First Time CHL: Concealed Carry Gun Choice. Help!

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In my first post in this series on obtaining a Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL), I decided I wanted a 1911 as my carry gun. Then I realized that my brain turns to goo when I have...
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Civilian-Owned Weapons Led to the Rise of Democracy

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When one reads gun blogs voraciously, one runs across two main types of arguments for our right to keep and bear arms (RKBA). The constitutional argument (the English comprehension model) and the self-defense argument....

What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Bang Bang Handle

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The creatively named Bang Bang Handle, designed by Nikita Kovalev and patterned after Makarovs. In five decorator colors to compliment any room decor after the jump.

It’s Clearly Time for Common Sense Nail Gun Control

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Once is a cautionary curiosity. Twice in a fortnight is a cringe-worthy trend. To wit: a co-worker was lowering a nail gun---one with a disabled safety---down to Jeff Luptak. The construction worker reached up....

A 62-Gun Salute for Queen Elizabeth II

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Or so the headline at latimes.com says. We can't embed the video for you, thanks to the AP, so click here to experience all the canonical goodness. So to speak. The UK is celebrating...

Who Wants A Free Gun? Anyone?

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Anybody want a free gun? Or scope? Or other schtuff? Here's Aaron Spuler's February roundup of gun and gear give-aways. Good luck. Handguns Sig Sauer P224 SAS Deadline: February 29, 2011 http://www.sigsauer.com/TeamSig/Sweepstakes.aspx Kahr CM-40 Deadline: February 29, 2011 https://www.galleryofguns.com/about/GGGEntry.aspx Armalite AR-24 Deadline: February...

You Can Tell a Lot About a Man by His Friends

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Our man Tyler Kee is on friend duty today, standing up in a buddy's wedding. Fortunately, it appears the groom's a good dude and knows what his groomsmen like. Above is a phone pic...

DFW TSA Scanning Women Because They’re, Well, Women

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And our readers think we're breast obsessed. Frequent flyers will be happy to know that our vigilant, safety-conscious friends manning the TSA "security" checkpoints at DFW have been been particularly thorough lately. At least...

No, I’ll Continue to Buy My Lead Shot, Thanks

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaiWEpu2eWQ&feature=related I'm never opposed to making shooting more affordable. I load my own own shotgun shells and am surprised more shooters don't do it. For a cash outlay starting around $150 (depending on the press...

In Defense of . . . the TSA

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Following is an extended comment in response to the post OMG! A Speargun! On a Plane!: My comment in the recent "OMG...on a plane" post reminded me of an incident I want to share with...

Elocution Advice for FPSRussia

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We've come to know and love FPSRussia's spirited if safety-challenged antics here at TTAG. Sure, he stands little chance of hearing his grandkids call his name, but he sure does shoot him some fun...

Question of the Day: How Would You Use the Shut Up Gun?

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Sure to be up for a future Nobel Peace (and Quiet) Prize, two Japanese researchers, Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada, have invented a new kind of gun that jams vocal output - apparently without...