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  1. New Hi-Point pistols begin their last year sales in California

    It's official, the last Hi-Point handguns approved for sale in California under the state's ridiculous Handgun Roster, will likely be de-certified at the end of the year. This all goes back to 2001 when California established, under their Department of Justice, the Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale. To get their firearms on the "approved" list, gun makers had to submit them to the DOJ of anti-gun Attorney General Kamala Harris with a fee of $200. Once they had passed firing, safety,...
  2. What if there were NO guns?

    Let us do the math and see just how extreme gun control-- ending with the removal of all firearms from the country-- would end affect so-called "gun violence." There are roughly 33,000 deaths a year due to guns as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are the main reasons for the gun deaths: 60 percent suicides, 33 percent homicides (80 percent gang related), 4 percent justified, and 3 percent from accidents (which are at an all-time low). The main percentages...
  3. Strategies for long term ammo storage

    If you are a gun owner, ammunition is essential. You should always have on hand at least a one-year normal training supply on hand as a minimum. For a minimum, this should be enough to make four trips to the range. Of course, larger quantities are recommended and safe long-term storage is essential. The main enemy of long-term storage of ammunition is moisture. With that in mind, let us look at some ways to avoid moisture in your ballistic larder. Ammo Cans Surplus ammunition cans,...
  4. Hi-Point is giving away 5 lockboxes for free

    Running through the 28th, MKS Supply, the parent company of Hi Point and Chiappa firearms, has been offering an HSP pistol lock box for five lucky winners as part of their year-end give away. The box Up for grabs is one of five HSP lock boxes made by SnapSafe. According to the manufacturer's website, their lock boxes can provide "secure storage for handguns and other valuables at home, on a nightstand, in the car or when traveling. The included heavy steel cable secures the Lockbox to any...
  5. Dealing with both sides of the hot gun problem

    With an estimated 200 million + guns out there on the market in this country today, eventually you will run across one that is stolen. This may be your own that is stolen, or someone else's that lands in your hands by seemingly innocent means. Either way, you need to protect yourself from being burned. Lt. Cecil White, detective with the Springdale police department, talks about several guns recovered in a raid of a Rogers home, many believed stolen. Photo: NW Arkansas Online. Protecting...
  6. Holiday gifts for the gun guy (or gal)

    With Christmas rapidly approaching and person on your list that is a gun owner, do your best to stay away from ties, gift cards to your local steak house, and funny T-shirts. Get that range rat something they actually want! Here are a few suggestions for that gun-liking person in your life that won't break the bank. Ammo Want to hear them squeal like a prepubescent girl at a Justin Beiber concert? Get them a few boxes of thier favorite ammo. While in the past this may have seemed a...
  7. Hi-Point is giving away a 4595TS Carbine for Black Friday

    Starting Monday MKS Supply, the parent company of Hi Point and Chiappa firearms, has been offering up a beautiful 4595TS Hi Point Carbine to one lucky winner of their 2015 Black Friday Gun Giveaway. The gun Up for grabs is a standard black 4595TS in .45ACP. Like most TS models, the gun still features its 3 and 9 o'clock side mounted weaver rails and takes the standard magazines as the rest of the series. The gun is retail valued by Hi Point to be a $435 firearm as it sits. The Hi Point...
  8. Making yourself a hard target just by keeping your eyes open

    Most people are unaware as they go about their daily life. They are preoccupied with what they have to do next. They day dream as they walk like zombies, projecting themselves mentally home when they are at work and to work while they are at home. In today's society, this is dangerous. (Photo: Lubbock Online) What is situational awareness? Without sounding too much like a literal thinker, the concept of situational awareness is best defined as being awake. Your mental tissue needs to be...
  9. Picking a gun to match your invite to a wedding or funeral

    Every grown man needs to own a suit for three reasons: court (which you will hopefully never need), funerals (which are hopefully rare), and weddings. It's these more formal occasions that you also need to evaluate your firearm choice. (Image via wiki) Are you being serious? Yes of course we are. While you can strike 'court' from the list, as you should only be carrying there if you are a court officer, weddings and funerals are almost tailor-made for concealed carry musts. They can be...
  10. Inland to debut a Vietnam-throwback Advisor M1 pistol

    Set up to unveil in 2016, likely at the SHOT Show in January, Inland manufacturing is stepping up their M1 Carbine game with a new offering that takes the vaunted little .30 caliber fun gun from WWII into the triple canopy of South East Asia. What were these guns? When the U.S. began their boots-on-the-ground involvement in the Republic of Vietnam (aka South Vietnam) with the establishment of the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) in 1962, the primary focus was to build up...
  11. Shooting drill: The close-range and high-speed Triple Nickel

    To shoot as if your life depended on it, you need to sweat a lot in practice. Every time you go to a safe range and practice set drills for this, you increase your chances of walking away alive if you ever do get in an encounter. Perhaps the hardest shooting drill around for a combat handgunner facing multiple threats is the Triple Nickel. What is it? Designed by the US Department of Homeland Security's National Firearms and Tactical Training Unit (NFTTU), the Triple Nickel is formatted...
  12. In-depth review of the 995TS on mainstream gun channel

    In a hat tip to the continued acceptance of the Hi-Point carbine series, a major gun reviewer has done a serious field test of the Model 995 TS, which was posted online this week. If you aren't familiar with Hickok45, he is a Tennessee-based gun reviewer, has a huge fan base to include almost 300,000 Facebook followers and 1.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and his videos have half a billion (with a B) views, which is a pretty big deal when it comes to social media presence....
  13. Super slo-mo roller-locks in action like you've never seen before (VIDEOS)

    Our buddy Matt from OHUB LABS recently met up with Joe from Dakota Tactical, makers of some of the finest HK-pattern roller-locks in the United States, for a day full of shooting some select-fire burp guns. Joe brought along a classic MP5-pattern D54 in 9mm, its 10mm big brother, a .45ACP HK UMP, and, for those looking for something larger than pistol caliber, there is the D300-- a super cool gun based on the legendary HK53. In all of the below, Joe is confronted with hostile watermelons and...
  14. Hi-Point survives mauling from 8 tons of Deere

    Ken Wilkinson accidentally dropped his Hi Point pistol (still in the holster) in the mud while working in the field. Now this wouldn't normally have been a problem except for the fact that he was on a piece of heavy equipment-- a John Deere 450B Crawler Loader to be exact, which promptly buried the gun. In fact, according to Ken, it was actually backed over and run over twice. Now according to the specs on the 450B from the manufacturer, that bad boy goes 16,700 pounds empty (which means...
  15. In the end, how much ammo is enough ammo?

    In the epic fluctuations that the supply and demand market on ammunition has brought us in the past few years, one must take a step back and ask yourself the hard question. Shed light on the shadows, pull out the man behind the curtain, and talk to that elephant in the room. Just how much is enough? Well, Mr Owl, let's find out. The One Year Rule of thumb If you own a firearm that is anything but a wallhanger, you really should have at least a one-year supply of fodder for it. Now one...
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