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Steyr has incorporated an OD-green finish on many of its guns over the last 50 years, including the SSG 69 rifle and the AUG. However, the finish hadn’t been present in the company’s lineup of handguns until the commercial market in the US demanded something different than Steyr’s usual offerings.

Recently, I was watching a popular TV show and, as usual, noticed some questionable gun handling in an otherwise fine production. Here are a couple of examples. One of the main characters, a deputy sheriff, carries a revolver. It looks to me like a 6-inch Smith & Wesson Model 28. That’s all

The evolution of sighting systems for the AR platform has been interesting, to say the least. From the earliest air-gun scopes and red dots mounted on early M16 carrying handles to dedicated mounts for dots and scopes for flattop receivers, the sights used by today’s operators and shooters are some

Given the hustle and bustle of our daily lives and the fact many of us live quite a ways from a shooting range, we can’t always get in the amount of defensive shooting practice we need. This is one of the reasons dry-fire drills are worth doing. Dry practice is

There are several conditions of readiness in which to keep your home-defense shotgun in preparation for an emergency. Here’s a rundown of the most common ones, followed by some pros, cons and opinions. Condition Zero A few people, though not many, advocate keeping a dedicated home-defense shotgun in Condition Zero:

Be it a terrorist attack, home invasion, active shooting or other undesired event, violent physical attacks on individuals who are unaware and unprepared for them are, sadly, becoming the new normal. Those who are aware and prepared are concerned about self-defense and protecting their family. What separates the prepared from

What’s mechanical offset and how do you deal with it? If you have an optic on a firearm, particularly a rifle, the line-of-sight through the scope is higher than the center of the bore, and that difference is what we call offset. In other words, when you take a shot

In the 1939 cinematic masterpiece that defined him, “Stagecoach” actor John Wayne’s Ringo Kid prepared for the fight with the evil Plummer brothers. These three scoundrels attempted to get an unfair advantage by arming one of their number with a shotgun loaded with buckshot. Thus was the public perception of

Article first appeared at Ammo Land. USA –-( KSNV TV News 3 and The Associated Press reported Friday 06-30-2017, The U. S. Forest Service has issued a temporary shooting ban for the public in the Carson Ranger District due to fire danger. That District covers more than 625 square miles of

Article first appeared at Ammo Land. Arizona -( The Dale Norman open carry case in Florida has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Most cases that are appealed to the Supreme Court are refused.  The case started back in 2012, when Dale Lee Norman walked down the street with his