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The world of big bore air rifles: what’s old is new again

One of the first repeating arms used in combat was an air rifle. Specifically, The Girandoni Air Rifle, invented in approximately 1779, was capable of firing .46 caliber lead balls at a velocity similar to that of a modern .45 ...


Using the gun you have for personal defense

We’ve entered an age where black, tactical, high capacity, semi-auto rifles and pistols are all the rage and rule the personal defense market. This makes sense. After all there is a reason soldiers no longer go into battle wi...



Louisiana guns in restaurant bill to become law

Restaurant patrons in Louisiana may soon be allowed to keep their concealed weapons on the while dining, if House Bill 72 makes it past the desk of Republican Governor Bobby Jindal. The bill, which passed the Louisiana house 79...


ATK Secures 300 Win. Magnum Ammunition Contract with U.S. Army

ATK, the Aerospace and defense firm of which Federal Premium is a part, announced in a May 12 press release that it had secured a 5-year, indefinite delivery/quantity contract with the United States Army to produce .300 Winches...


New from Blaser: The Bockdrilling BD14

Here’s one for drilling* and combo gun fans. Germany’s Blaser recently announced the release of their Bockdrilling BD14, a triple barrel, double trigger work of art that’s ready to take on all manner of game, large or sma...


How it’s made: Sinter Fire bullets

Among the growing number of small manufacturers producing lead-free projectiles, Sinter Fire of Kersey, PA is undoubtedly noteworthy. The company’s bullets (available in a variety of common calibers) consist of compressed met...



High speed video comparison: .223 vs. 6.5 Grendel vs. 6.8 SPC vs. .50 Beowulf

For those readers trying to decide on which AR round to invest in for medium and large game hunting, the following Brass Fetcher video we found might be of some use. The slow motion comparison seems to indicate that the 6.8mm S...


Video: G2’s RIP rounds in action

One of the more interesting new ammo choices to hit the market in 2014 has been the RIP (Rapidly Invasive Projectile) round by G2 Research. Offered in .380 ACP and 9mm, RIP projectiles are composed of pre-segmented copper that ...


“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...


North Carolina man thwarts home invasion with AR-15

A Henderson, NC man defended himself against an intruder Monday morning with a little help from his AR-15. Local news outlet WRAL reports that homeowner Jonathan Haith was awakened Monday morning by a light knock on his backdoo...


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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...


New Jersey senate passes magazine ban

According to this guns.com article, the New Jersey State voted Monday 21-17 in favor of a bill that would ban all firearm magazines, even non-detachable ones, capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Current state law restricts ...


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...


How it’s made: Ruger handguns

Here’s a brief video peeking in on the manufacturing process for Ruger handguns.



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...