Hands Off Your Gun Until You Have a Good Reason: Guns for Beginners

Dennis Alexander, a teacher at Seaside High School in Seaside, California, as well as a city councilman and reserve police officer in nearby Sand City, California, made the news recently for causing a negligent discharge of his pistol in a classroom, injuring three students. Alexander was ostensibly demonstrating something related to firearm safety when the gun […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ

I bought my HK P7 (which now looks like this) for a screaming good price in early 2012. You see, the older gentleman I bought it from was selling all of his semi-auto pistols, as he could no longer operate them due to arthritis in his hands and generally diminished finger/grip strength. This is where Smith […]

Buy Armed Defenders’ Insurance: Guns for Beginners

As a card-carrying good guy (or gal), life may someday feed you a giant crap sandwich.  You may have to shoot a violent criminal predator to defend yourself, your family or other innocent life.  Unfortunately, in today’s world, politically-motivated “community activists” may come for your scalp if it suits their political interests.  To make matters […]

Do You Know Your Rifle’s Maximum Point-Blank Range? Guns for Beginners

John Farnam writes [via ammmoland.com]: Conversations with “precision riflemen” often get into tedious, esoteric mathematical realms, and usually very quickly. Many factors influence the bullet during the brief fraction of a second (sometimes longer) while it is in free-flight between when it departs the muzzle and the point of ultimate impact (exterior ballistics), but the two […]