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If you had told me when I was a teenager that I would be a gun owner as an adult, I would have looked at you askew. Me? If you had gone on to tell me that I would possess a concealed-carry permit, that I would own an AR-15—actually, make …

It wasn’t all that long ago that the idea of American citizens packing guns for personal defense was almost unheard of. And today, a relatively short time later, well over half of our United States have some form of shall-issue firearms permit. More than a dozen states don’t even require a …

The .45 ACP chambered submachine gun M3 was born of the necessities of a full national wartime mobilization. At peak production M3s were a bargain at $20.94 each, which is less than half the cost of the cheaper mass-production versions of the Thompson submachine gun. Although low cost was a major factor in the M3’s …

Ruger came out with its Light Compact Pistol (LCP) in 2008, a sleek-sided, locked-breech, hammer-fired semi-automatic subcompact handgun chambered in .380 ACP for self-defense and concealed carry. It took only nine years for the company to sell 1.5 million. American Rifleman’s video review of the gun explains a lot about the popularity, but the company has …

The 6.8 SPC cartridge was developed due to troubling reports about failures of the 5.56 NATO cartridge to incapacitate enemy soldiers. During a development project led by a soldier of the 5th Special Forces Group and a member of the Army Marksmanship Unit, the goal was to create an enhanced rifle …

In today’s age of super-tiny double-stack 9 mm semi-autos, many are tempted to view the five-shot revolver as a relic, as out of place as a flip phone for daily communications. While it’s true that modern semi-automatics are smaller, lighter and more capacious than revolvers, there’s one area where the …

When Ruger introduced its Precision Rifle (RPR) in 2015, it created a whole new category and launched a renewed interest in long-range shooting. Before that time, a precision rifle in a chassis-type receiver was either a custom build or was on the high end of the price list of any …

Those who advocate to repeal or overturn the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (“PLCAA”) are advocating the annihilation of our Second Amendment. That may sound alarmist, but a right to keep and bear arms without any way to lawfully manufacture, sell, or purchase those arms is no right …

“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.” -Joshua 1:7 “Those who expect to be both ignorant and …

When we think of Thanksgiving today, we often imagine scenes from the illustrative art of N.C. Wyeth, Jennie Brownscombe or Norman Rockwell. Puritan Pilgrims dressed in black with high-topped buckle hats, wielding blunderbusses and welcoming small assortment of invited Native American guests. Sadly, these fanciful images are far from the …