Homebrewed Loads for the .38 Special: Custom Tailor Your Ammo

The .38 Special enjoys a well-deserved reputation as an accurate and pleasant-shooting cartridge. It’s just about perfect for building and maintaining skill without punishing your extremities or your guns. Reloading .38s is an economically sound endeavor—it has permitted me to keep shooting steadily upon retirement even after my stash of issued ammo dried up. It

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Briefing Room: Pay Attention, People!

Many people in this country are so easily distracted by what’s not important I’m convinced they have ADD. Here’s a just a sampling of recent headlines that should have gotten everyone concerned, but went largely ignored: Clintons sell uranium to Russia. Tensions rise in Persian Gulf; Navy to escort U.S. ships through Strait of Hormuz.

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Street Smarts: Surviving the Survival Craze

Can we just stop all this surviving for a minute or two? I’ve decided that the most overused word in the English language has changed from “tactical” then to “extreme” and now finally to “survival.” As Exhibit A, take a look at the cable television schedule. Every program that isn’t about talentless wealthy people having

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Quality AR-15 Build: Raise Your Standards

Over the years, I have read or heard many people say that the rifle they put together on their kitchen table is “just as good as any other AR-15.” I also get letters to that effect almost monthly. Often as not, they are comparing a cheap build to one of the Tier 1 manufacturers, building

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Tavor Armorer’s Training: Putting It All Together

The reintroduction of the Israeli Tavor bullpup rifle to America by the civilian-owned Israeli Weapons Industry (IWI) has created quite a stir in the gun community. New marketing techniques have captured the imagination of many shooters, and the rifle’s uniqueness, quality and obvious tactical advantages resulted in the Tavor being named the 2014 NRA Rifle

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Long Guns: Beretta 1301 Tactical Shotgun

Beretta has a long history of gun production, including fine shotguns. However, when people think of Italian combat shotguns, the first name that comes to mind is likely Benelli rather than Beretta. Beretta did produce the Model 1200/1201, which saw use with a few law enforcement agencies but never achieved wide usage. Beretta has recently

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Enemy at the Gate: Anti-gunners’ Endgame

“We don’t have to vaporize all the guns,” writes Andrea Grimes, senior editor for RH Reality Check, a lefty journal dedicated to “Reproductive & Sexual Health and Justice.” “Let’s just vaporize white men’s guns.” Although she adds that eventually firearms should be taken away from everybody, white men are a good start. “As a bonus,”

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The Cutting Edge: TOPS Knives C.A.T.

The TOPS Knives Covert Anti-Terrorism (C.A.T.) series includes some of the earliest models TOPS ever produced. Military and law enforcement personnel all over the world carry them. Like all TOPS Knives, the C.A.T. is a straightforward, no-frills blade intended for hard use. At the 2015 S.H.O.T. Show, TOPS Knives debuted their new C.A.T. S-series. Developed

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Adrenaline Dump: Fight or Flight?

Those who work in law enforcement and emergency services deal with the almost mystical substance known as adrenaline. A lot. Of course, all humans have experience with this bodily produced drug, some more than others. Let’s take a look at the effects it can have on our bodies. But first, why does it exist? Adrenaline

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