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Range Report: Dan Wesson Guardian

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:01
After many years of carrying the 1911 Government Model .45, I find that the weight on my back is beginning to drag. It isn’t the handgun, but a number of difficulties, fights for my life including a fall from a porch of some four feet with 400 pounds of felons intertwined with me, car wrecks, and […]

Winchester 1894 Rifle and the .32 Winchester Special Cartridge

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 08:21
A frequent stop and gathering place of kindred souls is the local gun shop. We gather together, those of us with a certain mental telepathy that connects us, and we take a break from work and enjoy rubbing elbows with normal people. Well at least those with similar interests. These interests include shooting, hunting, competition […]

Reader Comments of the Week — February 10, 2018

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 08:44
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

Gun Control: Will Triggers Soon Make the Gun Illegal?

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:02
While it is still pending a committee referral, Hawaii Senator Karl Rhoads' (D) SB 2046 would make it a crime to own, manufacture, possess, sell, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquire a firearm accessory that can be used to increase the gun’s rate of fire. Such accessories include competition triggers, muzzle brakes, and ergonomic changes, all of which are modifications that law-abiding gun owners commonly make to their firearms.

Six Troubleshooting Solutions for AR-15 Function

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 21:38
When something goes wrong and the rifle won't fire, the first question should always be, “What changed?” Before answering that, we have to determine—or at least I determine—whether we’re talking about a “fresh” rifle going through its shakedown period, or a (previously) trusted gun that’s suddenly decided to stop running. If it’s the first scenario, there’s a longer list of possibilities that include original parts, conditions, and installation quality. This article will focus on the previously-functioning rifle that’s taken a vacation from operation.

Throwback Thursday—Beretta’s PX4 Storm Pistol

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 13:00
The Beretta PX4 Storm is solid investment from a vendor well-known for quality and reliability. From the rotating barrel to fantastic ergonomics, the Storm is a worthwhile investment for both police and civilian personal defense use.

Range Report: European American Armory Witness Elite Match

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 07:15
The EAA Witness Match .45 is an accurate handgun well worth its price. As for personal defense, a 10-shot .45 with the TruGlo combat light mounted is a terrific home defender. The pistol is similar to CZ 75-type handguns, but features a factory trigger that is as good or better than any the author has ever tested.

Riton Optics Introduces Two New Optics

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 20:52
The RT-S Mod 7 is Riton’s top line, and where both the new 1-8x28’s reside. This line goes head-to-head and toe-to-toe with the best and most expensive optics on the market today—at a much greater value to the consumer. From the 30mm or 34mm main tube to high-end Japanese glass to push/pull locking turrets or the Argon-purging process that makes this scopes completely waterproof, fogproof and shockproof, these and all of Riton’s scopes are covered by Ritons’s Lifetime Replacement warranty.

Review: Kimber K6s Revolver

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 20:10
For the K6s, Kimber began with a clean slate and created a revolver with features that are completely modern. The K6s primary innovation is an impossibly thin, six-shot cylinder. This six-shot .357 Magnum revolver is less than 1.5 inches wide. The cylinders are counter shrunk, in the classic style for safety. To aid in cylinder rotation, the case rim doesn’t drag on the recoil shield, but that is far from all of the K6s's new attributes.

Reader Comments of the Week — February 3, 2018

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 18:39
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

Top 5 High Capacity Shotguns for 2018

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:35
When it comes to shotguns for self-defense, the old adage, "I'd rather have more ammo and not need it, than need the ammo and not have it." can be liberally applied. The DP-12, with its 16-round capacity raised the bar, but manufacturers are again pushing the limits with magazine-fed shotguns and capacities reaching 25 shells. Here are our top high-capacity shotguns for 2018.

Throwback Thursday: AR-15 .223 vs Mil-Spec 5.56mm Chambers

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:24
Get the right chamber for your AR15 to be successful Even though many manufacturers and specifications say you can use the SAAMI .223 and Mil-Spec 5.56 mm in the same barrel, there are some pros and considers to consider before you plunk down that hard earned cash. Read this article to learn the pros & cons of the SAAMI .223 and Mil-Spec 5.56mm.

Four Crimes, Tiny Numbers: ATF Statistics

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 22:08
In a recent Government Accounting Office report to Congress, most lawmakers have focused on the firearm owners who refuse to commit crimes or fall for stings created by the ATF. Buried in the report is a chart showing how incredibly few legal gun owners are arrested each year for gun violations.

Video: Can I Be Sued? — Good Samaritan Laws

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 18:52
If you ever encounter a situation where you have to stop and render aid to another person do you know what liability you may face? Watch Independent Program Attorney Ed Riley teach you the law so you won’t have to hesitate when it comes to saving a life.

Review: Glock 19X 9mm

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 20:36
Possibly, the most interesting Glock handgun introduced in some time is the Glock 19X. The pistol shows that Glock is thinking out of the box and may be the harbinger of a new line of handguns. The idea is simple enough. The 19X features a Glock 17 full size frame with the Glock 19 barrel. However, the worth of any pistol is proven at the range.

The BATFE Wants to Hear From You — “Bump Fire” Stocks

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:48
The Department of Justice (DOJ) anticipates issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would interpret the statutory definition of “machinegun” in the National Firearms Act of 1934 and Gun Control Act of 1968 to clarify whether certain devices, commonly known as “bump fire” stocks, fall within that definition. Before doing so, the DOJ and ATF need to gather information and comments from the public and industry regarding the nature and scope of the market for these devices.

50 Female Gun Owners Set Sights on Washington DC

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:39
Women from around the country are preparing to travel to the U.S. Capitol as part of the DC Project, a nonpartisan initiative that brings 50 women, one from each state, to Washington DC, to meet with their legislators about issues addressing the Second Amendment.

Warning Shot? No Way…

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:13
Despite what Joe Biden said when he recklessly recommended grabbing a double barrel shotgun and firing it in the air to scare off a would-be bad guy, warning shots only serve two purposes—getting you killed or killing the unlucky recipient of a stray bullet that should never have been fired in the first place.

Review: Ruger’s Security-9 — An Affordable, But Top Notch, Handgun

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 14:46
The Security-9 is billed as an affordable personal defense handgun that offers a light weight for concealed carry. In simple terms the pistol is Glock 19 size. The Security-9 is not a scaled down Ruger American 9mm, which would seem to be everyone’s first guess when the pistol was announced. The Security-9, rather, is a scaled up LCP or LC9 in most regards.

Reader Comments of the Week — January 6, 2018

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 11:42
A recap or sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected reader comments from the previous week.

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