Smith & Wesson Launches Optics-Ready M&P 9 Shield Plus

The new Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield Plus. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -( Smith & Wesson Inc. announced today that it has expanded its line of M&P Shield® Plus pistols to include a new optics-y variant, the M&P9 Shield Plus 3.1” OR. Building on the popular M&P Shield Plus series, this new model features a 3.1” slide cut for optics, and front and rear night sights. Vince Perreault, Senior Brand Manager, said, “The use of optics on concealed carry handguns has become increasingly popular as owners look for ways to enhance their accuracy and shooting experience. Responding to consumer feedback, we’re now proud to offer a highly sought-after combination our M&P9 Shield Plus pistol complete with a 3.1” slide cut of optics as well as night sights. These popular aftermarket modifications are now available in the M&P Shield Plus, straight from the factory.” The new M&P9 Shield Plus 3.1” OR features a variety of enhancements including a flat-face trigger, an optimized grip texture designed for concealed carry, and two magazines: an extended 13+1 round magazine and a flush fit 10+1 round magazine. It features […]

Idaho Senators Crapo and Risch Helped Defeat the Most Dangerous ATF Nominee in History

As GOA announced September 9, the White House withdrew the noation of David Chipman to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives! This would not have happened without the hard work at the grassroots level of many Second Amendment supporters across America, and our Idaho members and supporters were instrumental in helping make this happen! There has never been a more dangerous choice to lead an aly out-of-control government agency like the ATF. Chipman, a registered gun control lobbyist, has a long history (while making a very high salary) of scheg about ways to turn gun owners into crials. Chipman Always Has the Second Amendment in His Crosshairs. Chipman supported, in part: Banning homemade firearms Banning so-called “assault weapons” Universal background registration checks Banning the online sales of ammunition Raising the age to purchase a firearm And much, much more… Thankfully, on September 9, the Biden Adistration […]

Team Federal Finished Strong in 2021 USPSA Walther Championship

Team Federal did very well at the Area 4 USPSA Walther Arms Championship. IMG Federal U.S.A. -( Team Federal had an impressive finish at the USPSA 2021 Walther Arms Area 4 Championship, recently held at the United States Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. USPSA Area 4 consists of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas although competitors from around the world are able to compete. There were 305 shooters on hand competing in seven divisions Open, Carry Optics, Limited, Single Stack, Production, Revolver, and PCC. “In a major match like this, winning or losing can come down to a tenth of a second. Your ammunition has to be accurate and dependable in order to perform well,” said Federal Shooting Sports Promotions Manager Jason Spradling. “I’m proud that these team members rely on Federal Syntech Action Pistol to help them achieve their goals.” Grant Kunkel finished fifth overall and second in the […]

Anti-Gun ATF Nominee Chipman Will Not Go Quietly

David Chipman is a gun-control extremist. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( Disgraced Biden noee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), David Chipman, seems detered to prove his detractors correct. After he was withdrawn for consideration for the post, he began a campaign of trying to shift the blame of his failure to be confirmed from his abysmal record to others; including his sponsor. First came an email fundraiser from Giffords, the anti-gun organization to which he returned after his noation imploded. In a plea for funds that carries Chipman’s name, he blames NRA and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) for his failure. Of course, it is true that both organizations campaigned against this particularly poor noation, and NRA made no secret of our being pleased when Biden abandoned his ATF noee. Chipman ultimately failed, however, because enough senators were convinced that it would be outrageous to put […]

Ohio Senate to Hear Constitutional Carry Bill Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee is holding a second proponent testimony hearing for Senate Bill 215, the constitutional carry bill IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( Tomorrow, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee is holding a second proponent testimony hearing for Senate Bill 215, the constitutional carry bill. In addition, Senate Bill 185, to guarantee that Second Amendment rights remain protected during emergencies, will receive a fourth hearing and possible vote. If you wish to watch or participate in the hearings, you may find information here. Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT SB 215 and SB 185. CLICK HERE TAKE ACTION! Senate Bill 215 allows a law-abiding adult who is at least 21 years of age, and legally allowed to possess a firearm, to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have the right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. Additionally, […]

