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Article first appeared at American Rifleman. Imagine what the history of American firearms would have been without John Moses Browning. We certainly wouldn’t have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Model 1911 pistol, to this day widely considered to be the world’s most popular handgun. Today there are dozens of companies …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. Best known for its multi-layer, synthetic IWB holsters, Alien Gearhas applied its ingenuity to a paddle-style OWB rig. The new Cloak Mod holster, much like the company’sCloak Tuck series, re-engineers a familiar holster style in order to maximize functionality and versatility. The Cloak Mod …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. It isn’t always easy being a lefty in a right-handed world, and the realm of firearms is no exception. When it comes time to purchase a new gun there are many factors to consider—cost, reliability, weight, fit and finish, ergonomics, size, etc. And for …

Article first appeared at American Rifleman. One way or another, those of us who are devoted to shooting will eventually end up with at least one ugly handgun. Whether inherited, purchased or received as gifts, these ugly pistols lurk around the edges of gun collections, ruining the view. But, before …

Article first appeared at NRA-ILA. The NRA-ILA Grassroots Division will be hosting the Second Amendment Youth Leadership Conference during NRA’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville, Kentucky! NRA-ILA’s Annual Youth Leadership Conference is designed for current college students and recent graduates who are looking to take an active role on …

Article first appeared at NRA-ILA. “Hillary Clinton is making gun control a central theme of her campaign” for president of the United States, the Wall Street Journal reports. But whether this is a strategy that will win the White House is in dispute, or certainly ought to be. Based upon trends …

Article first appeared at Cheaper than Dirt. Since 1996, Heidemarie Schwermer from Dortmund Germany has lived without money. In 1994, Schwermer established a local exchange group called “Gib und Nimm” (Give and Take) where people traded goods and services such as clothing, appliances, and babysitting. Two years later, she decided …

Article first appeared at Cheaper than Dirt. When considering a firearm for home defense there are three choices, the handgun, rifle, and shotgun. There are many arguments for either, and the choice must fit your lifestyle. The handgun is the most common firearm kept at home and at the ready. …

Article first appeared at Cheaper than Dirt. When discussing handguns for personal defense there are arguments put forward that are at odds with the reality I have observed. After several years of university study, and 30 years as an armed professional, I have a rather confined idea of realism. I …

Article first appeared at Cheaper than Dirt. Today’s market offers a multitude of options for personal defense. The plethora of aftermarket parts can be overwhelming to even the most gun-savvy individuals and picking the right components can be crucial to your success in building a gun that gives you the …