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  • Army on a quest for new handgun

    05/04/2015 9:47:01 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 51 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tim Barker
    MILLSTADT, Mo. -- At first glance, it seems absurd to suggest that a small company on the outskirts of St. Louis could be a serious player in the race to provide the U.S. Army with its next handgun. This is, after all, a major event in the realm of military weapons -- having happened only twice in the past 100 or so years. And it's expected to draw the attention of the industry's most powerful names, including Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Ruger and Glock. And then there's tiny Detonics, a five-person operation in Millstadt that fashions itself more tech company...
  • The Nazis’ Handgun (Lugar P08)

    03/07/2015 6:10:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 6, 2015 | Paul Huard
    The ancient Romans had a saying. Si vis pacem, para bellum—“If you want peace, prepare for war.” George Luger took that statement seriously. The result was a pistol known for its accuracy, the ammunition it introduced to the militaries of the world and the evil reputation it later gained. The P08 nine-millimeter Parabellum—or Luger—pistol was the brainchild of its namesake inventor, and it served Germany faithfully during both world wars. Often associated with the Nazi regime, it was the handgun of the Kaiser’s Soldaten before Hitler took power. Yet it’s more closely associated with the latter. If you watch a...
  • Suppressed vs Unsuppressed

    03/06/2015 6:04:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Who's had a chance to shoot their pistol with a silencer? Those that own a silencer know it's pretty cool to shoot with one. For those that don't have the privilege of shooting one, here's a quick demo of it and you can see and hear the differences of suppressed and unsuppressed. Have a look.
  • Close Quarters Shooting

    02/28/2015 5:03:52 PM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/28/2015 | wsj staff
    There is a close quarter shooting technique that is taught with a pistol among Law Enforcement and popular Gun/Tactics school nationwide. In this article a couple of different experts demonstrates their method conveying the difference in training on the range versus training with a live person that reacts in a lively manner. In other words, someone that resists when you're trying to go for your pistol. The main objective is to draw your pistol, but in real life at that close range you have to deal with the aggressor thats bent on hurting you. Here are a couple of views...

    02/26/2015 2:58:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 22 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 02/25/15 | AWR Hawkins
    On February 17, Breitbart News reported that 72-year-old Gordon Van Gilder was facing felony charges for having an unloaded flintlock pistol in his car. On Wednesday, The Daily Journal reported that charges against Van Gilder had been dropped.
  • Goodbye, M9?

    02/05/2015 9:42:54 AM PST · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/5/2015 | F Jardim
    The U.S. Military Announces A Search For The Next Service Pistol After 30 years in service with American troops, give or take a few months, the U.S. Military announced formally that it intends to replace the 9mm Beretta M9 pistol with a new Modular Handgun System (MHS) that will address many shortcomings of the generally unpopular M9. Older readers will recall scratching their head in confusion when the M9 was first adopted in 1985, replacing the .45 ACP M1911 and M1911A1 pistols that had served as the standard sidearm of American soldiers from the Philippine Insurrection through most of the...
  • Two Plainclothes Officers Are Shot in the Bronx

    01/06/2015 1:25:09 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By AL BAKER and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    Two plainclothes New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Monday night after they attempted to stop a car while responding to a robbery, the police said. One officer was shot in the back and another officer was shot in the arm, police officials said. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. A search was underway for at least two assailants, Deputy Chief Kim Y. Royster, a Police Department spokeswoman, said. A gun was recovered a block from one crash scene, officials said, but it was not immediately clear if it belonged to either of the assailants. Chief...
  • How to shoot a handgun accurately

    11/19/2014 11:11:33 PM PST · by Hugin · 28 replies
    "I want you to do an article on how to shoot a handgun accurately," Dave Duffy told me. "Make it 2,500 or 3,000 words." Long ago, I would have answered, "Sure, and while I'm at it, how about a history of the world in, oh, 10,000 words or so?" Today, with more than 45 years of handgunning behind me (yeah, I'm old, but I started early, too) I realize that you actually can cover this topic in a fairly short article. The reason is found in the classic statement of Ray Chapman, the first world champion of the combat pistol....
  • The Best Handgun Ever Stopped Attackers Cold (M1911)

