The Gunsmith Chronicles: What’s Your Story?

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Life can be complicated sometimes. Things you think should be simple too frequently end up being far more complex than they have a right to be. And usually it’s because…

How to Win a Gunfight When You Shouldn’t Really Be Trying

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  Imagine the scenario [via chron.com]: Co-worker with a criminal past (violent?) shows up at work drunk. Gets reported, gets fired. Several weeks later shows up at your house in…

Gear Review: Homak Gun Safe

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 Black 12 gun cabinet safe w/ FREE SHIPPING!!!!  I clicked the Buy It Now button and then went over to PayPal and completed the transaction. stephens_st0re on eBay has several different…

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Gear Preview: Homak Gun Safe Pt. 2

While waiting patiently for the delivery van (dammit, hurry up!), I’ll detail my thinking process on the gun cabinet safe versus several alternatives. My thought process involved looking at what…

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Gear Preview: Homak Gun Safe

Theft. Robbery. Nothing gets me angrier than some bastard coming in and taking something of mine. Obviously the health and welfare of family is way more important, but we’re not…

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Auction Hunters

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I was half watching Auction Hunters on TV while enjoying an adult beverage after working all weekend at the plant. I don’t typically watch this show but I didn’t have the energy to swap channels, if you know what I mean. In any event, these two guys bid on abandoned storage units or something and then see how much they can make selling what they find. Several things struck me about the show. First, they seem to find a hell of a lot of abandoned guns in those storage units. Nice guns, too. Unbelievable. I sure wouldn’t store any firearms like that. Or abandon them . . .

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Home on the Gun Range Tags: Home on the Gun Range I was half watching Auction Hunters on TV while enjoying an adult beverage after working all weekend at the…

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The Truth About Arming Teachers

TTAG often focuses on the conflict between individual liberty and public safety. The example that sets the stage for me: school lock-downs. Add to that list the current TSA pat-down…

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Gear Review: Caldwell Handy Rest NXT

I admit it. I’m a sucker for impulse purchases. I resist. I fight. I hold back. And then one day I give in to those urges and come home with…

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Castillo’s Jewelry: Anatomy of a Houston Shoot-Out

I just saw this story from Houston’s chron.com while drinking my morning coffee. Jewelry shop owner in bad neighborhood defends wife, life, and livelihood against three armed attackers. Final tally, three dead…

Four Gun Things Every Man Should Know or Do

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I’ve recently come across several of those “50 things every man should know or do” articles on this here interweb thing. Some of the items range from ridiculous (shotgun a…

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Some Thoughts on Armed Teachers and Other Current Issues

There have been several posts, and much discussion, on a variety of related topics here lately. Responsibility, airline security, arming teachers, concealed carry, they all tie together. I don’t have…

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How to Buy A Used Gun

A recent commenter asked for some advice on buying used guns. At one point I was frequenting about a dozen gun shows a year, with almost weekly trips to pawn…