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  • ATF Targets Small Gun Shops with Leading Phone Call Questionnaire
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) has started a phone outreach program to Federal Firearms License holders (FFLs) because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In an email obtained by AmmoLand News, ATF Field Management Staff Deputy…
    - 38 days ago 23 Apr 20, 6:36pm -
  • Obama and Biden Team Up to Ride Again Against Your Rights

    Obama and Biden Team Up to Ride Again Against Your Rights

    One of the most infamous gun control duos in the nation’s history is teaming up again as former president Barack Obama endorsed his former vice-president Joe Biden in the 2020 contest for the White House. Biden will ever be remembered for dubiousl…
    - 39 days ago 22 Apr 20, 5:15pm -
  • Biden Website Reveals Alarming Gun Control Agenda

    Biden Website Reveals Alarming Gun Control Agenda

    Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden has plans for American gun owners that are spelled out in a 3,100-word agenda found on his campaign website that includes a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” background checks on all gun sales and transfe…
    - 40 days ago 21 Apr 20, 9:12pm -
  • CCRKBA: ‘Easier to Get a Gun Than a Burger? Your Fries Aren’t Cooked’
    Gun prohibitionists complaining about so-called “drive-through” gun sales under a new ATF Guidance issued recently to address problems related to the COVID-19 crisis are misrepresenting the facts, making it appear that it is easier to buy a firea…
    - 40 days ago 21 Apr 20, 6:26pm -
  • Stoking Stay-at-Home Hysteria Another Way to Discourage Gun Ownership
    “Gun safety groups concerned about the increase of unintentional child shootings during stay-at-home order,” a Saturday Arizona Republic opinion piece masked as news ominously warns. “[A]ctivists question whether gun owners are following safety…
    - 41 days ago 20 Apr 20, 8:19pm -
  • Danger Close – More Self Defense Gun Stories

    Danger Close – More Self Defense Gun Stories

    You didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Tony Simon joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new ex…
    - 41 days ago 20 Apr 20, 7:17pm -
  • Democrats Weaponize Chinese Virus to Advance Anti-Constitutional Agenda

    Democrats Weaponize Chinese Virus to Advance Anti-Constitutional Agenda

    “A scorpion, which cannot swim, asks a frog to carry it across a river on the frog’s back. The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung by the scorpion, but the scorpion argues that if it did that, they would both drown. The frog considers this argu…
    - 45 days ago 16 Apr 20, 6:25pm -
  • How Anti-gun Movements Drive Up Gun Sales and Ownership

    How Anti-gun Movements Drive Up Gun Sales and Ownership

    While the chart is impressive, the actual numbers tell the details of gun sales. In 2001 with George W. Bush as President, gun sales were 8.9 million. In 2019 gun sales were 28.4 million. That’s over 300% increase in gun sales. It is driven almost…
    - 46 days ago 15 Apr 20, 5:46pm -
  • Wuhan Virus, Self-Defense and the Second Amendment
    “The Second Amendment is not about hunting deer or shooting at targets in the woods. Anybody who thinks that is nuts.” – Dave Workman, by telephone, March 2020 In the U.S., common reasons for firearms possession are hunting, sport, and collecti…
    - 47 days ago 14 Apr 20, 8:56pm -
  • Gun Owners of America: Pelosi Plotting Trap for 2nd Amendment Supporters
    Gun Owners of America released the following piece yesterday afternoon warning pro-gun voters of the perils of complacency. While some might feel the whole article is more click-bait than substance, it still contains plenty of good information. Plus,…
    - 47 days ago 14 Apr 20, 5:43pm -

The Armed Lutheran

  • ALR Episode 221 – Okay, Karen

    ALR Episode 221 – Okay, Karen

    Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dig back into the mailbag to answer an email from a listener who was critical of Lloyd's commentary in episode 220. Listen to Episode 220 here. Listen to the “It's the People” episode of Unload and Show Clear. Will writes…
    - 7 days ago 24 May 20, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 220 – Sig P365, M&Ms and the War to End All Wars

    ALR Episode 220 – Sig P365, M&Ms and the War to End All Wars

    On this week's variety show Mia reviews one of her carry guns: the Sig P365, Sgt. Bill talks about the “M & M's” of competitive shooting: Misses and Mistakes, and Lloyd comments on the parallels between the Coronavirus and the “War to End All W…
    - 14 days ago 17 May 20, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 219 – Listener Mail

    ALR Episode 219 – Listener Mail

    Lloyd and Pastor Bennett dig into the mailbag to answer listener emails about the Biblical view of tyrannicide, the “new normal,” gun storage laws, and prepping. Timestamps [0:00] – Blooper [0:23] – Show Open [0:34] – Welcome [1:31] – Int…
    - 21 days ago 10 May 20, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 218 – The Three Ps, Carry at Home, and Romans 13

    ALR Episode 218 – The Three Ps, Carry at Home, and Romans 13

    On this week's variety show Lloyd comments on the plans to re-open the country, Mia talks about the importance of carrying at home, Sgt. Bill talks about the “Rule of P's” and how it applies to competitive shooting, and Pastor Bennett discusses R…
    - 28 days ago 3 May 20, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 217 – Coronapalooza, Part 3

    ALR Episode 217 – Coronapalooza, Part 3

    So much has changed since Lloyd and Pastor Bennett reviewed the various government responses to COVID-19 we thought it would be a good idea to go back and re-assess based on new information and to see how those policies have changed and what harm or…
    - 35 days ago 26 Apr 20, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 216 – Stay at Home or Else

    ALR Episode 216 – Stay at Home or Else

    On this week's variety show Lloyd comments on the contradictory responses to the pandemic, Mia shares info about hunting opportunities during the pandemic, Sgt. Bill is talking about how he's trying to stay prepared for the return of shooting season,…
    - 42 days ago 19 Apr 20, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 215 – Devil in the Details

    ALR Episode 215 – Devil in the Details

    Lloyd discusses the parallels between the gun control movement and the national response to COVID-19 and the ways that numbers are manipulated to obscure the truth, and how the desire for security at all costs drives responses to both gun violence an…
    - 49 days ago 12 Apr 20, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 214 – COVID Thoughts

    ALR Episode 214 – COVID Thoughts

    On this week's variety show, Lloyd, Mia, Sgt. Bill and Pastor Bennett share an inside look at their lives during the coronavirus lockdown and ideas for how you can make effective use of your time while you're enduring forced social distancing. Segmen…
    - 56 days ago 5 Apr 20, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 213 – Coronapalooza, Part 2

    ALR Episode 213 – Coronapalooza, Part 2

    As the nation struggles on through the Coronavirus pandemic, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett continue their discussion on how we, as Christians, evaluate the decisions made by our public officials in light of the second great commandment [Matt. 22:39]. List…
    - 63 days ago 29 Mar 20, 11:00pm -
  • ALR Episode 212 – Coronapalooza, Part 1

    ALR Episode 212 – Coronapalooza, Part 1

    As the nation grinds to a halt as a result of the various government responses to the Coronavirus pandemic, Lloyd and Pastor Bennett consider how do we, as Christians evaluate the decisions made by our public officials in light of the second great co…
    - 70 days ago 22 Mar 20, 11:00pm -

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A Keyboard and a .45

  • New Blog
    I have started a new blog, The Primal Transplant.  Basically I'm talking about life, fitness and lifestyle changes following a bilateral lung transplant.  Hop on over and let me know what you think.
    - 10 Mar 16, 1:34am -
  • 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 -

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      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

        - 27 Apr 14, 1:39pm -
      • 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

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

        - 6 Mar 14, 2:33am -

      Survival Gear

      Firearms and Freedom

      • Common Sense Gun Laws
        Sure, I like the fact that Wisconsin made it easier for active duty military and retired police to get concealed carry permits, but what really makes sense to eliminate senseless violence perpetrated by (bad) people with guns is this: Get … Continu…
        - 12 Nov 15, 5:42am -
      • 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…
        - 10 Feb 15, 9:48pm -
      • 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…
        - 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 →
        - 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.…
        - 29 Mar 14, 4:35am -
      • More From My Sheriff

        - 28 Mar 14, 2:56am -
      • Something New
        I just purchased my first turkey hunting permit. Looking forward to trying that, the time slot I have is for mid-May this year.
        - 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 -

