The Snubbie

Why does a 145 year old concept keep hanging around? Snubbies have been around since the 1870’s, and have proven to be a resilient seller in the face of 20 years of plastic fantastic autoloaders. That seems impossible, given the small capacity and relatively...

Connecticut – an Editorial

A GOP appointed judge over in CT just upheld the idiotic gun control passed by the legislature. First, the decision (PDF) and then some select quotes. What the Heller court did make clear, however, is that weapons that are “in common use at the time” are protected...

National Concealed Carry – an Editorial

Currently, if you have a concealed carry permit from your state, it’s only good in so many other states. There are multiple problems with this. There’s the legal side: a state issuing a license should have that license recognized in all other states and DC...

Straw purchase? Or not?

I buy a firearm from a dealer. Say I found a pretty awesome deal online (gunbroker, ar15.com, the LGC Trading Post, wherever). I buy the firearm and gift it (or sell it) to someone I know who can legally own a firearm. Say, my father. I transfer the firearm to him...

Buying an NFA Item

Hey, what’s an NFA item? It’s an item covered by the National Firearms Act of 1934. These include any select fire firearm (think burst fire or full auto, like a machine gun), suppressors/silencers, shotguns with short barrels (less than the legal limit),...

History of Firearms- The Handgonne

Regarded as the first real hand held firearm, the Hand-gonne consisted of a cast metal barrel with a smooth bore, affixed to a wooden staff, and a touch hole that could be primed and ignited by a red hot poker or slow burning match (or even the equivalent of a cannon...
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