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  • December 28, 2012

    On Fear, Gun Shows, and What's Next - 5

    Last weekend, I worked a table promoting my survival classes at the SGK Gun Show in Doswell, Virginia. Let me tell you, if the gun shows throughout the rest of the country are like this one, they'll be packed with people and deep conversation.

    The show was incredibly busy on Saturday and by the end of the first day, many of my neighboring vendors admitted to me that they had just seen their best sales day - ever. [ Read Full Post ]

  • July 15, 2011

    Scout Rifle Showdown: Steyr vs. Ruger - 13

    Ruger’s new Gunsite Scout rifle has had rifle geeks of all stripes in a twitter since it was introduced earlier this year and for good reason: It is a well-built, accurate and affordable take on the scout rifle concept as originally pioneered by Col. Jeff Cooper, the founder of Gunsite Academy. Plus, it was built in conjunction with Gunsite instructors—the keepers of Col. Cooper’s flame.

    It’s such a nice rifle, in fact, that we gave it our prestigious “Great Buy” award during Outdoor Life’s annual gun test this year. I considered that rifle such a good value that I bought it for my personal collection.

    All this adoration heaped on Ruger’s newest hasn’t gone unnoticed by Steyr, the makers of the original scout rifle, and now the company has decided to fire back, claiming primogenitor and talking smack about both the Ruger rifle and ARs in general. This is from a press release put out a couple days ago:

    “With the rage over modern sporting rifles—or “mouse-guns” in Col. Cooper vernacular—and their increasingly burdensome array of accessories waning, common sense has seemingly returned to the American rifleman, as the Colonel’s lightweight, .308-caliber bolt-action, rabbits-to-elk, bug-out Steyr Scout rifle... [ Read Full Post ]

  • May 26, 2011

    Home Defense Tips: How to Use a Tactical Flashlight - 4

    You awake in the darkness with the sinking feeling that something is wrong. 

    You begin to hear noises that you cannot attribute to your pets, or your home’s rightful inhabitants. And then, from right outside your bedroom door, you hear the rough whispers of two men arguing over which room to go into next. Your initial response to a home invasion is to call 911, retrieve your weapon and grab your flashlight — if you have enough time.

    It’s humbling to consider that your life (and the lives of those in your care) could rely, in part, on a bulb, a bit of wiring and some batteries. But sometimes, it comes down to something just that simple.

    So What Light Do You Need?
    First and foremost you want the brightest light possible, to blind and disorient any home invaders and to better see what you are doing during an emergency. Lights with a strobe feature are even more disorienting. With today’s super-bright LED technology, and long-life lithium batteries, a light that can fit in the palm of your hand can pack enough wattage to destroy someone’s night vision and send... [ Read Full Post ]

  • May 18, 2011

    Centers For Disease Control Releases its Guidelines for a Zombie Apocalypse - 3

    On Monday the Center of Disease control released a list of guidelines on how to survive an uprising from the living dead (no, the zombie apocalypse is not upon us, so put your zombie guns back in the gun safe … at least for now.)

    The CDC post was written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan and gives helpful advice such as "Once you've made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan … this includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your doorstep. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake or other emergency." [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 27, 2011

    Assault Weapons Ban Debate Rekindled - 5

    Is there momentum in Congress for a new automatic weapons ban? Certainly, in the wake of the Tucson shootings, some anti-gun legislators vowed to restore the 10-year ban on select semiautomatic firearms and "high-ammo clips" that expired in 2004.

    The first knee-jerk reactions surfaced immediately in the aftermath of the Jan. 8 shootings. Since then, the impetus appears to have waned.

    Perhaps Sen. Richard Lugar's experience is the most illustrative. On Jan. 14, Lugar told Bloomberg Television’s Al Hunt that the AWB ban should be restored. The next day, the Indiana Republican said that's not what he said. Or, at least, he might have said what he said, but what he said was not what he meant. [ Read Full Post ]

  • January 21, 2011

    Hot from SHOT: Remington 700 - 1

    Tyler Freel talks about his favorite rifle: The Remington Model 700 dressed in .25-06. This year Freel will take the rifle into the mountains of Alaska on a sheep hunt.

    The stainless steel and synthetic stock make for a tough rifle that can survive the elements on even Freel's toughest hunts.

    [ Read Full Post ]

  • December 14, 2010

    100 Years Later, 1911 is Still Shootin’ - 7

    As we prepare to turn our calendars forward to January 2011, several prominent American handgun manufacturers have already introduced new commemorative models marking the historic 100-year anniversary of what is arguably the most famous, durable and imitated pistol design the world has ever known—the 1911.

    And while the centennial of the 1911 handgun will be met with great anticipation by shooters, collectors and gun marketers alike, it is not passing unnoticed in the state of Utah, where its inventor, John Moses Browning, lived and worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [ Read Full Post ]

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