What’s the Best Firearm for Concealed Carry?

What’s the best caliber for concealed carry according to police officers? This may be the second most common question I have received after “Have you ever had to shoot anyone?”. This is probably one of the most hotly debated questions and ranks up there with the great ongoing “Glock vs 1911” debate. While it may seem like a complicated topic, as a retired police officer I can say that my advice is always the same and it is always simple; choose the gun that you will actually carry. Selecting a duty gun and a concealed backup gun was one of the first decisions I had to make when I was hired on to the department. Since my father was a police officer, I looked to him and many of his contemporaries for advice as I began my career. Most of my professional decisions were made through that lens and choosing […]

The Complete 50 State Guide to Concealed Carry Laws

Concealed Carry Laws in Every US State (Click on a state to jump to that section) Alabama Nebraska Alaska Nevada Arizona New Hampshire Arkansas New Jersey California New Mexico Colorado New York Connecticut North Carolina Delaware North Dakota Florida Ohio Georgia Oklahoma Hawaii Oregon Idaho Pennsylvania Illinois Rhode Island Indiana South Carolina Iowa South Dakota Kansas Tennessee Kentucky Texas Louisiana Utah Maine Vermont Maryland Virginia Massachusetts Washington Michigan West Virginia Minnesota Wisconsin Mississippi Wyog Missouri Washington D.C. Montana U.S. Territories For many people exploring the idea of concealed carrying for the first time, the first step is to detere how to do so legally. This may seem a daunting task, as gun laws and the laws pertaining to carrying a concealed weapon vary from state to state. These laws govern whether a permit is required or not, what the criteria are to receive a permit, and when or where you […]

Hand Dominance, Eye Dominance and Shooting

Since almost all firearms are made for right-handed shooters, hand doance and eye doance for anyone who is not right-handed can make things difficult. You may find yourself asking “Wait, what’s the difference, and what do I do about it?!” The concept of a doant side of the body, or bodily function, is that the human body sets an inherent preference for which side it selects for accomplishing tasks and processing information. Since shooting is an activity with a lot of hand-eye coordination, understanding which hand or which eye is doant can be essential to success on the range. Hand Doance Vs Eye Doance Hand doance is exactly what you think it is. You’re either right-handed or left-handed. It is estimated that nearly 90% of humans are right-handed which means that about 10-12% are left-handed. There is an even smaller percentage of truly ambidextrous people who […]

Are Single-Stack CCW Handguns Obsolete? ~ VIDEO

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Full disclosure, while I may have learned to shoot on an old Gen 2 Glock 17, my first quality handgun was a mil-spec M1911 chambered in .45 ACP. So, don’t mistake my opinions for those of someone totally enamored with plastic fantastic tactical Tupperware. That said, the title is a valid question. Are single-stack handguns obsolete in the era of ever-shrinking compact polymer-framed handguns feeding from capacious magazines? Simply put, no but also yes. At least sort of. Let me explain. While the proliferation of super-compact handguns like the SIG P365 or the Springfield Hellcat might make single-stack compact guns seem less appealing, there are subjective, often intangible factors that influence whether or not a gun is well-suited for a particular individual. That’s because while capacity is very important for concealed carry handguns, it’s merely an aspect of the ideal concealed carry equation that each shooter much […]

Arsenal SLR-107UR – An AK Really Worth $2,000?

Jim Grant gets his hands on the Arsenal SLR-107UR AK Carbine. Keep ing to find out if this compact rifle is better than American AKs? The SLR-107UR looks pretty slick with a faux suppressor and ACOG mounted on it. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- There was a time when high-quality mil-spec AK carbines like the Arsenal SLR-107UR could be purchased for around a thousand dollars; sadly that time has definitely passed. The good news is that although these guns are no longer inexpensive, they can still be found. But what exactly makes an AK worth $2,000? Arsenal SLR-107UR AK Carbine Before we get into the review and evaluation, let’s take a look under the dust cover and at the history of Bulgarian assault rifles to better understand this little Arsenal AK carbine. For those of you new to the AK, or even Arsenal’s offerings, the SLR portion of the 107UR […]

