Firearms

“Tactical” shotguns for bird hunting?

ARs and other black rifles have been gaining popularity among hunters in recent years, but what about black shotguns? How would a short-barreled, open-choked shotgun built with home defense in mind fare against game birds? This...


The ARES Defense SCR: another AR that’s legal everywhere

It seems that an increasing number of manufacturers are attempting to corner a niche market of AR platform enthusiasts who live in a state (like New York) that has banned most or all of the features that make an AR an AR (pisto...



Alabama on track to allow suppressors for hunting

According to the blog al.com, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board voted unanimously last week to allow hunting with suppressors in the state. According to Fred Harders, the assistant dire...



Lead free options for the California slug hunter

With California set to prohibit the use of lead bullets for hunting state wide by 2019, it behooves the state’s sportsmen and women to start examining lead-free ammo options. For big game hunters using rifles and small game h...


Introducing the .45 Raptor for the AR-10

The AR-15 has been big-bore capable for more than a decade now with fans of the platform being able to choose from the .450 Bushmaster, the .458 SOCOM, and the .50 Beowulf. The AR-10 platform, however, has curiously remained wi...



Black Rain Ordnance circumvents the SAFE Act with NY compliant ARs

The recent passage of the NY SAFE act in New York State effectively banned citizens from possessing standard AR-15 rifles. Specifically, the law banned the possession of all semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazine...



The Troy Sporting Rifle: A pump action AR-15

Love the AR-15 but live in a place that makes ownership of standard ARs difficult or impossible? Troy Defense has a possible solution with their pump action Troy Sporting Rifle-PAR. The rifle has the look and feel of a standard...


House bill would redefine antique firearms

An untold number of firearms could be bought and sold free of government involvement if a bill recently drafted by Representative Bill Cassidy (R-LA) becomes law. The bill, which can be read in its entirety HERE would change th...



Improvised shotgun loads: enjoy the vids, but please don’t try it at home

An interesting, somewhat recent, trend within the YouTube gun community involves perhaps terminally curious firearms enthusiasts packing random substances and materials (ranging from wax and silly putty to chunks of rebar) into...


Personal defense loads for the .22 LR

It’s unlikely that any reputable firearms instructor would recommend anyone ever choose a firearm in .22 LR as a dedicated personal defense weapon, but it’s a fact that any gun is better than no gun at all during a crisis. ...