Number of Carry Permits in the US Tops 15 Million in 2017

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In July, 2016, the number of concealed carry permits in the United States was over 14.5 million and was growing rapidly during the election year. It's now over 15 million, and likely to go much higher....

NICS Checks in the Trump Era Break May Record

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The NICS checks total last month was 1,942,677. That's a new record for May. The next highest was in 2016, 1,870,000. The National Instant Criminal background check totals continue to confound expectations. Instead of a...

IWI Tavor X95 300 BLK vs Chrysler 300

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Ever wonder what parts of your car are cover, and what parts are just concealment? Against subsonic and supersonic 300 Blackout? Well, we didn't answer all of that but we did pit the Tavor...

One Weird Trick For Detail-Stripping GLOCK 42 & 43 Receivers

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Here's a little something I learned this weekend while installing a new trigger in my GLOCK-brand GLOCK 43 . . . The beauty of Gaston's design lies in its simplicity. To take the "Safe Action"...

NICS Background Checks Continue High for June, 2017

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In the (almost) six months since Donald Trump took office, the FBI has completed 12,601,102 NICS checks. Comparing that stat monthly . . . NICS checks for June, 2017 clocked in at 1,901,768. That's the second...

The Legacy of New York’s Sullivan Laws

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You may not know what so-called Sullivan laws are, but you've probably already dealt with one at some point. Sullivan laws, as they're known, were the laws that largely created firearm permitting systems that...

Falling Bullet Injuries: Pakistan v. U.S.

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On July 1st, 2017, 13-year-old Noa Inman of Hammond, Indiana was struck by celebratory gunfire. He died from a wound to the head. Such clear cut examples are rare enough to become national news...

The Mechanics Behind SIG P320 Drop Safety Failures

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If every degree on the X, Y, and Z axes is a data point, there are over 46 million potential orientations in which to drop a firearm. Unfortunately, the SIG SAUER P320 has shown...

Matthew Bowman’s AK-47 Clone Defensive Gun Use Ruled Justified…Eventually

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  Matthew Bowman shot and killed Jimmy Harold Tillery using an AK-47 clone (above) in 2015. Last week, after a long delay, a jury cleared Mr. Bowman of all charges. Here's how it went down...

The US Now Has More Than 400 Million Privately Owned Firearms

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The number of private firearms in the United States continues to soar. According to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (ATF) figures just released, the number of firearms added to the private stock...
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Watch: See-Through Suppressor at 110,000 Frames Per Second

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TTAG's Science Desk has turned us onto two videos from YouTube channel Smarter Every Day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7fqcYxV_b4 In the two fascinating videos, Destin films the flame and gas propagation within the baffles of Soteria Suppressors' rifle silencers...
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Arming Teachers: Myths vs. Facts

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Laura Carno, Executive Director of FASTERColorado.com, writes : There has been more national and local news coverage about arming school staff in the past two weeks than we have ever seen. Along with that...