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Article first appeared at Cheaper than dirt. Gorilla Ammunition’s loads have favorably impressed me with good quality control, excellent cartridge integrity and accuracy.While there are many types of ammunition available, ranging from inexpensive steel-case loads we don’t expect much accuracy from to match-grade rifle ammunition we expect to group into …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. A visually stunning custom knife borne of artistic collaboration and dubbed “Freedom’s Steel V—The Liberty’s Heritage Bowie” is set to raise not only eyebrows but significant funds for theNational Rifle Association. The work was conceived of, and sponsored by, Knife Rights, a knife advocacy …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. The first time a magnified optic was attached to a semi-automatic rifle, a dilemma was born. What the magnification offered in terms of increased range, it sacrificed in speed and short-range capability. Glass giveth, and glass taketh away. When the Global War on Terrorism …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. “The Second Amendment: America’s Original Homeland Security.” These are more than mere words emblazoned on a T-shirt offered by the NRA Store. But like many slogans and soundbites rendered on cotton/poly blend knit, there is a deep, underlying, often unspoken, truth to it. Americans …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. Jeff Cooper was the man who changed the handgunner’s approach to shooting the pistol or revolver in a very important way. For decades, pistoleros accurately concluded that the pistol could be fired with one hand and inaccurately assumed that it should be. Cooper developed …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. If gunmakers can have their own shooting schools, why not optics makers? Leupold has been around for more than a century, and along the way, the company has learned a thing or two about how its optics work in conjunction with firearms. And its …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. Hi-Point guns have gained popularity for their simplicity and reliability. Those qualities are behind the firearms designed and built for the last two decades by Tom Deeb in the Beemiller manufacturing plant in Mansfield, Ohio. “I’ve had an interest in firearms since … forever. …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. Recently I underwent hip replacement surgery. Prior to that I had back surgery. To say my mobility has been compromised for a while would be an understatement. Let’s face it, as we age our ability to move—our athleticism—is lessened. But does that mean we …

Article first appeared at Americas1stFreedom. One of the many things bringing people to the shooting disciplines is concern about personal safety. Despite being protected by (easily) the most professional cops in the world, Americans are deluding themselves if they believe law enforcement can arrive in timeframes that equate to meaningful …

Article first appeared at Americas1stFreedom. Despite desperate, incessant pooh-poohing in the mainstream media, there’s ample evidence of steady growth in the shooting sports. Especially in the sorts of new participants we’re seeing—more women, of course, but also more juniors—it’s gratifying to see so many folks discovering what all our disciplines …