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New York Times: “Give Us A King Like All Of The Other Nations”

Building a Mini-State With Avocados and Guns. There is something intoxicatingly utopian about the story of Tancítaro. This small town has succeeded at self-rule in a part of Mexico — the state of Michoacán, drug war ground zero — where so many similar experiments have failed. It is free of the drug cartels as well […]

The Deep State And The “Alarming” Memo On FISA Abuses

Via WRSA, Fox News. A four-page memo circulating in Congress that reveals alleged United States government surveillance abuses is being described by lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia. Speaking with Fox News, the lawmakers said they could not yet discuss the contents of the […]

Two To Three Seconds Of Dead Time When You Pick Up Your Gun

The Media Line: Seasoned gun advocates often concede that the most difficult part of any debate over gun safety comes when the conversation turns to the frequency with which children are killed or maimed by loaded weapons belonging to a parent or guardian. Once discovered, it’s an even bet that the gun will quickly morph […]

Yet Another “New Rifle” For The Army?

Good grief. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has waged a relentless war against the Department of Defense’s acquisition process (hereafter referred to as “purgatory”) to replace the decades-old weapons currently in soldiers’ kit with new pistols and other small arms. So far, he’s had some major successes on the pistol front with the […]

Police Accountability

John K. Ross: Cleveland police officer: I shot suspect, killing him, after he declined to get out of car, reached for gun. Witnesses: The suspect was kneeling on the ground with his hands up when the officer shot him in the back of the head. Jury: Excessive force. District court: Pay $4 mil. Sixth Circuit: […]

Comment Of The Week

moe mensale on the Keymod vesus M-LOK debate: “I think that debate is also stupid. That’s why my 10? and 20? Colt AR15s are fitted with full Picatinny rails! When did AR15s become overly heavy? I think maybe some people need to put down their double frappe mocha italiano grande caffes and pick up a kettle […]

Pistol Ammunition Ballistics Part 2

In Oversimplifying Ammunition Ballistics I had an argument with Tam, who is an NRA writer, and she doesn’t like the idea of “flying dimes.”  Ridiculous, said I.  And you can read the rest for yourself. Today I passed through The Firearms Blog, and normally I like what I see there to some degree, including the comments, […]

If You Live In Hawaii, Do You Own Guns And Ammunition?

You’d better. The Hawaiian state government’s emergency preparedness guidelines are equally deficient. Note the total lack of any discussion on having the means of defense, that is, on having adequate firearms, ammunition and training to deal with catastrophic disasters that will leave people on their own for untold lengths of time. No, of course a […]

The KeyMod Versus M-LOK Debate

Over the past couple of years I’ve seen a proliferation of online debates over the issue of KeyMod versus M-LOK.  One side declares the other incompetent and an abomination, the other side declares the opposite site dead and good riddance. Just for the record, I think that each has its advantages and accomplishes what it […]

Understanding Head Space On An AR-15

Tom McHale writing at Ammoland gives us a good rundown of what head space means and how to check it.  I won’t copy and past his prose because that would be bad form.  Visit Ammoland and read Tom’s piece.  But I will lift one of the videos and embed it here.

Application Of The Definition Of Machinegun To “Bumpfire” Stocks And Other Similar Devices: Comments On Docket ID ATF-2018-0001

Addressed to ATF.  Please respond to the following comments, questions and observations concerning the application of the definition of machinegun to “bump” fire stocks and other similar devices. (1) Regulatory analytical requirements...Show More Summary

Don’t Drink And Reload

Well, I guess don’t drink and do anything with firearms would be even better counsel.

TSA Bullies Little Girl For Having Texas Tech School Spirit

NY Daily: TSA is not a fan of Texas Tech’s “finger gun” salute. A 19-year-old sophomore from Texas Tech said she was pulled aside by a TSA agent when trying to board a flight over the holidays because she made a gun gesture to a man wearing a Red Raiders sweatshirt. Diana Durkin told BuzzFeed […]

This Is Why Florida Doesn’t Have Open Carry

Things just like this. “In a stunning setback for gun rights supporters, Sen. Anitere Flores, one of the most powerful lawmakers in Tallahassee, declared on the very first day of Florida’s two-month legislative session that she likely would not support any of Steube’s 10 other gun bills The ouster of Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, […]

Bolt Carrier Group Stress Test

This is an interesting video.  It wasn’t made to test the gun so much, but rather the BCG.  He makes that very clear. It sort of makes you wonder about those Soldiers complaining about firing 400 rounds through their Colt guns at Wanat and Kamdesh only to see their guns seize up. First of all, remember […]

The Heckler & Koch M27 Is The New Marine Corps Rifle

You can read about it here. My son (former SAW gunner) thinks this is a very bad idea.  First of all, it’s a closed bolt system.  The SAW was an open bolt system, which allowed the gun to cool. Second, he had to train the other SAW gunners in his company over a protracted period […]

Oversimplifying Ammunition Ballistics

Via Say Uncle, this comes to us from Tam. Super Vel Ammo: I have to vent. What kills me is how they’re hyping 90gr +P.38 Spl & 9mm and 185gr +P.45ACP bullets as if the last thirty years of accumulated terminal ballistics knowledge hadn’t even happened. Flying dimes with no sectional density moving […]

Kimber To Open Manufacturing Facility In Troy, Alabama

A few days while touring around inside Google Analytics I saw a visit from Kimber on an article I wrote where I tried to encourage Kimber to move out of New York to greener pastures, or in other words, right-to-work states.  It would match the move South by many other firearms manufacturers and likely garner […]

Battles In The Continued War On Guns

David Codrea points out an article by Alex Yablon that appears on the face of it to be quite fair and impartial, but David points out to me that he is a Bloomberg apparatchik and relishes pointing out dissension in the gun ranks.  Whatever.  There is a lot of dissension and if you haven’t seen […]

Ruger To Lay Off Part Of Engineering Work Force

Via reader David, Ruger is laying off employees. Newport — Sturm, Ruger & Co. is in the process of laying off about 50 workers, or about 2.7 percent, of the company’s workforce, a top executive for the gunmaker said on Friday. Ruger Vice President and General Counsel Kevin Reid Sr. said the layoffs are happening […]

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