Estimates from the USDA National Wildlife Research Center put the wild hog population at somewhere between 5 and 6 million in over 35 states. They’re invasive, destructive, aggressive, and they will wreak havoc on everything you care about. With a noticeable lack of natural predators, it’s up to us to keep the population in check. […]
Judicial Watch, the Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) seeking records of communications inside the agency when it was considering reclassifying certain types of AR-15 ammunition as armor-piercing—and effectively banning it from civilian use.
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 […]
The NRA Annual Meeting took place in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend of April 26th through 28th. The Annual Meeting is always a great time for companies to release new guns, give updates on guns announced at SHOT Show, and show off any upgrades they may be making to models already on the market. Now […]
Ruger officially announced another caliber for their very popular Precision Rifle line. The newest kid on the block will boast the intermediate 5.56mm NATO cartridge. Ruger already produces their rifle in .308 Winchester, 6.5 Creedmoor and the new hot caliber, the 6mm Creedmoor (that’s not a typo).
The AR-15 is the Lego of the firearm world. In its original 20″ barrel configuration, the AR-15 was a handy tool for target shooting, predator hunting, small game, and plinking. Shortening the barrel to 16″ created a carbine version that made it more user friendly in tight spaces and reduced weight without sacrificing too much […]
Our friend Patrick Kelly recently announced that he has officially joined Team Savage and lent his professional recommendations on the fine-tuning of Savage’s new MSR line of rifles. Patrick took one of the MSR-15 rifles, the .223 Remington Recon model, out to the range to see how it shoots. You can watch his first impressions […]
SHOT Show is an exciting adventure. Miles of walking, shoulder-to-shoulder foot traffic, bright lights, and more than one man can see in the few days of the trade show. We started early and have been making it out to the range to try out some of the fun stuff! So, here’s Team Defender’s SHOT Show […]
Guns are great, but they’re just hunks of metal, wood, and plastic without something to shoot out of them. Ammunition is always an interesting category with advances in long range accuracy, defensive stopping power, or a little of both in new hunting loads. With the NSSF SHOT Show entering its second day, let’s take a […]
Its that time of the year again! SHOT Show kicks off today with thousands of vendors showing off their new wares. From updated classics to cutting edge firearms, SHOT Show never fails to excite the industry with flashy new options for gun owners. For the first day, we’ll take a look at the new rifles […]