Roy the Gun ‘Riter Goes All Mad Scientist with the Griplight

The Griplight replaces the entire grip on a J-Frame revolver.

You may have heard of a gun magazine called American Handgunner. It’s edited by some new whippersnapper ‘riter named Roy Huntington. It turns out that Editor Roy is not only a wordsmith, but a mad scientist inventor as well. That Frankenstein guy’s got nothin. Anyway, Roy’s been paying attention to the industry, and couldn’t help […]

Getting Started with Guns – A Beretta SHOT Show Webcast

Getting Started with Guns hosted by Beretta USA.

I had the distinct pleasure of participating with femme fatale Barbara Baird from Women’s Outdoor News in a roundtable webcast at SHOT Show. Hosted by the good folks at Beretta USA, we chatted about how to help new folks get started with shooting. We had a great time and topics covered included interpretive dance, shooting […]

Six Unusual Finds At SHOT Show 2015

My top priority for day one of the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show is to beeline for the basement at the first ding of the opening bell. You’d think I was a greyhound chasing one of those electric rabbits around the track, except I don’t bark (quite) as much during the mad […]

Advantage Arms Offers Forward Charging Handle Conversion Kit for AR-type Rifles

Advantage Arms Forward Charging Handle

This one caught my eye from a distance. Imagine a tubular frame firmly mounted on the upper of an AR-type rifle. The rear interfaces with the standard AR-type charging handle, while the tubes extend to a new charging handle alongside the forward hand guard. Like other designs such as the MP-5, your AR-type rifle can […]

How Many Miles Do You Walk At SHOT Show?

My Danner Mountain Light II hiking boots on the plane ride back. A little dirty but none-the-worse for wear.

The annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) is a mammoth affair. I’m talking epic. Hosted by the Sands Convention Center in the Venetian / Palazzo Hotel complex in Las Vegas, the SHOT event takes up all one million square feet of exhibition space. To put that in perspective, there are 12.5 miles of […]

Glock Goes Optical and Adds a New 10mm Powerhouse

The new Glock 40 MOS 10mm (top) and G41 MOS .45 ACP (bottom)

There’s been much speculation about what Glock may or may not announce at the 2015 SHOT Show. Single stack 9mm, the Glock 1911 and pocket polymer flamethrower have all been tossed around as potential product announcements. Well, at the pre-SHOT media range event, I found out. The new product line announcements  include a series of […]