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Important Laws for Texas Gun Owners

The 85th Texas Legislature adjourned on May 29, and in the session, legislators passed several bills that enhance gun-owners’ rights in the state. Following are descriptions of several bills that have passed the Legislature and have either been signed or are awaiting Gov. Abbott’s signature: H.B. 1819 Purpose: Creates Texas Penal Code § 46.05(a)(7) which states that firearm […]

Ruger Introduces New SR1911 in 10mm

Last week we covered Ruger’s recent recall of the Mark IV and 22/45 rimfire handguns. This week, we have some good news coming out of Southport, Connecticut. Ruger has released a new version of the popular SR1911 series. The new model packs Jeff Cooper’s hot 10mm Auto, and is sure to be a hit with […]

Is This the New Far-Left?

This is an opinion piece and does not necessarily reflect the views of Defender Outdoors or its employees. The talking heads of the mainstream media and the left-leaning politicians are often try to blame mass shootings on America’s gun “problem”, lax gun laws, and “right-wing gun nuts”. Yet, evidences show time and time again that […]

Ruger Recalls Mark IV Rimfire Handguns

Ruger just released a sweeping recall of their popular Mark IV rimfire handguns, including 22/45 models. All of the rimfire pistols manufactured before June 1st, 2017 have the possibility of being affected by this recall. The recall was made after discovering that the safety on these models, when not fully engaged, can fail and cause […]

St. Louis Police Unload 27 Tommy Guns

The Chicago Typewriter. The Trench Broom. The Tommy Gun. The Chopper. The M1928A1. Whatever you call the Thompson submachine gun, it has a storied past that reminds us all of the Roaring 20’s and the gangsters who used them. Auto-Ordnance and other companies make civilian reproductions these days, but if you ever wanted to get […]

Campus Carry — Very Safe, Despite Worries from Anti-Gunners

My recent op-ed in The Hill newspaper points out that while professors seem to be very concerned about allowing permitted concealed handguns on college campuses, their actions don’t match their rhetoric. While a professor’s resignation at the University of Kansas gets national news attention, for example, only one out of 2,600 faculty members has left […]

Walther Creed: My New Favorite Gun

–By Jason Hanson, former CIA Officer and New York Times bestselling author. The other day, I was walking through C-A-L Ranch — which is essentially Wal-Mart for cowboys — and I made the mistake of going past the gun counter. To be honest, I need another gun about as much as my wife needs another […]