Midwest Industries Marlin 1895 Picatinny Scope Rail Review

Although known for their more modern firearm accessories, Midwest Industries also makes mounts for older guns like this Marlin 1895. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Last year I was inspired to ditch my AR-15 for a Marlin 1895. See, I shot a mid-sized doe with an AR-15 firing a supersonic 300blk round designed specifically for that purpose; Problem is, even with a broadside angle on the deer and shot placement behind the shoulders, the doe still managed to run 60 yards before expiring. To be honest, I felt sick. The last thing any ethical hunter wants to do is let his prey suffer. So I decided then and there, that I’d never shoot whitetail deer with anything smaller than a .308 win. But since I’m primarily a tactical and competitive shooter, the majority of the 30-caliber weapons are precision rifles equipped with suppressors. This heft and bulk make them wholly […]

Gun Deals: Pickett’s Mill Armory 10.5″ 5.56 Minuteman Pistol $629.99 FREE S&H CODE

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! USA -(Ammoland.com)- Gun Deals: Pickett’s Mill Armory with and end of year blowout price on guns. Coupon code KYLE2021 gets you 30% off everything from PMA. Pick up the Pickett’s Mill Armory 10.5″ 5.56 Minuteman Pistol with a red dot sight and magazine for just $629.99 with FREE shipping. Pickett’s Mill Armory 10.5″ 5.56 Minuteman Pistol The Pickett’s Mill Armory Minuteman Pistol is chambered in 5.56 and is designed to meet the rigorous demands of our nations Minutemen. Those are the men and women who leave home at a moment’s notice to meet the tyrants that threaten our way of life. The Pistol features a 4150 CMV steel nitride barrel, MLOK Handguard and Magpul Grip and SBA3 Pistol Brace. Complete Rifle: · 5.56 NATO · Length = 27.75″ Collapsed · Overall […]

Biden Using Veteran Suicides As Sick Pretext to Target Gun Dealers

The Biden adistration is using the tragedy of veteran suicides to push additional gun control. IMG iStock-1026593328 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- An estimated 21 veterans kill themselves every day. One would be too many. Twenty-one is cataclysmic. It is difficult to understand why so many develop thoughts of self-harm, but military life does take a tremendous toll. More than 500,000 veterans have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and more than 380,000 have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Other unseen wounds abound. I pray regularly that someone will find a solution to stop this daily horror. As difficult as it is to accept this loss, it is far more difficult to believe anyone would use these deaths to help sell their political agenda, but that is exactly what Joe Biden is doing. The Biden-Harris adistration is using veteran suicides to garner public support for their war on gun dealers, whom they blame […]

Tactical Deals: Blackhawk Double Magazine Belt Holder $24.95 FREE S&H CODE 50% OFF

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! USA -(Ammoland.com)- Bereli.com has a 50% off sale price on the Blackhawk Double Magazine Belt Holder for single stack mags, now just $24.95 with FREE shipping after coupon code “FREESHIPPING” at check out. Blackhawk Double Magazine Belt Holder The Blackhawk Double Mag Case features a built-in tension spring that securely holds two single stack magazines of various sizes. It features an adjustable belt-clip hook that accommodates belts of different widths. Features: Features a built-in tension spring to securely hold magazines of various sizes Includes belt loops and adjustable belt clip Curved to waistline for slimmer profile Fits 9mm/.40 cal/.45 cal/10mm/.357 Sig Tactical Deals: Blackhawk Double Magazine Belt Holder $24.95 FREE S&H CODE 50% OFF Some Related Reviews: Daily Deal Disclaimer: The product represented in this AmmoLand News announcement is a short-term […]

Grand Power Stribog 9mm Carbine Pistol – Video Review

Grand Power Stribog U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- Grand Power is known for its innovative pistols featuring rotating barrels and ambidextrous controls. What hasn’t been widely known in the US until recently was their development of the Stribog sub-machine gun and personal defense weapon. Just recently released in the US is the SP9A1 in pistol form. Since I’m sure you’re wondering about the name, “Stribog” is the name of an ancient Slavic god of storms and force. Stribog was responsible not just for foul weather, but also the force in wind and water currents. Grand Power is based and manufactured in Slovakia and so the name is actually quite fitting (and cool in this author’s d) for a compact personal defense weapon. What sets Stribog apart from other firearms in this category is the “Dynamic blowback mass bolt” action which places much of the weight required for safe operation above and in front […]

