Review of the Palmetto State Armory AR-15

There is no question that the AR-15 is America’s most popular rifle, and is the current and likely future champion when it comes to fast handling, accurate and reliable intermediate caliber rifles. The meteoric rise and exponential growth of the AR-15 as a market unto itself in the firearms business has led to dozens upon … Read more

Big Iron: 10 Tactical Double-Stack 45s

We are definitely living in an interesting era when it comes to firearms. While you might argue there has not been much in the way of legitimate, real-deal innovation, there has been an almost unbelievable amount of refinement and improvement going on over the past decade. Factory guns are more reliable, more accurate and more … Read more

How Does a Red Dot Magnifier Work?

Red dot sights are overwhelmingly popular sighting systems for firearms, and can be found on anything with a trigger these days, including compact handguns designed for concealed carry. RDSs boast excellent target acquisition speed and ease-of-use, supreme durability, and increasingly lengthy battery lives that neutralize one of their chief shortcomings, a near total dependence on … Read more

Silk Body Armor: Fact or Fiction?

Soft body armor has been made from all kinds of fibers both natural and man-made since it was first introduced way back when. Our modern soft body armor, sometimes called bulletproof vests, are typically made from aramid family synthetic fibers, Twaron and Kevlar being two of the most popular. Utra-high molecular weight polyethylene as popularized … Read more

Ruger SR22 vs. Walther P22Q

There is no shortage of quality .22 pistols on the market today, and there is seemingly a model and accompanying variant that can suit any task or purpose. From intricately crafted Olympic-grade free pistols that can produce hair-splitting accuracy to ruggedized, optic ready fullsize handguns that closely replicate their service caliber counterparts. The only possible … Read more

Overview of the Henry AR7

For preppers of all stripes, the concept of a takedown firearm has considerable appeal. Perhaps it is the notion of keeping a rifle in a bag, compartment or other space that you normally could not fit one in. Some others see no need for a more conventional firearm when the only expected use is in … Read more

Review of the Smith and Wesson Bodyguard 380

Our readers know we are big fans of Smith & Wesson handguns here and for good reason. Pound for pound they make some of the very best semi-autos and revolvers that money can buy. No matter your preferences and objectives you can rest assured that Smith & Wesson has a pistol for you. You are … Read more

Review of the AR500 Body Armor

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Body armor is a piece of protection that has long been on the “Get List” for preppers of all stripes, especially those who are more of a “defensive” persuasion. Beyond its obvious application for keeping screaming hot pieces of lead out of your tender insides when embroiled in a gunfight, it affords a measure of … Read more

Steps to Getting Your Federal Firearms License

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Getting a federal firearms license (FFL) is not as difficult as many folks seem to believe, but it does require completing copious amounts of government forms, and paying a fairly nominal licensing fee. A federal firearms license is issued by the United States federal government to businesses, individuals, and partnerships. The FFL allows a person … Read more