Looking to buy a handgun? Maybe it is your first gun, or you are considering adding to your personal collection. Whether for self-defense, recreation or sport, the first step you should consider is determining what caliber you want to purchase. There are many factors that enter into that decision and in this guide we'll be covering a variety of common pistol calibers to help you make the best choice.
AR pistols can get folks to scratching their heads asking the question, “Why?” Well, there are a couple very good reasons for their existence. First, the law is more often much friendlier to pistols being carried concealed than rifles. As long as you can legally carry a concealed pistol, you can keep one on your person and in your vehicle in a variety of circumstances. On the other hand, rifles (especially loaded ones) are tightly regulated
You can argue over which brand of handgun you like, but when it comes to features, there is little room for argument. Most shoppers are looking for a gun that is compact, lightweight, and accurate. And for good reason: People want to arm themselves with handguns that are easily concealable and can fill the role of a personal defense weapon.
Alaska is the most dependent on the gun industry, while Hawaii is the least. Idaho has the most firearms-related jobs, while Wyoming has the highest total taxes paid by the gun industry. Those are some of the findings included in WalletHub’s study of the economic impact of the shooting sports on individual states.
A dependable self-defense handgun can be a literal lifesaver not just for the wealthy, but for Americans of all socioeconomic classes. For that reason, Breitbart News published a list of six self-defense guns that people may purchase for less than $350.
When it comes to selecting the best laser sight for a home defense or concealed carry firearm, gun owners should carefully study the market, visit firearms stores or gun ranges for an in-the hand feel, and ask lots of questions.
Home defense is important regardless of whether you dwell in the city or the country, as home invaders have shown their willingness to strike urban and rural settings alike. And when it is your door they kick against, a great measure of confidence can be derived from a trusty shotgun.
Shortly after President Donald Trump won the election it was reported that gun stocks started to take to plunge. Depending on what side you of the debate you are on, you might be surprised by this (and perhaps more surprised as you look more into it.) Here is one take on why this is happening from CNN (so perhaps take this with a grain of salt -- and don't forget to share your opinion in the comment section below!)
With Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, a company that sells both software and hardware allowing individuals to make firearms at home, is getting more attention thanks to his pending lawsuit against the government. In light of this, Thor Benson with the liberal anti-gun Daily Beast, decided to interview Wilson. Following that interview, Benson predicted a “terrifying future” where government gun controllers wouldn’t be able to keep up with Wilson’s expanding technology.
“Reliability” is a topic that comes up frequently when discussing handguns, especially ones intended for self-defense use. After all, if the gun doesn’t work when you need it, everything else about it is immaterial. Some recent events in my day-to-day shooting schedule have had me considering the topic of handgun reliability as a coin with two faces.
With firearm sales increasing all over the country, those new to owning a gun need to strongly consider another important investment: a gun safe. However there are many reasons why one should keep their gun in a gun safe. Here are number to consider:
The AR-15 rifle is once again under fire by gun banners—who ignore the fact that rifles of any kind are seldom used in crime, and seem to despise anyone who dares to own one. Many who are ignorant on firearms even consider the gun a “weapon of war,” suitable for nothing but murder and mayhem.
Women who carry a concealed handgun tend to have limited options for where to carry their defensive firearm. Often, women’s clothing makes it difficult for women to carry a gun on their body, if they choose not to dress around their concealed carry rig. The next best option is for off-body carry in a concealed carry purse.
The biggest and “baddest” is not always the best. This is especially true when it comes to a handgun you might have to rely upon to save your life during a SHTF or to protect your family. Self-defense handgun buyers need to shop carefully to find the right tool for the intended jobs ahead. Here are some tips and guidelines to consider.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has stated in the past that he has a right to carry permit. This, despite the fact that he lives in New York, a state with some of the strictest gun laws. Well, we applaud Mr. Trump and fully support his right and every American's right to carry a gun no matter which state they live in. So, which type of gun is Donald Trump carrying? Find out in this informative video...
Tom McHale from Ammoland.com provides his expert take on a very popular accessory - Sound Suppressors. Often called Silencers, suppressors have become very popular in spite being highly regulated, difficult and time-consuming to obtain, and expensive. But there are many legitimate reasons to own a suppressor, none the least of which is that they are really fun to shoot with. Read Tom's recommendations.
Ammoland's Tom McHale has always had a man crush on the Colt Model 1903 (although he confesses, he is not exactly sure why.) Shooting the dinky-ish .32 ACP, it’s not exactly a manly gun, but it makes up for its lack of virility in other ways. Here is a great piece Tom wrote about the history of the Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless and where to get one brand new.
Picking a concealed carry gun can seem a little daunting for anyone who has decided to join the ranks of concealed carriers. In previous eras, there were few choices beyond a snub-nose revolver, which are still certainly available and not bad choices in the least. However, the modern concealed carrier is absolutely spoiled for choice, as the market is absolutely saturated with choices.