Mexican Gun Running A Mystery. Again. Still.

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“Almost immediately after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced a stepped-up vehicle search program beginning in March 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials went five consecutive months — May through…

Arsenal Introduces $499 SGL12 12 Gauge Shotgun

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“Born out of a requirement for Military and L.E. demands worldwide, Arsenal, Inc is proud to introduce its latest model for the U.S. civilian market: The SGL12-02, and 03 chambered…

Wisconsin Carry Files Federal Lawsuit v. Madison and Madison Police Chief

Yesterday, Wisconsin Carry, Inc filed a Federal lawsuit against the City of Madison and Madison Police Chief Noble Wray. [Click here for a copy.] Today, we get the press release:

On Saturday, September 18, 2010, five (5) members of WCI met for dinner at a Culvers Restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin. Each of these individuals was openly carrying a handgun when they arrived at the restaurant, entered the restaurant and ordered and ate their meals. At or about the time that the WCI members finished their meal and left the restaurant, a woman in her car observed them openly carrying handguns and called 911 to report it to the City of Madison Police Department.

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Yesterday, Wisconsin Carry, Inc filed a Federal lawsuit against the City of Madison and Madison Police Chief Noble Wray. [Click here for a copy.] Today, we get the press release:…

No, this bill doesn’t prevent you from collecting firearms. Not even your wife can do that. It’s a federal bill filed in response to the State Department’s ban on the importation of South Korean M1 Garand Rifles. As I’ve mentioned previously, U.S. gun rights groups’ hue and cry over the Obama Administration’s blockade on the South Korean surplus weapons is WAY out of proportion to their actual or theoretical importance. There’s probably an American gunmaker somewhere yanking someone’s chain to prevent a flood of cheap rifles into the U.S. market. Or something . . . Anyway, this an election year!

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HR 6240 Collectible Firearms Prevention Act [Download Here]

No, this bill doesn’t prevent you from collecting firearms. Not even your wife can do that. It’s a federal bill filed in response to the State Department’s ban on the…

How long does it take to shoot someone? A fraction of a second. How long does it take for a martial artist to attack someone about to shoot them? A fraction of a fraction of a second. You? A lot longer. But both you and the martial arts guy are subject to one key variable: distance. Distance equals time. Given that bullets are REALLY fast, when it comes to surviving a gunman who’s up close and personal, running is not your first, best option. Attacking is. And that means that the less distance, the better. Your first goal: push that muzzle so that it’s not pointing at you. Conveniently enough, yourlure’s armed antagonist has positioned his gun perfectly for the martial arts guy. In most cases, the gun will be pointing straight at you from the front. What then?

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First Rule of Gun Defense: Tell the Bad Guy to Move Closer

How long does it take to shoot someone? A fraction of a second. How long does it take for a martial artist to attack someone about to shoot them? A…

“Why is there a gun shop here, when there aren’t any animals to shoot?”

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Here’s the set-up: “A few days ago, a new family moved from California into our neighborhood with a four year old. As they passed by the gun shop here in…

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Cathedral City CA Cop

In the course of this series, we’ve encountered a number of cops who’ve “lost” their gun in a public bathroom. They put their gun down on or near the sink,…

Far be it for me to suggest that pointing a rifle at someone who is not your enemy is a bad idea, even during training. ‘Cause it seems that Mako Defense teaches “the Israeli Method of fighting exactly as it is taught to the Israeli Special Forces, not the modified version that some companies may offer in the United States.” Modified like . . . not aiming your rifle at fellow students? “Mako Defense instructors have extensive experience as operators and instructors in the most elite Israeli Special Forces units.” So maybe I should keep my mouth shut then, lo?

Where Not to Go to Learn Muzzle Discipline

Far be it for me to suggest that pointing a rifle at someone who is not your enemy is a bad idea, even during training. ‘Cause it seems that Mako…

There’s a reason Texas keeps growing. It’s not just the Lone Star State, but it’s becoming the home for Common Sense.

TX Bank Welcomes Armed Customers

There’s a reason Texas keeps growing. It’s not just the Lone Star State, but it’s becoming the home for Common Sense.

Question of the Day/Night: What’s a Rifle Cuff?

When I cruise through YouTube videos on your behalf, I search for a key word by upload date (only the freshest fodder for TTAG readers). YouTube lumps in non-firearms videos with gun videos in the resulting list—if the non-ballistic video has the word “gun” or “rifle” in the description (e.g. “jump the gun”). All of which is a suitably long-winded way of telling you how I arrived at this video showing, of all things, shirts. Seems that the shifty-eyed male model on the left is wearing a shirt with “rifle cuffs” (1:02). I’ve Googled the term and came up with some pages on 18th century rifleman’s clothing. But no explanation of the rifle cuff’s origins per se. Little help? Meanwhile, did you know . . .

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When I cruise through YouTube videos on your behalf, I search for a key word by upload date (only the freshest fodder for TTAG readers). YouTube lumps in non-firearms videos…

Wayne at the American Firearms School likes all four of these guns. So do I. But I like guns in general, compacts in specific and the Ruger SR9c, Smith & Wesson M&P Compact, Glock 26 and Springfield XD Compact in particular. You can watch Wayne fire these bad boys after the jump. At this point, I’ll cut to the chase. Wayne likes the Glock the best, the Smith next, Ruger after that and the Springfield last. For him, it’s all about the triggers. The ex-military man has a thing about triggers. As for me . . .

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Gun Review: Compact Gun Shootout: Ruger SR9c vs. Smith & Wesson M&P Compact vs. Glock 26 vs. Springfield XD Compact

Wayne at the American Firearms School likes all four of these guns. So do I. But I like guns in general, compacts in specific and the Ruger SR9c, Smith &…