Guns, Gear, & Training

Patterning Defensive Shotguns

Patterning Defensive Shotguns

I first met Steve Fisher earlier this year at the Beretta Tactical Summit, where he ran a group of gun writers through drills that showed the capability of the Beretta 1301 Tactical 12 gauge shotgun. It […]

The Non-Kaboom Kaboom

The Non-Kaboom Kaboom

We’re probably all familiar with the term “kaboom.” It’s used to describe the sudden and unexpected disassembly of a firearm while it’s being used. Up until Saturday, it was used almost exclusively to describe a […]

The Gun That Wasn’t There

The Gun That Wasn’t There

The Force Science Institute recently conducted a major study on the performance of human memory under stress. They took 64 Canadian police officers and split them into pairs, with one officer being designated as “active” […]

Walmart Stops Selling MSRs, Some Semi-Automatic Shotguns

Walmart Stops Selling MSRs, Some Semi-Automatic Shotguns

Walmart’s Senior Director for Corporate Communications Kory Lundberg has confirmed rumors that Walmart will no longer be stocking modern sports rifles such as the AR-15, nor semi-automatic shotguns with a magazine capacity of seven or […]

Man Dies Attempting Appendix Carry Reholster In Milkwaukee

Man Dies Attempting Appendix Carry Reholster In Milkwaukee

A 22-year-old Milwaukee man accidentally shot himself in the femoral artery around 11:00 PM Friday evening while attempting to reholster a pistol. Despite the best efforts of the local hospital trauma units, Timothy Phonisay did not survive […]

College Student, Airman, Guardsman Beat Heavily-Armed Terrorist Unconscious in France

College Student, Airman, Guardsman Beat Heavily-Armed Terrorist Unconscious in France

Yesterday we reported what media outlets were uniforming reporting: three U.S. Marines put a hurting on a gunman in a high speed train in France. It turns out that the broader strokes of the story […]

SEMPER FI-SPEED RAIL: Three U.S. Marines Overpower Gunman On Amsterdam-To-Paris Train

SEMPER FI-SPEED RAIL: Three U.S. Marines Overpower Gunman On Amsterdam-To-Paris Train

UPDATE: Early accounts claiming that the three heroes were U.S. Marines were incorrect. They were instead a U.S. National Guardsman, a U.S. Airman, and a college student. The three are childhood friends. You can read […]

It’s Baaaaaaaaaaack… .22LR Rimfire Ammunition Is Slowly Returning to Store Shelves

It’s Baaaaaaaaaaack… .22LR Rimfire Ammunition Is Slowly Returning to Store Shelves

I went to one of my local gun shops earlier today to pick up my Beretta 92 Compact* and saw this lovely sight on the counter. Yes, they were actually stocking .22 LR from three […]

Man Robbed Of His Gun, Nearly Killed With It In Philly

Man Robbed Of His Gun, Nearly Killed With It In Philly

A Philadelphia man who did a crappy job of concealing his handgun was targeted and nearly killed by a robber who took his gun in a crime of opportunity: Surveillance video captured an intense fight […]

Firearms Instructor Injured In Binary Explosives Blast

Firearms Instructor Injured In Binary Explosives Blast

Binary explosives are incredibly safe-to-use low explosive mixtures, when they are used correctly. Unfortunately, even some professionals sometimes forget that while binary explosives are very stable and predictable, they still must be respected as explosives, […]

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