Arming Teachers: Myths vs. Facts

Laura Carno, Executive Director of, writes [via]: There has been more national and local news coverage about arming school staff in the past two weeks than we have ever seen. Along with that record amount of coverage comes plenty of statements, from people opposed to the idea of armed school staff, that are […]

The German Gewehr 1888 Rifle in 7.92 x 57mm

July 28, 1914. The world is at war. Germany and the Central Powers are fighting the Allies — the British Empire, France, Russia, Belgium, and their colonies in the far flung corners of the world. In 1917, the United States enters the fray . . . and stayed between the 28th day of July 1914 […]

Falling Bullet Injuries: Pakistan v. U.S.

On July 1st, 2017, 13-year-old Noa Inman of Hammond, Indiana was struck by celebratory gunfire. He died from a wound to the head. Such clear cut examples are rare enough to become national news stories. lists surprisingly few deaths from celebratory gunfire in their article on the subject. It lists about a dozen “notable incidents.” […]

The Mechanics Behind SIG P320 Drop Safety Failures

If every degree on the X, Y, and Z axes is a data point, there are over 46 million potential orientations in which to drop a firearm. Unfortunately, the SIG SAUER P320 has shown an unacceptably high potential for firing when dropped on a hard surface in at least one general orientation: on the back […]

NICS Background Checks Continue High for June, 2017

In the (almost) six months since Donald Trump took office, the FBI has completed 12,601,102 NICS checks. Comparing that stat monthly . . . NICS checks for June, 2017 clocked in at 1,901,768. That’s the second highest number of NICS checks for any June on record, just below 2016’s 2,131,485 checks. The third highest June was […]

IWI Tavor X95 300 BLK vs Chrysler 300

Ever wonder what parts of your car are cover, and what parts are just concealment? Against subsonic and supersonic 300 Blackout? Well, we didn’t answer all of that but we did pit the Tavor X95 in 300 BLK against parts of a black 300. Chrysler, that is . . . TTAG’s full review of the IWI […]

NICS Checks in the Trump Era Break May Record

The NICS checks total last month was 1,942,677. That’s a new record for May. The next highest was in 2016, 1,870,000. The National Instant Criminal background check totals continue to confound expectations. Instead of a continual fall during the Trump administration — the so-called Trump slump — the totals have remained surprisingly strong. The May 2017 checks […]

IDF Push to Stop Illegal Gun Manufacture on West Bank

In many places around the world where firearms are very difficult to obtain legally, small shops manufacture simple submachine guns for the black market. They are common in Brazil, Israel, the Philippines, and increasingly in Australia,  Canada, and even here in the United States, where submachine guns are highly regulated. In Israel, the Israeli Defense Forces have […]