My Quest to Find Old Guns in Old Homes

Known as “The Oldest House in St. Augustine,” the González-Alvarez House dates to 1723. It’s an impressive yet simple structure that blends its original Spanish architecture with English influences as it changed hands over the years. Being both an enthusiast of historic homes and antique arms, I had hoped to be able to combine both of my interests at […]

Is Your Local Gun Shop Helping or Hurting the Cause?

Over the last few years my involvement in the 2A community has been quite enlightening. One of the realities I have become more and more aware of is that our tendencies as human beings to engage in petty rivalries, competition, and back-stabbing is alive and well within the 2A community. While this really shouldn’t be […]

Gun Review: COP .357 Derringer Pistol

By DrewR Designed in 1983 by Robert Hillberg, the Compact Off-Duty Police or COP pistol is my favorite “solution in search of a problem.” The 28 ounce, all stainless, top loading derringer was ostensibly created as a back-up gun for police in the days when magnum wheel guns reigned supreme. With a similar footprint, lower […]

Let’s Leave The Novelty Ammunition For The Range

Over the years, there has been a certain amount of novelty ammunition devised for various purposes. Some are created ostensibly for concealed carry and/or self-defense, and others are created for different purposes. Some seem to have been created purely for fun at the range and that’s where such ammunition should reside. There are some fun ideas […]

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