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  • Shooting the Schwarzlose Model 1898 Pistol
    A “modern” 19th century pistol. The model 1898 Schwarzlose was a self loading pistol definitely ahead of its time. It was simple, powerful (for the period; it was chambered for 7.63mm Mauser), and remarkably ergonomic. […]The post Shooting the…
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  • Illinois Law Enforcement Officials Mislead Public About Silencers
    In a surprisingly balanced ABC 7 report about a bill proposing the legalization of silencers in Illinois, several Illinois law enforcement leaders show that they are either uninformed about the use of the noise-reducing devices, […]The post Illinoi…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 9:46pm -
  • Barrett vs Apple Watch
    Got tattoos that keep your Apple Watch from working? Don’t get mad… go ballistic!The post Barrett vs Apple Watch appeared first on Bearing Arms.
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 6:12pm -
  • BOYS CLUB NO LONGER: Millions Of Women Are Buying Guns, Taking Up Shooting
    It’s no secret to those of us in the industry that gun ownership in the United States is booming… so to speak. While fewer Americans are willing to talk to unknown pollsters over the phone […]The post BOYS CLUB NO LONGER: Millions Of Women Are…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:12pm -
  • Concealed Carrier Kills Armed Robber In East Houston
    An Houston robber won the “Room Temperature Challenge” yesterday when he attempted to rob an employee walking to the entrance of a check cashing store. The robber apparently thought that the bag the employee had […]The post Concealed Carrier Ki…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 1:05pm -
  • First Shots With The BCM Mk12 SPR
    The Mk12 Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) is one of our favorite AR-15 variants, serving as a light sniper/designated marksman’s rifle and capable of first round hits out to 600 yards. Watch Tim of the Military […]The post First Shots With The BCM Mk1…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 9:54pm -
  • Ohio Man Has Negligent Discharge In Bathroom
    A Ohio man is recovering from minor injuries after failing the “stop touching it” rule of practical concealed carry: A man suffered minor injuries when he accidentally shot himself Tuesday at the Chick-Fil-A at Bridgewater […]The post Ohio Man…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:32pm -
  • Hillary Equates Gun Owners With Terrorists, Says They Are “Prone to Violence.”
    Democrat Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks that “gun free zone” signs work, twice claims that modern sporting rifles are “automatic weapons,” and states that owners of the most popular rifle sold in the United States […]The post…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 3:47pm -
  • Washington “School Shooter” Stole Unsecured Weapon From Father
    We wrote Monday about the student who fired two shots into the air in a Lacey, Washington high school before being tackled by a teacher and subdued. We speculated at the time about the origins […]The post Washington “School Shooter” Stole Unsec…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 12:04pm -
  • Officer May Lose Arm After Man Stabbed Her 14 Times Over “Baltimore”
    When I see a lone police officer with a car pulled over on the side of the road, I slow down, and make sure that the officer isn’t in any sort of trouble before continuing […]The post Officer May Lose Arm After Man Stabbed Her 14 Times Over “Ba…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 11:02pm -

Western Rifle Shooters Association

Patriot Rising

  • newControversial Oregon background check bill facing final vote Monday

    Controversial Oregon background check bill facing final vote Monday

      With gun control and gun rights groups each calling for opposite outcomes, a measure to mandate expanding background checks for virtually all firearms transfers is set for its final review by Oregon lawmakers. The measure, introduced in March as t…
    - 10 hours ago, 3 May 15, 4:42am -
  • Texas House passes open carry, excludes city opt outs

    Texas House passes open carry, excludes city opt outs

      A number of rural Democrats jumped ship in the final vote for a bill Monday to allow open carry in the Lone Star State that would include some of the largest cities in the country. The easy 101-42 roll call, which picked up seven House Democrats,…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 3:54pm -
  • 9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Second Amendment

    9 Things You Didn’t Know About the Second Amendment

    1. The Second Amendment codifies a pre-existing right The Constitution doesn’t grant or create rights; it recognizes and protects rights that inherently exist. This is why the Founders used the word “unalienable” previously in the Declaration o…
    - 21 days ago, 12 Apr 15, 6:29am -
  • Sen. Manchin still NRA member despite lobby’s criticism

    Sen. Manchin still NRA member despite lobby’s criticism

    West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin discussed a number of issues with the Associated Press during an interview about a possible governor bid that included guns. “I’m still a proud member of the [National Rifle Association], because I think NRA was sta…
    - 24 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 2:11pm -
  • When ‘Assault Weapons’ Saved a Community
    22 Years ago in the heat of the riots following the Rodney King Verdict in L.A., an unlikely group of people were facing an existential threat and answered it by bearing arms.   The insidious agenda of the so-called liberal gun-grabbers in the U.S.…
    - 45 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 9:04pm -
  • Ban on Armor-Piercing Ammo Looks Unlikely

    Ban on Armor-Piercing Ammo Looks Unlikely

    Attorneys general from 24 states signed a letter asking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives not to ban a popular type of armor-piercing ammunition. The Monday letter to ATF Director B. Todd Jones asks him to hold off on banning M8…
    - 46 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 1:17am -
  • Leftist Media Claims If You Support Second Amendment, You Support Rape

    Leftist Media Claims If You Support Second Amendment, You Support Rape

    Legal concealed carry “more pro-rape than anti-rape,” claims anti-gun media by Kit Daniels A leftist news outlet claims that Second Amendment activists are supporting rape by advocating concealed carry on college campuses.   On Tuesday, Raw Stor…
    - 46 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 8:22pm -
  • Hilarious Video: Anti-Gun Group Epically Fails At Mocking Second Amendment

    Hilarious Video: Anti-Gun Group Epically Fails At Mocking Second Amendment

    Video is so bad, it can only be laughed at An anti-gun group released a video yesterday mocking the Second Amendment, but the video is so bad, it’s hilarious to watch. The video, produced by the Brady Campaign, features two “criminals” who prom…
    - 50 days ago, 14 Mar 15, 3:24am -
  • ATF at it again: ATF Chief says all 5.56 rounds are a Threat to Public Safety
    A couple days back we warned that the ATF’s apparent about face on the M855 Ammunition ban was nothing more than a smokescreen; today, the ATF ratcheted up their rhetoric signaling they will be going after more than just the M855 round.   Just day…
    - 52 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 9:56pm -
  • West Virginia Constitutional Carry Passes House Unchanged

    West Virginia Constitutional Carry Passes House Unchanged

    Supporters packed the House galleries, and lit up representatives phones and email boxes Last evening in the House, SB347 withstood attacks from multiple delegates in the form of bill-killing amendments.   The most egregious of which was from the Re…
    - 52 days ago, 12 Mar 15, 6:58pm -

The Armed Lutheran

  • newTwo Fights, One Gun, Two Outcomes
    When the story of a Missouri man drawing his gun to break up a fight between teenage girls popped up on my Facebook wall, I was intrigued by the responses. Many, including some who claimed to be highly experienced shooters, were critical of the good…
    - 3 hours ago, 3 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • 2015 Badlands Regional IDPA Championship
    I feared that I might be travelling in the rain to a match for the third time this year. With tornadoes threatening North Texas and a storm front racing across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, I headed up US-75 toward Oklahoma and the 15th Annual Bad…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • Loretta Lynn, Loretta Lynch, and the Republican Senate
    In 1969, country music star Loretta Lynn released a cover of the Tammy Wynette single “Stand By Your Man.” 46 years later, as a Republican controlled Senate votes to confirm Loretta Lynch as the new Attorney General of the United States, I am rem…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • Without a Creator, Your Rights are not Unalienable
    The argument over the origin of our rights has been around since the founding of our nation. But the founders understood one thing clearly. Without a creator, your rights are not unalienable. Until July of 1776, humans had labored under one system of…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • Aimline Sights Review
    I ran across the Aimline sight system at the first gun show I ever attended in Texas. For those that have been with me that long, that’s September of 2013. I bought a set on the spot but I’m just now getting around to field testing them. The guys…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • SimpliSafe Security System Review
    There are lots of ways to secure your castle. Making your home less inviting to criminals is the key, and having a good security system is essential. But what if you are renting your castle? I’ve written a list of tips for keeping your castle safe…
    - 23 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • We’ll Always Have 2014

    - 25 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • Lowering the Bar for Gun Control
    The latest plea for support from gun ban couple Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords is an indication of just how desperate for support the gun control movement has become. With gun right gaining ground in state legislatures around the country, groups like…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 2:45pm -
  • Defending the Church from an Intolerant World
    Aaron Israel addresses the question of church security in an article for Personal Defense Network entitled “Church Safety and Security.” His post could not be more timely. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably noticed that th…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • 2015 Mountain Valley Regional IDPA Championship
    For the second week in a row I found myself driving in the rain after work to an IDPA match. This time it was to the Mountain Valley Sportsman’s Association in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The four hour drive after work was not as bad as the previous wee…
    - 32 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 12:00pm -

Idaho Holsters

Idaho Holsters

702 Shooter

  • Multitasker Series 3
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  • Clark County Shooting Complex
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    - 11 Aug 14, 11:54pm -
  • Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club
    …The post Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club appeared first on 702 Shooter.
    - 11 Aug 14, 11:34pm -
  • Spurlock’s Gun Shop
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    - 3 Aug 14, 11:16am -
  • Gun Show Ammo
    …The post Gun Show Ammo appeared first on 702 Shooter.
    - 3 Aug 14, 11:08am -
  • Fallout Firearms
    …The post Fallout Firearms appeared first on 702 Shooter.
    - 3 Aug 14, 10:59am -
  • Double Tap
    …The post Double Tap appeared first on 702 Shooter.
    - 3 Aug 14, 10:51am -
  • Big Gun Enterprises
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    - 3 Aug 14, 10:32am -
  • Bargain Pawn
    …The post Bargain Pawn appeared first on 702 Shooter.
    - 3 Aug 14, 9:03am -
  • Strip Gun Club
    …The post Strip Gun Club appeared first on 702 Shooter.
    - 31 Jul 14, 10:23pm -

