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Throwback Thursday: Interstate Arms Hawk Model 982

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 20:46
The IAC Hawk Model 982 outsells all other models on CTD...read this post to discover exactly why.

Punishment by Process: Defending Against Prosecutorial Abuse

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 08:43
The Florida legislature passed a reinforced "Stand Your Ground" law in 2017. The new law stems from prosecutorial abuses, where people who are clearly justified in using force for self defense, are put through the criminal justice system, even though the chance of a conviction in the courts is slim.

Review: Traditions Liberty Single Action Revolver

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:05
I have been very happy with Pietta clones of the SAA, and when I saw the looks and price of the Traditions Liberty, it was love at first sight. The revolver features a beautiful blue finish. The engraving is nicely done with an appearance similar to acid etching, but the laser engraving is not as deep as old type German style engraving—and it costs a fraction of the original.

Reloading 101: Determining Safe Maximum Velocity

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:33
Part of the process of developing the load we’re seeking is learning how to safely set a cap on its pressure. Most of us don’t have pressure-testing equipment, so we rely on measurements and observation to know when we’re at the limit. Here are a few ideas on how to proceed in load testing to find the safe maximum velocity, and keep it safe.

National Legal Update: Hearing Protection Act Rolling Into Bigger Bill

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 09:42
“The Hearing Protection Act has been one of the most important bills for sportsmen and women of this Congress, which is why it’s common sense for it to be included in this year’s sportsman’s legislative package,” said Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) Duncan.

Reader Comments of the Week — July 8, 2017

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 15:12
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases? Californian’s, Stock Up Now!

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:32
Proposition 63 requires individuals who wish to purchase ammunition to first obtain a permit. The measure then mandates dealers to check this permit before selling ammunition, and will halt the mail-order sale of ammunition to California residents. What does this mean for California gun owners? Do you have a plan to stock up before Prop 63 goes into effect? [caption id="attachment_52457" align="alignright" width="516"] Liberty Ammunition is increasing production of its lead-free ammunition, and that's good news for shooters.[/caption]

Range Report: PTR 91 MSG 91

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 15:42
PTR builds an excellent 7.62x51mm rifle based on the Heckler and Koch G3 rifle. A semi automatic version of a reliable and accurate battle rifle, the PTR 91 rifle uses an interesting delayed blowback roller locking system that is different from most rifles. While there are other copies of the HK 91/G 3 rifle, the PTR is arguably the only one to boast equal quality.

FN Offers Free Magazines for 509 Pistol

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 06:52
Everyone loves free, and FN's new 509 ships with two magazines. However, whether you just want a few extra magazines or plan to use your 509 for training or competition, five magazine are often required. Read the full detail from FN in the following release and enjoy the extra capacity!

10 Questions With a Whitetail Nutrition Specialist

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 21:17
Enhancing the general health of whitetails while attracting and holding them on or near a hunting property has never been easier, nor has it been more economically feasible. A range of affordable products is available, specifically designed for any project scenario or scope. Read this question and answer article to attract more deer with better antler mass.

Quick Prepper Tip: Solar Power When and Where You Need it

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 13:07
It does not matter whether you are a prepper, survivalist, hunter, student, commuter, boater, or parent. The world we live in depends on power. Recently, I discovered a product that has finally matured to point that it is worthy of cracking open your wallet and parting with a few hard-earned greenbacks. Portable solar panels and battery packs, have finally progressed to level of durability, size, and most importantly, longevity that make them a must-have item.

The Fourth of July: Celebrating a Life Free From Tyranny

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 00:00
July 4th is a day we “oohh” and “ahh” over impressive firework displays and enjoy a charcoal grilled all-American burger with family and friends. It is also the most important date in American history. July 4th, also called Independence Day, is the day the colonists officially declared their independence from Great Britain, securing our freedom and liberty to this day. As gun owners, we understand how important these unalienable rights are. Without this day, 237 years ago and the relentlessness that the colonists fought during the Revolutionary War our liberty and freedoms would have been replaced with tyranny and severe firearms restrictions. On July 4, not only do we celebrate a free nation, but we also honor those 56 revolutionary men who secured our right to keep and bear arms.

Is Your Handgun a Combat Gun or Target Gun?

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 06:43
Marksmanship can make up for power, but the reverse is seldom true. In a gunfight, shot placement is everything. Unfortunately, when choosing a handgun for combat, we risk becoming too interested in absolute accuracy and forget combat accuracy. A fascination with firing small groups on the target, even in combat courses, is counter intuitive to true combat practice. Are you carrying the wrong gun?

Reader Comments of the Week — July 1, 2017

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 08:52
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

The Dangers of the 21-Foot Rule

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 17:17
The word “rule” has been carelessly tossed about by law enforcement and CCW trainers for decades. In truth, they are referring to the “Tueller Drill.” Careless lips have led to some dangerous conclusions—especially among the civilian population. It’s a confusion that’s being cynically exploited to get headlines, and needs to be addressed for safety.

Who Supports Conservation? Hunters of Course!

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 22:44
Hunting takes more than its share of knocks, by people who do not understand the sport or the contribution hunters make to conservation. Part of that is the fault of hunters and going forward, we need to do a better job of showing the money hunting and hunters put toward conservation versus the anti hunters. After all, hunters are the ultimate conservationist. Without conversation, we would completely lose our sport and passion for the outdoors and the wildlife we pursue.

Choosing Your First Handgun

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 22:02
The most common question presented to trainers, writers, and the family ‘gun person’ is, “Which handgun should I purchase for personal defense?” The bottom line is dependent upon the shooter and how much or how little time, effort, and training will go into the final choice. Here are a few tips to get you on the right path.

Helicopters, Hunting, Hot-Air Balloons, & Hogs

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 20:30
"Texas hog hunting is wide open with few restrictions. It’s more or less hunt when you want, with whatever legal weapon you want, in whatever style you want," attorney Cooper said. "But that’s not to say you can’t run afoul of the law and Texas game wardens—arguably the most powerful law enforcement officers in the state. To stay on the good side of the game wardens and wildlife laws, you still need to be in the know and within the rules."

Reader Comments of the Week — June 10, 2017

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 19:21
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

NRA: National Reciprocity for Concealed Carry Moving Forward

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 23:09
In March, we reported on the details of NRA-backed concealed carry reciprocity legislation pending in Congress. The momentum behind those bills continues to build, with each attracting dozens of co-sponsors.

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