      DC Handgun Info

      • CHECK THIS OUT: A tiny RED or WHITE LED light for miscell. tasks!
        I work in security (and drive for a living as well) and often need a tiny task light that won't take up one of my hands. It's like a clip-on reading lamp, but it has the option of a bright red LED so that it preserves your night vision! To buy it, c…
        - 1 Dec 18, 3:12pm -
      • Traveling with your Handgun Soon? A MUST-HAVE
        [Current Year Edition of the]Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty StatesA friend just asked me "How can I know what the carry laws are in various U.S. states?" I said there's a perfect resource for that: the Traveler's Guide to the Firea…
        - 5 Apr 18, 5:59pm -
      • 1911 (born 1910)? or Glock (born 1988)?
        (My Colt)I've been meaning to write up a blog post on this rivalry -- 1911 or Glock -- for some time. I may have already written a piece on it here at DCHI, but here's my current take. I have owned both a used Colt (Model 1911) Series 80 in 45 ACP,…
        - 14 Mar 18, 12:25am -
      • "Classical Liberal"? "What's That?" -- An alternative to Democrat and Republican Parties
        I have to credit the late Albert Jay Nock (d. 1943) with opening my eyes to the nature of "The State" (as opposed to government) with his incisive book, "Our Enemy, The State", available at Amazon* in multiple formats: hardback, paperback, Kindle, an…
        - 12 Mar 18, 9:10pm -
      • Olympics Biathlon (Cross-country Skiing + Target Shooting), PyeongChang 2018 TV schedule here
        Biathlon -- from the Greek: "bi" (two) + "athlon" (contest) -- is a great sport combining two high-intensity disciplines that work at cross-purposes! Cross-country skiing gets your heart pumping and your lungs working overtime, then you have to stop…
        - 12 Feb 18, 2:19am -
      • Ruger announces Mark IV (.22 LR) pistol recall!
        Ruger has found a safety-related problem with their NEW Mark IV pistols ONLY made before June 2017. Click here to be sent to the official release from the manufacturer. This manufacturing error is why it is so very important to know and observe the F…
        - 12 Jun 17, 3:31pm -
      • NOT GUN-RELATED: What will it take to pay off my credit card?
        If you're like most people, you carry a lot of credit card debt. I've got to whittle my own debt down.I checked out Bankrate.com, one of the best sites for mortgage loans/student loans/banking/credit cards/etc. There, I found a credit card pay-off ca…
        - 3 May 17, 2:52am -
      • Remington 870 (ex-police dept. guns) on SALE NOW
        If you're a shotgun fan, and want one to protect your house, farm, etc., Southern Ohio Gun is offering 18 to 20-inch barrel Remington Police Magnums 870s at bargain prices: under $270 each! (PS: Should be DC-legal as a long gun.)CLICK HERE to be rout…
        - 3 May 17, 2:29am -
      • Best Preparedness Blog: ACTIVE RESPONSE TRAINING by Greg ELLIFRITZ
          (Aftermath of Boston Marathon bombing by two terrorist brothers; no info available on the image.)Lately I've been thinking of boning up on tactical first aid matters. I subscribe to Active Response Training's FREE  e-newsletter. If you are conce…
        - 21 Dec 16, 4:52am -
      • SOLD OUT - Bud's Gun Shop (Online) / USED Belgian, Israeli, Hungarian HI-POWER 9mm PISTOLS
        Used Interarms Surplus FN Hi-Power 9mm 13+1 FairBud's Gun Shop (was) offering used Browning Hi-Powers (AKA the P-35) in 9mm -- several versions and conditions available: Belgian (FN, highest quality), Israeli, and Hungarian versions. Prices are great…
        - 23 May 16, 2:54am -

      Dustin's Gun Blog

      • You've never budgeted like this before
        Like most people I never learned any effective method to manage and budget my money while I was growing up.  Over the years I tried many of the traditional budget methods such as listing our...
        - 29 Nov 18, 6:39am -
      • Save Thousands on your Electric Bill
        I'd like to welcome our newest sponsor - Solar City.  When we sat down with our Solar City Rep he created a lease package for us that is going to save us Thousands of dollars on our...
        - 25 May 13, 1:52am -
      • Teacher Arrested in Kansas for Bearing Arms
        Do we create a "safe" environment when we disarm teachers and force them to be defenseless?  Or worse - arrest them?  I think not.  Not only is it unconstitutional to disarm our...
        - 25 May 13, 1:25am -
      • Turn in your Arms - the Government will take care of you
        Turning in weapons worked really well for the Native Americans didn't it?  Then again, maybe not.  If you have any doubts just look up Wounded Knee.
        - 1 May 13, 2:47pm -
      • RealBullet.com
        The folks over at RealBullet.com were kind enough to send me a few samples of their products to try out and review.   I am happy to say that after using the products that I received I am 100%...
        - 26 Apr 13, 4:00pm -
      • Guns in America
        The Blaze has a very cool series named Guns in America that is helping to spread truth and dispel myth.  Recent topics include Women & Guns, Gun Industry Employment, and Gun Ownership....
        - 26 Apr 13, 1:09am -
      • Standing up for Free Speech
        8th grader Jared Marcum was not the first youth to be unjustifiably disciplined for wearing an NRA Shirt, but I believe he may be the first to wear the exact same shirt on the very first day...
        - 25 Apr 13, 9:52pm -
      • Star Parker - Standing up for Gun Rights
        Three must see videos posted by gun rights activist Star Parker:
        - 22 Mar 13, 7:37pm -
      • Arizona Ranked #1 for Gun Owners
        Guns and Ammo ranked all of the States to see where gun owners enjoyed the most freedom, and I'm happy to report that Arizona was ranked number 1 on the list with 49 out of a maximum of 50 points!...
        - 20 Mar 13, 3:09am -
      • Equal Gun Rights!
        From the SAF. Find additional details at equalgunrights.com
        - 27 Feb 13, 7:57pm -

      Minuteman Review

      • A Better Bang Switch: The Best Glock Connector
        A stock Glock trigger is… Not the best. The reset is amazing. But the trigger press can be a little bit rough. And it’s often a tad heavier than the stated 5.5 pound pull weight.There are reasons to stick with a Glock OEM Connector. But, if you w…
        - 1 day ago 30 May 20, 9:43am -
      • Feed Your Glock: The Best Aftermarket Glock Magazines
        I’ll be honest: I’m not a big user of aftermarket Glock magazines. Glock OEM magazines are some of the most affordable magazines you can get, compared to many other manufacturers. And they work really well.However, most aftermarket magazines are…
        - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 8:59am -
      • How to Fill Your Glock Magazines Fast: The Best Glock Speedloaders
        It’s a shame that shooting the bullets out of your magazines is so much easier and faster than putting the bullets into your magazines.And—as if that weren’t bad enough—Glock magazines can be a bit tougher on your thumbs than some other manuf…
        - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 6:06am -
      • The Best Glock Reflex and Red Dot Sights for Faster Shooting
        If ever there was a handgun that was right for using with a reflex sight, a Glock is that handgun. The stock sights are plastic. So most people change them out anyway.And, if you’re replacing the sights, why not find the best Glock reflex sight you…
        - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 5:38am -
      • The Best Threaded Glock Barrels for Adding a Glock Muzzle Device
        So, you’ve got your Glock 19. And it’s pretty sweet, even in its bone stock configuration.However, there are a few things that aren’t included in the stock Glock package. A threaded barrel is one of those things. Yes, Glock does make Glock 19 O…
        - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 3:36am -
      • DIY AR-15: The Best AR 15 80 Lower
        80% lower receivers are cool little toys for AR-15 builders who are really into DIY projects. And, as a bonus, an AR-15 80 lower doesn’t need to be shipped to an FFL, because it’s not an FFA item.All you need is a CNC machine and a drill press to…
        - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 3:02pm -
      • The Best Gun Vise for AR 15 Shooting and Wrenching
        No matter what you’re doing with your rifle, it’s easier if you have something to hold your rifle for you. That’s why a solid gun vise for your AR-15 is a good investment. Putting your AR-15 in a vise is the easiest way to build, clean, and mai…
        - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 8:31am -
      • Best AR 15 Light for Lighting Your Target
        If you use your rifle for home defense or tactical shooting, a weapon mounted light is pretty much mandatory.Whether you’re into handgun mounted lights or not, you can use a handheld flashlight with a handgun. However, rifles require two-handed ope…
        - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 5:47am -
      • Keep that Rifle Wet: The Best Lube for AR 15 Rifles
        Modern AR-15 rifles have come a long way. But they still haven’t figured out how to make them run reliably without at least a little bit of lube.Most gun oil works on an AR-15. Everyone has their favorite lube for AR-15 rifles. But, in reality, onc…
        - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 11:26am -
      • The Best AR 15 Trigger Guard for Protecting (and Accessing) Your Trigger
        There’s nothing high-speed about a good AR-15 trigger guard. Ideally, you shouldn’t really notice your trigger guard. It should just passively do its job of protecting your trigger, while allowing quick and easy access for your trigger finger.Cho…
        - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 5:41am -

      Gears of Guns

      • Griffin Armament M4SD II Suppressor
        The M4SD II Suppressor is NOT Hearing Safe! The Griffin Armament M4SD II Suppressor is fundamentally like any other can. The M4SD II does have one very awesome difference that we will discuss in a moment.  But this can is still a .223 can, which mea…
        - 67 days ago 25 Mar 20, 4:35pm -
      • Citadel RSS1 AK Shotgun Review
        The Citadel RSS1 Shotgun First Look When we first started reviewing the Citadel RSS1, we found that the Winchester white box 12 gauge shells were giving us problems. We have spent months shooting better shells through this and for the most part, we h…
        - 88 days ago 4 Mar 20, 6:00pm -
      • Dead Air Wolverine AK Suppressor Review
        The Dead Air Wolverine The Dead Air Wolverine was one of the most surprisingly enjoyable suppressors I have had have the chance to review. I have suppressed 7.62×39 rounds before but never any subsonic ammo. I just didn’t think the round was reall…
        - 95 days ago 26 Feb 20, 6:00pm -
      • IWI Tavor x95 First Look

