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thumbVideo: Dry Fire Drills

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Published on: March 23, 2015

In this video, Dave Spaulding of Handgun Combatives talks about ways that you can practice your skills outside of the range in the comfort of your home. For more information or to sign up for a class visit or like us at

Guns Sales Are Barreling Back, Thanks to Women Shooters

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Published on: March 7, 2015

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…There is another factor helping Smith & Wesson (and its biggest competitor, Ruger, whose shares are up 5% in the past week after its own sunny earnings report): Interest in shooting for sport — that can mean target-shooting or hunting — has risen steadily recently. And the main group fueling this growth? Women.

According to the National Sporting Goods Association, from 2001 to 2013 there was a 60% rise in women who participate in target shooting. On the hunting side, there was 85% growth. Sales have risen along with the rise in the activity, and the firearms industry overall has enjoyed 8% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) over the last 30 years.

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Smith & Wesson stock shoots up on earnings beat

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Published on: March 3, 2015

The company posted adjusted earnings per share of 20 cents on revenue of $131 million. Analysts had expected the company to report earnings of about 11 cents a share on $123 million in revenue.

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“I Built an AR-15 in My Kitchen” By Kyle Mizokami

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Published on: March 1, 2015

I built a semi-automatic rifle in my kitchen. I’ll bet that’s one sentence you’d never thought you’d hear. Neither did I, until the day I decided to do it.

The job required drilling aluminum, and tiny shards and slivers of metal were going to fly everywhere. It’s not something you want to do over carpet, so I decided to do it in my kitchen.

Did it work? Hell yes, it did. After three hours of work with light tools, I had built the essential component of an AR-15 rifle. America has now reached a point where people can construct modern weapons in their kitchens.

Is this awesome, crazy—or both?

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New ‘smart gun’ could be the weapon of the future, and it’s as Canadian as maple syrup

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Published on: February 21, 2015

A Canadian Army soldier tests an early prototype of the “next generation rifle.” Jocelyn Tessier/ Defence Research and Development Canada


It looks like something out of a semi-futuristic post-apocalypse movie: A hybrid of traditional weaponry with digital scopes attached and the ability to morph from a rifle into a shotgun into a grenade launcher.

Except it’s the next generation of armed warfare, improved with lessons from Afghanistan and other recent incursions — and it’s as Canadian as maple syrup.

It’s still a prototype, so it’s a long way from being in the field, but the new “smart gun” being developed with Colt Canada could one day replace the C7, the standard military weapon that’s almost identical to the M16 everyone knows from the movies.

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Top 5 Guns for Valentine’s Day for the Gun-Loving Woman In Your Life

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Published on: February 13, 2015

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’ve been wondering what to get for the woman in your life, we have a suggestion: guns. And ammo. Because everyone needs ammo; guns have to eat. To help you along your way we’d like to give you a look at the top five pistols for the woman in your life.

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Preparing for Foreign Travel Where Guns Are Illegal

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Published on: February 12, 2015


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Last week I took a short trip to the Dominican Republic. My trip prompted some friends to ask me how I planned on protecting myself in a third world country where it is illegal for me to carry a firearm. I’ve spent an average of at least six weeks a year for the last 10 years traveling outside of the country. My usual vacation spots are the kinds of places that most experts will advise you to stay away from. Despite that fact, I’ve managed to survive pretty successfully without a gun, spending a grand total of more than an entire year traveling through nearly 40 foreign countries.

If you think that you absolutely need a gun to survive, you are seriously misguided and are missing out on some awesome life experiences by limiting yourself to only those places that allow your concealed pistol. Here’s the crux of what I have learned in my travels: If you don’t act like an asshole, people generally won’t try to kill you.

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The Great Debate on Defensive Pistol Caliber

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Published on: February 12, 2015

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If your hackles went up and you assumed a war footing when you read the title of this article, you’re not alone.

As a note, it’s been updated due to the FBI October 2014 caliber announcement.

The debate between projectile sizes has been raging since Cain was deciding on whether to use a small rock or a big rock to kill Able (if, in fact, he used a stone

Sometimes it matters, and sometimes it doesn’t, but in the instances where it matters, there aren’t any do-overs.

So, what’s the answer?

Former Force Recon Marine and creator of the 30-10 at-home pistol course, Chris Graham, shares a story in 30-10 from a US Navy SEAL friend of his, named “Monkey.”

Monkey was teaching a class of Federal Law Enforcement Agents who said that statistics prove out that the majority of people who are shot with a handgun (of ANY caliber) survive, but 100% of the people he had shot with a 9mm were dead.

This just illustrates the fact that the question of which caliber is best is usually the wrong question.

Your ability to quickly put high quality rounds on target has a much bigger impact on whether you are going to be able to stop a threat than the caliber of ammunition that you happen to be sending downrange.

