What Gun Control Advocates Don’t Understand About Mass Murders

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I had a really weird conversation with an old friend from High School shortly after the Naval Yard facility shooting. It’s been festering in the back of my brain ever since. It went something like this. Me: These gun free zones are dangerous. They’re encouraging exactly the sort of behavior that they claim to prevent. […]

Mad Gun Science: Is Buckshot Best for Home Defense?

If you're going to use a shotgun for home defense, why not get eleven?

Recently we looked at the pros and cons of using birdshot loads for home defense. Now it’s time to look at the flip side – using big and heavy buckshot for the same purpose. The timing for this topic is perfect as I just returned from Tactical PreSchool at the Academi training facility in Moyock, […]

How to Survive Your First Gun Store Visit

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I remember the first time I walked into a Wild Birds Unlimited store. I was just like those characters on the TV show “Naked and Afraid,” although I was slightly less naked and much more afraid. Realizing that I might be exposed as a poseur who didn’t even know the difference between a pied-billed grebe […]

A Look at SilencerCo’s Octane Suppressor

The SilencerCo Octane 45 can be used with smaller calibers too, like this Glock 26 9mm.

When I bought a SilencerCo Octane 45 suppressor, there were two models available, a 9mm, and a .45 ACP. Now, the Octane is becoming a small family with the addition of the compact Octane K 45. More on that later. Before you question the lack of a .40 S&W model, consider that there is really […]

The 5 Best Inside-the-waistband Concealed Carry Holsters

A Galco KingTuk with a Springfield Armory 1911 TRP

I’m a holster geek. You know what they say, the first step to dealing with a personal problem is to admit that you have one. I’ve been collecting holsters for years in search of the perfect carry solutions for various guns and lifestyles and am now the proud owner of somewhere north of 250 holsters. […]

Hogzilla Slayer or Home Defense Utensil? The FNX 45 Tactical

The FNX 45 Tactical

I can’t decide if the FNX 45 Tactical pistol is more suited for military and law enforcement door kickers, home defense or battling Hogzilla. It’s a huge 45 ACP, but I mean that more in terms of capability than size. In fact, holding it up to my Beretta 92FS, which is full-size, but certainly not […]

Ammo Test: Remington’s Ultimate Defense 38 Special +P

For this test, I decided to use a snub-nose revolver, a Ruger LCR 357.

For the first couple episodes of the Great GunsAmerica Ammo Adventure, we looked at some interesting rifle rounds: the new Sig Sauer 300 Blackout Match Subsonic and Doubletap’s new 6.8 Remington SPC 90 grain Bonded Defense. They’re both really interesting, and if you consider the results, high-performance rifle cartridges. Now it’s time to drift into […]

Want a Kimber 1911 with Crimson Trace Lasergrips?

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Want a sweet 1911 equipped with Crimson Trace Lasergrips? Kimber and Crimson Trace are running a sweepstakes. Hurry up, it ends April 3rd, 2015. From the companies: Here’s your chance to win a Kimber® Eclipse Pro™ II (LG) 1911 Pistol. The Eclipse Pro II features Slatewood Double Diamond Crimson Trace® Kimber exclusive Pro-Custom™ Lasergrips® to […]