        - 19 Feb 20, 6:00pm -
      • NEW for 2019: IWI Tavor TS12 First look
        IWI Tavor The IWI Tavor line of firearms are maybe the BEST bullpup firearms to date. I have owned a Tavor SAR 5.56 Rifle for a few years now. IWI, for lack of a better word, “previewed” the Tavor7 and Tavor TS12 Shotgun in 2018 at SHOT Show. How…
        - 11 Dec 19, 6:00pm -
      • DPMS G2 Recon Review
        The DPMS G2 Recon .308 Rifle If you haven’t watched our first look review of the DPMS G2 Recon, I recommend checking it out. If you are enjoying what you are watching I hope you will like and subscribe to us on YouTube. I have always loved the .3…
        - 20 Nov 19, 6:00pm -
      • Noveske Space Invader Review Feat: DeadAir Wolfman
        The Space Invader SBR The Noveke Space Invader comes in 2 configurations. The SBR version (Short Barreled Rifle) and the pistol version. Since this review is in partnership with Silencershop.com, We were able to review this firearm in the SBR version…
        - 6 Nov 19, 6:00pm -
      • Double Star ARP7 AR pistol Review
        The ARP7 – A Name that Makes Sense. I like the name ARP7. Don’t get me wrong I like ARs called Zombie Annihilator or Space Invader or even REPR. However, if you name your rifle the xyz81435plq by Waffle Armament NO ONE WILL REMEMBER THE NAME! Tha…
        - 30 Oct 19, 5:00pm -
      • Walther Q5 Match M2 Polymer Frame Review
        The Q5 Match The Q5 Match If you haven’t checked out the first look video, I will have it posted below. We have been working with Walther for years and we recently published a review of the Walther Colt 1911-22 pistol. Last year we reviewed the Q4…
        - 23 Oct 19, 5:00pm -
      • Bushmaster ACR Enhanced Review
        The Bushmaster ACR The Bushmaster ACR Enhanced found life as a Magpul designed rifle named the Masada. Since its release in 2008-2009, it has been a very hot topic on forums. This is mainly because Bushmaster made promises that they have never been a…
        - 16 Oct 19, 7:00pm -

      God, Gals, Guns, Grub

      • Securing your gun in your vehicle: Amazon Basics Portable Security Case XL with Combination Lock
        It seems that hardly a week or two goes by that you don't see or hear news of a gun getting stolen from a vehicle. More often than not, the vehicle was unlocked and the gun was just sitting under a seat, in a center console, or a glove box.This i…
        - 12 May 19, 10:47pm -
      • Go get yourself some cheap (safety) sunglasses...
        I have to make a confession... while I have a fairly expensive set of Oakley Radar shooting safety glasses... and a couple of other more costly brands too... more often than not, you'll find me wearing a set of Walmart's Safety Vu Bifocal Safety Gla…
        - 14 Apr 19, 11:43pm -
      • Every Day Preparedness for Regular Folks: The Dorcy LED Mini Lantern...
        Sometimes inexpensive is cheap... and sometimes inexpensive is good enough. Good enough is right where the Dorcy LED Mini Lantern falls in providing a good, portable, and affordable light source for regular folks during a power outage, while camping,…
        - 8 Apr 19, 8:34pm -
      • Guys... don't box yourselves in.
        Sometimes, you just can't make stuff up that's as dumb as reality. I recently saw a man in a public restroom set his pistol on the top of the urinal while he relieved himself. Now before you think or say you'd never be that dumb... would you use a wa…
        - 31 Mar 19, 2:35am -
      • Making space... before you need it!
        I recently read a story about a gal who was assaulted and robbed between her vehicle and the fuel pumps while filling up at a gas station. I thought I'd share a simple tip: Create space at the pump!You don't have to park right up tight, next to the…
        - 23 Mar 19, 6:39pm -
      • Daylight Savings Time... our semi-annual readiness check.
        Well, I'm still looking for that hour I lost last night, but we should get it back next fall. Twice a year... here in Ohio... we change our clocks for Daylight Savings Time. While the advantages gained are debatable... it's our semi-annual reminder t…
        - 13 Mar 17, 12:54am -
      • I'm a pretty good shot... and hand, finger, and grip strength have a lot to do with it.
        While most of the firearms we have are "stock", we still have quite a few with modifications... including various "trigger jobs" on rifles, shotguns, and handguns. A friend recently told me he was ordering a "Ghost Trigger" for his Glock because the…
        - 22 Feb 17, 12:20am -
      • Pepper-Spray should be part of your Every Day Carry...
        After recently spending some time answering questions and discussing pepper-spray with several different folks, I decided to post some of my thoughts about carrying pepper-spray for defensive use. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am a SABRE Red ce…
        - 2 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
      • 32,800 rounds through a Ruger SR9...
        It's been almost ten years since Ruger introduced the SR9 and SR9c pistols... and more than eight years since our family adopted the SR9 and SR9c as our primary pistols for home and self-defense.  We own... well, let's say more than six and less tha…
        - 20 Jan 17, 3:00pm -
      • Why do you yell at your targets?
        The gals and I are fortunate to have our own shooting range out back... it allows us to shoot regularly... pretty much whenever we want. Sometimes friends, students, and others will join us for some shooting fun, practice, and training. Not too long…
        - 12 Jan 17, 3:00pm -

      Gun Free Zone

        My Gun Culture

        • How About a Free Survival Guide?
          Want a deal? American Handgunner Magazine is giving away a free digital copy of the 2019 Americans Handgunner SURVIVE Special Edition. It’s 148 pages of tips, tricks, and strategies to help you increase your preparedness. Normally this guide would…
          - 51 days ago 10 Apr 20, 2:23pm -
        • SHOT Show 2020: Guns, Gear, and Sentiment
          SHOT Show 2020 is in the rear-view mirror. Bigger than ever, at least as measured by the number of companies exhibiting, this year was chock full of new announcements and optimism. In all the years I’ve been going, I’ve never received so many pre…
          - 16 Feb 20, 7:07pm -
        • A Little to the Left… and Other Gun Safety Horror Stories
          The very human propensity to harm ourselves is only surpassed by our ability to judge each other. Sure, we joke about earning Darwin Awards, but the term “Hold my beer and watch this…” didn’t just emerge from the primordial soup. Nor did it b…
          - 16 Feb 20, 12:00am -
        • New Year’s Shooting Resolutions
          So, it’s halfway through the first month of 2020 and most of us have already failed at maintaining those New Year’s resolutions. I know I’ve already given up Tactical Prancersize. Not that it doesn’t have potential, I just need to spend more…
          - 19 Jan 20, 7:35pm -
        • An Inside Look at How AR-15 Barrels Are Made: DC Machine
          DC Machine is the biggest machining company you may never have heard of. However, you are likely familiar with Palmetto State Armory, located in Columbia, South Carolina. PSA is one of the fastest-growing gun companies in the history of ever. While…
          - 19 Jan 20, 12:34am -
        • Should I “Clean” My Airgun?
          The term “airgun” covers a broad set of categories. It’s kind of like using the phrase “internal combustion vehicles.” Those might be cars, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts, tractors, and even airplanes. In the “airgun” world there are l…
          - 26 Dec 19, 3:30pm -
        • Mid-Range AR Cartridges: .223 Remington, 300 AAC Blackout, and 6.8 Remington SPC
          Recently, a friend and I have been discussing “in-between” caliber options for the AR-15 platform. There are a plethora of proven options for close-range shooting with a light to moderate recoil tax. Think about the classic AR-15 chambered in .22…
          - 17 Dec 19, 12:38pm -
        • How Do You Buy a Used Gun?
          The nifty thing about firearms is that they’re designed to last a long, long time with reasonable maintenance. I’m not even an antique aficionado but I regularly shoot pistols and rifles in my small collection that were manufactured in 1936, 1944…
          - 16 Dec 19, 11:35pm -
        • 2019 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Gun Person in Your Life
          It’s that time again to fill your favorite gun person’s gear bag with new stuff. Of course, there’s no reason you can’t use the holidays as an excuse to buy coveted items for yourself while you’re at it.Here are a few of my favorite ideas t…
          - 16 Dec 19, 11:11pm -
        • Best Handgun Sights by Type – We Range Test Express, Post & Notch, and Red Dots
          One of the easiest things to personalize on a handgun is the sight system. There are a zillion sighting options on the market, each promising to be the ideal solution, so how do you decide? You’ll find post and notch solutions, fiber optics, u-notc…
          - 16 Dec 19, 11:10pm -

