Guns and Gear

Why We Should End Background Checks For Gun Purchases

Guns and Gear
Customers look over the last two AR-15 style rifles for sale inside the Bullet Hole gun shop in Sarasota

They are not common sense, they don’t make us safer, they just hassle the law abiding

Gun Test: Turnbull M1911

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | American Rifleman
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“An exact reproduction of a 1918 U.S. Model of 1911 pistol in .45 ACP” – yes, we said exact and you will see why this is so important

Ruger’s 10/22: “One Of The Best Things” For 50 Years

Guns and Gear | American Rifleman
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Celebrate the great Ruger 10/22 on this date 10.22

Clearing Semi-Auto Gun Malfunctions

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Womens Outdoor News
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Stovepipes, double feeds and misfires – what causes them and how to fix them

Wayne LaPierre: Vote To Save Our Rights, Our Freedom And Our Country

Gun Laws & Legislation | Wayne LaPierre
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“…hold Obama accountable, he and his radical cohorts will destroy the tree of liberty.”

Good Thing This Florida Man Was Carrying A Gun When A Violent Gang Member Harassed And Shot Him

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Chuck Ross

‘He didn’t bother nobody’

Gun Test: Springfield XD-S Pistol

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
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Every day carry, home defense – yeah, this .45 is for both

Corps’ Regulation Violates Core Right Of Self-Defense

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
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Second Amendment Destroyed. Right to self-defense denied.

London Calling: UK Gun Owners Now Subject To Surprise Warrantless Firearm Storage “Inspections”

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
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Remember it is the US gun grabbers that cite the common sense of Brit gun laws

Crayon “Gun” Subjects 5-Year-Old To Suicide/Homicide Screening And Non-Violence Contract

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
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Read what this school did to a 5-year old girl – it is abuse to do this to a child

Documents Reveal Additional Victims Of Fast And Furious In The U.S., Continued DOJ Cover-Up

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
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Cover-up, deceive and lie – here are the shocking new revelations with Fast & Furious

Gun Test: Colt Mustang XSP

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | American Rifleman
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Fan of the 1911? What about a 12 ounce 1911 in .380?

Gun Tests: Glock 41 & 42

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
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Double Glock reviews – the long slide .45 and the compact .380

Women (And Men), Who Is Responsible For Your Defense?

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
shooting range dc

“Police have no duty to protect you”

Gun Test: The Heizer PS1 Pocket Shotgun

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
HEIZER

A fistful of dynamite

Gun Test: Winchester SXP Marine Defender 12-Gauge

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
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Weatherproof and affordable this 12 Gauge is built for defense

Massad Ayoob: The Dangerous Myth Of Hierarchy Of Lethality

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
knife-attack

Media likes to think only having a knife or bat is somehow less than lethal

Stevie Wonder Breaks Promise To Trayvon Martin

Entertainment | Ben Smith

‘It remains to been seen whether Wonder has looked into this glaring contradiction’

NICS Background Checks: Second Highest September

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
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Gun sales still booming

Brad Pitt: I've Been A Gun Owner Since Kindergarten

Entertainment | Kaitlan Collins

Calls firearms a ‘rite of passage’ in his family

Oh My Cod! Fishing In Iceland

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Womens Outdoor News
Fishing-in-Iceland-photo-June-Naylor_1

“Pull in 3 cod, 1 herring and a mackerel in the span of a half hour”

Crime Prevention Research Center Assail Everytown And FBI Shootings Reports

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
Michael Bloomberg. Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

John Lott’s team takes on the myths of mass public shootings

How To Build A Survival Arsenal

Black Rifles & Tactical Guns | Guns and Gear
survival-arsenal

With the way things are going this is a very good idea

Ayoob: Kimber For The Defense

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
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Two pocket Kimbers tested here – .380 and 9mm

The Fundamental Rules Of Engagement Vs. How We Fight Now

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani after a war plane carried out an air strike, seen from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc

