Hotrodding the WASR-10 – Part 2

In my first article on hotrodding the WASR 10, I talked about taking off the bloc-quality furniture and restoring it to something more suitable for Scandinavia (namely above IKEA grade). Now that I had the firearm looking good, the next step: help its performance in a potential home defense scenario. After all, the Kalashnikov is […]

TTAG Welcomes Brett Solomon

The Truth About Guns went live on February 17th of this year. Since then, we’ve published 1,245 posts. Site traffic has risen from zero to over 2000 unique views per day. So far, we’ve racked up just under 10,000 unique views. The site’s growing in a nice, steady, organic fashion. As for profitability, I’ve decided […]

Gun Review: Springfield Armory EMP

So John Moses Browning is a genius and all that. Robert checked out the 1903 Colt and loved it. But for most gun guys, Browning’s greatest contribution to the world of firearms will always be the 1911. It’s full-size  elegance and extra safety features hits their ballistic sweet spot. Is .45 ACP always necessary? Of course […]

“It’s Like an Apple Store . . . WITH GUNS!”

Sorry, but I could not improve on Gizmodo’s headline. I was thinking “It’s Like an Apple Store . . . ONLY CLEANER!” But then the second you hear the voice-over, you know this gun wunderland is Deutsch. (The only other options were Swiss or Malaysian.) Pointing out that this store is neat and tidy would […]

Gun Review: Beretta U22 Neos Inox

Gun or phaser from Star Trek? Or another sci-fi series to be named later. By someone else. Please excuse my lack of knowledge of sci fi geekdom—and I mean that in a good way fanboys. But this stuff suggests itself. Beretta took the venerable .22 caliber training pistol—default option Ruger Mark III or Colt Woodsman—and […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum Revolver

I managed to sneak off for a little range time yesterday. I had the chance to shoot one of Smith and Wesson’s hand cannons: the 500 Magnum Revolver. After hearing (and fearing) a lot about the weapon’s recoil, I can say it deserves its rep as a YouTube comedy channel fodder. The 500’s got more […]

Remington To Unveil New 1911 R1 Pistol [Not Shown] At NRA Hoedown

If you look in the back of a random Crown Vic police cruiser, chances are you’ll find a beat-up Remington 870 shotgun riding rear (rear riding shotgun?) After a 90 some-odd-year hiatus, the stalwart arms maker is getting back into the 1911 market. John M. Browning designed the original 1911—a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated handgun […]

Product Review: LockSAF Biometric Handgun Safe

Even before we had our first child, I knew I had to change the way I stored my firearms. Rapid access to a home defense gun had to play second fiddle to safety. After all, protecting your loved ones is the whole point of keeping a firearm in the master bedroom. Gun accidents can’t happen. At […]