. Here's a drill that will help tighten…
    - 11 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 10:22pm -
  • Red River Firearms Indoor IDPA
    On Sunday I ventured north on TX-289 to Sherman, Texas to visit the fine folks at Red River Firearms and to shoot my first indoor IDPA match. I figured it would be a different, but did not realize how much. Red River Firearms is tucked away off the T…
    - 15 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
  • Armed Lutheran Joins the Gun Rights Network
    I am proud to announce that The Armed Lutheran is now a member of the Gun Rights Network. Formerly the Gun Rights Radio Network, GRN is home to an excellent lineup of Gun Rights podcasters and bloggers. I am excited and honored to be a part of the ne…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 12:37am -
  • I Was Wrong…It’s Not About Control
    In December of 2012, I opined that "our enemies ...really don’t care about saving lives. It’s really about control, not guns." In light of recent FBI raids I'm now convinced that I was wrong. It's not about guns or control. It's all about poli…
    - 18 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 4:55pm -
  • Keeping Latch-Key Kids Safe
    I moved my family to Texas in December and since then my wife has been a stay-at-home mom. I drop my son off at school on my way to work and my wife picks him up in the afternoon. Now my wife is going back to work and my son will become something tha…
    - 24 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 12:00pm -
  • Gun Control and Appeasement
    Gun-control advocates are the modern equivalent of former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. They put their faith in, and trust their security to, pieces of paper: treaties, laws, and signs. And like Chamberlain and those who sought peace th…
    - 27 days ago, 22 Mar 14, 12:00pm -
  • Restaurant Owner with His Own Carry Permit Calls Concealed Carriers Losers and Douchebags
    A Clemson, South Carolina restaurant owner who describes himself as a “big supporter of gun rights” posted a sign on the door to his restaurant, calling those who carry a concealed weapon losers and “douchebags.” From the Washington Times art…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 6:12pm -


702 Shooter

  • Ankert Customs – Gun Grip Tape – Mesa AZ – Customer Service Fail
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? I ordered s…
    - 29 May 13, 7:12pm -
  • CMF Tactical Outfitters A.K.A. Center Mass Firearms
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? This is an…
    - 22 Apr 13, 8:00am -
  • The Zombie Apocalypse Store
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? OK, lets be…
    - 8 Mar 13, 9:17pm -
  • TAVOR® SAR Rifles and the UZI® PRO Pistol
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? The TAVOR®…
    - 24 Jan 13, 6:28pm -
  • Metro Arms’ MAC 1911 Pistols
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? WANAMASSA,…
    - 7 Jan 13, 4:09pm -
  • The Construction of Battlefield: Vegas pt. 2
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? THIS IS AN…
    - 31 Dec 12, 12:34am -
  • Grandfather Clauses in Firearm, Magazine, & Ammunition Laws
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? Beginning i…
    - 14 Dec 12, 10:35pm -
  • 2012 Black Friday Deals
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? This is an…
    - 22 Nov 12, 6:53pm -
  • Vickers Does Vegas
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? On February…
    - 23 Oct 12, 7:24pm -
  • Stolen Valor Fraudster David Chenicek: Fake Marine
    Share this on Facebook Pin this to Pinterest Tweet This! Post this to MySpace Digg this! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on LinkedIn Add this to Google Bookmarks Share this on Reddit Email this to a friend? Recently a…
    - 18 Oct 12, 6:59pm -

A Keyboard and a .45

  • Democrat Leadership Trying to Close Fort Worth Gun Shows
    New York and Colorado have been at the top of the news for horrendous anti-gun legislation.  New York has their laughable 7 round magazine capacity limitation and Colorado may very well ban most pump action shotguns along with other firearms they co…
    - 5 Mar 13, 1:41am -
  • Notes From the Sidebar
    The OldNFO has informative and interesting comments on A New Doctor...Live From the Alamo City has a post In honor of Texas Independence Day.Bob S. has a few Tales from the Great Ammo Shortage of ’13, well actually only one tale, but a telling o…
    - 3 Mar 13, 7:55pm -
  • One Last Post on Biden and Shotguns
    One last post on VP Joe Biden and shotguns, I promise.  Well, last post until he says something else stupid on the subject.Biden tells every talking head who will have him that a shotgun is all anyone, especially women, need for home defense.  His…
    - 1 Mar 13, 11:36pm -
  • Joe Biden, Vice President and Self Defense Expert
    Biden continues with his "Shotgun beats AR-15" meme, doubling down on his affirmation that a shotgun is all you need to defend yourself.As reported in the Washington Free Beacon:Biden: ‘Just Fire the Shotgun Through the Door’Do I need to say any…
    - 1 Mar 13, 12:39am -
  • Good Thing I'm Right Eye Dominant
    First thing yesterday morning I helped a friend take down a dead Post Oak in his front yard.  Post Oak trunks stay pretty thick for a good ways up there so you can picture my old rear end up a tree with my 24" Husqvarna Rancher chain saw.  Note to…
    - 25 Feb 13, 11:59pm -
  • Notes From the Sidebar
    Michael Bane has a Colorado Update that is important reading for anyone lives in Colorado, vacations in Colorado or might plan to retire in Colorado.  Even if you drive through Colorado with a firearm on your side or in your vehicle, you should rea…
    - 24 Feb 13, 6:37pm -
  • James D. Julia Extraordinary Firearms Auction
    The online auction catalogs for the Spring James D. Julia Extraordinary Firearms Auction are now available.  The hard copy of catalog 1 has arrived on my front step and it is pretty much 1 full inch thick.  I have many hours of viewing, and reading…
    - 23 Feb 13, 12:53am -
  • Smoke Pot, Buy a Gun, Become an Instant Felon
    Colorado has legalized the recreational use of Marijuana.  The Libertarians, the Druggies, and the Druggie Libertarians can celebrate.  If the United States were governed as the Constitutional Republic our Forefathers created, that would be the end…
    - 22 Feb 13, 3:04am -
  • Lead by Example Mr. Vice President
    So Vice President Biden believes that the best means of defense for a woman home alone is a double barrel 12 ga. shotgun.  He also believes that stepping out the back door and firing a couple rounds into the air will deter any and all home intruders…
    - 21 Feb 13, 2:33am -
  • My Wife as a Zombie
    Via the Walking Dead, Dead Yourself AppI don't often post a picture of my Sweetie, but this was to funny to pass up.
    - 19 Feb 13, 2:19am - News

Mississippi Gun News

  • newTexas Senator Demands Answers from Attorney General on Biometric Gun Tracking
    April 17, 2014 HOUSTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers about the Department of Justice’s exploration of “smart gun” technology.   Earlier this month, the Attorney General testi…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:50am -
  • newSenator Rand Paul Proposes Arming All Pilots
    BY DANA CRISWELL – April 17, 2014 U.S. Senator Rand Paul with the aid of the National Association for Gun Rights has proposed legislation to arm all pilots. The Federal Flight Deck Officer program (FFDO) arms pilots in an effort to prevent another…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:46pm -
  • Connecticut’s First Arrest of Citizen with an ‘Assault Rifle’
    MILFORD >> A 65-year-old man faces an array of charges after shooting a squirrel in his yard Monday morning, police said in a press release. James Toigo, 258 Housatonic Dr., was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, firs…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:29pm -
  • Tennessee Defeats the Constitution but is Saved from Becoming the “Wild-West”
    BY DANA CRISWELL – April 16, 2014 The fearful, anti-Second Amendment politicians defeated Tennessee’s open carry bill.  The House Finance Subcommittee voted 10-1 against the measure sponsored by Rep. Micah Van Huss. The Jonesborough Republican l…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:06pm -
  • Tennessee: House Subcommittee Chairman Removes Park Carry Bill from Schedule
    FROM NRA-ILA – April 15, 2014 Last night, House Bill 1407, sponsored by state Representative Tilman Goins (R-10), was removed from the hearing notice in the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.  Please contact Chairman Mike Harrison immed…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:37am -
  • Why I Carry a Gun: Olive Branch PD Makes Arrests in Homicide Case
    On Monday, April 14, 2014 at approximately 7:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to a disturbance involving shots fired in the area of Chateau Drive in the Chateau Ridge Subdivision. Upon arrival, officers found NaCharles Taylor, 26 years old of Olive…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 10:13pm -
  • Water Valley, MS Officials Violate Citizens Right to Carry Firearms
    BY DANA CRISWELL –  April 15, 2014 A Water Valley, Mississippi man may have changed his local community and saved the city the expense of a lawsuit. Earlier this month Mississippi Gun News received communication from our reader, Darrell, who lives…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 11:44am -
  • Why I Carry a Gun: Three dead, including grandfather and grandson, in shootings at Johnson County Jewish centers
    From The Kansas City Star – April 14, 2014 Three people died Sunday when a gunman opened fire outside the Jewish Community Center and a senior living facility in Johnson County. Police arrested the suspected shooter, a man in his 70s with a beard,…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 7:07pm -
  • Tennessee: Open Carry Doomed Because of Memphis?
    BY BETSY PHILLIPS The fiasco over the proposed changes to open-carry has reached such heights that when I read this in the Memphis Flyer— [Steve] McDaniel said he doubted that the bill would ever reach the floor for a House vote as the legislatu…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 3:17pm -
  • McDaniel Monday: Who is Chris McDaniel?
    BY DANA CRISWELL – April 14, 2014 Today for McDaniel Monday we are publishing a recent post on Senator McDaniel’s Facebook page.  A fellow Mississippi Senator posted on Facebook what they know about Chris McDaniel. ———————— “Wh…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:53am -

Best Defense LLC

Cemetery's Gun Blob

  • Friday Morning Stupidity

    - 42 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 3:40pm -
  • Taking the White Man’s Guns in CT

    - 43 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 2:33am -
  • Coming to NJ: Ammunition Limits??
    Here in NJ, the latest burpings from the antigunblobby has been a push on magazine reductions, from a scary 15 round to a more civilized 10 rounds they say……. So gunnies have been doing their diligence with contacting the local … Continue readi…
    - 49 days ago, 28 Feb 14, 4:20pm -
  • Photo Truth of the Haters
    Yup……Sounds about right…..
    - 57 days ago, 19 Feb 14, 11:01pm -
  • Only in NJ
    Good Lord….. Tulsa Trail School was briefly on lockdown this afternoon after students and staff mistook a car backfiring for gunshots, police said. ARTICLE
    - 65 days ago, 12 Feb 14, 2:55pm -
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    Found on the bookface…… Puckle Gun via Wikipedia……
    - 4 Jan 14, 5:06am -
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    Yup, the tolerant folks at Mom’s Demand Action, they want nothing but a calm, civilized conversation with gun owners.
    - 3 Jan 14, 10:48pm -