        Gun Pundit

        • Gun Cleaning and Maintenance
          At the request of a reader and also a close friend of mine, we will be covering the topic of cleaning a gun and what you need to know. Cleaning and maintaining a firearm is one of those methods that transcend time by being passed down through generat…
          - 27 Nov 19, 8:45am -
        • Tools Needed to Build an AR15
          Before you start slaving away at building an AR15, you might want to consider picking up some tools. Some will be absolutely required, some recommended, and some just to make your life easier. Building an AR is fun and easy…if you’re prepared. If…
          - 22 Nov 19, 4:06am -
        • Gun Range Etiquette
          Like anything else, there are certain standards that you should follow when shooting your firearm at the gun range. This is known as range etiquette and is important to you enjoying your experience, and also the people around enjoying there’s. If y…
          - 18 Nov 19, 8:00am -
        • Why You Need to Catch a .22
          There is no better feeling than holding an old .22 rifle. The glazed wood and years of oil residue will transport any shooter back in time. There is something familiar and nostalgic about a .22 that is unrivaled. Most people learned to shoot with t…
          - 18 Nov 19, 4:14am -
        • Parts of a Cartridge
          There is a lot of misconception when it comes to firearm ammunition. People throw around the word “bullet” all the time, but 99% of the time it is used inaccurately. It is important to understand the difference between the parts of a cartridge if…
          - 18 Nov 19, 3:53am -
        • Building vs Buying an AR15 – Which is Right for You?
          Most likely know about this gun called the AR15. You see them on the news and you see the military using a version of them. You know, the evil black rifle that you have probably heard so much about. Well, believe it or not, the AR15 is by far the mos…
          - 14 Nov 19, 8:53am -
        • Handling a Misfired Round
          Knowing what a misfire is and how to handle them is something that every single shooter needs to know. Dealing with a misfired round is vital to having a strong foundation as a gun enthusiast. Hopefully most of the people reading this already know wh…
          - 14 Nov 19, 8:24am -
        • Top 5 Factors To Consider When Buying A Gun – The Right Way
          Interested in picking up a gun? That’s great! Welcome to the club. You may be thinking “hot damn, I’m going to go pick up something today.” That’s fine, but there is more to being a firearms owner than just physically possessing one. Well,…
          - 13 Nov 19, 4:13am -
        • What is “Mil-Spec”?
          Milspec is one of those words that gets thrown around a lot in the gun community. When you are researching AR15 parts or reading up on them, you will see milspec pop up again and again. But what exactly does it mean? Not a lot of people seem to know…
          - 13 Nov 19, 3:37am -
        • Rimfire vs Centerfire – What’s the Difference?
          There are two classes of ammunition that you will encounter during your shooting days. Rimfire and centerfire. Comparing the two is like comparing cars. They do the same thing and get the same result, but they vary in how they do it. The primer is st…
          - 12 Nov 19, 8:49am -

        Home on the Range

        • I'll be back.
          As Arnold says.I developed a bad bacterial infection in my foot where I had a bad scratch  After doing an online consult I'm home with some serious antibiotics but if it doesn't improve in 3 days I'm going into the hospital for IV antibiotics.I woul…
          - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 11:19pm -
        • Meat meets Fire
          Most kitchens have an assortment of gadgets, but how many of you have a smoker?   If you did, you could have THIS for Sunday dinner.That's a smoked brisket.  You start with some of your favorite barbecue sauce (about 1 and 1/4 cups or so) to whi…
          - 7 days ago 24 May 20, 12:53pm -
        • Saving the Spring - New Read From One of the Indy Gun Bloggers
          Nathan B.(otherwise known as blogger Fuzzy Curmudgeon), in the front left, and you may recognize Roberta, Frank James, and Caleb in the background.I miss living in Indy a LOT, but I loved my husband more, so I moved when we got married, not wishing…
          - 15 days ago 16 May 20, 1:01pm -
        • A River Rogue
          They say that water washes away sin, but if sin is just words, then so is salvation.It was a river wild, a river rogue. A summer day long ago, a day of rushing water, a summer on the edge of adulthood.I remember it as an unusually hot day for the lan…
          - 17 days ago 14 May 20, 8:20pm -
        • For Mother's Day - Homecomings
          For Mother's Day, a Chapter from Saving Grace - A Story of Adoption.  Saving Grace didn't get the literary fanfare that The Book of Barkley and Small Town Roads did (both won major literary awards) but it went on to be a #1 bestseller in 4 countries…
          - 21 days ago 10 May 20, 1:32pm -
        • The Power of Community
          My Dad is in Assisted Living in Washington State.  They can't have visitors.  I'm in Chicago and we're under shelter in place restrictions until late June.  Dad turns 100 in a few weeks.   He is a retired Lt. Colonel in the Air Force and a WWII…
          - 23 days ago 8 May 20, 1:29pm -
        • Splody - a Barkley Memory
          The quiet, serene, pre-Barkley office with a white futon.We all come home to different environments.  For some, it's the sound of little kids squealing with delight that Mommy or Daddy is home.  It's the clatter of footsteps like the thunder of sma…
          - 27 days ago 4 May 20, 1:05pm -
        • Boredom in the Coronavirus - Going to the Dogs
          When a Lab fundraiser member is REALLY bored during the lockdown. Please consider joining our team, donating- even $5 helps, or sharing on Facebook. I really try not to post fundraisers on here but this one is close to my heart as we have two Lab res…
          - 30 days ago 1 May 20, 1:49pm -
        • End of an Era - Brugge Brasserie
          It was with great sadness today that I read that Brugge Brasserie - one of our favorite blog meet restaurants has gone out of business after 15 years.  They will be missed.  We had some good times there - this post is from June of 2012.  Can't bel…
          - 31 days ago 1 May 20, 12:20am -
        • Pieces of Home - Pieces of History
          In the declining season of the year, I'll make a stop at some of the local thrift and antique shops, looking for various tools and things that might be useful in the coming winter, or just perusing items that people have discarded as part of a big Sp…
          - 32 days ago 29 Apr 20, 2:19pm -

        Jerking the Trigger

        • The Knife Connection (TKC) Blurs the Line Between Custom and Production with the Architect Field Buddy 5.5
          Have you ever wished you could have the type of control over knife features that you get when ordering a custom knife… but pay a production knife price? That is the promise of the TKC Architect series and the first offering in that series – the F…
          - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 2:54pm -
        • New Colors for the MGL Hot Tamale
          Mean Gene Leather’s Hot Tamale was pretty awesome already. Then, they went and did this… That’s right. The Hot Tamale is now available in a variety of new patterns including Hawaiian prints and Multicam options. The new print options are materi…
          - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 2:40pm -
        • Gadsden Dynamics “Never Surrender” Shirt
          Gadsden Dynamics is now offering their “Never Surrender” t-shirt design. This shirt features the Gadsden Dynamics logo on the front and a full graphic back. The 50/50 cotton-poly blend shirt is made in the USA and screen printed by 9 Line Apparel…
          - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 3:00pm -
        • V Seven Weapon Systems Adds Smoke Composites Stock and Grip Option
          V Seven Weapon Systems is now offering Smoke Composites’ Ultralight Carbon Fiber Grip and Buttstock as an option on their rifles. The grip weighs in at just 1.14 ounces and the stock at just under 5 ounces. When coupled with V Seven’s already lig…
          - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 2:22pm -
        • Memorial Day 2020
          In an effort to keep the meaning of Memorial Day at the forefront of our thoughts, our family sets aside time to do some kind of purposeful remembrance. That could be a visit to a nearby war memorial or a craft and some discussion with our kids. In a…
          - 6 days ago 25 May 20, 5:15pm -
        • Still to Come in 2020 from TOPS Knives
          TOPS Knives has plenty of new knives to look forward to this year. They have a little bit of everything in the works from concealable defensive options to the full-size field knives. Check out the video below for a sneak peek of what is yet to come i…
          - 8 days ago 23 May 20, 4:42pm -
        • Memorial Day Sale at Chase Tactical
          Chase Tactical is offering 20% off their entire site this weekend. Use code NEVERFORGET20 at checkout to save. ChaseTactical.com
          - 9 days ago 22 May 20, 3:08pm -
        • Rosco Manufacturing® Extends Line of Purebred M-Lok Handguards to Include 7”, 10.75”, and 13” Lengths
          May 19th, 2020: Rosco Manufacturing, an American manufacturer of high-quality gun barrels & accessories, is proud to announce the launching of their newly released products – the Purebred M-Lok handguards in 7”, 10.75”, & 13”. In the never-en…
          - 10 days ago 21 May 20, 2:50pm -
        • Lynx Defense Releases New, Larger Pistol Range Bag “The Concord”
          Benson, NC – Lynx Defense is set to release a new larger pistol range bag The Concord on May 22nd, 2020. The Concord is designed to hold multiple pistols without compromising on magazine and ammo storage. “The first bag we ever designed was a…
          - 11 days ago 20 May 20, 2:33pm -
        • RE Factor Tactical Combat Fitness Deck PUSHUP Edition
          RE Factor Tactical has produced a number of training decks over the years. They are functional playing cards but each card also features a drill or exercise to be completed. The deck of cards form makes them easy to carry, useful enough to keep with…
          - 12 days ago 19 May 20, 3:22pm -

