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Facebook decided – in the name of safety – that they would ban any ads for “accessories such as gun safes, vests and gun holsters in the US,” according to a blog post posted by the company. The ad ban comes just weeks after a record-breaking year for gun sales closed out. …

Magpul has teased knife enthusiasts with limited-edition folders in several instances now, and the limited runs sell out within literal seconds when released for public sale. Those who haven’t been quick enough on the “Buy” button can whet their appetite with the first permanent blade added to Magpul’s product lineup: the …

The Heckler & Koch SP5 pistol is a semi-automatic-only version of the MP5—the go-to submachine gun for military and law enforcement special operations teams in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. No firearm bridges the gap between reality and fantasy quite like the Heckler & Koch MP5. In 1980, when SAS operators stormed …

Blackhawk holsters have always been synonymous with top-notch duty rigs for law enforcement. You’ll find them on the hips of many local police officers or sheriff’s deputies, keeping their duty weapon safe and at the ready. But not every holster Blackhawk makes must live only in patrol vehicles. Such is the …

Ontario Knife Company (OKC) has been building quality knives for extreme conditions for more than 130 years, and its Besra, their newest addition for 2021 continues that legacy, blending a unique design with the unmatched quality and offering it at an affordable price. “The Besra is our newest design and follow-up to …

The film “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) was an interesting take on the life of Ron Covic as played by Tom Cruise. In reality, during the same period depicted in the movie, America’s rifle—the AR-15—was actually born on the Fourth of July, 1960 at the Hagerstown, MD, farm …

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- When it comes to tactical lights, more is always better. Sure, some companies will tell you that you only need a few hundred lumens for indoor work, but I need to wield the power of the Egyptian-Sun-God, Ra whenever I hit my light’s “on” switch. Problem is, …

Wadcutters have a distinctive appearance, their projectile being nearly flush with the case mouth. They’re designed to cut paper, but are more versatile than some shooters assume. I am a confirmed, hardcore revolver man and have been since my early days in the police and security business more than 30 …

In the early 1980s, the hottest thing going for competitive handgunners was IHMSA. That stands for International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association. It was a long-range shooting sport in which the targets were the silhouettes of game animals cut from steel plate and placed in banks of five at 50, 100, …

Real Avid Bore-Max (MSRP: $12.99) bore foam is a new, fast-acting copper and carbon eliminator. A powerful, gun-metal-grade foaming solvent, Bore-Max expands and penetrates to dissolve copper fouling fast, as well as soften powder fouling. Formulated to safely and effectively remove copper fouling in lands and grooves, the unique foaming …