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

  • newTennessee Governor Signs Lifetime Handgun-Carry Law
    BY DANA CRISWELL Tennesseans can now get a lifetime handgun-carry permit according to the legislation recently signed by Gov. Bill Haslam. During the 2015 legislative session the House passed the bill 90-3, and the Senate approved it 30-2. The govern…
    - 21 hours ago, 2 May 15, 5:43pm -
  • Gun Ban Upheld, Federal Appellate Court Uses “Feelings” to Justify It
    FROM NRA-ILA The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on Monday allowing a Chicago-area gun and magazine ban to stand. Such bans are justifiable, according to the court, merely on the basis that they “may increase the public’s…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 15, 1:45pm -
  • Armed Citizen Defends His Life – Robbery Suspect Dies from Shooting
    BY DANA CRISWELL Recently I had a discussion with a retired law enforcement officer believes it is dangerous for all of these non-police to carry guns.  He believes we are all safer to simply depend on the police for protection, though he could not…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 8:34pm -
  • Anti-Gun Groups Call For Investigation Of NRA’s Finances
    BY BLUEGRASS BRUCE Anti-gun groups are calling for an investigation of the National Rifle Association’s finances following a report that donations intended for the main division of the NRA went to the political division instead. A left-wing repor…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 8:07pm -
  • Oregon: “Universal” Background Check Bill Scheduled for Final Vote on Monday
    NRA-ILA Senate Bill 941, legislation which seeks to expand background checks to private transfers, is being rushed through the Oregon Legislature and is scheduled for a final vote by the full House of Representatives on Monday, May 4th.  It is criti…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 1:25pm -
  • Green Means “Go” To Ban All Ammo
    FROM NRA-ILA When you think of the Obama administration’s stalled threat to  ban popular rifle ammunition under the rubric of prohibited “armor-piercing” handgun ammunition, think of the movie “The Terminator,” and Arnold Schwarzenegger’…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 7:24pm -
  • Thad Cochran and Senate Leadership Stab Gun Owners in the Back
    FROM GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA — Loretta Lynch is confirmed as Obama’s new Attorney General “Eric Holder began disregarding the Constitution and laws after he was confirmed as Attorney General. Ms. Lynch has [already] told the Senate that’s what…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 1:01pm -
  • Colorado Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Gun Stores Who Sold Weapons To James Holmes
    BY BLUEGRASS BRUCE A federal judge in Colorado dismissed a lawsuit against gun-sellers who sold weapons to James Holmes before the Aurora movie theater rampage in 2012, ruling the merchants did not play a significant role in the tragedy. The lawsui…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 12:37pm -
  • Attorney General Jim Hood… Making New Gun Laws Worse
    BY RICK WARD The Attorney General will not answer questions for the common people, but we the commoners put him in office. Only other people that we elect, or people they appoint can get an answer from him in the form of a written opinion.  There is…
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 2:13am -
  • Some Mississippi state-owned parks ban guns despite open carry law
    By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog “Don’t take your guns to town,” a mother warns her son in a song by Johnny Cash. A move by the state-owned Pat Harrison Waterway District, which manages several parks in the Pascagoula River basin, build…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 7:09pm -

Best Defense LLC

Cemetery's Gun Blob

  • Gun Porn
    Merwin Hulbert Pocket Army 44 with Skull Crusher grip. Over 120 years old, and still thumps full house 44.40s with authority.
    - 19 Oct 14, 10:50pm -
  • Six Years
    This blob has been around for 6 years. Meh.
    - 14 Sep 14, 9:44pm -
  • In NYS: Safe Act Part 2??
    Rumblings of a Safe Act 2 if Cuomo gets reelected….which he will.  People might squawk about Dem’s not liking Cuomo, but remember, they HATE Republican’s even more. Anyway, what would Safe Act 2 do?  Not much is revealed in the … Continue r…
    - 14 Sep 14, 9:41pm -
  • NJ Dem’s vote for gun control bill they don’t like
    Three NJ Democrats vote in support of a bill, they don’t agree with.  Why would they do it?  It’s NJ that’s why.  But, it’s really just to put Christie in a bind cause he’s a Republican….NJ politics, it’s what you … Continue readin…
    - 16 May 14, 1:37pm -
  • Wizard of ID on Smart Gun Tech

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  • Sen Harry Reid’s Family History
    Found this on the bookface….. Judy Walkman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Senator Harry Reid’s great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for h…
    - 23 Apr 14, 2:20pm -
  • CSGV Fail
    So while people debate the validity of the Everytown FAIL…..CSGV failed on their own, look at the projectile…..
    - 22 Apr 14, 1:31pm -
  • Photo
    What do you think?  Winchester Model 12?
    - 20 Apr 14, 8:31pm -
  • Friday Morning Stupidity

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  • Taking the White Man’s Guns in CT

    - 6 Mar 14, 2:33am -

Survival Gear

Dave Codrea's Feed

DC Handgun Info

  • Six Bad Excuses For Not Carrying Spare Ammo (from Gun Digest)
    (Photo borrowed from Cheaper Than Dirt's blog)The topic of spare ammo can get heated if you read gun forums on the internet, but there are many good reasons to carry.Massad Ayoob knocks down the excuses people have raises to not carry spare ammo in a…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 15, 5:59am -
  • Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) Sues DC Over Restrictive CARRY PERMIT Language
    Outdoor Hub ( reports that "the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Washington, DC, over what the group called 'highly restrictive' requirements for applicants to obtain a concealed…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 15, 5:43am -
       Enter this sweepstakes before May 31 to win a unique bullpup (action behind the trigger) that shortens the overall length of the rilfe…CLICK HERE TO ENTER!IWI US, Inc., launched in 2012, brought the first civilian commercial versions of the T…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 15, 3:47am -
  • GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 31, 2015: NEW Glock 43 9mm pistol
      Free gun giveaway from ( ends May 31, 2015. Restricitive states may, uh, restrict you from owning this pint-sized Glock. (Ex.: DC, Md., NY, HI, etc.) Always check your local laws to see…
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 15, 2:32am -
  • NO JOKE: Concealed Carry Applications Being Taken in Washington, DC? Shocked, I am
    D.C. could not forever stop the advance of your human right to self defense. In light of court decisions, The Metropolitan Police Department was forced to allow residents to APPLY for concealed carry outside the home. Click here to visit the MPD webs…
    - 23 days ago, 10 Apr 15, 3:55am -
  • I'm Number WHAT? (Why do this blog? It's fun to share info and resources with fellow gun owners)
    BREAKING: I've been evaluated by some website and ranked 1,623,051st in the United States.SOURCE always wondered how this blog was rated, and finally I know (/sarcasm). It will take a lot of work…
    - 47 days ago, 17 Mar 15, 4:03am -
  • Giveawy to End July 31: RTD AR-15, courtesy of Second Amendment Foundation Training Division
    GIVEAWAY ENDS JULY 31, 2015I like bargains, but there is no price better than Zero Dollars.The Second Amendment Foundation is giving away a gift certificate for $850.00, enough to buy the RTD Arms AR-15 (Banned in restrictive jurisdictions). Click L…
    - 65 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 4:13am -
  • A Poor [Man's] Guide to Affordable Guns
    Because I lurk on, I found the Poorffag* Guide to Inexpensive Guns... Handguns, rifles, shotguns! The cutoff is (approx.) s very low $300! Most "good guns" cost at least $500-700, but those listed here are reasonably priced!Poor [Man's]…
    - 70 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 2:20am -
  • Important News for Gun Rights in California: Michel Wins
    "...a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a trial court ruling in one of the most significant Second Amendment cases of his career. Not only did the 2-1 majority invalidate San Diego County's restrictive policy…
    - 73 days ago, 19 Feb 15, 10:23pm -
  • Flashlight(s) May Be As Important As Self-Defense Tools!!
    X     (Streamlight Polytac, LEFT)(Surefire 6PX, RIGHT)If you've seen The Walking Dead on AMC, you know that they run into scary situations ALL THE TIME. But the writers never thought to have the characters grab flashlights after the collapse into…
    - 83 days ago, 9 Feb 15, 5:03pm -

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...
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  • 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.
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    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%...
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  • 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....
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  • 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...
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  • Star Parker - Standing up for Gun Rights
    Three must see videos posted by gun rights activist Star Parker:
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  • 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!...
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  • Equal Gun Rights!
    From the SAF. Find additional details at
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  • 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 ro…
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  • 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…
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  • “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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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...
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  • 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

