While reporting from Kyiv, Ukraine, in March, I found myself swimming in a horrific, frightening, wonderful mix of dread, compassion and desperation to remain free. The literal tool for that freedom—many types of guns—were in Ukrainian’s hands. Shopkeepers, school teachers, engineers and professional soldiers were all armed and ready to fight …

On Thursday, both the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees took up their suspense files prior to the fiscal deadline, passing a number of anti-gun bills and one pro-hunting bill. These bills will now be eligible for votes on the Assembly and Senate floor in their respective chambers. Assembly Appropriations Committee …

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you over Memorial Day weekend at the 151st NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston, Texas. From entertainment to special events, it’s all happening in the Lone Star State, where NRA members will gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29 …

Most American shooters by now have noticed the influx of Turkish-made pistols, which are typically priced less than better-known brands of comparable quality. Buffalo Cartridge Company recently expanded to include importation of its own 9 mm Turk, the polymer frame BRG9 Elite, and first impressions are positive. BRG-USA packages its …

Leica announced a new rifle scope combination for the hunting market. The new package, called the Calonox Trinity, mates the company’s 3-18×44 Amplus 6 scope with the Calonox thermal sight to offer hunting in all lighting conditions through the use of thermal technology. The Amplus 6 is a premium-quality scope designed …

All AR magazines are created equal, right? Wrong. We’ve all had AR mags that didn’t do the trick. Maybe they didn’t seat quite right. Perhaps the springs sprung before their time. Or the baseplate cracked when dropped. Whatever happened, it made us say a few choice words and frustratingly look …

During the Cold War, both the USA and the USSR began using select-fire rifles chambered for soft-recoiling small-caliber, high-velocity cartridges. Under the Johnson administration, the U.S. military adopted the M16A1 in 5.56 NATO. When Leonid Brezhnev was general secretary of the communist party, the Soviet military began using a Kalashnikov in 5.45×39 mm – a …

Taurus Firearms is drawing attention to an often-overlooked revolver cartridge with a new series of double-action/single-action defensive wheelguns simply called the Taurus 327. Launched by Federal Ammunition in 2008, the .327 Fed. Mag. cartridge was designed to provide performance that fits in between .38 Special +P and lightly loaded .357 …

Constitutional Carry bill HB37 is scheduled to be heard Tuesday morning, May 24th, in Senate Committee on Judiciary C. Because of your actions, and those of gun owners throughout the state, Constitutional Carry was overwhelmingly passed out of the House to the Senate, and continues its march to Governor Edward’s desk. Senate Committee Judiciary C is …

At midnight on Wednesday, the Alaska Legislature adjourned from its 2022 Legislative Session.  Mandatory firearm storage legislation, House Bill 203, failed to gain enough votes to pass in committee.  Unfortunately, Second Amendment Emergency Powers Protection Legislation, Senate Bill 136, fell short by just 2 votes for final passage in the …