Category Archives: guns

The .22LR is a Prepper’s Best Friend

Ammo in .22 long rifle is cheap and plentiful. Recently, prices for ammo have ticked up, and availability has been squeezed. But if you buy in advance of need, like any good prepper, you shouldn’t have too much trouble building … Continue reading

SHOT Show 2015: highlights (part 2)

There is some good SHOT Show coverage over at: The Firearm Blog The Truth About Guns Guns Holsters and Gear – Shot Show summary I’m interested in new products at SHOT Show that are useful for prepping and survival purposes. … Continue reading

SHOT Show 2015: highlights (part 1)

There is some good SHOT Show coverage over at: The Firearm Blog The Truth About Guns Guns Holsters and Gear – Shot Show summary I’m interested in new products at SHOT Show that are useful for prepping and survival purposes. … Continue reading

Handgun Stopping Power: One-Shot Stops

I was recently rereading Chuck Hawks on handgun stopping power. Here’s the brief article by Hawks. He discusses Marshall and Sanow, who complied data on police shootings. They determined the percentage of times that one shot to the torso was … Continue reading

SHOT Show 2015: Announcements and Rumors

The annual trade show for the firearms industry begins January 20th. In advance, there are always some pre-show announcements of new products as well as a swathe of tantalizing rumors. Let’s take a quick look at upcoming and rumored new … Continue reading

No More SIG Brace ATF Loophole

The SIG brace is designed to allow a handicapped person, such as a soldier injured in war, to be able to fire an AR pistol with one hand/arm. The brace wraps around your forearm, secured with Velcro straps. This configuration … Continue reading

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