NZ Shotgun Murder Highlights Need for Armed Self-Defense

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“Neville Ngaiterangi Tahere, the Ashburton Work and Income security officer, said he had contact with [Russell] Tully before the shootings,” stuff.co.nz reports. “He kept a daily log book which included details…

The Great Holster Smackdown: Nylon v. Leather

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Republished with permission from desantisholster.com: It’s that time in our democracy when we exercise the right to shape our future. Everyone has strong leanings towards one set of ideas over…

Your First Carry Gun Made Easy: Guns for Beginners

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Ever heard of Stendhal syndrome? It’s a condition sparked by too much choice. You’ll find sufferers in front of the spaghetti sauce section of your local supermarket, standing there, staring. You’ll find them at gun stores…

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Random Thoughts About Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Gun Control

In his book The America We Deserve, Donald Trump (or his writer David Shipley) wrote “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support…

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OMG! People Carrying Guns While Voting! OMG!

“Voters can take their guns with them Tuesday at some polling places in Benton and Washington counties,” Arkansas’ rap music website nwaonline.com reports (JK). “Guns were not allowed at polling places…

Question of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Gun Brand and Why?

I’m in FN love. The gunmaker’s SCAR-16 and FNS-9C are my go-to outdoor toy and compact carry gun. At the same time, I’m literally joined at the hip to my Wilson Combat Commander-sized X-TAC. And baby you can drive my Kahr. As my P229 proves, SIG SAUER’s quality is legion. That said, despite the gung-ho video above, I find FN’s brand image a bit waffly. I reckon Wilson Combat’s foray into modified Berettas is a bit tawdry. While I’m over the moon about my Kahr, there’s something a bit disconcerting about its owners’ religious zeal. And Sigue Sigue Sputnik (it had to be said). So my favorite gun band brand is…GLOCK. Whatever else you can say about their guns, the brand has a laser-like focus. As Laibach would say, GLOCKS ARE GLOCKs. What’s your favorite gun brand and why?

I’m in FN love. The gunmaker’s SCAR-16 and FNS-9C are my go-to outdoor toy and compact carry gun. At the same time, I’m literally joined at the hip to my Wilson Combat…

The U.S. Army writes:

The M2 Machine Gun or Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun is a heavy machine gun designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning. Its design is similar to Browning’s earlier M1919 Browning machine gun, which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. The M2 uses the much larger and much more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was developed alongside and takes its name from the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun). It has been referred to as “Ma Deuce”, in reference to its M2 nomenclature. The design has had many specific designations . . .

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M2 Machine Gun on CH-53 Helicopter: A Brief History of the Ma Deuce

The U.S. Army writes: The M2 Machine Gun or Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun is a heavy machine gun designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning….

There are some things I can’t write. So I’m not going to write them. OK?

Gabby Giffords: Vote for Hillary Clinton!

There are some things I can’t write. So I’m not going to write them. OK?

The NRA Museum’s YouTube Channel isn’t exactly popular. When I caught up with it, the Gun Gurus’ Plains Rifle video above had garnered just 527 views. I’m sad that there’s such a limited audience for such a superlative production about such a historically important firearm. As a gun blogger who can spend four hours writing a post that’s seen by less than a thousand or so readers, I know that it’s not all about the views. Some things simply must be said. Like this: thank you NRA, the NRA Gun Gurus, Henry Repeating Rifles and NRA members/financial supporters for preserving and promoting our firearms heritage. Much obliged.

Not-So-Obscure Object of Desire: The Plains Rifle

The NRA Museum’s YouTube Channel isn’t exactly popular. When I caught up with it, the Gun Gurus’ Plains Rifle video above had garnered just 527 views. I’m sad that there’s such a limited…

Unloaded. Stupidest Anti-Gun Agitprop Ever?

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“If we can’t get guns out of our cities, let’s at least get them out of our crime stories,” Ron Charles at washingtpost.com writes. “That seems to be the idea behind a…

TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor and I had a long conversation about Chris Kyle one day. Jon revealed that Mr. Kyle was not a particularly good shot. His genius lay in his ability to infiltrate an area without being detected, and remain there, hidden. Camouflage is more than just clothing. It’s knowing where to go, where to stay, how to stay there undetected, when to shoot, when to leave and how not to reveal yourself as you exfiltrate. Hats off to these warriors, who have skills I could never master.

Camouflaged Snipers Rock

TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor and I had a long conversation about Chris Kyle one day. Jon revealed that Mr. Kyle was not a particularly good shot. His genius…

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Question of the Day: Are Anti-Open Carry Gun Owners “Blaming the Victim”?

There is a phenomenal French bakery just down the road from me. Baguette et Chocolat bakes all their patisserie from scratch on the premises. Their flaky croissants melt in your mouth. The salade Nicoise is an…