        Arms Vault

        • FN 509 Compact (FN 509C) Tactical Pistol
          Touted as the smallest and most concealable 9mm tactical pistol on the market, the FN 509 Compact Tactical pistol (FN 509C) is available in black and FDE.The post FN 509 Compact (FN 509C) Tactical Pistol appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 5 days ago 27 May 20, 1:11am -
        • Rock River Arms New 4.5-Inch BT-9 9mm AR Pistol
          Rock River Arms expands their series of semi-autos chambered in 9x19mm with the new BT92152. Designed to work with GLOCK® style magazinesThe post Rock River Arms New 4.5-Inch BT-9 9mm AR Pistol appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 3:11pm -
        • Pulsar Digex Digital Riflescopes
          Pulsar, the leader in thermal and digital technology is excited to announce the release of the Digex N450 & N455 digital riflescopes. The post Pulsar Digex Digital Riflescopes appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 2:05pm -
        • Federal Ammunition Introduces PUNCH
          Federal Ammunition Introduces PUNCH, It’s Newest Defensive Handgun Option for Personal Defenders. Available in the most popular defensive handgun cartridges.The post Federal Ammunition Introduces PUNCH appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 1:00pm -
        • Rock River Arms Releases New RRAGE AR Pistol
          Rock River Arms expands its line of defensive semi-autos with the introduction of the RRAGE 10.5-inch pistol. The pistol has an MSRP of $885.00.The post Rock River Arms Releases New RRAGE AR Pistol appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 6 days ago 26 May 20, 1:03am -
        • MidwayUSA Foundation Provides $200,000 to Youth Shooting Teams
          The MidwayUSA Foundation continues to offer programs that allow youth teams to fundraise and prepare for their eventual return to competition.The post MidwayUSA Foundation Provides $200,000 to Youth Shooting Teams appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 6 days ago 25 May 20, 9:59pm -
        • CCI’s Introduces Easy-To-Pour Cartons
          CCI's new pour pack products are now available: 22 WMR 30-grain VNT, 17 HMR 17-grain VNT and 22 WMR 40-grain Maxi-Mag Jacketed Hollow Point.The post CCI’s Introduces Easy-To-Pour Cartons appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 6 days ago 25 May 20, 9:37pm -
        • Speer Introduces a New Line of Ammunition
          Speer Introduces a New Line of Gold Dot Personal Protection Rifle Ammunition. Shipments of this new product have begun to arrive at dealers.The post Speer Introduces a New Line of Ammunition appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 6 days ago 25 May 20, 9:10pm -
        • American Tactical Introduces the Bull-Dog Shotgun
          American Tactical, US manufacturer and worldwide importer of firearms, ammunition and tactical equipment, is proud to introduce the Bull-Dog Shotgun.The post American Tactical Introduces the Bull-Dog Shotgun appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 6 days ago 25 May 20, 8:03pm -
        • CrossBreed Offers Holsters and Mag Carriers for the FN 503
          CrossBreed Holsters, manufacturer of hybrid holsters since 2005, has updated their product listing to include fits to accommodate the new FN 503.The post CrossBreed Offers Holsters and Mag Carriers for the FN 503 appeared first on ArmsVault.
          - 6 days ago 25 May 20, 7:33pm -

        Legally Armed in Detroit

        Learn About Guns

        NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

        • Should I put AR-15 style and other firearms in my Gun Trust
          A Gun Trust should be designed to hold all firearms including those restricted by the NFA including your AR-15s.  All of our Gun Trusts are designed for all of your firearms. As an owner of many types of guns, I designed this trust to deal with issu…
          - 23 Feb 18, 5:32pm -
        • Evacuation with NFA firearms and Form 20 Approval
          Over the past several weeks I have received several inquires regarding evacuation with Machine Guns or other NFA firearms.  While I always recommend obtaining Form 20 approvals for all NFA firearms in advance for each state you may travel to in the…
          - 6 Sep 17, 2:11pm -
        • Iowa (IA) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated 3/31/16
          There are several type of Title II firearms which are sold by FFL dealers with a Class 3 SOT license. These items are restricted by the National Firearms Act as well as Iowa state law. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purcha…
          - 30 Aug 16, 5:07pm -
        • Maryland Man Arrested for Fuel Filter Silencer
          In Maryland, a U.S. District Judge sentenced Ronnie Candelario to 41 months in prison for pleadings guilty to the possession of an unregistered fuel filter silencer.  Following his release from prison, the Court sentenced Candelario to three years o…
          - 29 Aug 16, 7:25pm -
        • ATF Arrests man For Selling Muzzle Brakes on Ebay
          We often get questions regarding muzzle brakes and some of the kit suppressors that can be found on eBay and Facebook.  Our advice is to buy a real suppressor and not fool around with these “kits”. When ATF arrests individuals for selling these…
          - 23 Aug 16, 3:19pm -
        • Indiana (IN) What NFA Firearms can I own? Updated July 2015
          There are several type of Title II firearms that are restricted by the National Firearms Act. Each state can impose additional restrictions on the sale, purchase, and transfer of Title II firearms by a class 3 SOT in addition to the compliance that i…
          - 9 Aug 16, 12:06pm -
        • Gun Trusts post 41F ATF instructions and CLEO instructions
          We have updated the forms on the website and instructions for completing a Form 1  see https://www.GunTrustLawyer.com/form1 Form 4  see https://www.GunTrustLawyer.com/form4 Form 5  see https://www.GunTrustLawyer.com/form5 Form 23 see https://www.G…
          - 15 Jul 16, 7:49pm -
        • eForms Down on eve of 41F
          Looks like eForms is down so no new submissions electronically before the implementation of 41F.
          - 12 Jul 16, 8:02pm -
        • ATF FAQ on 41F
          How Does Final Rule 41F Change Current NFA Regulations? The final rule affects the NFA regulations by: • defining the term “responsible person,” as used in reference to a trust, partnership, association, company, or corporation; • requiring r…
          - 8 Jul 16, 7:50pm -
        • Building an SBR in Washington State
          Building an SBR in Washington State The Governor of Washington has signed a bill which clarifies that it is both legal to buy an SBR and build an SBR.  Senate bill 6165 was created to address the uncertainty as to whether it was legal to build an SB…
          - 4 Apr 16, 8:31pm -

        Notes From the American Outback

        • On Green Mountain
          Early in July, on the 1st actually, the dogs and I drove to the top of Green Mountain, in Wyoming, to spend a week or so in that very special place. I had stumbled upon Green Mountain in 1970 when on my way to the Grand Tetons and then the Pacific co…
          - 26 Jul 15, 9:16pm -
        • Running over snakes
          A few days ago I was on my motorbike going to a distant pasture and I ran over this fellow. I saw him too late and all I could do was avoid putting on the brakes. I stopped and went back. He seemed unhurt, and very angry at me. I was glad I hadn't hu…
          - 17 Jun 15, 8:30pm -
        • Mus kingtutticus
          I am working on cleaning out and rearranging my shop building. This deceased citizen was in the bottom of one of the boxes I am triaging and discarding. There was a kind of macabre beauty to him and so I had to photograph the corpus. Few small corpse…
          - 15 Jun 15, 11:28pm -
        • Another branding
          On Friday I went to a roundup and branding that I have attended for almost a decade now. It's always a good event, attended by a fine group of riders and ropers. And of course the BBQ at the end is worth the trip alone!These events are the 'social ev…
          - 15 Jun 15, 11:12pm -
        • Jack Report
          I am very happy to report-- ecstatic would be more like it!-- that Jack is doing fine. The vet prescribed a one-month of antibiotics and at the end of that, late last week, his x-rays showed no signs of the spots that had appeared on the first set. T…
          - 15 Jun 15, 11:04pm -
        • This is getting ridiculous
          Rain, rain, and more rain. Not the insistent downpours my friends in Texas are getting, but a steady, day by day rain that keeps you inside while the grass grows, and grows, and grows.  It may be good for ranchers (who are, after all, grass farmers)…
          - 25 May 15, 6:13pm -
        • My Jack is Sick
          How sick remains to be seen.He developed a cough on our trip. Not extreme, but intermittent. At a recent routine exam/vaccination visit to my vet, he thought some x-rays might be in order. The radiographs revealed spots on his lymph nodes.Since we ha…
          - 23 May 15, 2:28am -
        • The Two-wheel Solution, Part the Second
          Later we camped for a few weeks in the Prescott National Forest. The urge to explore and reach out into the countryside got even stronger. There were miles and miles of NF roads and trails and ranch roads that begged to be ridden, explored, photograp…
          - 21 May 15, 6:20pm -
        • Western Arizona & The Two-wheel Solution
          Sunrise from our camp west of Quartzsite. Quartzsite is a very strange place indeed. It has the air of a carnival, and the overall feeling is that you will come back in the morning to find everything, and everyone gone, nothing left but a few tent pe…
          - 21 May 15, 6:01pm -
        • Late May on the High Plains
          About three inches yesterday and overnight. For this I returned from Arizona? Shouldn't complain though, as we have had killer blizzards later than this.
          - 20 May 15, 1:52pm -

