Gun Review: LE/Mil Remington ACR

post image

In this time of constantly accelerating innovation, any piece of equipment older than a few decades is due for replacement. This temporally-enhanced evolutionary process holds true for everything from refrigerators to…

The Limits of Armed Self-Defense

post image

I used to carry a full-size Springfield XD(m) 45. It was a fearsome weapon. Then again, so is its replacement: a Glock 30. The XD9(m) was easier to grip out…

Potato Guns Are Illegal in California. Who Knew?

redding.com reports:

A 35-year-old Red Bluff man faces possible criminal charges for firing a homemade “potato gun” near his neighbor’s home . . .

(more…)

redding.com reports: A 35-year-old Red Bluff man faces possible criminal charges for firing a homemade “potato gun” near his neighbor’s home . . .

post image

Dan Freedman: Why My Mexico Gun Running Story Didn’t Mention the ATF Gunwalker Scandal

Journalist Dan Freedman penned a post for houstonchronicle.com that analyzed Mexican gun smuggling—without once mentioning the fact that a large number of the guns chronicled in his report were firearms…

Gear Preview: Unboxing the 9G INPRINT Safe

Unboxing a gun safe. It doesn’t get any more exciting than that. Well, not this morning. Not for me. Call me a security theater lovvie, but I can’t wait to put the battery in the 9G INPRINT Safe and give the box a try. When I do, you’ll be the first to know. For the moment, I’d like to point out that 9G passes the initial packaging test. Like Springfield’s XD(m)s’ case, unlike Glock’s boxes, the 9G INPRINT safe creates a positive ownership experience from the git-go. Second impression: it’s a big old thing. But if this chunky monkey opens quickly and reliably with a simple finger swipe, my GunVault may be vaulted to secondary status . . .

Unboxing a gun safe. It doesn’t get any more exciting than that. Well, not this morning. Not for me. Call me a security theater lovvie, but I can’t wait to…

post image

Kids and Guns: When? How? and Why?

From as early as I can remember, there were guns in the house while I grew up. Back in the day, it was more common for guns to be in…

“Risk,” Warren Buffet said, “comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” Applying that to armed self-defense does not mean you have to develop great marksmanship and gun handling skills. They’re useful and all, but they are not paramount. To “win” an armed encounter you have to know your goal. I know: survival. Sorry, that ain’t good enough. There are simply too many options in a self-defense situation to try and formulate a plan—or react instinctively—based on the general thought “I want to stay alive.” You have to break it down. There are three basic strategic goals. Choose one . . .

(more…)

Self-Defense Tip: Know What You’re Doing

“Risk,” Warren Buffet said, “comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” Applying that to armed self-defense does not mean you have to develop great marksmanship and gun handling skills. They’re…

post image

Question of the Day: Would You Open Carry?

If I’m carrying a gun, no one else needs to know about it. Living in an open carry state—within a proverbial stone’s throw of DC—has reinforced this belief. There are…

Ask Foghorn: Why use cheap ammo to practice?

post image

Bob writes: As a new(ish) shooter I have a question. Why would you practice with different ammunition at the range than you would use in a match? Doesn’t the different…

Only two places for a gun: on your person or locked in a safe. Worried about quick access? We’ll have a look at a new 9G biometric safe later today.

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Jarred Dubois

Only two places for a gun: on your person or locked in a safe. Worried about quick access? We’ll have a look at a new 9G biometric safe later today.

post image

Colin Goddard Stops Making Sense. Again. Still.

If you put manned metal detectors at all the entrances to all school buildings (including fire doors), you might have a case for banning guns on campus. Otherwise, what? How…

/*