Ban Flashlights!

It’s easy to make a gun! Tube, nail, rubber band, cartridge and Bob’s your uncle. “Zip guns” may not offer GLOCK-like reliability or Springfield XD-esque capacity but they will fire a ballistic projectile. Back in the day, zip guns were plumbers’ specials, fashioned from lengths of pipe, particularly popular in “gun-free” NYC. This modified Helping Hand […]

RKBA Will Be on the Oklahoma Ballot

The Oklahoma legislature is sending a constitutional amendment to the people for a vote in November that’s meant to clarify and strengthen the right to keep and bear arms. The desire and need for such clarification is understandable. The current Article II, Section 26, reads . . .

White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault Promotes Culture of Victimhood

“In March, two women who were sexually assaulted when they were students at the University of North Carolina arrived unannounced at the office of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand with a request,” reports. “Help us stop sexual assault on college campuses.” Fair enough. Rape is a brutal crime. Anything that can be done to prevent […]

Making Sense of Steel Targets – Part 1

This article originally appeared at and is reprinted here with permission. A few weeks ago, a popular industry review web site did a torture test of a small steel target designed for rifles. The reviewer shot just about everything he had at the target and hit every square inch of it to see how it would […]

New Compact Range Officer 1911 from Springfield

The concealed carry market is absolutely booming. It’s a trend that’s been growing for years, and with the AR-15 bubble now well and truly over manufacturers are getting back to making new guns for the carry market. Springfield is getting into the game with a smaller version of their popular Range Officer 1911, offering a […]

Gun Review: Diamondback DB FS Nine

The DB FS Nine for this review was provided by The Kentucky Gun Company.  Diamondback Firearms, best known for its pocket-sized micro pistols, the DB380 and DB9, has just entered the full-sized pistol market with the release of the DB FS Nine. This striker-fired, polymer-framed contender is certainly gunning for a share of the GLOCK/XD/M&P/et […]

Just When You Thought the “Logic” Behind Gun Buybacks Couldn’t Get Any More Stupid . . . It Does

TTAG’s been highlighting the abject, indeed inescapable stupidity of gun buybacks since this website went live. Gun buybacks do sweet FA to reduce firearms-related crime, destroy valuable evidence of firearms-related crimes and encourage firearms-related crime (by creating a no-risk market for stolen firearms). They waste taxpayer money through police overtime and padded pensions. The logic for gun […]

OMG! A Redskins-Themed Gun! OMG!

A guy walks into a bar with an AR-15 . . . no wait. That’s not it. How can it be? The story doesn’t take place in Georgia. reports that a company called Terminal Performance built a Redskins-themed AR-15. OMG! “The NFL will conduct an investigation into the apparent unauthorized use of team trademarks, […]

Quote of the Day: Let Us Pray Edition

“Nowhere else in the world do the laws on firearms become the playthings of politicians and lobbyists intent on manufacturing cultural conflict. Nowhere else do elected officials turn the matter of taking a gun to church into a searing ideological question. But then, guns are not a religion in most countries.” – E.J. Dionne in […]

Daily Digest: Snatch Edition

Back in November, 2012 we brought you the story of Byron Smith (above), a 65-year-old Minnesota man who shot two teenagers who had broken into his home. Though the teens were there illegally, the way he killed them seemed well beyond what could reasonably be termed self-defense, and he was charged with murder. (In particular, […]