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Guess What I Bought?

Human Resources lady at work: “Hey Lucas, guess what I bought yesterday?” “A gun?” “Yep, a Beretta!” “Awesome.” Being “out” as the gun guy is awesome.

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What happened to the AMU’s YouTube page?

They used to make great instructional videos like this. and this: Nowadays all they ever post are clips from matches, edited together, not even whole stages. The relevant, instructional content is gone. What’s up with that?

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Hickok45, the Internet, and Gun Culture 2.0

This morning, the internet woke up to an ominous warning screen on the channel of Hickok45, one of YouTube’s biggest gun channels. The error message said the account had been “terminated” and gave a non-descript message about “repeated violations of terms of service.” Hickock himself has posted on Facebook that the root cause seems to be tied up with YouTube videos being reposted to Google+, causing some complication. One of the common responses I heard …

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5 Gun Options For Safely Carrying AIWB

Appendix carry has been undergoing a renaissance in the last few years, but the biggest outstanding safety concern has been holstering a loaded gun in a way that, were it to go off, would put a bullet in your leg. One concern for reholstering is that, under stress, a novice AIWB user will forget to observe Rule #3 and holster with their finger on the trigger. The other is that “foreign matter” (a t-shirt) might …

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Be formless, my friend

Our recent podcast about people shooting IDPA matches with guns they don’t actually carry brought out a strong stripe of IDPA shooters who clearly are not in it to practice with their carry guns, but instead to win. Just flat out win. Not CCP, not BUG, high overall. That’s a fine goal (although winning matches is ultimately a terrible goal), but if you’re in it as a game, go shoot USPSA. If you’re going to …

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Smith And Wesson Suing Companies That Modify Their Guns (Or Are They?)

Note: this situation has been resolved the satisfaction of all parties. See updates below and throughout the post. Original post left mostly intact. The gunternet is currently exploding after blowndeadline custom and SSVi LLC posted this image on their respective Instagram pages, a screenshot of the first page of what appears to be a cease and desist letter: SSVi, in their comments on the image (update: post deleted, screenshot here), attempts say this is Smith …

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Tactical Timmies vs Gamers on the Practical Pistol Show

Ben Stoeger’s Practical Pistol Show just dropped an excellent episode about people doing tactical training that hit the nail on the head in a couple of different ways. First, the fact that tactical shooters are generally focused on either performing techniques or being accurate, often at the expense of being fast. When they’re not actually pulling a trigger, their focus is generally performing techniques according to criteria that have been told to them. You think …

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5 Things To Know Before Starting In Competition

Today, we released an episode of the Q&A Podcast that asked for our top 5 tips for getting in to competition shooting. You can listen to the episode for the full explanation of each, but our 5 were: Most people are there to have a good time. Very few are there actually trying to win. This is something people get caught up on, thinking that they will stick out from the crowd being the new …

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We Need Your Voicemail Shooting Questions

For the first time since we launched the Q&A podcast back in May, we’ve run completely out of voicemails for more episodes. Basically, if you want some new Q&A podcast episodes for next week, we need you to send in a voicemail. Click here to find out how to send in a voicemail, or just record your question on your phone and email the file to .

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