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Nov
27
HOW THE REASONABLE PERSON SHOULD CONCEALED CARRY

HOW THE REASONABLE PERSON SHOULD CONCEALED CARRY

At the recent NRA Convention, I observed a couple walking the aisles who were sporting four guns between them with a combined firepower that exceeds the average police squad car. He was wearing an AR 15 pistol on his right hip and a short barreled pump shotgun on his left. She was wearing an AR15 pistol and an FN 5.7 high-capacity pistol. I suspect they were also carrying some sort of backup protection in the event the going really got rough. I asked them the reason they were carrying so much hardware and the response was they lived in Detroit, in a rough neighborhood, and it was their daily carry regimen.

I suspect this was a bit less than true and the real reason was that the big display o...


Nov
27
Keefe Report: “Why Can’t I Find .22 Ammo!?”

While this question has become less common, it never has gone away. In many areas, .22 rimfire ammunition has evaporated again. “You need to address this!” I’ve written about this quite a few times, but it still comes down to basic supply and demand. And judging from what has been happening worldwide in the news, we are looking at another record month in demand for firearms and ammunition. And .22 Long Rifle is always the canary in the coal mine.

Demand has increased dramatically yet no large American ammunition maker has added a new rimfire ammunition plant. Remington has one in Arkansas, Winchester has one in Mississippi, Federal has one in Minnesota and CCI has one in Idaho. They have been running full-out since 2008 ...


Nov
27
People always say: “I’ve never shot a firearm, but I am interested in learning.”

Shooting a firearm is a fun activity; a great sport and a constitutional freedom that we enjoy in the United States of America. It is a wonderful experience to do a little research, go into a sporting goods store and look around, haggle (or not) with the sales people and make a purchase after a thorough background check. Typically, one goes to the store to purchase a firearm and a box of bullets. I occasionally see folks walking into the range, straight from the store, with their shopping bag ready to go. They read through the range rules; sign their waiver; don their eye and ear protection; pay their range fee and happily fire away from their assigned lane. Most genuinely seem to enjoy themselves in most cases. Like purchasing an applia...


Nov
08
4 Proven 9mm Compact Carry Handguns Under $600

A reliable carry gun doesn’t have to break the bank. You can opt to spend extra coin on a beautifully machined and visually stunning wonder gun, but you don’t have to. There are plenty of solid carry guns on the market with street prices well under $500.

Here are a few 9x19mm compacts that have done well in our testing.

1. Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

While the Smith & Wesson Shield is also available in .40 S&W, I’d choose the 9mm version for two reasons. First, with either the standard or extended magazine, you get one more round (7+1 or 8+1 for the 9mm models). Second, and more importantly, the 9mm version is much easier to control. Empty, this is a 19-ounce gun and physics are physics when it comes to recoil. While most pe...