Gun Deals: GRAND POWER Stribog SP9A1 9mm Pistol 30Rnd Mag $649.11 FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! USA -(Ammoland.com)- Kentucky Gun Co with another bucket list pistol on sale. Pick up the GRAND POWER Stribog SP9A1 9mm Pistol with a 30 round mag for $649.11 with FREE shipping. Click here to AmmoLand News’ review of the GRAND POWER Stribog Pistol. GRAND POWER Stribog SP9A1 9mm Pistol This is the Brand New GRANDPOWER Stribog SP9A1 with all new NON-RECIPROCATING CHARGING HANDLE. It is a semi-automatic Pistol chambered in 9MM with an 8″ Thed Barrel, Aluum Frame and all black finish. Each new Stribog SP9A1 ships with: 3x 30 round Magazines (yes, you that right, THREE 30 ROUND MAGAZINES WITH EACH NEW STRIBOG!) MLOK Accessory Mounts Plastic hard case 8″ Thed Barrel with Th Protector Dual Mass Bolt, to reduce recoil Non-Reciprocating Charging Handle Picatinny rails Ambidextrous controls […]

Baldwin Shooting Proves Stupidity of Gun Banners But is There a Lesson?

Opinion Finger off the Trigger New Mexico/United States -(AmmoLand.com)- By now, loyal Ammoland ers have head of the tragic incident involving Halyna Hutchins and Alec Baldwin on a New Mexico movie set. To put it bluntly, it was an accident that should not have happened. The ongoing investigation will detere the facts, and what, if any, charges will be appropriate. Any loyal Ammoland er knows the basic rules of firearms safety from the National Rifle Association: ALWAYS Keep The Gun Pointed In A Safe Direction ALWAYS Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready To Shoot ALWAYS Keep The Gun Unloaded Until Ready To Use Just following these rules can can greatly reduce the risk that a tragedy like the one in New Mexico will happen. When those rules are disregarded, as reports from multiple sources about this accident indicate, the risk of a tragedy increases. Whatever one may think […]

OSS RAD-22 Suppressor is Quieter Than a Red Ryder BB Gun ~ VIDEO

Henry Frontier Thed CarbineDoes the OSS RAD-22 Suppressor really keep your gun cleaner? Keep ing to find out and watch the video. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The performance of rimfire suppressors is almost entirely dependent on ammunition, but the OSS RAD-22 suppressor changes all that. Utilizing a modified version of the flow-through technology used on its big-bore brethren, the RAD-22 literally makes rimfire firearms quieter than a pellet gun. But how exactly, and what downsides does this design suffer as a result? Let’s take a closer look at the OSS RAD-22, and find out. There’s a lot going on inside the OSS RAD-22. IMG Jim Grant OSS RAD-22 Suppressor At a glance, the RAD-22 looks like any other suppressor. But it’s what’s under the hood that really makes the difference. Tipping the scales at a scant 5.5oz, the OSS RAD-22 Suppressor (found here) is constructed from both titanium and heat-treated steel which […]

Planned Gun “Buy Back” in Denver, Colorado is Likely Illegal

Planned Gun “Buy Back” in Denver, Colorado is Likely Illegal U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Colorado politicians have planned a gun “buy back” for March of 2022. They probably will not be able to hold the event, as Colorado law makes it nearly impossible to hold a “buy back” legally. Those who want a disarmed population coined the Orwellian term “buyback” to describe events where people turn guns into police, to be destroyed, for money. The police cannot “buy back” guns they never owned, to begin with. In 2013, people started fighting back against this propaganda effort by privately purchasing guns at these events. At some events, people used the money to buy better guns. States started requiring guns purchased by local governments to be sold, and the money used for the public good. Local entrepreneurs/activists started selling homemade guns at these events, earning a profit and making for good photo opportunities. Organizations […]

Real Avid Bore Max Smart Rod for Easy Gun Cleaning

You can tell by the design of the handle on the Real Avid Bore Max Smart Rod that you can get more leverage than with a normal cleaning rod. U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- To do a job properly you need not only the right tools but also good tools. As a kid, when we cleaned our guns, we used a 3-pc. wood rod that screwed together to clean our shotguns and a copper-coated wire rod or a screw together 3-pc. aluum rod for our rifles. I don’t ever remember cleaning the barrels on our pistols. Real Avid Bore Max Smart Rod A lot has changed since then Now we know it’s best to use a bore guide and remove the bolt and clean from the back instead of running a rod down the front and damaging the crown. (The crown is the last spot the bullet touches before it leaves the barrel. […]

