NH: Action needed: Gun bills on the House floor…

); Many gun owners took the action we requested in our last alert and House Members heard your voices and voted as we asked, HB 1636 — Constitutional Carry for snowmobiles and ATVs was voted “ought to pass” and HB 1151, the parade and funeral gun ban was voted “inexpedient to legislate.” The House of Representatives will meet again on March 15, 16, and 17 and three more firearms bills are on the calendar. The following pro-gun bill will likely be considered: * HB 1178, will prohibit local and state police from enforcing federal anti-gun laws and rules. The bill was amended by the Crial Justice and Public […]

18 GOP Senators Voted for Gun Control

); Congress just passed a law to deputize your local police as ATF agents and to fund crial investigations into mistaken NICS denials of law-abiding citizens. Biden is set to sign the law before midnight. We need you to take action to help us hold those accountable for passing this gun control and to thank pro-gun allies who fought against this beside GOA. What just happened? On Wednesday at 1:30 AM, the House of Representatives dropped a 2,700+ page, $1.5+ trillion spending bill containing the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act (VAWA) and the NICS Denial Notification […]

Glock 19 vs 26. Which Is Better For Concealed Carry? [2022]

Glock 26 vs 19. Reading Between The Nines Some people accept nothing other than a 9x19mm Glock, and if you’re going to carry one on the daily, that inevitably leads to deciding between the Glock 19 vs. 26. Both of these pistols are wildly popular among police officers and civilian carriers. Take a peek in basically any gun store, and they’ll have both of them behind the counter. But which to get? Both guns are solid choices, but each gun has a couple of or drawbacks that will make one a better choice for some people. It’s like getting a car; plenty of people like pickup trucks, but it’s not a very good choice if you live in an urban environment. Likewise, a Mini Cooper probably isn’t the best choice if you live out in the sticks. So really, it comes down to what’s best for you. But what is […]

How To Concealed Carry While Running or Being Active [2022]

How To Carry A Gun When You’re Running Or Can’t Wear A Belt If you’re going for a run, or to the gym, or for a hike…how do you still concealed carry? What do you do if your clothes don’t allow you to wear a traditional belt and holster? There are a number of different solutions for concealed carry when you’re being active or otherwise can’t wear a belt, but each of them has a different context, a different way to use them to get the best of them. There’s no such thing as a free lunch, so to speak; there’s always going to be some sort of tradeoff, a limitation of some kind that you have to be aware of and work with. If you decide that one of these types of concealed carry holsters and methods is for you as a primary or supplemental carry method, you need […]

Ruger 9mm. 6 Best Ruger 9mm Pistols For Concealed Carry [2022]

Ruger 9mm. Which pistol is best for concealed carry? What’s the best Ruger 9mm for concealed carry? That really depends. Sturm, Ruger and Co. manufacture a number of different pistols in 9mm, some of which are wildly different from each other. Some are definitely good for some people, and some are good for other people! It really depends on what kind of gun you prefer to put in your Ruger 9mm concealed carry holster. Things to Consider When Buying a 9mm Pistol. Things to Consider When Buying a 9mm Pistol. There are a few things you should consider when purchasing a 9mm pistol. The first is your experience level. If you are a beginner, you may want to consider a pistol that is easier to operate. If you are more experienced, you may want to consider a pistol with more features. The next thing to consider is your budget. 9mm […]

10mm Vs 45 | 10mm vs 45 acp Side-by-Side Comparison [2022]

The 10mm and the 45ACP are two different types of handgun cartridges. 10mm vs 45ACP The 10mm is a powerful cartridge that is often compared to the .45 ACP. Both are popular choices for self-defense and both have a lot of stopping power. The 10mm is a bit more powerful than the .45 ACP and it also has a higher capacity. However, the .45 ACP is a bit more reliable and it has been around for longer. Overall, both cartridges are great choices for self-defense, but the 10mm may be a bit more powerful. 10mm vs 45: is one better? Some people just aren’t satisfied with 9mm and want something bigger, and those folks usually wind up torn between 10mm vs 45 ACP. There are some more occult calibers out there, such as the large bore auto magnums and so on, but those are the most practical big bores. Some […]

Glock 26 vs 43 | Which Baby Glock Is Best? [2022]

Glock 26 vs 43. Which subcompact Glock 9mm is best? If you wanted to get a subcompact Glock in 9mm, you come down to Glock 26 vs 43, as those are the two choices after all. Both are popular guns for concealed carry or as backups to larger Glock pistols like a 17 or 19. But which is better? That depends on how you define “better.” On paper, the differences are marginal, but they can really add up to the right person. Oh, but that’s not all. There’s also the wrinkle of the Slimline Glock pistols, which make a case for themselves as possibly a better choice than the 26 or the 43, and we’ll talk about that too. So…let’s get into the 26 vs the 43. Glock 26 vs Glock 43: The Difference Is The Magazines Let’s just get what’s obvious out of the […]

