The Guns Of Breaking Bad

While most of the saga of Walter White is about his meth cooking adventures, we took notice of all the great firearms featured on the show. Take a look below. Pistols Smith & Wesson 4506 Krazy 8 uses a S&W 4506 in the pilot episode. Not long after, Walt becomes its new owner before Jesse …

Guns 101 with Shelley Rae

  Gun gal Shelley Rae, Editor of Western Shooting Journal, talks about the Four Rules of gun safety and the basic gun handling skills you need before heading to the gun shop in the first installment of her new series “Guns 101.” Guns 101 is a series of firearms-related information videos for those who are …

1911: For Better or Worse?

Now that the celebratory hoopla surrounding the 1911’s 100th birthday is behind us, it’s time to take a hard look at what a century has done to the pistol. We have more options today than ever, but are modern variants that much better than the original? By Rick Hacker Sophocles, one of the great playwrights …

California has just scored a major victory in the war against gun violence by pushing AB 2333 through the Senate. This landmark bill should protect the lives of innocent children by shielding them against truly dangerous weapons. So, what will this new bill do? Outlaw grenades? Ban machine guns? Monitor weapons-grade uranium? Not quite – it …

Warning: some language used in his comedy routine might not be appropriate for all viewers. [youtube]http://youtu.be/xBNnE1dVHHk[/youtube] Same guy, on the gun debate in America: [youtube]http://youtu.be/bZ3QdA5VafA[/youtube]   I’ll take some pro-gun related humor any day.  Please sir may I have some more?  

What is Ballistic Imaging?

Ballistic imaging technology can be a useful tool in the investigation of crimes committed with firearms. As currently used, forensic experts are able to electronically scan into a database a shell casing(s) recovered from a crime scene to determine if those case(s) match those from other crime scenes. The technology can serve as a starting …

Gun Safe 102: Security Basics

Last week, I posted an article about Gun Safe basics, called Gun Safe 101.  I caught some flak for my myopic focus on Browning ProSteel Safes.  That’s cool.  It was not a Browning ad.  I would like to be completely transparent about this — I’m documenting the process of choosing a safe.  I’ve called and …

Open Carry Encounters and Perception

I want you to take five minutes and watch this video that was posted yesterday at the Chive. [viddler id=8539d6f5 w=545 h=307] At no point during that video was I at all sympathetic towards the OC activist, for two reasons: 1) he comes across as a raging SNBI douchebag, and 2) the cop was the …

Evolution of the 1911

Now that the 100th anniversary of the 1911 is over, here’s a close look at a 34 iterations (most available today) of the venerable warhorse.   Auto-Ordnance 1911 PKZSEW Colt 1911A1 Colt Defender Colt 1911 Colt Commander Colt Gold Cup Dan Wesson Guardian Dan Wesson Valor Ithaca 1911-BM Kimber Gold Match II Kimber Stainless Pro …