Springfield Armory Daily Digest: Original Meaning, A Temporary Ban, and the Agony of Regret

Clinton’s Missed Opportunity on Guns – “Compared with the rest of the third presidential debate Wednesday night, the opening conversation about the Constitution was practically Lincoln-Douglas-like as the candidates answered questions and didn’t interrupt each other. But the discussion of the seminal gun control case D.C. v. Heller was borderline incomprehensible unless you’ve recently taken constitutional law. And in […]

First Impressions: Ruger American Pistol

Sharp Shooting Indoor Range & Gun Shop in Spokane got a handful of Ruger’s newest firearm, the American Pistol, in stock and immediately added one to its extensive rental counter. Although one of TTAG’s Texas-based writers is putting an American Pistol through the full review process, I figured I may as well snag this one and […]

Gun Comparison: Ruger LC9 vs. LC9s

Since its announcement at 2011’s SHOT Show, the Ruger LC9 has generated unending complaints about its onerous trigger pull. At the end of July, 2014, the company released a striker-fired version of the LC9, called the LC9s, with the primary selling point being a shorter, lighter, crisper, and in all other ways better trigger. Thanks to […]

New 10/22 Takedown Stock From Tapco – Suppressor Not Included

We spotted the Ruger 10/.22 Takedown at the SHOT show two years ago, and Bill Ruger’s stepchild has certainly thrived since then. While the scarce little rimfire is certainly not lacking in awesomeness, there’s something to be said for an adjustable-length buttstock. Especially on a rifle that’s so ideally suited to younger, smaller shooters. Don’t […]

New(ish) From Ruger: Red Label Over/Under Shotgun

  The venerable Ruger Red Lable returns. Ruger hasn’t made the Red Label for about three years, but now it’s back, rested and ready. Externally, it’s hard to see what’s changed, but in their press release (after the jump) Ruger claims a “refined” mechanism a more centered center of gravity and reduced recoil. It also […]

Gun Review: Ruger LC380

The Ruger LC380 for this review was provided by The Kentucky Gun Company.  I’ve never had much use for small framed pistols. I like large frames that shoot things with a minimum case length of 19mm. James Bond and his PPK weren’t favorites of mine. I much preferred Detective John McClane and his full sized Beretta […]

First Impressions: Ruger LC380

  The Ruger LC380 for this review was provide by The Kentucky Gun Co. Have you ever owned something that seems really cool, that gradually starts to lose its appeal due to what initially seemed like a minor flaw? That’s how I’m starting to feel about the Ruger LC380. At first blush, the sleek ‘n sexy […]

Sheetrock Penetration Testing, Take 1

There are a lot of strong opinions out there when it comes to home defense firearms. Nick’s Self Defense Tip; Don’t Use a Rifle caused some of the best discussion I’ve seen on the subject in a while, and it got me thinking on the subject as well. It seems to me that the biggest […]

Gun Review: Ruger LC9 and Versacarry Holster

Note:  Those of you familiar with my writing will detect immediately that the following review isn’t my own work. Instead, this guest review is written by Tony, a law enforcement professional with decades of first-hand firearm experience both at home and abroad. Like Top Gear’s nameless F1 driver The Stig, Tony’s day job requires that […]

Gun Review: Ruger LCR .357 Revolver

A wise old man once told me that real pistols only came in one configuration: blued steel and walnut grips. The very same man bandied about phrases like “nickel plated sissy pistol” and believed that the .45 ACP was the alpha and omega. When “combat tupperware” started to become en vogue he thought it was […]