Which Glocks are the Best for Concealed Carry? [2022]

The 7 Best Glocks For Concealed Carry You might be a little more aware of the service pistols, but Glock concealed carry pistols are arguably the core of their offerings, as they make an ample supply. You might even look at their website and have your head start to spin; which one should I choose? Well, an obvious truth is that there’s no best handgun. There will be a best one for you and no one can know which gun that will be but you. You’ll have to find that out for yourself. With that said, here are 7 Glock concealed carry pistols that should make anyone’s short list. If you’re looking for a smaller G unit for concealed carry, or you’re looking to finally join the ranks of plastic fantastic fanboys to find out what the fuss is about, these are some solid candidates. Glock 26 First on the […]

20 Senators Demand Accountability from ATF on Solvent Traps, FRTs Referencing GOA Leaks, FOIA Documents

For Immediate Release Springfield, VA—On Friday twenty senators sent a letter directly to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) demanding accountability for its “incredibly troubling […] pattern of secret regulation” and for making “blanket threats” for “possessing various firearms accessories, none of which are illegal based on any statute or regulation.” Gun Owners of America first broke the news that the ATF was “ordering [the] seizure of various items and referring to those in possession as ‘defendants’” in January on an episode of The Minuteman Moment entitled ATF LEAK: Trigger Confiscation (and MORE) Incog. Through a FOIA request made by the Gun Owners Foundation, GOA was also able to provide internal ATF technical bulletins to the senators which shed light on the ATF’s long and malicious history of secret guidance documents: Disturbingly, ATF made these documents available only to […]

WV: SWEET VICTORY! The Keep, Bear, and Drive with Arms Act Signed into Law!

); GOA staff, pictured front left, joined our friends at the WVCDL’s Lobby Day in February to advocate for HB 4048. Gun owners in West Virginia have accomplished a small but powerful victory. Your efforts and activism for HB 4048 have paid off. This GOA-backed bill passed quickly through the House and Senate, with large majorities voting in the affirmative. And on March 10th, Governor Jim Justice signed into law the WV Keep, Bear, and Drive with Arms Act. This victory is no doubt due to your hard work and dedication to advocating for freedom. Gun Owners of America also recognizes and appreciates the tireless efforts of our […]

House of Representatives Passes Gun Control to Override State 2A Sanctuary Laws

); Senate to Vote Before Wednesday We need you to contact your Senators and demand that gun control be stripped from the government funding bill ASAP! Gun Control Was Introduced and Passed Yesterday Yesterday under the cover of darkness, Congressional Democrats released a 2,741 page government funding bill at 1:30 AM. GOA rushed to analyze the bill, found the gun control buried on pages 2207-2213, and alerted our grassroots activists to take action. Despite our best efforts, the gun control passed 260-171 with the support of 39 Republicans later that same day at 10PM. Government funding will likely be extended until March 15th, so we have five days […]

WY: Ask Governor Gordon to Sign the Wyoming Second Amendment Protection Act

); GREAT NEWS! The GOA-backed Second Amendment Protection Act (SAPA) passed the Wyog House on March 9 after passing the Senate almost two weeks ago! Please Contact Governor Gordon and Ask Him to Sign SAPA If signed into law, SAPA would make it illegal for state and local officials to enforce or cooperate with unconstitutional Federal gun control. Despite strong opposition from two anti-Second Amendment groups alongside a misguided “Pro-Gun Group” based out of the Northeastern U.S, we are one step from finally having STATE-LEVEL protections for our Second Amendment rights in Wyog. With the out-of-control Biden Adistration in office, now is the time to finally have SAPA […]

Insights Into Retail Ammunition Prices

Firearms owners in 2022 are truly living in a golden age. Ammunition can be purchased online, over the phone, or at a local brick and mortar store. Furthermore, despite reported ammunition shortages and prices that are off the lows seen between 2017 and early 2020, ammunition is more easily obtained now than ever before — thanks to reforms that were made way back in 1986. For firearm-owners, a global pandemic and an anti-gun Adistration have created a “perfect storm.” A surge in lawlessness inspired many, who had never owned a firearm, to acquire firearms. That drove a rise in demand for ammunition, as new gun owners sought training and wanted to practice what they were taught. Internet sales are probably one of the best ways to obtain ammunition at competitive prices from the convenience of home or even at the range using a smartphone. It is easy to compare prices […]

