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R.L. Wilson, prolific firearms writer, historian, dead at 77

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 05:00

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor Robert L. “Larry” Wilson, noted firearms author, researcher, scholar, historian and literary powerhouse passed away unexpectedly in his San Francisco, CA, apartment located on historic Telegraph Hill on Dec. 10, 2016. Wilson was 77 years old, and a long-time resident of both Hadlyme, CT and San Francisco. I […]

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Schumer Vows Fight, Voters say ‘Partisan Politics’

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 13:16

  By Dave Workman Senior Editor Veteran anti-gun Sen. Charles Schumer is threatening to filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate, but such a move might backfire. Rasmussen Reports revealed that 49 percent of likely voters believe opposition to Gorsuch “is due mostly to partisan politics.” The same […]

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Illustrated, museum quality softback traces arms history through the ages

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 05:00

Review by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WEAPONRY, by Chuck Wills. ©2016. Published by Thunder Bay Press, San Diego, CA, in association with the Berman Museum of World History, Anniston, AL. Large trade paperback. 320 pages, Price $19.99. Available on book stores and online, or direct from publisher online at: […]

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New 1911 holster born in old Rhodesian battles

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 05:00

by John Markwell | Contributing Editor We find it hard to give up on a good thing; even an old holster like our Rhodesian. Made by Thad Rybka in 1985, this holster, and an assortment of 1911s, has accompanied us on many an adventure over the last 30+ years. The TR Rhodesian has true “character” […]

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Glock hits one out of the park with new G41 MOS .45 pistol

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 05:00

by Scott Smith | Contributing Editor The 2017 SHOT Show is well over now and new products are hitting the shelves from various manufacturers. There was one notable exception: Glock (Phone: 770-432 1202; Online: us.glock.com). The past few years Glock has introduced numerous pistols, including the diminutive 42 and 43 as well as the hugely […]

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SAF blames gun-free zones for uptick in gun thefts from cars

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00

Article and photos by Dave Workman | Senior Editor When The Trace, a publication that received funding from anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, said gun thefts from cars have soared in some cities, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) pointed the finger of blame at the creation of so-called “gun-free zones” as partly […]

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Seattle Gun Tax Revenue Falls Far Short of 2015 Prediction

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 08:45

By Dave Workman Senior Editor    More than a year after the Seattle City Council rushed through a “gun violence tax” on the sale of firearms and ammunition, the city revealed Tuesday that its first-year revenues had fallen far short of the projected $300,000 to $500,000, but offered only a general figure of “less than […]

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Ruger American Compact now has manual safety

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 05:00

Sturm, Ruger has just introduce a .45 Auto Ruger American Pistol® Compact with an ambidextrous manual safety. Introduced in a duty size in 2015, the Ruger American Pistol is proving to be one of the best duty pistols on the market today. Designed with the latest US military standards in mind, the gun endured testing […]

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Gander Mountain seeks protection under Chapter 11

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:00

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor Competition and consumer retailer choices in the shooting, hunting and outdoor trade may be shrinking. Bass Pro Shops recently acquired Cabela’s a few short months ago, and now another competitor is up for grabs. Gander Mountain Company, which operates retail stores in 28 states, announced on March 10 […]

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Trump signs bill nixing Obama-era SSA gun rule

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 05:00

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executive Editor As promised, President Donald Trump signed legislation which reversed an Obama executive order to the Social Security Administration (SSA) to place senior citizens on that would have placed the names of those with a conservator on the NICS no sale list. Those seniors, some congressional leaders and many […]

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Legislative Update March 20, 2017

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:05

by Tanya Metaksa Latest developments—Federal: H.R. 1181; H.R. 358 & S.618; Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to head the Interior Department and withdraws Director’s Order No. 219; Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 ((S.446/H.R.38); Gorsuch hearings begin; Judicial: Wisconsin Carry, Inc v. City of Madison; Kolbe v. Maryland; Wollschlaeger v. Governor of the State of […]

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Product Spotlight

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 05:00

STI introduces the DVC Tactical for defensive handgun shooters STI International, based in Georgetown, TX, known as a premier manufacturer of 1911 and 2011© style firearms, has introduced the DVC Tactical, built with the tactical shooter in mind. The new DVC Tactical 2011© Pistol features aggressive slide lightening cuts and grip stippling, taking the most […]

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ATF paper stirs hopes, fears

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 05:00

by Joseph P. Tartaro | Executives Editor On Feb. 6, the Washington Post first made public the fact that the second-highest-ranking official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) had written an 11-page “unofficial” document exploring a more than a dozen possible revisions to federal gun control laws. The “white paper” by […]

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Beyond Friendship The enthusiasm of an immigrant helped shape the Colonial frontier

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 05:00

by James C. Fulmer | Past President, NMLRA What Henry Ford said about enthusiasm is true. Every great idea and accomplishment came from people who had enthusiasm about what they were doing with their lives. No one person influenced the people in my area of the country during the Colonies’ infancy than Conrad Weiser. Weiser […]

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Trump Vows to ‘Protect Our Second Amendment’ at CPAC

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:24

By Dave Workman Senior Editor Speaking before a packed crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, President Donald Trump received one of the loudest reactions when, after ticking off a list of things his administration plans to accomplish, he told the crowd, “And by the way, we will protect our […]

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Lansky Sharpeners introduces the Roadie™ keychain sharpener

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 05:00

Lansky Sharpeners, a world leader in innovative sharpening technology since 1979, always seems to have new sharpeners, knives or multi-tools when the outdoor trade convenes for the annual SHOT Show, and this year is no exception. Lansky introduced its new Roadie™ 8 in 1 Keychain Sharpener in Las Vegas this January. The Roadie™ 8 in […]

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New Hampshire Governor Signs ‘Constitutional Carry’

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:41

By Dave Workman Senior Editor In a victory for gun rights activists, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday signed legislation that will allow concealed carry without a license in his state, the latest in a string of states that have adopted so-called “Constitutional carry” laws. The law took effect immediately, according to the Concord Monitor. […]

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Legislative Update February 23, 2017

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:27

  by Tanya Metaksa Latest developments—Federal: Sen. Jeff Sessions is now US Attorney General and Rep. Tom Price is Secretary of Health and Human Services; Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange appointed to US Senate; H.J. Res.40, and H.J. Res.69; Gorsuch hearings begin; Judicial: Kolbe v. Maryland; Wollschlaeger v. Governor of the State of Florida; Silvester […]

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CMP forms civilian rifle team to lead by example

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:00

by Ashley Brugnone | CMP Writer The firing members of Team CMP had an extremely successful showing Dec. 6-11 at the Talladega 600 highpower rifle matches, recording a score of 1952-69x to lead them to the overall win in the 4-Man Team Match. The winning team consisted of Robert Taylor, Johnny Fisher, Nick Till and […]

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SureFeed AR and M1 carbine mags function flawlessly in TGM field test

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 05:00

by John Markwell | Contributing Editor Made by the same company that co-developed the 30-round AR magazine with the US Military in 1973, OKAY magazines are now available to the public under the SureFeed banner (www.surefeedmagazines.com). These are 100% US-made magazines that meet or exceed Mil-Spec requirements. Mag bodies and floor plates are heat treated […]

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