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Accidental Discharge in Daytona Hotel Possibly Hits 12-Year-Old Boy

Klutz or Criminal? Either way, Georgia man may face criminal charges.

Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort

Davis Scott, a 59-year-old Georgia resident, was staying in the Daytona Beach Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort yesterday morning when he did an unwise thing: He fired his pistol into the wall of his room. Although claimed to be an accident – and I’m certain that he wasn’t actually trying Read More…

Philadelphia Must Pay $1.4 Million For Leaking CCW Applicants’ Info

City publicly posted applicants' names, allegedly putting them at risk.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D)

A class action suit against the city of Philadelphia has been settled in favor of the class, which consisted of people who had applied for (and been denied) a License to Carry Firearms. The city publicly posted the names and other personal information of 3,265 applicants whom they had denied, Read More…

IWI-US Tavor Bullpup Now Compliant with Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey Laws

A permanent muzzle brake and low-cap mags allow the new Tavor SAR RS to be sold in a broader market.

Tavor SAR RS

The Tavor SAR, a piston-operated bullpup rifle by IWI-US, has recently become popular with American shooters. A new version, dubbed Tavor SAR RS, has now been introduced to comply with restrictive laws in Massachusetts, Maryland, and New Jersey. The bullpup design places a rifle’s receiver far Read More…

Crossbreed Holsters are a Breed Apart

For a secure, comfortable handgun carry, the Crossbreed Holsters offer both.


You’ve heard the cliché, “I’ve got a box full of holsters, but I’m still searching for just the right design to do what I want a holster to do.” Well, my search is over. Back in 2005 when entrepreneur Mark Craighead tired of his overflowing box of holsters that did not work, he Read More…

Vepr 12 First Impressions

Low-recoil defensive shotgun with interesting features.

Even recoil-sensitive shooters will find Vepr 12 enjoyable.

Vepr (“Wild Boar”) 12 is a Russian magazine-fed shotgun imported Mach 1 Arsenal. Based on the RPK light machine gun receiver, it improves on the original with the addition of a magazine feed tower enabling straight-line insertion. Muzzle brakes, flash hiders, and chokes are available. I Read More…

Ground Strike Reactive Targets Review

High-visibility plastic targets for shooting practice.

8-inch swinging plate and  Hex Ball Ground Strike targets.

Paper isn’t very reactive, steel is heavy, and it’s not legal to shoot at Nazis, Commies, and their fellow travelers. So what’s a guy to use for marksmanship practice? Ground Strike targets looked like a good option, so I tried a couple of them. The odd-looking Hex Ball is 6 inches Read More…

Crosman 2300S Air Pistol Review

A fun .177 caliber trainer for your back yard.

A budget entry into precision air pistol, Crosman 2300S is a single-shot bolt action powered by a CO2 cartridge.

I’ve been shooting airguns, on and off, for thirty years. In the USSR, break-open .177 pellet guns were common at indoor arcades, and I spent many a 5-copek coin to buy two pellets and launch them against reactive metal targets 5-10 meters away. In 1990 Illinois, my father bought a pump pellet Read More…

Obama vs. Gun Owners: No More Saigas, Kalashnikovs

Executive Order adds sanctions against Saiga and others.

Arsenal Saiga SGL10-01 Rifle

Barack Obama’s latest offense against gun owners comes by way of Executive Order 13662. Purportedly related to Ukraine (yeah, right), this order prohibits business dealings with a long list of Russian individuals and businesses. Although this and all other executive orders are arguably Read More…