New from Smith & Wesson: M&P45 Shield

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NRA attendees woke up bright and early this morning to the news that Smith & Wesson has expanded their popular Shield line adding two new models chambered in .45 ACP….

Springfield Armory Auction of First Chris Kyle TRP to End Live at NRA

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Are you headed to Louisville for the NRA convention and meetings? I just made it through security in less than two minutes. Running my G43 through the TSA only took about…

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson Model 60 .357 Magnum (Take Two)

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When I wrapped my hands around the diminutive Smith & Wesson Model 60, my first thought was “Honey, I Shrunk The 686!” As I turned it over in my hands,…

Last night, I was chatting with a dear friend who lives in Australia. He made a statement heard in many quarters. “You Americans and your love of hand guns are ruining your country and making you the laughing stock of the civilized world.” All we had to do was “look at the numbers to see the truth.” Well, I did look at the numbers. If you compare the total number of murders in the U.S. to that of a small country like, say, Costa Rica, you’d be right. But to get a fair and balanced apples-to-apples comparison, you need to look at the number of crimes per 1,000 residents. Now it get’s really interesting . . .

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Handguns = Rampant Murder? Nope.

Last night, I was chatting with a dear friend who lives in Australia. He made a statement heard in many quarters. “You Americans and your love of hand guns are ruining your…

The imaginative folks over at H2 ask the rhetorical question, “what if handguns were hand-guns?” I’m also thinking how cool it would have been, if I could have gotten my hands to do that when I was a kid. Except for the bloodshed. Even at my blood-thirstiest, I never wanted to hurt anybody for real. But having smoke and muzzle flash shoot out of your fingers is just flat-out coolness. [FAR more violent video here]

What if handguns were HAND-guns?

The imaginative folks over at H2 ask the rhetorical question, “what if handguns were hand-guns?” I’m also thinking how cool it would have been, if I could have gotten my…