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Bitchin’ Betty is Cooler Than You

This story just writes itself. And maybe she isn’t “cooler than you”? But in the real world, the cool people don’t generally give a crap about such things. Which is what I love about it. I love that she is getting some credit. And I love the example her story is of how things really work. And how foolish some …

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Jamie Gilt Shot by 4 y/o Son

Have to be honest. Before this story broke about this incident, I had never heard of this woman. It seems she has been making a name for herself by promoting gun rights for women, moms, or kids or families or something? Not really sure. But she seems to be pro-gun and public about it. Which is great in my book. …

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So what is a Mountain Rifle?

A handy demonstration about rifle weight. Frankly, I think this is something that has really jumped the tracks in the US shooting community. We are starting to see “some” movement towards lightening up the AR rifles. Some. But the average American rifle is grossly overweight. Not technologically. But philosophically. The average American “tactical shooter” never carries a rifle farther than …

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NRA Prunes?

A while back I helped clean out the shed of an elderly friend who had passed away and came across a wooden box readers might find interesting. The box is pine and measures 15 1/2 inches x 9 7/8 inches x 6 inches. It has “Linda Vista Brand Santa Clara Prunes” printed on one end, “Santa Clara Prunes” in script …

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FDE vs Grey Glocks

Henry Ford famously said when talking about one of his mass-produced cars, “You can have any color you want as long as it’s black”. If there is a gun maker that has inherited the legacy of mass-production, no frills selection it’s Glock. I am the first to admit that I am tired of black guns. It would seem so are …

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POTD — VA Near Hoover Dam

Scott Mayer sent us this pic a few weeks ago and I think it’s very instructive for the times we live. While there is nothing wrong with this sign on a technical level, I think it’s a perfect example of how dumb government actually is. The takeaway? If you are going through life waiting for the government to “save you”, …

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The Model 1917 Revolver

The Model 1917 Had The Back Of The M1911 When the US gunned up for World War I, it pressed a lot of manufacturers into service to make the M1911 pistol. All of that manufacturing wasn’t enough, so it turned to Colt and Smith & Wesson to modify their large frame double-action revolvers to take the rimless .45 ACP cartridge …

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Kydex Holster for a WWII Luger

A reader on our Facebook page posted these photos and it stopped me in my tracks. Just look at this! We truly live in a golden age for recreational shooters. It used to be that most people wouldn’t put the time, or the money, into making a modern style holster for a WWII service pistol. And if you did, it …

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Glock Jet

I recently was party to a conversation where the antagonist was taking the position that anyone who “owns a jet” is somehow a selfish, asshole. Fair enough. I’m not the ultimate arbiter of selfish assholes so maybe there is something to that theory? But it just so happened that our class-warfare weenie was wearing a Glock pistol. For the record, …

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Winchester 52C Photo Gallery

One of the neatest rifles I have ever picked up from an estate sale is a Winchester 52C. What made this particular rifle special was it came with both Redfield peep-sights and a Unertl scope. I won’t bore our readers with the legendary accuracy of the Winchester 52. Many of you know. But when I first picked this up, many …

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Rifles Found in Belfast Orange Hall After 100 Years

The authorities in the UK have uncovered a cache of illegal German Mauser Steyr-Mannlicher rifles. It seems there was a huge cache of 25,000 rifles smuggled into Belfast in 1914 during something called the “Home-Rule Crisis”. I haven’t looked into what exactly what that is, but it doesn’t take a rocket-surgeon to figure out it was a break-away from the …

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The Regressive Left

Whenever I run into a Lefty who claims to be a secular, atheist, humanist who opposes the “right” as bigots when EVEN DISCUSSING the cultural divide between radical Islam and the West; That Lefty always, ALWAYS turns out to be a communist. Which IS the explanation. That lefty doesn’t want western culture to survive or prevail against radical Islam. The …