Viewpoints

New Shooter’s Guide: Gun Range Etiquette

Gun-range etiquette combines common sense and courtesy with safety. A day at the shooting range should be fun and safe, and good shooting-range etiquette...

Cali Magazine Ban Declared Unconstitutional, Again

Judge Roger Benitez of the U.S. District Court in San Diego has again overruled California’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines that can hold more...
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Why No Love for the 41 Magnum?

Hey, Todd: I’m a long-time subscriber and a big fan of your magazine. In the last three or four years, the handgun manufacturers have...
45 ACP 45 Colt

New Shooter’s Guide: 45 Colt vs. 45 Long Colt vs. 45 ACP

A lot of shooting terms are confusing because similar language can be used for very different things. One of the most confusing are cartridge...

Staying Safe at the Shooting Range

You did it. You pulled the metaphorical trigger and purchased your first firearm. Now what? You’re responsible for your safety with your new firearm, as...
NSG Rossi revolver

Are Revolvers Good For Self Defense?

Though most concealed-carry shooters prefer pistols these days, a cadre of knowledgeable, experienced self-defense aficionados prefer revolvers, sometimes referred to as wheelguns for the...

Court Ruling Supports Carry Reciprocity

I’m looking at a remarkable opinion by Massachusetts District Court Associate Justice John F. Coffey, who ordered on August 3, 2023, that the state’s...

RIA Sights Are Too Tight?

I recently purchased a 9mm 1911 Rock Island Armory Standard FS Model 51632. Certainly didn’t need another 1911, but this was a screaming deal...

NSSF Challenge; Judge Says Mags Not Protected

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the Connecticut-based firearms industry trade association, filed a legal challenge against Hawaii’s recently-enacted public nuisance law. The Hawaii...

He’s Not a Fan of Car Gun Safes

Re “Gun Security in Automobiles,” August 2023 AAAARRRRGGGH! Just read this article. As a 33-year-plus veteran of a large Pacific Northwest police department, I took...

Biden Administration Cancels Hunter Education & Archery Funding

U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Thom Tillis recently wrote Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to register their disapproval of a decision by the Biden...

Ammo, Oiling, and Shotgunning

Re “Three Revolvers Shoot It Out: Smith, Taurus, and Charter Arms,” July 2023 Hello, Todd. First off, great publication. When I receive my monthly copy,...

News Nuggets

You may not have seen the very odd news that the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published an Interim Final Rule...