What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Balancing Competing Features, Ballistic Science and Lethality (1 of 3)
Books / Concealed Carry / Guns and Gear

What a Study Military Small Arms Innovation Has to Teach Us About Civilian Defensive Firearms: Balancing Competing Features, Ballistic Science and Lethality (1 of 3)

Yesterday I posted about Matthew Ford’s book, Weapon of Choice: Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation (Oxford University Press, 2017). I noted that I am not a gear guy, a rifle guy, a military guy, and certainly not a military rifle guy. My interest in reading the book is what it may teach … Continue reading

When “Friends” Tempt You With Things You Don’t Need – A USCG Themed AR Rifle
Firearms / My Experience

When “Friends” Tempt You With Things You Don’t Need – A USCG Themed AR Rifle

Like most newbies to Gun Culture 2.0, I mostly have guns for self-defense and, relatedly, mostly shoot handguns. I do have a Bushmaster XM-15 MOE that I bought when a friend worked at Remington (friends and family pricing!) and it seemed possible that I would not be able to buy an “assault rifle” in the … Continue reading

Why Do People Own AR-Platform Rifles?
Firearms / Fun / Guns and Gear / My Experience / Personal Defense

Why Do People Own AR-Platform Rifles?

Preliminary: “AR” is an abbreviation for ArmaLite Rifle, the company that developed the rifle, not “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” (H/T McThag) Also, the question here is why DO people own ARs, not why SHOULD they. I am dealing with the empirical issue not the normative one, although normative considerations would probably benefit from understanding … Continue reading