Self-Defense Tip: Don’t Go to Mexico

[HTML1] According to, there are three reasons why gringos should holiday in Cabo San Lucas: the resort area boasts 360 days of sunny weather; it’s a short flight from the United States or Canada; and Cabo is “one of the safest destinations in Mexico.” Yes, well, full marks to the copy writer. Cabo is safer […]

Could This Thingy Really Save Your Life?

Ready for the latest in must-have safety equipment? DSM (Don’t Shoot Me) Safety Products has introduced a tactical pageant sash system designed to be carried and worn by off-duty cops in active shooter situations. The goal is admirable. Eliminate “blue on blue” shootings in high-stress, chaotic situations when IDing the guy in front of you […]

Question of the Day: Black Powder. What’s Up With That?

[HTML1] Roy’s already run through a bunch of black powder and conical ammo for his Thompson Center Fire Storm review. Please sir, can I have some more? Harumph. What is it with these black powder enthusiasts? Are they nostalgia freaks connecting with a historical anachronism in an obtuse retro kind of way (à la Harley […]

Note to NSSF: It’s an “Assault Rifle”. Deal With It

Eric over Gunmart Blog caused quite a kerfuffle when he called time on the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) campaign to remove the term “assault rifle” from the firearms fraternity’s lexicon. Eric mocked (ever-so-politely) the NSSF’s desire to replace “assault rifle” with “modern sporting rifle” (MSM). (TTAG has been promoting “modern black home defense sporting rifle with the thingie […]

Officially Official: Marines Replace M249 SAW with M27 IAR sounds the death knell for ye olde M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) light (relatively speaking) machine gun. Incoming! The Marines have signed the final contract with Heckler & Koch to replace all their belt-fed SAWs with H&K’s magazine-fed M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR). The gun goes to all Marine rifle squads and light armored reconnaissance […]

Incendiary Image of the Day: Gun Porn Edition

TTAG and are locked in editorial combat. We’re looking to overtake them as America’s most popular firearms-related blog. We’re getting close. Still, we respect TFB as our elder and, in many ways, our better. So when I saw this image on their pages, well, I was stunned. I thought Oleg Volk played it close […]

Occupy St. Louis and The 2nd Amendment

I slowly navigated my small pickup around the herds of Cardinals fans gathered downtown to bear witness to the parade for the 2011 World Series champions. The parade would not be for another two hours, but all the choice parking was gone. I finally found a place up Washington Avenue, a good 15 minute hike […]

British PM on Somali Pirates: Shoot to Kill

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that ships flying the U.K. flag sailing the seas around Somalia have His Majesty’s Government’s permission to install machine gun-toting private security forces. “The fact that a bunch of pirates in Somalia are managing to hold to ransom the rest of the world and our trading system is […]

Quote of the Day: TJ All Day Edition

“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of the exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprize [sic] and independance [sic] to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and […]