Great Gun Ideas That Just Didn’t Work Out

Have you ever found a particular example of a type of product that, in concept, anyway, seems great? Something that you figured everyone would be destined to love? Only, for one reason or another, hardly anyone buys it and the product languishes in relative obscurity. Guns are no different. Sometimes it’s due to a manufacturing […]

The Internet Gun Sale Loophole Is (Mostly) A Myth

One of the most frequently-used talking points for gun control activists is something often referred to as the “Internet Gun Sale Loophole,” which may or may not be somehow related to the “Gun Show Loophole” in their minds. It’s all part of their argument for “universal background checks.” There’s only one problem. Both of these […]

Model 19 vs Model 66: Can You Save Cash On A K-Frame?

Some folks might have noticed that Smith & Wesson has revived the Model 19, the storied revolver that gunwriter, peace officer and Marine Corps veteran Bill Jordan personally talked S&W into making. The idea, of course, was that it would be a better gun for police officers as the Model 27 (which began life as […]

Why Do So Few New Calibers Manage to Become Popular?

Despite known gaps in performance between popular cartridges, very few new calibers ever really take off. Some find niche acceptance for certain applications, but almost all of the most popular calibers these days were devised before 1960; some before World War I. According to a Lucky Gunner post from 2013, the 10 most popular cartridges […]

Shooting Accessories And Your Smartphone: Get High Tech

It’s 2018 and there’s no longer any reason not to integrate your smartphone into your shooting and training routine. Besides browsing Gunbroker and Armslist looking for that next acquisition, your phone can actually be used as a training tool. That includes not only gear that interfaces with your smartphone, but also applications that you can […]