        Of Arms and Law

        • newNew Zealand confiscates arms, experiences the usual
          From Radio New Zealand: "Rates of gun crimes and killings using guns at highest levels in a decade."Of course, that just means they should want more.
          - 16 hours ago 30 May 20, 11:05pm -
        • Ten year old arrested & booked....
          For pointing a Nerf gun. It wasn't even loaded.
          - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 6:43pm -
        • Race and "no duty to retreat" laws
          A dissenting statement by Commissioner Gail Herriot, of the Commission on Civil Rights."This report should not have been published in this form. When the results of an empirical study don't come out the way Commission members hoped and expected tha…
          - 12 days ago 20 May 20, 1:26am -
        • Study of longbow fatalities
          Right here. I have a paper submitted to a medical journal which begins something like, "I have chosen to write upon a topic on which very little has been written recently. In fact, very little has been written at all. Arrow wounds."UPDATE: yep, th…
          - 14 days ago 17 May 20, 6:49pm -
        • President of Mexico asks questions about "Fast and Furious"
          Story here. A lot of us in the US think he, and we, deserve answers.
          - 18 days ago 14 May 20, 1:22am -
        • Supreme Court watching, Second Amendment edition
          By this incredibly handy chart of cases eleven Second Amendment petitions for cert were distributed for conference (where the vote will be taken). Yet the Court's order list for Monday's conference shows none were acted upon. How to read this?My…
          - 24 days ago 7 May 20, 6:36pm -
        • Virginia court shoots down governor's closure of indoor ranges
          Order here, from the Circuit Court for the City of Lynchburg. It's pretty straightforward. The Virginia statute that establishes a governor's powers in an emergency specifically says these powers do not allow the governor to "in any way limit or pro…
          - 26 days ago 5 May 20, 6:13pm -
        • John Lott on California's background checks for ammunition
          At National Review. "Between July 2019 and January 2020, 101,047 non-prohibited Californians were prevented from buying bullets. By contrast, just 188 prohibited people were denied. That means that for every prohibited person whose purchase was re…
          - 29 days ago 2 May 20, 10:08pm -
        • I love a story with a happy ending
          Oklahoma: burglars break into house, flee when they find homeowner has a shotgun.
          - 29 days ago 2 May 20, 4:01pm -
        • Young v. Hawaii: stay lifted
          In Young, which challenges Hawaii's "may issue" (which is in practice, literally, "no issue") handgun carry permit system, the panel ruled for Young, but the court voted for rehearing en banc. (Don Kilmer jest that the 9th ought to adopt a Circuit Ru…
          - 30 days ago 1 May 20, 5:55pm -

        Gun Politics NY

        • Simotas plugging her bill
          Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas is plugging her bill requiring courts notify individuals who apply for an order of protection of their ability to obtain an Extreme Risk Protection Order: “… “Our Red Flag law is a vital tool that can prevent gun…
          - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 9:51pm -
        • Newsbits
          Friday’s Newsbits: Elections: Scarpino v. Rocah: The Battle for the DA’s Seat Yonkers & Westchester Split on DA’s Race ELECTION: GOP candidates for 131st Assembly District debate Jurisprudence: 10 cases that could change how the Supreme Court l…
          - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 4:28pm -
        • Eating their own
          A number of years ago George Soros-backed David Soares upset an incumbent to become Albany County District Attorney. During Soares’ time in office, he’s been a strong advocate for gun control.  Now, the people who put him in office are turning o…
          - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 5:50pm -
        • Everytown endorsements
          Everytown’s list of candidate endorsements is out: “Everytown for Gun Safety rolled out its first round of House endorsements on Thursday, committing to double down on their effort to protect what they have dubbed a “gun sense majority” in th…
          - 3 days ago 28 May 20, 1:03pm -
        • 2nd Circuit affirms sentencing enhancement
          Some firearms-related action in the 2nd Circuit: “In United States v. St. Hilaire, 19-640 (May 21, 2020), the Second Circuit (Jacobs, Calabresi, Chin) affirmed a sentencing enhancement for possessing a firearm with an altered serial number, even th…
          - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 1:31pm -
        • Swalwell endorses Farkas for Congress

          - 4 days ago 27 May 20, 1:17pm -
        • Mimi’s moola
          This isn’t good news: “With a month to go before the Democratic primary for Westchester District Attorney, incumbent Anthony Scarpino Jr. has already spent nearly as much on his campaign as he did to get elected in 2016. Scarpino is locked in a t…
          - 5 days ago 26 May 20, 9:32pm -

        Romeo Tango Bravo

          Rustmeister's Alehouse

          • Facebook Page
            So, will Facebook revive the Alehouse?I'm not sure, but it sure is easier to use than this old thing.Putting it here.
            - 4 Dec 15, 11:49pm -
          • 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 -

          Semi Automatic Heart

          • House Democrats to Ban manufacture of so-called "Assault Weapons" (Semi-Automatics)

            House Democrats to Ban manufacture of so-called "Assault Weapons" (Semi-Automatics)

            Here we go again, War without end!...(S9)http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/15/house-democrats-introduce-bill-ban-manufacture-assault-weapons/E-Mail recipients should redirect to full website at http://semiautomaticheart.blogspot.com/
            - 18 Dec 15, 4:28am -
          • AR-15: Phony outrage over ad with armed Santa (Video)

            AR-15: Phony outrage over ad with armed Santa (Video)

            Local news story from Chico, California; riding the wave of media fueled obsession over semi-auto Armalite pattern rifles - (S9)http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/santa-holds-ar15-on-chico-gun-range-signs/36906266E-Mail recipients should redirect to fu…
            - 11 Dec 15, 10:23pm -
          • Majority of Americans OPPOSES ban on (so-called) "Assault Weapons"

            Majority of Americans OPPOSES ban on (so-called) "Assault Weapons"

            Patrick J. Egan tweeted this information.... (S9)E-Mail recipients should redirect to full website at http://semiautomaticheart.blogspot.com/
            - 11 Dec 15, 9:49pm -
          • AR-15: Savannah Police considering obtaining AR's, public uneasy...

            AR-15: Savannah Police considering obtaining AR's, public uneasy...

            Of all places, Savannah is the last I would expect the public would be nervous about the Police deploying semi-automatic long guns (they have some low-down dirty criminals down there, they need em')...So...Go fig'...(S9)http://savannahnow.com/crime/2…
            - 24 Nov 15, 7:26am -
          • California Tyranny: Bloomberg Buck$ and Political hunger for Newsom to go with anti-gun B.S. ...

            California Tyranny: Bloomberg Buck$ and Political hunger for Newsom to go with anti-gun B.S. ...

            He cares not for anything but his own "career", taking a page from mentor Diane Feinstien, appear to "do something" to bolster yourself in the public eye, but have a "no-lose strategy" i.e. If he wins this, it makes him look like a "hero", if he lose…
            - 19 Nov 15, 9:34am -
          • Apologia Bar Sinister...

            Apologia Bar Sinister...

            Don't let her good looks fool you: She is a Bytch in real life!!!Please, I feel that sometimes I am lucky just to get back into this blog to post(!!!). Ever since "Google" has decided that there should be one universal login to get to, for example, B…
            - 19 Nov 15, 9:07am -
          • AK-47: Funky Looking Hungarian AMD's confiscated by Police in Brazil...

            AK-47: Funky Looking Hungarian AMD's confiscated by Police in Brazil...

            these Morons have obviously bee watching FB videos of the MX cartel idiots...AK-47 Hungarian variant "AMD's" confiscated by Police in Brazil. "Pimped" AMD basically looks stupid, but it is apparent the owner has no viable brain cells to begin with. P…
            - 19 Nov 15, 9:03am -
          • This is how AK-47's get to Paris

            This is how AK-47's get to Paris

            Folding stock AK's on display"Guns soon became a major export commodity in the Balkans. Western Europe is the target market. “Many firearms trafficked in Europe come from the western Balkans after being held illegally after recent conflicts in the…
            - 17 Nov 15, 1:09am -
          • Cruz gets it right yet again.....

            Cruz gets it right yet again.....