  • I Like These Signs
    Speaking of government partnering with responsible citizens, a town in Pennsylvania is adding a line to the welcome to the town signs, stating “This is not a gun free zone.” Quote of the day is from Township Supervisor Stephen Mohr: “The … C…
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  • We Need More Sheriff’s Departments Like This
    Portage County, Wisconsin’s Sheriff’s Department is offering concealed carry permit classes. They are also teaching a basic pistol course at the department’s range. Prices are $40 for the CCW class, $25 for the Basic Pistol, or $50 for both. Ho…
    - 83 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 1:37am -
  • Proposal to Eliminate the WI 48 Hour Waiting Period
    Wisconsin Senator Van Wanggaard is looking for co-sponsors of a bill that would eliminate the 48 hour waiting period to buy an handgun in Wisconsin. This is currently the top of my list to fix WI gun laws, so it would … Continue reading →
    - 83 days ago, 9 Feb 15, 3:22am -
  • Next Time Someone Tells You CEO Pay Should go to Employees
    We repeatedly see complaints about how much CEOs are paid when the question of minimum wage hikes comes up, with the implication (or outright claim) that if the CEO and executives were paid less, the minimum wage hike wouldn’t be … Continue readi…
    - 19 May 14, 11:58pm -
  • Interesting experience at UW Madison
    I just got back from a commencement ceremony at UW Madison, and two or three times a speaker mentioned that President Obama visited the campus twice in the last year. The reaction was closer to what I would expect if … Continue reading →
    - 18 May 14, 2:07am -
  • 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.…
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  • More From My Sheriff

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  • 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.
    - 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 →
    - 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…
    - 15 Mar 14, 6:11am -

Minuteman Review

  • Ruger 10/22 Anniversary Edition - Tabletop Review

    - 21 days ago, 12 Apr 15, 9:57pm -
  • 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".
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  • 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

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  • 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 -

Gears of Guns

  • Leupold Mark AR MOD 1 1.5-4x20mm Firedot-G SPR Review
    I suck at shooting. There I have admitted it, they always say the first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem. Now I could bore you with all kinds of completely legitimate excuses reasons why I suck. I could tell you it is because the ammo…
    - 18 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 10:00am -
  • Mecharmor Defense Systems TacOps-1 Charging Handle Review
    As I discussed in the review of my Windham .308 AR, I am someone who likes to be able to get as much meat on a charging handle as possible. I want to be able to grip and rip when I am running my rifle and the milspec charging handle is just too small…
    - 32 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 10:00am -
  • Poll: Do You Hunt?

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  • Video: 22Plinkster Splitting cards

    - 41 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Poll: What Type Of Target Do You Use?
    Poll sponsored by
    - 45 days ago, 19 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Range Gear
    I have been shooting for years now and it seems every year I add more and more gear to my daily range carry. A few people have asked what I carry.  I will not be discussing the gear we use for reviewing, such as cameras and laptops and other gear as…
    - 46 days ago, 18 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Our Government works for us
    There is a saying that I truly love and believe in. “A firearm is only a tool, I am the weapon”. It is not a secret that the firearm community fights for what we believe in. We just won a battle to keep an agency from banning common bullets.  Ne…
    - 53 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Poll: Side folding AR stock adaptor
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    - 61 days ago, 3 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • Poll: What type of reviews do you prefer to read on

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  • Editorial: Standardizing vs. Proprietary
    A few weeks back I reviewed a Windham Weaponry .308 AR style rifle. When I finished the review I contacted my local gunsmith as well as Windham and asked if they knew of any standardization in the .308 AR market.  I wanted to know if anyone had made…
    - 69 days ago, 23 Feb 15, 11:00am -

God, Gals, Guns, Grub

  • KA-BAR TDI Law Enforcement Knife and Edge/Equipped Sheath
    A good knife has always been an essential for me. Back in my day, carrying my Buck 110 Finger-groove Folding Hunter on my belt in a leather sheath to high school was no big deal. Later on, that same knife was on my duty belt as a police officer in th…
    - 27 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 4:30pm -
  • Try some drive-by dryfire practice...
    A recent video posted online of the woman being kidnapped and robbed has generated a lot of discussion on the internet. Kathy Jackson over at the Cornered Cat has a great write up about that particular situation, but one question I have for those of…
    - 64 days ago, 1 Mar 15, 2:15am -
  • Two are one and one is none...
    I have often joked that the secret to a good marriage is to marry a woman who loves guns and motorcycles as much as you do.  My gal is a fiery, sassy redhead with a mind of her own... and the Good Lord knows we've seen a lot of guns and motorcycles…
    - 77 days ago, 15 Feb 15, 8:42pm -
  • A home-defense gun and ammo for $246 bucks?
    This idea has actually evolved over the past couple of years since I began to write this blog post.  It originated with a young mother who was referred to me by a friend. She has two young children, a dead-beat husband who up and left her two years…
    - 4 Jan 15, 9:50pm -
  • A "grey man" in tactical pants?
    Two statements I want to make as I begin are A) I wear either black or coyote brown 5.11 or Propper tactical pants most days and B) almost nobody notices or pays attention to them... I've actually checked with people... friends, family, acquaintances…
    - 1 Dec 14, 6:00am -
  • Do you need a Grab-n-Go Two-Way Radio Bag?
    In a day and age of smart phones, there isn't a lot of consideration for other modes of two-way communication by many people. While a lot of those in the prepping community are investing in HAM and MURS radio systems, I would suggest that there is st…
    - 2 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Five thoughts for firearms instructors...
    Over the past couple of years, I've read a number of blog posts and articles about what new shooters and students should look for when seeking out a firearms instructor. Most of the suggestions are pretty good and some are just common sense... sugges…
    - 1 Oct 14, 9:55pm -
  • 30 days with the New York Reload...
    I've carried a lot of different guns in even more different holsters over the years as a law enforcement officer in the 1980s and 1990s... to concealed carry in the 2000s, almost every day for over ten years now here in Ohio. I've carried full-size r…
    - 26 Jul 14, 6:36am -
  • Keeping your doors closed...
    Most folks enter homes and buildings through doors... it's how we're trained since we could walk. Bad guys enter the same way most of the time. I'd like to suggest a few easy and inexpensive ways to slow down the bad guys when they try to get into yo…
    - 28 Jun 14, 2:49pm -
  • Under construction...
    Several folks have emailed and sent Facebook messages wondering if I had given up on blogging... the answer is no, I still enjoy blogging, but the reality is two-fold.  The gals and I have launched some ambitious new projects here at home and I'll l…
    - 19 Jun 14, 11:32pm -

Gun Free Zone

My Gun Culture

  • Top 5 Short-range AR Optics
    What’s the “best” anyway? It all depends on the ranking criteria, right? Is the “best” car one that hits 60mph in 2.9 seconds or one that can tow the lower half of South Dakota to Manitoba? The same goes with optics, so as I own the ink unt…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 9:41pm -
  • Ammo Test: Sig Sauer’s Elite V-Crown 9mm Self Defense
    While the Sig ammo is a relative newcomer to the market, the people are not. I spent some time talking with Dan Powers, who runs the ammo show, and it’s clear that the folks behind Sig Sauer’s new ammunition division have been there and done that…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 1:22pm -
  • Real Avid’s New Pistol Tool
    The folks at Real Avid have a knack for stuffing a whole lot of useful gun tools into one implement that’ll fit in your front pocket. The Gun Tool, for example, which packs 18 of the most frequently used tools for rifles and shotguns in a little an…
    - 4 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 12:34am -
  • Gun Review: Savage M-11 Trophy Hunter XP Package Rifle
    No matter how you look at it, hunting continues to make gains in participation rates, spending, and popularity. For example: Between the years of 2006 and 2011, hunting participation soared by nine percent. A big part of that boom was a burgeoning in…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 10:27pm -
  • The Silencer Surge: Be VERY Quiet!
    It’s unfortunate but true: The sound from a single gunshot can permanently damage your hearing. Permanent hearing loss results from each and every exposure to a dangerous sound level—and it might not be evident for years. So it’s obvious that y…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 7:31pm -
  • Sig Enters Air Gun Market
    Yes, you heard that right, Sig is making a dramatic entry into that segment, and you can tell by the level of people the company is recruiting to head up new divisions. Not all of the new products at the NRA Annual Meeting are announced in advance. W…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 8:20pm -
  • Review: The Galco KingTuk Hybrid Holster
    Hybrid holsters, which use a leather backing for comfort and stability and a Kydex gun pouch for a secure fit and easy re-holstering, have become popular the past several years. The hybrid offers the advantage of an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 1:37pm -
  • Blackhawk! QuickMod Magazine Case Review
    Have you ever wound your belt through holsters, magazine carriers, and belt loops, only to find when your finished that you find you missed a loop or placed a piece of gear in the wrong spot? If so, then you’ll understand why one of my favorite gea…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:36pm -
  • What Can You Expect From The 300 Blackout?
    Given the level of interest in the 300 AAC Blackout caliber, and my obsession with unusual chamberings, I thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at exactly what the 300 Blackout does. As one of the intents behind the development of thi…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 1:40pm -
  • Team Never Quit Launches Ammunition Line
    Former SEAL and Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell teams up to launch new ammo brand What do U.S. Navy SEALs do when they retire? It appears they keep doing what they learned during their active team days: strive to improve on what they did the day befo…
    - 12 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 12:30am -