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Dave Codrea's Feed

  • Raid on brass processor attributed to lack of subservience to government
    A late March raid on a Bozeman, Montana ammunition case processor was due more to the company not showing proper deference to government regulators than it was about lack of compliance with environmental rules, the head a statewide gun rights...
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 5:42pm -
  • Unfolding Sharpton snitch scandal could overshadow Yee allegations
    Accusations by a drug trafficker and former longtime associate of Al Sharpton, that the preacher willingly pursued FBI sting operation drug deals, are casting doubts on the excuse that the motivation was because of “threats from the mob,&amp...
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 7:57pm -
  • FAA ‘no fly’ zone over Bundy ranch reminiscent of Waco
    Fears have been raised of forceful actions against Bundy Ranch protestors after a month of temporary flight restrictions were imposed Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration over airspace near Mesquite, Nev. At the prompting of the Bureau of...…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 5:55pm -
  • Flower Shell project could end up buried by laws
    Forget the desirability of a Swedish inventor’s crowdfunded idea to fill shotgun shells with flower seeds and fire them into the ground. That’s the kind of decision best left to the individual, and if one agrees...
    - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 4:52pm -
  • Gun rights activist proposes state solution to help curb federal abuses
    As a tense situation unfolds in Nevada, an activist from another western state has developed what he bills as “a helpful, if not a total ...outside the box solution” for “reining in federal employees.” Calling it...
    - 7 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 7:36pm -
  • Holder ‘gun safety’ plea belies true ‘common sense reforms’
    The Department of Justice is seeking an additional appropriations for “gun safety” in its budget, to include funds for technology grants to develop so-called “smart guns,” The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday...
    - 9 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 8:18pm -
  • Hartford gun rights rally draws thousands
    Thousands of gun owners, many lawfully armed, rallied at the State Capitol in Hartford on Saturday to protest gun laws enacted in Connecticut. Organized by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, the rally served to introduce activists to legal...…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 7:07pm -
  • Reese family challenges appeals panel overturning of new trial order
    Attorneys for the Reese family filed a petition for rehearing en banc Tuesday in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver. This latest move by the defense challenges a March 19 decision by a three...
    - 14 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 6:14pm -
  • EP Armory establishing legal defense fund to protect polymer precursor receivers
    Acknowledging a necessary self-imposed silence as they marshal their legal resources following a March raid by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives in which polymer precursor receivers were seized, EP Armory (the manufacturer...
    - 15 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • ‘Legitimate media’ gives pass to disgraced Fast and Furious prosecutor
    A former U.S. attorney should be “celebrated, not sanctioned” the editorial board of The Arizona Republic recommended Saturday. “Exactly why the State Bar of Arizona pursued sanctions [a reprimand and a bill for nominal costs]...
    - 17 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 8:27pm -

DC Handgun Info

  • Sweeps News: Sweepstakes to Award (1) an AR-15 and (2) a new SIG 2022 in 9mm!!
    Don't we all love a great sweepstakes?(1) GRAA ("Gun Rights Across America") is giving away an AR-15! VOID WHERE PROHIITED. Here are the rules for you to follow:HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) methods of entry. Method #1: All GRAA members are automat…
    - 83 days ago, 25 Jan 14, 2:46am -
  • Microsoft and Bugs
    Ok, I was a bit harsh on MS OS8 (in my last post). After a bit of poking around online, I was able to find and install an old "Start" button to allow me to navigate "oldschool" on the new weird Star Trek-style desktop. Whew!But I had no way to play C…
    - 10 Oct 13, 2:00am -
                                           Dear Mr. Gates:Your MS OS8 is the most HATEFUL, GODAWFUL, RETARDED, OBSTINATE, DISGUSTING, APPALLING, HORRIBLE operating system "downgrade", not upgrade. MS Operating System 7 was easy, and…
    - 27 Sep 13, 8:50pm -
  • Monthly Gun Giveaways from FMG Publications, and Others
    Every month, these fine folks give away a firearm of some sort -- sometimes more than one. Get in on the action!American HandgunnerGuns MagazineAmerican CopThe above are from FMG, and feature great photos and terrific articles. I've been a subscriber…
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  • Are "Gun Nuts" Crazy or Merely Students of History?
    The short answer to "Why do we want to keep our guns?", Mr. President, is (to be vulgar), SH*T HAPPENS. And we don't want shit to happen to us.So, we'll keep our guns, Mr. "I can be more flexible in my second term."
    - 19 Jan 13, 1:01am -
  • Not Sure Where to Learn to Shoot? Go HERE
    The National Shooting Sports Foundation wants you to learn to shoot safely. Go to THIS LINK to find the First Shots Seminars Calendar. Good luck. Stay safe, people -- learn your safety rules!!
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  • Puppy! (H/t to Ace of Spades HQ)

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  • Police Encounter by Va. Lawful Carry (CCW) Holder from VCDL
    Another gem from the VCDL e-newsletter:LEO encounter in Hopewell - A mixed scorecardA [VCDL] member sent [...] the email below on an interaction he had with the Hopewell [Virginia] Sheriff's Department recently.   While the stop went uneventfully f…
    - 24 Sep 12, 12:12am -
  • REVISED, SIMPLIFIED Official D.C. Registration Procedures!
    The orginal raison-d'etre for this site was to help you register your handgun/firearm in DC. The procedure used to be as many as 15-17 steps (estimated), but now it can be negotiated in only six (6) steps, per the official D.C. firearms registration…
    - 23 Sep 12, 11:12pm -
  • DC **MAY** Reduce Penalty On Unauthorized Firearms
    To quote the always-interesting VCDL (Virginia Citizens' Defense League) e-newsletter:The D.C. City Council is having a hearing on changing their firearms' laws to make it an administrative penalty (pay a fine), and not a criminal act, for a non-resi…
    - 23 Sep 12, 10:43pm -

Dustin's Gun Blog

  • Save Thousands on your Electric Bill
    I'd like to welcome our newest sponsor - Solar City.  When we sat down with our Solar City Rep he created a lease package for us that is going to save us Thousands of dollars on our...
    - 25 May 13, 1:52am -
  • Teacher Arrested in Kansas for Bearing Arms
    Do we create a "safe" environment when we disarm teachers and force them to be defenseless?  Or worse - arrest them?  I think not.  Not only is it unconstitutional to disarm our...
    - 25 May 13, 1:25am -
  • Turn in your Arms - the Government will take care of you
    Turning in weapons worked really well for the Native Americans didn't it?  Then again, maybe not.  If you have any doubts just look up Wounded Knee.
    - 1 May 13, 2:47pm -
    The folks over at were kind enough to send me a few samples of their products to try out and review.   I am happy to say that after using the products that I received I am 100%...
    - 26 Apr 13, 4:00pm -
  • Guns in America
    The Blaze has a very cool series named Guns in America that is helping to spread truth and dispel myth.  Recent topics include Women & Guns, Gun Industry Employment, and Gun Ownership....
    - 26 Apr 13, 1:09am -
  • Standing up for Free Speech
    8th grader Jared Marcum was not the first youth to be unjustifiably disciplined for wearing an NRA Shirt, but I believe he may be the first to wear the exact same shirt on the very first day...
    - 25 Apr 13, 9:52pm -
  • Star Parker - Standing up for Gun Rights
    Three must see videos posted by gun rights activist Star Parker:
    - 22 Mar 13, 7:37pm -
  • Arizona Ranked #1 for Gun Owners
    Guns and Ammo ranked all of the States to see where gun owners enjoyed the most freedom, and I'm happy to report that Arizona was ranked number 1 on the list with 49 out of a maximum of 50 points!...
    - 20 Mar 13, 3:09am -
  • Equal Gun Rights!
    From the SAF. Find additional details at
    - 27 Feb 13, 7:57pm -
  • AZ Representative Harper Opposes War on 2nd Amendment
    Arizona Representative Harper:  The issue is Mental Health, not the 2nd Amendment:
    - 20 Dec 12, 2:58pm -

Empty Mags

  • SHM Loudener
    Snake Hound Machine has introduced a new muzzle device which was designed to do one thing: make your rifle louder. Why would you want to make your rifle louder? I love making noise, and I fully intend on picking one of these up sometime down the Se…
    - 22 Jul 13, 6:59pm -
  • Don’t Let Paintballers Touch Your Rifle
    I know playing paintball is fun, I used to do it all the time; but there is a good reason that your AR-15 doesn’t have some of the same features as your paintball gun. If you’re unfamiliar, some paintball markers (guns) come with a long trigger…
    - 19 Jul 13, 4:35pm -
  • Lacking a Warrant, PCSD Raids a House for Possible Domestic Violence
    Pima County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled a man and his wife out of their home and handcuffed them in the yard. There were Deputies with their service rifles trained on the couple while other members of the department searched their house with out a wa…
    - 18 Jul 13, 3:50pm -
  • “Get a Shotgun”, He Said…
    “Fire two blasts”, he said… Remember this? Just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. That’s what our Vice President recommends. When some scumbags were spotted possi…
    - 18 Jul 13, 3:22pm -
  • More on Gun Geolocation App
    Glad to see this app getting the reviews it deserves. From Some of the reviews: How many marks at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave? I rate one star only because you can’t rate no stars. What next, tatoos on all law abiding gun owners forehea…
    - 12 Jul 13, 5:37pm -
  • Geolocate Dangerous Guns?
    There’s an app for that. Geolocate Dangerous Guns and Owners with the Gun Geo Marker. Geolocation means marking dangerous sites on the App’s map so that you and others can be aware of the risks in your neighborhood. The Gun Geo Marker operates v…
    - 11 Jul 13, 6:44am -
  • Hornady Suspends Manufacture of Certain Ammo
    In an effort to produce and ship more of the commonly sought after ammunition that Hornady sells, they will be temporarily stopping production on less popular ammo so they can focus on making what people are after. As you are aware, 2013 has been on…
    - 10 Jul 13, 1:54am -
  • Archery and Your Gun
    I think I am somewhat of an anomaly as far as casual shooters go. I don’t use firearms for my job. I don’t shoot competitively. I shoot for fun and use firearms to hunt tasty meat. However, I’ve sent tens, if not hundreds of thousands of rounds…
    - 8 Jul 13, 5:22pm -
  • Chicken Wing!
    Chicken wings suck. Both the kind you eat and when shooting your rifle. Actual chicken wings are pretty useless. On a live chicken – their wings only allow them to fly short distances. That sucks. On your table – they are way to much work for th…
    - 8 Jul 13, 3:38pm -
  • Proposed New Tax on Concealable Guns
    Since banning guns outright seems to be losing traction, house democrats are again looking at a bill introduced in February that will add a 10% excise tax on concealable firearms. The revenue would then go to Eric Holder to use for a government spons…
    - 25 Jun 13, 6:47pm -

Eric Puryear's Feed

  • My Daughter Deserves Safety Just as Much as President Obama's Daughters
    President Obama is a long-standing opponent of gun rights. He has opposed concealed carry, going so far as to voice support for a Federal law banning concealed carry in every state. One would be hard-pressed to...
    - 11 Jan 13, 4:25am -
  • Mother shoots home invader in defense of her twins
    As reported, a Loganville, Georgia woman used her handgun to stop an intruder who broke in and pursued her and her children into the crawlspace.Police say that at about 1:00pm, the woman was home in her Loganville, GA...
    - 7 Jan 13, 2:26am -
  • Miami homeowner shoots naked burglar in self defense
    Police say that at about 5:00am, a homeowner on the 100 block of NW 56 Street awoke to the sound of his dog barking outside. The homeowner went to investigate and found a naked man choking his dog...
    - 3 Jan 13, 3:19am -
  • Texas homeowner shoots intruder in self defense
    As reported, a Harris County, Texas man used his gun to stop an intruder who broke in and refused to leave despite being warned:Police say that at about 2:00am, the homeowner awoke to the sound of glass breaking...
    - 1 Jan 13, 9:18pm -
  • Armed employee stops two business burglars
    A pair of intruders were stopped by an armed employee late on Friday night.Police say that just before 11:30 PM, a pair of burglars entered Sharp's Outdoor Power Equipment, located on the 5900 block of 4th...
    - 17 Apr 11, 2:59pm -
  • Store manager shoots armed robber in self defense
    The manager of a convenience store reportedly used his gun to stop an armed robber.Police say that a robber entered the Leal Food Mart on the 2100 block of Leal Street in San Antonio, TX during the night shift...
    - 1 Feb 11, 4:34am -
  • Armed convenience store clerk fends off armed robber
    A convenience store clerk reportedly used his gun to chase off a would-be robber who was armed with a gun.Police say that at about 7:00PM, a robber, who was dressed in black, armed with a gun, and...
    - 28 Jan 11, 4:01am -
  • Burglar shot by armed homeowner
    A burglar was reportedly shot in self defense by a homeowner.Police say that a burglar kicked in the front door of a home in Fresno, CA and entered. Acting in self defense, the owner of the home reportedly...
    - 23 Jan 11, 2:17am -
  • Armed homeowner shoots home invader in self defense
    A homeowner reportedly used his gun to stop an early-morning intruder.Police say that just before 5:45AM, they received a 911 call reporting an in-progress home invasion on the 2100 block of Georgetown Blvd in Lansing, MI...
    - 9 Jan 11, 11:12pm -
  • Armed guest saves residents from a pair of armed home invaders
    A guest reportedly used his handgun to stop the two armed home invaders who knocked on the door and then rushed inside.Police say that just before 11:30PM, two home invaders armed themselves with a rifle and a pistol...
    - 6 Jan 11, 3:02am -

