New-ish From Rock Island Armory: XT 22 Magnum 1911

The world of semi-automatic .22 Magnum pistols has been pretty darn small. In fact, the release of this XT 22 Magnum from RIA effectively doubles one’s realistic options. In the Rock Island’s case, it’s a real steel, 1911-style pistol with a delayed blowback action and a 14+1 capacity . . . Chris and I were […]

Big Gun Control Can’t Get Even Half a Dozen Protesters To the NRA Convention on Friday

According to the local NBC station, Dallas Police expect “large” protests near this year’s NRA Annual Meetings. For days, the media has gleefully reported on all manner of gun control advocates bragging of plans to crash the NRA’s party. How did these expected anti-gun counter-demonstrations go on Friday? Let’s face it: Big Gun Control threw […]

Is it Finally the Year of the Bushmaster ACR?

The moment ACR owners have been waiting for has finally arrived. Well kinda. Bushmaster will soon be shipping ACR replacement barrels in different calibers. I know what you are thinking, “I can finally have an ACR in 300 BLK!” Not just yet, Bushmaster decided they’d work on the 450 Bushmaster and 6.8 SPC barrels first […]

Springfield Armory’s Gun Rights Turn-Around

Last year, as the NRA’s Annual Meetings kicked off, I broke the story of Springfield Armory’s back-room dealings in Illinois. Much has changed at Springfield Armory since those events, both in Illinois and nationally. In fact, just yesterday, Springfield took the bold step of cutting off their products to Dick’s Sporting Goods stores. I welcome […]

New From Microtech Knives: R2K 9mm Suppressors

Microtech Knives is well known for high-end, well, knives. I’ve owned two myself, I do believe JWT carries one, and there’s a shiny new UTX-70 in my jeans fifth pocket as I type. But Microtech’s owner, Tony Marfione, has always been passionate about firearm suppressors and has been designing them since the early 90’s. Finally, […]

NRA-ILA Announces Major Leadership Forum Speaker

  The NRA announced today Vice President Mike Pence will be speaking at the Leadership Forum in Dallas next week during their Annual Meeting. MEDIA ADVISORY Vice President Pence to Speak at NRA ILA Leadership Forum Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association (NRA) Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced that Vice President Mike Pence […]

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