Gun Pundit

  • Arsenal Krink length Quad Rail system
    Krink Quad Rail from Arsenal: The Arsenal Krink Quad Rail is designed and manufactured to exceed the most stringent military specifications and requirements. This T7075-T6 rail installs easily with its precision machined tabs, vents heat very effecti…
    - 84 days ago, 8 Feb 15, 6:02pm -
  • Video: ATI Omni Hybrid Upper Torture Test
    "We tested the Omni Hybrid Upper in full-auto. We fired 2,000 consecutive rounds without any malfunctions or cleaning, an accomplishment most aluminum receivers couldn't make."...This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
    - 88 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 8:29pm -
  • Battle Rifle Company BR4 Attache 9mm AR Pistol
    The BR4 Attache is new for 2015 and it is Battle Rifle Company’s first entry into the 9mm AR pistol market. The BR4 Attache 9mm is a blow back, Colt SMG configuration and comes with a 32 round straight magazine and a 10.5” barrel....This is a s…
    - 88 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 5:45pm -
  • Zero-Tolerance for Rings of Power
    Texas boy suspended for saying he could make classmate ‘disappear’ with ‘Lord of the Rings’ sorcery...This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
    - 90 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 6:48pm -
  • Making .22LR at CCI from the Outdoor Channel
    VIDEO: .22LR How it is made courtesy of Ammo Labs from the Outdoor Channel....This is a summary only. Visit GunPundit for the whole story.
    - 91 days ago, 1 Feb 15, 7:58pm -
  • The ‘Opposite of Progress’?
    NYPD commissioner’s anti-terror unit draws ire from police reform advocates The creation of a new counterterrorism unit within the NYPD, which will be armed with “machine guns” and tasked with policing protests as well as guarding the city agai…
    - 93 days ago, 31 Jan 15, 12:34am -
  • Trying to get Open Carry out of Kroger Grocery
    Lansing, Michigan: Group calls for open-carry ban at Frandor Kroger Eight women, including East Lansing resident Linda Brundage, asked shoppers to shop elsewhere until Kroger prohibits customers from openly carrying guns. Protesters were members of t…
    - 94 days ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:52am -
  • IWI For Sale?
    Israel is selling the company that makes Uzi sub-machine guns Israel Military Industries Ltd., which manufactures the Uzi sub-machine gun, is to be put up for sale by the state of Israel. Israel’s Government Companies Authority expects the sale of…
    - 94 days ago, 29 Jan 15, 11:17pm -
  • 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,…
    - 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”…
    - 13 Feb 14, 1:34pm -

Home on the Range

  • Kindle Copy Has Launched
    Saving Grace is out on Kindle now (and a family friend who ordered the paperback got a notice it would be delivered the 4th).Thanks for the support - and if you like it - let others know (but use my author name, not my blog name to avoid confusion).…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 8:28pm -
  • A Retriever's View on Turning 15
    “It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.”   ―  Jules Renard "Those who love deeply, never grow old.  They may die of old age, but they die young."--Ben Franklin "If your heart has peace, nothing can disturb you." --Dalai Lama "Ther…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 9:08am -
  • Steak-Outs and Free Ice Cream
    I'll be busy at work the next couple of days, and then have a move to do.I'm moving to a new crash pad.  My lease is expiring, and I'm not happy with either the current upkeep of the property or the new neighbors I share a wall and driveway with sin…
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  • It IS like Giving Birth
    Writing a Book.It starts with great anticipation, is filled with moments of joy, discomfort, and the occasional sleepless night while thoughts kick from inside, with no place to go.  It takes months and months for it to grow and develop and it seems…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 11:04pm -
  • 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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  • Strays - A Chapter From "Saving Grace - A Story of Adoption".
    I have some very close friends that have a half dozen cats at their country home, all of which I believe, were dumped out there by the unfeeling .  All were found cold and extremely hungry. It's good to see them now, well fed, happy and cared for as…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 12:31pm -
  • Saving Grace - April 22 2015
    Saving Grace - A Story of Adoption has been published.  Paperback is available at Amazon. (Kindle copy in the works, and should be available in a few days).If you liked the style of writing in The Book of Barkley you will enjoy this story. It start…
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  • Buried Hazards - Hidden Treasures.
    Due to the hour in which my guests made it in - it was dark before Abby was taken for her pre- bedtime walk and we could get a snack and catch up.It really was a beautiful evening - despite the brisk, chill wind.  Other than the area of the street l…
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  • It's that time of the year again.
    There's a big Firefighting Conference thing going on in Indy.  Why is that important?  Well-- I have some squirrel friends that  work as volunteer firefighters and attend using their vacation and their own dollars. So every year, my home in Indy,…
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  • Old Times and Tenderloin - a View From a Diner
    Not far from the old Indianapolis airport terminal there was this really cool and very old looking diner, run down and closed a few years ago. Noticing that it disappeared,  I was saddened to see it torn down.But it was NOT torn down.  The city in…
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Jerking the Trigger

  • M300/M600/E-Series Tailcaps from Arisaka
    It is entirely possible to build an M300/M600 weapon light without using a single Surefire part. Arisaka, who already makes an great M300/M600 body and mount, has now introduced their M300/M600/E-Series Tailcaps. These tailcaps feature a forward clic…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • New Sights from Kyle Defoor and Ameriglo
    Kyle Defoor and Ameriglo have rolled out a new set of sights. The new sights feature similar dimensions to Kyle Defoor’s earlier Ameriglo collaboration sights. The new sights feature a tritium vial mounted lower in the front sight than most shooter…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 1:00pm -
  • Elzetta Mini-CQB Now Shipping
    The Elzetta Mini-CQB weapon light is now shipping! This highly anticipated light is the result of a collaboration between Elzetta and Impact Weapons Components. You can read more about it in the review that I completed on a preproduction Mini-CQB. Fr…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 3:22pm -
  • Fortis REV II M-LOK
    The Fortis REV II rails will now be available in an M-LOK version. The 14″ version is being released first exclusively on Revolvr. I used a REV II (KeyMod) to save weight on my recent Sub 6 with a Twist build. It was the perfect choice due its ligh…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 2:30pm -
  • Vickers Tactical Magazine Floor Plates for the S&W M&P
    I have been using the Vickers Tactical Magazine Floor Plates for Glocks for more than a year now and I like them quite a bit. M&P shooters will be happy to know that they are now available for their pet pistol. Like the Glock versions, these are slig…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 1:00pm -
  • TOPS Knives CUMA Tak-Ri 3.5
    TOPS Knives released the latest knife in their CUMA line – the CUMA Tak-Ri 3.5. This new knife builds on previous khukri inspired Tak-Ri knives. It features a new color scheme with tan powder coating and green canvas micarta handle slabs. This vers…
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  • Kinetic Concepts Tactical Glock 43 Holsters
    Kinetic Concepts Tactical (KCT), known for their affordable kydex gear, is churning out Glock 43 holsters. They have a number of holster options for Glock’s long overdue single stack 9mm. The best deal might be their Element II IWB Carry Kit which…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 2:30pm -
  • Mission Spec GIBBORIM Adds Camo Options
    The Mission Spec GIBBORIM Belt is now available in camo options. It was previously only available in solid colors. Check out the GIBBORIM at Mission Spec.
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 1:00pm -
  • Magpul Shipping AK Stocks and Hand Guards
    Magpul is now shipping their hotly anticipated AK stocks and hand guards! I know people who are considering buying AKs just to be able to use these products. Call it the Magpul Effect.
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:58pm -
  • Fish & Fire – Coming Soon from Spool Tool
    Spool Tool announced their upcoming Fish & Fire cordage. It features a normal para-cord sheath wrapped around jute (for tinder), fishing line, the normal para-cord inner strands. There are already similar products on the market but this type of corda…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:30pm -

Arms Vault

  • newWin a Dead Air Armament Silencer
    Dead Air Armament™ Announces Post a Selfie and Win a Silencer Contest Dead Air will give away monthly prizes to individuals who post the most epic selfie with the Dead Air logo to Instagram using the #TurnUpTheSelfie hashtag. Lawrenceville, Ga. (Ma…
    - 16 hours ago, 2 May 15, 10:59pm -
  • NRA Names MidwayUSA 2015 Bianchi Cup Title Sponsor
    NRA Names MidwayUSA 2015 Bianchi Cup Title Sponsor The National Rifle Association announces MidwayUSA as title sponsor of its 2015 National Action Pistol Championship for the seventh consecutive year. Known commonly as the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 8:34pm -
  • Kalashnikov USA Announces Move
    Kalashnikov USA Announces Move Kalashnikov USA to relocate facility to South Florida. Tullytown, Pa. (April 2015) – Kalashnikov USA, manufacturer of Kalashnikov style firearms, announces the company will relocate to South Florida. The new facility…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:21pm -
  • Heather Fitzhugh at Bushmaster Tarheel 3-Gun Challenge
    Eagle Imports Inc. Shooter, Heather Fitzhugh, Crowned 3rd High Lady at the Bushmaster Tarheel 3-Gun Challenge Wanamassa, N.J. (April 2015) – Eagle Imports, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Metro Arms, SPS, Bersa, Comanche and Grand Power firearm…
    - 3 days ago, 1 May 15, 2:33am -
  • A*B Arms AR Essential Kit
    American Built Arms Company Introduces A*B Arms AR Essentials Kit™ High Quality, Mil-Spec Parts for your AR-15/M-16 Rifle. Glen Rock, Pa. (April 27, 2015) – American Built Arms Company (A*B Arms), a veteran-owned, Type 07 U.S. manufacturer of fir…
    - 3 days ago, 1 May 15, 12:26am -