Firearms and Freedom

  • This is Why They Say “Never Ask a Question You Don’t Know the Answer to”
    MSNBC anchor Contessa Brewer thought she could score some points against Republican Congressman Rep. Mo Brooks by snarkily asking “Do you have a degree in economics?” while she was interviewing him. His reply? “Yes ma’am I do, highest honors.…
    - 20 days ago, 29 Mar 14, 4:35am -
  • More From My Sheriff

    - 21 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 2:56am -
  • Something New
    I just purchased my first turkey hunting permit. Looking forward to trying that, the time slot I have is for mid-May this year.
    - 29 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 5:40pm -
  • Gratuitous Gun Pics
    I purchased this a while back to fill the 22 pistol slot in the Must Have Gun List. Ruger MK II with a 12 inch barrel and a Leopold 4 power scope. … Continue reading →
    - 31 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 2:01am -
  • Voting Time Standardization
    There is a bill in the Wisconsin Legislature to standardize the voting hours for early voting in Wisconsin. In recent elections, the heavily liberal areas of Milwaukee and Madison have had much longer early voting hours, including weekends, where mos…
    - 34 days ago, 15 Mar 14, 6:11am -
  • Defending Hillary
    It doesn’t happen often, but in this case I completely agree with Hillary Clinton. She is drawing fire after comparing Russia’s moves in Ukraine to “protect” people there to what Hitler did at the beginning of World War II. The … Continue r…
    - 43 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 5:40pm -
  • A Tale of Two Bills
    This week, Wisconsin assembly majority leader Bill Kramer was ousted due to allegedly groping one woman, and “verbally abusing” another. The Republican caucus voted unanimously to remove him. Contrast that with another Bill, Bill Clinton. There w…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 6:40pm -
  • Who’s Really the Racist Here?
    Eric Holder is now trying to get 11 states to lift their restrictions on felons voting. Because it is somehow racist. This is the same guy that claims voter ID laws are racist. And that punishing students for WHAT THEY … Continue reading →
    - 64 days ago, 13 Feb 14, 5:08am -
  • But Remember, There is no Voter Fraud
    A Milwaukee man was convicted on charges of voting twice in the 2012 Presidential election. It gets worse, he pleaded guilty illegally to voting 5 other times. The left likes to claim any effort to restrict voter fraud is really … Continue reading…
    - 74 days ago, 3 Feb 14, 5:31am -
  • Kudos to Scarlett Johansson
    Scarlett Johansson made a step to buck the rising tide of antisemitism in the world and stepped down as an “ambassador” for Oxfam International after the organization raised a stink about her association with Sodastream. Seriously. Apparently one…
    - 77 days ago, 31 Jan 14, 5:07am -

Minuteman Review

  • Aporkalypse Now
    I don't know about you but I think it should be illegal not to do this.
    - 12 Mar 13, 7:16pm -
  • MTV Warns America
    Ironic that this commercial was made during the Bush Administration, and Obama has only continued the same policies, but worse.
    - 16 Jan 13, 6:59pm -
  • Kudos to Ruger! you so much to Ruger for making it so easy for people to contact the President, Vice-President, your Senators, Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State-Level Elected Officials and…
    - 12 Jan 13, 8:05pm -
  • I need help loading the bullets into the clip
    I have this clip and some bullets and I just cannot figure out how you are suppose to load them. Can anyone help?Confused? Find out what the difference is between a "Clip and a Magazine".
    - 11 Jan 13, 12:12am -
  • Why Would a Gunowner Need More than 10 Rounds?
    Consider this, the woman shoots the intruder 6 times. He lays down and cries, and then gets up and leaves. What if there were more than 1 attacker? What if there were 3?
    - 10 Jan 13, 6:47am -
  • When They Come For Your Guns
    Although I am posting this after today's announcement that Obama could consider Executive Order to ram through some sort of gun law, I do not see an imminent ban of any kind on the horizon. I see the EO comments as the Executive branch's way of sayin…
    - 10 Jan 13, 3:18am -
  • Time to Choose

    - 9 Jan 13, 2:25am -
  • Gun Grabbers Reveal Their Plan
    OK, it is fair to say that we knew their plan for a long time, if we were paying attention.We knew Obama wanted to disarm Americans and create more gun control. I knew many people throughout Obama's first term though, even gun owners, who told me tha…
    - 5 Jan 13, 11:49pm -
  • Join the NRA and get a Bass Pro Shops Gift Card
    Join the NRA for $25 and get a $25 gift card for Bass Pro Shops!
    - 29 Dec 12, 8:06am -
  • Gun Control for Dummies

    - 28 Dec 12, 9:15pm -

Gears of Guns

God, Gals, Guns, Grub

  • Bullseye and combat accuracy... you need both!
    My friend and I were out back on our shootin' range putting some lead downrange and the discussion of bullseye verses combat accuracy came up after some recent blog posts out there on the interwebs. I think both are important and I've used a lot of d…
    - 32 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 12:00pm -
  • Buck Knives X-Tract
    The second knife I ever had as a kid growing up was a Sabre scout knife... or camping knife as we called it back them. That was a time when a child having a knife didn't result in a school lock-down and SWAT showing up. There are updated versions of…
    - 53 days ago, 24 Feb 14, 1:00pm -
  • Training, Practice, and Conditioning for those of us who don't operate...
    "Bro, do you even operate?" says the bumper sticker of a local tactical wanna-be type... on the back of his jacked-up, never-seen-mud, black tactical Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with all the subtlety of an M1 Abrams tank in a McDonald's drive-thru during…
    - 60 days ago, 17 Feb 14, 1:00pm -
  • Hothands Hand Warmers by HeatMax
    We've had one of the colder winters this year that I can remember in recent years. After about two hours on the outdoor shooting range this past Saturday with some good folks taking my NRA Basic Pistol/Ohio CCW course with a high temperature in the t…
    - 67 days ago, 10 Feb 14, 1:00pm -
  • Ruger LC9 with Crimson Trace Laserguard
    Shooters in the world of concealed carry are much like Goldilocks... looking for that perfect handgun that isn't too hot or too cold... too big or too small. It's a hard combination to find... and the right solution for you doesn't necessarily fit ev…
    - 74 days ago, 3 Feb 14, 1:00pm -
  • My gals hate pink...
    When I first met my wife back in the 80s... the days of shoulder pads... and not just for football players... stirrup pants, leg warmers, and big hair... like Barbara Mandrell... my gal was country when country wasn't cool. She's always worn a little…
    - 81 days ago, 27 Jan 14, 1:00pm -
  • Touching-up minor blemishes on firearms...
    Over the years, I've often repeated the simple wisdom that, "Scars are just visible memories." I've managed to collect my fair share of scars over the years... top of my head from a brick... both knees from surgeries for old ACL injuries and meniscus…
    - 88 days ago, 20 Jan 14, 1:00pm -
  • Getting into concealed carry, quick answers...
    As a long-time gun enthusiast and firearms instructor, I have a lot of folks seek me out for advice. Some of the common questions I get about concealed carry include: "What gun should I carry?", "I want to get a gun and my CCW, what should I get or d…
    - 95 days ago, 13 Jan 14, 1:30pm -
  • Four ways home...
    While folks who do much prepping at all have most of their preps at home... you may someday be faced with having to get home.  Every day there is a chance you might find yourself at work, store, school, church, a friend's house, or somewhere else yo…
    - 6 Jan 14, 3:00pm -
  • The 500-Round Handgun Break-In for Self-Defense...
    As a long-time firearms instructor and even many more years as a firearms enthusiast, I am often asked about breaking in a new gun... is it needed, what ammo, how many rounds, etc. Over the decades, I've read a lot of information, spoken to dozens of…
    - 21 Dec 13, 6:25pm -

Gun Free Zone

  • newFacebook Users, May I have your attention?
    By now you may know that His Divine Grace Michael Bloomberg has started another astro turf group called Everytown for Gun Safety. Apparently the six-figure Social Media experts of MAIG forgot to secure the Facebook page and some enterprising pro-Seco…
    - 10 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:53pm -
  • newYour insurrectionist reading for today
    “These people are playing with matches… I don’t think they understand the scope and scale of the wildfire they are flirting with. They are fucking around with a civil war that could last a decade and cause millions of deaths… and the sad trut…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:55pm -
  • newAnd then you realize Michael Bloomberg is batshit crazy.
    He (Bloomberg) told Jeremy Peters that his awareness of mortality doesn’t have him worried. “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed,” Bloomberg declared. “I am heading straight in. I have…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:30pm -
  • newIt’s Hard out Here for a Billionaire Pimp.
    Made this one as a Facebook joke relating to this post and some people seem to like it.
    - 18 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 12:15pm -
  • Please, give your kind donation to help a Billionaire.
    Can we officially call Michael Bloomberg the Pimp Daddy of Moms Demand Action?  They make the money request but goes into his pocket.   Something along these lines: Hat Tip to John Lott.
    - 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:23pm -
  • Your weekend Must-Do: The Spencer Newcomer Case.
    ProArms Podcast:  The Spencer Newcomer Case. I cannot emphasize how important this podcast can be. I need you to take about an hour of your undivided time to listen to it. You may want to grab the beverage of your choice, but please make it an unin…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:45pm -
  • Another Women’s Self-Defense class down the drain
    GLENDALE ( — A Glendale self-defense class geared toward women and girls has been postponed for a second time this month after a national men’s group threatened a discrimination lawsuit because men aren’t allowed to participate in th…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:32pm -