N8 Tactical Announces Xecutive IWB Holster

N8 Tactical Announces Xecutive IWB Holster U.S.A. -( N8 Tactical, an innovative holster company with a mission to provide quality products with superior comfort for all day, everyday carry, is pleased to announce availability of the all-new Xecutive IWB holster. The N8 Tactical design team developed the Xecutive holster to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of serious EDC practitioners and the firearm configurations they deploy for personal defense. Given the increased use of micro red dot sighting systems with co-witness or suppressor-height open sights as well as the need for multiple options depending on changing apparel needs and carry scenarios, user-customization and maximum compatibility were key design goals of the Xecutive holster. Built around a firearm-specific, single-piece Kydex molded pocket, the Xecutive holster features an optic-compatible cut and generously proportioned sight channel along the spine to accommodate most red dot optics and elevated front open sights to ensure smooth drawing […]

CCW Resurgence in WA as FBI Report Notes Spike in Murders

Concealed carry is on full rebound in Washington State, as FBI report says murders spiked in 2020. (Dave Workman) U.S.A. -( When the COVID-19 outbreak hit in late February 2020, law enforcement agencies in Washington State “suspended” their concealed pistol license application process for several months, and the decline in active CPLs began, from more than 650,000 to a low of 619,000 on April 1 of this year. But that has dramatically turned around over the past five months, coinciding with the release of the FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2020 which showed a spike in the number of murders statewide to 298. When the Seattle Times publicized the hike, the story did not mention that the months of May through September showed an average recovery of 4,265 active CPLs, bringing the number of licenses up to 640,723 as of Oct. 1, and the surge is continuing. License renewals have […]

Judge in Rittenhouse Case Denies Prosecution and Defense Motions

U.S.A. -( On August 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse was at the scene of the Kenosha riots. In the next few hours, he scrubbed graffiti, offered first aid, was threatened, was attacked, and shot three people in claimed self-defense. The situation has been covered in depth at AmmoLand. A good summation of the actions that night are here. Kyle was charged by local prosecutors in spite of voluous video evidence of his self-defense claims. Eventually, supporters raised two million dollars for bond in Wisconsin. On Friday, September 17, 2021, there was an evidentiary hearing in Kenosha, about what will be allowed as evidence in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. Jury selection is scheduled to start on November 1, 2021. The hearing may be seen on YouTube. The video is two hours and 36 utes long. The hearing was held by the Honorable Judge Bruce E. Schroeder. The view seen is from […]

Glock 19X Holster from We The People

The We The People holster for the Glock 19X covers the trigger guard well for safety. Two spare magazines and a quality knife (Spyderco Native) round out the package. U.S.A. -( Recently, the folks at We The People Holsters were kind enough to send me one of their holsters to review. This is not the first holster from WTP (We The People) that I’ve used, and I’ve become accustomed to their level of quality. This particular holster fits the Glock 19X, which is not the smallest handgun to conceal. I wanted to see how effectively the 19X could be concealed, and whether or not it would be difficult. These holsters stand the test of time. Aside from holding up functionally, the finish also holds up well and after months of use, does not show signs of wear. WTP holsters will look good for a long time! The holster I received […]

Real Avid Introduces the Master Gun Vise

Real Avid Introduces the Master Gun Vise U.S.A. -( Real Avid, the leader in DIY for Guns®, launches the new foundation for Gun DIY®. The first real bench vise made exclusively for guns and gun tools. Whether you’re building and customizing, repairing and cleaning or mounting scopes and accessories, this vise improves every part of the GUN DIY® experience. Quickly reposition your gun to any orientation without ever removing it from the vise. Insert the Torq-Lok pin for applying heavy force. Use the removable and reversible Gun-Fit jaw sleeves for a specific gun grip or turn the leveling knob for simple scope mounting and leveling. Build. Customize. Repair. Mount. Clean. Work the way you want to work! The base of the vise features an articulating ball and socket joint with the adjustable Speed-Cam Lever that applies pressure to the joint allowing the vise and gun to be positioned and repositioned […]

