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As a lad, I anxiously awaited the weekly episodes of “Gunsmoke,” strapped on my toy six-shooter and attempted to out-draw the U.S. marshal of Dodge City, Matt Dillon. I never won—Dillon was good—but, still, this early practice led me to understand that a gunslinger needs a smooth, fast draw. Draw …

Every now and then, we stumble across a throwback firearm that throws us for a loop. Though rarely seen today, converting M1 Carbines to fine sporters was an art appreciated by many shooters—including by those who carried them in combat. But not everyone is a fan. Some vintage military rifle purists are …

The average crook is not really a thinking person; if he was, he wouldn’t be a crook. In most cases, the crook will imagine a scenario of how a crime will go down—essentially, the crook produces a weapon and the victim complies. Unlike the armed citizen, he doesn’t think about …

The author, editor of Guns Australia magazine, wishes to thank Robert Courtney and Mike Etzel of the Australian War Memorial, the late H. J. Woodend, formerly of the U.K. M.o.D. Pattern Room and Roger Matthews of the British High Commission in Canberra, Australia, for their assistance in the preparation of this article. …

Springfield, VA – Earlier this week, Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF) announced that GOA v. Garland — the leading case that challenges the arbitrary and unconstitutional bump stock ban by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) — is advancing before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. …

NEWTOWN, Conn.—America’s millions of first-time firearm owners will find National Shooting Sports Month® in August a great time to enjoy using their new firearms, whether in a training course, competition or simply having fun shooting targets with friends. NSSF® estimates 8.4 million people purchased their first firearm last year, with many of them …

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- HB 957, the new silencer/gun muffler/suppressor law, will become effective in Texas on 1 September 2021. On that date, the Attorney General,  Ken Paxton, will be able to accept written notification by a United States citizen who intends to make a firearms suppressor as per Section 2.052 …

Article first appeared on Ammoland.com New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- “Gun violence is a public health crisis in communities of color, and the Second Amendment has roots in slavery.” —opening remark in an article titled, “Racial equity agenda must include gun control,” as published in the Leftist website, “Crosscut,” on March 8, 2021 …

For everyday carry, compact is king. All pistol makers have found a way to trim the grip until it is short enough to prevent “printing” (showing under a shirt or jacket), but the barrel and slide have remained long due to the engineering constraints of the guns’ operation. It’s just …

Regardless if you procured an outdated rifle from an older family member, via a gun-show purchase or through some other method, you hope the vintage shooting iron still hurtles projectiles downrange accurately. You may get lucky with that classic gun, but you also may struggle with it spitting bullets irregularly like a …