My Gun Culture

  • newR.I.P. One AR-15 Rifle – Another 300 Blackout / .223 Kaboom
    I’ve read a few stories recently about someone, somewhere, shoving a 300 AAC Blackout cartridge into a .223 / 5.56mm rifle and pulling the trigger – subsequently blowing their gun to bits. Some folks call BS and say it can’t happen as the rifle…
    - 7 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:06pm -
  • Tennis Anyone? The Award Winning Blackhawk! Diversion Concealed Carry Rifle Case
    Talk about the ultimate diversion! We covered some of the Blackhawk! Division concealed carry products in the brand new 2nd Edition of the Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters. Just today, I saw that the Blackhawk! Diversion line won the prestigi…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:17pm -
  • The Looper Prohibition Capone Holster
    The Prohibition Capone holster is an inside the waistband hybrid design, featuring a tough leather backing and Kydex mold for the gun pocket. Metal clips, fastened at the bottom only, fasten to the belt, allowing your shirt to be tucked in over the g…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:57pm -
  • Celebrating Diversity with the 300 AAC Blackout
    People get all worked up about whether the 300 AAC Blackout is better than the .223 Remington, 5.56mm or perhaps the AK-47’s 7.62x39mm. I don’t care, mainly because I’m all about celebrating diversity. To me, the 300 AAC Blackout is a fascinati…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:28pm -
  • Reloading Ammunition: The Final Steps, Seating, Crimping and Inspecting
    Last time we covered the powder charging step and briefly touched on the whole concept of pressure curves. While reloading is a safe pastime when proper care is taken, the care-taking part is a really big deal. The last steps, seating, crimping and…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 2:40pm -
  • The Common Sense Language of Gun Control
    Words have more power than just about anything. Words can get us married. Words can get us thrown out of bars. Words (in the form of outrageous lies) can get people elected to political office. In fact, words have the power to change a discussion to…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 2:44pm -
  • Shooting Myth: A Laser Will Only Give Away Your Position!
    I’ve been a big fan of lasers on handguns for years. At first, this was because they sounded great on paper. After actually running around shooting in the dark at various training events and nocturnal competitions, my “fanboy” meter has maxed o…
    - 10 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 2:57pm -
  • How To Rack Your Handgun Slide Like A Boss
    Rack [rak] verb to torture; distress acutely; torment: (His body was racked with pain.) to strain by physical force or violence. to strain beyond what is normal or usual. In the shooting realm, rack has a different meaning (although the classic defin…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 2:21pm -
  • New Book! The Insanely Practical Guide to Reloading Ammunition
    When I started reloading, I made lots of mistakes. I learned the hard way by screwing things up on occasion. Yes, I had fun, but my learning process might have been more fun if someone had taken the time to explain the procedures and equipment to me.…
    - 18 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 5:15pm -
  • Astroturf? Not. NSSF Breaks 10,000 Member Mark
    The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reports that it has recently surpassed the 10,000 member mark, reflecting strong industry support for its efforts. No, these new members were not paid with a pack of cigarettes, bussed in to enrollment c…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 3:04pm -

Gun Pundit

  • GSG Target 1911
    Imported by American Tactical Imports: Imported by American Tactical Imports: The GSG Target 1911 is ideal for plinking or competition shooters looking for solid reliability and consistent performance. Complete with custom target-style wooden grips,…
    - 63 days ago, 14 Feb 14, 1:37pm -
  • Mayors Against MAIG
    15% of Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun mayors leave As it has broadened its attacks on lawmakers and Second Amendment groups like the National Rifle Association, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s aggressive “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”…
    - 64 days ago, 13 Feb 14, 1:34pm -
  • Wolf Hunting Opponents Resorting to Lawsuits over Petition Collectors
    Wolf hunt opponents challenging Michigan law on collecting signatures for ballot questions LANSING – Animal rights groups opposed to the law authorizing wolf hunting in Michigan have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s restrictions on…
    - 65 days ago, 12 Feb 14, 2:59pm -
  • DesertTech Training
    Trailer for DesertTech’s new training program. Looks good. And fun....This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
    - 65 days ago, 12 Feb 14, 12:59pm -
  • MasterPiece Arms MPAR 6.8
    MasterPiece Arms: The MPAR 6.8 rifle is a superbly accurate rifle with a short stroke piston design and a lightweight, two-piece aluminum handguard with user located Picatinny rails and QD Mount. The MPAR 6.8 features an innovative front handguard ca…
    - 66 days ago, 11 Feb 14, 2:29pm -
  • Be fashionable while you load your mags
    UpLULA in Color: Maglula added pink to the UpLULA color options some time back, but at the 2014 SHOT Show they were displaying the new brown option, as well. Adding color options to guns and gear is trending hot lately, particularly in the tactical m…
    - 66 days ago, 11 Feb 14, 1:07pm -
  • I said no onions, dammit! [UPDATE]
    Wrong burger orders lead to shot being fired at Grand Rapids McDonald’s GRAND RAPIDS, MI — After receiving a series of incorrect burger orders, police say a Grand Rapids woman became verbally abusive and fired one pistol round into a McDonald’s…
    - 67 days ago, 10 Feb 14, 3:15pm -
  • 18′ Python. Again.
    A Burmese phython found in Florida measured 18 feet, 2 inches, short of the state record by 6 inches Engineers in the Everglades stumbled upon a near-record-breaking Burmese python measuring more than 18 feet long during a routine inspection of levee…
    - 67 days ago, 10 Feb 14, 2:59pm -
  • Viva Las Vegas
    SHOT staying in Las Vegas through at least 2018 The deal to keep the show at Sands Expo extended another year and will mean at least nine straight years in Vegas. SHOT is the largest firearms trade show in the world and the fifth largest trade show i…
    - 67 days ago, 10 Feb 14, 1:29pm -
  • The Walking Dead
    Murdoc doesn’t watch a lot of TV, but when he was sick over the holidays he spent a few days watching the entire run of The Walking Dead. Pretty good, for the most part. He tries to ignore the fact that these people seem to be able to pick off zomb…
    - 67 days ago, 9 Feb 14, 11:00pm -

Home on the Range

  • newQuote of the Week
    “Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;Refusin…
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  • Our Brothers Keepers - On Shields and Swords
    Frank, what do you know? It's you and me again tonight. The rough riders, tearing up the streets, just like old times. This old bus is a warrior, Frank. I have tried to kill her, but she will not die. I have a great respect for that.  Tom Wall -…
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  • Hair of the Dog - Scotch Night with Cù Bòcan
    It was that time of the month again, Scotch Night.  A ritual among some flying squirrels I know, of which I get to share a bit of surreptitious fun if only with a quick toast or two and a cheap phone camera.Monday's selection was as above  The gro…
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  • Wisdom That Should Appy To Everything We Do
    Every man who runs a traction engine ought to know something of the magnitude of the force he is working with.  He ought to know something about the strength of materials in his boiler and engine. He ought to know the exact construction of every par…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 9:58pm -
  • Time to Make the Fastnachts
    In Pamplona, there is the Running of the Bulls, but in England there is the slightly less lethal Running with the Stack.This Running with the Stack (actually known as Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day)dates from medieval times, originally celebrated by cove…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 7:31pm -
  • Where the Trinity is Intact
    Last night was going to be a night out with friends, people with whom I share a lot of history and stories. After saying good night to Partner, out saving the day on the other side of the planet, I got as dressed up as much as is "dressed up" for me…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 8:51pm -
  • Never Forget
    All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke I'm constantly amazed at the ignorance of man, not just in those situations which can get one killed, through acts of mental complacency generally fueled by al…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 10:27am -
  • Squirrel Fuel - Lasagna Bites and Farmhouse Biscuits
    It's been a long day of training or just hanging around.Everyone is hungry, but you don't really feel like a whole bunch of work. Let's see, I've got leftover pasta sauce, and there is cheese but we ate all the noodles last night.  What to make?Las…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 10:24pm -
  • FDIC Indy
    The world's largest firefighter instructor conference is going on in Indy this week.I have squirrel friends (not from my squirrel tree, but another) that are here for this all week, on their own time and dollar.  Their current job description isn…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 10:11pm -
  • Caller ID of the Wild - A Short Story
    We all wear a leash it seems, for most it is electronic, that smartphone, twitter, internet connection to the world.  Some people can not take it off, for any length of time at all.  I am the odd one in I do not have a smart phone, I have a phone t…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 9:06pm -

Jerking the Trigger

    John Longenecker's Feed

    Legally Armed in Detroit

    • Does The Marissa Alexander Case Merit The Legalization Of Warning Shots?
      I have written on the subject of warning shots a few times over the years. In every blog post on the subject, I have consistently derided the practice of "warning shots" as a bad idea. Well, this past Friday the Florida House joined the Florida Senat…
      - 26 days ago, 23 Mar 14, 3:06am -
    • In Defense of Good Boys: Rapists, Robbers, and Jackers
      In Defense of Good Boys: Rapists, Robbers, and JackersThat young man and his buddy who just pulled a firearm out of a coat pocket and pointed it at your head do not deserve to be shot and possibly killed. After all, nobody really knows if he would r…
      - 38 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 4:24am -
    • Local Detroit Critics of Guns Rights and Self-Defense Are Noticeably Silent
      Local Critics of Guns Rights and Self-Defense Are Noticeably Silent In the aftermath of an unusual two weeks in Detroit, I can't help but to notice that the staunchest anti-gun advocates in our community are silent. You already know their names. The…
      - 39 days ago, 9 Mar 14, 11:54pm -
    • Rick Ector Appears on the GOA' "Lock-N-Load Show" to Discuss Detroit Self-Defense Stories
      A couple of days ago, Detroit Firearms Instructor and Personal Protection Expert Rick Ector appeared on the Gun Owners of America's "Lock-N-Load" radio show to discuss recent incidents of Detroit residents using firearms for self-defense. The show wa…
      - 41 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 7:33pm -
    • Rick Ector Appears on the "Polite Society Podcast" to Discuss Detroit Defensive Gun Use
      A couple of days ago, Detroit Firearms Instructor and Personal Protection Expert Rick Ector appeared on the "Polite Society Podcast" to discuss recent incidents of Detroit residents using firearms for self-defense. The show was hosted by Paul Lothrop…
      - 41 days ago, 7 Mar 14, 7:19pm -
    • Rick Ector Appears on WCXI's "Classic Country and More" Radio Show - Podcast
      Last week, Rick Ector appeared on radio station WCXI's "Classic Country and More with Darcy Day" radio show to discuss a variety of topics: gun rights. right to carry, Detroit defensive gun use stories, and his gun rights activism in Detroit. Check o…
      - 47 days ago, 2 Mar 14, 4:13am -
    • Tonight Rick Ector is on "Cam and Co." To Discuss Three Armed Citizen Reports In Detroit
      Today, Detroit based Firearms Instructor Rick Ector will be making another appearance on the "Cam and Company Show." On the broadcast he will be sharing details on three incredible armed citizen reports that happened within the past week.In the first…
      - 51 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 7:49pm -
    • Romeo Michigan CCW CPL Classes - Call 313.733.7404
      Romeo Michigan CCW CPL Classes - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.7337404We are pleased to announce another Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that you can…
      - 52 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 8:36am -
    • Can You Legally Shoot A Carjacker Seven Times In Self-Defense?
      Can You Legally Shoot A Carjacker Seven Times In Self-Defense?During the past week, there were a few armed citizen stories published in the local Detroit media. In each incident - a total of three - that I read, the victims all discharged a firearm t…
      - 52 days ago, 25 Feb 14, 7:17am -
    • Grosse Pointe Michigan CCW CPL Class - Call 313.733.7404
      Grosse Pointe Michigan CCW CPL Classes - Space Limited - Call Now: 313.7337404We are pleased to announce another Michigan Concealed Pistol License CCW/CPL Class of this year! So, if you have a desire to qualify for a Concealed Pistol License, so that…
      - 52 days ago, 24 Feb 14, 8:40pm -

