New From FN America: FN DMR II and Tactical Carbine II Rifles

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FN’s upping the features on their well-respected DMR and Tactical Carbine ARs. Here’s their press release: FN’s SERIES OF MODERN SPORTING RIFLES RE-ENGINEERED FOR ENHANCED PERFORMANCE (McLean, Va. – Dec. 05,…

Seven Things Every AR-15 Owner Needs to Know How to Do

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While driving to an open shooting position on a recent trip to the range, I observed AR-15 type firearms in every bay. Some had as many as 10 different varieties…

Gallup Poll: Support for Assault Weapons Ban Drops to 36%

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President Clinton enacted the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in 1994. [For an overview of the AWB concept click here.] Since its expiration, the Democratic Party has been hell bent on reenacting and strengthening…

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Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: The Boston Globe Puts Police Militarization in Perspective

“This is not about militarizing the Boston Police Department. This is about realism. This is about giving police the firepower they need when they and the public are at the…

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New from Kalashnikov: AK-400 (For Russia’s Special Forces)

“The AK-400 is superior to the tried and true AK-74 and state-of-the-art AK-12 in terms of both precision and fire dispersion,” a source within the Russian military industry tells Izvestia newspaper….

Classic Gun Review: Marlin Model 39

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The Marlin Model 39 claims to be the oldest continually-produced cartridge rifle in history.  Its parent design was born during the unexceptional presidency of Benjamin Harrison, whose bust never even…

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Gun Review: Henry Big Boy .44 Magnum

For students of the history and romance of so-called cowboy rifles, Bayonne, New Jersey isn’t a particularly evocative locale. Ilion, New York (Remington). New Haven, Connecticut (Marlin). Those are the…

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Major Malfunction Du Jour: ATI VK-22 Bolt Failure

My eight year-old daughter had never fired a (non-Nerf, non-water) gun before today.  She’s expressed interest in shooting before, but she’s so petite that any standard or ‘youth model’ rifle…

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