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 […]

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 […]

Anti-Anti-Gun Agitprop Contest Winner Revealed

Choosing a winner in our little contest was particularly tough given the impressive amount of creativity and talent put forth by TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia. A brick of .22LR is apparently a mighty powerful incentive. But choose we must and the winner of our little competition was Don N. for this gem that was at the […]

BREAKING: Active Shooter at Georgia FedEx Facility reports multiple shootings at a FedEx facility in Kennesaw, Georgia: “FedEx has confirmed a shooting at its facility in Kennesaw. ‘FedEx is aware of the situation. Our primary concern is the safety and well being of our team members, first responders and others affected. FedEx is cooperating with authorities,’ FedEx told Channel 2 Action […]

NRA Takes a New Approach to Recruitment

Lots of gun owners (like our reader Wendy) think the NRA could do a better job appealing to a younger, wider audience than it does. By the look of the gun rights org’s latest recruitment effort, it appears they’ve heard the criticism. (Although RF was a little disappointed when Batman didn’t show up.) So…how did […]

ShootingTheBull410 on the Effects of Barrel Length

ShootingTheBull410 takes a break from his 9mm AmmoQuest to to demonstrate just how substantially a different barrel length can have in the way a round of ammo performs. Three guns, three barrel lengths ranging from 2″ up to 18.5″, all firing the same round. Think ammo performs the same way through all three barrels? You […]

ShootingTheBull410 Goes 9mm Old School: Federal Hi-Shoks

Ammo auteur ShootingTheBull410 goes retro in this episode of his short-barrel 9mm Ammo Quest. One of his viewers donated some classic Federal Hi-Shoks to the cause of scientific inquiry. This ammo design definitely pre-dates the pocket-9mm craze, so will the old schools stuff do well from the newest-style short-barreled pistols? Only one way to find […]

New from Heizer Defense: PAR1 .223 Pistol

We couldn’t let NRA go by without stopping by the Heizer booth to take a look at their just-announced PAR1 .223 pocket pistol. Heizer’s Eric Polkis tells us that a 55gr bullet will manage almost 1500 fps out of that snubbie-length barrel. No word yet as to the size of the resulting fireball closely following […]