Guns & Gear

Another .300 BLK in a .223 Kaboom

Another .300 BLK in a .223 Kaboom

I wrote in November about a friend who survived firing a .300 Blackout cartridge in a .223 barreled AR-15. The resulting detonation wasn’t pretty. Our own Tom McHale witnessed a very similar AR-15 kaboom today, […]

GIMMICK OR GODSEND? Troy Defense Releases Pump-Action AR-15 for “Restricted State” Shooters

GIMMICK OR GODSEND? Troy Defense Releases Pump-Action AR-15 for “Restricted State” Shooters

In parts of the nation where “freedom” is more of a Scrabble word than a working concept, there are restrictions and sometimes outright bans on owning the most popular rifle platform in the nation, the […]

Remington R51: First Impressions

Remington R51: First Impressions

Remington’s R51 pistol generated huge amounts of buzz among gun geeks when it was first publicly announced, and going into SHOT Show it was—perhaps even more than the Glock 42—primed to be “the belle of […]

ATF Kills Importation of Russian 5.45×39 Steel-Core Ammunition

ATF Kills Importation of Russian 5.45×39 Steel-Core Ammunition

This shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, but the ATF has now officially banned the importation of inexpensive steel core ammunition in 5.45×39, the default caliber of AK-74-based pistols. Here’s the official statement: TEST, […]

S&W Shield 9mm Pistol

Smith & Wesson Begins Shipping Non-Microstamped Shield to California

The Shield is the last Smith & Wesson pistol that made it into the California Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale before anti-gun Attorney General Kamala Harris banned all future pistols that lack microstamping, which […]

Limited Run! Bearing Arms Tee Shirts On Sale Now

Limited Run! Bearing Arms Tee Shirts On Sale Now

You asked for it, and we listened: the reader-selected Bearing Arms tee shirt design is on sale at veteran-owned Nine Line Designs! Nine Line is throwing in a FREE “Brothers in Arms” decal and a […]

Bearing Arms Tee Shirts! Vote For Your Favorite Design

Bearing Arms Tee Shirts! Vote For Your Favorite Design

I’m very proud of my Second Amendment rights, and I don’t miss an opportunity to wear my pride through various 2nd Amendment-related clothing I’ve amassed over the years. But there was something missing… Bearing Arms […]

Ammunition As Art?

Ammunition As Art?

Photographer Sabine Pearlman has done some stunning work with her most recent project, appropriately titled AMMO. Smithsonian.com interviewed Pearlman about her the work in Can Bullets Be Beautiful? “The right to keep and bear arms […]

Building an AK with Rifle Dynamics

Building an AK with Rifle Dynamics

When it comes to building high-end Kalashnikov-pattern rifles, Rifle Dynamics out of Las Vegas is one of the best companies in the business. Their custom 500 series (5.45×39, AK-74-based), and 700 series (7.62×39, AKM-based) rifles are […]

Why Are Russian Soldiers In Crimea Armed With American-Style AR-15-Based Rifles?

Why Are Russian Soldiers In Crimea Armed With American-Style AR-15-Based Rifles?

AFP Photographer Alisa Borovikova just posted a stunning photo of Russian troops arresting Ukrainian Army officers at gunpoint. The stunning part of the photo is that the soldier looking in her direction is clearly armed […]