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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...



How to: Getting started in 3-gun Competition

For those readers considering giving 3-gun completion a try for the first time, here’s a helpful video detailing the gear needed to get started.


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...


New from Federal Premium: Vital-Shok 10mm Auto Trophy Bonded JSP

Federal Premium announced this week the release of  a Vital-Shok™ Trophy Bonded®  load in 10mm Auto. The new offering from Federal is said to “restore the capabilities” of the 10mm auto and was designed with h...


Judge Postpones Oral Arguments in NSSF, SAAMI Suit to Stop California Microstamping Law

Oral arguments, originally scheduled to be heard Wednesday in Fresno Superior Court, have been postponed until May 14 in the lawsuit brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the Sporting Arms and Ammunitio...



Largest hunter-taken grizzly bear entered into Boone and Crocket records

An Alaskan grizzly bear taken by hunter in 2013 will enter the record books as the second largest grizzly known to have existed and the largest grizzly bear ever taken by a hunter. According to a recent Boone and Crockett news ...


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...


Sierra Bullets VP weighs in on .22 LR shortage

Sierra Bullets Vice President of Sales, Matt Reams recently shared his thoughts on the ongoing scarcity of .22 Long Rifle ammunition. In an April 7 blog post, Reams suggested that hoarders, gougers, and plain old fashioned dema...


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. ...


Understanding optics: first focal plane vs. second focal plane

Selecting an optic is as important (or more important) than selecting the firearm on which it is to be mounted. Optics, like almost all other firearms related technology has come a long way in recent decades. While this means t...


Cartridges of the 2010s so far

It could be argued that the introduction of new rifle, pistol, and rimfire cartridges to the market is superfluous in 2014 given that by 1960, there were enough extant rounds to fill all hunting and shooting niches many times o...


Helpful How-to: Disassembling the Beretta 96

Today’s how-to vid demonstrates the complete disasssembly of the Beretta model 96. Video courtesy of the Weston Summers Youtube channel. And also a vid explaining how to put it all back together.  



4 things to know before getting into handloading

At some point, almost every firearms enthusiast has contemplated taking the plunge and investing in a handloading setup. While the art of ammo craft can be enjoyable and rewarding, there are a few key things to consider before ...