            Nail on the head...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noy5f-y0uhY&feature=youtu.beE-Mail recipients should redirect to full website at http://semiautomaticheart.blogspot.com/
            - 13 Nov 15, 8:08pm -
          • Full-Auto Pushback (USA)

            Full-Auto Pushback (USA)

            http://www.gunowners.org/machine-guns.htmE-Mail recipients should redirect to full website at http://semiautomaticheart.blogspot.com/
            - 13 Nov 15, 7:53pm -

          The Bluff

          The Defensive Handgun Blog

          • ANNOUNCEMENT
            We've Moved! Our new blog address is www.defensiveforce.com/blog. Please update your links!Also, Defensive Force Instructors LLC has a new home on the web: www.defensiveforce.com. 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 -

          The Swiss Gun Blog

          • Wofür das Gewehr steht
            Image : Ernst Hodel
            - 3 Jul 17, 8:15pm -
          • Armatissimi e liberissimi

            - 30 Jun 17, 12:27pm -
          • Finger weg vom Schweizer Waffenrecht!
            The Swiss Gun Blog ist ein stolzer Supporter der Aktion “Finger weg vom Schweizer Waffenrecht” von Patrick Jauch. Patrick hat in den letzten Monaten  im Alleingang (!) die Kommunikation der Schweizer Waffenbesitzer revolutioniert. Er hat den alt…
            - 27 Jun 17, 6:05am -
          • Morgarten: Toujours tricher, toujours gagner
            Diese Rede, die der damalige Verteidigungsminister Ueli Maurer vor zwei Jahren anlässlich des Jubiläumsfests „700 Jahre Schlacht am Morgarten“ vom 21. Juni 2015 beim Morgarten-Denkmal gehalten hat, ist etwas vom Feinsten, das ein Schweizer Pol…
            - 22 Jun 17, 7:00am -
          • Re-boot von ProTELL
            An einer denkwürdigen ausserordentlichen GV haben die Mitglieder von proTELL am 17. Juni im Albisgüetli Zürich einen neuen Vorstand bestellt. Damit ist gesichert, dass das Anliegen eines liberalen Waffenrechts wirksam und mit frischem Elan gegen d…
            - 20 Jun 17, 6:39am -
          • Wahlempfehlung
            Am 18. Oktober 2015 finden in der Schweiz die Wahlen in das Schweizer Parlament statt. Die Haltung eines Politikers zur Waffenfrage ist zugleich Ausdruck seiner Haltung zur persönlichen Freiheit des Bürgers. Aufgrund von Smartvote.ch liess sich er…
            - 21 Sep 15, 8:26pm -
          • 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)
            - 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…
            - 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.    
            - 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…
            - 1 Apr 15, 5:09pm -

          The War on Guns

          • Gun Show Promoter Challenges Texas City’s Last-Minute Reneging on Venue Agreement
            “[W]hat [the city] cannot do is form an agreement to lease its building, take my client’s money, and then a week before the show make a decision to breach that contract based on zero cases of COVID-19... [More]Trough-feeding bureaucrats don't car…
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 10:49pm -
          • It's Not a Bug, It's a Feature
            Officials blamed glitches in the system, but for Ari Freilich of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, the system was working as intended... [More]Just set the default to "Autoinfringe"...[Via JPFO Alerts]
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 10:23pm -
          • Oh, the Irony
            Ironically, these responses have been most regressive in states with the most “progressive” governments. [More]I think they meant to say "Predictably."[Via Mack H]
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 10:15pm -
          • Unclear on the Concept
            [More]How?Another Clint Eastwood disappointment...
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 6:57pm -
          • Nothing to See Here
            MSNBC reporter says “I want to be clear on how I characterize this. This is mostly a protest. It is not generally speaking unruly."As a building burns in the background...pic.twitter.com/KGrtpPsF3E— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 29, 2020Frank D…
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 6:33pm -
          • We're the Only Ones Organized Enough
            Above all, it raises a question that no one ever seems to ask when these cases arise: what was the role of the police union in preventing effective disciplinary measures or even dismissal from the force?  [More]From what I've documented, it appears…
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 6:09pm -
          • Yeah, Let's Go Where We're Outnumbered and Our Victims are Armed!
            Rioter: ‘We’re Gonna Start Coming to the Suburbs’ - “Ain’t nothing left here.” [More]I guess diffusion isn't a concept he's spent much time considering.I'm pretty much with Arnhole on this one:
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 3:46pm -
          • A Little Street Justice
            Seven people were shot Thursday night in downtown Louisville during a protest to demand justice for the shooting death of Louisville resident Breonna Taylor during a March police raid... [More]That'll teach those cops![Via bondmen]
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 3:24pm -
          • We're the Only Ones Choking You Up Enough
            Mississippi cop on leave after video shows his hands around man’s neck [More]Imagine the riots that would ensue had he been white, which tells us much.[Via bondmen]
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 3:21pm -
          • Coming Soon to a Democrat Stronghold Near You
            A spontaneous protest also broke out in Los Angeles with Black Lives Matter protesters walking onto the 101 freeway and blocking traffic. [More]I'd say this weekend is a pretty good time to avoid the hotspots.[Via bondmen]
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 3:15pm -

          Traction Control

          • newAvailable Now
            Ruger AC-556K Select-fire, 13″ barrel machine gun, cal. 556 NATO. Transferable on ATF Form 4. $12,995.00 * All NFA Rules Apply * Add $800 for Gemtech Shield Suppressor and Quick Connect Adapter (shown). * Requires separate Form 4 and Tax for Suppre…
            - 10 hours ago 31 May 20, 5:01am -
          • Be wary of strong drink.
            Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors… and miss. – Robert A. Heinlein Seen on GAB
            - 2 days ago 29 May 20, 10:45pm -
          • Peeling the Onion
            From the Daily Gouge: Obama is at the center.    
            - 17 days ago 15 May 20, 12:20am -
          • CBS

            - 20 days ago 12 May 20, 12:20am -
          • Joe Biden Quote in “Waco: The Rules of Engagement”
            At 2:12:30 in the documentary Joe Biden makes this statement” “The record of Waco incident documents mistakes, but the record of Waco does not evidence however, is any improper motive or intent on the part of law enforcement. Davis Koresh and the…
            - 20 days ago 11 May 20, 3:50am -
          • Blue Angels – DFW Flyover
            The Blue Angels flew over my backyard today – I saw them just over my rooftop. It was somewhat disappointing that they were so quiet. I expected a thunderous boom, but it was not to be.
            - 24 days ago 7 May 20, 3:06am -
          • Who Will Replace Joe Biden As The Democrat Nominee?
            It is obvious that Joe Biden is not well, and cannot continue to pretend to be an effective leader of the United States. Who might the Democrat Party run in his place? Who do the Democrats have that could stand a chance against Donald Trump? The only…
            - 25 days ago 6 May 20, 2:59am -
          • An Unavoidable Rant – From Adaptive Curmudgeon
            “It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness. That’s basic wisdom y’all. So why am I seeing less candles than I ought? Get out there and light your fucking candles!” RTWT at Adaptive Curmudgeon now!
            - 31 days ago 30 Apr 20, 11:56pm -
          • Documentary: Lies of Omission (2017)
            From IMDb: “The truth isn’t always comforting, but it’s always correct. When the world lines up to lie to you, a documentary like Lies of Omission is a glimmer of hope. We might just have a future we can embrace.” Cast: Mike Vanderboegh Matt…
            - 50 days ago 11 Apr 20, 10:56pm -
          • Sad News
            RIP: John Prine, One of America’s Greatest Songwriters, Dead at 73. “The cause was complications related to COVID-19. Prine’s family confirmed his death to Rolling Stone.” via InstaPundit
            - 54 days ago 8 Apr 20, 2:02am -

          Virginia Shooting Sports Association

          • Virginia Dominates National Championship
            Collegiate teams from the Commonwealth recently competed in the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) Collegiate Nationals at the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s Talladega, Alabama facility. - The Liberty University Action Shooting Team and the…
            - 30 days ago 1 May 20, 7:07pm -
          • VSSA Vintage Sniper Team Success in Florida
            Not long before all of the shutdowns around the country began due to the Wuhan Coronavirus, the VSSA Vintage Sniper Team competed at the Port Malabar Rifle and Pistol Club Vintage Sniper Match sponsored by CMP on Saturday, 22 Feb, 2020 in Palm Bay,…
            - 30 days ago 1 May 20, 6:36pm -
          • This Year's General Assembly Gun Grab Was Just Round One
            VSSA has warned that this year's legislative attack on our freedom was just round one.  According to gun ban advocate Lori Haas and Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran, besides another attempt at banning commonly owned semi-automatic fir…
            - 30 days ago 1 May 20, 6:27pm -
          • Commonwealth Mulling Appeal to Loss in SafeSide Range Lawsuit
            The Washington Post reports this morning that Attorney General Herring is considering appealing yesterday's ruling by Lynchburg Circuit Judge F. Patrick Yeatts’s that SafeSide Tactical in Lynchburg may reopen with social distancing and sanitizing…
            - 33 days ago 28 Apr 20, 12:57pm -
          • Lynchburg Judge Orders Temporary Injunction Allowing Lynchburg Range to Reopen
            WSET ABC13 News reported earlier today that a judge has granted a temporary injunction in the SafeSide Tactical of Lynchburg suit against Governor Northam. The range can reopen but must practice social distancing and sanitizing guidance.  The rulin…
            - 34 days ago 27 Apr 20, 6:50pm -
          • SCOTUS Moots NYSRPA vs New York City
            In what appears to be a surprise move, the U.S. Supreme Court today issued a ruling "Mooting" the New York Rifle and Pistol Association vs New York City case.  Cam Edwards over at Bearingarms.com has the report.A divided Supreme Court declared on Mo…
            - 34 days ago 27 Apr 20, 6:10pm -
          • VSSA's 2020 Crush'n Clays Event Cancelled Due to the Wuhan Coronavirus
            It is with great sadness that the decision has been made to cancel this year's Crush'n Clays® event scheduled for June 13. We had all hoped that the current restrictions related to the Wuhan Coronavirus would pass in time for the event to proceed a…
            - 45 days ago 16 Apr 20, 1:27pm -
          • USA Today: Feds Allow Drive-Up Gun Sales to Ease Dealers', Buyers' Coronavirus Worries
            Over the weekend, USA Today reported that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), in new guidance to federally licensed firearm retailers, said Friday that dealers can provide drive-up or walk-up service to reduce health risks…
            - 48 days ago 13 Apr 20, 1:47pm -
          • NRA Steps Up to Offer Online Training for New Gun Owners
            Recognizing that many indoor ranges are closed, and we heard from one member here in Virginia that the outdoor ranges to which he belongs are also closed, NRA General Operations has announced a number of online training opportunities that can provide…
            - 53 days ago 8 Apr 20, 6:18pm -
          • March Gun Sales In Virginia Jump 75% Over March 2019.
            The Times Dispatch reports that he Virginia Firearms Transaction Center recorded 80,228 transactions in March.  That's a 75% jump over March 2019 and the highest total for any month on record since state police began tracking the data in 1990, accor…
            - 53 days ago 8 Apr 20, 1:33pm -

