Top Five Open Carry Guns

The Top Five Concealed Carry Guns article has been done to death by every single gun publication on earth one hundred times over. Please stop beating that horse; it’s been dead for some time. I humbly submit a slightly different approach. Only five states, California, Florida, Illinois New York, and South Carolina, as well as the District of Columbia, prohibit the open carrying of handguns in public places. This means the majority of the country is still somewhat free. Why don’t we do a Top Five Open Carry rundown? While there is much seething debate on the merits of open carry as a whole, we’ll save that argument for another post. We took a poll at the Defender Outdoors Shooting Center, and here are the results. Continue reading

First the M9, Now the M16? Army Seeks Replacement for AR

The United State Army made waves a couple months ago when they finally chose the Sig Sauer P320 as a replacement for the long-serving Beretta M9. Many have mused at why the military chose the Sig over the other entrants. If the M9 is out, could the M16 and M4 be next? According to recent reports, the famed Eugene Stoner rifle could be going the way of the M14, M1 Garand, and 1903 Springfield. Continue reading

Washington Post Falls for ISIS Propaganda on Guns

The liberal media steps in it again! The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) just pointed out that the Washington Post, a consistently left-leaning newspaper, repeated claims made by ISIS propaganda. The propaganda focused on the ease of procuring firearms in the United States and gets many things wrong, but WaPo didn’t seem to check their facts. Read what NSSF president Larry Keane has to say: Continue reading

Trigger Time TV: Staging a Rifle Sling

Rifle slings are a vital part of your gear. Often overlooked in favor of optics, bipods, lights, and other gadgets, a quality rifle sling and sling mounts allows you to manipulate the rifle better in a defensive or offensive setting. Unfortunately, the dangling strap can often get caught up on hazards, especially if you’re in a tight area like a vehicle. Check out this quick tip that keeps your sling from getting snagged on obstacles, but quick and ready to deploy:

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Bring a Machete to a Gun Fight

By Jason Hanson, former CIA Officer and New York Times bestselling author.

On a quiet summer night in Clearwater, Florida, Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Heather Aiosa awoke at 2:10 a.m. to find an intruder standing in the doorway of their bedroom. The intruder, later identified as Robert James Alcalde, began ransacking the bedroom while the frightened couple called 911. Continue reading

CZ 97BD Out of the Box and into the Match Review!

Our friend Patrick Kelley, who recently made his comeback to the professional shooting sports, is taking a short break from shooting his custom Savage MSR to give us a quick review of a new CZ 97BD handgun in .45 ACP. In case you’re new to Patrick’s particular style of gun review, Mr. Kelley takes a brand new gun—still in the box—gives it a quick clean and oil, and then takes it out to a Steel Challenge competition. These “Out of the Box and Into the Match” reviews show an honest representation of how these guns perform, so check out his review of the CZ 97BD: Continue reading

Trigger Time TV: Family Defense Drill

Most people train for concealed carry and home defense by shooting targets, learning to safely and quickly clear rooms, and trying to put themselves into the mindset needed to effective defend themselves. However, there aren’t many drills that focus on defending yourself and your family. What if you were out with your children, grocery shopping or seeing a movie, when someone approached you with malicious intent? Have you trained for that scenario enough to keep your loved ones safe? In this clip from Trigger Time TV, Tatiana Whitlock runs through a drill that simulates having a child on your hip, and how to effectively handle the threat. Take a look:

Nobody wants to think of of scenarios like this, however, these moments do happen. When you’re with your children, your attention is focused on them and your situational awareness may not be as sharp when you’re looking out for your kiddos. This can be especially dangerous as criminals may see this as a perfect opportunity to get the jump on you, knowing you’ll do anything to protect your children. Practicing drills like this can help you be more effective in these situations and ensure that your family gets home safe.

Did you enjoy this clip? Follow Trigger Time TV on YouTube and tune in on Fridays at Fridays at 8:00 PM on Pursuit Channel. (Check your local listings.) You can also catch Trigger Time TV and the Pursuit Channel on nearly any streaming app like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Sony Entertainment. Each week we’ll highlight some of the best segments, so check back here each week, too!

Did you find this family defense drill useful? Know someone who might? Send them this clip to make sure they’re training for every scenario.

NSSF: Help Prevent Suicide by Firearm

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has been very committed to reducing deaths from firearms in responsible and common sense ways. The NSSF focuses on reducing deaths from negligent handling or unauthorized use, improving hunter safety, and also preventing suicide by firearms. The President of the NSSF, Steven Sanetti, has written an article detailing the NSSF’s partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Read it here: Continue reading

Home Defense Faceoff

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Uh oh. It’s 3am and you hear the unmistakable sound of an intruder. Your don’t hesitate. You hoped this would never happen, but you’re prepared for the worst. You hastily reach for home defense tool of choice. Is it a handgun like the venerable 1911? Is it the ubiquitous GLOCK 19? Is it a AR-15 or Mossberg 500? The home defense gun is usually the cornerstone of a shooter’s collection. It’s the gun you choose to protect what you care about most. For some, it’s the only firearm they own. For others, it’s just another tool in the box. Which one is yours? Take our poll below, then comment on specifics. We want to know what firearms people trust the most.

What's Your Go-To Home Defense Weapon?

Rock River and Springfield Respond to Gun Bill Controversy

The firearms industry has had a quite the shake-up this past week. The NRA Annual Meeting kicked off on Friday, April 28th. Hours before, the news broke that notable firearm manufacturers Rock River Arms and Springfield Armory had spent lobbying dollars that allowed Illinois SB-1657 to pass. SB-1657 was a strict gun control bill opposed by the NSSF, NRA, and other gun rights group. After the news broke at the NRA Annual Meeting many attendees confronted both Rock River Arms and Springfield representatives. Both companies have now issued official statements on the topic. Continue reading