Free Alabama Carry Permits for Retired Military

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In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify to obtain free pistol permits. The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98…

Oklahoma Moves Closer to Constitutional Carry

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Oklahoma looks to be ready to move another increment toward permitless or “Constitutional” carry.  The Senate has already passed SB 735 on a 67-2 vote; the bill has passed the…

Indian Army Debates New Gun: Kill (7.62) or Wound (5.56)?

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“Should it be a rifle that ‘kills’  the enemy soldier or terrorist?” timesofindia.indiatimes.com asks. “Or, should it merely ‘wound’? With the decade-long hunt for a new-generation assault rifle still nowhere near finalization,…

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Facebook Battles More Online Gun Sales – In Libya

Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild took a beating for enabling online firearms sales between consenting adults. Under pressure from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and like-minded civilian disarmers, Facebook banned all…

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UK Nuke Cops Ditch SA80-A2 for Canadian DIEMACO C8-CQB

nationalpost.com reports that UK troops charged with protecting the country’s nukes have switched from the home-grown SA80-A2 rifle to Canada’s DIEMACO C8-CQB, a modified M4 produced by Colt Canada. wikipedia.org‘s entry on the SA80-A2…

ISIS Remote Control Rifle Revealed

Unlike the Obama administration, I’m going with ISIS rather than ISIL. The “L” stands for the Lavant — an area larger than Syria and Iraq (including Lebanon and Jordan). I don’t want to give the Islamo-fascist state’s ambitions more play than they deserve. Anyway, the remote control gun above indicates that ISIS is nothing if not creative in its desire to control the oil fields that sustain its economy. The sooner and more convincingly they’re destroyed the better.

Unlike the Obama administration, I’m going with ISIS rather than ISIL. The “L” stands for the Lavant — an area larger than Syria and Iraq (including Lebanon and Jordan). I…

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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Mark Miley: Forget the Modular Handgun System, Let’s Just Buy GLOCKs

“We are not talking about nuclear subs or going to the moon here. We are talking about a pistol.” It looks like General Mark Milley wants a little perfection for his…

“Just when you thought we’d nailed the art of firing chunks of metal at each other at immense speeds,” dailymail.co.uk snarks, “a US weapons firm has shown it can do it faster. An electromagnetic railgun has been tested firing bullets at Mach 6 – six times the speed of sound. Designed by San Diego-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS), the Blitzer railgun uses electromagnets to send its projectiles hurtling off at thousands of miles per hour.” That would be six times the speed of sound. The main advantages over traditional explosives are stated as improved safety – due to less explosives on board – and could drastically reduce the costs.” Reduced costs. Sure.

Blitzer Rail Gun Ready for Sea Trials

“Just when you thought we’d nailed the art of firing chunks of metal at each other at immense speeds,” dailymail.co.uk snarks, “a US weapons firm has shown it can do it…

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Gun Review: Brethren Armament BA 9mm Compact Pistol (MP5K)

The MP5 was the apex predator of its day. Here on the 50th anniversary of the very first production run military and law enforcement organizations around the globe continue to deploy the…

Camouflaged Snipers Rock

TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor and I had a long conversation about Chris Kyle one day. Jon revealed that Mr. Kyle was not a particularly good shot. His genius lay in his ability to infiltrate an area without being detected, and remain there, hidden. Camouflage is more than just clothing. It’s knowing where to go, where to stay, how to stay there undetected, when to shoot, when to leave and how not to reveal yourself as you exfiltrate. Hats off to these warriors, who have skills I could never master.

TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor and I had a long conversation about Chris Kyle one day. Jon revealed that Mr. Kyle was not a particularly good shot. His genius…

Assuming that “new” doesn’t mean anything here, you’re looking at the Russian AK-630 or a variant thereof. wikipedia.org describes it as a “fully automatic naval close-in weapon system based on a six-barreled 30 mm rotary cannon. In 630, “6” means 6 barrels and “30” means 30mm. The system’s primary purpose is defense against anti-ship missiles and other precision guided weapons. It can also . . .

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In Russia Super Burst Gun Fires You

Assuming that “new” doesn’t mean anything here, you’re looking at the Russian AK-630 or a variant thereof. wikipedia.org describes it as a “fully automatic naval close-in weapon system based on a six-barreled 30 mm rotary cannon. In 630,…

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ISIS Snipers Use Giant Sniper Rifle

I’m so confused! Are ISIS snipers giants or are their snipers shooting giants? Note: I’m not a sniper, nor do I play one on the Internet. Wait. I suppose I do….