    Learn About Guns

    NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

    • newATF eForms back online within the week
      Today Marvin G. Richardson, Deputy Assistant Director of the ATF Enforcement Programs and Services sent a letter stating that ATF eForms is expected online this week.The ATF has reduced the backlog of applications from 80,000 to 73,000.Adding 15 addi…
      - 6 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:24pm -
    • newStatus Update on 41P
      The Americans Opposed to ATF 41P reported today that the American Silencer Association has talks with the ATF during the Shot Show where the ATF stated that they never anticipated the number of comments to 41P that they received and...
      - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:34pm -
    • Ohio Bill to allow Hunting with Suppressors
      The Ohio House passed a bill to allow hunting for some game species. The legislation that would permit the use of suppressors while hunting white-tailed deer, rabbits, squirrels and other game. The suppressors would need to be legal and registered...
      - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 12:41pm -
    • ATF takes down eForms "until further notice"
      If you were planning on submitting a form electronically to save time, you may not be able to use eForms. I logged onto the ATF eForms website yesterday and saw the following message:The eForms software is not performing to our...
      - 12 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 3:03pm -
    • ATF Says it is OK to fire SB-15 Pistol from the Shoulder
      In a response to a recent letter the the ATF, the ATF stated:FTB has previously determined (see FTB #99146) that the firing of a weapon from a particular position, such as placing the receiver extension of an AR-15 type pistol...
      - 12 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 2:35pm -
    • Michigan (MI) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated 3/28/14
      There are several type of Title II firearms which are sold by Class 3 SOT dealers that are restricted by the National Firearms Act. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of Title II firearms...
      - 21 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 12:54pm -
    • Straw Purchases and Gun Trusts
      In the last 3 weeks we have received more calls about arrests or seizures involving the ATF and straw purchases than in the previous 7 years. (NOTE: none of these calls were from people using our gun trusts) We felt...
      - 38 days ago, 10 Mar 14, 9:00pm -
    • NFA Firearms State Law Changes in Process
      There are several states which are working on changes to firearms laws at the current time. Alabama is in the process of legalizing hunting with suppressors Georgia is in the process of legalizing hunting with suppressors Iowa is in the...
      - 40 days ago, 8 Mar 14, 8:33pm -
    • AAC M4-2000 Special for our clients $835
      Gun Trust Lawyer® has arranged for a dealer to offer a $215 discount on the AAC M4-2000 Suppressor to our clients. If you have any of our trusts that contain the Gun Trust Lawyer® Copyright notices you are eligible to...
      - 53 days ago, 23 Feb 14, 8:19pm -
    • ATF Forms Processing Time
      Today the ATF released new processing times based upon December 2013. The are now reporting the the average times for processing an ATF Form 1 to make and register a firearms is 9 months and the average time on an...
      - 64 days ago, 13 Feb 14, 4:36pm -

    Notes From the American Outback

    • And yet again...
      By now everyone who checks in here from time to time must be downright sick of seeing this damn windpump. I can only plead that it is in my "front yard" (285 yards away) and I can't help photographing it in the myriad different lights that play upon…
      - 21 Oct 13, 3:02am -
    • You asked for it!
      Well, not everybody asked for it. But BobF said a recent pic of Jack afield would make a good oil. So I whipped out my pallette, squirted some oil paints on it, found my mink-hair brushes, and dashed off a quickee. Enjoy, Bob.(You might have to click…
      - 20 Oct 13, 5:18pm -
    • The long road home
      Last week I had to take Jack to the vet for his routine rabies shot. None of the other dogs needed anything so he and I made the trip alone. Our regular vet is 80 miles away. There is one closer, only 35 miles, but I like the regular vet to see the d…
      - 15 Oct 13, 3:18pm -
    • Autumn sunset
      The other day we had a wonderful golden sunset. This is common this time of year. But it is a fleeting thing, gone in a minute or less. I sometimes see a really fine one, but by the time I get the camera it is gone. But that's what a photographer doe…
      - 15 Oct 13, 3:02pm -
    • The call of the fall...
      These cool mornings, with a bit of chill in the air, energize Jack like nothing else can. He won't take no for answer and I almost always succumb to his entreaties and take him, and me, for a nice long ramble. There's nothing quite like being afield…
      - 14 Oct 13, 11:29pm -
    • Sic Transit Gloria
      This is the real end of summer: when the sunflowers finally give up. Sad to see them go, but I know they'll be back in the late spring as harbingers of the next summer.
      - 9 Sep 13, 4:56pm -
    • The first of August
      How fitting that August's first post here should include a juicy, sweet, vine-ripened tomato. As usual they are late here compared to other parts of the country. I've only been enjoying them for about a week now. For the second year I am growing them…
      - 1 Aug 13, 3:01pm -
    • Future-hope
      I went to a junior rodeo on Sunday. These events are always emotional for me because I am filled with admiration for the kids who participate— and Sunday had a ton of 'em.I thought it would be a small event, due to its location, but the place was h…
      - 31 Jul 13, 2:10pm -
    • Expectations of Reality
      "Amazing Grace"Reality in photography is mostly subjective. When someone views a photograph they make their own reality, as the photograph itself has none.It is often said that “the camera never lies.” Actually, a camera can do nothing BUT lie. E…
      - 27 Jul 13, 4:01pm -
    • Halcyon Days
      These are indeed the halcyon days on the High Plains. High banks of fluffy clouds, cool breezes, and a rich carpet of prairie wildflowers.Mornings are a pure delight, cool and bright. The mid-days can be uncomfortably hot from about ten on, but the l…
      - 11 Jul 13, 4:03pm -

    Of Arms and Law

    • newBloomberg canonizes himself
      I can't say that I'm surprised. The College of Cardinals takes forever on things like this, and they appoint a Devil's Advocate, who would surely have raised the point that a living person is ineligible for sainthood.
      - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:15pm -
    • Article on the Dred Scott case
      My article on the Dred Scott case is out at Northern Kentucky Law Review. It was a set-up, I tell you! And the greatest legal example of the law of unintended consequences. CJ Taney meant to insulate slavery in every way possible (Federal courts hav…
      - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 2:04am -
    • Origin of "zero tolerance" in schools
      In the Clinton Presidential Library I found this memo, listing the administration's claimed successes in the gun control area.On page two, under "Enforcing Zero Tolerance for Guns and Other Weapons in Schools," is a notation that Clinton signed th…
      - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 5:33pm -
    • Arrest at airport for gun law violation; NYC officials ask for reasonableness
      Of course, it's one of their employees, and the arrest took place in India. Still, it's amusing to see Chuck Schumer asking for a gun law violation to be excused because it was so technical.
      - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 2:08am -
    • Interesting...
      With regard that stand-off in Nevada, it appears the FAA declared a no-fly zone around the property. A rather small one (3 miles radius, and 3000 feet and below altitude above ground). with an exemption: "ONLY RELIEF AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS UNDER DIRECT…
      - 4 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 7:09pm -
    • Officer murdered, mayor attends murderer's funeral
      This is not a case of good judgment. The killer was not a model citizen. He had prior convictions for drug offenses, resisting arrest, theft, assault on an officer, and a sex crime.
      - 5 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 5:23am -
    • Remington 700 recall
      You can check your serial number against their list here. The affected rifles are 700s and Model 7s made between May 2006 and now, using the XMP trigger. They've found that under some conditions it can accidentally discharge.
      - 5 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 8:56pm -
    • Not a bad idea, actually
      Let the NRA run America. Its Board of Directors has had no sex or economic scandals, works for no pay, does its job in nine days out of the year, and has numbered plenty of Medal of Honor winners among its ranks. Of course to be fair, Gun Owners of A…
      - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 5:37am -
    • Drake v. Jerejihan cert reply filed.
      This the NJ appeal involving gun permits issued upon a finding of "justifiable need," whatever that means. Scotusblog has pdfs of all the filings. The reply points out that now the Third Circuit, involved in this case, and the Ninth Circuit, which h…
      - 8 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 9:27pm -
    • Growth of Federal LE
      Egad. No wonder there are ammo shortages. Federal LEOs number about 25,000, and almost every agency has them. The Corporation for National and Community Service (which I'd never heard of) has 9. HUD has 264. DHS has 686. EPA has 265.
      - 8 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 6:49pm -

    Gun Politics NY

    • newFive ways gun control advocates fail
      Leftist propaganda website Think Progress is trying to jump on Bloomberg’s latest bandwagon by offering up a shamelessly dishonest op-ed, “5 Ways Gun Safety Advocates Are Using The NRA’s Playbook Against It“: “Reward lawmakers who vote with…
      - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:08pm -
    • Bloomberg is bigger than God
      Mike Bloomberg needs to get a new shtick as his current one is getting old: “Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to m…
      - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 2:37pm -
    • Meet Alex Crohn
      Meet Alex Crohn, self-proclaimed author of the SAFE Act: “An assistant counsel to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who professed himself to be the author of the NY SAFE Act, was ultimately selected as the lead writer of the Moreland Commission on Public Corr…
      - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 12:54pm -
    • Media finally admits Cuomo has problems
      A major media outlet has finally acknowledged what I’ve been saying for some time, Democrats do not like Gov. Cuomo: “After his worst week in office since becoming governor, Andrew Cuomo is now viewed for the first time by important Democrats as…
      - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
    • Flashback to 1994
      Democrats are having flashbacks to the gun control glory days of the early ’90s: “Nearly 100 congressional Democrats are asking President Barack Obama to take executive action to close loopholes in a ban on the importation of military-style firea…
      - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 12:27pm -
    • Steve McLaughlin on SAFE funding in ’14 budget

      - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:35pm -
    • Lefties say Cuomo should be primaried
      The Left is unimpressed with Gov. Cuomo being a national leader on gun control. Exhibit A: “… New York’s progressives are confronting a tough decision. Stick with Cuomo in spite of his economic policies? Split off and run a third-party candidat…
      - 13 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 8:48pm -

    Rob Reed's Feed

    Romeo Tango Bravo

    • RAND CLP Review Under Construction
      Last week the folks at RAND CLP sent me a package of their products for review. The package was so full that it will afford me the opportunity to use and review the CLP over the next year of shooting. This allows me to show you the cold and hot weath…
      - 69 days ago, 8 Feb 14, 2:50pm -
    • Corrosive Ammunition... What does that mean?
      A lot of people ask what corrosive ammo is and what could happen to their firearm if used. Brownells offers a short and concise explanation for us.
      - 77 days ago, 31 Jan 14, 12:54pm -
    • Bear Hug Holsters :: Leather Wrapped Kydex
      I discovered early in life that when choosing between products there are always trade-offs that need to be addressed. In this situation I'm referring to holsters; more specifically the material holsters are made of. If you chose to carry a handgun co…
      - 78 days ago, 30 Jan 14, 1:32am -
    • Griffin Armament NEW Product Overview #SHOTShow
      This post will act as a 'Collection Point' for all news and will be updated as new information becomes available for this product.You can find more information on Griffin Armament's Line-up HERE.
      - 91 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 11:23pm -
    • Steyr NEW Products Overview #SHOTShow
      This post will act as a 'Collection Point' for all news and will be updated as new information becomes available for this product.
      - 91 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 10:31pm -
    • PARA NEW Product Overview #SHOTShow
      This post will act as a 'Collection Point' for all news and will be updated as new information becomes available for this product.
      - 91 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 10:30pm -
    • Ruger NEW Product Overview #SHOTShow
      This post will act as a 'Collection Point' for all news and will be updated as new information becomes available for this product.Another product to check out would be their 50th Anniversary Edition 10/22.
      - 91 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 9:29pm -
    • Crimson Trace NEW Product Overview #SHOTShow
      This post will act as a 'Collection Point' for all news and will be updated as new information becomes available for this product.
      - 91 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 8:43pm -
    • Advanced Armament Corp Overview #SHOTShow
      This post will act as a 'Collection Point' for all news and will be updated as new information becomes available for this product.
      - 91 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 8:06pm -
    • Browning Booth Walk Through #SHOTShow
      Don't forget to check out our 'Coverage Collection Point' for the latest from SHOT Show!
      - 91 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 8:00pm -

