Guns, Gear, & Training

“Skinny Guy” Concealed Carry

“Skinny Guy” Concealed Carry

When I wrote about my decision to move away from tiny single-stack pocket pistols to a larger double-column handgun for concealed carry, the very first comment I got was from a slim and tall reader who […]

Marine Corps To Hold Bake Sale To Buy Modern Sniper Rifles

Marine Corps To Hold Bake Sale To Buy Modern Sniper Rifles

I’m kidding. The Marine Corps is not holding a bake sale to equip the best scout/snipers in the world with a modern precision rifle capable of firing a .338 bullet to 1,600 meters with deadly […]

Marine Corps Signals Shifts To Army Sniper Rifles, Infantry Carbines

Marine Corps Signals Shifts To Army Sniper Rifles, Infantry Carbines

The Marine Corps is looking to retire two famous weapons systems that it has used since the Vietnam War in favor of sniper rifles and carbines first adopted by the U.S. Army. The M40 family […]

Massive Taurus Safety Settlement Could Include 100,000 Pistols

Massive Taurus Safety Settlement Could Include 100,000 Pistols

Though it seems to largely be flying under the radar, a $39 million class action settlement by Taurus Firearms could impact up to 100,000 handguns with alleged safety design issues: Brazil-based handgun maker Forjas Taurus SA […]

Is The 9mm vs .45 ACP Debate Over?

Is The 9mm vs .45 ACP Debate Over?

A little earlier this year, Tactical Life asked 14 respected firearms industry professionals whether they preferred the 9mm or the .45 ACP. The results weren’t surprising.  None came out clearly in favor of the .45. […]

LONG-RANGE GAME CHANGER? The Ruger Precision Rifle

LONG-RANGE GAME CHANGER? The Ruger Precision Rifle

Just down the highway from me in New Hill, NC, hidden in the woods down a dusty dirt road winding through the pines, is Woody’s Hunting and Rifle Club. Woody’s is private club dedicated to […]

Your Tiny Single-Stack Handgun Is Cute, Bro.

Your Tiny Single-Stack Handgun Is Cute, Bro.

I have a confession to make. Once upon a time, and not very long ago, I was part of the cult of the “pocket pistol.” I carried a Kahr CM9 and a spare magazine (2, […]

What Caliber Will The Army Choose For The XM17 Modular Handgun System?

What Caliber Will The Army Choose For The XM17 Modular Handgun System?

While many people tracking the progress of the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) contract are focused primarily on the various handguns themselves, it’s important to remember that we’re not just looking at a new […]

Does The “Amway Approach” Work For Self-Defense?

Does The “Amway Approach” Work For Self-Defense?

My friend Sean Sorrentino of An NC Gun Blog alerted me to interesting article on WNCN today about a “home party”-based business that focuses on non-lethal self-defense products… sort of an Amway with pepper spray: Many […]

Gunsite Adds East Coast Training In Richmond With Colonial Shooting Academy

Gunsite Adds East Coast Training In Richmond With Colonial Shooting Academy

Forget Disney. In my opinion, driving through the gates of Gunsite Academy in Paulden, AZ is a trip to the happiest place on Earth. Unfortunately, for those of us on the East Coast the trip […]

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