    10/02/2014 7:49:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 2, 2014 | Paul Huard
    A highly religious man who was a former pacifist and the legendary pistol he carried are responsible for one of the most impressive acts of an American fighting man in the nation’s history. His name was Sgt. Alvin York and during World War I he used a M1911 .45-caliber pistol to stop an attack by six German soldiers while he helped assault a German machine-gun nest near Chatel-Chéhéry on the Western Front.
  • Everybody Loved Their Browning Hi-Powers Back in the Day

    09/15/2014 8:06:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 15, 2014 | Paul Huard
    From the 1940s until recent times, if a soldier carried a nine-millimeter pistol into battle as part of his weaponry there was a good chance it was a Browning Hi-Power. The Hi-Power was a part of nearly every world conflict of the 20th century. On both sides. Saddam Hussein carried one—and liked to fire it into the air to rile up his supporters. Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi owned a customized, gold-plated Hi-Power with an image of his face etched in the grips.
  • LA: Another Gun Owner Stops Attack by Multiple Pit Bulls

    07/28/2014 1:25:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It was only  a week ago that Dennis Williams saved a neighbor that was being attacked by ferocious Pitt Bulls.   He retrieved a pistol when baseball bats were not enough, and killed one dog before the others ran off.   He used a .22 revolver.   Now, in Louisiana, on the north side of Lake Ponchartrain,  a very similar incident has occurred.  A young woman was attacked along a walking trail by two Pitt Bulls.   A neighbor heard the screams, just at Dennis Williams did.  He brought a 9mm pistol, killed one of the attacking Pitts, and severely wounded the other. ...
  • The Army Pistol

    07/14/2014 2:20:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 69 replies ^ | April 22nd, 2005 | R.K. Campbell
    In 1985 the United States Army replaced the Colt 1911 service pistol with the Italian designed M9 Beretta. The first question that came to mind is why? Why not simply order up a few hundred thousand of the then new Series 80 Colts?
  • Army to replace 9mm pistol with more reliable gun packing better 'knock down’ power

    07/13/2014 2:21:40 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 109 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 12, 2014 | Joseph Weber
    The Army wants to retire its supply of 9mm handguns and replace it with a more accurate and user-friendly model that also will provide soldiers with more “knock-down” power. Army officials say their inventory of more than 200,000 semi-automatic Beretta M9 and Sig Sauer M11 pistols has become outdated, worn out and needs to be replaced with an updated model that also offers more reliability and durability.
  • New: POF-5 9mm pistol (video)

    05/16/2014 5:52:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies ^ | 5-15-2014 | Military Arms Channel
    The Pakistani built POF-5 is a MP5 clone and is one of the best that I've seen with several unique features.
  • Pistol pulled from Bonnie Parker's bloody skirt set for auction

    01/03/2014 11:30:56 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 60 replies
    Msn news ^ | 12-28-13 | Tim Ghianni of Reuters
    The winning bidder will also receive historic photos and documentation of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's last stand, when the partners in life and crime were ambushed by law enforcement officers in Louisiana.
  • Remington Announces New R-51 Pistol

    01/03/2014 12:10:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 1-1-2014 | Phil White
    During the first part of December a group of firearm writers, including myself, were invited by Remington to the 2014 New Defense/Tactical Products Seminar held at the Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona. To say I was excited to go would be an understatement!As it turns out I would have been even more excited if I had known what was in store for us. Each day we would meet in a classroom and discuss products before heading to the various ranges for a day of shooting. This particular morning a presentation was on the screen and there was a pistol IÂ’d...
  • What Pistol did Armed Citizen Abdul Haji use in Nairobi?