SAR USA Introduces the New SAR9 9mm Compact Pistol

The new SAR9 Compact Pistol from SAR USA. IMG SAR USA U.S.A. -( SAR USA by Sarsilmaz, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of firearms, is pleased to announce the new SAR9 Compact pistol. Built on the same platform as the legendary SAR9, it is possibly the most rigorously tested pistol ever developed and is proudly carried by NATO and elite forces around the world. “The SAR9 Compact was inspired by feedback that we received from elite shooting professionals, dealers and consumers,” said Todd Pearson, COO SAR USA. “We listened to the shooting sports community when they asked for the same incredible durability and performance of the SAR9 in a more compact version.” Chambered in 9mm, the SAR9 Compact is the perfect balance between a micro and full-size pistol. It’s small and light enough to be easily concealed and comfortably carried, yet has the capacity of a full-size pistol. Other features of […]

FBI Crime Stats for 2020 Prove Do-Policing is as Disastrous as it Sounds

Anti-gun radicals have been blag the increase in gun sales since well before there was blame to assign for the recent rise in violent crime. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( The FBI released crime data for 2020 last week, using an amalgamation of data collected under two different systems. Nothing about 2020 was predictable and the nation experienced a 5.6% percent increase in violent crime, including a 29.4% increase in murders. Let’s explore this data and the theories behind the increase. The overall murder rate in 2020 was 6.5 per 100,000 population. This is the highest since the late 1990s when crime in general and murder specifically began a downward trend. It is not, however, near the peaks that the nation suffered not that long ago. The 2020 murder rate of 6.5 per 100k is lower than it was at any point during the period 1968 through 1997. From 1971 through 1995, the murder […]

Is Biden Weaponizing the IRS Against Gun Owners?

By Larry Keane Biden’s new tax plan infringes on all American’s privacy. IMG iStock-1060256694 U.S.A. -( The Biden adistration’s plan to fund a multitrillion-dollar spending plan includes having the IRS snoop into every American’s bank account to exae transactions that are $600 or greater. This alarg proposal has implications far beyond the government looking to extract tax money. It is also a potential way for the Biden adistration to track who is purchasing firearms. Treasury Sec. Janet Yellin was on Capitol Hill defending the Biden adistration’s proposal. “I think it’s important to recognize that we have a tax gap that’s estimated at $7 trillion over the next decade,” Sec. Yellen said, according to a Fox Business report. “That is taxes that are due and are not being paid to the government that deprive us of the resources that we need to do critical investments to make America more productive and competitive.” Not […]

Army Staff Sgt. Alvin P. Carey : Medal of Honor Monday

By Katie Lange Medal of Honor Monday USA -( The Allies faced fierce resistance as they worked to free France during World War II. During that push, Army Staff Sgt. Alvin P. Carey went on a one-man grenade-throwing spree to take out a German stronghold. He didn’t survive the ordeal, but his efforts helped his unit seize the day. For his sacrifice, he earned the Medal of Honor. Carey was born on Aug. 16, 1916, in the small town of Lycippus in western Pennsylvania. His father, Philip, died in 1919, so Carey grew up with his sister, Pearl, in nearby Laughlintown. Army Staff Sgt. Alvin P. Carey, Medal of Honor recipient. According to the newspaper the Latrobe (Pennsylvania) Bulletin, Carey enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he played baseball and football in school. He graduated from Ligonier Valley High School in 1935 and worked as a farmer and construction worker […]

Armed at Home and in Public- Self Defense Gun Stories

More than 30 percent of American gun owners say they have used a gun in self-defense. U.S.A. -( You probably didn’t see these stories covered by the mainstream news media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Candy Petticord joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have a plan? (23-ute audio) First story- Are you armed at home? You’re at home with your husband. It is late Sunday night. You both hear a crash from the front door. Your husband walks into the center of the house before you do. There is a strange woman in the house and he tells her to leave. She attacks him. He fights back. The fight continues so you reach for your gun. You shoot the attacker until she stops fighting. You […]

