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  1. The Gun Control Express Still Rolling

    Even After the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, along with a half dozen other pieces of anti-second amendment legislation stalled in Congress, the would be gun-grabbers are not done yet. However, what they apparently did not plan on is that they and those who side with them are facing and ever stronger uphill fight-- that has had unexpected consequences. President Vows to Keep Pushing In a May 2 speech in Mexico City, President Obama vowed he will "continue to do everything in my power" to...
  2. Crossdraw Holsters 101

    In the world of carrying a handgun, everything is subject to change. One of the few fundamentals that remain constant over time is the concept of carrying your gun on your stronghand side so that it can be drawn with your (wait for it) strong hand. Well, that is of course, unless you use a crossdraw. Origins So put yourself in a time machine and let us go back to the 1850s. Revolvers were new-fangled items but those sold in a caliber large enough to do damage were huge. For instance, the...
  3. New York Town Bans Gadsden Flag

    Before this week, the quiet little city of New Rochelle, New York was perhaps known as the hometown of American Pie writer Don McLean and of 1960s "Catch me if you can" conman Frank Abagnale. Going further back, during the Revolutionary War, George Washington stopped in the town on his way to assume command of the Army. Patriot Thomas Paine considered the he Father of the American Revolution because of the pamphlet "Common Sense" he penned, settled in New Rochelle after the War of...
  4. The Drexel Shooting Team of 1925

    Today women are standing tall in the realm of the shooting sports, but nearly a hundred years ago they were rarely seen. This remarkable photo shows us that there were then as now those who were enamored with the sport and willing to give it a shot (pun intended) Above we see the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry Female Rifle Team of 1925. The image comes from Shorpy Historical Picture Archive. Known since 1970 simply as Drexel University, the school was originally founded in...
  5. Tom Knapp Goes to the Clay Range in the Sky

    The great Tom Knapp, perhaps one of the greatest exhibition shooters of all time, has passed away at age 62. He was an ambassador for the sport and just a legend in the gun community. Who was Tom Knapp? Hailing from Minnesota, the brushy mustached well-spoken showman, forever in his shooting cap and vest, Tom had long been the public face of modern exhibition shotgun shooting. After 25 years of service with the Three Rivers Park in Hennepin County Minnesota and a lifetime of hunting and...
  6. Boston Bombers Had Trouble Getting Guns

    In one of the most heinous acts of terrorism committed in modern times on the soil of the United States, the pair of immigrant bombing suspects in Boston apparently had trouble laying hands on firearms. No Permits The two suspects in the Boston bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 and his brother Dzhokhar, engaged police in multiple active firefights across the city. The thing is, according to a Reuter's article, they were not licensed to own guns in the town where they lived. Neither brother had...
  7. Lee Pro 1000 Press, (.223/5.56)

    Recommended? - Yes Company Website - [URL="http://www.leeprecision.com"]www.leeprecision.com[/URL] Manufacturer - Lee Precision Pro 1000 Add a bullet and pull the lever; all other operations are automatic. One loaded cartridge with each pull of the lever. Every operation is automatic. Primers, like the powder, are fed only if a case is present. No wasted primers or spilled powder. Alternate loading sequence lets you load only one case at a time. Makes learning easy for the first time user and great for fine adjustments or...
  8. Survey of Police Shows Shocking Answers on Gun Control

    Police One, perhaps one of the largest website communities for law enforcement professionals (they vet all members), has released the findings of their survey of more than 15,000 members on the subject of gun control. What they had to say is an interesting take on the 'national conversation' and are markedly different from what some left-leaning politicians and activists state that the law enforcement community wants on gun control. The responders The survey was conducted in March 2013, at...
  9. Navy Enters the Laser Age With Shooting Down of UAV

    Back in 2007, the US Navy started looking at high-energy lasers for use as an active weapon. The most promising of these, the Laser Weapons System (LaWS) has already downed target aircraft and is on the way to the fleet. (The LaWS prototype aboard the USS Dewey in 2012) The LaWS uses series of six commercially available 5.4-kW fiber lasers focused through a frequency doubling crystal. This active laser system can fire a very tight 32kW beam at line of sight ranges than can travel in excess...
  10. Streamlight Pro TAC HL Review

    In the world of high-end tactical flashlights, there are hundreds of offerings from scores of makers. Streamlight has long been a household name when it comes to these types of lights and their new 600 lumen Protac HL is something very special indeed. The light overall The Protac is a small (under six inch), handheld flashlight that is high quality without being heavy. It uses anodized aircraft grade aluminum construction that gives the light a solid heft without it being too beefy. If you...
  11. How Many Weapons Do YOU Carry

    When you leave the house and go about your daily travels, are you armed? If so, with what? Do you vary multiple weapons, and if so, do you carry more than one firearm? Let us look at that. The philosophy of a backup weapon Putting your eggs all in one basket-- or for the subject of this article, trusting your life and those around you to one imperfect gadget, is borderline foolhardy. Yes, you may have a super tactical top-of-the-line CCW handgun that you have practiced with for a decade...
  12. Armed Citizens Stop Rash of Home Invasions

    In the past several weeks, a number of normal everyday civilians have found themselves the subject of heinous, unprovoked attacks from armed criminals in their very homes. These citizens refused to be victims and fought back, turning the tables on these would-be predators. The Maypearl Firefight In a case that is bound to be turned into a made-for TV movie, two wayward teens from Oklahoma stole a red 1991 Ford Ranger pickup truck, a stash of prescription medication, 17 guns and 2,000 rounds...
  13. Montie Gear Ultralight Knife

    The Montie Gear Ultralight Knife is a testament to utility and simplicity. Coming in at just three inches, the blade is versatile in a way larger knives strive for. With its tanto tip and skeletal composition it manages to stay light while still being able to cover tougher uses. Although this knife may not be suited for your every day carry needs, at 3.7 ounces it's easy to carry, and the addition of the inventive belt clip makes it that much more apt to be carried. I wish more providers...
  14. Walther PPS

    Company Website - [URL]http://www.waltherarms.com/[/URL] Manufacturer - Walther A self-defense handgun does no good if it is miles away when you need it. The PPS is a concealed carry firearm that is slim, light and comfortable to wear all day long. Yet it is fast to bring into action, pleasant to fire and easy to shoot accurately. With Walther, performance comes in small packages. Features: Low profile three dot polymer combat sights. Rapid aiming and target acquisition. Rear sight screw adjustable...
  15. Huge Machinegun Collection on the Auction Block

    One of the largest personal collections of fully automatic machine guns in the world is up for grabs. The collection, that of well-known firearms buff Richard Wray, consists of some 191 lots and includes some of the rarest machineguns in the world. The good news is, if you have the scratch, everything is transferrable. Who was Richard Wray? Richard 'Dick' Wray was a former soldier (82nd Airborne in Korea) and successful Ohio businessperson. He was the president of Wray Electric, a company...
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