Category Archives: guns

TTAG Review of Muzzle Brakes (worth a read)

The Truth About Guns has a long article reviewing dozens of different muzzle brakes, compensators, and flash hiders: Gear Review: 5.56 Muzzle Device Shootout. It’s worth a read. Note that the main focus of the article is recoil reduction; functionality … Continue reading

ARs in .308 — getting lighter and more practical

AR15 type rifles are available in a vast array of configurations. In addition to 5.56/.223, caliber conversions can be had in 6.5, 6.8, .300 BLK, 7.62×39 and others. But you are always limited by the case size and COAL that … Continue reading

Can you get a Concealed Carry Permit in California?

Given that you are an upstanding citizen, with second amendment rights, who can pass a background check, you might still be denied a permit. See the CA.gov FAQ here. Some counties require a specific reason before they will grant you … Continue reading

Christ Pratt likes his guns (and he owns many)

During a time when anti-gun sentiment is on the rise, it’s refreshing to find some prominent persons are unabashedly pro-gun. And when that support for the pro-gun culture is found in the Hollywood elite, well it’s damn shocking. [photo credit: … Continue reading

Top 5 Inexpensive Guns for Home Defense

These are my picks, based on effectiveness, cost, and reliability. If you disagree with any of my picks, feel free to opine to the contrary in the comments section. 1. Hi-Point Pistol Caliber Carbine in .40 S&W The Hi-Point 4095TS … Continue reading

Should Sound Suppressors be NFA?

A firearms item is called “NFA” if it is restricted by the National Firearms Act. NFA items can be purchased by civilians, under certain conditions. You need to live in a State that does not prohibit the item. There’s a … Continue reading

New Bullet Designs from Lehigh Defense

A new type of bullet from Lehigh Defense caught my eye: Xtreme Penetrator. The bullet is solid copper, but with a tip that narrows to a solid flat “X” design. Then certain calibers, used in lever-action rifles, also have an … Continue reading

Gun Rights in Washington D.C. — Why it matters to everyone

There’s a great article on the D.C. concealed carry permits debacle over at The Truth About Guns. The situation is this: For 40 years, our nation’s capital has had a law prohibiting all civilian concealed carry. That law was declared … Continue reading

Disarmed populace vulnerable as ISIL threatens Aussies

Australia is the poster child for the push in the U.S. to villainize firearms, restrict gun rights, and eventually do away with the Second Amendment. Proponents of a disarmed U.S. population point to Australia as a success story: The 1996 … Continue reading

Sig Sauer versus the BATFE on the MPX Muzzle Brake

The MPX is a sweet new pistol-caliber carbine (PCC) from Sig Sauer. The military/LEO and civilian market place needed a new PCC. The venerable MP5 is outdated. It lacks the features of a modern AR — rails all around, AR … Continue reading

What Will They Ban Next? Body Armor apparently

The anti-gun sentiment among legislators has reached a new high (or is that “low”). Three U.S. Representatives — democrats from Florida, New Jersey, and Illinois — have introduced a bill to “prohibit the purchase, ownership, or possession of enhanced body … Continue reading

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