Gun Deal: Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP 9mm Pistol & 3 Mags Package $457.77 FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! USA -(Ammoland.com)- Kentucky Gun Co has a great package price on the Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP 9mm Pistol with three (3) magazines and a CCW notebook for only $457.77 with FREE shipping. This one will sell out. Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP 9mm Pistol The 3″ barreled micro compact pistol features a class leading capacity of 11+1 with its patented magazine — 13+1 with the included extended mag — and is the result of years of painstaking development and engineering in addition to intensive collaboration with top engineers, shooters and self defense experts. In addition to ute dimensions and stunning capacity, the Hellcat offers a paradigm shifting approach to red dot sight integration for an EDC pistol. Offered in an Optical Sight Pistol configuration, the Hellcat OSP features a seamless cover plate […]

Florida AG Comm Nikki Fried Abusing Her Position to Suspend Concealed Carry Permits

Democrat Nikki Fried Official Photo USA -(AmmoLand.com)- In a one-of-a-kind system unknown in other states, Florida’s wildly popular Concealed Weapon or Firearm Licensing program is overseen by the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture, in this case Nikki Fried. Florida’s licensing division, which to date has issued more than 2.4 million CWFLs, is subordinate to Fried’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. State lawmakers once flirted with the idea of taking the CWFL program away from Fried and transferring responsibility for the concealed-carry licenses to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, but, ultimately, the changes were never made. Fried is the only Democrat to hold statewide office in the Gunshine State, where last week Republican voters finally outnumbered registered Democrats. She is also the only state official known to possess both a CWFL and a Florida Medical Marijuana Card, regardless of the federal legal problems this creates when she purchases a […]

Gun Deals: Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 1-6X24mm Rifle Scope $290.40 CODE FREE S&H

Check out our Daily Gun Deals page for more savings! Need more 9mm Ammo? Then BookMark this page! USA -(Ammoland.com)- Brownells has a make your own deal on the Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 1-6X24mm Rifle Scope with Mount package that with coupon code “RFB” you can pick up the package for $290.40. Brownells Edge Members get FREE Shipping on all their orders. The Strike Eagle riflescopes offer even more features in an updated body. Making them ideal for value-ded shooters who need an optic that looks as good as it shoots. A true 1x on the low end adapts to a wide range of scenarios letting shooters rapidly engage targets from point-blank to extended ranges. To maximize that versatility, you get a glass-etched, illuated AR-BDC3 reticle, which aids in rapid shooting at near and far distances while providing holdover and ranging references from 0-650 yards. Fully Multi-Coated Lenses Water, […]

Right To Dissent & The Right To Bear Arms: Bulwarks Against Tyranny

Opinion Right To Dissent & The Right To Bear Arms: Bulwarks Against Tyranny iStock2 New York -(AmmoLand.com)- Americans remain at the moment privileged to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Independence Day, Labor Day, and other Holidays. But, for how much longer. A year ago July, Independence day we wrote of the dire threats to our Nation, cog from within. “With Independence Day only days away, this Country can hardly be in a celebratory spirit, as the very words, ‘nationalism’ and ‘patriotism’ are treated like obscenities. We witness two-legged predators laying waste the Land, destroying property, intimidating innocent Americans, causing bedlam and mayhem. The police, under fire, are ordered to stand down. Government cowers. Law and Order breaks down everywhere. The seditious Press and Radical Left members of Congress, along with Radical Left State Governors and City Mayors give their blessing to the perpetrators of this violence.” See also our sister article, […]

Encouragement from GOA Members to Kyle Rittenhouse

Dear Kyle, I’ve been praying for you. Prayers were answered! God bless you. You did everything right, but I’m sure it didn’t feel like it this last year. You are a patriotic inspiration to millions of people, though i know that was never your intention. God doesn’t use the powerful, he uses the willing to do powerful things. Stay strong, it’s only the evil people that hate you. We the people of America love you and have prayed for you. Keep praying, I’ll keep praying for you. You still have an arduous journey to get your life back unfortunately. And you have some serious defamation lawsuits to win. But above all, I pray that you are able to find peace. You’ve certainly earned it. Brandon Dearest Kyle, You honored us and yourself with your steadfast courage and your unwavering defense of the 2nd Amendment and our right to bear arms. […]