Legally Armed in Detroit

Learn About Guns

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

  • ATF Approval times reduced to less than 6 months
    Today, the ATF stated that the time to process paper Form 1 and Form 4s - 6 months. Our feeling is that the backlog for paper forms is closer to 4 months when you consider that the eForms are only...
    - 20 Jan 15, 5:45pm -
  • Gun Trusts for those on Probation (even for Driving)
    In Florida, it is illegal for an individual to be on probation to own, possess, or use a firearm without permission of a Judge and his or her probation officer. While initially, this may sound reasonable because in our minds...
    - 19 Jan 15, 4:04pm -
    Here is the latest letter from the ATF that we received at 4:36 PM EST today regarding the SB-15 and Stabilizing braces. It seems to deal with "intent" but also introduces a new concept of "redesign" in an attempt to...
    - 16 Jan 15, 9:40pm -
  • ATF Updates Policy on Sig Brace and Pistol Regarding SBR
    We are all familiar with the inconsistency of the ATF. The ATF has changed their position on the Sib Brace (SB-15) with a pistol. While the ATF, still states that it is legal to use the SB-15 as intended (strapped...
    - 28 Dec 14, 6:23pm -
  • Ohio Legalizes Hunting with Suppressors
    In 90 days, it will be legal to hunt with Suppressors in Ohio. On Friday, December 19th Gov. John Kasich signed a massive overhaul of Ohio's Gun Law including removing the restriction for hunting with a suppressor (sometimes called a...
    - 24 Dec 14, 2:09am -
  • Revisions to North Carolina and Gun Trust Transfers and Machine Gun Update Under the NFA
    North Carolina NFA Trust and Gun Trust Update: In Dec 2014, a Gun Trust transfer of a Machine Gun was rejected by the ATF when it stated "In Accordance with NC General Statute 14-409. Please remember that your Form 4...
    - 11 Dec 14, 11:44pm -
  • Florida becomes 33rd State to Legalize Hunting with Suppressors
    Unlike most states which have changed the laws, In Florida you can hunt with Suppressors starting today. This morning the following announcement was sent out by Marion Hammer the Executive Director of the SSF and past president of the NRA...
    - 21 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • Florida Vote on Hunting with Suppressors this week- Time to Get a Florida Gun Trust
    It is expected that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will repeal the 1957 ban on hunting with a sound suppressor. This change will remove the prohibition on the use of suppressed firearms for taking (hunting) deer, gray squirrels…
    - 19 Nov 14, 10:13pm -
  • ATF Update on Sig Brace? SBR or SBR and Gun Trusts
    In the last few days a letter has surfaced on the Internet reportedly written to a small shotgun maker, which states that shouldering a Sig Sauer SB 15 pistol stabilizing brace could change a firearms classification to a short barrel...
    - 19 Nov 14, 8:36pm -
  • How long does a Form 4 take with a Gun Trust and Update to 41P
    Great news! The ASA is reporting that the time to process a Form 4 with a Gun Trust has continued to decrease and looks like the time will continue to decrease. Less than a year ago the average wait time...
    - 7 Nov 14, 8:21pm -

Notes From the American Outback

  • Not to forget MIss Mags!
    Miss Mags. She is not the outdoor dog that the other two are. We hit some pretty cold weather, even got snowed on, and she found herself much happier in the trailer. I think the trailer is her favorite place in the whole world.I shouldn’t blame thi…
    - 10 Jun 14, 12:36am -
  • The venerable .45 Colt
    I haven’t written on a gun topic in a very long time. But here’s a recent addition to the stable that I thought some folks might enjoy seeing.It’s one of the Lipsey’s special-run Rugers on the smaller, flat-top frame, of which I am a great fa…
    - 8 Jun 14, 4:28pm -
  • Emma
    While Jack had nothing but exuberant enthusiasm for our recent two-week-+ trip into wild places, Emma ran him a close second with her quiet, but intense, enjoyment of places that she loves.Emma is twelve-and-a-half, which is getting up there for Shor…
    - 8 Jun 14, 3:35pm -
  • Jack the Ham
    Those who know Jack know that he is the consummate ham. Point a camera at him and he starts posing. Where this comes from I have no idea-- except perhaps that I give him a firm "Whoa!" when he is in a position I like for the camera.He was in heaven o…
    - 7 Jun 14, 11:33pm -
  • The High Country
    Trying again with the pics.The Wyoming high-country is addictive. I've got some things that have to be done this week coming up, but then we are going to go back. Perhaps for the rest of June. The dogs seem to like it as much as I do. Jack especially…
    - 7 Jun 14, 11:23pm -
  • Untitled
    Good grief! Has it been that long? Well, it is what it is so no apologies.The pupz and I have just returned from a two-week-+ roll-about to try to shake off a bad case of cabin fever induced by a pretty bad winter. The trip was a great success. All w…
    - 3 Jun 14, 11:30pm -
  • 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 -

Of Arms and Law

  • NH legislature about to repeal concealed carry permit requirement
    But the governor says he'll veto it.In AZ, concealed carry was absolutely banned (no permits available) except for peace officers, until, oh, 10-20 years ago. Then we went straight to "shall issue." A few years they repealed the ban on permitless…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 10:58pm -
  • Riots in Baltimore
    It looks like Freddie Grey, the fellow who was mortally wounded while in police custody, was being arrested for possessing a knife banned under Maryland's arms laws. As they say, don't enact a criminal statute unless you are prepared to see someone…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 9:28pm -
  • Tyler v. Hillsdale Police Dept goes en banc
    Tyler was the case on an "as applied" challenge to the ban on possession where a fellow had had a short mental commitment decades ago, and Michigan law did not incorporate the Federal route to getting that lifted. The panel opinion did use facial cha…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 5:42am -
  • Lucky Gunner recovers $280,000 in legal fees
    Story here.My favorite line: "The Brady Campaign declined's request for comment about paying court costs and the dismissal."If Brady pays it (they're the attorneys, and the award is assessed against their client, not themselves) that'd…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 9:28pm -
  • Thoughts in the long term
    In the wake of Brady Campaign being handed its posterior in court, Sebastian notes that Brady no longer serves any purpose, even to the antigunners, and Bob Owens asks "Is the Brady Campaign done?".Both good points. I just had one worry, though.…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 3:59am -
  • Albany Law Review out...

    - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 5:14pm -
  • Chicago sees results of its handgun ban being stricken
    Man begins shooting into a crowd, an Uber driver with a concealed carry permit shoots him down before he hits anyone.
    - 13 days ago, 20 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • April 19....
    1775: the Revolutionary War breaks out as General Gage sends a force to seize militia supplies, and the Americans resist.1993: the final day of the Waco siege. FBI armored vehicles fill the Davidians' building with CS gas and methylene chloride, a…
    - 14 days ago, 19 Apr 15, 7:22pm -
  • Interesting use of pre-emption in PA
    The PA Gaming Control Board has been advised that its restrictions on firearms in casinos violates the State's pre-emption statute.
    - 14 days ago, 19 Apr 15, 6:45pm -
  • Bringing a knife to a gunfight
    As a general rule, bringing a knife to a gunfight is unwise, but there are exceptions to every rule. It probably helped that the knife in question was a katana.
    - 14 days ago, 19 Apr 15, 5:00pm -

Gun Politics NY

  • Soros’ tax problems
    Bloomberg Business reports, “George Soros May Face a Monster Tax Bill“: “… While building a record as one of the world’s greatest investors, the 84-year-old billionaire used a loophole that allowed him to defer taxes on fees paid by clients…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:56pm -
  • Nice idea, but …
    From the Watertown Daily Times, “St. Lawrence County judge faces criticism over pistol permit restrictions“: “St. Lawrence County Judge Jerome J. Richards is facing criticism from several county legislators who believe restrictions he places on…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 2:33pm -
  • Skelos fading
    Dean Skelos is in a lot of trouble.  I do not believe he will finish out the session as Majority Leader, although I do not see him resigning at this point. This is karma coming back at him for being Gov. Cuomo’s butt money and fucking over so many…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 6:16pm -
  • Legislative Report #7
    Legislative Report #7 is now online. Senate Codes Committee Agenda for Tuesday, April 28: S-2050 – Relates to prohibiting the possession of certain 50 caliber firearms; directs the division of state police to embark on a program whereby persons cur…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 4:54pm -
  • Political theater
    When dealing with the state legislature, it is important to know the difference between serious actions and political theater. Here are examples of the latter: Tenney urges Assembly panel to allow vote on SAFE Act repeal – The Assembly Democratic m…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 2:52pm -
  • How Might Gun Laws Impact the 2016 Race?

    - 11 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 2:29pm -
  • Halbrook article on SAFE
    Stephen Halbrook wrote an article for the Albany Law Review on the SAFE Act titled, “New York’s not so “SAFE” Act: The Second Amendment in an Alice-in-Wonderland world where words have no meaning.“
    - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 8:00pm -

Rob Reed's Feed

Romeo Tango Bravo

  • Larry Vickers builds his own Aimpoint
    This is pretty neat look into the process of creating one of the World's best optics. In this series of videos Larry Vickers builds an Aimpoint Patrol Rifle Optic (PRO).
    - 91 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 12:54am -
  • Savage Scout Rifle :: #SHOTShow 2015
    Be sure to visit our Coverage Collection Point for more SHOT Show coverage!ARTICLES:Savage Scout Rifle WebpageEmpty Cases
    - 22 Jan 15, 11:00pm -
  • SIG Electro-Optics :: #SHOTShow 2015
    Be sure to visit our Coverage Collection Point for more SHOT Show coverage!ARTICLES:SIG Electro-Optics Webpage
    - 22 Jan 15, 10:48pm -
  • HK G36 22 Rimfire :: #SHOTShow 2015
    Be sure to visit our Coverage Collection Point for more SHOT Show coverage!ARTICLES:Guns, Holsters and Gear
    - 21 Jan 15, 3:43am -
  • Savage A17 :: #SHOTShow 2015
    Be sure to visit our Coverage Collection Point for more SHOT Show coverage!ARTICLES:Accurate ShooterField and Stream
    - 20 Jan 15, 9:59pm -
  • ALG Six Second Mount :: #SHOTShow 2015
    Be sure to visit our Coverage Collection Point for more SHOT Show coverage!ARTICLES:ALG Defense WebpageJerking the TriggerRecoil
    - 20 Jan 15, 9:52pm -
  • Vortex Optics Strike Eagle :: #SHOTShow 2015
    Be sure to visit our Coverage Collection Point for more SHOT Show coverage!ARTICLES:Strike Eagle Webpage
    - 20 Jan 15, 9:26pm -
  • SilencerCo Omega :: #SHOTShow 2015
    Be sure to visit our Coverage Collection Point for more SHOT Show coverage!ARTICLES:SilencerCo Omega WebpageSilencer ShopSoldier Systems
    - 20 Jan 15, 3:54am -
  • Mossberg L-Series :: #SHOTShow 2015
    Be sure to visit our Coverage Collection Point for more SHOT Show coverage!ARTICLES:Mossberg WebpageGuns, Holsters and Gear
    - 20 Jan 15, 2:44am -
  • GLOCK Model 40 :: #SHOTShow 2015
    Be sure to visit our Coverage Collection Point for more SHOT Show coverage!ARTICLES:GLOCK Webpage
    - 20 Jan 15, 2:11am -

