New from Viridian: E-Series Red Laser for Ruger Security-9

Security-9? Nein! Well that’s what laser lovers would have said if Ruger hadn’t tapped Viridian to offer a red laser for the debut of their new Security-9 semi-automatic pistol. [Viridian press release below.] The partner choice makes sense. The Security-9 is a budget-priced GLOCK 19 Gen4 alternative ($379 vs. $599 msrp). A Viridian E-Series red […]

Laser Blasters: Not Just Science Fiction? Maybe. Someday.

Joe Grine, Nick Leghorn and myself are amped up to cover the Joint Small Arms Conference of the National Defense Industry Association in May. I’m a complete noob when it comes to this kind of military-grade hardware, and I’m having trouble sleeping just thinking about shooting anything belt-fed, crew-served or rocket-propelled. Laser guns weren’t on […]

The Yin and Yang of Home Defense

For those of you who’s only exposure to Eastern philosophy came from watching David Carradine just prior to reluctantly opening up a can of Oriental whoop-ass on some miscreant in Kung Fu, “yin” (阴) and “yang” (阳) are polarized or seemingly contrary forces that are nonetheless interconnected and interdependent. It also references how these contrary […]