    10/03/2013 10:32:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Businessman Abdul Haji and a small group of plain-clothes policemen helped to rescue dozens of people from the Westgate mall. He had gone in search of his brother, armed only with a pistol..</p> <p>He had packed an SSK heavy blaster pistol with 14 rounds of ammunition.</p>
  • CZ P09 Duty Pistol 19+1 9mm (video only)

    07/15/2013 11:18:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies ^ | 6-21-2013 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The CZ P09 Duty Model 9mm Pistol. This is a full size Polymer Framed handgun that has a magazine capacity of 19+1, which makes it the highest capacity of any other 9mm pistol with a flush fit magazine in the industry.
  • NC:Truck theft thwarted by armed owner

    06/22/2013 9:16:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 19 June, 2013 | NA
    SALISBURY — Authorities say a Salisbury man caught his neighbor in the act of stealing his truck and held him at gunpoint until officers arrived. Tuesday morning, the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office got a call from James Lambert. He said he was holding someone at gunpoint who had tried to steal his truck. Lambert told deputies he was in his house on Hildebran Road when he heard the truck start up. He said he ran out of the house with a pistol and saw Richard Lee Wright III, 19, also of Hildebran Road, in the driver’s seat of his 1993...
  • Meet The 'Liberator': Test-Firing The World's First Fully 3D-Printed Gun

    05/05/2013 8:34:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 5 May, 2013 | Andy Greenberg
    <p>Before “three” arrives, a shot reverberates across the overcast central Texas landscape. A tall, sandy blond engineer named John has just pulled a twenty-foot length of yellow string tied to a trigger, which has successfully fired the world’s first entirely 3D-printed gun for the very first time, rocketing a .380 caliber bullet into a berm of dirt and prairie brush.</p>
  • Boy’s Water Pistol Threat Leads To Confiscation Of Father’s Guns, License

    04/10/2013 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 33 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | April 10, 2013 | Bob Livingston
    Yeah, this makes sense: A 10-year-old suggests a bully should be shot with a water pistol, so the police confiscate his father’s firearms and the State revokes his concealed-carry permit. It happened in New York, a State that is notorious for the difficulty it causes its residents who want to legally carry a gun and that recently suspended the U.S. Constitution and passed draconian gun restrictions. The father posted news of his plight April 1 on the forum. As much as he’d like it to have been a bad April Fool’s joke, it’s not. In addition to having his...
  • Woman Stops Grizzly Attack With .25 Cal Pistol

    03/08/2013 8:55:42 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 24 replies ^ | 3/8/2012 | Unknown
    This is a story of self control and marksmanship with an itsy bitsy shooter by a woman against a fierce predator. What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself? The Beretta Jetfire:
  • Scratched my itch at Cabelas World: The Rossi Matched Pair Pistol

    02/07/2013 3:05:02 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    Cabelas in Hamburg PA was bustling but not overly crowded. Picked up a rather unique handgun and a few boxes of .45 Colt & .410 ammo (.22 Long Rifle not available but I have plenty in stock). Process took two hours but there's no boring waiting time at Cabelas with gear as far as the eyes can see. I'm getting into multi-function firearms for whatever ammo.
  • Guest Commentary: Balancing the Citizens’ Right to Know and Public Safety and Privacy

    01/08/2013 1:19:10 PM PST · by NY.SS-Bar9 · 1 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 01/08/13 | By Donald B. Smith
    In recent days, there has been substantial media attention focused on the issue whether the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Putnam County must be released to a newspaper, which has indicated its intention to publish such information. By law, the initial determination of this issue is to be made by the county clerk, who is the legal custodian of the licensee records, with any administrative appeal to be determined by the county executive and any further challenge to be decided by the courts. According to the media reports, the county clerk and county executive-as well as...
  • Leading Economist Morici: Obama Has “Put a Pistol to the Head of the Middle Class” (Video)

    12/30/2012 12:41:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/30/12 | Jim Hoft
    Economist Peter Morici had this to say this morning about Obama’s fiscal cliff negotiating tactics: “The president, by being so persistent that it’s my way or the highway, no spending cuts, taxes on folks over $250,000 or nothing, has basically put a pistol to the head of the middle class. It’s threatened them with financial extortion if he doesn’t get his way to satisfy the populist wing of the Democratic Party.”
  • Looking at purchasing a handgun

    12/20/2012 10:28:29 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 101 replies
    12/20/12 | EQandybuzz
    I am looking to purchase a handgun. Need advice.
  • Carry weapon question. Looking for a CC with the following....

