Gun Review: H&K VP9SK

Back in the day, I ran economic development for Texas. Convincing firearms manufacturers to move or expand in The Lone Star State was one of the favorite parts of my job. I didn’t think H&K would ever be one of my targets. But then, lo’ and behold, there I was, sitting in the Governor’s office with the CEO of […]

The Truth About Rifle Optics

John Farnham writes [via ammoland.com]: Last weekend, a student brought an H&K MR762A1 Rifle to my Armed Response to a Terrorist Attack training course last weekend. It’s the commercial version of H&K’s 417, a gas-piston, autoloading, military rifle in 7.62×51 (308) with an “AR profile.” My student fitted his long gun with a 6x ACOG optic (6×48) mounted on the upper […]

Heckler & Koch: No More Gun Sales to Israel

German firearms manufacturer Heckler & Koch recently let it be known that they would no longer sell their firearms in some of the worlds more questionable corners. As the UK’s Guardian reported . . . The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, […]

Vedder Holster Daily Digest: Cracking Down in Cali, HK Backs Off and a ‘More Dangerous’ New Jersey

Fresno PD says stockless 10/22 is a short barrel rifle . . . Southwest Patrol Officers Arrest Armed Suspect During Patrol Check On Monday, September 11, 2017, Southwest Officers Yessie Hernandez and Gilberto Quezada were conducting crime suppression patrol in the area of White and Warren Avenues. They saw a Recreational Vehicle illegally parked in […]

Factory Tour of Brethren Armament’s Custom Shop

First, a shameless plug: see the 9mm, .300 BLK, and 7.62×39 HK-pattern rifles above? They’re all select-fire and they’re all slated to be at the Texas Firearms Festival, which means you — yes, you — can come shoot them. Well, as soon as I finish warming them up for you. These guns and more will […]

Gun Review: Walther CCP

I love the Heckler & Koch P7, as it offers so many engineering features to geek out over. Some of those features appeared on a handgun for the first time with the P7, only to become ubiquitous thereafter (3-dot sights, for example*). A few of those great features have never been reproduced on another pistol. […]

Gun Review: Heckler & Koch VP9

HK is no stranger to striker-fired pistols, but it’s been a while since they’ve designed a new one — close to four decades. With the VP9 hot off the presses, the wait is over and Heckler & Koch has reentered the striker-fired handgun market. This bad boy is sort of like a cross between HK’s own […]

Gun Review: HK USP Tactical .45

You don’t have to be a Navy SEAL to know that the H&K MK23 is one bad ass pistol. But it helps. It also helps when it comes to owning one. Navy SEALs pay for theirs in blood, sweat and tears. Uncle Sam gets a deal. Civilians need to shell-out some $2,300 or thereabouts for […]