A Galco Gunleather Tour: How Many Holsters Can You Make From 44 Miles of Cows?

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Got cows? Galco does. Lot’s of them. You know Galco, right? They’ve served billions and billions of holsters. Well, maybe not billions, but at least dozens of boatloads, judging by the size of their factory and activity level of all the folks in there. I recently had the distinct pleasure of a factory tour. You […]

The Making of a Timney Custom Trigger

If you want to get maximum accuracy from your rifle, check out a Timney Trigger upgrade.

If you’re in the business of eking every last bit of performance out of an already fine-tuned product, you have to have a relentless, bordering on obsessive, sense of attention to detail. Looking at the factory floor of Timney Triggers, the compulsive behavior quickly becomes apparent. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “you could eat […]

Need Fathers Day Gift Ideas? Crimson Trace Sale On Now!

Crimson Trace Beretta 92FS-1

Just a heads up folks – Crimson Trace has most of their laser and light products on sale between now and Fathers Day June 15, 2014. According to the company, “The discounts apply on: Rail Masters®, Lightguards®, Defender Series®, Rail Master Pros®, Lasergrips® and Laserguards®. Further discounts apply to the Master Series™ that are designed […]

Astroturf? Not. NSSF Breaks 10,000 Member Mark

As big as it is, the NSSF SHOT Show is only a small part of what the National Shooting Sports Foundation does for the industry.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reports that it has recently surpassed the 10,000 member mark, reflecting strong industry support for its efforts. No, these new members were not paid with a pack of cigarettes, bussed in to enrollment centers or counted multiple times. The best part? All of these new members are actually living. […]

Gearing Up for SHOT Show 2014!

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In preparation for next weeks SHOT Show, we’re packing, planning and setting up more meetings than Lindsay Lohan appearances on COPS. If you’ve never been, SHOT Show is huge. I mean monstrous. Epic. Ridiculous. And maybe boundless. It’s always been a challenge to accurately describe the scale of this shooting, hunting and outdoors trade show. […]

Black Friday Sale – No Camping Out Required

American Handgunner Magazine - Insider column feature

We were going to have an in-person Black Friday (and today and Saturday) sale event, but the thought of all those people camping out for days outside the office was kind of weird. We decided to be Insanely Practical about the whole thing instead. Today, tomorrow and Saturday, our newest book, The Rookie’s Guide to […]

Win This LaserMax UNI-MAX ES Rifle Value Pack

Win this LaserMax UNI-MAX ES Rifle Value Pack laser

Tis’ the season for giving right? Thanks to the nice folks at LaserMax, we’re going to give away a LaserMax UNI-MAX ES Rifle Value Pack to one of our lucky Facebook fans. That’s right, just head over to our Facebook page to enter, or you can do it directly from here. That’s all there is […]

Want Free Body Armor From Engarde USA?

Win this Engarde USA body armor. A $625 value, it can be yours just for sharing a little "Like" on your Facebook page.

Hey folks, I’ve got some exciting news that may cheer you up in these troubled economic times. Great, now I sound like a G. Gordon Liddy commercial… The good folks at Engarde USA donated a free set of body armor for us to give to one of our lucky readers. Yes, that’s right. Free. No charge. […]

A Look Inside of Blackhawk! A Photographic Factory Tour

The Blackhawk! plant in Manhattan, Montana, just outside of Bozeman, manufactures holsters, gun stocks, cleaning supplies, and al sorts of other items. And lots of them!

Last week I had the good fortune to tour the BLACKHAWK! manufacturing facility just outside of Bozeman, Montana. This isn’t just an assembly or packaging facility, it’s a soup-to-nuts, raw materials-to-finished product plant. Polymer beads come in one end, and really nifty gun parts and accessories come out the other. Rather than blather on about […]