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Field Report: My First Turkey!

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[Editor's note: Chris Cheng is a Staff Writer over at our sister blog, TheFirearmBlog.com. Cheng is an occasional guest writer for us here at AO.] I am a new hunter who is getting my feet wet with different guns, ammo, and tactics. My background is USPSA, IDPA, 3-gun, and defensive shooting, and so Read More…

Review: Springfield XD Subcompact Mod 2 in 9mm

Is it possible to improve on concealed-carry perfection?

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The ergonomics of the Springfield’s XD line are hard to beat–many would say impossible. But with today’s launch of the Springfield XD Mod 2, America’s oldest gunmaker is out to improve on perfection. The new Mod 2 boasts a slate of tweaks to the tried-and-true XD design, all Read More…

Top Shot’s Chris Cheng Talks Guns at Google HQ

Photo by Oleg Volk

I was recently fortunate to spend an hour on stage at Google HQ in Mountain View, CA chatting with former Googler, professional marksman, and Top Shot Season 4 Champion Chris Cheng about his new book, Shoot To Win. The video is now up on on YouTube, and I encourage you to go check it out.[.....]

Ebola: Could You Get it from Fido?

study suggests that dogs can carry and transmit ebola asymptomatically

Source: Flickr via Greg Furry

Despite the fact that as an Austinite I’m a few short hours away from Dallas, TX, I’ve managed to remain pretty calm and optimistic about the whole Ebola thing. The virus seems to have been contained in Nigeria and Senegal, and if those two countries can do it, then the US can do it, Read More…

Triple Aught Design: Pursuit Half-Zip

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Triple Aught is one of my favorite gear makers right now, and they’ve just announced a slick-looking, half-zip, wool sweater called the Pursuit. The Pursuit has a high fashion design aesthetic wrapped in performance base layer technology. Made from Polartec┬« Power Dry wicking polyester, our Read More…