Gun Review: ArmaLite AR-50 50 BMG Rifle

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I've said it before and I'll say it again: there's beauty in functionality. If something fulfills a specific purpose and works flawlessly then it's a work of art. Some might say the ArmaLite AR-50...
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...

Gun Review: Thompson Submachine Gun

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There are very few truly iconic firearms, ones that the lay public as well as gun nuts can identify at first sight. Not only are those instantly recognizable guns a perfect representation of the...
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Student Loans, Fiscal Incompetence and Firearms: A Thought Experiment

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Here's a little thought experiment. To be clear, I'm not proposing that this actually be done, but it might be worth discussing it with anti-2A types. It also makes a good talking point. No doubt...

Competition Shooting 101: USPSA / IPSC

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All right class, settle down. It's time to start the next lesson. First we looked at 3-gun competitions, king of the shooting sports. Then we looked at CMP / NRA High Power, the classiest...

Frank Williams’ Bullet Backstop

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Reader Frank Williams writes: I live in a part of Cobb County, Georgia that is unusual in that it lies in between three towns, yet none of them have tried to annex this area. (Yet.)...

Integrally Suppressed Sub-2000 From Liberty Suppressors

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It seems like the small and quiet firearm is all the rage these days. I love my suppressed 10/22 takedown, but there's something to be said for applying the same treatment to a 9mm...

Do Silencers Reduce Muzzle Flash?

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I was hanging out with the guys behind Dead Air Armament a week or so ago and while we may have been sleep deprived and slightly intoxicated, we had an idea. Silencers work great...
Pocket Pal

The Top 6 Firearm Choices for Gun Hipsters

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I posted the above photo of my 1980's Cobray Pocket Pal on TTAG's Facebook page. The caption read, "Do I load my EDC with 3 rounds of .380 or 5 rounds of .22? Decisions,...

Ask Foghorn: What Are Offset Iron Sights For?

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There's been some discussion about "offset iron sights" on a gun and why they're useful, so I figured that while I'm stuck on this airplane heading to Las Vegas for SHOT 2012 I may...

Gun Review: Cabelas Dual 10/.22 ‘Gatling Gun’

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I like to shoot. A lot. Sometimes I like to shoot very quickly, but full-auto? Meh. I live in a state which prohibits machine guns, and I don't have literally tens of thousands of...

Turning Ploughshares into Swords: Man Builds AK-47 from Shovel

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There's an old saying about turning swords into ploughshares. It's from the book of Isaiah in the bible actually, talking about a time when weapons will no longer be needed and the tools of...