We would have never won WWII this way

The Middle East’s Big, Really Big, Battlefield

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
isis reuters

“The worst imperialism of human history must end”

The Race Card, The Facts And The Shooting Of The 18 Year Old Black Male In St. Louis

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
MattHappening

Initially claimed victim carried a sandwich, not a gun, until a 9mm was found

Americans Say ‘Gun Violence’ Is Criminal Justice, Not Public Health Issue, National Poll Finds

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
CDC instructor Satish Pillai gives guidance to Reed, chief medical officer for U.S. Public Health Service, and Marshall, chairman of pediatrics at University of Liberia's A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, Alabama

Ebola, Avian and H3N2 Flu, Measles, Scabies, HIV/AIDS and Center for Disease Control is worried about guns? This is just wrong.

Gun Test: EAA SAR B6P Compact

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Shooting Illustrated
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A CZ 75 clone with a polymer frame – and it won’t cost you much

Gun Test: Traditions Vortek Strikerfire

Guns and Gear | American Hunter
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245 grain slugs grouping into an inch with this muzzleloader

New York Times Fails In Reading Comprehension

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
Gun Control Pushback

They misinterpret an FBI study and then decide a gun ban is needed

The Making Of Daniel Defense

Black Rifles & Tactical Guns | American Rifleman
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Daniel Defense’s AR modifications have evolved into a catalog of premium rifles

Mark Kelly Lies About Gun Sales Before I-594 Vote

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
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The bogus figure he uses is from last century and completely inaccurate

Casting Call: Ruger’s Investment Casting Process

Ammo & Gear Reviews | American Rifleman
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An ancient technique for a modern rifle

Fed Up With “Hide and Hope” – A Teacher Takes A Tactical Medicine Course

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
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Teacher takes the initiative on how to fight back and rescue her students

Gun Test: CVA Hunter In .44 Magnum

Guns and Gear | American Rifleman
CVAHunter

When CVA upgraded its Scout model, it left a niche for a no-frills, value-priced, entry-level rifle.

Jennifer Miller Wins Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Womens Outdoor News
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Here are the submissions from the top three finishers

OK, Really, What’s Going On With .22 Rimfire?

Ammo & Gear Reviews | American Rifleman
22ammo

Who makes them? How come they just don’t make more? The reason is…

Welcome To The Golden Age Of Shotguns For Women

Guns and Gear | Shotgun Life
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From working pumps to high-end over/under’s – here is the roundup

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Foolish Racial Rant About Becoming Ferguson

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
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Black mayor lectures white people – this is a white cop’s response

Tips For Women: Choosing A Semi-Automatic Handgun

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
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What do you rate higher: Fit, Reliability, Cartridge or Conceal-ability?

New York Times Mischaracterizes New FBI Report

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
The New York Times Co. Post An 82 Percent Decline In 2nd Quarter Profi

The Gray Lady is getting a bit senile

California: Three More Anti-Gun Bills Signed Into Law And One Anti-Gun Bill Vetoed

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
California Budget

Family members can file to have your guns taken away

Senate Dems Turn Guns On Kroger

Guns and Gear | Christian Datoc

Pressuring nation’s largest supermarket chain to prohibit firearms in stores

California Poised To Further Restrict Gun Rights

Guns and Gear | Melissa Brown

‘This unconstitutional, unaffordable, unproven and unworkable bill’

Gun Test: Walther Arms PPQ M2 .22

Guns and Gear | Shooting Illustrated
Walther-PPQ22

A lot of reasons to take a look at this gun

Geoshooting: Birth Of A New Sport

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
Photo By Adam Campbell.

Pursue your target. Track it down. Shoot it.