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: .
    - 28 Dec 12, 1:21am -
  • 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

The Swiss Gun Blog

  • Pick up a rifle…
    “Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen” – Col. Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle, chap. 1 (Image taken from the poster of the 1939 shooting tournament in Lucerne)
    - 25 days ago, 8 Apr 15, 7:59pm -
  • The Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
    Le droit de posséder et de porter des armes découle du droit naturel, tout comme le droit de propriété, la liberté expression, le droit à l’autodétermination sexuelle, etc. La constitution ne crée pas de tels droits, elle ne peut que les…
    - 28 days ago, 5 Apr 15, 10:17am -
  • Say No to Gun Registration
    L’enregistrement des armes vient avant leur confiscation. Non au désarmement des citoyens. Zwangsregistrierung von Waffen ist der letzte notwendige Schritt vor der Konfiskation. Nein zur Entwaffnung der Bürger.    
    - 29 days ago, 4 Apr 15, 5:02pm -
  • Opération Vercingétorix: Il faut désarmer le citoyen
      Dans le canton de Vaud, les citoyens les contribuables peuvent rendre leurs armes à César à la police. Opération Vercingétorix: collecte d’armes prolongée en 2015 Après deux ans, le bilan satisfaisant de l’opération Vercingétorix enco…
    - 32 days ago, 1 Apr 15, 5:09pm -
  • Swiss Revolver 1882
    Cal. 7.5mm Via SwissRifles:  The Model 1882 proved popular enough to continue it’s use, despite the fact that the Luger had been in service for many years.  The Model 1882 had the advantages of being easy to load and operate, they were easy to fi…
    - 86 days ago, 6 Feb 15, 8:25pm -
  • Zerreissprobe
    “Je suis Charlie”  – überall stösst man gegenwärtig auf ihn, diesen vermeintlich solidarischen, vermeintlich mutigen Spruch, den so viele Leute aufsagen, predigen, geradezu hinunterbeten, den sie auf Facebook als Profilfoto, oder auf Twitte…
    - 16 Jan 15, 10:48pm -
  • Les islamistes menacent la Suisse
    via 20minutes: Dans une nouvelle vidéo de propagande tournée en Syrie, un membre de l’organisation terroriste a appelé ses «frères» à frapper, notamment, la Confédération helvétique. La vidéo en question est notamment sur Memri et vocati…
    - 14 Jan 15, 9:44pm -
  • So then I said…

    - 11 Jan 15, 5:45pm -
  • “If it saved only one life…”
    The islamist attackers of Charlie Hebdo had obviously been trained and prepared to carry out their military-style raid against journalists in the middle of Paris. Such terrorists will always go against unarmed civilians. As long as we as a society r…
    - 8 Jan 15, 9:30pm -
  • 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 -

The War on Guns

  • newAn Eye for an Aye
    Open Letter to the Oregon House of Representatives: Planning on voting for "Universal Background Checks"? The NRA is the least of your personal worries. The Law of Unintended Consequences, Armed Civil Disobedience, and Lex Talionis. [More]Vanderboegh…
    - 19 hours ago, 2 May 15, 8:19pm -
  • German Translator Needed: Inquire Within
    I have an image of a German language document.  Because it's an image, Google Translate won't work.  I'm looking for a trustworthy volunteer, someone a gun rights supporter can vouch for, to spend a few moments reading it and tell me what it says,…
    - 1 day ago, 2 May 15, 12:16pm -
  • "Progress" to be Made
    Any bets on billions...? [More][Via Florida Guy]   
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 4:35pm -
  • It Depends on What the Meaning of the Word "Shameful" Is
    Do I dare question "progressive" butthurt? [More]
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 4:31pm -
  • Runaway Purse

    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 4:28pm -
  • Cause and Effect
    A study conducted by PLOS ONE attempts to make a correlation between racist Google searches and how that negatively affects the health of the surrounding black community. [More]Alrighty then.So does that mean the ones behind the search term hate inte…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 4:26pm -
  • Final Push
    In Oregon... [More]
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 4:16pm -
  • We're the Only Ones Mental Enough
    The highest-ranking Baltimore police officer in the arrest that led to Freddie Gray's death was hospitalized in April 2012 over mental health concerns for an unknown duration and had his guns confiscated by local sheriff's deputies, according to reco…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 3:21pm -
  • We're the Only Ones Standing Down Enough
    A Maryland sheriff who traveled to Baltimore to help law enforcement stop Monday’s riots told 105.7 The Fan that he was stunned when officers alerted him of the orders to stand down. [More]Hey, gotta give those non-thugs their space...
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 2:55pm -
  • "Walmart in Baltimore Refusing Ammo Sales"
    I can't say I disagree with them taking it off their shelves. [More]Unless they are prepared to meet rioters and looters with an overwhelming continuum of up-to-lethal force (and then face the aftermath of that) -- something government enforcers are…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 2:45pm -

The Liberty Zone

  • Things that make you proud
    Normally, not a lot of things make me cry… well, maybe lately, because of the unreal stress of having thieves steal my house, but generally no. But this week has been different and emotional. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past fe…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 4:41pm -
  • On Theft
    When I had my text exchange with Pamela Cooper regarding her and her child rapist husband’s insistence on staying in my house after the lease was terminated, she accused me of being “emotional and delusional,” because I told her I now consider…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:56pm -
  • Another Friend Picks up the Cause
    Another buddy of mine decided to try his hand at blogging, and I’m humbled and honored that his first blog post is about the problems David and Pamela Cooper have caused to my financial (and emotional) well being by essentially stealing my house. H…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Apr 15, 3:22pm -
  • How the Internet Restored my Hope in Humanity
    Social media is a funny thing. When I first started using Facebook, it was 2007, and I was deployed to Kosovo with my National Guard unit.  You get close with the people with whom you deploy. We had units from all over the country, including Massach…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 12:09pm -
  • Heartache
    Heartache is watching everything you have worked for stolen by unscrupulous, morally offensive, thieving, self serving jerks. Heartache is having your son come to you and say, “Mom, I know you would have never accepted my money, but I was going to…
    - 10 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 2:10am -
  • On Losing Hope

    - 10 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 8:45pm -
  • The Virginia “Justice” System
    So… as many of you know, I’m in the process of trying to sell my house. It’s been on the market since January, and it appears I have a problem. Initially, I told the tenants they could stay there as long as there was no problem putting the hous…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 4:31pm -
  • Dear Alanna – Find a Smarter Friend
    Julie Borowski of Libertarian Republic reports on an entitled princess from Oberlin, OH who went on an obscenity-laced rant about not getting the job after she showed up to an interview wearing, among other things, a T-shirt and heavy make-up. Eliza…
    - 16 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 7:20pm -
  • Gina Elise gets her say
    If you remember a few days ago SpouseBuzz editor Amy Bushatz posted a smear on’s site about Gina Elise and the Pin-Ups for Vets organization. I took her to task not just because she saw it fit to whine that dog forbid military men be…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 10:07pm -
  • Everything is racism!
    Did you guys see the Lego Movie last year? We went with a bunch of friends, and wound up with the “Everything is Awesome” earworm for literally days afterward. Well, there’s a new earworm. I like to call it “Everything is Racism,” and fra…
    - 18 days ago, 15 Apr 15, 5:47pm -