    12/19/2012 6:00:17 PM PST · by jdsteel · 90 replies ^ | 12/19/12 | jdsteel
    I'm interested in a 9mm or slightly smaller quality handgun that has a stock laser pointer. Comfortable carry and the laser are equally important.
  • Matt Steele Outdoors (3) Shooting Grip Essentials

    11/03/2012 11:16:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 8 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | November 04, 2012 | Matt Steele
    Proper grip technique demonstrated.
  • Eagle Scout Project Takes on Restoration of the Historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club

    10/14/2012 8:43:36 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 7 replies
    Website ^ | 10/14/2012 | Ammoland
    Nathanael “Teddy” Nappen, Troop 75 Bow, Daniel Webster Council, has completed his Eagle Scout Service Project, which was to help restore the historic Wilson Hill Pistol Club located at 1732 Lake Shore Road in Manchester. This indoor shooting club provides firearm safety training and marksmanship skills to the public and is a non-profit organization. Scouts can also earn their rifle merit badge at this club. The building was built in 1948, and the exterior was in disrepair. Teddy was assisted in the restoration project by 24 volunteers, of whom the majority were scouts and scout parents from Troop 75.
  • Schofield 45 Colt, 5 1/2"Bb made by Uberti

    10/11/2012 12:07:14 PM PDT · by TheThirdRuffian · 62 replies
    Gunbroker ^ | 10/10/12 | Gunbroker
    What do you all think about the Umberti recreation of the Schofield .45? For whatever reason, I love this gun, probably from watching too many westerns. This is not particularly a self-defense gun, although I suppose the .45LC would not be pleasant to be shot with. I just think it's cool and want to hang it in a holster in my cabin the the moutains to counter-act the crap my wife is hanging up, and occassionaly go cowboy shoot with it.
  • Michigan: Repeal of Permit to Purchase and Registration Passes Senate Committee and Goes to Full

    08/17/2012 5:06:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 16 August, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Yesterday, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to repeal Michigan’s “permit-to-purchase” and registration requirements for handguns. House Bill 5225, which seeks to replace the state handgun “permit-to-purchase” requirement with the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), passed the committee by a 3 to 1 vote after passing in the state House of Representatives by an overwhelming 74 to 36 vote (found on page 14 of the House Journal) on June 13. Additionally, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the two companion bills to HB 5225, House Bill 5498, by a 4 to 0 vote, and House Bill 5499...
  • Double-Barrel Pistol Reinvents The Meaning Of Double Tapping

    06/20/2012 7:21:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    DVICE ^ | Raymond Wong
    Double-barrel pistol reinvents the meaning of double tapping Don't cry to us when the Mayan Apocalypse comes with a horde of brain-dead zombies because we'll just shake our heads at you for not stocking up on Arsenal Firearms' double barrel handgun that fires two bullets with every trigger pull. More commonly referred to as the AF2011-AF Double Barrel Pistol or "Twenty Eleven" or "Second Century," the gun is special because it's the first semi-automatic pistol that fires two bullets at once. Its body is intrinsically that of a Colt 1911-A1 with twin .45 caliber barrels that can carry eight bullets...
  • Public quick to pull trigger on easier access to pistol permits(NY)

    04/30/2012 5:44:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Paul Mrozek
    BATAVIA — Patty Glomb, recording clerk in the Genesee County Clerk’s Office, sat at her desk Tuesday and motioned to her left and right, then behind and in front of her. Her work space in County Building 1 was surrounded by drawers and cabinets full of file folders, all of them applications from county residents for new, amended or upgraded pistol permits. She and her co-workers, are, pun intended, under the gun. “It’s almost impossible to keep up,” Glomb said. The backlog is partly a result of a change in Genesee County policy that makes it easier to obtain a...
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Review

    04/17/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 April 2012 | David Gonzales
    In my assessment, the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield appears to be one of the more interesting product announcements to come out of the 2012 NRA convention that was recently held in St. Louis. With this announcement Smith & Wesson has thrown their hat into the ever crowding compact pistol arena.The M&P Shield is a striker fired weapon and is just .95 inches wide by 4.6 inches high and is just 6.1 inches long.It weighs 19oz. and comes chambered in either 9mm or .40 S&W. The feature that grabbed my attention is the thumb safety on the left side of...
  • Vanity - Taurus TCP or Bersa Thunder .380?

