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2 black Kel-Tec Sub-2000 guns, one on top of the other, barrels pointing to the right on a white background

Firearms

Trunk Guns

There are many choices for a trunk gun, from carbines to bolt-action rifles. You want to choose one that is supremely reliable, durable, capable of operating in dirty and dusty environments, not particularly susceptible to rust and cost-effective. Read this post for the details to make the best choice for you.

Gray-haired man in blue jacket with red ear protection shoots a pistol carbine into the woods.

Ammunition

Pistol-Caliber Carbines for Home Defense

Pistol-caliber carbines are perfect for home defense since they are less expensive, have less muzzle blast, and are easier to handle than a rifle. This post shares details on which are the best options, which ammo gets you the most bang for your buck and how to conserve costs by getting ammo that does double duty. Read the full post to make the best choice for you and your family’s safety.

Colt_LE6920MP AR-15 rifle with brown Magpul furniture

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SHOT 2014 — Colt’s LE6920MP-B — Your Next Must Have AR-15!

The LE6920MP-B shares many of the same features of its combat proven brother. In fact, the heart of this new carbine is its 16.1” chrome lined barrel. Thanks to Colt’s decision to design and build the LE6920MP-B’s barrel with a 1 in 7” twist, your ammo choices will be virtually unlimited, but that’s not the big news.

Firearms

The Auto-Ordnance Thompson Carbine — Americana at its Finest

The Thompson submachine gun works as a home defense tool or for police agencies who need a pistol caliber carbine. With a long history of being carried by the military, both American and European, in many wars, the Thompson SMG has definitely earned it’s place as a part of Americana and a powerful weapon. Read the post to learn more about it’s history and the current model.

Firearms

SHOT 2014 — Will the Bullpup unseat the AR? Desert Tech’s Micro Dynamic Rifle

If the AR platform has a challenger going forward, it may not be the AK. Although not new, the bullpup design affords the versatility and shootability of an AR with the same length barrel, but an overall shorter length rifle. The bullpup seems to offer all of the advantages without any of the disadvantages. Last year, IWI saw success with its bullpup design—the Tavor. For 2014, Desert Tech is introducing its own bullpup—the Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR).

Firearms

The ‘Second 10’ Articles as of August 17, 2013

This compilation of the most-read Shooter’s Log articles by all-time rank from No. 11 to No. 20 talks about a range of topics, from exercising good manners at the gun store to the provocative question, “Will you turn over your guns” if the government demands them? Click the headlines to check them out for yourself.

Firearms

Curious Goings-On in Cancelled Carbine Competition

The Army has concluded the Improved Carbine Competition (ICC) without having selected a winner. Reason: the Fabrique National FNAC, Heckler & Koch’s HK416A5, a modified Remington ACR, Adcor Defense’s B.E.A.R. Elite, the Beretta ARX-160, and the Colt Enhanced M4 couldn’t pass the Army’s Phase II standards for accuracy, reliability, and durability. Huh?

Firearms

Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2012

Chronicle staff writers pay attention to stories that the CTD community enjoys, both for how information is delivered and what topics our readers prefer in The Shooter’s Log.

A Thompson T5 1927 1C Lightweight

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SHOT 2013: Some Old Favorites Make a Cameo

There is something about old models of guns, especially military firearms. At the 2013 SHOT Show, Kahr, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research put out a couple throwbacks I thought the world should see.