A Brief History of Guns, The Early Years…

Before there were guns...

Here’s an excerpt from our brand new book, The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition. It’s part of the Insanely Practical Guides series and is loaded with light-hearted education, lots of helpful photos and some comedic relief. Hope you enjoy! Guns have been annoying politicians longer than you might think. Before we jump […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of Handgun Shooting: Bleeding All Over the Range

Dan Akroyd Julia Child SNL

This week’s Seven Deadly Sins of Handgun Shooting Tip involves keeping (most) of your body parts attached. Specifically, we’re talking about your thumbs. You see, opposable thumbs are one of the things that give us humans a real advantage over the rest of the animal kingdom when it comes to important things like opening Pringle’s […]

New Book: The Rookie’s Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition

The Rookie's Guide to Guns and Shooting, Handgun Edition from Insanely Practical Guides

If you’re thinking about buying a gun, are new to shooting, or have had a gun forever but just want a refresher, this book is for you. Heck, even if you know a lot about guns, it’s still entertaining – to read yourself or give to a friend. In light-hearted style, it will give you […]

Gun Review: Springfield Armory EMP 9mm Pistol

Springfield Armory EMP 9mm Enhanced Micro Pistol gold dot ammo

Suggested Retail Price: $1,345.00 www.springfield-armory.com The Springfield Armory EMP – What’s in a name? Contrary to popular belief, the Springfield Armory EMP will not generate a burst of Electro-Magnetic Pulse radiation, thereby knocking out any still-operational Chevy Volts on the eastern seaboard. Nor is it named after the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle, originally […]

Gun Review: Glock 31 Gen 4 .357 Sig – Glock 357 Sauce Anyone?

Glock 31 Gen 4 .357 sig handgun review

Add some zest to your shooting with Glock 357 sauce I used to be a lousy shot. Until I tried Glock 357 sauce with the Glock 31 Gen 4 chambered in .357 Sig. I’m still a lousy shot, but I shoot with a lot more zest! As you may know, we kind of have a […]

Coonan .357 1911-ish


Coonan has a bunch of new models out this year: compensated, colored, digital camo patterns and the like. Why a 1911-ish style .357 Magnum you ask? Because we still can in this country. It’s cool and I can’t wait to shoot one. Unfortunatey, the NSSF folks frowned upon my desire to test fire one in […]

On the First Day of Christmas… A Smith & Wesson M & P


On the first day of Christmas, I hope my true love gives to me…A Smith and Wesson M and P… We’ve got a love / hate relationship with the .357 Sig cartridge. Love the power, feeding characteristics, reliability, .357 Magnum-like ballistics from a semi-auto, and sheer joy of shooting it. Hate the price of factory […]

Gun Review: Ruger LCP .380 Auto – Le Canon Petit

Ruger LCR .380 Auto with ammunition

Approximate Street Price: ~ $290.00 www.ruger.com The Good The Bad The Ugly Our Rating The standout feature of the LCP was its fit and contour. until you shoot it, you don’t appreciate the importance of smooth finish and curves in all the right places. It’s comfortable to shoot for a pocket gun. Our only gripe […]

Gun Review: Glock 17 Generation 4 9mm Full Size Pistol

The Glock 17 Gen 4 9mm full size pistol

Approximate Street Price: $549.00 www.teamglock.com The Good The Bad The Ugly Our Rating The new grip texture is exceptionally effective. We really like it! We found the ejection pattern to be a little wonky and erratic with most types of ammunition. The VPC, CSGV and Brady folks still can’t claim that Glocks can pass through […]