Category Archives: guns

Teaching Kids To Shoot

Over the last few months I’ve been bringing my kids to the range with me more often and have been teaching them to shoot.  In this post I’d like to discuss what I think are some of the most important … Continue reading

Getting Back Into Prepping

After a couple of very hectic years trying to keep up with work and dealing with a crazy travel schedule Butch is finally home and getting back into prepping.  That is not to say that I ever stopped prepping but … Continue reading

U.S. Presidential Candidates on Gun Control

Here’s the article at Rolling Stone magazine — Gun Control: Where Each of the Presidential Candidates Stands. As you might expect, the democrats are generally in favor of greater gun control, and the republicans are generally in favor of protecting … Continue reading

Three Ways to Prevent Mass Shootings

In my opinion, there are only three ways to prevent mass shootings, like the recent Charleston, SC, church tragedy, and the Sandy Hook, CT, elementary school shooting. 1. Try to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the … Continue reading

TTAG: Flash Hider Shoot-out

The Truth About Guns blog has completed another muzzle device comparison test. The first two tests looked for the best muzzle brakes. This new test compares the flash suppression ability of muzzle devices: AR-15 Flash Hider Shootout. It’s no surprise … Continue reading

Why Even Liberal Preppers are Pro-Gun

In the world of politics, conservatives favor fewer restrictions on gun ownership and carry, whereas liberals favor more restrictions. Some liberals and some conservatives don’t fit that mold. Closet gun-loving liberals exist. In the wild. But in general conservatives are … Continue reading

Carry Permits may soon be “Shall Issue” in D.C. and all 50 States

U.S. firearms laws vary wildly on who may carry a concealed firearm. Vermont, Alaska, Arizona and Wyoming have constitutional carry, which means that most citizens may carry a handgun openly or concealed. However, the details of the law vary from … Continue reading

KeyMod vs. M-Lok for AR hand guards

Until recently, most AR hand guards with the ability to attach accessories used a Picatinny rail. This nearly ubiquitous rail is a military standard (MIL-STD-1913), making it de rigor for any company hoping for a lucrative military contract. The Picatinny … Continue reading

Firearms deaths in the U.S. in 2013

According to CDC data in this PDF file, in the year 2013 (final data), the United States saw 2,596,993 deaths from any and all causes, including 33,636 deaths from firearms: 21,175 — Intentional self-harm (suicide) by discharge of firearms 11,208 … Continue reading

Will the Gov’t eventually ban Lead Bullets?

I mean, if they don’t ban all bullets of all kinds. I have nothing against those nice all-copper Barnes hunting bullets, and similar rounds from other bullet smiths. But there’s no good all-round replacement for lead. The density of lead … Continue reading

A Primer on MOA and MRAD ranging

You look through your riflescope at a target in the distance. The target can be “measured” by means of a scope reticle with gradations in MOA (minutes of angle) or in MRAD (milliradians). The distance between two “mil-dots” is one … Continue reading

An Air Gun with AR style: the FX Impact

The IWA Outdoor Classics trade show wraps up today in Germany. But while SHOT Show in the U.S. is the major venue for new firearms, the IWA Show is the main yearly venue for new air guns. Firearms are more … Continue reading