Traction Control

  • newToday’s New Additions: 5/2/2015
    3908 $395.99 Ruger 22/45 Lite Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol, 22 LR, 4.4″ 1/2 28 Threaded Barrel, Deep Blue Anodized Finish, Zytel Poly Grip Frame, Serrated Front Strap, Replaceable 1911-Style Grip Panels, Two 10 Round Magazines, Adjustable Re…
    - 21 hours ago, 2 May 15, 5:59pm -
  • Today’s New Additions: 5/1/2015
    M704531-SS $999.99 Heckler & Koch USP Compact Stainless Variant 1 Double Action Semi-Automatic Pistol, 45 ACP, 3.80″ Barrel, Stainless Steel Finish, Black Polymer Frame, Two 8 Round Magazines, 3-Dot Sights SV22503 $561.99 Savage 16/116 Lightweight…
    - 2 days ago, 1 May 15, 5:16pm -
  • One More Reason to Love Texas
    via the Dallas Morning News: Texas Texas State Senate passes sales tax-free weekend for gun purchases. The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a plan that would allow shoppers to buy guns, ammunition and hunting supplies without having to pay sales tax…
    - 3 days ago, 1 May 15, 12:11am -
  • Today’s New Additions: 4/30/2015
    CTO4610 $761.99 Colt’s Manufacturing 1991 Series Commander Semi-automatic Pistol, 9MM,4.25″ Barrel, Steel Receiver and Slide, Blue Finish, White Dot Sights, 9Rd CS27TMCT $83.99 Cold Steel Recon 1, 3″ Folding Knife, Tanto Point, Plain Edge, AUS…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 2:23pm -
  • Today’s New Additions: 4/29/2015
    709031-SS $957.99 Heckler & Koch USP Compact Stainless Variant 1 Double Action Semi-Automatic Pistol, 9 mm, 3.58″ Barrel, Stainless Steel Finish, Black Polymer Frame, Two 10 Round Magazines, 3-Dot Sights CS39LSFD $71.99 Cold Steel, Leatherneck SF,…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 12:02pm -
  • Today’s New Addition: 4/28/2015
    27778 $566.99 Mossberg MVP Scout Rifle Bolt Action, 308 Win, 762 NATO, 16.25″ Threaded Medium Bull Barrel, Matte Blue Finish, Stippled Black Synthetic Stock, One 10 Round Magazine, Picatinny Rails on Forend, Tactical Bolt Handle, Sling Included, LB…
    - 5 days ago, 28 Apr 15, 3:34pm -
  • Today’s New Additions: 4/27/2015
    GERG522RLC10 $281.99 American Tactical Imports GSG-522 Semi-Automatic Carbine Lightweight Retractable Stock, 22 LR, 16.29″ Barrel, Matte Black Finish, Black Synthetic Retractable Stock & Pistol Grip, One 10 Round Magazine, Integrated Weaver Rail, F…
    - 6 days ago, 27 Apr 15, 12:17pm -
  • Today’s New Additions: 4/26/2015
    SW162810FC-B $381.99 Smith & Wesson Model 442 Small Frame Revolver, 38 Special, 1.875″ Barrel, Alloy Frame, Matte Black Finish, Synthetic Grip, Fixed Sights, 5 Round Capacity, Right Hand, Fired Case UTGMNT-RM700 $13.99 Leapers, Inc. – UTG, Scope…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Apr 15, 8:35pm -
  • Today’s New Additions: 4/25/2015
    H001TMV $552.99 Henry Repeating Arms Henry Monument Valley TALO Special Edition Lever Action Rifle, 22 LR, 18.25″ Barrel, Silver Receiver, Monument Valley Engraving Pattern, Blue Barrel, Straight-grip American Walnut Stock and Forend, 15 Round Tubu…
    - 8 days ago, 25 Apr 15, 3:40pm -
  • Today’s New Additions: 4/24/2015
    SG227R-45-TACOPS-E $1,052.99 Sig Sauer P227 TACOPS Semi-automatic Pistol, 45 ACP, 4.4″ Barrel, Alloy Frame, Black Anodized Finish, G10 Magwell Grips, TRUGLO Fiber Optic Front/SIGLITE Night Sight Rear, Four 10 Round Magazines SG1911-45-B-TGT $821.99…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 7:21am -

Virginia Shooting Sports Association

  • Natalie Foster on Buying Your First Handgun
    Woman are the fastest growing segment of the gun owning community.  But what if you've made the decision to own a firearm and have no experience on what to look for in that first purchase?  A trip to the gun store can be overwhelming if you’re b…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 1:28pm -
  • Congressman Randy Forbes Co-sponsors Interstate Transport Bill
    Earlier this year, H.R. 131, a bill to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition, was introduced in Congress.  This important piece of legislation is sponsored by Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA9…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 12:56pm -
  • Politifact Rates Tim Kaine's Statement on Gun Sales Mostly False

    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 5:33pm -
  • Partnership Between DGIF and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Leads to Success in Virginia Elk Program
    American Hunter has this story on the success of the reintroduction of Elk in the Commonwealth:The project, originally spearheaded by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), was met with initial resistance from the Virginia Farm…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 5:03pm -
  • North Carolina Firearms Trainer Takes Aim at Virginia CHP Requirements has the story here.  Larry Wegman, a firearms trainer in Wake County, North Carolina, plays right into the hands of the gun ban lobby with his comments against the online option available for Virginia Concealed Handgun (CHP) permits.…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 9:55pm -
  • Gun Ban Lobby Looking Forward to Hillary Clinton
    The Hill reports this morning that the though of Hillary Clinton's White House bid is energizing the gun ban lobby, believing she is the one who can finish the task that Barack Obama couldn't on criminalizing private transfers:Gun control advocates h…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 11:53am -
  • Julie Golob's First NRA Family Insights Vlog
    Champion shooter and self-described "Proud NRA Mom" Julie Golob has become a familiar voice for firearm safety.  Shortly after appearing in a new NSSF Project Childsafe video, she has just appeared in the first of what will be a monthly NRA Family…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 5:25pm -
  • Is This the Answer to Your .22LR Woes?
    The great thing about the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits is the opportunity to see and speak to so many vendors, not only firearm distributors but entrepreneurs that have interesting products.  One such vendor was Sharp Shooter 22 LR Reloading. …
    - 10 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 3:24pm -
  • Dudley Brown Shows His True Colors in Colorado
    There is an individual who runs two groups, one state and one national, who fashions himself as the true champion of our rights.  In reality, he is a huckster who has never done anything constructive for the movement legislatively or electorally but…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 12:57pm -
  • Bloomberg View Again Pushing Myth of No Gun Research
    The editors of BloombergView have once again trotted out the myth that the NRA has stymied gun related research over the last 20 years.For two decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been prohibited by Congress from using funds…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 15, 5:50pm -

Yankee Gun Nuts

  • Another Bad Week for Gun-Grabbers
    Pity the anti-gun zealots.  Actually, no I don’t.  I am glad they are hitting every pothole on the road to the future. First, Sarah Brady dies, reducing the number of bloody shirts they can wave.  One less deceptive liar in the world.  And one…
    - 11 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 12:40am -
  • The Pressure Builds
    The late, great character actor Strother Martin had many memorable lines in Cool Hand Luke.  Among them: “What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way…
    - 11 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 11:58pm -
  • Little 9mm Pistols: Most Recent Update
    The popularity of 9mm handguns continues to grow. And the rights of Americans to carry concealed handguns for self-defense are becoming more entrenched across the country.  Even if some areas only try to pay lip-service to them. In light of recent p…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Mar 15, 3:22pm -
  • CT Gun Control Update
    When the headline-hungry CT legislature passed Public Act 13-3, and it was signed into law by the stuttering dipshit Gov. Malloy, CT gun owners were legally obligated to take action with regards to any newly-redefined “assault weapons” that were…
    - 84 days ago, 8 Feb 15, 9:31pm -
  • What You Gonna Do When They Come For You?
    “Bad Boys” doesn’t quite do them justice, these ignorant terrorist cavemen that attacked the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris and killed 12 people and wounded 7 more.  It takes a special kind of backwardness for a religion to be born in the…
    - 9 Jan 15, 2:45am -
  • Happy New Year!
    Welcome to 2015! 2014 was certainly an interesting year. SigArms and HK released their first modern striker-fired pistols. (Not HK’s first striker design, which was the P7, but their first modern, market-focused design). Glock released their first…
    - 1 Jan 15, 12:19pm -
  • Gun Ownership in a time of Civil Unrest
    The aftermath of the Darren Wilson grand jury wasn’t a surprise to you was it? While not discussing the merits of the case, the many clear signs leading up to the announcement all pointed to two conclusions: that a decision not to indict would be f…
    - 28 Nov 14, 3:18pm -
  • Optics for Combat Rifles (updated)
    Buying a scope for a hunting rifle is pretty straightforward: determine the terrain you will be hunting in, and the distance that you typically take your shot at, and buy a scope of suitable magnification. Hunting prairie dogs across an uncluttered p…
    - 6 Nov 14, 3:07am -
  • Connecticut-Legal AR-15
    Well, the eagle has landed, folks. The illogical and capricious nature of gun laws (I’m still waiting to hear what the problem with barrel shrouds is) renders them vulnerable to circumvention by engineering changes, or even cosmetic changes. Where…
    - 26 Sep 14, 2:33am -
  • Scout Rifles
    Everybody likes new things. And the advertising practices of the past 50 years have deepened and solidified our hunger for new things beyond the limits of common sense. How else to explain the mad dash to ditch a perfectly good smartphone when a new…
    - 23 Sep 14, 2:20am -

The State of Guns

  • Airforce Colt

    Airforce Colt

    At the very beginning of the First World War, British and French pilots saluted their German and Austrian counterparts whenever they met in the air. However, the situation changed as the air warfare heated up. At the time, planes did not have machine…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 4:15pm -
  • Werner Bartolot Rifles: Hunting the Big Six

    Werner Bartolot Rifles: Hunting the Big Six

    Affluent hunters don’t buy their rifles in gun stores. For many of them a production rifle just won’t do, no matter how well-made it is. What they are looking for is a highly customized hunting piece. Although the demand for custom hunting weapon…
    - 7 days ago, 26 Apr 15, 7:01pm -
  • Where have all the cowboys gone: Texas House of Representatives votes on public carry

    Where have all the cowboys gone: Texas House of Representatives votes on public carry

    Even though Texas is one of the states which comes to mind when you mentioned gun-lovers, it currently does not allow its citizens to openly carry handguns. However, open carry in holsters might soon be a reality for all concealed-weapon licensees, a…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 4:46pm -
  • South African Police Service Special Task Force – Grueling Training for a Dangerous Job

    South African Police Service Special Task Force – Grueling Training for a Dangerous Job

    South African Republic is one of the most violent countries on the planet. Their special police force units are always occupied with high risk operations. Every week, there are around 500 murders, 4,500 violent assaults and 126 kidnappings. Approxima…
    - 17 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 5:38pm -
  • School Bus Drivers Facing Embezzlement And Gun Charges

    School Bus Drivers Facing Embezzlement And Gun Charges

    Two school bus drivers are faced with multiple felony charges for embezzling over $50,000 which they used to stockpile an arsenal of firearms. Steven Nick and Sarah Nick, residing in Davidson Township are accused of 15 different felonies after Robert…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Apr 15, 3:23pm -
  • RX Helix: Don’t Mess with Merkel

    RX Helix: Don’t Mess with Merkel

    The new Merkel RX Helix was designed as a revolutionary direct action hunting rifle. Now, after almost three years, this fine rifle has taken a high place on the hunting rifles’ market. We will explore the details of its operation and introduce the…
    - 28 days ago, 5 Apr 15, 4:51pm -
  • SIG P-320: Why Are You Wearing That Glock Suit?

