This compilation of the most-read Shooter’s Log articles from the last quarter talks about a range of topics, from gun taxes to the sticky issue of legal deadly force to how to buy an AK-47. Click these headlines to check them for yourself.
- Massive New Gun Taxes Proposed
- Choices: AK-47, AK-74… or AK-12?
- Barrett M107 .50-cal Sniper Rifle Full Review with Fastest Shooter Ever Jerry Miculek
- Looking Back: Greatest Guns of 2011. Where are They Now?
- Why I Chose a Glock 19 for Concealed Carry
- What is Stand Your Ground Law? Understanding Legal Deadly Force
- Top Five AR-15s — A Definitive List from 2012
- M&P Shield: What’s so Great About it?
- So, You’re Thinking of Buying an AK-47? A Buyer’s Guide to the AK Family of Rifles
- Make a Coke and Candy Fire
In August 2013, H.R. 3018: Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013 was introduced into the House by sponsors William Pascrell and Danny Davis. The bill raises the taxes on handguns and ammo for the purpose of using the money to fund gun violence prevention. Read, “Massive New Gun Taxes Proposed” to see what gun rights activists John Lott Jr. and Alan Gottlieb say about the bill.
When gun writer, Dave Dolbee decided to fill a gap in his firearm collection, he looked to fill it with a rifle from the AK family. Before making a final decision, Dave explores the differences, pros and cons of the AK-47, AK-74 and AK-12. If you are also undecided which to chose, read “Choices: AK-47, AK-74… or AK-12?” for the specific details of each rifle.
One of the most consistent inquiries Cheaper Than Dirt! experts get is “what AR-15 is the best bang for the buck?” Many customers searching for a more-than-decent, accurate and reliable rifle they can customize do not wish to spend thousands of dollars for a match-grade or competition rifle. It is not surprising that the top five highest selling AR-15s are some of the most affordable. Read, “Best Selling AR-15s of 2013” to see what top name-brand AR-15s you can get for less than a grand.
Are you still wearing last year’s fashion trends? Just like clothing, the firearms industry goes through trends. For example, it has been “fashionable” to produce .45 Long Colt and .410 Bore revolvers, small .380 ACP carry semiautomatic pistols and tactical-style .22 LR rifles, just to name a few. In “Looking Back: Greatest Guns of 2011. Where are They Now?,” Shooter’s Log writer Suzanne reflects on guns popular in 2011 one year later. Read it to find out what’s hot and what’s not.
You either love it or hate, either way, there is no denying the thousands of Glock fans out there. Not to mention, the many law enforcement agencies that depend on Glocks to save lives. The author’s reasons why and arguments for why he chooses the Glock 19 for concealed carry are so convincing, you might just be a convert.
Not too long ago, controversy surrounding “stand your ground” laws circulated through the press. Many anti-gunners started calling these self-defense laws “shoot first” laws. In “What is Stand Your Ground Law?” the author explains what stand your ground laws are.
As Dave Dolbee explains in his “definitive list” of AR-15s from 2012, “Of course claiming a definitive list to AR enthusiasts is tantamount to using a .25 caliber to clear your sinus,” he describes his top five favorite, “must-own” AR-15s of 2012. Did yours make his list? If not, leave a comment on Dave’s blog post and tell him about your favorite rifle.
On April 12, 2012, Smith & Wesson took the firearms industry by storm. Though absolutely nothing new or innovative and following on the footsteps of the incredibly popular Ruger LC9, Kahr and Kimber Solo, S&W released its single-stack polymer 9mm pocket pistol the M&P Shield. Over two years later, it is still one of the most desirable and sought-after handguns on the market. Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Read “M&P Shield: What’s so Great About it?” to find out.
Making a firearm purchase is a big decision, especially when there are so many choices. If you are interested in buying an AK-47, you might be confused by all the different rifles available. The Shooter’s Log guide to buying an AK-47 clears up confusion, misunderstandings and details all the differences and similarities of the AK-47 and 74 configurations you can buy.
When camping or hiking a fire heats our food, boils water for purification and keeps us warm. In a survival situation fire can save our life. Everyone should know more than one way to start a fire. In “Make a Coke and Candy Fire,” Lisa Metheny teaches you how to make a fire starter using a soda or beer can and a chocolate bar.