Encomium for Kalashnikov

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As a kid growing up in the pre-Perestroika ‘80s, I used to think, “The only good Commie is a dead Commie.” Today, that sounds harsher than it did then, but…

Gun Review: Ruger GP-100 .357 Magnum

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After nearly seven years of wedded bliss, I caught her red-handed! Red-handed at the range, that is. At my insistence, my lukewarm-to-guns wife had just fired six rounds from my…

Gun Review: Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm

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The boss’s mouse gun malevolence notwithstanding, I’m still a fan of petite pistols and reserved revolvers. In fact, I was so impressed with Kel-Tec’s .380 P3AT that I just plunked…

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Gun Review: Kel-Tec P3AT .380

Kel-Tec’s P3AT is one of the most popular pocket pistols pistol purveyors purvey. And no wonder. It’s small, light and cheap. And . . . there you have it. For…

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Gun Review: SIG SAUER P250 9mm

As a kid, there was one toy I frequented more than anything with a barrel or trigger: LEGO® blocks. With these ingenious Danish creations, I was more than merely a…

Shootin’ Iron

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Living at home is a bitch. Especially if you’re a 29-year-old misogynist living in a rural-ish suburb west of Atlanta. Apparently, whilst taking a break from contemplating exactly why he…

My mom called this morning. That’s her featured in the video above. And no, her shooting technique isn’t as good as her mother’s. Mom mentioned that one of her friends attempted target shooting once. She seized up with fright and never even sent the first round downrange. The friend—a lady my mom’s age—kept saying, “I just couldn’t do it, I just couldn’t do it. I was way too nervous and too scared of that gun.” Mom analyzed her friend’s fear of guns thusly: “Well, she didn’t grow up around guns.” In stark contrast, guns were always a part of how my mom grew up. She credits her father—my grandfather–for her familiarity with firearms.

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Guns, Flowers and Father’s Day

My mom called this morning. That’s her featured in the video above. And no, her shooting technique isn’t as good as her mother’s. Mom mentioned that one of her friends attempted…

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How Not to Buy a 20mm Gatling Cannon for your Museum

Driving past the “future site” of an upcoming aviation museum the other day, I noticed that a new old airplane had joined the rotting vintage fleet in the fractured parking…

Gun Review: Arsenal, Inc. SLR-106FR (Bulgarian AK)

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Let’s just come right out and say it:  Precision is to AK-47 as Rahm Emanuel is to bipartisanship.  Sure, Kalashnikov’s legendary avtomat holds many virtues – virtues that have rendered…

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Gun Review: CZUB CZ 75 P-01 9mm

Sometimes I just get a “feeling.” Like the first time I ever stood in front of a classroom and realized I wanted to teach. Or the night I met a…

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Gun Review: Century Arms WASR-10 (Romanian AK)

“Loose is good.” I think. Since that’s really just a hunch, I did the easiest most journalistically-thorough thing and Googled the phrase. My results? Well, let’s just say they stuck…