    Rustmeister's Alehouse

    • CMP Update - Slim Pickin'
      via emailLIMITED INVENTORY AT CMP STORES(March 2013):RIFLES: The CMP currently has over 12,000 unfilled orders for rifles, ammo and other items. We also still have thousands of M1 Garands. These rifles all require inspection and repair and grading be…
      - 20 Mar 13, 3:04am -
    • CMP Update - IH Garands
      via email AGUILA .22LR AMMO. As is the case with many other sellers of .22LR ammo, the CMP has been sold out. We had posted information that we were expecting a resupply in April or May. The distributor has just informed us that the manufacturer…
      - 12 Mar 13, 12:04am -
    • CMP Update - Ammo Rationing
      Aguila .22LR Ammunition.  The CMP is sold out of caliber .22 rimfire ammunition. The manufacturer, Aguila, has advised that the earliest we can expect resupply is late April, 2013, at slightly higher pricing. We are still accepting orders and wi…
      - 5 Feb 13, 1:09am -
    • CMP Update - New Yorkers Pay Attention!
      As a result of the NY SAFE Act of 2013, effective immediately, all NY customers purchasing any CMP rifles, to include the M1 Garand, to be delivered in NY must have the rifle shipped to a NY licensed FFL dealer in NY for compliance with SAFE Act…
      - 31 Jan 13, 2:53am -
    • The Newest Example...
      ... of "Beclowning Oneself"  HAS to go to Piers Morgan after his Twitter exchange with Dana Loesch, and others. Here's my favorite:Sorry. For exposing your lack of knowledge of guns. He said that after incorrectly using the term "assault rifle"*, ma…
      - 14 Jan 13, 1:36am -
    • Thank You, David Gregory...
      ... for proving to the world that laws against ammunition magazines exceeding 10 rounds is one of the stupidest and most useless laws on the books. You shouldn't be arrested for having one on your show, in blatant violation of Washington DC's law aga…
      - 14 Jan 13, 1:19am -
    • CMP Update
      via email:The Board of Directors and the CMP staff take this opportunity to thank all our customers and competitors for their support in 2012 and wish everyone a very prosperous year in 2013. Order and email backlog. Although the staff worked man…
      - 5 Jan 13, 1:40am -
    • Michael Moore is a Big Piece of Shit
      Here's why (this time) - Michael Moore's New Years Resolutions: 4. Stop saying, "I support the troops." I don't ... why would anyone sign up for this rogue organization? Because they - aww, never mind. You wouldn't understand. You're so far remove…
      - 1 Jan 13, 9:33pm -
    • RIP Stormin' Norman
      My commander: .
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    • Happy New B'ak'tun
      I guess that's the way to say it..
      - 21 Dec 12, 6:30am -

    Semi Automatic Heart


    • Aimpoint Micro H-1 Red Dot Sights
        The Armory Group, Inc carries a variety of Aimpoint optics and accessories. One of the most popular 1x sights on the market, the Micro H-1 is a hardy quality optic that required little space on your rifle and can be used for a wide variety of appl…
      - 6 Sep 12, 3:57am -
    • Magpul SGA Stocks IN STOCK!
          Our Web Store is now online and carrying over 2000 of your favorite products! Currently in the spot light is the Magpul SGA stock system for the popular Remington 870! They are in stock and ready to ship to you! Remember that any order $200 or…
      - 4 Sep 12, 7:56pm -
    • Things to Remember….
        Things to Remember:   1. Safety First 2. T.A.G. Web Store Coming Soon!
      - 9 Aug 12, 12:36am -
    • T.A.G. Web Store Coming Soon!
          The Armory Group, Inc’s Web Store will soon be coming on line carrying over 1500 different products varying from Handguns, Rifles, and Ammunition to Flash Lights, Clothing, and Training Videos. The T.A.G. Web Store was built with the customer…
      - 12 Jul 12, 8:19am -
    • Trouble Shooting: Find the Right Caliber and Handgun for You
        Choosing your first firearm can be a very difficult task, but is even more difficult when you have injuries or a disability. Look around the blogosphere, firearm related forums, or walk into any gun store and you will be blasted with dozens of opt…
      - 6 Jul 12, 7:50pm -
    • Does the Gun Industry Respect Women?
          There have been women in the shooting industry for a very long time: Store owners, competition shooters, instructors, enthusiasts, and CCW holders. This isn’t anything new in the slightest. Our social media based society has allowed us to see…
      - 28 Jun 12, 12:15am -
    • Violent Crime Continues to Drop as Gun Sales Rise
        The FBI has recently released its Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2011. Violent crime in 2011 dropped by 4% from the 2010 numbers. Making this even more enjoyable is that the report also shows that this is the 4th consecutive year of s…
      - 19 Jun 12, 9:14pm -
    • Sean Michael Combs: Open Carry, Michigan Law, and Consequences
        Sean Michael Combs was arrested on April 13th for publicly carrying a loaded M1 Garand in Birmingham Michigan. Combs is an 18 year old high school student who receives good grades and participates in track and field. Michigan law does not prohibit…
      - 18 Jun 12, 10:06pm -
    • Texas Triggers: Top Shot for the Rest of Us
        Texas Triggers is a new shooting facility and training center founded by Colby Donaldson the host of the popular show Top Shot. Top Shot is probably the best of the currently running shooting reality shows because of the exciting and difficult sta…
      - 18 Jun 12, 4:03am -
    • New DDM4 Rail from Daniel Defense
        This week Daniel Defense released their new DDM4 Rail series to ship ONLY with complete upper receivers or complete rifles. Hopefully, this decision to sell the rail as part of a kit is just marketing and we will see the rail as a separate accesso…
      - 15 Jun 12, 8:01pm -

    The Bluff

    The Defensive Handgun Blog

      We've Moved! Our new blog address is Please update your links!Also, Defensive Force Instructors LLC has a new home on the web: CLICK HERE for information about our upcoming courses and dates.*NO…
      - 28 Jan 11, 6:10pm -
    • CLE for Virginia Gun Law
      I am happy to announce that we are filling out the forms for CLE credit for Virginia. If you want to register for the October 23rd seminar, and want CLE credit for it, the fee is $125. We are submitting an application for 2.5 hours of CLE credit. Sor…
      - 29 Sep 10, 1:21am -
    • Where Even Prosecutors Can't Carry
      Uncle links to a story about a man who fires some warning shots because a gang of, well, gang members was threatening him. The comments discuss the wisdom of warning shots and legal implications.Here's some additional background. The Nassau County DA…
      - 9 Sep 10, 12:22pm -
    • Required Reading for Concealed Carry
      Here is a good write-up of a self-defense shooting that went to court twice. HT Snowflakes in HellThe defendant, Mr. Hickey, was involved in a self-defense shooting when he was attacked by three neighbors in his own driveway. He was charged with aggr…
      - 7 Sep 10, 1:18pm -
    • SIRT Pistol for Training
      Caleb has a post up on the SIRT pistol, a dedicated dry-fire handgun that shoots a laser out the barrel whenever the gun is "fired."While this seems like a good way to train, I'd be afraid that it would make me look for the laser and not call my shot…
      - 7 Sep 10, 12:42pm -
    • Malum Prohibitum
      The NY Times reports that Chicago's gun ordinance, as well as state gun laws, aren't successfully used to deter violent crime. HT Uncle.“We do bypass our ordinance because the penalties are more serious under state laws,” Ms. Hoyle said. “But t…
      - 1 Sep 10, 11:38am -
    • Chesapeake Shooting Ruled Justified
      The shooting in Chesapeake earlier this month has been ruled justified. Decent coverage here and here. Sumdood fired shots at armed citizen while said citizen was standing outside his family's home. Armed citizen, a concealed handgun permit holder, r…
      - 31 Aug 10, 2:17am -
    • Reloading Shotgun for 3-Gun Competition
      Here's a good video from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit on speedloading your shotty for 3-gun. Looks like a good gig if you can get it.Here's another good video with a breakdown of the shooter's technique.Permalinked for future reference.
      - 28 Aug 10, 10:22pm -
    • Getting Out of Traffic Ticket by Carrying a Gun
      Extreme Tolerance relates his story of getting out of a ticket by virtue of legally carrying a gun. The officer that pulls you over will know as soon as he looks up your license plate that you have a concealed carry permit, which with many cops is a…
      - 27 Aug 10, 11:25am -
    • Galil Ace and Krebs AK
      Galil Ace Rifle over at The Firearm Blog.As he puts it, "the consumer AK accessory industry is sure to start producing handguards, pistol grips and stocks for dressing up a AK-clone as an Galil Ace."That already exists. Here is the Krebs Custom AK ri…
      - 26 Aug 10, 12:49pm -

    WR2A: The CT Experience

    • newNew Theme: Fictive
      Fictive is about your style, your look, and your story. With plenty of ways to customize, it's a great option for a travel blog or personal website.
      - 11 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
    • newThe Transparency Report is proud to release our first-ever transparency report. Get schooled on the number of information requests, takedown demands, and national security requests we've received.
      - 15 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
    • Five Minutes with David Cole
      Meet and get to know former Justice League of America superhero and Happiness Engineer extraordinaire, David Cole.
      - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
    • Heartbleed Security Update has taken steps to deal with the Heartbleed vulnerability. Here's what you need to know.
      - 2 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:02pm -
    • Early Theme Adopters: Spun
      In our Early Theme Adopters series, we focus on bloggers creating great-looking sites with the most recent additions to our Theme Showcase. Today, let’s visit some of the sites that are already using Spun, a distinctive, minimalist theme.
      - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
    • Getting the Most Out of Post Formats: Quoting in Style
      Nearly 150 of the themes available to users support post formats, which means that these themes offer a variety of post types (standard, image, gallery, video, audio, quote, and more) that display your content differently based on the…
      - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
    • Monday Morning Edition
      In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on, from new features to great blogs to discover.
      - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
    • The Daily Post Has a Great New Look's resource on the art and craft of blogging got a makeover. We're excited to invite you to the revamped Daily Post!
      - 6 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
    • Portfolios on
      Our new (free!) Portfolio tools and themes put your creativity front and center.
      - 6 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 6:39pm -
    • Longreads Joins the Automattic Family
      We're delighted to announce that Longreads is joining the Automattic family.
      - 8 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 9:00pm -

    The Swiss Gun Blog

    • Why gun control is evil
      Had there been only one armed law-abiding citizen on Utøya, that could have made all the difference.
      - 11 Feb 12, 10:02pm -
    • Guns don’t kill people

