So where do you get the ammunition?

In my review of Ruger’s PC9 carbine, published earlier this morning, I recommended Federal HST 147gr. hollowpoint ammunition as an ideal pairing with the firearm.  That engendered several e-mails from frustrated readers, all saying, in so many words, “That’s all very well, but where do we find that ammo?  Our local dealers don’t have it in stock!” That’s not too difficult.  I’ve bought almost all my ammunition from SGAmmo of Oklahoma for several years, and I’d like to give them a shout-out here.  (No, they’re not compensating me in any way for it, whether in cash or in kind.  I

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An almost ideal home/family defense weapon

For years, my recommendation for a basic, simple home and family defense firearm, for those who are not able or willing to undergo the training necessary to make best use of a different weapon, has been a 20ga. youth-model shotgun.  I discussed it in some depth in this article. However, a new arrival on the firearms scene has led me to update that recommendation.  Ruger introduced its PC9 carbine some months ago, and it’s been selling like hot cakes – so much so that it’s very difficult to get hold of one.  Most gunshops can’t keep them on the shelves. 

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It’s been a bad week for armed robbers . . .

. . . because sometimes their victims are armed, too. 1.  Jacksonville police: Man takes cash register from Walmart, tries to carjack 2 people at knifepoint A man was arrested Friday after he took a cash register drawer from the Walmart at River City Marketplace and then tried to carjack two people at knifepoint. . . . A witness saw Hill get into a silver Ford SUV, but it did not appear to start, so he got out and ran. Police said Hill approached a man who was sitting in the parking lot near Supercuts. Hill asked the man for a

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Censorship – when Big Business decides it wants to be Big Brother too

Daily Timewaster put up this image yesterday: If you were in any doubt whether or not that meme is based on fact, this news confirms it. YouTube Terminates Channel of Firearms Parts Retailer “Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated without warning or notice,” Brownells’ Twitter account stated. Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated w/out warning or notice. If you’re opposed to the attacks on our communitys 1st & 2nd Amendment rights, please contact GOOGLE : 650-253-0000 OPTION 5 FOR YOUTUBE, MESSAGE YT & GOOGLE: https://t.co/csetulvAck https://t.co/9oLz6TGWZx pic.twitter.com/T85z9Py2l0 — Brownells, Inc. (@BrownellsInc) June 9, 2018 Comments on social media were mostly

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A very worthy new Combat Magnum revolver

Smith & Wesson originally applied the name “Combat Magnum” to their short-barreled Model 19/66 K-frame revolver chambered in .357 Magnum.  It gained a stellar reputation among cops and civilian carriers alike during the 1960’s and beyond.  It’s still being made. However, Smith & Wesson have now introduced another “Combat Magnum”, this time chambered for .44 Magnum.  It’s a short-barreled variant of their Model 69, an L-frame, five-shot revolver. For those of us who remember the long-out-of-production Model 696, a 5-shot L-frame revolver chambered in .44 Special, the new revolver is a thing of beauty.  Its barrel is only ¼” shorter

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Courage, good tactics and gun-handling save a motorist

Courtesy of FerFAL, we find this video of an off-duty Argentinian policeman who was attacked by three armed muggers as he pulled his car into his garage one evening.  Despite being outnumbered by three men carrying firearms, he waited for the right moment, then pulled his own gun and killed two of them, critically injuring the third. Google Translate renders the Spanish video description as follows: Two criminals were killed and another was seriously wounded during an attack on a policeman on Thursday night at Isidro Casanova, La Matanza party. The incident occurred around 20.30 on the street Acassuso to

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An alternative to Intuit’s Quickbooks for accounting software?

For those who’ve been following the saga of Intuit’s deliberate slighting of its firearms industry customers, and wish to boycott that company’s products (as I’m doing), there are a couple of excellent alternatives to its Quickbooks small business accounting software. My accountant had recommended that I use Quickbooks for the company Miss D. and I have just set up, as a corporate structure for our books and publishing activities.  However, in the light of recent events, that’s obviously a non-starter.  I looked online, and found that PC Magazine had recently reviewed “The Best Small Business Accounting Software of 2018“.  There were

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An e-mail conversation with Intuit concerning their customers in the firearms industry

Following my two posts (linked below) about the Intuit imbroglio, I thought the following e-mail exchange between myself and Mr. Brad Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Intuit, might be of interest to my readers.  It began a couple of days ago, when I e-mailed him concerning the situation at Gunsite. Dear Mr. Smith, I understand that your company has chosen to discriminate against Gunsite Academy in Arizona by denying them the use of your financial services.  I might point out that Gunsite Academy is involved in training some of America’s finest military personnel and first responders.  I speak as a

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It seems it really IS risky to do business with Intuit!

Yesterday I noted that “Clearly, you do business with Intuit (Quickbooks, TurboTax, etc.) at your own risk“.  This followed Intuit’s cancellation of its contract with Gunsite Academy, and its deliberate withholding of funds from that institution, returning them to its customers rather than paying the debts incurred at Gunsite by those customers. It seems they’re at it again – this time to the tune of $150,000 – for a non-firearms transaction! On May 11th, Lone Wolf made two of what would be three transfers to Flint River. On May 14th they completed the third transfer. The transfers were made through

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