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Glock 23 Gen 4 40 S&W, $650
We were able to get our hands on two mighty popular guns for this test, a couple of the potent 40-caliber mid-size pistols that we also compare to the two forties we tested in the March 2013 issue. This time we look at the Glock 23 Gen 4 (MSRP $650) and the Taurus 24/7 G2C (MSRP $555). We tested with the same ammo types, Remington 155-grain JHP, Black Hills 165-grain JHP, and American Eagle 180-grain FMC with its truncated-cone design.
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Study: Most 1st-time gun buyers, especially women, choose firearms for home and self-defense
It’s no secret that Americans own lots of guns. In fact, gun ownership in the country has risen, even before the latest gun control debate sparked an even greater increase in gun sales to which the market is still recovering from in some areas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation recently conducted a study to see just who the new gun buyers were — demographically, not personally — what types of guns they were buying, where they were purchasing them from, how much they were spending and what their experience levels were, among other details.
Gun charge dropped against man who shot pit bull attacking child in Washington DC
The Washington Post
It happened so quickly that Ben Srigley didn't have time to ponder his lawbreaking. With three pit bulls attacking a young boy on the street outside his Northwest Washington, D.C., home in January, he grabbed a 9mm Ruger P90 handgun from his bedroom, ran outside, and shot and killed one of the dogs. A D.C. police officer shot and killed the other two.
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VSSA's Crush'n Clays scores again
A sell out crowd of 120 shooters participated in the 15th Annual Crush'n Clays on June 8 at the Arlington-Fairfax Chapter of the IWLA in Centreville, Va. Over the last 14 years, Crush'n Clays has raised $265,000 and after this event we expect to add $16,000-$18,000 to that total. Crush'n Clays is not only, the longest running shooting charity that supports the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but also, it is the longest consecutive running shooting charity event in the country.
Smith & Wesson M&P-10
The .308 Winchester is perfect for most big game, and Smith & Wesson has provided hunters an M&P that's just right for the job.
The rifle and the camera
The rifle is the primary tool of the hunter. A few hunters consider their rifles just that — tools — and nothing more. Most of us, though, also enjoy rifles for their own sake: the fine lines, craftsmanship, that peculiar combination of wood (or synthetics) and metal that turns a simple, powerful tool into a valued possession, a cherished heirloom, an old friend.
Virginia woman stopped at RIC with loaded gun
A Virginia woman was stopped by TSA officers at Richmond International Airport on July 18 after the officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine detected a loaded gun in the woman's carry-on bag. The incident marks the second time this year that TSA detected a gun in a passenger's carry-on at the RIC checkpoint.
Make ready with Massad Ayoob: Learn from Ayoob on concealed carry
Panteao Productions introduces the second instructional video from Massad Ayoob titled Ayoob on Concealed Carry. When it comes to carrying a firearm concealed there are many factors to consider. Before you hit the range to practice your draw stroke and shot placement, this is a video worth reviewing. Massad Ayoob has been writing for gun magazines since 1971.
National record set by junior shooter at Virginia State Pistol Championship
It is now official — Walker Buckman set a new junior national record at the Virginia State Pistol Championship at Fairfax Rod and Gun Club last month. Walker, a 17-year old shooter from Lovettsville, Va., shot an incredible score of 298-16x in the .22 National Match Course, smashing the old junior national record. Walker was also the open winner of the .22 900 aggregate portion of the state championship match with a score of 880-37x.
NRA National Sporting Arms Museum grand opening
The National Rifle Association will celebrate the grand opening of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum on Aug. 2. The museum is located at the Bass Pro Shops store in Springfield, Mo. More than a thousand guns will be displayed in exhibits including original prototypes and paintings from Remington Arms Co., shotguns from the American Trapshooting Association's Hall of Fame and a full collection of guns from the Pachmayr Foundation.
30th Annual Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show Aug. 9-11
For the 30th year, Hugh Crittenden and the Virginia Deer Hunter's Association will hold present the Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show. As it has in the last two years, will again be held at the Richmond Raceway Complex. The evening before the show opens, the Richmond Friends of NRA will hold their 2nd Annual Banquet. Partnering with the VOSS paid dividends last year and this year's event should also be a success. Doors open at the FNRA event Thursday at 5:30. The VOSS opens Friday at 4 p.m.
Rep. Jackson Lee introduces bill to cut funds to stand-your-ground states
The Daily Caller
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee reintroduced the Justice Exists for Us All Act to Congress. The bill, which the Texas Democrat stated is a response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, would pressure states to drop stand-your-ground laws, which assert that citizens can use force for self-defense rather than being required to retreat from dangerous situations.
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