Category Archives: guns

3D Printing for Gun Parts and Accessories

I’m not a fan of the concept of 3D printed firearms. Even if it were legal, a gun you print yourself might not be safe to operate. 3D printed metal is not as strong as a part CNC machined from … Continue reading

Second Amendment Set-back in Maryland

Last year, Maryland passed the “the Firearms Safety Act of 2013.” The law banned 45 different types of assault rifles as well as magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition in the State. Supporters of the Second Amendment filed … Continue reading

A Look at High-end Air Rifles

On the low end of price and performance, air rifles are fun for plinking and target shooting. Nice for recreational shooting (if it can be called shooting), but not so useful for prepping or survival. Then there are some moderately-priced … Continue reading

2nd Amendment Erosion: Hunting and Self-defense

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The phrasing says “infringed” rather … Continue reading

Lever-action Rifles for Hunting and Survival

If you are considering a lever-action rifle to use primarily for hunting, and secondarily for self-defense, the first decision to make is caliber. For small game, you can’t beat the .22LR. The ammo is cheap, and so is an accurate … Continue reading

The U.S. Army wants a new Handgun Caliber

Here is the story and commentary: Fox: Army wants a harder-hitting pistol The Firearm Blog: Army wants a new pistol … or do they? Bearing Arms: The Army Wants a New Handgun. Here It Is. And By The Way… You … Continue reading

Supreme Court clarifies restrictions on Straw Purchases of Guns

The case concerns a man who purchased a gun using his police officer discount, and then transferred the gun to his uncle. The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that the purchase was illegal under federal law, even though the uncle … Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Weapon Lights

Nowadays, most semi-automatic pistols and most rifles have a front rail, which can be used to mount a variety of accessories, including a weapon light. This accessory is essentially a small flashlight that aims in the same direction as the … Continue reading

Second Amendment Free Zones: Chicago

This post is the first in a series (I hope) of articles calling attention to localities where the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is unwelcome, infringed, and even for the most part denied. One such locality is the city … Continue reading

Negligent Discharge while Cleaning a Firearm?

Robert Farago at “The Truth About Guns” has an interesting commentary here on the all-too-frequent claim that a person accidentally discharged a firearm while cleaning it. He’s skeptical that so many accidental discharges happen while cleaning the gun. An accidental … Continue reading

Georgia passes new law expanding gun rights

Georgia’s governor is expected to sign the bill today (4/23/2014). The bill, described by the National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm as “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history,” expands the scope of public places where licensed … Continue reading

15 April 2014 Deadline for NY Residents to Register Assault Weapons

The New York State “SAFE Act” requires NY residents who own or possess an assault weapon to register that weapon with the State police on or before 15 April 2014. Registration can be done online. See the official State website … Continue reading