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  1. 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...
  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. 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...
  4. Muff Pistols

    In the colonial era, there was known to be the occasional ruffian and bad apple that walked around in public. Middle class tradesmen and merchants, as well as upper class landowners and gentry often found themselves traveling in strange areas. This was in the days before large municipal, county, and state police forces and if you wanted personal protection, you really had to take it into your own hands. It was the days of the muff pistol. What is a muff pistol? A popular clothing item from...
  5. Flare Gun Sub Caliber Inserts

    We all have them or at least have seen them. Those cute little International orange or yellow plastic flare guns with their abbreviated 12-gauge rocket flares. They run about $50 for a new one. There has long been a desire to turn them into...something more. 26.5mm European Projectors These flare guns are popular with foreign militaria collectors. They are lore bore (slightly over one-inch wide) projectors used by many Western European military units and merchant shipping/SOLAS purposes....
  6. Pattons Colt 45 Single Action Army

    General George Smith Patton, Jr. (11 November 1885 21 December 1945), is a legend in US military history. In his 60-years of life, he spent the majority of it wearing one uniform or another and died on active service. Forever the warrior, he is fittingly buried in a military cemetery in Europe, not far from where he died. As a soldier, he carried many guns, but one of these is almost as famous as he was. His Colt .45. The Single Action Army Colt's Model of 1873, better known as the Single...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. The FM Argentine Hi Power

    The great engineer and inventor of masterpieces of mechanical design, John Moses Browning, took steel, wood, and magic and blended them together to create some of the most treasured firearms in modern history. Best remembered for his 1911 design, the Hi-Power was one of his last gifts to us. The truth is that Browning contributed to the design by engineers at FN in Belgium finished it after his death, but let us not let that detract from the legend. Imminent gun writer and shootist Colonel...
  10. The Neat Cricket 22 Rifle

    Your child's first gun is a momentous choice to make. Children who are brought up without an introduction to firearms become adults who are afraid of guns. One of the best firearms on the market today is the Cricket series of single shot 22 rifles. Design This is no high-power sniper rifle that you can run out and take Cape buffalo with at 1000-yards during a hailstorm. Its super-simple youth model rifle that is just...tiny. The has a short length of pull, an ideal for those pint-sized...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. The 22 Handgun for Self Defense

    Carrying or using a handgun for self-defense is a time-honored and Constitutionally protected right in this country. What you carry is also, as many other things in life are, totally up to you. While many argue that the minimum amount of gun to carry to protect themselves is in a caliber that "starts with a 4" there are also some inside the same community that go about half that size and carry... 22's for self-defense. Come on, why a .22? First, let's look at this objectively. Some of the...
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