The Great Caliber Debate: .380 ACP vs 9mm

On January 30, 1948 a Hindu nationalist advocate by the name of Nathuram Godse secured his claim to infamy by carrying out an assassination. At 5:17 PM Godse used a Beretta M1934 he’d apparently stolen to shoot Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi in the chest – three times – point-blank. By doing this Godse sealed […]

NRA Announces New Line of Officially Licensed Coolers

The NRA had a nasty break-up with YETI Coolers earlier this year when the Austin-based company — much like Delta, Enterprise, Symantec and Simplisafe, among others — dumped their affiliate deal with the Friends of the NRA after Parkland. Now the NRA has announced that they have a new partner in the premium cooler space, […]

My Grandfather’s 1943 Union Switch & Signal M1911A1

Within two months of his eighteenth birthday, my grandpa left the Bronx, New York and was inducted into the Army of the United States. His listed civilian occupation was “boilermaker,” but he was on his way to an MOS of Intelligence Observer 518 in the 209th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He […]

Would a National Tiered System of Carry Permits Be the Straw That Breaks the Hoplophobes’ Backs?

By MarkPA Now that Brett Kavanaugh has ascended the bench, the Supreme Court is likely to rule on some states’ “may-issue” practices that amount to “won’t-issue” for carry permits. The recent case of Young v. Hawaii is ripe for consideration. A three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit has ruled in Young’s favor, granting him his prayer […]

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