GLOCK 17 vs GLOCK 19: Picking A Plastic Pistol

If you want a GLOCK 9mm, but don’t want one that’s too small (like the G26 or G43) nor too big (like the G34) then the GLOCK 17 vs GLOCK 19 are your choices. And yes, lots of people — both new shooters and experienced gun owners — wonder which pistol they should buy, which leads […]

How To Get An FFL: A Brief Step-By-Step Guide

How do you get an FFL? There’s a procedure to be followed in order to get there, as with licensure of any kind. Not only that, it’s actually pretty easy. Well, it’s not necessarily the easiest thing in the world, but getting a Federal Firearms License from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives […]

6 Best .308 Rifle Plaftorms For Beginners

Is .223 just not cutting the tactical mustard anymore and you’re looking to get into your first .308 rifle? Atta boy. (Or girl. Or other, if you thusly identify.) The .308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO is one of the most useful cartridges in existence. You could – without too much trouble – get a gun that will pull […]

7 Great First Guns for Kids

Do you remember your first gun? There are lots of benefits to introducing a kind to responsible gun ownership with his or her “own” gun. For one, it’s good to develop strong gun safety practices at an early age. Learning to take care of a gun can be a way to cultivate responsibility. Kids take […]

State Your Case: 9mm vs. 300 Blackout

Are you comparing 300 AAC Blackout to 5.56 NATO? If so, you’re doing it wrong. Sort of. You see, 300 BLK wasn’t intended to replace or compete with 5.56/.223 so much as with good ol’ 9x19mm Parabellum . . . Apples and oranges? An absurd comparison? TTAG’s Instagram and Facebook audiences sure had some strong opinions […]

7 Cheap Handguns You Would Actually Want To Own

There are lots of cheap (or inexpensive, if you prefer) handguns, but only so many you’d actually want to have in your safe, glove box, car safe…wherever you store it. Or, for that matter, your concealed carry holster. Granted, that involves some qualifications. What constitutes a “cheap” handgun? Materials could be a good starting point […]

What Is The NFA?

What is the NFA? The National Firearms Act of 1934 – referred to in shorthand as the NFA – is one of the largest pieces of gun-related legislation on the federal books. It’s a gun control act establishing certain limitations on firearm ownership. As a result, some people really don’t like it. Other folks don’t […]

Exactly What Is Tannerite?

What is this Tannerite stuff that people keep talking about? Aren’t explosive substances illegal or something? For starters, Tannerite is a brand of exploding target. You shoot it and it goes boom. You can see the obvious appeal. Oh, and before we have to say it elsewhere… we aren’t lawyers, there is no legal advice […]

Today’s Best 9mm Self-Defense Ammo

We are living in an era in which 9mm is king in terms of popularity and widespread availability. There is a large number of reasons for the success of the cartridge, among them low recoil and even lower cost. In this article we will be looking at some of the best 9mm self-defense loads around […]