Freedom, Firearms and a Grateful Industry

By Mark Oliva There’s a special bond Marines have with their rifles. If you know a Marine, just ask. I was imbued with that bond between my rifle and myself more than a quarter of a century ago as a jittery and shaved-bald recruit at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. It was there […]

Our Industry Salutes Our Veterans

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is profoundly grateful to those men and women who have sworn an oath to their nation and served in the Armed Forces. Our member companies, including manufacturers of firearms and ammunition, are honored to provide the very best to our nation’s very best. Below are comments from individuals throughout our […]

Thank You, Veterans

Not many people still think of the guns falling silent on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month any more. As we all know, The War to End All Wars wasn’t. And while every day should be Veterans’ Day, this is the one that’s been set aside so more of us […]

My Grandfather’s 1943 Union Switch & Signal M1911A1

Within two months of his eighteenth birthday, my grandpa left the Bronx, New York and was inducted into the Army of the United States. His listed civilian occupation was “boilermaker,” but he was on his way to an MOS of Intelligence Observer 518 in the 209th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He […]

Air Force M4 Carbines Fire . . . Empty Brass?

This photo of a military K-9 handler firing an M4 has been making the rounds on the interwebs over the past couple of weeks as comic relief on social media (including TTAG’s entertaining accounts) and as a generic stock photo for news articles. When you see it, you’ll probably laugh. An empty brass case appears […]

Is The ‘Ribbon Gun’ The Army’s Next Rifle?

Could the Army’s next service rifle be something with four vertically stacked barrels that was invented in a Colorado Springs man’s garage? (Martin) Grier, a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast, built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader. […]

There I Was, Facing a SWAT Team With a Snubbie

By Steve Cañon It’s common for aviators and fishermen to tell “war stories” at the bar. Most yarns begin with something like, “There I was…”, or “Hey, this is no s—t, I swear….” While this isn’t a tale of extraordinary flying skills or the huge sea creature I managed to land, since I was in […]

You’d Be Surprised How Many Guns Are ‘Military Grade’ Weapons

One of the phrases that frequently gets tossed around by anti-gun activists – recently, for instance, by Emma Gonzalez – is “military grade weapons” or “military weapons.” The connotation, of course, is usually modern sporting rifles such as the AR-15 or so-called “high capacity” pistols, though high capacity is all rather relative and conveniently undefined. […]

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