Last week auto journalist Jack Baruth wrote a piece for Road & Track that has made a bit of a splash in the online world. In it he describes a number of occasions where he has encountered hostile behavior from other motorists up to and including challenging him to a fight...only to see them back down…

I'm often asked by folks new to concealed carry or self defense in general about OC or "pepper" spray and whether or not they should consider carrying it. I'm by no means anything close to being the leading expert on the utility and use of OC spray. (Chuck Haggard of Agile Training and Consulting puts…

You may have noticed that the site has been on a bit of a 1911 kick lately. Caleb has decided to test out a couple of 9mm 1911 pistols. He even invented a rating system to give some sort of objective score for the guns he's testing. I'm probably partially to blame for that. In…

Earlier this week I counted Mr. Obama's lies on guns during that ridiculous spectacle of a speech he put out to announce that he was doing something executivey on gun control. The lies were so ridiculous that even the Associated Press is calling President Pinocchio out: "THE FACTS: It's not that straightforward. In fact, federally…

So the president has decided that he's going to take "executive action" on gun control, and naturally he had to give a big self aggrandizing speech to announce his intentions to the world. It's impossible for this guy to open his mouth on guns without telling some whoppers, so let's have some fun and count…

There is an idea out there that criminals are, by in large, idiots. Criminals can be extremely impulsive and regularly make news for doing incredibly stupid things...often when ingesting drugs are involved...but, to paraphrase Robert DeNiro's character in Heat they aren't all doing thrill-seeker liquor store holdups with a "Born to Lose" tattoo on their…

In the last couple of weeks a few instances of...well, idiocy is the best description I can proffer at the moment...made semi-national news. They are excellent examples of what The Tactical Professor would call "Negative Outcomes" that result from people who made the decision to keep a firearm handy but apparently did not bother to…

Lately the US military's push for a "Modern Handgun System" (aka MHS) has come under some fire from Capitol Hill for absurd levels of expense. It's worth noting that MHS has been floating around in some form or another for about a decade now, and as yet without result. Although it looks like this time they…

In the United States the car plays a central role in the life of most citizens...likely moreso in the United States than in any other country on earth. Getting your driver's license at 16/17 years old is considered an important milestone. Having one's own car is such a symbol of independence that teenagers work entry…