ASA Shoot Showcases New Silencers and Legislative Victories

Gemtech's The One suppressor covers almost all of the rifle bases.

Sometimes irony is the best medicine. My favorite example is how the aggressive efforts of the gun control lobby ended up achieving exactly the opposite result. Turn on the way back machine and set the dial for the 1980s and 90s decades. Back in the day, before shake weights, we faced some serious setbacks from […]

People of the NRA Annual Meeting

Elvis is risen! At the NRA Annual Meeting...

I have a serious love/hate relationship with the NRA Annual Meeting. The hate part is easy – it’s always a logistical nightmare. Hosted in cities that are completely unprepared for 75,000 instant hotel-stayers, hotel rape is rampant. If you can find a room downtown, it’ll cost ya north of $300 a night for a flea […]

New and Unusual Gear From the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting

Sig Sauer makes air guns? Why yes, they do.

One of my favorite NRA Annual Meeting activities is to dash through the trade show aisles at .0007 miles per hour (due to the crowds) and find new guns, gear, and accessory products. Many of them are announced via press releases and media emails as the show begins, but sometimes you stumble onto new things […]

Show Your Rear Bumper And Win Free Ammo

LuckyGunner.com

The NRA Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching, and this year, it’s in Nashville, TN. That happens to be right in online ammo retailer LuckyGunner’s backyard. To celebrate, they’re giving away stuff including a $500 LuckyGunner gift card. If you win, who knows, you might even be able to use your winning certificate to buy .22LR […]

It’s Time to Get Your Sig On! (If You Want to Win a Boatload of Free Guns)

Sig Sauer Take a Shot Contest

Wow! The folks at Sig Sauer are getting into the holiday spirit pretty early this year. A heads up on their P320 Take A Shot contest landed in my inbox today. Not only are they giving away guns and gear, two people are going to SHOT Show for a shoot off at the top-secret and super-exclusive […]

A Story of Students and Shotguns

Note in ascending order the wad, shot cloud and short-lived clay.

What do you get when you combine 133 college students, from seven colleges with over a quarter of a million dollars worth of competition shotguns? You get boatloads of clay dust and a lot of smiles. I just returned from the annual SCTP Florida shoot. SCTP is the Scholastic Clay Target Program. It’s a nationwide […]

Pic of the Day: Most Beautiful Gun at NASGW, BAR None

The best looking rifle at the dance, BAR none.

What was the classiest looking gun at this week’s National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers conference? That’s easy. This photo, which doesn’t begin to do justice, is the new Ohio Ordnance Works Colt 1918 Self Loading Rifle. You might recognize it as a true World War I pattern Browning Automatic Rifle. During the first big […]

Shooting the Beretta 1301 Tactical Shotgun in the Dark

The business end of the Beretta 1301 Tactical shotgun, shown here with a Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro light and laser and two-round magazine tube extension.

Recently I wrote about my first experiences with the Beretta 1301 Tactical shotgun. I love the “shotgun carbine” idea of a short, light and handy defensive shotgun. What I didn’t get into before was the idea that if you ever had to use a defensive shotgun, it would probably be in the middle of the […]