Gun Muffler (Silencer/Suppressor) Status Map of the United States

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Many American gun owners and shooters do not know that it's legal to own and use silencers, suppressors or "gun mufflers" in the United States. There are only a handful of states that cling...

2016 Set to Smash The Annual Gun Sales Record to Smithereens

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2016 has been breaking records for gun sales. In fact, records were being broken seven months before the ball dropped on 2016. We only have records through the end of May, but they show a...
The truth about 6.5 ammo

The Truth About 6.5mm Ammo

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Ask anyone. Look on internet forums or in print magazines. Strike up a conversation at your local gun store. You'll hear it everywhere: the 6.5mm family of rounds are like a mystical laser beam. Efficiency? Lethality? The...

Portuguese Homemade Revolver Uses Homemade Cartridges

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This image from homemadeguns.wordpress.com appears to be from a Portuguese police agency. Shotgun shells are often used for the clandestine manufacture of pistol ammunition. In many countries it's much easier to obtain shotgun shells...

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Making Percussion Caps and Primers But Were...

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Guns aren't hard to make. Third world workshops and first world hobbyists routinely manufacture firearms using both common and exotic materials, by methods as varied as simple hammering all the way up to 3D printing. Many...

Twice Is Nice: Can You Reload Cartridges With Previously Fired Bullets?

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It seems I can’t walk out my door these days without getting into some sort of nonsense argument over bullets or cartridges. Granted, I do start some of those arguments, but the latest one...

Fraction of Suicides with Guns vs Per Capita Guns in the U.S. 1981 to...

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Over the last 60 years, the number of guns in private hands in the United States has risen sharply. At the same time, during the last two decades, the number of murders and non-negligent homicides...

Are You European and Want a Gun? Be Swiss!

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The Swiss have always had a lot of guns and significant freedom. As Machiavelli noted in "The Prince" in 1517: “Moreover, a Republic trusting to her own forces, is with greater difficulty than one which...

July Sets A New Record Sales in Another Likely Record Year

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2016 continues on its record breaking pace to become the year with the most gun sales ever. It is not a squeaker. 2016 pulled ahead out of the gate and has been gaining ground...

Federal Government Spends $1 Billion a Year on Gun Law Enforcement

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The Federal Government spends a billion dollars a year on federal gun laws. Most of that money is for enforcement, but some of it is to push state and local governments toward infringing on...

Carrying With a Disability, Part 2: Gun and Gear Recommendations

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Suggestions are about the same thing as opinions. I find that the majority of people mean well, but the main issue is that they're telling you what works for them, which is invariably a...

Kimber 2016 Set to Set Annual Gun Sales Record

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Whether it's the prospect of a Clinton presidency, a number of high visibility terrorist attacks or concealed carry liberalization, 2016 is on track to become the year with the most gun sales in the history of the...