Gun Test: Century International Arms C39 Micro Pistol

Black Rifles & Tactical Guns | Shooting Illustrated
AK Pistol

Kalashnikov Concern-made AKs are no longer available in the U.S. – but this gun is USA made and available to you

Shaneen Allen To Avoid Prison As New Jersey AG Revises Sentencing Guidance For Gun Law Violations

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
Republican New Jersey Governor Christie addresses supporters as he stands with his family at his election night party in Asbury Park

A little sanity – Atlantic County prosecutor reverses decision to seek prison time for Allen

In Sickness And In Health: A Tale Of Two Eagle Studies

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
Photo by Yathin S Krishnappa

The purpose is to push a ban on lead ammo

Vote To End The “Choke Point” Extortion Racket

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
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We need politicians that won’t put up with this DOJ/FDIC gun ban plot

How The Life-Saving .357 Magnum Came To Be

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
The .357 Magnum became a popular law enforcement choice, after it was found the .38 Special did not have the stopping power to save officers’ lives.

This is a classic man-stopper and one of the great handgun cartridges

Infographic: The Changing Face Of Today’s Target Shooter

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
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Welcome one and all to the gun range!

5 Whitetail Essentials That Weigh Less Than 5 Ounces

Ammo & Gear Reviews | American Hunter
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It’s fall, time to gear up for the field

Fact-Checking Feinstein On The Assault Weapons Ban

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
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20 years have passed since her gun ban and Feinstein says “The evidence is clear: the ban worked.”

Packin’ A Rifle

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
carry shoulder muzzle

Sling it, strap it, muzzle down it – here are the dozen or so ways to carry your rifle

Massad Ayoob: Maximizing Semi-Auto Handgun Performance

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
Mass_Glock-Firepower

A double stack auto can carry as much ammo as three revolvers, but…

Wayne LaPierre: Stop Obama’s Lawlessness

Gun Laws & Legislation | Wayne LaPierre
U.S. President Obama speaks about the economy, in Austin

Illegal Immigration, Freeing Criminals, Fast & Furious, Voter ID, IRS – when will it end?

Time Magazine Comes Out For Banning Private Sales…Again

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
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“Pop culture and entertainment” reporter gets her gun facts wrong, very wrong

NBC Offers Repellent Advice On Appeasing Home Invaders

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | NRA ILA
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Also, treat home invaders “like royalty” and abandon your home to them

Gun Test: IWI U.S. Tavor SAR

Black Rifles & Tactical Guns | Shooting Illustrated
Tavor

26″ overall, USA made, IDF tested and a heck of a home defense gun

Ayoob’s Law Of Necessary Hypocrisy

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
ruger lcp

On occasion, you just have to break a few rules

Gun Test: Heckler & Koch VP9

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Shooting Illustrated
HK_VP9

Striker-fired pistols just got a lot better

Reps. Diane Black and Ted Poe introduced the FIREARM Act

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
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The government shouldn’t need to know your race to buy a gun

You Totally Have A Right To Carry A Gun In DC

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Rachel Stoltzfoos

… If the police chief thinks you need one

Traditional Lead Ammunition Ban To Cause Shortages, Price Spikes

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
Dog Hunting Partner

Strategic California gun control – triple the ammo prices and choke off hunting

At War With The Islamic State

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
isis

The US response should do this “…the thought of beheading an American would cause them to tremble.”

Ray Rice & Gun Control

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
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OK to uppercut your girlfriend in New Jersey – wrong to conceal carry in New Jersey

Prohibitionists Give Up On Semi-Auto Bans? Not So Fast

Gun Laws & Legislation | NRA ILA
Customers look over the last two AR-15 style rifles for sale inside the Bullet Hole gun shop in Sarasota

“The gun control movement wants to eliminate civilian firearm ownership”

Busting The Top 3 Myths About The Second Amendment

Gun Laws & Legislation | Guns and Gear
2nd Amendment Script

You should have a license to own a gun…

Gun Test: Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911U

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
Desert-Eagle-1911U-10

Accurate, great trigger, dovetail sights – a great shooter with .45 stopping power