      - 16 Oct 11, 9:14am -
    • Unwählbar / non éligibles
      Les élections au Conseil national approchent. C’est donc une bonne occasion de se souvenir des politiciens qui ont été en faveur de l’initiative pour le désarmement de la population. Je liste ci-dessous ici également les quelques parlementai…
      - 4 Oct 11, 8:04pm -
    • Security delusion
      Recently, I spent a few days in a large western city. While I was standing at one of its famous squares waiting for a friend in order to have a few drinks (was a great evening, thanks!), a military patrol just walked by. A team of three men in V form…
      - 17 Sep 11, 12:41pm -
    • Tintin était pro-armes
      Tintin était pro-armes. Vous souvenez-vous de l’aisance dont il fait preuve lorsqu’il s’arme de six-shooters en Amérique du Nord? Ou la familiarité évidente qu’il a de porter un shotgun dans les Andes ainsi que la tenue de l’arme juste…
      - 19 Aug 11, 10:37pm -
    • Norway massacres: like livestock waiting at the slaughterhouse
      The terrible massacres in Norway (currently the casualties are estimated at almost a hundred) lead to a few observations from my side: - Soft targets are what terrorists attack. This is not new and has been clear since the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at t…
      - 24 Jul 11, 12:52pm -
    • Autodéfense “à l’américaine”
      Un commentaire en passant sur cet élément dans l’argumentation du tribunal cantonal vaudois dans le cas mentionné ci-dessous à propos du droit de porter une arme à des fins de défense personnelle: Pour appuyer le refus de la police vaudoise,…
      - 5 Jul 11, 4:59pm -
    • Some info on Swiss gun law
      Here’s some information on gun legislation in Switzerland I was asked via email. The questions are in bold and the answers are just below. •Non-lethal defensive devices like pepper spray are allowed in most Cantons or are being deregulated in the…
      - 5 Jul 11, 10:20am -
    • Protection personelle réservée à ceux qui peuvent se le permettre
      Ci-dessous un article intéressant paru dans 24heures qui illustre bien comment le soi-disant “droit” de porter une arme est vidé de son sens en Suisse et perverti en faveur d’une minorité privilégiée qui a les moyens de se payer des gardes…
      - 5 Jul 11, 10:12am -
    • Animistische Hoplophobie
      Letztes Wochenende fand in Zürich mal wieder eine dieser unsäglichen Waffeneinsammelaktion statt. Bei solchen Anlässen kann man die Waffen und Munition, die man besitzt, gratis zur Verschrottung abgeben.  Ich frage mich schon, ob die Leute sich j…
      - 23 May 11, 7:47pm -

    The War on Guns

    • newBy Popular Demand
      Popular gun rights writer David Codrea noted ... in his blog that he “warned back in 2009 that Obama’s pick to head the [federal job safety] agency, David Michaels, was strongly anti-gun and committed to using regulatory schemes to g…
      - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:09pm -
    • newWe're the Only Ones Family-Oriented Enough
      I am taking care of me… I am afraid. At that moment I did not know he was handcuffed. I responded the way I was trained to respond. I reacted to what I saw. If I fail, I don’t come home to my family.”[More]We could say the same thing...[Via Flo…
      - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:14pm -
    • newExpanded Self-Defense
      How to record police encounters without losing your video [More] This helps answer a question pondered here.[Via Florida Guy] 
      - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:10pm -
    • newWelcome to America, Where Obedience is King!

      - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:51pm -
    • newToday's One-Minute Activism
      We can do better than this (poll on right side of article). [More]Take it and get others to follow suit.
      - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:31pm -
    • new#WeAreEverywhere
      We’re going through the proper process for transitioning our Demand Action page to ‘Everytown,’ which takes a few weeks, and acquiring trademark protection for both Everytown and Everytown for Gun Safety. Once that happens, we expect Faceboo…
      - 13 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:21pm -
    • newJon Seidel, Authorized Journalist
      So he allegedly pulled a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun... [More]One of these?Gee, where have we run into this before? [Via Florida Guy]
      - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:04pm -
    • newWe're the Only Ones Commissioned Enough
      The murderous Fort Hood shooting spree last week could have been prevented if military leaders were allowed to carry firearms on base, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul said Sunday. [More]Great idea Mike-- that way, only MAJOR…
      - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:42pm -
    • newNothing to Fear But Fear Itself
      That and executive orders... [More]I wonder if they've thought through the enforcement implications, particularly with so many of us who just won't play.
      - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:34pm -
    • newA Message from Mike
      He can also call me if there's anything that needs to be passed along.
      - 14 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:17pm -

    The Liberty Zone

    • newThis is why we’re raising a bunch of victims
      I often have written about school zero tolerance sense policies and obscenely biased, wimpy, cowardly and downright idiotic policies that are churning out panty-soiling ignorami into our society. These are victims who are unable to stand up for thems…
      - 2 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:23am -
    • Stupidest thing uttered by politician this week
      That dubious honor goes to Nanny Bloomberg – the gun-banning, soda-limiting, salt-hating tyrant from New York, who has decided to dub himself saint. In an interview with the New York Times, Bloomberg asserted he was doing God’s work by controllin…
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    • Official “entrusted with the duty to protect and serve the American public” Serves Himself and his Pals
      My latest for JPFO. Once upon a time, there was this agency. It was created in the aftermath of a gargantuan tragedy in a country whose enemies supposedly hated it for the freedoms it protected. The country decided to do something about this “freed…
      - 2 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 11:58pm -
    • “Mental Health” as a Disarmament Tool
      What happens to all those vets who may need some help getting acclimated when they return from downrange? Will they be disarmed? Will their personal relationship with their counselor or VA psychiatrist be revealed to anyone who accesses the NICS syst…
      - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 12:45am -
    • Los Angeles Unified School District – redefining stupid
      This story is a few days old, but the stupid from it still burns. Apparently, a popular science teacher was removed from teaching classes, because someone shat their pants in fear of his students’ science projects. Schiller was ordered to report da…
      - 3 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 7:37pm -
    • Feds retreat from Nevada ranch… makes one wonder (UPDATED)
      I’ve never been a conspiritard. Y’all know this.  Most of the time I ridicule them mercilessly. But even a broken clock is right twice a day, so there may be something to the theory that the Feds nearly instantaneous retreat from the Bundy Ranch…
      - 5 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 4:19pm -
    • Small Arms Survey: Biased Reporting, Anti-Freedom Goals
      Have you ever heard of the Small Arms Survey? They claim to be impartial and objective when providing firearms-related data to governments. My JPFO alert shows they’re neither impartial, nor objective. via Small Arms Survey: Biased Reporting, Anti-…
      - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 1:53pm -
    • Women and Guns, Women and Freedom
      The Great and Awesome Claire Wolfe talks about something near and dear to my heart – women’s rights, women’s freedoms and women’s armed self defense. via Women and Guns, Women and Freedom.Filed under: gun control, Guns Tagged: freedom, gun co…
      - 11 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:59pm -
    • This douchenugget can’t possibly retire quickly enough!
      As many of you may have surmised from my virtual (and in real life) happy dance during the past few months, Jim Moran – thug, anti-Semite, gun- grabbing hoplophobe, racist, anti-military shitbag, corrupt pig, has decided to finally unass the AO of…
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      One media outlet reports that authorities in Killeen, TX are investigating an IED! Killeen PD received a call just after 9 a.m. from a man who said there was something taped to his truck when he left his home in the 1500 block of North Gray St. He se…
      - 15 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 4:54pm -

    Traction Control

    • Today’s New Additions: 4/17/2014
      TKTB431 $651.99 Tikka T3 Lite Left Hand Bolt Action Rifle, 300 Win, 24.38″ Barrel, Stainless Finish, Black Synthetic Stock, 3 Rounf Capacity, No Sights TKTB420 $651.99 Tikka T3 Lite Left Hand Bolt Action Rifle, 30-06 Springfield, 22.44″ Barrel, S…
      - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:26am -
    • Today’s New Additions: 4/16/2014
      DB9FS $396.99 Diamondback DB9 Full Size Double Action Only Semi-automatic Pistol, 9 mm, 4.75″ Barrel, Blue Finish, Polymer Frame, One 15 Round Magazine, Fixed Sights CZ207591754 $582.99 CZ RAMI Semi-automatic Pistol, 9 mm, 3″ Barrel, Black Finish…
      - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:36pm -
    • Today’s New Additions: 4/15/2014
      CHP500-095 $342.99Chiappa Firearms M422-Gen II Pro Upper, 22 LR, 16″ Barrel, Black Finish, 11.8″ Forend 8 Position Picatinny rail, Two 28 Round Magazines CHP500-093 $329.99Chiappa Firearms M422-Gen II Pro Upper, 22 LR, 16″ Barrel, Black Finish,…
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    • It’s Here! April 15 is Buy A Gun Day!
      h/t to and  The post It’s Here! April 15 is Buy A Gun Day! appeared first on Traction Control.
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    • Today’s New Additions: 4/14/2014
      DRDP762-NIK18 $4,983.99 DRD Tactical Paratus Semi-automatic Rifle, 308 Win, 762 NATO, 18″ Threaded Barrel, Nickel Boron Finish, Magpul Stock and Grip, Two 20 Round Magazine, Hard Case BCM-KMR-1913-A5 $34.99 Bravo Company Gunfighter KeyMod 5.5″ Pi…
      - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 1:38pm -
    • Today’s New Additions: 4/13/2014
      LASR5-R-SHIELD $95.99 Viridian Green Laser Reactor 5 Red Laser for Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, Black, With ECR compatible Pocket Holster KNSPBTD250-EN $19.99 KNS Precision, Inc. Enhanced .250 Diameter Push Button Rear Take Down Pin, Black KNSPBPIVOT25…
      - 4 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 7:43pm -
    • Do I Need A Reason To Own Or Buy A Gun?
      It’s called the 2nd Amendment.The post Do I Need A Reason To Own Or Buy A Gun? appeared first on Traction Control.
      - 5 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 2:36am -
    • Today’s New Additions: 4/12/2014
      SG290RS-380-TSS $443.99 Sig Sauer P290RS Semi-automatic Pistol, 380 ACP, 2.9″ Barrel, Two-Tone Finish with Black Controls, Stainless Frame, Black Polymer Grip, Two Magazines: 6 Round and 8 Round, Night Sights SG239-9-BSS-CA $816.99 Sig Sauer P239 S…
      - 5 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
    • Today’s New Additions: 4/11/2014
      SG220R-45-BSS-CA $816.99 Sig Sauer P220 Full Size Double Action Semi-automatic Pistol, 45 ACP, 4.4″ Barrel, Blue Finish, Alloy Frame, Plastic Grips, One 8 Round Magazine, Fixed Night Sights SFP3X-A-BK $163.99 Surefire P3X Fury Tactical Flashlight,…
      - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 12:59pm -
    • Today’s New Additions: 4/10/2011
      XDS9409B $497.99 Springfield Armory XD-S Double Action Only (USA Trigger System) Semi-Automatic Pistol, 9 mm, 4″ Barrel, Black Melonite Finish Slide, Black Polymer Frame W/ Enhanced Grip Texture, Two 7 Round Magazines, Fixed Dovetail Rear Sight, Fi…
      - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:58pm -

