Gun Review: Win Gun M84 Airsoft Pistol

  Here’s a look at a gun that’s a little outside the ordinary here at The Truth About Guns:  the airsoft WG M84, a copy of sorts of the Beretta Model 84. For many years I scoffed at airsoft as a training tool. And then I started taking some force-on-force coursework – reality based training […]

Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Mind the Reactionary Gap

A Sudanese refugee named Omer Ismail Ali found himself rapidly and promiscuously perforated by a police officer in Kelso, Washington recently. Ali assumed room temperature shortly after storming into a convenience store with a four-foot long stick and beating everyone in sight. His rampage didn’t last long. A police officer happened to be in the […]

Gear Review: MantisX Firearms Training System

While perusing the “NEXT” area at SHOT Show 2016 — the section intended for first-time exhibitors — I came across the MantisX Firearms Training System. It looks like a rail-mounted laser, but inside of that little unit is actually a gyroscope or three, and by working in conjunction with an iOS or Android app it […]

Rules of Engagement, Massad-Style

One of the things that bothers me about armed self defense is what happens after I kill or wound an attacker? What then? Do I get indicted? Get no-billed? Go to jail? Win, but spend the rest of my life paying off an attorney? That leads me to thinking about “if shooting someone opens the […]