And that’s exactly the conclusion that the FBI just came to. All pistol rounds suck, so go with the one that will allow you to practice the most and put the most accurate rounds on target in the shortest period of time.

There IS a place for the 9 vs. 45 stopping power debate, but for most people, it is an extremely low leverage part of the defensive shooting equation.

It’s only when you’ve maxed out your ability as a shooter that
caliber becomes an issue.

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thumbHandgun Actions – SA DA DA/SA SAO DAO (Video)

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Published on: February 3, 2015

Single Action, Double Action. Double Action, Single Action. Double Action Only. Single Action Only. Multiple Strike……. I try and break down the multiple types of handgun actions in the simplest terms.

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thumbVideo: Train to Stop a Human Threat Using a B27 Target

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Published on: January 23, 2015

Lots of people still use the old B-27 targets. If you are shooting for the X your bullets will not be as effective as they could be. A working knowledge of anatomy is important for effective shot placement. The goal is to stop the threat quickly. The B-27 target doesn’t teach you how to do that.

US Army REJECTS Beretta’s Proposed Next-Gen M9A3 Service Sidearm

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Published on: January 11, 2015

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US Army weapons officials will not evaluate an improved version of the service’s Cold War-era 9mm pistol, choosing instead to search for a more modern soldier sidearm.

In early December, Beretta USA, the maker of the U.S. military’s M9 pistol for 30 years, submitted its modernized M9A3 as a possible alternative to the Army’s Modular Handgun System program — an effort to replace the M9 with a more powerful, state-of-the-art pistol.

The improved M9 features new sights, a rail for mounting lights and accessories, better ergonomics and improved reliability, Beretta USA officials said.

But by late December, it was all over for Beretta’s engineering change proposal for the M9. The Army’s Configuration Control Board decided not to evaluate the M9A3, according to a source familiar with the decision.


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Published on: January 11, 2015



…So consider the following – if you can, be armed always. Yes…I know. But consider the implications. Of the ten dead civilians in France, how many would have willingly disobeyed unconscionable laws in order to stay alive? If it is difficult, learn to conceal the weapon better. At the very least have a knife with which to stab a terrorist to death.

And stabbing a man to death is an exercise in extreme violence. It is not some strip mall karate school exercise done with high school kids to get in shape. It is violent and sudden and what the body does in its final moments will shock you…maybe, if you haven’t gotten your mind right about such matters.

If you look like the King Of Comedy rather than the King Of the Cage, put down the f*cking remote and get your ass in fighting shape. The terrorist coming to kill you has taken his fitness seriously…do you think he is kidding?

If you are armed your life is easier. Resist the temptation to leave the real sized fighting gun at home and go forth with some “civilian friendly metro sexual” pistol. Anyone can carry a full sized fighting pistol with a little fore thought and care in dressing for the weapon.

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Gun sales surged in December!

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Published on: January 7, 2015

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FBI background checks, the most reliable measure of gun sales, surged in December, capping a year that experienced strong growth in the last three months.

Background checks totaled more than 2.3 million in December, according to the FBI, compared to about 2 million in the same period in 2013.

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Beretta USA Presents Next Generation Handgun to the Department of Defense

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Published on: December 20, 2014


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After delivering over 600,000 M9 pistols to the DOD and on the heels of being awarded a new contract for up to 100,000 M9s, Beretta USA announced today the presentation of the M9A3 to the US Army. The M9A3 introduces major improvements to the M9 that will increase the operational effectiveness and operational suitability of the weapon. The improvements include design and material enhancements resulting in increased modularity, reliability, durability, and ergonomics. They are being submitted via an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) in accordance with the terms of the current M9 contract.

Made in the U.S.A. by an American workforce since 1987, the M9 has been the sidearm of the U.S. Armed Forces for nearly 30 years; serving with U.S. service men and women in training and combat operations throughout the world. The M9A3 is designed for the next 30 years – delivering 21st century capability and features while increasing usability and reliability.

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Cop’s Deadeye Pistol Shot Took Down Austin Gunman at 100 Yards

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Published on: December 9, 2014

It was in the early morning hours on Friday, Nov. 18 when 49-year-old Larry McQuilliams roamed throughout downtown Austin with AK and .22-caliber-type rifles, shooting more than 100 rounds at government buildings and a bank.

Inside his rental van was a copy of the extremist tract Vigilantes of Christendom, which preaches race war.

When he approached the Austin Police Department headquarters, Sgt. Adam Johnson shot McQuilliams once from 312 feet away—while holding onto the reigns of two horses. That’s roughly 100 yards.

It sounds hard to believe. For a handgun, that’s far. Let alone a shot with one hand. A lot of people in the shooting community didn’t believe it. “All this happen at night while holding the reins of two horses,” a commenter wrote on Austin news station KXAN’s Website. “Unbelievable.”

But it’s true, an Austin police spokesperson told War Is Boring.

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