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HPA (The Hearing Protection Act)

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The Hearing Protection Act, or the HPA, has been gathering a lot of buzz lately. With the November election resulting in Republican control of the Senate, the House, and the White House a lot of people are excited for it to pass. If you aren’t savvy on the HPA it is a very simple bill. It aims to deregulate suppressor sales to the point where they are treated as a normal firearm.

Photo Courtesy of the NRA – President Roosevelt’s 1894 carbine and Maxim Silencer

Currently to own or build a suppressor a …

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NFA Myths

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NFA Myths

The National Firearms Act, or the NFA, is an old piece of legislature that’s created an entire bureaucracy around it. Due to a lot of misunderstanding, half truths, and the prevalence of forum wisdom there are a lot of myths regarding the NFA. Several of these myths often turn people away from buying NFA items. Today we are going to debunk the most popular NFA myths.


You Need a Class 3 License

One of the most widespread myths is the Class 3 license. The Myth proclaims to own an NFA item you …

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The Rise of the Pistol Caliber Carbine – A look at why Pistol caliber carbines have become so popular and what they are useful for

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The Rise of the Pistol Caliber Carbine

Tossing pistol rounds into a rifle is nothing new. Way back when the rough men of the old west would often match the caliber of their lever action rifles to the six gun they carried on their hips. Over time, rifle rounds became more efficient and effective, making this practice fall out of favor. However, we are seeing a massive resurgence of pistol caliber carbines.


Why have pistol caliber carbines become popular is a subject worthy of exploration. The big rise in pistols caliber carbines, or PCCs, has to come from the release of two …

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A Primer on Action Shooting sports like 3 Gun, IPSC, etc

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Competition Shooting Run Down

Action shooting is growing quite a bit in popularity. Shooting sports, in general, have become a major focus for guns and gear manufacturers with gear dedicated purely for competition becoming quite common. Here are the three most popular action shooting sports in the United States. This is a general run down and overview of the basics of the systems. The rule books for these sports are often close to 50 pages. This should give you a decent idea of the competitions out there though.

IPSC Handguns

IPSC, or the International Practical Shooting Confederation, is one of the oldest action …

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A Primer On Constitutional Carry

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If you are a concealed carrier or just a gun owner, and you pay attention you’ve heard the term, Constitutional Carry. More and more states are adopting Constitutional Carry to replace traditional carry systems. There are currently 13 states that have adopted Constitutional Carry, and it’s gaining steam.

Constitutional Carry is both a new and old theme. It’s old since it was the initial form of carrying a firearm. At the time of our country’s founding, we had Constitutional carry. As society progressed more and more laws were introduced as an attempt to curb violence, and the unlicensed …

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The No nonsense, Non NFA 14 inch scatterguns

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What’s a 12 gauge firearm?

When I say the words 12 gauge, you probably think shotgun. That makes since, because 12 gauge has long been a round dedicated to shotguns. Proclaiming that 12 gauge is only a round for shotguns is not an accurate statement. In the last few years we’ve seen something called 12 gauge firearms rise into popularity. This includes both Remington and Mossberg turning their flagship shotguns into firearms.

What do you mean Firearm?

I keep saying firearm as if it is its own classification of gun. In a way it is, but it’s basically a catch all …

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Facebook’s Firearm Activist Chuck Rossi

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In January, 2016, Facebook’s executive leadership decided that it would no longer maintain its role simply as a social media platform. Instead, they decided that due to the lack of government intervention in regards to private firearms sales, it was their duty to do something about it. They released an announcement that posts promoting the sale of firearms or ammunition will be taken down. In the subsequent weeks, countless groups were annihilated by these new regulations.


It didn’t matter if the groups were actually facilitating private firearm sales or not. Simply displaying a firearm could be enough to …

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Obtaining a Home-based FFL

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A federal firearm license (FFL) is the requirement needed for individuals to buy and sell firearms; the federal government issues this license. Though many people who are interested in obtaining an FFL would love to own and operate their own firearm shops, some do not have access to the capital or location to run a retail, brick and mortar firearm business. Truthfully, many who apply for an FFL are more interested in the benefits of the license rather than starting a business from scratch. Though the federal government requires some sort of justification for an FFL (helping others …

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Leaked ATF White Paper

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On January 20th 2017, someone leaked a white paper intended for Ronald Turk, the COO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive (ATF). With most leaks in recent memory stemming from some negative activity on the part of the government, this leak is a breath of fresh air. The white paper in question is titled, “Federal Firearms Regulations: Options to Reduce or Modify Firearms Regulations.” Quite a change in tone from the previous eight years.


This white paper details proposals to change regulations for many different aspects relating to the firearm industry. As has been …

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