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Is Smith & Wesson going to torpedo their brand? Again?

I’m a fan of Smith & Wesson. I’ve used both the 637CT and the M&P 9C as my primary carry gun at different points, and the M&P 9 is a strong contender for my next “service” pistol. I’ve owned the M&P 15/22, and have given serious thought to other Smith & Wesson products. They make […]

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What role will suppressors play in hunting in North Carolina? Not nearly enough.

North Carolina just made hunting with suppressed firearms legal, and the usual suspects have gotten the vapors, convinced that assassins will now lurk around every corner, and that poachers will pick the woods clean. Of course, neither fear is founded in reality. While suppressors have long been legal under federal law in North Carolina, the […]

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PA shooter kills three, wounds two before being taken down

This is Rockne Newell. He’s a 59-year-old bum, and while he’s unable to clean his property either fiscally or physically, he has enough money for multiple firearms and ammunition, and plenty of strength to go on a murderous rampage. A man feuding with officials in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains over conditions at his ramshackle, trash-filled property […]

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Legal gun sales go up, and illegal activity goes down.

I’m sure that the one thing has nothing to do with the other: Amid calls nationwide for stricter gun control laws, Virginia is experiencing a unique trend: the state’s gun-related crime is declining but firearms sales are increasing. Firearms sales rose 16 percent to a record 490,119 guns purchased from licensed gun dealersĀ in 2012, according […]

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Rifles for Doomsday Castle

My trip to Doomsday Castle, was an interesting experience. We got to learn about the cast, and spent the better part of the day learning the castle layout and getting a little bit of a grasp of the terrain of the mountain around it. I had a lot to think about on the drive home, […]

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