Category Archives: guns

Home Defense with the Heckler & Koch SP5K

The MP5K 9mm machine gun is renowned for its reliability, compactness, and light weight. HK calls it “the ultimate Close-Quarter weapon”. Well, it’s one of the top close-quarters weapons. And now there is a civilian legal version the SP5K pistol. … Continue reading

More Firepower for Local Police

Most local police officers carry a semi-automatic pistol as their main sidearm. Maybe they have a backup gun in an ankle holster, which could be a small revolver. But gone are the days when the main firearm of a local … Continue reading

No Reaction to a Toy Gun in a Bank

I just returned from a trip to my local bank, in my small town of about 4 to 5 thousand residents. At the bank, I was surprised to see a pre-adolescent kid, maybe 10 years old or so (I can’t … Continue reading

Can Donald Trump be trusted on Gun Rights?

Here’s the news story, discussing Trump’s changing position on gun control. His current stated position, while running as the presumptive Republican nominee is simple: “The Second Amendment to our Constitution is clear,” says Trump on his site. “The right of … Continue reading

A New Survival Air Rifle: folding, lightweight, quiet

Famed Russian airgun company, EDgun, has a new air rifle, designed for backpacking and survival. A PCP-type (Pre-Charged Pneumatic) air rifle, it is lightweight, trim, compact, and even foldable. What’s it called? Leshiy, which means “wood goblin”. Leshiy or Leshy … Continue reading

The Best Inexpensive Pistol-Caliber Carbine for Home Defense

As regular readers may know, I advocate the use of pistol-caliber carbines for home defense. Any long gun is more accurate than a pistol. The ability to shoulder the firearm, the length of the barrel, the ability to add a … Continue reading

Recent Progress in Second Amendment Rights

The Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, is under attack from the culture and from liberal politicians. But it’s not all bad news. Some progress has been made in securing our 2A rights and whittling away at … Continue reading

The Docs versus Glocks controversy

According to a Forbes magazine article, Gun Owner Rights and Obamacare – Yes It Is In The Law, by physician Carolyn McClanahan (July, 2012), the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) has several restrictions which restrict what health care providers can say … Continue reading

Does the Second Amendment include the right to own Military-type Firearms?

This question arises from time to time in debates on gun control. Recently, the topic was raised in conjunction with a court case “casting doubt” on Maryland’s new assault weapons ban. The Washington Post has the story. An appeals court … Continue reading

Is the Desert Tech MDR the ultimate survival rifle?

The guys at Desert Tech make serious rifles for serious operators. Their initial claim to fame was based on their bullpup version of high-end bolt-action sniper rifles, like the SRS-A1. It’s about a foot shorter than a conventional rifle of … Continue reading

Shot Show 2016: Guns for Preppers

This year’s Shot Show has lots of new guns and related products. I’m interested in guns that are most suitable for prepping and survival purposes: particularly home defense and small game hunting. Here’s a brief partial list (to be updated … Continue reading

Chicago: a second amendment free zone

Chicago is the poster child for the failure of anti-gun laws. But the Chicago situation is also the necessary end result of the current trend in liberal political circles: to restrict or deny guns as much as possible, without regard … Continue reading