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Value Tactical Pen Test: Azan, Master Cutlery, MTech, and Smith and Wesson.

Value Tactical Pen Test: Azan, Master Cutlery, MTech, and Smith and Wesson.

I have long been a believer in small blunt objects such as 2-cell flashlights for self-defense. Small flashlights can be taken everywhere, even environments where no “weapons” are allowed, are useful on a regular basis for other tasks, and focus a defensive strike into a much smaller area, literally acting as a force multiplier.  A few years ago, a wave of “tactical pens” hit the market, deliberately designing in features such as knurling for gripping … Read entire article »

Filed under: Accessories, Reviews, Uncategorized

Gunsafe: Storage Options for the Responsible Shooter

Gunsafe: Storage Options for the Responsible Shooter

Like all power tools, firearms are inherently dangerous.  Home and apartment owners should take reasonable precautions to keep dangerous substances and objects away from children and careless or incompetent adults, and firearms are no exception.  Firearms actually warrant even greater control because of their high value and potential desirability to criminals.  A circular saw in the wrong hands is extremely dangerous to the user and others, but circular saws not very likely to be concealed … Read entire article »

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Noreen Firearms BN36: AR Action, Long Range Power

Burnout.  It happens to the best of us.  See enough of any thing, and eventually, you may not want to look at anything that looks like something you think you’ve already seen.  Lots and lots of companies make what some companies are now calling modern sporting rifles in the AR-15 pattern, and as you can expect from the world’s largest shooting industry show, SHOT was packed with them.  I’d seen seemingly countless AR-15 MSRs on Thursday, and barely spared a glance when I was walking by yet another booth with AR-15 style rifles and some distance guns.  It was lunchtime, I was tired, and my eyes were glazing over a bit. Then a lovely young lady practically grabbed me, and asked if she could sign a poster for me.  Well, sure, I need a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Rifles, SHOT 2013

Kahr Arms

Kahr Arms

Kahr made its reputation building small, high quality double-action-only handguns.  Kahr introduced its P380 several years ago, and it has seemed to usually get good reviews, but it is one of the pricier small DOA .380s.   I have been wanting to shoot a Kahr P380 for some time, and I was delighted to finally get the chance on Press Day.  What I did not immediately realize was that I was shooting the new CW380, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Handguns, SHOT 2013, Uncategorized