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Most of us have heard a variation of what I like to call the “Uncle Johnny story.” You know, the uncle in Vietnam that tossed that early jam-o-matic M-16 for an AK-47 that he found completely submerged in the rice paddy. This story seems to have circulated the firearms community …

Many shooters and reloaders are surprised when they learn that the first so-called smokeless powder—more correctly called nitrocellulose—is nearly two centuries old. A French chemist and pharmacist, Henri Braconnot, determined in 1832 that soaking wood fibers in nitric acid produced a highly flammable—even explosive—compound. These first attempts yielded products that …

This week we’re taking a closer look at the SXP Extreme Defender FDE from Winchester Repeating Arms. A pump-action workhorse, the shotgun comes finished in Flat Dark Earth, with both an adjustable length of pull and drop at comb. A Picatinny rail atop the receiver eases mounting of a red-dot to further improve sighting, though the gun …

GOA: We Must Equip Self-Defenders with Necessary Tools Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America’s (GOA) Senior Vice President Erich Pratt released the following statement regarding the tragic shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana: Today’s tragic shooting in Indiana will no doubt be used by anti-gun forces to …

Tennessee just became the 20th Constitutional Carry state! Thanks to your help and persistence, Governor Lee signed SB 765 into law. This means, starting on July 1st, 21-year-old citizens of Tennessee will be able to conceal carry a handgun without having to beg the government for a permit. Tennessee now …

Arizona just became a Second Amendment sanctuary state! Thanks to your help and persistence, the Second Amendment Sanctuary bill (HB 2111) — sponsored by Rep. Leo Biasiucci (R) — was signed and enacted by Governor Ducey. This means state and local government officials will be under order to NOT enforce …

Iver Johnson Arms is importing the PAS12 shotgun, a 12-ga. pump-action with features that make this scattergun an affordable and viable option for today’s home defender. The PAS12 comes equipped with a detachable stock, optic rail, accessory rail and a short, 18.5” barrel. The pump-action design of the Iver Johnson PAS212 …

Firearms collectors and sellers know just how invaluable a resource the Blue Book of Gun Values is and now, the 42nd edition of this well-known series is available. The newest edition is filled with countless resources for firearms owners, including more than 2,500 pages containing 1,900 manufacturers/trademarks and nearly 30,000—yes, 30,000—gun model …

Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) sure loves some of that sin-tax money. That’s the kind of money when a Member of Congress wants to ban things but can’t. So they go to their second favorite activity. They tax it. U.S. Rep. Raskin likes his gun policies both ways. If he can’t …

Possibly the only topic to generate more arguments than politics is the never-ending discussion of what qualifies as the “best” home-defense gun. The truth of the matter is, no single shooting solution meets the needs of every individual or household. Every firearm is an exercise in compromise. Each platform has …