    SIG P-320: Why Are You Wearing That Glock Suit?

    For some time now, classic high-capacity service pistols with DA/SA operation (like SIG P-series) are being replaced by new designs with polymer frames and hidden hammers. In the 80s Glock was the first model to start this silent revolution. Since th…
    - 36 days ago, 28 Mar 15, 4:18pm -
  • How Mauser almost killed WW2

    How Mauser almost killed WW2

    How a Mauser C-96 Almost Killed Churchill and Changed World History The story of the ‘broomhandle’ Mauser gun begins between 1890 and 1895, when Feederle brothers (Fidel, Friedrich and Joseph), employees of Paul Mauser, owner of the Mauser compan…
    - 39 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 6:37pm -
  • Maxpedition Knives – The Market Sovereign

    Maxpedition Knives – The Market Sovereign

    California company Maxpedition headquartered in LA was founded in 2003 by Tim Tang, who left medical school in order to make backpacks, bags and traveling gear that would be both ergonomic and durable. His first customers were soldiers and police off…
    - 49 days ago, 15 Mar 15, 5:56pm -
  • Blaser BD14: Gentlemen Prefer Drillings

    Blaser BD14: Gentlemen Prefer Drillings

    This superb break-action rifle is a universal hunting rifle, especially for gentlemen hunters who are continuing the Old World traditions. European hunting philosophy was based on measuring a hunter’s dexterity and wood lore with the natural instin…
    - 53 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 3:30pm -

The Old Gunhand Blog

  • Gun raffles entice US voters
    Gun sweepstakes have been a feature of life in parts of the US for years. But now elected officials offer guns as prizes for prospective voters. more Continue reading →The post Gun raffles entice US voters appeared first on The Old Gunha…
    - 7 Jun 14, 4:50am -
  • When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have Leathermans (-men?)
    Generally, when you convince yourself that you are the Son of Lucifer, no good comes of it. An intermittently insane man in a tiny rural New Hampshire town attacked an elderly lady philanthropist with a Leatherman utility knife, mortally wounding her…
    - 7 Jun 14, 2:49am -
  • Jonathan Richards: Good Guy/Bad Guy

    Jonathan Richards:  Good Guy/Bad Guy

    ...Read more: Gun Control, Open Carry, Nra, Guns, Politics News more Continue reading →The post Jonathan Richards: Good Guy/Bad Guy appeared first on The Old Gunhand.
    - 7 Jun 14, 1:49am -
  • Just Another Defensive Gun Use (of the Day)
    Crime report via ROBBERY BY FORCE, 140602055, 2700 block of S. Adams Street. On May 30 at 11:30 pm, a 27 year old victim was allegedly forced into his apartment by four subjects and robbed of his wallet and ... Read More more Cont…
    - 7 Jun 14, 1:49am -
  • Shop Talk: Affordable Optics

    Shop Talk: Affordable Optics

    Are affordable sights good? Do they work? Are they a good option for more expensive options? We talk about affordable optics in this episode of Shop Talk.The post Shop Talk: Affordable Optics appeared first on Bearing Arms. more Cont…
    - 7 Jun 14, 1:49am -
  • Kakadu Conceal Carry Gear

    Kakadu Conceal Carry Gear

    A great company called Kakadu makes some really fashionable conceal carry gear. Vests, jackets, and briefcases are in their product line. Here I'll be talking about two items, the Kakadu Hoover Vest and the conceal carry briefcase. First, the Hoover…
    - 7 Jun 14, 12:49am -
  • Michigan Firearms Records Confidentiality Package Passes Both Chambers

    Michigan Firearms Records Confidentiality Package Passes Both Chambers

    Youth Firearm Education Bill Still Awaiting Senate Action.NRA – ILACharlotte, NC –( Yesterday, the final three bills included in the Firearms Records Confidentiality Package, Senate Bills 49, 834 and 881, passed in the Michigan…
    - 7 Jun 14, 12:49am -
  • Boko Harum Murders Hundreds of Nigerians. Where’s the Coverage?
    “The militants arrived in Toyota Hilux pickup trucks — commonly used by the military — and told the civilians they were soldiers ‘and we are here to protect you all,' the same tactic used by the group when they kidnapped ... Read More ...rea…
    - 7 Jun 14, 12:49am -
  • Take a spin with Dubai’s $6.5 million police fleet supercars (VIDEO)
    The Dubai police force are the proud owners of a “super fleet,” a mass of high end sports cars from all over the world. And that's a great way to get new recruits.“You know, URL. Sometimes it's almost too much for me.”“You mean the respe…
    - 7 Jun 14, 12:49am -
  • It's the Murderer Stupid
    On a recent Friday, as people began celebrating their extended Memorial Day weekend, one demented little narcissist took a knife and slaughtered 3 innocent people in the opening act of a really bad play he called his " Day of Retribution. m…
    - 7 Jun 14, 12:49am -

Knives, Axes, Machetes, Swords

Knives TV

Knife Up

  • Fiscars X7 Hatchet Reveiw

    Fiscars X7 Hatchet Reveiw

    When you are in the woods or at home there is always a need for a little multi purpose hatchet.  Hatchets are great for chopping smaller pieces of wood, as well as prepping kindling.  The Fiscars X7 is a great hatchet for an even better price on am…
    - 64 days ago, 1 Mar 15, 2:31am -
  • Top 5 Survival Knives!

    Top 5 Survival Knives!

    You are out in the woods alone, (this is not advised) and you have nothing but your survival knife to accomplish all of you basic needs to survive.  You build a shelter, start a fire and kill a bear to eat.  The next morning you hike out and find c…
    - 64 days ago, 1 Mar 15, 12:42am -
  • Cold Steel True Flight Thrower Review
    Throwing knives are cool right? Every kid has at least thought about throwing a knife at someone or something in their life time.  Its a great hobby that tons of people enjoy.   Plus it is at least as safe as skydiving.  No but really it is.  Tha…
    - 71 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 11:33pm -
  • Cleaning and Caring for your Knives

    Cleaning and Caring for your Knives

    When you buy something, you probably want it to last for a while.  Especially if you put a lot of money and work into getting it! The same goes for knives.  Every outdoor enthusiast knows that taking care of your equipment is key because you never…
    - 71 days ago, 21 Feb 15, 9:46pm -
  • What is a Balisong?

    What is a Balisong?

    “Ive been Hearing a lot about these knifes, balisongs, but what the heck are they?!”  I’m sure at one point or another we have all asked this question.  This should help answer some of the most common questions surrounding balisongs.    Bal…
    - 75 days ago, 17 Feb 15, 8:25pm -
  • Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp Pocket Knife

    Victorinox Swiss Army SwissChamp Pocket Knife

    You get a sliver, you need to open a can of soup or you need to write a check.  No matter what your need is, you will find that the SwissChamp Pocket Knife by Swiss Army is the perfect fit for you.  To fulfill all your needs while you are hiking, f…
    - 82 days ago, 10 Feb 15, 11:41pm -
  • The 10 Things I’m Bringing to the Collapse of Civilization

    The 10 Things I’m Bringing to the Collapse of Civilization

    Everyone has their own list of items for a bug out bag, but few have a special bug out bag for the collapse of a civilization.  So when Russia and China combine forces and nuclear war destroys everyone except you… it’s time for the collapse of c…
    - 15 Jan 15, 3:46pm -
  • Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian (Unbiased Review)
    Put simply, this is one of the best and most popular EDC (“Every day carry”) knives on the market.  It has become popular among knife enthusiasts for its smaller size, ability to hold an edge, and excellent strength.  Perhaps its biggest weakne…
    - 13 Jan 15, 8:39pm -
  • Watch Two Russians Fight It Out With a Knife and Shovel
    When someone cuts you off on the road, what do you do? I often just let it go because, where I live, most drivers are nice. In the final days of 2013, a new YouTube video emerged that quickly got hundreds of thousands of views. The video was taken fr…
    - 6 Jan 14, 6:05pm -
  • Addicted to Extreme Knives? You’re Not Alone
    Microtech, makers of really cool knives, recently produced a 32.25″ version of their Halo V knife. Halo stands for High Altitude, Low Open and is the first out the front knife the company has ever made. The normal size Halo is 10.5″ long. This ma…
    - 18 Dec 13, 9:05pm -