INTERNAL GUN LOCKS

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Earlier blog posts on new Smith & Wesson products here in the last few weeks triggered a visceral storm of criticism in the Comments sections for S&W’s continued installation of an internal lock on...

THE GUNS OF APPLESEED

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Before you take a rifle course you need a, uh, RIFLE. You probably already own a suitable gun. If you don’t, let the hosts know beforehand, and they can most likely round up a...

MORE NEW SHOT SHOW STUFF (AND A PERSONAL ANNIVERSARY)

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Woo-hoo! Benchmark for me today: five years helicopter-crash-free.  https://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/MassadAyoob/dont-be-afraid-of-flying/. It has been a blessed five years. Lived to see my fourth grandchild come into the world. Made it to retirement from my police department after 27...

A GREAT GUN FUSION

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Through the extremely generous good offices of my friend Chuck McDonald I now have a gun that has fascinated me for many years: a “Smython,” also known as a “Smolt.” The brand rivalry of Colt...

WHAT’S YOUR HOME DEFENSE GUN CHOICE?

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When I was a little boy, my dad’s choice of home defense gun was “American Traditional”: a double barrel 12 gauge shotgun and double-aught buckshot. Joe Biden would have approved. The shotgun was the home...