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  1. Smith & Wesson's M&P .40: A Modern Contender

    As we all know, Smith & Wesson has been a staple in the American firearm industry since the late 1850s, producing weapons for civilians, LEO, and Military alike. Their reputation for making innovated and excellent wheel-guns proceeds them in a prestigious manner. There's a reason they've been around for so long, they make good stuff! Smith & Wessons earlier attempts at the civilian and Mil/LEO semi-automatic pistol markets have been "hit-and-miss", if you will. Some models, such as the...
  2. Guns Greenlighted In Post Office Parking Lots

    Since 1972, firearms have been prohibited from the US Postal Service's property. Now, in a landmark lawsuit, citizens can now legally carry their privately owned guns in post office parking lots across the country. Why the ban? More than forty years ago, the country was a tinderbox of anti-Vietnam riots, civil unrest, and domestic terrorism. With this in mind, tighter regulations were put into place that would forbid any sort of weapon on the property controlled by the US Postal Service....
  3. Free NRA Life Of Duty Membership To Military, LE, & Responders

    Are you a first responder or member of the armed forces? Well the National Rifle Association has a free membership with your name on it to the Life of Duty program. What is it? This special program includes all of the benefits and privileges of a regular NRA membership, and deep discounts on gear from NRA's Life of Duty member-only gear discount providers. Then there are other special savings on select NRA Store offers, a digital subscription to America's First Freedom, and a digital...
  4. 50 Caliber Bans

    The Fifty-caliber rifle has taken the country by storm in recent years, gaining fast attention for those who have found an interest in extremely long-range marksmanship. These guns, who pose no overt threat to the safety of the republic to itself, are now the subject of another sort of attention. That of anti-gunners who have chosen to pick on this chambering to test that oh so subtle of dangerous beasts: the caliber ban. (From left to right, the 50-.300-308-7.62x39-22LR) Is the .50 a...
  5. Surviving a Riot

    With today's uncertain times, the prospect of civil unrest is rearing its head. Here are a few things to keep in mind if this beast ever comes back to the United States. What, me worry? Today we see amazing footage on our televisions and mobile devices of frightening riots but these are in exotic far off lands such as Turkey, Egypt, and Greece. We say to ourselves, this could never happen here. However, it has in our near past. Even if you forget the madness of the more recent 1992 LA...
  6. The Grenada Weapons Stockpile

    When the US military kicked in the door on the small Caribbean island nation of Grenada in 1983, it was to rescue endangered American medical students. What they found was a stockpile of weapons large enough to outfit one a communist-trained military force that would be capable of taking control of the entire region if needed. Here is a historical look at what was found. An overview of the invasion The former British colony of Grenada had a non-violent past. That was until 1979 when a...
  7. Running with Guns

    While running with scissors is often frowned upon, running with guns can actually be both fun, and very safe. Organized events where amateur runners become amateur sharpshooters and vice versa are becoming popular across the country. Olympic roots As far back as 1861, the biathlon, then called the 'military patrol' was instituted in Norway to promote national defense at the local level. In the event skiers raced from station to station with a rifle slung over their back. Then, after a...
  8. M1: America's Battle Rifle

    General George S Patton called the M1 Garand, "The greatest battle implement ever devised." And with good reason: this hard-hitting 30.06 armed the 'Greatest Generation', as well as a few that came afterward. Why the M1 (Mr Garand with one of his prototypes) After World War 1, the US Army had literally millions of Springfield, Enfield, and Mosin rifles lying around. While these were all adequate for the Doughboys of the Western Front, the military knew that these bolt-action rifles were...
  9. Attempts To Repeal 2nd Amendment

    The Founding Fathers thought so much about the right to keep and bear arms that they made it the second amendment in the Bill of Rights, only just behind the freedom of speech. Now there are those who would have this inalienable right crossed out. Editors calling for repeal In a February editorial by the America Magazine, the editors said simply "The Constitution is mere human law. It is excellent law, but it is not divine law; it is not revelation. We should be wary of amending the Bill...
  10. Keep An Eye On Your Holster

    The number one concept to keep in mind in keeping your handgun in your control when walking around on this earth is weapon retention. Perhaps the fundamental bedrock of this is your holster. You need to be finely tuned to the reality that having a worn, ineffective, or unused holster could turn into a very bad situation for you in a New York minute. Worn Holsters An unpleasant fact is that a holster will not last forever. Consider it the Murphy's Law of those who carry a handgun. Leathers,...
  11. And In The Ammo Follies...

    Keeping abreast of the latest in the ever-weirder world that is ammunition ups and downs these days, we have updates on a few interesting stories this week. House votes to curb DHS from stockpiling ammo The US House of Representatives voted to attach an amendment to the annual spending bill that bankrolls the Department of Homeland Security from the Treasury. The amendment, which was approved 234-192, limits the amount of bullets the DHS can stockpile. According to Fox News, "The amendment...
  12. Venezuela Bans Guns

    The twenty-eight million citizens of the South American republic of Venezuela will no longer have a right to keep and bear guns. This is in a country that has one of the highest rates of gun crime in the world. The Background Venezuela had started as one of the most democratic of all Latin American countries. Simon Bolivar, the leader that could best be called 'the George Washington of South America,' was from Venezuela. In fact, the official name of the country is the "Bolivarian Republic...
  13. The Triple Nickel Shooting Drill

    To shoot as if your life depended on it, you need to sweat a lot in practice. Every time you go to a safe range and practice set drills for this, you increase your chances of walking away alive if you ever do get in an encounter. Perhaps the hardest shooting drill around for a combat handgunner is the Triple Nickel. What is it? Designed by the US Department of Homeland Security's National Firearms and Tactical Training Unit (NFTTU), the Triple Nickel is formatted as a skills assessment...
  14. Colorado Splitting Over Guns

    Rural Colorado is chafing at a number of decisions that have been pushed down its throat by the metropolitan machine that is Denver politics and Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper. This has built to a crescendo and now eight counties are looking to leave the state, the sheriffs are in rebellion, and one town is taking up arms. The 51st State? Citing opposition to the state's new gun control laws and oil and gas regulations eight counties are reportedly considering forming a 51st U.S....
  15. Guns Gifts for Dad

    With Father's Day rapidly approaching, do your best to stay away from ties, gift cards to your local steak house, and funny T-shirts. Get Pops something he actually wants! Here are a few suggestions for that gun-liking father figure in your life that won't break the bank. Ammo Want to hear Dad squeal like a prepubescent girl at a Justin Beiber concert? Get him a few boxes of his favorite ammo. While in the past this may have seemed a little weird, if you can be that special person that...
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