    12/28/2011 2:49:02 PM PST · by jagusafr · 62 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 28Dec11 | jagusafr
    CCW folks: I've been carrying a S&W Sigma .40 cal for a couple of years and it's just too heavy and bulky. Have looked at both the Taurus TCP and the Bersa Thunder .380 (I know, small, but that's kinda the point). Anybody got experience or recommendations? jagusafr
  • Shooting the Kahr 9mm

    12/09/2011 9:39:29 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 117 replies · 1+ views
    Shooting the Kahr 9mm
  • Need Pistol Recommendations For Grizzly Country (Vanity)

    12/01/2011 9:29:16 PM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 154 replies
    Stonewall Jackson | 12/02/11 | Stonewall Jackson
    I have a friend and colleague who is moving to Fairbanks next week and he is looking for a pistol to carry in grizzly country. He is an avid outdoorsman and will be hunting up there on a regular basis, but the only pistol he currently owns is a Browning 9mm. He'd thought about getting a 1911A1, but I've pretty much convinced him that a .45ACP is okay against black bears, but is too slow hitting for effective use against grizzlies.
  • Video: Full auto Glock with tracers and an nice little dual drum magazine

    07/24/2011 12:01:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/21/11
    Video here Just a little Sunday fun.
  • CZ’s Angus Hobdell Wins USPSA Area 1 Production Shooting Title

    06/30/2011 6:17:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 29 June, 2011 | USPSA
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. --( Angus Hobdell, the Team CZ shooter from Tempe, Ariz., won the Production division title this past weekend at the 2011 USPSA Area 1 Regional Handgun Championship, Presented by Springfield Armory. Hobdell, who started the match in third place, behind the early leader Cody McKenna of Mesa, Ariz., moved into the lead with the first of his five stage wins on the fourth stage of the match. After moving to first place Hobdell never looked back and finished the match with a division winning score of 1159.9220 points. “Angus has long been among the top Production division shooters...
  • Vanitas vanitatum -- Giving a handgun to a Marylander

    06/23/2011 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Mad Dawg · 22 replies
    my fertile mind | 6/23/11 | moiself
    I want to make a gift, no strings attached, of a handgun to a resident of Maryland. What are the legal hurdles? Does anyone know? Does anyone know where I can find out?Thanks.
  • Loaded Open Carry gets an unexpected and unwitting ally(CA)

    03/08/2011 4:31:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    LA Anti-Establishment Examiner ^ | 6 March, 2011 | Charles Nichols
    "Thus, even if this Court were to find that an absolute ban on carrying firearms in public was unconstitutional and that the self-defense exception contained in section 12031 was insufficient to protect that right, there is absolutely no support for Plaintiffs’ argument that section 12050 and Defendants’ policy must therefore be held unconstitutional." Richards v Prieto - Reply to Opposition to Motion for Summary Judgment 04-Mar-2011 22:02 As in the Peruta v San Diego case, the plaintiffs seek to turn California into a "shall-issue" state for licenses to carry a firearm concealed upon ones person. First, a little background information...
  • Republican Rep. Thad Viers Selling Out Gun Ownrs in South Carolina

    03/04/2011 8:36:11 PM PST · by Big Labor Hater · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-5-11 | NAGR
  • HK P30 9mm

    02/19/2011 10:11:52 AM PST · by Errant · 64 replies
    Youtube ^ | 19 Feb, 2011 | Hickok45
    Yes, I finally got my hands on n H&K pistol, the popular P30 in 9mm. I think you'll enjoy seeing this pistol put through the Hickok45 routine of shooting up close and at some distance.
  • ATF position on pistol grip 'shotguns' creates new danger

