Details on the U.S. Army’s new Sig Sauer M17 Sidearm

As I'm sure you've heard by now, the U.S. Army decided on January 19th, 2017 that the Sig Sauer entry to the Modular Handgun System competition was selected to be the new standard sidearm, designated M17. The M17, based on the relatively new Sig Sauer P320 (introduced in 2014), will soon be replacing the Army's… Read More

Next-Generation Combat Rifles

While we are all to one degree or another stalwarts of the platforms we like, it's always great to see what it coming down the pike. Forward-thinking designers are on the ball, addressing issues: revising, rethinking, and redesigning the battle rifle platform, all hoping to make the next big thing. ...and some of this next big thing… Read More

The New Hudson H9 – The Answer to the “Glock vs. 1911” Question?

There must have been too many Glock vs. 1911 memes or arguments online - someone decided to do something about the age-old question. That someone appears to be Hudson Manufacturing, based out of Temple, Texas...and their answer to the question is their new pistol, the H9. Looking rather "Blade Runner" up front and John Moses Browning in… Read More

Debunking Shotgun Myths

Over on the Survival Cache Survival Forums (which I moderate and visit frequently) a newer , very welcome member started a post entitled "debunking the shotgun myth". In it, he makes some compelling and valid reasons why he chooses not to use a shotgun, when his suppressed AR has certain qualities that he considers more… Read More

Oklahoma Man Arrested for Carrying AR-15 in public

Hoo boy. An Oklahoma man "going for a walk" was arrested in Enid, OK earlier this month on a misdemeanor charge of "complaint of unlawful carrying of a weapon", after police received six 911 calls and five non-emergency calls reporting a man walking down the sidewalk wearing a camouflage jacket and  carrying a "military-style weapon"… Read More

Gun Store Owner Kills Armed Robber

I guess the people who really needed to read my post "14 Instances of Sheer Stupid" didn't, because on Dec 27, a gun store owner in Cobb County, Georgia, shot and killed an armed robber in his store.  The owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn in Cobb County, GA, Jimmy Groover, had just opened his… Read More

Setting Up An AR-Style Rifle, End of 2016 Edition

I found this article in a social media newsfeed, and it got me to thinking - there really has been a swing towards a standard-type AR rifle setup lately. In the late 2000's - early 2010's, manufacturers really started to branch out with innovative aftermarket AR products, with the appropriate response from the public. All… Read More

TBT – Windham Weaponry R18FSFSM-308 Review

I joined a local gun club recently to jump into the 3-gun competitions they hold in the fair-weather months. The Heavy Metal division looks like a lot of fun - a .45 ACP (or larger!) handgun, a   12-gauge shotgun, and, the coup de grace - a .308/7.62x51mm rifle at minimum. And I have the… Read More

Smith & Wesson Introduces New M&P 2.0 Pistol

As a diehard fan of the Smith & Wesson M&P series of pistols, I'm going to have to admit I'm more than a little excited about this drop. It seems Smith & Wesson has upgraded their stalwart M&P pistol lineup with a new and improved version M2.0. Chambered in (of course) 9mm and .40 S&W… Read More