My experience with double-action first-shot, self-loading pistols dates back to the 1970s. I began my police duties carrying a Colt Commander .45 but moving to a larger agency, I carried a Smith and Wesson Combat Magnum revolver. Each had much merit with either offering good hit probability. The .45 offered better control while the wound ballistics of the Federal 125-grain .357 Magnum was excellent. [Read more…] about Managing the Double-Action First-Shot Pistol
Gabrielle Giffords’ anti-gun group is suing the Trump administration for failing to turn over documents it says would show the extent of the administration’s coordination with the National Rifle Association in President Trump’s picking federal judge appointees according to the Washington Examiner. [Read more…] about Anti-Gun Giffords Group Sues Trump Administration
As the saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Of course, such a record would be an improvement for the Washington Post’s gun coverage. However, over the past year, the Post’s Fact Checker column has provided readers with a handful of well-researched pieces challenging the ridiculous assertions made by some gun control advocates. This week brought their latest, where writer Glenn Kessler admonished House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her recent comments on H.R. 38, or the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. [Read more…] about Pelosi Lies About National Reciprocity
The U.S. Military has about 100,000 1911 pistols sitting in storage and President Trump just signed the order to start releasing them to the public! Praise the President and pass ammo! [Read more…] about Trump Will Release 100,000 1911 Pistols to the CMP/Public!
The Supreme Court of the State of Delaware upheld the right to keep and bear arms provision of the Delaware State Constitution in early December 2017. The provision was originally enacted in 1987 after passing through two separately elected legislatures. This is good news and certainly in line with Constitution. However, it is the ludicrous claims made in the dissention that is the most egregious part. [Read more…] about 6 of the Dumbest Arguments by Anti-gun Dissenters
While this episode of Just the FACTs may start off a little slow, give it a few minutes and you will hear some of Massad Ayoob’s best advice that a gun owner can receive—along with a few facts, pointers, and zingers to use the next time you find yourself in a verbal gunfight with an anti-gunner. [Read more…] about Viridian: Just the FACTs: With Massad Ayoob
Galco has been absolutely nailing leather design and quality since 1969. Its quality leather holsters are among the most desirable on the market, yet there isn’t the usual long wait for custom-grade holsters of this caliber. [Read more…] about Galco: The Great American Leather Company
There is no shortage of people who believe system such as the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is an afront to the Second Amendment as an infringement. Therefore, the FixNICS legislation has met with some resistance from some and downright misinformation from others. In an attempt to set the record straight, even if you do not agree with it, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the primary force behind the Fix NICS Act has issue a statement explaining its position. Read the entire statement and then give your position in the comment section. [Read more…] about NSSF Breaks Down the FixNICS Act
Springfield Armory’s M1A Series is more than simply an iconic gun, it is the gun of champions. The M1A has earned a reputation for superb reliability and performance in handling any mission, any condition, any foe, at any range—and for taking home trophies from monster bucks to National Match crowns. Highly precise .308 WIN-chambered M1A models are found in the hands of elite tactical teams, snipers, backcountry hunters and competitive marksmen. Now, skilled shooters can get unmatched Springfield M1A performance in 6.5 Creedmoor caliber. [Read more…] about Springfield M1A Loaded Now in 6.5 Creedmoor
Odds are, you’ll never be in a riot or have need to try and break one up. However, the apply named riot shotgun, also called a combat shotgun, is arguably the the best all-around personal defense firearm in the world. With its shorter, 18-inch barrel and high capacity magazine, knock-down power and intimidation factor, the riot gun offers the edge in close-quarters personal defense that cannot be overstated. [Read more…] about Combat Shotguns: Ready for a Riot or Home Defense
Good news for gun owners and self-defense enthusiasts alike! This week, the House easily passed, H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, an expansion of the right to carry a concealed firearm across state lines. The basic premise being, if you are licensed to carry in one state, your license would cover you in all states—much the same as a driver’s license. [Read more…] about H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 Passes in the House
Rex Zero 1 Pistols, Standard, Compact, and Tactical are now available with Hogue G10 Black, Dark Earth, or Green Mascus Grips! [Read more…] about REX Pistols Available With G10 Hogue Grips!
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) will be up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 6. Please contact your U.S. Representative and ask him/her to vote for H.R. 38! [Read more…] about Help! Congress to Vote on Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38)
The language of the Second Amendment is pretty clear: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The only ones who seem unable to comprehend that simple sentence is the gun control crowd. Fortunately, for the rest of us the House Judiciary Committee just approved the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, a measure that, if approved by Congress, would then be signed into law by the president. Doing so would do away with state prohibitions on the carrying of concealed guns for self-defense, as well as a host of other Second Amendment infringements. [Read more…] about Judiciary Committee Approves Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017
When the initial reviews of the Ruger Precision Rifle came out, I was skeptical about the gloriously rosey review noting groundbreaking features… it just screamed to me that someone was all too happy to whip out knee pads and a bib to be one of the first to review Ruger’s latest, so I waited a until now for my full review. Initially, my eyes rolled hard with the thought that Ruger has just dropped its standard, Mauser-influenced action into a billet chassis, and that did not sound particularly groundbreaking—I was of course wrong completely on that point. [Read more…] about Ruger Precision Rifle RPR .308, .243, 6.5 Creedmoor Review
I’ve gotten used to the media and the anti-gun crowd blaming the firearm every time there is a high-profile shooting event. After all, they already have an agenda to vilify guns—regardless the facts in my opinion. However, I about fell out of my chair when the jury in San Francisco found Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a.k.a. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, not guilty on the counts of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Kate Steinle but guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Allow me to explain. [Read more…] about Steinle Jury: It Was the Gun’s Fault
The holidays are just around the corner. As hunters, shooters, collectors, or just plain plinkers, it’s a natural instinct to want to share our enjoyment of firearms with others. What better way to do that than to make a gift of a firearm to a family member, close friend or relative? [Read more…] about How to Give a Firearm as a Gift — Legally
As a young man, my constant companion on duty and when hunting and hiking, was not a 10mm, but instead a Smith and Wesson Combat Magnum. While the four-inch barrel .357 Magnum is a great all around handgun for personal defense, I moved to the 1911 .45, which I found ideal and managed to carry on duty. With the 1911, safety, reliability, and hit probability are all that could be desired. Occasionally, I wondered if it was practical to combine the features of the 1911 with a hard-hitting 10mm cartridge to make a suitable outdoor 1911. [Read more…] about 10mm Automatic or Magnum Revolver?
Which model should I buy for my first concealed carry handgun? The question is common enough, and for good reason. At times, you may choose to carry more than one firearm for self-defense, different guns—depending on the weather and clothing, or even a back-up gun (BUG). Whichever route you go, here are six tips to consider when choosing your first handgun for concealed carry. [Read more…] about Concealed Carry: Choosing Your First Handgun
There is no shortage of concealed-carry chest thumping going on when people start talking about how heroic they would be in an active shooter situation or during some type of robbery. And, may I add, bless the patriots who are willing to answer the call, by deciding to carry concealed. However, having the ability and willingness is different than the responsibility or understanding of knowing whether or not getting involved is actually going to help the situation or potentially cause confusion that could get innocent people killed, including you. [Read more…] about Concealed Carry: Can You Get Involved, Legally?