More FACT Duty cameras are mounted on law enforcement handguns in Texas.
Late yesterday I received an e-mail from ATF. Drive thru gun sales are now legal—when done properly—to maintain social distancing protocol during the COVID-19 outbreak. Rather than risk inadvertently omitting key components in this authorization during the heavy gun-buying period, here is the letter in its entirety. I apologize for the length, but its critical […]
The best-selling new semi-auto handgun was the SIG Sauer P365 Nitron Micro-Compact, followed by the Glock G26 and Kel-Tec PMR-30. The Browning Hi-Power was the favorite in the category for pre-owned models.
Photo courtesy of VisitIndy.com Racing will take a back seat for parents if they’re heading to the NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis, IN, this weekend. There’s a lot more than just high-speed, low-drag sights to see if you’re going to be among the tens of thousands visiting the area. Families in particular may want to […]
A pair of independent sources estimate gun sales declined more than 12 percent in March—compared to 2018’s figures—nearly identical to the double-digit drop of February. Both findings are based on the volume of requests handled by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS) that, because they include carry permits and other administrative use of […]
Gun owners who participated in the “bump stock” buyback program conducted by the Washington State Patrol (WSP) last month will have their names and other personal information provided to two individuals on April 26, unless they “…enjoin disclosure of the records under RCW.42.56.540.” State officials contacted affected enthusiasts by mail on April 11, explaining, “The […]
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress When Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders scaled the heights of San Juan Hill in 1898 the feat captured the entire nation’s imagination. Diplomatic relations were a “mite” strained during his trip, and his officers armed themselves with the best guns available at the time—Winchester Model 1895s. Teddy […]
Photos by Guy J. Sagi, logo courtesy of Remington Eliphalet Remington and the trio of sons who helped pour the foundation for two centuries of firearms bearing their name probably wouldn’t recognize the M40 and M24 families of sniper-rifles that have performed so well in the hands of the United States Marine Corps and U.S. […]
Ruger and American Outdoor Brands (AOB)—parent corporation of Smith & Wesson—have issued stockholder-mandated gun reports on safety. Resolutions passed at their respective annual meetings in 2018 required they be released early this year. (Here’s our story on one of the groups spearheading the effort.) Ruger’s document spans 34 pages, 11 of them filled with detailed […]
Cutting-edge ranges are sprouting up all over the country, offering everything from a chance to handle exotic machinery to simulated scenarios designed to emulate the split-second decisions required to survive an armed criminal confrontation. It’s an exciting development, one that offers the kind of clean, convenient and computerized facilities guaranteed to attract the new generation of shooters in record numbers.