John Garand’s Need for Speed

In the waning days of 1928, John C. Garand filed a patent application for a “High Speed Firing Mechanism.” At the same time, he was working diligently at Springfield Armory in Massachusetts, developing the rifle that would soon bear his name. The patent, which was granted in November 1930 and assigned to the Lyman Gun […]

Florida Grand Jury Indicts Lakeland City Commissioner for Second-Degree Murder in Shoplifter Shooting

Earlier this week video was released showing Lakeland, Florida city commissioner Michael Dunn shooting and killing an alleged shoplifter on October 3 who was trying to leave his military supply store (see our original post here). Now, a grand jury has indicted Dunn on a charge of second-degree murder. As the Orlando Sentinel reports . […]

The Spookiest Reactive Targets to Shoot This Halloween

As far as we’re concerned, shooting zombies beats trick-or-treating eleven times out of ten. Here are a few seasonal-appropriate reactive targets to make this year’s Halloween even more fun for kids (and adults, too). Birchwood Casey “Darkotic” Zombie Chef and Masked Zombie Targets (8 for $10) These come from the creators of the iconic Shoot-n-C targets that […]

State Your Case: .308 Win vs. .30-06

When people ask me about hunting cartridges and cartridges for general use, I seem to always gravitate towards two of the most popular rifle rounds ever: the .30-06 and the .308 Winchester. These two rounds have a long and intertwined history, with the .30-06 being sort of like the .308’s father, in a manner of […]

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