Smith & Wesson Joins the 2015 Texas Gun Festival!


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Smith & Wesson is coming to the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival! On November 14 and 15 at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill (just northwest of Austin), the storied Massachusetts manufacturer will take over the entire BoTW pistol range, a discreet facility boasting 14 lanes of ballistic beatitude. Ticket holders will get their hands on a wide range of Smith & Wesson handguns, from the latest M&P semi-automatic pistols (complete with the new enhanced trigger) to traditional revolvers (from concealable J-frames to game-taking X frames) . . .

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Primary Weapons Systems Back at the Texas Firearms Festival for 2015


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Primary Weapons Systems’ (PWS) motto: Strength Through Evolution. Copy that. The Texas Firearms Festival on November 14 and 15 at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill has evolved. We’ve got a new and improved site layout, a Competition Zone and a significantly larger Retail Village. But we know our bread and butter: guns! Shooting guns! Shooting PWS guns was one of the highlights of last year’s Festival. We’re delighted to welcome them back for 2015 . . .

As you can see from the screen cap above, the Idaho-based gun and parts-maker builds a wide range of high-quality firearms. But don’t take my word for it. Come and shoot it! Them. Which you can only do if click here and buy tickets to the 2015 Festival (unless you’ve already done so). Tickets are limited to 250 VIP and 1500 shooting tickets per day. Once they’re gone. “I wanted to go but it’s sold out!” Don’t be that guy. Come to gun show 2.0, the Texas Firearms Festival.


Silencer Shop Returns for 2015 Texas Firearms Festival


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The Lone Star state will be well represented in the main shooting bays at the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival on November 14 and 15 at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill, Texas (just NW of Austin). Houston’s Roughneck Firearms and 1911-maker extraordinaire STI will make their debut. Underground Tactical will return. As will Silencer Shop. The Austin-based company sells a wide-rage of suppressors. They make it easy to choose and buy ballistic noise reduction accessories; they help their customers navigate all the gun trust and ATF paperwork. Once again . . .

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Watch Master Firearms Engraver Otto Carter Work at the Texas Firearms Festival


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On November 14 and 15, at Best of the West Shooting Sports in Liberty Hill, you’ll be able to try and buy a wide selection of top-notch guns and gear. DPX Gear will have some cutting edge tools for you to consider. Kangaroo Carry will show you how to make your full-sized concealed carry gun disappear. You’ll also be able to sign-up with gun rights orgs. And, I’m proud to announce, watch Master Engraver Otto Carter do his thing live and in-person. Check out Otto’s “Aesthetic Style” Bond Arms derringer above, on sale now for $7400 from Texas Firearms Festival gun store owner Sportsman’s Finest. Click here to buy your ticket to the Texas Firearms Festival now, before prices rise and tickets sell out. The happy memories you make at the Festival will be engraved in your mind forever. So to speak.


CMC Triggers Returns for the 2015 Texas Firearms Festival


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CMC Triggers was a hit at the 2014 Texas Firearms Festival. The Texas-based manufacturer proved their company’s claim: the trigger is an AR-15 and/or AR-10 platform rifle’s single most important “accurizer”. You want to shoot better groups or CQB with increased lethality? A CMC Triggers trigger group is the simplest, easiest and best solution. No screws, no adjustability, complete consistency, tactical grade quality. And now color! Make the jump for the full spiel. Meanwhile, yes, the soda can shotgun is set for a command performance in CMC’s bay . . .Read More

A Message to Gun Owners: Be An Ambassador

If you’ve been checking in on TTAG over the last few days, you know that I spent last weekend at the Bushnell Brawl. It was my first precision rifle match, and I had an absolute blast doing it, though I think the time and financial commitments to be successful will keep me from doing it seriously. My first exposure to the community at large was Thursday night at the shooter prep meeting. I stood in this huge barn surrounded by 119 white men, 1 African American guy, 1 guy who was a quasi Pacific Islander, and a sum total of 8 women, 3 competing and 5 there to support their partners. Looking around the room . . .

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A Conversation with an American Freedom Fighter in Iraq

24 Year Old American Combat Veteran Louis

By John Crump, republished with permission from

A few weeks ago Louis, a 24-year-old combat veteran of the Afghan War, was sitting at home watching the news and saw a story from Iraq that reported on ISIS, an evil organization that was destroying what his brothers-in-arms had worked so hard to secure. The daily reports of atrocities began weighing heavily on Louis.  Louis hoped that the U.S. would confront this evil in the same way in which they stopped the NAZI reign of terror during World War II. However, Louis felt that the U.S. was not doing enough.  If his own nation would not do something, Louis decided that he needed to get into the fight . . .

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Iraqi Army: 10k M-16s Are Not Enough

I’m not sure what’s up with all the administration’s chatter about the forthcoming – or not – assault on ISIS in Mosul. Why telegraph our military intentions to the enemy? Unless Obama’s Boyz are trying to deflect criticism that the President doesn’t have a plan for combatting the proto-Islamic caliphate’s killers ahead of the Congressional “debate” on the use of force authorization. Or maybe it’s a double fake . . .

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Merry Christmas from TTAG


May Santa leave exactly what you wanted under your tree. May you spend the day with all of your favorite people, eat most of your favorite foods and avoid that annoying in-law who never fails to drive you freakin’ crazy. To the best readers in the gunoverse, have yourself a merry little Christmas (and a happy new year).


Safety Tip: Avoid Saudi Wedding Cermonies

It seems nary a week goes by without a new video clip taking the intertubes by storm, depicting a wedding celebration in some third world hell hole exotic locale featuring the questionable handling of firearms going horribly wrong. So if you have friends who are bound and determined to tie the knot – and come from a part of the globe that necessitates visitors  receive multiple vaccinations – here’s a safety tip: make your excuses, send a nice wedding gift and stay home. Think of all the samolians you’ll save on air fare, not to mention that potentially devastatingly expensive air ambulance ride back to a place with hospitals where you don’t have to provide your own sheets.