A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama

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This morning, a tornado struck Cincinnati, Arkansas, a community about 50 miles northwest of our house, killing at least three people, and destroying many buildings, including that town’s fire station. We…

ArmaLite Prez Mark Westrom on SCAR, DI, Patrick and All That

ArmaLite Prez Mark Westrom writes in response to the post ArmaLite Prez: “No technical advantage to an external piston system employing current ammunition”

Patrick raises some good questions.

Sounds like someone is behind on development, doesn’t it?

Well, actually the first external piston system was applied to the AR-18, and we continued to use it when we introduced the AR-180B. Actually, the external piston was used for legal, not technical reasons. ArmaLite had sold the Stoner system to Colt in 1959 and couldn’t use it. Today ArmaLite has prioritized a long list of R&D projects including an external piston system for those who want it, but other projects are higher priority. We’ll likely get to it . . .

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ArmaLite Prez Mark Westrom writes in response to the post ArmaLite Prez: “No technical advantage to an external piston system employing current ammunition” Patrick raises some good questions. Sounds like someone is…

Pink Guns Are Now Legal in New York

Hey Samantha dear—come on down (once again) to Nassau County, NY and go through the draconian hurdles needed for a pistol license because it is finally legal to possess a pink pistol. Because of an obscure piece of legislation, it was illegal for any of us residents of Nassau County to pack any color other than black. Then came grey, green, and silver. But because of a big fight from a firearm activist group led by Alan Chwick, a judge has just ruled we now can pack any color we want. The reason for the insanity?

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Hey Samantha dear—come on down (once again) to Nassau County, NY and go through the draconian hurdles needed for a pistol license because it is finally legal to possess a…

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QL to Wildfire: Preventing Accidental Discharges is the Top Priority

QL responds: Wow, thank you Wildfire, for such an impassioned response to my comment underneath Josh Moon in Hot Water Over Registering Ammo Sales. I do appreciate the feedback and it’s…

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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Officer David Blake

This series has never shied away from the ugly truth that good people do stupid things with guns. These irresponsible gun owners represent a small percentage of all gun owners,…

ArmaLite’s New .50 Caliber Rifle

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Not sure what’s up with this, exactly. The Illinois gunmaker put the image on ar15.com for a while, without drawing any speculation from the site’s firearm faithful. Check the fluted…

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Firearms Should Be Allowed in Every State House in the U.S.

“House Republican leaders want to lift a ban on guns and other dangerous weapons in the New Hampshire Statehouse complex put in place last year by Democrat,” boston.com reports. After…

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Dear Diary: 30 Days to Conceal Carry, Holiday Edition

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything here on TTAG. My apologies, my daughter was in town, and my 12-year-old offspring is a force of nature, and not…

Scanning the ‘net, I came across this video hawking a heavily modified Remington for $1700. I’m a firm believer that a gun—or anything else—is worth exactly what someone will pay for it. Just for S&Gs, I sent the link to one of my gun gurus for his take. I’ve posted his no-holds barred analysis of murpheysmuskets firearm after the jump. Bottom line: used cars and pre-owned guns, same deal. Unless you are an expert, get a guru or smith to go over it before you buy. Preferably in person.

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The Truth About YouTube Gun Sales Videos

Scanning the ‘net, I came across this video hawking a heavily modified Remington for $1700. I’m a firm believer that a gun—or anything else—is worth exactly what someone will pay…

Chatham Artillery Punch

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Garden & Gun magazine doesn’t provide much editorial on the former and even less on the latter. It’s one of those trendy mags that caters to what used to be…

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ATF Creates a New Category: “Criminal Friendly FFL”

This website has repeatedly attacked the idea that “trace guns” are the same as “crime guns.” The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires) encourages every…

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Question of the Day: Who Cares About A Gun’s Accuracy?

Quick! Name a gun that’s less accurate than you are. Yes, that’s a trick question. But let’s face it: most modern handguns are far more accurate than their shooter’s ability…