Urban Unrest

Paroled Gang Member Kills Officer Responding to Traffic Accident

"They walked up on the vehicle believing the motorist was in need of medical help and then they ended up in a gunfight for their lives." Whittier, CA police officers Keith Lane Boyer and Patrick Hazel thought they were just responding to a normal traffic accident in a California suburb earlier this week. A motorist… 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

Video: Gun Shop Owner Shoots Armed Robber

In a follow-up to last week's "Gun Store Owner Kills Armed Robber", surveillance video from inside the shop has surfaced. The video clearly shows the owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn , Jimmy Groover, in the foreground, back to the entrance, and a store employee backs up to him, arms raised, looking at something off camera… Read More

VIDEO: Armed Robber Shot, Killed While Robbing KFC

Crayton "Big Wes" West, 52, a man with a history of robberies, had the odds catch up with him at a St. Louis Kentucky Fried Chicken last January when he was shot dead by a responding St. Louis PD Sergeant. Surveillance video clearly shows West at the KFC ordering counter wearing a dark hoodie and a… Read More

Man Tries to Rob Texas Waffle House with AK-47; Gets Shot Instead

Right up there alongside robbing gun shops, robbing a Waffle House in Texas seems to be right up there on the list of "things to not do if I want to survive the day". However, this past July, one genius named Antoine Devon Cooper, 26, of Dallas, decided to do just that. Reportedly, he waltzed… 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

Hero With Concealed Firearm Saves Cop

Corporal Michael Wheeler of the Mount Vernon, Ohio Police Department, was making contact with a homeless man when the officer was suddenly attacked. The homeless man, who later confessed to being whacked-out on crystal meth, caught the officer off  guard, knocking Wheeler onto his back. The homeless man then leaped onto Wheeler and straddled him, knocking… Read More