Archive for May, 2014

California lawmakers call for new firearms restrictions in wake of UCSB shooting

Following this weekend’s shooting spree in Isla Vista, California, lawmakers are proposing a new slew of gun control laws including a so called gun restraining order law. According to this Sacramento Bee report, “De...


How to: turning a stripped AR lower into a complete AR lower

Here’s a video for everyone planning to spend the upcoming holiday weekend finally turning that stripped AR lower and that parts kit into a working, complete, lower receiver.



Hunting with the .300 AAC Blackout

Of all the new AR-15 rounds to hit the market in the last few years, the .300 AAC Blackout has arguably resulted in the most fervor. AR fans just seem to love the round. Though initially designed with suppressed, special milita...



News Brief: N.J. Magazine capacity bill on governor’s desk

According to this May 22 Reuters article, The New Jersey State Assembly sent New Jersey Governor Chris Christie a gun control bill that if signed into law would limit magazine capacity in that state to 10 rounds. The bill was r...


NSSF sheds light on the Humane Society of the US’ campaign to bead lead hunting ammo

The National Shooting Sports Foundation recently obtained a copy of a “playbook” produced by the Humane Society of the United States as part of a push for a nationwide ban on lead hunting ammo. According to a May 21 post on...



Common sense tips for handloading safety

At some point, almost every firearms enthusiast has considered giving the art/science of handloading ammunition a try. While on the surface, handloading is a straightforward process, producing safe ammunition requires a high de...



A little love for the Mini-14

While the AR-15 is now the undisputed king of the civilian semi-auto rifle market, there is a segment of the gun-buying population who will always prefer the curves and contours of the Ruger Mini-14 over the more angular feel o...


US Forest Service bans exploding targets in four states

Citing wildfire danger, the US Forest Service has banned the use of exploding targets on National Forest lands in northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and parts of South Dakota. According to a May 20 Associated Press article,...



Now available from Sharps Rifle Company: the Relia-Bolt

Wyoming-based Sharps Rifle Company, inventors of the promising new AR round, the .24-45 are now selling their Relia-Bolt AR bolts. According to the company product page, the bolts are machined from S7 tool steel, coated with NP...


Tips for choosing a concealed carry pistol

Here’s one for those of you contemplating what pistol to buy for concealed carry. The video represents one man’s opinion, of course, but the points are certainly worth contemplating.