Let’s Look at HR 719, the Oddball Federal Microstamping Bill in the House

Last year, Rep. Anthony Brown, [D-Maryland] filed HR 719, the MICRO Act. In typically brilliant legislative fashion, MICRO stands for “Making Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious.” I didn’t pay it too much attention to the MICRO Act, thinking it just another microcephalic microstamping requirement which I didn’t expect to go anywhere. Microstamping, after all, is a […]

Dueling Ruger New Model Blackhawks

This year I’m trying my hand at cowboy action shooting. Cowboy action shooting is at least a four gun sport; two revolvers, a shotgun, and a pistol caliber carbine. This makes the initial price of entry into the sport quite steep, especially if you intend to be competitive. A full compliment of slicked-up guns, gear, […]

Speer’s New Gold Dot Carry Gun Line of EDC Personal Defense Ammunition for Short Barrel Pistols

Speer has taken its law-enforcement proven Gold Dot G2 hollow-point bullet and modified it to create a new product line called Gold Dot Carry Gun. This specialized ammunition is designed to provide superior feeding, ballistics and terminal performance through compact handguns. Speer’s new Carry Gun lineup includes 9mm 135-grain, .40 S&W 165-grain, and.45 Auto +P 200-grain loads. […]

Smith & Wesson Launches Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ

S&W continues to listen to the market by rolling out a tuned Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ, the model the company built for shooters who prefer easier-to-rack handguns. MSRP $588. The new Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ is chambered in 9mm and features a variety of Performance Center upgrades. Tony Miele, Sr. Director, New Products […]

Taurus Introduces New G3c Compact 9mm Pistol

Taurus has introduced the newest addition to its G-series line of semi-auto pistols, the G3c. It follows last year’s roll out of the full-size G3 9mm polymer-frame, striker-fired pistol. MSRP: $305.74. The G3c’s frame features a contoured palm swell, highly textured grip panels, memory pads for repeatable finger/hand placement, and a sculpted, extended magazine base […]

Gun Review: KelTec P17 .22LR Pistol

I have been interested in the KelTec P17 for several months, and have finally managed to get my hands on the pistol and give it a thorough test. Verdict: I like the pistol a lot. That doesn’t mean it’s a great all-around handgun or exceptionally accurate. I am at the age that every handgun in […]