Colt Lightning

Colt was on top of the world with the Single Action Army revolver and took aim at the lever action rifle market. Its entry? The Burgess rifle, released in 1883. The Burgess failed to find traction and was never a challenge to Winchester’s legendary Model 1873, the rifle that was the “gun that won the west” yin to the Colt Single Action Army’s yang. Colt discontinued the Burgess after 16 months and after a mere 6,403 were made. Winchester was selling about 15,000 Model 1873s per year. Then, lightning struck for Colt. A case-hardened frame on a medium frame Colt Lightning had to be special ordered so they are scarce. One is in Rock Island Auction Company’s May 13-15 Premier Auction. The company introduced the New Lightning Magazine rifle in 1884 that used a pump action to cycle rounds. The company made more than 185,000 Lightning rifles between 1884 and […]


My wife, Diane, passed away on March 2, 2022, in the presence of myself and our grown children, after a year long battle with cancer. No, I am not going to extensively write about it. I do not have the writing skills to properly represent my wife’s story. You folks did not know her. Human suffering is not a story that entertains. So far, I have learned that after being one half of a couple for fifty four years, I find myself beginning a lot of conversations that go nowhere and it is hard to scale, rank or rate the events of the day without her responding appropriately. We have good kids… good men with good families. Diane shaped them from the days of changing diapers, to raising them as good Catholics, to standing at their graduations, weddings, christenings of grandchildren and she made sure I grew up and stood […]

Gun Owners Backstabbed by GOP

); The fight to protect our Second Amendment rights never stops, but that’s because the enemies of freedom also never stop. Democrats and Republicans have been pushing to stuff gun control in big and popular bills, such as the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA), for years. Part of their strategy was putting something unpopular, like gun control, into something which is difficult to vote against. Like a law called the Violence Against Women Act. So far, Gun Owners of America has been successful at defeating the gun grabbers at every turn. But just recently, the anti-gun politicians have pulled perhaps their dirtiest trick yet. Contact your Representative and […]

WY: The Truth and Lies about the Wyoming Second Amendment Protection Act

); The GOA-backed Second Amendment Protection Act passed the Wyog Senate almost two weeks ago, and it has passed its first two ings in the Wyog House this week! Senator Larry Hicks [R] (left) and GOA’s Mark Jones (right) have worked closely with Representative Mark Jennings (not pictured) to finally pass a Second Amendment Protection Act in Wyog. This Bill (SF0102) must be voted on one final time before being sent to the Governor for his signature. If enacted into law, SF0102 would make it illegal for state and local officials to enforce or cooperate with unconstitutional Federal gun control. Sadly, SF0102 is opposed by two anti-Second Amendment […]

FL Governor Ron DeSantis Calls For Constitutional Carry. Why Has The Republican Legislature Blocked It?

This article originally appeared in The Truth About Guns. March 3, 2022: Governor Ron DeSantis, while at a press event in Panama City, was questioned by a reporter on the status of Constitutional Carry law in Florida. The governor’s response was simple… “Put it on my desk; I’ll sign it.” But it hasn’t been sent to his desk. The Florida legislature, under Republican supermajority, has not advanced constitutional carry at all this session nor has it advanced constitutional carry since it was first introduced in the legislature three years ago. Among the other gun rights bills the Republican-controlled legislature hasn’t advanced are campus carry, open carry, and Second Amendment sanctuary. All they have done is let them die on the vine in committees. Not a single vote. Earlier this session, Rep. Mcihele Salzman (R) openly stated why it was not advancing. The Republican legislative leadership was against it, so she […]

Top 10 Things You Need At The Shooting Range [2022]

Shooting Range Essentials: What You Need To Bring If you’re new to shooting, there are a number of essentials you absolutely need to have on hand at the range. You might find instances where you may not need every item on this list, but you’ll need all of them at some point. The good news is a lot of range essentials are fairly cheap and very common. You can get them at most hardware or “mart” stores. Some are not. So, let’s talk about what you’re going to need for range day. Oh…and one other thing. Alien Gear Holsters is giving away a complete range day package as part of our Spring Returns promotion. The winner of the Spring Returns Range Day Giveaway gets everything they need to hit the range, so to the end to get the details. Before Range Day, You Need A Gun And Ammunition! It […]

Zastava’s ZPAPM70 AK Derivative Part II

02/04/2022 My intention was to disassemble the ZPAPM70, displaying my mechanical prowess and illustrating my path to a simplified methodology. Unfortunately, the process is easy and I wanted to spend range time getting familiar with the rifle’s personality. Air brakes and slanting compensators… The difference between a muzzle brake and compensator is that a brake uses gas exiting the barrel to tamp down recoil. A compensator typically does not dampen recoil, but rather uses exiting gas pressure to provide a direction force to oppose muzzle rise and rotating bullet induced barrel torque. There are numerous hybrid designs that do both. Neither brakes or compensators are of consequence when used with light cartridges and heavy rifles in non fully automatic operation. The 7.62x39mm and 8 lb ZPAPM70 rifle is a good illustration of such a combination. How about when someone is a highly skilled marksman, like the guy on the […]