Gun Test: Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 629

Guns and Gear | American Hunter
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Big bore beauty – typical of the S&W Performance Center

Greatest Cartridges: 9.3×62 Mauser, Effective On About Everything

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
9mmx

It is a beast, a dependable old beast

The Not-So-Old-School Snubbie

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
taurus_snubbie

They work, and they work even better in .357

Ruger Hawkeye Guide Gun

Guns and Gear | American Rifleman
RugerHawekeye_F

Close range life saving stopping power

Urban Survival

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
little_bug_outbag

From walking down the street to parking lots to hotel evac’s – learn how to stay alive in the urban world

Massad Ayoob: Off Balance – Firing Your Handgun From Awkward Positions

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
shooting_from_cover

Because fighting is different than range shooting

The Original Perfect Pocket Gun

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
colt 19

The Colt models of 1903 & 1908

4 Off-The-Rack Deer Rifle Combos For 2014

Guns and Gear | American Hunter
off_the_rack_rifles_2014

Get moving, deer season is almost here

Gun Test: Glock 42

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
Glock-42

It’s not the smallest .380 – but it is a shooter and USA made

Four Things You Should Learn Before Hunting

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
four-hunters

3 out of 4 just isn’t good enough

Gun Test: New A-Bolt 3 Composite Stalker

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
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The AB3 checks in with a fair $599.99 suggested retail

Gun Test: Rossi Rio Grande .30-30 Lever-Action

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
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“Rio Grande has great between-the-hands balance”

Gun Test: Ruger Single Nine & Single-Ten

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
ruger-single-nine

“Best-looking, easiest-handling new guns I’ve recently had the chance to use”

The Renegade Genius Of The Blaser F3

Guns and Gear | Shotgun Life
blaF3

Not satisfied with being an alternative company, Blazer wants to lead the shotgun market

So, Really, Where Is The .22 Rimfire Ammo?

Ammo & Gear Reviews | American Rifleman
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Tim Brandt from Federal Premium Ammo answers the question

Tips And Techniques On How To Load A Shotgun During Competition

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Womens Outdoor News
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From a champion shooter with Team Smith and Wesson

The Piston Powered Ruger SR-762

Black Rifles & Tactical Guns | Guns and Gear
SR762-Review-Lead

Upgrade your AR to 7.62×51 NATO

Trigger Squeeze: Here’s How To Learn To Keep The Sights Still While Moving The Trigger

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
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Quick tip – balance a coin on the slide when dry-firing

Handgun Grip Basics

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
Grip3

Here are some of the benefits to adjusting your grip

Massad Ayoob: 5 Lost Secrets Of Combat Handgunnery

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
concealed-IWB

Old school methods that were forged in the fight

Gun Test: S&W .460 XVR

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
smith wesson 460

Brute-Force Backup

6 Tips For A Safe Neighborhood

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
Neighborhood-Watch-3

Make it tough for criminals to do business near you

When Citizens Fight Back

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
CITIZEN defense handgun

Millions of violent crimes a year in the USA, one coming to you eventually

Massad Ayoob: Live in Condition Yellow – Always Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
Always-Aware-ConditionYellow-lady-driveway

Get your head on a swivel people

Violent Crime, Not Police Abuse, Is The Real Threat To Black Americans

Opinion | John Lott
Demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown are surrounded by police in riot gear in Ferguson

The question is whether we want to protect black victims or black criminals.

How to Choose Your First Centerfire Rifle

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
first-centerfire

There are a ton of options and this will help you pare them down

Gun Test: AR-15 Colt LE6920MP USA

Black Rifles & Tactical Guns | Guns and Gear
Colt-LE6920MP-USA-4

It is patriotic home protection Colt style

Browning T-Bolt Varminter .22 WMR

Guns and Gear | American Rifleman
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The T-Bolt is a pull-push, straight-line bolt-action

The Breaking Point Of Brass Cases

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
A close inspection of brass cartridges before every reloading is a must. Fine cracks such as the one above on the neck of the case render it useless. Photo courtesy Massaro Media Group and JNJphotographics.