          Yankee Gun Nuts

            The State of Guns

            • Review: Weihrauch HW100 S – PCP Air Rifle

              Review: Weihrauch HW100 S – PCP Air Rifle

              The Weihrauch HW100 S “Sporter” is part of the Weirauch HW100 series. This series includes one other rifle, the HW100T; a similar rifle with the main exception being it’s a thumbhole version vs the Sporter magazine. It’s considered more of an…
              - 43 days ago 18 Apr 20, 3:33pm -
            • 10 Best Air Rifles by Safe Gun Owners team

              10 Best Air Rifles by Safe Gun Owners team

              Air rifles have been in existence for a while now since they were first invented around the 15th century. The first rifles weren’t high powered air rifles but were still of good use. Most air rifles since then have been used for hunting, target pra…
              - 47 days ago 14 Apr 20, 8:41pm -
            • SIG Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun Review

              SIG Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun Review

              In January 2020, the Special Operations Command officially certified and purchased the latest SIG Sauer machine gun, the MG 338. This impressive weapon combines the weight of a general-purpose machine gun with the range of a heavy one.The post SIG Sa…
              - 59 days ago 2 Apr 20, 7:56pm -
            • How to be a responsible firearm owner?

              How to be a responsible firearm owner?

              5 basic safety standards every gun owner should adhere to The recent rise in gun violence across America has compelled many authorities to reflect on firearms usage. So far, there is no such proposal made to limit firearms ownership. The only matter…
              - 63 days ago 29 Mar 20, 9:16am -
            • How To Choose The Best Plate Carrier For Combat?

              How To Choose The Best Plate Carrier For Combat?

              Gone are the days when plate carriers were used only by military personnel or those in law enforcement. Today, they have become one of the most ubiquitous pieces of equipment. Not only are they a preferred load carriage option for military and law en…
              - 20 Jan 20, 12:56pm -
            • Savage 10T-SR 6.5 Creedmoor Review for 2019

              Savage 10T-SR 6.5 Creedmoor Review for 2019

              Long-range rifle shooting is an expensive hobby. You need the best precision rifle with bucket loads of ammo. Click for pricing info for Savage® Arms Savage 10T-SR at Cabelas Therefore, if you are into tactical shooting, hunting, and making long sho…
              - 19 Apr 19, 9:25am -
            • Combat Knife 101: Guide to Find the Right Combat Knife

              Combat Knife 101: Guide to Find the Right Combat Knife

                Having the proper knife can be the difference between life and death under certain circumstances, especially if you are in the wilderness or in combat. So how do you go about to find the knife or a switchblade that can be your savior in times of d…
              - 1 Mar 18, 12:26pm -
            • Biometric Technology: Securing Your Firearms the Modern Way

              Biometric Technology: Securing Your Firearms the Modern Way

              What is biometric technology? The term biometrics is derived from the Greek words bio meaning life and metric meaning to measure. Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people’s unique physical and behavioral characterist…
              - 16 Jan 18, 10:03pm -
            • H&K MP5-22 Rimfire Rifle Review

              H&K MP5-22 Rimfire Rifle Review

              I can’t be certain but I believe the first time I saw an MP5 sub-machine gun was in Die Hard 2. John McClane gets his hands on one after taking out an enemy with his pistol and from there the MP5 and its variants are peppered throughout the movie…
              - 10 Jan 18, 7:54pm -
            • The Importance of Gun Care and Maintenance

              The Importance of Gun Care and Maintenance

              Whether guns kill or don’t kill is a controversial topic. What isn’t debatable, however, is that gun owners need to properly care for and maintain their firearms. It’s part of being a responsible gun owner. Unfortunately, some people don’t se…
              - 10 Jan 18, 6:27pm -

            Knife Up

            • Benchmade Griptilian 550BKHG Review

              Benchmade Griptilian 550BKHG Review

              While by no means a new knife on the market, the Benchmade Griptilian is truly an American classic!  It’s such a popular knife that it has been a mainstay of Benchmade for years, and they have lots of versions.  Not only that, but there’s a com…
              - 19 days ago 12 May 20, 3:10am -
            • SOG Aegis AT-XR Lock Knife Review

              SOG Aegis AT-XR Lock Knife Review

              Why the weird face?  No reason!  Just a snapshot of me in the middle of my overly-descriptive prose while speaking of the re-branding of one of America’s iconic knife brands!  Speaking of SOG, let me be the first (hopefully) to let you know of s…
              - 31 days ago 1 May 20, 12:46am -
            • Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Review

              Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Review

              The Spyderco Paramilitary 2 is a foldable knife that’s ideal for military use and any other outdoor activity. Coming from Spyderco, the product has been in the market for some time and is now available online. It’s slightly longer than 8 inches w…
              - 39 days ago 23 Apr 20, 1:12am -
            • Buck Hood Cocobolo Hoodlum Review

              Buck Hood Cocobolo Hoodlum Review

              Unfortunately, the Buck Hood Cocobolo Hoodlum is no longer made and has been discontinued.  If you have one or would like to research this knife, we have the info here.  Enjoy! However, if you came to the site looking for a “HOODLUM-ESQUE” kind…
              - 40 days ago 21 Apr 20, 11:57pm -
            • How to Adjust a Bayonet to fit Perfectly

              How to Adjust a Bayonet to fit Perfectly

              One of our “guys” here at Knife Up had the opportunity to travel to Franklinville, NY to check out a true American Institution.  At least that’s how he sees it, and from what he reported, it looks like I won’t be the first to disagree with h…
              - 42 days ago 20 Apr 20, 2:00am -
            • What Foods Have the Longest Shelf Life?

              What Foods Have the Longest Shelf Life?

              For preppers, nothing is more important than having a stash of food ready and waiting if and when the unimaginable happens. You need to carefully choose the kind of food that you stow away, ideally food with long shelf life, indefinite if possible be…
              - 42 days ago 19 Apr 20, 5:50am -
            • Holiday Gift Guide

              Holiday Gift Guide

              KnifeUp Holiday Gift Guide Around this time each year, millions of us share the same struggle; what should we buy for our family and friends this year for Christmas? It is a tradition as old as the holiday itself. While generations before us gave mos…
              - 55 days ago 6 Apr 20, 11:51pm -
            • Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 Review

              Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 Review

              Unfortunately, the Spyderco Bushcraft G-10 is Discontinued, but if you’d like more info (maybe you acquired a used one), please read on! Fortunately, there are REALLY good alternatives that may be even better than the G-10 at a better price!  Our…
              - 56 days ago 6 Apr 20, 1:05am -
            • Russia’s Spetsnaz Survival Machete

              Russia’s Spetsnaz Survival Machete

                This weird Russian survival tool has more uses than any US survival knife and can save your life in the wilderness or urban environment. It can hammer, chop, cut, pry, saw, pummel, and you can even use it as a ruler. Who are the Spetsnaz? The Spet…
              - 56 days ago 5 Apr 20, 5:46pm -
            • The Best Tactical Tomahawk Axe

              The Best Tactical Tomahawk Axe

              What is a tactical tomahawk axe?  Well, it’s actually many things!  It is an axe used by soldiers in the field for breaching. It can also be used by a hobbyist to clear tree limbs, cut wood, and throwing. It is also a great survival tool for the…
              - 57 days ago 4 Apr 20, 4:44am -

            The Gun Wire