Self-Defense Tip: Keep Your Friends Close, Your Gun Purchases Closer

Last week, I reported on a Massachusetts gun collector whose collection got collected by thieves. This despite the fact that Mr. Sokolowski had a gun vault that the police described as “extremely secure.” As Mr. Sokolowski was not held at gunpoint during the robbery, either the thieves were extremely sophisticated or it was an inside job. My money’s on the latter. Die-hard gun collectors are notorious for purchasing weapons outside established channels (e.g., gun stores and auction houses). Gun shows! Classified ads! Forums! Friend of a friend of a friend! That’s how you find a “real” bargain! Go to the source. Yes, well . . .

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Last week, I reported on a Massachusetts gun collector whose collection got collected by thieves. This despite the fact that Mr. Sokolowski had a gun vault that the police described…

Should He Be Arrested Or Get A Commendation?

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There’d probably be a lot less crime if store owners could rely on thieves to shoot each other during a robbery. That’s what happened at D&S Liquors in Colorado Springs…

Want a Free AK? Ditch That PayPal Account

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OK, so offering a gun with the purchase of something or other isn’t exactly new any more. It’s usually a car dealer offering an AK or other gun with the…

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Mannlicher-Carcano Found in The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

No not really. But the point is obvious enough: there’s a direct connection between disarmament, discrimination and death. The fact that the Italian Jews in the movie—destined for concentration camps—never…

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Obscure Object Of Desire: The Ultimate Mosin-Nagant?

Here at TTAG, we love the lowly Mosin-Nagant.  I waxed historical about it last September, and Ralph just taught you all you need to know about its care, grooming and…

California to Outlaw Open Carry. Maybe.

The bill that would ban open carry in the state that time forgot California has landed on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. While gun owners statewide sit on the edges of their seats, Governor Moonbeam, a gun owner himself, hasn’t indicated whether or not he’ll sign the bill into law. If he does, the once-golden state would be the first since 1987 to outlaw open carry.

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The bill that would ban open carry in the state that time forgot California has landed on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. While gun owners statewide sit on the edges of…

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Name That Gun or Gun Related Thingie: Weiner Edition

Members of TTAG’s Armed Intelligenstsia are bound to recognize this thingie. So I’m looking for the firearm. Well, actually, I found it. And now it’s mine. But what is it?…

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The Death of a Four-Legged Friend Inspires Police Introspection

A good friend of mine posted about his dog on Facebook. He claimed police shot his best friend without provocation [not shown]. According to my pal, he and his wife were…

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Why I Don’t Carry Pepper Spray—Except When I Do

I’m not a big fan of that “I carry a gun when I’m going somewhere dangerous” thing. Bad things can happen to good people any time, any place. Even when…

Ralph’s Guide to Buying Your First Mosin Nagant 91/30 Pt. 3

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The Mosin Nagant 91/30 is an historic artifact, and a fun shooter. Inspecting the rifle, checking the headspace and firing pin depth, and removing cosmoline were covered in Parts 1…

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Tool Time!

  The world is demonstrably dangerous. Any possibility of a threat of harm to my children is reason enough for me to be willing and able to defend them. As…

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Bored in Vegas? Try Some Bulldozers and Boomsticks

When I was a kid, I liked two things. Tonka trucks and playing cowboy & Injuns. I spent lots of hours in a sand box using Tonka’s earth-moving equipment to…