Massad Ayoob on Guns

KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY

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The current (July/August 2022) issue of American Handgunner carries my article on testing the Smith & Wesson CSX 9mm pistol that was introduced a few months ago.  I was very much impressed with the gun, and wound...

THE IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY WE’RE UP AGAINST

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Over at the stalwart website The Zelman Partisans, gun owners’ civil rights advocate Carl Bussjaeger calls out an anti-gunner’s screed. It pains me to link to something as stupid as that which Bussjaeger righteously fisks,...

WHEN ONE OF OURS GOES TO THE OTHER SIDE

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I just finished reading “Gunfight” by Ryan Busse, a former vice-president of Kimber. The subtitle is “My Battle Against the Industry That Radicalized America.” Busse was happy to be in charge of sales for...

WORKING FOR GOD

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Over the years I’ve graduated from several homicide investigation and officer-involved shooting investigation courses, and taught my share myself.  One of the best I was fortunate enough to go through was Advanced Homicide Investigation, taught...

GOING RETRO

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Did you ever go bird hunting and decide, even though you had the latest and greatest autoloading shotgun, you were gonna go afield with an old-fashioned double barrel “just because”? Or deer hunting with an...

THE PIN SHOOT LOOMS

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I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you that what I consider the coolest of all shooting matches is coming up in June. Whether your choice is pistol or revolver, shotgun or carbine, there’s...

THE AR15 FOR HOME DEFENSE

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Prohibitionists want to ban it.  We want to keep it.  I argue for the AR15 as an armed citizen’s home defense weapon. https://youtu.be/mgvuW3OpfLk

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

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By the time you read this I’ll be back at home base. It’s been five weeks on the road: two shooting trials, a bunch of classes, and the inimitable Rangemaster Tactical Conference which the...

JUSTICE IN FEDERAL COURT

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One night in October 2016, Master Deputy Richard Palmer of the Lake County, Florida Sheriff’s Department received a call to proceed to a known meth house in a rural area, after a 9-1-1 caller...

REASONS I ENJOY EATING IN THE SOUTH

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Southern fried chicken. Chicken-fried steak. Heck, chicken fried chicken. Black-eyed peas. And of course, grits. (A Southron tells his Yankee visitor, “C’mon, y’all gotta try grits just once.” The skeptical Yankee replies, “Uh…can I start with...