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Revolver vs Semi Auto Pistols – Everything You Need to Know

When looking for a handgun, the choice between a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol is one of the most important decisions you need to make. Whichever option you choose, it will come with both advantages and disadvantages. In this guide, I'll explain the pros and cons of revolvers vs pistols to help you make an informed decision. Revolver vs Pistol Many use the term pistol and handgun interchangeably, but the majority of handgun experts make the distinction that pistols are a subset of handguns with an "integral chamber-barrel assembly." Pistols have one (or more) stationary integral Read More >>

Firearms Master Influencers on YouTube – Who to Follow

The history of the firearm is definitely intriguing, although it is highly overlooked by most people nowadays who are only interested in the implications of the Second Amendment. On YouTube, you can find videos about anything. Tutorials, reviews, reactions, music videos, and vlogs are all over the website. So, anyone can find most of the things they’re looking for. As such, unsurprisingly, firearms influencers have found their place on this platform too, coming up with regular videos about their passion: guns. In-between your firearm shooting sessions, you could use some advice from Read More >>

This is Likely a Victory Coming

You may or may not have heard of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association vs. City of New York.  This is a challenge to a New York City regulation that says people with premises licenses for their handguns (which is required to have a pistol in your home or business) may not take their unloaded, inaccessible, and secured pistols anywhere except one of the licensed gun ranges in the city.  You may not go to a range outside the city, to your home in upstate New York, to a competition of any sort.  You are allowed to take your gun to a gunsmith, but only if you get advance permission from Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #4

4. A right guaranteed by our founding fathers. This is one of my favorites and you can tell because it’s number four. I love history! But what I’ve found with history is that it changes as society moves forward. The farther away from the event, the more distorted it becomes as it is re-written. That is, the interpretation of what happened or what was meant by someone is viewed with a perspective of current experiences. I’ve heard people say we don’t need firearms now. They’re not really needed for food. Not needed for protection as that is what the police are for today. So, why Read More >>

The 4 Universal Gun Safety Rules, Plus 13 More You Should Follow

Protecting myself and those I care about is what first interested me about firearms. Given my goal of being more safe in more situations, it'd be ironic—and even stupid—of me to not take gun safety incredibly seriously. Regardless of what led to your involvement with firearms, whether you came from a similar place as me or not, following gun safety rules is a necessity. In this guide, I'll be covering the 4 universal gun safety rule and explaining the importance of each. I'll then go on to add a number of additional rules I've picked up in my life that I think everyone else can Read More >>

Guarding What Remains by L.B. Johnson

Archaeologists dig wherever there are bones being sought.  Rock, soil, mountains, desert, the earth is a quiet repository for that which once walked the earth. But in any action that requires interaction with both the local cultures and mother earth, such work presents its own unique dangers. There are areas of volcanoes and earthquakes, subterranean growls that only seismologists and dogs can hear, rumbling under the earth like trains passing beneath with soundless and unimaginable speed. There's water that sometimes gives up on demure deception and coy concealment, rushing over the banks, Read More >>

Responsible Carry

Lynne Finch

I'm a vocal advocate for Concealed Carry, but I believe more in Responsible Carry.  What is responsible carry?  It means you regularly go to the range and practice your skills, not just plinking, but drawing and firing, assessing the threat, firing again if needed.  It means you understand that the annual range trip is not enough.  Shooting is a perishable skill that needs to be kept up.  Responsible Carry means you train, beyond whatever the minimum was to get a permit, you take defensive training, you work on supportive skills as the gun is not always the first choice.  You choose not Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #5

5. Recreational Shooting. Have you ever just taken a day to go to the range? My family has a place that we can go to shoot, have a little friendly competition and simply enjoy the day with friends and family. A typical day at the range starts out around 7 AM. Hubby and I start gathering what we want to shoot and that can be a lot. Ranging from handguns to rifle to shotguns – really all of it. Gathering firearms and ammunition, we pack the SUV. This takes about an hour….. Once we get there, to a private range for family, we start the process of unpacking and staging. Again, that Read More >>

Origins of the Firearm

The history of the firearm is definitely intriguing, although it is highly overlooked by most people nowadays who are only interested in the implications of the Second Amendment. Nonetheless, in this article, we would like to go back to the first firearm invented. Interestingly enough, the first record of a firearm in Europe goes as far as the year 1364. It goes without saying that the very first pieces of weaponry had little in common with the guns used today for shooting at maximum range. Essentially, over the decades that followed, handguns became widely used around Europe. To that end, Read More >>

On Strength by L.B. Johnson

I remember the day well.  I was cleaning out a storage unit that I had rented when I sold my last house, with the last of the lightweight gear loaded in the truck, tied together and down by strands of paracord. Like baling twine to a farmer, it's the thread of life for someone bent on surviving. Shelter building, gear repair, snares, and traps, securing gear either to yourself or your truck so if you and thick brush do the tango it doesn't come loose. The inside strands can make a fishing net. Hanging food out of reach of animals, makeshift clothesline, a sling, multiple uses for something Read More >>