    11/18/2010 6:18:55 PM PST · by optiguy · 53 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 14, 2010 | David Codrea
    An interpretation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that pistol grip shotguns are not shotguns has created an unforeseen legal liability for owners of such firearms. ATF’s Nov. 2009 FFL Newsletter declared: Certain commercially produced firearms do not fall within the definition of shotgun under the GCA even though they utilize a shotgun shell for ammunition. For example, firearms that come equipped with a pistol grip in place of the buttstock are not shotguns as defined by the GCA. Here’s another wrinkle, from Mike Vanderboegh at Sipsey Street Irregulars: An October 27, 2010, letter from the Firearms...
  • Lawmaker wants gun permit data curbed [Foiled Pistol Permit Records]

    08/03/2010 2:32:06 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 7 replies · 10+ views
    Albany Times Union ^ | Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | By Casey SEILER State Editor
    ALBANY -- Sen. Joe Griffo, R-Rome, wants the state to stop its practice of handing out the entire state database of handgun permits in response to Freedom of Information Law requests -- recently the subject of controversy due to the appearance of a Website,, that offers the information. Griffo, a pistol owner, describes his bill as a compromise between taking handgun permits out of the public record entirely or making the full database available. Under the proposed new law -- initially referred to the chamber's Rules Committee -- the state would respond only to FOIL requests seeking permits for...
  • 357 Magnum

    07/02/2010 12:46:39 PM PDT · by Errant · 79 replies
    Youtube ^ | 28 June, 2010 | Hickok45
    Did you know that the 28th of June, 2010 was the 75th anniversary of the 357 magnum which was introduced in 1935? A windy but great video with much information for anyone interested in the 357 magnum handgun. Great shooting by Hickok45 starting 9 minutes into the video.
  • A Michigan House committee to hear legislation to eliminate the pistol 'purchase permit'

    06/08/2010 4:53:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 174+ views
    Detroit Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 June, 2010 | Rob Reed
    A Michigan House of Representatives committee will hold hearings tomorrow on legislation to further streamline the Michigan handgun registration system by eliminating the requirement for non-CPL holders to first obtain a "permit-to-purchase" before buying a handgun. The Michigan House Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, and Natural Resources Committee will hold hearings on House Bill 5972, sponsored by State Representative Kim Meltzer (R-33) and House Bill 5973, sponsored by State Representative Joel Sheltrown (D-103). The hearings will be Tuesday, June 8, at 10:30 a.m., in room 521 of the Anderson House Office Building, across from the Michigan State Capitol. The hearings are open...
  • Rethinking The Pistol As A Weapon Of War

    06/03/2010 5:20:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 80 replies · 2,014+ views ^ | June, 2010 | Jennifer III
    “A pistol is only good for fighting you way to a rifle.” It’s a common quote, often attributed to Jeff Cooper and other well-known tactical experts. In today’s increasingly complex battlefield, and in times of economic collapse and the shrinking legitimacy of the state, we often find that rules of thumb once taken for granted have been turned upside down. Perhaps it’s time we reconsider the tactical utility of pistols. Perhaps the biggest fallacy held among modern patriots, militia groups and survivalists is the idea of SHTF. This isn’t to say there won’t ever be SHTF type situations, but the...
  • Another first gun question

    01/23/2010 12:42:20 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 77 replies · 1,388+ views
    Self | January 23, 2010 | Richard Kimball
    Young lady I know is around twenty and wants to get a concealed carry permit. She knows the safety concepts and has been safely handling .22 rifles and other small arms for years. This would be her first handgun. In Texas, for a concealed carry permit, she must test with a caliber larger than .22. If she tests with a revolver, her carry permit is only good for a revolver. She is relatively small, so please no suggestions for .45s, .50 Desert Eagles, etc. (Like that ever stops anyone from suggesting them anyway ;o>).
  • Type Of Pistol

    01/11/2010 8:43:57 PM PST · by Rose Commander · 98 replies · 2,279+ views
    Hi, everybody. I got a question. I am in the market for a new pistol. I was recommended a Hi-Point .45 ACP pistol for a home defense weapon. I am curious as what do you all recommend. Please state a pistol that is at least a .40 or larger and it is $400 or less. Thank you.