“Brass case can actually rip in half in the chamber”

The 10MM – Perfect ’10′ Hunting Machines

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
10mm gun and ammo

Here is a roundup of the 10MM handguns and ammo

Gear Test: Leupold Mark 8 3.5-25X 56 MM

Ammo & Gear Reviews | American Rifleman
LeupoldMK8F

When you have to have a 100% dependable optic

Gun Test: DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
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Deep cover carry gun

Going Southpaw

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
southpaw

Are you prepared to use your weak hand?

Five Things Non-Gun-Owners Don’t Get About Gun Owners

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
Five-More-Things

#3 Warning shots and wounding shots

Why Gunlock Laws Make People Less Safe

Opinion | John Lott
A customer looks over a Glock 29 10mm hand gun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix, Arizona

They don’t reduce accidental deaths, and leave people more vulnerable to criminals.

Why The Man Of The House Should Be Armed

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
john_wayne

‘What I’m saying is the man has the primary responsibility for the family’s safety’

The Striker-Fired Pistol Challenge: Glock 17, Smith & Wesson M&P and Springfield XDm

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
Glock-Target-Lead

Which one did you pick and why?

Drake Associates Stalker .300 Win. Mag.

Black Rifles & Tactical Guns | Shooting Illustrated
Drake-Stalker

If you miss, it is not the fault of this rifle

9 Steps To Live Through Sudden Attacks

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
live-through-sudden-attack1

Personal defense is your responsibility – fight back!

Custom DuraCoat That Gun

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
Final Taurus

Gun owners go all out on personalization

How Gun-Mounted Lasers Can Make You A Better Shooter

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
lasers-lead

Follow the dancing dot

Gun Test: Thompson/Center HotShot

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
hotshot rifle

A little rifle for little shooters holds big potential

Five Gun Myths — Exploded

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Guns and Gear
ammo_ms

Exploding ammo and the dangers of dry firing are just a few

4 Tips To Finding The Right Subcompact Autopistol For Personal Defense

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
subcompact-autopistol

Keep calm and carry your gun, but what gun?

Gun Test: North American Arms Black Widow .22 WMR

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Shooting Illustrated
NAA-Black-Widow-header

Is this a novelty or a legit defensive gun?

Gun Test: Kimber Custom CDP ll

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
KIMBER large

This is not just another 1911

Ares Defense SCR: Legal In All 50 States

Black Rifles & Tactical Guns | American Rifleman
ARESs

Live in a state with oppressive gun laws?

Ruger LC9: Carries Well, Shoots Well

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
Ruger_lc9

What are you carrying these days?

Gun Test: Smith & Wesson Model 632 in .327 Fed. Mag.

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Shooting Illustrated
SW632-327 fed

“The tested Model 632 was something of a spitter”

Gear Test: Moultrie TRACE Premise Surveillance Camera

Ammo & Gear Reviews | Shooting Illustrated
TRACE-Premise

Get off my lawn! Or see who is on it.

The Lee-Enfield: The Greatest Bolt-Action Of The Great War

Guns and Gear | American Rifleman
Lee_Enfield

“Best ever” is quite a bold claim and the author backs it up

Gun Test: Kimber Super Carry Pro HD

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Shooting Illustrated
Kimber-Super-Carry-Pro

Weight is the issue with your carry gun

Gun Test: The Para Executive Carry

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
Para-Executive-Carry

Single-stack 1911 with a 3-inch barrel and a lightweight aluminum frame

Concealed Carry: Old Guys Tricks

Concealed Carry & Home Defense | Guns and Gear
revolver_holster

It’s like wearing socks with sandles

The Gladiator: Maximus Arms’ Tank-Tough 1911

Guns and Gear | Guns and Gear
Maximus-Gladiator

Two years of research and development went into this beauty