Beginners
Michael Crites

What is the CMP?

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is a small government-chartered organization that aims to cultivate youth firearms safety and training, funded by selling Army surplus M1 Garands and M1911 pistols. Here’s how to get it on it.

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News
Michael Crites

Henry Celebrates 25 years

While the original Henry Repeating Arms Company vanished shortly after Abraham Lincoln saw his last play, the Imperato family revived it in the 1990s, and it’s officially turning 25 (again).

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News
Michael Crites

PSA Announces a New Dagger (but not the one people wanted)

The new Glock 45-ish Dagger-S features an extreme carry cut RMR slide, threaded barrel with a black DLC coating, and a 17+1 magazine capacity with full-sized grip, is a crossover type pistol that surely someone out there wants.

Aluminum blanks waiting for the forge.
Beginners
Michael Crites

ARs, Aluminum & Anodizing: Three Bound Mice

Everyone knows the upper and lower on most ARs are comprised of aluminum, but how much do you know about why aluminum is the AR's metal of choice? Belly up to the bar, friend. It’s smelting time.

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Michael Crites

Micro 9 Sales on the Rise in a Big Way

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, kind of the smaller, quieter brother of the NSSF, has crunched the data and found that sales of "Micro 9" pistols are steadily climbing the charts.

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Michael Crites

Team uses one-of-a-kind 416 Barrett rifle to reach 4.4 miles

From a hillside outside of Jackson, Wyoming, a team of extreme long-range shooters and spotters were able to (eventually) lob a round into the 8-inch bullseye of a target set up some 23,322 feet, or just over 4.4 miles, away.