NRA Championing Civil Rights in NYSRPA v. Bruen ~ Key To 2A Liberation

Opinion NRA Championing Civil Rights, NYSRPA v. Bruen Key To 2A Liberation New York -( The buzz surrounding the grant of certiorari at the Supreme Court of the United States in the matter of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen needs to be revisited. On Apr 26, 2021, the court announced that the subject of firearms carry is something worthy of exploration and agreed to answer the following question: Whether the State’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violated the Second Amendment. The details of this case wind back to 2018, when the two individual plaintiffs applied for and were denied concealed carry permits in the state of New York. Under New York law, it’s necessary to first obtain a permit in order to own, possess, and ultimately carry a firearm. The case, filed against then-Superintendent George P. Beach II of the New […]

Two National Firearms Surveys in 2021 Cause Confusion

Two National Firearms Surveys in 2021 Cause Confusion U.S.A. -( Two different National Firearms Surveys were completed in 2021. One of them was done by Dr. William English of Georgetown University. He published a draft of his study in July of 2021. This correspondent wrote about the results in a previous article. A different 2021 National Firearms Survey was designed by Deborah Azrael and Matthew Miller, as reported in, had preliary results obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Both surveys are the latest version of previous surveys. The English survey is much larger than the Azrael Miller survey. This correspondent received confirmation of the confusion from Dr. English: As you surmised, there are two different surveys. The one I ran was separate from and much larger than the one by Azrael and Miller, and it looks like we focused on some different questions. I believe their team has […]

EOTECH Supports Operation Recovery’s Critical Mission with $50K Donation

EOTECH Supports Operation Recovery’s Critical Mission with $50K Donation U.S.A. -( Afghanistan is in the midst of a crisis. Unknown numbers of Americans and Afghan allies are in desperate need of assistance. Operation Recovery, a group of individuals who served in Afghanistan, vows not to sit idly by while so many lives are in jeopardy. Operation Recovery is a charitable organization that supports the efforts of Task Force Pineapple, a group of U.S. veterans who are working to repatriate American Citizens and Afghan allies by helping fund safe cover, movement, and medical services to injured and displaced people. All donations, including a major contribution from EOTECH, directly influence operations for the movement of at-risk individuals out of Afghanistan as well as continuing efforts for resettlement and reintegration once back in the United States at the community level. It is expected that Operation Recovery will take on a full spectrum of […]

California Other Assault Weapons Registration Period Opens

At this point, it might be easier to list what isn’t a so-called, “Assault Weapon”. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -( In 2020, the California legislature passed Senate Bill 118 expanding the definition of “assault weapon” to include a category of “other assault weapons.” Recently, the California Department of Justice announced the opening of a registration period to run from October 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, for those individuals who wish to remain in lawful possession of those covered firearms without making any modifications to remove them from the covered category. For those who intend to comply with this registration requirement, please see the below information provided on the California Department of Justice Website​ “Other” Assault Weapon Registration Penal Code section 30900, as amended, requires any person who, prior to September 1, 2020, lawfully possessed an assault weapon as defined by Penal Code Section 30515 subdivision (a) paragraphs (9), (10), […]

Taurus GX4 Handgun a New Sub-Compact 9mm for Concealed Carry ~ VIDEO

AmmoLand Editor, Jim Grant, gets his hands on an exclusive early look at the all-new Taurus GX4 handgun. U.S.A. -( Before the Taurus GX4, I had never owned a Taurus pistol in my entire life. If you’re wondering why it’s probably not what you think. When I first got into shooting, the gunshops around me either didn’t carry Taurus or priced them at or above guns from companies with objectively better track records for reliability. Now given, this was nearly 15 years ago, and the Taurus of the mid-2000s was plagued with quality control issues. The new Taurus sub-compact pistol was quick-shooting and had mild recoil. IMG Jim Grant I mention this not to scare off potential buyers, but rather to give perspective on both the negativity surrounding older Taurus guns on the internet, as well as the progress made under its new CEO Bret Vorhees. Under Vorhees, Taurus […]