The single-shot .22 is a classic American gun that often gets overlooked in favor of various magazine-fed rifles. But part of living off the grid or preparing to be off the grid is simplicity. Simple things work. Complex systems fail. ...Read More »
4 Reasons The 16-Gauge Shotgun Is NOT Obsolete
The phrase “16-gauge shotgun” often sparks memories of yesteryear: the dusty old single shot from the 50s you inherited from your grandfather, or the quirky old pump you once eyed in the gun store. The 16-gauge shotgun is a strange ...Read More »
I Never Wanted An AK. Until I Found This Rock-Solid, Flaw-Free Model
It took me a long time to buy my first AK. Put off by stories of inconsistent construction, even among higher-priced brands, I hesitated for years. But in the fall of 2016 I had the opportunity to test a Molot ...Read More »
5 Reasons I Choose Concealed Carry Over Open Carry
Make no mistake, I believe in the right of self-protection and the right to carry a firearm. While there are occasions when I carry openly — mostly in more remote locations and on the firing range — I much prefer ...Read More »
Silver Screen Gun Wisdom: 7 Movie Quotes That Apply To Everyday Carry
Everyone loves a good movie. For those who take firearms and the use of them seriously, there are a few quotes from the silver screen that have real-world application. Below are just a few of the many gun quotes from ...Read More »
Are Short-Barreled Rifles Really Worth The Government Hassle?
Short-barreled rifles (SBRs) and pistol versions of popular rifle platforms are interesting niche firearms that are designed to bridge the gap between your pistol and your rifle. Traditional rifles provide excellent long-range accuracy and firepower, but are not as effective ...Read More »
It May Be The Best Pistol You Can Buy For $300. And It’s Brand New.
Although popular gun culture in the U.S. doesn’t pay much attention, Turkey has long been a major producer of firearms, mostly for military use. Historically, the country’s civilian handgun production included a 1911-based firearm made by a company once known ...Read More »
4 Pistol Modifications Every Concealed Carrier Should Consider
I’ve been shooting for quite a few years, although I really don’t consider myself a competitive shooter. As with anything else that one does repetitively, I’ve noticed a few things – particularly things about my fellow shooters. Key among those ...Read More »
4 New Pistols That Turned Heads At The SHOT Show
This year’s SHOT Show featured tons of new guns and products – too many for one person to see. But a few models and manufacturers kept popping up in conversations. Below are a few of those pistols that attracted many ...Read More »
A Safer Home Defense Ammo Without Backsplash? Yes!
We live in an era of dramatic advances in ammunition technology. Consider, for example, the 9mm, once considered an ineffective round. With the help of modern ballistic experts, the 9mm has now eclipsed 40 and 45 in popularity. Like the ...Read More »