Black Friday Gun Sales Surge Portends Class-Based Civil War. Or Not.

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“Data derived from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) shows that November 25, 2011, Black Friday, had the most background checks for firearm purchases in a single…

Gear Review: Surefire MAG5 High Capacity Magazine

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The entire point of a detachable magazine is that you can quickly reload your gun when time is of the essence. But what if you didn’t have to reload as…

Ask Foghorn: What Does a “Free Float” Barrel Do?

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The term “free float handguards” is something you see a lot on “precision” AR-15 builds — guns designed to pluck the wings off a fly from 500 yards. But what…

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Just Because You’re Paranoid About Gun Control Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Really Out to Grab ‘Em

I’m really really getting tired of the whole “gun nuts are paranoid about President Obama” meme that the antis are pushing. And pushing. And pushing. The latest culprit is Timothy…

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In America, Ruger Flag Owns You!

  My Google-Fu fails me. Which came first: Ruger’s logo or Pontiac’s Screaming Chicken? As TTAG’s TTAC refugees know, Pontiac has gone to the multi-billion dollar union-bolstering bailout boneyard in…

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: MrSurplusnut

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Some gun guys hold that every YouTube instructional gun video should start with a safety check demonstrating the fact that the gun is empty. Safety Nazi that I am (that’s Mr. Godwin to you), I’m reasonably OK with vids that neglect the “See? It’s Empty!” part of the program—as long as the presenter then exhibits safe gun handling. In this case, no. The bad part: he thinks he’s skilled enough to tell other people how to wield a firearm. The scary part: some people will model themselves after him. Am I seriously suggesting that MrSurplusnut has a responsibility to show anyone stupid enough to take him seriously how to handle a gun responsibly? I am. YMMV.

[HTML1] Some gun guys hold that every YouTube instructional gun video should start with a safety check demonstrating the fact that the gun is empty. Safety Nazi that I am…

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Question of the Day: Is the Average CCW Holder Capable of Handling a DGU?

We often hear the expression “lethal threat” in gun discussions. Almost everyone seems to agree that “lethal threat” is the major criterion, among others, for determining whether a defensive gun…

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Quote of the Day: Hear Me Roar Edition

“What’s seriously troubling about this new breed of armed women is they seem to take more pleasure than their men in destroying life, even as they are the givers of…

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Laser Guided Glocks Edition

Our man Ira sent me a link to a Glock commercial. “A little obvious with a cute ending,” he opined. [Click here to watch the full ad.] Equally obvious: muzzle control…

ATF Death Watch 124: DEA “Cashwalker” Program Revealed

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“Undercover American narcotics agents have laundered or smuggled millions of dollars in drug proceeds as part of Washington’s expanding role in Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, according to current and former federal…

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Obscure Object of Desire: O. F. Mossberg & Son JIC M500 Cruiser

Who wants a pistol grip 12-gauge shotgun in a watertight floating tube? An Alaskan canoe adventurer between encampments? (Fargo: go Bears!) I’m thinking a handy snub-nosed revolver chambered in .357 (or…

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Worcester Buy-Back Aims at the Big Guns

From the photo, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s happening in Worcester, Mass. Do they like their guns really big or their politicians really small? Judging by Massachusetts’ track record,…