I Can Open Carry In My State…But Should I?

So, you can open carry in your state. Should you? Some of you are probably thinking “not this crap again,” because this is an oft-visited trope for folks who carry. If that’s you, then you might want to skip this one or – alternately – go vent your spleen in the comments. Bring the pain, […]

How Do I Choose Good Self-Defense Ammo For My Handgun?

It’s vital that you choose good self-defense ammo for your handgun, but how to do that? How do you know which ones are only OK and which ones excel? There are a few basic criteria for picking a good self-defense ammunition for your handgun. First, it must be expanding. This is important, as over-penetration of […]

Should I Buy A .300 Blackout Upper For My AR?

One of the reasons that the AR-15 platform is America’s most popular rifle is its versatility and ease of customization. For most people, changing calibers is usually as simple as buying another upper and swapping it out. And that’s what makes adding 300 Blackout blackout capability to your AR-15 so attractive. The cartridge has become […]

Military Surplus Guns You Can Still Afford

Oh, the days when military surplus guns like a Mosin-Nagant could be had by the armful for about $100 each, along with all the corrosive steel case surplus ammo you could shoot. Those were the heady days back when I had hair, my knees didn’t make weird noises, and I even had some self-esteem. Just […]

3 Alternative AR-15 Rifle Chamberings To Consider

Let’s face it: getting an AR rifle in .223/5.56 is BORING. It’s too easy! Everyone has one. It shows a lack of imagination. Oh, okay, fine. .223 and 5.56 NATO has their virtues. It’s cheap, which means you can do a lot more shooting than with other chamberings. It’s proven in self-defense capacities, too. If […]