    Virginia Shooting Sports Association

    • newWhy Mark Warner is Still Popular
      Yesterday was the annual Wakefield Shad Planking. For those not familiar with the event, The Wakefield Ruritan Club has hosted The Planking since 1949 on the wooded property of the Wakefield Sportsmen's club near Route 460 in Sussex Co…
      - 12 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:07pm -
    • Bloomberg Plans to Spend $50 Million to Create "Grassroots" Support for Gun Control
      The New York Times has this story on how Michael Bloomberg is going to spend $50 million creating an "umbrella group" to create grassroots support for gun control:Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office…
      - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:55pm -
    • Have Americans Finally Had Enough of Government Overreach?
      Opening up the news feeds this morning and I find what I think is a pattern.  As Many As One Million Armed New Yorkers Are About To Break The LawFeds play waiting game at Nevada ranchNow that second one is a little more complicated and it is not as…
      - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 2:24pm -
    • Bob Marshall Makes National Review's Bad Primary Candidates List
      It's primary season and National Review Online had this article by John Fund yesterday on a couple of tea party aligned candidates that Fund considers to be disasters for the GOP if they win their nomination contests.  Virginia's own Delegate Bob…
      - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 4:09pm -
    • McAuliffe Adds Anti-Gun Amendment to Senate Bill 377
      Governor Terry McAuliffe has struck again.  Earlier this week, he added a VSSA opposed amendment to Senate Bill 377. Sponsored by state Senator Bryce Reeves (R-17), SB 377, as passed by the General Assembly, would allow federally licensed firearm…
      - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 12:42am -
    • Eric Holder and "Gun Bracelets"
      Attorney General Eric Holder's comments before the House Appropriations Committee earlier this week related to "Smart Gun" and other technology related devices that make if harder to access firearms have gotten a lot of attention on various firear…
      - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 3:37pm -
    • Great Op/Ed by Bart Hinkle on Knife Rights
      You can read the article here.  A certain fellow — we’ll call him Fred — broke the law a while ago. He didn’t mean to. He didn’t even know he was doing it. Nevertheless, had he been caught he could have gone to jail — for a year.Fred liv…
      - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 5:11pm -
    • Active Shooter Call at Portmouth's Naval Medical Center Prompts Questions on Firearms on Base
      WAVY 10 took a look at the rules related to firearms on Naval Bases after a Tuesday morning "Active Shooter" call at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth.10 On Your Side has been digging into the guidelines for guns on bases, and here’s what we f…
      - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 4:44pm -
    • The Guardian Asks If "Gun Lobby" Can Be Beat Through Social Media
      The Guardian asks that question in this article.Gun control campaigners are making greater use of social media to organise their supporters across the US, in an effort to digitally disrupt better-funded pro-gun lobbying groups like the NRA.Three grou…
      - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 3:18pm -
    • Concealed Handgun Application Fees Issue in Lynchburg Council Races
      Earlier this year, a bill died in the Virginia General Assembly that would have reduced concealed handgun permit (CHP) application fees from $50 to $25.  The issue has surfaced in Lynchburg City Council Elections.  The News and Advance is currentl…
      - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 12:02pm -

    Yankee Gun Nuts

    • Guns for the mentally ill
      After the latest shooting at Fort Hood, which was committed by a mentally-ill soldier with a spotty performance record, who was on numerous psychotropic medications, who never saw any combat (and thus the anti-military liberals cannot chalk up the cr…
      - 10 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 12:57am -
    • The Experts Agree: The 1911 Sucks!
      I promised Crapgame that I wouldn’t gloat. But a very well-known gunblogger and 1911 gunsmith has come out against the 1911 design: Hilton Yam: My Personal Path Away From The 1911 SaysUncle picked up the story, and it’s going to get a lot of atte…
      - 42 days ago, 6 Mar 14, 8:02pm -
    • Big Brother is Watching (Updated)
      Just a quick post, without a lot of opinion. You may have heard the story about the Florida gun owner who was pulled over while driving through Maryland: A…
      - 90 days ago, 18 Jan 14, 2:14am -
    • Dick Metcalf Goes Full Retard
      Wow. Dick Metcalf really REALLY doesn’t ever want to work in the gun industry ever again. Sebastian discusses it here: Dick Metcalf Triples Down But there is so much deception and so much fail in Dickie-boy’s fuddy-duddy whining that I am going t…
      - 92 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 12:00am -
    • First CT Gun Registration Rejection
      And here is that other shoe that we were all waiting to hear drop: Registration rejected due to lack of postmark Well, I do not know the circumstances of this particular situation (i.e. how/when the registration was submitted), but the person who got…
      - 97 days ago, 11 Jan 14, 12:21am -
    • First CT Gun Law Arrest
      6 days!  The first arrest under the draconian and pointless “assault rifle” and “high-capacity magazine” law took place on the morning of January 6:…
      - 7 Jan 14, 11:18pm -
    • More Anti-Gun Hijinks
      Well, here in Connecticut, the registration deadline has passed for “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines.  If you have one and it isn’t registered with the Gestapo, you are a felon. There is talk of extending the deadline, due t…
      - 4 Jan 14, 1:23pm -
    • More Evidence of Gun Benefits
      From An economist at a left-leaning university (Quinnipiac, which has a very influential political polling operation) just released a study of concealed weapons laws & crime rates. “Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling…
      - 24 Dec 13, 3:22pm -
    • Connecticut Gun & Magazine Registration
      To those of you who reside in CT and own an “assault weapon” or a magazine that can hold 11 or more bullets: the deadline for registering them is December 31.  Meaning, your registration application must be postmarked by December 31, 2013. Befor…
      - 23 Dec 13, 1:20pm -
    • The Times They Are A-Changin’…
      Well, well.  Looks like some pretty serious cracks are developing in the prevailing front of liberal socialism that has been crowding Americans for the last 50 years. First, Obamacare is finally being recognized as a colossal mistake by those who mo…
      - 23 Dec 13, 12:39pm -

    The State of Guns

    • Operation Neptune Spear – The Death of Osama bin Laden (1)

      Operation Neptune Spear – The Death of Osama bin Laden (1)

      The final stage of the elimination of Osama bin Laden was planned intensively for several months, but preparing the whole operation took years. It was one of the biggest operations that the US intelligence and security agencies (CIA, NSA) undertook i…
      - 68 days ago, 8 Feb 14, 10:28pm -
    • SPS Modified 4.5″ – A Muscle Gun

      SPS Modified 4.5″ – A Muscle Gun

      Spanish company SPS improved the immortal Colt M1911 design and made an excellent compact sport pistol. During the IPSC European Championship which took place in September in France, many companies which produce guns and accessories for IPSC had thei…
      - 25 Dec 13, 8:10pm -
    • Stevens Model 200 – Savage Arms

      Stevens Model 200 – Savage Arms

      Although low priced, with more than basic finish and plastic stock, this is a formidable rifle which offers a platform for a number of modifications combined with match-grade accuracy. The company which makes this rifle is much less known brand than…
      - 14 Dec 13, 10:31pm -
    • 100% American-made, custom 1911 .45 ACP pistol

      100% American-made, custom 1911 .45 ACP pistol

      Maximus arms releases 100% american-made, custom 1911 .45 ACP Gladiator pistol Franklin, TN – Maximus Arms announces the release and sale of the patented Gladiator 1911 .45 ACP pistol, the product of over eighty dimensional modifications introduced…
      - 10 Dec 13, 8:22am -
    • Visually impaired can obtain gun permits in Iowa

      Visually impaired can obtain gun permits in Iowa

      Speaking of gun control, regardless of your stand on that issue, you will probably find the debate regarding Iowa and the decision to grant gun permits to blind people interesting. So far, permits have been granted to the visually impaired in three c…
      - 4 Dec 13, 5:21pm -
    • Titan 16 – Roessler

      Titan 16 – Roessler

      Repeating rifles are without doubt the most common type of hunting rifle among hunters worldwide. Although turn-bolt action rifles are by far most popular, recent rapid development of straight pull rifles may lead to increasing their use. Companies t…
      - 13 Oct 13, 1:02pm -
    • Gauss gun: SF comes for a visit

      Gauss gun: SF comes for a visit

      Whether you call it a Gauss gun or a coilgun, this is one of those future weapons that many people love. And one guy, that goes by the name of Jason Murray decided a while ago he wanted to make it, because it is awesomely cool. Gauss gun fires metal…
      - 4 Sep 13, 2:41pm -
    • Green light for open-carry in Mississippi

      Green light for open-carry in Mississippi

      Mississippi’s open-carry gun law will finally take effect after being kept on hold for about two months. “This court now finds that the circuit judge erred as a matter of law when he found House Bill 2 to be vague and, therefore, unconstitutional…
      - 31 Aug 13, 4:11pm -
    • 3D printers and rifles – more successful than ever?

      3D printers and rifles – more successful than ever?

      The recent youtube video of a certain Canadian individual who successfully fired 14 shots from a 3D-printed rifle has definitely stirred a lot of minds into a frenzy. The video has since been removed by the creator, however, there are many re-uploads…
      - 12 Aug 13, 9:45pm -
    • Benelli Vinci Shotguns

      Benelli Vinci Shotguns

      Those of you who are into sport cars as well are probably familiar with the meaning of “concept model”. To cut it short, a concept model is car that looks as if it came from the distant future. They usually make only one or few units, never in la…
      - 5 Aug 13, 10:41am -

    The Old Gunhand Blog

    • newLessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing Shootout
      By admin It was almost impossible to miss the days of news coverage leading up to the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. One of the things I took interest in was various accounts and de-briefs of the … Continue reading →The pos…
      - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:38am -
    • newBlog: "Cheat Sheets" For Optics
      Most scope manufactures provide specific dimensional information about their reticles in their catalogs or online. (04/17/2014) …read more Source: American RiflemanThe post Blog: "Cheat Sheets" For Optics appeared first on The Old Gunhand.
      - 6 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:38pm -
    • newAn Alternative to Being “All Thumbs”

      - 6 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:38pm -
    • newBlog: The Armed Citizen® April 17, 2014
      Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed CitizenThe post Blog: The Armed Citizen® April 17, 2014 appeared first on The Old Gunhand.
      - 6 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:38pm -
    • newExclusive: Regrets!
      By Mark Kakkuri Most gun owners have a story or two of regret, usually the result of ridding themselves of a beloved firearm. Call it “seller’s remorse” or whatever, why anyone would sell a beloved firearm, I don’t know. But … Continue read…
      - 8 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:38pm -
    • newBlog: Invasive Species Alert
      America’s heartland is renowned for its corn and soybean crops, but an invasive species is threatening for a third year in a row. Thankfully, 3-gun competitors will attempt to eradicate the problem May 30 and June 1. (04/17/2014) …read more … C…
      - 8 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:38pm -
    • newManta Picatinny Rail Switch & Wire Covers
      Wires and pressure switches on rifles can become damaged or get in the way on a rifle, unless you orient and protect them with something like Manta rails. (04/17/2014) …read more Source: American RiflemanThe post Manta Picatinny Rail Switch & Wire…
      - 8 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:38pm -
    • newCue the NRA: 'Bloomberg's Coming for Your Guns'
      By Mike Weisser I can see it now. The NRA annual meeting is about to kick off in Indianapolis and I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that every speaker at the banquet and other public events will be told to … Continue reading →The post Cue the…
      - 9 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:38pm -
    • newThermal Questions
      By Ed Friedman In our April issue, we covered FLIR’s new ThermoSight R-Series thermal riflescope. It’s a thermal scope, so it is obviously very cool (no pun intended), but the fact it retails starting at $3,499 marked a major development, … Con…
      - 10 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:41pm -
    • newBlog: Bass Pro Shops Host Firearms Training Events
      Bass Pro Shops is hosting Set Your Sights events, offering free seminars on a variety of topics, including optics, accessories, concealed-carry laws, firearms maintenance and safety. (04/17/2014) …read more Source: American RiflemanThe post Blog:…
      - 10 hours ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:41pm -

    The Gun Wire